So, I did my second Poscast … this time with longtime friend and brilliant man Mike Vaccaro, sports columnist of the New York Post, author of three wonderful books along with just being a gentleman, scholar and noted Godfather expert.
I should say that Mike and I once hosted our own radio show. Once. The only thing I remember is the beginning which went roughly like so:
Me: Welcome to the show. I’m Joe Posnanski.
Mike: And I’m Mike Vaccaro.
Me: Um …
Me: OK, now what are we supposed to do?
So you will definitely want to tune into this one.
I’m still getting the feel of the Poscast — in other words, I have no idea what I’m doing — but this one is more of a rambling conversation about many things from the Knicks to baseball to Tiger Woods and the Masters. I think I’m still pretty early in the process in figuring out exactly how these things will go. I’m not saying that I’ll ever figure it out.
Three things: One, the sound quality on this one is a little bit better than last week, I think — thanks in large part to the brilliant production work of Margo Posnanski — but we still have not set up the Poscast studio. Hope to set that up sometime this week so that the next Poscast will not sound like it was broadcast in the Holland Tunnel. We’re working on it.
Two, I’m told that the Poscast should be on iTunes by the end of the week. There’s a process you have to go through to get such things done, and good folks like Jake, Larry and my wife Margo are working all that out.
Three, congratulations go this week to Alex Birdsall for recording the first Poscast theme song titled, wonderfully, “I Have No Idea What I’m Doing.” For recording the Poscast theme, Alex will get all sorts of wonderful prizes or a couple of autographed books. Thank you to all the people who entered — yours are still being considered for future Poscast themes — and if you would like to record a theme song and potentially win fabulous prizes, send me an MP3 of the song to the Poscast email.*
*Along those lines, I’d like to give a little shout-out to brilliant reader Jonah and his band The Cinammon Fuzz. Got a great 80s sound, which of course gets me every time. They are trying to win the Billboard Battle of the Bands, and they’re pretty great, and I’m pretty sure I can get a Poscast theme song from them for this plug.