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Noir Buzz-Featuring the Tapes of Jack Neff

Well here she is. After a lot of group confusion and lack of responses, I was unsure of what to do with all of my ideas and preliminary content I had created. With some of the original members breaking off and others going incommunicado, I had no choice but to construct a show on my own. I followed in the same general vein of the “Noir Buzz” group, using celebrity stories. I’m not sure what direction the others ended up taking, but I chose to fantasize a celebrity story in the world of my character, Jack Neff. Of course I made the whole thing as darkly humorous and over the top as a I could. I had a ton of fun putting this whole thing together, I’m just disappointed I had to work alone. Though l suppose I never would have been able to make what I did if I was in a group. This is just too weird for that. I also likely wouldn’t have been able to make the music myself, which was one of my favorite aspects of my show-all of the music is from me and my guitar. Even some of the dark tone-like sounds came from using Audacity’s “paulstretch” program. The voice work too, particularly of my fictional host, Todd Sprinkle, was just too much fun. Just that name alone gets me laughing.

Initially, I wanted to complete the story of Jack and the “Cyri” but it was simply a gargantuan amount of content for one person to edit once it all started coming together. What’s here isn’t even half of what I had planned, which is a bit disappointing. Alas, the content that did make it still gives me a good laugh. I hope my commercial (which is supposed to be out of place for laughs) doesn’t offend. It really shouldn’t, but inexplicable Nazi references aren’t always the lightest of fare. My Hitler shriek is now a go-to sound bite on my computer. Every time I hear it I can’t help but grin.

Anyway, I think I’ll post more back here in a bit once I’ve listened to other shows and have more time to reflect.