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It created a bit of an uproar when I posted on The Less Desirables social media channels that we recorded our last show at Test Pattern Studios, and that we did it as a “roundtable” by ourselves. I guess I wasn’t clear enough and it sounded as if we had recorded our last show. That certainly isn’t the case. I fight too hard for my podcasts to end them right now.

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Test Pattern Studios

No, what I meant was it was the last show – of any of the podcasts – to be recorded at the location, Test Pattern Studios. We had to move out because the building is being repurposed. All was well between B Cole and me, it wasn’t anything anyone did. The former Test Pattern bar is being repurposed into a better bar. And, where the studios were is where they’ll be putting the extra large beer cooler for the long-draw system, at least that’s what I think is happening if I understood what I was told. The details aren’t for public consumption yet, so I’ll leave it at that.

But, our time in the Test Pattern Studios has been great. We had Caitlin, lost Caitlin. That part sucked but our time with her when she was there was great. We got Bethany. Bethany has been really good at taking her best shots at me and I think she’s done it better than most all the other co-hosts. Danielle has been with me the whole time.

From the first podcast recorded in the location, July 20, 2016, until the last one recorded in the location, June 20, 2016, there were exactly 700 days and exactly 100 weeks. That means 100 episodes, too. That’s a lot of time: one year 11 months exactly. Our first show there was with B Cole, Danielle, Caitlin and myself. The last was just Danielle, Bethany and me.

We’ve had politicians, opera singers, app developers, musicians, chefs, breweries, cideries, promotional folks, ballet dancers, acupuncturists and many more guests. We’ve had great conversations and great beer. And, heck! That’s only for The Less Desirables.

Let’s not forget the many episodes of The Man Who Ate the Town, Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking, The Beer Dads, Fan Interference, and Apartment 5B podcast episodes there have been. I’ll make a post about those numbers, maybe, later. Anywhat! I want to thank B Cole for all he and his staff did for us over the past two years. I can’t tell him how much we appreciate it.

I have the keys for the new digs in my hands and I’m going to hold off on telling you about the new space until we are ready to do a show or two. But, I’m sure there will be some invitations to the spot when the time comes. So, keep listening to what we have going on and we’ll be back with you in the next little bit. The Less Desirables will be back on track. The other podcasts will be on a week’s hiatus. So stay tuned!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!

“Coming to you for the last time from Test Pattern Studios…” – Me