One Year Ago Today…

by angryhippie

…I set out to change the world…wide web podcasting landscape. I decided that I would add one more angry voice to the mix, and one year later, I can’t believe that it took the way that it has. Or, more honestly, that people actually took to it. I’m not going to lie, I had never considered what I had to say to be all that revolutionary. I figured that after a couple of shows, the public would come to the realization that this angry hippie guy was as useful as, well, Bush in the Whitehouse, and I would be written off. But I guess since even Bush got a second term, I should too! I mean, I have fucked up on my show, but I have to have a better track record than that tool. Also I think admitting to my mistakes gives me some bonus points over ole Bushie.

It was a modest beginning, from a proposed 15 minute show (a mark I was never able to hit), to the two hour plus shows that have been added more recently, and I couldn’t be prouder of my little cyberspatial soapbox. The entire scope of the show has grown by leaps and bounds, and I couldn’t have done any of it, without all of you. The support and encouragement that I have received from the listeners has been nothing short of inspirational and heartwarming. Without you all, I would have given up on this effort many months ago, and for that, I cannot thank you enough. You all give me drive and purpose. You have kept me going as times were dark and I could not truly see the light on the other side. Your words have meant more to me than I can express, and I could never have imagined so many people speaking about me touching their lives. I only hope you all know, it is completely reciprocal.

So here’s to the next year! Hopefully one that’s jam packed with the angry hippie rantiness! (though it would be nice to not have so much to get angry about) I created a persona for the rant, and it took on a life all it’s own. The Angry Hippie has taken to the blogosphere, the podcast scene, web videos, and massive nationwide activism campaigns since it’s inception. The podcast was essentially the beginning of it all, and I cannot believe a year has come and gone since I started out on this journey. And I look for bigger and better things for the Angry Hippie in the second year as I have begun outlining a book that I will begin writing as soon as I finish my first novel (which should be wrapped by the month’s end…and possibly available for download from the site). The book If You&#146’re Not Angry, You&#146’re Not Paying Attention : An Angry Hippie’s Look at the World is a project I am greatly looking forward to, and I will be sure to keep everyone posted about it’s progress (well, those who are interested, anyway).

Thanks for a life-altering first year, y’all! Much love!

Peace, Love, and all that hippie shit!