MCP 008 – Holiday Special and MAKING THE CUT: Prologue

Holiday merry-making abounds! Chris reads email, plays voice mails, features special Christmas music, and slips in various other bits of insanity from when we were off our meds. All this, and the Prologue from the first Metamor City novel, Making the Cut!


Michael Spence, of Brother Osric’s Scriptorium

Short Story:

“Revenant Living” by Kevin Cummings, courtesy of Buffy Between The Lines


Space Casey

Mur vs. JC #2: Heaven / Playing For Keeps / 7th Son, Book III: Destruction

Making the Cut: Prologue — Cast:

Abbey — Heather Nowak
Victor — Bill Bowman

The Music:

Intro: “The First Nowell”, by David Beard
Reading Mail #1: “We Three Kings – classical guitar”, by Derek K. Miller
Reading Mail #2: “We Deck The Halls With We Wish You A Merry Christmas”, by Doug Boldt
Returning From Break #1: “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”, by David Beard
Blooper/Outtake Reel: “Christmas in the Ghetto”, by Al Phlipp and the Woo Team
Voice Mail: “Not So Silent Night”, by Charlie Crowe
Returning From Break #2: “Carol of the Bells”, by David Beard
Story Lead-In: “Divine Light”, by Ariaphonics
Nightmares: “Fight — Strings & Vox”, by David Beard
Exploring: “The Lost Memory”, by Ambient Light
Something’s Wrong: Remix of “Misplaced Toy Theme”, by David Beard, and “Slow Atmosphere 4″, by ERH
Realization of Loss: “Nowhere — Cue 3 Strings”, by David Beard
Story Lead-Out: “Slow Atmosphere 4″, by ERH
Parting Thoughts: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel With What Child Is This”, by Doug Boldt

podsafe music network All music from David Beard is used by special permission from the artist. Music from ERH is provided through the Freesound Project. All other music is provided through agreement with the Podsafe Music Network.

Some sound effects provided by the Freesound Project. More information on the clips used will be provided after the jump.

Next time on The Metamor City Podcast:

Making the Cut continues with Chapter One! Meet Daniel Sharabi, a teenage member of the Psi Collective who has everything going for him — everything, that is, except his telepathic talent, which is mediocre at best. As he faces graduation and his exit examinations from the prestigious Westfall Academy, Daniel’s life is about to get a whole lot more complicated…

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