[Image by Susan Norton]
I finished another video for the Eldritch Musicks project; I think I’m getting a bit better at it. On the other hand, me and iMovie are gonna be breaking up real soon. For some reason, it wouldn’t allow m to export the clip in any form or fashion, but it did let me put it on DVD. So then I had to use Handbrake (not a bad little piece of freeware) to rip the thing, re-import it into iMovie and export it again. Pain. In. My. Ass. I’ll probably switch over to Final Cut Express soon, which should suit my needs without me having to spend a grand on its big brother, Final Cut Studio. Why not check out all my videos and subscribe to my YouTube channel?
The response I’ve gotten for this record has totally exceeded my expectations. Folks from all over the world are getting into it, and I’ve met some really cool people in the process. There’s a few more rounds of publicity (no joke!) to get through, then I’m on to my next effort, Revelation Musicks. This will be The Contrarian’s apocalyptic “blues” record, if you will. Picture the band Woven Hand meets Flannery O’ Connor‘s Wise Blood, with a little voudou sprinkled on top. We’re totally gonna immanentize the eschaton with this baby.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Here’s a cool Christmas present: my short story “The Cove” (based on one of the songs from the record and illustrated by Susan Norton) was chosen as a podcast at Shadowcast Audio — a site specializing in audio readings of the best modern horror fiction. Typically, the site’s proprietor, Jason Warden, reads the stories, but in this instance he let the author do it. If you wanna hear me read an eldritch tale of madness and perversity as you sit by the yule log, click here.
And here’s that video. It’s a little dark (and I don’t mean the mood), so I might redo it later. But right now I gotta go to dinner.