Creating A Book Clock

Welcome back for Season 2 of KDOI Podcasting.

 

This week we tackle a great 2 for 1 project, the book clock. I originally got the idea for this book clock from The Art of manliness Podcast with  Brett McKay. 

This is a great project to start with because of the numerous ways you can personalize it for your loved ones.

Lets start off with what you will need:

Book, I’d recommend a hard cover about 3 or more inches thick in order to hold the clock works.

Clock Works pay special attention to the post diameter, the post is the center piece where the hands are attached, get an all in one clockworks that includes the numbers.

1 AA battery, needed to run the clock

Crazy glue, not Gorilla glue, crazy glue that dries clear

tweezers or needle nose pliers to place the numbers

box knife

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Season One Roundup


Thoughts about Art from 12 Artists

This episode is all about talking about what we have learned from the 12 artists we talked with. We review their final thoughts and their projects for season 2.

 

We also discuss what is the next phase in KDOI Podcasting, stay tuned in April when we start up season 1.5 with projects you can do with Tim, send in pictures of your projects to kdoipodcasting@gmail.com and lets see how you have been inspired.

I’d like to thank Nelson, Annessa, Ashly, John, Mike Finlay, Mike Porter, Ken, Curt, Heather Moon and Heather Meyers and Ethan for spending time with me and providing their insight.

 

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Stage managementvand literary manager as art

Heather Meyers talks to KDOI about Theater arts and creativity

 

So we end out our first season with  Heather Meyers. I have known her for a few years now, about 8 since I lived in Chicago and was introduced at a Vet Art Project meetup. She currently works with American Blues Theater in Chicago and has a number of side projects with that group.

So yes we are Theater folks and this episode has a lot of theater jargon and just a touch of political view points.

 

As stated earlier we met with Vet Art  Project and moved onto Warrior Art Studio. Heather helps run the Blue Ink Playwritting Contest and Ripped from the Headlines. Full disclosure I had a play produced through Ripped and it was an amazing experience.

Listen in as she tackles and almost becomes the first person to score worse than myself in the Satanic Seven Questions, she does redeem herself, but this set up a road trip.

 

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Professional Painter Discusses the craft

Heather Moon, comes to the mic to drop knowledge on our minds

 

Long time friend and co-conspirator, Heather Moon has many avenues available to express her creativity. In this episode we are discussing her paintings.

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Discussing tech theater on the job

A talk with Curt Cabot Using Theater in every day life

 

We welcome to the mic for lucky episode 10, Curt Cabot. I have known Curt since our days at VCU in the Theater Department. Life happened and the wonders of Facebook brought us back together.

 

 

We now share similar hairstyles, okay my male pattern baldness is well advanced, so much so I shave my head, but Curt keeps pressing on.

 

 

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Noise music and rap as art

 

 

Ethan Rush from Madison talk and perform for KDOI Podcasting

 

Welcome to our 2nd show of 2018, we invite my nephew Ethan Rush to the Mic.

 

Ethan currently resides in Madison WI and works with the underground Hip Hop scene. We begin our discussion with Ethan breaking my heart, yes I do have one, with a discussion on pizza. He is about to order a Dominoes Pizza because they are the only ones that deliver, however, he concedes that the pizza he ate in Chicago is far superior, pizza from Chicago’s Pizza  where they flavor profiled the pizza and discovered that Merlot went best with deep dish pizza, specifically Bogle Merlot.

Before we get into the interview, you will notice our bump in music was a wee bit different, we started with the into to Ethan’s song Satan is for Goth Kids. You can pick up more music from Ethan on his Soundcloud Page. 

We delve into the proper pronunciation of Bogle and discover that if you play bogle while drinking Bogle Merlot and eat deep dish pizza from Chicago Pizza in Ravenswood Chicago you will open up a slipstream into another universe and really who has time for that.

 

We discuss the first album/cd that I gave Ethan when he was 8 Miles Davis Kind of Blue. Go get that on vinyl, don’t screw with cd or mp3 bullshit, get the vinyl. This changed his life and was the foundation for his musical exploration. We start the patreon fund for having Miles Davis Quartet from the Kind of Blue era put on Mt Rushmore and removing the other hacks that are currently there. Ethan promises to be the first to do a monthly contribution.

We learn about Ethan’s penchant for finger painting. Also he discusses the benefits of having a marker board on his refridgerator and the need for more space on it and the benefits of seeing a sign after a hard day to make you smile and feel better about yourself.

We discuss the best way to go to the D.A.’s office and I recommend a rum and coke and not to fight people there, Ethan decides that he would like a Jack and coke and agrees to no fighting.

At 16:30 we drop in the full version of Satan is For Goth Kids from Ethan.

