Archive for the Podcasts Category

Sound Art for Video

Posted in Film, Music, Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2018 by roarvis

I finished an album of synthesizer music that had been in the works since 2009. A handful of these tracks ended up on the soundtracks to short films made by my friend Ryan Stockstad, and one became the theme to the web series Pop Culture Beast Halloween Horror Picks.

The rest were experiments that I managed to compile into something relatively listenable. Fans of gurgling synths, droning feedback, atmospheric string pads, and pulsing loops take note!

(Note: I think this player just queues up track 2 as a preview. Follow the link to stream the whole album.)


Happy Halloween!

Posted in Music, Podcasts on October 29, 2011 by roarvis

Greetings, my children. Halloween is almost upon us, and I’m already knee deep in Gothic celebrations and lesbian vampires. Here’s a couple things to keep you moderately entertained:

I recently attended a Nilbog show at Cinefamily and wrote about it. Cecy was there to capture some photos of the band.

We also recorded our first podcast in almost two years. It’s a Halloween themed special in two parts. It’s actually just one constant flow of music, if you download the two parts and play them back to back.


On The Corner

Posted in Music, Podcasts with tags , , , , on January 26, 2011 by roarvis

For many years, my father has entertained folks with his story about wandering into a tiny bar in Cleveland, Ohio in 1962 and watching Miles Davis play a set. Some people have questioned the legitimacy of this story, as Miles was already a jazz star at that time.

Well, it appears that my old man has been vindicated. Cleveland jazz radio host Joe Mosbrook recently told the story on the air, after receiving an email from my dad.

This five minute clip provides a great slice of history that will appeal to anyone interested in jazz music, Cleveland, or what my father was up to in 1962. Enjoy!

Jan 24 105 & Euclid – Miles Davis by roarvis

I’m Alive

Posted in Film, Music, Podcasts, Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 10, 2010 by roarvis

Howdy, strangers! It’s been awhile since my last post, but I’ve been relatively busy. I’ve been putting the finishing touches on an album that’s been in the works for some time now. Hopefully soon it will see the light of day – or at least the pallid glow of the Internets.

My leisure time has been spent watching a lot of the New World/Roger Corman Blu-Rays released by Shout! Factory, which are amazing. I’ve also been listening to a ton of Neil Young, especially the “Ditch Trilogy.” I may or may not write more about these things in the near future.

Oh yeah, and I got married. Woo hoo! Cecy and I will return with Episode 8 of our ground-breaking podcast once we are done staring lovingly into each others’ eyes.

I promise to delve back into deep blogging soon (eew, that sounds gross). In the meanwhilst, check out this interview with Amanda By Night of Made For TV Mayhem. She won the prestigious “Versatile Blogger Award,” and in turn listed a few blogs that she loves. I’m honored to report that Blanked As Ordered made the cut!

It’s always nice when someone acknowledges and appreciates your writing, especially when you do it as a hobby/obsession/unpaid internship. I should probably follow this up with links to some of MY favorite blogs, but I’m too damn lazy. So check the links on the right hand column of the home page, and follow my Twitter feed – I try to repost whenever I find a really fantastic blog entry, although you may have to wade through lots of bad jokes and passive aggressive political activism.

I’ll be back with more enthusiastic ruminations on pop culture before you know it (or want it, or want to know that you want it).

The First Cut is the Deepest

Posted in Music, Podcasts, Uncategorized with tags , , on May 14, 2010 by roarvis

Blanked As Ordered Episode 07: Classic Rock Deep Cuts

Let The Funk Flow

Posted in Music, Podcasts with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2010 by roarvis

Blanked As Ordered Episode 06: Beyond The Funk

Alex Chilton

Posted in Music, Podcasts with tags , , , , on April 23, 2010 by roarvis

The Alex Chilton tribute podcast has been completed for your enjoyment.

Blanked As Ordered Episode 05: Alex Chilton

Dramatic Theme

Posted in Music, Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2010 by roarvis

Today’s podcast is all about soundtracks. Italian prog, synth drone, folk jam, glam rock opera, space funk, incidental cheese.

Blanked As Ordered Episode 04: Epic Soundtracks


Posted in Music, Podcasts with tags , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by roarvis

Part of the reason I became interested in radio/podcasting is because of experiences I had listening to college radio stations as a kid growing up in rural Ohio. I would spend weekends with my dad, and his house was close enough to Cleveland to occasionally pick up radio broadcasts from WRUW, WUJC, and WCSB. I would stay up late into the night listening to a mixture of local programs (Lost in Thought in Tobacco and Psykick Dancehall were two of my favorites) and syndicated shows like Hearts of Space. The mixture of punk, electronic, experimental, and just plain strange sounds pouring from the speakers was completely new to me, and the polar opposite of what I heard on mainstream stations. I would tape snippets of these shows, attempt to decipher the mumblings of the DJ and write down the tracklistings, then carry these crumpled paper lists with me to the record store in search of new music.

Now that the Internets have invaded, it should theoretically be a lot easier to find new music. But I still miss the feeling of stumbling upon a particularly good radio show. Since we began our podcast, I’ve been looking around online for other shows that are in the spirit of the college radio programs of my youth.

So far, I’ve found one: Otic Radio, a podcast from the musical collective known as Cast Exotic Archives. Their playlists, arranged by style or mood, are a fantastic mixture of weird electronic post punk, droning space synth, and gnarly garage rock. There is no DJ to ID tracks, but each track played is clearly listed on a text file and can be downloaded directly. I’ve listened to one and a half podcasts from these guys, and I’m hooked. Hopefully more interesting alien sounds await in the far corners of the interwebs…

Futurism Vs. Passeism

Posted in Music, Podcasts with tags , , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by roarvis

New podcast, all trance inducing electronic synth wizardry: Blanked As Ordered Episode 2.