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Naturally Florida:Shannon Carnevale and Lara Milligan

Naturally Florida

Naturally Florida is a podcast about Florida's natural areas and the wild things that live here. This podcast is brought to you by UF/IFAS Extension's Natural Resources programs in Polk and Pinellas Counties.

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Natural Inspirations Podcast:Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida Edition

Natural Inspirations Podcast

Conversations to naturally inspire your healthy life choices. Natural Awakenings magazine features local natural health experts on the Space & Treasure Coast in Florida. We cover a wide variety of natural health topics, approaches and tips to address a healthy balanced lifestyle.

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The Seller's Podcast:Loren Hanchey

The Seller's Podcast

I’m Loren, a real estate agent and business enthusiast in central florida. My goal with this podcast is to bring knowledge and insight to others who are interested in either real estate or business in general. While I always keep myself open to business opportunities outside of selling real estate, my speciality is selling real estate. Naturally, my knowledge regarding business is seen through the lens of an active real estate agent. Throughout this podcast I will address a variety of topics within the business world.

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Muscle Monsters Podcast: Train Hard | Eat Big | Get Jacked:Muscle Monsters Podcast: Train Hard | Eat Big | Get Jacked

Muscle Monsters Podcast: Train Hard | Eat Big | Get Jacked

Hi, My name is Alain Gonzalez, an average guy from Florida who was once a 23 year old adult living in a 12 year old’s body. I have dedicated my life to helping hardgainers like me to build muscle. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to help others change their lives. I did not win the “genetic lottery”, I am not a bodybuilder, and I definitely can’t point you in the direction of any “magic pills” or powders. What I do have is what I like to call “The Three D’s”. Dedication, Desire, and Drive, and with these three things I can accomplish anything I put my mind to…and so can you. My Story I was 107lbs. of skin and bones, scrawny, weak, with little or no confidence at all. I didn’t have the girls and I didn’t have the job and I DEFINITELY didn’t have the confidence to change the situation. Over the years I have spent countless hours studying, researching, and testing the science behind building muscle and have managed to completely transform my physique, multiple times. So why listen to me? Because the techniques I discuss have allowed myself along with countless clients to build incredible amounts of muscle in record time. My methods have been shown to allow naturally skinny guys to put on lean mass while keeping a low body fat without any crazy diets or spending insane hours in the gym. I don’t consider myself a fitness guru, my methods may be unconventional but they are not secrets. If you’re looking for an easy way to building the body of your dreams – then I apologize, what I teach takes hard work, discipline, and drive. My Mission My goal is to help over 1 million naturally skinny guys to build muscle and achieve a physique they never thought possible. I offer simple, science based, fluff free training and nutrition advice for anyone who has struggled to put on any weight in the past. My methods are unconventional and not what you’re used to seeing in the muscle and fitness magazines, but are tested and proved with real people just like you and I. I have a library of FREE downloadable training programs, articles, videos, etc, that are all here at your disposal. www.MuscleMonsters.com

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Donata Skinfood:Donata Joseph

Donata Skinfood

Vegan Skinfood by Donata™ | Skin therapist | Educate • Tips • DIYs | Helping you achieve healthier skin, naturally Donata Joseph believes in making her mark and changing lives. In 2011, Ms. Joseph founded Adding Doses of HOPE Daily Foundation to empower families of children with Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She wanted to share her experiences, challenges and tips for raising two children diagnosed with ADHD. In 2012, she decided to break the silence and address the escalating issues of Domestic Violence. Her blog, Behind Closed Doors, chronicled a seven-year abusive relationship. The post elicited responses from people all over the world. The Foundation sponsors events and programs that bridge the gap between mental health and healthy relationships. Through motivational speaking, youth mentoring and parenting education, she encourages, empowers and elevates individuals in all walks of life to reflect on their overall mental wellness. Prior to founding Adding Doses of HOPE Daily foundation, Ms. Joseph volunteered in a variety of community settings, including nonprofit organizations, youth centers and churches. In 2013, Ms. Joseph created DONATA, a natural vegan skinfood line that also offers skincare, nutrition and health seminars. She uses this platform to empower teens and adults to see the connection between their mind, body and spirit. The proceeds from DONATA help fund programs for Adding Doses of HOPE Daily Foundation. Ms. Joseph obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida International University with an emphasis in Behavioral Analysis. She was a research assistant in the University’s Center for Children and Families, where she focused on research and treatment of evidence-based approaches in child and adolescent mental health. Ms. Joseph is currently enrolled in a dual program to obtain her Bachelor’s in Health Science and a Master’s in Oriental Medicine. She lives in Miami, Florida with her three children.

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Skroodle:Skroodle

Skroodle

Skroodle is a Rapper from Saint Petersburg, Florida that is currently managed by Freeway Rick Ross. Every once in a while there comes a rapper who naturally outshines the rest. There’s no denying his star power. He’s so ruthless with his rhymes that even the toughest naysayers got to give him respect. On the fast track to superstardom, 26-year-old St. Petersburg, Fla. native Skroodle is such an artist. Within only two short years on the scene, Skroodle went from a jail cell to recording booth to onstage tearing up clubs across the Gunshine State. Fueled by his debut single “Get Yo Shit Right,” Skroodle’s 2009 Bigga Rankin-hosted mixtape Certified Hood Vol. 1 and his career took off like a rocket. Now with his latest single “I Wish A Bitch Would” steadily gaining momentum, Skroodle is definitely in line to set his mark with the early 2011 release of his follow-up mixtape Too Much Going On in the City. I feel real good about the love I get around Florida,” Skroodle admits. “I wasn’t even really trying to be the best rapper. But people love my music from the first time they hear it. I didn’t think I’d get this type of response.” Two years ago, Skroodle had just touched down on free ground after serving two calendars on drug charges. Although he had always rapped for fun since he was a kid, he never pursued it as a career. That was until he was behind the wall and had to find a better hustle than the streets. So as soon as he got home, his first priority was to hit the studio. And that’s exactly what he did. He booked a studio, recorded a mixtape and released Certified Hood Vol. 1 within a few months. After his first batch of CDs, demand had grown so much that he was approached by many industry professionals offering him management deals. And before he knew it, the mixtape had caught on like wildfire and much-respected record breaker Bigga Rankin was calling to host. “People have gravitated to me because I keep it real with the streets. I give them what they want to hear, what they need to hear,” he says. In late 2010, he signed management contracts with Coach of 1230 Management and Bigga Rankin, vice-president of Young Jeezy’s label Corporate Thugs Entertainment. Currently, a bidding war of sorts has been waged for Skroodle to sign with one of several labels. And with his latest single “I Wish A Bitch Would” and forthcoming mixtape Too Much Going On in the City on the forefront, it won’t be long before Skroodle's at the top of the pile.

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King:King

King

Jamil "King" Paris is one of the newest artist to join Slipnslide Records On Da Grind program. This program has been credited for the launch of artist career's such as Plies, Swazy Baby and Camar aka Mr International. King will be releasing his debut mixtape "King's Place" through the program and looks to find a label that matches his style and ambition. King prides himself on having some of the best lyrics in the game and aims to produce nothing less than a hit everytime he enters the studio. The best quality of King as an artist is that he understand music and what it takes to one day be a multi-platinum recording artist. King is fairly new to the game as he just professionally recorded a song this past summer. Yet, one listen to King's music and you will learn quick that he is no rookie by far. King has been writing music from a very young age but never focused 100% on the craft because of his college football career at the University of Kentucky. He did not start to see music as a profession until he received an email from Slipnslide Records A&R Otha "Vakseen" Davis, inviting him to display his talents in the SNS On Da Grind Program. Look for King to make a mark on the music industry in 2010. www.slipnsliderecords.net/king www.kingdatakeover.ning.com www.twitter.com/king King (Jamil Paris) was born and raised in the mean streets of Gifford, Florida in the Victory Park Apartments on 40th Avenue and King Place. Being the son of a King Pin introduced him to a life of money, cars and females at a very young age. He was raised by his grandmother and mother in a home that put God first. But his childhood street influences and growing up in poverty made him want more. His father was never around much do to the lifestyle he chose to live, so with no father at home King decided to let the streets raise him. "All my life I saw nothing but drugs, money, cars, clothes and hoes. So naturally me as a kid watching my oldest brother and every other older male,live that lifestyle, that made me want the same thing. I learned at a very young age to get money. My momma and grandmother worked hard but they couldn't afford to give me name brand this and that. So as I grew up I learned from the streets how to get it off the muscle. The streets taught me alot of lessons about life and those lessons drive me today. My experiences in the streets and what I saw growing up are the biggest influences of my music. Where I'm from if you ain't a real nigga then why are you alive? You aint got to sell drugs to be real, but you got to be true to yourself, take care of your family, and get money BY ANY MEANS." -King

