I Had No Choice …

I had to write it all down.

When I was in my 40’s I went from showering in the morning before work, to showering in the evening after work.
That’s because I started a construction company, and I usually came home dirty.
And happy.
And astonished.
And moved.
By the people that I hired as well as the people that hired me. For years I kept notes on the extraordinary characters and bizzare circumstances that I found myself in, as I moved in and out of people’s lives.
I turned all of these notes into a 27 chapter book and a 14 episode podcast.
You will be astonished.
You will be moved.
… and you will laugh out loud.

Podcasting ‘Open Up The Wall’

The dialogue between characters in this book made the recording of a podcast a no-brainer. BUT – I have spent many hours in expensive studios, recording dozens of radio commercials, and over 100 radio dramas, so I am aware of the impossibly high cost of studio time. My son Will solved the problem with his unique approach to single voice recording. He assured me that the two of us could squeeze into my walk in closet, and pack the closet shelves with pillows, thereby creating a sound proof booth. So we set up amongst jackets, dresses, and shirts, and recorded Episode One. Hearing the playback, I literally could not believe my ears. His tiny $1000.00 microphone, attached to his phone (looking ridiculous mounted on a standard mic stand), was delivering studio quality sound! Two days later, we came out of the closet with these 14 episodes.

For the Podcast:

Producer and Director- Will Bowes

Voice – The Contractor  Geoff Bowes – formerly known as the union actor Geoffrey Bowes

Music composer – Geoff Bowes

Guitar- Andrew Dawson

All Things Technical – Tim Reilly