It was Summer 2022. I was listening to a bunch of Paul Wheaton’s podcast episodes. I was in the heyday of my first major foray into permaculture. It was a wonderful time to be on the internet.
At the time, I was also in a “regressive” musical state – regressive in the sense that I was returning to the things that I liked in the past. My favorite one of those things that I liked were violin plucks.
The idea was then that I would listen to Paul’s podcasts, find and isolate soundbites that I like, vet them with the forums at permies.com, then put them into chill beats songs. Fun way to repurpose existing content, spread permaculture knowledge, etc.
However, I soon dropped the project. I was slightly nervous about so blatantly repurposing Paul’s content (i.e. in the “publishing it without express permission” realm), but in order to get this “permission”, I would have to present it… aka post it. And that presents a public behavioral barrier that I didn’t really start crossing on permies.com until more recently.
No matter; here we are today.
1. What do you think of this idea of repurposing podcast clips into songs?
2. Do you know Paul’s attitude towards this type of repurposing? (I know this caliber of reuse is probably “legal” under the Fair Use doctrine but I prefer laymen over the law).
3. What do you think of the invasives edit (linked above)?
4. If your responses to all of the above are positive, do you have any favorite podcast clips to suggest?
Jeremy VanGelder wrote:That is pretty cool, David. I don't know that I would just listen to a bunch of these edits. But it seems like it would make for cool background music for a video.
Cool, thanks for the feedback. I agree that it would probably need something else if it were just standalone - otherwise, why not just listen to an amalgamation of the snippets themselves without the music (which would actually be super simple to create if I do proceed with the production of this type of media).
I've been working with AI video transcribers recently for my job. It is incredibly quick these days to generate "subtitles" for a video based on any raw audio. So combine this with any type of on-theme permacultury video as an overlay, with the music, with subtitles, seems like entirely straightforward & relatively scalable permaculture social media content. Just need some Gen Alpha to help make it meme-worthy for the next generation and we're off to the races.
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