Sunday, November 29, 2020

Audio Dramas Created by People of Color

Here are some online resources I found promoting audio dramas and podcasts by people of color. I just listened to the first episode of Bronzeville this morning, a ten part dramatized series about numbers runners in 1940s Chicago.


BIPOC Audio Drama (reddit thread)



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Logo taken from detail of New Detective Magazine

I haven't given credit for This Gun in My Hand's logo. That's a modified detail from the cover of New Detective magazine, Vol. 8, No. 4 (July 1946), which you can read or download from archive.org. I haven't read any stories from it yet, but Fredric Brown is top notch. I've read his novel Night of the Jabberwock and some of his weird sci-fi shorts. Below are the logo and the full cover image:





Sunday, November 22, 2020

Want To Be Heroes - Episode 6

Falk Zildjian tries to explain why it's right for him to be an armed vigilante, but wrong for his fans to form an armed vigilante paramilitary group. Can he convince them? Can he convince himself? How does Antifa keep their weaponized milkshakes frozen all day? Hop in the PT Cruiser and find out in this episode!

Want To Be Heroes, episode 6 of This Gun in My Hand, was manufactured by Rob Northrup. Please rate and review everywhere you can. Go to http://ThisGuninMyHand.blogspot.com to subscribe, download past episodes, and to buy my books. Such as Little Heist in the Big Woods and Other Revisionist Atrocities, or a Godzilla Doll Crochet Pattern. What eagerness LURKS behind a juniper bush? This Gun in My Hand!

This episode is available on Youtube and in audio formats other than mp3 on this archive.org page.

Music and sound effects credits:

The opening theme was from The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950), and the closing theme was from Killer Bait (1949), both films in the public domain.

Modified versions of the two sound effects listed below were used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License:

Title: Shotgun Reload Pump
Recorded by RA The Sun God
http://soundbible.com/1959-Shotgun-Reload-Pump.html

Title: Chain Dropped
Recorded by BlastwaveFx.com
http://soundbible.com/559-Chain-Dropped.html

The following public domain sound effects were also used:

1911 Pistol Cocking
https://freesound.org/people/J.Anthracite/sounds/465488/

Glock 19 Handgun Pistol Slide Cocking Sounds
https://freesound.org/people/jackmurrayofficial/sounds/393734/

AR15 M4 Gun Hardware Magazine Movement Sounds
https://freesound.org/people/jackmurrayofficial/sounds/393732/

semi-auto pistol.wav
https://freesound.org/people/nuncaconoci/sounds/536195/

Shotgun - Cocking (3)
https://freesound.org/people/FilmmakersManual/sounds/522492/

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Quiz Scam - Episode 5

Falk Zildjian, indomitable hero by virtue of the fact that he carries a gun, confronts Regina, the Queenpin of organized crime in Parabellum City. Falk can stop Regina’s plan to rig a radio quiz show -- if she doesn’t have a trap waiting for him! (Spoilers: she does.) What kind of trap is it? Will Zildjian survive? Which radio quiz show is she trying to rig? Can you keep potential listeners interested in your teaser text by talking about minor details after you dropped spoilers? Find out now!

The Quiz Scam, episode 5 of This Gun in My Hand, was conjured by Rob Northrup. Rate and review it everywhere you can. See the links to the right side of your current screen to subscribe to this podcast or to buy my books. Little Heist in the Big Woods and Other Revisionist Atrocities is now available in pdf, and the paperback edition is coming soon. What’s new, pussycat? This Gun in My Hand!

This episode is available on Youtube, and in formats other than mp3 on archive.org.

Music and sound effects credits:

The opening theme was from The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950), and the closing theme was from Killer Bait (1949), both films in the public domain. 

Modified versions of the sound effects listed below were used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License:

Title: Wind
Recorded by Mark DiAngelo
http://soundbible.com/1810-Wind.html

Title: Squishy 2
Recorded by Mike Koenig
http://soundbible.com/512-Squishy-2.html

Title: Boiling Geothermal Mud
By SDLx
https://freesound.org/people/SDLx/sounds/260101/#

Title: Running lady - Footsteps
By vikasfnu
https://freesound.org/people/vikasfnu/sounds/470770/

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Good Guys vs. Good Gals - Episode 4

Falk races to a shootout where he’s unable to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Melba and Denise install a donation box at a city park. Bill performs a selection from his vegan-themed acapella EP, “Cage Against the Ravine.” Where have all the flowers gone? This Gun in My Hand!

Good Guys vs. Good Gals, episode 4 of This Gun in My Hand was crocheted by Rob Northrup. Rate and review this episode everywhere you can. You'll be happy to know my short story collection Little Heist in the Big Woods and Other Revisionist Atrocities should be available in print within a month or two, and in ebook format even sooner.

The episode is available on Youtube, and in audio formats other than mp3 on this page at archive.org.

Music and FX Credits:

The opening theme was from The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950), and the closing theme was from Killer Bait (1949), both films in the public domain. 

