Friday, November 20, 2009

The Blue Hot Gossip Comedy Show 14 - The Holiday Show

This is the holiday episode of the podcast. And the guys are joined by Count Cordova.

I did this one in a bit of a hurry. I wasn't sure if I would even get one in. There are a few mistakes and I wasn't as strict with the voices as I usually am. Although I am doing four voices this time instead of three so the switching was a little trickier.

I'm still working on the Christmas episodes for Podcast Ping. I've got about 12 poems left to write and all episodes to record. I should be further along but the Halloween episodes of Podcast Ping took more out of me than I realized. And while it's easy enough to write about 20 poems, trying to write them all about Christmas--without repeating myself--is difficult.

Still, there's at least a week left before the first one has to be posted and I should have enough to get through at least the first week of December, so I don't expect a problem. The only real trouble I could have is illness which would prevent me from recording.

Because of the Podcast Ping Christmas episodes, this will be the last Blue Hot Gossip episode for the year. I will be back with more next year, most likely starting with the anniversary episode around February. (I skipped the previous anniversary since I wasn't sure at the time if I would be continuing the show, and I didn't have that many episodes done anyways.)

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Blue Hot Gossip Comedy Show 13

The boys are house-sitting for Count Cordova.

I've finished recording Podcast Ping's 13 Days of Halloween so it's just a matter of posting them. While I'm posting them under Podcast Ping, they could just as easily fit under Blue Hot Gossip since there's a lot of comedy in them. They're not like the usual Podcast Ping episodes.

Now I've got to work on the Christmas episodes for Podcast Ping. I had considered having a host but that would take more work. So it's going to depend on whether I finish writing the poetry and gathering the music in time. Two months might seem long but the 13 Days I started in August and that was only half as long. Writing scripts took a fair share of time. So I might just not have the time for a host, at least not on all the episodes. I probably will do something special for the last episode. And although I've done a special hour long New Year's show for the past couple years, I can't say whether or not I'll do one this year. It's just not been a regular year.

So I can't say if I'll get any more Blue Hot Gossip episodes done this year. December 28th is the anniversary of the blog, although the first comedy show was January 24th. I'll likely do an anniversary show then. I skipped the 1 year anniversary since I wasn't certain as to whether or not I was going to continue the podcast at the time and I didn't have all that many episodes done.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Blue Hot Gossip Comedy Show 12

This time the boys play with sound effects.

I'm currently working on the next one which will come out some time in October. I don't know if I'll be getting any more done this year; if so just a Christmas one. I'm still have a lot of work to do on the 13 Days of Halloween and after that start work on the Christmas calendar episodes of Podcast Ping. I would like to get these going on a regular monthly basis next year.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Blue Hot Gossip Comedy Show 11 - Presidential Smackdown.

This time the guys debate politics--in their own way.

I've been slow getting this out since I've been busy lately with all sorts of other things. I would also like to do a Christmas Calendar for Podcast Ping, which means I'll probably have to get started on it sometime in the next couple months to have it ready in time. Putting it together won't be much trouble but I'll have to write at least 24 Christmas poems, and that can take time to come up with. Then there's the recording and the selection of music.

As such I can't say how many more I can get done of these this year, as they tend to be more involved than the Podcast Ping episodes. The writing takes time, the recording takes some time (since I'm doing different voices), and the editing takes time since I'm "stereoizing" the voices. Even the end credits take time since I'm mixing them in with the music. I am considering expanding the show next year, but that would require and depend upon making it more of a proper production.

But the show isn't dead or fading, it's just at this point it might be difficult to get even one a month done.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Blue Hot Gossip Comedy Show 10-Where In The World Is Hannah Montana?

This episode is about Hannah Montana. Sort of.

I know it seems like something of a record for this podcast to have three episodes in the same month. This is more or less where I was taking the show, although it will probably take a few more shows to properly establish the formula. I would like the talking segments to be longer, although that could reduce the number of episodes.

You'll also notice I've added a commercial for my new toy business at I'll most likely shorten and make it part of the intro. If it proves successful at drawing business then it will make a weekly or bi-monthly show worthwhile. Although I've had ideas for other podcasts and I may do them on a weekly rotation of Blue Hot Gossip, Podcast Ping and whatever else I come up with. Of course if the advertizing approach doesn't work I'll probably just put them out every month or two.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Blue Hot Gossip Comedy Show 9

In this episode, Walt and Charlie try to tell a joke.

I've redone the intro as part of a change in the structure of the podcast. The next episode will be more of what I want the podcast to be, although I would also like to make it longer. I'm still separating the voices but I can't say if I will keep it up. As I extend the length of the speaking parts it will extend the amount of editing work. It's not that difficult, but I have to adjust the voices whenever one of the two speak.

It's not that bad for five or ten minutes of speech, but if it goes half-an-hour that can amount to a fair amount of time and work. I'm getting better at doing the voices and switching between them so separation might not always be necissary, although though it does add to the audio experience.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Blue Hot Gossip Comedy Show 8

In this episode the characters find out their names. I know that sounds odd, but listend to the episode and you'll hear the reason.

I have an idea for where to take the show but it will take one or two more shows to get there. I've already written the script for the next show.

I've again separated out the voices into left, middle and right to make them easier to distinguish. When jumping between voices it can be difficult to get the voices right.
Because I spent time with more editing, and because I'd like to do longer scripts and still produce Podcast Ping, I'll probably only be doing a couple a month. Although with Podcast Ping every month or two I'll still be doing two or three podcast episodes a month. This doesn't include the voice synthisis audio feed of my blog which is produced through Odiogo. That can be found at .

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Blue Hot Gossip Comedy Show 7 - Bye Bye Battlestar Galactica

I found a song suitable for the last day of Battlestar Galactica's airing. Of course it's more a coincidence that I'm posting this on the same day, however I wanted to get the song into an episode before the show finished.

I played with the stereo qualities in this episode to make the voices more distinctive. I can't say if I'm going to do that with every one since it does take time.

It's already been another month, although it hardly seems that way. I would like to get these things going weekly, although I've been a bit busy lately for that.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Blue Hot Gossip Comedy Show 6

The comedy show is back, although I can't say how frequent the episodes will be.

I'm a little stuck for interesting gossip at the moment. Somehow the affairs of rich people, or people who want to just act rich, don't seem that interesting at the moment.