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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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: Rocket 8-7-2017

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On this KCHUNG Radio episode of Inspirado Projecto, “Rocket”, Captain Nicholas and Curt Clendenin investigate Druids, Wizards and Sorcerers. They broadcast LIVE on Periscope, the archive of which can be seen HERE.

Also discussed/featured: files from looong ago of Prairie Light Review recently uploaded to Archive.org by College of DuPage, an insightful spoken word by William Shatner, Fun Facts by Henry D. Horse, a mysterious song by Jimmy Scott created for “Fire Walk With Me“, an extraordinary cover of a Del Shannon classic by Kitchen Karaoke King @GourmetSimple, a punkly-rocked serenade by Beelzebullies, a soft melodic ditty by Thomas Gardner, a wonderfully curious selection by Junebug, a surreal spoken word by Boys Nitroglycerine Pep Club, an inspirational electronic/rock message by Calling All Astronauts, a helpful promo about The Human System, and…an extraordinary collaboration with Yachtley Crew and Peter Beckett (the voice of Player) at The Canyon Club 8-5-2017!

More than 500 Yachtrockers!

The official archive of Inspirado Projecto is heard when you CLICK HERE!!!

Also, here’s the official flyer for The YachtleyCrew Yacht Rock Dream Cruise, August 12th at Bombay Bar & Grill!

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7-10-2017 Oceanic (Rabbits)

Two ideas for this theme are “Oceanic” and “Rabbits.” The latest unique mystery lies in the most recently-discovered ” #runtherabbit ” and ” #outofhandtv “, both of which are imperative as the functioning engine of this sound collage. Yrev very reflective images emerge in various familiar masks during this KCHUNG Radio Hour of Inspirado Projecto.

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Captain Nicholas, master of Sound Engineering, joins CEC in the Audio Co-Pilot Arena. It was also simultaneously recorded LIVE for viewing possibilities on Periscope. We discuss Twin Peaks Season 3 nuggets, release a live audio delicacy of smooth yacht rock sensation “Yachtley Crew” during their first performance at The World Famous Viper Room 6-23-2017,  played a promo for the wonderful Documystery™ (term coined by Jeff Finn) “Strange Septembers,” dug up a rockin’ Sebadoh jam, released a Fun Fact by Henry D. Horse, debuted a spacey fave by Sailors of Neptune, spilled the gossip-beans by The Celebrity Afterlife Report, blasted a mashup betwixt Kurt Schwitters‘ jibberish and Moondog‘s composure “Bird’s Lament”, then introduced a wonderful tribute song by Little Wendy Polland at Andy Kaufman’s Memorial!


We also discuss a yrev very cosmic Lynchian event that occurred. Back in May (a week or so before Twin Peaks Season 3 was released) 2017, I created a fun “AstroCoop” image of Dale Cooper dressed as an Astronaut floating through the Red Room. I was thinking about how he reminded me of David Bowie’s “…ground control to Major Tom…”, with Coop out there fused between dimensions trying to find his way back to Twin Peaks, traversing the curtains like heatwaves on Mars. At that point I had no idea the new season would focus on dopplegangers…

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After watching each part I hop on the interwebs to see what kinds of new revelations have beamed onto Peakers’ antennae. On July 9th, immediately after watching Part 9, I opened up Twitter to see if other folks caught Easter Eggs that flew past me and/or that I might have also caught. On the Twitter feed I found a photograph that VERY YREV MUCH echoed similarities of my AstroCoop! I immediately sent it to Lawrence August and he artistically blended them together side-by-side:

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This astounding accidental ‘prophecy’ was a gift all on its own….now to be able to archive it for my Futureself to look back on, as a strong example of how a series of antennae operating on similar broadcast signals can emerge from the stream-of-consciousness with similar fish!

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Oh YES! If you’d like to hear the full AUDIO ARCHIVE of Inspirado Projecto, you can CLICK HERE and it will transfer you THERE like a time portal!

Also, if you’re in the Ventura County area, check out Yachtley Crew at the Bombay Bar & Grill, July 15th, 9:30pm. You’re invited to wear your favourite yacht attire.

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6-26-2017 Precipitation

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This episode of Inspirado Projecto covers a lot of bases live on the radio in addition to visually on Periscope! Yes, of course synchronicity, precipitation, art, dreams, and music are discussed and presented in their younique audio formats as per usual. Captain Nicholas, everybody’s favourite Station Manager of KCHUNG 1630am, co-hosts another piece of the puzzlementary.

