Here’s a banner I made for an episode of the spooky radio show I do with a few other spooks on Purchase College’s student radio, WPSR. This particular episode is a 1930s pulp adventure in the style of the Shadow or the Phantom involving an evil magician and a haunted iron maiden. You can listen to it here.
This is a spooky radio drama I write and act in with fellow spooks and wonderful Purchase peoples Meg Powers, Matthew DeCostanza, and Troy Schipdam. It’s a blast to make and I like to think it is very earnest and good, so I hope people will enjoy it. If you like it, there are around 18 more episodes on http://spectralcitadelradio.blogspot.com/.
Have a listen … if you dare! Or, you know, if you feel like it in general.
Greetings, dear listener. We crafters of radio horror here at the Spectral Citadel are proud to present: “Wolves”
Written by Steven Glavey
The Baroness Eleonora Andrassy Draskovic ……….. Margaret Powers
Greta ………………………………………………………………. Steven Glavey
The Baron Rudolf Draskovic ……………………………… Matthew DeCostanza
Long ago and in the frozen realm of Styria, a young girl journeys to commence a contract of service within the ragged and ancient Castle Draskovic — there to cater to the whims of that fortress’s mistress, the Baroness Eleonora. Though at first her time in the castle is pleasant enough, things take a dire turn upon the long-awaited return of the Baroness’s noble brother, Rudolf, from the field of battle. Caught within the inescapable net of the siblings’ furious rivalry, Greta finds a wolf in every shadow, a threat in every glance, and the terrible truth behind an ancient curse on the crumbling House of Drakovic.
We here at the Spectral Citadel hope you will enjoy this frightening foray into the bizarre, spirit infested, European east and, mayhap, will follow us here, on facebook, listen live to our new shows on Purchase College’s student radio, WPSR, or visit us on ourwebsite, where you may listen to this episode and many others.
At 12:50 PM on SUNY Purchase’s student radio, acclaimed film director, Werner Herzog, made a surprise appearance! How generous!
He spoke for several minutes about his personal sword-based philosophy, covering such wide-ranging topics as movement, the universe, the industrial philosophy of buttons, the nature of questions, and swords. What follows is an approximate transcript of his remarks.
“Hello, this is acclaimed film director Werner Herzog. I have prepared some remarks for your radio program.
Might I be allowed to speak my peace on the subject of the sword?
The world is turning. Foucault and his pendulum proved this at least. The world is turning – but not for me, not for you. And it will continue to do so, unmolested by our desire. We are travelers in a heedless universe – inheritors to a cosmology that will not shed its indifference even to offer derision towards the very notion of our approval. Its cruelty is unbelievable but it is totally without purpose or agency. The universe does not even hate me! The universe is fucking me, constantly fucking me, but it will not even do me the small service of acknowledging my fearful squirming! Of acknowledging its own malice!
I must invoke Zeno’s old proof. In an array of endless points such as this that we inhabit, action upon the universe, for the observer, is impossible. And so, I say to you, our only hope of enforcing our agency – is the murder of our fellow observers.
So, we come to the sword. The tool of death is the only tool worth wielding, and none is so pure as the sword. Some have maintained that the gun is a more effective instrument, but I despise the separation of machines – the modern day, industrial tyranny of the trigger or the button or the lever. I have no time for this! Who is more terrible than the pusher of lethal buttons? For who truly can be said to have done the killing? The man or the machine? That a machine should kill a man – It is unforgivable! This is fakery and fraudulence of the worst kind!
Simplicity! By God, simplicity! The sword is murder, and murder is the answer to all questions! Swords for me! Swords for you! Swords for everyone!
I shall make my mark by murder and the blade and none shall doubt the terror of my countenance or the fury of my hand or the sincerity of my sword! Behold! O, by God behold! See! O, See! See my blade! I stab thee! I stab at thee! I fuck thee! I fuck at thee! Watch for my cock of death! It watches for you!”
–Werner Herzog on Tortalinis Radio Sword Show 3/4/13
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Dearest Beautiful Klaus,
What is the hedge and where is the hog? See the hog — how can? Is so fast. Is movement, movement, movement, and why? Wherefore? Where to? Why? One tail, two tail, three tail, four tail. Two tail? Why two tail?
And gloves! Why glove? Who is more terrible than the wearer of gloves? This is the truth of the hog — the glove is separation — is degree — is hate, is disgust. The hedgehog is moving, he goes fast, he has GOT to go FAST. Why? He cannot stay. He cannot touch. He will not touch. Is more than material. Is less. Is archon of sea and of the sky and of the towers of the pit. Is god. Is more than god.
p.s. XOXOXO kitty kitty meow, kisses on the bottom