No, you didn’t misread that tweet or status update on Facebook… this is Happy Hour and I am welcoming you back.
So, uh, how’s it going?
If you haven’t been able to tell quite yet, this isn’t the post we’re normally posting around here. There’s usually more audio and it gets kind of chatty around here. However, that is not the case this time around. It’s just my thoughts, my fingers, and I joining you this week; no co-host (or, in the case of written word, co-author). I haven’t specifically talked to any of my former co-hosts about this iteration of Happy Hour; but a few of them will be getting a notification around when this goes up, extending an offer to write.
That’s not to say there aren’t any plans for Happy Hour to return to its broadcasting glory, and those plans have been discussed with Big O and other parties that may be involved when that happens. However, there will be more on that during the 2013 First Quarter State of the Pod Address that will be posted to our YouTube channel on Friday, March 15th, 2013.
In the meantime, I can tell you about this iteration of Happy Hour. Though no plans are anywhere near finalized, it is with my intention to offer up as close to 52 issues of Happy Hour a year via this new format. Perhaps more if former co-hosts have an interest in providing a voice, but at the bare minimum I’ll be chiming in from week to week with my thoughts. I have to sit down and look at a calendar officially, but depending on holiday’s, there’s always a chance I won’t meet the magic number of 52, but that’s how our podcast would operate too.
I started writing blogs for another website all together, Gimme This & That, a few years back. It was then, and perhaps it’s because it was the style I was writing in, that I realized that blogs were just written versions of Internet Broadcasts.
I’m not quite sure I necessarily believe that anymore… which is weird as I write a blog that’s purpose is to replace a podcast. However, that is the purpose of this blog, to give YOU, the fans of our dopey little podcast, something that can hopefully give you something to entertain yourself, engage yourself, and keep yourself busy.
It’s hard to believe, but there have been tweets and emails asking “What the fuck happened?” Even some requests for clips and bits of old… again, something that will be addressed during the State of the Pod Address. It does bring a smile to my face that there is an interest out there. It’s that reason that I want to do something on this channel of The hhwst.net Radio Network.
I’ll end up writing about things that I see in the news that I want to comment on, a various topic that may have sparked my interest during the week, a review of something that I want to rave about and perhaps even fan driven! So, make sure to hit up one of the various methods to send in your questions or ideas for what we (assuming that there is more than just me writing these issues) should write about! You can also comment on the blog itself.
Until next week, raise your glass, and CHUG!
Happy Hour – The Issues is available to read every Sunday at midnight. You can also find Kev on another hhwst.net Radio Network show, That’s Entertainment (Tuesdays at midnight) and OuaT – The Unofficial Once Upon a Time Podcast (Mondays before 5:00pm Eastern).