This came by way of Jason Calacanis. What do you do when you have plenty of free time on your hands? Dress a fellow prisoner up as a woman and act out Michael Jackson’s Thriller video with 1500 of your closest inmate buddies. Classic!
It has been a busy week for me speaking about what we are working on at GigaVox and podcasting in general. First I had the opportunity to go to the Chicago area Tuesday and Wednesday for a visit with Marantz Professional and to speak at an event at Northwestern University. After that it was back to Los Angeles for Thursday and Friday and a presentation at PR Online Convergence 07. At Friday’s lunch, Jason Calacanis gave the keynote. I always enjoy hearing Jason speak. Count me among the fans of his blunt approach; it has always resonated with me. Lots of good stuff plus a little hint about what he may be up to with Project X.
I feel a bit like Jason Calacanis of old, I just paid our podcasting staff at GigaVox Media for August. Wow! That was real money. Who says you can’t make money in podcasting? The cool thing is these are independent contributors responsible for our audio and website editing for the network pages. I remember Jason’s posts about the checks he had to sign. We are small enough that I still need to generate the payments myself, (I’d love it if someone just brought in the checks to sign like in my last company, but we all need to start somewhere.) I always feel good when a single payment requires a W-9 from someone. My favorite question: “why do you need a W-9?”, because we paid you enough that the government cares! Congratulations and thank you to the entire 55 member GigaVox Media team, this was our biggest payment month ever since IT Conversations, the first podcast network, started over 3 years ago. Wait until you see what we have up our sleeve next!