06 February 2014

MIASMA INC./SYNTH EXPERIMENTS VOL. III





Dark Green Desert
Reakshun
Dawn Creatures
Orion Shuttle
Shuttle Craft Adrift Episode I
Shuttle Craft Adrift Episode II
Holiday on Jupiter

05 February 2014

MIASMA INC./SYNTH EXPERIEMNTS VOL. II




The Dark Room
Flying Monkeys
The Mighty Morphox Speaks
The Unexpected Visit
The Evil Sister Returns

04 February 2014

MIASMA INC./SYNTH EXPERIMENTS VOL.I




The Arp of Hercules
The Frailty of Friendships
The Miracle of Deceit
Nexus Sexus Plexus
Black was the Without Eye

27 January 2014

THE URANIUM CAFE PODCAST/EPISODE 07


Well, time for the 7th rambling, incoherent Uranium Cafe Podcast. First off at one point I black out and forget the name for enclosure links, used in setting up a podcast in a blog page. I called them brackets (and that is also a term) but in Blogger you will need to look for enclosure links and activate all of them. It is important for podcasters to know if you host your own blog at your own site. Blogger is set up to do this but people may not be aware of that. I talk about my interest in recording my own music. As well I give out tips on how I do my podcast, for better or worse. This was inspired by a Facebook post by a fellow blogger who is having issues hosting his podcast at one of those free podcast services. I had so much bad luck with all of those I thought I would share how I do it, and how many others do their podcasts as well, through the wonderful and free service at The Internet Archives. I touch a bit on some movies I have watched (but maybe not finished) on something in China called PPTV. The only movie I go into depth with is World War Z and during that I decided I would do a longer zombie themed podcast in the near future. Maybe the next time. I also make a goof -and a goof that I bet a few other people are making out there- in that I called 12 years a Slave by the wrong title of 7 Years a Slave. I hope I do not have to explain too much that I know the name of the film but just keep mixing it up with the other Brad Pitt film 7 Year in Tibet. It's a blunder but not going to make me give up blogging in disgrace.



THE URANIUM CAFE PODCAST EPISODE 07

You can find this file for embedding or
downloading, along with lots of other nifty audio files, at:
INTERNET ARCHIVE CREATOR PAGE 
FOR BILL D. COURTNEY



Screen Shots of PPTV, an iPad App and computer software that shows streaming movies in China and where I watch almost all of my movies lately.

Also, problems with my Uranium Cafe Podcast RSS (Or Atom or whatever) feed at Feedburner have been fixed. If you like to follow blogs on a reader -like The Old Reader I recommend) then you can follow the podcast now (as there will be more more and more in the future finally) here: UCAFE PODCAST AT FEEDBURNER

23 January 2014

MIASMA INC./SOUNDTRACK MUSIC PROJECT/SYNTH MUSIC


More music projects I have been messing around with lately. All synth work with some bass lines here and there and some real electric guitar on The Mighty Morphox Speak. This is what is keeping me from updating my blogs with movie posts but I find it to be rewarding to some degree and I have made some breakthroughs with  my playing and production. Would like to say a movie post is coming (Daughters of Darkness still half done in the draft folder) but I am not driven to do that for the time being. I have not forsaken anything, but my time and energy is limited it seems. I hope you can enjoy some of this stuff as well until the writing bug strikes me again.

It is a big hassle to post the download links to each song so here is my creator page at Internet Archives where you can find whichever song you want to download as well as other nifty stuff.