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Fish on a Pole:Sawyer Blur

Fish on a Pole

http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/noreply@blogger.com (Anonymous)Blogger67125Um... share?Sawyer,Blur,Fish,on,a,Pole,StorytellingSociety & Culture/Personal Journalsnoreply@blogger.comSawyer BlurSawyer BlurnoSawyer,Blur,Fish,on,a,Pole,StorytellingSawyer Blur's Essentially True TalesHello, I've been storytelling in public long enough now that I feel bad about browbeating friends and family into attending shows on a regular basis. So this is Plan B for those who only want to pop in now and again. Plan C is ignoring all of this altogether, which is your inalienable right unless your name is Spectra.http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7o0VmfMGM4k/UMjMzyfBnxI/AAAAAAAAD1c/FaM6Jms-IbU/s144/FOAP_logo_small.jpgFOAPtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-41904211255012837Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:30:00 +00002017-04-19T11:30:24.168-07:00StorytellingThe Curious Case of the Ephemeral BeefcakeTurns out DC has a storytelling scene because at this point having one is like having a music scene: it's a question of flavor rather than existence. Spectra and I have been to a few shows at a few venues and it tastes very familiar. Once again, anthropology 101 teaches us "people, any people, are far more alike than they're different." Why is this lesson so difficult for me to absorb? A question for a another time.This story is about the time I was featured in a pin-up boy calendar. If you know this story it'll sound basically the same. I also look the same so, um, yeah.As always, enjoy... or not.http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-curious-case-of-ephemeral-beefcake.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-7897421347894264749Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:05:00 +00002017-04-19T11:30:41.913-07:00StorytellingFarewell My Target Shop Assist: ペチャクチャ style!!!You know that speaking format where a person presents 20 slides that auto-advance every 20 seconds? It came from Japan and is called ペチャクチャ which translates to "chit-chat" but is better known by the Japanese which sounds like "pecha kucha." For reasons I won't delve into here because Spectra's parents will read it, that sounds weird to me in an English context.Whatever you want to call it I did once about my beloved and brief stint working in the downtown Minneapolis Target. Here it is.http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2017/04/farewell-my-target-shop-assist-style.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-8959380632272662939Fri, 18 Mar 2016 03:24:00 +00002016-03-17T20:24:39.486-07:00StorytellingThe MothMoth Story Slam Final (22 Jan 2016 edition): the story I toldI'm the guy in front.http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2016/03/moth-story-slam-final-22-jan-2016.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-8735695859964322651Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:29:00 +00002014-10-08T13:29:50.369-07:00BangkokStorytelling#8 Bangkok Doghouse: that dang song was rightWhen we got back from Southeast Asia I didn't feel like telling any stories about it or anything else. But then I was struck by a whim and one thing led to another that resulted in my telling a story last night at Story SlamMN about how Bangkok kicked my ass.NOTE! This is an actual recording of me telling the story in public. The quality isn't great but it isn't awful either. This may or may not show up on iTunes at some point because I always forget all the persnickety steps required but there should be a player beneath this that really should work.http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/10/8-bangkok-doghouse-that-dang-song-was.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0noWhen we got back from Southeast Asia I didn't feel like telling any stories about it or anything else. But then I was struck by a whim and one thing led to another that resulted in my telling a story last night at Story SlamMN about how Bangkok kicked my Sawyer BlurWhen we got back from Southeast Asia I didn't feel like telling any stories about it or anything else. But then I was struck by a whim and one thing led to another that resulted in my telling a story last night at Story SlamMN about how Bangkok kicked my ass. NOTE! This is an actual recording of me telling the story in public. The quality isn't great but it isn't awful either. This may or may not show up on iTunes at some point because I always forget all the persnickety steps required but there should be a player beneath this that really should work. Sawyer,Blur,Fish,on,a,Pole,Storytellingtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-6474783078076347739Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:18:00 +00002014-07-29T15:18:21.247-07:00Pee Wee HermanThailand & BeyondEvidence of AbsenceOn the off chance you’ve been hoping I’d write some sort of farewell post about our time in Thailand or Southeast Asia, I’m apologizing to you. We’re back in Minnesota but I’m too depressed or too overwhelmed or too reverse culture-shocked to be able to be able to come up with anything to say.At the moment I feel like I don’t have anything to say or maybe even that there is nothing to say. Frankly, I’m a miserable git right now. I presume this is a temporary condition and that in time something approaching my usual self will return. Maybe he will have something to say.In the meantime, as he has at so many points in my life, Pee Wee Herman has found a way to express my feelings when I cannot.</div><br />http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/07/evidence-of-absence.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-5510138914671089057Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:18:00 +00002014-06-18T10:18:15.708-07:00grenadeThailand & BeyondGrenade Go... Boom?If you are like me—at least in this one small way—the first time you heard gunfire in real life you were disappointed. In movies guns sound menacing. The bass heavy impression of movie gunfire is the bark is only slightly less fearsome than the bite. In reality gunfire is more treble than bass, more pop than <b><i>BOOM</i></b> because it sounds like what it is: firecrackers configured to propel a projectile. I've only heard the sound of small-caliber guns—pistols, rifles, shotguns—so maybe it's different with AK-47s and M16s, but I doubt those sound like the movies either. Theatrical gunfire invokes the wrath of gods but real gunfire is encased in a tube the size of my middle finger. That's just not enough room to stuff a god into. <br /><br />Before last Friday night I had never pondered the perception vs. reality of grenades. I know even less about about them than guns. I've never seen a grenade in real life and they're less prominent in movies and TV shows. The extent of my knowledge is pretty much limited to knowing that some grenades look pineapples and others don't. Are there different "caliber" grenades, so to speak? I don't know but I assume so. The one thing I can tell you about grenades from firsthand experience is they sound nothing like guns.<br /><br />On Friday Spectra and I were on our way to eat a vegetarian restaurant in the Rama 9 neighborhood. We took the MRT (subway) to the Rama 9 station and then walked a kilometer to Anothai. We'd never walked through that neighborhood before so there was some starting, stopping, and the occasional pause to consult phones. All totally normal.<br /><br />We were walking along a big street, like 6 lanes, with heavy traffic. There were people sitting on the sidewalks eating. Big construction projects on both sides of the streets. A skyscraper shaped like a G (I can't remember why a G) was under construction. This is typical Bangkok. Behind us there was an atypical BOOM! I'm talking about the kind of boom that flips your fight-flight switch. It was one notch below a "did I just get struck by lightening" boom. I did not care what made the sound, I did not know how near its source had been, I just wanted to get away from it at a healthy but not panicked pace. <br /><br />Whatever it was, it was bad and if any people were affected by whatever made the sound it wasn't going to be pretty. After we'd put some space between us and the sound Spectra and I speculated about what it might have been and agreed it was probably something heavy falling from a great height at one of the construction sites. We hoped no one was hurt, ate dinner, walked back along the same route and didn't give it another thought.<br /><br />The next day Spectra saw a story in the news about what we heard. Someone threw a grenade into the intersection and no one was hurt. Who threw it, why it was thrown, or who/what the target may have been were all unknown. There were a couple of soldiers nearby but that's not saying much around here these days. The type of grenade was not described. It was just a "grenade." That was the end of the story and all I'd add to it is this: <br /><br />Ladies and gentleman, the sound of "just" a grenade will put the fear of gods in you.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Yk5HpOd5v3U/U5-9jDYp27I/AAAAAAAARHU/g0_PrI7QFk4/s1600/grenade.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Yk5HpOd5v3U/U5-9jDYp27I/AAAAAAAARHU/g0_PrI7QFk4/s1600/grenade.jpg" height="300" width="400" /></a></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/06/grenade-go-boom.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-8807692654543690597Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:50:00 +00002014-06-03T10:50:11.454-07:00avocadodurianThai fruitThailand & BeyondThailand: land of something, anything other than avocadoI think I mentioned this at some point in the past, but the idea of Thailand as the “Land of Smiles” is overblown. I don’t mean that as an insult. It’s just that the reality is Thai people are human beings and like all human beings they are living lives that are rooted in reality. Some days are good, some bad, and not every moment warrants a smile. Do I encounter more smiles on a daily basis in Thailand than I do in, say, Japan? Of course, but that’s not saying much. This is the land of Thai; not the land of Disney.<br /><br />While Thailand may not exactly be the land of smiles, it’s absolutely the land of fruit. There’s so much fruit here some of it doesn’t even look like fruit, much less edible. Take a look at this:<br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--Bw_7coGsDg/U42L4G5yN5I/AAAAAAAAQvE/HoxaYu3QBiE/s1600/IMG_20140529_114132.jpg"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--Bw_7coGsDg/U42L4G5yN5I/AAAAAAAAQvE/HoxaYu3QBiE/s1600/IMG_20140529_114132.jpg" width="240" /></a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Fruit? I thought it was potatoes but it is long-kong. After you peel the skin off this is what you eat:<br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RT4FLV0pM8Y/U42L4FybCcI/AAAAAAAAQvE/gN03gK9cOic/s1600/IMG_20140529_114149.jpg"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RT4FLV0pM8Y/U42L4FybCcI/AAAAAAAAQvE/gN03gK9cOic/s1600/IMG_20140529_114149.jpg" width="240" /></a><br /><br />Does these look edible?<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OF1sn6br7bc/U42L4Mb1m_I/AAAAAAAAQvE/LOKJvP1vKbM/s1600/IMG_20140528_102903.jpg"><img border="0" height="240" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OF1sn6br7bc/U42L4Mb1m_I/AAAAAAAAQvE/LOKJvP1vKbM/s1600/IMG_20140528_102903.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br />Maybe if you’re a wizard. After you peel rambutan here’s what you’ve got:<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dTrJA5p-gmU/U42L4BVbuQI/AAAAAAAAQvE/VcKxXe6rJkA/s1600/IMG_20140528_102927.jpg"><img border="0" height="240" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dTrJA5p-gmU/U42L4BVbuQI/AAAAAAAAQvE/VcKxXe6rJkA/s1600/IMG_20140528_102927.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br />I knew lychees existed before I got here but I guess I didn’t know what they really look like:<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-z_XGW2ZnhtI/U42L4P0ILyI/AAAAAAAAQvE/M6sXs1tk9JA/s1600/IMG_20140601_171925.jpg"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-z_XGW2ZnhtI/U42L4P0ILyI/AAAAAAAAQvE/M6sXs1tk9JA/s1600/IMG_20140601_171925.jpg" width="240" /></a><br /><br />After peeling this is what you eat:<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-icKTGH7JQYc/U42L4LA3rZI/AAAAAAAAQvE/FON_SPanWCM/s1600/IMG_20140602_101154.jpg"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-icKTGH7JQYc/U42L4LA3rZI/AAAAAAAAQvE/FON_SPanWCM/s1600/IMG_20140602_101154.jpg" width="240" /></a><br /><br />And then there is durian. Purportedly a fruit, it’s so controversial you’re not allowed to bring it on the metro, in cabs or in our apartment building. I do not have a picture of durian because I won’t get close enough to take one. In short, durian stinks. Spectra tried ordering a durian ice cream once and they wouldn’t sell it to her until she sampled it first. She did not finish the infinitesimal sample scoop. Durian: the fruit so funky they won’t even sell it to you when you ask for it. <br /><br />I tutor a kid across the street and every time I work with her she sends me home with a bag of fruit. Her name is not Pomelo but that will do. The fruit onslaught is in part because her family knows I’m vegetarian and, as is so often the case with meat eaters, they can’t imagine I eat enough food to be full and healthy. So this fruit attack is their plan to keep my stuffed. It’s appreciated because without their insistence Spectra and I would never have tried many of Thailand’s more alien fruits. Man, I've got to tell you, the fruits above--and many others not pictured--are all ridiculously delicious. Fresh lychee might be the most delicious thing I've ever eaten. Seriously. It's surreal.<br /><br />Despite the endless array of fruits in every size, texture, odor, and flavor; one fruit that is not so popular in Thailand is avocado. Pomelo had never tried avocado and found the idea off-putting. She had the sense that avocado is a powerfully strange fruit: funky smelling and tasting. I assured her that’s not the case. That avocado actually has a mild taste and very little odor. Pomelo was skeptically. No she’d never tried one. No she’d never knowingly been in the presence of one. And yet, somehow Pomelo knew I was wrong.<br /><br />A couple days later I walked into the grocery store and what did I find front and center in the produce department? Of course. Maybe the avocados have always been there and I hadn’t noticed because I wasn’t primed to. In any event, I bought an avocado and perhaps stumbled upon the first reason they aren’t popular: one avocado was about $3. Whatever, I wasn’t making guacamole.<br /><br />I need to step aside and set a scene before I continue…<br /><br />Pomelo’s grandma lives across the street from our apartment building and her family runs a little open air restaurant in, what’s in effect, the walled front yard. The restaurant seats perhaps a maximum of 35 people. This where I tutor Pomelo and whenever we’re working together there’s a swirl of a family bustling around. Pomelo’s mom, dad, grandma, and at least two aunts. There are also two  adult women (ages… impossible to determine, maybe 30 and 40) who work at the restaurant; one of those women has two kids aged 12-ish and 10-ish who are often there; and on top of all that there's a steady stream of neighborhood folks flowing in and out. In other words, I tutor Pomelo in a touching  coming-of-age dramaedy coming to an independent film festival near you. I’ll let you guess which character I play. For the record: this restaurant is my hands-down favorite place in Thailand. Its absence from my life will haunt me.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5Xo1_otStiw/U2nlPFvluUI/AAAAAAAAOrI/YEVvzFereOU/s1600/IMG_20140507_134131.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5Xo1_otStiw/U2nlPFvluUI/AAAAAAAAOrI/YEVvzFereOU/s1600/IMG_20140507_134131.jpg" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Not a great picture, but this is the pretty much the whole restaurant.</td></tr></tbody></table> So that’s the scene I walked into with an avocado in hand.<br /><br />Pomelo spotted the avocado right away and her reaction was unabashed repulsion. She brought a plate and knife and then watched on with morbid curiosity as I cut the avocado and startled at the point I whacked the seed with the knife to extract it. I cut the avocado into nibble sized pieces so everyone could get a little taste.<br /><br />Pomelo went first and based on her reaction you would have thought I’d offered her a plate of living, squirming maggots. It was hysterical. She tried to refuse so I pulled the classic parent modeling correct behavior by eating a piece and exaggeratedly saying, “Mmmmmm, so tasty!”<br /><br />The first thing she clearly wasn’t ready for was the texture. As soon as her fingers hit the avocado her apprehension skyrocketed. Again, based on her reaction you would have thought something truly terrifying was happening to her. Like a kid at a halloween party who just plunged her hand into a bowl of “eyeballs.” If I hadn’t been sitting there goading her she would not have actually tried it.<br /><br />Pomelo was holding a piece of avocado about the size of her fingernail. Did she pop the whole thing in her mouth? Oh, hell no. She didn’t so much take a bite as smear the piece against her front tooth. Her reaction was melodramatic horror. A frozen scream slowly spread across her face as she inferred the taste through her front tooth. She looked up at her mother across the room and pathetically croaked out a description of the worst thing that had ever happened to her.<br /><br />That was my cue. I picked up the plate and walked across the room to her mother who vigorously shook her head. To an American a strenuous refusal is really just an indication that a more robust invitation would be appreciated. [Footnote: In some ways I am <i>super</i> American.] So I pressed on through effusive pantomime until she trepidatiously took a piece. To her credit, after a couple moments of contemplating the reality of this abhorrent thing, she actually ate it. Her reaction was pretty much the same as her daughter’s though. I’m guessing she thought it was the worst thing she’d ever tasted.<br /><br />At that point panic broke out as everyone else in the place realized I was going to force a piece of soylent green on them as well. When I’d turn the plate toward someone she would scurry away alternating between saying “mai, mai, mai” and “no, no, no.” Again, as an American I took this as a challenge, hunting each person down until she was cornered and had no choice but take a piece of the accursed thing.<br /><br />The two ambiguously aged ladies got cornered at that same time and bickered with each other nonstop as they took their pieces. Then they fought with each other about who would try it first. One took a atom-sized nibble and seeing her reaction up close the other refused as though she’d just been handed the gun in game of Russian Roulette.<br /><br />One of the aunts took a piece and just held it, staring at it, as though I’d just given her a piece of actual kryptonite. If she ever got around to tasting it I missed it. The only person who ate the avocado without fuss was Pomelo’s dad but, in true Thai style, he tried to smother it with sugar.<br /><br />Puzzled and amused I tried to get Pomelo to explain what was so offensive about avocado. The look and texture are weird, sure, but the flavor and odor are so mild. After several rounds of attempted and failed explanations Pomelo summed up the experience as, “Like durian for you.” <br /><br />I have to take her word for it. This strikes me as bizarre, and if you’ve smelled durian I’m sure sure you’re puzzled too. Whatever the root cause of their aversion I promise you this: when face-to-face with a piece of avocado none of these Thai people were smiling. <!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-dTrJA5p-gmU%2FU42L4BVbuQI%2FAAAAAAAAQvE%2FVcKxXe6rJkA%2Fs1600%2FIMG_20140528_102927.jpg&container=blogger&gadget=a&rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dTrJA5p-gmU/U42L4BVbuQI/AAAAAAAAQvE/VcKxXe6rJkA/s1600/IMG_20140528_102927.jpg" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2F1.bp.blogspot.com%2F-RT4FLV0pM8Y%2FU42L4FybCcI%2FAAAAAAAAQvE%2FgN03gK9cOic%2Fs1600%2FIMG_20140529_114149.jpg&container=blogger&gadget=a&rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RT4FLV0pM8Y/U42L4FybCcI/AAAAAAAAQvE/gN03gK9cOic/s1600/IMG_20140529_114149.jpg" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-OF1sn6br7bc%2FU42L4Mb1m_I%2FAAAAAAAAQvE%2FLOKJvP1vKbM%2Fs1600%2FIMG_20140528_102903.jpg&container=blogger&gadget=a&rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OF1sn6br7bc/U42L4Mb1m_I/AAAAAAAAQvE/LOKJvP1vKbM/s1600/IMG_20140528_102903.jpg" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F-icKTGH7JQYc%2FU42L4LA3rZI%2FAAAAAAAAQvE%2FFON_SPanWCM%2Fs1600%2FIMG_20140602_101154.jpg&container=blogger&gadget=a&rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-icKTGH7JQYc/U42L4LA3rZI/AAAAAAAAQvE/FON_SPanWCM/s1600/IMG_20140602_101154.jpg" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-z_XGW2ZnhtI%2FU42L4P0ILyI%2FAAAAAAAAQvE%2FM6sXs1tk9JA%2Fs1600%2FIMG_20140601_171925.jpg&container=blogger&gadget=a&rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-z_XGW2ZnhtI/U42L4P0ILyI/AAAAAAAAQvE/M6sXs1tk9JA/s1600/IMG_20140601_171925.jpg" --><!-- Blogger automated replacement: "https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2F1.bp.blogspot.com%2F--Bw_7coGsDg%2FU42L4G5yN5I%2FAAAAAAAAQvE%2FHoxaYu3QBiE%2Fs1600%2FIMG_20140529_114132.jpg&container=blogger&gadget=a&rewriteMime=image%2F*" with "https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--Bw_7coGsDg/U42L4G5yN5I/AAAAAAAAQvE/HoxaYu3QBiE/s1600/IMG_20140529_114132.jpg" -->http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/06/thailand-land-of-something-anything.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-7288700720963957948Wed, 28 May 2014 15:12:00 +00002014-05-28T08:24:21.689-07:00Thailand & BeyondThree Convesations With My Students That Buddha May Have Overheard<div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-dce87fca-41d6-6448-8a1e-cde41520e614" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">[<i><u><b>WARNING</b></u></i>: This post includes an <u><i>uncharitable hyperbolic depiction of Christians</i></u>. If this is the sort of thing you’re inclined to be offended by I recommend skipping this post, or at least the section titled <i>"They are sneaky, Needle. Keep your eyes open</i>."]</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Recently the subject matter in my tutoring has taken a turn for the, uh, less straightforwardly academic with three of my students. This happened all the sudden, at pretty much the same time, for reasons I can’t fathom. I’d say it’s simply because we know each other better, but I’ve known one student for five months, another for about two months, and the last for about two weeks. Maybe it’s a vibe I’m giving off. Maybe it’s a coincidence. Maybe there is no such thing as time and this is all a kind of false past/present dichotomy. I don’t know. Perhaps you’ll have a better read on it than I do.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Kit Kat is less about fattening and more about evil.</span></span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Penny, not her real name, decided that because I am skinny I can advise her on a weight loss regimen. Never mind that I’m a 40 year old man and she is a 17 year old girl. My skinniness is all the evidence she needs of my fitness wisdom. I was inclined to brush this off because it seemed weird territory for us to explore together, but she started pressing me on my opinion on the Atkins Diet, which (no offense Atkins Dieters in my life) is madness. So I couldn’t let it pass. </span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Now our lessons revolve around reading Michael Pollan’s <i>Food Rules</i>, which involves many tangents to discuss evolution by natural selection and even more asides for personal affirmation. “You do not need to lose weight {NOTE: she really doesn’t}. But if you want to eat in ways that are good for you, we can talk about that.” She heartily agrees with me. Of course, I don’t believe that she believes but at least it’s got her rapt English attention. That’s the point, I suppose, but I’d happily trade her English ability for her being content with her physical self.</span></div><br /><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">They are sneaky, Needle. Keep your eyes open.</span></span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Needle, not her real name, goes to Catholic school. She’s 11 and I tutor in her home with Pole (clearly not her real name but one a Thai person could totally have), her mother, never more than a room away. I’ve been going there for five months and prior to a few weeks ago I had no sense of how they felt about me. They laugh at my jokes and all that, but, for example, Needle doesn’t know the name of their housekeeper and I had no reason to suspect she thought any more of me. I've slowly come to realize that I’m closer to Needle and Pole than I supposed. Or at least that they appreciate me more than I knew. This feeling crystallized last week when Needle and I were reviewing her class schedule that includes, what I call, “Jesus Class.”</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Like </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">virtually</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> all Thai people, Needle’s family is Buddhist. I asked if she also had “Buddha Class” and she said no. I asked if she thought that was weird and she didn’t follow. After several rounds of Socratic questioning we arrived at me bluntly telling her, “Christians are sneaky, Needle. They think Jesus is better than Buddha. Do you believe in Jesus? No, but they make you go to Jesus Class. Do you believe in their god? No, but they make you pray to him, even thank him for your food when that’s clearly the jurisdiction of Thai spirits. They do this because they want you to believe in Jesus and their god. Be careful, Needle. They are sneaky. Keep your eyes open.”</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Pole was in the room the whole time we were having this conversation. I had no idea how she’d feel about it. After all, she was the one who sent Needle to Catholic school and there I was telling her daughter that, in effect, her teachers had a secret agenda antithetical to her beliefs. Some people </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">might</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> take this as me undermining her education and yell at me (I know this because it has happened). I figured Pole would jump in if something struck her as untoward. Near the end of my blunt warning that “Christians are sneaky… Keep your eyes open,” Pole came over to the table and stood between Needle and me.</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Needle and Pole are a hybrid of daughter/mother and best friends. I’ve never seen Pole be stern with Needle. I’ve seen her get flustered. I’ve seen her get upset. But I’ve never seen her strike a posture and take tone that unequivocally conveyed, “Do not frak with me otherwise I will rain fire down on you.” With a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">stern</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> air Pole looked down at me as I finished my warning. I wondered if she was about to fire me. Then she looked at Needle and said, “Do you understand what he is saying?” Pole turned back to me. “Again, please.”</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">She wanted me to go through it again! This time as I went through it Pole translated everything into Thai for Needle so she could follow my admonition detail by detail. I got the sense that this wasn’t something they’d talked about before. It’s entirely possible that Pole hadn’t really considered the religious indoctrination aspect of Catholic school. Needle also has a class dedicated to the history of her school that prompted Pole to quip with a degree of sarcasm I'd never before heard from a Thai person, “That will help her a lot in her future career.” But it’s a “good” (and no doubt expensive) school. So maybe Pole figures these befuddling, pointless classes are a small price to pay for a “good” education. I’m not sure but it’s now seemingly clear that while Needle and Pole might not remember my name, they are unlikely to forget me anytime soon.</span></div><br /><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What’s the remaining 30%?</span></span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">And then there is Ewan. Clearly not his real name. Ewan is 12 and of my kids he’s the one who most openly resists doing any actual work. Not necessarily because it’s difficult, his spoken English is fluent if slightly sing-songy (we work on grammar), but rather because there’s so much he wants to talk about that he can’t be bothered with mundane drivel. Why review subject/verb agreement when we could be talking about Star Wars, Spiderman, video games, toys, and--as of a couple weeks ago--girls.</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Ewan is in the midst of a crush and was looking for guidance. Since being skinny doesn’t necessarily mean I'm a crush expert, he asked me how many crushes I’ve had. “Ooof, dude, that’s difficult to answer. Many. Many, many.” He pressed for a number and I told him we have to get our terminology straight so I introduced him to the Crush-O-Meter. </span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“The crush you’ve got now is a 10. You think about her all the time. You can’t sleep. You wonder what you should do, how to act around her, what to say, what not to say. That's a classic crush. A level 1 crush is like when you’re getting ketchup at McDonald’s and there’s a girl in the way. You ask her if you can get some ketchup and when she turns to say ‘sure’ you realize she’s cute. Now you’re thinking about the cute ketchup girl. Who is she? What’s she like? Where does she go to school? You think about her a lot while you’re eating but by the end of the day you can’t quite remember what she looked like. A few days later all you remember is the fact there was a ketchup girl but nothing else. That’s a level 1 crush.”</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Ewan agreed to the Crush-O-Meter metric.</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“If we’re talking crushes 1-10 I can’t even comprehend how many crushes I’ve had, so let’s just talk about level 5 and up. Assuming I started having those crushes around age 10, I’d guess I’ve had about 100 crushes.”</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Ewan’s jaw dropped. I should have anticipated this but it caught me off guard. Of course that number would sound inconceivable to someone in the midst of his first or possibly second crush. This seemed to nudge Ewan into thinking I’m a cad. So I explained that crushes are about feelings, but being a cad is about actions. You can’t help how you feel, but you can control how you act. That--I’m sure all of you can see--naturally rolled into talking about Buddhism.</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">All of the kids assume I’m Christian and are momentarily discombobulated when I disabuse them of the notion. This happened with Ewan and he asked what I am then. “I don’t really know. I’m some Buddhist, up to a point, and then I’m a bunch of other things stitched together from books, movies, and life.”</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Ewan accepted that without reservation and without missing a beat replied, “I’m, like, 70% Buddhist, but at night when I think a lot about it it freaks me out.” At this point I should to point out that Thai Buddhism is itself something like 60% Buddhism, 30% pagan polytheist spiritualism, and 10% “other” ranging from Confucian to Hindu. Somehow in that swirl of influences I’ve heard some of my students talk about Buddhist hell and purgatory. I have no idea if these are orthodox concepts for Thai Buddhist in general or a translation hiccup. Whatever it is, that’s what Ewan was freaked out about: Thai Buddhist hell.</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I asked, “If you’re 70% Buddhist what’s the other 30%?”</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Ewan has a touch of theater in him. He glanced at the door like someone might be eavesdropping on us, then looked at me for a moment as though sizing me up, and then leaned back in chair and cooly said: </span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Aliens. I’m 70% Buddhist and 30% aliens.”</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Without quite being able to articulate it exactly, what Ewan had struck upon was the idea that if aliens are real then it must at least call into question some of our metaphysical beliefs. If aliens don’t have a hell to go to then why would we? </span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Contrary what you might imagine, I took a backseat during Ewan’s alien explanation. I merely confirmed that the odds are heavily in favor the existence of </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">some form</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> of aliens, and then made lots of affirmative noises and gestures. There was nothing for me to add because Ewan was already on a path of his own making. As I’ve told one of my students repeatedly, “The only thing I want for you is for you to become the </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">you-est</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> you that you can be. I don’t know what that is, and neither does anyone else. It’s for you to figure out and you’ve got your whole life to do it.”</span></div><br /><h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">ET, phone home. And take this guy too.</span></span></h2><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">However these extra-curricular conversations came about they’re about to come to an abrupt halt. Some of my students have already scattered to the wind, gone back to their hometowns, scaled back their tutoring now that school is in session, or even left the country to attend high school in the UK or USA. I’ve got three weeks left with the ones who remain. For all but one that means seeing them, at most, three more times.</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Is it vanity to wonder if I’ve made a difference? In the sense of “pride” or in the sense of “futility” or both? I go back and forth on it. I’m just a random stranger in a strange land blundering through their lives for a minute. Maybe I shouldn’t make a noteworthy difference in the lives of these young people because who the hell am I? The truth is I’m not entirely sure. Is that what I’m trying to inoculate them against? Figure out the </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">you-est </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">you because I’m still hazy on who the </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">me-est</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> me is. Does any of this matter? The kid I’ve spent the most time with will add up to about 40 hours in the end. A single work week. It is possible I’m over-thinking this.</span></div><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Whether I made a difference or not; whether I should or shouldn’t have; I will absolutely cry the last time I see these kids. Maybe not in their presence, I hope not in their presence (too intense), but I will cry. And it’s times like this--when I can see that emotional pummeling rumbling my way three weeks out--that I wish I were 70% Alien, 20% Buddhist, and 10% Other. That way this would all be an interesting diversion, something to file in a report or blog about, rather than what it is: judgement.</span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LGJTdP46u70/U32dQzNm34I/AAAAAAAAPOI/ChEKpULbAMU/s1600/IMG_0454" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LGJTdP46u70/U32dQzNm34I/AAAAAAAAPOI/ChEKpULbAMU/s1600/IMG_0454" height="320" width="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Did this elephant get more out of our time together than any of my students?</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/05/three-convesations-with-my-students.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-7700274263606360694Fri, 23 May 2014 14:19:00 +00002014-05-23T07:19:38.563-07:00Chiang MaiThailand & BeyondTreehouseWong Kar-WaiThe Chiang Mai Enigma: death, bliss, same-same<div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and often billed as an antidote to Bangkok (a diiiiiiiiiiistant second, with about a million versus 13 million people). One is overwhelming, hot, and garish. The other is charming, temperate, and quaint. Several people who’ve traveled in Thailand told us they didn’t care for or even disliked Bangkok but </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">loved</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Chiang Mai. When we first arrived in Thailand Chiang Mai was high on our </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Must Do</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> list. For a variety of reasons it fell into the </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Nice To Do But, You Know, Whatever… Life</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> category and was briefly ruled out altogether. Then Spectra got one of her travel itches and used Chiang Mai as the scratching post so we finally got there last week.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">While it is true that Chiang Mai plays charming and quaint against Bangkok’s overwhelming and garish, it is a damned lie that it’s temperate. Both cities are unacceptably hot. Chiang Mai is cooler at night—thanks to the thinner, drier mountain air—so the walk home from dinner is refreshing. Alas, Chiang Mai has not shifted life into the evening so things like temples are open during the day.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Have you ever read a book or seen a movie where people need to simply keep moving to stay alive and someone decides to “take a rest” knowing that it means s/he’ll die? That’s always struck me as ridiculous. All you have to do is keep putting one foot in front of the other; why wouldn’t you trudge along until you drop? After walking around Chiang Mai in the dead of day I get it. I remember looking at a temple a couple blocks away and thinking, “I’m just going to take a rest now, here, in the middle of the street, man, that sounds nice.” Still, two out three ain’t bad.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sZX5RZCLgOE/U32n0b0qG-I/AAAAAAAAQCg/cQo9JqVEI_w/s1600/IMG_0028" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sZX5RZCLgOE/U32n0b0qG-I/AAAAAAAAQCg/cQo9JqVEI_w/s1600/IMG_0028" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">I am not pictured because I was dead.</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> True to all trips planned by Spectra, our four days there were less than leisurely. We took a night train and stayed in the heart of Chiang Mai, in the “old city” that’s surrounded by a moat and remnants of walls constructed nearly 1,000 years ago (Chiang Mai, or its full name, means “walled city”). We walked through a variety of impressive temples. We ate terrific food. Had coffee at </span><a href="http://www.ristr8to-coffee-chiangmai.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #1155cc; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Ristr8to</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, which is the best fraking coffee shop either one of us has ever been to, hands down… even without air conditioning on a 36c/97f degree day. We went to an elephant sanctuary where we fed and bathed rescued elephants, four of which had stepped on landmines while logging. The pièce de résistance: we stayed in a treehouse hotel that was so perfect in its way that we’re tempted to go back to Chiang Mai before we leave so we can stay another couple nights: </span><a href="http://www.chiangmaitreehouse.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #1155cc; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Rabeang Pasak Chiangmai Treehouse Resort</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">With all that in mind, here are the four things I will forever remember about Chiang Mai: Pinn, AJ, Lisa, and Sci. That’s a Thai woman, the brother of a high school friend of mine, a Chinese woman, and a Thai man. Sure, I saw spellbinding scenery and gazed into a culture’s historical heart, but none it made me feel better about being human. None of it made me think, “Thank Solustron I lived as long as I did and that my life twisted and turned such that I found myself sitting here with you."</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br /></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><br /></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: large;"><i>The AJ Experience</i></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Before I get to the defining episode of this trip I have to quickly sing the praises of AJ. His older brother Brett and I were core friends in high school. I think I was 18 the last time I saw AJ and he was 15. Had I passed him on the street a couple weeks ago the only reason I would have noticed him is he’s 6’8” (203 cm). Even then I’m not sure I would have put together who he is because when we met for dinner I struggled to assign his face to someone from my past. The truth is I couldn’t quite do it. I mean, I knew it was him, if for no other reason he shares too many mannerisms with his brother not to be, but after a couple minutes I just accepted that the person before me was AJ even though I couldn’t transpose his face onto the person I knew a little once upon a time.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Going to Chiang Mai and hanging out with AJ was one of those things that reflexively sounded like a good idea when Brett mentioned it five months ago on the other side of the world. Only when I was faced with the reality of making a plan with someone I don’t really know did it suddenly strike me as a less obviously great idea. What if AJ was one of the unsavory farang whom I so detest sleezing around Thailand? What if he’s something worse than that (even though I can’t imagine what that would be)? I consoled myself with the fact that we’d only committed to one meal with him and could conveniently forget to make additional plans the rest of our stay.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mJFLei9yNyk/U32nBTp2yQI/AAAAAAAAP9w/J51LJtDyeJI/s1600/IMG_0066" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mJFLei9yNyk/U32nBTp2yQI/AAAAAAAAP9w/J51LJtDyeJI/s1600/IMG_0066" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">AJ was lurking within. Ready to charm and produce a special rate on beer.</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> We ended up having dinner with AJ twice and then hanging out with him in his home the afternoon before we returned to Bangkok. Practically speaking that means we spent every available moment we could with AJ. We even sat around his home for a few hours drinking beer, eating chips, watching TV and then looking at slideshows of his trips to Ankor Wat and Taiwan. Keep in mind, Spectra “GO GO GO Everything That Can Be Seen Must Be Seen” Myers was sitting on that couch too. That’s how fraking delightful AJ is. Without so much as a grumble or a sideways glance at me, Spectra idled away a whole afternoon when there were dozens of temples left to see. AJ could not have known it, but this is the highest compliment Spectra can pay a person.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">My mother nearly lost her feet in Kyoto thanks to the punishing drive of Travel Spectra. She would have been thunderstruck by the sight of Spectra drinking a beer at 2 in the afternoon, watching a reality TV show about how Malaysia trains their special forces, without a care in the world for the “silver temple” across the street. That is to say the easygoing power of AJ is something to behold if you’re ever in Chiang Mai. I suspect no connection to AJ would be necessary but it would make it easier get in touch with him. If you have no connection to him but fancy a visit, let me know and I’ll arrange a meeting.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0gMTcAoI9E0/U32alSjN2AI/AAAAAAAAPDw/UklxqPI8tjY/s1600/IMG_0537" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0gMTcAoI9E0/U32alSjN2AI/AAAAAAAAPDw/UklxqPI8tjY/s1600/IMG_0537" height="320" width="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">My friend AJ and me. Looking kind of giant.</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Okay, so the defining Chiang Mai episode.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: large;"><i>"My movie isn't about Chiang Mai. My movie IS Chiang Mai." ~ Pinn</i></span></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Chiang Mai is “in the mountains” like Salt Lake City is. That is to say, the mountains are very close but you’re not “in” them like you are when you’re in a ski resort town like Vail. Our final night in Chiang Mai was the only one we spent outside the city, in the surrounding mountain jungle. We spent this night in a treehouse. Had we known what it would be like we would have spent more than one night there.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JLrNCU7J5As/U32bhCLY72I/AAAAAAAAPIw/JIDQienf1kA/s1600/IMG_0498" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JLrNCU7J5As/U32bhCLY72I/AAAAAAAAPIw/JIDQienf1kA/s1600/IMG_0498" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">We stayed here one measly night. We are fools.</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">On the way we stopped at the Four Seasons Resort to pick up another treehouse guest. Spectra and I were both surprised to hear someone from, perhaps, the poshest resort in all of Thailand (which is saying something) was joining us and were preemptively concerned about what kind of person this would be. It was the mirror image of the anxiety we’d feel if we were picking someone up at the Reggae Backpacker Wild Weed Hostel and Love Shack. Not that </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">everyone</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> who stays in either of those kinds of places is a reprehensible person, but the odds creep up that at first blush she or he will be an obvious bummer.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Our Four Seasons addition turned out to be a Chinese woman of indeterminate age--let’s say 30, give or take 15 years--named Lisa. She sat in the front seat, we sat in the back, so there was a little initial chatter but it was difficult to maintain without her fully turning around in her seat. Since she wasn’t me that wasn’t going to happen. It was not immediately clear that she was deplorable, which was all we could really ask for, and there was even an encouraging sign.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Lisa asked the driver how far it was to the treehouse. He answered, sixty kilometers, or something. Then I immediately asked him, “How far it is to Nirvana from here?” Lisa burst out laughing while the driver was confused. I congratulated the driver on his non-answer explaining that he was right, “Nirvana is nowhere and everywhere. The distance to Nirvana is a secret hidden in one’s heart.” She laughed again. The driver may have attained enlightenment. It was difficult to tell with certainty.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xuWuIdinW_I/U32nRyHMwhI/AAAAAAAAP_Q/KjK3MiG-OIg/s1600/IMG_0050" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xuWuIdinW_I/U32nRyHMwhI/AAAAAAAAP_Q/KjK3MiG-OIg/s1600/IMG_0050" height="320" width="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">What the driver saw in that moment.</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> We arrived at Rabeang Pasak Chiangmai Treehouse and were greeted by the owner, Mr. Lee. He’s Thai, probably in the neighborhood of 70 and, we found out later, a Pratt Institute trained architect. Because where else would you get your training to build treehouses in the mountain jungle of rural Thailand but a revered, tiny school in Brooklyn. Have I mentioned life on Earth is brilliantly ridiculous and that we should stop ruining it? If not, consider it mentioned. Mr. Lee informed us that due to cancellations Spectra, Lisa, and I had the run of the place. He even insisted we check multiple treehouses to choose the one we liked most. Spectra’s dream is to live in a treehouse so she was basically out of her mind at this point.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">After we settled in it was already time for dinner. We ate on a big patio overlooking a stream and the treehouses. We tried like crazy to get Lisa to sit with us but she demurred. Mr. Lee’s daughter Pinn, who helps run the place, was less resistant to our conversational overtures. Each time she came by to check on us we detained her a little longer and by the end of the meal she pulled up a chair to talk with us. Perhaps Pinn’s inclusion was a sign to Lisa that we Americans wouldn’t get all America on her because she shortly joined our conversation too.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0LPbx0LsI_s/U32bVb-zmAI/AAAAAAAAPHw/I1ai32vd_mM/s1600/IMG_0506" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0LPbx0LsI_s/U32bVb-zmAI/AAAAAAAAPHw/I1ai32vd_mM/s1600/IMG_0506" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">This stream. One night. Again, we are fools.</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The four of us took a short walk down to a marsh that looked like a planetarium projection. It was like a Milky Way of fireflies in a narrow band above the reeds extending back into the forest as far as we could see. “Like Christmas,” Pinn said. I feigned ignorance out of fear that Jesus might show up and ruin everything. He didn’t. After the fireflies we returned to the patio. Pinn excused herself to, like, work or something, but Lisa was in. We sat there for a couple hours chatting.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">It turned out Lisa was in Chiang Mai meeting with some sort of tea tasting organization. There were 400 people in town to drink tea. Tea from Thailand, we assumed. No. Lisa was in Chiang Mai, Thailand with 350 other Chinese people (according to Lisa, the remaining 50 were from random places like Canada but </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">definitely not</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Japan</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">) to drink tea from... China. Rare tea, she assured us. I asked if they were in Chiang Mai to drink it because the tea had to be smuggled out of China. She laughed, but no.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">So Lisa was a Chinese lady in Thailand to drink tea from China at the Four Seasons Resort. Do you feel a pang of envy? What if I add that she was beautiful, gregarious and sharp? Before you answer, keep in mind she was stunned and openly jealous of the fact that neither Spectra’s nor my mother would ever even casually mention that </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">maybe</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> it would be nice if we’d have a baby some day. She was also in awe of the frequency of our communications with our mothers: Spectra once a week; me haphazardly that probably works out to being once every 3 weeks. Lisa talks to her parents every day. Every day they poke and prod about when she’s going to get married and have children. I’m not sure how many idyllic tea parties she’d trade for Spectra’s parent communication regimen but I’d wager the answer is greater than one.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Spectra and I went to bed knowing know we wouldn’t see Lisa again. Or at least I wouldn’t. Lisa had to leave early in the morning to catch her flight back to China. Early isn’t my thing but sometimes it’s Spectra’s. She didn’t catch her though.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Around 9:30 we went up for breakfast. We ate and then Pinn came over and we got to talking. By the way, the “P” in her name is actually the impossible sound that’s between “p” and “b” and the double-n is to indicate the sound at the end of her name is falling. She swore I managed to say her name correctly a couple times but I doubt it. Like Lisa, Pinn is also of indeterminate age: roughly 30, give or take 15 years. At some point Spectra decided to explore the grounds and the treehouses. Pinn and I kept chatting. About an hour later Spectra returned and Pinn and I were still chatting.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Pinn’s life story is for her share, so I’m not going to really get into it, but she lived in the United States in non-obvious immigrant places for almost a decade before returning to Thailand to help her father with the treehouses. If anyone reading this knows Wong Kar-Wai I think you should mention Pinn to him because he might want to make a movie about a Pinn-like person living a treehouse in the mountain jungle outside of Chiang Mai. If Mr. Wong isn’t available, someone please contact Werner Herzog.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Like her Pratt educated, architect, treehouse building father; Pinn is a walking, talking, laughing, eye-rolling endorsement for the inherent ridiculous brilliance of humanity. If aliens are watching trying decide whether humans should be exterminated to let something more interesting take over, I’m sure they’ve keyed in on Pinn. One Pinn is worth many less sterling types found at the Four Seasons or Reggae Backpacker Wild Weed Hostel and Love Shack. Same goes for Lisa and AJ and Sci (whose story I won’t be touching on, I’m sorry to say, because this thing shouldn’t go on forever).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">When Spectra rejoined us Pinn looked at her and said, “He asks so many questions. Every time I think he will forget, but no. He remembers and asks again.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“This is normal,” Spectra assured her. “He loves doing this to people.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">  </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This moment was a mini-revelation for me. If Spectra is “everything that can be seen must be seen,” then I am “everything that a person can tell must be heard.” I’d been sitting there interrogating a next-to-stranger for approximately two hours while Spectra spent half that time exploring the treehouse valley. She was doing her thing and I was doing mine. I don’t think we’d ever so explicitly bifurcated an experience like that before. As far as revelations go this one would have to count as minor. It’s unlikely to have finally punch my enlightenment ticket, and its utility is of limited or perhaps nil value. Spectra and I were naturally inclined to give the other space to do our inherent self things anyway so this won’t resolve any issues because there weren’t any.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">So what does this mean? I don’t know. Why does this make me feel better about being alive? I’m not sure. What is my current distance to nirvana? I have no idea. Is this insight attributable to Chiang Mai? That's the most salient question here but it's no more answerable than the others. At best it's debatable but we've never seen it reported in guidebooks like, “Thanks to less hurlyburly and a more walkable environment than Bangkok, as you meander from temple to temple through the invigorating, sun dappled streets of Chiang Mai you may find yourself gaining new insights into, not only Thailand, but also into yourself.” </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-24gT1-rcHVc/U32kYBBl00I/AAAAAAAAPxc/qz28tuVqpmU/s1600/IMG_0166" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-24gT1-rcHVc/U32kYBBl00I/AAAAAAAAPxc/qz28tuVqpmU/s1600/IMG_0166" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Does this look enlightening?</td></tr></tbody></table></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What to make of Chiang Mai then? I honestly can't say. It's not exactly what it's cracked up to be, but it isn't entirely NOT what it's cracked up to be either. Perhaps this is part of its charm. That like your distance from Nirvana, Chiang Mai can only be measured by your heart. You might want to lie down and die in the street. You might find people who make you happy to be alive. These might be the same thing. I have no idea what that thing is but I'd pay to see Wong Kar-Wai (or Werner Herzog) contemplate it in a movie simply called </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Pinn</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uLEeuhOu2H0/U32htjXZadI/AAAAAAAAPl0/KVZyz8xchgY/s1600/IMG_0262" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uLEeuhOu2H0/U32htjXZadI/AAAAAAAAPl0/KVZyz8xchgY/s1600/IMG_0262" height="320" width="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">How about this?</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-chiang-mai-enigma-death-bliss-same.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-1928006325389533119Tue, 20 May 2014 08:25:00 +00002014-05-20T05:12:47.543-07:00424DGodzillaMartial LawThailand & BeyondMilitary Declares Martial Law: We Debate Seeing Godzilla in "4D"A very brief post for nervous mothers and, perhaps, Beckett.<br /><br />You may have notice that martial law was declared in Thailand in headlines and articles that also often include the expression "coup d'état." Here is a verbatim exchange of texts Spectra and I had this morning in light of the news:<br /><br />SPECTRA: did you read about the military martial law?<br /><br />ME: Yep. You are living under Martial Law. The military says, "Don't Panic."<br /><br />SPECTRA: 5555* <br /><br />ME: No. They really did. They said, "Don't panic." Apparently both sides, Red and Yellow, have issued statements saying, "Okay, we'll back down now. And we won't panic."<br /><br />SPECTRA: everyone has their towels, huh?<br /><br />So there you have it. Life under martial law. The most pressing issue Spectra and I are facing is whether we'll see "Godzilla" in 4D or not. 4D is when your chair shakes and wind gets blown in your face, stuff like that. It's 6-times the cost of a regular movie though and I hate 3D, which is part of the 4D experience. We both feel like we should experience this once before we leave but when it's time to buy the ticket will we go through with it?<br /><br />Alas, the military will not bail us out of this conundrum. We'll have to solve it the old fashioned way: trading punches to the stomach until someone throws up. Because that, Beckett (if you're reading), is ultimately the best way to solve all intractable disputes. Nay, Beckett, it is the <u><b><i>ONLY</i></b></u> way.<br /><br /><br />*This is the Thai equivalent of "LOL." The word "five" sounds like "ha."http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/05/military-declares-martial-law-we-debate.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-6132351782416310484Tue, 06 May 2014 17:52:00 +00002014-05-06T10:52:34.314-07:00Thailand & BeyondTruths and Lies about Thailand: “everyone” speaks English<div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-0008f578-d29a-9f36-2692-cf889df9f5fc" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">At a minimum, Americans (and Germans) have the sense that everyone in Thailand speaks English. Not literally, of course, but we do believe that wherever we go there will be Thai people who speak enough English to negate our need to speak any Thai. That’s <i>pretty much</i> true in the tourist intensive areas, but the moment you step off the Farang Trail the prevalence of English precipitously declines, and without rudimentary Thai you find yourself struggling to order even a cup of tea. This was a rude awakening for Spectra and me because we live nowhere near the Farang Trail. Our pathetic attempts at learning a little Thai were incinerated in a trial by fire as we struggled to do anything that didn’t involve McDonald’s or 7-eleven. It was a humbling and bewildering first month (or two). And one I heartily endorse.</span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-0008f578-d29a-9f36-2692-cf889df9f5fc" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Thailand is not an English speaking nation. It’s Thailand, which is where they speak Thai. Many people here do speak English, which is nice for we English speakers, and considering it’s currently the world’s lingua franca that’s no doubt of broader utilitarian benefit to them. Still, learning any language beyond one’s native tongue should be a choice freely made. If vast tracts of Americans still stubbornly refuse to learn a second language, then that’s a right we ought to endorse in other nations too. I've demonstrated my support by learning a trifle of Thai, and I rather enjoy the painstaking process of slooooooowly finding an understanding with Thai people who speak no English.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Just in case you don’t know, Thai is a tonal language. This is a daunting hurdle for English speakers—who aren’t musicians—and it isn’t the only one. Thai also features a bunch of sounds that are, for lack of a better description, in between familiar English sounds. For example, there’s a sound between P and B. Try and make that sound. Try it. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I dare you!</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> I can’t even <i>hear</i> it much less make it. So when I'm attempting to say a word with one of those mystery sounds I make an exaggerated mess of it to convey </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">it’s the sound hidden in here that I can’t make</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. Tones in conjunction with hidden sounds mean Thai people often have NO CLUE what I’m talking even when I know what I'm saying.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">To wit, my home bus stop is “major.” Yes, the English word. It’s the name of a movie theater chain that has a location across the street from our apartment. Convenient, right? How many different ways do you think there are to say “major”? Take a moment. Think about it. As far as I can tell there are </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">at least</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> twelve. Five potential vowel sounds for the A, five more for the O, and at least two for the J because it’s one of those in between sounds. Plus, the R is silent. And the R in conjunction with the O make that vowel sound more like “uh” than anything typically associated with an O. So a simple English word like “major” ends up sounding more like “may-jch-uh.” And that’s without the tones.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Context often saves the day, but even with a word seemingly as simple as "major" it can take several seconds of saying it over and over and over changing the tones and mangling the vowels every way I can think of until the Thai person I'm talking to finally hears it. I love these “oooooooh” moments, and the laughter that usually ensues, but one place it's not fun is the bus. The ticket person on the bus is usually in a hurry. When she (or much less frequently, he) is stymied by the tone deaf, thick tongued, unintelligible farang butchering the name of a bus stop beyond recognition; she quickly scans the bus to find the secret everpresent font of English assistance: young Thai people.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">If my experience and recollection are fair indicators, which they are not, then virtually all Thai people 25-and-under on buses speak English. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This happens without fail </span>when the ticket lady gets fed up with my verbal gymnastics: She scans the bus to find the nearest young lady in a school uniform. It’s almost always a young lady in school uniform and there is <i>always</i> at least one on the bus (university students wear uniforms too). The ticket lady will say something in Thai to the young lady who will then either simply look at me or say, “Where do you want to go?” I’ll tell her the name of the place I’m going, and then she’ll say it to the ticket lady who will immediately understand… even though I’m sure the student said </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">the exact same thing I just said</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">!</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rPruFb-ZJwk/U1ICLhqyyLI/AAAAAAAANoI/o6BE1XQs52A/s1600/IMG_20140417_155650.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rPruFb-ZJwk/U1ICLhqyyLI/AAAAAAAANoI/o6BE1XQs52A/s1600/IMG_20140417_155650.jpg" height="320" width="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">I'd bet my life that someone speaks English on that bus.</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I have yet to find this exasperating. It's closer to experiencing a magic trick that seems so simple, and you think you've identified the part where the sleight of hand takes hides the secret, but you can't quite put it all together. I know what the student says is subtly different than what I say but I just can't hear it. We’ll be leaving at the end of June so it's doubtful I'll ever master the tones and mystery sounds. This is a bummer but it’s not a crippling setback. Because while it’s a lie that everyone in Thailand speaks English; it is an astonishing and mystifying truth—every bit as inconceivable as the existence of a sound between P and B—that the young person nearest the ticket lady on the bus most certainly does.</span></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/05/truths-and-lies-about-thailand-everyone.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-4917157867834663664Sat, 03 May 2014 09:38:00 +00002014-05-03T02:46:51.019-07:00playdateThailand & BeyondThailand: it’s not America… or is it<div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Thai schools are in the midst of “summer vacation.” Technically it’s spring, but this is the hottest time of year here so kids get a couple months off (kids in Thai schools, that is, kids in international schools get much shorter breaks). In practice that means lots of tutoring instead of school, but still they have considerably more free time these days. And what do they do with it? If the dozen or so young people I routinely work with are a fair representation, they do not spend much of it with their friends.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In class I always ask students what they’ve done since I last saw them. The answers typically involve movies, games, shows, sleeping, and eating. Lot’s and lot’s of sleeping. Slowly it dawned on me that there was very little mention of friends. At first I wondered if they were taking that fact as a given, like </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">of course</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> they’re watching movies with friends, but then I started asking them about it.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Maybe eight of the twelve youngsters said the same thing: they don't see their friends during summer break. Pretty much ever. What's more, they don't care to. It just isn't a priority. Of course they text or play games together online; but the idea of seeing a movie or eating a pizza or just hanging out isn't on their radar. And of the kids who don’t hang out with their friends, absolutely none of them have ever had a friend over to their house or been to a friend's house.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">A few months ago one of my students had mentioned this in passing. She said she never went to friends’ houses and they never came to hers because they have to be “perfect little angels.” I didn’t see the demonic element in going to a friend’s house and pressed her on the point. She said her parents wouldn’t know what she doing at a friend’s house. I pointed out her friend’s parents would know and she said that wasn’t the same thing. At that point I let it go assuming it was one of her parents curious predilections or there was more to the story than I knew (or perhaps should know).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Now, months later, I’ve found myself surrounded by “perfect little angels.” One of whom is 12-year-old Paint (not her real name). I tutor Paint in her home and last week we were talking about the fact that she hadn’t spent any time with a single friend since she’d been on summer break (she goes to a Thai school and has the multi-month extended vacation) when her mother, Time (not her name), entered the room.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Paint’s English is spotty and I wondered if we misunderstood each other, so I asked Time to confirm.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“No, she has not seen any of her friends.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I was exaggeratedly flabbergasted. “Not once. Will she? Before school starts?”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Time laughed, “No.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Not to see a movie? Not to get a pizza? Nothing?”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Time and Paint both laughed, “No.” They found my astonishment amusing.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“What about going to a friend’s house?”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Time stopped laughing. “No.” She was serious. This was not funny.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Why not?” I asked.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“I do not know her friends’ parents. It might be dangerous,” Time said without a hint of deadpan.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“But her friends all go to school with her,” I pointed out. “And it’s not a public school so her friends’ parents are probably a lot like you.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Time was unmoved. “I don’t know them. It’s dangerous.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I explained that when I was a teenager on break from school that every day I couldn’t hang out with my friends was agony.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Time listened patiently, nodding along, and then said in all seriousness, “This is not America.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Indeed not, but lucky I am American and was undaunted.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Okay, pretend Paint is friends with the Crown Prince’s daughter, who is about her age, I think. If the Prince’s daughter asked Paint over, could she go?”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Time shrugged and said, “I’d have no choice. She would have to go.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Okay, pretend Paint is friends with (Thailand Prime Minister) Yingluck’s…”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“NO!” Time cut me off. “No.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Okay, pretend Paint is friends with (opposition leader) Suthep’s…”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“NO!” Time cut me off again. “No.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Okay,” I said. Time sighed and frowned at me, having grown tired of this game, but I continued, “Pretend Paint is friends with President Obama’s daughter…”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Time burst out laughing. “Okay, okay. She can can go.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“She could go to the White House to play with Sasha or Malia, whichever is the younger one? The Obamas’ house is not dangerous."</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Yes, she can go.” Time and Paint both laughed.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I leaned across the table to get in Paint’s face. “When I get home I’ll ask my rich friends and family to request a playdate at the White House for you.” Then I turned to Time, “I don’t know what it’s like in Thailand, but in America when you have lots of money you can get pretty much anything you want from politicians.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Paint laughed, “Same same.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">America and Thailand, so different and yet so (lamentably) similar.</span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HXlBcPqIF-A/U2S698_U9VI/AAAAAAAAOe4/vij4wtN6FvU/s1600/flag.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HXlBcPqIF-A/U2S698_U9VI/AAAAAAAAOe4/vij4wtN6FvU/s1600/flag.jpg" height="168" width="320" /></a></div></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/05/thailand-its-not-america-or-is-it.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-6619172904518998798Thu, 01 May 2014 16:47:00 +00002014-05-01T09:50:06.382-07:00Ko Si ChangThailand & BeyondKo Si Chang: [blank] Thailand Experience<div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">At some point in the last couple months Spectra and I passed into the realm of “subtle Thai experiences.” We’ve had our fill of massive, spectacular temples & sites, and Thai culture is no longer alien (although it’s still occasionally </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">looking glass</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> fascinating; I’ll get into an example in a future post). We’re now firmly into stuff that the very act of chronicling crushes. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but these are the kinds of experiences that would be best captured by haiku. I don’t think I understood the utility of haiku before that last couple months. Our overnight trip last Sunday to Ko Si Chang is a case study haiku experience. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">We ended up going in the perfect way. Spectra was itching for a bit of a trip; I had a student cancel on Sunday; and out of nowhere we took an overnight trip to the closest visitable island, which just so happens to be Ko Si Chang in the Gulf of Thailand. Technically this is about that impromptu overnight trip, and I will talk about it a bit here and there, but in actuality this is about two aspects that defined the trip: motorbikes and View.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Not “the view” but rather View: a woman. A 25-year-old computer programmer who is a walking, talking, smiling, laughing, radiating-crystalline-goodness embodiment of what (decent) people think Thailand will be. She was ahead of us in line at the bus station, and before she could walk away the ticket lady commanded her to guide us to the bus. We quickly determined that View speaks just a wee bit of English. Way more than we speak Thai, but still just a wee bit. She led us to the curb and motioned for us to wait. Not a minute later a bus pulled up, View indicated we should get on, and then she turned around and got on.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">"Ah, we're on the same bus,” I thought.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Once on the bus it was clear what was going on. It was already 80% full and we were catching it on its way out of the station. We’d arrived in the nick of time, lucky us. And lucky View because it meant we sat together in the last row. View had the window, then Spectra, then me.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The ride to Sriracha (yep, spicy sauce lovers, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">that</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Sriracha), where we’d catch a ferry, would take about two hours. After a couple rounds of nodding, smiling, and thanking View for helping us, we all settled down in the otherwise completely silent bus. As our friend Ning pointed out, "Loud music is Sawyer's enemy," because it cripples my ability to converse. T’was an astute reckoning and, in the same vein, silence is my siren song.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">During the ride I'd noted that View was still tending to us. She saw we were looking out the window so, without consulting us, she'd occasionally fuss with the curtain to optimize our view. After a fashion she took a rest and reclined back in her seat, folded her arms, and with her right hand pinched the curtain between her fingers so as to keep it open for our benefit; never mind that a closed curtain would have aided her in sleeping (most everyone else had fastidiously closed their curtain).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">"She cares about us," I whispered Spectra.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">"You're imagining things," Spectra wordlessly glared back at me.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">After about 30 minutes the landscape was rural but there'd be pockets of massive condos or apartment buildings. I wondered if the people living out there worked in Bangkok. I leaned over Spectra and said to View, "Khatoadkrap (in this context: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I beg your pardon</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">)," View sat up and looked intently at me. "The people who live out here. Do they work in Bangkok?"</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The question proved to be at least two orders of magnitude too complicated. View ran through a series of exaggerated facial expressions to convey she was listening, thinking, confused, sorry, and then clasped onto Spectra’s arm and doubled over in mock exaggerated apologetic shame. It was a breathtaking sequence of cross-cultural interpersonal communication kabuki theater. And it initiated a 90 minute conversation facilitated through Google Translate on three phones, one Thai/English phrasebook, a handful of English, a pinch of Thai, and set against a background of laughter, massive smiling and endless pantomime.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">There were two rounds of group selfies and by the time we got off the bus View and I were openly teasing each other. I told her she was a liar, crazy, and a bad sister. She told me I looked 50. She tried to get her parents to give us a ride to the pier to catch our ferry, which would have been a life-making experience, but they were unavailable and View was exaggeratedly saddened to hear that she too would be taking a tuk-tuk once off the bus.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Spectra and I talk about superlative culturally specific moments, outings, whatevers as </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Top ______ Experience</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. For example, a “Piss Alley” meal with my mother in Shinjuku was a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Top Japan Experience</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">; and an egg coffee with Vic sitting on one-foot tall stools in a hidden Hanoi coffee shop was a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Top Vietnam Experience</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. Conversing with View was a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Top Thailand Experience</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. Honestly, the rest of the trip could have been varying degrees of disaster and we still would have fondly remembered it as the </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Befriending View</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. Such is the power of View. Here’s our crappy group selfie:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mfFp1Powv9o/U2B0uxmI3TI/AAAAAAAAOTw/I6n8c4UH6Mo/s1600/20140427_140512.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mfFp1Powv9o/U2B0uxmI3TI/AAAAAAAAOTw/I6n8c4UH6Mo/s1600/20140427_140512.jpg" height="240" width="320" /></a></span></div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><span id="goog_887177359"></span><span id="goog_887177360"></span> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">After a harrowing tuk-tuk ride (there may be no other kind) to the pier and a lovely 45-minute ferry ride we arrived on Ko Si Chang. This is not one of the famous islands people fly halfway around the world to luxuriate on. This is a very local island surrounded by shipping vessels with a massive port clearly visible on the mainland nearby. It is not an exaggeration to say the island appeared to be under an embargo enforced by shipping vessels. If that sounds like it’s not a ringing endorsement, well, that’s what I would have thought too. But Ko Si Chang is delightful in it’s own understated </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">it’s a tiny mountain of an island in the ocean... what did you expect</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> kind of way.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">There were temples and charming restaurants and incredible scenery, but I’m going to focus on how one gets around the island. It’s a small place, a shade over 17 square kilometers/a shade under 7 square miles. All winding roads up and down the hills and along the coast. I didn’t see a single car, just a couple pickup trucks. This makes it the idea place to explore on a motorbike. And wouldn’t you know it, you can rent one on the pier where the ferry drops you?! What are the odds? So Spectra and I rented a motorbike. This sweet baby right here:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6QEMwRNvAtI/U2J4ZaEfgvI/AAAAAAAAOeg/gxRhj8AZZds/s1600/motobike.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6QEMwRNvAtI/U2J4ZaEfgvI/AAAAAAAAOeg/gxRhj8AZZds/s1600/motobike.jpg" height="240" width="320" /></a></div><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">My growing Southeast Asia interest in motorbikes isn’t a secret, but I hadn’t been on one. Now I was not only going to ride on one but drive it. I have never, not one time in life, driven a motorcycle or scooter or moped. I’ve been on one a total of, perhaps, five times. Prior to the moment where the rental guy showed me how to start the motorbike it hadn’t really dawned on me that, you know, there’s was, like, stuff to know about driving one. I’d sort of blithely thought of them as bicycles you don’t have to work very hard to make go. As soon as I was sitting on a motorbike the shortcoming of my notion couldn’t have been more obvious or petrifying.