As of today, I am beginning the process of gradually re-uploading the classic episodes of GBU which, God willing, will be sorted in your podcatcher as “Season 1”. This, of course, starts with “episode 1”, Avengers: Age of Ultron and 8½, since I already got Christmas ’15, our first-released episode, out this past Christmas.
Jon and Kayleigh got together with me last week to watch a new and relevant film (!) and record an episode about it, but the recording didn’t happen because we wound up going very late into the evening and I had to be at work early the next morning. They’re coming back tonight to finish the job, so I’ll meet the goal scribbled up on my wall of releasing one old and one new GBU this month.
I’ve been keeping track of the films I’ve watched since December (there are still some Christmas films I meant to get to and didn’t) to write about on the show blog, but holy shit have I been busy. I’ve got my day job 5 days a week, school in-person two days a week, school online crammed in whenever I’ve got time and discipline, I’ve impulsively joined a Dungeons and Dragons group, I’ve returned to teaching a semiweekly guitar lesson and, apparently, starting next week I’ll be adding one or two more…and I’ve also been volunteering with Black Lives Matter Miami Valley for their annual coat drive, which will wrap up two weekends from now, and agreed to volunteer for my union two days later for some district meeting.
I don’t think I’ve ever been this busy, this frequently, and as a person who’s suffered depression most of his life, I’ve got to say, it is a good thing. I’ve long been looking to turn my gradual rotting away into nothing into a workaholism addiction, and maybe this is the opportunity I’ve always been looking for. I’ll try not to forget to keep the show in the mix.
As God as my witness, I will get the new episode of GBU up by the end of the month. I’ve also got a new guest waiting in the wings who wants to talk about one of the worst movies ever made. Get hype.
Oh, one more note, I contacted Apple about why the new podcast art hadn’t rolled over in the Apple Podcast store, and it turns out that the file I uploaded wasn’t 3,000 x 3,000 pixels; it was 3,001 x 3,001. Hah. Whoops. So I’ve corrected that and the new art should be showing within 24 hours, and the old art should only appear on specific Classic episodes of the podcast.
Thanks for sticking around.