Wednesday, September 20, 2017

VHUS: Bleeding or suffering painful discharge? NOT our fault.



This is why I don't Google my own show.

Otherwise, a slow week here at UncleVision Park.

Except for Equifax.   CCleaner... Hobby Lobby...

Sigh. 



This weeks' offerings:


From June, 2015: Uncle D.L. plays a Top 100 hit from 1971, plus music from EVERGREY, MAGIC PIE, BLOOD CEREMONY, KINGCROW, DARK SARAH, M-OPUS, NOEKK, Import Comedy from LITTLE BRITAIN... plus more stepmother-approved prog rock, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura.


DOWNLOAD VHUS v.36 
(Because a lot of you didn't do it back in 2015)


Also from June, 2015: Uncle D.L. recommends The BEST Ebola movie EVER, plus music from  GAZPACHO, PENDRAGON, BARREN EARTH, NIGHTWISH, SOLARIS,  LITTLE ATLAS, Import Comedy from JASPER CARROTT... plus more sandalwood-powered prog rock, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura!  JOIN US!


DOWNLOAD VHUS v.37
(It will break your mother's heart if you don't)




From November, 2016: The Devil speaks out about The Presidential Election, also music from OPETH, GLASS HAMMER, RIVERSIDE, METAMORFOSI, EDEN’S CURSE, GHOST COMMUNITY, TILT, plus more kid-tested prog rock, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura.


(Because we got bandwidth to burn, baby!!)




Coming next week: 
The brief return of our record-breaking 2016 Halloween Special!   Miss this one, and you'll miss OUT!!


Download more episodes from the VHUS page @ Pod-O-Matic!










CONTACT US!
(It's e-mail.  It won't bite you.)

Till next we meet,

Uncle D.L.

The Very Heavy Uncle Show
2014-2017 



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Mad Crush on Metal Chicks In Black? Guilty as charged, your honor!





Nothing earth-shaking to report this week.... But I do have 5 chunks of random info you may digest if you wish.

1) The tentative date for our transition from BIG-VHUS-site to Little-VHUS-free-site is November 11th.

2) I'm considering setting up a public Dropbox folder where interested parties can download ~15-20 of our better episodes.   If you have any suggestions on what (or not) to include, drop me a line.

3)  Nice to see so many of you getting off your butts and taking advantage of the Classic Encore episodes on offer.   I also appreciate the letters from new listeners expressing their new-found appreciation of VHUS, as well as their dismay at being WAY too late to the party.  

4)  There's a new album out there called RHAPSODIES IN BLACK from a coven of well-known female gothic/symphonic  vocalists calling themselves EXIT EDEN.


The vocal lineup includes Clementine DelauneyAmanda Somerville,
Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner (Epica's Simone Simons also guests on 2 tracks).

The gimmick: 11 goth-ified, opera-metal-injected covers of what most of us would consider God-awful POP songs (maybe a couple of exceptions).

I bought it.   I listened a few times.   I didn't hate it.  And I'm not ashamed.    Here's an Amazon link if you're curious.

5) Twitter & Uncle: Soon to be DIVORCED.   The shit and the politics are just too fucking deep.  




This weeks' offerings:

From May, 2015: The night I saw CHEAP TRICK for a buck, plus music from OPETH, GLASS HAMMER, THE MIGHTY BARD, GENTLE STORM, AGUSA, HIDDEN MASTERS, TAROT, and a bunch more lava lamp-powered prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura!    JOIN US!

DOWNLOAD VHUS v.34 
(Because most of you didn't do it back in 2015)




Also from April, 2015: Listeners respond to "The Buttery Elbow Of Love", plus music from ANEKDOTEN, KADAVAR, ARENA, HAKEN, BIGELF, UFO, KISKE-SOMERVILLE and a bunch more blacklight-powered prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura!   JOIN US!

DOWNLOAD VHUS v.35
(It will break your mother's heart if you don't)





I reveal the shit-holiest city I was ever forced to call home, also music from JADIS, KANSAS, SIRENIA, NO-MAN, LA BOCCA DELLA VERITA, ROXY MUSIC, plus more avacado-flavored prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura!   JOIN US!
DOWNLOAD VHUS v.63
(Because... because... okay, I got nothin')







More episodes on the VHUS Home Page @ Pod-O-Matic!








CONTACT US!
(It's e-mail.  You remember e-mail, don't you?)

Till next we meet,

Uncle D.L.

The Very Heavy Uncle Show
2014-2017 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

It's VHUS Triple-Shots All The Way To The Finish Line!!!










As it says on the tin... we'll be feeding triple-doses of Classic VHUS every week until the very end.   Exciting, ain't it?!?

But don't thank me TOO much for this generosity - if I didn't do it this way, we would run out of quality server time (~2 months) well before we ran out of quality episodes.   In fact, the final month will see episodes rotating on and off the page every 5 days - there's THAT much material to cover before the cremation...

...which transitions to one quick sour-note from Uncle:
   
Yes, I know we're dead and mostly-gone.   And I fully expected you to seek fresh entertainment in podcasting pastures new after my passing.

BUT I didn't expect to get unceremoniously dumped into the bottom of the ratings so damned soon.    And you wonder why I cancelled the show.     Sigh.



