September 11, 2011
Marshall York adrift in the mysteries of his mind.
The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 29-Goodnight Ypsilanti was mostly recorded in January 2011, left to marinate for the remainder of the winter, and then finally edited and unleashed on September 12, 2011.
Thanks so much to Marshall York for stopping by Hootenanny Studios lo those many moths ago to share his music and philosophies on making said music, and if you’re like us and can’t get enough of the man, listen to his two 31 Songs/31 Days records here, and come see Borealis at the PIT on Wednesdays at 9 PM (for free!). Thanks also to Alan Smith for his ceaseless co-hosting awesomeness, and also to Lorraine Cink, Michelle Ciotta, and Sean Reidy for their vocal talents. Our outro music is by Virginia Coalition, and they are just plain the best forever. Thanks most of all to you, lovely listener, and we’ll see you at Exit 30, the production of which begins right…NOW!
July 13, 2011
The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 28-White Lightning was recorded eons ago–who even knows anymore. Anyway, now it is here, fresh with the jamness.
Thanks so much to The Bottom Dollars for appearing on the show and sharing their story as well as their sounds. If you’d like to download their new EP The Halcyon Days, you can do so for free right here. We are also grateful to Sharkey, Flat Top, and Wolfhunter, as well as DJ Flav, for their customary brilliance. Thanks also to our extraordinarily generous new sponsors, and most of all to you for tuning in! We’ll see you at Exit 29, the production of which begins…RIGHT NOW!
March 2, 2011
The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 27-The Texas Handbook was recorded and produced from January 2-March 2nd under a wide variety of different mental and weather conditions.
It features special guest Jon Bolden all the way from Austin, Texas, to whom we are extremely grateful for trekking out to the wilds of Brooklyn from the swankypants hotel he was staying in for New Years’. FACT: at the end of the conversation when Ben and I remark that it is time to go eat some burritos, we instead ended up sitting in Hootenanny Studios for a while longer talking about Things with Jon, who is one of the nicest fellows you are ever likely to encounter. Thanks also to Ben and DJ Flav of course, and, in the unlikely event she is reading this, Julia Zagaria.
Thanks for tuning in to this week’s show, and we’ll see you at Exit 28. Production begins right…NOW!
February 13, 2011
Thanks to poster-maestro Dan Angeloro for the hot design!
The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 26-Palentine’s Day was broadcast live on February 13, 2011. We’re mum on whether or not releasing episodes more diligently was one of our New Year’s Resolutions, but suffice it to say we’re damned glad we finally got one done.
Huge thanks to our musical guest Matt Singer, and we hope to see you sippin’ yo’ drank this Thursday night at his Living Room show. We’ve had that tune “Chicago” that he plays on the show today stuck in our heads ever since we heard it, and it was a distinct pleasure to have him back on the program this afternoon. Thanks as always to Mistress of Fine Arts Alison Klein, Ben Masten, DJ Flav, and Gerrit Hall for kickin’ it with their customary aplomb, and do come check us in HORK! this Saturday at the PIT. The full audio of the “studio” version will be available here one week from today, our sleep cycle for the week be gol-durnt.
If all goes according to plan, we’ll be live again next Sunday afternoon, which means pre-production for Exit 27 begins right…NOW!
Matt Singer’s melodies will pluck yo’ strangs.
Matt Singer's melodies will pluck yo' strangs.
ED. NOTE: If you’re wondering why the caption in the picture is repeated, the answer is: I have no idea. Fortunately, the sentiment is true enough to say twice.
February 11, 2011
We’ll be broadcasting live on Sunday at 4pm with Matt Singer in-studio, as well as a very exciting Audience of Two announcement! Click here to listen!
January 19, 2011
Dudes! We were thrilled and humbled to find ourselves listed on R2S favorite Joe Berkowitz’s Seriously Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts over at SplitSider, appearing in a group with many of our role models and idols. Joe was a distinctly groovy guest on the program this past Halloween, and if you haven’t done so already, please do yourself a favor and check out his writings on his Tumblr. Careful when doing so, however, as his controversial opinions have been known to spark street-fights.
As you are most likely aware, you savvy listener you, podcasting has really exploded over the course of the last year or so, particularly in the realm of comedy. We at Bright Machine Productions would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for making The Road 2 Shambala part of your listening rotation, and hope you’ll stay tuned in 2011, for we have many exciting plans, best beloveds. We invite your feedback anytime via email at shambalaradio[at]gmail[dot]com, or via voicemail at 909-SHA-ZAPS.
