Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Change is Coming

Wow. Obama has been in office less than 24 hours and already my back feels better and my coffee is staying hot longer. Funny, he never mentioned these benefits during the campaign.

In honor of our new president I am commencing on some changes around this website. It's not really in honor of him. I was going to do it anyway, but 'tis the season.

You may notice this website over the next several weeks getting better and more up-to-date. Come to think of it, you may notice our federal government doing the same thing. But they truly are unrelated. I'm going to be moving this blog up to the homepage and plan to get more responsible about updating this and the commentary on the site so that if you happen to come back over and over and over and over and over, which of course you will, you might actually see something new.

Also, many of you are requesting CD or digital downloads of some of my older recorded works. Some of these are available now and those links will be appearing soon. The rest of it we're working on. There are a lot of archaic and nuisance rights and things involved in this. It all takes time and agents and sometimes lawyers to work out. In the meantime we're going to be marginalizing those audio works that are only available on cassette as that is for all intents and purposes a dead medium. Will it make a comeback someday like vinyl? Being that there is no audio advantage to it and the tape itself ages and becomes brittle, probably not. If you are one of the six dozen people still listening to cassettes, I hear Circuit City is having a heck of a sale on CD and mp3 players.

So don't be a stranger. I'll be doing Wait-Wait this weekend, and will fill you in on all the scrumptious back-stage details including who designed PJ O'Rourke's gown.


Blogger Hello, I'm Ryan Noel. said...

Great news, Tom Bodett. (My brain has been trained by Motel 6 to not be able to use your first or last name exclusively; it's "Tom Bodett" — always.)

I look forward reading on a more regular basis.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Edmund Meinhardt said...

Does that mean the Tom Bodett Value Collection is going to bite the dust? Why don't you guys bring back all those great Loose Leaf Book Company episodes? I loved those and I would really like to hear the one on "Unrequited Love" again. Don't ask. Good luck with the changes.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Joan said...

Dear Tom:

Great news about your titles coming to modern mediums. As a fan (still have the cassettes, but haven't listened lately), I know that folks who haven't met your characters will be thrilled. Hope you can also re-release your non-fiction as well (did you ever figure out what made the woman cry in her car? I think of that story often).

Thanks for more updates as well.

Happy New Year.



9:41 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

I recently found a box of cassette tapes while cleaning the basement. They were next to the box with the floppy discs. There was an embarrassing amount of disco music contained therein. Fortunately the clothing was shipped off to a charity bin long ago... (I think my neighbors kids are wearing some of it now.)

I look forward to this new and exciting re-commitment to your blog.

10:37 PM  

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