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Easter and Podcast Sunday

It has been a minute since we’ve had the time to sit down and record but we’re back on the…air?

I sat down with Sam and we talked about the Road To Nowhere and some of our adventures in the mountains of NC today.

It’s short as far as podcasts though and we’re still getting out legs under us in this. Just a father and son having a good time.

SeegarsInSC with Scott and Sam on Apple Podcasts

SeegarsInSC with Scott and Sam on Anchor


Today was Easter and we did our church service as a tailgate affair.

And then off to Mamaw and Papaws for lunch and the Easter egg hunting. The oldest is feeling a little too old for this but still goes for the candy. Sugar will make you forget yourself, I guess.

The boy is eleven so an Easter Egg hunt is cool by him. Besides, he’s Mamaw’s boy.

All in all a good day.


Finally getting around to Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

We started it last night and let me tell you, four hours is a long time.

But I understand. This is actually telling a story and it’s pretty great. This will move to the top of my list quickly. (I’m not done yet.)

The only offerings I’ve truly enjoyed from DC live action are (in order of appreciation):

1. Batman Begins

2. Shazam (Truly enjoyed.)

3. The Dark Knight Rises (for finishing the story)

4. Christopher Reeve Superman movies.

5. The Dark Knight

The DCAU still kicks Marvel’s butt in superior animated quality. Period.


That’s it. That’s the post.

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Stepping Up

This isn’t going to be much of a post. Just showing a little progress in our podcasting setup.

Our mic stand/scissor arms came in today. Starting to look like we’re actually trying to do something.

I get to balance some sound and figure out my mixing board this week in the evenings. It may not be perfect, but it’s what we got.

And that’s what we work with.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Busy

We’ve had a busy weekend with the kids, the house, groceries, etc. So much so that me and Sam forgot to plan anything to talk about on the podcast. So we made a new rule.

No prep, no podcast.

We are still having a problem with our sound anyway and that’s my department. I need to figure out how to properly set the mixer so that we don’t have the buzzes and clicks we are experiencing. It’s annoying for me to hear it and I know that I don’t enjoy it when listening to a podcast. One of my simple pleasures is listening to podcasts that are not only informative and entertaining, but also produced well. We are aiming for that after we get through some growing pains.

I think we have a good flow and the back and forth is there. He’s a funny little guy and we enjoy spending that time together.

We had thought about doing thirty minutes on SCPs (Secure, Contain, Protect). These are podcast and YouTube videos about creepypasta characters and things that cross over into our world. One of the podcasts I’ve been enjoying on the subject is SCP Archives from Bloody Disgusting. The sound, sound effects and acting are fantastic. I really get drawn into the stories and a bit creeped out here and there. So worth the listen.


The wife has suggested that we do some episodes on stuff we really know like spots in the Smokey Mountains that we have visited such as The Road To Nowhere and Cades Cove. Both of those spots have several ghost stories and plenty of history to talk about. We spend a great deal of time on the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the cities around it. There are plenty of stories to tell. She ain’t wrong.


Anyway, that’s enough of that. We are looking for the next couple of couches to grace our living room. The ones we have now are about eight or ten years old. Time for something new. Shopping for furniture can be a big part of that for better or worse part of the marriage compact. It is frustrating. We are also trying to find a fabric that Fibble, the younger cat, won’t find appealing. She likes to claw. Furniture isn’t you scratching post, cat. I know you’re reading this over my shoulder on the back of the recliner right now.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Gonna Be A Rough Day/Night/Morning

I’m lying here, drugged, trying to fall asleep.

#DADMode

Keeping up with my priorities which today were:

1. Church βœ…

2. Recording The Podcast With Sam βœ…

3. Editing The Podcast (In Progress)

4. Sleep (I’m Trying)

5. Off To Work At Midnight (Reset)

6. Taking Delivery Of A New Range Some Time Tomorrow

It’s gonna be hard but nothing that’s worth it is ever easy.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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All In The Planning

We’ve had a busy day.

Haircuts, shopping, picking out a new range for the kitchen.

