Wednesday, June 15, 2005

AKonHELL Twenty-Oh-Five part three

I start out the show with movie previews for THE TATTOO CONNECTION, THE STREET FIGHTER, RETURN OF THE STREET FIGHTER and SISTER STREET FIGHTER! At this point I couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting any signal from the Digi-Viewer. Examining the video switchbox It looked like I had it all connected up correctly. I started the opening of THUNDERBIRD 6 and re-examined the setup. Unfortunately the clip is too short, It stops as the laughing puppet heads dissolve so I swap SVCDs for THE SAILORMOON DANCERS, a Phil Lee clip from some godforsaken con. (Thanks Phil, you rock.)

That's when I realized the problem. I was connected to the video projector by Svideo and I hadn't hooked the Digi-Viewer into the Svideo loop. So, I scrammbled about my gear for a simple Svideo cable that I knew I had but took me about 5 minutes to find. I had packed it with my VHS tapes for some reason. But now everything was up and working, well, except there was no VCR.

I had mic'd Bruce before the show and recorded two hours and 22 minutes of banter with the intent of sharing the MP3 here:
Download AKonHELL Podcast Part One 20 minutes, 20mb

9 comments:

Daryl Surat said...

I am so insanely jealous at how your trailers for The Street Fighter/Return of the Street Fighter/Sister Street Fighter are easily audible on the sound system you got there. My biggest adversary is ALWAYS the audio setup, as really old VHS clips (mostly the movie trailers like Street Fighter, Cool Breeze, etc) almost always sound too distorted to understand even though they sound fine at home and from wherever I'm sitting in the room, which is usually in the front.

One of these days, I'LL be as charismatic as Bruce is on the mic, just you wait! And...and...I'll do it WITHOUT being hammered off my gourd! Yeah! In the meantime, I await the rest of the Podcast.

gavv said...

hm, actually i should probably make new digi versions of the trailers, as i have SF, return of SF, and 'Savage Sisters' (a 4 dvd set of Sister SF, TNT Jackson, Get Chrisie Love, & High Kicks) on DVD from a vid store a while back

Tohoscope said...

I've got fistfuls of these trailers already encoded to DVD. You'll get a copy at JAFAX, Gavv. And I am gonna get off my butt and mail that stack of DVDRs to you, Surat...

Skelaxin® said...

Hammered? Me? News flash, Surat: it takes more than three of Danno's weak-ass (but tasty) cans of cider to hammer ME off my gourd! I mean nigga PLEASE.

I am glad you enjoyed it. I'm just happy I remembered to shut off the mike when I went to pee...

Tohoscope said...

Next show we'll have a bottle of scotch for you, Bruce.

I don't thing the iRiver was recording at that point, I think you went to the bathroom after it maxed out it's 2hour 22minute onboard memory.

Phil Lee said...

Glad you enjoyed the Sailor Senshi Fly Girls! It's horrific as it stands, but what really makes the clip is the context. That wasn't from a con, that was from the official Mixx Zine booth at the 1997 E3 video game expo. The video game connection was a bit vague - they attempted to sell one dating sim with no success whatsoever - so most of their booth was dedicated to their manga line-up, with the dancers getting down to "My Name Is Prince" every hour on the hour. Ah, marketing. They also attended the 1998 E3, where they were in a much smaller booth and had a single Sailor Moon dancer in a cage several feet above the floor, performing her stripper routine without the stripping.

To think that these folks got their shit together and went on to become Tokyopop...

Tohoscope said...

How did that video clip come into your possesion, Phil?

Phil Lee said...

These were the two E3s held in Atlanta, so I was in attendance along with the gang from Wedoca (http://www.wedoca.com) filming the footage ourselves. You can hear us making snide comments in the background; we were all particularly fond of Lovely Soldier Sailor Bruise, who is sporting a particularly mark on the back of one leg.

As an aside, after watching the dance routine you got the chance to play pick-up games of basketball with the Fly Girls. No, really.

Tohoscope said...

Now I'd love to see footage of that! I have visions of Sailor Slamdunk...