Idiosyncratic Transmissions

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Wickerbird – “The Crow Mother” (two tracks)

Wickerbird, featured in Episode 47, has a new album coming out on the 25th call “The Crow Mother.”  Here are two of the tracks off of the album for your listening pleasure.



More information on the band can be found at

Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 48

Music this week from Mevio, Jamendo, and Crash Avenue.  Theme song from

Angel Snow – Awake
Maren and Jonny – Five Wishes
In Isolation – Film Noir Scandal(Matt Pop Scandalous Remix)
Oursvince – Celtic Dragon
Josh Woodward – I Will Not Let You Let Me Down
Revolution Void – Invisible Walls
Bella Ruse – Push On


Doctor Who – Season 7 – Episode 1 ‘Asylum of the Daleks'(one minor spoiler)

Asylum of the Daleks

Doctor Who is back and what better way to kick off a new year than with an age old enemy:  the Daleks.

Only this time they aren’t out to kill him at first sight.

This time they need his help.

You know it has to be pretty bad when the Daleks call on the ‘Predator of the Daleks’ for help.

Turns out the Daleks have a form of compassion or appreciation for the truly terrible and a disdain for destroying it.  Enter the Asylum.  A planetary prison for those Daleks that have borne the scars of war or the time stream or whatever else and are essentially insane.  No one gets it without the Daleks putting them there, no one gets out.  Except someone has gotten in.  A broadcast from the entertainment director of a crashed space liner has confounded the Daleks.

So they kidnap the Doctor using new and improved human skinned models.

And since the Doctor needs his companions, they kidnap Rory and Amy as well, though separately as we find out they are no longer living in marital bliss.

So the Doctor has his mission, bring down the asylum’s force field so the Daleks can destroy the planet and prevent anyone from escaping, rescue the mysterious, souffle making girl trapped inside the planet,  get everyone off the planet before it is destroyed, save the Pond’s marriage, and do it all before Humperdink can marry the princess in little over half an hour . . .sorry.

The episode was pretty tight moving the plot along with bursts of action, plot exposition, and the requisite one-liners.  The twist at the end was a bit predictable, well the knowing there would be a twist was predictable there were several variations in my head including the one that actually happens.  The setup for the rest of the season was right in line with the ‘Impossible Astronaut’ of season six.

Minor spoiler warning.

The girl in the crashed ship is non other than Oswin Oswald, the reported next companion for the Doctor.  As someone pointed out:  “Every story has a beginning, middle, and end, but not necessarily in that order” is very apt for what has happened.  Based on this episode I’m looking forward to seeing more of her character and I’m excited for the possibilities and directions the stories can go it once she is properly introduced.

All in all this is a great kick off to the new season.

Next week:  ‘Dinosaurs. . .on a SPACESHIP’


Star Wars Detours – Trailer

Looks like I picked the wrong week to lose the use of my right hand(could’ve typed this out one handed, but I’m apparently not THAT dedicated to updating this site).

From the creators of ‘Robot Chicken’ with backing from Lucasfilm.  I’m looking forward to it.

Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 47

Music from Crash Avenue, Mevio, and Ariel Publicity.  Theme Song from  Proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting.

Doug Folkins – Farewell to Nova Scotia
The Weekenders – Twenty Armed Men
Wickerbird – Druids
Macedo – Collect My Thoughts
Dan Reardon – Home
Derek Clegg – The Mountains Will Collide
Dikta – What Are You Waiting For?