Story Tellers 7 and 8, This and That

Storytellers Number 7 didn't go exactly as we planned since iMosaicmix Kevin slipped away on vacation before we learned how to wrangle the audio recording software ourselves. Nevertheless, we expect to post audio to a story or two from Benicia's Outlaw Writers Group readers who shared their stories. Jill White has taken the lead and the audio for her fabulous "The Chattycats" is in the "Lend Us Your Ears" archives. The audio for Storytellers #8 is posted for your enjoyment. The gremlin that lives in Mic #2 was back but all the stories come through loud and clear. Who wants to hear my palaver anyhow? Space for Storytellers #9 on September 19 is filling up rapidly so if you want to read something, plan on later in the fall. Do you have something a bit weird or Hallowe'eny for the October 17th show? Send it along! Stories for a planned special Holiday edition of The Storytellers on December 19 are piling up like early packages under the tree. But, like Holiday gifts, there's still room for more. Please let Marty know if you would like to read a special holiday piece in December. One More Thing! A new page by that name on the website invites listeners to provide feedback. One Other %$@# Thing. For the second time since I made this site, the photos have disappeared from the "Meet Our Writers " page. I'm struggling to rebuild that page and get them back up. Grrr!

We're Half a Dozen Strong

We're a bit later than usual getting the audio posted this month but you get almost an hour and a half of wonderful stories for this, our sixth edition, of "The Storytellers" on OZCAT Radio. A little apology for the initial audio which is almost missing in action because we lost mic #2 at the beginning of the program. So that's me, Marty Malin, with a quick switcheroo, sharing the mic #1 at the board with DJ Lala and paying strict attention to the signs over the "Do Not Touch!" buttons. Pix and bios for Kevin Molander, Jill White and David Carrillo, our new storytellers this month, will be posted shortly.

The Storytellers Edition Five Has Been Posted

Our first "theme-based" edition of "The Storytellers" features pieces by members of the Benicia Literary Arts Memoir Group including Lois Requist, Mary Eichbauer, Lisa Wrenn and Carolyn Plath. The audio for the program is posted here for your enjoyment.

"Linger Longer, Queen of Tonga"

Alicia Morden's story, "The Queen of Tonga," read on "The Storytellers" April 18, 2019 edition, sent me scurrying to the 'net to see if I could come up with some lyrics to the song she mentions in her story. I came up with this:

Linger longer, Queen of Tonga
Linger longer wiv us.
Linger while the English summer
Gives us all the shivvas.
While the summer east winds blow
And shake our English livvas.


And this YouTube homage by Edmund Ros with somewhat different lyrics. Enjoy!

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Program Number Four is History

Audio is now available on the "Lend Us Your Ears" page of this site for yesterday's edition of "The Storytellers," our fourth show, on OZCAT Community Radio. Many thanks again to Kevin for pulling down the audio track so quickly and to DJ La La and OZCAT management for making space for us on Artbeat. In addition, there are now approximate starting times associated with each piece following the title. The slider is not very accurate but it will get you close to a particular reader's piece so you can pick and choose a bit easier.

More detailed information for submitting stories is now included on the "Information for Readers" page. "Edition number five is planned for May 16, 2019. If you would like to read, please drop us an e-mail at californiastorytellers@gmail.com.