An appropriate subject for the first installment — birth!
A couple weeks ago, some friends of ours had a “Baby Bacchanalia” party in honor of their then-impending newborn. They asked guests for original performances for either of them, or for the child. Carrie and I decided to make an “instructional audio tape” for the fetus (no “pro-life” message intended) in the persona of the “Fetus Training, Incorporated.” I collected some cheesey sound effects from around the internet and Carrie brushed up on the birth process in Our Bodies, Ourselves. With script in hand, we produced this one-off wonder. Despite occasional thoughts about instructional tapes for department chairs or our cats, I think we will move on to other genres. . . .