Mon, 18 April 2011
It's Horn-Tooting time for an achievement that was barely conceivable a year ago . . . just shy of our April 30th anniversary, the Inverse Delirium podcast hit 3000 total downloads. Not only that, but now there are TWO shows that have surpassed 200 downloads each: #6 (Jobs) and #9 (Celebrity).
Thank you! Merci! Buenos Dias! Varsågod! Wo ist die Bahnhof!?! Dos Vedanya! 放して!
Next stop . . . glory!
The graphic comes from the CRW Flag company based in fashionable Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20 PM
Sat, 9 April 2011
Here we see Amy Dugan and Dustin Pruitt!
Incidentally, Amy is the Amazing Betty's eldest daughter (youngest daughter Anne appeared in #12)....clearly, talent runs in the family!
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22 PM
Wed, 6 April 2011
Yes, friends, it was nearly ONE YEAR AGO that InveDel crawled up out of the proverbial ooze onto the muddy banks of the Intertubes, and you know as well as I do what that means . . .
. . you do know what that means, don't you?
It means Hooray!! and Way to Go!! and other encouraging declarations! And it means TWO celebratory editions of the Inverse Delirium podcast!
Thanks to every single one of you...we're looking forward to all manner of firsts in the year to come!
The graphic is a birthday throw pillow from Cafe Press!
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23 AM
Fri, 1 April 2011
Here we see the legal team of Maddox, Evans & Evans:
Keep in mind, you'll be hearing more from Chuck and Marc in upcoming shows!
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35 PM
Thu, 31 March 2011
The Inverse Delirium takes the sage advice of Ann Quasman and bows to the inevitable...
..find us on Twitter: @InverseDelirium.
Please Follow us into the void! And feel free to comment as you do so! ...And other exclamations!
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48 PM
Wed, 16 March 2011
In addition to fending off dental emergencies with the help of an oral surgeon, our fervent Host has recently had an altercation with Streptococcus Pyogenes, the kind of microbe no one wants to run into in a dark alley. It has resulted in the regrettable production delay of our upcoming websiode.
As the infestation is subsiding, however, and the prospect of relatively pain-free voice recording looms, we look forward to posting an all-new Inverse Delirium podcast within days.
Say you'll wait?
(graphic comes from an eMedicine article on sore throats)
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51 PM
Thu, 24 February 2011
It only just occurred to us that some of you might not be checking our Facebook fanpage, so you wouldn't have seen any of these!
Here's a little gallery of our galaxy of guest stars from various shows: Eric & Jan from #19, Marc, Betty, and Ad-Lib from Various, and Mosno & Sahffi from #11. Plus the original walrus pic!
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08 PM
Wed, 9 February 2011
1) "The weirdest podcast I ever heard."
2) "Like NPR meets Monty Python"
3) "That actually made me laugh!"
4) "Hysterical. Riveting."
5) "Brilliant editing!"
6) "Truly weird"
1=Anonymous. 2=Betty's best friend Jeanne.
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43 PM
Wed, 22 December 2010
Reflecting on the brief history of our stately podcast, The Inverse Delirium, which made its debut on the 30th of April, 2010, and has racked up nearly 2000 downloads in all, I'm happiest about two things:
Automation is a software feature that lets me pre-set mixing levels for essential effects like cross-fades—the major reason recent shows have smoother transitions and better mixes. My son showed me this feature, bless him.
As for Opening the Door, that changed the podcast from a me-centered extravaganza--my own Goon Show--to something that lets me pull friends and friendly strangers into my own weird delirium.
I opened the door a crack in #6 (Jobs!), when I wrote a sketch based on real resume-writing techniques that (resume-writing expert) Susan Ireland provided for me, and then recorded both 'sides' of the 'interview' myself. I liked that mix of comedy, characters, and real information.
A few shows later, the task of doing all the voices myself started to seem like a handicap, especially in the area of female voices. So I started to ask friends and colleagues to 'act' for me, giving them lines to read and recording them.
Why not? I thought. New voices help the show.
And with that, I made a deliberate turn away from all-me-all-the-time goonery to something that reached out into the real world (of Baltimore) and dragged real people into the Delirium. And it's so fun!
Thus, in a podcast originally intended as a vehicle for me to show off my voice-over skills, I love the fact that Karen Morley, the President of the Baltimore Bird Club, agreed to play a birder superhero(ine) in #15! She'd never met me, but graciously agreed to take part (once I'd explained the idea a few times).
My wonderful guests for this year's shows include friends like Novella Kourouma, Shishir Sharma, Mohit Gupta, Dawn Gillings, Armando Perea, and the lovely and talented Amazing Betty and her daughter Anne Dugan.
And there were local musician friends like Karyn Oliver, Ken Gutberlet, MosNo, Sahffi, and the sublime Marc Avon Evans.
And finally, reputable Baltimoreans like: Craig Boarman of the Ottobar; Karen Morley of the Baltimore Bird Club; Josh Davidson of BeMore Films; Scott Wallace Brown of Video Americaine, and Spoken word performer Ad-Lib
There was also valuable help and support from Eric Willison, Ty Ford, Susan Ireland, Betty Witzman Dugan, Charlie Barton, Steve Kanaras, and Lisa Welchman.
And I had helpful exchanges with Jen Bloomer at the National Aquarium, Jackie Bonomo at the Audubon Society, and Jerry King at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. I hope to include them in the fun next year.
To all my guests, a deeply appreciative Thank You. And to everyone who listened, Thank YOU!
I intend to continue in this vein of genuine fakery, exploring sights and sounds both real and imagined, with characters and "real" “people” playing "versions" of "themselves."
Finally, since the shows have gotten longer (from 8 minutes to almost 14) and more complex, with friends/voice actors to schedule and record, the official frequency of the podcast is: two to three weeks or so, with occasional breaks.
Season's Gribblings to all. gw
PS. I'm going to TRY to get one more show in before the new year!
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54 PM
Thu, 28 October 2010
Marc Maron's WTF & Kevin Pollak's Chat Show . . . both have well-respected comedians interviewing other well-respected comedians (or comic actors, or writers) in a one-on-one format. For comedy nerds, they're an embarrassment of riches. (That means they're f--kin' great!)
Kevin Pollak's is a bit more showbizzy, more old-school, like a funnier Charlie Rose show, a bit more...genteel, perhaps?....while Marc Maron's no-holds-barred-angst can be rivetting or draining in turn, or drainingly rivetting.
Can't recommend them enoof!
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55 PM