Posts about the short audio-stories I like to write and produce.

February 11, 2021

Show Me – Mint Royale

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I first heard "Show Me" in a video at a church I was attending … It was probably 2008 or so. The church creative guy cut a really cool video and it opened with "Here comes my boys…" and I was...


January 18, 2021

Slow and Low – Beastie Boys

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Songs Influential to Dist1nc7ive Stories: Slow and Low – Beastie Boys, from Licensed to Ill. Back in high school, Hannah left a self-recorded cassette tape in my car after a night of hanging out....


January 18, 2021

Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) – Run the Jewels

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A significant element of the beat is a vocal chop of a line in the song itself. A) Meta. B) Who thinks of these things? Do they just sit around and try stuff and stumbled upon it? Is it Music Theory...


January 18, 2021

Nothing is Safe – clipping.

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I’m always inspired, when I listen to Nothing is Safe. I always open up Logic Pro and try to make something when I’ve just heard it. Why am I only a little bit annoyed by the … what, hammer...


January 18, 2021

High Plains Drifter – Beastie Boys

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Songs Influential to Dist1nc7ive Stories: High Plains Drifter – Beastie Boys. So, this is a little blog-series on the songs that influence my Distinctive Stories podcast. This time, I want to write...


January 10, 2021

Midi Meta-Data Update using PHP (PhpTabs)

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So, I downloaded a few “producer packs” from Ghosthack. I use these to help kick-start ideas when I’m producing a podcast recording. The blank canvas is the most difficult place for me. These...


December 13, 2020

What is Computronium?

I was reading around, and stumbled upon this Wikipedia article. I was like… whoa, that sounds good. But… it’s pretty vague. “…a substrate for…(uh, what?) a hypothetical...


January 25, 2020

Valentine’s Day Diary

I like this energetic audio-diary format, somewhat of a Mockumentary. I’ve done previous versions for Mother’s Day and the 4th of July, and a non-holiday version for a doctor’s appointment (way...


December 1, 2017

Hacked Feed - Have You Ever Been Robbed?

This is the second of two “Hacked Feed” podcasts. I did interviews with hackers who attended the Dallas Hackers Association monthly meetup. In this recording, I asked, “have you ever been...


November 1, 2017

Hacked Feed - Have You Ever Been Hacked?

This is the first of two (so far) “Hacked Feed” recordings. I asked hackers who visited the Dallas Hacker’s Association meetup if they had ever been hacked, and how it felt if they had. I love...


May 15, 2007

NPR Shortlist - Star Wars Uncredited Characters

In 2007, Transom put out a call for Shortlists for a new NPR show called Weekend America (which has since been discontinued). This was the first one played, which I thought was pretty cool. See...


January 2, 2007

Andy and Dirk

I wrote “Andy & Dirk” for a Third Coast Festival contest years ago, but it had to be under three minutes long so I never submitted it. It had to start with “To begin with, they never got...


July 4, 2004

4th of July Fireworks

By the time I came up with 4th of July Fireworks, I had done a couple of audio diaries and thought I’d give this a shot. It was really fun, because a) It’s the 4th of July and b) it involved...


May 7, 2004

Mother’s Day Diary

When Mother’s Day rolled around in 2004, I thought ‘hey, I should write one of those diaries for it.’ This is the result. It’s not a reflection of my relationship with my then-wife, but I...


May 1, 2004

The Book

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Here’s my creepiest story. This is sometimes played by random public radio stations around Halloween. Years ago, it was featured on Love & Radio as well. I often work late and get up early,...


May 1, 2004

Truck Stop

I got this idea from a similar story in Reader’s Digest. I loved reading all the anecdotes and jokes and the little filler items they had at the end of a story that ran a bit short. One of the...


April 1, 2004

God is Talking to Me

This story idea came to me a long time before I did it. I was downtown walking around and almost stepped in front of a bus. It was pretty near miss, probably one of my top ten “near death”...


December 3, 2003


I was several miles off-shore, windsurfing, when I broke down, and was attacked by a shark. Shark is from my Mockumentary days. I think it’s a pretty good piece. It’s complete fiction, or it...


September 1, 2003

Seafood Joint

I went out to eat with some friends and there was a lot of overt racism. I thought about it for a couple of weeks because I was really frustrated by the assholes in that restaurant (a well-known...


August 1, 2003

Stress Test

This is one of the pieces where I feel like I really found my sound. I had made a few pieces in the regular way, telling a story, adding a little music. In this one, I had this really weird...


July 1, 2003


Going through other people’s trash. This is one of my Mom’s favorite pieces that I’ve done. It was originally part of a Mockumentary CD I put out in the early part of the millennium. It’s...


April 1, 2003


I was looking for one of the scariest/stressful things I could think of for a young man, and being naked and 3-5 minutes from my clothes would have done it for me. Several people have mentioned the...


January 14, 2000

Switched Bags

This is one of the first stories I produced. I basically just did some weird abstract stuff. The reference to Pat Buchanan is a reference to the 2000 Presidential Primaries, so this was probably...


October 1, 1999

Dog Pile

This is one of the first irreverent stories I created. From 1995 to 2005 I had a web site called (I sold it in 2005) where I did all kinds of stupid stuff. I had mp3s you could listen...