And finally, there is Dragon*Con…
Come dressed as your favorite podiobook character, enjoy the works of artist-author-performer J.R. Blackwell; and celebrate with us the launch of The Case of The Pitcher’s Pendant and Digital Magic. We hope to see you there!
There’s a new look for the dwarf detective, and while you’ve seen what J.R. Blackwell has come up with for Pitcher’s Pendant, you’re going to want to see what she came up with for Singing Sword…
Oh yes, Billi is very pleased!
This podcast is three — hours — long.
What else can I say? This is a super-sized audio experience of epic podcasting proportions…and in the words of Tony Mast: “132MB of sweet, sweet nectar that you will drink up and want more when you are done.”
So, Snitches & Bitches, if you missed my rants, my ADD-esque banter, and my riffs, here you go…and this time, Pip is coming along for the ride. Enjoy…
We certainly did!
With 22 days until the launch of The Case of The Pitcher’s Pendant and Digital Magic, Pip and Tee are showing no signs of slowing as they continue their push for August 8, 2008. In this interview with Stephen Kilbride of Tea & Chat we push Skype as hard as we can by juggling time zones and talking…a LOT! Pull up a chair and a strong cup of brew as we let the accents fly…
As it is only one month away from Philippa Ballantine and I staging a simultaneous run on Amazon.com, we are offering these handy reminders to you announcing Billi’s return side-by-side with Puck the Trickster!
Display these desktops proudly on your computer to let people know
trouble is brewing on 08.08.08…
Double Trouble on Amazon.com!!!
Hey, everyone! If you have a podcast and want to spread the word about Billi’s Crazy Eights, feel free to put this in your feed! More news to come!
For those you who remember Chapter Three, Joe Murphy is a familiar voice to you. he was one of Moran’s boys that tried to take on the biggest little detective in Chicago. You also know that a year ago today, Joe was taken from us…far too soon. In honor of his passing, the Joe Murphy Memorial Fund presents a collection of memories, from around the world.
On April 1, a podcaster takes one small step for writers, one giant leap for the publishing industry…
Now, if you’re not familiar with Scott’s work, be warned — Scott’s work is not for the faint at heart. He is about to grab the attention of booksellers and publishers, and we can hope that doors previously closed to podcasting authors like myself, Philippa Ballantine, P.G. Holyfield and Mur Lafferty to name a few (and there are so many talented podcasting authors out there…) will open.
Until that opportunity comes by, enjoy the PDF, and I will be talking to you soon…
…and yes, something big is coming down the pike. Billibub’s next case is coming soon…
Happy New Year, my Snitches & Bitches! We’re only in the second week of the new year and a lot of good things are having over here at Baddings Investigations. Take a listen and find out the latest on…
Stay subscribed! There’s more on the way in 2008!
Hey, my Snitches & Bitches! It’s me — and as promised, I’m bringing a special preview to you of my next podcasting project — Morevi: Remastered. The details and, of course, the chapter is all in the file; but have a listen and enjoy the ride.
More news included in this exclusive preview concerning Billibub Baddings and The Case of The Pitcher’s Pendant. More to come, Crew! More to come…
No this has nothing whatsoever to do with Billibub Baddings (new content coming soon) but thanks to Ryah Lee of Calgary’s upcoming World Fantasy Convention 2008, I have now discovered what I think is the coolest Saturday morning indulgence. (And that is Anthony Steward-Head as “Balthazar”…can this get any cooler?!)
Could someone call WB Kids and have them replace Loonatics Unleashed with this?!
No, you’re not seeing things. This is a new Personal Best. TWO HOURS!
TWO HOURS of Listener Appreciation which includes…
And don’t forget: July 7, 2007. After you listen to J.C. Hutchins‘ opening podcast of 7th Son: Book Three, join me and Leann Mabry for an exit interview where you Snitches can call in! Cian of View from the Quad is putting this together, so click here for more details on how to call in and talk to us!
So, I’m checking out the listing for Billi on iTunes, and on the second page of Arts > Literature I saw that iTunes was really digging the Dwarf Detective…
Then again, it could be a glitch. Still, I’d like to think Jobs is listening on his iPhone…
It’s been a a weekend of sugar highs, birthday games, and facing toys with those three words that strike terror in the hearts of mortal men (“Some Assembly Required”), but when I finally got down to The Bunker this weekend I found a mp3 file on my desktop and sticky note on one of my monitors that read “Don’t ask. Just post.”
