I wasn't around when the Beatles decided to call it quits, but I wonder if the feeling I've got today about the depature
of Evo Terra from the Farpoint Media family of podcasts is something similiar.
Evo (who last summer commented on the Middle Tennessee Bloggers and Podcasters plan to see Snakes on a Plane
) announced on MySpace and the Wingin' It web site that he has severed all ties with Farpoint Media, effective immediately.
At first, I wondered if it were some kind of cruel joke Evo was putting us all on. After all, he and co-host Michael R. Minegae has decided to do a farewell tour for Wingin' It, culminating at the end of this year with a final episode. Surely he wouldn't decide to leave in the middle of his farewell tour. And we did have the episode a few weeks ago with the big "oh, we're changing format" joke that ended with Evo busting into the studio and putting things back on track.
But I'm afraid this apparently is not the case.
And it makes me kind of sad. I first discovered podcasts a couple of years ago, listening to PodCast Who. The show ran a promo for Michael and Evo's Slice of SciFi. It sounded interesting so I tuned in. Then I found out about Cover to Cover, which covered sci-fi and other genre books. Then I found Wingin' It. And I was hooked. There are a lot of other good podcasts out there, but honestly these three are my favorites. And a lot of that was the personality that is Evo Terra.
But he's gone now....
So, thanks to Evo for the fun and the memories. I wish you well in all your endeavors and I will be looking to see if you return to the podcasting airwaves in the near future.
Oh and I totally put your name in here a half dozen times so your filter that catches your name (Evo Terra) would pick it up and you could maybe read it.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/05/2007 08:44:00 AM