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Last update: 2012-09-01

Episode 30012-14: Over and Out

2012-09-01 :: Brian E. Drake

Episode 30,012-14 Over and Out: The Final Episode! Con and Suranji fall victim to the laws of physics, and despite Cthulhu’s intervention, stare dissolution in the face. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “The Toy Trumpet,” The Raymond Scott Quintet “Glad Rag Doll,” 1928, Ted Lewis “Keep Sweeping the Cobwebs Off the Moon,” 1927, Ted Lewis with Ruth Etting [...]…

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Episode 30012-13: Writers Block

2012-08-18 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 27s

Episode 30,012-13 Writers Block The podcast’s writers haven’t completed a script for the episode and Con and Suranji are desperate to fill the airtime. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “On s’en fout,” 1932, Dorin et Colline “C Minor Prelude Rag,” George Owen “Bukowina Mazurek,” 7 December 1926, Franciszek Dukla and His Band [...]…

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Episode 30012-12: Sea Slugs and Kelp

2012-08-04 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 25s

Episode 30,012-12 Sea Slugs and Kelp Con, translated by Elder Thing Cthulhu to a water world in a distant galaxy, is disgruntled and ready to chuck it all. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Steamboat Stomp,” 1927, Efim Schachmeister “I’m Waiting for Ships,” 1925, Maurice Gunsky [...]…

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Episode 30012-11: Boogie On Down

2012-07-21 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 29s

Episode 30,012-11 Boogie On Down Con, still enthralled by the politics of the gas giant Flubradda, receives a visit from a fed-up Elder Thing Cthulhu, who decides enough is enough. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Boogie Woogie” “Foot Pedal Boogie,” 1941, Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons “Carle Boogie,” 1944, Frankie Carle [...]…

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Episode 30012-10: Back to That

2012-07-07 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 25s

Episode 30,012-10 Back to That Con manages to sweet-talk Elder Thing Cthulhu into discussing the political life of the gaseous politicians on gas giant Flubradda. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Out of the East,” 1918, Earl Fuller’s Novelty Orchestra “Clarinet Squawk,” 1920, Louisiana Five [...]…

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A Night Garden now available through Amazon!

2012-06-26

My collection A Night Garden and Other Stories is now available through Amazon and other online booksellers such as Barnes & Noble (but stick to Lulu, they’re faster and I make more out of each sale!). So spread the word and pass the links along. And when you’ve read it, add reviews to the sites. That’s how the news gets spread. Thanks! [...]…

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Episode 30012-09: When In Doubt, Reboot

2012-06-23 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 27s

Episode 30,012-09 When In Doubt, Reboot Con is still sequestered deep in its motherboard and Suranji has become unbalanced, so Elder Thing Cthulhu hosts the Cosmicast until Con reappears. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Rokydan,” Sharp Five “Surfeando en la bañera,” Jorge Arroyo, Creative Commons Licensed for Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike, Spain [...]…

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Episode 30012-08: The Sole Universal Constant

2012-06-09 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 26s

Con is sequestered deep in its motherboard studying the political effluvia of the Flubraddarans, leaving Suranji to host the Cosmicast. But a visit from Elder Thing Cthulhu leads to an existential crisis for the servo-unit. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “St. Louis Blues,” 1914, W.C. Handy “Credo in un deo,” from Verdi’s Otello, 7 January 1914, Titta Ruffo “Gems from Sometime,” 1919, Rudolf Friml [...]…

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Episode 30012-07: Intermezzo

2012-05-26 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 24s

Episode 30,012-07 Intermezzo Con has been banned from discussing politics in any way by Elder Thing Cthulhu and Suranji, and so struggles to figures out some way to fill the Cosmicast. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Salome Intermezzo,” 1901, Robert Brooks “Intermezzo” from Guglielmo Ratcliff, Pietro Mascagni “A Spring Morning - Intermezzo,” 1902, Sibyl Sanderson Fagen [...]…

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Episode 30012-06: The Campaign Trail, Part 2

2012-05-12 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 26s

Episode 30,012-06 The Campaign Trail, Part 2 Con is still determined to run for office, driving Suranji to the brink of madness, when Cthulhu intervenes. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Comrades of the Legion,” John Philip Sousa, United States Marine Band “Do You Believe?” 1929, Billy Hays Orchestra [...]…

