Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Baaaad to the Bone

You know how you know if a party is truly rocking? When you have to take a pause from said party to round up all the livestock that has gotten loose. I know I normally blame Tannahill for everything but I knew if I did eventually he would be responsible for something like this. I feel like the boy who cried Tannahill.

The podcast is still available from


I've been told that Macs have been having some trouble with downloading the thing. A short term solution I have devised is clicking to download and then cancelling. This will leave a link saying something along the lines 'if download fails to start then click here'. You will then want to ctrl click on this and select to 'Open with I-Tunes'. This will stream the podcast rather than download it. I'm still working on a way for you to download and keep it like a secret dream wrapped in a blanket.

So far we have had over 50 downloads but we are greedy and want more, more more! Tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell random people in the street. Spread the word and please let me know what you think!



Sunday, 26 April 2009

The Blogcast of Steveitude 1 - Meet The Empty Seven

Greetings Blogateers.

Today is an exciting day for you all. Today marks the launch of the very first Steveitude podcast. Blog + Podcast = Blogcast. Yes, ladies and gentlemen prepare for The Blogcast of Steveitude.

Episode one features everything you love about the blog minus all that boring reading you usually have to do. Our special musical guests are The Empty Seven. They play us Sunshine, Silhouettes (Blogcast Exclusive) and cover La Roux's 'In For The Kill'. I also talk to them about their influences, songwriting process and answer the question that has been on everyone's lips - 'what is Shane?'. Kerry also talked extensively about her need to pee but we decided to cut that out. In addition there is a reading from Lawrence Stevens' new novel, poetry from Sam T and all the latest news in Steveitude. So what are you waiting for?

Download it now!

Once you're in the link just click on Download file and you're away. It is in MP3 format and is about 50mb. It'll take probably between 10 and 15 minutes to download.
This is very exciting for everyone here at The Fortress as this is a completely new venture for us all so PLEASE tell us what you think of it. We realise that the file is probably too big and on a couple of the skits the sound quality could be better but this is a learning process for us. The download situation isn't great either but that has to do with the size of the thing. These are all things we know for next time. Oh yes, there will be a next time.

The podcast is written, directed and co-produced by me (Steve!). The Empty Seven are made up of Stewie Brown, Shane Buxton, Kerry Fisher, Rhodri 'Hot Rod' Hart and Dan Turner please check them out here. The concept for Breaky Spready Go is from the twisted mind of Oly Le Feuvre. Harass him at your will. Additional voices from Kerry Fisher, Rhodri Hart and Dan Turner. Biggest thanks have to go to Dan again for co-producing and editing. Thanks Dan!

So that's it. Have a listen, tell me what you think via Facebook, e-mail, text or ideally the comments section here. I'm going to go sleep now.



Friday, 24 April 2009

Coming Attractions

What happens when the unstoppable force (The Empty Seven) meets the immovable object (This here blog). You may be excited to know that you are soon to find out. What am I talking about? Keep your eye on the blog and all will soon be revealed (Either do that or just follow Dan or my status updates on Facebook).



Friday, 17 April 2009

Willenium Bug

Rumours have been circulating that Jose Franco doesn't really like music and the only two CDs he owns are both copies of Will Smith's 'Willenium' album. One has a slight scratch the other does not. I cannot confirm or deny this rumour.

In other news...
This summer is going to be The Summer of Steveitude. We've got some great stuff coming up in a variety of media. Very exciting. One thing I'm trying to do is make more links with other bloggers. You can see them on the right. Most are comic creators but I have just added a real person who I have actually met in the flesh and everything. Go and visit Tris' The Brilliantly Simple blog and say hi. He is a journalist, musician and writer, a bit or a raconteur if you will. Remember to say that Steve sent you. If anyone else has a blog and would like a bit of linkage get in touch with me. I'm particularly interested in hearing from authors of celebrity slash fiction blogs.



Thursday, 16 April 2009

Dinner Conversations with My Parents

If you're sitting a couple of seats away 'rough diamond' can sound like 'muff diving'. Can I just reassure all the muff divers out there that we weren't talking about you behind your backs. Also apologies to the man in the restaurant who looked around in shock when I asked who was doing said muff diving.



Tuesday, 7 April 2009

The Nature Of It

New issue of Gallery is out. Check it out here. I think I've finally found a format I like. One main film review, some shorter ones and then two smaller pieces maybe vaguely related to the theme of the month. Let me know what you think. Maybe leave a comment, send a fax or even page me. What do you want? More juicy gossip? Sexy pictures? Less writing and more pictures? Your wish is my command (But not really because i've already written May's article).

In other news Nicki is in the kitchen baking. I don't know what she's baking but it is very exciting!

Finally, my blog has its first official follower. Ian Pay I love you. Don't ever change.