This week, Chris is pleased to announce that his podcast has been rebranded, and will henceforth be known as the Bacon and Naes podcast, featuring new music from the band Vanlade and new cover art by Tim Pickerill.
Naes released a short “preview” episode Thursday morning where he discussed the new show.
Former “On the Road…” subscribers should see the switch soon, if they haven’t already. Some podcast apps like PocketCasts may require an artwork refresh in the settings.
Chris’ social media handles have also changed accordingly. You can now find him @baconandnaes on Instagram and Twitter.
Thanks for your continued support and we’ll see you on Bacon and Naes in 2017!
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2 years ago
Let me start off by thanking those of you that have reached out regarding the release date of ONedge. It’s been keeping my feet to the fire.
Literally, not two days after I started production, I got sick. Sore-throat, congestion, all that jazz that makes the spoken-word unenjoyable for everyone. While laying on the couch with manflu, playing Destiny, I thought about how a lot of what I’ll likely be talking about would be more effective in a video format. Especially if people start wanting to know about gear, our workflow, etc.
I decided to go back to the drawing board and also record video along with the audio. The result has been kind of a podcast/vlog hybrid. I’m trying to be mindful of both the audio only, and video audiences when I’m in the studio. It’s an experiment to be sure. It’s also taking some work on my end because it’s outside of my comfort zone, but I’m hoping that the bumpy start will be worth it.
I announced the vague launch date of Q1 2017 after I failed to meet my personal goal of launching back in November 2016. There was just too much going on then. I still plan to have ONedge up within that window, but I’ve decided not to do a traditional “Hey, the podcast is out and up on iTunes! Check it out!” type of launch.
Despite all the avenues to get your podcasts (Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, blah blah blah) iTunes is still king. Much of the things that I’ve read lead to the conclusion that the success of your podcast being visible to others hinges on your first weeks on iTunes. We’ve tried the launch with 3 episodes thing on other shows with varied results. I’ve decided to try something a little different with ONedge, justt to see what happens.
I’m not launching on iTunes
Crazy! Right?! I think so. But I’d like to see if I can get that iTunes bump, and to do that, I need people that are willing to give it that boost when it hits. I don’t have a huge network, be it professional or social, to be hankering for this show. You’d be amazed how often someone on my Facebook page says: “You do podcasts!?” despite the fact that I’ve been doing this for almost three years and I share the episodes all the time. So ONedge will have to stand on it’s own and hopefully draw in (and hopefully create) interested people.
So this behind the scenes podcast/vlog that chronicles ONYXedge Studios and it’s partner podcasts will not be going on iTunes at the outset. It will primarily be available on our YouTube channel, the onyxedgestudios.com website, and SoundCloud. My hope is that this “soft-launch” will pull in all you folks that have inquired about the show’s status, as well as the casually curious. If all goes well, I can convince you all to subscribe and maybe drop a review once I feel like it’s ready to hit iTunes.
Intro Music Ideas
I’d been looking around the internet looking for some music that I could use as the intro, but nothing was really doing it for me. This past weekend I spent some time playing around in the studio, and put together this quick little piece that I’m digging. It’ll get tightened up a bit if I go with it. I uploaded it as a private track on the ONYXedge Soundcloud account, which means it doesn’t show up if you go to that page. It’s just a little something extra for you, dear readers. There was a good response to it when I shared it amongst the other podcasters on the network. But maybe they are just saying that to make me feel good. What do you think?
Some Unrelated Fun Stuff
So it’s not podcast related at all. But I recently picked up a new piece of equipment for the studio: an Eleven Rack guitar effects processor by AVID.
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I don’t play guitar as much as I’d like and that’s something I’m looking to change. I’m looking forward to getting together with my friends Jimmy and Nick and resuming work on a musical project that we started a while back. It got put on hold in 2016 for different reasons for each of us, but I think we are a-hungry again. I plugged my guitar into this thing over the weekend and fiddled around with some sounds and it sparked quite a few sonic ideas that I’m looking to explore with my buddies.
What are you creating? I’d like to hear about it!
-TimPost Views: 63
2 years ago
It was a big weekend for ONYXedge Studios and their associates. Big enough to warrant it’s own blog post even!
