Preview the first track of the Andrew McIlvaney Christmas Album.
Hey guys, I’m going to have to lay low AMC’s security calls off the search party. I hold in these mortal hands the TV scoop of the year: an audio recording of the final minute of the final episode of the Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad”.
This won’t air until September, so the exact details are subject to change. Now this is out in the open, they may even try to surprise us again. But inside sources confirm that this is, as of the lastest circulated copy of the script, completely legit: the final televised words of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.
(Who, I realise now I’m listening to these characters without visual distractions, both kind of sound like my recording buddy Chad McCanna. Weird.)
Our Canadian friends (still toiling away at their increasingly excellent webseries Henchpeople) have just given an old Rubber Chicken Podcast tune the lavish music video treatment. Behold! The culturally sensitive tones of Santa Klau-au-auss, lovingly retooled for the iPhone generation:
This cautionary anthem first appeared in The Rubber Chicken Podcast’s 2006 Christmas Special. Hear it below in its rawer, edgier form – quickly now, before it becomes cool!
Christmas Special 2006
Santa Klau-au-auss (original version)
Words by Andrey Summers. Music by Gord Myren.
A special holiday treat, just for you.
Andrew McIlvaney, legendary microblogger and crooner of Foul Papers, is giving away the title track of his festive album, Snowy Flakes and Fruity Cakes, completely free of charge!
Have a very merry Christmas, and God bless us. Every one.
Lyrics and lead vocals by Andrew McIlvaney.
Music and production by Alastair Craig.
Full lyrics after the jump.
After some wild months of scripting and idea-hurling, Rubber Chicken Audio is fast-tracking two major new audio series. We’ll make a media empire of this website yet. Failing that, a media village. Hell, we’ll settle for a moderately colourful back alley you’d feel comfortable walking down at night.
While those projects stew, let’s pop over to Vancouver, shall we, and see how our friends at Red Square Collective are getting along.
Convicted Rubber Chicken collaborator Andrey Summers has been hard at work on Henchpeople, a candid window into the lives of the men and women on the receiving end of Roger Moore’s Walther PPK. We can’t take any credit at all, but you won’t know this, as you’ve already skipped past this paragraph to watch the pretty video.
Subscribe on YouTube for monthly episodes and weekly sketches. Go on. I dare you.
Barely two months into its existence as a production company, Rubber Chicken Audio has already sold out, forever tainting its lofty, waveform-based integrity with promotional video. AND WE’D DO IT ALL AGAIN.
MacGuffin’s Curse is a werewolf-comedy-puzzle-adventure game by veteran website and podcast contributor Ben Kosmina, with some additional writing by myself and supporting roles from several other Rubber Chicken alumni. Reviews so far have been glowing.
For a couple of bucks you’ll get a huge adventure, huge laughs and the huge gratitude of a small indie team.
Thrilling segway chases and multiple entendres abound in The Vine’s James Bond tribute episode.
Our sister series The Vine Audio Programme is back, and as incapable as ever of just sitting down to record a low-key podcast about video games.
On a personal level, I had an incredible amount of fun with the overblown, pseudo-cinematic action scenes that open and close the episode. And it’s entirely possible re-scoring the James Bond theme with my bare hands is the manliest thing I will ever do.
Listen to the first eight minutes below, or head over to The Vine for the complete tale.
Opening Sequence Credits:
Written by Hyle Russell
Starring Chad McCanna, Janell McCanna, Hyle Russell and Alastair Craig
Produced by Alastair Craig (with apologies to Monty Norman, John Barry and David Arnold)
Our recent radio drama “Trial of the Time-Crosser” was a harrowing, atmospheric and entirely dramatic monologue. Contrary to our previous work, it contained zero cheap running gags and a complete lack of silly voices.
This cannot be allowed to stand.
We hope you enjoy this CUH-RAYZEE NEW ENDING by original performer M. Cornah. It’s a hoot and a half!
Epilogue improvised by Matt Cornah.
Produced and scored by Alastair Craig.
Guest starring Tim Morrison as The Announcer.
Not endorsed by the estate of Andrey Summers.
I’m in San Francisco this week, somehow, helping Brawsome promote their excellent werewolf-comedy-puzzle-adventure MacGuffin’s Curse at the Game Developers’ Conference.
If you’re in the neighborhood, swing by Play Kiosk K4 to check it out. The addictive puzzles and award-winning dialogue will distract you while I slip one of these into your pocket.
If you’re joining us just now via the magic of business card, hello! Rubber Chicken Audio is a safe and happy place, where slickly-produced sketch comedy, music and radio drama can comfortably mingle. This might or might not mean something to you professionally. It might or might not compel you to follow or subscribe as a listener. Either way, take a look around! We can promise a pretty swell time.