Friday, January 15, 2010

Driftglass and Blue Gal

whisper naughty political nothings in your ear.

Taking advantage of recent breakthroughs in wireless technology which allow "people" to talk into "microphones" and be heard through the "air", the inimitable Blue Gal and I have decided to try and get liberal ideas scorned and ignored in an entirely different venue.

This is our very first effort, glitches and all (for example, the podcast timer reads 43 minutes, while the actual run-time is just over 23) and there are still lots of details to work out (Where do the Cheetohs go while we're "broadcasting"? Which twin has the Toni? Who is Kaiser Sose?) but we're going to try to make this a regularly scheduled offering.

Now where is that kid with my latte!!

UPDATE: Welcome DKos Readers. Give us a listen and let us know what you think.


Phil said...

How fucking cool is that!
Right on.

No, this isn't your Dad, either.

Fran / Blue Gal said...

Crap. Does that mean I can't swipe Jabba for tonight's open thread? Thank goodness you made two.

And this was way fun and we'll make it a regular thing with maybe even some editing.

I do like your working title of "#%@#% We'll Do It Live"


Serving Patriot said...

better than listening to the bloviators on tv....

great job!

Steve Muhlberger said...

Good voices, good sound quality!

karen marie said...

Definitely do this some more!

Cirze said...


I love it.

This is the new paradigm, right?

And, we're winning in this one.

Great work, guys!

I can't wait to hear your broadcast daily.

Love you,


P.S. Limbaugh/Beck/Savage(s) watch out! Your ("30 million braying jackasses") day is over.

double nickel said...

tap, this thing on?? :)

Habitat Vic said...

Drift: I want to buy your women... the little Blue Gall... Shakespeare's Sister. Sell them to me! Sell me your liberal women bloggers!

Fran / Blue Gal said...

Laughing, Habitat. You obviously have no inkling of the astronomical price of brainy liberal femmes on the open market, let alone in a private sale with perhaps the best known connoisseur of the libidinous liberal lass.



jane said...

Moar, please!

roshan said...

Blue gal sounds wonderful and DG is a good foil.

Myrtle June said...

Fun!! I likes it :-) I got some design done while listening on my baby Bose and it sounded great. Looking forward to more!

Pat said...

Clarity was excellent, and definitely gets an A for original.
Two points, I have a visceral reaction hearing the names of Rush, Glen, Sarah, Cokie etc.
I discovered the more I railed on those asswipes to my conserative pals, the more they defended them. Your discussion about "jobs" and health care was great.
I'll stay tuned.

KnaveRupe said...

Great stuff. As is to be expected from two of the best bloggers on the whole durned intarwebs.

phingly, word verifier said...

Love it. You both have voices!

mark hoback said...

You two work well together.

Blader said...

great idea! it is nice to get voices to the writing one enjoys

you guys work well together, good chemistry

one critique, given with all due respect...BG, you have a tendency to inerrupt/talk/laugh over drifty when he's speaking, making it hard to hear the finish to his comments

either that or turn up drifty's mike...

Unknown said...

teh awsomeness iz ahhsumn

You both have great voices, although I vaguely recall DG claiming his voice was reminiscent of Minnie Mouse dragging nails across a chalk board. Liez!! (lol)

Anonymous said...

Awesome Driftglass! You have an excellent speaking voice :) (baritone!) and a voice I never would have connected with you in my perception of reading your words...suddenly you're about 4-5 inches taller and not nearly as "recluse-y" as I pictured (I say that respectfully, Sir).

Please keep up your someone said in another comment, you inspire more than you might know.

Anonymous said...

Finding this wonderful new piece of your many talents is like finding that the glasses I was searching for were right on top of my head all the time.
You two have a comfortable style to listen to.
I hope to hear more soon.
Sort of like Clown Fest 2009!

Thanks and congratulations!

Steve Muhlberger said...

Let me add that Drifty sounds like a well-trained CBC Radio announcer. This is a compliment.

Mister Roboto said...

ITA about jobs and healthcare, but what a lot of people don't understand is that the private healthcare industry is one of the few economic bubbles keeping the macro-economy from sliding into full-on depression. That's the reason that the Senate's plutocratic mystery-meat insurance bail-out is being fobbed off on working Americans as "healthcare reform". But what it really represents is an attempt to force people to blow air into this bubble.

I mean, think about what this is, for a second. It's basically a poll tax (the most regressive kind of tax) that working Americans are mandated to pay to private industry. I doubt even Francisco Franco would have implemented such an utterly reactionary fiscal policy. And the poor families who will be hurt the most by this farce when it is finally implemented will just end up being stuck with junk-insurance that will be of precious little utility in the long haul.

To be entirely honest, I think the Democratic Party is going to pay very dearly for this at the ballot box in the near future. The best for which they can hope IMHO is that the damage won't filter down to the state-level the way it did in 1994.

Anonymous said...

I ingest about an hour of podcasts/day due to my dog's high exercise requirements, and am elated that you'll be using this format with BlueGal. I've only caught the 2nd one, but have listened 4 times so far. It is highly motivating to hear the spoken force of your anti-conservative invective, while making me laugh out loud at the same time.

And I'll echo your other commenters who have requested a tip jar. Keep it up Driftglass--