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">My bicycle back home weights, like, 20 pounds. A scooter is more like 200 pounds. A 100 times heavier made a 1,000 times more terrifying by the fact that it goes really fast, really quickly. The speedometer went up to 160kmh/99mph, and within a minute I’d gone faster on that scooter than I had on a bike ever in my life. Complicating my learning curve, when we arrived at Ko Si Chang Spectra was wearing a dress so she rode side saddle, which threw the balance of the bike off. The initial ride to Charlie's Bungalows, our perfectly lovely accommodations, was not a life-affirming jaunt fit for Italian fashion magazines. It was white-knuckle nerve wracking. I couldn’t believe they just give these things to people without any proof of having a clue what they’re doing. If you’re wondering whether I was being routinely passed by both the very young and the very old, sometimes on the same motorbike, on that initial ride: you better believe your ass I was.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">After settling into our adorable room, Spectra wanted to go to a beach on the other side of the island. She mercifully changed into shorts and could sit properly on the bike. The “main road” running, more or less, along the coast is a proper, two-lane street. All of the roads that branch off from it crawling up into and over the hills are more like single-lane roads, adding considerably to the charm of the place. Cruising, pretty much alone, through landscapes that look like this:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Azmty8Amyn8/U2J5w7HfTAI/AAAAAAAAOeo/FH5za9OIx0Q/s1600/road.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Azmty8Amyn8/U2J5w7HfTAI/AAAAAAAAOeo/FH5za9OIx0Q/s1600/road.jpg" height="240" width="320" /></a></div></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What that picture doesn’t capture was how steep and twisty these roads were. They were a motorbike skills acquisition trial by fire. A couple of times we reached the top of a hill and I stopped to gaze in horror at the video game death course I had to navigate to get back down. Here’s where I say after inching my way up and down a couple hills I got the hang of it and bombed around corners, gunned it up hills, and toasted some elderly/children motorbikers. But I didn’t. I never got anywhere near any of that. </span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The next day on the way back to the pier to leave I was passed by a scooter driven by a maybe 10-year-old and standing on the platform between the seat and steering column was a maybe 4-year-old who rubbernecked at me on their way by. So I came up short on the </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Akira</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">-meter, but I did manage to get comfortable enough to stop dreading going fast enough to pick my feet up off the street (a truly harrowing moment the first few times).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Therein lies the essence of Ko Si Chang: we made a friend we can’t talk to and I can drive a motorbike well enough to be mocked by a 4-year-old.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Ko Si Chang: Top Thailand Experience.</span><br /><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><i>P.S. On the off, off, off chance any of my Thai students are reading this: yes, I know, it's hypocritical of me not to be wearing a helmet. I swear I didn't know they wouldn't be made available. I hear your scorn. But it doesn't change the fact that you should wear a helmet. We'll discuss in class.</i> </span></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/05/ko-si-chang-blank-thailand-experience.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-128852893977820477Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +00002014-04-19T11:00:13.647-07:00Thailand & BeyondTimelineToey JarinpornClose Encounters of the "Timeline" KindPerhaps you are familiar with my veneration of a little Thai film called <i>Timeline</i>? If not, I made my feelings clear in <a href="http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/02/timeline-her-love-constant-beyond-gods.html" target="_blank">a post (one of my shortest, by the way)</a>. Anyway, Friday night (19 April) Spectra and I were with our friends Belle, Ning, and Mankato--in addition to some of their delightful friends--at the JJ night market. Who else should be at the market that night? None other than co-star of <i>Timeline</i> Toey Jarinporn. This lady:<br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-to69GPgFIaU/U1KSInE6PRI/AAAAAAAANqs/4geRnBCINl0/s1600/Jarinporn-Joonkiat.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-to69GPgFIaU/U1KSInE6PRI/AAAAAAAANqs/4geRnBCINl0/s1600/Jarinporn-Joonkiat.jpg" height="213" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Ms. Jarinporn contemplates a future chance encounter.</td></tr></tbody></table>Belle and I found Ms. Jarinporn in a kind of western store--as in cowboy hats and blue jeans--where she was shooting some sort of TV-ish something or another. The crew was small, maybe 8 people, and the production quality looked to be "local news" grade. Here was the scene:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cCKLU3J3CRo/U1KU6IpNCsI/AAAAAAAANrE/pjAwlr5-pyA/s1600/IMG_20140418_200503.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cCKLU3J3CRo/U1KU6IpNCsI/AAAAAAAANrE/pjAwlr5-pyA/s1600/IMG_20140418_200503.jpg" height="320" width="240" /></a></div>Trust me, Ms. Jarinporn is in there. If you zoom in you can see her little face peaking out from behind that person standing just to the left of center of the photo. This is her face:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y5nJMg40-pc/U1KU0CddSQI/AAAAAAAANq8/mRQ16s1jFTs/s1600/Toey-CU.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y5nJMg40-pc/U1KU0CddSQI/AAAAAAAANq8/mRQ16s1jFTs/s1600/Toey-CU.jpg" height="400" width="265" /></a></div>You maybe thinking <i>why didn't you get a better picture</i> and the answer is I felt bad about taking a picture at all. I have a strict policy regarding celebrities: leave them alone. So I thought this would be that. We saw her, watched her goof around for a minute, noted she is radically smaller in person than she looks in <i>Timeline</i>, the end. Belle had other ideas.<br /><br />I don't know if this is a Thai thing or a Belle thing or a combination of the two, but as soon as the segment Ms. Jarinporn was shooting finished Belle said, "Now we go talk to her." I was deeply apprehensive. I don't know if this is a me thing or an American thing or a combination of the two, but you don't bother a celebrity especially when she is working. Belle was having none of my reticence and walked straight up to Ms. Jarinporn with me sheepishly trailing in her wake.<br /><br />Belle, in Thai, said "Aieongidoaiesnrogbdslandkoengisolsjenogjalskdgi."<br /><br />Mr. Jarinporn glanced at me and replied, "Engosidsinenof."<br /><br />Belle said, "Noiwoeginsoseknssodins<i>Timeline</i>oinglsdingieigbgi."<br /><br />I heard Belle say <i>Timeline</i> amidst the rest of the Thai I didn't understand, so when Ms. Jarinporn did an honest-to-goodness double take followed by another double take where she looked at me, then back at Belle, and then at me again, I knew what Ms. Jarinporn couldn't believe: that this farang dude was a fan of <i>Timeline</i>. It's safe to say it appeared to be the last thing she was expecting when Belle got her attention.<br /><br />After Ms. Jarinporn's quadruple take, that left her mildly gawping at me and said, "Chai (yes), <i>Timeline</i>, two times."<br /><br />Ms. Jarinporn looked at Belle who said, "Bseionfsodinfosienthgis," which I took to mean a confirmation of the fact I'd seen it twice.<br /><br />Ms. Jarinporn turned back to me and said, "Thank you."<br /><br />I said, "No, thank YOU for being <i>Timeline</i>."<br /><br />Ms. Jarinporn made an appreciative noise and gesture again.<br /><br />I said, "<i>Timeline</i> is the first thing I ask all Thai people about. Whenever I meet someone I ask..." And right here I made a calculated choice. I couldn't tell how good Ms. Jarinporn's English was, but I wanted to convey the sincerity of my appreciation for <i>Timeline</i>, so I used the best option available to me: physicality and intonation. So I leaned over, brought my face to within a couple of feet of hers, and said with Ace Ventura-level exuberance, "...have you seen the movie <i>Timeline</i>?!?!"<br /><br />To say Ms. Jarinporn <i>lurched</i> backward is a touch unfair, but it's next exactly untrue either, and then she hastily bowed to me one last time, said "thank you," and then quickly walked away.<br /><br />Part of the reason I have a strict<i> leave celebrities alone</i> policy is because the odds of it being a beneficial interaction for the celebrity are so low. I have a long story illustrating this point involving Jonathan Taylor Thomas that I'm skipping but would tell if you asked: in short, celebrities get praised all the time, so what's one more doofus telling them they're great really mean? Little to nothing, even if it is a farang incongruously obsessed with a teen melodrama.<br /><br />This is why I went for broke and ended up spooking Ms. Jarinporn. I knew by leaning in and getting animated there was a 99% chance she'd flee and and 1% chance she'd think, "Fascinating! I must hear his thoughts about <i>Timeline</i>." As such I thought her reaction was fair even as I felt bad and thought it was funny. For reasons I'd struggle to articulate even if you've seen <i>Timeline</i>, there's something particularly apropos and completely deranged about the idea that we live in world where <i>Timeline</i> was the source of this interaction.<br /><br /><i>Timeline</i> is ridiculous. Sublimely and conspicuously so, I argue. Running into Ms. Jarinporn in a city of 15 million people is also ridiculous, and doing so while I was fortuitously hanging out with "Now We Talk To Her" Belle was sublime. This provided no new evidence to validate my <i>Timeline</i> hypotheses, but I'm content with the ridiculously sublime. Whether there's an element of conspicuousness in it is something I'll ask Buddha when we finally meet. Or perhaps Ms. Jarinporn if our paths cross again. Provided Belle is there to interpret.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/04/close-encounters-of-timeline-kind.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-8653994707117765741Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:43:00 +00002014-04-16T07:44:45.181-07:00SongkranThailand & BeyondSongkran: praise Buddha and pass the water bottle<div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Songkran, in very short, is Thai new year--by the way: </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">welcome to the year 2557</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">--and historically was a mix of Buddhism and one strain or another of ancestor reverence. I say “historically” because as far as I can tell it’s about as connected to religious beliefs as Christmas is to Christianity in America. Sure, some people take it very seriously, and many people put in an extra appearance at church/temple, but when you’re opening presents and drinking boozy eggnog, Jesus is the furthest thing from your mind; just like Buddha and your great-great-great-someone aren’t front and center as you get blasted in the face with a supersoaker and blindly return fire with your helplessly under-powered squirt gun.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">If you’ve never heard of Songkran you might be thinking </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">huh?</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> right around now. That’s because Songkran, in addition to being Thai new year,  is a three day, nationwide water fight. I sure as hell didn’t know that. This plays out in ways epic and quaint. On the small scale kids lurk in front yards ready to squirt you with water pistols or dudes sit around with garden hoses and buckets ready to absolutely drench you. On the grand scale large areas are cordoned off for various forms of massive water parties. It’s these grandscale water fights that got my attention.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">One of the things I’ve relished explaining to people in Southeast Asia is America’s litigiousness. The concept is utterly alien to them and watching them grapple with the reality of suing over things like uneven sidewalks or a pants damaged in dry cleaning is priceless. You’d think I’m explaining that Americans are actually a different species that evolved from dolphins. A Thai friend of ours, Belle, has even taken to making this a running joke. If one of us stumbles or brushes up against low-hanging wires she’ll chirp, “Lawsuit!” and then cackle.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">As an American and dolphin descendant, it was well-nigh impossible not to think </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">lawsuit!</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> every few minutes while walking around a couple massive Songkran festivals. At last count there were 248 deaths and 2,643 injured related to Songkran, so I’m not being flippant here (80% traffic related, I should add, making pretty American-like). Tons of water + uneven, slick surfaces + electrical cables + booze + densely packed crowds + revelry = well... here’s where felicific calculus gets mired in impossible tradeoffs and American litigiousness makes my fellow Americans look a bit too much like a late model Howard Hughes.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Unfortunately Spectra’s phone decided to forget our Songkran escapades so we don’t have any personal pictures leaving me at Google’s mercy, but this gives you a sense of the human density I’m talking about:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Rtjr7BjTeI8/U06Ul4WjgpI/AAAAAAAANdI/v_1aJdd7IVQ/s1600/songkran-centralworld.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Rtjr7BjTeI8/U06Ul4WjgpI/AAAAAAAANdI/v_1aJdd7IVQ/s1600/songkran-centralworld.jpg" height="213" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Brought to you by decree of Buddha and your ancestors!</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">What you can’t see in the picture is everyone is standing in an inch or two of water and that’s only a third of the masses in this one location. The next major festival location, Siam Square, was only a few blocks away.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">True to my nature, I was skeptical of all of this, and while I was willing to check it out to get a sense of the experience, I was planning on going strictly as an observer. Of course I’d get wet and people could throw water on me or blast away with supersoakers, but this was their thing and I was merely a tourist passing through happily getting caught in the crossfire. But a funny thing happened on my way to meeting my lawyer: Spectra handed me her supersoaker and the whole experience changed. It was a classic “DRINK ME” moment and suddenly I was through the looking-glass (yes, I know that’s a Disney-esque mashup of </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Alice in Wonderland</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Through the Looking-Glass</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, but “through the tiny door” doesn’t have the same cultural cache).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">As I’ve mentioned on many occasions, I can be a bit thick and, in Mua’s word, “overserious” (she’s known me for, like, two weeks so either it’s obvious or she’s observant or both). It’s true, I admit it, I accept this -- even as I continue to ponder what it means -- and in this case my thick-overseriousness prevented me from properly considering the water throwing/shooting dynamic. Only after I was soaked did it occur to me that the dynamic is optimal when your target can shoot back… </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">for both parties!</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Don’t get me wrong, Spectra and I got plenty wet without weapons of our own. But when you can shoot back there’s a reciprocity, a fleeting kinship forged in laughter and simultaneously shielding yourself while trying to fire back. This behavior is sublime and ridiculous. You know it, your target/assailant knows it, and you both love it. This is a thing of beauty.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I imagine I looked something like this when the truth dawned on me:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IdSHbEEibfw/U06U7JEdx4I/AAAAAAAANdQ/TAP13W9jybE/s1600/early-microscope.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IdSHbEEibfw/U06U7JEdx4I/AAAAAAAANdQ/TAP13W9jybE/s1600/early-microscope.jpg" height="320" width="248" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Sawyer makes a discovery.</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Does a massive water fight with tens or hundreds of thousands people that a brings a city of 15 million people to standstill sound fun? How about a water fight that brings a nation of 67 million people to three day hault? Even if you answer </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">yes, of course, duh</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> I can now confirm, Neanderthal Scientist-style, that you don’t know the half of it. It’s not fun; it’s deliriously surreal. I find it bewildering that Songkran isn’t considered one of the Seven Cultural Wonders of the World (this list, in the “cultural event” sense that I’m using here, may not exist… at least that’s what about 30 seconds of internet searching has indicated).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Spectra and I marveled at the merciful and profound un-American-ness of it all. Let’s set aside the idea of crippling our largest cities for a few days. It’s such a simple concept -- massive water fight! -- but good luck getting the necessary permits and insurance to shut down multiple, multi-block sections of a city to set up stages and speakers and concerts. It’s all free and there are no controls on the sizes of the crowds. As a friend of mine once said, “Nevah gonna happen GI.” Yes, it’s a bit mad, perhaps even considerably mad, but it’s also borderline transcendental.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In America it’s definitely “a thing” to want to attend a Japanese tea ceremony, celebrate Carnivale in Brazil, or run with the bulls in Spain, but I’ve never heard anyone long to make it to Thailand for Songkran some day. Either I spend an inordinate amount of time with cultural ingrates or this is yet another example of America’s bizarre global ignorance. After attending Songkran all I can say is it should be one of the Seven Cultural Wonders of the World and -- depending on your inclinations, interest in personal safety and physical state -- at the top.</span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Spectra and I wandered home exhausted, soaked, with dumb grins on our faces and surrounded by exhausted, soaked Thai people with dumb grins on their faces. Many a knowing glance and nod were exchanged. It all left me speechless, which wasn’t a problem because I let the unerring accuracy of my </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Avengers</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> (surely officially licensed) supersoaker do my talking for me. But you, dear reader, I can’t spray in the face, chest, back or legs (location varied with a variety of appropriateness factors) so you’ll have to be content with the words of a great, nameless American who unwittingly nailed what you’ll feel like after Songkran:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-b0fc7242-6af2-2abb-e9bc-872b19cf4cff" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I can't say I seen London, and I never been to France, and I ain't never seen no queen in her damn undies, as the fella says. But I'll tell you what, after...[Songkran]...I guess I seen somethin' ever' bit as stupefyin' as ya'd see in any a those other places, and [occasionally] in English [here and there] too, so I can die with a smile on my face without feelin' like the good Lord [Buddha] gypped me.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/04/songkran-praise-buddha-and-pass-water.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-4276103716716874183Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:48:00 +00002014-04-14T23:48:48.178-07:00Apocalypse NowThailand & BeyondThe River Kwai: I went down that river once as an adult<div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-9b2e136c-641b-5712-a2e6-893318a14a36" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Spectra and I spent the first two days of Thai new year (aka Songkran) on the River Kwai in a floating hotel deep in the jungle with no electricity. It was hard not to think many </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Apocalypse Now</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> “Have you considered any real freedoms, Sawyer…” related thoughts on this trip but I won’t get into all that. This post is about my singular favorite moment on this trip. This is not to be confused with my favorite passage or thing about this trip. It’s just my single favorite moment.</span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-9b2e136c-641b-5712-a2e6-893318a14a36" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The hotel we stayed in is called The River Kwai Jungle Rafts and what that name lacks in poetry it recaptures, and then some, in reality. The River Kwai Jungle Rafts hotel is literally a flotilla of rafts tethered together, floating in the River Kwai. The whole complex runs, probably, 200 meters. It looks something like this:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LWuImuVXitM/U0vkn6Fo1FI/AAAAAAAANFE/N5mjxwvSijs/s1600/IMG_4348.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LWuImuVXitM/U0vkn6Fo1FI/AAAAAAAANFE/N5mjxwvSijs/s1600/IMG_4348.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">This is the downriver half of the hotel.</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The leading forms of entertainment are lounging and floating down the river, which they probably would be even with electricity. While “floating” is technically accurate it gives one a false impression because that terms carries the connotation of languidity. In fact one </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">races</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> down the River Kwai because it is in a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">hurry</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, dude. That wouldn’t be a big deal but it turns the floating into a minor thrillride because you have to time your own extraction by grabbing onto a deck and hoisting yourself out. If you miss that last dock then you’re racing toward a bend another 100 meters downriver and then out of sight. We asked the guy at the frontdesk what you do if you miss the last dock and the response was, “Don’t miss the last dock.” He may as well have rhetorically replied, “Are our methods unsound?”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">True to her nature, Spectra couldn’t wait to get in that river; true to my nature I was considerably more trepidatious. We float raced down twice the first day, each time scrupulously keeping the docks no more than a body length away. That’s easier said than done because there’s a current that pulls you toward the opposite bank so you have to fight to stay near the flotilla. We hauled ourselves out 3 or 4 docks from the end rather than leaving us a slip from discovering if we’re little more than errand boys sent by grocery clerks.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I should add that hauling yourself out of a rushing river while wearing a lifejacket isn’t quite like gliding up the stairs in the shallow end of a pool. It’s takes effort and calculated movements: get your knee wedged there, and then a foot there... Granted, 70-year olds and children were doing this too, so it’s not like it took Olympian strength and coordination, but it took some doing.</span></div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Anyway, two rounds of “floating” was plenty for me on day one and then I easily slipped into concerted lounging. That looked something like this:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VwVkHJLXFSQ/U0vw_t28YoI/AAAAAAAANP0/bjBKntnK9FQ/s1600/IMG_4470.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VwVkHJLXFSQ/U0vw_t28YoI/AAAAAAAANP0/bjBKntnK9FQ/s1600/IMG_4470.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">"Leave me. I'm lounging."</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The second day Spectra befriended a German couple, Sarah and Andre. I’ve always said my favorite accent is Indian-British, but now I’m not so sure. Perhaps I’ve been downplaying the charm of German accented English, especially when it’s punctuated by brief exchanges in German to find the right word. Might this be because Nazi’s are the Eternal #1 Movie Bad Guys of All Time? We did not discuss this with Sarah and Andre. Instead we made fun of Russia.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Spectra may have targeted Sarah and Andre for friendship because they were clearly into floating so she’d have more floating company than I was willing to provide. Unwittingly, I presume, by hooking us up with them Spectra activated Social Sawyer. This Sawyer refused to jump into the river, preferring to gently lower himself down the ladder; Social Sawyer saw Andre jump in, took it as a challenge, and jumped </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">further</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> into the river. Even though I know Social Sawyer exists his arrival always catches This Sawyer (Social Sawyer never writes) retroactively off guard. I wonder if he’ll ever go away and never return?</span> </div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Sarah and Andre are serious adventurers. They’ve been skydiving and Sarah has run down the side of a skyscraper suspended by ropes like a ninja. When it comes to risking life and limb they’re not messing around. After we’d floated down a few times with them I decided it was time to see what happens if you don’t fight the current to stay closer to the rafts. We were all already floating when I announced, “Let’s just ride the current and see what happens. I think we’ll have time to swim back even if the current takes us all the way to the other side.” I looked back to get their responses assuming they’d be into it, they’d jumped out of airplanes after all, but that’s not what I saw. Here’s what I saw and this, 800-ish words later, is my single favorite moment of his trip:</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Sarah and Andre’s heads and shoulders floating along. They looked at each other, didn’t say a word, made the raised-eyebrows-&-frown face, shrugged their shoulders, and simultaneously brought their hands out of the water with palms up. The </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">beats me</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> expression. Here’s one of its famous demonstrations:</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SYNKCzwlgaw/U0zU3FcRF4I/AAAAAAAANcg/Lc8q_a7oypc/s1600/jordan-shrug.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SYNKCzwlgaw/U0zU3FcRF4I/AAAAAAAANcg/Lc8q_a7oypc/s1600/jordan-shrug.jpg" height="180" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The '92 Finals: How I loathed Jordan while wearing his shoes.</td></tr></tbody></table></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">That’s it. That was the moment. Sarah and Andre’s little heads bobbing out of the water as they shrugged and uneasily decided to follow me into the unknown, even though they were never in my frakin’ army in the first place. I suppose it’s what the jungle wanted and that's who they really took their orders from anyway.</span></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-river-kwai-i-went-down-that-river.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-1146493791001548296Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:56:00 +00002014-04-08T08:56:28.297-07:0042melancholywooden toy skateboardsWooden Toy Skateboards: I’m an errand boy, in search of a mockingbird<div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">If you are like me--and you might be (whether <i>you</i> know it or not; whether <i>I</i> know <i>you</i> or not)--then you’re looking forward to the one sublime moment where you feel like you’ve been </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">shot in the head with a diamond bullet*</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> as you realize that human beings are just fine, thank you very much, and don’t really need you. I imagine in that that moment I’ll feel a hand on my shoulder and it will be Buddha, or perhaps ¡SOLUSTRON!. I’ll look at her, she’ll look at me and give a single nod, maybe a little wink; that will be that. My work here, whatever the hell it was, will be done and I’ll become one with whatever we fade into when we fade out of here.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">For the purposes of this post let’s call this moment “mockingbird.”</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This morning I was watching NHK World, as per my custom, and I brushed up against the mockingbird. There was a story about a Japanese guy in Yokohama who designs and builds temples in addition to... custom, handmade skateboard decks (i.e. the wooden part you stand on). </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This guy was a skater, gave it up for a while while he was getting his temple designing and building business established, and when he returned to skating he was surprised by how uniform the decks had become. So he made his own deck, and then a friend asked him to make one, then another friend, then a stranger, and slowly his temple business evolved into a temple/skate deck business that employs a small team of temple building, deck creating, skateboarders.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The company is called Wooden Toy and here’s an example of their work:</span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BPYJqr8Pkiw/U0QUkJtLdvI/AAAAAAAAM_s/aniTHzHOtBk/s1600/Screen+shot+2014-04-08+at+9.11.22+PM.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BPYJqr8Pkiw/U0QUkJtLdvI/AAAAAAAAM_s/aniTHzHOtBk/s1600/Screen+shot+2014-04-08+at+9.11.22+PM.jpg" height="320" width="306" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Does this move you to tears? Does it? DOES IT, godamnit?!?!</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I wish I could give you a surefire link to the video so you could surefire watch it for yourself but, thanks to NHK’s bizarrely anachronistic website, I can’t. There’s a video about </span><a href="http://vimeo.com/80111929" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #1155cc; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Wooden Toy on vimeo</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, which is beautiful but not in English. I can’t tell if Wooden Toy has a website (and if they do I imagine it’d only be in Japanese) but </span><a href="http://blog.zapsurfshoptokyo.com/?cid=22817" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #1155cc; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">this blog</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> features their work.</span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-f968d9c5-41ee-4403-7567-59fc84ba9143" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">To summarize: there’s a guy in Yokohama who started a temple building business that transmogrified into a custom skate deck/temple building shop that’s run by a team of temple building skateboarders. This man, his business, the team of skater/craftsmen and I live in the same world. Had you told me this a couple days ago I a) wouldn’t have believed you and, after you proved it, b) been certain this would be end of Sawyer Blur, as this me is known here. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Certainly</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Buddha or ¡SOLUSTRON! would gently squeeze my shoulder and give me a nod and wink after that. But she didn’t.</span></div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">So I’m still here. Waiting for the diamond bullet. It’s here somewhere but--and I hate to tell this but it’s true: I won’t get the chance to tell you when it finds me.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">*An ode to Francis Ford Coppola, who has provided more than his fair share of near miss mockingbirds.</span></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/04/wooden-toy-skateboards-im-errand-boy-in.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-3408826966427048213Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:12:00 +00002014-04-07T20:12:15.636-07:00Thailand & BeyondA Little Thai Is A Dangerous Thing: 2 for 1I was at the hospital today having a mole checked out (and eyeballing the plastic surgery rates) and had some time to kill while my bill was being determined. This took a good while because in Thailand they don't go in for this "we'll sort it out with your insurance and send you a bill" nonsense. Oh, no, they'll sort it out while you wait so you can pay before you leave. I'd already been waiting about 20-minutes when the charming clerk lady said, "Maybe you should get some lunch and I'll call you when your bill is ready."<br /><br />No problem.<br /><br />In part I was happy to oblige because I consider hospitals, like airports, "international food waters." As such all restrictions on reason and, er, <i>global fare</i> are lifted so I can finally eat at Au Bon Pain again. I stood outside ABP considering my glutinous, pastry options but couldn't help guiltily notice the unambiguously local food court right next to it. A brief internal debate ensued and a minute later I was standing at the vegan food stall (ABP will have to wait for my next international flight).<br /><br />Unlike everyone else I briefly talked to in the food court, the vegan food stall guy spoke zero English and showed no sign of even vague comprehension. Not to worry though because I speak a little Thai (na krap). The menu was numbered so I held up two fingers and said, "Song (two)."<br /><br />Looking a touch perplexed, he held up two fingers and said, "Song?"<br /><br />"Chai," I assured him, "song." Then I pointed at the menu board above his head and slowly said, "Song, tom yum mushroom soup."<br /><br />He looked at me in confusion again, then turned and talked in Thai to the lady at the next food stall.<br /><br />The lady said to me (in pretty good English), "Two. Tom yum soup."<br /><br />"Chai," I confirmed. "Song."<br /><br />Then she turned to the guy, spoke really fast, and then back to me. "Just a few minutes."<br /><br />I got a beverage and dealt with payment before sitting down. A few minutes later this is what he brought me:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NYiSxl0n8i8/U0Nnj4p9OfI/AAAAAAAAM_M/9eATHMmWy00/s1600/IMG_20140407_145729.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NYiSxl0n8i8/U0Nnj4p9OfI/AAAAAAAAM_M/9eATHMmWy00/s1600/IMG_20140407_145729.jpg" height="320" width="240" /></a></div><br />Should I have seen this coming? In retrospect it sure seems like it, but I cannot stress enough the degree to which I didn't. As he approached with two soups I thought, "Hey, someone else ordered the soup when I wasn't looking... oh." But being a good Midwesterner who grew up worried about starving children in other parts of the world, I couldn't let the extra soup go to waste so twenty minutes later this is what was left: <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BtgQZXb1SR4/U0NnsVnlVhI/AAAAAAAAM_U/mLvJraminvk/s1600/IMG_20140407_151810.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BtgQZXb1SR4/U0NnsVnlVhI/AAAAAAAAM_U/mLvJraminvk/s1600/IMG_20140407_151810.jpg" height="320" width="240" /></a></div><br />It was delicious, certainly better than whatever I would have had at ABP,  but I didn't eat dinner that night. It was well worth it though because as a reward for my patience (i.e. not saying "this isn't how it's done in America, I'm out of here") the hospital and my insurance company ultimately determined I would pay... nothing.<br /><br />On a totally unrelated note, when I get back home people might be surprised how full my lips are and how rakish my nose is. I can assured everyone I've always looked like this and all that's changed is your perspective. Perhaps you've simply grown to appreciate me more in my absence and see me in a handsomer light as a result. It's difficult to say.http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-little-thai-is-dangerous-thing-2-for-1.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-3343536069753125821Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:54:00 +00002014-04-06T08:54:18.896-07:00Thailand & BeyondMoney, It's Gotta Be The ShirtI’m a sucker for many things and I’ll cop to guffawing at a good t-shirt cross-cultural malapropism from time to time. As an American I feel fortunate because the United States and U.K. dominate this market; so t-shirt absurdity, intentional or not, is readily available to me and quickly absorbed at a glance, even in the chaos of a throng. Today, for the first time, one of these t-shirts stopped me in my tracks, literally, in traditional Thai life-is-for-stopping-on-a-busy-sidewalk-with-no-room-for-people-to-pass fashion:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0Z2JZ5tyHvI/U0Efbs01n-I/AAAAAAAAMmg/pq-emhARr9U/s1600/IMG_20140406_155041.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0Z2JZ5tyHvI/U0Efbs01n-I/AAAAAAAAMmg/pq-emhARr9U/s1600/IMG_20140406_155041.jpg" height="400" width="300" /></a></div>Fans of early '90's professional basketball and/or break-through independent film will recognize the combination of brim upturned hat, over-sized black spectacles, and basketball jersey as Mars Blackmon, Spike Lee's alter-ego. Mars was a prominent character in Mr. Lee's debut film, <i>She's Gotta Have It</i>, but is radically better known for costarring in a series of Nike commercials with Michael Jordan. These were massively famous commercials (but if you enjoy halcyon recollections of them I'd suggest avoiding a stroll down video-memory-lane), and considering basketball is the world's #2 sport, I can see Mars popping up on shirts Thailand.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S29qYatlyaw/U0Ej9DmrycI/AAAAAAAAMpk/eUkazJ4QhEQ/s1600/mars.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S29qYatlyaw/U0Ej9DmrycI/AAAAAAAAMpk/eUkazJ4QhEQ/s1600/mars.jpg" height="150" width="200" /></a></div>But for some reason Mars is a skeleton and his hat, which always said "Brooklyn," says MARCHZ. Why is Mars dead? What is Marchz? Is it a coincidence that "Marchz" sounds a bit like "Mars"? Five minutes with the internet failed to answer these questions, although I found other images of skeleton Mars Blackmon because humans love skeletons.<br /><br />Had that been all there was to this shirt I probably would have pondered it for a long moment, assumed Marchz refers to something Thai that I'm not familiar with, and walked away bemused. But there was more. What really sets this shirt apart is the new-age aphorism at the bottom:<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Live as if you were to die tomorrow</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Learn as if you were to live forever</i></div><br />I've never seen that specific permutation before, but I've certainly seen it's intellectual siblings. As far as pithy advice goes, it's a rather nifty juxtaposition and paints a more-complicated-than-at-first-glance ideal to strive for, AND gets bonus points for nailing the subjunctive verb tense. Fair play to it, but for the life of me I can not fathom what it has to do with Mars Blackmon.<br /><br />I idolized Spike Lee back in the Mars Blackmon days and still hold him in such massive regard that I proudly have a personal Quinton Tarantino ban as a sympathy vote for Mr. Lee in their feud. So I feel comfortable saying that quote isn't remotely Mars Blackmon-like. Nor can I say it's antithetical to Mars Blackmon because he'd certainly agree with the hedonistic half of it. As such it appears to be an utterly random quote attached to a randomized utterly random image.<br /><br />I'd been standing there for a solid, real world minute gazing at the shirt before the proprietress stepped toward me to see if she could help. She never told me her name but I'm going to call her Jolie. I took the opportunity to grill her about the shirt. Jolie has no idea who Mars Blackmon is and had a vague, perhaps feigned for my benefit, notion of who Spike Lee is. In other words the shirt meant nothing to her beyond "it's interesting."<br /><br />Jolie's shop had many cross-cultural mash-up t-shirts (if that's what you'd call "Inspirational Dead Mars"). Another was a silhouette of Kiki and her cat, from Hayao Miyazaki's <i>Kiki's Special Delivery Service</i>, flying on a broom before a full moon with a smattering of trees below. I'm reasonably certain it's supposed to evoke ET and Elliot's famous bike flight, which served as the logo for whatever Steven Spielberg's production company used to be called (Amblin?). Jolie didn't even feign getting any of those references. It was just another interesting shirt.<br /><br />We talked through the images and mixed up connotations of several shirts in her store. I should add these were properly branded "art t-shirts" at properly branded "art t-shirt" prices so I feel safe in assuming they'd qualify as satire, and thus protected speech, rather than piracy. I should also add that Jolie was a pretty lady in a frilly outfit and gamely engaged in my "nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition" style repartee.<br /><br />Naturally I left her shop with a pair of shorts--which is what I was looking for in the first place--in addition to two the Mars and Kiki t-shirts; plus I made a solemn promise to return so she can beguile me out of more money in exchange for things I vowed not to buy any more (so... many... T-SHIRTS!). Remember when I said I'm sucker for many things? Very high on that list is flattery from a pretty lady. Here's the Kiki/ET shirt:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PcJ6o-f9SG8/U0E08v8_RbI/AAAAAAAAMxc/oYzScO95cW4/s1600/IMG_20140406_180319.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PcJ6o-f9SG8/U0E08v8_RbI/AAAAAAAAMxc/oYzScO95cW4/s1600/IMG_20140406_180319.jpg" height="320" width="240" /></a></div>That's an inspired but understandable combination. It took me a fraction of a second to get the Kiki/ET connection, and it took noted non-film buff a full second. Kiki's even got an adorable little creature in front of her on the broom, a cat in place of ET. You can see how someone would put these together and now that they have you can see additional permutations: Eve and Wall-E, the Enterprise, Iron Giant, and so on.<br /><br />Inspirational Mars Blackmon is not readily understandable to me. I might be over thinking it, or it might be the kind of genius produced by a thousand monkeys on a thousand computers with Photoshop. While the monkey thing would cool, provided the monkeys are happy, that's not what I hope it is. I want it to be work of a is it/isn't it artificially intelligent web based application reaching out to we humans (<i>Last Starfighter</i>-style, if you will) through the most powerful and beloved medium on the face of the Earth: the humble t-shirt.<br /><br />I'm listening to you, computer/monkey/self. I don't understand yet, but I am listening.http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/04/money-its-gotta-be-shirt.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-3487491352583427248Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:34:00 +00002014-04-03T18:53:17.600-07:00Thailand & BeyondSlowly Losing My Culture: "seeing" street dogs and urinating in public<div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-7e1d4375-2896-3fb4-30f2-9a8e9faf12ff" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This morning I was walking down the street and I had to avoid stepping in some dog excrement that someone else hadn’t avoided. There was considerable smearing and clear signs of deliberate scrape-age, so it took several steps to be safely beyond the scene of unpleasantness. During the navigation I was fully locked in on avoiding a similar fate, but after I was sure the danger had passed my first thought I was, “I don’t even notice all the street dogs anymore.”</span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-7e1d4375-2896-3fb4-30f2-9a8e9faf12ff" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">That was a mildly stunning realization because one of the things Spectra and I found charming and striking when we first got here was the street dogs. They’re all over the place, but they aren’t exactly strays because people tend to these street dogs by putting shirts on them and feeding them. We liked this and frequently noted it--”Look, she’s got a new shirt”--but somewhere along the way it faded into the background and now we don’t even “see” them.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I’m now going to pivot to a related experience and at a minimum the juxtaposition is likely: 1) callous, 2) apropos, or 3) callously apropos.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Another “we aren’t in Kansas" recurring experience for me was using the men’s room while a woman was cleaning it. In the US the men’s room is closed when someone of the opposite sex is cleaning it but not in Thailand. So I’d be standing at a urinal “exposed,” as it were, and there’d be a lady shuffling around behind me mopping the floor. To be honest, I found it unseemly and, if I’m being <i>really honest</i>, demeaningly sexist.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Perhaps it’s my puritanical roots, but the idea of men standing around holding their penises while women have to work in the same room just felt wrong. This might be painfully convoluted logic, but it seemed a double injustice by denying the fact they were women through assigning them jobs that rob them of their humanity, a cornerstone of which is their sexuality. As far as I can tell, the typical Thai person wouldn’t approve of their adult daughter going into the men’s room to stand behind her male friend while we was peeing because it would be inappropriate (substantiating evidence: I haven’t seen it happen). Make that young lady a janitor instead of an interlocutor and suddenly it’s okay? That feels off to me.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Maybe it’s progressive,” I argued with myself. “Perhaps it’s seeing beyond sex. People are so in control of their sexuality that they can purposefully expose themselves in the presence of the opposite sex with nary a contextually inappropriate thought. It’s like science fiction!” I tried believing that but the next time I went into pee with a lady standing behind me it felt wrong again. I’ve tried waiting to use the toilet, but it’s hard to do because there’s no indication that it’s being cleaned and it feels even weirder to walk in, see the janitor lady, and then walk back out. So I’ve been peeing with ladies walking around behind me for months now.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Does it go without saying that Spectra hasn’t reported a male janitor shuffling around the lady’s room? I’ll assume so and move on.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> Interpret this and factor it in as you will.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This evening Spectra and I were killing time in a swanky shopping mall (scoffing Americans should check Bangkok's weather report for the last, uh, 2 months; then try telling me you wouldn’t indulge in a little air conditioning while idling away an hour between dinner and a poetry thing you’ll ultimately skip). This mall has several location themed levels—Tokyo, San Francisco, Spain, London, etc—with amazing restrooms. The London level looks like you’re entering “The Tube,” that sort of thing. Tonight I was peeing in Japan and midway through the process I realized there was not one, but TWO ladies cleaning the bathroom right behind me. Or rather, I noted it, thought nothing of it, and then a moment later noted my lack of reaction to it and reacted to <i>that</i>.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Apparently I can now pee in a room with ladies and think nothing of it. How long has this been going on? I don’t know. Is this personal progress? Or have I become more demeaningly sexist? I honestly don’t know. I don’t feel more demeaningly sexist and hope Spectra would point out if I had become more so. Worse or better yet, this is a purely intellectual question. I’m not torturing myself over it. That’s not like me, but is it progress? I have no idea</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/04/slowly-losing-my-culture-seeing-street.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-6113314076933917735Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:08:00 +00002014-03-31T07:08:12.402-07:00Thailand & BeyondThe Poetry of Vietnam: cromulent it is not<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>I appreciate the aims and existence of poetry but have no taste for it. I’ve given reading poetry a go a few times in my adult life but haven’t been able to get into it. Opera has suffered the same fate. Prior to visiting northern Vietnam I hadn’t lamented this cultural gap, but now I’m kicking myself for it.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7n4HaIN8F1U/UzPPkHBt7bI/AAAAAAAAMLU/IgaRdX7rgbs/s1600/IMG_3993.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7n4HaIN8F1U/UzPPkHBt7bI/AAAAAAAAMLU/IgaRdX7rgbs/s1600/IMG_3993.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">A run-of-the-mill moment in Ha Long Bay {yawn}</td></tr></tbody></table>Spectra and I spent six nights in northern Vietnam: two nights in Hanoi, one night in Ha Long Bay, one night in Bai Tu Long Bay, and then two more nights in Hanoi. We’ve been back in Bangkok for five days now, and I’ve failed to write a single word about Vietnam because I don’t know how. I want to make a bunch of hyperbolic, superlative declarations about how thoroughly delightful it is; then commence preemptively shaming everyone I know for not visiting, but that wouldn’t do northern Vietnam justice. This is where poetry would rush in were I capable of unleashing it.<br /><br />The allure of northern Vietnam is a delicately poised thing. Like a movie you want people to see but would ruin by saying too much about. No, wait, better yet, come to think of it… it’s sturdily captured by Vietnam’s national flower, the lotus. It’s revered for its beauty, yes, but also because it grows in muddy water. It’s been a while since I took a poetry class, but I’m pretty sure that juxtaposition is poetry 101: <i>My only love, sprung from my only hate!</i> Sorry, that example is perhaps a bit too apt for Americans and French reacquainting themselves with Vietnam.<br /><br />Here are three poems about Vietnam I wish I could write.<br /><br /><b>“The Four Sacred Animals of Vietnam Transcend Reality and Form”</b><br />Vietnam has four sacred creatures: dragon, phoenix, unicorn (although it’s not what we think of as a unicorn), and… take a moment to think about what creature would round out this list. Perhaps something like a griffin or a mermaid, but certainly something fantastical. Nope, the humble and decidedly real tortoise rounds out Vietnam’s sacred quartet. Naturally every Vietnamese person we talked to about this found our fascination with it bizarre because <i>of course</i> the tortoise belongs side-by-side with dragons, phoenixes and unicorns. Duh.<br /><br />That begs to be delicately rhapsodized about in a poem that weaves together Hanoi’s mind-boggling street culture; the ethereal majesty of Ha Long and Bai Tu Long Bays (especially the later); the cohabitation of austere, imposing, brutalist “Soviet-style” buildings/statues along side the dense, almost Inception-style impossibly-intertwined, human-scale buildings that make up the bulk of Hanoi; and, finally, the proud but humble spirit clearly evident in virtually all of the Vietnamese people we interacted with, which Spectra summed up as, “Vietnam is going places, man, these people believe they’re awesome like Americans do, but they still work crazy hard.” <br /><br /><b>“Charley May Or May Not Surf, But He Sure As Hell Skates”</b><br />There were a couple of skateshops in our neighborhood but--thanks to streets and sidewalks teeming with scooters, people, and an eternity of tiny-scale commerce seemingly bubbling up from every crack, seam, nook and cranny--I couldn’t figure out where one would skate in Hanoi. I went into one of the skateshops to ask. “Lenin Park,” the two guys working told me. Yep, as in that Lenin.<br /><br />A few days later, on our way to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, we passed by Lenin Park. Sure enough there was a big statue of Lenin in a classic Lenin-y “wind-swept, gazing into the future” pose. In front of it there was a nice long curb with plenty of smoothly paved space and raised concrete platforms that made for a perfect skatepark, which it clearly was as the area bore skateboarding’s distinctive scars. I mean, <i>come on</i>, that tableau may have been on a t-shirt some kid wore in the original ‘80’s version of Red Dawn. Come to think of it, Animal Chin could easily be Vietnamese.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_MI1cFtn6gQ/UzlnGrOJ16I/AAAAAAAAMhw/wdNq9cFdm94/s1600/animal-chin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_MI1cFtn6gQ/UzlnGrOJ16I/AAAAAAAAMhw/wdNq9cFdm94/s1600/animal-chin.jpg" height="200" width="154" /></a></div><br /><b>"Time Makes Jebediah Springfields Of Us All"</b><br /><i>You will kill ten of our men, and we will kill one of yours, and in the end it will be you who tire of it because the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.</i> ~ Ho Thomas Chi Jefferson Minh.<br /><br />There is something natural and embarrassing about Americans wanting to ask Vietnamese people about living “under Communism.” It’s natural when that concept is your <i>only</i> frame of reference; it’s embarrassing if you’ve walked down a street, any street, in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and experienced the cacophony of small businesses the breadth, width, and multitude of which would bring tears to Libertarian eyes.<br /><br />Upon learning that her town’s founder was a pirate and George Washington’s arch enemy, in a thunderous speech delivered to all of Springfield, Lisa Simpson declared, “I, um, just wanted to say that I've done some research, and, uh he was great. Yeah.” We sneer at the reverence of other peoples’ heros to the detriment of our own because; as the great pirate, anti-patriot, founding father, and inspiring icon himself said:<br /><br />“A noble spirit embiggins the smallest man.” <br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-feN0BBPVep8/UzPKVz__uBI/AAAAAAAAMGQ/YFpvCi1bouk/s1600/IMG_4163.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-feN0BBPVep8/UzPKVz__uBI/AAAAAAAAMGQ/YFpvCi1bouk/s1600/IMG_4163.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Kaonashi patiently awaits the honor of seeing Ho Chi Minh.</td></tr></tbody></table><br />http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-poetry-of-vietnam-cromulent-it-is.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-8448524653100888407Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:32:00 +00002014-03-29T07:32:14.668-07:00Thailand & BeyondWe Were Popular Once; and (one of us) rich<div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-7703327a-0e2d-77b7-0daf-674bd16d87db" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><i><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> <b>Frivolous Post</b>: <i>Spectra and I went to Vietnam last week and it was such an astonishing experience that I’m struggling to find an approach to write about it. I’m working on it but in the meantime here’s a silly little ditty</i>.</span></i></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-7703327a-0e2d-77b7-0daf-674bd16d87db" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I had a new student. I'm going to call him William but that's not his name. He's a high school junior in the United States, was home for spring break, and all he wanted to work on with me was his accent. William is Thai and went to Thai schools (as opposed to international baccalaureate schools) before going to America. As such, he has an accent, but I could understand virtually everything he said, and he understood virtually everything I said. Our occasional communication gaps were due to vocabulary and culture, so as far as I was concerned there wasn't anything for him to worry about. Time would narrow those gaps if he minded them.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">William didn't buy it. He blamed his original English teacher for having a weird accent that messed up his accent and wished he could unlearn English to start over with a better teacher. I told him that was categorically mad. That his accent wasn't bad, and that the reason he has an accent is because he grew up speaking Thai. I pointed out his accent, such as it is, lies almost exclusively in the sounds that bedevil all Thai ESL speakers: TH, CH, V, and the dread R. I thought this would reassure him by making him feel normal. I was wrong.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">William did something no other student has ever done to me, either in the United States or in Thailand: he lashed out. Not physically but verbally. In a curt, heated tone William informed that his accent most certainly is not of the variety common to Thai people. He knew that because he also speaks Chinese with no detectable accent. </span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Okay. William was radically more sensitive about his accent than any of the other Thai people, much less kids, I’d talked to. I assured him I believed his Chinese was perfect and then did what I always do to help Thai people feel like their accents are nothing to be embarrassed about; demonstrated the lamentable state of my ridiculously tone deaf, thick-tongued Thai. That calmed him down, and we spent the next hour saying words with the bedeviling English allophones with intermittent sidebar conversations about our lives.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Through these sidebar conversations I slowly came to understand that William’s family must be properly rich. All of the kids I tutor are at a minimum upper-middle-class because, well, that’s who can afford to pay for tutoring (I am an excellent, top-notch, perhaps world class, tutor… obviously), but over the course of two hours it became clear that William was a socioeconomic notch or two above the others. Like his sister goes to university in perhaps the world’s most expensive city, so his family bought a condo there. And if William opts to attend university in the same city, he won’t live with his sister, he’d get his own condo. Sure, he could have been lying, but it didn’t seem like he was lying.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">With 15-minutes left in our two hours William called it quits. He declared he was too frustrated to continue and just wanted to chat for our remaining time. I’m sure I laughed before saying I’d love to.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Are you looking forward to going back to America,” was his first question.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“Oof,” I said, “That’s complicated. Yes and no. No, because I have a few friends here I’ll sorely miss, and saying goodbye to my students will be heartbreaking. Yes, because, obviously, I have friends and family back home. But the biggest reason I’ll welcome going home is being in Thailand has taught me just how American I am: I’m loud, I’m deliberatively provocative (in the </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">annoying, angering</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> sense), and I generally go out of my way to make people feel uncomfortable specifically so they’ll appreciate it when I turn around and embrace them… unless they hate me by that point, but what are you going to do about those kinds of people?”</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">William needed an example of my American-ness, which I provided by making him uncomfortable about his political beliefs through lots of slamming my fist on the table and leaning toward him to emphasize the unassailability of my point (and the fact that I’m, perhaps, 5-inches taller than he is). He quickly understood what I meant and agreed that I wasn’t Thai.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I finished the thought by telling him that while it would probably sound ridiculous, and definitely immature, what I missed about America was my popularity. Not that back home people were burning up my mobile minutes, or clogging my various internet communication nodes with offers of dates or hang outs; I meant when I went to the grocery store or coffee shop or work people were often happy to see me. I put a lot of effort into fostering that reaction. I remember facts about people (although rarely their names, which is something I unfortunately struggle with), keep tabs on past topics of conversation, and generally act like I’m happy to see them. So they look up, see me, and think something along the lines of “Sawyer!” or perhaps “That Guy!” I derive a considerable degree of my satisfaction with life in that moment, seeing that look on peoples’ faces. I get none of that in Thailand.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This perked William up, "I know exactly what you mean."</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">So this was the source of William's accent sensitivity. Sort of but not really. He went on.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">"In Thailand all that matters is money. My family is rich so I'm very popular here, but in the US nobody cares. Here I could do anything I wanted and if I got in trouble I could just bribe someone. Money is everything here but it's not like that in America. I'm so popular here but I'm nobody there. It's really frustrating. You know what I mean?"</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This was a hidden camera moment. Was my abject horror evident? Or did I manage to conceal it through lots of head nodding and affirmative-sounding </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">mmm's</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. And how long did my "moment" of response calibration actually last? There was a lot to weigh.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Should I assure him that, while there isn't a lot of naked bribery in the US—although there is some—there is a correlation between wealth and, shall we say, the impartiality of the law. That despite his experience, Americans most definitely do worship at the altar of money, we just like to pretend </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">to pretend</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> like we don't. And that the American demographic most likely to act as though art and attitude is more important than money are people ages 16-24. In other words, that if he just hangs in there for a few years the tide will turn and his wealth will make him popular in America. Perhaps not quite like in Thailand, but still.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">That should sound ridiculous because of course I wouldn’t tell him something so abhorrent... even though it’s true. But you weren't there. I'm telling you, William was in pain and visibly relieved to find someone who understood him. I took the middle road and sidestepped the money-as-basis-of-sense-of-self and the pesky social inequality issues. </span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">“I feel your pain, dude. We were popular once and, spirits willing, we will be again.”</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">William returned to America and I never saw him again. I couldn’t tell if he was comforted, exactly, but he was definitely rich.</span></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/03/we-were-popular-once-and-one-of-us-rich.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-6312226575128651295Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:14:00 +00002014-03-17T04:14:02.527-07:00Thailand & BeyondBangkok + English Tutor + Three Months = Vietnam<div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-930381ca-cfb4-59d2-982a-07522b293433" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This might be filed under <i>Only Interesting To Me</i>, but it’s short so it can’t hurt to share.</span></div><div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-930381ca-cfb4-59d2-982a-07522b293433" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">On Wednesday Spectra and I are going to Vietnam for a week. We probably would have visited Vietnam on this trip regardless, but we’re going this week in particular because our three month VISAs are about to expire, so we need to leave Thailand to get them renewed. In travel parlance this is called a “VISA run.” I’m not sure when I first encountered this expression but it’s safe to say I was closer to 30-years-old than 10.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This trip means I’ll miss a week of tutoring. I’ve been telling my students and giving them extra homework, should they choose to accept it, to do while I’m away. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday I worked with four kids whose ages are 12, 13, 14, and 14. The conversations went exactly the same way with all of them.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I said, “Hey, I’m going to be in Vietnam next weekend…”</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Before I could finish he or she would reflexively interject some variation of the combination of “VISA” and “three months.” Something like, “Your three month VISA run.”</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Pin is 12, speaks English like I do French, and barely tolerates my existence (the power behind her silent resistance of my presence in her life is equal parts admirable, frustrating, and adorable). When I told her, I’m pretty sure all Pin heard was, “</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">sdk feaon fo</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><u><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline;">VIETNAM</span></u><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">oinwe aqena</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">,” and she <i>LIT UP</i>. You would have thought she’d just been granted a wish. Come to think of it, she may have: “Please, Buddha, make the farang go away, even if only for a little while.”</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The first time a kid made this Vietnam/VISA connection I thought it was funny. The fifth time it was spooky.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">So many English speaking foreigners turn up in Bangkok on three month VISAs, and wander through these kids’ lives, that all it takes is the <i>mention</i> of Vietnam for them to connect the dots. What notions does this hodgepodge procession of ragamuffins and bohemians conjure up for these kids? Is there a general consensus? Is it positive or negative? I’ll ask my most precocious kid about it next time I see her and report her utterances as though from on high.</span></div><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">In the meantime I’m doubling my efforts to find ways of conveying to these kids that I care about each one of them, for the nascent, evolving human individual each one is. That I’ve had the honor of getting to know each one, if only a little bit. I will do this the only way I know how: t-shirts! I’m going to look for t-shirts in Vietnam that say </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">My Tutor Claims To Care About Me And All He Got Me In Vietnam Was This Stupid Shirt</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. I’ll let you know if it moves any of them to tears.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3m4gUwLQle8/UybYCV5lzhI/AAAAAAAALbg/UfntNo6nmFI/s1600/icare.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3m4gUwLQle8/UybYCV5lzhI/AAAAAAAALbg/UfntNo6nmFI/s1600/icare.jpg" height="320" width="313" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">As do I, my friend. As do I. </td></tr></tbody></table>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/03/bangkok-english-tutor-three-months.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-3548221952385621846Fri, 14 Mar 2014 03:49:00 +00002014-03-13T20:49:15.277-07:00Thailand & BeyondThree Small Things: the rise & fall of an empire, laughing our way to the food court, and a cultural apology<div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><i><b><span style="font-size: small;">This Is WEDNESDAY! (but there's nothing to see)</span></b></i><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div>As I've mentioned in the past, Spectra and I take full advantage of Wednesday's 100 baht movies. The institution was nearly derailed by the lamentably stupid <i>Shadow Recruit</i> but we recovered from the setback and hadn't missed an available Wednesday. Despite the theater across the street having 14 screens we knew the day would arrive when there wouldn't be anything playing we were willing to see. I'd assumed that would happen through the process of attrition: we'd simply see everything that looked good or interesting and the replacements wouldn't arrive fast enough.<br /><br />Wednesday it finally happened. Spectra and I strolled up to the box office (technically a digital display on the wall), took a look and mutually agreed there wasn't anything worth seeing. Yes, in part because we'd seen some of the movies, but the problem was the arrival of one movie. A movie that extirpated its rivals for screen space with stunning and unexpected ruthlessness. One movie occupied 8 of our 14 screens and we looked its overwhelming force in the digitized eye and meet it with a shrug.<br /><br />"<i>300 Rise of an Empire</i>? Meh. Let's go home and watch the Syfy channel."<br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I guess movies come out on Thursdays here because I checked the listings the next day to make sure I had the correct screen count for </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">300 Rise of an Empire</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> but its hegemony has already given way. It's already been relegated to one screen and timeshare on a second thanks to the combined onslaught of </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Non-Stop</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Mr. Peabody</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The Lego Movie</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Delivery Man</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Vampire Academy</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, and a Thai comedy-romance that might also be a horror movie where a woman has to decide whether she wants to date a jerky man or a charming demonic spirit. No points for guessing which we’ll see first and which we’ll see over our own dead bodies.</span><i><b> </b></i><br /><br /><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><i><b>What Are You Doing Up Here? </b></i><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span></div>Spectra and I have an official favorite dinner place now. It's a kind of outdoor food court hawker stall mini-complex across from our bus stop. A dish is about 30 baht ($1) there so it's proper street food and I’ve seen one other farang there one time so it’s heavily local. On Thursday a lady sitting next to us asked where we're from and we got to chatting with her. After a spell she asked, "What are you doing up here?" She meant, “What are we doing so far away from where I’d expect to find farang like you?”<br /><br />"We live just around the corner," Spectra replied.<br /><br />She was visibly taken aback. "Oh, usually people like you live further south, like in Silom."<br /><br />We laughed and agreed but said we didn't like it down there, "Too many farang tourists." She laughed.<br /><br />After that she was advising us about places to see in Thailand, we dutifully took notes, and then she stopped and said, "You're from America. It's so big and there's so much to see there that Thailand must be ugly for you."<br /><br />Spectra and I both fell all over ourselves assuring her that wasn't the case and that there were many ugly, pointless places in America (Chicago, Florida). She took the opportunity to point out that there's all manner of dangerous weather in the US. "You have tornados, earthquakes, wildfires. BUT," and I swear she paused for dramatic effect, "you have great government."<br /><br /><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;">We laughed again and, despite our laundry list of issues and quibbles, we didn't disagree.<br /><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><i><b>For Those About To Wash Their Feet, I Apologize </b></i></span></div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">One of the things I found confounding about the Northeast Library was how often the sink in the men’s room had paper blocking the drain and water all over the floor. It was as though people were using it to bathe. That didn’t seem right though because as far as I could tell there wasn’t a sizeable homeless population frequenting the library and this watery mess happened all the time, perhaps even every single day. It was a mystery and I left it at that.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> </span><br /><br />Then one day, for absolutely no reason, it occurred to me what was probably going on: ritual ablution. The Northeast Library may not have a notable homeless contingent but it does have a sizeable Muslim population. I don’t know what percentage go through the full ritual washing process including their feet before prayer, but it wouldn’t take many to consistently turn the bathroom into a soggy paper toweled mess.<br /><br /> This will be blazingly culturally insensitive and I’m apologizing for that upfront and will again later, but I found this annoying. Not in the sense that I was going to complain or harbor a grudge. I found it annoying in a fashion similar to how I feel about, oh, I don't know... our federal government. I certainly don't want to abolish it but it also seems like some reasonable reform is in order. Something simple like "clean up after yourself in public restrooms when using them for extracurricular purposes” which applies literally for ablutions and metaphorically for a host of dubious governmental actions ranging from wars to leaving no children behind.<br /><br /> Bangkok is the first hot, dirty, dry place I've ever lived in. More specifically, Bangkok is the first hot, dirty, dry place I've cleaned a home in and it's turned my feelings about feet washing around. Even in a pair of shoes it's astonishing how dirty your feet get here. At home I strictly enforced the "no shoes inside" rule and I'd like to add "and walk on your tiptoes to the bathtub to wash your feet before setting another foot in my home."<br /><br /> It's madness, I tell you, MADNESS! Perhaps time will make this seem normal, but I will never again question anyone emphatic about feet washing and I apologize for every moment of judgmental irritation I've had about it. So wash those feet, I’m right there with you, but you should still take the paper towels out of the sink when you're done because that’s rude and gross.http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/03/three-small-things-rise-fall-of-empire.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3231715344045113120.post-5216540550957614413Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:50:00 +00002014-03-11T19:50:59.210-07:00Thailand & BeyondBangkok Normal: we just, kinda, live here now<div dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6d96b851-b013-8987-6412-b15a3d982cb5" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><i>{pre-footnote: I'd forgotten the post preceding this one was about normality so I guess this is an issue that's been bubbling away in the back of my mind.}</i> </span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Last week Spectra and I independently had the same realization: we simply live in Bangkok now. We’re no longer wide-eyed tourists or explorers. We’re no longer frazzled immigrants, stumbling around in a daze. Our Thai, minimal though it be, is enough to navigate the vast majority of daily transactions (</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">I can count to 100!</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">). We're mystified by people finding the buses excessively complicated. We know roughly how long it takes to get anywhere in the city off the top of our heads and can adjust that estimate based on assumed traffic conditions. Froggering through cars and motorbikes to cross an intersection or walking down a sidewalk-less alley as all manner of transport careen around us doesn’t even register. When we go out to eat we debate </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">choices</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> rather than fret about whether we’ll eat at McDonald’s. We typically avoid the places farang tourists congregate because we find them gauche rather than a lifeline. Whatever you’d call a person who’s not a local but not really a tourist is what we’ve become.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Spectra had this epiphany while walking home from work. She realized she wasn’t wondering about what she’d find when she got home or what we’d do because she knew exactly what she’d find and what we’d do. Her life had become normal. I had it while walking down our street to catch the bus and was struck by the idea that it’s going to be weird to not walk down our street to catch a bus; that there will be a day, in the near future, where I’ll be back in Minnesota and I thought of that as missing the people I know in Bangkok rather than seeing the people I know in Minnesota.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Don’t get me wrong. For health related reasons afflicting not one, not two, but THREE people I care very much about back home I’m deeply frustrated about being so far away from my family and friends right now. Griffin, the younger half of the kids I nannyed, is turning three next week and I’m annoyed about missing his birthday. For the first time in my life I’m aggravated by the fact that my brother and his wife and their ludicrous child live in Japan. In short, for the first time I feel like my mother.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Yet, despite all of that, now I find the idea of leaving Bangkok melancholy. Three weeks ago that was unthinkable. I was still very much struggling with day-to-day existence and wondered if I’d ever adjust. I wondered if I was just too “American” to ever socially fit in. I wondered if the language was too nuanced for me to pick up on short order. I wondered if the rules or lack there of governing walking down the sidewalk were just too chaotic for me to be at peace with. In short I wondered if Bangkok was simply not “for me.”</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Anyone who’s sought advice from me about finding their way through a turbulent or uncertain situation has heard me say something along the lines of, “Sometimes there’s no substitute for time. You want to predict the future—how will it all end so I know whether I should continue?—but you can’t. Things will work out or the they won’t. The problems will overwhelm you or they won’t. The kicker is if things work out you won’t even notice when the problems pass. There will come a day when you realize </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">oh, hey, that thing that used to drive me crazy doesn’t anymore</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">. We live going forward and understand looking backwards. It’s frustrating but there’s nothing you can do about it so remember the most important advice in the universe: DON'T PANIC!"</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Easier said than done. I knew that but it had been a good while since I’d fully experienced it. I suppose there are few surer signs that you’ve settled into a new place than finding yourself re-learning old lessons. Come to think of it one of my hallmarks is forgetting lessons I’ve already learned and finding myself making mistakes I’ve already made to re-learn things I didn’t realize I’d lost track of. So this re-experience is even more comforting than I’d initially realized. </span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">So Spectra and I live in Bangkok and it’s wondrously, fantastically and utterly normal.</span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M0Ua2bdLvMk/Ux69gwcHO2I/AAAAAAAALRc/fREI8EM-k6A/s1600/IMG_3738.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M0Ua2bdLvMk/Ux69gwcHO2I/AAAAAAAALRc/fREI8EM-k6A/s1600/IMG_3738.JPG" height="240" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Nothing to see here. All's normal.</td></tr></tbody></table><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div>http://fishonapole.blogspot.com/2014/03/bangkok-normal-we-just-kinda-live-here.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Sawyer Blur)3en-usUm... share?Sawyer BlurnonadultSawyer Blur's Essentially True Tales