The music before Denise and Melba install the little free library is:
"Windy Winds - Intro A”
Jay Man - OurMusicBox
https://www.our-music-box.com/
https://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox/ 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

The following sound effects clips were modified and used in this episode under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license:

Title: 40 Smith Wesson 8x
Recorded by Mike Koenig
http://soundbible.com/2123-40-Smith-Wesson-8x.html

Title: 38 Caliber Gun Shot 5x
Recorded by Mike Koenig
http://soundbible.com/375-38-Caliber-Gun-Shot-5x.html

Title: Gun Fire
Recorded by GoodSoundForYou
http://soundbible.com/1998-Gun-Fire.html

Title: INT .45 ACP Handgun with Target rack recall
Recorded By Triad330670
https://freesound.org/people/Triad330670/sounds/505357/

Title: Dog Barking, Single, A.wav
By InspectorJ
https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/406085/

Title: Shoveling
Recorded By andersmmg
https://freesound.org/people/andersmmg/sounds/516318/

The following public domain sound clips were also used:

Title: 9mm pistol shot
Recorded By michorvath
https://freesound.org/people/michorvath/sounds/427592/

Title: Park ambience - mostly birds
Recorded by Mafon2
https://freesound.org/people/Mafon2/sounds/274175/#

Title: Walking in Some Leaves.wav
Recorded by thebabydinosaur https://freesound.org/people/thebabydinosaur/sounds/325405/#

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Not So Heroic - Episode 3

Melba has a mother-daughter talk with Denise as they sail across the lake on a pleasant Summer’s eve, discussing matters important to a young woman. At what age should she start carrying a firearm? When and where is it appropriate to carry, and what model? What’s going on? Who’s there? Where are they all coming from? Meanwhile Falk foregoes the gun and beats an enemy with his bare hands.

If you could tell those gunshots weren’t from a 9mm H&K VP70z or any kind of Walther, in lieu of complaining to me about the discrepancy, please see your hunter safety teacher so she can give you a puffy sticker.

Not So Heroic, episode 3 of This Gun in My Hand, was written, performed & edited by Rob Northrup. Please rate and review this episode on whatever podcast client or website you found it. The episode is available on Youtube and in audio formats other than mp3 on this page at archive.org.

The opening theme was from The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950), and the closing theme was from Killer Bait (1949), both films in the public domain.

The music for the first mother/daughter segment was:
"Windy Winds - Intro A”
Jay Man - OurMusicBox
https://www.our-music-box.com/
https://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox/ 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

The following public domain or Creative Commons licensed sound clips were used in the episode:

Title: Flock Seagulls
License: Attribution 3.0
Recorded by Daniel Simion
http://soundbible.com/2193-Flock-Seagulls.html
(modified)

Title: 40 Smith Wesson 8x
License: Attribution 3.0
Recorded by Mike Koenig
http://soundbible.com/2123-40-Smith-Wesson-8x.html
(modified)

Title: 38 Caliber Gun Shot 5x
License: Attribution 3.0
Recorded by Mike Koenig
http://soundbible.com/375-38-Caliber-Gun-Shot-5x.html
(modified)

Title: Gun Fire
License: Attribution 3.0
Recorded by GoodSoundForYou
http://soundbible.com/1998-Gun-Fire.html

Lake Waves 1.wav
License: Attribution 3.0
By Benboncan
https://freesound.org/s/67883/
(modified)

Walking_on_a_boat_dock.wav
License: Attribution 3.0
By joedeshon 
https://freesound.org/s/78368/
(modified)

DogYelp.wav
License: Attribution 3.0
By TobiasKosmos
https://freesound.org/s/163280/

Gym'sHall.wav
License: Attribution 3.0
By marlazaro
https://freesound.org/s/325096/
(modified)

running sounds
By zombiechaser3 
https://freesound.org/s/134991/
Public Domain, modified.

http://soundbible.com/274-Terns-Talking-At-Beach.html
Public Domain, modified.

Monday, October 19, 2020

The Whole Story - Episode 2

After an early morning struggle session, our hero Falk Zildjian takes the witness stand in the trial of the Skee-Ball Racketeers. How many times will he have to repeat The Whole Story? Will justice win in the end? Is the Shoe Shine Man a fan of Christian Bale? What’s in store for anyone who doesn’t listen? This Gun in My Hand.


"The Whole Story," episode 2 of This Gun in My Hand was written, performed and edited by Rob Northrup. Rate or review this episode on Scrapple Podcasts or Skechers, or wherever you found it. To to http://ThisGuninMyHand.blogspot.com to subscribe, hear other episodes, or to buy my books, like Little Heist in the Big Woods and Other Revisionist Atrocities.


The opening theme and some incidental music comes from The Sun Sets at Dawn, a 1950 public domain film. The closing theme comes from Killer Bait, a 1949 public domain film. Other incidental or transitional music comes from Hollow Triumph (aka The Scar), a 1948 public domain film. The line about “petroleum jelly, not rubber cement” was something Julian V. used to say thirty years ago.


"The Whole Story" is available on Youtube and in audio formats other than mp3 on this page at archive.org.