Alas… much like two weeks ago, the plan *was* to record a new show for you. And much like two weeks ago, it was all assembled, and ready to be recorded. However, *unlike* two weeks ago when Mike was traveling and didn’t get his suitcase until much later, he actually received his suitcase right when he landed this time. The problem came when connecting all his gear to set-up for a remote recording session. Apparently, some thing or some setting must have changed in the many months since the last remote recording session because when going back to it this time, the recording hardware and software refused to play nice with one another. Despite all best efforts being made, it became clear that there was a bigger technical issue at hand that could not be solved in just one night. Thus, no recording could take place.
Fear not, citizens, for next week will be a better week when both Mike and Dennis will be in the same physical location at the same physical time, reducing the number of things that could go wrong. Until then, we apologize for not being with you this week.
Halloween season is upon us, and we here at The Arcade are thrilled to bring you our annual Halloween Music Special! Unlike pretty much every other outlet at this time of year, we get our hands dirty and dig deep to unearth some of the finest and most enjoyable Halloween music you won’t hear anywhere else. We’ll start this year’s proceedings with a group of songs focused on what we’re calling “ancient evil”. No, it’s not recordings of pagan ceremonies, but it is all British music about the occult/Satan from the 1960’s. From there comes the obligatory metal group, which, this year, has a decidedly Canadian bent to it. Once the metal is out of the way, we focus on a genre which has really been underrepresented in previous Halloween Music Specials, hip-hop. There’s a rich world of horror-themed hip-hop out there, and we’re presenting just the tip of the iceberg this year. This year’s show ends off focusing on the haunting sounds of Peter Steele. The former frontman of Type O Negative had one of the deepest and most distinct voices in rock, and we found a few tracks that perfectly illustrate how perfect Peter Steele’s voice was for Halloween.
So… the plan *was* to record a new show for you this week. It was all assembled, fine-tuned, sent to the necessary parties, and just waiting to be recorded. BUT, a funny thing happened on the way to recording that show. You see, Mike was traveling for work on the recording day, and brought the equipment with him to record a show remotely. And, while Mike managed to get to his destination, his suitcase ultimately did not. In that suitcase? Yep, his recording equipment. Needless to say, it’s a little difficult to record a show when you have nothing to record it with.
Unfortunately, our best-laid plans were blown to smithereens this week. But, do not fret, for we will be back with a brand-new show for you next week. Best of all, next week’s show will be our annual Halloween Music Special! We hope you’ll join us for what is one of the most fun shows we do each year.
Just wanted to give you all a friendly reminder that we’re off this week so that Dennis and Mike can enjoy the Thanksgiving long weekend in Canada this weekend. Don’t worry, we’ll be back with a brand-new show for your listening pleasure next week on Friday, October 12th.
In the meantime, we encourage you to get your fill of our smooth sounds by checking out the many past episodes available for download on both our iTunes and Google Play pages.