“It’s an Audiodrama. And it’s a Sketch Show. Well, and it’s kinda like a sitcom.” The Year In HGH!

2013 was good to us, friends. We can’t deny it.

We started Hadron Gospel Hour only 3 scant months ago, and have — with the help of listeners and supporters like YOU — managed to achieve so much in such a short period!

Writing, directing, acting in, editing, sound designing and mixing such a show twice monthly has been an education, to say the least — but we feel like we keep getting better at this, and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the trip thus far as much as we have.

We’re about halfway through our first season, with 4 episodes left before we take a break to come up with even more ways to entertain you. Since we’re at that halfway mark, and since the new year approaches, we thought it would be fun to look back at a few of the things that we enjoyed about the past year of HGH.

Some of our favorite things about 2013:

  • Getting to work with our pal, the legendary Jon Mikl Thor! Revisiting the character of Jon Triton (from Rock n’ Roll Nightmare) and once again pitting Jon against Old Scratch was nothing short of a dream come true for Mike and I. As we said many times during the production: “Scratch that off the bucket list.” Jon is a great guy to work with, and kicked ass.  More HGH/THOR fun in 2014 — we promise.
  • Making hidden references to the Norwegian pop group a-ha. a-ha is one of our favorite bands ever. So we pay tribute to them in a variety of sneaky (and sometimes not so sneaky) ways — often without even consciously deciding to do so.
  • Our amazing cast! In addition to the voices that Michael McQuilkin and I provide to the show, here are some of the amazing voice artists we’ve had the pleasure of working with this year: Michael Atkinson, Lisa McQuilkin, Vera Schrankung, Wendy MacLean, Kevin Harrington, Rebecca Courtney and George Jack… thanks for your great work, folks!
  • Having Seana from Reindeer on the show to play their single “Tony”. We <3 Reindeer — and Seana!
  • Working with Geek Comedy Night and Comicazi to create the “Tales from the Hadron Rift!” live event in Somerville, MA on January 11th.  We feel very fortunate to live in an area where smart comedy is so well appreciated, and we’re proud to be affiliated with these two organizations that value the kind of weird, literate funny that we do.
  • Can’t forget our staff — Katey Falvey and Rebekah White! You guys rock in totality. Thanks for being awesome, guys!

Looking forward to more great stuff in 2014!

We hope you dig this YouTube audio compilation that Mike put together featuring these moments and others that we dug. Maybe you did too.

Dig this comp of fave moments from the show that Mike put together.  Like it? Share it!

What were YOUR favorite HGH moments of 2013? Feel free to comment here, or head over to our facebook or twitter and let us know!

… oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at HGH!

-Rich

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