Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rish 'n Big Take Over The "Journey Into..." Podcast (Part Deux)

Recently, Marshal Latham over at the "Journey Into..." podcast edited and ran "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe, and promptly had a nervous breakdown.  Anybody would.

So, he asked others if they would produce an episode of his show, sort of guest-hosting like Joan Rivers, Dave Letterman, and Jay Leno used to do for Johnny Carson.  Dave Thompson, Podcastle Enforcer did a show, and Marshal asked us to do one too, centered around "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.

1948's short story is one of the classics of the 20th Century, and while I don't think the NBC 1951 version we "presented" on the show does it justice, it was still fun to talk about it.

I thought it would be amusing to tie Marshal up and stick him in the basement, and maybe it's only amusing to me, but we're over there, making his controlled, reverent show quite the opposite. Check it out, if you wanna, at this link:

Also, back in January, we took part in a group poetry reading session scripted by SeƱor Latham, that should be enjoyable.  It's at this link:


Saturday, March 22, 2014

TGMG 132: Where Is Thy Sting?

Big and Rish had a favorite musician in common in the form of Sting.  In this episode, they talk about their memories of (and frustrations with) this particular Rock & Roll star/Jazz musican/Country artist/Classical crooner/Lute player.

NOTE: This was recorded last year (in Big's old house even) as what we have come to refer to as Evergreen Episodes, which are conversations we record that can be edited and aired regardless of when we get around to releasing them.  Unfortunately, since that time, Sting has put out a new album, "The Last Ship," filled with songs written for a forthcoming musical play about the shipyards of Newcastle, where he grew up.  If and when Big and Rish ever see this play, be assured, we'll do an episode about it.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Rish Performs "The Jester At Scar" by E.C. Tubb at

"The Jester at Scar" is the latest E.C. Tubb book about Earl Dumarest to become available to purchase.  This was the last of my five-book contract with Wildside Press.

In this one, Dumarest ends up on a planet called Scar, where the seasons are short, and the winters so deadly, the world basically shuts down.  During the spring and summer, though, the planet comes to life, because there are tons of fungi growing out there, and some are incredibly valuable.  Earl and his friend go out looking for The Golden Spore, which is so rare it makes anyone who finds it instantly rich.  He, of course, makes a ton of enemies along the way.

As I've mentioned before, this is simply the fifth book in a thirty-three book series (which I believe might have kept going if not for the death of the author*), but I was doing it at the end of last year, when I was busy, tired, and pretty darn sick of audiobooks.

Now that it's come out, though, and I've taken a bit of vacation from them (although I had to cut my holiday short to fix several errors in the edited recordings), maybe it's time to follow Earl around on another of his adventures.

Here's the link:

Rish Outfield, Audioboy

*Although that never stopped Brian Herbert, Michael Brandman, or Brandon Sanderson.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

That Gets My Goat 131: Forcing The Muse 1 (on the go)

"You can listen to this . . . if you want to."

This may be a treat or this may be a torture, but Rish and Big try and brainstorm a story during their drive home based on an odd experience one of them had.  For well over an hour, they attempt to force the muse and come up with a great story (I put a One up there because, hopefully, we'll do this again one day).  Do they succeed?

Spoiler warning: No.

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Photo Courtesy Angela Mabray, cropped to square.