Now that it’s October, I thought I’d share some of the Halloween episodes of When You Hear This Sound, starting with one of my favorite spooky records, Famous Monsters Speak!
The people behind Serial drop another podcast bomb on us with their latest show, S-Town. In this episode of the Space Monkey X Audio Workshop, I share some of my thoughts on the worldwide phenomenon and it’s impact on one man’s life and legacy.
Outro: Shit Towne – Live (1994)
Missing Richard Simmons articles:
Podcasts are the new blogs – everyone has one, but not everyone can keep it going for very long. Unfortunately, I was part of a show called The Drunken Podcast that started with the best intentions, but then, as is so often the case, fizzled before even a single episode was broadcast. It’s sad, because I feel like there were some really solid shows that are just wasting away, sitting unheard on the hard drive of the creator/host, Steve Steward.
That is until today.
For the latest episode of The Space Monkey X Audio Workshop, I’m bringing you one of my favorite episodes of a podcast that never was.
Preface – “The Facts of Life” by Gloria Loring on Friends & Lovers: Greatest Hits
Theme Music / Outro – “Kiss Me, I’m Shitfaced!” by The Dropkick Murphys on Blackout
Since the late-1990s, nearly every angsty, wanna-be writer has gone through a Chuck Palahniuk phase (Fight Club, Survivor, Choke).
I was no exception.
Presented in this episode are three short stories from when I was a devoted follower of “The Church of Chuck”.
Preface – “Ikea Man” by The Dust Brothers on Fight Club – Original Soundtrack
Intro – “Medula Oblongata” by The Dust Brothers on Fight Club – Original Soundtrack
Segue #1 – “The Necessary Dark” by Ordinary Neighbors on The Necessary Dark
Segue #2 – “Marla” by The Dust Brothers on Fight Club – Original Soundtrack
Outro – “The Choice is Yours” by Blacksheep on A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Photo Credit: Chris Saunders – chrismsaunders.com
When I was a kid, they made record books of everything I loved – the Star Wars trilogy, Gremlins, Batman and Robin, Spider-Man, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and even The Last Starfighter! But now that I’m an adult, I look at that time period (circa 1975 – 1989) and think, “Man, there are some really classic films that didn’t get the record book treatment!” Then again, back in the day, movies like Nightmare on Elm Street, Total Recall, and Robocop were R-rated bloodfests made for adults, instead of the neutered, PG-13, slapfights made for middle schoolers that we know today.
Inspired by this notion, I decided to start creating my own condensed, audio versions of these too-hot-for-record-book films. And I could think of no better movie to start with than John Carpenter’s 1982 cult classic The Thing.
Be sure to stop by the show notes at spacemonkeyx.net to download the retro-inspired record book in PDF format, so you can get the entire experience.
In addition, because this project has a visual component, I created a simple slideshow YouTube video for the Space Monkey X Audio Workshop channel.
PARENTAL WARNING: This is The Thing we’re talking about here, so there are a few words, as well as description and images of gruesomeness that might not be appropriate for all ages and sensibilities.