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The Strange Sounds Show

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The Strange Sounds Show

Once my new studio was firmly established, I began producing some shows for broadcast. My audience initially consisted of whoever might be downstairs, listening via a long wire I ran down there from my bedroom. Later, I went wireless after receiving a "Mr Microphone" for Christmas. Then, anyone in the house could turn on an FM radio and be blessed with broadcasts of my songs, shows, commercials, and music from various Sesame Street records.

The Strange Sounds Show is an oldie but a goodie. Disclaimer: Some of the space cat and comet sounds may or may not actually come from an indentified stellar source.

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May 22nd, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Norman’s Recording Studio

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Norman's Recording Studio - Keezell Building, circa 2001

Norman's Recording Studio Promo - Circa 1983

In 2nd grade, I decided it was time to get serious with my recording career. With several years of experience behind my belt, I assembled my state-of-the-art equipment and established Norman's Recording Studio. Clients were charged 10 cents each for their recordings. My first client would not come along until nearly 17 years later, so in the meantime, I worked on perfecting my craft and developing revolutionary recording techniques, like the classic "Slow Style".

I will reveal the secret of Slow Style to you now. I discovered that, by pressing the Pause button on my tape recorder about halfway down, it would cause the tape speed to increase. If you could hold it steady... and I practiced, oh did I practice... the speed would stay relatively consistent, and when playing the tape back at regular speed, your voice would sound not unlike Jabba the Hutt.

Many a recording was made in the endlessly entertaining Slow Style.

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May 12th, 2010 at 9:24 am

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