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Indie Film Director and Veteran talks about Inspiration

 

 

Interview with Kenneth Reed

We are pleased to welcome a good friend of mine and versatile artist Ken Reed to the mic this week. And yes my voice still i snot 100 percent this week, but here is a video of the procedure I had to endure for you my listeners.

 

So that is how I imagine Ken looks, we are protecting his actual picture because he may or may not have appeared on the previous iteration of Kimo’s Den of Iniquity as the ever present “Chicago” who battled with “Tennessee” Mike Finlay, episode 6.

Ken has recently moved out to the West Coast and during the interview he was keeping one eye on his computer and one eye on the fires in Cali as hey were nearing his abode.

Ken has a rich film background doing independent films mainly in the Chicago area with various people. I met up with Ken originally on the job and we quickly discovered that real recognizes real. We had him in the Word Up Poetry Improv Slams and we discuss that aspect of our relationship.  Check out his debut on Word Up Click Here Specifically we discuss the first time that Ken practiced with the troupe and I advised him he would do great and the Chicago Bears wouldn’t win another game that season, sure enough they didn’t win again until this guy came to town.

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KDOI and Mike Porter Talk Comics and Art

 

 

Opening New Doors to Creativity Mike Porter

 

Talking with Mike Porter about Comic Books and Art at his Comic Book Store Little Fish Comics that is Closing 31 Dec 2017.

 

This podcast is the first released after my spinal surgery, my voice is a bit rough and we are actually doing the interview from Mike’s Comic Book Shop Little Fish Comics in Fredericksburg.

 

Mike has been running this shop for 12 years and has decided that now is the best time to shut down and still come out ahead. We begin talking about his first comic book Uncanny X-Men #143. The story in this comic book really affected Mike and it is where he began his journey.

 

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Interview with Ramon Charriez

Ramon Charriez talks to KDOI Podcasting end of year special

 

A Lively Discussion with Ramon Charriez of Salsation Latino Sketch Comedy troupe in Chicago Illinois. 

 

Ramon is a graduate of the Improv Olympic (I.O.) Chicago, played on the teams “Steel Kitty”, and “Cowboys and Aliens”, also served as an adviser to the late great Improv guru Del Close on one of his last directed shows “Slam Dunk and the Holy Fools”.  Performed in Jason Chins spoof on the star wars original trilogy “The Phathom Menace” performed here in Chicago and L.A. Founding member of the Salsation Theatre Company, NFP “Comedy with a Latin flavor” and I’m one half of the comedy duo Madre Mia.

We had the pleasure of speaking to Ramon one evening where we discusses Salsa Sketch and our connection. This is a show that Salsation does where actors gather together for 10 hours to create a show from scratch.

We also delve into the poetry scene of Chicago slap poetry under Marc Smith at the Green Mill.

We break down our co project Word Up, a  poetry/improv collusion that brings the best of two worlds together.

Ramon takes on the Satanic Seven Questions and scores 6.5 out of 7 and Ramon has stated he will run a telethon in season 2.

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Discussing art with an actor, playwright and voice actor

 

Mike Finlay, Novelist, Playwright, Crazy Zen Atheist Saving Nashville from itself

 

Today’s guest is Mike Finlay, playwright, poet, novelist, jazz aficionado, actor and painter.

 

 

We had the pleasure of catching Mr Finlay while he was out and about in Nashville enjoying the late summer that only Nashville can give an artist to be inspired by.

The 20 Year working relationship is discussed from their days back at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Mike secures his place in the will as the guy throwing Tim in the ditch.

Mike Finlay started off his artistic exploits at the age of 4 during school and church. His first show that inspired him was A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theater. Since he saw an actor walk through a wall as part of a special effect he knew he wanted to be an actor.

He began reading Shakespeare at 16 and obtained 2 degrees in theater performance and creative writing at SIU.

Mike really enjoys   not being the mouthpiece for other writers and enjoys having people wrapped with attention at what he writes.

Currently he is writing a play and a few novels. He talks about the first poem and how easy it was to write because he had been studying poetry for so long. Lake Park High School English teacher started him and encouraged him on his path. His first play he didn’t mean to write but was encouraged by the resident playwrighting instructor. He was listening to John Coltrane at the time and called his first play A Love Supreme. He claims that risking making a fool of yourself as his strength and is what is needed to be successful as well as having people who will have your back when you are on stage.

Mike discusses how he balanced his work life, family life and artistic endeavors and it is revealed that Mike’s child will be ruling the world with Tim’s children. He encourages his daughter to work on her projects and ensures he makes time each day to just work on his projects and doesn’t let anyone disturb him.

We discuss his first book of poetry Cecelia’s Blues on Create Space.

Mike takes on the Satanic Seven Questions and scores a 5.5 out of 7 questions correct. Please enjoy his answer to the unladen swallow.

Mike’s season 2 project will be a radio play/drama that he is currently working on for this show

 

 

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