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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Discussing Art with a Martial Artist

 

Using psychology and martial arts to help clients heal themselves

 

Today’s episode we take on our first “non artist” John Demaria.

We discuss our 20 year friendship where we met when he was 3 and I was 15, he claims it was when he was 7 or 8 and I was considerably older, let the audience decide.

The heatwave that is the state of Arizona vs the balmy temperate climate of Virginia is explored.

The word palatable is deemed to be the word of the day and is explored in depth.

Experiences with the previous Kimo’s Den  Of Iniquity are discussed.

We go into his past creative experiences with Martial Arts and Blogtalkradio encounters.

Mutual Beard Braiding is explored.

This is a picture of Tim after he shaved his back hair and pasted it to his face.

 

This is John after the interview.

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Tattoo and photography combined to make permanent Art

Episode 4 Permanent Art, getting under your skin, that’s right we have Ashly Hutchins Tattoo Artist extraordinary.

 

 

A friendship that started in 2002 approx 150 years ago, yes we are public education graduates. When I first knew Ashly she was a Photography Student at VCU and had no tattoos, then she got her first and when I moved back to the area in 2013 she became my only tattoo artist. Currently working at River City Tattoo Company.

We discuss how photography and tattooing have similarities in terms of using the compositional eye and creating a viewpoint. We also talk about various photographic sessions especially the long lost and forgotten cigarette through a lip ring pictures.

Learning how to draw for tattoos is similar but more intense than drawing for photographic compositions.

The big difference is mechanical tools, where tattoo machines have similarities with digital cameras but the  final output is on live flesh versus paper or digital codes.

Ashly is given permission to swear and does so sparingly and drinks almond milk from the carton, yes she is hard core like that kids.

When this podcast a airs she will be on tour doing merch sales US Bastards on tour with GWAR.

We discuss a healthy balance with the tattoo world and other art projects that she is into.

Connect up with her on instagram at @ghostlife and River City Tattoo Co website.

We enter the Satanic Seven questions and her standout performance she cored a 7 out of 7 questions with a few bonus points that helped her score  a perfect score.

 

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Using music to share her gift with the world

Episode 3 finds Timothy Kimo Brien talking with Annessa Ferris in Tampa Florida which she considers similar to living on the surface of the sun.

 

Tim and Annessa first met on her prom date with a mutual friend 22 years ago. They discuss their shared hometown of Rockford Illinois, screw capital and forest city of the world. The former Mayor of Rockford used to be Annessa’s neighbor.

Annessa is primarily known as a singer and songwriter that dabbles occasionally into writing poetry and personal diary. She loves the collaboration of music and being in a band with other musicians.

Her first band was a local group in Rockford called “Coconut Champaign”, then she moved onto another group as a special guest “The Fuzz” a cool funk band in Rockford. Many of the gigs she played in Rockford were as a special guest and then she sang for Harlan Jefferson and sang with his band. Red and the PlayRay Players hired Annessa as a back up singer for a time and played the RAMI’s, Rockford’s Musical awards. Most recently she sang and collaborated with Mana Kintorso for 5 years.

Now in Florida, she has put her Art aside while transitioning to a new job and career, but still is doing Karaoke and we discover that both Annessa and Tim sing “Kiss” Princes version while performing in Karaoke bars.

Discussion continues about finding time for inspiration while trying to balance life and the importance of surrounding yourself with like minded people.

We end today’s interview with the Satanic Seven questions and Annessa scores 6 out of 7 questions right. Of special note is the airspeed velocity question.

 

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Combining Improv, music and comedy to make Art available to all

 

Our 2nd episode finds Tim interviewing Nelson Velaquez musician, improv leader, manager, educator sketch comedian. Mr Velaquez leads a number of troupes in Northern Indiana and the Chicago area, namely Salsation , Makeshift Up , The Tony Stanza’s , Inpronol , Los Improviachi’s  and runs his own podcast The Musical Chairs Podcast , To say that Mr Velaquez is busy is an understatement.

 

 

We start episode 2 with the history between Nelson and Tim, starting off in 2009 with the Vet Art Project where Nelson was mistaken for someone else.

We move onto the infamous “White Obama” incident with Salsation and Salsa Sketch in 2009 and how being wooden, even pertified onstage can be a blessing in disguise.

Delving further into the current happenings with Nelson, he discusses a new project with Salsation that will be auditioning for actors in October/Nov time frame full length show in March/April 2018, very political show. Los Improviachi’s new shows in October and impeachment party trials are on special. Order your Impraviachi gram today.

Nelson talks about why being a guitar player is not what you would expect and the type of women that he catches, you probably want to cover the kids ears for this portion, but then again you may fit into his demographic.

Before we hit the Satanic Seven Questions we discover a new book/manifesto that Nelson is writing, 6 pages a year about Improv, stay tuned eventually he will get this bad boy published.

Big take away is artists gatekeepers, STOP Being a Dick.

Tada the Seven Satanic Questions and Nelson scores a 5 out of 7, as the first guest he does admirably.

To check out all of Nelson’s activities check out his home page ImProductions .

 

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Interview with Founder and Host Timothy Kimo Brien

Welcome to Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume. This is the first episode and the first season where we interview artists both full time and part time as well as folks who don’t consider themselves artists. We want to remove the mystery of the art world and encourage our listeners to try making art in whatever form they see fit. Email us at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com for comments and to be interviewed.

 

In this episode we talk with Timothy Kimo Brien who has currently 4 books of poetry self published “Throwing Myself At The Ground and Missing, Postcards From Someone You Don’t Know, Wisdom From The Sack and Shaving Crop Circles In My Chest Hair. Runs his own painting website, runs his own blog, and has a SoundCloud page for his music. Art is for everyone.

We are laying out the foundation for the season to come. We learn about his first foray into poetry, music and podcasting. We also learn about his views on how art is created. Tim goes through the Satanic 7 questions and scores a 3 out of 7, he wrote the questions and only got 3 correct, can you do better?

 

 

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