WHILE LISTENING to Rich Roberts bemoan the demise of random early morning audiograms, I picked up my Samsung Note 9 and responded with a resolution to restart my morning coffee notes and will publish them as Topgold Audio Clips.
THE IDEA STARTED years ago with an email from John Tierney, an archaeologist who thought I might share a passion for exploring the past. Back then, in 2008, we compared notes while visiting the graves inside the Rock of Cashel. More than a decade later, I'm taking those graveside thoughts into a community project I'll follow called #MyClonmel and watch young teens along with third level creative students uncover layers of a town's past.
I HAVE SEVERAL BOXES of cables and connectors stacked inside our garage and inside my work space. And I'm delighted whenever I discover an old item gives new functionality to some of my long-standing pieces of recording gear. Today, I enjoyed a simple recording session with XLR mics providing audio inputs to my Samsung Note 9. I captured the workflow in a Topgold Audio Clip on Spreaker.
I've started listening to #clonmelarts and my phone has started offering me updates at least once an hour. If you want to listen to what I'm learning, you can ask for "Clonmel Junction Arts Podcast" and you'll enjoy a wide diversity of cross-talk about the biggest summer arts festival in the sunny southeast of Ireland.
TEN YEARS AGO, in February 2009, the final edition of Adam Curry's Daily Source Code  dropped into my iTunes account. There's been nothing like Adam's vibe since. 
A few years later, out of the blue came DSC 822, so I'm embedding it here on this blog post. Then I plan to set aside 90 minutes today to listen to this podcast again because it will rewind so many riffs from the sound track of my life. Those are the kinds of things I need to keep close at hand.
I CAUGHT UP WITH a few voices at the end of 2018 because they dropped into my podcatcher when using old RSS feeds I set up years ago. Some of the familiar voices continuing using the #audio365 hashtag.
ONE OF THE JOYS of being connected online is getting to meet offline and chatting about shared values. I got a half hour of face-to-face chat with @larrygmaguire and learned more about his iron skillet, the importance of having a quiet third space in your own car, and what lies ahead for readers of The Artist's Manifesto. It's all part of Congversation 12, an audio series promoting community for the annual Congregation Unconference.