We discuss Yachtley Crew’s recent sold out show at The Viper Room, the astounding Adam West tribute at City Hall in Los Angeles (June 15, 2017) where the Batsignal shone brightly, the Office of Night Things’ Dream Phone (call them at 800-390-0934 and leave your recent dreams!), talk about exciting new Thimbleweed Park point-and-click adventure game updates, spin a Bobbie Deerfield song, educate the populace with another Henry D. Horse “Fun Fact”, present a song by Linney, discover new Hollywood gossip with the Celebrity Medium on The Celebrity Afterlife Report, shine light on another fun sound collage by Boys Nitroglycerin Pep Club (PQ Ribber’s project, which is unfortunately not credited during the episode, yet luckily credited here!), exhalt the phenomenon known as Twin Peaks and how it is massaging the cosmic consciousness, AND… dig up a wonderful rare-ity by Chris Cornell from the newly released Deluxe Edition of the “Singles” movie soundtrack! Oh yes, we also visit the Dream Phone!!!!

And now, some photos taken at the Adam West Tribute….

Dave Uchansky from the movie “Bloody Bobby” and I with the beloved Batsignal!CurtUch

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PHENOMENAL job on these authentic costumes! Watch out for the GOON!Batgang

Oh yes, and if you’d like to listen to the actual audio archive of Inspirado Projecto, you can click HERE!!!!

Till next time, keep the Inspirado flooooowwwwwiiiinnnnn!

 

Afterlife Episode 6-12-2017

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HelloooooOOOOOooooo! This episode is powerpacked with lots of intriguing giblets and vittles!

A great speech by Dr. Amp from the new Twin Peaks Season 3, is played at the top of the broadcast. My little niece Ella and my Brother Josh, contribute some fantastic found poetry.  Two various sound experiments by Nitroglycerin Pep Club (PQ Ribber‘s side project), a couple Fun Facts by Henry D. Horse, mysterious spoken word by Samantha Light, plant music called “Sounds From The Soil“, a cosmic song by Broods, a conversation with my Grandma, body-rockin percussion from Bobbie Deerfield, an adrenaline-filled song by Beelzebullies, new insight from The Celebrity Afterlife Report Podcast, a laid-back folk piece by Skychief, a philosophical selection by Little Lynnie Legend (Lynne Margulies), a song written by Lawrence August, and other surprises are all presented in crispy stereophonics!

This episode is dedicated to my Grandma Gladys Clendenin, who passed away last weekend. Her voice is featured at the beginning and ending of each Inspirado Projecto episode. Thank you Grandma, for your inspiration and encouragement through the years/forever.

This is the link to the show in case you’d like to HEAR IT NOW!

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.

4-3-2017 Parallax

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On today’s Inspirado Projecto episode, “Parallax”, on KCHUNG RADIO, we welcomed my fellow Columbia College Chicago Alumn, and Mastermind of RogersOrion Management, Orion Barnes! We reminisced about being Directed in the play “Ivanov” by our Mentor and head of the Columbia Theatre Department , Sheldon Patinkin, (and how Sheldon’s teachings aided us in applying ensemble-based collaboration). We engaged intriguing conversations about: the upcoming May 21st Twin Peaks Season 3 (in conjunction with Orion’s personal story about David Lynch’s encounter with Orion’s Sister’s Woodland Creature), his upcoming projects, outstanding synchronicities, his experiences with being in Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut (and then what it was like to meet Vonnegut after a performance one night).

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We heard a piece of Steve Kirk’s “Thimbleweed Park Soundtrack”, recorded directly from the game. We also have been given 3 COPIES OF “THIMBLEWEED PARK” TO GIVEAWAY.

Keep your eyes/ears peeled for clues on a scavenger hunt in answering a few questions to win a free copy! Or if you’d like, you can order the game through the “Thimbleweed Park” website for $19.99!! I did a podcast review on the game which can be heard here:

Also, here’s a fun article about Andy Kaufman and his greatest practical joke!

We heard some Fun Facts from Henry D. Horse, played a song written by Lawrence August….

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…..called “Bloom,” introduced Russian Jazz Sensation Lev Lazarev‘s band: Le Jazz Magazine, singing this old classic:

We presented a unique sound collage by Brett E Berman’s and Shaman Q‘s new project “Boy’s Nitroglycerine Pep Club” and displayed the new advert for the upcoming KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival, played an old King Missile classic which most likely inspired Loreena Bobbit, mentioned alternate reality games, talked about cross-over youniverses with parallel stories found with subjects such as Hamlet by Shakespeare!

KCHUNG Computer Technical difficulties prevented today’s audio episode, “Parallax” with Orion Barnes on Inspirado Projecto, from archiving. The GREAT NEWS IS we captured the FULL behind-the-scenes all VIDEO version of this show on Periscope. It has been archived HERE.

ALSO, lastly but not-to-be-dee-leest-ley…we offered a new “Celebrity Afterlife Report” featuring new juicy news gossip of what Barry/Barris and other dead celebs are doing in the afterlife! Since we weren’t able to hear it, I present the full broadcast to you now. Please like and subscribe to their mystical channel, if your guides compel you!

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3-20-2017 Episode-Equinox

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In addition to March 20th marking the first day of Spring, it also highlighted the Equinox. A day when both sides of the Hemisphere receive equal amounts of sunlight and darkness. Numerologists have said it is a great time to set your intentions for the upcoming months. So, what intentions have you set for yourself?

Before I get into it, I want to first point out a song credit and a very interesting story to go along with it, that I meant to mention on the show. Sometimes I dj at a Chuck E. Cheese kind of place. A few nights ago on St. Patrick’s Day, I met Joseph Peck, while his Son was hanging out with Mickey Mouse on the dancefloor. He told me it was the first time his Son ever saw Mickey Mouse, as they don’t have a tv at home. Instead, they have lots of music instruments. I learned he played the steel drums. It hearkened back to my first memory of learning what a steel drum was, when I saw a guy make one out of an old oil drum on an episode of Sesame Street. Joseph said “That’s Ellie Mannette! He’s my mentor! He taught me how to tune steel drums!” In addition to catching my Sesame Street reference, it was fascinating that he actually directly knew Ellie! I told Joseph about Inspirado Projecto, had him email me a link to his music and played his song “Slow Sunrise Flow” at the top of the show. Thank you Joseph!

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Our guest of the show, is Craig Spivek, a local comedian. We met on the train while I was on my way to make music with my songwriting partner, Lawrence August . He talked about his book, “Comedy Will Save Us All!” It’s available on Amazon and a cross between an autobiography and self-help book. As you read the stories, you get the feeling that you grew up with Craig. He’s very personable and hilarious. Plus, he’s a big fan of synchronicities, which is always a wonderful revelation to learn about someone.

We also played Funfacts by Henry D. Horse, presented the new KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival promo, talked about the upcoming Yachtley Crew shows on April 14th at StillWater Spirits & Sounds and April 15th at Bombay Bar & Grill, featured an advert by our official sponsor MEAT Clown Industries, had the honour of spilling the latest dead celebrity news from the Celebrity Afterlife Report, and unearthed a great ol’ Max Headroom song!

Oh! We also broadcasted LIVE from the KCHUNG Studio, through Periscope! The first time we ever broadcasted LIVE through Periscope, was during our FAR Bazaar episode.

*Something brand newly available, is a Patreon page. We’ll be offering epiphanies, riffs, art, and anything we meant to play on Inspirado Projecto Radio, but didn’t have time to. Consider it an archive of sorts, of exclusive material. This information can be used by any Patron, for any projects they’re working on and/or need a spark of Inspirado to help move along!*

Also….should you like to hear the official KCHUNG 1630AM archive of the “Equinox” episode, you can LISTEN HERE!

Explore: “Opposites” 3-6-2017

This episode “Opposites” of Inspirado Projecto on KCHUNG 1630AM welcomes Kevin Foster, a longtime friend from Junior High School/High School in the Chicagoland area, who has been a writer and stuntman for the past 17 years on various Los Angeles film projects. He also wrote/directed/produced the drama-comedy, “Half Way“, which may some day become available for viewing purposes. In addition to hearing some great wisdom from Kevin about writing, acting, and stuntwork, we played interesting audio selections. We heard spoken word from poetess Samantha Light and podcaster Bret E Berman, Fun Facts from Henry D. Horse, and a new episode of Celebrity Afterlife Report from the Celebrity Medium. We also played original songs from T. RexJason D. Karr, Bibi Borja, and Jimmy Byron. Also, mentioned was the 2nd Annual KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival, MEAT Clown Industries, Yachtley Crew, and KCHUNG Radio’s experience with Inspirado Projecto at FAR Bazaar with Phil Donlon and Alec Smart. We talked about the Inspirado Projecto Podcasts recently explored and what its like to now be a GodFather! A new station identification was played completely in Italian! We talked about the upcoming Andy Kaufman Fake Death Afterlife Bonanza hosted on Google Hangouts, May 16th.

You might have seen Kevin in various films through the years, such as “Drag Me To Hell,” “Jurassic World,” “Old School,” “Jarhead,” “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” and others!

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You can listen to the entire KCHUNG Archive “Opposites” episode HERE!