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Malex Minute 164

Snuffy and Linus find a new pet! Meanwhile, Malex takes yet another poke at a dead childhood dream. Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think!

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

Yet again we draw upon the rich history surrounding our characters! Malex simply cannot DJ, not even if his life (and the lives of everyone around him) depended on it.*

It’s okay though. Malex has come to terms with his limitations. Like a bird with clipped wings, he scratches at the ground for morsels of greatness, never once glancing up at the wide open sky and wondering – with a tiny, glistening tear rolling down his beak – what it would be like to soar.

…Wow, what a crazy metaphor! Everybody knows birds don’t cry!

Anyway, I had a lot of fun with this episode. Of all we’ve heard about Malex’s terrible mixing skills, we’ve never actually heard him put them to the test! That by itself makes this episode worthy of note. Besides, how often does one find an opportunity to assemble sounds specifically for the purpose of hurting people?! Not often enough, I say! Not often enough!

So yes, please listen. Just be warned, your enjoyment this week is optional.

ttyl!

“Mildly hopeless, with a delightful dash of despair!”

* - Lives are at stake. If you don’t think lives are at stake, you fail.

Transcript

~~ Introduction

Malex: Let’s see now… I haven’t tried to mix two songs together in a long time. Mostly since every time I do, people end up in the hospital. I wonder if I can do it now… Ah, but I swore off mixing altogether. I shouldn’t do it. I’ve got work to do, and it’ll just distract… It really couldn’t hurt to try just once, while no one’s around to get injured or laugh at me. No one will know! Yes, I’ll just give it a try right here…

~~ Malex tries to mix two songs, and gets the tempo all wrong and uses conflicting tunes.

Malex: Hmm, that doesn’t sound quite right. I’d better stop. Well really though, that wasn’t so bad, all things considered… I don’t think anybody heard me– Say, where are Linus and Snuffy? I hope they’re not up to any mischief.

~~ Linus and Snuffy come in from outdoors.

Snufflefungus: Hello! We’re back!

Linus: Yo, Malex! I noticed you’re home, since I see your dirty socks laying in the middle of the living room floor!

Malex: Hey guys! How’s your day been so far?

Linus: We were outside playing like nice, happy little children. We were not getting into trouble of any sort, so you can rest assured that our bonding time was healthy and harmless.

Snufflefungus: (Ecstatic.) Malex, look what we found outside!

Malex: (Screams.) A porcupine? Snuffy, get that thing out of the house, quick!

Danny: Put me down!

Malex: It’s alive!

Danny: Of course I’m alive, nincompoop. And no, I’m not a porcupine. I’m a hedgehog. My name is Danny.

Malex: It’s gonna shoot us with its quills!

Danny: Yeah! Or… I’ll try to reach you to bite you!

Snufflefungus: Eww. Bad hedgehog!

Danny: No fair! I can’t reach you when you’re holding me with invisible telekinesis powers!

Linus: We thought we would share our loving, joyous bonding experience with you when we got back, Malex.

Snufflefungus: Aren’t you proud of us, Malex? We didn’t fight or cause trouble at all!

Malex: Yes, thank you very much.

Snufflefungus: Alright, you want down little hedgehog?

Danny: Yes.

Malex: No!

Snufflefungus: Oh, sorry. Malex says no.

Danny: Hey, you! Malex!

Malex: Who, me?

Danny: Yeah! Lay off!

Linus: He represents Harmless Day Number Four for Snuffy and I!

Snufflefungus: We thought we’d keep him!

Danny: Uh… Do I get a say in this?

Malex: Okay, okay. Just… put him down. But I haven’t decided about keeping him yet!

Danny: Alright! That’s much better! Now– Say, is that a set of DJ turntables? Cool!

Malex: Yeah! I don’t really mix anymore, but I couldn’t help trying a little transition just now… I’m not sure if–

Linus: He’s getting away!

Snufflefungus: Hey, come back here little hedgehog!

Danny: Arrgh! I thought you were more distracted!

Malex: (Bitter.) I thought you were really interested.

Danny: No, I am! Seriously! I just… Can I go now?

Linus: You know he wants to give the wheels a spin. You can see it in his eager, beady little eyes.

Danny: Well, if you’ll let me go after–

Malex: Why sure! Here you go! I’d love to see what you got! Of course you probably won’t be able to do as well as me, merely by merit of my hands versus your stubby little paws… And understandably so.

Danny: Sure, sure. Hey, I even brought my own tracks.

Snufflefungus: Yay! Go, little hedgehog! You can do it!

Danny: Here goes DJ Danny!

~~ DJ Danny mixes two songs together seamlessly.

Snufflefungus: Hooray! You did it!

Linus: Malex! Who knew any random vermin from the woods can mix better than you?!

Malex: (Gruff.) Never mind that! Snuffy, you can’t keep him! He’s a pest! Take him back outside. (Growls discontentedly.)

Snufflefungus: Aw… Okay.

Danny: I can go now?

Linus: Yes… Good riddance.

Snufflefungus: Bye bye, Danny! Maybe we’ll meet again sometime!

Danny: I hope not, you guys are awfully creepy.

Linus: Hey!

Malex: (Bitter grumbling.) See if I ever try mixing again…

Linus: Thank goodness!

~~ End

Credits

Producer and Director: Alex Markley

Writer: Peter Markley

Voices: Markley Brothers, with a guest appearance by Leela as Danny.

Post-processing director: Leela

Illustration: Peter Markley

Release manager: Peter Markley

Recording assistance: Leela

Thanks to everyone for their help and support. :)

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Comments

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WAS SO COOL!!!!!!!! I loved the song that Danny mixed...it was sweet! You all did a fantastic job!

Snufflefungus: Bye bye, Danny! Maybe we’ll meet again sometime!

Danny: I hope not, you guys are awfully creepy.

X-D I loved that part! Good job and keep it coming!

God gave us music, that we might pray without words

*applause*

Excellent episode! I love Danny. I hope he comes back again!

Malex: It’s gonna shoot us with its quills!

Danny: Yeah! Or… I’ll try to reach you to bite you!

Snufflefungus: Eww. Bad hedgehog!

X-D X-D X-D I love the way Leela said that line! X-D X-D X-D

And I love the way, in the picture, it looks like Snuffy is holding Danny by his tail!

Everything looks perfect from far away.

hehe

That was great!! XD (except I hate hedgehogs but that's beside the point ;) )

I love how Danny mixes better than Malex and Malex is bitter XD

I bet it was fun to mix two songs and make it sound awful. :P

I would like to hear some more of Malex's *good* mixes. ;)

Great episode! Can't wait till next Friday :)

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

Seamless.

~~ DJ Danny mixes two songs together seamlessly.

Umm... I couldn't find the break between them. Very nice. :-D

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There were two songs?? I guess that explains the "mix" part ;)

Quite seamless and most enjoyable! :D

And I like the picture in the drawing. It makes it more "homey" :-J

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

Peter's picture

Hehe

Thanks for the comments everybody, I'm glad you like it! XD

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy (Contradictionary - Party)

Alex's picture

Thanks!

Mad Hatter said:

Umm... I couldn't find the break between them. Very nice. :-D

You do me too much honor, sir. There is no higher compliment for a DJ.

Honestly, though, it was a lot of fun to do both the good mix and the bad mix. :)

For those of you who are interested, the "bad" mix consisted of snippets from three different songs from Structures, my latest album. The good mix took a lot longer to make, and it only consisted of two songs - one from Structures and one from Scanned.

ttyl!

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Lilly's picture

ROFL!!!

I love Danny! XD

I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest- Owl City

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