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Weird Tales For Winter

Derek Walmsley

Jonny Mugwump of Resonance FM's excellent Exotic Pylon show emails with news of an intriguing radio event happening towards the end of the month, something between a hauntological radio play and A Book At Bedtime. Looks well worth checking out. Each is broadcast at midnight (so you might wanna double check those dates nearer the time to avoid confusion). Here's what he says:

I've curated 8 pieces of weird fiction with sonic backdrops to be broadcast on Resonance 104.4fm from the 25th January to the 1st February that is something of a hauntological dream project. Do tune in as the pieces are absolutely extraordinary and have been recorded specifically for the project and have never been heard before

There is a webpage which is in the process of becoming a fully blown site here

25/01/10 – Moon Wiring Club- Minuke by Nigel Kneale
26/01/10 – West Norwood Cassette Library and Matthew de Abaitua – The Dinner Party Wars by Mathew de Abaitua
27/01/10 – Dolly Dolly – Death, Taxes and the Fireplace (being a story concerning love above all)
28/01/10 – Belbury Poly and Lawrence Norfolk – His Name was Legion by Sir Andrew Caldecott
29/01/10 – Radio Joy (LIVE) – The Haunted Beach by Johny Brown
30/01/10 – Mordant Music – The Bells Will Sound Forever by Thomas Ligotti
31/01/10 – Vanessa Daou – Love Among the Shadowed Things
01/01/10 – John Foxx - When You Walk Through Me

Here is the Exotic Pylon site for more info.