So, as many of you may or may not know, we are taking the radio serial, Tales of the Extraordinary on tour up the coast: San Fran, Portland, Seattle, and (if we find a place in time), Vancouver! To that end, we've set up a Kickstarter Page to raise funds so that we might actually accomplish this:
For those who haven't heard the final episode of "The Lost City of Ford," it is up on the site and the podcast...just click this fast link:
Just finished editing the episode from last week's "Tales of the Extraordinary" show at The Spot. It's quite rough, as their was some problematic technical difficulties, but it is listenable and hopefully enjoyable. People were challenging me to make sense of our improvised commercial...somehow, I think I did. Take a listen here:
Another video, testing the effects:
We started preliminary shots on the live-action trailer today, with a test scene: the infamous squid attack from Episode Two of Shadow of the Unknown. Here be some pictures from the shoot... And a short clip of a very rough shot, just to check placement:I have another shot, but I can't get it to upload to YouTube correctly...working on it...
It is true. We have joined Twitter: leagueofnationsSomehow that was not taken. Huh.
So, here's the news. We're putting together a live-action 'trailer'for Tales. The guys behind Trailer Trash areworking on it with us and are very gung-ho about it. But I just needto first write a two-minute script for the trailer. It will havequick flashes of the main characters doing what they do (Dickiegetting snatched by the squid, The Unknown fighting on the blimp), acouple scenes from their travels (French Mafia attacks, etc.), and thenthe inevitable end-montage.Thus, I wanted to use some of my favorite scenes and others that youor people you know liked, so they can go, "Hey! They put that inthere!" Please, hit me with what scenes, bits, dialogue, moments,etc., you'd like to see included.Hmmm?
Yeah, you heard right, campers:What are YOU doing this Summer?
Every week of our shows, Windows to Sky would perform a hit song from 1926. In this particular occasion (our one year anniversary), The Unknown made a cameo to remember the good old days with his old archenemy, Mad Myrtle:Reminiscence (mp3)
Webcam chat at Ustream
We've been broadcasting for a year as of this Sunday, which will be the third of our LIVE shows here in LA:Can't make it to the LIVE performance of "Tales of the Extraordinary"? No worries!We will (hopefully) be broadcasting over the interwebs as they are recorded, provided I know what i am doing. Just tune in here:http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tales-of-the-extraordinaryThe show begins at 7pm Cali time with our opening band, Windows to Sky, who will perform their original songs as well as hits from 1926.Following them around 7:30, we will take the stage to record the show, improvise our usual bizarre commercials, and force the audience to perform our foley.___________________________________________________Need to catch up on the story so far? The past two episodes of "Mexico Strikes Back" are up online here: Mexico Strikes Back (mp3)
Not into kickin' the ball around with the boys?Don't care about the teams playing?Want to take advantage of the low traffic and go out?Come on down to the Spot, adventurers, and take advantage of:- An extensive dining menu and beverages- Ample parking- Audience as Foley Artists- Monkeys, Masked Vigilantes, and Mexicans- And opening performance by the band Windows to Sky.Oh, and of course it is all FREE, my friends. Come and partake in the Extraordinary this Sunday!!___________________________________________________Need to catch up on the story so far? Last week's episode is already up online here: Mexico Strikes Back: Episode One (mp3)
The Japanese fun begins this week...with a bit of a prelude:
A new episode this Friday...
So, it occurred to me last night that without Joseph, we lose ourability to record the show (Noah doesn't do weekends), as well asopening act. We are also down Matt and probably Taliesin. The Monster Island episode is almost done, but it is quickly turning intothe Adventures of Dickie and Rod, which is a little too phallic foreven my tastes.Thus, I was going to call off the show this Sunday at The Spot. It may be a few months before we do another LIVE show arc, though this has been far more successful than I had imagined. Thanks to all who came out!In the meantime, the previous LIVE shows (including the Finale episode at Dungeon Master), as well as all previous story arcs are online:* Download/Listen by clicking the link. * Subscribe to the RSS feed.* Subscribe through iTunes.Find out what happened to Little Dickie, world-renowned explorer extrordinaire, and the masked vigilante known only as The Unknown as they continued their search for the Crown of Khan. Find out who dies and who very nearly dies, but not quite. Find out what terrible and demeaning things are being done to silent screan star, Randolph Moon, and his simian friend, Gatsby, at the hands of the twisted mob wife, Auntie Gertrude. Kiwis and chimps and gangsters, oh my!
Pulp meets Fantasy...with equal amounts of Camp.
Speaking of the website, I am adding a FAQ section. Please hit me with any questions that you would like answered!