10-2-2017 Episode: KAABOO

KAABOO-IP
{Mirror photo by Dori. Colourized/texted by CEC.}

This episode happened synchronistically with news of Tom Petty’s passing. Two weeks prior, I had just seen Petty perform for the first time ever, at the KAABOO Festival, for what could have possibly been his last live performance. He was a thrilling energy to be in the midst of. Soo many memories through the decades of hearing his songs on the radio and in music videos showed up all at once. I didn’t realize until seeing him live, just how many hits he’s created, that we’re all familiar with, so many soundtracks for so many moments in our lives. It felt great to hear mobs of music-goers spanning so many generations, all singing along to his melodies, along with my family and friends. This “KAABOO” episode shares the audio of one of Petty’s timeless classics, recorded that monumental night!

IMG_0758
Tom Petty at KAABOO Festival 2017

There was an abundance of amazing art, comedians, arcade games, hybrid humanimal creatures, music and performance art happening in various places about KAABOO. If you took photos of some sculptures with your flash, a hidden designs appeared!

In addition to Petty, some notable musicians I got a chance to see, were Jane’s Addiction, Pete Yorn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael McDonald, Muse, Pink, Eric Burdon from The Animals, Fishbone and others (some of which are played during this episode).

In addition to broadcasting audio on Chinatown’s 1630AM KCHUNG Radio, and streaming live on their website, this 10-2 episode also simultaneously motion-pictured itself in a digital visual format through Periscope. Another intriguing synchronicity happened with this episode. I had recently come across Robert Moss, a Shaman who talks about traveling through dreams and also contacting those who have passed. I planned to play his stuff during the broadcast, long before I heard about Tom Petty.  As you know, the Celebrity Afterlife Report Podcast with the Celebrity Medium, is a staple of Inspirado Projecto. The information braided together quite uniquely. As you know we are always enthused to play music/spoken word that is suggested to us through Twitter, our email, on the bus, etc. We played a wonderful collaboration between A.J. and Tara, a cover of a Roy Orbison classic by Katie Shorey (phenomenal singer/songwriter and the frontwoman for Twisted Gypsy the Fleetwood Mac Tribute), an astounding experimental sound collage by one of PQ Ribber‘s many projects: Boys Nitroglycerine Pep Club, information about the upcoming Yachtley Crew show at Borderline Bar & Grill November 3rd, new Fun Facts by our Resident Trivia Expert and Traveler Henry D. Horse, and a wholesome song by the Cactus Blossoms from Twin Peaks: The Return. There are of course, many other surprises as well!

(Alec Smart/Sherman Sitter and Captain Nicholas did an outstanding job steering the KCHUNG Ship across the Galaxywaves, 9-18, in their melodic episode: “Know Your Dragons”  as well as their stream-of-orchestration: “After Thoughts“. A piece of that episode is found in this episode.)

If you’d like to strap on headphones and take a gander at the 10-2-2017 audio broadcast of Inspirado Projecto, “KABOO”, please CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

 

 

Advertisements

Know Your Dragons – 9/18/2017

9-23-2017

Alec Smart and his Co-Host Sherman Sitter from Educational Collective,  “Don’t Feed The Animals” , sat in for the 9-18-2017 Inspirado Projecto Show on 1630AM KCHUNG Radio in Chinatown Los Angeles.

As normally on par with the course, they spent the hour providing wisdom about bicycles, absurdity, the Golden Rule, and how to most ideally collaborate.

You can experience the amazing broadcast HERE!

They enlisted Station Manager, Captain Nicholas, to add his astounding improvisation collaboration, which can be enjoyed HERE!

If you are a Queen fan, make sure to tune in and check out the episode!

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!

 

Afterlife Episode 6-12-2017

GandG

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

Dolenz

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!

Quad

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!

IMPROV

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!

1

2

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!

