Sunday, May 5, 2013
Some John Dredge updates for your mental diary nodes, dear friends...
1. DREDGE ON THE RADIO (AGAIN)
Starting today at 7pm (BST) and continuing on the first Sunday of each month until...well, until we run out of shows to give 'em, I guess...you can hear special hour-long versions of The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show on Miskin Radio lobbed at your lugholes direct from Dartford.
The shows are specially-edited versions of the 13 half-hour programmes previously aired on Resonance, but even if you've heard those or just downloaded the podcast versions you're still in for a pleasant surprise or two. They're in mono for starters, so at least Phil Spector will be happy (if he's allowed a radio where he is).
You can listen online, or on your smartphone or tablet (whatever those are) by following the idiot-proof instructions here: http://miskinradio.co.uk/listen/
2. DREDGE ON ANOTHER PODCAST (WTF?!?)
We'd also like to draw your attention to John's appearance on the long-awaited podcast from Joseph Champniss (he of the amazing Nothing to Do with Anything Show graphics and the much-loved Some of the Corpses Are Amusing website), PODCAA.
In Show 2, you can hear John 'n' Joe begin to dissect a 1976 issue of Krazy Comic, something that took them both so long that they needed to make a second show to stitch it back up again, mop the blood off the tiles and wheel it off to the recovery room. That's to come, but for now read more about PODCAA and download the first half of their conversation from here: http://sotcaa.org/podcaa/
(I was more of a Cheeky Weekly chap, myself...)
3. DREDGE ON STAGE (STEADY, LADIES!)
Finally, some advance warning for those of you able / permitted to venture up to north London on a school night.
John will be appearing in Heat 5 of Sketch Club’s Best New Sketch Act 2013. The show is produced in association with The Gilded Balloon, where the winner of this and five other heats will compete during the final week of this year's Edinburgh Fringe for the chance to win a gratis three-week run at the venue during next year's festival.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves there.
Do come along on Tuesday 25th June, 2013. The venue is Downstairs at the Kings Head, 2 Crouch End Hill, London, N8 8AA, doors open at 8pm, and tickets are available on the door, priced £8.
4. NEW PODCASTS
We're on it. We haven't just been drinking and watching telly. Honest.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Lo, we find ourselves at the end of another season of nutty audio raves from John Dredge and his heavily-coerced team of James Shakeshaft, Richard Cray, Greg Haiste, and Anna Emerson (pictured above) until such a time as they are prepared to go “boing” in the same room as each other again.
But never fear, odd listener, for they go out in fine style with an appearance from the latest in extra-terrestrial specimens – and all for the price of a single Green Shield stamp.
Now, there's value, value fans!
Plus David Lynch makes a surprise appearance. (Oh, damn – I've ruined it.)