The January Whoseasy

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Now that the dust has settled post-Xmas and everyone’s yakking about Sherlock, we can take that all-important bit of critical distance and talk at length about Doctor Who. Continue reading The January Whoseasy

2013: That Were The Year, That Were.

Gosh, it doesn’t feel like 365 days since I was last here, ruminating on times past and things to come.

Continue reading 2013: That Were The Year, That Were.

The X(&HT)Mas Bonus Speakeasies: Slayride

Merry Santa!

Xmas Bonus- Slayride

As our Xmas gift to you, dearest Listenership, here is the second of our bonus Speakeasies. Clive and I are reading each other’s stories from last year’s Zombie Christmas anthology, The Dead Files Vol. 3 (pick it up at Amazon for the zombie fan in your life). This time around, Clive is reading my story of the best Christmas Day ever: Slayride.

The December Music Speakeasy


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In a bare-faced attempt to up the ante, Rob and Clive invite The Little Unsaid, AKA John Elliott, into Studio 2A for some musical shenanigalia. John performs a new song, and covers tracks by Nick Cave and Atoms For Peace.

John also joins us for a robust discussion on the merits of and surprising facts around the world of the cover version. Rob and Clive reveal the music blogs they can heartily recommend (and the ones that they’ll cheerfully never go near again) and guest sound engineer Alex Purkiss shows us up with a radical uptick in sound quality over the bits he’s in charge of. Endearingly shambolic is the way we roll, wise guy! Stop making us look bad!

All this and the usual level of Z-grade pun-slinging and punditry from the crew that put the K in kwality.

The Little Unsaid

The Music Blogs:

NME – nme.com/newmusic

Pitchfork – pitchfork.com/tracks

No Country For New Nashville – nocountryfornewnashville.com

Top House Music Blog – tophousemusicblog.com

Breaking More Waves – breakingmorewaves.blogspot.co.uk

The Von Pip Musical Express – Track of the Day – thevpme.com

Crack in the Road – crackintheroad.com

Real Horrorshow – horrorshowtunez.com

Cruel Rhythm – cruelrhythm.tumblr.com

Popjustice – popjustice.com

Here’s John recording his music for us. Note the professionalism of the studio setup. An upturned bin serves so many purposes…

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and for bonus hilarity, the moment when he realised just what he’d let himself in for…

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The November Film Speakeasy

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https://excusesandhalftruths.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/november-film-speakeasy.m4a

(if you want a permanent copy, click the link by the player to download the podcast to your computer).

November. Cold, damp, and once you’re past the Halloween/Bonfire Night twofer, there’s nothing to look forward to until Christmas. Oh well, let’s go to the pictures.

Clive and Rob are joined by film-maker Simon Aitken, who braves the 50 Second Flash Film Challenge. We consider the vexed question of remakes, reboots and *shudder* re-imaginings, and the Dice Of Fate is pointing us at music blogs.

Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte and snuggle in!

Say hello to Simon:

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