This weeks' offerings:

From April, 2015: I get a fax from the stupidest woman on the planet, plus music from NIGHTWISH, RPWL, GLASS HAMMER, LONELY ROBOT, UBI MAIOR, ALPHATAURUS and a bunch more lava lamp-powered prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura!    JOIN US!

DOWNLOAD VHUS v.32 
(Because most of you didn't do it back in 2015)




Also from April, 2015: More Blonde jokes from Hell, plus music from THE DEVIN TOWNSHEND PROJECT, MARILLION, ARVEN, TAPROBAN, LYRIEL,  HELLOWEEN and a bunch more blacklight-powered prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura!   JOIN US!

DOWNLOAD VHUS v.33
(It will break your mother's heart if you don't)





If Wal-Mart can sell Xmas shit in September, then I can repeat our 2016 Holiday Special!   We read our Letters To Santa, and there's music from EL&P, BAD DREAMS, DARK SARAH, FISH, MYSTERY, FREEDOM TO GLIDE plus more fruitcake-flavored prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura!   JOIN US!

DOWNLOAD VHUS v.64
(Because it's almost Christmas, OK?!?)





More episodes on the VHUS Home Page @ Pod-O-Matic!







 










Till next time,

Uncle D.L.

THE VERY HEAVY UNCLE SHOW
2014-2017 



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Triple-Shot of Classic VHUS this week. Because I care.


Nothing new or spectacular to report this week, kids.   Except this:

I've JUST about had it with Twitter, the most ANTI-social media on the planet.    Someday, I hope to discover exactly WHAT I said (and WHO I said it to) that has made me so mind-fuckingly invisible there after 3 years.    I'd gladly trade all 3400+ of my followers for 34 who would actually talk to me once in a blue moon.    Sigh.    

But let's face facts... Twitter is really built for a different generation than mine.   You all KNOW that people over 60 just CAN'T be FUNNY, WITTY, and INTELLIGENT, rightBecause that's a hipster job!!   Yep.

Follow me if you wish... but don't bank on me sticking around Twitter too much longer.   Because no clique will have me.


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Before we get down to business, our standard Podcasting Public Service Announcement:

Kids, don't waste your bandwidth on pale, hipsterized imitation podcasts packing only a tiny fraction of Uncle's brains and experience... trust the kid-tested, stepmother-approved VERY HEAVY UNCLE SHOW.




This weeks' love offerings:

From March, 2015: Podcasting advice from the LAST person you should ask, along with music from TIAMAT, BLACK WIDOW, CORVIS STONE, ARJEN LUCASSEN, UNREAL CITY, AGNIESZKA SWITA and a bunch more lava lamp-powered prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura!

DOWNLOAD VHUS v.30 
(Because you didn't do it back in 2015)




Also from March, 2015: Irish jokes from hell, plus music from WHYZDOM, TOUCHSTONE, GRAND TOUR, AMORPHIS, THE DEVIL'S BLOOD, WOLVERINE, THE BLACK and a bunch more blacklight-powered prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura!

DOWNLOAD VHUS v.31
(Because your mother would want you to)





And another flashback to January, 2017: Creepo The Clown fills in for a sneezy Devil, plus music from  PINEAPPLE THIEF, GOBLIN REBIRTH, LOONYPARK, ORCHID, SE DELAN, DARKHER and more incense-fueled prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura than allowed by law!

DOWNLOAD VHUS v.65
(Because I said so, dammit!)





 
More episodes on the VHUS Home Page @ Pod-O-Matic!







 


Till next time,

Uncle D.L.

THE VERY HEAVY UNCLE SHOW
2014-2017 





Wednesday, August 23, 2017

VHUS: Space May Be Infinite... But Not Our Server...







A quick note about the promised availability of back episodes until the site closure (late November, 2017)

Short version: Too many episodes, not enough server space.   Starting next week, we will be reducing the number of back episodes available on our home page, as well as shortening their window of download-ability.

Classic Encores: One week... then gone forever.

Recent Episodes: Two weeks... then ditto.

Episodes 68, 69 and 71-77 shall remain in permanent residence until the end.     (But get 'em all while you can!)

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Before we get down to business, our standard Podcasting Public Service Announcement:
 
Kids, don't waste your bandwidth on pale, hipsterized imitation podcasts packing only a tiny fraction of Uncle's brains and experience... trust the kid-tested, stepmother-approved VERY HEAVY UNCLE SHOW.


This weeks' love offerings:

From February, 2015: More ginger jokes from The Devil, plus music from COMEDY OF ERRORS, BEARDFISH, THRESHOLD , ANIMA MORTE, FEVER TREE, FATAL FUSION and a bunch more blacklight-powered prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura!

DOWNLOAD VHUS v.29 
(Because you know it's the right thing to do.)




And a recent flashback to January, 2017: The Devil attends the inauguration, plus music from  STEVEN WILSON, CAMEL, JERUSALEM, MAD CRAYON, SUB ROSA, RITUAL and more incense-fueled prog, metal, comedy and classic rock obscura than you can shake a jostick at!

DOWNLOAD VHUS v.66
(Because your mother would want you to...)


 

More episodes on the VHUS Home Page @ Pod-O-Matic!












NEXT WEEK:
THREE heavy chunks of VHUS history for your dining and dancing pleasure!    Better make some space on that hard drive!!

Till next time,

Uncle D.L.

THE VERY HEAVY UNCLE SHOW
2014-2017