Radio Pulp Rules

Do you long for a simpler time? For a moment to huddle round the radio, leaning into the latest hi jinx and daring exploits of your favorite sleuths, explorers, and bullet-dodging adventurers?
Wait no more, friends.

Aegis-CurseJadeDragon2The folks at Airship Daedalus and Aegis Tales Radio Adventures have you covered. “AEGIS Tales brings to life unique characters from a bygone era that never was, with plenty of vintage radio crackle…”

And this month I got to voice a fun character in an installment of the Pulp Radio Serial, “Tales of Aegis, Episode 4: The Curse of the Jade Dragon.”

>>LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE

Take a listen to me as Jean Gordon, Investigator and All Around Sharp-shooting, Sharp-witted Dame. Have a listen on your commute or lunch break or while you’re washing up your dinner dishes. Pulpy good fun, a dash of horror, and lots of good voice work from PNW talent.

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Thanks to Despot Media and Creator/Producer Todd Downing for inviting me to come play!

Give it a Name, Tell Your Children

I am a writer who often thinks of a phrase, a word, or an image, and I immediately put it on the list of, “That’s a good title for a poem, essay, song, photo collection.” I know what to call it before I write it, before I know what it is. I write poems to titles more often than not; sometimes it changes, but the title was there to start. And when I do write the poem first, it can take forever to come up with the right title. Just how I think.

(Potentially connected: My oldest girl had no name for 2 days. The second actually left the hospital and was a whole 4 days old before her name was chosen.)

I have some exciting things coming up this year, and as I wrote recently, I’ve had some particularly pernicious trouble thinking of the right title one of them. Poor nameless project, the really big one, the very personal, long-time-in-the-making project.

Well. After some accidental eavesdropping, reading other’s work, and the customarily startling flash of connected neurons, I’m pleased to say my troubles are finally over. I found it.

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#WorkingTitle Coming Soon…

Early warning: Fun things are coming later this year that I can’t wait to share… as soon as I can name them!

I’ve had several bits of good news lately, and I’m so looking forward to telling everyone every little thing about them! (within reason of course…)

One in particular, The Big One, is an interdisciplinary project, a custom fusion of the poetry and film worlds I am constantly flitting around. I’m thrilled and scared and grateful and overfull with the extravagant what-ifs afforded to those about to embark on a new project. It’s also been in the works–in one way or another– for nearly ten years. So you can just imagine how excited I am to begin the “real work” of making it happen!

Funnily enough, though, alongside the long-seeded excitement is this bizarre inability to really talk concisely about this large project, for a very simple, but very limiting problem… I don’t know what to call it.

Names are important, fundamentally, and especially for artists swimming in this social media world. How will I brand this project, tie it to me, my collaborators, and to the audience community we want to reach? How will I blog, tweet, fund raise, advertise, and celebrate this Awesome Thing in the making? So many scribbled pairings and strings of words on pages right now. Something will surface, soon.

But for now, I just want you to know: Good things are coming!
#Poetry #Film #FilmInWa #IndieFilm #WorkingTitle #NeedAGreatHashtag

But I Play One on TV: “hi!” CHI Franciscan TV Spot

Here’s a fun little spot I shot last summer, in my latest streak of playing healthcare workers and doctors. Just a couple relaxed hours playing make-believe on-set with some familiar faces on crew, and a few more in front of the camera, now that I see the finished product. (I’d seen the bus ads and billboards for the same campaign, but hadn’t actually seen this “in the wild” yet, till someone mentioned yesterday she saw me on TV. Which is always fun.)
Enjoy… but don’t blink, or you really might miss it!

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“Baby, It’s Dead Outside:” Duets on dead.fm

Merry Christmas, Everyone!
For a little nontraditional cheer, I sang you this silly parody of a holiday favorite!
(Click the image below to listen, and find me at 11:58)

NOTE: The song, while rampant with zombies, is totally clean and in-law/coworker friendly!
The rest of the podcast however, ought to be noted as “Not Safe for Work or Family Gatherings.” Just saying.

20141228-deadfmThis little ditty is a bang-up collaboration: Actor and crooner extraordinaire Matt Shimkus (yes, also my handsome husband) joined me on vocals with his dulcet tones, piano accompaniment by Ben Dobyns of Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, and original lyrics by Jimmy McMichael of the Dead Gentlemen (he who pens the story to the Demon Hunters weekly webcomic, among other things).

Like I said, it’s a delightful little romantic tune on how to weather the impending holiday/zombie apocalypse. And there are tasty rhymes like…

(My sister will be suspicious) I don’t want to seem malicious
(My brother will be there at the door) But your family wasn’t ready for war
(My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious) And human flesh is nutritious
(But maybe just a cigarette more) For resurrected anthropovores

Plus there are all kinds of other thoroughly irreverent, holiday-inspired things, like “Do you want to be a Bro, Man?” and “The Night Before Christmas as told by the Purple Ninja.”

Give it a listen! Enjoy!