Episode: Karma Karma 9-4-2017

This episode of Inspirado Projecto features lots of interesting surprises, most notably, a yrev very RARE song by Robert Forman with Andy Kaufman called “Karma Karma” (introduced to us by @AndyKaufmanLove from Twitter!

In addition to broadcasting on the KCHUNG 1630AM radiowaves, we also presented the show in a visual format on Periscope, the archive of which can be viewed HERE. During the hour, we played a funtastic Gordon Cole sound collage, a new instrumental by musician Jason D. Karr, a boxing favourite by 80k (a project by Lawrence August and Edo Plasschaert), a very rare Monkees song with a celebrity endorsement by Micky Dolenz, a fun commercial by our sponsor MEAT Clown Industries, an extraordinary piece by Dismemberment Plan, some Fun Facts by our resident research expert Henry D. Horse, a very special message from the Chicago Bears, new ghost gossip by the Celebrity Afterlife Report Podcast, some surprising news about Yacht Rock band Yachtley Crew, a commercial by our other sponsor PSY-CORP, an enchanting piece by Aria Knight, and a previously unreleased tone by filmmaker Nicholas Caesar (check out his webisode “Fishbowl”) which was scientifically extracted from this photo of Twin Peaks‘ favourite Dougie Jones:

Also…if you’d like to listen to the entire audio broadcast of Inspirado Projecto from 9-4-2017, you can HEAR IT HERE!

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Episode: Eclipse 8-21-2017

3amigosThis episode coincided with a marvelous event….an eclipse!!!! It’s a common habit with Inspirado Projecto episodes happening on cosmic days. In addition to it being a rare day in the history of life as we know it, we also had some colourful guests in the KCHUNG Studios! A couple of which, are producers of the educational program known as “Don’t Feed The Animals” (Alec Smart and Sherman Sitter).ShermanThe broadcast happened live in visual form on Periscope too, which can be viewed HERE!

We play a great Fun Fact by Henry D. Horse, feature a mischievous ditty by Joe McGaha’s band Bukett, monkee around with The Monkees, spotlight a wonderfully bizarre soundscape by Boys Nitroglycerin Pep Club, get a deceased celebrity question answered on the new Celebrity Afterlife Report, celebrate a Bonnie Tyler song, spin a mysterious indie classic by Ali Beletic, play TWO Queen songs,  in addition to covering lots of unique information!

I had the pleasure of attending the Micky Dolenz concert, 8-19, in Arizona, which we also speak about on the show. Here he is having a lot of fun onstage with his Sister, Coco!MickyCococroppedIt was an honour to visit the backstage meet-n-greet with Micky, and he was kind enough to do a promo for Inspirado Projecto, as well as autographing the back of my KCHUNG Radio press pass! CurtMickypresspass2croppedDori and I got to meet Coco Dolenz backstage as well. Coco and I shared a fun discussion about art and Amelia Earhart. CurtDoriCococroppedMonkeespicOh yes, and if you’d like to listen to the full broadcast of Inspirado Projecto in the KCHUNG Studios, you can LISTEN HERE!

 

Episode: Micky Dolenz! 5-1-2017

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This episode, “Micky Dolenz,” features frequent Inspirado Projecto collaborator, comedian, philosopher, human behaviourist, cinematographer and writer, Craig Spivek. We talked about the process of creation, the traps of modern day schooling, comedy, imagination, off-the-grid gardening, and his personal story about Micky Dolenz. Craig also read a passage from his upcoming book of short stories (the title of which is HERE)! You can order a copy of his motivational memoir, “COMEDY WILL SAVE US ALL” HERE!

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Ongoing throughout the episode, we had a contest running on how to WIN A FREE COPY of the cosmically brilliant point-and-click adventure game, “Thimbleweed Park“!!!! The first 3 people to send the answers to the questions mentioned on this episode {inspiradoprojecto (at) gmail (dot) com}, will each WIN a STEAM password to download a FREE copy of “Thimbleweed Park”! Thank you to Emily Morganti for giving us these giveaways. Thank you also to Ron Gilbert, Gary Winnick, David Fox and the gang, for creating such a dynamic invention!

