Showing posts from February, 2010

So Tone, Whatcha been doing since the last entry?

I’ve been working. No, seriously, I have. Stop laughing.

I am working on a serial drama harking back to the old days of entertainment when, rather than sitting back and watching the pretty colors, consumers of said entertainment had to get more involved. I am talking about what is often stodgily referred to as ‘Old Time Radio’.  That moniker is accurate enough, but it seems to me that it brings up visions of 1930’s advertisements for Orange Crush soft drink and zoot suit wearing hipsters.

I prefer Classic Radio Entertainment. What the best CRE did was offer its listeners the chance to participate in some cerebral calisthenics whilst entertaining them with characters who became (and, in many cases still are) part of our collective consciousness.  CRE demanded listener investment.

All this leads to my project. For the last few years I’ve been working on a radio drama that is part 1930’s style detective noir, part X-files, and part Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It wasn’t until the last half of …