Hello everyone! I hope this Superbowl Sunday finds you doing well. I’m back from our trip to the Dominican Republic for CFC2013 (I’ll be posting a quick trip summary and pictures this week, as well as talking a bit about it on our first show), and thought I’d drop a quick update on the upcoming show while enjoying a fine My Father LE 2012. The news has been kicked around (and published here on The Cigarmy) that Craig Schneider and I were going to attempt to create a podcast in the wake of the finale of the much revered DogWatch Cigar Radio. But, in the time since the announcement (and subsequent note here), a few things have changed…..
Firstly, we have partnered up with the gentlemen at The Cigar Federation to provide a media platform for publishing the show. The Cigar Federation, as I’ve mentioned here in the past, is a social networking site for cigar lovers everywhere. It provides an outlet for various modes of posting and sharing with your fellow brothers- and sisters-of-the-leaf. You can create a profile there and keep tabs on any number of cigar blogs, manufacturers, and hobbyists – all with a solid focus and community built around cigars and tobacco. You can also share your own stories, pictures, threads, blog posts, or anything else you wish to contribute (as long as it’s tobacco related). Our show will be pushed out live at least once per month with the opportunity for audience participation via a chatroom – with the remaining weeks being a traditional, recorded podcast made available for consumption via The Cigar Federation, iTunes, and a few other means as necessary. Video from both live and recorded shows will be posted on The Cigar Federation website, as well as the their Youtube channel. After each show, we will edit the audio from the show into something a little more polished and push that out as an audio download so you will be able to subscribe from any mobile device (heck, save it to your desktop as well if you wish).
This brings me to the next noteworthy change…our show title. We initially had a working title of Life Through Smoke. As it turns out, that is a not so uncommon title for a number of blogs, tumblr pages, and sites for another type of leaf altogether than that which we enjoy. So, we kicked around a few other ideas and I believe we’ve come to rest on Half Ashed as the show title. This is probably a more accurate name for most anything I’m involved with anyway. I’ve been told I do some things kind of “half-ashed” at different times in my life.
The plan is to produce the first show live this Friday February 8th at 9:00pm EST/8:00 Central. I hope you’ll all tune in and at the very least make fun of us until we get a feel for things….
P.S. – If you follow me on Twitter, I will be posting direct links to tune in during the time leading up to the show. Otherwise, check in directly at Cigar Federation or the Cigar Federation Youtube channel to catch updates and shows as they happen.