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Chicago Acoustic Underground Podcast

en yes 2008 Chicago Acoustic Underground Chicago Acoustic Underground Chicago's best indie music Chicago's best songwriters and musicians join host Michael Teach each week for a quick interview and a few songs. Michael Teach podcast@chicagoacoustic.net Chicago,acoustic,indie,songwriter 2008 Chicago Acoustic UndergroundChicago,acoustic,indie,songwriterMusic41.922682-87.654328chicagoacousticmusichttps://feedburner.google.com Episode 750 - Ryland Foxx http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/cRbrZtG6Zj4/750-ryland-foxx-8652 I found this Podcast on a hard drive that I replaced a few years ago. This is Ryland Foxx who was in in the afternoon before his performance at Space in Evanston. In the exclusive terrain where the melodic and harmonic sensibilities of a weathered, Americana singer/songwriter meet the brashness of a seasoned punk rock artist, you'll find Ryland Foxx's boots firmly planted. Influenced by modern solo artists like Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, and Butch Walker, as well as classic rock/punk acts like Gin Blossoms, The Misfits, and The Ramones- his roots are evident yet tastefully confident, as Foxx carries his audience through an array of eras and styles in the unparalleled journey to his musical destinations.&nbsp;Videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/750-ryland-foxx-8652#comments Ryland Foxx 2926 Ryland Foxx I found this Podcast on a hard drive that I replaced a few years ago. This is Ryland Foxx who was in in the afternoon before his performance at Space in Evanston. In the exclusive terrain where the melodic and harmonic sensibilities of a weathered, Americana singer/songwriter meet the brashness of a seasoned punk rock artist, you'll find Ryland Foxx's boots firmly planted. Influenced by modern solo artists like Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, and Butch Walker, as well as classic rock/punk acts like Gin Blossoms, The Misfits, and The Ramones- his roots are evident yet tastefully confident, as Foxx carries his audience through an array of eras and styles in the unparalleled journey to his musical destinations.&nbsp;Videos from this Podcast Ryland Foxx yes mteach 8652 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 6 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/750-ryland-foxx-8652http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/ryland_foxx_pod.mp3 Episode 749 - Pierce Crask http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/7KcBA0f973c/749-pierce-crask-8311 Chicago-based singer-songwriter Pierce Crask, accompanied by his guitar and harmonica, and drawing from influences such as Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Greg Brown, and Chris Smither has been entertaining audiences professionally since 1999. What a wonderful adfternoon of songs and excellent guitar picking. Pierce Crask is one hell of a performer. I am certain that you will enjoy this Podcast.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/749-pierce-crask-8311#comments Pierce Crask 2491 Pierce Crask Chicago-based singer-songwriter Pierce Crask, accompanied by his guitar and harmonica, and drawing from influences such as Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Greg Brown, and Chris Smither has been entertaining audiences professionally since 1999. What a wonderful adfternoon of songs and excellent guitar picking. Pierce Crask is one hell of a performer. I am certain that you will enjoy this Podcast.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from this Podcast Pierce Crask yes mteach 8311 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 5 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/749-pierce-crask-8311http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/pierce_crask_pod.mp3 Episode 748 - Lauren E. Nelson http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/tJsZoLRRc7c/748-lauren-e-nelson-8236 Lauren E. NelsonThis Podcast is from our lost and found department. How the heck I misplaced this is beyond me. Lauren came in to record this show over two years ago. We had a wonderful time recording the show and I am certain you will enjoy this performance. I know I did. Please excuse the sound at the beginning. The mic was not turned on so we had to take the intro sound from the video recording.&nbsp;Here are the videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/748-lauren-e-nelson-8236#comments Lauren E. Nelson 2718 Lauren E. Nelson Lauren E. Nelson This Podcast is from our lost and found department. How the heck I misplaced this is beyond me. Lauren came in to record this show over two years ago. We had a wonderful time recording the show and I am certain you will enjoy this performance. I know I did. Please excuse the sound at the beginning. The mic was not turned on so we had to take the intro sound from the video recording. Lauren E. Nelson yes mteach 8236 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 5 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/748-lauren-e-nelson-8236http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/laura_nelson_pod.mp3 Episode 747 - The Long Farewells with Arron Rester and Gabrielle Schafer http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/wi87gaKQOCM/747-long-farewells-arron-rester-and-gabrielle-schafer-8142 Here's a pre-covid show featuring The Long Farewells with Aaron Rester and Gabreille Schafer. They were amazing and I am certain that you are going to enjoy this show.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from the Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/747-long-farewells-arron-rester-and-gabrielle-schafer-8142#comments Arron Rester Gabrielle Schafer The Long Farewells 1357 Arron Rester,Gabrielle Schafer,The Long Farewells Here's a pre-covid show featuring The Long Farewells with Aaron Rester and Gabreille Schafer. They were amazing and I am certain that you are going to enjoy this show.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from the Podcast The Long Farewells with Arron Rester and Gabrielle Schafer yes mteach 8142 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 10 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/747-long-farewells-arron-rester-and-gabrielle-schafer-8142http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/long_farewells_pod.mp3 Episode 746 - Modern Daybreak http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/cnw5WzbVn40/746-modern-daybreak-8043 Modern Daybreak joined us for this amazing tour de force of their excellent musicianship. All four songs they performed were perfect examples of writing songs with "hooks" Enjoy this show.Modern Daybreak, formerly called Chelusier, began in May of 2016 when Justin was introduced to Omar via a mutual friend. The two stayed together and kept writing music while searching for a bass player. In February of 2017, Matt joined the team as the bass player. Since then, the band became a second family for its members. They have performed in many local Chicago venues and released its full album Leo in late 2018. In August 2019, the band changed their name to Modern Daybreak. Their first release "Headspace" and its music video set a new tone for the future of the band. Their influences derive from rock and roll, 90's alternative, folk, singer-songwriter, and pop rock.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/746-modern-daybreak-8043#comments Modern Daybreak 2236 Modern Daybreak Modern Daybreak joined us for this amazing tour de force of their excellent musicianship. All four songs they performed were perfect examples of writing songs with "hooks" Enjoy this show.Modern Daybreak, formerly called Chelusier, began in May of 2016 when Justin was introduced to Omar via a mutual friend. The two stayed together and kept writing music while searching for a bass player. In February of 2017, Matt joined the team as the bass player. Since then, the band became a second family for its members. They have performed in many local Chicago venues and released its full album Leo in late 2018. In August 2019, the band changed their name to Modern Daybreak. Their first release "Headspace" and its music video set a new tone for the future of the band. Their influences derive from rock and roll, 90's alternative, folk, singer-songwriter, and pop rock.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from this Podcast Modern Daybreak yes mteach 8043 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/746-modern-daybreak-8043http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/modern_daybreak_pod.mp3 Episode 745 - Talyor Steele and the Love Preachers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Mcod_02PXIA/745-talyor-steele-and-love-preachers-8041 Taylor Steele and the Love Preachers.During these strange days, it is with great pleasure that I present to you this wonderful band from Effingham, Illinois. This recording is pre the current madness. As you can see by the videos, it was a much happier time. I hope you enjoy this show and it brings joy to your hearts.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from the show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/745-talyor-steele-and-love-preachers-8041#comments Taylor Steele Taylor Steele and the Love Preachers 2132 Taylor Steele,Taylor Steele and the Love Preachers Taylor Steele and the Love Preachers.During these strange days, it is with great pleasure that I present to you this wonderful band from Effingham, Illinois. This recording is pre the current madness. As you can see by the videos, it was a much happier time. I hope you enjoy this show and it brings joy to your hearts.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from the show Taylor Steele and the Love Preachers yes mteach 8041 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/745-talyor-steele-and-love-preachers-8041http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/taylor_steele_and_the_love_preachers_pod.mp3 Episode 744 - Rosalba Valdez http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/2T2EuCPBnkY/744-rosalba-valdez-8019 Rosalba Valdez is a Mexican-American musician bred in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. From the age of five, Rosalba would take guitar classes anywhere and everywhere they were offered in her community. "Rosie" would eventually find a home at Lincoln United Methodist Church, led by activists/pastors Emma Lozano and Walter Coleman. Regularly playing for Sunday services and community events lead her to grow up in an environment of activism and community engagement/organizing all while finding her music had as much place in the struggle as it did anywhere else. Rosie learned that she could speak out about the injustices in her community and stay true to her identity all while pursuing her passion. The name of her debut EP, "Yo Soy Mexicana," comes from the immense pride Rosalba has for being of Mexican descent and being first generation, Mexican-American born of immigrant parents. In today's political climate Rosalba believes it is important to not only be vocal but active in the community. Rosalba is proud of her culture and heritage and seeks to preserve and honor it with her music.&nbsp;Click here to view all the Videos from Rosalba's Podcast&nbsp;Be sure to check out Rosalba's amazing music video filmed in Cuba http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/744-rosalba-valdez-8019#comments Rosalba Valdez 1928 Rosalba Valdez Rosalba Valdez is a Mexican-American musician bred in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. From the age of five, Rosalba would take guitar classes anywhere and everywhere they were offered in her community. "Rosie" would eventually find a home at Lincoln United Methodist Church, led by activists/pastors Emma Lozano and Walter Coleman. Regularly playing for Sunday services and community events lead her to grow up in an environment of activism and community engagement/organizing all while finding her music had as much place in the struggle as it did anywhere else. Rosie learned that she could speak out about the injustices in her community and stay true to her identity all while pursuing her passion. The name of her debut EP, "Yo Soy Mexicana," comes from the immense pride Rosalba has for being of Mexican descent and being first generation, Mexican-American born of immigrant parents. In today's political climate Rosalba believes it is important to not only be vocal but active in the community. Rosalba is proud of her culture and heritage and seeks to preserve and honor it with her music.&nbsp;Click here to view all the Videos from Rosalba's Podcast&nbsp;Be sure to check out Rosalba's amazing music video filmed in Cuba Rosalba Valdez yes mteach 8019 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/744-rosalba-valdez-8019http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/rosalba_valdez_pod.mp3 Episode 743 - Valerie Raye http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/VNvrmvqr4Is/743-valerie-raye-8015 Valerie Raye,&nbsp;Regina, Saskatchewan and now hailing from Nashville, has been playing music and chasing that dream for 11 years now. I don't dream of American Idol or X Factor. I work hard for each dollar. I hit the highways &amp; and the harmsways. And so far I've managed to always make it back. Some say its country, some say its rock, some say its weird when I sing with those who do Hip Hop. I say I'll give you something to hold on to, and then together WE GO!&nbsp;Click here to view all the Videos from the Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/743-valerie-raye-8015#comments Valerie Raye 2999 Valerie Raye Valerie Raye,&nbsp;Regina, Saskatchewan and now hailing from Nashville, has been playing music and chasing that dream for 11 years now. I don't dream of American Idol or X Factor. I work hard for each dollar. I hit the highways &amp; and the harmsways. And so far I've managed to always make it back. Some say its country, some say its rock, some say its weird when I sing with those who do Hip Hop. I say I'll give you something to hold on to, and then together WE GO!&nbsp;Click here to view all the Videos from the Podcast Valerie Raye yes mteach 8015 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/743-valerie-raye-8015http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/valerie_raye_pod.mp3 Episode 742 - The New Zeitgeist http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/GP_B8NYjNrY/742-new-zeitgeist-8008 The New ZeitgeistThis from our Lost and Found Department. How the hell I missed posting this show is beyond me. Jen Reilly and Eddie Bluma are a brilliant Duo and dear friends. My only excuse is that in 2014 we posted more that 200 Podcasts.Talking with Jen about this, I discovered that they are making a big move to the Hedson Valley which is a Mecca for artists and musicians. While I am sad to see them go, our loss is Hudson Valley's gain. Be sure to go see these wonderful performers live.&nbsp;Click Here to see the Videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/742-new-zeitgeist-8008#comments Eddie Bluma Jen Reilly The New Zeitgeist 2317 Eddie Bluma,Jen Reilly,The New Zeitgeist The New ZeitgeistThis from our Lost and Found Department. How the hell I missed posting this show is beyond me. Jen Reilly and Eddie Bluma are a brilliant Duo and dear friends. My only excuse is that in 2014 we posted more that 200 Podcasts.Talking with Jen about this, I discovered that they are making a big move to the Hedson Valley which is a Mecca for artists and musicians. While I am sad to see them go, our loss is Hudson Valley's gain. Be sure to go see these wonderful performers live.&nbsp;Click Here to see the Videos from this Podcast The New Zeitgeist yes mteach 8008 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 15 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/742-new-zeitgeist-8008http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/the_new_zietgiest_pod.mp3 Episode 741 - Conrad Merced http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/_8SgkySHsPA/741-conrad-merced-7993 Conrad Merced is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer based out of Chicago, IL. Being raised in a musical family, he started playing in music groups at the age of 13. He was the former front man for the indie rock band The Red Jacket, and the shoegaze, electronic duo Shoplifter. His music has been featured in films, podcasts and in various music compilations. At the age of 25, Conrad abruptly stopped writing and playing music.Tender BeatsFollowing the unexpected death of his mother, Conrad picked up his guitar after a ten year hiatus and began writing songs for the album "Tender Beats." This lush collection of songs feature catchy finger-style acoustic guitar backed behind atmospheric, digital textures and drum machines to create a unique blend of ambient electronic-folk.Conrad teamed up with engineer Rick Riggs at Handwritten Recording Studio to help shape and bring to life his wall of sound. The album could have easily stood alone as a folk album but with the composition of orchestral instruments, vintage synthesizers and electronic drum machines, the album bends genres without compromising its melody and thoughtful lyrics. Conrad's songs have been described as "Nick Drake meets Roxy Music" and "Elliott Smith meets Radiohead."The themes of the album touch on dealing with the loss and death of a loved one, reflections on aging, overcoming writer's block, breaking up, falling in love, and a nostalgia piece about growing up in the 90's to immigrant parents.&nbsp;Click here to view the videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/741-conrad-merced-7993#comments Conrad Merced 2506 Conrad Merced Conrad Merced is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer based out of Chicago, IL. Being raised in a musical family, he started playing in music groups at the age of 13. He was the former front man for the indie rock band The Red Jacket, and the shoegaze, electronic duo Shoplifter. His music has been featured in films, podcasts and in various music compilations. At the age of 25, Conrad abruptly stopped writing and playing music.Tender BeatsFollowing the unexpected death of his mother, Conrad picked up his guitar after a ten year hiatus and began writing songs for the album "Tender Beats." This lush collection of songs feature catchy finger-style acoustic guitar backed behind atmospheric, digital textures and drum machines to create a unique blend of ambient electronic-folk.Conrad teamed up with engineer Rick Riggs at Handwritten Recording Studio to help shape and bring to life his wall of sound. The album could have easily stood alone as a folk album but with the composition of orchestral instruments, vintage synthesizers and electronic drum machines, the album bends genres without compromising its melody and thoughtful lyrics. Conrad's songs have been described as "Nick Drake meets Roxy Music" and "Elliott Smith meets Radiohead."The themes of the album touch on dealing with the loss and death of a loved one, reflections on aging, overcoming writer's block, breaking up, falling in love, and a nostalgia piece about growing up in the 90's to immigrant parents.&nbsp;Click here to view the videos from this Podcast Conrad Merced yes mteach 7993 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 5 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/741-conrad-merced-7993http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/conrad_merced_pod.mp3 Episode 740 - Mike Biederman aka Immediate Family http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/gTnmHCv8m0U/740-mike-biederman-aka-immediate-family-7987 Mike Biederman's&nbsp; Immediate Family is a collaborative recording project steered by Mike that includes a whole bunch of friends that I've pestered into playing with me. Currently based out of Chicago (and surrounding areas) December 2018 will see the release of our first full-length LP, titled "Whether Feast, Famine, or Fire". So, dig that.Mike Biederman is joiining us for the second live "singing For Your Supper" at the Foundation Tavern and Grill on February 19, 2020 at 7 PMClick here to view the videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/740-mike-biederman-aka-immediate-family-7987#comments Immediate Family Mike Biederman 2876 Immediate Family,Mike Biederman Mike Biederman's&nbsp; Immediate Family is a collaborative recording project steered by Mike that includes a whole bunch of friends that I've pestered into playing with me. Currently based out of Chicago (and surrounding areas) December 2018 will see the release of our first full-length LP, titled "Whether Feast, Famine, or Fire". So, dig that.Mike Biederman is joiining us for the second live "singing For Your Supper" at the Foundation Tavern and Grill on February 19, 2020 at 7 PMClick here to view the videos from this Podcast Mike Biederman aka Immediate Family yes mteach 7987 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/740-mike-biederman-aka-immediate-family-7987http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/michael_beiderman_pod.mp3 Episode 739 - Sister Speak http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/FKEMhgcVZaE/739-sister-speak-7973 Sister Speak, aka Sherri Anne Nyberg joined us in October on her way to a World Tour and performed for us with another set of her original music. I have known and workded with this Lady for better than a decade and she is without a doubt one of the most amazing artists that I have ever had on the show. Enjoy this beautiful Woman and her magnificent voice.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/739-sister-speak-7973#comments Sherri Anne Nyberg Sister Speak Sister Speak Music 2635 Sherri Anne Nyberg,Sister Speak,Sister Speak Music Sister Speak, aka Sherri Anne Nyberg joined us in October on her way to a World Tour and performed for us with another set of her original music. I have known and workded with this Lady for better than a decade and she is without a doubt one of the most amazing artists that I have ever had on the show. Enjoy this beautiful Woman and her magnificent voice.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from this Podcast Sister Speak yes mteach 7973 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/739-sister-speak-7973http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/sister_speak_pod.mp3 Episode 738 - The Shades http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/nGEF930dnYY/738-shades-7956 The Shades came into the studio on a Fall evening and proceeded to blow me away with their amazing three part harmonies. You must go see these guys live, they are amazing.The Shades are a Chicago-based pop trio comprised of NBC 'The Voice' contestant, Andrew DeMuro, and brothers Phil and Mark Jacobson. Equipped primarily with their voices and acoustic guitars, The Shades draw on a variety of influences to create an uncommonly good blend of pop, rock, folk, and soul. Impressive arrangements, tight harmonies, and creative mashups are hallmarks of The Shades' live act, which has reached thousands of audience members between Chicago's City Winery, Navy Pier, and Lincoln Hall, with appearances on Windy City Live and WGN along the way. After receiving nationwide honors when lead vocalist Andrew DeMuro landed a spot on 'Team Adam' in Season 11 of NBC's 'The Voice', The Shades released their first major recorded effort in October 2017 - a six-song EP entitled Miles Made of Inches. The Shades also demonstrate a commitment to making an impact off the stage and in Chicago's underserved communities through their work with Guitars Over Guns, a music and mentoring nonprofit focused on providing healthy after-school arts programming and performance opportunities to students in challenging environments. Follow The Shades journey on Instagram (@WeTheShades) and keep a look out for some new music from the boys coming in summer of 2019.&nbsp;Check out the videos from this Podcast here. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/738-shades-7956#comments Andrew DeMuro Mark Jacobson Phil Jacobson 2321 Andrew DeMuro,Mark Jacobson,Phil Jacobson The Shades came into the studio on a Fall evening and proceeded to blow me away with their amazing three part harmonies. You must go see these guys live, they are amazing.The Shades are a Chicago-based pop trio comprised of NBC 'The Voice' contestant, Andrew DeMuro, and brothers Phil and Mark Jacobson. Equipped primarily with their voices and acoustic guitars, The Shades draw on a variety of influences to create an uncommonly good blend of pop, rock, folk, and soul. Impressive arrangements, tight harmonies, and creative mashups are hallmarks of The Shades' live act, which has reached thousands of audience members between Chicago's City Winery, Navy Pier, and Lincoln Hall, with appearances on Windy City Live and WGN along the way. After receiving nationwide honors when lead vocalist Andrew DeMuro landed a spot on 'Team Adam' in Season 11 of NBC's 'The Voice', The Shades released their first major recorded effort in October 2017 - a six-song EP entitled Miles Made of Inches. The Shades also demonstrate a commitment to making an impact off the stage and in Chicago's underserved communities through their work with Guitars Over Guns, a music and mentoring nonprofit focused on providing healthy after-school arts programming and performance opportunities to students in challenging environments. Follow The Shades journey on Instagram (@WeTheShades) and keep a look out for some new music from the boys coming in summer of 2019.&nbsp;Check out the videos from this Podcast here. The Shades yes mteach 7956 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 29 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/738-shades-7956http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/the_shades_pod.mp3 Episode 737 - Flood County http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/tnfYHITXERc/737-flood-county-7916 Flood County joined us a couple of months ago. You know how much I appreciate Duos and these two lovely people are one of my favorites.Flood County is the husband and wife duo of Stewart Peck and Katie Meier-Peck. They are known for writing sparse, lyrically rich songs, echoing the work of classic artists like Kris Kristofferson and Guy Clark. The duo released We'll Be Fine, their debut studio effort, on February 9th, 2018. Recorded by Matt Wright (Turnpike Troubadours) at the famed Prairie Sun Studios in Northern California, it blends together a seamless mix of classic country, western swing, and traditional southern folk. The album has been called a "deft and well crafted collection of songs... which would rather underplay their musical hand in favor of a softening soulfulness and delicacy." They are based out of the Chicagoland area.&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/737-flood-county-7916#comments Flood County Katie Meier-Peck Stewart Peck 2470 Flood County,Katie Meier-Peck,Stewart Peck Flood County is the husband and wife duo of Stewart Peck and Katie Meier-Peck. They are known for writing sparse, lyrically rich songs, echoing the work of classic artists like Kris Kristofferson and Guy Clark. The duo released We’ll Be Fine, their debut studio effort, on February 9th, 2018. Recorded by Matt Wright (Turnpike Troubadours) at the famed Prairie Sun Studios in Northern California, it blends together a seamless mix of classic country, western swing, and traditional southern folk. The album has been called a “deft and well crafted collection of songs... which would rather underplay their musical hand in favor of a softening soulfulness and delicacy.” They are based out of the Chicagoland area. Flood County yes mteach 7916 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 1 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/737-flood-county-7916http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/flood_county_pod.mp3 Episode 736 - Midnight Iris http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/ckIHl_B98Xc/736-midnight-iris-7912 Midnight Iris is a female acoustic band, playing unique originals as well as a variety of classic covers from 60's-Today, with heart, soul, &amp; edge! Julie Rankin, Lj Moo, and Ellen playing guitar These ladies are a blast. Enjoy!&nbsp;Click here to view the videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/736-midnight-iris-7912#comments and Ellen playing guitar Julie Rankin Lj Moo 2533 and Ellen playing guitar,Julie Rankin,Lj Moo Midnight Iris is a female acoustic band, playing unique originals as well as a variety of classic covers from 60's-Today, with heart, soul, &amp; edge! Julie Rankin, Lj Moo, and Ellen playing guitar These ladies are a blast. Enjoy!&nbsp;Click here to view the videos from this show Midnight Iris yes mteach 7912 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/736-midnight-iris-7912http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/midnight_iris_pod.mp3 Episode 735 - Sheryl and Tom http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/DHxpPloE0d8/735-sheryl-and-tom-7881 Sheryl and Tom&nbsp; joined us for a night of their music in support of their live show November 23rd. Come Celebrate Sheryl's BD Bash with the Music of Sheryl &amp; Tom at Ranger Studios and Sound LLC. 450 Dominic Court, Franklin Park, Illinois 60131. As you can tell by this performance, it's gonna be a hell of a Birthday Party. Don't miss it.&nbsp;Follow this link to join the Party:Follow this link to the videos from this Podcast: http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/735-sheryl-and-tom-7881#comments Sheryl and Tom 2066 Sheryl and Tom Sheryl and Tom&nbsp; joined us for a night of their music in support of their live show November 23rd. Come Celebrate Sheryl's BD Bash with the Music of Sheryl &amp; Tom at Ranger Studios and Sound LLC. 450 Dominic Court, Franklin Park, Illinois 60131. As you can tell by this performance, it's gonna be a hell of a Birthday Party. Don't miss it.&nbsp;Follow this link to join the Party:Follow this link to the videos from this Podcast: Sheryl and Tom yes mteach 7881 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/735-sheryl-and-tom-7881http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/sheryl_and_tom_pod.mp3 Episode 734 - Greg Jackson combs http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Iy7Yw7o7TJI/734-greg-jackson-combs-7811 Greg Jackson Combs came upstairs to record this Podcast in preparation of his mini tour with Sister Speak. First they travel to Ripon WI to The Heist for a show on Friday Oct 11th, then it's back to Franklin Park, IL to Ranger Studios at 450 Dominic Ct. on Saturday Oct 12th for a show with World music band Ovadya, then it's on to Chicago at Martyr's on Oct 15th for a show with Cheryl Lynn Tomblin and John Kimler. Right now, enjoy this intimate set of Greg's wonderful songs.&nbsp;Follow this link to see the videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/734-greg-jackson-combs-7811#comments Greg Jackson Combs 2681 Greg Jackson Combs Greg Jackson Combs came upstairs to record this Podcast in preparation of his mini tour with Sister Speak. First they travel to Ripon WI to The Heist for a show on Friday Oct 11th, then it's back to Franklin Park, IL to Ranger Studios at 450 Dominic Ct. on Saturday Oct 12th for a show with World music band Ovadya, then it's on to Chicago at Martyr's on Oct 15th for a show with Cheryl Lynn Tomblin and John Kimler. Right now, enjoy this intimate set of Greg's wonderful songs.&nbsp;Follow this link to see the videos from this Podcast Greg Jackson Combs yes mteach 7811 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 9 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/734-greg-jackson-combs-7811http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/greg_jackson_combs_pod.mp3 Episode 733 - chicago Farmer 2019 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/xHOZrpuIsUo/733-chicago-farmer-2019-7799 Chicago Farmer was last in the CAU Studio in 2013. Last week Cody Diekhoff (Chicago Farmer) spent a glorious afternoon singing some of his latest songs. Chicago Farmer is one of the hardest working singer/songwriters I know. You can join us tomorrow night at City Winery where Chicago Farmer is headlining with special guest Althea Grace presenting the state of his amazing skills.&nbsp;Follow this link to buy your tickets&nbsp;Follow this link to see the Podcast Videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/733-chicago-farmer-2019-7799#comments Chicago Farmer Cody Diekhoff 2799 Chicago Farmer,Cody Diekhoff Chicago Farmer was last in the CAU Studio in 2013. Last week Cody Diekhoff (Chicago Farmer) spent a glorious afternoon singing some of his latest songs. Chicago Farmer is one of the hardest working singer/songwriters I know. You can join us tomorrow night at City Winery where Chicago Farmer is headlining with special guest Althea Grace presenting the state of his amazing skills.&nbsp;Follow this link to buy your tickets&nbsp;Follow this link to see the Podcast Videos Chicago Farmer 2019 yes mteach 7799 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 2 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/733-chicago-farmer-2019-7799http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/chicago_farmer_pod.mp3 Episode 732 - The Przmatics http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/pyXN96UXEyQ/732-przmatics-7789 Mike Przygoda, multi-talented musician, arranger, producer brought his amazing band "The Przmatics" into the studio and blew me away. What an exciting band with music that will keep you listening and wanting for more. Band Members Ausberto Acevedo: bass Stella Steell: guitar, vocals Nick Gutierrez: keyboards, vocals Lindsay Williams: drums Mike Przygoda: remainder Check out the link to the Podcast Videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/732-przmatics-7789#comments Ausberto Acevedo 1925 Ausberto Acevedo Mike Przygoda, multi-talented musician, arranger, producer brought his amazing band "The Przmatics" into the studio and blew me away. What an exciting band with music that will keep you listening and wanting for more. Band Members Ausberto Acevedo: bass Stella Steell: guitar, vocals Nick Gutierrez: keyboards, vocals Lindsay Williams: drums Mike Przygoda: remainder The Przmatics yes mteach 7789 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/732-przmatics-7789http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/przmatics_pod.mp3 Episode 731 - Matthew Michael and Christina Marie http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/UYxMbmrVTJE/731-matthew-michael-and-christina-marie-7736 Matthew Michael and Christina MarieAn acoustic duo emerging from their roots in the Midwest, Matthew Michael &amp; Christina Marie approach music with reverence to moment, remembrance of the past and exploration of the future. From the heartland to the coasts, MMCM engages audiences with honest songs expressed in harmonically-rich layers of voices and strings. Both songwriters with their own perspective, they write independently and collaboratively, complementing and contrasting each other's creative voice. Matthew Michael &amp; Christina Marie are currently in production of their first full length album, to be released in 2019.&nbsp;Check out the Videos from the show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/731-matthew-michael-and-christina-marie-7736#comments 1983 Matthew Michael and Christina MarieAn acoustic duo emerging from their roots in the Midwest, Matthew Michael &amp; Christina Marie approach music with reverence to moment, remembrance of the past and exploration of the future. From the heartland to the coasts, MMCM engages audiences with honest songs expressed in harmonically-rich layers of voices and strings. Both songwriters with their own perspective, they write independently and collaboratively, complementing and contrasting each other's creative voice. Matthew Michael &amp; Christina Marie are currently in production of their first full length album, to be released in 2019.&nbsp;Check out the Videos from the show Mattthew Michael and Christina Marie yes mteach 7736 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0500 Chicago,acoustic,indie,songwriterhttp://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/731-matthew-michael-and-christina-marie-7736http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/matthew_and_christina_pod.mp3 Episode 730 - Naomi Ashley Band 2019 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Mq8Vv5vuwx8/730-naomi-ashley-band-2019-7659 Naomi Ashley Band returned to Chicago Acoustic Underground this past June. As you will see and hear we had a great time recording 6 songs. Naomi was joined by Andon Davis on guitar, Cathie Van Wert on violin, Michael Krayniak on bass, and Paul Bivans playing drums. You are going to love these songs and Naomi's pitch perfect voice. Enjoy the show!&nbsp;See all 6 Naomi Ashley Band Videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/730-naomi-ashley-band-2019-7659#comments Cathie Van Wert Michael Krayniak Naomi Ashley Naomi Ashley Band Paul Bivans 2759 Cathie Van Wert,Michael Krayniak,Naomi Ashley,Naomi Ashley Band,Paul Bivans Naomi Ashley Band returned to Chicago Acoustic Underground this past June. As you will see and hear we had a great time recording 6 songs. Naomi was joined by Andon Davis on guitar, Cathie Van Wert on violin, Michael Krayniak on bass, and Paul Bivans playing drums. You are going to love these songs and Naomi's pitch perfect voice. Enjoy the show!&nbsp;See all 6 Naomi Ashley Band Videos Naomi Ashley Band yes mteach 7659 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 25 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/730-naomi-ashley-band-2019-7659http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/naomi_ashley_band_pod.mp3 Episode 729 - Paul Fowler http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/xq6IdjqLBYY/729-paul-fowler-7599 Paul Fowler is a true Renaissance Man. Owner of Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies by day and at night singing troubadour. Paul's songwriting skill are presented here. What a fun time we had recording this Podcast. Enjoy!Check out the Videos from the Show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/729-paul-fowler-7599#comments 2381 Paul Fowler is a true Renaissance Man. Owner of Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies by day and at night singing troubadour. Paul's songwriting skill are presented here. What a fun time we had recording this Podcast. Enjoy! Paul Fowler yes mteach 7599 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 7 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0500 Chicago,acoustic,indie,songwriterhttp://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/729-paul-fowler-7599http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/paul_fowler_pod.mp3 Episode 728 - Curious Grace & Black Rabbit http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/x3M9mEWZ2qc/728-curious-grace-black-rabbit-7584 Curious Grace &amp; Black Rabbit is a bold, beautiful mix of instrumentation and vocal layers. The band's got Irish roots and two strong front women, so the name Grace fit like a velvet glove. The band's also steeped in psychedelic rock magic. That's where the black rabbit came in, like a trickster playing with a dark D minor chord. CG&amp;BR makes progressive art rock. New wave and punk-inspired with bluesy, psychedelic grooves, progressive arrangements and anthemic, modern melodies.&nbsp;Their sound combines Irish/Brit-rock influences with intense electric instrumentation, driving rhythms and often dark lyrical content that evokes the beauty of ruin and renewal. Curious Grace &amp; Black Rabbit is: Galway Tom Erangey on bass and vocals,&nbsp; Mod Mary Erangey on electric cello and vocals, Hollywood John Hickey on guitar, Maestro Bojan Kolevski on keys, Hippie Heidi O'Toole on vocals and Aquaman Scott Way on drums.&nbsp; Stream on Spotify and SoundCloud. Follow CG&amp;BR on Facebook and Instagram and track them on Bands In Town for show info. For press and marketing inquiries, contact August Forte at august@novo.net. Booking agents, music supervisors, publishers, check out our digital press kit.&nbsp;Check out this video from their show&nbsp; http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/728-curious-grace-black-rabbit-7584#comments 1728 Curious Grace & Black Rabbit is a bold, beautiful mix of instrumentation and vocal layers. The band’s got Irish roots and two strong front women, so the name Grace fit like a velvet glove. The band’s also steeped in psychedelic rock magic. That’s where the black rabbit came in, like a trickster playing with a dark D minor chord. CG&BR makes progressive art rock. New wave and punk-inspired with bluesy, psychedelic grooves, progressive arrangements and anthemic, modern melodies. Their sound combines Irish/Brit-rock influences with intense electric instrumentation, driving rhythms and often dark lyrical content that evokes the beauty of ruin and renewal. Curious Grace & Black Rabbit yes mteach 7584 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0500 Chicago,acoustic,indie,songwriterhttp://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/728-curious-grace-black-rabbit-7584http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/cgtbr_live_podcast_at_ranger.mp3 Episode 727 - Episode 727,Part 2 with Cheley Tackett http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Pcm3STByWQY/727-episode-727part-2-cheley-tackett-7423 Cheley Tackett, CAU veteran and dear friend is part 2 of this 2 Episode show. This strong powerful voice combined with absolutely brilliant songwriting skill kills this set of her original music. Pay particular attention to the lyrics of "Right Side of History".&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/727-episode-727part-2-cheley-tackett-7423#comments 1935 Cheley Tackett, CAU veteran and dear friend is part 2 of this 2 Episode show. This strong powerful voice combined with absolutely brilliant songwriting skill kills this set of her original music. Pay particular attention to the lyrics of "Right Side of History".&nbsp;Click here to see the videos from this show Episode 727 Part 2, Cheley Tackett yes mteach 7423 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0500 Chicago,acoustic,indie,songwriterhttp://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/727-episode-727part-2-cheley-tackett-7423http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/cheley_pod.mp3 Episode 726 - Elizabeth Eckert and Cheley Tackett 2 Episode show Part 1 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/WyBszSkBbXY/726-elizabeth-eckert-and-cheley-tackett-2-episode-show-part-1-7421 A while ago these two (Elizabeth Eckert and Cheley Tackett) amazing Nashville singer/songwriters joined us for an afternoon of music and laughter. There is so much music here that we used 2 episodes to showcase their talent. I know that you are gonna love this one.First off is Elizabeth Eckert with soaring vocals and brilliant piano. It's a stunning tour du force. Enjoy and then check out Cheley on Episode 727.&nbsp;Click here to see the Videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/726-elizabeth-eckert-and-cheley-tackett-2-episode-show-part-1-7421#comments 2279 A while ago these two (Elizabeth Eckert and Cheley Tackett) amazing Nashville singer/songwriters joined us for an afternoon of music and laughter. There is so much music here that we used 2 episodes to showcase their talent. I know that you are gonna love this one. First off is Elizabeth Eckert with soaring vocals and brilliant piano. It's a stunning tour du force. Enjoy and then check out Cheley on Episode 727. Episode 726 Elizabeth Eckert yes mteach 7421 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0500 Chicago,acoustic,indie,songwriterhttp://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/726-elizabeth-eckert-and-cheley-tackett-2-episode-show-part-1-7421http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/elizabeth_eckert_pod.mp3 Episode 725 - Shadowfields and The Diving Bell Dual Podcast http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/MUBxr-e0MuU/725-shadowfields-and-diving-bell-dual-podcast-7306 Shadowfields and The Diving Bell joined us for a dual live streaming Podcast in support of their showcase out in St. Charles' Pheasant Run Mainstage. Now, here is the mixed and mastered version of that recording session. I am certain that you are going to enjoy this brilliant night of music.&nbsp;Click here to see videos from the Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/725-shadowfields-and-diving-bell-dual-podcast-7306#comments Clare and Steve Hendershot Heather Humphrey Shadowfields The Diving Bell Tom Mckeown 3392 Clare and Steve Hendershot,Heather Humphrey,Shadowfields,The Diving Bell,Tom Mckeown Shadowfields and The Diving Bell joined us for a dual live streaming Podcast in support of their showcase out in St. Charles' Pheasant Run Mainstage. Now, here is the mixed and mastered version of that recording session. I am certain that you are going to enjoy this brilliant night of music.&nbsp;Click here to see videos from the Podcast Shadowfields/The Diving Bell yes mteach 7306 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/725-shadowfields-and-diving-bell-dual-podcast-7306http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/diving_bell_shadow_field_pod.mp3 Episode 724 - Val Leventhal 2019 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/0h-ML_HuvCE/724-val-leventhal-2019-7266 Val Leventhal came into the CAU studio with Bill kavanaugh on Bass and Patrick Reninger Reninger playing harmonica and we had a ball recording four of Val's wonderful songs. Val has been a dear friend for close to a decade and she has always delivered a powerful performance. This was no exception! enjoy...&nbsp;Click here to view the videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/724-val-leventhal-2019-7266#comments Bill Kavanaugh Patrick Reninger Reninger Val Leventhal 2131 Bill Kavanaugh,Patrick Reninger Reninger,Val Leventhal Val Leventhal came into the CAU studio with Bill kavanaugh on Bass and Patrick Reninger Reninger playing harmonica and we had a ball recording four of Val's wonderful songs. Val has been a dear friend for close to a decade and she has always delivered a powerful performance. This was no exception! enjoy... Val Leventhal Trio yes mteach 7266 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/724-val-leventhal-2019-7266http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/val_leventhal_pod.mp3 Episode 723 - Violet Crime http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/kWNsoE-AHS8/723-violet-crime-7211 Joining me in the studio are; Jeff Mills, Selina Doran, and Tom Goier a Trio subset of the 5 piece band "Violet Crime" This turned out to be such a joy! Their performance was brilliant. Lyrics, harmonies, and musicianship were perfect. I am certain that you are going to enjoy this Podcast.&nbsp;Click here to enjoy the videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/723-violet-crime-7211#comments Jeff Mills Selina Doran Tom Goier Violet Crime 2275 Jeff Mills,Selina Doran,Tom Goier,Violet Crime Joining me in the studio are; Jeff Mills, Selina Doran, and Tom Goier a Trio subset of the 5 piece band "Violet Crime" This turned out to be such a joy! Their performance was brilliant. Lyrics, harmonies, and musicianship were perfect. I am certain that you are going to enjoy this Podcast.&nbsp;Click here to enjoy the videos from this show Violet Crime yes mteach 7211 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 26 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/723-violet-crime-7211http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/violet_crime_pod.mp3 Episode 722 - Phil Circle and Emmett Joseph http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/nzRF45qsAjg/722-phil-circle-and-emmett-joseph-7194 My friend Phil Circle brought in Emmett Joseph and they shared the CAU stage together and we got to hear the fruits of their labors. Phil is the true definition of the renassiance man. He is a brilliant multi deciplined musician, teacher, producer, engineer and author.I am certain that you will enjoy this show.&nbsp;Check out the videos from the show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/722-phil-circle-and-emmett-joseph-7194#comments Emmett Joseph Phil Circle 2876 Emmett Joseph,Phil Circle My friend Phil Circle brought in Emmett Joseph and they shared the CAU stage together and we got to hear the fruits of their labors. Phil is the true definition of the renassiance man. He is a brilliant multi deciplined musician, teacher, producer, engineer and author. I am certain that you will enjoy this show. Phil Circle and Emmett Joseph yes mteach 7194 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/722-phil-circle-and-emmett-joseph-7194http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/phil_circle_and_emmett_joseph_pod.mp3 Episode 721 - Wilde http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/9dbk2qHwFnY/721-wilde-7022 Here is my Christmas/New Year's Eve gift to you. Fresh off experiencing headlining the House of Blues in Chicago, "Wilde" came into the studio at the recommendation of Michael Vez. As you will hear from the Podcast and see from the videos, this is an amazing Chicago based band. We all had a blast recording this powerful rock band. This is a band that I highly recommend you go see live. Their stage presence and powerful sound and lyrics will get up on your feet.&nbsp;See the videos from the show here. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/721-wilde-7022#comments James Shine Keenan Feller Paul Palos Steve Keider Timmy Briones Wilde 2031 James Shine,Keenan Feller,Paul Palos,Steve Keider,Timmy Briones,Wilde Here is my Christmas/New Year's Eve gift to you. Fresh off experiencing headlining the House of Blues in Chicago, "Wilde" came into the studio at the recommendation of Michael Vez. As you will hear from the Podcast and see from the videos, this is an amazing Chicago based band. We all had a blast recording this powerful rock band. This is a band that I highly recommend you go see live. Their stage presence and powerful sound and lyrics will get up on your feet.&nbsp;See the videos from the show here. Wilde yes mteach 7022 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/721-wilde-7022http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/wilde_pod.mp3 Episode 720 - Chris Greene Quartet http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/jdHV4gMaRMM/720-chris-greene-quartet-6994 Chris Greene and his Quartet Joined us for their second Podcast with a new set of their inspired Jazz composistions. I love Jazz and I am certain that you will totally enjoy this session.The CGQ has been a highly visible part of Chicago's jazz scene since 2005, and has maintained a stable lineup from the beginning, with the exception of Steve Corley, drummer since 2011. Damian Espinosa on piano and keyboards and Marc Piane on basses have been onboard since the beginning. CGQ incorporates funk, hip-hop, rock, pop, the blues and reggae, reflecting their diverse backgrounds.Click here to see Podcast VideosChris Greene Quartet at Andy's Jazz Club (weekly residency)Nov 19 - Dec 18 · Andy's Jazz Club&nbsp;·&nbsp;Chicago, IllinoisThe Chris Greene Quartet returns to Montrose SaloonThu Jan31 8 PM · Montrose Saloon&nbsp;·&nbsp;Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;Chris Greene Quartet at SPACESun Feb17&nbsp; 7 PM · Space&nbsp;·&nbsp;Evanston, Illinois http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/720-chris-greene-quartet-6994#comments Chris Greene Chris Greene Quartet Damian Espinosa Marc Piane Steve Corley 2043 Chris Greene,Chris Greene Quartet,Damian Espinosa,Marc Piane,Steve Corley Chris Greene and his Quartet Joined us for their second Podcast with a new set of their inspired Jazz composistions. I love Jazz and I am certain that you will totally enjoy this session.The CGQ has been a highly visible part of Chicago's jazz scene since 2005, and has maintained a stable lineup from the beginning, with the exception of Steve Corley, drummer since 2011. Damian Espinosa on piano and keyboards and Marc Piane on basses have been onboard since the beginning. CGQ incorporates funk, hip-hop, rock, pop, the blues and reggae, reflecting their diverse backgrounds.Click here to see Podcast VideosChris Greene Quartet at Andy's Jazz Club (weekly residency)Nov 19 - Dec 18 · Andy's Jazz Club&nbsp;·&nbsp;Chicago, IllinoisThe Chris Greene Quartet returns to Montrose SaloonThu Jan31 8 PM · Montrose Saloon&nbsp;·&nbsp;Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;Chris Greene Quartet at SPACESun Feb17&nbsp; 7 PM · Space&nbsp;·&nbsp;Evanston, Illinois Chris Greene Quartet yes mteach 6994 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 2 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/720-chris-greene-quartet-6994http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/chris_greene_pod.mp3 Episode 719 - Nickel&Rose http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/yABTt7VZcJo/719-nickelrose-6797 Nickel&amp;RoseToday is the release date for their new EP "Americana" and they will be performing this Monday September 3rd at Uncommon Ground on Devon with Opener Emily Nott. Take one listen to this Podcast and I know you will want to join us to see them live.Link to Facebook InvileLink To Podcast Videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/719-nickelrose-6797#comments Carl Nichols Johanna Rose Nickels&Rose 2146 Carl Nichols,Johanna Rose,Nickels&Rose Nickel&Rose is an American folk-music duo made up of Upright Bassist Johanna Rose and Guitarist Carl Nichols. They formed in the summer of 2016 and spent their first winter and the following spring traveling Europe, playing dozens of shows in France, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Poland, and Ukraine. While in Berlin they recorded their EP, Oh Sweet Love, released in April 2017. Oh Sweet Love, is a sweet-sounding auditory souvenir of Nichols’ and Rose’s four month European journey and a recorded testament to the two-piece’s ability to turn tough times into something vibrant with help from a traveling companion. Nickel&Rose have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carl’s background brings elements of West African music and Blues while Johanna brings her experience playing Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. From loss to heart break to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break rules, the two have have created a unique sound that embodies Americana's past and future. Nickel&Rose yes mteach 6797 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 1 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/719-nickelrose-6797http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/nickel_and_rose_pod.mp3 Episode 718 - TEN96 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/R1K5UtgRf28/718-ten96-6718 TEN96These talented musicians from Illinois combined their professional experience to create TEN96. Band founder, Anthony Frank on guitar and back up vocals has performed with major entertainers throughout the country. Dennis Hirschauer on lead vocals returned to Illinois after touring the European circuit. Mike Ray on drums plays with such and intensity and style that Anthony knew he was the right choice for TEN96. Each member has logged over 20,000 hours including studio, venues, study and tutoring, rendering them experts by music industry standards. While their main focus is Pop Rock, with original songs written by Anthony, their talents range from Metal to Jazz and even Blues.Come join Ranger Studios and CAU this coming Saturday, July 28th at Ranger Studios in Franklin Park and check out monster rockers TEN96 and Ignescent..Link to all the Videos from the show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/718-ten96-6718#comments Anthony Frank Dennis Hirschauer Mike Ray TEN 96 2157 Anthony Frank,Dennis Hirschauer,Mike Ray,TEN 96 TEN96 These talented musicians from Illinois combined their professional experience to create TEN96. Band founder, Anthony Frank on guitar and back up vocals has performed with major entertainers throughout the country. Dennis Hirschauer on lead vocals returned to Illinois after touring the European circuit. Mike Ray on drums plays with such and intensity and style that Anthony knew he was the right choice for TEN96. Each member has logged over 20,000 hours including studio, venues, study and tutoring, rendering them experts by music industry standards. While their main focus is Pop Rock, with original songs written by Anthony, their talents range from Metal to Jazz and even Blues. TEN96 yes mteach 6718 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/718-ten96-6718http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/ten_96_pod_-.mp3 Episode 717 - Tautologic http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/ezCmHF00YIE/717-tautologic-6715 Tautologic came in a couple of weeks ago and we recorded this Podcast to promote their Live performan=ce this coming Sunday. Tautologic will play a free all-ages public indoor concert of songs from its critically-acclaimed second album and classic audience favorite covers. Come join us atSkokie Public Library 5215 Oakton St, Skokie, Illinois 60077.Follow this link for information on Sunday's Show&nbsp;Check out the Videos from the show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/717-tautologic-6715#comments Chris Greene Emily Albright Ethan Sellers Jay Montana Nathan Britsch Pat Buzby Tantologic 2763 Chris Greene,Emily Albright,Ethan Sellers,Jay Montana,Nathan Britsch,Pat Buzby,Tantologic Tautologic came in a coupleo fo weeks ago and we recorded this Podcast to promote their Live performan=ce this coming Sunday. Tautologic will play a free all-ages public indoor concert of songs from its critically-acclaimed second album and classic audience favorite covers. Come join us at Skokie Public Library 5215 Oakton St, Skokie, Illinois 60077. Tautologic yes mteach 6715 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/717-tautologic-6715http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/tautologic_pod_-.mp3 Episode 716 - Steve Silver http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/zvWa-nKUCEM/716-steve-silver-6692 Steve Silver, California bred and now Evanston native joined us and performed some of his songs. My favorite was "Train Town". It reminded me of my Dad and I builing a model train setup in the basement long ago.An acclaimed advertising copywriter, Steve found additional creative release in the tenor sax, which he played for two decades. But on the heels of a divorce, he realized it was easier to tell stories without a mouthpiece in his face and he has been a prolific singer/songwriter ever since. His first album was released in 2013. He is currently working on his fourth. He has played stages all across the country, but he lives in Evanston, Il. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/716-steve-silver-6692#comments Steve silver 1432 Steve silver Steve Silver, California bred and now Evanston native joined us and performed some of his songs. My favorite was "Train Town". It reminded me of my Dad and I builing a model train setup in the basement long ago.An acclaimed advertising copywriter, Steve found additional creative release in the tenor sax, which he played for two decades. But on the heels of a divorce, he realized it was easier to tell stories without a mouthpiece in his face and he has been a prolific singer/songwriter ever since. His first album was released in 2013. He is currently working on his fourth. He has played stages all across the country, but he lives in Evanston, Il. Steve silver yes mteach 6692 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/716-steve-silver-6692http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/steve_silver_pod_-.mp3 Episode 715 - Dylan Lloyd 2018 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/48KTlVE7GWk/715-dylan-lloyd-2018-6687 Dylan LloydI am so happy to have Dyan back in the CAU studio. This is his 3rd show. His first was in 2009 and his second was in 2011. Dylan is an incredible wordsmith, brilliant performer, and an all around nice guy. Please enjoy this performance. I know you will.&nbsp;Check out all the videos from this Podcast here. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/715-dylan-lloyd-2018-6687#comments Dylan Lloyd 2112 Dylan Lloyd Dylan LloydI am so happy to have Dyan back in the CAU studio. This is his 3rd show. His first was in 2009 and his second was in 2011. Dylan is an incredible wordsmith, brilliant performer, and an all around nice guy. Please enjoy this performance. I know you will.&nbsp;Check out all the videos from this Podcast here. Dylan Lloyd 2018 yes mteach 6687 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/715-dylan-lloyd-2018-6687http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/dylan_lloyd_pod_-.mp3 Episode 714 - Matthew Davies http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/V0pNrv9beDI/714-matthew-davies-6673 Matthew came in one afternoon if February and we recorded this Podcast of his brilliant songs and skilled musicianship.He hails from the Milwaukee area and finds his way to Chicago on a regular basis. You know I will never steer you wrong, go see this man live, he is amazing.The music of Matthew Davies may conjure up images of your great folk heroes upon first encounter. Dive a bit further and you will find a hardworking, skillful songwriter in his prime. Davies' writing is honest and often deeply personal. With these factors in place it is possible for him to float between genres while maintaining a cohesive sound. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/714-matthew-davies-6673#comments Matthew Davies 2201 Matthew Davies Matthew came in one afternoon if February and we recorded this Podcast of his brilliant songs and skilled musicianship.He hails from the Milwaukee area and finds his way to Chicago on a regular basis. You know I will never steer you wrong, go see this man live, he is amazing. The music of Matthew Davies may conjure up images of your great folk heroes upon first encounter. Dive a bit further and you will find a hardworking, skillful songwriter in his prime. Davies’ writing is honest and often deeply personal. With these factors in place it is possible for him to float between genres while maintaining a cohesive sound. Matthew Davies yes mteach 6673 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 3 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/714-matthew-davies-6673http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/matthew_davies_pod_-.mp3 Episode 713 - Julianne Q http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/jVU8pJjkYUE/713-julianne-q-6664 Julianne Q and the Band write a new definition of classic. Fronted by the powerful vocals and creative mind of Julianne Quaas, the now four-piece evolution is carving its own path into Chicago's music scene. Julianne Q's debut album (released 2017) has received international attention this year, and displays a 60s-70s tinged blues-rock flavor akin to Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, and Amy Winehouse. Julianne Q and The Band bring their classic rock and blues roots to the Chicago scene. With theatrical larger-than-life performances that embody the spirit of Woodstock, The Band leaves their audience with a truly one of a kind memorable experience. Moving into 2018, you can catch the dynamic group touring in and around the Midwest, as well as putting the talents of drummer and vocalist Jeff Mills, guitarist Chris Arwady, and bassist Egan Franke further into the spotlight. That's the best piece of advice Julianne Q has ever received. When Julianne was halfway through her senior of college, she had a choice to make: follow her heart and pursue music, or follow the theatre path she had laid out for herself through her college career. Just like her favorite poem by Robert Frost, Julianne took the road less travelled upon, and it has made all the difference. She knew she would regret more not pursuing her music dream, and so she did just that. Through her music career, Julianne is going to inspire others to listen to that little voice inside of their hearts and live the lives they were meant to live. Through soulful lyrics and powerful rock melodies, Julianne hopes you will hear her passion and drive in her music. But more importantly, she wants to inspire you to take that leap of faith and pursue your passion, just as she did.Click on this link to see all videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/713-julianne-q-6664#comments Chris Arwady Egan Franke Julianne Q 2069 Chris Arwady,Egan Franke,Julianne Q Julianne Q and the Band write a new definition of classic. Fronted by the powerful vocals and creative mind of Julianne Quaas, the now four-piece evolution is carving its own path into Chicago’s music scene. Julianne Q’s debut album (released 2017) has received international attention this year, and displays a 60s-70s tinged blues-rock flavor akin to Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, and Amy Winehouse. Julianne Q and The Band bring their classic rock and blues roots to the Chicago scene. With theatrical larger-than-life performances that embody the spirit of Woodstock, The Band leaves their audience with a truly one of a kind memorable experience. Moving into 2018, you can catch the dynamic group touring in and around the Midwest, as well as putting the talents of drummer and vocalist Jeff Mills, guitarist Chris Arwady, and bassist Egan Franke further into the spotlight. Julianne Q yes mteach 6664 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/713-julianne-q-6664http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/julianne_q_pod_-.mp3 Episode 712 - A Flor De Piel http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/bA3-P47Ixno/712-flor-de-piel-6643 A Flor De Piel, led by Renato and Marisol Ceron and Family came in to CAU in February and we proceeded to have a joyous night of beautiful music. I am certain that, no matter what your first language is you will feel and expierence the joy that is ever present in Spanish music. Enjoy.A Flor de Piel was founded in April 2007 by Grammy® and Latin Grammy®&nbsp; nominee multi-instrumentalist Renato Ceron, and author, teacher,&nbsp; musician and entrepreneur Marisol Ceron.&nbsp; The mission of the group is to keep the traditional music from Latin America alive and fresh by performing and teaching workshops for all audiences.&nbsp; The educational background of the group's founders is evident in their effort to share their appreciation for Latin music and culture by not only performing the music, but also by teaching workshops and creating classes/programs.&nbsp; The group's diverse repertoire includes both, traditional music from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Brazil, Spain and the U.S.A. as well as original compositions.