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Big News

2012-04-28

Hi, all. This is to announce the publication of my collection, A Night Garden and other stories. This collection of 33 short stories and novellas (many previously published in various journals and magazines) contains literary fiction of humor and horror, poetry and mystery, science fiction and myth, exploring the limits and inner and outer space. The long story “The Perquisites of His Position” tells a tale of ghostly revenge. The novella “The Darkness of the Heart” relates a story of the day slavery was abolished in Haiti. The satirical “Pangloss Triumphant” tells of a happy hermaphrodite. From the revelations of the aged Don Juan to the musings of B-movie actors trapped in deteriorating celluloid, from the voice of the ancient Sphinx to the senility of a quantum particle at the very end of the physical universe, the thirty-three artfully crafted stories presented here are full of deftly drawn characters, amazing plots, psychological insi [...]…

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Episode 30012-04: Politics and Evolution

2012-04-14 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 30s

Episode 30,012-04 Politics and Evolution Suranji and Elder Thing Cthulhu are getting a bit annoyed with Con’s continuing obsession over the political gas giants they’ve been monitoring. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Sophie Tucker for President,” 1952, Sophie Tucker “C’est bian l’air que chaque matin,” Meyerbeer, L’Etoile du Nord, sung by Sumi Jo [...]…

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Episode 30012-03: Oratory

2012-03-31 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 30s

Episode 30,012-03 Oratory Con is enchanted by the oratory of the Flubraddarans, inhabitants of a gas giant, and explores the political speechifying of its own extinct species of origin. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Happy Days Are Here Again,” 1930, Ted Weems Orchestra “Nur für Natur,” Johann Strauss II, Der Lustige Krieg, sung by Rudolf Kreuzberger [...]…

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Episode 30012-02: Toxic Gas

2012-03-17 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 23s

Episode 30,012-02 Toxic Gas Con and Suranji, in orbit around a gas giant, have discovered the native life forms are in the middle of an election cycle. Elder Thing Cthulhu manifests the obligatory exposition. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “The Wibbly Wobbly Walk,” 1913, Fred Elliot “Jazz Baby,” 1919, Agnes Lynn [...]…

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Episode 30012-01: R and R

2012-03-03 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 27s

Episode 30,012-01 R and R Con and Suranji are on holiday in orbit around a gas giant, when Con makes a startling discovery: the gas giant contains life! Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Cocktail Lady,” 1999, Funky Terrorist “Little know ye who is coming” Campaign commercials: Eisenhower, 1952; Kennedy, 1960; Nixon, 1972 [...]…

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Episode 20011-22: Going On

2011-12-24 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 26s

Episode 20,011-22 Going On Con can’t forget the higher-dimensional experience Cthulhu gave the probe, and finds standard reality stale and meaningless. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Some of These Days,” 1925, New Orleans Jazz Band “Some of These Days,” 1911, Sophie Tucker “At Peace with the World,” 1926, Louis James, Franklin Bauer [...]…

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Episode 20011-21: A Convocation of Horror

2011-12-10 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 27s

Episode 20,011-21 A Convocation of Horror Cthulhu attempts to rouse Con from another depressive episode by whisking the probe off to a higher-dimensional assembly of Elder Things. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Badinage,” 1912, Victor Herbert, Victor Light Opera Orchestra Interlude from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Shostakovich “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” 1930, Ted Weems Orchestra [...]…

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Episode 20011-20: Suranji and the Nut

2011-11-26 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 26s

Episode 20,011-20 Suranji and the Nut Suranji finds a stray nut in Con’s infrastructure and will not rest until it tears the probe apart to find where it goes. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Just Another Day Wasted Away,” 1927, Abe Lymon Orchestra “Tell Me, Little Gypsy,” 1920, Art Hickman Orchestra “Sadie Green, the Vamp of New Orleans,” 1026, The Five Harmaniacs [...]…

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Episode 20011-19: Blues in the Void

2011-11-12 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 25s

Episode 20,011-19 Blues in the Void Con and Suranji finish the cosmicast, then go about their business with a tune that won’t go away. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Blues in the Night,” 1942, Cab Calloway and The Palmer Brothers “Blues in the Night,” Larry Adler and his Orchestra with John Kirby and his Orchestra “Blues in the Night,” 1942, Dinah Shore Interview with H. L. Mencken [...]…

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Episode 30012-05: The Campaign Trail

1999-11-29 :: Brian E. Drake
Length: 21s

Episode 30,012-05 The Campaign Trail Con, inspired by the politics overheard from Flubradda, decides to run for office. Music: Hippodrome March, 1912, John Philip Sousa “Manhattan Beach March,” 1906, Sousa’s Band “I’m Just Wild About Harry,” 1921, Eubie Blake “Comrades of the Legion,” John Philip Sousa, United States Marine Band [...]…

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