Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Dear Charlie:

Lookie lookie, it's my favorite month! Oddly enough, it's also my busiest month.

The "Legends of the Ozarks" storytellings are going well. I know Miss Dinah and I are having a ball, and it's pretty clear that the audiences are, too. We've had some really fun, really interactive groups, and those always push us to do our best.

And, man, do we have some brutal stories in this neck of the woods. Heheh.

Writing is also going astonishingly well. I'd been mulling over an idea for a month or so when another popped in there and rolled around for about a week. All of a sudden, they latched onto each other and became the same story idea, and I've been frantically taking dictation from the ether ever since. Here's hoping this one makes it past the dreaded third-of-the-way-done hump, because it has the potential to be done incredibly fast if I can just... keep... writing!

I know it's just a mental block. Unfortunately, GI Joe can't help me with this one. I just need to bull past it a couple of times and deal with the resulting brain damage.

So, no complaints.

HA! We're human beings (or at least pretend to be). There's no such thing as no complaints!

Okay, so this is actually more a lament. I'm just so saddened that there's no karaoke/instrumental version of Alice Cooper's "This House Is Haunted" out there. How is this not a thing yet??

When Amazon failed me, I thought surely there'd be a terrible cover version on YouTube somewhere, but no. I even tried to make my own no-vocals track with a couple of different freebie (but highly recommended) software programs, but to no avail.

Mr. Cooper's voice simply refuses to go away. In all, I think that's probably for the best.

But I'm hunting down something to sing for October's Third Thursday in a couple of weeks. It's the last one of the year, and we're trying to make it really big and awesome, especially since we're promoting the last two weekends of both the haunt trail and our Legends. I've been listening to my Midnight Syndicate station on Pandora while in my writing mania, and that's awesome, but that music is intentionally instrumental only. I need a creepy vocals song with a karaoke version to sing, darn it!

I do think we'll probably add Mr. Cooper's angsty teen version of Annabelle Lee to the filler music on Third Thursday, though. It's just too perfect.


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