After a little over a year absence, I’ve gotten back into the world of podcasting over at The Space Monkey X Audio Workshop with my latest, brief episode, S-Town.
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It’s been a pretty crazy couple of months for me.
The Thing Read-Along Record Book actually kind of went a little viral! It was featured on a handful of websites, including some big ones like io9, The Dissolve, and The Onion A.V. Club (which was a Bucket List moment for me).
The YouTube video also received almost unanimously positive comments from fans, and there were tons of tweets sent from all over the world. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I’m incredibly lucky and thankful that it received such a warm embrace by the internet.
Other than that, I’ve been working on a few other projects, including more episodes of The Space Monkey X Audio Workshop. Episode 2 was some dramatic readings of old Chuck Palahniuk-inspired short stories I wrote a while back. Episode 3 is the debut of a defunct-podcast I was a part of called The Drunken Podcast, created by my friend Steve some time ago. The show was never released, despite us having a few good episodes recorded, but I thought it would be a shame for it to just sit on his hard drive going unheard. I’m working on Episode 4 right now, which will be my first interview. I’m excited and a little nervous about it…
I also released another episode of When You Hear This Sound, this time a “Christmas in July” episode featuring a Star Wars Christmas record. A Halloween episode is coming up soon, but it’s just going to be The Thing Read-Along Record Book since it never actually played for that audience yet.
See? Pretty crazy!
Yes, it’s here, folks! My super-secret audio project has finally been released. As you can see by the title of this post, it is an original read-along record book of John Carpenter’s The Thing.
Long story short, I love those old record books that were popular in the 1970s and 80s, but they were always made primarily for kid’s movies, TV shows, and comic books. But that means a lot of great films that came out during that time period never got the full record book treatment.
So, along with some of my geeky friends, I decided to correct this oversight, and am now working on read-along record books for the films that never got them in the first place. My first choice was John Carpenter’s classic 1982 cult hit, The Thing.
This is also an opportunity to announce my new podcast, The Space Monkey X Audio Workshop, hosted over at spacemonkeyx.net. You can read more about The Thing record book and the new podcast over there.
Or if you’d prefer to the get the audio and the record book in once place, just hit Play on the YouTube video below.