November 2, 2014
When Ruby, the Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe was released in 1981, it was a revelation. It's structure changed the way audio drama was presented - short episodes played each day of the week, on stations all around the world. And it changed the way it was made and heard - with new electronic music behind every inch of the story.
Now, 30 years later, musician Tim Clark has been able to add to the music of the original, and make it deeper. Sound Affects is proud to bring you the entire series and all the new music.
November 9, 2014
"Tim didn’t actually change the music, he enhanced it. When Ruby was produced in 1981, we had synthesizers but not computers, not the marvelous musical instruments that can be called forth whenever one desires. Tim kept the original Ruby music and added to it, gave it more zip, more zap, more punch, more pizzazz. He gave Ruby a new life." - from Meatball Fulton, writer of Ruby.
November 16, 2014
The Adventures of Ruby is so important in the history of modern audio theater that Sound Affects has played every single new story as they appeared - most recently Ruby 9. We know there's a new story coming out next year, so we asked to present the origins of the Galactic Gumshoe in all her new clothes. Thanks to Tom Lopez, the producer for that chance.
November 23, 2014
On the planet Summa Nulla (the “high point of nothing”) someone is manipulating the media. And Ruby, our hip, tough-talking detective is hired to track down the malefactors.
The Android Sisters perform their satirical speak-songs as Ruby, the galactic gumshoe, encounters some pretty weird planetary inhabitants on her quest for truth and the intergalactic way: The Tookah, with four tentacles, three eyes, a blue mustache and red fez, TJ Teru the archaeologist, Chief Molierre of the Mole People, sneaky little Rodant Kapoor, Angel Lips (the femme fatale of androids) and the Slimeys, genetically engineered assassins.
November 30, 2014
LCS celebrates Crossover, commemorating the anniversary when inhabitants first arrived in space, with many unusual events around the orbiting community. Meet a Crossover Oracle, and join hosts Stu, Peter and Jerry in a live remote from Jack Swekkmakk’s Bleeper Pad Lounge.
Thanks to the Post Void Radio Theater for letting me bring you the series. You can find more LCS episodes at archive.org, and there updates from the Post Void boys at scorchedear.com.
December 7, 2014
Cyber Bob, a legend in the computer hacker universe, is hired to find the Digital Nymph. Many don't believe she even exists, but Bob has a history with her. So he sets off on an expedition across the digital deserts, playing computer games and leading everyone astray.
The Last Mark Time Radio Show. After 17 years, the Great Northern Audio Theatre is giving up this annual live performance of new comic sci-fi audio. They aren't giving up, just moving on.
This is the finished version, enhanced from the Raw show played back in July of this year. It features David Ossman of the Firesign Theatre, and the usual cast of brilliant local actors.
Written and produced by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns.
Plus selected shorts.
December 14, 2014
Sketches and songs from the Fearless Comedy Productions shows of June and September of this year.
Performed at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, and featuring the comedic works of local writers, and some of the best of local actors.
The next Big Fun Radio Funtime! Show is December 27, at 7:00 PM at the good old Bryant Lake Bowl. See you there.
December 21, 2014
From Steven Oney and the Cape Code Radio Mystery Theater we have a sort-of holiday themed offering that takes place in Victorian London during the brief period when a young Charles DIckens was a reporter.
"This radio whodunit has led some credulous listeners to believe that a real Ebenezer Scrooge existed and that he was the victim in a murder case at the Old Bailey Courthouse where his clerk, Bob Crachit, stood in the dock accused." And who better to defend him than the great barrister, Sir Percy Mason.
December 28, 2014
"This Perry Mason courtroom spoof has consistently ranked as a listener favorite, although a few have felt just the opposite, objecting to our tampering, however playfully, with Dickens’ beloved world masterpiece. The author partially agrees."
And selected short subjects.
Coming to a Radio near you!
The Little City In Space
This show was a mainstay on KFAI from very early in its existence in 1978. Highly inventive and well-produced, it lasted many years. In 1999 Stu Mathews, Peter Stenshoel and Jerry Modjeski used a grant to produce a 13-week syndicated series for public radio. Sound Affects is proud to bring you that entire series over the next year. On the Last Sunday of each month we'll bring you one of those marvelous Little City In Space shows, starting in November 2013.
Thanks to Peter Stenshoel for the shows, and to Jerry Modjeski for helping to engineer the opportunity. See more about Jerry Modjeski's several shows on KFAI at his website, ScorchedEar.com. Lots of Little City in Space material is available at Archive.org.