It’s been quite awhile since I wrote anything about audio drama. Not because BBC Radio Four has gotten any worse; or because I grew entirely fed up with listening to derivative genre fiction pieces, warmed-over nostalgia and woeful attempts to revive the safely-buried sound of OTR; or because no one reads these columns anyway–though all those statements are true. I simply got sidetracked.
Partly it was my Kickstarter project. Partly it was the ever popular tortured artist effect. Mostly it was things too dull and unspeakable to mention here. Nevertheless, I am back to the grind.
To make up for lost time, I’ve a bunch of things planned.
A piece on the BBC’s redux of Dangerous Visions, their version of edgy sci-fi things ‘n’ stuf;
An interview with award-winning playwright Ed Harris;
A bit on Seattle’s own audio drama scene; and,
The not-so-stirring continuation of the Beginner’s Guide to Audio Drama.
There are other shards of miscellaneous ramblings, too, to add to the mix, and the promise of more interviews in the future, but for now that’ll have to do.
I’ve almost hit 200 words already, so it’s time to wrap this up, since no one has the attention for such things anymore. Excelsior, blah blah blah and all that.
Omar Willey was born at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Seattle and grew up near Lucky Market on Beacon Avenue. He believes Seattle is the greatest city on Earth and came to this conclusion by travelling much of the Earth. He is a junior member of Lesser Seattle and, as an oboist, does not blow his own trumpet. Contact him at omar [at] seattlestar [dot] net