The show’s gotten off to a little bit of a false start. In addition to the computer issues mentioned previously, the usually holiday stuff, and a kitty that was on his deathbed (he’s fine now) I’ve been either technologically crippled or consumed by more important things. There isn’t an author piece queued up at the moment either, which has cast a fog over my motivation to be sure.
There are now submission guidelines linked in the navigation bar above. We’ll see how it goes.
So, I’m going to start working on February’s show and getting things back on track. I enjoy doing the show, but I have too many conditions in my mind regarding the format. I’m not going to worry about that quite so much going forward. If an episode airs without an author or without a string of weird news, then there will just be more music or some other element to fill in the gaps. I appreciate those of you that have subscribed, and hopefully in relaxing my structure a little bit I’ll be able to get back to a consistent schedule.
Good news on the Wilum Pugmire front, he’s out of the hospital and hanging in there.
I hope to be able to start putting the new show together this weekend and will keep you posted as I finally get that live again. Switched computers, new computer had issues, issues fixed, and now need to get moved in and operational again. Thanks for your patience.
Episode 29 is already a bit delayed because of computer issues, and will probably be a little bit yet before it’s ready to go.
I also wanted to take a moment to spread the news that Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire is in hospital and not doing well. You can read the details over at Lovecraft E-Zine here. I got to hear him read at Mythoscon I and meet him briefly, and as his reputation suggests, he is a thoughtful and genuinely nice man. Here’s hoping he comes through the other side of this, keep him in your thoughts if you are so inclined.
Take Care Mr. Pugmire
The show is essentially done, however listening back something is weird in going on with the vocal EQing on the last segment. If I don’t re-record it it will drive me crazy, so it may be another day or two, but not much longer. I will get the hang of all of this again, it has been almost 3 years after all.
Well, I didn’t make my goal of the 23rd, which will remain the target date each month. With the return of the show the lead time was a little shorter than it will be going forward, and there were more cats to herd out of the gate. The show will be up sometime on Sunday, and I think it is a pretty good one.
I’m happy to report the first show of the new shows is coming together. I’m shooting for the 23rd of each month as the release date, and I’m on track for that now. After contacting a handful of folks in the weird fiction community to solicit their participation, I’ve gotten some encouraging responses. I’m not ready to wave around a guest list, or who might appear when, but I’m so pleased to be able to include this to the programming. It was a large part of my renewed vigor for the show and something I really think you’ll enjoy.
Professor Gruntsplatter’s Spookatorium had its first fitful run from September 2006 to October 2008. Now, five years after it first aired, I have decided to revive it. The entire archives from the old site are here, as well as some cross-posted goodies from my main site that fit the premise.
I’m starting to plan the first new episode now, Episode 027. The Spookatorium will pick up where it left off. I already owned the domain and the name still works with some of my new ideas. In the past, I was trying to maintain a schedule that was ultimately unrealistic. This time around, I’m shooting for one strong episode a month.
The show will continue to feature a variety of great music that speaks to the themes in one way or another, stories of the peculiar and bizarre, and new to this incarnation, I will be giving some attention to how these ideas surface in literature and art.
We’ll see how this goes. Stay tuned for more information as I figure it out.