Discussing tech theater on the job

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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. 

 

 

 Curt is a former student of mine and let me tell you how proud of him I am. We met in Intro to Drama and Scene shop at VCU. He attended the now infamous come as your favorite Porn Star party which served as the Freshmen mixer for the Theater Dept. 

Curt began his exploration in art at the ripe old age of 6 singing and acting in musicals and Broadway type shows. Some painting occurred later for him, but his experience with art and creation goes back a long time. He experienced Bob Ross in high school but didn’t pursue it. 

He played numerous instruments in band from 10 to 21 years old rounding out his artistic education. 

We give a shout out to Merchants of Dirt Podcast Kyle Bondo who got me started back into podcasting. So its Kyle’s fault folks for all of this. 

We then discuss fine Scotch, specifically Oban 18 Year old Scotch. We discuss Scotch Vs Whiskey, specifically how Jameson makes us both want to beat up the Pope. We decide that drinking is an art form unto itself. 

Dedication to art is similar to dedication to your job in the military, if you seriously approach either it will take you places where you never knew you could go. 

Due to his military job he was able to parlay his acting experience for television as a liaison for shows. He has worked for NCIS and no Abby doesn’t work at the real NCIS in Quantico but here is a picture to drool over. 

Okay listen to the show now. Abby approved. 

Curt worked with Gibbs and Ziva as well on many shoots. 

 

Tim discusses his Oh my Gawd story of meeting Charlton Heston in Mombasa Kenya for the 132548th time. Curt listens politely and tells his better oh my gawd story. He met the actors from the Boondock Saints and did some workouts with them and he also met Toby Keith and played a rousing game of beer pong due to insomnia. Obviously Tim joined the wrong branch. 

Curt now applies the lessons learned in his artistic life by looking for art in his travels and looking for something that he has never seen or experienced. This gives him more inspiration to go further and create better works. 

Curt volunteers for Habitat for humanity and from his shop class in theater has really helped him in his carpentry skills and he is able to give to his community. 

Future projects he is contemplating is directing a show. 

The Satanic 7 questions pay attention to question number 1 is of special note where we discuss minimalism and using your monthly discharge as your paint. Curt got 6.75 out of 7 correct. He got our first quarter point for mentioning the Village. 

shout outs to Art of Manliness Podcast and Order of Man podcasts. 

 

 

 

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Noise music and rap as art

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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.

We get back into the great pizza debate and my history of delivering pizzas for Little Ceaser’s, home of the 5 buck pizza that stays soggy all day. Also they are not an official sponsor of our show.

At 26:12 we feature If the Birds Don’t Eat Their Wings

Ethan discusses the empowering nature of hip op that often gets lost in all the glitz and glamour.

Discussion of the Word Up Poetry Slam in Chicago and his thoughts on what he learned and how he learned and how that experience made him a better writer.

We discuss what fuels Ethan’s creativity, and it is coffee, but not just any coffee, French Press Coffee, specifically coffee from Metropolis Coffee from Rogers Park Chicago. (Again not an official sponsor of the show, but hey make sure you grab some from the link and tell them we sent you). We discuss the 4 year cleansing process that one must go through to have French Press coffee with me on Sundays. this conversation devolves around Khali and Shiva, old neighbors of mine in Chicago.

We delve into thoughts about being a receptacle vs being and active participant at shows we have seen specifically Saul Williams shows in Chicago. Then we get into Ethan’s knowledge of hockey. His 5 fine points of hockey knowledge.

The Satanic 7 questions are answered. Ethan does struggle with the Hitchiker’s Guide question and the Monty Pytheon Question, but ends strong with 4.5 points our of 7. Respectable and there is no question of favoritism. The magic wand question finds Ethan writting a book about small towns and certain places in small towns, we decide it will take him years but we will see his progress in season 2.

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Indie Film Director and Veteran talks about Inspiration

Episode 9

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. 

We do attempt to get into a discussion about prehensile tailed brown shirted Lemurs, however, that never materializes. 

 

Our show is not sponsored by Leapin Lemurs, but isn’t that a nice cereal box, I’d buy some right away if I were you. 

We explore Ken’s background in Chicago and how that affected his artistic beginnings. Dick Cavett, Benny Hill, Johnny Carson and David Letterman are among his earliest influences in comedy and started doing Comedy in his early 20’s before he joined the Army. He talks about his time at Columbia College in Chicago and how that influenced his artistic sensibilities. 

He has participated in a number of 24, 48 and 72 hour film festivals where he wrote, acted and even produced a film. These festivals usually have a theme and participants have a limited amount of time to make a short film based on the theme. 

