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Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Shambleshow #88: Janx Spirit (4/14/13)

57:39 – I thought The Shambleshow was done, creative projects, Shambles retrograde, journaling, that ol’ Janx Spirit, Lon Chaney movies on TCM, The Monster, Tod Browning, Freaks, Chaney’s versatility in roles, The Unholy Three, Harry Earles, Lon Chaney Jr., a little narration from yours truly, London After Midnight, leaving the house, compiling “sets” of OTR shows, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, impressions of Vic and Sade characters, reading, sounds of people in library, Jackie takes over the show. Recorded 4/9/13. Theme song: You Ain’t Gonna Get It (Jaycob’s Ladder, Public Domain).

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Released April 2013 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by Shambles at 11:28 am filed in Apr13,Shambles  


  1. Your Uncle Fletcher impression is very good! Your Sade laugh is spot on! Your Vic needs a little work (try watching this video a few times, I think it will help: Your Rush needs some work. Try Russell, I see him as being the easiest of the two boys.

    I would enjoy a whole podcast about your thoughts of Vic and Sade and would turn on all of my readers to it!


    Comment by Jimbo — April 15, 2013 @ 5:22 am

  2. Thanks, Jimbo! Yeah, if I listen to Vic’s voice and then repeat his lines right away, I do a little better (still not entirely accurate though). Rush’s voice is harder to do than I’d expected it would be; I don’t have a handle on that one at all.

    I did have an idea to do a V&S related show. I live in Bloomington, IL, so I thought sometime I might go to a few locations mentioned in the show (Miller Park, Market Street, etc.) and then branch out to Towanda, Peoria, even Dixon, and record some thoughts on the episodes that mention those places. It’s just a matter of finding the time.

    By the way, your website is amazing. There is so much information there that I thought was lost to history. SO well done.


    Comment by Shambles Constant — April 15, 2013 @ 5:52 am

  3. Wow, you live in Bloomington! That’s awesome.

    I’ll be on the lookout for you doing that podcast…

    Thanks for the kind words about the website. If you would ever like to contribute your talents in any way, please holla!

    Comment by Jimbo — April 15, 2013 @ 6:52 am

  4. Great show!! A Heads Up: NO ONE, no matter how much they preserve old radio shows has any right to claim any copyright. Simply ‘restoring’ audio on existing material doesnt qualify. This is how those knuckleheads keep convincing to remove things like Lum and Abner, again and again. My understanding is that 99% of these programs were NEVER properly copyrighted and are completely in the public domain. thankfully.

    Comment by pqribber — April 15, 2013 @ 8:14 am

  5. Cheers, PQ! That’s my interpretation of it too, that OTR shows should be in the public domain, should be allowed to be archived as part of our cultural heritage. I keep searching the Internet for these shows, and about two out of every three of them are charging in some way for them, either by selling data CDs of them or by making you buy a premium membership before you can access anything (even to stream the audio in some cases). That’s a really good way for these files to get terribly disorganized and maybe even lost forever if nobody was trying to preserve them. And the weird thing is, they can’t be making all that much money from selling the shows, after you factor in maintaining a website, buying CD-Rs to put them on, etc. It’s crazy.

    I don’t see the Old Time Radio Researchers group as owning the radio episodes they’ve restored, and my hope is that they don’t either; it’s a labor of love. That said, I did want to give them some props. 🙂

    Have we ever had an Overnightscape Central episode about copyright issues? Might be a good topic. It’s very encouraging to read your comment about this.

    Comment by Shambles Constant — April 15, 2013 @ 9:37 am

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