Thursday, October 28, 2010

Where in the World is Rikki Santiago?

Our good friend Rikki Lacoste has mysteriously disappeared, but like in the Blair Witch Project, his podcast was found. Have a listen to the latest episode of his podcast Kakophonos where Rikki managed to cobble together a few terrifying Canadian storytellers and their tales of the macabre celebrating those things that go bump in the night.

Warning: the podcast does use some strong language. Parental discretion is advised.

Halloween Storytelling at Hurley's

Normally, Mike Burns would be telling us frightful Irish tales for the season, but unfortunately he's not feeling well, so he has asked me to step into the role of storyteller.  Join us for an evening of ghostly, ghastly, and demonic tales that celebrate those dark things that go bump in the night.

Hurley's Halloween Storytelling
Sunday, October 31 · 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Hurley' Irish Pub
1225 rue Crescent
Montreal, QC
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October Story: Skeleton Woman

Sorry for the long silence, but I've been away to France for 10 days. We had a wonderful time, took loads of pictures, drank wine and champagne, and ate too much cheese and sausage. I can't wait to go back.

This month's story was told during the 92 Degrees of Love show back in February 2010. Uncharacteristically, Shayne is not playing music with this story. Instead, I'll be playing the drum! I think this is the second time I play the drum while telling at it really is tricky to get it right.

I find the Skeleton Woman story to be an odd mix of creepy and endearing. With the coming of Halloween, the end of summer, and the beginning of winter, I find this story contains many themes. I hope you enjoy it.

UPDATE: The version below is not from the February 2010 show, but from about 6 years later in Ottawa during a show called Blood and Bones, as recorded at the Origin Studio.

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