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Topic: Mad Music Podcast #55 - Spaying The Easter Beagle

Started by: Stavro Arrgolus

wackyben86   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  04-18-19 06:32 PM  -  1 month ago
Yeah in all honesty, I'm getting sick and tired of all those impatient demands myself.

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Stavro Arrgolus:

Thanks, Dave. Maybe now the minutia trolling will stop for a while and I can finish this first new segment. Of course, actual necessary fixes will still be done...
Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  04-18-19 04:05 AM  -  1 month ago

Thanks, Dave. Maybe now the minutia trolling will stop for a while and I can finish this first new segment. Of course, actual necessary fixes will still be done...

For everyone out there under 40, "The Easter Beagle" is a reference to the Easter Peanuts special, "It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" from 1974. But then you can just google that sort of thing now.

Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  04-17-19 03:41 PM  -  1 month ago
A lot of people are waiting for the next shows to be completed. No one, but you, is in a big hurry for song and artist updates. So why don't you cut the old guy some slack and let him get on with recording the shows.

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Before you work on Show 232, can you looks at the songs and artist's that meed to be fixed and fix them?
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Stavro Arrgolus:

Here it is: www.madmusic.com/playlist.aspx?Show=MMP-55
e8   Offline  -  Member  -  04-16-19 11:32 PM  -  1 month ago

Before you work on Show 232, can you looks at the songs and artist's that meed to be fixed and fix them?
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Stavro Arrgolus:

Here it is: www.madmusic.com/playlist.aspx?Show=MMP-55
Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  04-16-19 10:01 PM  -  1 month ago
Here it is: www.madmusic.com/playlist.aspx?Show=MMP-55
Dan C   Offline  -  Member  -  04-16-19 07:35 PM  -  1 month ago

Ha!... I know.... I was just bustin' your azz...lol... I "think" that's the only kids response song on here??..... But I'm sure there's more... I never researched it. though... Although it would be an interesting duet/song parody.... Kid and adult.... Riders on the Storm..... "Keep Us Off the Lawn/ Playing on the Lawn"
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Stavro Arrgolus:

It's not a big deal. Everyone my age dislikes kids - especially if they're on our lawns...unless they're grandchildren. Then they get spoiled by us. Technically, I'm Consul Pious' (distant) grandson and he sends me a Swiss Colony Beef Log every Xmas...but still thinks of me as old. It's all perspective.

I was more than halfway though this show's recording when I stopped at 4 am. It's time I finished it and started in on the special. Right after I have a nap....God, I am old...

And I think the first segment of MMS-232 should be the one about...I shouldn't call it "child abuse." That just sounds bad. It's more about kids getting hilariously eaten by wild animals or just kid's songs that make you cringe. That's more accurate. And hysterical.


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Dan C:


Dislike kids???!!! O myyyyy!!!! Beware of The Darren Rap by DJ Darren Chraplak!!!!.....lol....

Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  04-16-19 06:04 PM  -  1 month ago

It's not a big deal. Everyone my age dislikes kids - especially if they're on our lawns...unless they're grandchildren. Then they get spoiled by us. Technically, I'm Consul Pious' (distant) grandson and he sends me a Swiss Colony Beef Log every Xmas...but still thinks of me as old. It's all perspective.

I was more than halfway though this show's recording when I stopped at 4 am. It's time I finished it and started in on the special. Right after I have a nap....God, I am old...

And I think the first segment of MMS-232 should be the one about...I shouldn't call it "child abuse." That just sounds bad. It's more about kids getting hilariously eaten by wild animals or just kid's songs that make you cringe. That's more accurate. And hysterical.


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Dan C:


Dislike kids???!!! O myyyyy!!!! Beware of The Darren Rap by DJ Darren Chraplak!!!!.....lol....

Dan C   Offline  -  Member  -  04-16-19 02:16 PM  -  1 month ago

Dislike kids???!!! O myyyyy!!!! Beware of The Darren Rap by DJ Darren Chraplak!!!!.....lol....
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Stavro Arrgolus:

Now in production - to be posted later today (4/16).

Yes, I changed the name. There will be few to no Easter references in the show and definitely no Easter songs in this episode. The name is just to remind me when this show was made for future reference.

1643 GMT 16 April - 4 am came and I decided to stop recording for the night. Gotta sleep sometime. The outcome of this isn't in question. It's a matter of when.

The other show - that's a different problem. I don't know which segment I should start with - the toilet humor, the blasphemy or the child abuse. Yes, people other than me dislike kids, but they write songs about it and it'd be no fun at all if I didn't play them.

Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  04-16-19 01:58 AM  -  1 month ago

Now in production - to be posted later today (4/16).

Yes, I changed the name. There will be few to no Easter references in the show and definitely no Easter songs in this episode. The name is just to remind me when this show was made for future reference.