ShowMe Entertainment Debuts Hafu II
Sam Richardson and Jordan Taylor of ShowMe Entertainment (and the ShowMe Comicast and How Should I Bro? podcasts) debuted their long awaited follow up to their graphic novel Hafu at the Winter 1 Day comic convention. Jordan provided this quick summary to OES:
Sam drew his ass off, we had a real life Akiko cosplay model who took some great pics, and the coolest thing of all was our return customers. It was so cool when someone came up to the table and said, “I already have the first one.” Some people even said that they didn’t have the first one, but had read it because it was being passed around by friends.
ShowMe Entertainment just launched their Kickstarter to help fund the printing of Hafu II. Donations at the $20 level will get you a copy of Hafu II that is autographed by the writer and illustrator. The $50 level scores you both print and digital copies of Hafu I and Hafu II, a quick sketch from the illustrator, and a Kickstarter exclusive Hafu poster.
Chris Naes from Bacon and Naes, and OES friend, Nick Beck both got their copies of Hafu II.
Chris Naes and the Rent is Due at PWCS Wrestling
Chris Naes ventured out to PWCS (Pro Wrestling Championship Series) in Alton, IL with Bill Volz and Brandon Messmer of The Rent is Due podcast. Chris, Brandon and Lindsey recorded an episode of Bacon and Naes on the way to, and from the event.
Oh! And Chris met Colt Cabana!
Find out about that encounter and more on this week’s Bacon and Naes
ONedge enters Production
ONedge, the upcoming “behind the scenes” podcast for ONYXedge Studios, is still set to air in Q1 of this year. In addition to giving updates on current events at the studio and it’s network of shows, Tim plans to talk a little about medium of podcasting itself and what he has learned upon the way. Production for the first three episodes will be starting this week. In episode one, Tim will be covering the purpose of the ONedge podcast, and his opinion on whether or not someone should start a podcast in 2017.
If you have questions or topic suggestions for future shows, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, consider staying up to date by signing up for the ONYXedge mailing list to receive our ONYXedge Studios Newsletter (when we decide to start sending those out) 🙂Post Views: 61
2 years ago
Top 10 ONYXedge Podcast Episodes in 2016
2016 has been a great year for ONYXedge Studios, with some great episodes. As we prepare to jump head first into 2017, lets take a look back at the Top 10 episode released on the network this year (as determined by listener/download count). And because we love you, this isn’t one of those horrid slideshows. 🙂
Honorable Mentions: The Exorcism of Jordan Wakefield & Anarchy Wrestling Wrap-up and Metallica Album Review
Almost neck and neck for making in into the Top 10, these two episodes just barely missed out on making the list.
10: Easily Offended
The Rent is Due Episode 4
At number 10 on the list is the fourth episode of the Rent is Due, which debuted on the network this year.
The Watchers on the Couch Episode 25
This WotC episode following the most anticipated event of Season 6 of Game of Thrones enters the list at number 9.
On the Road with ThorHammer Episode 22
In this episode, Chris takes you to band practice with him.
On the Road with ThorHammer Episode 43
The infamous Eight Kids session was so massive that it had to be broken up into four parts.
The High Files Episode 14
Jordan and guest, Tony Heman, discuss augmented reality.
The High Files Episode 16
The last episode of The High Files in 2016 shot up the ranks in a matter of days as it rockets into the Top 5 position!
The Rent is Due Episode 11
In this episode, the gang is joined by professional wrestlers Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico of Saint Louis Anarchy.
The Watchers on the Couch Episode 26
The Game of Thrones Season 6 finale recap episode enters the top 3 highest listened to episodes for the year.
The High Files Episode 15
Jordan is joined by guest Khadija Bazzi Hamdar of the A Muslim Pearl in a Western Shell podcast in this very special episode that is the second most listened to episode on the network for 2016.
The High Files Episode 13
With four spots on the top 10 list, The High Files undoubtedly is the podcast of the year on ONYXedge, with a slow start when it debuted at the beginning of the year but a huge gain in the last five months.
The Most Listened to Episode for 2016 goes to this episode featuring Chris Naes of Bacon and NaesPost Views: 55