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Monday 1 September 2014

Bang & Jangle Radio Hour Restored to Its Former Glory

Third time's the charm, I hope. Episodes of my old show the Bang and Jangle Radio Hour have been intermittently available in the past, but twice now the player and/or the hosting site has crashed, killing all the links. While you can't stream or download episodes directly from the blog anymore, my slightly inelegant but hopefully more permanent solution is to share links to my Google Drive account. From there you can download mp3 versions of the show for your listening pleasure.

I've somehow managed to digitally misplace a few episodes, but you can find all extant material by clicking on the label "radio hour" at the bottom of this post, and browsing the selection. In the process of uploading episodes I relistened to a few, and I think the show's holding up well. At least by the third season, it's a pretty smooth ride. The first season might be a bit lumpy, but if you go back that far you'll still be treated to some great tunes and a host who mostly has his act together.

Musically, the Bang and Jangle Radio Hour covered a lot of ground, and I hope you can hear the curiosity and the research that went into it. Someday I may even generate new content, but for now, consider this a Greatest Hits sort of thing...

Tuesday 11 February 2014

"End Times Are Here Again" - Article in Punchnel's

I have it on good authority that the world should have ended December 21, 2012, but by early January most of us forgot about it and moved on. Not me, dammit I wrote a retrospective about that weird moment in history, and you can read it in Punchnel's magazine. The 2012 meme may have gone out with a whimper, but I hope you find it fascinating to look back now we're just past the one-year anniversary.

I wrote this in a creative non-fiction class led by Wayne Grady, so many thanks to Wayne and to my peers for their help with this one!

Check it out here: