The Bellwether Dispatch 3

“In which we learn a bit more about Ronald Vinegar and the origins of the Bellwether Dispatch.”

“The Bellwether Dispatch” weather report, treasure hunt, and story can best be understood by listening to “The Bellwether Dispatch” either below or, better yet, through subscription to the AMV podcast on itunes.

The 2nd Postcard will be dispatched by mail tomorrow with clues as to the whereabouts of the 2nd treasure of Amory Snow.

Bellwether Second Online Postcard FInalFor those far off Dispatchers, the Online Postcard can be seen at right. Please examine it closely and minutely as though with a magnifying glass. Discover the secret word, send it to me at bellwetherdispatch at gmail dot com to win the 2nd Collector Card.

At the moment only 4 Dispatchers have the first Collector Card – and so I would suggest that there is no wrong time to start listening, looking, playing. If you are just coming upon the Bellwether Dispatch now and would like to more actively participate, please send an email to bellwetherdispatch at gmail dot com and express your desire to participate – along with your mailing address.

Reminder: to win the Grand Prize, one must either locate the 4 actual treasures hidden in NH and take a Collector Card from each – or get a Card by finding the secret words buried in the 4 online postcard images – or some combination of the two. Collect all 4 Collector Cards, get your Victorious Proof to me before anyone else, and win the subjectively styled Grand Prize.

Happy listening, looking, hunting, collecting.


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The Bellwether Dispatch 1

What is “The Bellwether Dispatch”?
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1. “The Bellwether Dispatch” is a series of 8 AMV stories that detail Sherwin’s unfortunate involvement in a town-wide reenactment of a century old historical event in Lemon.

2. “The Bellwether Dispatch” is and was both an inaccurate weather report postcard service and a treasure hunt.

3. “The Bellwether Dispatch” can best be understood by listening to “The Bellwether Dispatch” either below or, better yet, through subscription to the AMV podcast on itunes. In fact, certain clues may be buried within the audio stories themselves.

4. “The Bellwether Dispatch” postcard service can be subscribed to by emailing your name and mailing address to bellwetherdispatch@gmail.com. Sending such information will entitle you to four uniquely beautiful postcards that will arrive via rugged mail. The postcards will not only provide wildly mistaken weather information but also secret clues to special treasure. If you do not wish for an actual postcard, but prefer a virtual one, you can request one at the above email address and you will be directed to the image as housed in a secret internet storage facility.

5. “The Bellwether Dispatch” is in all ways free. It costs nothing to play, listen to, subscribe to – the words we are looking for are these: you have nothing to lose.

6. How valuable is this treasure? It is a little valuable. It will be hard to find in some instances. It may be along one side of the road, it may be on top of a mountain. It will be a pleasing keepsake and a pleasure to find. Riddles may be involved in some cases but never puns.

7. If you find a treasure, it is requested that you send a photograph of yourself – or your hand – securing the treasure as you do so to bellwetherdispatch@gmail.com. These images may be used by the good people of Lemon to further the cause of their reenactment.

8. Each treasure site has more than one item. The sacred contractual notion is this: if you find the treasure site, please take only one “artifact” and leave the rest for others. If and when all the treasure in a particular site is depleted, more will be added.

9. Grand Prize – whoever secures a treasure from each of the four sites will win a Grand Prize. The best way to think of the Grand Prize is like this: the Grand Prize will be Grand. It will be custom fit to the winner based on a pleasingly subjective series of questions. Sherwin will determine the exact nature of the Grand Prize following an awkward interview with the winner and the Grand Prize will exceedingly please said winner and instantly seem to be exactly the right thing.

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In summation, every other Sunday, for the next 8 weeks, a new Bellwether Dispatch postcard will be dispatched. Four postcards in all, four inaccurate weather reports, four sets of clues to four different real treasures buried in 4 different real somewheres in New Hampshire. In the intervening weeks, there will be update narratives of the fallout of each week.

