Death, Cancellation, Format Change, Rebirth.

Posted in Blog on April 30, 2010 by Eldon K.R.

The title is pretty much self explanatory. I don’t have a microphone hooked up, and the webcam isn’t playing nice with the Server, so this is going to be a text only post for those of you who are cool enough to have your RSS readers tuned into this feed and the rest of you that check the blog on a regular basis.

Over the past few months I’ve tried to motivate myself to actually doing something with this blog and show, but I haven’t really felt like it. I’ve grown bored, and come to dislike the direction this show was starting to take.

And as a writer and a creative individual that’s something that I can only tolerate for so long.

It became less about delivering content that makes you feel, makes you think. It became more about reporting on what was readily available, rambling into the microphone, and picking on Ben.

Now don’t get me wrong, giving him shit is one of my favorite past-times, however, that can’t be all the show is about as much as Kyle would lead us to believe.

That is why I come to you today to inform you of the death of Banter Over a Cigarette. There will be no more new content, no more new seasons.

I’m going to go ahead and upload the backlog of stuff I’d already recorded, unedited. Think of it as the BOaC unplugged finale.

Of course, the only thing in my backlog is podcaster interviews, and thankfully the editing required on any of that is little to none, so it’s not too big of a deal.

Aside from the backlogs that are posted there will be no more posts on this blog. That doesn’t mean that you should remove this from your podcatcher, or stop watching this with your RSS readers.

Just because I’m ending this show, does not mean that I’m retiring from podcasting.

Once I’ve got the backlog posted I’m going to sit down and think about what I can do differently. I’m going to come up with a new format. Decide where I want to take the new show, what I’ll talk about. Create something completely different. And once I’ve got all of that figured out, I’ll take a step away from the drawing board, and I’ll begin creating new things. And once I’ve got something put together and polished I’ll leave word here on where you can find the new show.

Stay tuned. As they say, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Lame excuse

Posted in Blog, delay, News with tags , , , , on March 1, 2010 by Eldon K.R.

Yeah, I know. This is when I said you’d be getting your first episode of season four. I’m sorry, that’s not true.

I’ve been plagued by a series of computer issues on both my laptop and my server. Not only that but just this week my internet connection has become unreliable. In just the past 48 hours, my internet has been up for no more than a half our or so at a time every few hours. I’ve only been connected to the internet four maybe five ties since this started, I’m not sure when it will be fixed seeing as my shitty service provider has basically told me there is nothing they can do to fix it. At least I’m getting a free wireless router out of it.

They keep insisting that my router is the problem, I’ve personally proven that it is not, and the technician they send out to inspect the cable whenever anything goes wrong has also said that there isn’t anything wrong on our end, but they want to send us a replacement router anyway. Which is pretty sweet I think, I paid $60 for that router and they’re going to send me a new one for free.

On top of my own issues Kyle doesn’t have a working microphone. On top of that he’s had no time to record due to some personal issues that he may or may not discuss when the show starts. Once all the problems on my end have been solved I’ll start posing the bonus content that I’ve been promising and we’ll get season four started as soon as I have everything ready. I’ve got a lot planned that I hope will improve the show so it’s going to take some time.

Thank you for staying patient and staying subscribed.

Video Update: Why there haven’t been any updates at all

Posted in Audio, Blog, delay, News, Technical Difficulties, Video with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2010 by Eldon K.R.

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Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , on January 1, 2010 by Eldon K.R.

Happy new year! I hope you all had great holidays and parties.

Just wanted to let you all know that I have a whole massive pile of extra audio
content for the hiatus. I’ve got our season finale, and then I have interviews with several podcasters that I’ll post during the coming months. And after I’ve gotten all of those edited Me and some of my friends, cohosts, and a few podcasters might sit down and record some round table discussions or debates of some kind. I’m looking forward to doing that.

That’s all I had to say, keep your eyes posted on this blog and the feed in the coming months while we get ready for season four.

Video Update: Season Three Finale

Posted in Audio, Blog, Bonus Content, Video with tags , , , , , , on December 12, 2009 by Eldon K.R.

Important Update: Please listen!

Posted in Audio, Blog, Video with tags , , , , on December 8, 2009 by Eldon K.R.

Listen to this small audio clip:

Then click this link and watch the video:

The audio might not be lined up with the video but I blame that on the internet.

Hiatus maybe?

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2009 by Eldon K.R.

I’ve been busy with thanksgiving and family and friends moving in for the last two weeks, so no show.


Kyle had his internet cut off don’t know when he’ll be back online. Ben doesn’t take anything seriously so I can’t count on him. And I feel like the show isn’t interesting enough with just myself behind the mic. So, I guess I’ll see you next hear. (Hopefully.)