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!
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.
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!
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.
This 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).The broadcast happened live in visual form on Periscope too, which can be viewed HERE!
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!It 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! Dori and I got to meet Coco Dolenz backstage as well. Coco and I shared a fun discussion about art and Amelia Earhart. Oh yes, and if you’d like to listen to the full broadcast of Inspirado Projecto in the KCHUNG Studios, you can LISTEN HERE!
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.
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….
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!
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?
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!
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?!?!?!
Inspirado Projecto’s recent episode “Perceptions,” happened 9-19-2016 in the KCHUNG 1630AM Chinatown Studio 1pm-2:30pm PST. Host CEC is joined by Elisa Jordan and Jeff Finn, two historians of Jim Morrison. Jordan tours 50-60 various Morrison/Doors-centric hangouts, speakeasies, touring locations, etc around Los Angeles, with her company LA Woman Tours and reveals some interesting stories. Finn discusses his Documystery, “Before The End,” about the early years of Jim Morrison, and the detective work he had to go through in order to obtain over 100 prime interviews with Morrison’s close associates.
Keep your ears peeled for a smashing version of a popular Doors song by Dizzy Black on drums and CEC on vox, more Henry D. Horse “Fun Facts,” the original version of “Alabama Song”, a new episode of “Celebrity Afterlife Report,” and other fun surprises. Dizzy Black hops on through Skype with her Doors/Morrison questions.
This episode, as always, is sponsored by the KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival, happening October 6-9, 2016. Tickets for this event at The Dos Lagos Theatres in Corona, are available here.
Tickets for the upcoming RIO – Ultimate Tribute to Duran Duran show at The Federal Bar, can be discovered here.
Here’s a fun snippet of the in-studio shenanigans….
Also, would you like to hear the whole episode in its entirety?
You can CLICK HEAR to listen in the official KCHUNG ARCHIVES!