Overdue: Nashville blogger Saucy Librarian says she’d never heard of the rexblog until reading about it in the Nashville Scene (don’t feel lonely, only seven people had) and lists a few reasons why she should never be considered Nashville’s best local blogger. Unfotunately, I, too, have been unaware of her weblog, but will be checking out (rimshot) what Ms. Librarian has to say in the future. (By the way, I have a Nashville “blogroll” on the left column of every page of this weblog that includes a link to SL and other blogs I run across that originate here.)
Music City jihadist: This is too weird. And too close. The Tennessean is reporting that Ahmed Hassan Al-Uqaily, an Iraqi citizen living in Nashville, has been arrested by the FBI after scheming to purchase machine guns, hand grenades and anti-tank missiles as part of a plan to “go jihad” in Nashville.
(via Bill Hobbs)
What podcasting doesn’t have to be: As I’ve been cheering the concept of podcasting and suggesting people check it out, it has occurred to me (after listening to a few hours of some of the early podcasters) that some folks may be interpreting my enthusiasm for the concept of podcasting as an endorsement of the content of some of the pioneering podcasters. So, let me make this clear: Podcasting is not necessarily about people espousing weird anti-Bush conspiracy theories and using drive-by profanity. This week, most podcasts may be like that. However, I predict within a few weeks, the pioneers of podcasting will be joined by folks with dramatically different points of view and approaches. (And, again, this isn’t a suggestion that anyone change what they’re doing. Just an observation that what they’re doing will end up being one small slice of a big podcasting pie.)