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Erk Pod

Erk Pod 396 – Shuttling & Training Around LA

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 396. Now that the Audioboo produced episodes have been completed, Erk now presents extended episodes recorded at various stages during his 2013 trip to America. These episodes have mostly different content than the Audioboo produced episodes which were a great summary of the events of the trip.

On this episode, Erk has arrived into LA. He shares details about why the flight was late. But overall, it was a good flight.

The next stop of the episode is the California Science Centre (Erk can’t spell Centre the American way! It’s just wrong!!!) where Erk goes to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour. If you are ever in LA, that is a worthwhile stop!

Speaking of stops, Erk returns to the Metro rail system heading in the direction of Long Beach. […]

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Erk Pod

Erk Pod 395 – Preparing To Leave Sydney Airport For The Second Time?

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 395. Now that the Audioboo produced episodes have been completed, Erk now presents extended episodes recorded at various stages during his 2013 trip to America. These episodes have mostly different content than the Audioboo produced episodes which were a great summary of the events of the trip.

This episode was recorded at Sydney International Airport prior to Erk leaving for LA, flying Virgin Australia. Not that Erk knew at the time he booked the flight but he picked the exact day where Virgin were switching computer systems.

While waiting, Erk ponders the trip & wonders how many final calls should people be given when catching a flight. […]

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Erk FM: International

Erk FM: International 331 – Next Stop Japan?

Welcome to episode 331 of Erk FM: International. This is the final episode of March 2013 and the last episode that Erk pre-recorded before leaving Australia for the US. Erk’s next overseas destination may be Japan. Erk visited Japan for a week in 2011 but wants to go back. He didn’t see a lot of music being played live when he was in Japan apart from street performers but as this episode shows, there is Japanese talent out there as well as imports to Japan from other countries. […]

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Erk FM: Metal Monday

Erk FM: Metal Monday 78 – 70000 Tons Of Metal (Part 4)

Welcome to the final episode of Erk FM: Metal Monday’s coverage of 70000 Tons Of Metal for 2013 aboard The Majesty Of The Seas. Over the past three episodes, you have heard what the bands sound like live as well as some interviews & special features. This episode, Erk presents all of the bands that he purchased CDs from during the cruise or afterwards. By the time that Erk was able to buy merchandise on day 2 of the cruise, not all bands have CDs available.

Song list:

Grateful – Anacrusis

Slovo – Arkona

Cleansing The Hosts – Crytopsy

Shattered (Live) – Delain

MMMX (Live) – Die Apolkalyptischen Reiter

Cry Thunder – Dragon Force

Grab The Bull (Last Man Standing) – Doro

Dementia – ETECC

Welcome To The Freakshow – Fatal Smile

Run & Hide – Flotsam & Jetsam

Desolate Funeral Chant – Inquistion

Lejonet Från Norden – Sabaton

Vater – Subway To Sally

Winter Dawn – Tiamat

End Of An Empire – Turisas

Mechanical Phoenix – Unexpect

Men Of Fortune – 3 Inches Of Blood […]

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Erk Pod

Erk Pod 394 – Audiobooing Across America (San Luis Obispo – Australia, Part 8)

Welcome to episode 394 of Erk Pod. Erk is now back from his trip to America & Mexico from mid January to the end of February. During this trip, he recorded Erk Pod content but unlike previous years, he did not edit and release Erk Pod episodes on location.

For those following along on Twitter and Facebook, however, there was another way that Erk enabled you to hear what was going on fairly close to real time. Using an iPhone/iPad application called Audioboo, Erk recorded short snippets (up to 5 minutes in duration) from various locations & then uploaded them to the interweb as time/interweb permitted.

The first few episodes (including this episode) after Erk’s return are the Audioboo messages put together. After all of the Audioboo messages have been put together, regular Erk Pod episodes from on location give more detail & different content to the Audioboo messages. This is the final series of Audioboo message based episodes. Next episode returns to the usual Erk Pod on location format.

In this episode, Erk starts his journey in San Luis Obispo where he meets up with long term friends & fellow podcasters Shawno & Jen (No Market Radio). Here about the trio’s adventure during Erk’s time in SLO. But good things must come to an end & Erk goes home with a layover at LAX. […]

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Erk Pod

Erk Pod 393 – Audiobooing Across America (San Francisco CA, Part 7)

Welcome to episode 393 of Erk Pod. Erk is now back from his trip to America & Mexico from mid January to the end of February. During this trip, he recorded Erk Pod content but unlike previous years, he did not edit and release Erk Pod episodes on location.

For those following along on Twitter and Facebook, however, there was another way that Erk enabled you to hear what was going on fairly close to real time. Using an iPhone/iPad application called Audioboo, Erk recorded short snippets (up to 5 minutes in duration) from various locations & then uploaded them to the interweb as time/interweb permitted.

The first few episodes (including this episode) after Erk’s return are the Audioboo messages put together. After all of the Audioboo messages have been put together, regular Erk Pod episodes from on location give more detail & different content to the Audioboo messages.

In this episode, Erk is in one of his favourite American cities, San Francisco CA. He is there for a short time but a good time! […]

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Erk FM: Metal Monday

Erk FM: Metal Monday 77 – 70000 Tons Of Metal (Part 3)

Welcome to the third week of Erk FM: Metal Monday’s coverage of 70000 Tons Of Metal 2013 on board The Majesty Of The Seas. Over the first 2 days of the cruise, Erk saw every band. Every band has now been featured on either one of the previous two episodes.

On this episode, there are interviews with musicians as well as other content including highlights from Thursday’s press conference that Erk attended. These press conferences were a great opportunity to find out about the behind the scenes aspects of 70000 Tons. It was a pleasure to meet the man in charge of The Majesty Of The Seas, the Master of the ship.

If that is not enough, Erk also plays some tracks from bands who played on the cruise.

Interviews with members of:

Tiamat
Doro
Flotsam & Jetsam
Turisas
Anacrusis

Song list:

The Scarred People – Tiamat
Free My Heart – Doro
Play Your Part – Flotsam & Jetsam
Fear The Fear – Turisas
Sound The Alarm – Anacrusis
Angelus – Subway To Sally
Start Swimming – Delain
Leshiy – Arkona
Metal Woman – 3 Inches Of Blood […]