My name is Terry J. Aman, and I'm a media packrat. Until about 2012, I'd been recording media to VHS tapes -- mostly comedy, science, crime and mystery TV series. I'd compiled hundreds of VHS tapes, filling most of a five-shelf industrial shelving unit two and three rows deep.
Since about 2007, I've been transferring these shows to DVD. That process took until about the spring of 2017, by which time I'd filled some 14 DVD cases with 2,500+ homemade DVDs. I was consuming a lot of media anyway for my one-time column, blog and podcast project, "TV is the New Reading," which ran in one form or another from about 2005 through 2012.
Now I'm working on figuring out what's on all of these things. I've been cataloging my classic VHS-to-DVD collection, my current direct-to-DVD collection, and commentary on my current viewing. I also try to pull out and highlight an interesting find, generally from my classic collection, and spend a little extra time with it.
Every couple weeks I update my blog with fresh catalog listings of what I've found so far and put together a podcast highlighting significant finds, commenting on old and new media and sharing what connections I'm finding in the process. For me, it's been a lot of fun to find what I've got on all these things, and this podcast serves as good motivation to keep me plugging away at this project -- or at least from leaving it too long on the back burner (!)
So welcome to VideoFuzzy, my twice-monthly blog and podcast project, sifting my basket of media memories. Enjoy!