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.

4-17-2017 IMPROV!

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This Inspirado Projecto episode, “IMPROV”, focuses on the art of improvisation acting and how it can be utilized in all kinds of situations. This show marks the largest amount of guests we’ve ever fit into the KCHUNG StudiosPhil Donlon, Orion Barnes, Darin Toonder, Craig Spivek, Kevin Foster, Alec Smart join us for this momentous occasion. Also, Debbie was there as our lone audience member, as well as Official Documenteer of the photograph above! Thank you Debbie!

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At the top of the show, we played a Ray Charles medley by the MADMAN Band from Chicago, talked about stunts and the Deadpool Musical, presented a mashup with a wedding officiant and a song by Diego Stocco, shared stories about our writing process, and played a fun promo for Alec Smart’s DFTA Bike-a-Thon! We also broadcasted LIVE through Periscope (this will most likely become a habit for each episode), which can be seen HERE!

AND…should you like to hear the audio archive of our broadcast…..it can be heard HERE! Thank you for listening!

 

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!