&nbsp; The group has developed different shows for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, including concerts (listening) music, fandangos (dance parties),&nbsp; children shows for schools and festivals, and workshops for musicians and dancers in all levels.&nbsp; A Flor de Piel's music, and diverse repertoire reflects its members' rich cultural heritage as well as their fresh and creative ways to make the "old" sound "new."&nbsp; Its multi generational membership as well as their ability to switch from one style of Latin music to another with grace and ease appeals to audiences of all ages and all musical tastes.To see all videos from show click here. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/712-flor-de-piel-6643#comments A Flor De Piel Marisol Ceron Renato Ceron 1636 A Flor De Piel,Marisol Ceron,Renato Ceron A Flor De Piel, led by Renato and Marisol Ceron and Family came in to CAU in February and we proceeded to have a joyous night of beautiful music. I am certain that, no matter what your first language is you will feel and expierence the joy that is ever present in Spanish music. Enjoy.A Flor de Piel was founded in April 2007 by Grammy® and Latin Grammy®&nbsp; nominee multi-instrumentalist Renato Ceron, and author, teacher,&nbsp; musician and entrepreneur Marisol Ceron.&nbsp; The mission of the group is to keep the traditional music from Latin America alive and fresh by performing and teaching workshops for all audiences.&nbsp; The educational background of the group's founders is evident in their effort to share their appreciation for Latin music and culture by not only performing the music, but also by teaching workshops and creating classes/programs.&nbsp; The group's diverse repertoire includes both, traditional music from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Brazil, Spain and the U.S.A. as well as original compositions.&nbsp; The group has developed different shows for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, including concerts (listening) music, fandangos (dance parties),&nbsp; children shows for schools and festivals, and workshops for musicians and dancers in all levels.&nbsp; A Flor de Piel's music, and diverse repertoire reflects its members' rich cultural heritage as well as their fresh and creative ways to make the "old" sound "new."&nbsp; Its multi generational membership as well as their ability to switch from one style of Latin music to another with grace and ease appeals to audiences of all ages and all musical tastes.To see all videos from show click here. A Flor De Piel yes mteach 6643 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/712-flor-de-piel-6643http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/a_flor_de_piel_pod_-.mp3 Episode 711 - Peter Joly and Jon Williams http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/ZqalEBMavoQ/711-peter-joly-and-jon-williams-6590 Peter Joly and Jon Williams&nbsp;&nbsp; joined us for an afternoon of fun conversation and performances of Peter's wonderful songs. Peter's group which includes Jon has played all over Chicago and Berwyn, IL and if you haven't seen them live, I highly recommend that you go see them on wednesday April 25th at Simon's 5210 N. Clark and on May 31st at the Sidebar, Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, IL&nbsp;Click here to see all the songs from the show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/711-peter-joly-and-jon-williams-6590#comments Jon Williams Peter Joly 2573 Jon Williams,Peter Joly Peter Joly and Jon Williams&nbsp;&nbsp; joined us for an afternoon of fun conversation and performances of Peter's wonderful songs. Peter's group which includes Jon has played all over Chicago and Berwyn, IL and if you haven't seen them live, I highly recommend that you go see them on wednesday April 25th at Simon's 5210 N. Clark and on May 31st at the Sidebar, Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, IL&nbsp;Click here to see all the songs from the show. Peter Joly and Jon Williams yes mteach 6590 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/711-peter-joly-and-jon-williams-6590http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/peter_joly_pod_-.mp3 Episode 710 - Zion Rodman http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/HiMICM5A9tw/710-zion-rodman-6549 Zion Rodman&nbsp;is a versatile musician who spends his free time singing and playing the guitar, bass, piano, and drums. He grew up in Cape Cod, MA, where he played around the cape since the age of 15 and eventually received a BA in music from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He grew a fan base in New England and by 2017,&nbsp;Zion&nbsp;was performing at historic venues like Club Passim,&nbsp;Caffe Lena, and the House of Blues. He opened for national acts that include Ellis Paul&nbsp;and Jeffrey Gaines. In the summer of 2017,&nbsp;Zion&nbsp;teamed up with producer Alex Katz&nbsp;and released his debut full-length record You're Invited. The folk-rock album received praise and local media attention following its anticipated release.&nbsp;Crossfader Magazine&nbsp;wrote that in an era of "lo-fi bedroom projects, it's refreshing to hear a young creative voice this professionally produced, fully realized, and cohesively structured around a distinct personality and energy." Less than a year later,&nbsp;Zion&nbsp;released an EP titled "Did Not Wake up Today" on January 20th, 2018. This project features heavier topics and harder rock than his debut album. Even before its release, the title track was recognized by AFROPUNK: "Rodman&nbsp;turns up the volume of his melodic indie pop, with his stunning voice just barely masking his anger beneath the hook." Zion&nbsp;currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and his cat. While getting settled in a new city, he is exploring folk venues and putting together a professional band to dig into the midwest rock scene. He will be touring from Chicago to Boston in early May of 2018.Click here to see all the videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/710-zion-rodman-6549#comments Zion Rodman 2628 Zion Rodman Zion Rodman is a versatile musician who spends his free time singing and playing the guitar, bass, piano, and drums. He grew up in Cape Cod, MA, where he played around the cape since the age of 15 and eventually received a BA in music from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He grew a fan base in New England and by 2017, Zion was performing at historic venues like Club Passim, Caffe Lena, and the House of Blues. He opened for national acts that include Ellis Paul and Jeffrey Gaines. In the summer of 2017, Zion teamed up with producer Alex Katz and released his debut full-length record You're Invited. The folk-rock album received praise and local media attention following its anticipated release. Crossfader Magazine wrote that in an era of “lo-fi bedroom projects, it’s refreshing to hear a young creative voice this professionally produced, fully realized, and cohesively structured around a distinct personality and energy.” Less than a year later, Zion released an EP titled “Did Not Wake up Today” on January 20th, 2018. This project features heavier topics and harder rock than his debut album. Even before its release, the title track was recognized by AFROPUNK: “Rodman turns up the volume of his melodic indie pop, with his stunning voice just barely masking his anger beneath the hook.” Zion currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and his cat. While getting settled in a new city, he is exploring folk venues and putting together a professional band to dig into the midwest rock scene. He will be touring from Chicago to Boston in early May of 2018. Zion Rodman yes mteach 6549 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/710-zion-rodman-6549http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/zion_rodman_pod_-.mp3 Episode 709 - Sarah Eide 2017 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/4X9lvwBOIUs/709-sarah-eide-2017-6544 Sarah Eide came in last Fall and performed a solo Podcast which was an intimate demonstration of her skills as a pianist and a brilliant singer/songwriter. She was last in in 2015 with a band and you can check that out at this link. Starting in early May she will be touring New England with the amazing Zion RodmanBut, right now, kick back open up your favorite libation and enjoy this musical peek into the soul of Sarah Eide. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/709-sarah-eide-2017-6544#comments Sarah Eide 2736 Sarah Eide Sarah Eide came in last Fall and performed a solo Podcast which was an intimate demonstration of her skills as a pianist and a brilliant singer/songwriter. She was last in in 2015 with a band and you can check that out at this link. Starting in early May she will be touring New England with the amazing Zion RodmanBut, right now, kick back open up your favorite libation and enjoy this musical peek into the soul of Sarah Eide. Sarah eide yes mteach 6544 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/709-sarah-eide-2017-6544http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/sarah_eide_pod_-.mp3 Episode 708 - GROOVESESSION http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/hXwDAt388SY/708-groovesession-6511 GrooveSession&nbsp;is a band. Distinctively one of today's musical artists with a sound of their own, a fun message of hope and a simple vision of love for the world. Uniquely reminiscent of some of history's greatest bands this trio is writing and performing songs that would have been relevant twenty years ago and twenty years from now. Never taking themselves too seriously GrooveSession has an appreciation for all things honest and brings positive energy, musical content and a spirit that resides in all people. Enjoy the ride!&nbsp;This completely do-it-yourself trio has been booking, writing, touring and playing across the USA for the past 10 years. &nbsp;The group is led by an inspirational and talented singing drummer for the ages,&nbsp;Manny Sanchez, along with his younger brother Ronnie Sanchez, on bass guitar completing an unrivaled rhythm section to be rounded out and completed by the diverse styles and signature tone of their true other brother,&nbsp;Sarven Manguiat&nbsp;playing electric, acoustic, cigar box guitars and piano.&nbsp;Throw in their wall of sound, a sweet three part harmony to create this must see live band!&nbsp;Catch a session...&nbsp;JUST RELEASED, 2018 their fifth studio album"Free As You Wanna Be" GROOVESESSION IS: Vocals, Drums,&nbsp;Percussion / Manny Sanchez Vocals, Bass / Ronnie Sanchez Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards / Sarven ManguiatClick here to see all the videos from the PodcastGrooveSession will be performing live in the Chicago area on Wednesday June 20,2018 at Mackey's Hideout.&nbsp; Mchenry, IL http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/708-groovesession-6511#comments Manny Sanchez Ronnie Sanchez Sarven Manguist 2503 Manny Sanchez,Ronnie Sanchez,Sarven Manguist GrooveSession is a band. Distinctively one of today’s musical artists with a sound of their own, a fun message of hope and a simple vision of love for the world. Uniquely reminiscent of some of history’s greatest bands this trio is writing and performing songs that would have been relevant twenty years ago and twenty years from now. Never taking themselves too seriously GrooveSession has an appreciation for all things honest and brings positive energy, musical content and a spirit that resides in all people. Enjoy the ride! This completely do-it-yourself trio has been booking, writing, touring and playing across the USA for the past 10 years. The group is led by an inspirational and talented singing drummer for the ages, Manny Sanchez, along with his younger brother Ronnie Sanchez, on bass guitar completing an unrivaled rhythm section to be rounded out and completed by the diverse styles and signature tone of their true other brother, Sarven Manguiat playing electric, acoustic, cigar box guitars and piano. Throw in their wall of sound, a sweet three part harmony to create this must see live band! Catch a session… JUST RELEASED, 2018 their fifth studio album “Free As You Wanna Be” GROOVESESSION IS: Vocals, Drums, Percussion / Manny Sanchez Vocals, Bass / Ronnie Sanchez Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards / Sarven Manguiat GROOVESESSION yes mteach 6511 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 8 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/708-groovesession-6511http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/20170615_groovesession_btmix.mp3 Episode 707 - Fabled Plains http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/KKWILKb1mvw/707-fabled-plains-6495 Orlando Peña and his new band Fabled Plains came into the studio in March and we recorded one hell of a show featuring this re-configured band. what a great joy it was to hear Fabled Plains. I am certain that you will enjoy them just as much as I did.Click here to view all the videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/707-fabled-plains-6495#comments Fabled Plains Orlando Peña 2672 Fabled Plains,Orlando Peña Orlando Peña and his new band Fabled Plains came into the studio in March and we recorded one hell of a show featuring this re-configured band. what a great joy it was to hear Fabled Plains. I am certain that you will enjoy them just as much as I did. Fabled Plains yes mteach 6495 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 4 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/707-fabled-plains-6495http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/fabled_plains_pod_-.mp3 Episode 706 - Humbird http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/qYFmA70g2TU/706-humbird-6464 On a cold and Sunny day, into the studio comes a ray of that sunshine by the name of Humbird. Hailing from Minnesota and in Chicago for a show she came in and blew me away as she will you.After traversing 5 continents and 20 countries with only a guitar and a backpack, Humbird returns home to sing songs from the edge of the world. Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches traditional genres of folk and Americana to embrace the unexpected. This music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars. Creating music out of a mosaic of influences like Joni Mitchell, Bon Iver and Bill Frisell, Humbird weaves it all together with powerful lyrics and a stubborn pursuit of the sound of the North. The release of Humbird's double EP "Elsewhere" and "Where Else" in Summer 2017 is just the beginning.&nbsp;Click here to see all the videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/706-humbird-6464#comments Humbird Siri Undlin 1889 Humbird,Siri Undlin On a cold and Sunny day, into the studio comes a ray of that sunshine by the name of Humbird. Hailing from Minnesota and in Chicago for a show she came in and blew me away as she will you. After traversing 5 continents and 20 countries with only a guitar and a backpack, Humbird returns home to sing songs from the edge of the world. Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches traditional genres of folk and Americana to embrace the unexpected. This music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars. Creating music out of a mosaic of influences like Joni Mitchell, Bon Iver and Bill Frisell, Humbird weaves it all together with powerful lyrics and a stubborn pursuit of the sound of the North. The release of Humbird’s double EP “Elsewhere” and “Where Else” in Summer 2017 is just the beginning. Humbird yes mteach 6464 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/706-humbird-6464http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/humbird_pod_-.mp3 Episode 705 - Naomi Ashley http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/jz0iyhehKNM/705-naomi-ashley-6445 Naomi Ashley grew up on a farm outside the small town of Moville, Iowa and has been a part of the Chicago music scene for over 17 years. As a singer-songwriter, she draws from American folk, roots and country traditions to create a body of work ranging from witty and satirical to poetic and heartfelt. Her 2007 album, Another Year Or So, was funded by a grant from the Chicago Artist Assistance Program. Her most recent album, Trying to Fly, was partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council Naomi frequently collaborates with spoken word and visual artists. In 2010, she conceived and produced OUTBURSTS , a show that brought songwriters, composers, playwrights, poets, and monologists together to write and perform works inspired by the paintings of Hungarian-born, Chicago-based artist Zsofia Otvos.Naomi can often be spotted performing solo, or with her band -- Cathie Van Wert (violin), Andon Davis (guitar), Michael Krayniak (bass), and Paul Bivans (drums). http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/705-naomi-ashley-6445#comments Naomi Ashley 1565 Naomi Ashley Naomi Ashley grew up on a farm outside the small town of Moville, Iowa and has been a part of the Chicago music scene for over 17 years. As a singer-songwriter, she draws from American folk, roots and country traditions to create a body of work ranging from witty and satirical to poetic and heartfelt. Her 2007 album, Another Year Or So, was funded by a grant from the Chicago Artist Assistance Program. Her most recent album, Trying to Fly, was partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council Naomi frequently collaborates with spoken word and visual artists. In 2010, she conceived and produced OUTBURSTS , a show that brought songwriters, composers, playwrights, poets, and monologists together to write and perform works inspired by the paintings of Hungarian-born, Chicago-based artist Zsofia Otvos. Naomi can often be spotted performing solo, or with her band — Cathie Van Wert (violin), Andon Davis (guitar), Michael Krayniak (bass), and Paul Bivans (drums). Naomi Ashley yes mteach 6445 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/705-naomi-ashley-6445http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/naomi_ashley_pod_-.mp3 Episode 704 - Vivian Garcia http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/r3E3XWKKCTk/704-vivian-garcia-6434 Vivian Garciaalong with percussionist Bill Garcia and trumpet player Edwin Martinez joined us on a cold February evening and warmed up the studio with a beautiful mix of Spanish and English music Vivian is a joyous blend of classic spanish music along with her original English songs. Vivian, Bill, and Edwin brought this magical blend of Chicago and Madrid together. I loved it and I know you will too. Enjoy.&nbsp;Click here to view all the video from this show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/704-vivian-garcia-6434#comments Bill Garcia Edwin Martinez Vivian Garcia 2209 Bill Garcia,Edwin Martinez,Vivian Garcia Vivian Garciaalong with percussionist Bill Garcia and trumpet player Edwin Martinez joined us on a cold February evening and warmed up the studio with a beautiful mix of Spanish and English music Vivian is a joyous blend of classic spanish music along with her original English songs. Vivian, Bill, and Edwin brought this magical blend of Chicago and Madrid together. I loved it and I know you will too. Enjoy.&nbsp;Click here to view all the video from this show. Vivian Garcia yes mteach 6434 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 9 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/704-vivian-garcia-6434http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/vivian_garcia_pod_-.mp3 Episode 703 - Jeff Brown Farewell Podcast 2018 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/eIshiRzO6Kk/703-jeff-brown-farewell-podcast-2018-6426 One afternoon. Not too long ago. Jeff and I met at the CAU Studio to record a Podcast show before he and his lovely bride Kristie move to Virginia. In the hour long set we got in 6 of his most tasty songs and talked about our friendshop. This is the result of that effort.This Saturday night, Jeff will be returning to one of his favorite breweries in the area to make some music for all of you!It's free, their beer is delightful (seriously, try their wee heavy and their milk stout), and my awesome wife will be there before she moves to Virginia.Come on up to Church Street and have a pint or several with us!Address: 1480 Industrial Drive Unit C Itasca IL 60143&nbsp;Click here to see all the videos from this show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/703-jeff-brown-farewell-podcast-2018-6426#comments Jeff Brown 3333 Jeff Brown One afternoon. Not too long ago. Jeff and I met at the CAU Studio to record a Podcast show before he and his lovely bride Kristie move to Virginia. In the hour long set we got in 6 of his most tasty songs and talked about our friendshop. This is the result of that effort.This Saturday night, Jeff will be returning to one of his favorite breweries in the area to make some music for all of you!It's free, their beer is delightful (seriously, try their wee heavy and their milk stout), and my awesome wife will be there before she moves to Virginia.Come on up to Church Street and have a pint or several with us!Address: 1480 Industrial Drive Unit C Itasca IL 60143&nbsp;Click here to see all the videos from this show. Jeff Brown Farewell Podcast 2018 yes mteach 6426 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 7 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/703-jeff-brown-farewell-podcast-2018-6426http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/jeff_brown_pod_-.mp3 Episode 702 - Claire Kelly http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Xe7XdUrV5xw/702-claire-kelly-6417 Claire KellyThis brilliant Nashville star dropped by to record a show on her last midwest tour. It was an afternoon of beautiful music and she is a joy to behold. She is so creative and her songwriting skills are excellent. Enjoy the show.&nbsp;Click here to enjoy all the videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/702-claire-kelly-6417#comments Claire Kelly 1919 Claire Kelly This brilliant Nashville star dropped by to record a show on her last midwest tour. It was an afternoon of beautiful music and she is a joy to behold. She is so creative and her songwriting skills are excellent. Enjoy the show. Claire Kelly yes mteach 6417 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 4 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/702-claire-kelly-6417http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/claire_kelly_pod_-.mp3 Episode 701 - Sacha Mullin http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/M3TVGFUtbxU/701-sacha-mullin-6367 SACHA MULLIN is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter, arranger, pianist, and educator. At once commanding and vulnerable, Sacha's often been compared to Jeff Buckley and Morrissey&nbsp;- though he more closely studied the heartfelt gymnastics of folks like Joni Mitchell,&nbsp;Heather Nova, and Lisa Fischer.&nbsp;View all Videos from the Podcast here. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/701-sacha-mullin-6367#comments Sacha Mullin 2416 Sacha Mullin SACHA MULLIN is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter, arranger, pianist, and educator. At once commanding and vulnerable, Sacha's often been compared to Jeff Buckley and Morrissey – though he more closely studied the heartfelt gymnastics of folks like Joni Mitchell, Heather Nova, and Lisa Fischer. Sacha Mullin yes mteach 6367 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/701-sacha-mullin-6367http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/sacha_mullin_pod_-.mp3 Episode 700 - Diana Chittester http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/mBJlp7j52lU/700-diana-chittester-6349 Singer-songwriter,&nbsp;Diana Chittester, is renowned both for her vocals and her energetic acoustic guitar-playing. Her solo show is brought to life by her signature percussive multi-part playing, mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar, without the help of loopers or other technological tricks, while blending intelligent lyrics and storytelling that engages the audience.&nbsp;Click here to see all videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/700-diana-chittester-6349#comments Diana Chittester 2217 Diana Chittester Singer-songwriter,&nbsp;Diana Chittester, is renowned both for her vocals and her energetic acoustic guitar-playing. Her solo show is brought to life by her signature percussive multi-part playing, mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar, without the help of loopers or other technological tricks, while blending intelligent lyrics and storytelling that engages the audience.&nbsp;Click here to see all videos Diana Chittester yes mteach 6349 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/700-diana-chittester-6349http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/diana_chittester_pod_-.mp3 Episode 699 - Matthew Francis Anderson http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/SxNPEsdYD3k/699-matthew-francis-anderson-6341 Matthew Francis Andersen was born and raised in Chicago. But as a former walleye and musky fishing guide home has also been as far as northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. That's where Andersen's EP Blue Line takes you: from the local taverns and street lights, to the boat landings and rivers deep within the northwoods. Matthew Francis Andersen's writing shows you where this Midwesterner has been. Logging trucks and taxi cabs, game wardens and bar patrons live inside these songs.Andersen has won American Songwriter Magazine's 2012 Lyric Contest, and shared the stage with the likes of Gurf Morlix, Steve Forbert, Kevin Gordon, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart.See Matthew Live February 22nd at Space in Evanston opening for Ruthie Foster&nbsp;Clicik here to see all the videos from the show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/699-matthew-francis-anderson-6341#comments Matthew Francis Anderson 2401 Matthew Francis Anderson Matthew Francis Andersen was born and raised in Chicago. But as a former walleye and musky fishing guide home has also been as far as northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. That's where Andersen's EP Blue Line takes you: from the local taverns and street lights, to the boat landings and rivers deep within the northwoods. Matthew Francis Andersen's writing shows you where this Midwesterner has been. Logging trucks and taxi cabs, game wardens and bar patrons live inside these songs. Andersen has won American Songwriter Magazine's 2012 Lyric Contest, and shared the stage with the likes of Gurf Morlix, Steve Forbert, Kevin Gordon, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. Matthew Francis anderson yes mteach 6341 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/699-matthew-francis-anderson-6341http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/mathewfrancisanderson_1.mp3 Episode 698 - Tyne Darling http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/lE7elYJH1hI/698-tyne-darling-6338 Tyne Darling is a Milwaukee, WI-based musician. Sometimes, though, he lives in Brooklyn. He has some black-ink tattoos on both of his arms. His music works to conjure elements of both Raymond Carver and Greg Dulli. He's toured throughout the U.S., Europe, and Canada, played festivals such as SXSW, Wakarusa, and CMJ, and supported the likes of Richard Buckner, Charlie Mars, Dale Watson, and The Bottlerockets. In 2016, Tyne Darling will release a new LP entitled, These Ghosts. Occasionally, Tyne Darling publishes stories under the name Tom Vollman. He really likes Kurt Vonnegut, Two Cow Garage, Tillie Olsen, Joan Didion, Tom Colicchio, Willy Vlautin, and Albert Camus. www.tynedarling.com www.tynedarling.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/tynedarlingmusic @tynedarling (Twitter, Instagram)&nbsp;View all the videos from the show here http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/698-tyne-darling-6338#comments Tyne Darling 2377 Tyne Darling Tyne Darling is a Milwaukee, WI-based musician. Sometimes, though, he lives in Brooklyn. He has some black-ink tattoos on both of his arms. His music works to conjure elements of both Raymond Carver and Greg Dulli. He’s toured throughout the U.S., Europe, and Canada, played festivals such as SXSW, Wakarusa, and CMJ, and supported the likes of Richard Buckner, Charlie Mars, Dale Watson, and The Bottlerockets. In 2016, Tyne Darling will release a new LP entitled, These Ghosts. Occasionally, Tyne Darling publishes stories under the name Tom Vollman. He really likes Kurt Vonnegut, Two Cow Garage, Tillie Olsen, Joan Didion, Tom Colicchio, Willy Vlautin, and Albert Camus. Tyne Darling yes mteach 6338 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 6 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/698-tyne-darling-6338http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/tyne_darling_pod_-.mp3 Episode 697 - Ron Hayden & The Unknown Legends http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/hYNNWX-QJmM/697-ron-hayden-unknown-legends-6326 Ron Hayden &amp; The Unknown Legendscame into the studio hailing from Bridgeview/Burbank on the Southside. I lived in Burbank walking distance from Little Frank's Pizza a couple of decades ago. This is a hard working classic Chicago neighboorhood and I loved living there. We had a blast reminicing. Ron is the frontman for this band featuring his creative original songs performed by his kick ass band.Watch all the videos here. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/697-ron-hayden-unknown-legends-6326#comments Joe Dex Ron Hayden Ron Hayden & The Unknown Legends 2276 Joe Dex,Ron Hayden,Ron Hayden & The Unknown Legends Ron Hayden & The Unknown Legends came into the studio hailing from Bridgeview/Burbank on the Southside. I lived in Burbank walking distance from Little Frank's Pizza a couple of decades ago. This is a hard working classic Chicago neighboorhood and I loved living there. We had a blast reminicing. Ron is the frontman for this band featuring his creative original songs performed by his kick ass band. Ron Hayden & The Unknown Legends yes mteach 6326 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/697-ron-hayden-unknown-legends-6326http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/ron_hayden_pod_-.mp3 Episode 696 - Lance Brown and Anne McIntyre dba Last Ditch Effort http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Bts0WlQDLB4/696-lance-brown-and-anne-mcintyre-dba-last-ditch-effort-6317 Lance Brown and Anne McIntyre Dear friends Lance Brown and Anne McIntyre came in and recorded this joyous Podcast full of stories of mirth, humor, and supurb musicianship. This show was a ton of fun.&nbsp;Click here to see all the videos from the show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/696-lance-brown-and-anne-mcintyre-dba-last-ditch-effort-6317#comments Anne McIntyre Lance Brown Last Ditch Effort 2199 Anne McIntyre,Lance Brown,Last Ditch Effort Lance Brown and Anne McIntyre Dear friends Lance Brown and Anne McIntyre came in and recorded this joyous Podcast full of stories of mirth, humor, and supurb musicianship. This show was a ton of fun. Lance Brown and Anne McIntyre yes mteach 6317 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/696-lance-brown-and-anne-mcintyre-dba-last-ditch-effort-6317http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/lance_annie_pod_-.mp3 Episode 695 - Fischer's Flicker http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/rSlTfdiljJg/695-fischers-flicker-6307 Fischer's FlickerScott fischer and his band Fischer's Flicker joined me last week and we had a blast recording this show. Enjoy these guys and then go see them live at the Emporium at 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL from 8:00 PM to midnighttonight January 18th.&nbsp;Check out all the videos here. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/695-fischers-flicker-6307#comments Andy Sviatko Fischer's Flicker Michael Duttge Rick Lyons Scott fischer Tim Gavin Andy Sviatko,Fischer's Flicker,Michael Duttge,Rick Lyons,Scott fischer,Tim Gavin Fischer's FlickerScott fischer and his band Fischer's Flicker joined me last week and we had a blast recording this show. Enjoy these guys and then go see them live at the Emporium at 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL from 8:00 PM to midnighttonight January 18th.&nbsp;Check out all the videos here. fischer's Flicker yes mteach 6307 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/695-fischers-flicker-6307http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/dsc_0001.jpg Episode 694 - Hasan Salameh http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/eYnz9vH6Sik/694-hasan-salameh-6286 Hasan Salameh Hasan came into the studio last fall and we had a great time talking and recording his music. Hasan is a painter of songs. His images are universal emotions that we all experience one way or another. Join me on a journey through his thoughts and experiences.&nbsp;Click here to view all the videos from the show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/694-hasan-salameh-6286#comments Hasan Salameh 1868 Hasan Salameh Hasan Salameh Hasan came into the studio last fall and we had a great time talking and recording his music. Hasan is a painter of songs. His images are universal emotions that we all experience one way or another. Join me on a journey through his thoughts and experiences. hasan Salameh yes mteach 6286 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 8 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/694-hasan-salameh-6286http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/hasan_salameh_pod_-.mp3 Episode 693 - Jenna & Rolf http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/GVLcxUUcec8/693-jenna-rolf-6266 Jenna &amp; RolfVocalist Jenna Mammina (performed with Rickie Lee Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Phish) and brilliant guitarist Rolf Sturm (played guitar live or been on recordings that feature Loudon Wainwright, Jorma Kaukonen, John Medeski, Ethan Iverson and members of the Grateful Dead). came in to town in October and we recorded this Podcast and a couple of days later we brought them in for a CAU/Goose &amp; Fox House Concert. We had the great pleasure to hear and record one of the best performances ever on CAU. I am certain that you will agree. Enjoy this musical work of art.&nbsp;Click here to see all the videos from the Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/693-jenna-rolf-6266#comments Jenna & Rolf Jenna Mammina Rolf Sturm 3054 Jenna & Rolf,Jenna Mammina,Rolf Sturm Jenna & Rolf Vocalist Jenna Mammina (performed with Rickie Lee Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Phish) and brilliant guitarist Rolf Sturm (played guitar live or been on recordings that feature Loudon Wainwright, Jorma Kaukonen, John Medeski, Ethan Iverson and members of the Grateful Dead). came in to town in October and we recorded this Podcast and a couple of days later we brought them in for a CAU/Goose & Fox House Concert. We had the great pleasure to hear and record one of the best performances ever on CAU. I am certain that you will agree. Enjoy this musical work of art. Jenna and Rolf yes mteach 6266 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/693-jenna-rolf-6266http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/jenna_and_rolf_pod.mp3 Episode 692 - The Please Please Me http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/280S9SI8FEw/692-please-please-me-6242 The Please Please Me The Please Please Me and CAU have been friends for many years. Starting back in Austin, Texas about a decade ago. Currently, The Please Please Me is a duo featuring Jessie Torrisi and Jimi Fish and they now reside in New York City Fortunately, they stopped in and recorded this Podcast while on tour. I am posting this as my featured Christmas Podcast and it is also Jessie's Birthday, so here is your present girlfriend.&nbsp;Click here to see all the Podcast Videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/692-please-please-me-6242#comments Jessie Torrisi Jimi Fish The Please Please Me 2649 Jessie Torrisi,Jimi Fish,The Please Please Me The Please Please Me The Please Please Me and CAU have been friends for many years. Starting back in Austin, Texas about a decade ago. Currently, The Please Please Me is a duo featuring Jessie Torrisi and Jimi Fish and they now reside in New York City Fortunately, they stopped in and recorded this Podcast while on tour. I am posting this as my featured Christmas Podcast and it is also Jessie's Birthday, so here is your present girlfriend. The Please Please Me yes mteach 6242 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/692-please-please-me-6242http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/please_please_me_pod.mp3 Episode 691 - Maniac Du Jour, Saluzzo, Italy http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/2kS6KvvWc1o/691-maniac-du-jour-saluzzo-italy-6218 Maniac Du JourThis Power Trio from Saluzzo,Italy stopped in last Summer while on their North American tour and blew us away. We had an amazing afternoon of great songs."MANIAC du JOUR" is an Italian rock band born in 2013, formed by Paride Lanciani (guitars, vocals), Alain Nes (drums) and Fabio Anghilante (bass and keyboards). During his long career, Paride played with lot of big names of the indie national and international music scene.He also played at CMJ Festival - NYC USA, BBQ FestIval- Chicago USA and at ATP Festival - UK&nbsp;View all the videos from this Podcast here http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/691-maniac-du-jour-saluzzo-italy-6218#comments Alain Nes Fabio Anghilante Maniac Du Jour Paride Lanciani 1687 Alain Nes,Fabio Anghilante,Maniac Du Jour,Paride Lanciani This Power Trio from Saluzzo, Italy stopped in last Summer while on their North American tour and blew us away. We had an amazing afternoon of great songs. "MANIAC du JOUR" is an Italian rock band born in 2013, formed by Paride Lanciani (guitars, vocals), Alain Nes (drums) and Fabio Anghilante (bass and keyboards). During his long career, Paride played with lot of big names of the indie national and international music scene. He also played at CMJ Festival – NYC USA, BBQ FestIval- Chicago USA and at ATP Festival - UK Maniac Du Jour yes mteach 6218 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/691-maniac-du-jour-saluzzo-italy-6218http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/maniac_du_jour_pod.mp3 Episode 690 - The Alex Guthrie Band http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/CrZ2bY2O2PI/690-alex-guthrie-band-6196 The Alex Guthrie BandAlex and the boys joined us for an afternoon of his original music. They were in Chicago from Atlanta, Georgia to play a gig and we were lucky enough to record this show. You might wonder where you have seen this guy before and here is a link that will explain why.Alex Gutherie CommercialVOCALS, GUITAR /&nbsp;ALEX GUTHRIEKEYS, VOCALS / ADAM HOLLIDAYDRUMS, VOCALS / DAVE RAGSDALEBASS, VOCALS / JONATHAN NORWOOD&nbsp;Watch the videos from the show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/690-alex-guthrie-band-6196#comments Adam Holliday Alex Guthrie Dave Ragsdale Jennifer Hudson Jonathan Norwood The Alex Guthrie Band 3433 Adam Holliday,Alex Guthrie,Dave Ragsdale,Jennifer Hudson,Jonathan Norwood,The Alex Guthrie Band The Alex Guthrie Band Alex and the boys joined us for an afternoon of his original music. They were in Chicago from Atlanta, Georgia to play a gig and we were lucky enough to record this show. Alex Guthrie Band yes mteach 6196 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 4 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/690-alex-guthrie-band-6196http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/alex_guthrie_pod.mp3 Episode 689 - StereoViolet http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/sBmKjClR53c/689-stereoviolet-6176 StereoVioletOne day last spring this band of super creative musicians fronted by the stellar voice of Bianca B. Black came into the studio and rocked my World and now they are about to rock yours.Click here to see all the videos from the showABOUT THE BAND. Most people aren't afraid of the dark. They're afraid of what they might see if someone turns on the lights. &nbsp;StereoViolet embraces the dark and the darkness of the world we live in. It's not about finding the light. It's about adjusting our eyes to&nbsp;see what's always been there. And that is precisely what StereoViolet forces us to do. Powered by the commanding yet melodic vocals of frontwoman Bianca B. Black, THE RISE AND FALL OF O'REN BLACK, the debut album from the Chicago-based indie-rock band, is an unapologetic admission of life and the forces that drive us. It's not a collection of love songs. They are songs of lust and life, and they tell the uncompromised story of the human journey - a journey of monsters and heroes, trials and errors, mistakes and redemption, and hope and despair. Drawing from an infinite array of personal experiences and a vast pool of musical influences and styles, StereoViolet pushes the line between music and art and fuses together the distinct sounds of each member's eclectic background to produce a powerful and unforgettable experience.&nbsp; We are reminded that in the cages of our minds, we are all free. And in the solace of our freedom, we are all slaves. &nbsp; From the emotionally driven and introspective lyrics that transcend the band's personality, to the jarring guitar riffs and powerful instrumentation that tell the part of the story that words cannot, StereoViolet delivers&nbsp;a brutally honest account of what it means to be human.&nbsp;Each note is a testament to life lived.&nbsp; Each chord a tribute to the frailty of the human mind and spirit. Each song a crushing reminder of who we are. StereoViolet isn't a band for those looking to feel good about themselves. It's a band for those who aren't afraid to see themselves and are ready to adjust their eyes to the&nbsp;darkness that surrounds us all. StereoViolet is Bianca B. Black (Vocals), Armand Frigo (Guitar), Brian&nbsp;"Lando" Landreth (Guitar/Keys), Bryan "Gonzo" Gonzalez (Bass), and Jesus "Chuy" Zarate (Drums). StereoViolet is managed and represented by The Wrecking Co. THE RISE AND FALL OF O'REN BLACK, the band's debut full-length album, was released on April 2017 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/689-stereoviolet-6176#comments Armand Frigo Bianca B. Black Brian “Lando” Landreth Bryan “Gonzo” Gonzalez Jesus “Chuy” Zarate StereoViolet 2215 Armand Frigo,Bianca B. Black,Brian “Lando” Landreth,Bryan “Gonzo” Gonzalez,Jesus “Chuy” Zarate,StereoViolet StereoVioletOne day last spring this band of super creative musicians fronted by the stellar voice of Bianca B. Black came into the studio and rocked my World and now they are about to rock yours.Click here to see all the videos from the showABOUT THE BAND. Most people aren't afraid of the dark. They're afraid of what they might see if someone turns on the lights. &nbsp;StereoViolet embraces the dark and the darkness of the world we live in. It's not about finding the light. It's about adjusting our eyes to&nbsp;see what's always been there. And that is precisely what StereoViolet forces us to do. Powered by the commanding yet melodic vocals of frontwoman Bianca B. Black, THE RISE AND FALL OF O'REN BLACK, the debut album from the Chicago-based indie-rock band, is an unapologetic admission of life and the forces that drive us. It's not a collection of love songs. They are songs of lust and life, and they tell the uncompromised story of the human journey - a journey of monsters and heroes, trials and errors, mistakes and redemption, and hope and despair. Drawing from an infinite array of personal experiences and a vast pool of musical influences and styles, StereoViolet pushes the line between music and art and fuses together the distinct sounds of each member's eclectic background to produce a powerful and unforgettable experience.&nbsp; We are reminded that in the cages of our minds, we are all free. And in the solace of our freedom, we are all slaves. &nbsp; From the emotionally driven and introspective lyrics that transcend the band's personality, to the jarring guitar riffs and powerful instrumentation that tell the part of the story that words cannot, StereoViolet delivers&nbsp;a brutally honest account of what it means to be human.&nbsp;Each note is a testament to life lived.&nbsp; Each chord a tribute to the frailty of the human mind and spirit. Each song a crushing reminder of who we are. StereoViolet isn't a band for those looking to feel good about themselves. It's a band for those who aren't afraid to see themselves and are ready to adjust their eyes to the&nbsp;darkness that surrounds us all. StereoViolet is Bianca B. Black (Vocals), Armand Frigo (Guitar), Brian&nbsp;"Lando" Landreth (Guitar/Keys), Bryan "Gonzo" Gonzalez (Bass), and Jesus "Chuy" Zarate (Drums). StereoViolet is managed and represented by The Wrecking Co. THE RISE AND FALL OF O'REN BLACK, the band's debut full-length album, was released on April 2017 StereoViolet yes mteach 6176 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/689-stereoviolet-6176http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/stereoviolet_podcast.mp3 Episode 688 - Native Harrow http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Sn50Vrt2rXc/688-native-harrow-6125 Native HarrowDevin Tuel - Lead Vocals/Guitar and Stephen Harms - Bass/Drums/Keys/Guitar came into the studio and totally blew me away. Devin's soaring vocals and Stephen's multiple instruments and assorted pedals created an amazing sound as you will see. Come with me on a journey with this brilliant pair from Woodstock, New York.Click here to see the videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/688-native-harrow-6125#comments Devin Tuel Native Harrow Stephen Harms 2786 Devin Tuel,Native Harrow,Stephen Harms Native Harrow Devin Tuel - Lead Vocals/Guitar and Stephen Harms - Bass/Drums/Keys/Guitar came into the studio and totally blew me away. Devin's soaring vocals and Stephen's multiple instruments and assorted pedals created an amazing sound as you will see. Come with me on a journey with this brilliant pair from Woodstock, New York. Native Harrow yes mteach 6125 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 2 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/688-native-harrow-6125http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/native_harrow_pod.mp3 Episode 687 - The Dirty Miners http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/GNlI9lSTD78/687-dirty-miners-6055 The Dirty MinersThis Genre bending Blues, Soul, Indie, Rock band features Justin Conner, Candice Tindell, Luke VanderHeiden, Justin Garvy, and Phil Garvy. We got together for an evening of trully beautiful, soulful music. The vocal blending of Justin and Candice was perfect and the amazing music provided by Luke, Justin and Phil Garvy combined for one hell of a show. I am quite certain that you are going to enjoy this Podcast. Be sure to see them live you;ll be glad you did..&nbsp;Click here to see all the videos from the Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/687-dirty-miners-6055#comments Candice Tindell Justin Conner Justin Garvy Luke VanderHeiden Phil Garvy The Dirty Miners 2175 Candice Tindell,Justin Conner,Justin Garvy,Luke VanderHeiden,Phil Garvy,The Dirty Miners The Dirty MinersThis Genre bending Blues, Soul, Indie, Rock band features Justin Conner, Candice Tindell, Luke VanderHeiden, Justin Garvy, and Phil Garvy. We got together for an evening of trully beautiful, soulful music. The vocal blending of Justin and Candice was perfect and the amazing music provided by Luke, Justin and Phil Garvy combined for one hell of a show. I am quite certain that you are going to enjoy this Podcast. Be sure to see them live you;ll be glad you did..&nbsp;Click here to see all the videos from the Podcast The Dirty Miners yes mteach 6055 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/687-dirty-miners-6055http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/the_dirty_miners_pods.mp3 Episode 686 - GrooveSession http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/009YopZU1Xs/686-groovesession-6043 The power of Ontario California based GrooveSession is a contagious verve in sound. Move your body, your soul, and your heart with music. Such a uniquely broad depth in their song writing, GrooveSession is a true stand out that you will remember. Made up of three master musicians, GrooveSession is led by an inspirational and talented singing drummer for the ages, Manny Sanchez, along with his younger brother, Ronnie Sanchez, on bass guitar with a signature fat tone and strong jazz fusion influence, to be rounded out and completed by their true other brother, the maestro Sarven Manguiat, who has chops, style, and phonetic flavor as verifiable as any player on the scene.&nbsp; Mind, body, and sound, GrooveSession brings a multi-genre blend of rock n' roll that they simply call "movin' groovin' music." Three part harmonies and tuned to 432Hz, this band is about the Earth's natural vibration and healing properties that positive music and intention bring to life! Playing music they love and sharing their energy with a quest to end the jammin' famine.&nbsp; This completely do-it-yourself trio has been booking, writing, touring and playing across the USA for the past 10 years, performing over 2,333 dates while opening for and playing with many of today's greatest bands and musicians. Catch a session... Presently recording their fifth studio release "Free As You Wanna Be" due out by the end of 2017 following their highly acclaimed album, "California Hurricane"(2015). The group is definitely building momentum largely from receiving word of mouth recognition from fans across the country. GrooveSession is actively seeking support from high end agencies to assist them to get their music and show to the masses worldwide. GROOVESESSION IS: Vocals, Drums,&nbsp;Percussion / Manny Sanchez Vocals, Bass / Ronnie SanchezVocals, Guitars, Keyboards / Sarven ManguiatView all videos here http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/686-groovesession-6043#comments GrooveSession Manny Sanchez Ronnie Sanchez Sarven Manguiat 2503 GrooveSession,Manny Sanchez,Ronnie Sanchez,Sarven Manguiat The power of GrooveSession is a contagious verve in sound. Move your body, your soul, and your heart with music. Such a uniquely broad depth in their song writing, GrooveSession is a true stand out that you will remember. Made up of three master musicians, GrooveSession is led by an inspirational and talented singing drummer for the ages, Manny Sanchez, along with his younger brother, Ronnie Sanchez, on bass guitar with a signature fat tone and strong jazz fusion influence, to be rounded out and completed by their true other brother, the maestro Sarven Manguiat, who has chops, style, and phonetic flavor as verifiable as any player on the scene. GrooveSession yes mteach 6043 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 4 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/686-groovesession-6043http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/20170615_groovesession_btmix.mp3 Episode 685 - Kacie Swierk http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/KfIiiHyarRo/685-kacie-swierk-5983 Kacie Swierk will be joining Hadley Kennary on Saturday September 30th at the CAU &amp; Goose and Fox House Concert Series. Kacie worked with CAU as an intern inbetween high school and beginning Indiana University where she is now in her junior year persuing a degree in Commercial Music. As you will hear in this Podcast and when you atttend the House Concert, Kacie has become a very polished singer/songwriter.&nbsp;Click here to see her viedos from the Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/685-kacie-swierk-5983#comments Kacie Swierk 2239 Kacie Swierk Kacie Swierk will be joining Hadley Kennary on Saturday September 30th at the CAU & Goose and Fox House Condert Series. Kacie worked with CAU as an intern inbetween high school and beginning Indiana University where she is now in her junior year persuing a degree in Commercial Music. As you will hear in this Podcast and when you atttend the House Concert, Kacie has become a very polished singer/songwriter. Kacie Swierk yes mteach 5983 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/685-kacie-swierk-5983http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/kacie_swierk_pod.mp3 Episode 684 - Hadley Kennary http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/dwZIipWzJ1c/684-hadley-kennary-5974 Hadley KennaryHadley joined us to record her 2nd Podcast with us in support of her latest EP "Momentum" and now we are proud to present Hadley w/ opener Kacie Swierk in one of our CAU/Goose and Fox House Concert series live Saturday September 30th.Hadley Kennary is a singer-songwriter whose music is a folk/pop blend of heartfelt, clever lyrics and infectious melodies. Kennary, appropriately pronounced like the bird, grew up outside of Chicago. In 2014, she graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and has since independently released a full-length album and two EPs. Her warm sound is refreshingly honest and contagiously catchy. She has graced stages around the country such as SPACE in Chicago and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, as well as several shows in Ireland and the UK. Her songs have been featured in renowned songwriting competitions such as Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Songwriting Competition (where she won 2nd place in 2015). Hadley lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she continues to write, record, and perform live. Her latest release, "Momentum EP", was released August 24th, 2016 and is available wherever music is digitally sold &amp; streamed.Click here to view all videos from the Podcast&nbsp; http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/684-hadley-kennary-5974#comments Hadley Kennary 2618 Hadley Kennary Hadley Kennary is a singer-songwriter whose music is a folk/pop blend of heartfelt, clever lyrics and infectious melodies. Kennary, appropriately pronounced like the bird, grew up outside of Chicago. In 2014, she graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and has since independently released a full-length album and two EPs. Her warm sound is refreshingly honest and contagiously catchy. She has graced stages around the country such as SPACE in Chicago and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, as well as several shows in Ireland and the UK. Her songs have been featured in renowned songwriting competitions such as Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Songwriting Competition (where she won 2nd place in 2015). Hadley lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she continues to write, record, and perform live. Her latest release, "Momentum EP", was released August 24th, 2016 and is available wherever music is digitally sold & streamed. Hadley Kennary 2017 yes mteach 5974 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/684-hadley-kennary-5974http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/hadley_kennary_pod.mp3 Episode 683 - Korby Lenker, Megan Slankard, and Alex Wong http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/fmDGCHMPYXM/683-korby-lenker-megan-slankard-and-alex-wong-5958 Korby Lenker, Megan Slankard, and Alex WongThese three amazing singer/songwriters stopped by CAU on their way to perform at "Space" in Evanston. That was over a year ago and the files were lost, but now found. Check out the Bio on these artists and you can see just how amazing they areKORBY LENKER: Korby Lenker is a sneaky-good songwriter. And singer. And multi-instrumentalist. An abbreviated list of Lenker's achievements so far includes: a significant amount of airplay on the legendary Seattle indie rock station KEXP; a BBC 2 interview with Bob Harris, which is only about the highest honor a rootsy singer-songwriter touring the U.K. can get; opening slots for acts ranging from Willie Nelson to Ray LaMontagne, Nickel Creek, Keith Urban, Susan Tedeschi and Tristan Prettyman; a successful run with one of the hottest young West Coast bluegrass bands of the aughts; and wins in the Merlefest folk songwriting contest as well as the Kerrville Folk Festival's elite New Folk songwriting competition. Lenker's composition "My Little Life" brought him the Kerrville honors this year. It doesn't seem possible that one song could work so well in such disparate worlds, but it also proved its powers as a galvanizing piece of indie-pop, drawing a small army of likeminded, rising Nashville artists and personalities--Jeremy Lister and Katie Herzig to name two--to make lip-syncing, ukulele-strumming cameos in Lenker's music video. MEGAN SLANKARD: "Nearly everyone who encounters this attractive and sophisticated singer-songwriter agrees that she has 'star' written all over her," says Acoustic Guitar Magazine about Megan Slankard. "She forges a distinctive sound with her smooth and courageous vocal dynamics, intelligent and diverse song styles, and sheer infectious enthusiasm." Slankard, who has sold just over 20,000 copies of her three CDs, self-produced her first CD at age eighteen and her third with help from Counting Crow's guitarist Dan Vickrey, and is currently working on a new project. Last year Slankard formed a new alt-rock band, and is already getting industry attention having been selected as a semi-finalist in Discmaker's 2007 Independent Music World Series and a finalist in the 2008 Musician's Atlas/Borders Books Independent Music Awards - even before the official release of her new band's first album, scheduled for mid-2008. Slankard and her music have appeared on TLC's "What Not To Wear", generating purchases by TV viewers after her first appearance that placed her second CD "Freaky Little Story" on the 5 spot on Amazon.com CD sales charts and on the Top-10 Rock Bestseller list on CDBaby.com. Because of the episode's popularity, the show's producers featured her in a follow-up episode, bringing her back onto the Top-10 with "Freaky Little Story". Upon its release months later, "A Little Extra Sun" also reached the Top-10 sales chart. Her songs have also earned over 175,000 plays on MySpace.com, and "Freaky Little Story" remains a Top-20 all time Rock Bestseller on CDBaby.com to this day. Slankard's music has also been featured on San Francisco AAA station KFOG's compilation CD and has been spun over 500 times on Modesto, CA. She has been featured in Rockgrl Magazine, Owl Magazine, The Synthesis, and online sources Fresh Tracks and Women In Rock, in addition to Acoustic Guitar magazine, whose editors named "Freaky Little Story" one of their top albums of 2005. She was a final selection artist for RPM Direct Presents: Unsigned Artists Volume 3 compilation CD; an A&amp;R Online featured artist; a Song and Film Spotlight artist; and, an Acoustic Cafe featured artist on the "One to Watch" syndicated radio program (sponsored by the USA Songwriting Competition). Slankard also co-wrote and performed on the title track of Dire Straits founding member David Knopfler's new record, "Ship of Dreams". Megan has performed in over 200 cities in five different countries, including at showcases in Boston (NEMO) and Toronto (NXNE), on three tours as support for David Knopfler (Germany and England), and at the international festival InGuitar in Zurich (Switzerland). She will resume touring after the completion of the new CD. ALEX WONG: Alex Wong is a Brooklyn-based producer, writer and performer whose signature sonic style resonates in all he creates-from cinematic pop soundscapes to electronic tinged theater scores to his honest, direct songwriting. He has produced recordings with leading artists such as Delta Rae, Ari Hest, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Melissa Ferrick, Vienna Teng and Grammy nominee Ximena Sarinana. Alex has garnered critical acclaim for his songwriting collaborations with recording artists Amber Rubarth (The Paper Raincoat), Vienna Teng, Paul Freeman, Elizabeth and the Catapult and Alex Berger (Independent Music Award winner). His songwriting has been heard in film and television projects such as "The Last Song" (Disney/Touchstone), "One Tree Hill," and "The Lincoln Lawyer" (Lion's Gate). His solo project, A City On A Lake, is releasing it's debut self-titled album (featuring vocal performances from Ari Hest and Ximena Sarinana) was released in 2012.Click to view all four videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/683-korby-lenker-megan-slankard-and-alex-wong-5958#comments Alex Wong Korby Lenker Megan Slankard 1362 Alex Wong,Korby Lenker,Megan Slankard Korby Lenker, Megan Slankard, and Alex WongThese three amazing singer/songwriters stopped by CAU on their way to perform at "Space" in Evanston. That was over a year ago and the files were lost, but now found. Check out the Bio on these artists and you can see just how amazing they areKORBY LENKER: Korby Lenker is a sneaky-good songwriter. And singer. And multi-instrumentalist. An abbreviated list of Lenker's achievements so far includes: a significant amount of airplay on the legendary Seattle indie rock station KEXP; a BBC 2 interview with Bob Harris, which is only about the highest honor a rootsy singer-songwriter touring the U.K. can get; opening slots for acts ranging from Willie Nelson to Ray LaMontagne, Nickel Creek, Keith Urban, Susan Tedeschi and Tristan Prettyman; a successful run with one of the hottest young West Coast bluegrass bands of the aughts; and wins in the Merlefest folk songwriting contest as well as the Kerrville Folk Festival's elite New Folk songwriting competition. Lenker's composition "My Little Life" brought him the Kerrville honors this year. It doesn't seem possible that one song could work so well in such disparate worlds, but it also proved its powers as a galvanizing piece of indie-pop, drawing a small army of likeminded, rising Nashville artists and personalities--Jeremy Lister and Katie Herzig to name two--to make lip-syncing, ukulele-strumming cameos in Lenker's music video. MEGAN SLANKARD: "Nearly everyone who encounters this attractive and sophisticated singer-songwriter agrees that she has 'star' written all over her," says Acoustic Guitar Magazine about Megan Slankard. "She forges a distinctive sound with her smooth and courageous vocal dynamics, intelligent and diverse song styles, and sheer infectious enthusiasm." Slankard, who has sold just over 20,000 copies of her three CDs, self-produced her first CD at age eighteen and her third with help from Counting Crow's guitarist Dan Vickrey, and is currently working on a new project. Last year Slankard formed a new alt-rock band, and is already getting industry attention having been selected as a semi-finalist in Discmaker's 2007 Independent Music World Series and a finalist in the 2008 Musician's Atlas/Borders Books Independent Music Awards - even before the official release of her new band's first album, scheduled for mid-2008. Slankard and her music have appeared on TLC's "What Not To Wear", generating purchases by TV viewers after her first appearance that placed her second CD "Freaky Little Story" on the 5 spot on Amazon.com CD sales charts and on the Top-10 Rock Bestseller list on CDBaby.com. Because of the episode's popularity, the show's producers featured her in a follow-up episode, bringing her back onto the Top-10 with "Freaky Little Story". Upon its release months later, "A Little Extra Sun" also reached the Top-10 sales chart. Her songs have also earned over 175,000 plays on MySpace.com, and "Freaky Little Story" remains a Top-20 all time Rock Bestseller on CDBaby.com to this day. Slankard's music has also been featured on San Francisco AAA station KFOG's compilation CD and has been spun over 500 times on Modesto, CA. She has been featured in Rockgrl Magazine, Owl Magazine, The Synthesis, and online sources Fresh Tracks and Women In Rock, in addition to Acoustic Guitar magazine, whose editors named "Freaky Little Story" one of their top albums of 2005. She was a final selection artist for RPM Direct Presents: Unsigned Artists Volume 3 compilation CD; an A&amp;R Online featured artist; a Song and Film Spotlight artist; and, an Acoustic Cafe featured artist on the "One to Watch" syndicated radio program (sponsored by the USA Songwriting Competition). Slankard also co-wrote and performed on the title track of Dire Straits founding member David Knopfler's new record, "Ship of Dreams". Megan has performed in over 200 cities in five different countries, including at showcases in Boston (NEMO) and Toronto (NXNE), on three tours as support for David Knopfler (Germany and England), and at the international festival InGuitar in Zurich (Switzerland). She will resume touring after the completion of the new CD. ALEX WONG: Alex Wong is a Brooklyn-based producer, writer and performer whose signature sonic style resonates in all he creates-from cinematic pop soundscapes to electronic tinged theater scores to his honest, direct songwriting. He has produced recordings with leading artists such as Delta Rae, Ari Hest, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Melissa Ferrick, Vienna Teng and Grammy nominee Ximena Sarinana. Alex has garnered critical acclaim for his songwriting collaborations with recording artists Amber Rubarth (The Paper Raincoat), Vienna Teng, Paul Freeman, Elizabeth and the Catapult and Alex Berger (Independent Music Award winner). His songwriting has been heard in film and television projects such as "The Last Song" (Disney/Touchstone), "One Tree Hill," and "The Lincoln Lawyer" (Lion's Gate). His solo project, A City On A Lake, is releasing it's debut self-titled album (featuring vocal performances from Ari Hest and Ximena Sarinana) was released in 2012.Click to view all four videos from this Podcast Korby Lenker, Megan Slankard, and Alex Wong yes mteach 5958 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 3 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/683-korby-lenker-megan-slankard-and-alex-wong-5958http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/lenker_slankard_wong_pod.mp3 Episode 682 - Kevin Presbrey March 2017 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/29gRKYgxuyQ/682-kevin-presbrey-march-2017-5905 Kevin PresbreyUkulele infused rootsy folk rock is one way of describing the vibration Kevin Presbrey is casting out there these days, but you could also very well say that his songs have a way of giving you that cozy feeling of being snuggled up by the fireplace in your favorite hooded sweatshirt. He's warm and familiar to you.&nbsp;Embracing the influences of storytellers Jim Croce, Don McLean, and Van Morrison along with modern troubadours Ryan Adams and James Bay,&nbsp;Presbrey's Midwestern sound and personality is the vehicle for the stories he lives and shares.