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A combination of collage, new experimental records and other bits and bobs, Mid-Valley Mutations is a tour through the mind of Austin Rich, who has been broadcasting in some form since 1998. Heavily influenced by Dr Demento, Don Joyce and old fashioned College Radio, Austin creates Audio Essays on a variety of subjects, and even just plays records, from time to time. Sometimes Live music and Interviews will grace the program, helping create a situation where you don't really know what you're going to hear, when you tune in. What you need to know is when you enter the Mid-Valley region, be prepared for the Musical Mutations... in whatever form they take.

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Options March 1, 2022: The Horror of Haunted Houses!

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William Castle  House on Haunted Hill   Options William Castle Productions 
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George Waggner  Horror Island   Options Universal Pictures 
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Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Austin Rich:

Good Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Otis:

Good evening Austin and Mutators!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Krys O.:

Awright!
Avatar 8:58pm ironybread:

Good hello Rich. Listeners, please give. Become a SWAG-FOR-LIFER. We will love you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Mr Fab:

let's do the mutation!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Krys O.:

Getting lost is the best way to find your way around. I used to do that in Paris when I was there after high school graduation.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Austin Rich:

This episode is about to get... ridiculous!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Krys O.:

Elisha Cook?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Scott67:

G'day Austin & Mutants!
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Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Krys O.:

I watched this as a kid with my older brother. It gave me nightmares, but I still loved it.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Austin Rich:

Yes, it is Elisha Cook!

Good Hello, Otis, Krys O, ironybread, Mr. Fab, & Scott67!
  🎸 9:02pm Ellen Lovebug:

Oh my goodness! A horror episode! I can only be here for half-hour. Let's see what you get up to!
Avatar 9:02pm ironybread:

Hi Austin, Hi Otis, Hi Krys, Hi Fab, Hi Scott. Let's all consider for a moment how awesomely obsessed our Austin Rich is with digging for details
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Austin Rich:

Ellen! Great to see you in the chat!
  🎸 9:02pm Ellen Lovebug:

There's a light....over at the Frankenstein place
  🎸 9:03pm Ellen Lovebug:

Vincent Price! That voice is unmistakeable. And so silky smooth for such an ominous tone
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Austin Rich:

Yeah, you can't resist Vincent's voice. It's amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Mr Fab:

my wife wants to see "The Batman." I said, it had BETTER feature Vincent Price as Egghead.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:04pm Austin Rich:

I might see "The Batman." But I'm with you: where's Egghead? And Catwoman?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:04pm Aitch:

Mwah ha ha
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:05pm Austin Rich:

"House On Haunted Hill" (this version) is one of my fave movies to watch around Halloween. It's 100% atmosphere, and makes almost no sense. I love it!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:05pm Austin Rich:

Good Hello, @Aitch!
  🎸 9:06pm Ellen Lovebug:

It basically sets a standard for valuing atmosphere over anything else, which is rarely matched
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Mr Fab:

and William Castle's gimmick for this was an actual skeleton that would be pulled on a rope across the theater.
Avatar 9:07pm ironybread:

An organ? Awesome! Play "Toccatta" by Widor
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Austin Rich:

I would love to find a theater where you could find the skeleton gimmick happening. That would be fun.
  🎸 9:09pm Ellen Lovebug:

Only two...that's plenty for a haunting
  🎸 9:09pm Ellen Lovebug:

There are lots of extra organs around
  🎸 9:10pm Ellen Lovebug:

A ghost for everybody. How generous
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Scott67:

G'day ironybread πŸ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸ»
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Mr Fab:

I'm imagining Austin standing in front of a screen acting while the film is being shown.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Austin Rich:

I guess it's probably impossible for me to claim that I didn't watch MST3K obsessively for most of my life.
  🎸 9:11pm Ellen Lovebug:

I never pictured a Rocky Horror Picture Show type version of this movie with the commentary. That must have taken some practice
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Austin Rich:

The bits I'm saying are all pre-recorded. I scripted these jokes over the course of a week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Mr Fab:

Mutations Science Theater 3000!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Krys O.:

Dead Men Don't Wear Mutated Plaid
Avatar 9:13pm ironybread:

#Bach #Beethoven #B-52s
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Austin Rich:

I might have a PASSING familiarity with the film you reference, @Krys O. Maybe. It's so hard to remember...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Austin Rich:

I was convinced that "House On Haunted Hill" was perfect for something like this, but as it happens, most of the movie is silent pauses, and then theme music with no dialog. So I had to add in a few bits where i just talk over organ bits.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Krys O.:

Directed by Carl Reiner starring Steve Martin. They inserted Martin into scenes from about 19 different noir films. It was great.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Austin Rich:

It's really incredible. I've wanted to do versions of it with Philip Marlowe radio shows for years.
  🎸 9:18pm Ellen Lovebug:

There are so many double-crosses in this plot. Wow, someone's adept at screaming. I feel for their vocal chords
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Austin Rich:

Yeah. I always worry about the actors who have to do the screaming. That must be hard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Mr Fab:

*scream*

"What diid you see?"
"That commercial I hate with the gecko!"
  🎸 9:20pm Ellen Lovebug:

I picture Vincent never breaking character on set and scaring the daylights out of everyone.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Austin Rich:

I imagine he had as much fun as possible all the time. He's Vincent Price!
Avatar 9:21pm ironybread:

Theory: Every Vincent Price movie is in the same universe as "Laura"
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Austin Rich:

I like this theory, @ironybread!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Scott67:

Chilli the night before?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Mr Fab:

But he still spoke with a Texas accent in "Laura"..? Explain that!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Krys O.:

Vincent was so cool. He had the best death scene in the movie Dragonwyck.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Austin Rich:

True story: I'll sit through a pretty bad movie if Vincent Price is in it.
  🎸 9:23pm Ellen Lovebug:

Thanks for the fun, I have a zoom for the Whiteaker Community Art Team to catch. We're picking muralists for intersections and crosswalks
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:23pm Austin Rich:

Later Ellen! Let's talk soon!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Aitch:

I thought Vincent only ever appeared in pretty bad movies?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Austin Rich:

Those Edgar Allen Poe one's terrified me as a kid.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:25pm WR:

Very interesting.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:25pm WR:

And fun too.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Austin Rich:

Nice to see you, @WR.
Avatar 9:33pm laurapanic:

I watched this just a couple of weeks ago it is very good
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Austin Rich:

I'm a big fan, @laurapanic. But also: it needed a little riffing.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:36pm Krys O.:

I'm dating myself here, but I remember Richard Long from the TV show, Nanny & the Professor with Juliet Mills.
Avatar 9:37pm laurapanic:

OH I love an adaptation Austin, its cool
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Austin Rich:

In case this sparks any interest: there's a variety of versions of this movie available on YouTube. They don't line up with this commentary, as I shortened it to fit in an hour. But it's still a fun film to watch for free.
Avatar 9:38pm laurapanic:

.........just a collection of doors.....
Avatar 9:39pm ironybread:

"No thank you, I've just had a bit of a fright."
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Austin Rich:

(Here's my secret: I just love the sound design in this movie. I mostly just wanted to listen to all the best bits.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Scott67:

Sorry Austin, your feature is playing along with the State of the Union Address. Powerfully lucid & just stuff Joe Biden!!
So no doubt they will vote you out, in fear of rational changes.
Avatar 9:50pm ironybread:

Donate now, or that organ chord will NOT RESOLVE #SwagForLife
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Austin Rich:

I'll probably listen to that later this evening, @Scott67.

