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June 10th, 2007

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04:14 pm
In less'n two hours we'll be recording the first four episodes (one whole serial's worth) of RED SHIFT: INTERPLANETARY DO-GOODER, the radio serial I concocted one evening when I probably was supposed to be doing something else (that's how all great ideas come about.) I wish I could tell you the feelings I've got right now regarding taking a project all the way from silly joke to concept to a series idea to initial scripts to auditions to rehearsals to revisioning to live performance to more revisioning to actual factual professional recording, but I can't. Not right now, at least. I've got too much to think about right now anyway and we're not out of the woods just yet: I will not consider this entire endeavor a success until you, yes, you actually have an MP3 file in your hot little hands (or hot little iPod or whatever hot little media player you enjoy using hotly and littly.)

We'll hammer out the podcast delivery and schedule at some point, but right now, it's time to take one of the major steps. I can't wait to work on the promo material, even though anyone can make promo stuff for any type of project, real or imagined. But having an actual product, made by people who know their shit, makes things seriously legit. Y'know? And do you know how exciting that feels?

Off to CVS for cough drops and antacid and a scrip refill. Then it's time to turn on Doc's voice and direct at the same time. Hopefully we'll be out in time for me to make some of the Tony Awards, as Mo has concocted a drinking game which she only halfway stole from the Oscars. Judging from the rules of the game, I'm reasonably sure Mo will be completely incoherent by the time I get home, and I'll have to decipher drunken IM. Not like that's ever happened before. (We'll see about my participation, tho. No need to get schnocked on a Sunday night with a 6:00 am alarm the next day.)

Hey, I just looked at my hands and, just like Michael Corleone's, they're rock-steady. Guess I am ready for this after all.

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Date:June 11th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Speaking of hard SF radio-plays featuring derspatchel, is that Chicken Heart mp3 still out there? I was thinking of sharing it with someone, but now I'm wondering if it is not to be shared.
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Date:June 11th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, Chicken Heart can be shared, by all means! I thought the MP3 link was lurking somewhere around the PMRP website, but I can't find it. I shall send you an MP3 link once I know where it lives, or upload my own copy from home to my webspace.
Date:June 13th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)

Hooray Red!

Huzzah! May it be smooth, productive sailing and totally unlike a certain long-assed night once spent mostly on the floor of the ACTV studio!

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