Thursday October 29, 2009
Back on the air...
Previously on para-x.com, the program prior to Marla's show was hosted by the pleasant and erudite
For reasons on which I'm still unclear, I think Gavin returned to the UK, but either way, his show went off.
In its place
(not to be confused with "replacing"),
is a "show" designed either to be loved or loathed.
Hosted by someone only calling himself the Boogeyman, he uses a Borat style accent
(for which from me he immediately loses points, as well as respect),
and typically disses those in the chat room.
One week I went into the chat room around 5:40pm, and after a few inquiries as to what th'heck was going on
(as some strange old radio show clip was being played),
the host begins verbally to berate me, claiming I "came in late," and other inane comments.
Irritated, I typed, calmly pointing out accurately:
I'm not late: I'm *early*, for Marla's show...
Well, wishing to avoid the unpleasant "show," I set my alarm to go in as close to 6pm as possible.
I turned on my Skype and went into the chat room at about 5:55.
Marla was in there and we PM'd each other (Private Chat);
her producer having not yet even pulled her into the conference.
We then each got his call, as did LeeAnne Ball
and the game was on.
The show went okay;
in keeping with the show's topic, Marla's producer kept playing various sound byte clips from the Harry Potter movies,
unfortunately many of them came on somewhat haphazardly, often just as someone was about to make a comment
(and/or in my case, joke-quips).
(Afterward he apologized for doing so much of that.)
Listening back to it, I realized with some embarrassment at one point that I attribute the Pern book series to Anne Rice instead of Anne McCaffrey...
About 0:45 minutes in, after a commercial break there seems to be a lost segment... it cuts into the middle of our discussing cats and animals as familiars and such.
The podcast playback time coming in at 0:57:36 instead of 1:00:00 implies about two and a half minutes are missing, based on results, probably right at that point.
Listen to the show here for yourself...
Right-Click on this Link
and download it
for listening at a later time.