Ken advised anyone that is interested in film to pursue it, don’t think about it just do it, find people around you and make it happen. Ken talks about future projects in directing, writing and podcasting. 

Ken takes on the Satanic 7 questions and scores 8.5 points, and refuses to give any points to the Chicago Bears to help them out. Of note check out question #1 Where he utilizes the Move Inception to discuss his path to creativity. Question #4 is our first question to get a full bonus point, anyone can get a half point, but Ken gets the first full bonus point. His answer to the last question the magic wand question makes us all happy when he mentions Salo , go check out this movie its inspired by the Marquis de Sade. Ken’s project will be a movie without cliche’s. We will make that happen for him next season as a podcast. See you next season. Remember as ken says stab a mime in the gut and see how professional they really are. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KDOI and Mike Porter Talk Comics and Art

Episode 8 Click here for it

 

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. 

 

I do prod Mike about being an artist and a great conversation is had, we even disagree on the definition of artist and what it means to be an artist. 

Mike goes into what he feels that Marvel and DC should be doing by reaching out to under served markets and we learn of his plans after the store shuts down, take a month off then write and finish off a novel or two. We discuss a specific project that he has with Alfred from the Batman Saga, he wants to explore the past of Alfred and why and how he ended up in service to the Waynes. Hopefully one day soon we can all purchase this book and be entertained. 

We also get Mike’s perspective on the community that has surrounded his store and as evidenced by the customers coming in and out while we were recording he is busy. 

This was our first attempt at doing a remote interview on location, it is not an excuse, it is simply a statement that we try new things here at KDOI, sometimes it is beautiful, sometimes it falls flat, but we try and we want to encourage you to try.

 

Mike scored a 7.5 out of 8 questions, technically he didn’t score perfect, however, we did change our questionaire from the Satanic Seven to the Solstice 7 and then the Naughty Nine. Technically Mike has scored more than a perfect score, but I am sure some purists will argue the point.  We are sad to see this store go, it has been a great part of my life for the past 4 years since I moved here from Chicago. Mike got me back into comics, and I have done my best to support his store. We did anti adds in the previous Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we stated Little Fish Comics was not a sponsor, it was fun and we did our part to keep Mike going. I have had some truly enlightening conversations with him and we will continue thee conversations when he has going through is mourning. Folks, I can’t say this enough, support your local artists however you can. Maybe its not financial, maybe its sharing their info with friends and people in your neighborhood. Support your local artists and businesses. Go out there and Create More Than You Consume. Thank you Mike and oh by the way listeners, its his birthday on release date. Send him some love.   

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Interview with Ramon Charriez

Lucky Episode 7

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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We revisit Improv as an At Form with Ramon Charriez

 

Episode lucky 7

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.

Upcoming Show and Reminder of Past Shows

Good Evening Friends of KDOI Podcasting

 

Wow we have had an exciting week, no less than 4 new interviews have happened with some very exciting guests that I know will resonate with you and your journey through life, art and creativity. 

We just passed 250 downloads and I want to thank you all for listening in, sharing this podcast with your friends and family. 

Keep on passing this around to everyone you know. Click on the service you use iTunes, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Spreaker, Facebook, Twitter and our website KDOIPODCASTING.COM

 

So we had a wonderful time with Mike Finlay listen in right here. We discussed his work on novels, poetry, playwrighting and future projects. 

Tune in this week’s episode on Saturday 16 Dec where we have another Artist step up to the mic and share how they Create More Than They Consume. Inspiration is sure to follow. The best way not to miss an episode is to subscribe. While you subscribe, especially iTunes subscriptions, leave a rating. Also shoot us an email tell us what inspires you and tell us if you want your chance at the Satanic Seven Questions. Can you get a perfect score? Can you get a better than perfect score, can you at least beat my 3 out of 7. Email us at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com or join the fun on Twitter @kdoi_podcasting . Hey who wants a T-Shirt or a notebook. The 13th email I receive will get either a KDOI Podcasting T-shirt or a notebook with our logo on the front. All the cool kids are getting it. 

 

 

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Episode 6 Mike Finlay, Novelist, Playwright, Crazy Zen Atheist Saving Nashville from itself

Episode 6
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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Upcoming show and remember our latest Show

Good afternoon KDOI Podcast Friends. Just wanted to remind you that we have a new show coming up this Saturday 2 Dec 2017 at 7 AM, listen in any time. Also wanted to remind you of the show we just had last week with John Demaria our resident Martial Artist. Can’t wait to get him back here for season 2 and get him working on this book. Here is the link for last weeks show. 

Episode 5 John Demaria 

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