November 5, 2011 12:12 PM
Posted by Jei D. Marcade
One of the best things about audio fiction is that you can listen to it while the rest of you is busy with other things, like folding laundry, going for a run, making your morning commute, or staving off the oppressive silence of a sepulchral office building during the weekend, what have you. May I suggest:
An Owomoyela's "The Year of the Rabbit" at Drabblecast
Ben Burgis's "Still Small Voice" at PodCastle
Funny story about the latter: I helped crit Ben's story when we were both in Seoul, and here it is read by my fellow 2011 Clarion West classmate, Dafydd Rees-Thomas whose name I will never ever spell any other way and I'm not even sorry. Everyone who I mention in this blog post is part of the Clarion West tribe, and that wasn't even intentional. Our world is ever shrinking, and I have to say, I really don't mind.
On a more or less unrelated note, my friend Gord (also, incidentally, of the Seoul crit group) has just introduced me to 잠비나이 / Jambinayi, a Korean rock group of awesome. Check out that brutal geomungo action, a traditional instrument heard most often playing stately court music. From around 3:44 you can hear the plaintive notes of a haegeum, which has a special place in my heart after the twelve weeks I spent torturing a rental and convincing my neighbors that I spent my free time strangling chickens in my officetel (I have since settled for humming nasally).