&nbsp; Since the early 2000s, KP has amassed a loyal following throughout North America thanks in part to his songs appearing on MTV, VH1, and Fox along with being afforded the opportunity to share the stage with national acts Sister Hazel,&nbsp;The Doobie Brothers, Rusted Root,&nbsp;Big Head Todd and Tonic. Turning heads in Chicago's music scene with his first solo release Dust Unto Dust, his song "Always With Me"&nbsp;made its way to the airwaves of WXRT radio in 2013 followed by a national television performance on WGN's morning news.&nbsp;Gaining steam in 2017,&nbsp;Presbrey's relentless lust for connecting with audiences has driven the release of his fourth studio album Falling Together.&nbsp;Where Dust Unto Dust (Produced by Ryan Hadlock: The Lumineers, Strumbellas, Vance Joy)&nbsp;centered around picking up the pieces following the sudden passing of his father in 2012, Falling Together is a reflection of his experiences as life moved forward with his father there in spirit.&nbsp;Recorded at Left +&nbsp;Right Studios in Nashville, TN with producer Skylar Wilson (Andrew Combs, Rayland Baxter,&nbsp;Justin Townes Earle), KP tapped into that white hot East Nashville vibe this time around in his quest to perpetuate positive feelings, togetherness,&nbsp;and simply finding the bright side in life.&nbsp;From great tragedy comes great triumph - and peace. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/682-kevin-presbrey-march-2017-5905#comments Kevin Presbrey 2969 Kevin Presbrey Ukulele infused rootsy folk rock is one way of describing the vibration Kevin Presbrey is casting out there these days, but you could also very well say that his songs have a way of giving you that cozy feeling of being snuggled up by the fireplace in your favorite hooded sweatshirt. He's warm and familiar to you. Embracing the influences of storytellers Jim Croce, Don McLean, and Van Morrison along with modern troubadours Ryan Adams and James Bay, Presbrey's Midwestern sound and personality is the vehicle for the stories he lives and shares. Kevin Presbrey yes mteach 5905 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/682-kevin-presbrey-march-2017-5905http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/kevin_presbrey_pod.mp3 Episode 681 - Heather Horton http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/PHVWDVDsXFE/681-heather-horton-5846 Heather Horton joined me for an afternoon of music and general silliness and fun. We laughed and made fun of the insanity of the World around us and the show was dedicated to the premier oh Heather's new album called "don't Mess With Mrs. Murphy"It was a wonderful Podcast and a joy to be with Heather once again. I highly recommend that you go out and get this album.&nbsp; http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/681-heather-horton-5846#comments Heather Horton Heather Lynn Horton Mrs. Murphry The Westies 3517 Heather Horton,Heather Lynn Horton,Mrs. Murphry,The Westies Heather Horton From birth, everything has been about music for Heather Horton. Having lived in many of the major American music epicenters, she is no stranger to the struggles and triumphs of the business. Her endeavors have been extensive, but are not free of their share of obstacles. Her 2011 release, Postcard Saturdays held promise to be the breakthrough work to set her on a course she had always desired. The proverbial puzzle pieces looked to be falling in place to gain Horton her fair share of supporters with both music-buying fans and industry critics alike. As the album poised for release, the newly wed Horton became pregnant with her daughter, Rain, and Horton was forced to rethink the release of Postcard Saturdays. While forging on with her husband, singer-songwriter Michael McDermott, in their critically acclaimed collective, The Westies, the resolve to pursue her own sincere and compelling music ultimately couldn't be tamed. That pursuit is no more evident than on her upcoming release, Don’t Mess With Mrs. Murphy. Heather Horton, Heather Lynn Horton, Mrs. Murphry, The Westies yes mteach 5846 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/681-heather-horton-5846http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/heather_horton_pod.mp3 Episode 680 - Alan Zreczny/Bluefront http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/qZZWe0f82o0/680-alan-zrecznybluefront-5815 Alan Zreczny/Bluefront&nbsp;Alan is a singer-songwriter from Chicago.&nbsp;&nbsp;Music has always been part of his life. Even while pursuing other interests, he always thought of being a musician and writing songs as the most fulfilling modes of self-expression. Several years ago, he decided to try his hand at it and wrote his first song. He hasn't stopped since, and in the process he has created an imaginative and truly original body of work.&nbsp;Alan's songs are narrative poems set to spirited melodies, which he performs on the guitar and piano. In his lyrics, he often puts a new twist on age-old sayings, giving them a fresh, surprising new meaning. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/680-alan-zrecznybluefront-5815#comments Alan Zreczny Bluefront 2308 Alan Zreczny,Bluefront Alan Zreczny/Bluefront Alan is a singer-songwriter from Chicago. Music has always been part of his life. Even while pursuing other interests, he always thought of being a musician and writing songs as the most fulfilling modes of self-expression. Several years ago, he decided to try his hand at it and wrote his first song. He hasn’t stopped since, and in the process he has created an imaginative and truly original body of work. Alan’s songs are narrative poems set to spirited melodies, which he performs on the guitar and piano. In his lyrics, he often puts a new twist on age-old sayings, giving them a fresh, surprising new meaning. Alan Zreczny/Bluefront yes mteach 5815 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/680-alan-zrecznybluefront-5815http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/alan_zreczny_bluefront_pod.mp3 Episode 679 - Leah Shoshanah http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/sIaHPSC0h54/679-leah-shoshanah-5797 Leah ShoshanahA couple of weeks ago Leah joined us for a Podcast. Leah is from a strong artistic background which at one point found her performing with the South African Opera Company. Her songs take you on a journey of remembrance and learning. I was mesmerized by all 4 songs.You have the opportunity to see Leah live Sunday July 2nd at Uncommon Ground on Clark. She will open for a dear friend of mine, Don Pedigo from Nashville.These two will show you a night of music that you will not soon forget. Come join me...Click here to see all the videos from the show.&nbsp; http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/679-leah-shoshanah-5797#comments Leah Shoshanah 2995 Leah Shoshanah Leah Shoshanah A couple of weeks ago Leah joined us for a Podcast. Leah is from a strong artistic background which at one poing found her performing with the South African Opera Company. Her songs take you on a journey of remembrance and learning. I was mesmerized by all 4 songs. You have the opportunity to see Leah live Sunday July 2nd at Uncommon Ground on Clark. She will open for a dear friend of mine, Don Pedigo from Nashville.These two will show you a night of music that you will not soon forget. Come join me... Leah Shoshanah yes mteach 5797 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/679-leah-shoshanah-5797http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/leah_shoshanah_pod.mp3 Episode 678 - Don Pedigo http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/tQs9jk3OQ7c/678-don-pedigo-5773 Don Pedigo&nbsp;Don Pedigo is coming back to Chicago this July 2nd at Uncommon Ground on Devon. Joining Don that night is Chicago's own Leah Shoshanah. Come join the CAU crew for a night of brilliant musical perfromances. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/678-don-pedigo-5773#comments Don Pedigo 2866 Don Pedigo Don Pedigo&nbsp;Don Pedigo is coming back to Chicago this July 2nd at Uncommon Ground on Devon. Joining Don that night is Chicago's own Leah Shoshanah. Come join the CAU crew for a night of brilliant musical perfromances. Don Pedigo yes mteach 5773 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/678-don-pedigo-5773http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/don_pedigo_pod.mp3 Episode 677 - Dina Bach http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Ck6uq5hSjkU/677-dina-bach-5754 Dina BachDina, came in on a sunny January afternoon and it was as though her smile and songs alone made it feel like a beautiful early spring. What a joy to record and present to you. Trust me you're going to love her music.Check out the videos from her show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/677-dina-bach-5754#comments Dina Bach 2386 Dina Bach Dina Bach Dina, came in on a sunny January afternoon and it was as though her smile and songs alone made it feel like a beautiful early spring. What a joy to record and present to you. Trust me you're going to love her music. Dina Bach yes mteach 5754 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 7 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/677-dina-bach-5754http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/dina_bach_pod.mp3 Episode 676 - Ben Marshall http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/cJQsZ63zvAA/676-ben-marshall-5703 Ben Marshallis the latest artist to join the CAUDog Records Family. Ben came in to record a Podcast with us last Winter and one thing led to another.It has&nbsp;BEN&nbsp;a journey!!! His earliest memories of music were dancing around the house singing along to Elton John and Beatles records with his family when he was just a child. By age 11, he was drawn to the guitar and remembers bugging his parents to buy him one. After constant persistence, he received his first guitar at the early age of 13. While the neighborhood kids were out playing, he was up in his bedroom listening and trying to jam along with Jim Croce, Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Eric Clapton and The Beach Boys records to name a few. "I had a record player and a bunch of vinyl records, and I would just listen and try to play along," says Marshall. He can remember that some of the neighbors thought it a bit odd that he spent so much time in his room. "I was just simply dedicated and was really bitten by the blues bug at an early age. I was completely focused on learning from the greats like BB King, Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters." The sound of blues music touched a spot deep within his soul. Along with learning by ear, he was also introduced to George Yeatmen, Sr. and studied classical guitar with him for a few years. This helped him develop technique and a unique finger style. "He was really hard on me but I am so glad I had the opportunity to study with him and learned the value of hard work and the importance of dedicating yourself to your craft." Yeatmen was a guitarist during the big band era and was a well-known musician in the Baltimore area. "He played a huge role in my early development as a musician and he is deeply missed."Click here to see all the videos from this show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/676-ben-marshall-5703#comments Ben Marshall 2284 Ben Marshall Ben Marshall is the latest artist to join the CAUDog Records Family. Ben came in to record a Podcast with us last Winter and one thing led to another. It has BEN a journey!!! His earliest memories of music were dancing around the house singing along to Elton John and Beatles records with his family when he was just a child. By age 11, he was drawn to the guitar and remembers bugging his parents to buy him one. After constant persistence, he received his first guitar at the early age of 13. While the neighborhood kids were out playing, he was up in his bedroom listening and trying to jam along with Jim Croce, Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Eric Clapton and The Beach Boys records to name a few. “I had a record player and a bunch of vinyl records, and I would just listen and try to play along,” says Marshall. He can remember that some of the neighbors thought it a bit odd that he spent so much time in his room. “I was just simply dedicated and was really bitten by the blues bug at an early age. I was completely focused on learning from the greats like BB King, Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters.” The sound of blues music touched a spot deep within his soul. Along with learning by ear, he was also introduced to George Yeatmen, Sr. and studied classical guitar with him for a few years. This helped him develop technique and a unique finger style. “He was really hard on me but I am so glad I had the opportunity to study with him and learned the value of hard work and the importance of dedicating yourself to your craft.” Yeatmen was a guitarist during the big band era and was a well-known musician in the Baltimore area. “He played a huge role in my early development as a musician and he is deeply missed.” Ben Marshall yes mteach 5703 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/676-ben-marshall-5703http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/ben_marshall_pod.mp3 Episode 675 - Humphrey-McKeown http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/0T6fpi6oAGo/675-humphrey-mckeown-5682 Humphrey-McKeownHeather and Tom came on CAU as a duo back in the summer of 2006 on Episode 554This week they were back with the entire band to support their latest release "Tapestry of Shadows". As you can see and hear, we had a marvolous time recording this show. Now you can go see them perform it tonight May 20th live at Durty Nellie's in Palatine, ILThe Humphrey-McKeown songwriting partnership began in 2006 between New York native, Heather Humphrey and Chicago-based, Tom McKeown. At an informal gathering of musicians Tom asked if anyone had interest in writing music.&nbsp; That day Heather said "yes" and two weeks later their collaborative partnership was formed and they were ready to see where this adventure would lead them.&nbsp; Before long, they were writing for publishers in Nashville, Chicago and LA. Combining Heather's innate sense of melody with Tom's pursuit of writing something that hadn't already been done before, Humphrey-McKeown wrote for any occasion and in any style; always seeking to better themselves and their craft. When asked "How do you write better songs?" Their answer has always been "That's easy...we write another song". After penning over 100 songs for others, Humphrey-McKeown changed course to focus solely on their own unique musical voice. From their first open mic in December 2010 through the release of four studio albums in less than three years, Humphrey-McKeown has had a vision of what their writing and singing together could be. Creating the perfect vehicle to bring their songs to an audience proved to be a task that took years to complete. Drummer Jim Livas has brought the big drum sound to HM since the very first show but finding the rest of the musical puzzle pieces proved more elusive. They held auditions and swapped remaining players as needed, always looking for the perfect fit. Finally, during the last recording sessions of what has become the group's fourth album, Jim remembered a truly amazing bassist from his past. That led HM to Tony Meadors and incredibly, his audition actually became one of the final tracks on the fourth CD "All I Wanted to Hear." http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/675-humphrey-mckeown-5682#comments Heather Humphrey Humphrey-McKeown Jim Livas Tom Mckeown Tony Meadors 2334 Heather Humphrey,Humphrey-McKeown,Jim Livas,Tom Mckeown,Tony Meadors Humphrey-McKeown Heather and Tom came on CAU as a duo back in the summer of 2006 on Episode 554 This week they were back with the entire band to support their latest release "Tapestry of Shadows". As you can see and hear, we had a marvolous time recording this show. Now you can go see them perform it live at Durty Nellie's in Palatine, IL The Humphrey-McKeown songwriting partnership began in 2006 between New York native, Heather Humphrey and Chicago-based, Tom McKeown. At an informal gathering of musicians Tom asked if anyone had interest in writing music. That day Heather said “yes” and two weeks later their collaborative partnership was formed and they were ready to see where this adventure would lead them. Before long, they were writing for publishers in Nashville, Chicago and LA. Combining Heather’s innate sense of melody with Tom’s pursuit of writing something that hadn’t already been done before, Humphrey-McKeown wrote for any occasion and in any style; always seeking to better themselves and their craft. When asked “How do you write better songs?” Their answer has always been “That’s easy…we write another song”. After penning over 100 songs for others, Humphrey-McKeown changed course to focus solely on their own unique musical voice. From their first open mic in December 2010 through the release of four studio albums in less than three years, Humphrey-McKeown has had a vision of what their writing and singing together could be. Creating the perfect vehicle to bring their songs to an audience proved to be a task that took years to complete. Drummer Jim Livas has brought the big drum sound to HM since the very first show but finding the rest of the musical puzzle pieces proved more elusive. They held auditions and swapped remaining players as needed, always looking for the perfect fit. Finally, during the last recording sessions of what has become the group’s fourth album, Jim remembered a truly amazing bassist from his past. That led HM to Tony Meadors and incredibly, his audition actually became one of the final tracks on the fourth CD “All I Wanted to Hear.” Humphrey-McKeown yes mteach 5682 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 20 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/675-humphrey-mckeown-5682http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/humphrey_mckeown_pod.mp3 Episode 674 - Phillip Michael Scales http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/KiymZBMp3x4/674-phillip-michael-scales-5676 Phillip Michael Scalesis a gifted songwriter who happens to be the nephew of BB King. His sound fits snuggly between folk and soul; demonstrating his knack for thoughtful,&nbsp;catchy melodies. Whether singing about heartbreak, following dreams, or growing up; his perspective, coupled with his command of language is incredible. It's no surprise in 2013, he won an International Songwriting Award. Along with his gift for writing critically acclaimed songs (Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, American Songwriter) comes his ability to captivate his audience in a live setting. Armed only with a guitar, Phillip-Michael uses his strong, soulful tenor, and quick wit to deliver both a musically and emotionally dynamic performance. "There's something so great about earning a crowds trust, leading them through an emotional journey and coming out the other side together." Phillip-Michael has spent time all over. He was born in Metro-Detroit, moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music,&nbsp;and settled in Chicago. He is no stranger to touring and has been on the road for the better part of five years opening for such acts as Guster, David Cook, Bethany Joy Lenz, Crystal Bowersox, Tyler Hilton, Jon McLaughlin, Cory Brannan and Kate Voegele. His music has taken him all the way to the Middle East, as well as festivals across the US and Canada.&nbsp;Click here to see all Michael's videos from the show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/674-phillip-michael-scales-5676#comments Phillip Michael Scales 2226 Phillip Michael Scales Phillip Michael Scales is a gifted songwriter who happens to be the nephew of BB King. His sound fits snuggly between folk and soul; demonstrating his knack for thoughtful, catchy melodies. Whether singing about heartbreak, following dreams, or growing up; his perspective, coupled with his command of language is incredible. It's no surprise in 2013, he won an International Songwriting Award. Along with his gift for writing critically acclaimed songs (Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, American Songwriter) comes his ability to captivate his audience in a live setting. Armed only with a guitar, Phillip-Michael uses his strong, soulful tenor, and quick wit to deliver both a musically and emotionally dynamic performance. "There's something so great about earning a crowds trust, leading them through an emotional journey and coming out the other side together." Phillip-Michael has spent time all over. He was born in Metro-Detroit, moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, and settled in Chicago. He is no stranger to touring and has been on the road for the better part of five years opening for such acts as Guster, David Cook, Bethany Joy Lenz, Crystal Bowersox, Tyler Hilton, Jon McLaughlin, Cory Brannan and Kate Voegele. His music has taken him all the way to the Middle East, as well as festivals across the US and Canada. Phillip Michael Scales yes mteach 5676 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/674-phillip-michael-scales-5676http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/phillip-michael_scales_pod.mp3 Episode 673 - Almond&Olive (A&O) http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/jReGhjQUYXk/673-almondolive-ao-5628 Almond&amp;Olive (A&amp;O), comprised of singer-songwriters Natalie Alms and Ollie Davidson, creates inspiring songs that span the folk and Americana genres, while also incorporating Alms' timeless vocals and the duo's distinct songwriting. Blended together, Alms and Davidson's voices sound made for each other, soaring and guiding the music through all the ups and downs of these finely crafted songs.&nbsp;Click here to view all the videos from the Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/673-almondolive-ao-5628#comments A&O Almond&Olive Natalie Alms Ollie Davidson 1935 A&O,Almond&Olive,Natalie Alms,Ollie Davidson Almond&amp;Olive (A&amp;O), comprised of singer-songwriters Natalie Alms and Ollie Davidson, creates inspiring songs that span the folk and Americana genres, while also incorporating Alms' timeless vocals and the duo's distinct songwriting. Blended together, Alms and Davidson's voices sound made for each other, soaring and guiding the music through all the ups and downs of these finely crafted songs.&nbsp;Click here to view all the videos from the Podcast Almond& Olive yes mteach 5628 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 6 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/673-almondolive-ao-5628http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/almond_and_olive_pod.mp3 Episode 672 - Villa Avenue http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/P-FPaQSI9F8/672-villa-avenue-5610 Villa Avenue is an original band out of Chicago IL. Villa Avenue has been actively performing in many Chicago land venues such as The Legendary Cubby Bear, Viper Alley, Uncommon Ground, The Elbo Room, and Penny Road Pub. Their singles "If It Comes Easy" , and "Always" have been on 93.1 WXRT in Chicago and 103.9 The Fox. Villa Avenues newest single "Tell Me Your Goodbyes" was produced by legendary producer Stuart Epps in London featuring Stuart Epps on guitar and Paul Hirsh from the band Voyager on Keyboards. Villa Avenue has also opened for national acts; Jason Charles Miller (GodHead) , Royal Bliss, Ron Pope, Bobaflex, Wayland and others! As to their style, there was always uncertainty in defining it as to be a specific one. Due to musical diversity of each member the sound of Villa Avenue wraps around Funk, Jazz and Acousitc Rock. Their tight upbeat rhythms along with riff driven passages are dressed up with unique vocals that all together deliver their audience a one of a kind positive vibe.Videos from Villa Avenue's Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/672-villa-avenue-5610#comments Chris Schinler Jason Coyne Jon Polit Villa Avenue 2017 Chris Schinler,Jason Coyne,Jon Polit,Villa Avenue Villa Avenue is an original band out of Chicago IL. Villa Avenue has been actively performing in many Chicago land venues such as The Legendary Cubby Bear, Viper Alley, Uncommon Ground, The Elbo Room, and Penny Road Pub. Their singles "If It Comes Easy" , and "Always" have been on 93.1 WXRT in Chicago and 103.9 The Fox. Villa Avenues newest single "Tell Me Your Goodbyes" was produced by legendary producer Stuart Epps in London featuring Stuart Epps on guitar and Paul Hirsh from the band Voyager on Keyboards. Villa Avenue has also opened for national acts; Jason Charles Miller (GodHead) , Royal Bliss, Ron Pope, Bobaflex, Wayland and others! As to their style, there was always uncertainty in defining it as to be a specific one. Due to musical diversity of each member the sound of Villa Avenue wraps around Funk, Jazz and Acousitc Rock. Their tight upbeat rhythms along with riff driven passages are dressed up with unique vocals that all together deliver their audience a one of a kind positive vibe. Jason Coyne - Drums Jon Polit - Bass Chris Schinler - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals Villa Avenue yes mteach 5610 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/672-villa-avenue-5610http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/villa_avenue_pod.mp3 Episode 671 - Robinlee Garber http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/gPhsV-6TFVg/671-robinlee-garber-5597 Robinlee GarberThe Chicago/Berwyn music scene is blessed with some of the finest Women singer/songwriters in the United States and Robinlee is a perfect example of what I am talking about. She has honed her craft and consistantly delivers great performances. This Podcast and the attendant videos from the show will prove that to all. Take a listen and go see her perform live. You will love it.Robinlee's videos from the Podcast&nbsp;Robinlee Garber was born in Philadelphia and spent her early years listening to and being influenced by her parents' music which predominantly featured Frank Sinatra and other singers of the Great American Songbook. In high school she became inspired by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, and Elvis Costello. &nbsp; As a child Robinlee always felt different as she struggled with chronic health issues but found solace in creating art and music. She studied figure drawing and glass sculpture at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and she won a glass blowing scholarship at the Pilchuck School of Glass in Seattle after graduation. Not feeling entirely satisfied with creating her own art for art's sake, Robinlee did what she calls artist activist work, and then she ultimately got another full scholarship to earn her Masters degree in Art Therapy at University of Illinois at Chicago. &nbsp; Since then Robinlee has worked professionally as a creative arts therapist and clinical counselor using music and art to help others heal. Robinlee has been a featured performer several times on WDCB's&nbsp; Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma, she is the music director of Culture Cafe for the widely popular Chicago VeganMania festival, runs a well-attended open mic in Chicago, and has also played her music across the US, Canada, Sweden and Finland. This is Robinlee's first solo album, and she is looking forward to sharing her music and her message of hope and resilience with everyone. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/671-robinlee-garber-5597#comments Robinlee Garber 2618 Robinlee Garber Robinlee Garber The Chicago/Berwyn music scene is blessed with some of the finest Women singer/songwriters in the United States and Robinlee is a perfect example of what I am talking about. She has honed her craft and consistantly delivers great performances. This Podcast and the attendant videos from the show will prove that to all. Take a listen and go see her perform live. You will love it. Robinlee Garber yes mteach 5597 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/671-robinlee-garber-5597http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/robinlee_garber_pod.mp3 Episode 670 - Ted Wulfers 2017 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/UYBmLtffth8/670-ted-wulfers-2017-5576 Ted WulfersTed is coming to town this Saturday April 22nd for Record Store Days. He will be performing at Laurie's Planet of Sound at 12 Noon. Take a listen to this Podcast and then come see this most amazing Chicago born phenom. He is one of the very best and a dear friend.Ted Wulfers Record Day commercial http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/670-ted-wulfers-2017-5576#comments Ted Wulfers 4061 Ted Wulfers Ted Wulfers Ted is coming to town this Saturday April 22nd for Record Store Days. He will be performing at Laurie's Planet of Sound at 12 Noon. Take a listen to this Podcast and then come see this most amazing Chicago born phenom. He is one of the very best and a dear friend. Ted Wulfers yes mteach 5576 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/670-ted-wulfers-2017-5576http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/12212016_ted_wulfers_05.mp3 Episode 669 - Old Grand Dad http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/vFU0v1ojeAA/669-old-grand-dad-5561 Old Grand Dad band came in on a March afternoon and showed off their kick ass rockabilly band. What a great time we had. These guys will get you off your feet for sure. You can see them live this Saturday night at Burlington Bar where they and Edwin are supporting the record release show for Little Boy Jr. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/669-old-grand-dad-5561#comments Old Grand Dad 2127 Old Grand Dad Old Grand Dad band came in on a March afternoon and showed off their kick ass rockabilly band. What a great time we had. These guys will get you off your feet for sure. You can see them live this Saturday night at Burlington Bar where they and Edwin are supporting the record release show for Little Boy Jr. Old Grand Dad yes mteach 5561 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/669-old-grand-dad-5561http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/old_grand_dad_band_pod.mp3 Episode 668 - Phil Circle http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/OcdoFyvlMKE/668-phil-circle-5553 Dear friend Phil Circle joined us along with Lem Roby (Jack Salamander) and the ever beautiful Megan Corse We gathered together to celebrate Phil's journey from the depths of depression and alcoholism to the clear light of sobriety and happiness of now. We are so very proud of Phil's accomplishment. This brilliant singer/songwriter has returned with the strength of conviction, the joy of performance, and the wiry Irish infused humor that has always been a part of his observations on Life. Come join us and you too will enjoy the powerful return of Phil Circle.&nbsp;Click here to see all of the videos from this show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/668-phil-circle-5553#comments Jack Salamander Lem Roby Megan Corse Phil Circle 2135 Jack Salamander,Lem Roby,Megan Corse,Phil Circle Dear friend Phil Circle joined us along with Lem Roby (Jack Salamander) and the ever beautiful Megan Corse We gathered together to celebrate Phil's journey from the depths of depression and alcoholism to the clear light of sobriety and happiness of now. We are so very proud of Phil's accomplishment. This brilliant singer/songwriter has returned with the strength of conviction, the joy of performance, and the wiry Irish infused humor that has always been a part of his observations on Life. Come join us and you too will enjoy the powerful return of Phil Circle.&nbsp;Click here to see all of the videos from this show Phil Circle yes mteach 5553 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/668-phil-circle-5553http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/phil_circle_pod.mp3 Episode 667 - Honeystone http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/PcFIycvET2E/667-honeystone-5550 HoneystoneJustin Honigstein, David Koslovsky, Nathan Taylor, and John Nordquist came in last December and we recorded this Podcast. As you can hear and see, we had a great time recording this show. Please enjoy and go see them live. They put on one hell of a show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/667-honeystone-5550#comments David Koslovsky Honeystone John Nordquist Justin Honigstein Nathan Taylor 1703 David Koslovsky,Honeystone,John Nordquist,Justin Honigstein,Nathan Taylor Honeystone Justin Honigstein, David Koslovsky, Nathan Taylor, and John Nordquist came in last December and we recorded this Podcast. As you can hear and see, we had a great time recording this show. Please enjoy and go see them live. They put on one hell of a show. Honeystone yes mteach 5550 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/667-honeystone-5550http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/honeystone_pod.mp3 Episode 666 - The Flips 2017 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/_8gpjEiBvlM/666-flips-2017-5536 The Flips are: Nick Sintos: Vocals, guitar, Mike Carlson: Drums, percussion, Annette Nowacki: Keys, vocals, Maccabee Kelem: Bass, vocals, and Dustin Martin: Guitar. The Flips came into CAU and performed a stripped down acoustic version of their music. Nick Sintos and the band took us on a journey into the depths of depression and back in an incredibly clear and sensitive portrait. Nick brings us his own experiences on that path of potential destruction and educated the audience by opening our eyes to the realities of depression. This is a very important message for us all. CAU engineer/producer Ellis Clark called me when he finished mixing this show and declared The Flips the best band he has mixed in a year.&nbsp;Click here to see all the videos from this show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/666-flips-2017-5536#comments Annette Nowacki Dustin Martin Maccabee Kelem Mike Carlson Nick Sintos The Flips 2698 Annette Nowacki,Dustin Martin,Maccabee Kelem,Mike Carlson,Nick Sintos,The Flips The Flips are: Nick Sintos: Vocals, guitar, Mike Carlson: Drums, percussion, Annette Nowacki: Keys, vocals, Maccabee Kelem: Bass, vocals, and Dustin Martin: Guitar. The Flips came into CAU and performed a stripped down acoustic version of their music. Nick Sintos and the band took us on a journey into the depths of depression and back in an incredibly clear and sensitive portrait. Nick brings us his own experiences on that path of potential destruction and educated the audience by opening our eyes to the realities of depression. This is a very important message for us all. CAU engineer/producer Ellis Clark called me when he finished mixing this show and declared The Flips the best band he has mixed in a year. The Flips 2017 yes mteach 5536 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/666-flips-2017-5536http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/the_flips_5_16_2016_podcast_final_mix_down_by_ellis.mp3 Episode 665 - Nathan Xander Podcast 2017 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/ASQonh4EWDw/665-nathan-xander-podcast-2017-5521 Nathan XanderWriting songs in the spirit of what Greil Marcus termed, 'The Old, Weird America', Nathan Xander is an Americana/folk singer specializing in hushed songs of tension and regret.&nbsp;Nathan's unconventional finger-picking guitar style and a self-confessed obsession with the storytelling tradition of country music have marked him as an intriguing prospect in New York City. Having previously lived in Union City, PA, Pittsburgh, and Chicago,&nbsp;New York has been his home base since 2011.With lyrics often recalling the spidery narratives of Southern-Gothic writers such as Flannery O'Connor and the offbeat movies of the Cohen Brothers, Xander's unorthodox aesthetic mix of the rootsy and the surreal marks a sound undeniably his own.&nbsp;Click here to see all Nathan's Video from his Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/665-nathan-xander-podcast-2017-5521#comments Nathan Xander 2146 Nathan Xander Nathan Xander Writing songs in the spirit of what Greil Marcus termed, 'The Old, Weird America', Nathan Xander is an Americana/folk singer specializing in hushed songs of tension and regret. Nathan's unconventional finger-picking guitar style and a self-confessed obsession with the storytelling tradition of country music have marked him as an intriguing prospect in New York City. Having previously lived in Union City, PA, Pittsburgh, and Chicago, New York has been his home base since 2011. With lyrics often recalling the spidery narratives of Southern-Gothic writers such as Flannery O'Connor and the offbeat movies of the Cohen Brothers, Xander's unorthodox aesthetic mix of the rootsy and the surreal marks a sound undeniably his own. Nathan Xander 2017 yes mteach 5521 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 3 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/665-nathan-xander-podcast-2017-5521http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/20160909_nathanxander_btmix_01.mp3 Episode 664 - Andrea Carlson http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/a3Mu86MFk_Y/664-andrea-carlson-5489 Andrea CarlsonAndrea burst onto the Delaware Valley music scene in 2009, with her first award winning composition, "Cryin'". She followed with her first completely original CD, featuring another prize winner, "Mysterious Moon", and most recently by this year's CD "Love Can Be So Nice", showcasing standards and originals in English and French. For the past three summers, Andrea has gone on the road in Europe, playing a dozen countries and headlining at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.Her voice is sultry, sweet, and playful, infusing the music with elements of earthy blues, retro jazz, and romantic swing. Her guitar is classical, adding elegance and intimacy. And Andrea's repertoire is a mix of standards and originals in the vein of the Great American Songbook and Parisian Chanson; audiences and critics rave about her performances around the USA and in Europe.Although Andrea was born in Tennessee, her family moved to California, and Texas, then settled in Illinois. Still in high school, she began singing jazz professionally in small groups and with a big band. Performances then included opening for the great James Brown! She earned her degree in Classical Guitar at the Columbia Conservatory, before she left Chicago - first for Memphis and then the east coast. Today, she can often be heard with her Love Police, in the greater Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic region.&nbsp;Click here to view all the videos from her Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/664-andrea-carlson-5489#comments Andrea Carlson 3224 Andrea Carlson Andrea Carlson Andrea burst onto the Delaware Valley music scene in 2009, with her first award winning composition, "Cryin'". She followed with her first completely original CD, featuring another prize winner, "Mysterious Moon", and most recently by this year's CD "Love Can Be So Nice", showcasing standards and originals in English and French. For the past three summers, Andrea has gone on the road in Europe, playing a dozen countries and headlining at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her voice is sultry, sweet, and playful, infusing the music with elements of earthy blues, retro jazz, and romantic swing. Her guitar is classical, adding elegance and intimacy. And Andrea’s repertoire is a mix of standards and originals in the vein of the Great American Songbook and Parisian Chanson; audiences and critics rave about her performances around the USA and in Europe. Although Andrea was born in Tennessee, her family moved to California, and Texas, then settled in Illinois. Still in high school, she began singing jazz professionally in small groups and with a big band. Performances then included opening for the great James Brown! She earned her degree in Classical Guitar at the Columbia Conservatory, before she left Chicago – first for Memphis and then the east coast. Today, she can often be heard with her Love Police, in the greater Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic region. Andrea Carlsoin yes mteach 5489 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/664-andrea-carlson-5489http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/andrea_carlson_pod_12022016.mp3 Episode 663 - Abud: A Bard http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/9HY1sLUzQig/663-abud-bard-5475 Abud: A BardOne-Man Band and storyteller in the Chicago area who performs upbeat, theatrical acoustic music.&nbsp;"Abud: A Bard" is the tangible manifestation of James Abud's musical research and lifelong dedication to the absurd. This bombastic and exciting One-Man show is founded on original acoustic works grounded in American folk, jazz, and theater music. It features Abud's earthy virtuosity, chummy pathos, and enormous beard.&nbsp;In addition to the music, "Abud: A Bard" is filled with hilarious and sentimental tales of a life dedicated to music, family, and adventure; being on the road, in the classroom, and the glamorous life of a lifelong performer.&nbsp;Click here to see all the videos on Vimeo http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/663-abud-bard-5475#comments Abud: A Bard 2247 Abud: A Bard Abud: A Bard One-Man Band and storyteller in the Chicago area who performs upbeat, theatrical acoustic music. “Abud: A Bard” is the tangible manifestation of James Abud’s musical research and lifelong dedication to the absurd. This bombastic and exciting One-Man show is founded on original acoustic works grounded in American folk, jazz, and theater music. It features Abud's earthy virtuosity, chummy pathos, and enormous beard. In addition to the music, “Abud: A Bard” is filled with hilarious and sentimental tales of a life dedicated to music, family, and adventure; being on the road, in the classroom, and the glamorous life of a lifelong performer. Abud: A Bard yes mteach 5475 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/663-abud-bard-5475http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/abud_a_bard_06272016_pod_copy.mp3 Episode 662 - Donna Frost 2017 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/BOl1q_FZWAc/662-donna-frost-2017-5433 Donna Frost&nbsp;Dear friend and lifetime Nashville native joined us for an afternoon of beautiful music. She brought her 12 string guitar, her resonator guitar, and her Kamoa ukulele and gave us a taste of her new music on each instrument. As you will see and hear it was a magical day.&nbsp;&nbsp;Check out all six songs on CAU's Vimeo site http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/662-donna-frost-2017-5433#comments Donna Frost Kamoa Ukulele 2805 Donna Frost,Kamoa Ukulele Donna Frost Dear friend and lifetime Nashville native joined us for an afternoon of beautiful music. She brought her 12 string guitar, her resonator guitar, and her Kamoa ukulele and gave us a taste of her new music on each instrument. As you will see and hear it was a magical day. Donna Frost 2017 yes mteach 5433 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/662-donna-frost-2017-5433http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/donna_frost_pod_12042016.mp3 Episode 661 - Malynda Hale http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/xY8GcrZhvhA/661-malynda-hale-5340 On a joyful summer afternoon in July,&nbsp;Malynda Hale&nbsp;joined us for an afternoon of her brilliant songs We had so much fun and here we share her wonderful performance.Click here to play the videos from Malynda's PodcastLos Angeles-based singer songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and activist Malynda Hale embodies what it means to take hold of one's dreams. Fearless and unrelenting, her professional pursuits continue to cement her place in the entertainment industry as a creative powerhouse and multi-talented performer. Classically trained in both vocal performance and musical theatre, Hale has proven her creative versatility over time, securing her place in the Recording Academy as well as The Actors Equity Association. Her music has garnered praise from,&nbsp;Rant Hollywood, Cliche Magazine, Santa Barbara Independent, The Dutch Guy, Blog Critics, Lady Indie, Urban Flux Magazine, The Birmingham Times, and Music Connection Magazine, along with streaming spots on prominent platforms including Pandora, Spotify, iLocal Radio, Women of Substance Radio, Musolist, Bloom Radio&nbsp;and more. Hale has also received the ASCAP PLUS Award for Independent Artists, City of Chicago's Independent Artist Grant,&nbsp;the Top Singer/Songwriter Award in the First Annual Independent Artist Network Music Arts Awards and was featured in&nbsp;Forbes&nbsp;Magazine along with Andy Grammer and Soleil Moon Frye for being a social media influencer on Flipagram. She has also been featured on KCAL 9 news and NBC as an emerging artist and was recently nominated for two Independent Artist awards and two Hollywood Music and Media Awards where she won "Best Female Vocalist".&nbsp;In addition to her impressive music resume, Hale has worked on several major and independent film projects, including&nbsp;The 4th Meeting,&nbsp;for which she won Best Actress in Film at the City of Chicago's African American Arts Alliance Black Excellence Awards. She also appeared alongside Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars, Army Wives, DWTS) in CradeMade Entertainment's&nbsp;Oranges, co-starred on TLC's&nbsp;Sex Sent Me to the ER&nbsp;as Nurse Lisa and appeared alongside Willa Ford in Nasser Entertainments' film&nbsp;Hunt For Truth&nbsp;that aired on Lifetime. Hale's television credits extend to national commercials as well with notable appearances in ads for Petsmart, Heineken and Noted by American Express, and she recently joined the ranks of CoverGirl in Procter and Gamble's "My Black is Beautiful" campaign.&nbsp;A proud vegan and social justice advocate, Hale is a spokesperson for vegan makeup company Valana Minerals and is the founder of The meTOO! Campaign, which promotes equality for marginalized couples. For 2 seasons Hale co-hosted The Vampire Diaries After Show on The Stream.tv and served as the main host for The Walking Dead After Show. She currently is the voice of MogaMind, an innovative meditation company that promotes love, gratitude, and visualization.&nbsp;As Hale continues to navigate the challenges and turns of the entertainment industry, she remains equally committed to her passion and her supporters, realizing that one cannot succeed without the other. Her message of love, acceptance, and faithful dedication continues to inspire those around her, which makes Hale someone that simply cannot be ignored. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/661-malynda-hale-5340#comments Malynda Hale 2543 Malynda Hale On a joyful summer afternoon in July,&nbsp;Malynda Hale&nbsp;joined us for an afternoon of her brilliant songs We had so much fun and here we share her wonderful performance.Click here to play the videos from Malynda's PodcastLos Angeles-based singer songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and activist Malynda Hale embodies what it means to take hold of one's dreams. Fearless and unrelenting, her professional pursuits continue to cement her place in the entertainment industry as a creative powerhouse and multi-talented performer. Classically trained in both vocal performance and musical theatre, Hale has proven her creative versatility over time, securing her place in the Recording Academy as well as The Actors Equity Association. Her music has garnered praise from,&nbsp;Rant Hollywood, Cliche Magazine, Santa Barbara Independent, The Dutch Guy, Blog Critics, Lady Indie, Urban Flux Magazine, The Birmingham Times, and Music Connection Magazine, along with streaming spots on prominent platforms including Pandora, Spotify, iLocal Radio, Women of Substance Radio, Musolist, Bloom Radio&nbsp;and more. Hale has also received the ASCAP PLUS Award for Independent Artists, City of Chicago's Independent Artist Grant,&nbsp;the Top Singer/Songwriter Award in the First Annual Independent Artist Network Music Arts Awards and was featured in&nbsp;Forbes&nbsp;Magazine along with Andy Grammer and Soleil Moon Frye for being a social media influencer on Flipagram. She has also been featured on KCAL 9 news and NBC as an emerging artist and was recently nominated for two Independent Artist awards and two Hollywood Music and Media Awards where she won "Best Female Vocalist".&nbsp;In addition to her impressive music resume, Hale has worked on several major and independent film projects, including&nbsp;The 4th Meeting,&nbsp;for which she won Best Actress in Film at the City of Chicago's African American Arts Alliance Black Excellence Awards. She also appeared alongside Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars, Army Wives, DWTS) in CradeMade Entertainment's&nbsp;Oranges, co-starred on TLC's&nbsp;Sex Sent Me to the ER&nbsp;as Nurse Lisa and appeared alongside Willa Ford in Nasser Entertainments' film&nbsp;Hunt For Truth&nbsp;that aired on Lifetime. Hale's television credits extend to national commercials as well with notable appearances in ads for Petsmart, Heineken and Noted by American Express, and she recently joined the ranks of CoverGirl in Procter and Gamble's "My Black is Beautiful" campaign.&nbsp;A proud vegan and social justice advocate, Hale is a spokesperson for vegan makeup company Valana Minerals and is the founder of The meTOO! Campaign, which promotes equality for marginalized couples. For 2 seasons Hale co-hosted The Vampire Diaries After Show on The Stream.tv and served as the main host for The Walking Dead After Show. She currently is the voice of MogaMind, an innovative meditation company that promotes love, gratitude, and visualization.&nbsp;As Hale continues to navigate the challenges and turns of the entertainment industry, she remains equally committed to her passion and her supporters, realizing that one cannot succeed without the other. Her message of love, acceptance, and faithful dedication continues to inspire those around her, which makes Hale someone that simply cannot be ignored. Malynda Hale yes mteach 5340 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/661-malynda-hale-5340http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/7_1_16_malynda_hale_cau_podcast_mixed_by_ellis.mp3 Episode 660 - Chris Bolint http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/xNFrSLRiGoc/660-chris-bolint-5331 Chris Bolint&nbsp;joined us at the end of last July along with his band the "iPhoniacs" (his iPhone) and rocked the hell out of his awesome Godin electric guitar. It was one hell of an afternoon.Click here to view all the videos from this Podcast&nbsp;Chris Bolint is an instrumental hard rock guitarist from the Chicago Area USA.&nbsp; Having released his debut album,&nbsp;Embers Alive,&nbsp;in early 2015, the 30 year old former&nbsp;Berklee College of Music&nbsp;student has since garnered both regional and national praise for it.&nbsp; His music is a blend of hard, progressive, &amp; virtuosic rock, with hints of classical and has been said to be both melodic and moving by audiences.&nbsp; Bolint has been held akin to guitar greats such as, Joe Satriani and Joe Bonamassa, and knows how to deliver the musical goods.&nbsp;Chris's nine song self released debut solo album,&nbsp;Embers Alive, was recorded around the Chicago, IL area and released in Spring 2015.&nbsp; A true solo effort, Chris wrote nearly every piece of music including the drums, played all guitar &amp; bass, and Co-Produced it along with Producer Wes Koz (Plain White T's).&nbsp; Over the last year he has gained fans and sold albums worldwide, as well as getting the attention of music mag giants such as,&nbsp;Guitar World&nbsp;and&nbsp;Relix Magazines, who have both featured his music to their readers.&nbsp; Also, to Chris's excitement this past year his song "Forge The Dream" won for best instrumental in the&nbsp;American Songwriting Awards.&nbsp;&nbsp;Appearances on Chicago's&nbsp;WGN Radio&nbsp;had him spreading his music throughout the midwest, while having his album played on over 100 different radio stations nationwide had him spreading his music across the country.&nbsp; To top it all off, Chris also had the pleasure of opening for bass legend&nbsp;Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai)&nbsp;at Chicago's famed rock club Reggies.&nbsp;Chris is already in the works of putting together another full length album for his sophomore effort.&nbsp; All the while still stoking the&nbsp;Embers...&nbsp;with his debut release by consistently gaining and engaging new fans during live shows and on his online social media sites.&nbsp; Hailed by WGN Radio's Nick Digilio to be&nbsp;&nbsp;"Bringing back the rock instrumental", Chris plans to keep rock music alive for a new generation. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/660-chris-bolint-5331#comments Chris Bolint 2005 Chris Bolint Chris Bolint joined us at the end of last July along with his band the "iPhoniacs" (his iPhone) and rocked the hell out of his awesome Godin electric guitar. It was one hell of an afternoon. Chris Bolint is an instrumental hard rock guitarist from the Chicago Area USA. Having released his debut album, Embers Alive, in early 2015, the 30 year old former Berklee College of Music student has since garnered both regional and national praise for it. His music is a blend of hard, progressive, & virtuosic rock, with hints of classical and has been said to be both melodic and moving by audiences. Bolint has been held akin to guitar greats such as, Joe Satriani and Joe Bonamassa, and knows how to deliver the musical goods. Chris’s nine song self released debut solo album, Embers Alive, was recorded around the Chicago, IL area and released in Spring 2015. A true solo effort, Chris wrote nearly every piece of music including the drums, played all guitar & bass, and Co-Produced it along with Producer Wes Koz (Plain White T’s). Over the last year he has gained fans and sold albums worldwide, as well as getting the attention of music mag giants such as, Guitar World and Relix Magazines, who have both featured his music to their readers. Also, to Chris’s excitement this past year his song “Forge The Dream” won for best instrumental in the American Songwriting Awards. Appearances on Chicago’s WGN Radio had him spreading his music throughout the midwest, while having his album played on over 100 different radio stations nationwide had him spreading his music across the country. To top it all off, Chris also had the pleasure of opening for bass legend Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai) at Chicago’s famed rock club Reggies. Chris is already in the works of putting together another full length album for his sophomore effort. All the while still stoking the Embers… with his debut release by consistently gaining and engaging new fans during live shows and on his online social media sites. Hailed by WGN Radio’s Nick Digilio to be “Bringing back the rock instrumental”, Chris plans to keep rock music alive for a new generation. Chris Bolint yes mteach 5331 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/660-chris-bolint-5331http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/chris_bolint_july_26th_2016_cau_podcast_mixed_by_ellis.mp3 Episode 659 - Lisa Sanders and Karen "Brown Sugar" Hayes http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/XzSXAFmlbJ4/659-lisa-sanders-and-karen-brown-sugar-hayes-5265 Lisa Sanders and Karen "Brown Sugar" HayesI fell under the spell of these two beautiful women and their amazing performance one afternoon a few months ago, and here are the fruits of our labors. Enjoy.They&nbsp;are a pair of electrifying, bodacious, harmonizing singers of genuine heartfelt songs. This country-bluesy duo have been performing there unique style of music for over ten years to enthusiastic fans across America.&nbsp;Lisa and Karen's friendship began long ago when they met briefly at a high school party. Later on in life, both older and much wiser, the women met again when their kids were in the same class at school. They became the best of friends. Neither one of them realized that one day they would be a couple of moms writing and performing music all across the country.&nbsp;Karen has been singing since high school. When Lisa noticed that Karen knew all of her songs and had an amazing sense of harmony, Lisa asked Karen to join her band. They have since become a musical powerhouse. With harmonizing skills that have garnered the duo many accolades and opening spots with artist such as Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, BB King, Al Green and many more.&nbsp; Lisa Sanders and Brown Sugar are set to tour in support of their 8th CD release&nbsp;Shiver, nominated for San Diego Music Awards Best Pop Album. Produced and recorded by Jeff Berkley of Berkley Hart. Recorded with the Lisa Sanders Band, led by Jeff Berkley. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/659-lisa-sanders-and-karen-brown-sugar-hayes-5265#comments Brown Sugar Karen Hayes Lisa Sanders 3374 Brown Sugar,Karen Hayes,Lisa Sanders Lisa Sanders and Karen "Brown Sugar" Hayes I fell under the spell of these two beautiful women and their amazing performance one afternoon a few months ago, and here are the fruits of our labors. Enjoy. Lisa Sanders and Karen "Brown Sugar" Hayes are a pair of electrifying, bodacious, harmonizing singers of genuine heartfelt songs. This country-bluesy duo have been performing there unique style of music for over ten years to enthusiastic fans across America. Lisa and Karen's friendship began long ago when they met briefly at a high school party. Later on in life, both older and much wiser, the women met again when their kids were in the same class at school. They became the best of friends. Neither one of them realized that one day they would be a couple of moms writing and performing music all across the country. Karen has been singing since high school. When Lisa noticed that Karen knew all of her songs and had an amazing sense of harmony, Lisa asked Karen to join her band. They have since become a musical powerhouse. With harmonizing skills that have garnered the duo many accolades and opening spots with artist such as Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, BB King, Al Green and many more. Lisa Sanders and Brown Sugar are set to tour in support of their 8th CD release Shiver, nominated for San Diego Music Awards Best Pop Album. Produced and recorded by Jeff Berkley of Berkley Hart. Recorded with the Lisa Sanders Band, led by Jeff Berkley. Lisa Sanders and Karen "Brown Sugar" Hayes yes mteach 5265 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/659-lisa-sanders-and-karen-brown-sugar-hayes-5265http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/20160815_lisa_sanders_btmix_01.mp3 Episode 658 - Will Mackie-Jenkins with Emily McGinn http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/s0NRoqLynZ8/658-will-mackie-jenkins-emily-mcginn-5262 Will Mackie-Jenkins&nbsp;is a singer-songwriter in Chicago, IL.Will and the ever amazing&nbsp;Emily McGinn&nbsp;of&nbsp;Baby Shark&nbsp;fame came in and recorded a wonderful set of Will's music. Will's background as a degreed Poet with a book of published poetry was quite evident. The lyrics are creative, inventive, and certainly thought provoking.His debut EP&nbsp;Cherries in Bloom&nbsp;tells a&nbsp;narrative of departure,&nbsp;grieving, and seasoned love over the course of its six songs. Folk rhythms of his native Virginia are refurbished,&nbsp;made unique,&nbsp;and combined with&nbsp;unusual&nbsp;lyricism that is often simultaneously haunting and sweet. Recorded in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago during late summer/early fall of 2015,&nbsp;Cherries in Bloom&nbsp;has a curious urban sensibility to it-as if the speaker of the songs is reflecting upon a very different past life that can never be revisited, but must be made to have meaning.&nbsp;AcknowledgmentsAll music and lyrics&nbsp;for&nbsp;Cherries in Bloom&nbsp;were written and performed by Will Mackie-Jenkins.&nbsp;He played the guitars, the harmonica, the organ, the tambourine, and sang all the vocals on the EP. Derik Kendall performed violin on "Miss Virginia" and "The Dog's Song."&nbsp;Cherries in Bloom&nbsp;was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Rob Ruccia at Uptown Recording in Chicago, IL. Chan Arthur (carthur@saic.edu) painted the album's cover art.&nbsp;&nbsp;Special thanks to Derik Kendall, Lora Mackie, Warren Mackie-Jenkins,&nbsp;the Hewitts, Emily McGinn, and Rachel Sharp for&nbsp;their contributions and support throughout the process. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/658-will-mackie-jenkins-emily-mcginn-5262#comments 2536 Will Mackie-Jenkins is a singer-songwriter in Chicago, IL. Will and the ever amazing Emily McGinn of Baby Shark fame came in and recorded a wonderful set of Will's music. Will's background as a degreed Poet with a book of published poetry was quite evident. The lyrics are creative, inventive, and certainly thought provoking. Will Mackie-Jenkins w/ Emily McGinn yes mteach 5262 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Chicago,acoustic,indie,songwriterhttp://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/658-will-mackie-jenkins-emily-mcginn-5262http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/final_mix_of_will_mackie_jenkins_and_emily_mcginn_3_24_2016_podcast.mp3 Episode 657 - David G. Smith http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/YTUpJxmRyeo/657-david-g-smith-5210 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/657-david-g-smith-5210#comments David G. Smith 3437 David G. Smith David G. Smith yes mteach 5210 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/657-david-g-smith-5210http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/20161112_david_g_smith_02.mp3 Episode 656 - SMD & The Underground http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/nrrW1piVjN0/656-smd-underground-5144 SMD &amp; the UndergroundSarah Marie Dillard, Brandon "Muffin Man" Mooberry, and Nick "The Kid" Fairley combine in this SoulFolk trio. What a fun afternoon of great music and tons of laughs.Trust me, when they are in your nck of the woods, go see them. You will be glad you did.Click here to see the videos from the Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/656-smd-underground-5144#comments Brandon Mooberry Nick Fairley Sarah Marie Dillard SMD & The Underground 2093 Brandon Mooberry,Nick Fairley,Sarah Marie Dillard,SMD & The Underground SMD &amp; the UndergroundSarah Marie Dillard, Brandon "Muffin Man" Mooberry, and Nick "The Kid" Fairley combine in this SoulFolk trio. What a fun afternoon of great music and tons of laughs.Trust me, when they are in your nck of the woods, go see them. You will be glad you did.Click here to see the videos from the Podcast SMD & The Underground yes mteach 5144 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/656-smd-underground-5144http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/20160407sarahmariedillardandtheunderground-edit_nig.mp3 Episode 655 - Soul Karma http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/pBQsHOAqtQ0/655-soul-karma-5122 Soul KarmaSoul Karma is a Chicago based groove rock band performing original music as well as their own versions of popular Rock, Soul, Pop, Dance, R&amp;B, and Hard Rock Covers. Soul Karma is filled with great musicians from all genres of music.Phil Stafel - lead vocals/Rhythm guitarFred Nyland - lead guitar/backing vocalsBill Knor - drums/backing vocalsCorey Volling - bass/backing vocals&nbsp;Stressed from the holidays? Come on out and see two great bands and have some fun. Soul Karma opens up for the Southside Hooligans. It is guaranteed to be an incredible night! We look forward to seeing everybody there!&nbsp;Soul Karma with Southside HooligansSaturday November 26, 2016 @ 9:00 PMCuzin's Pub, 17704 Oak Park Ave. Tinley Park, ILView the videos from the Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/655-soul-karma-5122#comments Bill Knor Corey Volling Fred Nyland Phil Stafel Soul Karma 1959 Bill Knor,Corey Volling,Fred Nyland,Phil Stafel,Soul Karma Soul Karma is a Chicago based groove rock band performing original music as well as their own versions of popular Rock, Soul, Pop, Dance, R&B, and Hard Rock Covers. Soul Karma is filled with great musicians from all genres of music. Phil Stafel - lead vocals/Rhythm guitar Fred Nyland - lead guitar/backing vocals Bill Knor - drums/backing vocals Corey Volling - bass/backing vocals Soul Karma yes mteach 5122 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/655-soul-karma-5122http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/phil_staffel_8_12_2016_cau_podcast_mixed_by_ellis.mp3 Episode 654 - Aaron Williams 2016 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/6YUX6aQrIMQ/654-aaron-williams-2016-5113 Aaron WilliamsAaron joined us for a solo set recently and we had a great time listening to hos powerful vocals and excellent songwriting skills.You can catch him live on Wednesday November 23rd in Lisle, IL at Basecamp Pub &amp; Eatery. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/654-aaron-williams-2016-5113#comments Aaron Williams Aaron Williams Band 1811 Aaron Williams,Aaron Williams Band Aaron Williams Aaron joined us for a solo set recently and we had a great time listening to hos powerful vocals and excellent songwriting skills. You can catch him live on Wednesday November 23rd in Lisle, IL at Basecamp Pub & Eatery. Aaron Williams yes mteach 5113 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/654-aaron-williams-2016-5113http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/aaron_williams_final_mix_6_9_16_cau_podcast_by_ellis.mp3 Episode 653 - Soft Ledges http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/fRq0PKlPoLU/653-soft-ledges-5107 Soft LedgesShelley Miller and Chris Geisler came into the studio one afternoon and blew me away. Their sheer raw musical energy combined with killer lyrics got this old man on his feet and dancing. What a great band Soft Ledges is. You can catch this energy at their album release show December 4, 2016 at Elastic Arts. 3429 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL 60647 #208ShooBooty Studios 2016-2017 Music Series presents:Soft Ledges Album Release Showw. special guest Br.Sunday, December 4 @ 7 pmall-ages/BYOBSuggested donation: $10. Tickets available at the doorChicago indie-rock/noise-folk band&nbsp;Soft Ledges&nbsp;(www.softledges.com) makes harsh, angular, delicate music about being lost...and found. Formed in 2015 by songwriter&nbsp;Shelley Miller&nbsp;(vox/keys/guitar) and&nbsp;Chris Geisler(bass) and rounded out by drummer&nbsp;Raul Callejero, the band bends, scrapes and bows their instruments and strings, conjuring dark soundscapes that bring Miller's cautionary, redemptive stories to life. Tonight they'll celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album (avalable 11/18/16 on CD/vinyl/digital)Fingerstyle guitarist Br. (Louis Bardales) opens.Gracious thanks to&nbsp;Elastic Arts&nbsp;and&nbsp;Bill Brickey&nbsp;of ShooBooty Studios for hosting this show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/653-soft-ledges-5107#comments CAU Chicago Acoustic Underground Chris Geisler Shelley Miller Soft Ledges 2170 CAU,Chicago Acoustic Underground,Chris Geisler,Shelley Miller,Soft Ledges Soft Ledges Shelley Miller and Chris Geisler came into the studio one afternoon and blew me away. Their sheer raw musical energy combined with killer lyrics got this old man on his feet and dancing. What a great band Soft Ledges is. You can catch this energy at their album release show December 4, 2016 at Elastic Arts. 3429 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL 60647 #208 Soft Ledges yes mteach 5107 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/653-soft-ledges-5107http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/shelly_miller_4_18_2016_cau_podcast_final_mix.mp3 Episode 652 - Inga Lynch http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/aO3pg-cnaoY/652-inga-lynch-5059 Inga LynchJoined us on a sunny but chilly day last January and we recorded some of her wonderful songs. Inga is from Wein (Vienna), Austria and spends part of her time in Chicago. Inga blends Americana with Blues and folk music stylings. Take a listen and watch the videos and you will see what I mean.