1643 GMT 16 April - 4 am came and I decided to stop recording for the night. Gotta sleep sometime. The outcome of this isn't in question. It's a matter of when.

The other show - that's a different problem. I don't know which segment I should start with - the toilet humor, the blasphemy or the child abuse. Yes, people other than me dislike kids, but they write songs about it and it'd be no fun at all if I didn't play them.

Tyro Arrgula   Offline  -  Editor  -  04-13-19 04:20 AM  -  1 month ago

I think I might change the name of this one. Just because. Anyway, it'll arrive before too long. As in "before July."

10 songs - all of them SFW...although "whores" get mentioned an inordinate number of times. Songs can mention whores in a SFW show, right? RIGHT? Uncle Stavro insisted. He said, "a show without whores is no show at all"...or something.

I think he's becoming a bit too enthusiastic about his new Mad Music Special. It's as offensive as he says it is, but maybe not quite in the way you're expecting. He'll continue to ignore the minutia trolling on the site and start cranking out segments soon enough, but this podcast comes first.

Easter might get a mention in passing (or not), but there will be no scheduled show dedicated to it.

Viscount Vyslo Arrgula   Offline  -  Member  -  04-09-19 12:44 AM  -  1 month ago

Privyet...

So apparently, young Stavro & my father, Count Aarhus, have returned from København where they were doing Satan knows what (probably illegal/obscenely biological things - aren't you supposed to slow down when you get as old as us?) and have now congregated at Tyro's castle outside of Falmouth to make 2 new Mad Music Shows.

One is a SFW podcast and the other is the sickest, most twisted thing I've seen in a while. He's not really going to make that, is he? You know you have something when you can gag a 900 year old vampire. I'm staying the hell out of this one...

Consequently, the second show will take quite a while. I remember hearing Stavro say "Dave can make an Easter show if he wants; this new script isn't offensive enough!" I know how the old man gets when he's like that. He really ought to drink more, but the doctors won't let him. But then who knows what went on in Denmark? I just hope he got it all out of his system. What the living must endure...

Bottom line: at least one squeaky clean podcast coming up soon, morally questionably segments posted whenever for the rest of Spring, hopefully culminating in a completed Mad Music Special (3+ hours).

Tyro Arrgula   Offline  -  Editor  -  04-01-19 05:08 AM  -  1 month ago

I've had enough of this crap mic. I'm going to locate & dig through Uncle's pile of old electronics & find his old mic. The sound will be crap, but at least there'll be sound. And a posted show. Expect it in a few days because it's damn sure not happening now with this defective equipment.

Update 4/4: ...That took long enough. Turns out that Uncle didn't even have the old mic, grandpa Aarhus did. We made an Xmas show at his place a couple of years ago and it got left there. I can't believe Uncle used to make shows with this crappy thing. The DJ parts of this show are going to sound like hell, but at least I can get on with making it now.

Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-29-19 07:49 PM  -  1 month ago

No, it gets recorded when the crappy equipment decides to function & "when I feel up to it" just as I say at the end of every single show. Last time I checked - and I can't emphasize this enough - you had no say in when my shows get completed.

Though if the damn mic decides to work, they're going to start getting completed pretty damn quick since 2 of them are complete already. With a new mic, they'll start getting posted quicker than that. Just one component is keeping these shows from happening and for once, that component isn't me.

As for the request show, it occurred to me when looking at the main request list in the admin menu that virtually all the requests there are from years ago. I could play them, but very few of the requesters are active members anymore, so they wouldn't hear their requests, thus defeating the purpose.

What newer requests there are aren't enough to fill even a half hour show, so the request show has to be put off until I get an assload of new requests. With less than 110 active members, that's going to take quite a while.

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e8:

So you got the mic working as best you can..Great that means the podcast will be available by Sunday. Also, you might want to do the request show before you do that show topic.

e8   Offline  -  Member  -  03-29-19 06:02 PM  -  1 month ago
So you got the mic working as best you can..Great that means the podcast will be available by Sunday. Also, you might want to do the request show before you do that show topic.

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Stavro Arrgolus:

Distracted? No. Pissed off? Yes.

The hospital pulled the old "Doctor's not here, we tried to call you, but you must have left already" thing. AGAIN. They're just screwing with me now; it's hard not to believe otherwise.

Meanwhile, I think I've got the whole 'bad mic' thing jury rigged correctly since I'm not replacing it anytime soon, it would seem. I'm going to try very hard indeed to get this new podcast out by Monday or possibly before. The bad equipment will decide whether I succeed or not.

Tyro is right to be worried about the show that follows this one. No, I'm not going to let him get away with SFW shows - since that's what everyone else is doing. The iconoclast in me won't let it happen.

