As of December 1, 2020 I have migrated all Dayton Triangles-related content previously housed here to the Triangles podcast website. You can now find all Triangles-related content at https://daytontrianglespodcast.com.
Starting this week, I’m shifting my focus away from stock music and toward the Dayton Triangles podcast that I’m working on. “Triangles” will be, for the foreseeable future, my number one priority.
I’ve reached the conclusion, after working on stock music exclusively for almost three years, that it has become commoditized. There are simply too many low-cost alternatives to marketplaces like Pond5 and AudioJungle. Pricing pressure will soon squeeze out a lot of the people trying to rely on stock music as a significant income source, and I’m no exception. I’m going to stop having “featured items of the week,” and other such things. I’ll still put out information about items I sell, collections and my Pond5 portfolio. However, I’m not going to emphasize those. Instead, I’ll focus more on the podcast project, and then we’ll see.
As for the podcast, I now have four episodes worth of narration tracks finished. This week, I plan to complete production on those, and once that’s done I’ll get hooked up with a podcast host. I also released the first preview or trailer for the podcast.
Stay tuned for more information as production develops.
It feels like the week just past was a “lost” week. I announced in my last update that I was starting production on the Dayton Triangles podcast. I was preparing to do that Monday when my wife Danita left work with nausea and severe abdominal pain. soon after, she went to the ER, where the doctors diagnosed a bowel obstruction and admitted her to the hospital.
The doctors at the hospital concluded that scar tissue from her recent gall bladder operation was the culprit, so we wanted to avoid more surgery if we could. We spent the rest of the week trying to get the bowel to calm down on its own. It was a slow process. It was Wednesday before they would let her have clear liquids, and Friday before she could try regular food. We avoided surgery, and she’s back home resting comfortably.
But the damage was done. No production. No nothing.
So, I’m hoping to try again this week on production for the podcast. I also found out early this week that I have an unexpected opportunity to do some freelance writing. I don’t think I’ll have time to work on new stock music with these new projects in the wings, but I will continue to promote my catalog. This leads us to . . .
R-O-C-K in your P-O-D (cast)! This intro was inspired by John Mellencamp’s 1980’s rock-n-roll groove, which in turn was inspired by a whole bunch of 1960’s rock. It’s also available in :15, stinger and loop edits. Please check it out.
So, this coming week is a do-over for me. Let’s hope it turns out better than last week. Take care.
If you’ve read any of my past updates, you’re aware that I’ve been working on a book about the Dayton Triangles since late last fall. To recap, the Triangles were one of the original National Football League teams. I originally hoped to finish the writing and find a publisher by the 100th anniversary of the first game, which will be October 3, 2020.
However, recent events have forced a change in plans. This past week, the NFL and the Cincinnati Bengals announced plans to install a new turf field at Triangle Park to commemorate the league’s 100th season beginning this year.
Therefore, I’m announcing today that I’m beginning production of Dayton Triangles: The Life and Times of an NFL Original Team, a podcast series that will cover the period beginning with the pre-history of the team late in the first decade of the twentieth century and ending with the Triangles’ 25th anniversary in 1941.
Along the way, episodes will highlight unsung heroes, marvel at colorful characters and transport the listener back to a day when there was no Internet or television, when “cable news” came from a telegraph and football had no such thing as a “concussion protocol.” I’m hoping for a series premier is late spring of this year.
Since this project will be my primary focus for the next several months, I won’t be posting as many stock music updates for awhile. I’ll continue to feature stock music items on Twitter, in addition to updates about the new podcast series.