I think Billi got into my recording equipment…
This is it, everyone. The last chapter. Not the last podcast, but the big goodbye to Billi…for now.
00:00 — The 2007 Parsec Awards
1:02 — Opening
3:36 — Epilogue: Three Coins in a Fountain
And now, the conclusion…
49:12 — Billi Banter
56:10 — Promos
You Snitches have been waiting, and waiting more than patiently. Well, here it is…Chapter Fifteen.
Brace yourselves. This one is going to leave a mark!
00:00 — The 2007 Parsec Awards
1:00 — Opening
2:58 — Chapter Fifteen: Hell, Hell, the Gang’s All Here
Dwarf detective Billi Baddings was originally hired by socialite Julia Lesinger to uncover the “why’s” behind the death of her mobster boyfriend Pretty Boy DeMayo. Unexpectedly, he uncovered the existence of The Singing Sword, an ancient talisman from his own homeworld of Acryonis. This weapon of mass destruction is now somewhere in the streets of the Windy City and everyone from crooked curators to frustrated feds to the big boss — Alphonse “Scarface” Capone himself — is looking for it.
Oddly enough, the breakthrough in this case — both in DeMayo’s death and The Singing Sword — happened over Mick’s chicken soup and ham-and-cheese special. The hunch led Billi to a speakeasy and left him at the docks.
Tonight, everything happens.
1:04:02 — Billi Banter
1:24:18 — Promos
You know…life sucks in that my paying jobs (the day job, Wiley Publishing) all seemed to crack the whip and make demands in the eleventh hour of Billibub Baddings.
I promised Billi’s Snitches and Bitches an episode, and I’m still planning to deliver. I’m trying to figure out where I can start putting Chapter Fifteen together, but so you know — my goal is to post the episode Friday night. I’m in Day Two of the Podcasting Boot Camp and Wiley is…well, it’s where it’s at. I’ve got a lot of plates spinning, and — as things go — they’re all spinning at this point of the story.
I will whet your appetite on this…in the final chapter of The Singing Sword, you’ve got a little surprise coming for being so good to me, especially in wake of the Billi #14 Rant.
Hang tight, everybody. I left you on a cliffhanger…but Fifteen is on the way, just weather the storm with me. Thanks.
One part Billibub…two parts bitching. Brace yourself. Tee’s not in a happy place…
(Links are coming soon.)
00:00 — The Parsec Awards
03:27 — Chapter Fourteen: Not the Same Ol’ Song & Dance
Dwarf detective Billi Baddings has been grappling with the unknown location of The Singing Sword, but standing toe-to-toe with homicidal curators, conniving socialites, and even Al Capone himself was peanuts at the ball park compared to one night of intimate investigations with his client, social princess Julia Lessinger. While in the midst of the afterglow of a very long, very enticing evening Billi discovers a breakthrough in his case through Mick’s chicken soup and ham-and-cheese special.
33:43 — Promos
35:45 — Billi
Yes, that’s right, coming down to the wire with recording and editing Chapter Twelve, but I am slamming the breaks on the next installment to deliver — as promised — The Second Listener Appreciation Show!
Sure I’ll post show notes…later. First, I’ve got to answer e-mail and watch Jack Bauer save the world. Until then, here it is — Billibub’s Second Special, presented by Typical Mac User,Give Us a Minute, and Ink ‘n Doodles Creative Workshop. Enjoy!
Seems appropriate that the episode numbered “1″ and “1″ features the master of the vocal variations based on a theme. Heads up, all you Beta Clones, because Hutch is in the mix!
00:00 — Opening
03:05 — Chapter Eleven: Give My Regards to Elliot
After a night that ended with one dead Ryerson curator, a whopper of a hangover, and murder charges dropped thanks to an appearance by Capone’s ace attorney, Michael Ahearn, Billi gives Miranda (and himself) a day off. The following day picks up exactly where his case left off, bringing new players into this already complicated intrigue.
49:01 — Sponsors
51:08 — Billi Banter
“Tee Morris…you dink!”
Yeah, it’s been a week. I was hoping to deliver, but…well, okay, have a listen. All complaints, berating, and general tomato-throwing can be directed to 206.202.3973, tee (at) teemorris (dot) com, or right here at the blog.