AMV#49: The Moxley Box

“In which Sherwin falls back on an old bad habit and comes face to face with the odious Redmond Moxley and his mysterious boxes.”

Music by Sherwin Sleeves and Roy Harter.

This is Part Two of “The Fingerprints of the Fallen Down – A Metaphysical Murder Mystery.” You may listen to Part One via the post just below or you can just read the following: In the first episode, Sherwin traveled to Paradox Mountain in search of the otherworldly maker of a peculiar “whippoorwill” clock. There, he not only found Avis Hearne dead with a bullet in her head, but also found himself the victim of the long-missing Helen Eleanor’s magical smoke.
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Whippoorwill & Moxley Art by Nuola (thank you Nuola!)

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“Little Round Faces” song from the story:

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AMV#48 – The Whippoorwill to Paradox

“In which Sherwin’s quest to understand the arcane use of a peculiar clock leads to an awful discovery on Paradox Mountain.” Music by Sherwin Sleeves and Angel Olsen.

This is Part One of “The Fingerprints of the Fallen Down – A Metaphysical Murder Mystery”.
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AMV#41 – On the Winning of a Wild Bed

Part 2 of the 6 part series, “On the Winning of the Wild Bed”, in which Sherwin boards an unusual craft and goes to an unusual place. With lovely art by Kevin Kobasic

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AMV#40 – The Three Benches

The First Part of the Stalwarts 6 part series. In which one bench leads Sherwin to another – and another. With lovely art by Kevin Kobasic

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“Whisper, Pray, Make Room” Listen or Download

IMG_5498And here is last night’s live recording of WPMR:
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Thanks again to my radio friends who provided calls, Dr. Steve, GVAC, the Blowhard, Mikeyboy, Tall James, Rick Ganley from NHPR, and many others (I’ve lost my list of who’s who – if I didn’t thank you, please let me know).

Tune in every Wednesday at 9 PM EST on the Clutch & Wiggle Radio Empire for another live broadcast.

Have a question or want to send something in? Write Sherwin at sherwinsleeves (at) yahoo (dot) com. Or leave him a voice message at (603) 722-0540.

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“Whisper, Pray, Make Room” Live Performance


This evening Sherwin will do a live performance of “Whisper, Pray, Make Room”.

Voted Favorite Play by the 2010 Spotlight Awards and inspired by Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, Whisper, Pray, Make Room is a one man musical drama that tells the story of diabolical radio talk show host, Steve “The Sledgehammer” King, who receives 3 life altering phone calls during this, his final radio broadcast.

Featuring calls from radio friends, Dr. Steve, GVAC, the Blowhard, Mikeyboy, Tall James, Rick Ganley from NHPR, and many others.

Join Sherwin tonight (12/19/12) at 9 PM EST for the Radio Premiere of Whisper, Pray, Make Room on the Clutch & Wiggle Radio Empire.

Have a question or want to send something in? Write Sherwin at sherwinsleeves (at) yahoo (dot) com. Or leave him a voice message at (603) 722-0540.

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Earlier episodes of The Radio Ghost may be found here.

The Radio Ghost 42 – The Three B’s

It’s all about the three B’s in this episode. One of the B’s is for Dave Brubeck. One is for “bananas”. The last one might be for “bunnies” or “batteries” but you’ll just have to listen to find out for sure.

With music by the Corries, scientific/psychedelic doomsday prophecy from Terence McKenna, as well as a neighborhood idyll from Sherwin’s younger days. And it all starts out with a live performance of Sherwin’s “Whisper, Pray, Make Room” song…

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Tune in every Wednesday at 9 PM EST on the Clutch & Wiggle Radio Empire for another live broadcast.

Have a question or want to send something in? Write Sherwin at sherwinsleeves (at) yahoo (dot) com. Or leave him a voice message at (603) 722-0540.

Subscribe to the podcast on Atoms, Motion and the Void

Earlier episodes of The Radio Ghost may be found here.