The Waiting Room 04.02.09
Mary Mother of Jesus up a pole. The nightmare continues.
This week’s well on time (as in assembled & ready) show was marred only by DCHQ’s onboard navigational equipment. During the process of uploading the podfile to this here podpage the hard drive of the studio computer had a fit & went to sleep. Then it wouldn’t wake up. Why won’t you wake up Mr. Drive? we sobbed. But he never did say, for he were asleep.
Turns out we’d fragged something pretty major in the configuration some time ago (something to do with me pissing about in the System files & deleting suspected virus strains) & over time/use Mr. Drive slowly grew sleepier & sleepier until he could keep his eyes open no more. Unfortunately that meant the show was stuck fast in the dreams of the comatose Mr. Drive. Boo! Hiss!
Optimistically I remotely sent out the usual promo emails, in the very tentative hope all would be well in advance of broadcast time, but Mr. Drive was away in slumber land right through to earlier today (Friday).
T’was only the intervention of a paid for tech-type what saved the day; said paid for tech-type splashed water on Mr. Drive’s face, snapped smelling salts under Mr. Drive’s nose, & planted a smacker on Mr. Drive’s lips (like in Snow White, but hornier). Slowly, but Shirley, Mr. Drive opened one eye, then the other, blinked, yawned (not unlike Bagpuss), stretched & said his first words for almost 60hrs: Windows is in Safe Mode. “Yay!” shrieked the children from the village. A few bowls of TWoTH’s hot broth & a Jeremy Kyle boxset in bed later & Mr. Drive was raring to go. Although, he was very upset he’d missed all the snow.
On which happy note brings us to here — yet another apology laden late posting of another week’s show. I’m beginning to suspect our soon to happen debut on our soon to be announced new radio station will be bum funned by technology before we even breathe an opening on air sigh of relief.
Chase cut towards, then, we present this time around the very likenesses of: Luminescent Orchestrii, A Camp, Symfoniokestern, Rosi Golan, The Welcome Wagon, Clem Snide, Andrew Bird, The Fine Arts Showcase, Meursault, Birdie Busch, Theresa Andersson, Timber Timbre & the extremely pleased to meet you many more.
Shush, now, then; there’s been enough stalling for one episode…
The Waiting Room: Wednesday 4th February