The T.A.S. Show Podcast is my first podcast. A Temple A. Stark production
It can be downloaded here (56 MB), and is no longer in the form of an m4a file.
This should work the same as an mp3 file.
(I will also break it down into five parts for those with dial-up connections. Let me know. It is already broken into parts.).
(There is also a version without the 15 minutes of me reading here). Funkier.
The premise of this podcast, my very first, is to get inside my head without me speaking much at all. Not a practiced presentation voice; trained to get my questions done and over as quick as possible. Not speaking much here - Oh, except for these 15 minutes in the middle where I read Chapter 21 from my NaNoWriMo novel from 2002. NaNoWriMo is short for the National Novel Writing Month, a non-prize contest who's motto is "quantity over quality." The goal is to write 50,000 words in a month, ideally at regular intervals of about 2,000 words per day.
The idea is to get people to push past that "I'm scared" moment of writing; and get the juices flowing - even if they spill and make a mess. I got 70,000-plus words and was much happier with the final result than I ever thought I would be. So I put it online where it has languished, one of my three incomplete fiction books. This is the year when one of them gets done. Feel free to nag me on that.
On this podcast, however, I ruin it. I have never read my own work out loud, except newspaper articles. I have also not seen this writing - well, oh, so barely - since I first wrote in November of 2002, so I was reading it cold, and remembering what it was about as I went along.
Then there's microphone I'm using. Hands up, who recognizes where the microphone's from???
But at the end of the 080905 T.A.S Show podcast I said I'd explain the goings on. It would be more fun if you downloaded and listened first before discovering all below.
First in your ears is Taps from two trumpets of the USAF Heritage of America Band.
2. Cadence drill from Full Metal Jacket; Edited down. That abrupt cut in the song is in the original. Er, but it's in a different place.
3. Don't Call me Nigger, Whitey - Jane's Addiction. Confrontation.
4. A movie quote from the Breakfast Club.
5. Across the Road, Chapter 21, with musical instrumental backdrop. The novel is essentially about a family who dies in the attempt to pull down a south and Central American child prostitution ring. They have some successes along the way, though the book starts with the death of the main "hero." Or is he protagonist.