Saturday, 7 February 2009

45 The Rats in the Walls, Part 2

Today we continue the reading of Through the Brazillian Wilderness, part 13 in fact.

Then we have a musical number from Marrion Harris, a rousing martial 1918 piece.

The main feature in todays shows is the second part of the short story by H.P. Lovecraft called "The Rats in the walls". Howard wrote the story in 1923 but it wasn't published until 1924, when it appeared in Weird Tales. Apparently the first gem of inspiration was provided by a night time crack that appeared in the wallpaper. - From such little things, such great things can appear!

The new opening music is provided by VĂ­ctor Valdez, from the Symbol project. It's part of a great collection that you can download for free. Victor also has a web site that I suggest you check out.

THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE FILE HOST THIS WEEK, SO I HAVE REUPLOADED. YOU MAY FIND THAT iTunes HAS CACHED THE OLD FILE, IF THIS IS A PROBLEM FOR YOU PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO DIRECT DOWNLOAD.

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3 comments:

Krispin said...

The song, there, "'leven thirty Saturday night" really tickled my wife. She danced around and was generally very silly.

Hooray~!

tRitW has remained my favorite mythos Lovecraft story from a long time, and, I can say with assurance, the minor change made to the text in no way harmed the narrative; it's unusual that I would say "good change" but, in this case, I think it was the best idea.

Thank you very much for this quality show; I've been with you from the beginning. Each episode is a cause for happiness. Keep up the excellent work.

Felbrigg said...

Aw shucks!

wolfwood711 said...

I was not fond of this reading, the change of The cats name (though may having done for censorship) i was not very happy with. Not a good read for me at all, especially the "something something" he kept repeating and the same pronunciation of the names despite the opposite spellings. Yuck, the podcast though still a terrific source of joy for me.