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!