Jett Loe’s last two podcasts are well worth a listen. Letter to America – Chapter 56 – The Airport is Jett at his surreal best! In Chapter 57, Jett and Erin Parrish turn their attention to their fellow nominees in the Irish Blog Awards, Best Podcast category.
And what a discovery they made in “Old Bones“! This is gorgeous blogging and podcasting: lovely essays read aloud. The author is a lady of senior years, and the material is all the better for her experience. I can hear echoes of activities some say are becoming a lost art in our electronic age, like letter-writing, and reading aloud.
Sometimes, when I flick through the radio channels on a Sunday evening, I come across a radio play on RTE Radio 1. Monologues are a frequent feature of this kind of disembodied, stageless theatre. It doesn’t matter what it’s about (and the quality isn’t even always that important) – the change of pace and style from the usual soundbites is what draws me in each and every time.
I wouldn’t be surprised if “Old Bones” has experience of radio drama. I’d guess she’s a mainstay of her local amateur theatre group, or reads in church, or recites poetry? Like the Sunday evening radio players, she’s got me hanging on every word.
Browsing “Old Bones” blog, I found references to “Grandad“. He’s another senior blogger, and a nominee in 4 categories at the Irish Blog Awards. Irish blogs are looking better and better!
Voting on the Irish Blog Awards closes today at 5pm. I’m nominated in 4 categories and you’ll find my entry at the top of the Best Podcast list, titled An Lionra – 06 12 06.