Joe Murphy, known to you all as “Eddie” in Chapter Three, was a regular fixture on Farpoint Media shows like The Kick Ass Mystic Ninjas, Michael and Evo’s Wingin’ It, and the award-winning Slice of SciFi. On Sunday, April 1, Joe passed away due to an aggressive cancer. He was 34. Joe was a lot more than an active podcaster, a gifted book reviewer, and a talented writer. He was a great friend. It was a truly humbling experience to see the podcasting community rally around him; and it was evident that he was loved, here in the States and around the world.
In honor of my friend’s memory, the Billibub Baddings podcast is going dark this week. Chapter Eight will post next Wednesday along with a Special Edition of listener Voice Mail, mp3 files sent, and other comments on iTunes and the blog.
WOW! Somehow, my close to March became an “All Dwarves on Deck” kind of week between podcasts, promotions, and postings. Still, I got a mystery to unfold for you all, and in this episode we’get a little more background behind the Singing Sword and a little less banter from your multitasking host!
You also get in this episode three of the sexiest voices in podcasting. If you need me, I’ll be in my bunk…
00:00 — Intro
01:43 — Chapter Seven: Word Gets Around
When hired by socialite Julia Lesinger to investigate the death of gangster “Pretty Boy” DeMayo, Billibub Baddings knew he was kicking an angry nest of dragon-wasps…but he did not count on being suspect in an informant’s murder, crossing paths with a pair of influential mystery men, or discovering a talisman from his realm appearing in 1929 Chicago. Could things really get any worse?
57:24 — Sponsors
58:33 — Billi Banter
Chapter Seven: Word Gets Around
Running Time — 1:04:39
Number One subscription over thirty days. Number One in rankings. You’re…A-NUMBER ONE! YOU’RE THE DUKE! YOU’RE THE DUKE! (Oh sorry, a quick Escape from New York moment there!) And through it all, there’s the die hard Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana. I’m thinking 2008 might see a new podcast with the pirate and warrior-queen…
00:00 — Intro
02:34 — Chapter Six: Suits and Saps
Billi’s bad day (thanks to his discovery at the Ryerson Museum) only gets worse as the police pick him up at his office with questions about the death of Benny Riletto.
41:47 — Sponsors
42:22 — Billi Banter
50:00 — Promos
Chapter Six: Suits and Saps
Running Time — 53:01
If you weren’t aware of it, The Discovery Channel is holding an open call for fans to poke a little fun at their programming. It’s called YouSpoof Discovery and fans are pulling no punches in what they are submitting…
Poking a little fun at Man Vs. Wild (a favorite of ours), Dancing Cat & Imagine That! Studios present Man Vs. Child where Science Fiction/Fantasy author and podcaster, Tee Morris, is left alone in his house with a 2-year-old while his wife runs errands. Armed only with household items and his wits, Tee is followed by a camera crew and gives tips on how to survive. (SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT: Note the sweatshirt I’m wearing, and the ending wardrobe and accompanying audio…)
Our hope is to kick up some hype and get a high resolution-full screen presentation of this on Discovery for their next YouSpoof Special. So to get people talking, here’s what we’re asking of you once you watch this ten-minute video:
The more attention you give us, the higher our chances of appearing on Discovery. Enjoy the video, everyone! Stay tuned for more news concerning Man Vs. Child.
In my efforts to try and fix my broken blog over the weekend, previous episodes were removed from the feed. Today, all episodes — including the latest featuring Scott Sigler — are online and ready for downloading. Sorry about the inconvenience.
And to those representatives of Dreamhost and WordPress, on the slim chance you’re reading this, please don’t touch anything! Everything works. Leave this blog and its server alone…
I fly out to Arizona for a weekend, and that is when my blog just decides to have a nervous breakdown. Yeesh!
So I’m gearing up for Billi’s premiere, and I log on to my WordPress to make a post. I find out that I’ve got traffic coming in from SFFAudio.com. Jesse Willis and his crew have not only been very good to me, but they have been stellar to Podiobooks.com in reviewing many of the productions we have there. I click on the link, and I can say — now — I have arrived.
I’m getting reviews for my promos.
Most promos follow a standard formula: Give a taste of what the show is like, give the podcast’s URL give the URL again. In the case of Tee Morris though, there’s a whole new level of fun happening. His recent promos and teasers are more than just advertising, they are entertainment in themselves.
Read the entire review by clicking here.
Good omens for what I’m hoping will be an entertaining podcast for all of you! Thank you SFFAudio for the attention, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this — an unabridged podcast — of Billibub Baddings and The Case of The Singing Sword.