Look for Exit 26 in this space later this week, and until then, keep on pickin’, winnin’, lovin’, and sinnin’…
December 20, 2010
The cast and crew of Radiotheatre's "The Time Machine"
The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 25-Eccentric Druid Billionaires was produced and recorded December 14-20th, 2010. It caused a quartet of extremely agreeable and good natured theatre folk to stay much later at the Red Room than they probably would have preferred, and caused certain podcast hosts to nearly miss their Bolt Bus home to Virginia for Christmas.
Speaking of the aforementioned theatre folk, our sincere gratitude and admiration are due to Dan Bianchi, Frank Zilinyi, Kate Siepert, Wes Shippee, and Emily Owens for setting up and providing a fascinating conversation about Radiotheatre’s current live-action radio-play version of The Time Machine. Gerrit and I saw the show and then got to interview the creators on the very stage upon which they’d just performed, which made my inner theatre-nerd jump for joy. I personally found Mr. Bianchi’s reflections on the value of the radiotheatrical storytelling medium very moving and thought-provoking, and hope that you will enjoy the interview. If you do, you should proceed directly to the Red Room, where the production runs through 12/29.
Thanks also to Alan Smith and Alison Klein for their expert opinions in this week’s installment of Quality Control, to Gerrit for co-hosting the Radiotheatre interview, and also to DJ Flav, who pinch-hits for G.T. Boswell this week with a moving ode to the Christmas spirit. Our gratitude also goes out as always to Virginia Coalition for letting us use their lovely music on the program, and finally to you marvelous people for tuning in. Thank you so much for lending us your ears once again this week; we hope you enjoy the show and look forward to seeing you at Exit 26, which goes into production…RIGHT NOW.
December 14, 2010
The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 24-Dark Horses was broadcast live on December 12, 2010, and the uploaded version contains two very slight edits that only those who were in the room for the recording will be able to spot. INTRIGUE!
Thank you so much to our extremely awesome special guest, Jesse Andrews of The Young Dads, and once you experience the goodtimes, you’re gonna wants to be in attendance this Saturday night at 9pm at Bar 4. Our thanks as always to Alan Smith, Gerrit Hall, DJ Flav, and Boswell, as well as Virginia Coalition for our intro and outro music. We of course invite you to share your thoughts on the show or anything else at all via e-mail at shambalaradio[at]gmail[dot]com, or voicemail at 909-SHA-ZAPS. Also, if you are wondering if your plans for Saturday could possibly get any more awesome, you’re in luck, because our sketch comedy group Audience of Two is presenting an all-new show at 7pm at The PIT, and we would love to see you there!
We’ll see you next week at Exit 25, the production of which begins…RIGHT NOW!
December 6, 2010
Oh my God, I played so much Assassin's Creed 2 while I was bouncing the audio for this episode.
The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 23-Architectured! was recorded live on December 5th, 2010 at Hootenanny Studios. Die-hard fans of the program have perhaps noted that Livestream recorded a video of us recording the show (unbeknownst to us), but we are in the process of attempting to figure out how to delete this video, because our hair looks all janky in it.
Extreme thanks to Liz-E Rothwell for dropping by unexpectedly for an in-studio appearance and sharing her opinions on radiators and spoonable ketchup, as well as coining the phrase “pulling a Sam,” which, by the way, is something you should try to avoid, dear listener. Thanks as always to Gerrit Hall, Alan Smith, DJ Flav, and G.T. Boswell–in the case of those latter two chaps, we owe you one big time. And of course our very deep gratitude to the groovalicious dudes of Virginia Coalition for allowing us to use their sweet sweet music.
We hope you enjoy the show, and that, should you have any opinions or concerns about it, you will contact us at once, for we always love to hear from you. Otherwise, we shall plow ahead with our preparations for Exit 24, which begin…RIGHT NOW!
November 16, 2010
The Road 2 Shambala: Exit 22-Sweet 16 was recorded and produced November 14-16th at Hootenanny Studios in Brooklyn, NY. It was supposed to be broadcast live, but that didn’t happen because Ustream continues their organized conspiracy against our audio delights, which are clearly much too hot for their webtubes to handle.
Thanks to Ben Masten and DJ Flav, without whom we’d have been unable to cook these cakes, and you can see The Man They Call Masten performing live on stage with the host of this program on Saturday 11/20 at 7pm at the PIT for just $8.
Please feel free to share any thoughts about the program via email to shambalaradio[at]gmail[dot]com, or voicemail at 909-SHA-ZAPS. We will incorporate your notions into Exit 23, the production of which begins…RIGHT NOW.