It had been a while since my first Facebook Live show, and I was starting to go a bit squirrelly without playing in front of folk. Coincidentally, my oldest boy’s girlfriend sent me one of her politely phrased texts: “Stop screwing around and do another live stream” (I may have paraphrased that a bit).
So here I was on a Thursday night at 9pm doing another show from my office. I know I had said I’d get the fancier equipment sorted out for the next show, but my iPad did a decent job last time, so I just went with what works.
I’ve seen a lot of other shows where they put up a clipboard or something that says they’ll be starting in five minutes, while they wait for people to join. That’s all very fine for the live broadcast, but when you’re saving it for afterward, anyone who watches it later is confronted with this unnecessary delay. So, as with my first show, I started exactly one minute early, and then did some instrumental work for a couple minutes, while people tuned in.
The video is about 30 minutes long, if you want to watch it here.
Apparently our neighbour’s kid was proud that I “learned how to turn the webcam off”. I even did it without cussing this time.