Monday, 31 October 2011

Night Terrors

Night Terrors - A Tale of Lepari (mp3)

Happy Halloween!

I'm going to be taking part in National Novel Writing Month through November; writing 1667 words a day is tricky enough without also recording a podcast each morning. But fear not, you won't be left without your daily dose of Lepari! My lovely wife will be taking over recording duties for the month, five days a week. I think we'll save Saturday and Sunday as days off - the weekends tend to have the lowest listener figures anyway - and once November's over, see how things develop from there.

Thanks for listening, and I hope these little snapshots continue to entertain!

Sunday, 16 October 2011


In memory of Trisha Macfarlane; great friend and awesome conductor.

1984 - 2011

Rest in peace, Trish.

Conductor - A Tale of Lepari (mp3)

Friday, 14 October 2011

The Vice of Father Moreau

Better late than never, here's today's postcard. I've been bed-bound today with the terribly virulent whiny manflu, and my voice was in no condition whatsoever to record. Luckily I remembered this evening that I had this postcard as a buffer from about 6 months ago, so I won't have to break my streak this time!

The Vice of Father Moreau (mp3)

Monday, 3 October 2011

The Smell of Success

Content Warning!

The Smell of Success - A Tale of Lepari (mp3)

When I originally had the idea for this podcast, one of my first concerns was how to find suitable music to bookend the pieces. Given the setting and my influences, I decided to try to track down some accordion music - despite being slightly anachronistic to my time period, the instrument exemplified the tone and feel I wanted for these stories - and trawled the mighty internet in search of something which caught my ear.

On Youtube I found endless renditions of the same two or three songs, which I'd heard were supposed to be beautiful, but there was something missing; no soul, no heart, just the notes being played one after another. I doubted I'd ever find what I was looking for. And then I encountered Wolfgang Thobae. There was so much more warmth to his playing, such emotion, that I knew I'd found what I was after.

Wolfgang was kind enough to let me use his music for this podcast, so if you've been enjoying it so far, please stop over at his Youtube channel - where he's got a far-wider variety than I've been using here - and let him know!