Aberdeenshire music artist – Gordon Duthie – has released an audio comedy show on his website which spoofs syndicated radio, podcasts, adverts / commercials and his artistic persona. The “The Epic Reality Radio Fails Podcast – North East Radio” is available as a free download and reveals another side to Gordon’s creative writing versatility. This change of direction takes some influence from his past music projects – “Shire and City” and “Multimedia Monster” – and hints at a future deviation from his perceived melancholy sound.
The premise of the show is as follows: A week ago today (13th of January) in 1913 the first radio broadcast was transmitted from The Metropolitan Opera House in New York, showcasing performances of the classic Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci operas. Today, internet troll – Johan “The Code” Cracker – breaks new ground by hosting the “The Epic Reality Radio Fails Podcast” which now means “you don’t need a screen to laugh at a deluded dream”. Inspired by the revolving media circus door of disposable reality culture, “The Epic Reality Radio Fails Podcast” provides a “regular reality hilarity fix” within the previously untapped radio broadcast market, moving away from the traditional public humiliation format of reality television. In this featured episode, Johan has somehow found a failed pilot radio show produced by North East Radio, who are the Aberdeen / Aberdeenshire arm of a UK wide syndicated radio network owned by a multinational media company. The failed pilot also had an unlikely host, the struggling Scottish music artist Gordon Duthie, who had accepted a shock offer to host this new show after finding himself broke, disillusioned and out of ideas. A recipe for disaster which provoked one of Johan’s signature catchpharses; “Epic Reality Radio Fail Alert!”
1. The Epic Reality Radio Fails Podcast – North East Radio
2. “The Odor Neutralizer Grenade” Commercial
3. Interview with Zac Radke – Music’s Money Making Machine
4. “Dude I Hate My Rich Dad” Movie Trailer
5. North East News
6. A Chat with Clichy about Football
7. “Cash for Blow” Commercial
8. A Very Scottish Christmas
9. Will We Ever Hear from Him Again?
10. “Shave(r) Grater” Commercial
“The Epic Reality Radio Fails Podcast – North East Radio” features a multinational cast and can also be streamed on sites such as SoundCloud and YouTube.