This is a big deal for me on several levels because I've integrated the iPod Touch into my daily routine and now I've got to fill that audio gap with my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. The iPod Touch is one of the best devices on the planet to record social audio on the fly. I use it to make Audioboos and as you might be able to tell from the photo, I have a Griffin lapel mic that makes recording a totally hands-free affair. That's important for a cyclist who needs to use both hands to maneuver around the country roads of Ireland where the Painting Tour goes. In a perfect world, I'll amend this blog post with the first Paintingtour Audioboo made with my loaner gear. If the sound clips are as compelling as I think they will be, I'll redirect the top banner of my website to #paintingtour audio. In the meantime, if you want to watch one of the most dynamic manifestations of social media to weave around Ireland, you should follow @eolai on Twitter and PicPlz. The tweets and the snaps offer a colourful ride through 32 counties for a casual viewer. And Liam has marked out a collection of roads, pubs, B&Bs and scenery that I'm going to follow with relatives visiting from the States.
More on the Painting Tour: "Eolaí and his Painting Tour: Week Five" on the Thirsty Gargoyle Blog, August 4, 2011.