I do enjoy the #S4L status. I feel like I'm in the cool kids club!
Avatar 9:53pm laurapanic:

was that an acid bath sound?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Austin Rich:

Just tell her it'll exfoliate like nobody's business and she might be into it.
Avatar 9:57pm ironybread:

You've been watching "The House on Haunted Haunting", directed by Bob "Wise" Castleton, here on Channel 13. Stay tuned for the late late late late late late show, "Vehicular Manslaughter A-Go-Go".
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Austin Rich:

I love that one, @ironybread! I'll stay tuned...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:06pm Austin Rich:

Unfortunately, Universal just did a new BluRay release of "Horror Island," so it is now harder to find for "free," the way it was only a couple years ago. I think there's some streaming services that do have it, but I haven't done the research. I recommend tracking it down; it's a lovely, ridiculous (short) "horror" movie, that is as silly as it is fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm Otis:

Thanks Austin for the radio haunts, just after 10pm and shutting down the sound. Bye all...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:07pm Austin Rich:

'night, Otis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm Scott67:

G'night Otis ✌😎
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:08pm Austin Rich:

I really did go to Florida many years ago, and met a lot of people. But it was for a comics conference, and not a radio gig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm Mr Fab:

SO glad you didn’t wait til Halloween to do this.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:28pm Austin Rich:

I'm thinking about doing two more for Halloween, too.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:28pm Austin Rich:

Or maybe call-in ghost stories? Still thinking...
Avatar 10:28pm laurapanic:

love it!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:35pm Austin Rich:

Full disclosure: I wrote the jokes for "Horror Island" over an additional week. It takes time to come up with this stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35pm Scott67:

Ghost ears??
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:36pm Austin Rich:

Disneyland references, so maybe this Island sells "Ghost Ears" where you get your name embroidered. Sort of like... well, you get the idea.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:37pm Austin Rich:

(Meh. Some of the jokes don't always land. That's why you just tell more!)
Avatar 🎸 10:39pm Mr. X:

You need some sarcastic robot friends to set up your jokes.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:39pm Austin Rich:

If only, Mr. X! Maybe you can voice one of them.
Avatar 🎸 10:40pm Mr. X:

Beep beep boop.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:41pm Austin Rich:

(This episode is gonna run a little over. Sorry everyone!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42pm Scott67:

Clean up in aisle 9? Been a bit of that today!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:43pm Austin Rich:

This song is never far from my mind:

youtu.be...
Avatar 🎸 10:44pm Mr. X:

Can't decided if you are more like Joel, Mike, or Jonah. Leaning toward Joel.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:45pm Austin Rich:

I mean, I grew up on Joel tapes, but I only ever got to watch Mike & Jonah episodes as they were happening. I think I'm a mix of all of them. (But I've clocked more hours with Joel and Mike, more or less intermixed.)
Avatar 10:45pm laurapanic:

Now, I generally like things. and I really like this.
  10:48pm Listener Robert:

Killing Grady dead or alive? How could you kill him alive? Must be a new process.
  10:54pm Listener Robert:

A fake leg figures in the Arthur Conan Doyle story, "The Club-Footed Grocer". It has sailing pirates too!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:55pm Austin Rich:

Ooooo! Good point, @Listener Robert. I forgot about that story!
  10:58pm Listener Robert:

So if you're familiar with that story, you might remember the Black Mogul. That gets reflected on "Lost" as the Black Rock.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:59pm Austin Rich:

According to the credits:

It was based on the short story "Terror of the South Seas" by Alex Gottlieb.

But I'm sure the story is just trope after tope after trope.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm Mr Fab:

i have been LOL-ing for real thru out this.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:00pm Austin Rich:

There's five and 1/2 minutes left...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:00pm Austin Rich:

(Well...)
  11:01pm Listener Robert:

Does any live DJ follow you? If not....
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:01pm WR:

Let it roll Rich!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04pm Mr Fab:

Yep, no one’s following you Austin. We gotta hear the thrilling (?) conclusion!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:04pm WR:

ummmm. Mr Rich. (seduced by the Onomatopoeia)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06pm Scott67:

Thanks Austin, for my Matinee. Now for a nap.
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Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:08pm Austin Rich:

Thanks for listening everyone! That was fun to hear again.

Until next week...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:09pm WR:

Damn, i lost the stream for the conclusion. hope the 6 minute archive buffer gets me the replay. Laters all. Sleep well Scott. thank you Austin.
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