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     Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 10:00 AM EDT
    Sorry if a thread about this has already been started, but D.S.'s review segment on Podcast 55 was excellent. It was obvious a lot of time an effort were put in. It really seemed more like part of the show than a typical listener submission. I hope we hear more of those.

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     Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 11:53 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  highlander357] Sorry if a thread about this has already been started, but D.S.'s review segment on Podcast 55 was excellent. It was obvious a lot of time an effort were put in. It really seemed more like part of the show than a typical listener submission. I hope we hear more of those.


    Darth Skeptical has been doing outstanding work for us in regards to our openings "Live from..." when Ken is not doing it... We really liked his work there. So we knew without even hearing it first, that his review for Space Museum would be just as interesting. That is why we had decided to feature his review and center the episode around it (wrapping the episode with audio clips from Space Museum).

    We are looking forward to more audio pieces by Darth Skeptical for future shows... after all the name, "Skeptical Dairies" implies a series Big Grin So I am sure we will be hearing from our friend again.

    As for this outing, I had some slight technical problems and had to make his segment mono in the podcast... Perhaps there will be a "special edition" of this Diary entry in full stereo as he originally intended sometime in the future.

    Of course we are hoping for more pieces by our other regular contributors as well such as Colin (come on Big Finish get busy with another Sarah Jane Smith series... but perhaps with her new TV series spin-off, that may not be happening any time soon now), and Taras with his BF reviews as well.

    We have received other positive feedback messages concerning Mr. D. Skeptical... So D.S., no pressure... but we are all looking forward to more entries in your Diary... Wink

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 01:41 PM EDT
    absolutely. Darth Skeptical's Diary was fantastic. He's very interesting and fun to listen to and a welcome audio addition to Podshock. I find I agree with him more than not, and I like his well thought out and sometimes brutaly honest take on things.
    Darth, I am PMing you my adress. Send my check there, please.

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     Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 02:13 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  hdutch007] ...
    Darth, I am PMing you my adress. Send my check there, please.


    I am sure he will be more than happy to give you 10% of what we pay him. Razz

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 07:18 PM EDT
    Louis,

    I was listening with headphones and I didn't even notice the mono/stereo problem. It sounded fine to me.

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     Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 11:21 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis]
    [Quote  by:  hdutch007] ...
    Darth, I am PMing you my adress. Send my check there, please.
    I am sure he will be more than happy to give you 10% of what we pay him. Razz
    Oh, let's be generous, Louis. I think hdutch007 deserves at least 25%.

    Seriously, though, thanks very much for the encouraging words. I'm very happy y'all seemed to enjoy the review and will be endeavo(u)ring to provide more.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." JNT, 1986
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     Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 11:37 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  highlander357] Louis,

    I was listening with headphones and I didn't even notice the mono/stereo problem. It sounded fine to me.
    Through no fault of the boys whatsoever, there were indeed some issues with the sound that appeared to have originated on my end.

    I had mixed in the clips from the actual episode at a volume that was, shall we say, a tad loud. Then there was an attempt at simulating stereo with those clips in which I placed various voices of the actors exclusively on one channel or another. So the whole recording was stretched, in a sense, "tall and wide".

    Probably because I sent an .aif mixdown instead of just giving the actual GarageBand original files, the result on Louis' end once he reimported and evened out the volume balance was apparently something that sounded like A Chipmunk Christmas. To compensate, he apparently made a completely monoaural sample of the original, which served as something he could more pliably fit back into the rest of the episode.

    The comments highlander357 made at the top of this thread about the review seeming "like part of the show" point more to Louis' efforts to get the damn thing to work alongside the rest of the podcast, rather than anything I did.

    Hopefully, when the next episode comes, these little technical glitches will be smoothed over.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." JNT, 1986
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     Friday, October 27 2006 @ 09:07 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  hdutch007] absolutely. Darth Skeptical's Diary was fantastic. He's very interesting and fun to listen to and a welcome audio addition to Podshock. I find I agree with him more than not, and I like his well thought out and sometimes brutaly honest take on things.
    Darth, I am PMing you my adress. Send my check there, please.


    Yes great stuff - I hope Louis and Ken aren't still teasing James :-)

    Cheers, daveac

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     Monday, November 06 2006 @ 10:01 AM EST
    Just listening to this Podshock (I'm a bit behind) and have got to the point where James is talking about Billie Piper doing her autobiography at 23.

    I've seen (and heard) several interviews with Billie where she covers this point, several other people have started (or have completed) biographies about her and she decided that if there was going to be a book about her it may as well be the truth.

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     Monday, November 06 2006 @ 10:36 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  capricorn1] Just listening to this Podshock (I'm a bit behind) and have got to the point where James is talking about Billie Piper doing her autobiography at 23.

    I've seen (and heard) several interviews with Billie where she covers this point, several other people have started (or have completed) biographies about her and she decided that if there was going to be a book about her it may as well be the truth.


    And she had started at 14 - so had nearly 10 years of eventful public life to cover.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Monday, November 06 2006 @ 11:32 AM EST
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    And she had started at 14 - so had nearly 10 years of eventful public life to cover.

    Cheers, daveac

    Good point Dave! That means she's been in the public eye (in the UK at least) for longer that a lot of celebrities - especially these days with programmes like Big Brother and X-Factor pumping out even more Z-listers Frown

    Also, her marriage to Chris Evans means she does have quite a story to tell!

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