We also played a song by my Cousin Scott Madden’s (who actually has a Monkees tattoo) Madman Band from Chicago (our last show featured their medley of the Ray Charles classic, “What’d I Say”), a promo for the Bunny Bike-a-Thon with Alec Smart from Don’t Feed The Animals,  one by Joe McGaha’s band Bourbon Road, an original Luie Dalmasy piece, some intriguing Fun Facts by Henry D. Horse, a fun old classic by Jason Harrison & Javier Guerrero about their life in Sherman Oaks, a brand new episode of “Celebrity Afterlife Report,” a fun one off of the new Monkees album “Good Times“, got a brief history lesson about KCHUNG 1630AM, premiered a finely crafted piece by Ali Beletic from her new album “Legends of These Lands Left To Live,” let loose on a Frank Zappa favourite,  played a new “Celebrity Afterlife Report” from The Famous Celebrity Medium, presented a new concoction by my song-writing partner Lawrence August and I, and celebrated songs from the Zelda game “Ocarina of Time“! You can watch the archive of our LIVE broadcast on Periscope HERE!

ALSO…if you’d like to hear our “Micky Dolenz” episode archive, you can CLICK HERE!!!

Aunt Nancy

Thank you to my Aunt Nancy, who always encouraged me to draw, bought me art supplies/sketchbooks for Birthdays and Christmases, took such tender care of her gardens and plants, cooked all of those handmade delicious holiday meals, laughed heartily from the belly, smiled perpetually, gave us so much joy on her backyard trampoline/in her swimming pool, threw fun parties in her basement, taught us the benefits of living in a family filled with jokes and pranks (many centered around Easter Peeps), introduced us to Buckwheat Zydeco, and exemplified unrestrained freedom through her many adventures with Uncle Tom, to Texas and beyond.

We love you Aunt Nancy and thank you for all of the memories. RIP.

Inspirado Projecto On Instagram!

Its been a blast making immediate videos as soon as ideas pop up. Utilizing a combination of the video apps “FaceSwapLive”, “Video Filters”, “Video Color”, and iMovie, I’ve been having fun seeing how to stretch their capabilities within the time limit of 1 minute on Instagram. This has become a whole new medium for me to work with. Here’s my brief review of “Thimbleweed Park”, before I noticed a special feature on Instagram enabling me to post full-sized widescreen vids. Oh! also, if there are fun apps you’ve been experimenting with, please provide them in the comments section.

(do you recognize two of these characters?)

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If you love point-and-click adventure games like “Maniac Mansion,” Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders,” “Monkey Island,” Loom,” “Indiana Jones,” etc, please grant your curious imagination a huge favour (and  the gift of an amazing education) by exploring “Thimbleweed Park,” the newest pixel-puzzle by the Masterminds behind these aforementioned games!

Its available in all kinds of formats for $19.99!!!

Also, if you’re a school superintendent, please consider layering Thimbleweed Park into the curriculum. It teaches cooperation, collaboration, putting puzzles together, brilliant adventures, and pleasantness in embracing the unexpected Great Unknowns of seemingly impossible possibilities. These are all fantastic traits in helping students get along with eachother better, finding the fascinating within the seemingly mundane, rise to challenges, treat obstacles playfully, and inspire the invention of extraordinary concoctions!

Thimbleweed Park Reviewed By Inspirado Projecto

This is the first time I’ve ever truly put up a review for anything. I’ve been playing Thimbleweed Park for the past month and was allowed today to give my review on it. I’ve decided rather than writing down my thoughts about such a surprising creation, I’d upload some screenshots for you, and then attach my audio podcast, possibly the first ever podcast review in Los Angeles, of Thimbleweed Park! Thank you Ron Gilbert, Gary Winnick, and David Fox for spearheading such a marvelously adventurous game!

But first, check out their official launch trailer for it!

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The game HABITAT is mentioned, the promo of which, can be seen here:

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Maniac Mansion is mentioned. Here’s a trailer for it!

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You can start from the beginning of their podcast and listen to the process of this extraordinary journey they went through to make such a layered game!

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Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders is mentioned. Here’s its trailer!

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Here’s a list of all the folks on the TEAM who helped make Thimbleweed Park become possible!

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Monkey Island is mentioned in the podcast. The trailer is here!