Consequently, the next Mad Music Hour (or even a full 2 hour show) will be...objectionable.

MMS-232 - I'm Offended By Your Taking Offense At My Offensiveness!

The most offensive show ever. Period. Have you noticed that every moody snowflake jackoff in the country gets offended by everything these days? Consider this episode to be a whopping great "Chill out, snowflake!" to all those entitled little bastards out there.

Who knows? I might just decide to take all spring to make it the most monstrous Mad Music Special ever. With a slight pause for Easter...maybe.

Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-29-19 02:52 PM  -  1 month ago

Distracted? No. Pissed off? Yes.

The hospital pulled the old "Doctor's not here, we tried to call you, but you must have left already" thing. AGAIN. They're just screwing with me now; it's hard not to believe otherwise.

Meanwhile, I think I've got the whole 'bad mic' thing jury rigged correctly since I'm not replacing it anytime soon, it would seem. I'm going to try very hard indeed to get this new podcast out by Monday or possibly before. The bad equipment will decide whether I succeed or not.

Tyro is right to be worried about the show that follows this one. No, I'm not going to let him get away with SFW shows - since that's what everyone else is doing. The iconoclast in me won't let it happen.

Consequently, the next Mad Music Hour (or even a full 2 hour show) will be...objectionable.

MMS-232 - I'm Offended By Your Taking Offense At My Offensiveness!

The most offensive show ever. Period. Have you noticed that every moody snowflake jackoff in the country gets offended by everything these days? Consider this episode to be a whopping great "Chill out, snowflake!" to all those entitled little bastards out there.

Who knows? I might just decide to take all spring to make it the most monstrous Mad Music Special ever. With a slight pause for Easter...maybe.

Viscount Vyslo Arrgula   Offline  -  Member  -  03-27-19 04:22 PM  -  1 month ago

The old fellow's distracted, to be sure.

There's no point in buying a Blue Yeti when the show can never be better than 128k. You don't need a sledgehammer to swat a fly. He should just replace the mic he has with one that's "less crap." You only buy a high quality mic if you're going to be a YouTuber & make ASMR videos or something.

Don't settle for cheap, but don't go nuts, either.

Tyro Arrgula   Offline  -  Editor  -  03-23-19 01:01 PM  -  2 months ago

I don't see what the big deal is. This is a pretty standard podcast that follows Uncle's formula for them.

"A half-hour show that's really 40+ minutes consisting of a first set of 3 (Usually new-ish FuMP songs), then an 'Old Fart Corner' - 2 old public domain songs - with a finish of either a mix of CC songs or a surprise theme. The mini-theme is often delivered by a vampire who's taken over the show." Since a vampire (me) is already hosting the show, that's...unlikely.

I'd be more concerned with what he'll do next. Uncle Stavro won't let me get away with making a SFW show without some kind of sinister, disgusting and/or perverted revenge.

That's the show you should be bitching about not having yet. This one's a "by the book" episode to keep the listeners who download it on iTunes happy. It won't suck, but it won't be revolutionary either.

Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-20-19 04:09 PM  -  2 months ago

...Do you really want to hear my 2 new shows that badly?...

Late last week, the polar vortex released its grip on my area. With an effort no one my age should have to endure, I broke up all the thick ice from my driveway and extricated my car from its frozen prison.

Since then, I haven't been to the damn city. I've been doing overdue household tasks that have been impossible until now. Paying taxes & bills, buying food & gas, dumping months of stored trash - and generally not going to that crime ridden hellhole looking for a new mic.

The one thing I haven't tried yet is plugging the mic in the back audio port of the PC. I think the problem's with the PC's connection in the front and not the mic itself. It crackles when I use headphones as well. It's at least part of the problem.

When I finish my incomplete legal/maintenance tasks, I'll give it a try. If it works, you get shows immediately. If not, I'm just going to have to go out & hunt down a Blue Yeti somewhere. If there's no choice, then I'm through with crap mics. After that, you'll have assloads of new shows, since I have a BIG list of show themes I haven't tried yet.


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wackyben86:

Mic.

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e8:


So did you buy a new Mike, yet?

wackyben86   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  03-20-19 01:09 PM  -  2 months ago
Mic.

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e8:


So did you buy a new Mike, yet?
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Stavro Arrgolus:

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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So is the podcast recorded yet?

e8   Offline  -  Member  -  03-20-19 10:56 AM  -  2 months ago

So did you buy a new Mike, yet?
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Stavro Arrgolus:

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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So is the podcast recorded yet?

Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-13-19 08:43 PM  -  2 months 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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So is the podcast recorded yet?

e8   Offline  -  Member  -  03-13-19 06:52 PM  -  2 months 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  -  2 months 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  -  2 months 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  -  3 months 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  -  3 months 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  -  4 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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