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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In case You Missed it

Hello friends, so we have put together 5 Episodes, just wanted to make sure you have at your fingertips the first 4 episodes. 

Episode 1   Tim Brien Launch

Episode 2 Nelson Velaquez – Improv Musician

Episode 3 Annessa Ferris – Singing Songwritting

Episode 4 Ashly  – Tattooing

Episode 5 John Demaria – Martial Artist

 

Catch us every other Saturday and if you want to be partof the Create More Than You Consume Movement email us as kdoipodcasting@gmail.com

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Discussing Art with a Martial Artist

Episode 5
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. 

Board breaking takes 1000’s of hours of training. Creativity in one’s mind is vital to being a great Martial artist. 

Ugly kicks take hours and hour of monitored trained practice. 

Martial arts is utilitarian or practical vs academic arts, and this is why john didn’t consider himself an artist. 

John’s style is not for entertainment, rather military art or practical down dirty and gritty. 

We compare his Martial arts practice to a grungy bar band or porn. Speaking of porn we discuss the 2 pornographic films he has starred in with his left hand. 

We discuss his 10 years as an assistant instructor in Martial Arts. 

For John art is everywhere, he sees it in nature, in day to day interactions. He likes to blur it from intentionally going out to see art in a museum or reading a book. 

We move onto the Satanic Seven Questions. Transvestite Thursdays is of note in his answers.  He does find out the airspeed velocity of an unladden swallow, albeit not a Canadian. His dream project is to write a book on an unknown subject. He ends up with a score of 6 out of 7 questions correct. 

 

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Episode 5 Using Psychology and Martial Arts to help clients heal themselves

Episode 5
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.

Board breaking takes 1000’s of hours of training. Creativity in one’s mind is vital to being a great Martial artist.

Ugly kicks take hours and hour of monitored trained practice.

Martial arts is utilitarian or practical vs academic arts, and this is why john didn’t consider himself an artist.

John’s style is not for entertainment, rather military art or practical down dirty and gritty.

We compare his Martial arts practice to a grungy bar band or porn. Speaking of porn we discuss the 2 pornographic films he has starred in with his left hand.

We discuss his 10 years as an assistant instructor in Martial Arts.

For John art is everywhere, he sees it in nature, in day to day interactions. He likes to blur it from intentionally going out to see art in a museum or reading a book.

We move onto the Satanic Seven Questions. Transvestite Thursdays is of note in his answers.  He does find out the airspeed velocity of an unladden swallow, albeit not a Canadian. His dream project is to write a book on an unknown subject. He ends up with a score of 6 out of 7 questions correct.

 

Check out our latest show

We sat down with Ashly last week, find out what it takes to be a tattoo artist and a photographer. Our next episode drops 18 Nov at 0700 we have a new episode where we talk with our first “non-artist” and in just 30 minutes another artist is born. Please consider tearing these episodes with a friend and if you want to know how you can Create More Than You Consume email me at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com.  

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KDOI Podcasting Episode 4 Ashly Hutchins

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 gave her a perfect score.

Episode 4 Tattooing and Photography

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

ashly

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.