Bill D. Courtney at Internet Archives 


THE MIGHTY MORPHOX SPEAKS

   
DARK DESERT

   
THE MIRACLE OF DECEIT
 
 
THE UNEXPECTED VISIT


FLYING MONKEYS

 
THE FRAILTY OF FRIENDSHIPS

   
THE EVIL SISTER RETURNS
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15 December 2013

ITALIAN HORROR MAGAZINE PAINTINGS

I just checked my blog here and am shocked to see I have not done a post since Halloween. I am in a dry spell but this is just ridiculous. I am in the middle of writing some posts but have been pretty sick for a while and when I feel fluish and buggy I just can't write. The next post I get up here movie wise will be a review of the film Daughters of Darkness, one of my favorite of the Euro-horror style films from the seventies. I have also been trying to do some posting now and then for my sister of horror blog Necrotic Cinema. But I do not want either blog to dither away in oblivion -more than they already have due to Internet issues and my lack of passion these days- due to over neglect and so I need to for something simple and quick, and that is the ol' eye candy post. I have a few lined up and a couple of them require a bit more of writing on my part than this one. I simply like these blurb free images and want to share them whether I know anything about them or not. I am not sure what magazines these are from or who the artists are. But they certainly seem to set the right tone for an upcoming post on sexy European vampires of the Elizabeth Bathory variety. I would venture to say these are all Italian and/or Spanish fumetti horror magazines of the Sukia variety from the 70's and 80's. Well, when it is all said and done those Europeans may not be able to string a narrative together sensibly but they sure knew how to spice up otherwise drab moments of murder and necrophilia.

 

31 October 2013

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM 
BILL AT THE URANIUM CAFE

28 October 2013

THE URANIUM CAFE PINUP GIRL/THE RETURN OF BETTY BROSMER

My original Betty Brosmer post has become my most visited post of all time, beating out my Jungle Jim serial post finally. No text, just five pictures! Guess you have to give the people what they want, so here's more of the world's first super model (according to some folks), Mrs. Joe Weider herself, Betty Brosmer. 


 

MORE OF BOUNCING BETTY RIGHT HERE >>

05 October 2013

THE URANIUM CAFE PODCAST 06


 The new Uranium Cafe Podcast. Six movies reviewed and lots of rambling incoherency. The movies I sort of review are shown below.  Oh, of special note, it is my first ever podcast to be almost one hour long. Can listen in two aprts as part one is me complaining about my Internet problems and the world pf blogging in general, and part two are my riveting and unprepared movie reviews. Not much more to say so why not just give it a listen.

  

 
THE URANIUM CAFE PODCAST 06  
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20 September 2013

MIASMA INC./SOUNDTRACK MUSIC PROJECT/SYNTH MUSIC PROJECT

I have to admit I am a little happy with some of the results of this new little category. I used to host these songs on Soundcloud and they just never got any plays. After a year some songs had gotten a dozen or so listens. Guess if it is not some “urban dub-step” or “house beat” stuff it won’t get much attention at places like that. But here the posts have gotten some good hits. Not sure if anybody liked anything or what, but the posts were visited and so that is cool. The first two pieces (the Horror Themes) are the newer items and I think I am using Native Instruments Kontakt for most of them. Not really sure what Kontakt libraries I am using but I am sure I hear Cinematic Guitars in there. I think the drums are NI Battery3. The next piece, Evening Vespers, was done when I was still using Sony Acid (and had no clue yet what Kontakt and Reaktor were) as my Digital Audio Workstation. I would have no clue here as to what VST instruments I would have been using. Mostly loops I thinks as I did not even have a MIDI controller yet.  The poem is by William S. Burroughs and that is the original Uranium Willy doing the reading himself. The next two are newer and were done in Ableton Live and I think I am using mostly Nexus and Sylenth as the VST instruments. But no clue what else. I do not keep notes and I tend to put stuff together real fast and I delete the original project files even after a while. So have no worries that someday there will be an exhumation of lost audio sessions. They tend to not exist after a few months. These are all hosted at Internet archives and I love that place. I am moving away from places like Soundcloud and may focus on trying to share my stuff from Archives more. Would like to share stuff with an interactive community, but I don’t think Souncloud, Bandcamp or Reverbnations are my cup of tea. Any suggestions are welcome.

   
HORROR MOVIE THEME 01   
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HORROR MOVIE THEME 02   
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EVENING VESPERS   
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NEXUS PLEXUS SEXUS   
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THE ARP OF HERCULES  
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