&nbsp;Click here to watch the videos from her show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/652-inga-lynch-5059#comments Inga Lynch 2213 Inga Lynch Inga Lynch Joined us on a sunny but chilly day last January and we recorded some of her wonderful songs. Inga is from Wein (Vienna), Austria and spends part of her time in Chicago. Inga has a at blends Americana with Blues and folk music stylings. Take a listen and watch the videos and you will see what I mean. Inga Lynch yes mteach 5059 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/652-inga-lynch-5059http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/final_mix_inga_lynch_01282016_cau_podcast.mp3 Episode 651 - Joe Taylor 2016 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/-loai8Ri-5Q/651-joe-taylor-2016-4977 Joe TaylorIn the decade that I have been recording these Podcasts and booking CAU showcases here in Chicago, this man has become a dear friend. Joe is one of the hardest working singer/songwriters I have ever known. Joe will perform anywhere at any time and he will never let you down. Those of you that know him know what I mean. The rest of you, please go see and support this man when he comes to your town.&nbsp;Click here to view the songs from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/651-joe-taylor-2016-4977#comments Joe Taylor 2415 Joe Taylor Joe Taylor In the decade that I have been recording these Podcasts and booking CAU showcases here in Chicago, this man has become a dear friend. Joe is one of the hardest working singer/songwriters I have ever known. Joe will perform anywhere at any time and he will never let you down. Those of you that know him know what I mean. The rest of you, please go see and support this man when he comes to your town. Joe Taylor yes mteach 4977 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 7 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/651-joe-taylor-2016-4977http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/joe_taylor_feb_2nd_2016_cau_podcast_as_mixed_by_ellis.mp3 Episode 650 - Jesse W. Johnson (2016) http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/4d4TSZDhFC4/650-jesse-w-johnson-2016-4959 Jesse W. JohnsonCame back in the studio to record some of the music from his forthcoming album. Many apologies for getting this show mixed up, but better late than never. Also, many thanks to Jim Hanke for hooking us up again. Jim represents some excellent talent and I am always glad when he brings someone to me.You can catch Jesse live on October 19th atPinwheel Records1722 W 18th St60608Chicago, IL, US(312) 888-9629www.pinwheelrecords.com/View the songs from this show on Vimeo http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/650-jesse-w-johnson-2016-4959#comments Jesse W. Johnson 2111 Jesse W. Johnson Jesse W. Johnson Came back in the studio to record some of the music from his forthcoming album. Many apologies for getting this show mixed up, but better late than never. Also, many thanks to Jim Hanke for hooking us up again. Jim represents some excellent talent and I am always glad when he brings some one to me. Jesse W. Johnson (2016) yes mteach 4959 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/650-jesse-w-johnson-2016-4959http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/20160406_jesse_johnson_-_btmix_05.mp3 Episode 649 - Matthew Francis Andersen http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/1oRcI5VTB2I/649-matthew-francis-andersen-4955 Matthew Francis Andersenjoined us this summer for an afternoon of great music and talk. You can see Michael live tomorrow night at "The Outta Space" 3840 32nd Street, Berwyn, IL&nbsp;Chicago born and raised but, also a Walleye and Musky fishing guide in the far North of Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, his music takes you from the local taverns and street lights, to the boat landings and rivers deep in the Northwoods. Matthew Francis Andersen's writing shows you where this Midwesterner has been. Logging trucks and taxi cabs, game waredns and bar patrons live in these. songs.Andersen has won American Songwriter Magazine's 2012 Lyric contest. and shared the stage with the likes of Steve Forbert, Kevin Gordon, Stacey Earle, and Mark Stuart. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/649-matthew-francis-andersen-4955#comments Matthew Francis Andersen 2401 Matthew Francis Andersen Chicago born and raised but, also a Walleye and Musky fishing guide in the far North of Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, his music takes you from the local taverns and street lights, to the boat landings and rivers deep in the Northwoods. Matthew Francis Andersen's writing shows you where this Midwesterner has been. Logging trucks and taxi cabs, game waredns and bar patrons live in these. songs. Andersen has won American Songwriter Magazine's 2012 Lyric contest. and shared the stage with the likes of Steve Forbert, Kevin Gordon, Stacey Earle, and Mark Stuart. Matthew Francis Andersen yes mteach 4955 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/649-matthew-francis-andersen-4955http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/20160325_cau_mathewfrancisanderson_btmix_03-01_1.mp3 Episode 648 - Josh Beemish Johnson and Rozanne Gewaar http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/0PLLKuLIWM8/648-josh-beemish-johnson-and-rozanne-gewaar-4940 Josh Beemish Johnson and Rozanne Gewaar.Dear friend Rozanne Gewaar brought in from San Francisco Josh Beemish Johnson and they proceeded to sing us some beautiful duets together.What a true joy their songs stylings were. Unfortunately, somehow, this show was lost but now found, and I am so glad. I am certain that you will too. Grab your partner, a tall glass of iced tea, or a lovely chilled white wine and take a listen.&nbsp;Josh and Rozanne videos from the show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/648-josh-beemish-johnson-and-rozanne-gewaar-4940#comments 2265 Josh Beemish Johnson and Rozanne Gewaar. Dear friend Rozanne Gewaar brought in from San Francisco Josh Beemish Johnson and they proceeded to sing us some beautiful duets together. What a true joy their songs stylings were. Unfortunately, somehow, this show was lost but now found, and I am so glad. I am certain that you will too. Grab your partner, a tall glass of iced tea, or a lovely chilled white wine and take a listen. Josh Beemish Johnson and Rozanne Gewaar yes mteach 4940 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 4 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Chicago,acoustic,indie,songwriterhttp://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/648-josh-beemish-johnson-and-rozanne-gewaar-4940http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/mix_down_of_josh_beemish_johnson_cau_podcast_8_15_2015.mp3 Episode 647 - As Waters http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/kIWMf4zkWwI/647-waters-4923 Created over the course of two North American tours, "As Waters," is the artist name and self-titled debut album of guitarist and singer-songwriter Tristan Avakian. "As Waters," is a heritage record that assimilates a variety of styles, all of which pre-date Woodstock: Civil War ballad, Elizabethan lay, Revolver-era Beatles, lush orchestral pop, film noir, and tropicalia, but with a bracing post-punk sensibility instantly familiar to fans of songwriters like Josh Homme, Ben Gibbard and Billie Joe Armstrong. All the while, embodying classic story-song in the tradition of Nick Drake, Jimmy Webb, and mid-period Scott Walker. Elegant, orchestral, casually celestial. Cathartic, melodramatic, and absolutely necessary. Join the CAU crew at Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks Michigan on September 2nd to experience this brilliant songwriter. Opening the show, Gypsy-Jazz featuring Romanian born Gypsy Violinist, Daniela Bisenius and Grammy Nominated Accordionist, Don Stille.&nbsp;Click here to see the Videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/647-waters-4923#comments As Waters Tristan Avakian 2692 As Waters,Tristan Avakian Created over the course of two North American tours, "As Waters," is the artist name and self-titled debut album of guitarist and singer-songwriter Tristan Avakian. "As Waters," is a heritage record that assimilates a variety of styles, all of which pre-date Woodstock: Civil War ballad, Elizabethan lay, Revolver-era Beatles, lush orchestral pop, film noir, and tropicalia, but with a bracing post-punk sensibility instantly familiar to fans of songwriters like Josh Homme, Ben Gibbard and Billie Joe Armstrong. All the while, embodying classic story-song in the tradition of Nick Drake, Jimmy Webb, and mid-period Scott Walker. Elegant, orchestral, casually celestial. Cathartic, melodramatic, and absolutely necessary. Join the CAU crew at Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks Michigan on September 2nd to experience this brilliant songwriter. Opening the show, Gypsy-Jazz featuring Romanian born Gypsy Violinist, Daniela Bisenius and Grammy Nominated Accordionist, Don Stille.&nbsp;Click here to see the Videos from this Podcast As Waters yes mteach 4923 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/647-waters-4923http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/as_waters_july_6th_2016_cau_podcast_mixed_down_by_ellis.mp3 Episode 646 - 4WithOut http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/DF5vlwdOgMY/646-4without-4913 From the Czech Republic to Chicago to the CAU Studio, by far the loudest and most exciting band to perform here. I was so mezmerized by this band I forgot to turn on my mic until about the third song.&nbsp;4WithOut&nbsp;is a powerful and energetic female fronted Chicago based original hard rock band.&nbsp;Stylistically aggressive, but musically and melodically focused. Adding a twist to the mix is the&nbsp; fact that the primary members hail from the Czech Republic, infusing the cultural "DNA" of&nbsp; European musical heredity. Very different considering the current watered down pop-rock/metal&nbsp; culture that exists these days. FINALLY something new, different and sexy! Since the bands inception in 2009 and completed formation in 2012, 4WithOut has been performing non-stop and accumulating numerous accolades from the media and peers alike. Here are just a few: Winners of Battle of the Effn Rock 2012&nbsp; The Best Rock band in Chicago Independent Music Awards 2014&nbsp; The winners of the Revolver Hottest Chicks in hard rock Tour 2014.&nbsp; Featured musical guest on the Mancow Tv/Radio show 2014&nbsp; Opening act for Lacuna Coil, Saving Abel, Sick Puppies&nbsp; Featured (repeated) interviews on Rebelradio.com and Czechoslovakradio.com.&nbsp; Performed for the Czech Consulate of Chicago at the Prague Rock Fest 2015. Members: Jana Vox - vocals&nbsp; Jiri Jerry Cafourek - guitar&nbsp; Carl Fornia H - guitar&nbsp; Filip Halas - bass&nbsp; Jason Mallow - drumsVideo from Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/646-4without-4913#comments 4WithOut Carl Fornia Filip Halas Jana Vox Jason Mallow Jiri Cafourek 1270 4WithOut,Carl Fornia,Filip Halas,Jana Vox,Jason Mallow,Jiri Cafourek 4WithOut is a powerful and energetic female fronted Chicago based original hard rock band. Stylistically aggressive, but musically and melodically focused. Adding a twist to the mix is the fact that the primary members hail from the Czech Republic, infusing the cultural “DNA” of European musical heredity. Very different considering the current watered down pop-rock/metal culture that exists these days. FINALLY something new, different and sexy! Since the bands inception in 2009 and completed formation in 2012, 4WithOut has been performing non-stop and accumulating numerous accolades from the media and peers alike. Here are just a few: Winners of Battle of the Effn Rock 2012 The Best Rock band in Chicago Independent Music Awards 2014 The winners of the Revolver Hottest Chicks in hard rock Tour 2014. Featured musical guest on the Mancow Tv/Radio show 2014 Opening act for Lacuna Coil, Saving Abel, Sick Puppies Featured (repeated) interviews on Rebelradio.com and Czechoslovakradio.com. Performed for the Czech Consulate of Chicago at the Prague Rock Fest 2015. Members: Jana Vox - vocals Jiri Jerry Cafourek - guitar Carl Fornia H - guitar Filip Halas - bass Jason Mallow - drums 4WithOut yes mteach 4913 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/646-4without-4913http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/20160316_cau_4without_podcast.mp3 Episode 645 - Cold Country (Sean McConnell) http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Dh4OnC0byxw/645-cold-country-sean-mcconnell-4871 Cold Country&nbsp;is the ever-immersing brainchild of songwriter and audio engineer Sean McConnell. Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, McConnell ended his would-be college career in the late-aughts to pursue music, primarily as a recording studio engineer. After booking a one-way ticket to Chicago, he quickly settled in, calling the mid-west home until a brief move to Austin, TX in the fall of 2010. It was in Austin where he began writing and performing his own songs as part of the pop duo You Are An Airplane. By spring of 2011 they had enough material to play a few unofficial SXSW showcases and a tour through the south.&nbsp;Soon returning to Chicago, McConnell, deciding on more personal musings, assembled a rotating line-up of friends and local Chicago musicians, calling the project Cold Country, after a term his Minnesota-born father used to refer to the mid-west.&nbsp;Cold Country has since self-released three EP's, a full length, a handful of bedroom recorded tapes, and completed several DIY tours around the country. 2013's "Missing the Muse" garnered excellent reviews from local and regional blogs, as did 2015's "Fall EP."&nbsp;McConnell has just released a new single with a video, and has begun work on another full-length for 2017. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/645-cold-country-sean-mcconnell-4871#comments Cold Country Sean McConnell 2271 Cold Country,Sean McConnell Cold Country is the ever-immersing brainchild of songwriter and audio engineer Sean McConnell. Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, McConnell ended his would-be college career in the late-aughts to pursue music, primarily as a recording studio engineer. After booking a one-way ticket to Chicago, he quickly settled in, calling the mid-west home until a brief move to Austin, TX in the fall of 2010. It was in Austin where he began writing and performing his own songs as part of the pop duo You Are An Airplane. By spring of 2011 they had enough material to play a few unofficial SXSW showcases and a tour through the south. Soon returning to Chicago, McConnell, deciding on more personal musings, assembled a rotating line-up of friends and local Chicago musicians, calling the project Cold Country, after a term his Minnesota-born father used to refer to the mid-west. Cold Country has since self-released three EP's, a full length, a handful of bedroom recorded tapes, and completed several DIY tours around the country. 2013's "Missing the Muse" garnered excellent reviews from local and regional blogs, as did 2015's "Fall EP." McConnell has just released a new single with a video, and has begun work on another full-length for 2017. Cold Country (Sean McConnell) yes mteach 4871 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 9 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/645-cold-country-sean-mcconnell-4871http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/cold_country_cau_podcast_5_27_16.mp3 Episode 644 - Josh Harty http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Scj0DEUhTmA/644-josh-harty-4865 Josh Harty&nbsp;is a messenger. A North Dakota songsmith. A third generation musician, son of a small town police chief and preacher, he often muses that growing up he figured he'd end up going to jail or going to hell. Between the ages of five and eleven he sang gospel and country with his father at just about every Lutheran Church, Eagles Club and Senior Center in the Midwest. By age twelve Harty had made two records (cassettes) with his dad; achieving sales of 10,000 copies.&nbsp;After playing in several cover bands in Fargo during his teens, Harty starting his songwriting career when a local booking agent asked him if he could perform 45 minutes worth of original material for an opening gig. He said of course he could and set to work writing the songs that would become the material for his first album "Three Day Notice." After just a week of writing and rehearsing these new songs, Josh received a standing ovation and encore request from the audience while opening for&nbsp;BB King!&nbsp;His second solo project, 2008's&nbsp;A Long List of Lies&nbsp;(Magnolia Recording Co.) debuted at number eight on the&nbsp;European Americana chart&nbsp;(ahead of the latest Van Morrison album). Produced, recorded and mastered in Madison, Wisconsin's legendary Smart Studios, the album captures Harty's "clean guitar attack and a finger style that glistens with a razor's edge." (Andy Moore, Wisconsin Public Television)Come see Josh live at The Bucktown Garden Walk this Sunday afternoon, August 7, 2016 at&nbsp;the Club Lucky Stage, 1824 W. Wabansia Ave. Chicago, IL 60622&nbsp;See all the videos from this show on Vimeo&nbsp; http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/644-josh-harty-4865#comments CAU Chicago Acoustic Underground Josh Harty 2583 CAU,Chicago Acoustic Underground,Josh Harty Josh Harty is a messenger. A North Dakota songsmith. A third generation musician, son of a small town police chief and preacher, he often muses that growing up he figured he'd end up going to jail or going to hell. Between the ages of five and eleven he sang gospel and country with his father at just about every Lutheran Church, Eagles Club and Senior Center in the Midwest. By age twelve Harty had made two records (cassettes) with his dad; achieving sales of 10,000 copies. After playing in several cover bands in Fargo during his teens, Harty starting his songwriting career when a local booking agent asked him if he could perform 45 minutes worth of original material for an opening gig. He said of course he could and set to work writing the songs that would become the material for his first album "Three Day Notice." After just a week of writing and rehearsing these new songs, Josh received a standing ovation and encore request from the audience while opening for BB King! His second solo project, 2008’s A Long List of Lies (Magnolia Recording Co.) debuted at number eight on the European Americana chart (ahead of the latest Van Morrison album). Produced, recorded and mastered in Madison, Wisconsin's legendary Smart Studios, the album captures Harty's "clean guitar attack and a finger style that glistens with a razor's edge." (Andy Moore, Wisconsin Public Television) Josh Harty yes mteach 4865 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 5 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/644-josh-harty-4865http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/josh_harty_march_18th_2016_cau_pod_cast_mixdown_44_1_k.mp3 Episode 643 - The Fourmula http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/G5TwCOV-QR0/643-fourmula-4856 The Fourmula Band&nbsp;From Whiskeytown (aka Peoria, Illinois) joined us for some serious Blues. These guys rock. Go see them live.The Fourmula are: Bob Kelly - Drums/Vocals, Chris Nix - Keys/Harmonica, Mike Stumpo Bass/Vocals, and Aaron Miller Guitar/Vocals.&nbsp; http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/643-fourmula-4856#comments Aaron Miller Bob Kelly Chris Nix Mike Stumpo The Fourmula 2334 Aaron Miller,Bob Kelly,Chris Nix,Mike Stumpo,The Fourmula The Fourmula Band From Whiskeytown (aka Peoria, Illinois) joined us for some serious Blues. These guys rock. Go see them live. The Fourmula are: Bob Kelly - Drums/Vocals, Chris Nix - Keys/Harmonica, Mike Stumpo Bass/Vocals, and Aaron Miller Guitar/Vocals. The Fourmula yes mteach 4856 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 3 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/643-fourmula-4856http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/the_fourmula_4_26_16_cau_podcast_mixed_by_ellis.mp3 Episode 642 - John Kimsey and the Twisted Roots http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/pJybtxBjSv4/642-john-kimsey-and-twisted-roots-4841 John Kimsey and the Twisted Roots Quartet joined us for an amazing night of inspired Americana. The group features John on vocals, guitar and songwriting; Lia McCoo on vocals, flutes and percussion; Morry Fiddler on keyboards; Steve Hashimoto on bass; and Brad Newton on congas and percussion. The songs they performed in their 28-minute set are Amarantha (starting at&nbsp;2:07); She Says Yes to Everything (6:08); Beat the Drum Slowly (12:01); Words for Snow (16:14); and Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds (23:29).&nbsp;The first, third and fifth tunes appear on Kimsey's album&nbsp;Traps for Troubadours: the Best of Twisted Roots, which is available in CD format from CDBaby.com; for download from CDBaby and iTunes; and for streaming on Spotify and other digital services. The remaining two tunes in the set come from the repertoire of the Art Thieves, an eclectic neo-psych band led by Kimsey which featured various members of the current group way back in the 20th century and whose albumArkanum: Selections, 1981-1993, is available from the same outlets.&nbsp;The Twisted Roots Ensemble first came together in 2003 to perform Kimsey's award-winning song cycle&nbsp;Twisted Roots: Music, Politics and the American Dream Blues, which has been described by Ben Sidran, former host of NPR's&nbsp;Jazz Aliveand score composer for&nbsp;Hoop Dreams, as "an ingenious way to integrate political and social commentary into a musical architecture," and by DePaul University chaplain Anthony Nicotera as "music to inspire the soul and charge your commitment to peace and justice."&nbsp;&nbsp;To find out more, go to John Kimsey, musician on Facebook. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/642-john-kimsey-and-twisted-roots-4841#comments and Brad Newton John Kimsey Lia McCoo Morry Fiddler Steve Hashimoto 1716 and Brad Newton,John Kimsey,Lia McCoo,Morry Fiddler,Steve Hashimoto John Kimsey and the Twisted Roots featuring Steve Hashimoto, Lia McCoo, Morry Fiddler, and Brad Newton joined us for an amazing night of inspired music. De Paul University Associate Professor John Kimsey received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his BA from Washington University in St. Louis. A member of the SNL Resident Faculty, he teaches and writes about modern literature and popular culture and has also worked as a professional musician. John Kimsey and the Twisted Roots yes mteach 4841 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/642-john-kimsey-and-twisted-roots-4841http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/use_this_final_mix_of_twisted_root_11_22_2015_cau_podcast_show.mp3 Episode 641 - Scott Hamilton http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/DBQhka94-1E/641-scott-hamilton-4823 Scott Hamilton&nbsp;came in and joined us to record a session displaying his original music. We had such a wonderful time recording his show. Scott is a hard working muscian in the Chicago area.He plays weddings, backyard parties, rooftop parties, block parties, engagement proposals, birthdays, corporate events and more.My&nbsp;song list&nbsp;has over 300 songs from the 50's through today. I also write original music and can create custom songs for your event if you like. Instruments include, guitar, banjo and ukelele.He plays at a number of clubs in Chicago, including Joe's on Weeds, The Original Mothers, The Elbo Room, Phyllis' Music Inn, Sylvie's, Uncommon Ground as well as some restaurants.&nbsp;Take a look at my&nbsp;song list&nbsp;to see your favorites.&nbsp;I can also bring more musicians together if you are planning a longer event or are having a larger party. Let me know your needs and I will do my best to help you have a fantastic event.&nbsp;View all three videos from the Podcast on Vimeo http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/641-scott-hamilton-4823#comments Scott Hamilton 2405 Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton came in and joined us to record a session displaying his original music. We had such a wonderful time recording his show. Scott is a hard working muscian in the Chicago area. He plays weddings, backyard parties, rooftop parties, block parties, engagement proposals, birthdays, corporate events and more. My song list has over 300 songs from the 50's through today. I also write original music and can create custom songs for your event if you like. Instruments include, guitar, banjo and ukelele. He plays at a number of clubs in Chicago, including Joe's on Weeds, The Original Mothers, The Elbo Room, Phyllis' Music Inn, Sylvie's, Uncommon Ground as well as some restaurants. Take a look at my song list to see your favorites. I can also bring more musicians together if you are planning a longer event or are having a larger party. Let me know your needs and I will do my best to help you have a fantastic event. Scott Hamilton yes mteach 4823 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/641-scott-hamilton-4823http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/scott_hamilton_9_14_15_cau_podcast_mixed_down_by_ellis_.mp3 Episode 640 - Sonny Apollo http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/k50KlxImnOk/640-sonny-apollo-4756 Sonny Apollo&nbsp;came into the studio one day and laid down some amazing tracks demonstrating&nbsp;his great voice and dexterous fingers running all over the Yamaha keyboard. What a great afternoon of music. Go see this guy live, he kills it! http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/640-sonny-apollo-4756#comments Sonny Apollo 2368 Sonny Apollo Sonny Apollo&nbsp;came into the studio one day and laid down some amazing tracks demonstrating&nbsp;his great voice and dexterous fingers running all over the Yamaha keyboard. What a great afternoon of music. Go see this guy live, he kills it! Sonny Apollo yes mteach 4756 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/640-sonny-apollo-4756http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/sonny_apollo_pod.mp3 Episode 639 - Marcela Carmona http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/PifIEesQRO0/639-marcela-carmona-4729 Born in Hollywood, California, Marcela displayed a natural sense of rhythm and melody since before she could talk. At the age of 3, her mother hired a friend of the family to teach Marcela piano. She devoted herself to her classical training for 14 years with aspirations of being a concert pianist. She received no formal vocal training, and learned to sing instead at church and in her public school choirs. Marcela was born to be a musician and she works hard to make sure music is incorporated into every things she does. When she's not performing and writing her music, she's busy collaborating with other talented Los Angeles based musicians, recording and performing as a guest/session vocalist and pianist, leading congregations as a Catholic Cantor, and providing private music instruction in both Voice and Piano to students of all ages. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/639-marcela-carmona-4729#comments Marcela Carmona 2317 Marcela Carmona Born in Hollywood, California, Marcela displayed a natural sense of rhythm and melody since before she could talk. At the age of 3, her mother hired a friend of the family to teach Marcela piano. She devoted herself to her classical training for 14 years with aspirations of being a concert pianist. She received no formal vocal training, and learned to sing instead at church and in her public school choirs. Marcela was born to be a musician and she works hard to make sure music is incorporated into every things she does. When she’s not performing and writing her music, she’s busy collaborating with other talented Los Angeles based musicians, recording and performing as a guest/session vocalist and pianist, leading congregations as a Catholic Cantor, and providing private music instruction in both Voice and Piano to students of all ages. Marcela Carmona yes mteach 4729 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/639-marcela-carmona-4729http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/marcela_carmona_entire_cau_podcast.mp3 Episode 638 - The Giving Trio http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/57I8l1LYp9E/638-giving-trio-4700 The Giving Trio joined me on on an early April afternoon and transformed the studio into a vision of a smoky Jazz Club late at night with the trio's sweet jazz sounds. I enjoy all forms of original music, but because my Father took me to many Chicago jazz clubs in my youth, I have a special place in my heart for Jazz. Take a listen to some lovely original jazz compositions, and if you can, perhaps a couple of fingers of whiskey. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/638-giving-trio-4700#comments Alex Kerwin John W. Lauler Justin Cash The Giving Trio 2747 Alex Kerwin,John W. Lauler,Justin Cash,The Giving Trio The Giving Trio joined me on on an early April afternoon and transformed the studio into a vision of a smoky Jazz Club late at night with the trio's sweet jazz sounds. I enjoy all forms of original music, but because my Father took me to many Chicago jazz clubs in my youth, I have a special place in my heart for Jazz. Take a listen to some lovely original jazz compositions, and if you can, perhaps a couple of fingers of whiskey. The Giving Trio yes mteach 4700 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 2 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/638-giving-trio-4700http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/20160302_cau_thegivingtree_btmix_02.mp3 Episode 637 - the End Men http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/HDewCDOvjXE/637-end-men-4597 &nbsp;The End Men, Founded by Matthew Hendershot and Livia Ranalli came in from Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 2014 and put on the most amazing show. Some how this show got lost and I discovered it about a month ago. Fortunately all the parts were there and we mixed it up and here it is in all it's glory. You're gonna love it. Right now they oare on a European Tour.The End Men videos on Vimeo http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/637-end-men-4597#comments Livia Ranalli Matthew Hendershot The End Men 3058 Livia Ranalli,Matthew Hendershot,The End Men &nbsp;The End Men, Founded by Matthew Hendershot and Livia Ranalli came in from Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 2014 and put on the most amazing show. Some how this show got lost and I discovered it about a month ago. Fortunately all the parts were there and we mixed it up and here it is in all it's glory. You're gonna love it. Right now they oare on a European Tour.The End Men videos on Vimeo The End Men yes mteach 4597 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/637-end-men-4597http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/09242014_the_end_men_btmix.mp3 Episode 636 - Andrew Tufano http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/9YznhkrwPBk/636-andrew-tufano-4525 Andrew Tufano While in Chicago on tour last summer, Andrew stopped by the CAU studio and we recorded this Podcast. It was such a wonderful session and I am certain you will enjoy the show. You will have the opportunity to see this Nashville based artist this coming Wednesday April 13th at Uncommon Ground Devon along with Chicago favorite "Baby Shark"See all the Videos hereMusically and otherwise, the opposite of harmonious isn't always dissonant. The two coexist in a sort of multidimensional continuum, defined rigidly when observed, but coalescing with changing proportions in their natural states. And so, in creating something wholesome, it's often useful to sidestep those blurred lines that we use to delineate harmony from dissonance, spontaneity from resolve, and creativity from productivity.&nbsp;Andrew Tufano has spent the last four years honing in on the substance behind these ossified labels through months of independent touring, hundreds of shows nationwide, and three heterogeneous EPs blending a pop acoustic sound with folk and soul roots. In an attempt to further shatter the myth that an artistic nature conflicts with an enterprising spirit, the Nashville-based artist is writing, recording, and releasing 100 songs in 100 days this winter. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/636-andrew-tufano-4525#comments Andrew Tufano 2826 Andrew Tufano Musically and otherwise, the opposite of harmonious isn't always dissonant. The two coexist in a sort of multidimensional continuum, defined rigidly when observed, but coalescing with changing proportions in their natural states. And so, in creating something wholesome, it's often useful to sidestep those blurred lines that we use to delineate harmony from dissonance, spontaneity from resolve, and creativity from productivity. Andrew Tufano has spent the last four years honing in on the substance behind these ossified labels through months of independent touring, hundreds of shows nationwide, and three heterogeneous EPs blending a pop acoustic sound with folk and soul roots. In an attempt to further shatter the myth that an artistic nature conflicts with an enterprising spirit, the Nashville-based artist is writing, recording, and releasing 100 songs in 100 days this winter. Andrew Tufano yes mteach 4525 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 8 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/636-andrew-tufano-4525http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/48k_andrew_tufano_cau_podcast_6_26_15_mixed.mp3 Episode 635 - Allegra Malone http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/hqrM4KXo3-s/635-allegra-malone-4477 Allegra Malone's debut CD is a soul stirring collection of melodic vignettes. After exploring diverse musical traditions while living abroad and traveling consistently for a decade, this album is a return to her folk and country roots as a Seattle raised, southern transplant. The music is far from modernity, while still contemporary, soul filled and relevant.&nbsp;Additionally, Allegra completed programs at The New School and Lee Strasberg Studio in New York City, as well as Antioch University. She has worked in theater and television, and is a published writer.March 31st, I'll be playing Emmy Lou Harris, Buck Owens tunes, and originals too with a great band. Andon Davis Trio headlines.. Be there... or Be square! http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/635-allegra-malone-4477#comments Allegra Malone 1930 Allegra Malone Allegra Malone's debut CD is a soul stirring collection of melodic vignettes. After exploring diverse musical traditions while living abroad and traveling consistently for a decade, this album is a return to her folk and country roots as a Seattle raised, southern transplant. The music is far from modernity, while still contemporary, soul filled and relevant.&nbsp;Additionally, Allegra completed programs at The New School and Lee Strasberg Studio in New York City, as well as Antioch University. She has worked in theater and television, and is a published writer.March 31st, I'll be playing Emmy Lou Harris, Buck Owens tunes, and originals too with a great band. Andon Davis Trio headlines.. Be there... or Be square! Allegra Malone yes mteach 4477 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 27 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/635-allegra-malone-4477http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/04102015_allegra_malone2.mp3 Episode 634 - Jimmy Robinson http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/rbJE_wC_PoQ/634-jimmy-robinson-4472 This is from the Lost and Found department. Totally my fault. Read this man's Bio and you will know how embarrased I am. Jimmy Robinson has been recording and touring for over 40 years. He has received critical and audience praise for his unique virtuoso approach to the guitar, and his rich compositional skill. He has toured the world with appearances at: The Acoustic Franciacorta and Madame International Guitar Festivals both in Italy, The Gutarrenzauber Festival, Gros Rohrheim, Germany The Zihuatenejo International Guitar Festival, Zihuatenejo, Mexico The Big Green Cardigan Festival in East Sussex, England INGUITAR Festival, Switzerland The Brilliant Strings Concert Series, Los Angeles, California The TACH Cultural Festival, Reno, Nevada &nbsp; &nbsp; ProgDay, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Pan Am Jazz Festival, CanCun, Mexico Jazz Encuentro, Guatemala City Festivale Internationale, Lafayette, La. Malaga Fest, Mobile, AL The New Orleans French Quarter Festival The Crooked Pines Guitar Show, Atlanta, Georgia and over 25 Years at The New Orleans Jazz &amp; Heritage Festival &nbsp; He has opened concerts for John McLaughlin And Mahavishnu Orchestra Chick Corea's Elektrik Band Jeff Beck Bela Fleck And The Flecktones Adrian Belew Bill Bruford And Patrick Moraz Stevie Ray Vaughn Johnny Winter John Mayall The Glenn Phillips Band Hugh Masekela Spyro Gyra The Neville Brothers John Fahey Charlie Byrd Billy Cobham John McLaughlin Trio &nbsp; Jimmy first made a name for himself playing electric guitar and leading the psychedelic rock/blues band Ejaculation (yes, you read correctly, it was 1968, after all...) at the Free Concert weekly series on New Orleans Riverfront.. He went on to front The Progrock band Laugh In The Dark in the 70's, and in 1975 founded the celebrated instrumental rock fusion band Woodenhead. Woodenhead performs today, and is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a special performance at The New Orleans Jazz &amp; Heritage Festival in May, 2015, as well as releasing a recording of new material, a live concert from New Orleans' famed Tipitina's and a reissue of their entire, remastered catalog. &nbsp;&nbsp;He also founded the New Orleans Guitar Collective Twangorama, with guitarists Phil deGruy and Cranston Clements, and later The New Orleans Guitar Quartet. &nbsp;Jimmy studied classical guitar and composition at Loyola University in New Orleans and The Eastman School Of Music in New York. He combined these elements with his electric experience to forge the solo acoustic style that he now tours with. His third solo cd is set for Spring, 2015 release. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/634-jimmy-robinson-4472#comments Jimmy Robinson 2030 Jimmy Robinson Jimmy Robinson has been recording and touring for over 40 years. He has received critical and audience praise for his unique virtuoso approach to the guitar, and his rich compositional skill. He has toured the world with appearances at: The Acoustic Franciacorta and Madame International Guitar Festivals both in Italy, The Gutarrenzauber Festival, Gros Rohrheim, Germany The Zihuatenejo International Guitar Festival, Zihuatenejo, Mexico The Big Green Cardigan Festival in East Sussex, England INGUITAR Festival, Switzerland The Brilliant Strings Concert Series, Los Angeles, California The TACH Cultural Festival, Reno, Nevada ProgDay, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Pan Am Jazz Festival, CanCun, Mexico Jazz Encuentro, Guatemala City Festivale Internationale, Lafayette, La. Malaga Fest, Mobile, AL The New Orleans French Quarter Festival The Crooked Pines Guitar Show, Atlanta, Georgia and over 25 Years at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Jimmy Robinson yes mteach 4472 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/634-jimmy-robinson-4472http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/jimmy_robinson_pod.mp3 Episode 633 - Dan Arturi http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/kvHu--_lfF4/633-dan-arturi-4465 Dan Arturi came to us through his performance on our highly sucessful "Singing For Your Supper" showcase at the now defunct Act One Pub at Mayne Stage. Dan came in and gave us a session filled with heartfelt lyrics and lots of high energy.Dan also has a band project Fu Dogs. They recently lent their talents to a "Feel the Bern" Benefit Concert at Dave Hornyak's Live Wire Lounge.After singing and fronting several different original and cover projects on the East and West Coasts, and most recently in the Midwest, Dan has struck out on his own to build FuDogs, a studio based rock / acoustic indie project, with the long term goal of touring with a full band behind the engrossing, complex, and just plain rockin sound.&nbsp;See the videos from Dan's Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/633-dan-arturi-4465#comments Dan Arturi Fu Dogs 2160 Dan Arturi,Fu Dogs Dan Arturi came to us through his performance on our highly sucessful "Singing For Your Supper" showcase at the now defunct Act One Pub at Mayne Stage. Dan came in and gave us a session filled with heartfelt lyrics and lots of high energy. Dan also has a band project Fu Dogs. They recently lent their talents to a "Feel the Bern" Benefit Concert at Dave Hornyak's Live Wire Lounge. After singing and fronting several different original and cover projects on the East and West Coasts, and most recently in the Midwest, Dan has struck out on his own to build FuDogs, a studio based rock / acoustic indie project, with the long term goal of touring with a full band behind the engrossing, complex, and just plain rockin sound. Dan Arturi yes mteach 4465 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/633-dan-arturi-4465http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/48k_16_bit_dan_arturi_cau_4_16_2016_podcast_mixed.mp3 Episode 632 - Colee James http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/8RLieqshg78/632-colee-james-4444 Wisconsin native, Colee James is a performing country-folk singer and songwriter living in&nbsp;Brooklyn, New York.&nbsp;&nbsp; Like music makers Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris, Colee draws inspiration from sounds of the past and thrives on telling a story through song."&nbsp; The seeds of good music were planted in my soul at an early age. My childhood was vinyl. Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, and Woody Guthrie spun all throughout my youth. I think the common ground for inspiration was their fearless attempts to showcase vulnerability with just pure honest story telling." Colee says. She hopes to keep writing and sharing her life experiences that people can relate to on a stage, and that hopefully the future kids will find desirable enough to play in those old juke boxes over and over again.&nbsp; Colee James has been exploring the NYC and Brooklyn music scene for the last few years. Playing shows at Rockwood Music Hall, Bowery Electric, Pete's Candy Store, and even her own living room. She's been to Austin, Texas the last few years to play showcases at SXSW, in addition to music festival 'Mile of Music' in her home state of Wisconsin.&nbsp; Colee is preparing for a busy summer of shows in the Midwest and the Northeast, She will finish the year up with a new recording adventure and hopes to release new music by the end of 2015. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/632-colee-james-4444#comments Colee James 1813 Colee James Wisconsin native, Colee James is a performing country-folk singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn, New York. Like music makers Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris, Colee draws inspiration from sounds of the past and thrives on telling a story through song." The seeds of good music were planted in my soul at an early age. My childhood was vinyl. Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, and Woody Guthrie spun all throughout my youth. I think the common ground for inspiration was their fearless attempts to showcase vulnerability with just pure honest story telling." Colee says. She hopes to keep writing and sharing her life experiences that people can relate to on a stage, and that hopefully the future kids will find desirable enough to play in those old juke boxes over and over again. Colee James has been exploring the NYC and Brooklyn music scene for the last few years. Playing shows at Rockwood Music Hall, Bowery Electric, Pete's Candy Store, and even her own living room. She's been to Austin, Texas the last few years to play showcases at SXSW, in addition to music festival 'Mile of Music' in her home state of Wisconsin. Colee is preparing for a busy summer of shows in the Midwest and the Northeast, She will finish the year up with a new recording adventure and hopes to release new music by the end of 2015. Colee James yes mteach 4444 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 12 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/632-colee-james-4444http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/colee_james_podcast.mp3 Episode 631 - Donna Adler 2015 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/gBeSdQ6F2SE/631-donna-adler-2015-4425 Donna Adler:Donna is a dear friend and such a joy to listen to. She writes beautiful songs she has such a lovely voice. You can see her tomorrow night March 4th at Uncommon Ground on Devon and joining her is one of Chicago's best singer/songwriters Mr. James Curley. What a great place to see them both performing in an intimate setting. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/631-donna-adler-2015-4425#comments Donna Adler James Curley 1788 Donna Adler,James Curley Donna Adler: Donna is a dear friend and such a joy to listen to. She writes beautiful songs she has such a lovely voice. You can see her tomorrow night March 4th at Uncommon Ground on Devon and joining her is one of Chicago's best singer/songwriters Mr. James Curley. What a great place to see them both performing in an intimate setting. Donna Adler yes mteach 4425 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 3 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/631-donna-adler-2015-4425http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/donna_adler_pod.mp3 Episode 630 - Tangleweed http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/aJRql5_PfeE/630-tangleweed-4386 Back last summer I had the great good fortune to catch Tangleweed at home in Chicago in between tours and got them in the studio to record this show. As you will hear and see, we had a blast recording this Podcast.See all videos from the showTangleweed is a band of three forward-looking musical reactionaries from Chicago, Illinois. While the band's instrumentation is standard bluegrass, their music is anything but. With a repertoire both broad and deep, one listener described them as sounding like "a band playing on a pirate ship off the coast of New Orleans in the 1920s". Their four CDs&nbsp;have garned critical praise and worldwide airplay, earning the band invitations to appear at major festivals and quality venues around the country. Tangleweed formed in the summer of 2004, with&nbsp;Paul Wargaski on bass,&nbsp;Billy Oh on fiddle, and&nbsp;Scott Judd&nbsp;on guitar. &nbsp;Add'l founding members Timothy Ryan Fisher and Kenneth "Kip" Rainey also logged several years each on banjo and mandolin respectively. &nbsp;Fisher left the group in 2010 after 300+ shows and three cd's, while Rainey departed in 2012 after nearly 400 shows and four cd's.The current lineup of Judd, Oh and Wargaski passed it's litmus test with flying colors in July 2012 at Louisville's "Kentucky Music Weekend", where a festival crowd of over 1,000 heartily confirmed the band's viability as an acoustic power-trio. &nbsp;Since that time, the trio has aggressively developed a new sound by re-arranging early material, exploring new musical directions through fresh original compositions, and bringing Judd's guitar/vocals and Wargaski's upright bass further into the foreground. &nbsp;Billy Oh's fiddle work continues to dazzle as before, and remains a key feature of the band's instrumental forays.Tangleweed Show Dates: Date City Venue Country 02/27/16 Chicago, IL Red Line Tap US Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $5. Age restrictions: No Minors. We are in the middle slot (10:30 start) of a three band bill featuring Rough Around the Edges and The Just Luckies. Our first show at Red Line in many years, after they helped give us our start more than a decade ago. Come on out! 03/17/16 Chicago Lizard's Liquid Lounge US Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $0. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 3058 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL. Our Annual Paddy's Day blowout at Lizard's Liquid Lounge! Three sets starting at 8:30. A heavy extra dose of Irish/Celtic along with our usual repertoire. Get there early for free corned beef and cabbage.Date City Venue Country 04/16/16 Lombard, IL Maple Street Chapel US Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 220 South Main Street. Venue phone: 630-627-0171. C'mon out and help us celebrate as part of our "Tangleweed Goes to 11" Anniversary Season. 05/21/16 Chicago, Il Lincoln Square House Concert Series US Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Top Secret. This is an excellent house concert series in the heart of Lincoln Square. More details will be revealed as the date gets closer. Please contact Jodee Lewis to RSVP and for house address as space is limited. jlewis@lincolnsquarepres.org 06/12/16 Palatine Palatine Public Library US Time: 2:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 700 N. North Court. Venue phone: 847-358-5881. We're happy to be back at the Palatine Library. There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon that with Tangleweed!!!&nbsp;&nbsp; http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/630-tangleweed-4386#comments Billy Oh Paul Wargaski Scott Judd Tangleweed 2044 Billy Oh,Paul Wargaski,Scott Judd,Tangleweed Tangleweed is a band of three forward-looking musical reactionaries from Chicago, Illinois. While the band’s instrumentation is standard bluegrass, their music is anything but. With a repertoire both broad and deep, one listener described them as sounding like “a band playing on a pirate ship off the coast of New Orleans in the 1920s”. Their four CDs have garned critical praise and worldwide airplay, earning the band invitations to appear at major festivals and quality venues around the country. Tangleweed formed in the summer of 2004, with Paul Wargaski on bass, Billy Oh on fiddle, and Scott Judd on guitar. Add’l founding members Timothy Ryan Fisher and Kenneth “Kip” Rainey also logged several years each on banjo and mandolin respectively. Fisher left the group in 2010 after 300+ shows and three cd’s, while Rainey departed in 2012 after nearly 400 shows and four cd’s. The current lineup of Judd, Oh and Wargaski passed it’s litmus test with flying colors in July 2012 at Louisville’s “Kentucky Music Weekend”, where a festival crowd of over 1,000 heartily confirmed the band’s viability as an acoustic power-trio. Since that time, the trio has aggressively developed a new sound by re-arranging early material, exploring new musical directions through fresh original compositions, and bringing Judd’s guitar/vocals and Wargaski’s upright bass further into the foreground. Billy Oh’s fiddle work continues to dazzle as before, and remains a key feature of the band’s instrumental forays. Tangleweed yes mteach 4386 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 18 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/630-tangleweed-4386http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/09192015_tangleweed_btmix.mp3 Episode 629 - Paula The Bard http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/vE-lh4hiLj8/629-paula-bard-4344 Paula the Bard is a singer/songwriter and guitarist. Teaches in Evanston and OTS, leads intimate musical workshops and experiences, large group sing-a-longs, or creates personalized performances for any venue, art event, party, or good cause. Researching songs and topics for your group or event and requests, roasts, or tributes are a welcome challenge. (since 2011) The Switch weaves voice, acoustic guitar, and fretless bass into a delicious mix of jazz, rockin' folk tunes, and originals.What a wonderful lady and a fun session.&nbsp;See all the Videos from the show! http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/629-paula-bard-4344#comments Paula The Bard 2389 Paula The Bard Paula the Bard is a singer/songwriter and guitarist. Teaches in Evanston and OTS, leads intimate musical workshops and experiences, large group sing-a-longs, or creates personalized performances for any venue, art event, party, or good cause. Researching songs and topics for your group or event and requests, roasts, or tributes are a welcome challenge. (since 2011) The Switch weaves voice, acoustic guitar, and fretless bass into a delicious mix of jazz, rockin' folk tunes, and originals. What a wonderful lady and a fun session. Paula The Bard yes mteach 4344 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/629-paula-bard-4344http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/paula_the_bard_pod.mp3 Episode 628 - Scott Wilcox http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/YvICRH4vmnU/628-scott-wilcox-4311 Scott Wilcox has wanted to be a rock star from birth. When he was three his mother said he used to make up great songs that would go on and on and on. When his father, a semi-famous disc jock in the 70's, spent his whole life always trying to reach a star that was just out of his grasp, so naturally, his mother became very nervous when Scott showed quite a bit of music potential at a young age. His mother always feared that If he pursued music, he might fail, so she liked to tell him, "Music is a hobby, don't quit your day job!".After two decades of "Day Jobs" Scott decided to follow is heart and do his best to make it in the music world. In his first year of trying, Scott produced his first CD called Love Notes, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Lifeclass Show, won the Bob Dylan songwriting competition, and appeared on many local TV and radio interviews.He not only promoted his music but he created a music festival where he gave others a chance to showcase their music. He started a songwriters club to help show other songwriters how to do what he does, and he volunteered to play his music for students, business leaders, and soldiers.&nbsp; In the brief ten minutes he got to talk with Oprah, he realized something about himself. He realized that music has never been what he does, it's who he is., and he can't deny his music any more than he can deny the blood in his veins.All that hard work paid off big time, as he just returned from New York where he performed in a television ad that will be featured on this coming Super Bowl.View all the videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/628-scott-wilcox-4311#comments Scott Wilcox 2088 Scott Wilcox Scott Wilcox has wanted to be a rock star from birth. When he was three his mother said he used to make up great songs that would go on and on and on. When his father, a semi-famous disc jock in the 70’s, spent his whole life always trying to reach a star that was just out of his grasp, so naturally, his mother became very nervous when Scott showed quite a bit of music potential at a young age. His mother always feared that If he pursued music, he might fail, so she liked to tell him, “Music is a hobby, don’t quit your day job!”. After two decades of "Day Jobs" Scott decided to follow is heart and do his best to make it in the music world. In his first year of trying, Scott produced his first CD called Love Notes, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Lifeclass Show, won the Bob Dylan songwriting competition, and appeared on many local TV and radio interviews. He not only promoted his music but he created a music festival where he gave others a chance to showcase their music. He started a songwriters club to help show other songwriters how to do what he does, and he volunteered to play his music for students, business leaders, and soldiers. In the brief ten minutes he got to talk with Oprah, he realized something about himself. He realized that music has never been what he does, it's who he is., and he can’t deny his music any more than he can deny the blood in his veins. All that hard work paid off big time, as he just returned from New York where he performed in a television ad that will be featured on this coming Super Bowl. Scott Wilcox yes mteach 4311 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/628-scott-wilcox-4311http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/scott_wilcox_pod.mp3 Episode 627 - Ryan Behling http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/QPpkdvdTNsA/627-ryan-behling-4276 Ryan Behling is a seasoned touring musician and composer originally from Chicago and currently living in the Central Coast of California.&nbsp; He is a&nbsp;trained vocalist who also plays bass, keyboards,&nbsp;harmonica&nbsp;and percussion. &nbsp;Ryan is the lead singer and keyboardist of RON: The Band as well as the lead singer and bassist for nationally touring performing and recording artists KAVA and AfroZep. &nbsp;Ryan will wil be doing a number of solo shows this year as well. &nbsp;&nbsp;Watch the videos from this show&nbsp; http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/627-ryan-behling-4276#comments AfroZep RON Ryan Behling 1659 AfroZep,RON,Ryan Behling Ryan Behling is a seasoned touring musician and composer originally from Chicago and currently living in the Central Coast of California.&nbsp; He is a&nbsp;trained vocalist who also plays bass, keyboards,&nbsp;harmonica&nbsp;and percussion. &nbsp;Ryan is the lead singer and keyboardist of RON: The Band as well as the lead singer and bassist for nationally touring performing and recording artists KAVA and AfroZep. &nbsp;Ryan will wil be doing a number of solo shows this year as well. &nbsp;&nbsp;Watch the videos from this show&nbsp; Ryan Behling yes mteach 4276 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 27 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/627-ryan-behling-4276http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/ryan_behling_pod.mp3 Episode 626 - Rachel B http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/iVOUxV4sz7U/626-rachel-b-4229 Rachel BAfter recording over 600 Podcasts it becomes hard to "Blow me away" Well, This amazing lady did just that. Rachel B surpirsed me by bringing a dear friend Mike Roth on guitar. Mike and I go way back and he is brilliant in his own right. This is a very special show. I hope you enjoy it as much as I.Exuding a smoky undertone, sassy delivery, and catchy melodies, Singer-Songstress Rachel B is paving her way as an undefinable and timeless entertainer. Rachel B, described as "A Sassy Treat," is an independent artist who insists on being The Boss of her own life. In 2014 she self-released her debut EP, "I'm The Boss" and headlined a 10 city national&nbsp;tour. &nbsp;In 2015 she independently released her second EP titled, "Break It Down." Rachel B is currently working on her first full length album which is scheduled to be released in 2016. Whether she's singing about being a boss or tickling the ivories on a charming love song, this songstress is sure to leave you with memorable&nbsp;hooks that empower and inspire. After studying Classical Voice at Interlochen Arts Academy, Rachel B wanted to bend the rules and notes a little more. She fell in love with songwriting and various genres of music, from Motown to new and classic popular music. Rachel B then&nbsp;attended&nbsp;Berklee College of Music in Boston followed by a move to Los Angeles, where she honed her artistry by performing on stages all around Southern California, in addition to writing music for film and television. &nbsp;She&nbsp;has had songs placed on ABC shows such as General Hospital, independent films, and has played at venues across the country such as Chicago Symphony Hall, Berklee Performance Center, South Park Amphitheater,&nbsp; Flood City Music Festival, Traverse City Opera House, Wine Festivals, Mr. Smalls, Altar Bar, and more.Rachel B was born to perform and has been captivating audiences across the country with her natural ability to inspire and connect with fans.&nbsp;Often noted as being&nbsp;a sassy version of Norah Jones and a softer Amy Winehouse, this up and coming starlet will reel you in and leave you wanting more of her sultry style. Rachel is inspired by bold woman of their time, such as Barbra Streisand and Marilyn Monroe, and is deeply influenced by the soulful sounds of Minnie Riperton, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie HolidayVideos from the show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/626-rachel-b-4229#comments Mike Roth Rachel B 1778 Mike Roth,Rachel B After recording over 600 Podcasts it becomes hard to "Blow me away" Well, This amazing lady did just that. Rachel B surpirsed me by bringing a dear friend Mike Roth on guitar. Mike and I go way back and he is brilliant in his own right. This is a very special show. I hope you enjoy it as much as I. Exuding a smoky undertone, sassy delivery, and catchy melodies, Singer-Songstress Rachel B is paving her way as an undefinable and timeless entertainer. Rachel B, described as “A Sassy Treat,” is an independent artist who insists on being The Boss of her own life. In 2014 she self-released her debut EP, “I’m The Boss” and headlined a 10 city national tour. In 2015 she independently released her second EP titled, “Break It Down.” Rachel B is currently working on her first full length album which is scheduled to be released in 2016. Whether she’s singing about being a boss or tickling the ivories on a charming love song, this songstress is sure to leave you with memorable hooks that empower and inspire. Rachel B yes mteach 4229 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 7 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/626-rachel-b-4229http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/03212015_rachel_b_btmix_01.mp3 Episode 625 - Bucky Halker/2015 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/r6cXavD2dVQ/625-bucky-halker2015-4166 Buckey Halker Joined us the first time eight years ago in 2007 for Episode 72 &nbsp; Bucky brought in mandolinist extrodinaire Don Stiernberg fresh from the "Great Performers of Illinois" stage at Millennium Park.I asked Bucky back to perform some of the songs and talk about his new album "Anywhere but Utah - The songs of Joe Hill". You can join me and the CAU crew for Bucky's Album Release Show this coming Wednesday November 18th at the Filament Theater. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/625-bucky-halker2015-4166#comments Anywhere but Utah - The songs of Joe Hill Bucky Halker Joe Hill 2736 Anywhere but Utah - The songs of Joe Hill,Bucky Halker,Joe Hill Buckey Halker Joined us the first time eight years ago in 2007 for Episode 72 Bucky brought in mandolinist extrodinaire Don Stiernberg fresh from the "Great Performers of Illinois" stage at Millennium Park. I asked Bucky back to perform some of the songs and talk about his new album "Anywhere but Utah - The songs of Joe Hill". You can join me and the CAU crew for Bucky's Album Release Show this coming Wednesday November 18th at the Filament Theater. Bucky Halker/2015 yes mteach 4166 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/625-bucky-halker2015-4166http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/bucky_halker_pod.mp3 Episode 624 - Scotch Hollow http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/o8GHS13LKA4/624-scotch-hollow-4152 Last Summer, Carley and Mark Verbeck came into the studio and wooped up one hell of a show. We had a great time as you will see and hear.Scotch Hollow, an acoustic roots band,&nbsp;teams up down-home delta blues with good old-fashioned country twang and silky vocals. Just as the name implies, Scotch Hollow is as smooth as your favorite whiskey.An explosion happened at Berklee College of Music when Mark and Carley met;&nbsp;they discovered a musical chemistry that they couldn't walk away from.&nbsp;Mark's hillbilly punk-rock self&nbsp;grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in central Pennsylvania's;&nbsp;Carley grew up in Kansas City taking in the historic blues and jazz music. They briefly&nbsp;toured and&nbsp;made their home-base in Nashville when Mark came down with a devastating case of&nbsp;tendonitis. They relocated to Chicago while Mark recovered when alas, they could finally hit the road again! &nbsp;Watch out world...they are coming for you. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/624-scotch-hollow-4152#comments Carley Verbeck Mark Verbeck Scotch Hollow 1948 Carley Verbeck,Mark Verbeck,Scotch Hollow Last Summer, Carley and Mark Verbeck came into the studio and wooped up one hell of a show. We had a great time as you will see and hear. Scotch Hollow, an acoustic roots band, teams up down-home delta blues with good old-fashioned country twang and silky vocals. Just as the name implies, Scotch Hollow is as smooth as your favorite whiskey. An explosion happened at Berklee College of Music when Mark and Carley met; they discovered a musical chemistry that they couldn't walk away from. Mark's hillbilly punk-rock self grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in central Pennsylvania's; Carley grew up in Kansas City taking in the historic blues and jazz music. They briefly toured and made their home-base in Nashville when Mark came down with a devastating case of tendinitis. They relocated to Chicago while Mark recovered when alas, they could finally hit the road again! Watch out world...they are coming for you. Scotch Hollow yes mteach 4152 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 11 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/624-scotch-hollow-4152http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/scotch_hollow_pod.mp3 Episode 623 - Sister Speak http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/lpPH6c3tnE8/623-sister-speak-4098 Sister Speak featuring Sherri-Anne and Lisa Viegas came into Chicago to perform at a CAU Showcase at Mayne Stage also found time to come in and record another Podcast. As you can tell from the interview, I am a big fan of this band.Hailing out of British Columbia and recently based in San Diego, CA,&nbsp;Sister Speak&nbsp;performs over 100 concerts a year in Canada and the USA. Led&nbsp;by Canadian singer/songwriter and guitarist&nbsp;Sherri-Anne, &nbsp;Sister Speak's diverse musical pallet has afforded them opening slots for Xavier Rudd, Air Supply and Chris Isaac. Their 'Rise Up For Love' album has been&nbsp;in rotation&nbsp;on radio throughout the USA, Canada and Europe, including CBC radio in Canada, BBC in Europe, and commercial radio throughout southern California and British Columbia.