11/03/2007

The A / V Club Presents: An Audio Blog With Visuals

I can't sing you to sleep but I could probably talk you to death. I've done another audio blog that can be found on my sidebar.

Here are a few visual aids to help things along. Yes, now that I'm relying on pictures, the end is nigh.


Madame Sousatzka




Tom Hulce as Mozart




Mary Wickes




Al Lewis




Larry King & Aaron Brown: Hair Wars




A rocking horse you can cut out and colour

26 comments:

Coaster Punchman said...

I'm pretty anxious to meet this Debra and have her lip sync me. Can you arrange something soon?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Maybe Debra is actually a ventriloquist. Are you sure you are actually speaking, Dale, when she lip syncs with you? Have you checked to see where her hands are?

Jill said...

Don't forget to put up your little horsy all colour up!!

katrocket said...

You have a nice soothing voice that reminds me of Fred Rogers. Won't you be my neighbour?

Dale said...

I wonder if she could keep up with you CP? I'll try and entice her into a special performance for you.

I have wondered from time to time about that opening in my back Barbara although my legs have always dangled like that, runs in the family.

That's very offensive Jill, you calling my horsey little like that.

Another dead guy comparison! Is me peeking in your windows not enough Kat? Now I have to engage?

Allison said...

Its not easy exhaling on the downbeat like that.

I can't think of anything else to say, other than I love your audioposts, and I agree with Katrocket, you have a very soothing voice.

pistols at dawn said...

It's true: your voice is Grandpa's comforting sweater vest.

I love that picture of Mary as well.

As for the ticket man, I have the opposite effect when it's dudes passing out flyers for strip clubs - they come right to me. I apparently look like the most desperate member of my social circle. So chin up, it's not all bad.

X. Dell said...

(1) Okay. Your friend actually isn't like Madame Sousatzka. Is she at least like a Madame?

(2) Thanks for the audio-visual. It was almost like a slide show.

(3) In theatre, tempos can always stand to be pushed a tad, especially nowadays. The conductor most likely knew what she was doing.

(4) I've avtually met Al Lewis on more than one occassion. He doesn't look like that anymore, you know, although he did for the longest time.

Chancelucky said...

Dale,
Great fun as always. Okay, I suggested embedding the audio link in the posts themselves....Making matters worse, what about doing "Powerpoint" in the posts if you're going to include the visuals.

Say "hi" to grandpa munster for me. A few years ago, I saw Eddie on some early version of the John Stewart show, pre-comedy network. I think Butch Patrick even has his own web site these days.

AC@44 said...

well done .. I await for the next episode.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

I agree... the audio/visual thing was great. It was fun to scroll down along with the audio.

I've never been to an opera, but I was raised on cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry, etc.) & many of them seemed to incorporate opera.

Hot Lemon said...

Ummm... I've just gone thru the pix and I'm a bit afraid of listening to the podcast...

Grant Miller said...

Whenever Al Lewis was on Howard Stern, it was usually a good show. I would like to see Larry King and Aaron Brown fight.

julia said...

First of all, your pictures are a highlight, not a cop out. Especially Grandpa Munster. I loved your audio commentary. If you can believe it, I was in Toronto while the opera was on but couldn't attend. My parents-in-law's 50th wedding anniversary, and all that.

I'd love to see your 'stay-away-from-me-homeless-person' face. Every self-respecting city person has one. And I loved your description of the conductor as GI Jane with the Kung Fu Grip!

deadspot said...

Once I started listening, I couldn't stop. I listened to all of them. Well done, you.

BeckEye said...

I never pegged you for an AV geek.

Jill said...

From what I've seen, it is little!!

And if I was you, I would go check my jill l'acadienne blog.

Mayden' s Voyage said...

Oh Dale...
I feel kind of guilty for enjoying this audio post as much as I did-
I made one too- but didn't post it.
It was terrible compared to yours~
but I have posted a video (in the past)-
It wasn't great either ;)
But- I'm not about perfect anymore- just about good...and having fun.

I definitely had fun here tonight- thank you :)

Dale said...

I'm like Neo Citron Allison without the sickening aftertaste! I hope.

If I've graduated to Grandpa already Pistols, one or two more audio posts and I'll be broadcasting from a senior's complex and by broadcasting, I mean exposing myself to one and all.

Maybe she's got a sideline business I don't know about X. Dell. The conductor knew what she was doing, she just was doing it a bit fast. It's good to hear Al Lewis doesn't look like that anymore, especially since he's been dead a while now.

Butch probably has time to help me with a PowerPoint presentation Chancelucky, I'll consider that.

Thanks AC@44, glad you liked it.

Bugs Bunny will be in my mind later this season when I see The Barber of Seville BSUWG! Glad you enjoyed the show.

Fear is a healthy response to a lot of things Hot Lemon. Did you work through your fear?

I'm trying to put together a Senior's Boxing Match Mr. Miller so I'll get you good seats if it comes about.

I knew you were here but very very busy running all over town Julia, next time you'll have to squeeze in an opera. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos and the references.

Thanks Deadspot. You mean your computer froze and you couldn't back out of the page right?

The things you learn huh Beckeye? From A/V geek to Firecrotch and back to mere mortal all in a short span.

I make it a point never to check on you Jill, it might encourage you. But I will soon.

So glad you enjoyed it Mayden and also glad that I've made someone else feel guilty! Usually it's me with the old fashioned guilt complex. I'm all about the fun too but when I listen to myself, all I hear are the mistakes. You should post or repost yours!

jewgirl said...

nobody gives audio like you, bubbie. nobody!

Dale said...

Makes me feel sad for the rest Katie. Thanks for the nice bubbylicious words.

Jill said...

I know, you are such a jerk something!! But then, every 6 months, you come visit me!! You don't know what you are missing!!!

Bluez said...

If you don’t want to go through all that Static Guard, which is probably not so great for the old ozone layer, you could get a misting spray bottle from the hardware store, fill it with water, set the nozzle to “fine” and mist your clothes. I bet you’ll find humidifying your trousers thusly works just as well as the high-priced spray and doesn't kill the planet.... :-)

Bluez said...

Oh and by the way, I'm glad you don't have breast cancer *phew*

Valerie said...

I'd make a perfect "friend of Dale," since I laughed my way through this audio blog.

Well done, my friend.

Dale said...

I know exactly what I'm missing Jill.

Thanks for the tip Bluez. Shouldn't your comments be somewhere else? Or did they cling here all on their own?

Glad you enjoyed it Valerie. If you don't laugh at nearly everything I say, I usually change my phone number and / or move so it just makes sense to laugh, no? :-)