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And now a direct quote from their publicist, Emily Morganti:

“This mystery adventure game is a $19.99 download from Steam, GOG, Xbox One, and the Mac App Store. It has English voice acting with English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian subtitles. Russian subtitles will be added soon in a free update. Also available:

Since it began as a Kickstarter campaign in November 2014, Thimbleweed Park’s development has been an amazing experience for all involved. We hope you love it as much as we’ve loved making it.”

Here’s my review of Thimbleweed Park!!! Now on sale! $19.99 at ThimbleweedPark.com

Thank you Emily for giving me my review copy!

“VISITORS” 02-7-2017

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I received a text this morning, from my fellow brainstorming buddy, saying that he had two very vivid experiences very early this morning/late last night. They had to do with otherworldly visitations. He awoke this morning with interesting marks on his hand. Its the second time he’s been visited within a few months, waking with a marking on his hand. I called him back and decided to record it for the Inspirado Projecto Podcast.

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This is a photo of the first time he awoke after encountering extraterrestrial beings…

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“Holographic Archive” 2-6-2017

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On the way to KCHUNG Studios today, I received a text message from Nicholas, Station Manager Extraordinaire, saying today’s Inspirado Projecto had to be called off. The door to the building was locked. He had been there for 90 minutes already, knocking and calling the landlord, with no answer. A few days ago, I invited Casey Driver from A.V. Media (the kinda fella who interviewed Alec Smart and I after FAR Bazaar) to check out KCHUNG Studios during our live broadcast. I texted to let him know we had to call off the broadcast and he suggested we meet and talk anyway, as he was already on the freeway. It was a wonderful opportunity to find out about his projects and tell him about the show. We picked the NoHo Diner and recorded our conversation as a podcast of sorts.

The ‘Zine Movement, microbroadcasting, drive-in/up movies, pop-up stores, artist communities, the Youniverse, synchronicities, virtual reality and much more is discussed in this version of Inspirado Projecto!

1-23-2017 Collage!

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WOWzers, this episode “Collage”,  landed exactly on 123, which as many of you know, is the beginning of the Fibonacci Sequence! Our special guest, PQ Ribber, talked about his Overnightscape radio show, other various projects he’s collaborated on, and a homemade movie he was in with Andy Kaufman! We give notice to the anniversary of when my fellow Blues Brothers Orphan Jeff Cahill left us, in addition to a cosmic story involving the time when he booked IamAnOrphan to play at On the Rox (you can view the documentary about him and all the bands he helped out on the Sunset Strip, called “The Booker”, right HERE!).

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We also ingest interesting Fun Facts by World-traveler Henry D. Horse, spoken word by poetess Samantha Light, a demo version of a song called “Use Me Darling” written by songwriter extraordinaire Lawrence August, a new one by Katmaz from his album “Nautical Things”, a sweet serenade by Bibi Borja and a dreamy soundscape by PQ Ribber. News about the upcoming point-and-click adventure game “Thimbleweed Park” is proclaimed (created by the same geniuses who brought us “Maniac Mansion,” and “Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders“), AND… music featured within the game, at a location called “Quickie Pal”, is revealed!

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The entire broadcast is available HERE!!!!!

January 28-29, KCHUNG is given a space to perform at FAR Bazaar within the Fine Art Complex at Cerritos College, broadcasting through the mobile transmitter (there’s no telling at this moment what actual number on the radiodial we’ll be utilizing, since 1630AM is taken by the studio).  Inspirado Projecto is invited to play at this unique event between 1pm-3pm PST, and we’d love to see you there at this momentous occasion! Heck, chances are, you might even be interviewed!

FREE Parking in Lot #10! Look for us in Room FA55!

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12-26-2016 Family Episode

After spending Christmas with my Family, some of them were able to visit the KCHUNG Studios in Chinatown. Chicagoans: Terri, Jenny and Josh Clendenin discuss the differences of Winters between Chicago and Los Angeles and spin some of their favourite songs. Later, Monica contacts the secret Inspirado Projecto Hotline, showcasing Ella and Joshua’s exciting adventures with Santa Claus and science experiments. Another enlightening Fun Fact is shared by Henry D. Horse. As expected, mighty madness ensues!

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You can listen to the full KCHUNG 1630AM Radio broadcast, by CLICKING HERE!