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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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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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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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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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