Super Awesome Fun Time With Rand 107: Altered States


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This collage was a result of me just messing around with some songs, changing the pitch and speed, and stringing the songs together, as a sort of mixtape. In the last bit I switch over to more of a standard sound collage. The fade out at the end is a bit abrupt, I admit.

Here’s the playlist:
Bleach intro “Shoujo S” – Scandal (Rand Edit)
“I’m In a Hurry (To Get Things Done)” – Alabama (Rand Edit)
“Lucky Star” – Madonna (Rand Edit)
Phone Losers of America prank call: RBCP Car Ding Call: Time Travel Experiments (Rand Edit)
“I am a Mirror” – Alan Parsons Project (Rand Edit)
“Blind Drive” – from the Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkuni OST (PS Vita) (Rand Edit)
“Dire Dire Docks” – Kojo Kondo (Super Mario 64 OST)
Richard Burnish Excerpt from a Jesus Chatline episode
“Dreams” – Cranberries
Level 2 theme, Rainer, from the Petscop OST
“All I Ask” – Filo & Peri ft. Fisher (Album Mix)
“Opalin” – Aes Dana

Please enjoy and thank you for listening.

Friday Night Trivial 29: The Echo Echo Edition


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Friday Night Trivial rolls on. On this week’s episode, Rand is joined by DaveAC, Ian The6thDoctor, Perrgy G., and Louis Trapani. This week’s rounds include What’s the Difference (The Perry G. Edition), Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse, National Anthems, and This Week in Music History.

These shows go live each Friday night at 9pm EST at this TalkShoe page. Feel free to call in and join the shenanigans!

Please enjoy and thank you for listening.

Apparently the audio on this really sucks. Apologies. I have no idea what caused it.

Super Awesome Fun Time With Rand 106: We Don’t Have Time for Goodbyes


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My first sound collage since February. This collage includes a spoken word piece by Ken’s Last Ever Radio Extravaganza listener ifny about their venture into town after being self-isolated.

Songs used in this episode include:

Bob-Omb Battlefield theme from Super Mario 64.
Overworld theme from the first The Legend of Zelda game (NES)
“Einstein on the Beach” – Philip Glass
“Lark” – Au Revoire Simone
“Breaking Out” – The Protomen
“Ring on the Sill” – Cowboy Junkies
“Girls” – Death in Vegas

Thank you for listening.

Six Years of Sound Collages


It was six years ago this month that I created and posted my first sound collage, the first episode of “Super Awesome Fun Time With Rand”, an episode I subtitled “A Step Out”. The subtitle came from the sprite-based comic series I made for five years and at least 500 episodes.

I’ve written about the genesis of my sound collage series, how I was inspired by the WFMU/WTJU/KOOP radio show Ken’s Last Ever Radio Extravaganza, and to a lesser extent the radio show Over the Edge Radio. Back then I had recently discovered the Phone Losers of America. I wanted to do my own sound collages and wanted to include prank call references.

Also at the time I was still hosting the Marble Operator podcast, and it was my cohost Erica that encouraged me to do these collages. I shared edits and final collages with her and she offered feedback.

To be fair, though, “A Step Out” was not my first attempt at making a sound collage. Back in 2010 or so I made an audio project I called “Patrolling the Mojave”. I had noticed a thread on the /v/ section of 4chan where people were asked to post recordings of themselves reciting lines from a recent video game (“Fallout: New Vegas” or something like that). The key line was “patrolling the Mojave really makes you wish for a nuclear winter”. I noticed that the site people were uploading to offered downloads of each recording, so I grabbed as many as I could, opened Audacity, and started playing around with mixing those vocal recordings with backing music. This became the first sound collage that I posted anywhere online (I posted it to the old Radio Free Caemlyn feed on TalkShoe).

At the time, Radio Free Caemlyn was my experimental podcast. The idea was that I would try all sorts of ideas, do stuff that I couldn’t do on Cultdom (or even expand my own discussions beyond what I had time to say on Cultdom Collective). It was also partially inspired by the public radio program “This American Life”. Anyway, I posted this sound collage (though I didn’t really know that term at the time) to the RFC feed and moved on. (Blog post bonus: to celebrate the anniversary of SAFTWR, here’s that Patrolling the Mojave collage, newly added to my Internet Archive archives.

Later on I would make another collage, this one based off of the YouTube series “Marble Hornets”. This was closer to the style I would adopt for Super Awesome Fun Time. I made this as part of the Marble Operator podcast.

Anyway. Here’s to six years of sound collaging. Thank you everyone for listening to them. I mean that.

Super Awesome Fun Time With Rand 105: From the Cactus Shack Archives


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I’ve been planning this one for a while. This sound collage is entirely themed around the Phone Losers of America, and the Snow Plow Show podcast, crated by Brad “RBCP” Carter. This features clips from decades’ worth of prank calls. (As such, there’s a language warning, so, unlike most collages I make, expect some cursing. If that’s not your cup of tea, feel free to skip this collage)

Please enjoy and thank you for listening. Cactus, cactus.

Radio Free Caemlyn: Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing


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We’re less than 48 hours from Doctor Who changing forever (cue dramatic music), and Rand reflects on why they’ve liked series 12 so much, and anticipates the imminent plot reveals of The Timeless Children (while avoiding spoilers).

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Radio Free Caemlyn: The Strange Situation of Actually Enjoying Doctor Who


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What’s this? A new episode that isn’t a sound collage? What manner of madness is this?

Anyway, in this episode, I talk about Doctor Who series 12 leading up to the two-part finale. I also briefly touch on Star Trek: Picard and the imminent start of Better Call Saul’s fifth season.

I also recommend eight podcasts. Those include:

Wake and Bake With Clay Pigeon Weekday morning radio show on WFMU, featuring music and guest segments. Airs live on WFMU weekday mornings from 6-9am eastern time.
Techtonic With Mark Hurst Weekly WFMU show discussing tech news topics. Airs live on WFMU Monday evenings from 6-7pm eastern time.
Seven Second Delay With Ken and Andy Comedy and listener call-in show that airs live on WFMU Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm eastern time, cohosted by WFMU station manager Ken Freedman and TV writer Andy Breckman.
The Snow Plow Show from the Phone Losers of America. Prank call podcast created/hosted by Brad “RBCP” Carter.
Dwight the Janitor Podcast. Airs live Saturday nights starting at 10pm eastern time. Prank call show.
StarDate. Daily short-form podcast discussing astronomy topics.
Ken’s Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Long-running sound collage series created by Kenzo. Airs on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio most Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm eastern time.
Madhouse Live Radio. Long-running prank call show created by Carlito.

Please enjoy and thank you for listening.

Super Awesome Fun Time With Rand 104: The Dreams In Which I’m Dying


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Here it is, a rainy, new sound collage, made at the halfway point of February, 2020 (or just past, rather).

Let’s get to the ingredients list. Check with your doctor to see if these fit in your diet or in case you have allergies or medical requirements, or if there’s any negative reactions with medications you may be taking.

Atmospheric/Weather Ambient Recordings, BBC Sound Effects Library
Gary Jules – “Mad World”
Blank and Jones ft. Francis – “Hey Survivor”
Miranda July – “Lena Beamish”
Belle and Sebastian – “Modern Love Song”
Arcade Fire – “We Used to Wait”
Intro excerpt from Cultdom Collective episode 362 reviewing Doctor Who 12.08: “Can You Hear Me?”

As always, please enjoy and thank you for listening. You can send feedback and/or ideas/suggestions to radiofreecaemlyn at gmail. Thank you.