Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Apologies to any folks who've been expecting to hear from me, but I'm recovering from a bout of some kind of flueyviralthingy. I'd hoped to be posting RUR 6 this week, but my voice sounds as if I'm chewing razor blades (that's when I can actually speak without launching into a wheezing monster-chunk).

Should be okay by the weekend (I hope).

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Geek stuff (plus promised clue)

Correction time (again!) -- When I talked about making minidisc recordings from BBCi's 'Listen Again' I was wrong when I said my digital recordings were classed as digital originals. They're not, they're classed as digital copies, which means that I can't make further digital copies from them at all, and that's what I find inconvenient. If I want to copy the recordings to CD I have to use the analogue input on my CD recorder, which means standing over it to make the track marks (you can't make track marks afterwards when using a CD recorder -- unlike when recording to minidiscs).

Not that many people wanted to know that.... But here's something that tons of people are anxiously waiting for: the CLUE!

Right, email me at if you want to win the new paperback copy of The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Just tell me where you think the two-minute ambient audio clip (played on RUR 4) was recorded. Within 100 km. It's a capital city. In continental Europe. I will respond to the first correct email with a request for a mailing address.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

The Rev Up Review Escapes!

The Rev Up Review, Number Five:

  • Title: RUR-2005-06-11
  • Size: 17.9 MB
  • Duration: 39'01"
Use this FeedBurner link to download the mp3 file directly, or to add the feed to your aggregator.


  • 00.00 Intro & Welcome
  • 02.18 Escape Pod promo
  • 04.45 Review of Escape Pod
  • 08.46 Comments on the state of short fiction
  • 10.43 'Zing' FX
  • 10.50 Spinfuture by Chris Future
  • 11.41 Sound Stages byJeffrey Adams
  • 12.07 Update on Ambient Audio Contest
  • 12.43 Rev Up Review now listed on
  • 13.06 "You're listening to The Rev Up Review"
  • 13.11 Overview of The Seventh Dimension (BBC7)
  • 15.36 A rant about DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
  • 19.52 Examples of what's available on BBC7
  • 21.46 BBC7 mailing list
  • 21.57 MythArc becomes Peering Into Darkness
  • 22.18 Derek Gilbert's comment (this is on the main blog, not the LibSyn blog as wrongly stated on the show)
  • 22.33 'Glissando' FX
  • 22.39 Feedback to (text or mp3), or comment below, or call the Rev Up Review Rant Line: 206-339-RANT (7268)
  • 23.05 Comment from Tee Morris
  • 24.40 MOREVI: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana
  • 25.35 Pronunciation of the word 'podiobook' (and others)
  • 27.01 Music: "Feel My Pain Miss Jane" by David Henderson at Pod Safe Audio
  • 29.53 Episode 5 (final) of The Journey of Jonathan Cave (first published in Alien Q webzine)
  • 39.01 End
Background music:
  • "Another Place In Time" by David Henderson, from the album For You For Me. More at Pod Safe Audio

Monday, June 06, 2005

Thanks to Evo Terra of the Dragon Page, The Rev Up Review is now listed in the directory.

(Not sure quite how this happened. Evo posted a comment on the blog after the feed for The Rev Up Review somehow appeared in his iPodderX. Well, you know, some things are just meant to be....)

Saturday, June 04, 2005

No correct answers yet!

Still no correct answers to the competition question, so now's your chance to win a new paperback copy of The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

Listen to the two-minute clip played in the last Rev Up Review, and if you recognize the location let me know (by email) where you think it was recorded.

The winner will be announced not in the next but in the sixth Rev Up Review, which is scheduled to be towards the end of June. (This will be the edition that starts the new serial, "Travel With Confidence.")