ES2This is the first edition of ES2 (RSS, iTunes), a Podcast I will use to share Electric Sky outtakes and some of my own personal views. In this first episode, I include an outtake from my interview with Jim Terry, owner of the Pacific Prowler. The interview was initially released in Preserving Aviation History.

Transcript of “The Monkey”

Mark Blevis:  Hi, this is Mark and this is the first edition of ES2; and the whole principle of ES2 is it is a very low maintenance podcast.  What I want to do with it is share some of the obscene amounts of audio I collect for some of my shows and also just do some general ramblings.  I guess what it comes down to is my Portrait episodes, which are ten minutes in length, usually have source audio of ten minutes to thirty minutes in length.  My Landscape episodes, which are typically thirty minutes in length, well, one episode I have edited so far had nine hours of audio that I compressed to thirty minutes and an episode I’ve been working on since last September, has something in the neighborhood of thirty hours of audio.  So, you can appreciate that that’s taken a long time.  Hopefully, we will one day see the light of day.

Anyway, I have a lot of audio that I want to share, some outtakes.  Not all of it is funny.  Some of it is insight that just did not fit with the context of the interview.  Some of it is funny.  I also want to share some of my general ramblings.  People ask me some questions sometimes about my editing style and such so maybe I can share some of that information here.

For this first episode, I’m going to share an outtake from the interview I did with Jim Terry, the owner of the Pacific Prowler, a B-25 bomber.  That’s a show I released on June 16, 2006, just this year.  I had the unique privilege, unique opportunity to actually fly in a B-25 bomber.  After the flight, I spoke with Jim.  This is a little piece that I cut out of the interview.  After the clip is done, that’ll be the end of the episode.  Keep looking for more outtakes and ramblings on ES2.

Jim Terry:  We had one story of a crew that landed in Algiers and bought a monkey at one of the local bazaars  They had the monkey flying around with them in the plane.  One day, the monkey disappeared.  They did a two-hour flight.  They thought the monkey was gone.  They landed.  They looked out and hanging on the landing gear’s strut was the monkey.  The monkey had ridden the whole way up inside the engine cell so they said from that point on — the monkey was out there holding on to the cross base with his hands over his ears.  From then on, he kind of lost his equilibrium.  He never did walk right again.

Mark Blevis:  Oh, no!  Oh, my goodness.