Me and Sam had a lot of back and forth about the podcast this week. He has picked his favorite thing for the week and we’ve found a couple of obscure cryptids to talk about.

Tomorrow is going to be tight with me resting to go in at midnight for that last big reset this month but we will get our recording done.

It’s all in the planning.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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A List

I’m looking at an article from ListVerse.com about obscure cryptids that you’ve never heard of.

I’m thinking about picking two or three to talk about this week on our little podcast.

The Big Muddy Monster

The Goatman

The Fresno Nightcrawlers

The Van Meter Monster

The Slide-Rock Bolter

Altamaha-ha

The Frogman

The Pukwudgies

Lizard Man (done)

Ozark Howler

Two of them are in a couple of my friends necks of the woods. I may contact them about their local cryptids. Maybe even get them on the show.

Who knows?

That’s it. That’s the post.

Cryptically

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The Perils of Podcasting (or trying to)

We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Rather than spending so much time in editing we are trying to use the equipment we’ve had a few years, a mixer and real mics.

I’ve been working that most of the afternoon and I have to be up at 3AM for a project for work at 5AM. There’s an hour an twenty minute drive between here and there. You can see my lack of time this weekend.

So during this week we are going to pull a decent show together (on paper) and give this a real go next weekend.

But Sam said we can’t disappoint both of our fans so here you go:

No Show This Week

We’ll call that episode 3.75.

Thanks for reading and listening.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Things In The Dark

There are things out there in the dark that most of us ignore.

It doesn’t have to be completely dark. It could be out there in the woods, the shadows between the trees.


SeegarsInSC Podcast: Things In The Dark

I’m not big on Bigfoot, although I don’t dismiss that there’s something to all the stories.

You’ve seen a gorilla. I’ve seen a gorilla. But until recent history they were no more than a myth. Explorers would come back with stories from African jungles about ill-tempered hairy, giant beasts with incredible strength and they were dismissed by scientists as nonsense.

Legend has it that the first report of gorillas come from the Greek explorer Hanno in the fifth century.

Hanno traveled to the western coasts of Africa, Sierra Leone and the Gulf of Guinea, and reported an island filled with savage people covered in hair.

Andrew Batell, a British explorer, told tales of seeing β€œmonsters covered with hair except for their face and hands that slept in trees and fed on fruit. According to him, they looked like giant hair covered men.

In 1847 Dr. Thomas Savage (Doc Savage?!) managed to obtain several gorilla bones including a skull in Liberia, and published the very first formal description of the great ape.

Paul du Chaillu became the first modern European to see a live gorilla during his expeditions to equatorial Africa.

And mountain gorillas were believed a myth until 1902.

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From Weird Carolinas:

Woollyboogers, Boojums, or Skunk Apes have been seen by scores of Carolinians. Including law enforcement officers, librarians, schoolteachers, and members of the clergy-by people, in other words, who usually tell the truth.

A guy from Mechanicsville, SC, named Cal is among the many people who have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of them in the Carolina swamps, back in the mid-1980s. As he told us, β€œMe, my cousin, and my father were idling up the Great Pee Dee River in a small boat. I was shooting a .22 pistol at some things and while I was looking toward the left bank I saw something that did not look right, but could not tell what it was. Then all in a split second it stood up and dove into the river with his arms stretched out, just like a man would dive, and it never was seen again. We went over and looked for track on the hard muddy surface…when I first saw it, it was on its feet with its knees bent, kneeling down like it was doing something between his legs. As I said, β€˜Look!’ It was already going into the water. My father saw it as it was going in, but it all happened in about two seconds. I don’t β€˜think’ I saw a Skunk Ape, I know I saw one.”

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Now, here’s the thing, I know Cal. I have spent time around him. I know him to be a good man and a good father. I know him to be very straight forward. I haven’t seen him in years, we used to run in the same circles of geocachers. But that’s one account I cannot dismiss. And with that, I can’t dismiss all the rest.

Yes, there are things out there in the dark. Things you may not want to see.

But they’re still there. And they see you.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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