Posts Tagged ‘audio’

H. G. Wells: The Red Room

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

One of Wells’s most famous non-science fiction stories, The Red Room, though ostensibly a ghost story, may instead be an allegorical tale about the dawn of the 20th Century. If anything, that makes it even scarier…


M. R. James: Rats

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

One of my favorite ghost stories, by one of my favorite ghost story writers. As usual, James leaves a lot to the imagination when he describes the Thing that haunts this story; but his sketchy description worked so well on my imagination that for years I had to brace myself before re-reading it.

I apologize for the worst attempt at a Suffolk accent you’re ever likely to hear. Sorry.


Something in my Head

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

A news story in April 2012 got me thinking about this warped piece of sci-fi from 1968.

Sure, the Japanese version makes some claims to subtext, which might explain why everybody in the movie is an idiot; but give me the American version any day, with its funky theme music…


Old Podcast #2: The Grim Reaper (2007)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Death, be not proud…


Old Podcast #1: Shame of the B-Masters

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

In which your humble Braineater admits to never having watched one of the classics of the horror genre all the way through.


Let’s start with a canon

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

What could be more fun than getting together with a group of friends and singing canons? Not much. This is a little three-voice canon I came up with nearly thirty years ago… I’ve presented it in g-minor to fit gratefully within a range of voices, but I’m also including an audio clip of a version in c-minor for organ (with a cheating tièrce de picardie in a fourth voice at the end… y’know: just because). It wouldn’t pass counterpoint class, but it’s still enjoyable.

Three-voice canon by Will T. Laughlin