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A New Age of Podcasting with Wax and Disc!

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- Is your digital storage full to the Innsmouth gills with podcasts you can't remember if you've listened to or not?

 

- Never quite sure if dwh50-new.mp3 was that hilarious show put out by the Whateley brothers about life on the farm or that NPR special on Doctor Who?

 

- Awash with an acoustic Tsumani of sound that would crush you if it was on physical media?

 

 

Then welcome to a new age of podcasting from Yog-Sothoth! As we launch select shows using cutting edge audio technologies (of the 19th & 20th century)!

 

Spin up your mandrel to listen to the Cthulhu Breakfast Club by having another kind of wax in your ears - a Wax Cylinder! Podcasts become extra zippy in the new two-minute show format, or listen to a full edition of the CBC on only 50 cylinders*!

 

Dust off that old media player from the "nineties and noughties" and pop in a newly minted Sony MiniDisc featuring recordings of roleplaying games (all the cool kids are doing it) specially written to moving disc in 1:1 real time, just for you!

 

In a strange situation of @PoC talking about himself in the third person...

 

Convenience is highly over-rated. You know, there's something about physical media that makes you slow down and focus on its contents, bringing back a level of immersion many of us have forgotten or never experienced. Sure, it's expensive, unwieldy and unnecessary - but it doesn't stop it being fun and more personal.

 

Ummm... does anyone know where I can pick up a new Wax Cylinder player?

Look out for new releases, soon!**

 

*Unlikely

**'ish, really, very 'ish..

 

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PoC

Look (or listen) out for an update this coming week.

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Judgetrev

I was at a craft store called Hobby Lobby last week. They had a kit for building a wax cylinder playing machine. I considered it.

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PoC

re: Post #4 above, Mat of Techmoan has done a review of the Gakken kit.

 

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PoC

Our latest wax cylinder recording should be out end of the month or early June.

 

Available as a one-off in strictly limited numbers.

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rmeints

I look forward to the next wax cylinder. My Edison Amberola doesn't get much use these days.

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PoC

Since the person who manufactures the wax cylinders had his business burn down a couple of days after our cylinder allotment arrived at the cutters, they will be quite rare indeed.

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nclarke

Was that a fiendish plot to increase the value of said cylinders and make a killing on the wax cylinder aftermarket?

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PoC

It's a cutthroat business!

 

"a very long time".>

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PoC

As far as I know this is the only... "podcast" on wax... Featuring The Cthulhu Breakfast Club #027 (and exclusively available in this format).

 

Last of the Wax Cylinders

 

Produced in a very limited (and very final) numbered run of 19 cylinders bearing the seal of Yog-Sothoth, to celebrate 19 years of YSDC in June.

 

Available soon from ye Yoggie Shoppe.

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tammywilding

They look fantastic! My local museum has a Wax cylinder machine. It also has a ZX Spectrum, on display, which makes me feel rather old (I only had the ZX81).

 

When I win the Lottery, I shall collect your wonderful knickknacks, and listen to them whilst drinking tea on the lawn.

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PoC

It's always best to handle your wax cylinders carefully...

 

 

Each one of the 19 CBC copies will come with handling instructions.

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The new wax cylinder release will go on general sale on Monday, 19th June at 1900 hours for a total of 19 days only.

 

Cthulhu Breakfast Club #027

 

Mark your calendars!

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PoC

Today (Friday, 7th July) is the last day of public sale for the 19th anniversary wax cylinder. If you want one, pick it up before tomorrow. :-)

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