Last night my friends in Melbourne held a Long Tail BBQ, as part of the worldwide Long Tail Camp. Seeing as I live across the ditch in New Zealand, I participated virtually via a Skype call - which Cameron Reilly from The Podcast Network recorded. The MP3 is here (10MB - 30min).
At first I thought I was supposed to deliver a Sermon on the Mount to all the aussie disciples of Web 2.0, but thankfully it turned out to be a nice chat between mates instead. Cameron and Ben Barren asked some probing questions, which unfortunately my tired mind didn't process very well (it was after midnight on a Friday night at my end). So I rambled a bit in the latter stages, but even so everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I certainly did.
Some of the things I talked about in the podcast: my experiences of Silicon Valley last month, the origins of the 'Father of Web 2.0' meme and my ambitions for it to go mainstream, what's happening in Web 2.0 in our part of the world, trends for the next couple of years (which is about when my brain decided to fall asleep). Darren Rowse, who it turns out is actually qualified to deliver sermons, made an appearance in the podcast too.
Here are a couple of pics from the Melbourne event - more on Cameron's Flickr stream.
Ben Barren. That doesn't look like an aussie beer mate...
Paul Montgomery knows the way to a good honest aussie beverage.
Congrats to Ben, Paul, Cameron, and all the other Melbourne 2.0 believers for organizing the event.