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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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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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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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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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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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