1-1-2018 New Year Day

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Inspirado Projecto plays our 1st episode of 2018, on the very 1st day OF 2018! Dori joins us in the KCHUNG studio, a day after celebrating New Year’s Eve at Twin Peaks’ One Eyed Jacks in Hollywood.

Many various Twin Peaks related soundtrack songs are played during the broadcast. The Yacht Rock Time Travel Dream Cruises with Yachtley Crew at the Bombay Bar & Grill and The Viper Room are discussed. Guy Latham makes a unique request. Fun Facts by Henry D. Horse are distributed. The brand new Celebrity Afterlife Report is played. And other unique surprises emerge.

Once the audio archive becomes available on KCHUNGradio.org, the link shall be placed on this posting.

In the meantime, you can check out the live visual Periscope broadcast archive HERE!

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D’oh Tshirts 12-18-2017

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This episode we have special guests Sandy and Clutch from D’oh T-Shirts in the KCHUNG Studios! In addition to digging into what inspires them to create these vintage-y works of art, we explore the avenues in which they intend their company to evolve. Some of the interesting subjects during the show include: Plum Island, CBD, the recent news of the Pentagon’s investigations of UFOs, Tom DeLonge’s “To The Stars Academy”, Mario Lopez’s amazing Holiday party with Yachtley Crew, my recent interview with SoFilm Magazine about Andy Kaufman faking his death, the recreation of Twin Peaks’ “Roadhouse” (aka “Bang Bang Bar”) in Los Angeles, and the crazy online circus known as Kaufman Carnival!

We also played fun audio by Pete Seeger, Lovey Forbes, Nitroglycerine Pep Club, and of course Fun Facts with Henry D. Horse!

Check out D’oh T-Shirts sometime! They’re made with quality materials!

If you’d like to listen to the show, you can CLICK THE ARCHIVE HERE!

We also broadcasted on Periscope, the link of which can be FOUND HERE!

Kaufman Carnival 12-4-2017

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On this episode of Inspirado Projecto, CEC interviews fellow Kaufmaniacs, @Ken4Strings and @GuyLatham about the recent phenomenon known as Kaufman Carnival sprouting up on Twitter and Periscope via a dozen or so circus-themed characters.  Its a mystery as to whether Stephen Maddox is behind these multiple personas, if he’s recruited some of his old pals from Puzzlementary Productions to help out, or if Andy Kaufman is controlling the switches with Maddox under his employment.

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We also play the latest Celebrity Afterlife Report by everyone’s favourite Celebrity Medium, reveal a couple of intriguing Fun Facts by our resident detective Henry D. Horse, featured melodious wonderments by both Guy and Ken, and unveil a series of synchronicities that I encountered at a Yachtley Crew show. We also pulled out an old classic by The Amboy Dukes,  a very unique song by Orion/Elvis, and recount a very spiritual moment in time with an Apache Native in a bar. Inspirado Projecto frequently makes friends with folks on the subway trains, buses, and through various social networks. Sometimes we get a surprise in our emailbox: inspiradoprojecto@gmail.com. It could be spoken word, music, a sound collage, anything that is audio. This time, it was from an EDM artist named Akira The Don, and another fun jam band called The Merry Jaynz. We happily played their music on this broadcast as well, and look forward to playing more from other folks in the future!

This entire show was Skyped from the 1630am KCHUNG Radio whilst I was simultaneously broadcasting through Periscope. Unfortunately, I Station Manage this episode and forget to actually record the adio! However, the good news is, the full length PERISCOPE VIDEO ARCHIVE IS HERE! Another fun perspective is through this quick Instagram video footage.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to the show on the 1st and 3rd Mundees of each month! Its been so much fun to showcase your talents for the Youniverse to experience.

Also, here is a very special treat that was edited by Kaufman Carnival!

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11-20-2017 Episode: Astral

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It was a joy to play around in Inspiradoville, with guests Namon Sherriel and Craig Spivek on Inspirado Projecto, in the KCHUNG 1630AM Studios of Chinatown, Los Angeles! Some of you may remember hearing Author/Comedian/Improvisor Extraordinaire, Craig, from some past episodes (I dare you to search for his name in the Official Inspirado Projecto WordPress Searchbar)? This is the first time we’ve interviewed Musician of Enchantment, Namon, on the show. We played audio selections from an album he’s cobbling together of dreamlike/fantasy music. It was fun to give him our thoughts and ideas that blipped our antennae, while listening to the particular songscapes. He wrote down ideas into a notebook too. Keep your ears open for a startling story about astral projection and a near-death experience!

We also had an opportunity to play some new Fun Facts by Henry D. Horse, a new Celebrity Afterlife Report Podcast from everyone’s favourite Celebrity Medium, and an unexpected guest showed up later with some of his own music, named Bobbie Deerfield.

Some of you who’ve listened to the show know we’ve encountered ‘technical abnormalities’ on several instances in the past. Sometimes the sound is very quiet, sometimes it sounds like we’re blasting it, sometimes it jarbles in and out, sometimes the entire control panel melts and we have to Frankenstein it back together with aluminum foil and paper clips. Opening arms and improvising brains, we plod forth doing the best we can with what we’ve got and somehow make it work. Its all a sound experiment and a scientific study in the art of ‘artistic process unfolding and the human behaviour associated with it.’ Having said that, this episode sounds like we’re speaking through Dixie cups and strings at times, and other times, is crispy and clear.

We also missed not having the Captain of our ship here, Nicholas Phillips. This might be part of the reason why the broadcast has its unique peaks and valleys.

Check out the EPISODE RIGHT HERE!

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Twin Peaks’ Jay Aaseng On Inspirado Projecto Radio 11-6-2017 !!!

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Jay Aaseng from “Twin Peaks: The Return”, stops by KCHUNG 1630am Studios for an interview on Inspirado Projecto Radio! Dori and CEC barrage Jay with stacks of questions about Twin Peaks and his times collaborating with David Lynch!

You can watch our Periscope archive of Inspirado Projecto HERE.

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Jeff Finn from “Before The End” calls in via Star Trek communicator and asks Jay some questions. One of which, involves Jay replaying the scene with his “Drunk” man character on “Twin Peaks: The Return”…

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We play a few songs from the new “Twin Peaks: The Return” soundtracks, talk about how Jay met David Lynch and his short film “Beer Pong Girls”.

KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival, which ran November 9-15 at NoHo7 Laemmle in North Hollywood, screened “Beer Pong Girls” during a short film block on November 15th. It was an honour to see his film projected onto the Silver Screen and meet so many extraordinary filmmakers! We look forward to seeing more of his creations at KaPow IFF 2018, in addition to collaborating with him on future Inspirado Projecto episodes!

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If you’d like to hear the entire Inspirado Projecto audio episode, you can click here to  PLAY THE ARCHIVE!

This episode is in memory of Nicholas’s Father, who died a few days before this broadcast. Dr. Tom Phillips had two doctorate degrees, and a masters. He was a virologist.

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Floral arrangement created by Nicholas Phillips.

 

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!

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!!!

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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!