 

FAR Bazaar Episode 1-29-2017

Inspirado Projecto broadcasted through KCHUNG’s Mobile Transmitter 1-29-2017 from FAR Bazaar’s 40th Anniversary, in Room FA55 of the Old Fine Arts Complex, at Cerritos College. Were you there in the room between 1pm-3pm?

interviewfar

This episode is co-hosted by CEC, Phil Donlon, Alec Smart, and Sherman Sitter (from “Don’t Feed The Animals”). Josh, Monica, Little Joshua and Gabriella Clendenin showed up to contribute their creativity!

farpics

Many surprise guests appear, including celebrities: David Bowie and Frosty the Snowman. Songs/spoken word is featured by: Elliott Smith, The Blues Brothers, Gladys Clendenin, David Lynch, Samantha Light, The Monkees, a mashup of Kurt Schwitters & Moondog, Japanese MEAT Clown, Andy Kaufman, Eagleman, Fugazi, PSY-CORP, Henry D. Horse, Gabriella Clendenin, Warren Zevon, The Human System and Tony Clifton! Check out the video archive of the madness, since we simultaneously broadcasted LIVE through Periscope!

The Audio was recorded with a ZOOM H4n sitting on a table pointed at the audience, offering many more perspectives than what the at-home-viewers experienced.You can listen to it on Archive.org!

This unexpected interview conducted by Casey Rider of A.V. Media, happened outside after the broadcast. Thank you James MacDevitt, Casey, KCHUNG and to everyone who put together such an extraordinary event!

UPDATE! 2-4-2017 . . . Micky Dolenz from The Monkees was just tweeted about the fact that his song with Henry Nilsson, “Good Times“, was played twice during our broadcast at FAR Bazaar. He RETWEETED IT! How cool is it, that Inspirado Projecto is now on his radar?!?!?!

mickydolenztweet

Episode: “Ourglass” 11-14-2016

IPstudio3.JPG

Inspirado Projecto’s November 14th show, titled “Ourglass”, is an experimental circus of curious unknown surprises. Joined in the KCHUNG 1630AM Studio is “Sketch,” “Fresh Leftovers,” and “Medium Rare” improv groups alumn, actor/director: Phil Donlon. Also, astrologer/paranormal specialist Dori Black speaks about the unique properties of the Supermoon. Alec Smart and Sherman Sitter (the LCD Squirrel) from Don’t Feed The Animals talk about bicycle safety. We honour Leonard Cohen, Warren Zevon, play some music surprises, whilst featuring PSAs from our sponsors: MEAT Clown Industries and PSY-CORP. Henry D. Horse gives us another treasured “Fun Fact.” Surprise Mystery Guest calls in from the airport to discuss his standup comedy, and lots lots more! Also…stay tuned for a brand new Celebrity Afterlife Report given to us by the  Celebrity Medium!

IPstudio4.JPG

Would you like to hear the episode!? PLEASE C L I C K H E R E.

ipstudio2

“Mythics” 9-5-2016 Available!

mythics2

September 5th, the day immediately following the KCHUNG Grill & Chill, another episode of Inspirado Projecto, titled “Mythics,” broadcasted its way upon the KCHUNG airwaves. We talked with Alec Smart and Sherman Sitter from Don’t Feed The Animals about newly discovered bicycle information. We also heard music from Anita Katyanna, The Monkees, Lush, some wise words from David Lynch,  Fun Facts from Henry D. Horse, a commercial from KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival ,music by Father John Misty, the World Famous Celebrity Afterlife Report, and lots of other intriguing surprises!

alecsherman

If you’d like to hear the archive in its entirety, press THIS BLUE LINK and it shall beam you in through the KCHUNG Portal!

Also, here’s a fun giblet to sink your eyes into!

 

KCHUNG Chill & Grill

On September 4th, many KCHUNGers got a chance to meet and greet eachother for the first time. Eric was the Official Grillmaster and Margie provided the venue at her art studio. We had the mobile transmitter, broadcasting on 1620AM (since 1630AM was already being used by KCHUNG Studios). Different folks DJed at various times, including Inspirado Projecto! Alec Smart and Sherman Sitter from Don’t Feed The Animals joined the madness while the KCHUNG flag flapped gallantly through the day/night. Grillmaster Eric recited some William Blake poetry and talked about his upcoming poetry books, then NK Riot was later interviewed about his homemade synthesizers and how he will be opening for Capital Cities.

KCHUNG9-4-2016