Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London, Camden & Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 138 Saturday 4th February 2017 until Friday 10th February 2017.
A good friend said last week that the Blog was and I quote “the best friggin ever”. Rogers you’re going to want a refund after reading this week, please send me a copy of your receipt.
Writing this shiz.
I listen to a lot of podcast I think there the future of audio broadcasting. If you look at the various podcast providers you will be able to listen to a recording on every subject under the sun (I should say for legal reasons I don’t know for definite that there are pods about everything, but if someone can think it then I imagine someone’s talking about it). Look through the podcast charts (yes there is such a thing) and you will see a lot of professional radio shows that release edited versions or in some cases the full programme as a pod. But a huge number of productions are recorded and produced by people like you and me, ordinary people.
The mic is big and ugly,but works.
Over Crimbum I had an idea; yes I had another one of my so called creative spark that never comes to fruition. I admit I am all mouth and no trousers, what I mean is I have ideas all the time but nothing ever ferments into a finished product. This went round and round my head, if others can produce a pod then surely I can.
The CAA (Club for Acts and Artistes)
During January I had a lot of time to think, to plan. I approached a couple of celebrities who agreed to be interviewed this was the start of the idea sprouting shoots. I bought a microphone which if I’m honest is ugly and large, but it works well. How do I know this, I hear you ask. This week I went into central London and met up with comedian, TV, theatre, radio actor, writer and Doctor Who podcaster Toby Hadoke. We agreed to meet outside a private members club for actors and artists; I stood on the pavement freezing my bits off getting strange looks from passing traffic wardens and other people going about their evening.
The lovely Mr Toby Hadoke, who i interviewed.
I know Toby’s work and am a fan but of course we had never met, so when a friendly smiling face appeared in the doorway I knew there was no reason to be nervous. Toby got the drinks (I did buy a round later fact fans) while I set up the large mic and computer. We spent the next hour and a half just chatting about his life and career, there are things that he said which I felt was very personal and I’ll have to decide if I should use. There was only one really nice story he asked if I wouldn’t cut that referenced a very famous British comedian.
Anna on the tube.
The next day I was actually scared to listen to the material partly because I was concerned that maybe it hadn’t recorded or the background noise in the small bar was too loud. I didn’t need to worry as the background added atmosphere to the recording. I didn’t have structured questions, the recording is a conversation going from one subject to any other, I’m no Michael Parkinson and think it’s best to talk to each other. I did have a few notes but I found I didn’t really need to look at them which hopefully will come across in the recording. All I need to do now is learn to edit and release the pod on to the world. Fingers crossed it works and that someone will want to listen to this. This creative shoot is growing and growing, I’ll look after it and nurture it and hope it flowers in to a beautiful bloom and not a weed.
A lovely coffee diversion in Camden. And “Klaatu Barada Nikto” you need to know your sci-fi for that.
And now for something completely different.
Horsing around in Camden, which is trying to remain positive.
I spent a lovely Friday afternoon wondering around Camden while small flakes of snow fluttering down with the lovely Anna. Anna is a hugely talented actress; musician, prop maker an all-round creative type who made me feel that I was not a total waste of space.
Opps, the Jbomb parked on a yellow line.
In Other News…
Poor MOZ after her extraction, shes a brave lady.
Visited Guys & St Thomas hospital with MOZ as she needed to have a tooth out. While waiting I heard an old woman speak to the reception saying that she had been there the week before “but she didn’t want to teach them to suck eggs”, this did make me chuckle. I wonder where she got her dental qualifications from.
The Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching: “60 Days In Jail”, (ep 12). “British History Biggest Fibs With Lucy Worsley”, (ep 3). “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, (S3, ep 7 to 10). “Chewing Gum”, (S2, ep 5 & 6). “Click”, (TX 04/02/17). “Click: Space Special”, (TX 28/01/17). “Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster: Nova Documentary (BBC)”. “Italy’s Invisible Cities”, (ep 1 to 3). “Not Going Out”, (S8, ep 3). “Secrets of Bones”, (ep 6). “Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week”, (S2, ep 2). “Superman”, (1978). “Taboo”, (ep 4). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S20, ep 16). “The Last Kingdom”, (S1, ep 6 to 8). “The Last Leg”, (S10, ep 2). “This Country”, (ep 1). “Timeshift: Flights Of Fancy, Pigeons And The British”, (S16, ep 5).
This week I have mainly been listening to: “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (09/02/17). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (02/02, 03/02, 06/02, 07/02, 08/02, 09/02). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Live)”, (03/02, 06/02, 07/02/17). ”LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (09/02/17). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (03/02, 04/02, 10/02/17). “Scroobius Pip, Distraction Pieces”, (ep 23, 11/03/15) (ep 24, 12/03/15) (ep 28, 26/03/15) (ep 30, 08/04/15) (ep 35: pt 1, pt 2, 13/05/15) (ep 136, 08/02/17). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 27, 03/02/17). “The Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (ep 74, 04/02/17). “The Rabbit Hole”, (09/02/17). “Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round”, (ep 177, ep 178, 06/16) (ep 179 to ep 182, 07/16). “Morrissey”, “Elbow”, “Chas n Dave”, “The Beach Boys”, ”The XX”, “The Verve”, “The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band”, “All Saints”, “M.I.A”, “Santigold”, McAlmond And Butler”.