The Periscope experiment was … interesting. The app tells me there were 14 viewers. I’ve heard from two friends who were trying to watch via computer who didn’t receive the video portion and had problems with the audio too. Friends who were on mobile devices got everything. Periscope says they support web viewers, but maybe that’s true for folks on the latest operating systems. The sound was good, though; better than I would’ve expected through a smartphone’s microphone. The program from last night is still available on my profile page. It plays back better as a replay than it did live on a computer, but it’s still a little herky-jerky on the video. I don’t think I can save it to my desktop and do anything with it.

Musically … well, I managed to go completely blank on the first verse of one of my own songs. Boo. I got all the words to “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” and the original song I finished up with.

Overall, it was a good experiment. I can recommend Periscope if you want a quick and easy video setup, but only if all your friends are on smartphones and tablets, I guess. I set up an account at ConcertWindow.com a while ago, and I want to try that sometime. I know that one works with desktops and laptops.

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About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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