Friday, August 29, 2014

"Citizen Creepfest", Chapters 1-3


A SERIALIZED ACCOUNT OF A LATE-NITE MONSTER SHOW, AND ITS CO-CONSPIRATORS

starring
                    Mike                                               Vince



           





and

                              Jason, "The Chef"
CHAPTER 1
A Brief History of Creepfest. Also, How Jason's Salsa-drenched Gas Station Pickle Mash Convinced Us We Could Be on TV. 
For the first time, Vince and I were in agreement about the show. Even Jason seemed to be happy, and he was never pleased about anything he helped create. We all sat at Al's that one Spring night almost a decade ago, where we had proclaimed over burgers: "Finally, Yes! -- Creepfest is ready for the masses!" Read More...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fade In:

Mike takes a walk and ends up at the Sidewalk Film Festival downtown. Topics include: attending the first Sidewalk in 1998 and seeing "Seinfeld" Director Tom Cherones there; ScriptThing for Windows; downtown Birmingham is full of cars, but where are all the people?; walking around Sidwalk on my way to hear actors do a table read of short screenplays; screenwriting; Lee Strasburg; all the annoying hoops you have to jump through to make movies, and; much more! Note: this episode has a secret track. MAKE SURE YOU LISTEN ALL THE WAY THROUGH FOR THE SECRET TRACK!!!!

Show time: 1:39:35

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Corn Country

Mike is back from his Midwest trip! Topics include: Coca-cola "Mike" bottles urban legend; shark week; comedy central in the 90s; the secret to warding off sharks; field audio from Indiana including notes about the town of Nashville and the B Movie Festival; meeting MonsterVision host Joe Bob Briggs; thinking of moving some place else sometime soon; audio from Joe Bob's introduction of midnight movie at festival, "Silent Night, Deadly Night", and more!

Show time: 1:50:18 

Music for this episode by Wade from the album "Midnight Soundz" (CC license, BY, NC, SA) and The Black Parrot (available on Jamendo.com; CC license, BY, NC).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike United States License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released August 2014, on The Overnightscape Underground and The Midnight Citizen (themidnightcitizen.com).

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Permanent Vacation




Every time I think about scrubbing routine, I think about the end of



"The Graduate"




Here's a guy, Ben, who has always played the straight and narrow, done everything in life he had planned up to the end of college. And then, he scrubs routine.


Most everyone wants to change course, and each for his own reasons.Ben does it for a woman -- well, if you want to get technical, two women. But it's the daughter, Elaine Robinson, he really wants. And as he steals her away from the arranged wedding in Santa Barbara, the two hop a bus and plop down in back with unchecked daffiness.
Hey, baby.
Next, the impulse is over and they've gotten what they wanted, their smiles wither. Endorphins settle. As Simon and Garfunkle swell and the credits roll, you can see Ben and Elaine thinking the same thing: what now, then? 
So...you wanna grab some dinner?
You may have a different read on it, but I think the answer is pretty clear: they regret. For Ben and Elaine, they realize the feeling that most of us fear when we consider scrubbing our routine for something that might just turn out to be a flash-in-the-pan impulse. They sit on that bus, and they regret.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Parole: Denied

Join Mike for another aimless ramble. Topics include: people I don't know recognize me, having a "familiar" face; going to the "B" Movie Festival next week; having a "Type A" personality; did not get a teaching job for the next school year; horror host update -- Rhonda Shear from "USA Up All Nite"; the "Finding Bigfoot" TV show, and much more!

Show time: 1:38:56

Music for this episode by Wade from the album "Midnight Soundz" (CC license, BY, NC, SA) and The Black Parrot (available on Jamendo.com; CC license, BY, NC).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike United States License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released August 2014, on The Overnightscape Underground and The Midnight Citizen (themidnightcitizen.com).