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Topic: Mad Music Podcast #55 - "Help! Help! I'm Being Repressed!" "Bloody Peasant!"

Started by: Stavro Arrgolus

Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-13-19 08:43 PM  -  6 days ago

Nope. A functional microphone that doesn't crackle & ruin recordings is a prerequisite for that and getting one requires either buying one online (not happening) or a nasty trip into the damn city to get to the only specialty store that sells them in this area. Cthulhu knows they don't sell them out here in the sticks.

What makes the city so nasty - besides the worst traffic in the nation (it was 1st in a poll a few years ago)? Latin Kings in the north; Triads (Vietnamese, not Chinese) in the south. It's sort of like GTA3, only real. Oh, wait. Did I mention organized crime? No....there's none of that around here....it's just my senile imagination...yeah...let's go with that....

I've got completed shows to record right now. They get recorded the moment I sort out my mic problem.


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e8:


So is the podcast recorded yet?

e8   Offline  -  Member  -  03-13-19 06:52 PM  -  6 days ago

So is the podcast recorded yet?
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Stavro Arrgolus:

Ready - yes. Recordable - no.

The crappy mic is ruining all my recordings with crackling. It crackles due to the bad connection to the PC and also the on/off switch on the mic itself. It was working reasonably well before, though I had to fight with it constantly to get a clear announce into an mp3, but now I can't get a clean voice recording out of it at all. That's why it's been taking so long to get these shows made (among other things).

I'm going to have to replace it. Sometime well after tonight's snowstorm.

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e8:

So is the podcast ready yet?


Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-03-19 05:23 PM  -  16 days ago

Ready - yes. Recordable - no.

The crappy mic is ruining all my recordings with crackling. It crackles due to the bad connection to the PC and also the on/off switch on the mic itself. It was working reasonably well before, though I had to fight with it constantly to get a clear announce into an mp3, but now I can't get a clean voice recording out of it at all. That's why it's been taking so long to get these shows made (among other things).

I'm going to have to replace it. Sometime well after tonight's snowstorm.

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e8:

So is the podcast ready yet?


e8   Offline  -  Member  -  03-03-19 05:03 PM  -  16 days ago
So is the podcast ready yet?

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Tyro Arrgula:

This is coming along nicely. Uncle has to mix & post these shows and he's exhausted from all the shoveling he's had to do in the last week, so this might take a while.

He says that since there's been so much fuss lately about what's dementia and what isn't, it's likely time for another installment of "Is It Dementia?", which was originally a show from 2013 or so which let the listener decide if a song he played was mainstream or dementia. 

After that, possibly another request show, then he starts getting to the concepts he's made threads about, but never got around to making.

At least he has a plan this time...

Tyro Arrgula   Offline  -  Editor  -  02-19-19 01:46 PM  -  28 days ago

This is coming along nicely. Uncle has to mix & post these shows and he's exhausted from all the shoveling he's had to do in the last week, so this might take a while.

He says that since there's been so much fuss lately about what's dementia and what isn't, it's likely time for another installment of "Is It Dementia?", which was originally a show from 2013 or so which let the listener decide if a song he played was mainstream or dementia. 

After that, possibly another request show, then he starts getting to the concepts he's made threads about, but never got around to making.

At least he has a plan this time...

Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  02-14-19 03:17 PM  -  1 month ago

This one's next.

Hopefully, my nephew Tyro will take considerably less time to make it than it took me to make MMH-231.

It's sad, really. A vampire who's been dead for 30 years living in secret underground catacombs beneath a castle in Cornwall on the other side of the freaking ocean can make a podcast faster than me. It'll probably be SFW, too. Can't say I'm wild about that notion, either.

Yes, I know, but making up strange stuff and including it in an MMS or podcast is a lot more interesting than just playing songs and announcing what they were. That got boring rather fast, so I came up with features for the shows. "Theme breaking" for TMMS & playing those public domain songs we have on "Old Fart Corner" for the podcast.

The 'vampire' characters (I originally made them up for 'The Sims 2' - that's why each has a backstory) have become another feature for both shows, giving me something to react to rather than just playing & announcing songs.

Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  01-06-19 12:56 AM  -  2 months ago

"You're fooling yourself. We're living in a dictatorship! A self-perpetuating autocracy, in which the working classes..."

Oh, screw it. I have to call these podcasts something since mine don't use themes. And as time goes by, I get the feeling that we really are living in a dictatorship - now I wonder who could be causing that...

The title works since Tyro is British and he'll be hosting this podcast. I'm rather tired after making all those Xmas shows and the Arrgula vampires have all returned to their respective castles after the holidays. Unlike me, they're well rested and can manage to make a show or 2 without puking up bad children's putrid livers the way Krampus did at the end of show 230.

I've gotten my crap together, made a new Excel spreadsheet for this year's podcasts and formatted the sheet the way I've been doing since 2011. Everything's ready.

Of course, most of the shows I make this year will actually be non-CC Mad Music Hours, but it's the principle of the thing...


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