On Monday, February 19th The Daily Frail will be returning in its original podcast format.
Dear Old Dad and I were pioneers in web audio. When we launched our first web project back in 1997 people told us it would be impossible to teach music on the web. Then we posted our first workshop with Dear Old Dad teaching Boil ’em Cabbage Down and people went from saying it was impossible to saying it was impractical.
Those early web workshops lead to the accidental writing of The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo – and then things really got moving.
As web audio evolved we were able to do more and more. In 2004 we created Virtual Frailing Banjo, one of the first podcasts dedicated to teaching banjo. We intended to end the series after a few episodes, but people wanted more. I scaled things down and created a daily podcast. We didn’t know what to call it. As a joke I suggested calling the new series The Daily Frail and the name stuck.
Eventually YouTube came along. At first I wasn’t too interested with web video. We were using a dial-up connection and video was too hard to deal with. We moved up to DSL in ’06 and rode the streaming video wave ever since,
I still like web video. It’s easy to do (if you know your craft) and it is simple.
On Monday morning we will launch the first workshop of the new series. I am really looking forward to it.
Go practice your basics. I’ll see you on Monday!