Ad Astral Podcast, Episode 16:

One True Path-Shownotes

Submitted by DJ Burnham on Tuesday 1st May 2012

(One True Path was written in January 2005 and first appeared on Silverthought.com in March 2005 and then again in Test Drive (Volume One of DJ Burnham’s collected short stories) in 2007.)

It’s a tongue-in-cheek pop at evangelism in which I decided to create an alien species that conducted their lives to the doctrines of Ominipron (or, in other words, an omnipresent deity. I had a lot of fun with their method of communication, initially basing it on basketball, with the “Audory” being akin to the net and the ball becoming a “Word bundle”. Football also seemed ripe for a bit of satire and as it has been referred to as being akin to a religion for some people I took it to a logical conclusion – well, in the eyes of a group of alien evangelists anyway.

The original artwork for this story shows the Alter Chamber of the Divreps of Omnipron as they are assessing the human activities associated with football.

 

If you fancy a thought-provoking, amusing and entertaining read, check out GOD COLLAR by Marcus Brigstocke:

UK Amazon click HERE

Amazon.com click HERE

'There's probably no God ... but I wish there was. I've got some things I need to ask him.'
Based on Marcus Brigstocke's award-winning Edinburgh and West End show, God Collar focuses on the 'God-shaped hole' that opened up in Marcus's life following the death of his best friend. Exploring his own issues surrounding faith - his lack of it, his need for it, some people's waste of it and what good purposes it might serve if he could get hold of it - he rails against the holy trinity of Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) while atheists, agnostics and believers of all faiths get it in the neck too. God Collar is a scathing look at modern faith that will leave you laughing out loud and examining your own beliefs in equal measure.
'As luck would have it, my relationship with God is as dysfunctional and peppered with resentment and recrimination as ever, so this should make for a good book.'

 

MUSIC IN EPISODE 16:

Nick Harper - Music in EP16 - 'Building Our Own Temple' - Live, from the album 'Double Life'.

 

See the video "An Introduction to Nick Harper":

 

 

Jon Wood - It Means Everything from the album 'One to Five': featuring Lenna Santamaria on vocals.

 

 

 

 

Our Guest Voice Actors:

 

 

Anand is a multi-talented chap. An outstanding photographer, he has travelled widely through India, Nepal, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, capturing superb images along the way. He is also an experienced climber and trekker, having led several expeditions to Annapurna and the Himalaya.

See Anand's fabulous photography at Anandimages

 

 

Andy Kerr loves everything Greek. He knew that playing the triangle in a school play would stand him in good stead for his kazoo exploits in the Ad Astral podcast. After the experience he now, however, considers that the Bouzouki my take a bit longer to master than originally anticipated. It's rumoured that Retsina may help the process so he's willing to give it a try until it starts working.

 

 

 

 

Darren Boyden: Formerly a leading light in the endurance ironing field, now retired to a slightly crumpled state.

 

 

 

 

Sound Effects

Many come from The Freesound Project.

Other effects:

Various from Apple’s Garageband library.

Other effects tailor-made by Ad Astral.

Scene 1
Star Drive Rumble = Apple Mac GarageBand
Weird chanting = Tripmonks.1 by ERH of the FreeSound Project
Alter Chamber Chimes = wind chimes by Ad Astral
Glibbing = Ad Astral effect
Fluting = Ad Astral effect


Scene 2
Background atmosphere = atmosphere ae o1 76lo.WAV by ERH of the FreeSound ProjectScene 3
Alter Chamber Chimes = wind chimes by Ad Astral
Wings of Truth = whoosh.wav by Benboncan of the FreeSound Project
Astrohologram = mystery_02.wav by Erratic of the FreeSound Project
Glibbing = Ad Astral effect
Fluting = Ad Astral effect
Frottle gland hum = Ad Astral effect
Divrep departing walk sounds = Ad Astral effect


Scene 4
Background atmosphere = atmosphere ae o1 76lo.WAV by ERH of the FreeSound Project
Information gathering stage of an = sea of unity f.wav by ERH of the FreeSound Project
Alter Chamber Chimes = wind chimes by Ad Astral
Weird chanting = Tripmonks.1 by ERH of the FreeSound Project
Divine Intervention intro = angels 4.wav by ERH of the FreeSound Project
Divine Intervention = strangle bell 2.wav by ERH of the FreeSound Project
Closing sequence = a o 1 19 sci fi 2.wav by ERH of the FreeSound Project


Scene 5
Divine Intervention intro = angels 4.wav by ERH of the FreeSound Project
Invisipod landing = smpl0031.wav by sunfly of the FreeSound Project
Splaru capture = TribalDrums.wav by HerbertBoland of the FreeSound Project
Splaru conversion = scaryscape_motorbrainwashing.wav by suonho of the FreeSound Project
Herbostatic rays and electrostatic seed clouding = radiation_ray.mp3 and radiation_ray_2.mp3 by owyheesound of the FreeSound Project
Storm = storm1.mp3 by morgantj of the FreeSound Project
Psybeams and Divine Conversion = ghost 1.wav by ERH of the FreeSound Project
Prayer for Salvation Day = angels 2.wav by ERH of the FreeSound Project
Salvation = angels.wav by ERH of the FreeSound Project
Departing ship = ufo sighting.aif by plamdi1 of the FreeSound Project


Scene 6
Earth EM output = Radio Communication Sounds_01.wav by Microscopia of the FreeSound Project
Rapid radio tuning = Kitchen_Tuning FM Radio.mp3 by CGEffex of the FreeSound Project
Battle sounds = Background shooting 120.wav by cam.dudes of the FreeSound Project
Music = “It Means Everything” by Jon Wood
Talk Radio = I_Am_Female.mp3 by acclivity of the FreeSound Project
Crowd = smallAudienceChatter.wav by oniwe of the FreeSound Project
Assembling Football Crowd = soccer song neutral 01.wav by klankbeeld of the FreeSound Project
Football song = soccer song fcdb 02.wav by klankbeeld of the FreeSound Project
Just before kick off = soccer yell 01.wav by klankbeeld of the FreeSound Project
Match start whistle = referee-whistle.wav by Pablo-F of the FreeSound Project
Ball kick = BallKick.wav by mikaelfernstrom of the FreeSound Project
Football crowd and whistle = public stadium whistle 01.wav by klankbeeld of the FreeSound Project
Match underway = soccer song fcdb 01.wav by klankbeeld of the FreeSound Project
End of match whistle = Referee's Whistles.wav by tommon of the FreeSound Project
Divrep jewel vote = tibetan bell.wav by djgriffin of the FreeSound Project


Scene 7
Post match football crowd = soccer hooligans.flac by sumsa

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