A Shadowed Path Podcast Episode 13: The Lost Episode - Remix Rebellion

If there were ever a time that I would beg you to read this blog, it would be NOW so that you can listen to the "lost episode" of the podcast which was never aired. This episode is vastly different from the previous 12 in that THERE'S NO TALKING!

This is a continuous play collection of some of my very favorite remixes, so prepare yourselves for some seriously synthy, seriously sexy, seriously bootyshakin tunes without the interruption of voice.

This beauty took 2.5 hours to record, and it's the very first time I've ever created a continuous play track, so I'm rather proud of it. You should also know that every track was recorded from vinyl, I've been dying to put my 12" singles collection to good use! I really hope you enjoy it.

LaCreeperie Around The Web: You Tube Channel

Being in the age of viral video, it's almost unheard of for a business not to have a YouTube channel, or at least be uploading tutorials or video of some kind pertaining to said business. As I've said before I'm a bit of a late bloomer, but I also like to do things my own way.

I thought it was time for LaCreeperie to have a YouTube Channel, and I'd figure out what to put on it later. Well I've put a few things up, and will be actively adding more videos on a regular basis. There will be an ever-growing list of themed playlists, and perhaps one day I'll get brave enough to make some videos of my own. But if you happen to follow me on Instagram, you know I'm not in the habit of being in front of the camera.

Featured below is a fun playlist of spooky spoken word videos by the likes of Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. This was a fun one to put together, and I'll definitely be adding more to it soon. Hope you enjoy it and subscribe to the channel, because you never know what will c-r-e-e-e-p in.

Be sure to check out the newly installed Dungeon Synth list of favorites. I'm continuously adding to it, so there will often be new sounds to check out. You'll be glad you did!

Dungeon Synth Delights - An Ongoing List of Favorites

  A while back, I briefly mentioned how Tony of The Damn Fine Network got me hooked on a subgenre of synth music called Dungeon Synth. This includes nomikers like Dark Ambient, Medieval Synth, Neo classical Darkwave, and several others, but you get the idea. Over the last year, I have been dipping a toe into the moats, as it were, but there is SO MUCH of it out there, it's mind blowing! More recently, I have really gotten into a few specific bands (are they bands? One-man-bands? I don't really know) and I wanted to share them with you here, in case this is something you might like.

Because I have recently given up the podcast, I have more time to write, and read, and Dungeon Synth is the perfect accompaniment, especially when reading medieval fantasy, historical fiction or anything with magic and sorcery in it. Also fantastic to fall asleep to, particularly if you have insomnia, or are a chronic night owl, like me. Hoot! Pull out your favorite audio apparatus and have a listen:

By far, Lord Lovidicus (how great is that name?!) is one of my very favorites. Every single playlist or album I have listened to is truly magical stuff.

Then there's equally mystical Thangorodrim, found on The Dungeon Synth Archives Channel which specializes in "old school" Dungeon Synth. I haven't quite figured out the differences of old school vs new, but it just doesn't matter. Every track is a winner, I tell ya.

Finally, (for now) there's Witches Moon, in particular, the Tear Off Your Wings - Meditations  really caught my attention. I swear, the titles alone of these things will make you want to listen to them all. Honestly, I haven't really heard anything I didn't like from any artist, band, or whoever it is that makes these wonderful, ambient tunes. I'm just really glad they do.

I will be adding to this list as I happen upon more favorites, but you can also visit my Dungeon Synth Playlist via my YouTube Channel, which is where I put all of my favorites. Enjoy, and keep checking back!

A Shadowed Path Podcast Episode 12: All Around The World

Well kids, this is it. This is the FINAL episode of the podcast. Rather sudden, some of you may think, but I've actually been waffling about whether or not to continue almost from episode 1. Only because this little experiment was so out of my comfort zone, and I am woefully self-conscious when it comes to new endeavors I know next-to-nothing about.

I have also made the life-altering decision to close the bookshops, as time she is a tickin', and I am nowhere near publishing anything. But more importantly, these disastrous times we are living in have taken their toll on the online retailing world, at least for me, and it's become increasingly more difficult to keep my head above water. Besides all of this, I have been in this game in various forms for the last 14 years (think before Facebook!), and I'm getting mighty tired of begging for sales, the constant self-promotion, and many other facets of this incredibly volatile business. It's never been dull or predictable, I can say that much.

Anywho, I'm not here to whinge and complain, just giving you all a few reasons why I decided to end the podcast, and the shops. As for closing the shops, this will take some time, as I have a lot to liquidate, and I need to find another line of work before I can move on. So I'll still be around hocking my wares, at least for the next few months. I will, however, be keeping the blog going, as there are a few things cooking in the Bermuda Triangle that I will want to share here. But when the time is right, the Fakebook, Twitter, Tumblr,  Etsy Shop and most likely the website will all be closed. We'll see how I feel about things when the time comes as to whether I'll give Instagram the boot as well, or not. Stay tuned!