A dark comedy about the weird and wild adventures of starving young musician / NSFW
SYNOPSIS: Every episode starts with the old Randy Darling stepping into a coffee shop and being greeted by young June, the empathetic barista, who lets him use the backroom to record his podcast. Once in the back of the coffee shop, Randy briefly introduces the story, then takes listeners on another dark and a comical journey back to his chaotic youth in East Vancouver.
Warning: The content of this podcast is intended for a mature audience only. At times this content contains highly offensive language.
02: The Benzos and The Bully at Jasper's Elite Music (Part I)
Grab a good set of headphones and meet Evan, Sandy, and the dark owner of Jasper's Elite Music store. Young Randy takes you ("my dear listener") along with him on his “big float” to his first day on the job.
This episode (Part I) lays the ground work, location, and characters for Part II when a "very messy turn of fluke circumstances" dramatically changes the lives of all concerned...forever.
Episode Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers) Forced to "succumb to the hordes of 9 to 5" due to his poverty line existence, young Randy "musters up" his last ounce of courage to venture out of the apartment to work in a musical instrument store. With the help of his benzo infused "self medication" regime he tries to maintain composure, but fate has other plans for him.
SCENE ONE : The Idea [Randy] Why didn't I think of this before? If I had to work for the man why not be surrounded by what I loved the most. And what I loved was music. From the age of 15 I swore I would never succumb to the hordes of 9 to 5. But I weighted 140 pounds, and had been wearing the same pair of jeans for 2 and half years. Had two T-Shirts so old they were nearly translucent, and a baggy raggy sweater my Mother knitted for me just right before leaving home. So I mustered up some courage and applied for a job at a musical instrument store. And to my horror, wouldn't you know it, my worst fear came true. And the reason I say fear my dear listener is because at the time your humble narrator had some trouble just getting around. Especially during the day, when the scariest monsters came out to feed.
SCENE TWO: The Commute [Randy] Its not something I'm real proud of this but in the spirit of full disclosure there was only one way I could ride the transit back then. I would take black market benzos with a touch of Indica to achieve what I use to called the big float. Apparently they call this self medicating and my condition agoraphobia, but whatever they call it, some nights I flew with the birds clear over Gastown and clear across the Lion's Gate Bridge. I don't recommend this as a form of recreation for the tourists and the college kids. Its just the way I chose to cope. Its a scary thing sometimes when you're alone in a big city. Especially when you're so young and so undiagnosed. Now you're probably wondering why I'm sharing all this and how it relates to our story. It just helps to understand that my mental condition and intoxication were mitigating factors in defense. Anyway friend, would you mind reaching up and pulling the cord. Ours is the next stop on the way to Jasper's Elite Music.
01: Harsh Advice from the Thief Next Door
Grab a good set of headphones and Meet Ola, the B&E artist who terrorizes the tenants of Randy’s rundown apartment building with his frightening appearance, criminal history, and harsh words. Meet Keri, the emotional epileptic with a penchant for China White (fentanyl), and of course Randy and his young friends who are the naïve lambs ready for the taking.
SYNOPSIS: Like every episode, old Randy Darling starts his morning off being greeted by June, the empathetic barista who refers to him by his last name, and gives him access to the back storage room of the coffee shop.
From there, Randy takes his listeners on a dark journey into the mind of a Ola the thief who shook his young life and dreams to the core. With a superb musical score written and performed by David Fesliyan and Steve Oxen, this dark journey grabs listeners by the throat and never lets go till the last word and note.
SCENE ONE: Ola was a bad person. At least that's what everybody told me. My neighbors said he had a criminal record that included assault, car theft and narcotics. But that his real passion was B&E thievery, in other words, breaking into people's houses and stealing their stuff. Not good. Well...not good for me because Ola lived right next door.
I didn't have much stuff, but what I did have was precious. Like my Fender Telecaster guitar, and my vinyl record collection. Every time I saw Ola in the hallway or outside the building coming and going I felt a jolt of anxiety course through my body.
I could visualize him breaking into my apartment and rifling through my things. I could imagine him stealing my guitar, my amplifier, all my records, my leather jacket, and my one of kind hand-crafted water bong. I figured it was just a matter of time before I was the next target.
But as the weeks and month went by...nothing. Not a bump in the night or a crack in the day.
00: Right Next Door
The dark & comical adventures of a starving young musician…with a twist.
SYNOPSIS: Like every episode, old Randy starts his morning off being warmly greeted by June, the empathetic barista who always refers to him by his last name. From the backroom of the coffee shop (which June provides for him) Randy introduces each new episode before taking his listeners on a dark and comical journey into his youth on the mean streets of Vancouver’s East Side.
With a superb musical score written and performed by David Fesliyan and Steve Oxen.
Great work so far
I can only see it getting better and can’t wait to see where it goes