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: “Kaufmania” 5-15-2017

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Inspirado Projecto produced a trifecta of Andy Kaufman-related whoppers leading up to May 16th, the Anniversary of when many believe the song-and-dance man of social sciences, faked his death in 1984.

Beginning circa 2003, a group of curious game-players, entered into a “Puzzlementary” of Andy Kaufman. Interactive videos, websites, forums, blogs, Twitter accounts, etc, provided clues about Andy Kaufman faking his death. Some participants received cryptic emails or instructions on making specific videos to be featured in an “Andy Kaufman Reality Project”. There were Twitter contests and email addresses, where questions could be sent to (enrique@andykaufmanlives.com was one) and they’d be answered on AndyKaufmanLives.com. On May 8th, an article called: “Andy Kaufman’s Fake Death Archive Are Alive” was published.  It contains a portion of the vast bibliography collected through the years (the other portion of the vast bibliography is found within a link in the article). These are the books mentioned on the episode written about Andy Kaufman. We mention a quote by reality hacker Bob Pagani, who introduced Kaufman to media hoaxer Alan Abel (who successfully faked his own death in the NY Times over a weekend).

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Then, on May 15th, Inspirado Projecto dedicated an hour and a half of radio programming on KCHUNG 1630AM in Chinatown LA, to Andy Kaufman songs and obscure bits of his, rarely highlighted. Station Manager Extraordinaire, Nicholas asked questions from the perspective of someone who is brand new to the Andy Kaufman Circus. A bunch of old memories and stories were shaken loose. The audio of this broadcast can be FOUND HERE! The ocular version of the “Kaufmania” episode was recorded while it streamed LIVE on Periscope, and can be VIEWED HERE!

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The Youtube playlist of every single Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton performance featured on Inspirado Projecto’s KCHUNG radio episode, is connected here in case you’d like to take a gander (a Funfact by Henry D. Horse is also played during this episode)…

On May 16th, THE DATE of Andy Kaufman’s supposed death, Inspirado Projecto hosted a Google Hangout called: “Andy Kaufman Fake Death Afterlife Bonanza“. It began at 12:30pm and went to about 4pm PST. There were 9 various people in there at any time, spanning the entire “Andy Kaufman Faked His Death” timeline! Folks who participated with AndyKaufmanLives.com forums/message boards/etc since 2003, folks who got interested around 2007, and others who just recently found out about this fractal. It was packed with Kaufmaniacs/Puzzlementarians/Kaufmanites/etc galore: Amira Ball, Kenneth Lear, John Krauser, John Lundberg from documentary “Kaufman Lives“, Frank Nora, Max Dillinger, Brandon General, Guy Latham, Dori, John Carlos Pepe, PQ Ribber, Lucy Lawson and others. The idea was to broadcast it LIVE through Youtube while simultaneously archiving it for future reference. However, it was not recorded ocularly. Frank hopped on while he was recording his Overnightscape podcast, and was able to archive about an hour of AUDIO FOUND HERE! 

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The good news is, we all were able to compare our stories and became more familiar with one another. It was a blast to compare stories and talk about the mysterious journey! If you have any specific information on how to easily host a Google Hangout event and simultaneously broadcast it LIVE/record it on Youtube for future reference, please email your answers to: inspiradoprojecto (at) geemayl .

Tankuveddy much for your curiousity and entertainment!

 

 

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!

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?

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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!

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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?!?!?!

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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!