Friday, August 7, 2009
"Howard Meets Phillip At A Weird Kinda Angle.."
Over the past few days I have acquired a new obsession; the audio output done by Julie Hoverson and her crew of misfits over at 19 Nocturne Boulevard. I was expecting it to be a fun concept with perhaps an okay delivery, kinda like listening to old radio programs from the 1930's. Julie, I have wronged you and am here to officially apologize, because all of the crew at the boulevard rock it, BIG TIME. I downloaded a cross section of Nocturne catalogue, and today went and downloaded all the rest.
The gist of this show is a that it is a series of weird tales that all occur at 19 Nocturne Boulevard. It might be a retelling of The Canterville Ghost, or an H.P Lovecraft tale. It might be something original to Julie and her crew, but it's ALL great, and I really, really recommend this show for people who like quirky and creepy on their iPod or mp3 player of choice.
My personal favorites so far include The Temple, originally a Lovecraft short that I read fairly recently for the first time; Scrumping the Devil, which features possibly the most foul mouthed old bitch on earth and the model for my future behavior; and my top favorite Cry Wolf, which is a noir, private dick take on faery tales. The two investigators happen to be Beauty and the Beast, and they're looking into the death of The Big, Bad Wolf, who may not have been as guilty as his crimes suggest.
Awesome stuff, give it a listen over at: www.19nocturneboulevard.com.