&nbsp;Click here to see videos of all their shows with CAU http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/623-sister-speak-4098#comments Lisa Viegas Sherri-Anne Sister Speak 3059 Lisa Viegas,Sherri-Anne,Sister Speak Sister Speak featuring Sherri-Anne and Lisa Viegas came into Chicago to perform at a CAU Showcase at Mayne Stage also found time to come in and record another Podcast. As you can tell from the interview, I am a big fan of this band. Hailing out of British Columbia and recently based in San Diego, CA, Sister Speak performs over 100 concerts a year in Canada and the USA. Led by Canadian singer/songwriter and guitarist Sherri-Anne, Sister Speak’s diverse musical pallet has afforded them opening slots for Xavier Rudd, Air Supply and Chris Isaac. Their ‘Rise Up For Love’ album has been in rotation on radio throughout the USA, Canada and Europe, including CBC radio in Canada, BBC in Europe, and commercial radio throughout southern California and British Columbia. Sister Speak yes mteach 4098 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 25 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/623-sister-speak-4098http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/11232014_sister_speak.mp3 Episode 622 - Kendra Swanson http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Sr3g-vAiFu4/622-kendra-swanson-4061 What a voice and what an interesting life Kendra Swanson leads. We had such a wonderful time recording this show. I am truly envious of this lady's life style. Born in Freeport, Illinois and now hailing from Oregon, Illinois which, as she says, "is just a bit downstream of Rockford and she has a day job that I love. She teaches children outdoor education through Northern Illinois University. As you will hear during her interview she has equal passion for her work with children teaching them about nature and her performing her original folk music based songs. I am so happy to present this lovely woman to you all. Enjoy. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/622-kendra-swanson-4061#comments Kendra Swanson 2551 Kendra Swanson What a voice and what an interesting life Kendra Swanson leads. We had such a wonderful time recording this show. I am truly envious of this lady's life style. Born in Freeport, Illinois and now hailing from Oregon, Illinois which, as she says, "is just a bit downstream of Rockford and she has a day job that I love. She teaches children outdoor education through Northern Illinois University. As you will hear during her interview she has equal passion for her work with children teaching them about nature and her performing her original folk music based songs. I am so happy to present this lovely woman to you all. Enjoy. Kendra Swanson yes mteach 4061 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 14 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/622-kendra-swanson-4061http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/04182015_kendra_swanson.mp3 Episode 621 - Glitter Rose http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/RYXTQOrjJwM/621-glitter-rose-4017 Outlaw Southern Rocker Glitter Rose has been breathing music all her life. California born and Texas raised, this Cali-Texan was exposed to rock n' roll in a small town as a kid inspiring rhythm and vigor in young GR. It became her dream to pursue music as a career at age 12 after writing her first song. Shortly after, she began recording albums, started performing live, became a guitarist and lived the music business through her teens. Spanning from country to pop to rock, GR experimented with many genres, styles and looks. Hollywood High was her rock baby born in 2001, and earned her much recognition through 2004. Life changing events led to GR focusing on her solo career and in 2007, she released her album Southern Comfort. Making waves with slice of life songs and rockin' rhythms, GR began to light up the industry, performing at North Texas festivals, hosting live music showcases, becoming a resident at the Dallas International Guitar Festival, appearing on Good Morning Texas and even designing her own acoustic guitar series, introducing her into the equipment industry and leading to performances around the world. After releasing her album Dead or Alive in 2012 and moving to Los Angeles, she was now endorsed with 12 major equipment companies, including brands like Gibson Acoustic, Orange Amplifiers, Telefunken Elektroakustik and Fishman Music and became an 8-time award winner with her album Dead or Alive, co-produced by Dran Michael and Glitter Rose, and her music video "Buda Negra" directed by Amy Campione. GR is known for her magnetic and charming stage presence.&nbsp; Loved by all ages, Glitter was chosen to host and star in Southern Rock Brunch at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Blvd., which ran for 20 weeks.&nbsp; GR retains residencies with HRC to date. She is the songwriter for the title track of the feature film American Girl and was an associate producer on the film, as well as made a cameo appearance in it. She also co-wrote a song with bass legend Stu Hamm and Korean guitar legend SeHwang Kim titled "Two Lovers", which is featured in the Korean box office smash The Technicians. GR recently was Music Director and Co-Composer for "How To: The Musical" which was a film for the 48 Hour Film Project in Los Angeles and currently finishing her 3rd album "Outlaw In Love". A Southern Rocker at heart and an Outlaw by design, Glitter Rose will go on to be one of music's most unique, and heartfelt success stories in history. Years of dedication and perseverance through hardship, heartache and challenges, makes all the great moments that much sweeter, and you can feel it in the songs she sings.Glitter Rose Videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/621-glitter-rose-4017#comments Glitter Rose 3001 Glitter Rose Outlaw Southern Rocker Glitter Rose has been breathing music all her life. California born and Texas raised, this Cali-Texan was exposed to rock n' roll in a small town as a kid inspiring rhythm and vigor in young GR. It became her dream to pursue music as a career at age 12 after writing her first song. Shortly after, she began recording albums, started performing live, became a guitarist and lived the music business through her teens. Spanning from country to pop to rock, GR experimented with many genres, styles and looks. Hollywood High was her rock baby born in 2001, and earned her much recognition through 2004. Glitter Rose yes mteach 4017 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/621-glitter-rose-4017http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/04192015_glitter_rose.mp3 Episode 620 - Robby Celestin http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/v531eDeSuZ8/620-robby-celestin-4003 Robby Celestin honed his impromptu style of performing while working as an on air talent on Danny Bonaduce's radio show on the Loop FM. He is currently the bandleader and vocalist for the corporate act Final Say which is part of Chicago's popular Maggie Speaks family. Final Say performs about 150 shows a year and has built a solid reputation in club and corporate circles. He is also starring in two upcoming motion pictures: Deadly Memories: Lost and Found (Actor, Writer, Producer) and Indie Film (A Love Story). &nbsp;2014 also marked the kickoff of Robby's popular entertainment podcast&nbsp;A Chatter of Fact.&nbsp;Robby can be seen performing his original music in The Robby Celestin Band which is a powerhouse group containing amazing musicians from Chicago and beyond. His original show is the ultimate playground for Robby's impromptu style of performing and treats fans to creative and pulse pounding versions of the Voiceprints songs. Don't pass up a chance to hear him sing. Don't pass up a chance to watch him move. Don't pass up a chance to experience the power, passion and excitement that is Robby Celestin.Come see Robby Celestin on Sunday September 20th at Reggies' http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/620-robby-celestin-4003#comments Robby Celestin 3716 Robby Celestin Robby Celestin honed his impromptu style of performing while working as an on air talent on Danny Bonaduce's radio show on the Loop FM. He is currently the bandleader and vocalist for the corporate act Final Say which is part of Chicago’s popular Maggie Speaks family. Final Say performs about 150 shows a year and has built a solid reputation in club and corporate circles. He is also starring in two upcoming motion pictures: Deadly Memories: Lost and Found (Actor, Writer, Producer) and Indie Film (A Love Story). 2014 also marked the kickoff of Robby's popular entertainment podcast A Chatter of Fact. Robby can be seen performing his original music in The Robby Celestin Band which is a powerhouse group containing amazing musicians from Chicago and beyond. His original show is the ultimate playground for Robby's impromptu style of performing and treats fans to creative and pulse pounding versions of the Voiceprints songs. Don’t pass up a chance to hear him sing. Don’t pass up a chance to watch him move. Don’t pass up a chance to experience the power, passion and excitement that is Robby Celestin. Robby Celestin yes mteach 4003 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 10 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/620-robby-celestin-4003http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/10232014_robby_celestin_btmix2.mp3 Episode 619 - Terry MacNamara http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/kj6vK4yQQGc/619-terry-macnamara-3990 Terry MacNamara, consumate singer/songwriter, former leader of the songwriter circle at Old Town School of Folk Music, joined us for a Podcast with a whole bunch of mutual friends.Victor Sanders, Meg Thomas,&nbsp; Bob Long, and Eric HillI first met Terry one night at our "Singing for Your Supper" showcase at Mayne Stage. I loved what I heard and began the process of getting him on Chicago Acoustic Underground. Boy, am I glad I did. For some reason there is a little fade out of the intro music, but be patient it starts shortly after that. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/619-terry-macnamara-3990#comments Bob Long Eric Hill Meg Thomas Terry MacNamara Victor Sanders 2158 Bob Long,Eric Hill,Meg Thomas,Terry MacNamara,Victor Sanders Terry MacNamara, consumate singer/songwriter, former leader of the songwriter circle at Old Town School of Folk Music, joined us for a Podcast with a whole bunch of mutual friends. Victor Sanders, Meg Thomas, Bob Long, and Eric Hill I first met Terry one night at our "Singing for Your Supper" showcase at Mayne Stage. I loved what I heard and began the process of getting him on Chicago Acoustic Underground. Boy, am I glad I did. For some reason there is a little fade out of the intro music, but be patient it starts shortly after that. Terry MacNamara yes mteach 3990 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 7 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/619-terry-macnamara-3990http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/10272014_terry_macnamara_btmix.mp3 Episode 618 - Sarah Eide http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/4G0Zvl21EGk/618-sarah-eide-3973 New England born and raised, Sarah Eide is a Chicago based pianist/singer/songwriter, who writes and performs "piano driven alternative folk". Though new to the Chicago music scene, Sarah is no stranger to gripping an audience with her powerful voice and lyrically beautiful music. A classical piano background coupled with a love for traditional American roots music and folk has lead Sarah to writing songs that daring yet familiar. She writes lyrics that are all at once raw, smart and intimate, while wrapping them in expressive melodies and adventurous chord changes. It's within these songs that she dares question aloud spirituality, morality, relationships, societal standards, her place in the world and where the line lies between right and wrong. Having graduated from Berklee College of Music, Sarah intended to make her mark in L.A. as a film composer, and was well on her way to doing so, but by an unexpected twist of fate, found herself in the Midwest. After months of working remotely on various independent games, advertisements and films, she found herself feeling unfulfilled and yearning for more. "I came to Chicago without knowing anyone in the music scene. I had to figure out who I was as a musician and songwriter, as well as who I was as a person. Somehow that feeling of loneliness and exploring the unknown thrust me into my own self discovery and got the creative juices flowing. I'd like to think a lot of good has come from it," Sarah says, looking back. The result of this creative struggle is an arsenal of new songs accompanied by an ever expanding network of new musical relationships. Since late October 2014, Sarah (and a cast of supporting musicians) has begun playing in Chicago proper, all the while gaining new fans and garnering the attention of Chicago music's best.Video Songs from the Podcast on Vimeo http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/618-sarah-eide-3973#comments Sarah Eide 2420 Sarah Eide New England born and raised, Sarah Eide is a Chicago based pianist/singer/songwriter, who writes and performs “piano driven alternative folk”. Though new to the Chicago music scene, Sarah is no stranger to gripping an audience with her powerful voice and lyrically beautiful music. A classical piano background coupled with a love for traditional American roots music and folk has lead Sarah to writing songs that daring yet familiar. She writes lyrics that are all at once raw, smart and intimate, while wrapping them in expressive melodies and adventurous chord changes. It's within these songs that she dares question aloud spirituality, morality, relationships, societal standards, her place in the world and where the line lies between right and wrong. Having graduated from Berklee College of Music, Sarah intended to make her mark in L.A. as a film composer, and was well on her way to doing so, but by an unexpected twist of fate, found herself in the Midwest. After months of working remotely on various independent games, advertisements and films, she found herself feeling unfulfilled and yearning for more. "I came to Chicago without knowing anyone in the music scene. I had to figure out who I was as a musician and songwriter, as well as who I was as a person. Somehow that feeling of loneliness and exploring the unknown thrust me into my own self discovery and got the creative juices flowing. I'd like to think a lot of good has come from it," Sarah says, looking back. The result of this creative struggle is an arsenal of new songs accompanied by an ever expanding network of new musical relationships. Since late October 2014, Sarah (and a cast of supporting musicians) has begun playing in Chicago proper, all the while gaining new fans and garnering the attention of Chicago music's best. Sarah Eide yes mteach 3973 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/618-sarah-eide-3973http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/03282015_sarah_edie.mp3 Episode 617 - Rachel Solomon http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/4mo5vPVoyCo/617-rachel-solomon-3961 Pianist, vocalist, and songwriter Rachel Solomon has been making a name for herself since her 2005 arrival in Nashville, TN as an in-demand live and session pianist and singer as well as a unique and powerful songwriter. She released her debut solo record in January of 2013 entitled Love Ourselves, a personal exposition of love, loss, longing, and personal and spiritual growth. She describes it best as a little bit Beatles, a little bit Billy Joel (Rachel's Berklee songwriting professor penned her "The Female Billy Joel"), a little bit Carole King, a little bit Bonnie Raitt (Raitt's guitarist George Marinelli played on the record), and of course - 100% Rachel Solomon.Born a Yankee, raised a southwesterner, reared in the "Live Music Capital" that is Austin, TX, and schooled at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music, Rachel's background is as diverse as her talents are. She comes from a roving music pedigree as the daughter of Andy Solomon, keyboard player for Ted Nugent's early psychedelic endeavor The Amboy Dukes, and he passed along skills of both keyboard and saxophone to a young Rachel. Rachel spent a large portion of what should have been her rebellious teenage years winning classical piano competitions, sitting 1st chair alto saxophonist in the Texas All-State Band, and playing out with local Austin mainstay band The Alice Rose.Rachel Solomon Tour DatesWe dedicate this show to "Kitty" Solomon, RIPLosing a Family pet is so difficult. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/617-rachel-solomon-3961#comments Rachel Solomon 2489 Rachel Solomon Pianist, vocalist, and songwriter Rachel Solomon has been making a name for herself since her 2005 arrival in Nashville, TN as an in-demand live and session pianist and singer as well as a unique and powerful songwriter. She released her debut solo record in January of 2013 entitled Love Ourselves, a personal exposition of love, loss, longing, and personal and spiritual growth. She describes it best as a little bit Beatles, a little bit Billy Joel (Rachel’s Berklee songwriting professor penned her “The Female Billy Joel”), a little bit Carole King, a little bit Bonnie Raitt (Raitt’s guitarist George Marinelli played on the record), and of course – 100% Rachel Solomon. Born a Yankee, raised a southwesterner, reared in the “Live Music Capital” that is Austin, TX, and schooled at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music, Rachel’s background is as diverse as her talents are. She comes from a roving music pedigree as the daughter of Andy Solomon, keyboard player for Ted Nugent’s early psychedelic endeavor The Amboy Dukes, and he passed along skills of both keyboard and saxophone to a young Rachel. Rachel spent a large portion of what should have been her rebellious teenage years winning classical piano competitions, sitting 1st chair alto saxophonist in the Texas All-State Band, and playing out with local Austin mainstay band The Alice Rose. Rachel Solomon yes mteach 3961 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/617-rachel-solomon-3961http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/rachel_solomon_pod.mp3 Episode 616 - Matt Feddermann http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/-Jjew7qacTA/616-matt-feddermann-3924 Matt FeddermannI first met Matt a few years ago through a Craigslist ad for a U87 Neumann microphone. I journeyed up the North Shore to his studio and bought the mic, but more importantly spent some quality time with Matt in his Studio. Here's a man with kick ass Producer props and he is also an excellent (as you will see and hear in this Podcast) musician. If you have the opportunity to see Matt live, do so and enjoy a beautiful night of music.&nbsp;Here's all the videos from the Podcast on Vimeo http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/616-matt-feddermann-3924#comments Matt Feddermann 2644 Matt Feddermann Matt Feddermann I first met Matt a few years ago through a Craigslist ad for a U87 Neumann microphone. I journeyed up the North shore to his studio and bought the mic, but more importantly spent some quality time with Matt in his Studio. Here's a man with kick ass Producer props and he is also an excellent (as you will see and hear in this Podcast) musician. If you have the opportunity to see Matt live, do so and enjoy a beautiful night of music. Matt Feddermann yes mteach 3924 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/616-matt-feddermann-3924http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/04202015_matt_feddermann.mp3 Episode 615 - Dayna Clay Band http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/AsxU6Hd58GY/615-dayna-clay-band-3902 The Dayna Clay Band: Fictional character. Real band. Vital cause. Paul McComas' acclaimed novel UNPLUGGED tells the story of Dayna Clay, a 27-year-old rock star battling depression and post-traumatic stress in the wake of an abusive childhood. Although Dayna's story is fictional, the book addresses issues that are all too real. The Dayna Clay Band adapts the novel into a stage production, meshing songs and spoken-word performance to tell Dayna's story. The stage version of UNPLUGGED combines riveting drama with original songs to chronicle Dayna's bumpy journey out of depression, through the South Dakota Badlands, and into discovery, hope, full embrace of her bisexuality, and love. Proceeds from our book, music, merch and ticket sales benefit the Rape, Abuse &amp; Incest National Network (RAINN)'s National Sexual Assault Hotline, as well as One Mind for Research, Patrick J. Kennedy's initiative to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Join us as we spread awareness of this vital cause! Paul McComas is an award-winning author (five critically acclaimed books, plus three in process), actor, educator, filmmaker and musician, and a progressive activist who's been honored by his home state of Wisconsin; the Mental Health Association; and the Rape, Abuse &amp; Incest National Network, on whose National Leadership Council and Speakers Bureau he serves. Learn more at http://paulmccomas.com/ Chicago songwriter Maya Kuper is honored to portray UNPLUGGED protagonist "Dayna Clay" in the Dayna Clay Band. Hear more of her music at http://mayakuper.com/On August 18, 2015 you can see a Free live performance of this group on a mission, a very important misson at Greenhouse Theater 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL Donations are welcomed to benefit RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) and One Mind http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/615-dayna-clay-band-3902#comments Dayna Clay Band Maya Kuper Paul McComas 2900 Dayna Clay Band,Maya Kuper,Paul McComas The Dayna Clay Band: Fictional character. Real band. Vital cause. Paul McComas' acclaimed novel UNPLUGGED tells the story of Dayna Clay, a 27-year-old rock star battling depression and post-traumatic stress in the wake of an abusive childhood. Although Dayna's story is fictional, the book addresses issues that are all too real. The Dayna Clay Band adapts the novel into a stage production, meshing songs and spoken-word performance to tell Dayna's story. The stage version of UNPLUGGED combines riveting drama with original songs to chronicle Dayna's bumpy journey out of depression, through the South Dakota Badlands, and into discovery, hope, full embrace of her bisexuality, and love. Proceeds from our book, music, merch and ticket sales benefit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)'s National Sexual Assault Hotline, as well as One Mind for Research, Patrick J. Kennedy's initiative to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Join us as we spread awareness of this vital cause! Dayna Clay Band yes mteach 3902 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/615-dayna-clay-band-3902http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/07252015_paul_mccomas_dayna_clay_band.mp3 Episode 614 - Frankie B http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/5dzJDxzBP-k/614-frankie-b-3897 Frankie B joined us recently to record a Podcast. She was recommended to me by Ellis Clark who is producing her latest album, and all the members of her current band whom I already know quite well. Well, they were all correct. This lovely young lady of sixteen years absolutely blew me away. She is a brilliant songwriter, singer, and just happens to be beautiful.You can see her live August 16th&nbsp; at 8:00 PM Uncommon Ground on Clark The CAU crew will be there. Come join us and see what I mean. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/614-frankie-b-3897#comments Frankie B 1348 Frankie B Frankie B joined us recently to record a Podcast. She was recommended to me by Ellis Clark who is producing her latest album, and all the members of her current band whom I already know quite well. Well, they were all correct. This lovely young lady of sixteen years absolutely blew me away. She is a brilliant songwriter, singer, and just happens to be beautiful. Frankie B yes mteach 3897 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/614-frankie-b-3897http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/07252015_frankie_b.mp3 Episode 613 - Seth Kessel http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/fNErNkfzl9w/613-seth-kessel-3876 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/613-seth-kessel-3876#comments Seth Kessel Seth Kessel and the Two Cent Band 2256 Seth Kessel,Seth Kessel and the Two Cent Band Seth Kessel is a Brooklyn-bred traveling troubadour. He is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician. His focus lies in the interpretation of pre-1950′s American music, particularly jazz, folk, country, finger-picking blues and bluegrass. Seth has toured the United States and Europe extensively playing original music on guitar, electric bass and vocals. Seth joined us on a solo tour and brought his unique blend of old and new music. It was a marvelous afternoon of music and I a certain you will enjoy. Seth Kessel yes mteach 3876 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Wed, 5 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/613-seth-kessel-3876http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/seth_kessel_pod.mp3 Episode 612 - Robinlee Garber, for "Mercy" http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/ctlHmnzzWt0/612-robinlee-garber-mercy-3828 I fell in love with this lady's beautiful voice the first time I heard it. Robinlee Garber came into the studio and, as you will hear listening to this Podcast, absolutely blew me away. During the interview I was fascinated to learn about the role of the "Expressive Therapist" in a clinical setting.She is blessed with the joy of using her wonderful voice as a tool for her work. As you will read below, she helps people through trying times in their lives.Well, now she finds herself in trying times. Her sweet companion "Mercy" had to have emergency cancer surgery. Mercy has survived the surgery and now Robinlee has to deal with the costs of that decision. As you know, I lost my Buffy this year and, for her, surgery was not an option. There is a GoFundMe campaign to help with those costs. In memory of Buffy I donated and, if you can, please click on Mercy's picture and join me.Expressive Therapist Acoustic Jazz and Song Stylings of Robinlee Robinlee Garber has been providing music and expressive therapy services in hospitals, at fundraising events, festivals, conferences, schools, and in community outreach programs professionally since 1995. She is an expert at working with groups to create murals, group and individual art projects, music-making experiences, and just having a great time exploring personal and group creativity. Robinlee will perform solo and/or with other musical and artistic professionals just about anywhere, at any time, and for any occasion. These days she is singing and playing guitar weekly at various assisted living and memory care programs around the Chicagoland Area, specializing in acoustic jazz and folk music. She also plays daily at Linden Oaks Hospital, and her expressive therapy group has been dubbed "the Frank Sinatra Hootenanny" for its emphasis on music from the 20's, 30's, and 40's. Robinlee also lends her talents and support to volunteer with the not-for-profit Practice With A Purpose (a program affiliated with Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music), a group that performs music for patients, families, and residents at hospitals and nursing homes in and around Chicago.View all Robinlee Garber videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/612-robinlee-garber-mercy-3828#comments Robinlee Garber Robinlee Garber I fell in love with this lady's beautiful voice the first time I heard it. Robinlee Garber came into the studio and, as you will hear listening to this Podcast, absolutely blew me away. During the interview I was fascinated to learn about the role of the "Expressive Therapist" in a clinical setting. She is blessed with the joy of using her wonderful voice as a tool for her work. As you will read below, she helps people through trying times in their lives. Robinlee Garber for "Mercy" yes mteach 3828 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/612-robinlee-garber-mercy-3828http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/robinlee_garber_pod-2.mp3 Episode 611 - Reggie Williams http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/LZtQD_dSV_I/611-reggie-williams-3808 Reggie Williams arrived in the CAU Studio in early October while in town for a live performance. This young man from Florida absolutely blew me away. He is a true artist. Tremendous guitarist, soungwriter, and vocalist, he is the real deal and if you have the chance to see him, do not hessitate.Reggie&nbsp;started playing music in Sarasota, Florida at about 16. He was quickly accepted into the local scene, and since then has played&nbsp;over 300 shows, developing his sound into what it is today. His music has been&nbsp;described as folky soul, and he really likes that. He&nbsp;grew up on Jazz and Soul (like George Benson, Al Jarreau, Marvin Gaye), and later on started listening to heavier music (like&nbsp;Coheed &amp; Cambria, Linkin Park, and Liquid Tension Experiment). Those may seem like artists that have nothing in common, but for Reggie they represent one very important thing. An emotional connection with the listener. Be it joy, love, wanting to have a good time, regret, rage, or anything between, these artists can convey what they want. Reggie strives to be this way. In the shows that he has under his belt, Reggie found that people can feel that. Reggie has&nbsp;heard so many beautiful, meaningful stories from new friends he meets in the audiences of the shows he plays. Reggie is&nbsp;honestly trying to expose his heart to a listener as a performer, and he believes this to be of the utmost&nbsp;importance&nbsp;to people.Check out all three videos from this Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/611-reggie-williams-3808#comments Reggie Williams 2659 Reggie Williams Reggie Williams arrived in the CAU Studio in early October while in town for a live performance. This young man from Florida absolutely blew me away. He is a true artist. Tremendous guitarist, soungwriter, and vocalist, he is the real deal and if you have the chance to see him, do not hessitate. Reggie started playing music in Sarasota, Florida at about 16. He was quickly accepted into the local scene, and since then has played over 300 shows, developing his sound into what it is today. His music has been described as folky soul, and he really likes that. He grew up on Jazz and Soul (like George Benson, Al Jarreau, Marvin Gaye), and later on started listening to heavier music (like Coheed & Cambria, Linkin Park, and Liquid Tension Experiment). Those may seem like artists that have nothing in common, but for Reggie they represent one very important thing. An emotional connection with the listener. Be it joy, love, wanting to have a good time, regret, rage, or anything between, these artists can convey what they want. Reggie strives to be this way. In the shows that he has under his belt, Reggie found that people can feel that. Reggie has heard so many beautiful, meaningful stories from new friends he meets in the audiences of the shows he plays. Reggie is honestly trying to expose his heart to a listener as a performer, and he believes this to be of the utmost importance to people. Reggie Williams yes mteach 3808 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/611-reggie-williams-3808http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/reggie_williams_pod.mp3 Episode 610 - Nick Dittmeier http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/8unDlbhgWyE/610-nick-dittmeier-3783 Nick Dittmeier is a singer-songwriter from southern Indiana. He fronted the alt-country band Slithering Beast for five years. In early 2013, he branched out and started performing under his own name and established a new band. His first release was an EP called "Extra Better." It garnered local and regional attention and radio play, while earning him a nomination for "Songwriter of the Year" at the inaugural Louisville Music Awards. Relentless performances ensued, while writing a new record. The new album, "Light of Day" was released in late April of 2014, as his tour schedule expanded and more attention was given to the project. Check out his new album "Light of Day" and others at his Website StoreCome join us and see this amazing performer live Saturday, June 19th, Chicago, IL-- Honky Tonk BBQ, 10 pmView all the songs from his Podcast on Vimeo http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/610-nick-dittmeier-3783#comments Nick Dittmeier 1994 Nick Dittmeier Nick Dittmeier is a singer-songwriter from southern Indiana. He fronted the alt-country band Slithering Beast for five years. In early 2013, he branched out and started performing under his own name and established a new band. His first release was an EP called “Extra Better.” It garnered local and regional attention and radio play, while earning him a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the inaugural Louisville Music Awards. Relentless performances ensued, while writing a new record. The new album, “Light of Day” was released in late April of 2014, as his tour schedule expanded and more attention was given to the project. Nick Dittmeier yes mteach 3783 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/610-nick-dittmeier-3783http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/nick_dittmier_pod.mp3 Episode 609 - David Paige http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/guxt548ihdo/609-david-paige-3754 David PaigeDavid joined us for a night of his original music, playing his beautiful Gibson guitar. He presented a stong solo acoustic performance. David, in a live environment, rocks out on an electric guitar also and if thats not enough, catch his amazing and creative cover band called "The Student Body"Touring rock singer and featured finalist on VH1's "Make a Band Famous". http://youtu.be/mQBJf8WYrxYDavid Paige has a sound that rocks harder than pop and is more accessible than much of today's alternative rock - his music is a must for any fans of either genre. With memorable melodies, powerful grooves, and energetic live performances, David and his band will give you a show that you won't soon forget. For information on how to blast David Paige's music in your car with the windows down, please visit www.davidpaigemusic.com "Inside Out - Single Available Now!" http://bit.ly/1dD3jRb&nbsp;Check out all the videos from David's Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/609-david-paige-3754#comments David Paige 2821 David Paige David Paige David joined us for a night of his original music, playing his beautiful Gibson guitar. He presented a stong solo acoustic performance. David, in a live environment, rocks out on an electric guitar also and if thats not enough, catch his amazing and creative cover band called "The Student Body" Touring rock singer and featured finalist on VH1's "Make a Band Famous". http://youtu.be/mQBJf8WYrxY David Paige has a sound that rocks harder than pop and is more accessible than much of today's alternative rock - his music is a must for any fans of either genre. With memorable melodies, powerful grooves, and energetic live performances, David and his band will give you a show that you won't soon forget. For information on how to blast David Paige's music in your car with the windows down, please visit www.davidpaigemusic.com David Paige yes mteach 3754 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 7 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/609-david-paige-3754http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/12082014_david_paige_btmix.mp3 Episode 608 - How Do We Sing featuring Jarod Facknitz, Erin Flynn, and a menagerie of Puppets http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Efg6Jkg-8rg/608-how-do-we-sing-featuring-jarod-facknitz-erin-flynn-and-menagerie-puppets-3745 Jarod Facknitz and Erin Flynn have created very unique Puppet Show called How Do We Sing. Jarod has been on the Podcast show before and when he called me about this show I didn't quite know what to expect but his previous show was amazing, so I figured what the heck, they are obviously very creative, so let's record a Puppet show.Well, I became a fan and felt the joy of childhood that I so long ago forgot. It is a wonderful show. I want to record their next show, because I now know better how to record the video. I am certain that you too will love this creative duo.&nbsp;Check out all the videos from this Podcast here. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/608-how-do-we-sing-featuring-jarod-facknitz-erin-flynn-and-menagerie-puppets-3745#comments Erin Flynn How Do We Sing Jarod Facknitz 1492 Erin Flynn,How Do We Sing,Jarod Facknitz Jarod Facknitz and Erin Flynn have created very unique Puppet Show called How Do We Sing. Jarod has been on the Podcast show before and when he called me about this show I didn't quite know what to expect but his previous show was amazing, so I figured what the heck, they are obviously very creative, so let's record a Puppet show. Well, I became a fan and felt the joy of childhood that I so long ago forgot. It is a wonderful show. I want to record their next show, because I now know better how to record the video. I am certain that you too will love this creative duo. How Do We Sing featuring Jarod Facknitz, Erin Flynn, and a menagerie of Puppets yes mteach 3745 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 5 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/608-how-do-we-sing-featuring-jarod-facknitz-erin-flynn-and-menagerie-puppets-3745http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/jarod_facknitz_pod.mp3 Episode 607 - Dave Tamkin http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/cOiaZJ1uLTI/607-dave-tamkin-3679 Chicago Singer/Songwriter, Dave Tamkin, currently resides in Boulder, CO. He has created his own unique style of rhythmic- acoustic rock that's based around a fresh musical vision. His shows vary from intimate solo acoustic performances to a full band experience encapsulating a mixture of personal lyrics and skilled songwriting set against a high-energy percussive backbone.Dave is a personal friend and we had a blast recording this show. As always, he puts his heart and soul into his performances. You are going to love this show.&nbsp;Click here to see 4 videos from this show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/607-dave-tamkin-3679#comments CAU Chicago Acoustic Underground Dave Tamkin Michael Teach 1893 CAU,Chicago Acoustic Underground,Dave Tamkin,Michael Teach Chicago Singer/Songwriter, Dave Tamkin, currently resides in Boulder, CO. He has created his own unique style of rhythmic- acoustic rock that's based around a fresh musical vision. His shows vary from intimate solo acoustic performances to a full band experience encapsulating a mixture of personal lyrics and skilled songwriting set against a high-energy percussive backbone. Dave Tamkin yes mteach 3679 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/607-dave-tamkin-3679http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/09052014_dave_tamkin_btmix.mp3 Episode 606 - Francis Luke Accord http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/CnAE3hhlv6g/606-francis-luke-accord-3658 The genre-bending, multi-instrumentalist songwriting duo Frances Luke Accord (Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty)&nbsp;&nbsp; are changing the dynamic of Chicago's folk scene one DIY venture at a time. From their debut project, the non-profit benefit record Kandote, to their house-concert/video series Fluke Takes, FLA have grounded themselves beyond any ordinary indie-folk band. Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty came to Chicago in 2013 from another burgeoning midwest music hub, South Bend, Indiana. They currently operate the production wing of the band from their northwest-side Chicago apartment, where they've recorded and produced all their present material, as well as a growing collection of work by fellow Chicago DIYers.When Brian and Nicholas came in to record this show I became a Fan immediately. Their lyrics and harmonies are soaring and beautiful. It is impossible not to compare them to Simon and Garfunkel. They have honed their voices into this beautiful music machine. I was a 10 on the goosebump scale the entire show. We brought them in to the CAU Singing For Your Supper showcase at the Act One Pub as headliners and they absolutely killed it.&nbsp;Check all the videos from their Podcast http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/606-francis-luke-accord-3658#comments Brian Powers Francis Luke Accord Nicholas Gunty 2002 Brian Powers,Francis Luke Accord,Nicholas Gunty The genre-bending, multi-instrumentalist songwriting duo Frances Luke Accord (Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty) are changing the dynamic of Chicago's folk scene one DIY venture at a time. From their debut project, the non-profit benefit record Kandote, to their house-concert/video series Fluke Takes, FLA have grounded themselves beyond any ordinary indie-folk band. Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty came to Chicago in 2013 from another burgeoning midwest music hub, South Bend, Indiana. They currently operate the production wing of the band from their northwest-side Chicago apartment, where they've recorded and produced all their present material, as well as a growing collection of work by fellow Chicago DIYers. Francis Luke Accord yes mteach 3658 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/606-francis-luke-accord-3658http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/09172014_francis_luke_accord_btmix.mp3 Episode 605 - Ask Your Folks http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/N62n6w9oFVc/605-ask-your-folks-3646 Ask Your Folks is a Chicago-based trio comprised of vocals, guitar, fiddle, and string bass. Owen Burton (guitar), Libby Weitnauer (fiddle), and Eli Broxham (bass), began playing together during their freshman year as music students at DePaul University. In August of 2013 they started playing at local farmer's markets and formed Ask Your Folks. Since their founding they have done a southern tour, released their debut album, and played in countless venues around Chicago. Trained in a variety of styles, each member has brought aspects of their favorite genres--such as folk, old time, bluegrass, jazz, and rock--to the group. With a goal of creating new, relevant music by drawing on traditional American styles, Ask Your Folks' eclectic style is as intriguing as it is entertaining.This is one from our lost and found department. My apologies to Ask Your Foks. This was a wonderful Podcast and, even though it's late, I am certain you will enjoy the show.&nbsp;All the Videos from this show on Vimeo http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/605-ask-your-folks-3646#comments Ask Your Folks Eli Broxham Libby Weitnauer Owen Burton 2367 Ask Your Folks,Eli Broxham,Libby Weitnauer,Owen Burton Ask Your Folks is a Chicago-based trio comprised of vocals, guitar, fiddle, and string bass. Owen Burton (guitar), Libby Weitnauer (fiddle), and Eli Broxham (bass), began playing together during their freshman year as music students at DePaul University. In August of 2013 they started playing at local farmer's markets and formed Ask Your Folks. Since their founding they have done a southern tour, released their debut album, and played in countless venues around Chicago. Trained in a variety of styles, each member has brought aspects of their favorite genres--such as folk, old time, bluegrass, jazz, and rock--to the group. With a goal of creating new, relevant music by drawing on traditional American styles, Ask Your Folks' eclectic style is as intriguing as it is entertaining. Ask Your Folks yes mteach 3646 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/605-ask-your-folks-3646http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/ask_your_folks_pod.mp3 Episode 604 - Jodee Lewis http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/7F1A763WIEU/604-jodee-lewis-3606 A native of the Missouri Ozarks, Jodee Lewis was raised on folk songs and honky-tonk, and her music reflects the best of both worlds. The Chicago Tribune says she is "a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice," and calls her first album, Whiskey Halo,&nbsp;an "impressive solo debut". Already this year, her single from the album, In The End, was chosen as the first place winner in the 16th annual Great American Songwriting Contest. Another single from the album,&nbsp;From A Bottle, took runner-up in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the country category. Whiskey Halo has also been nominated for country album of the year in the 14th annual Independent Music Awards (IMA). Lewis trained in classical piano and began playing guitar and writing music after moving to Chicago in 1999 with her husband, Chad. Growing up in a small town, Lewis sang in her church gospel choir and with her grandfather's country band, eventually attending Washington University in St. Louis to study Chemical Engineering. After a career with companies such as Monsanto and Clorox, Lewis decided to focus on music and raising her three children. She explores the themes of loss, heartache, and ultimately, finding hope and beauty during moments of challenge. Considered a true storyteller, Lewis uses music to connect with listeners through shared emotion and honesty. The Chicago Tribune says "With her gentle twang and crystalline soprano, she invests her songs with a palpable ache that recalls country thrush Lee Ann Womack".We had a wonderful time recording this show. I am certain, like me, you will become a fan of her music.Vimeo link to Jodee Lewis' Podcast videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/604-jodee-lewis-3606#comments Jodee Lewis 1717 Jodee Lewis A native of the Missouri Ozarks, Jodee Lewis was raised on folk songs and honky-tonk, and her music reflects the best of both worlds. The Chicago Tribune says she is “a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice,” and calls her first album, Whiskey Halo, an “impressive solo debut”. Already this year, her single from the album, In The End, was chosen as the first place winner in the 16th annual Great American Songwriting Contest. Another single from the album, From A Bottle, took runner-up in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the country category. Whiskey Halo has also been nominated for country album of the year in the 14th annual Independent Music Awards (IMA). Lewis trained in classical piano and began playing guitar and writing music after moving to Chicago in 1999 with her husband, Chad. Growing up in a small town, Lewis sang in her church gospel choir and with her grandfather’s country band, eventually attending Washington University in St. Louis to study Chemical Engineering. After a career with companies such as Monsanto and Clorox, Lewis decided to focus on music and raising her three children. She explores the themes of loss, heartache, and ultimately, finding hope and beauty during moments of challenge. Considered a true storyteller, Lewis uses music to connect with listeners through shared emotion and honesty. The Chicago Tribune says “With her gentle twang and crystalline soprano, she invests her songs with a palpable ache that recalls country thrush Lee Ann Womack”. Jodee Lewis yes mteach 3606 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/604-jodee-lewis-3606http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/jodee_lewis_pod.mp3 Episode 603 - Adam McDonough http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Ba7tVQR-Dcg/603-adam-mcdonough-3581 Adam McDonough grew up in the little beach town of Cape May, NJ. After graduating Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Adam quickly made his way working the music industry building his chops and honing the business skills playing the cover band scene and collaborating as much as possible. His influences include artists such as Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Jackson Browne, and Paul Simon to name a few. Adam has worked his way up to pack some of the most prestigious venues throughout New York City and the greater area. Adam has been fortunate enough to share the stage and studio with international artists such as James McCartney, Foy Vance, Nicole Atkins and even work with Producer Aaron Johnson (The Fray, Secondhand Serenade...) at Swinghouse Studio in Hollywood, CA. He is now living in Nashville, TN building his career through the industry by writing, playing shows, working the social media scene, and recording as much as possible. His debut album was released Oct. 1st 2013 and the supporting video "Shook This House" (Official Music Video) is now up and running.Many thanks to CAU Alumni and dear friend Sarah Lou Richards for bringing Adam in to record this show. Sarah's brand new album "The Woman Behind The Curtain" is available for download, CD, and my personal favorite, vinyl. It is a beautiful album.Adam's Videos from the show. http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/603-adam-mcdonough-3581#comments Adam McDonough Sarah Lou Richards 2102 Adam McDonough,Sarah Lou Richards Adam McDonough grew up in the little beach town of Cape May, NJ. After graduating Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Adam quickly made his way working the music industry building his chops and honing the business skills playing the cover band scene and collaborating as much as possible. His influences include artists such as Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Jackson Browne, and Paul Simon to name a few. Adam has worked his way up to pack some of the most prestigious venues throughout New York City and the greater area. Adam has been fortunate enough to share the stage and studio with international artists such as James McCartney, Foy Vance, Nicole Atkins and even work with Producer Aaron Johnson (The Fray, Secondhand Serenade...) at Swinghouse Studio in Hollywood, CA. He is now living in Nashville, TN building his career through the industry by writing, playing shows, working the social media scene, and recording as much as possible. His debut album was released Oct. 1st 2013 and the supporting video "Shook This House" (Official Music Video) is now up and running. Many thanks to CAU Alumni and dear friend Sarah Lou Richards for bringing Adam in to record this show. Sarah's brand new album "The Woman Behind The Curtain" is available for download, CD, and my personal favorite, vinyl. It is a beautiful album. Adam McDonough yes mteach 3581 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 3 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/603-adam-mcdonough-3581http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/adam_mcdonough_pod.mp3 Episode 602 - The Bergamot http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/qMINAgWQ5_g/602-bergamot-3571 Brooklyn based husband wife duo Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Paul Hoff are The Bergamot. This is their second performance on Chicago Acoustic Underground. Since their first Podcast back in 2012, they got married, moved to Brooklyn, New York, and most recently had a highly successful fundraising campaign for their soon to be released album "Tones". They are dear friends and I am so proud to watch them grow and evolve. Their harmonies are flawless. I am most certain that you are going to enjoy this show. If you see that they are coming to your town, do not miss them.The Bergamot Podcast Videos http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/602-bergamot-3571#comments Jillian Speece Nathaniel Paul Hoff The Bergamot 2041 Jillian Speece,Nathaniel Paul Hoff,The Bergamot Brooklyn based husband wife duo Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Paul Hoff are The Bergamot. This is their second performance on Chicago Acoustic Underground. Since their first Podcast back in 2012, they got married, moved to Brooklyn, New York, and most recently had a highly successful fundraising campaign for their soon to be released album "Tones". They are dear friends and I am so proud to watch them grow and evolve. Their harmonies are flawless. I am most certain that you are going to enjoy this show. If you see that they are coming to your town, do not miss them. The Bergamot yes mteach 3571 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/602-bergamot-3571http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/06032014_the_bergamot_btmix.mp3 Episode 601 - Ted Stevens http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/QdTw_DFN77Q/601-ted-stevens-3548 Last August, from Louisville, Kentucky into the studio comes Ted Stevens. My first take was here's a Rocker dressed up and ready to take the stage. I thought, this is gonna be fun, and I was not disappointed. Ted, the leader of "Ted Stevens and the Third Rail", just had that look where if you saw him walking down the street you'd say to yourself "that guy has to be a rock star". Well, guess what, you would be right with one exception, he is not an asshole. He is one of the nicest guys I have met in ten years of recording these shows. Perhaps the 4 years he lived and played in Scotland had a positive influence on his persona, but, make no mistake; this musician is a credit to Louisville. Here he is in a stripped down solo acoustic set that kicks ass! Obviously, I love this guy! Enjoy!!!Check out all 4 videos from Ted's show on the CAU Vimeo Channel http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/601-ted-stevens-3548#comments Ted Stevens Ted Stevens and the Third Rail 3131 Ted Stevens,Ted Stevens and the Third Rail Last August, from Louisville, Kentucky into the studio comes Ted Stevens. My first take was here’s a Rocker dressed up and ready to take the stage. I thought, this is gonna be fun, and I was not disappointed. Ted, the leader of "Ted Stevens and the Third Rail", just had that look where if you saw him walking down the street you'd say to yourself "that guy has to be a rock star". Well, guess what, you would be right with one exception, he is not an asshole. He is one of the nicest guys I have met in ten years of recording these shows. Perhaps the 4 years he lived and played in Scotland had a positive influence on his persona, but, make no mistake; this musician is a credit to Louisville. Here he is in a stripped down solo acoustic set that kicks ass! Obviously, I love this guy! Enjoy!!! Ted Stevens yes mteach 3548 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/601-ted-stevens-3548http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/08142014_ted_stevens_btmix.mp3 Episode 600 - Matt Morgan http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/QM7pQbZJJIY/600-matt-morgan-3532 Originally from Clayton, Missouri, now hailing from Toronto, Canada Matt Morgan&nbsp; came into the studio sans his band Matt Morgan &amp; The Mayday. He proceeded to demonstrate his songwriting and singing skills, and they are formidable. We hope to bring Matt and his band down to Chicago this summer. In the meantime, enjoy this Man's music.&nbsp;Matt Morgan's videos from the Podcast&nbsp;Congratulations to CAU on another milestone 600 Podcasts!!!&nbsp; http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/600-matt-morgan-3532#comments Matt Morgan 2342 Matt Morgan Originally from Clayton, Missouri, now hailing from Toronto, Canada Matt Morgan&nbsp; came into the studio sans his band Matt Morgan &amp; The Mayday. He proceeded to demonstrate his songwriting and singing skills, and they are formidable. We hope to bring Matt and his band down to Chicago this summer. In the meantime, enjoy this Man's music.&nbsp;Matt Morgan's videos from the Podcast&nbsp;Congratulations to CAU on another milestone 600 Podcasts!!!&nbsp; Matt Morgan yes mteach 3532 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 9 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/600-matt-morgan-3532http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/matt_morgan_pod.mp3 Episode 599 - Sam Luna http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/ZYDHqKOzHxU/599-sam-luna-3529 Sam Luna, Born on the Navajo Reservation in Tuba City, AZ. Started making art from a young age. Picked up the guitar at age 23 and has not put it down since. He has spent the last ten years touring the states sharing his art and music everywhere he goes. Recorded his debut album in the Midwest with the help of the amazing musicians he met along his journey. Sam Luna and his band are currently working on their sophomore album due out mid 2015.&nbsp; http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/599-sam-luna-3529#comments Sam Luna 2164 Sam Luna Sam Luna, Born on the Navajo Reservation in Tuba City, AZ. Started making art from a young age. Picked up the guitar at age 23 and has not put it down since. He has spent the last ten years touring the states sharing his art and music everywhere he goes. Recorded his debut album in the Midwest with the help of the amazing musicians he met along his journey. Sam Luna and his band are currently working on their sophomore album due out mid 2015. Sam Luna yes mteach 3529 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 6 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/599-sam-luna-3529http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/05282014_sam_luna.mp3 Episode 598 - Con Pedigo http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/e3lwprNZV9A/598-con-pedigo-3523 Don Pedigo will be joining us this coming Tuesday night March 3, 2015 at the Act One Pub as our special guest for the CAU Singing For Your Supper Showcase Series. Come join us in welcoming Don to the Chciago Music Scene'Don Pedigo's latest project THE CROSS EYED SESSIONS is a musical composition reflective of the life experiences of peaks in heartfelt love and valleys in endured hardships of the everyday working man. A presentation crafted in a devotion to the art of creating a style unique, the collection of songs reveals one of the Americana movement's most honest and compelling talents. Born in Freetown, IN, Pedigo's mid-western charm is matched by his ability to capture a listening audience with handcrafted lyrics, expressive vocals and Chet-like pickin'. With the will and work ethic of a Heartlander, Pedigo's passion led him to the heart of Music City where life as a recording artist, songwriter, musician, husband, father and friend shaped a sonic chapter of Pedigo's life called THE CROSS EYED SESSIONS. Mastered by five-time Grammy Award winning producer Ray Kennedy, the project captures the authentic and organic recording process within each song. Arriving in Nashville, he caught the ear of legendary songwriter Earl Bud Lee ("Friends In Low Places"/Garth Brooks, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"/Blake Shelton) who nurtured Pedigo's inherent song-crafting ability. In 2006, Pedigo recorded his first full-production record WHAT I WAS RUNNING FROM (featuring Buddy Miller on guitar) and released the single "Mama's Wedding Gown" (produced by Larry Crane) the following year. The complementary music video qualified the tune as a finalist on the CMT Music City Madness Singer/Songwriter's Competition Top 20 Video Countdown dubbing Pedigo as "the hard-rocking heartthrob from the heartland." http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/598-con-pedigo-3523#comments Don Pedigo 2948 Don Pedigo Don Pedigo’s latest project THE CROSS EYED SESSIONS is a musical composition reflective of the life experiences of peaks in heartfelt love and valleys in endured hardships of the everyday working man. A presentation crafted in a devotion to the art of creating a style unique, the collection of songs reveals one of the Americana movement’s most honest and compelling talents. Born in Freetown, IN, Pedigo’s mid-western charm is matched by his ability to capture a listening audience with handcrafted lyrics, expressive vocals and Chet-like pickin’. With the will and work ethic of a Heartlander, Pedigo’s passion led him to the heart of Music City where life as a recording artist, songwriter, musician, husband, father and friend shaped a sonic chapter of Pedigo’s life called THE CROSS EYED SESSIONS. Mastered by five-time Grammy Award winning producer Ray Kennedy, the project captures the authentic and organic recording process within each song. Arriving in Nashville, he caught the ear of legendary songwriter Earl Bud Lee (“Friends In Low Places”/Garth Brooks, “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”/Blake Shelton) who nurtured Pedigo’s inherent song-crafting ability. In 2006, Pedigo recorded his first full-production record WHAT I WAS RUNNING FROM (featuring Buddy Miller on guitar) and released the single “Mama’s Wedding Gown” (produced by Larry Crane) the following year. The complementary music video qualified the tune as a finalist on the CMT Music City Madness Singer/Songwriter’s Competition Top 20 Video Countdown dubbing Pedigo as “the hard-rocking heartthrob from the heartland.” Don Pedigo yes mteach 3523 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/598-con-pedigo-3523http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/don_pedigo_pod.mp3 Episode 597 - Samantha Harlow http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/HGWRFwqawIs/597-samantha-harlow-3515 With nearly a decade behind a Nashville honky tonk bar and countless nights playing solo shows on the road under her belt, Samantha Harlow has plenty of stories to tell. A true raconteur, Harlow's storytelling is marked by mild exaggerations, tongue-in-cheek declarations, and sweeping truths about being a strong woman making her way in the world. Backed by a steel guitar and twangy riffs, Harlow shares tales of heartbreaks past and present - and, more importantly, her resolve to move past them. She's a country artist, to be sure, but not in the folksy, teary-eyed connotation of the title. Fueled by strong and pragmatic Midwestern roots, Harlow's lyrics are equal parts heartbreak and pulling oneself up by the straps on a pair of boots. Previous albums (Boxcars and Other Obsolete Dreams, Love Letters) have detailed her childhood memories of broken family bonds and lofty dreams torn down by the reality of divorce and blue-collar woes. But on her latest cut (Give and Take), Harlow turns over a new leaf - both lyrically and musically. With a faster tempo driven by an electric guitar, songs like 'Kerosene' and 'The Way It Goes' are more about moving on from disappointment than they are about heartbreak itself. Inspired by spending several months on the road in 2012 and 2013, Harlow isn't dwelling on broken dreams any longer. On Give and Take, the country singer has started dreaming up new goals and moving forward one step at a time.All of the videos of the songs from this Podcast are on CAU's Vimeo Channel http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/597-samantha-harlow-3515#comments Samantha Harlow 2031 Samantha Harlow With nearly a decade behind a Nashville honky tonk bar and countless nights playing solo shows on the road under her belt, Samantha Harlow has plenty of stories to tell. A true raconteur, Harlow's storytelling is marked by mild exaggerations, tongue-in-cheek declarations, and sweeping truths about being a strong woman making her way in the world. Backed by a steel guitar and twangy riffs, Harlow shares tales of heartbreaks past and present - and, more importantly, her resolve to move past them. She's a country artist, to be sure, but not in the folksy, teary-eyed connotation of the title. Fueled by strong and pragmatic Midwestern roots, Harlow's lyrics are equal parts heartbreak and pulling oneself up by the straps on a pair of boots. Previous albums (Boxcars and Other Obsolete Dreams, Love Letters) have detailed her childhood memories of broken family bonds and lofty dreams torn down by the reality of divorce and blue-collar woes. But on her latest cut (Give and Take), Harlow turns over a new leaf - both lyrically and musically. With a faster tempo driven by an electric guitar, songs like 'Kerosene' and 'The Way It Goes' are more about moving on from disappointment than they are about heartbreak itself. Inspired by spending several months on the road in 2012 and 2013, Harlow isn't dwelling on broken dreams any longer. On Give and Take, the country singer has started dreaming up new goals and moving forward one step at a time. Samantha Harlow yes mteach 3515 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Sat, 14 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/597-samantha-harlow-3515http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/05302013_smantha_harlow_btmix.mp3 Episode 596 - MER http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/dGWiGvxExac/596-mer-3506 Chicago based singer/songwriter and front-man, MER, is a seasoned veteran of the music industry having toured the nation playing over 2,000 live shows supporting dozens of national acts. A melodic, pop overtone streamlines MER's original music ranging from the intimate, acoustic ballads to the powerful, rock anthems. MER's recent collaboration with Chicago producer, Sean O'Keefe (Fallout Boy, Plain White T's, Less Than Jake) turned out two new singles, "Bulletproof" and "Heart Attack" officially released in September of 2013. MER continues to record with plans to release a five song EP in the spring of 2014. Joining MER for this show former guitarist with 3 and Counting, Matt Hines. Their colaboration is amazing. The fit is perfect.&nbsp;Check out all the videos from their Podcast at the CAU Vimeo Channel http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/596-mer-3506#comments Edmer Abante Matt Hines Mer 2041 Edmer Abante,Matt Hines,Mer Chicago based singer/songwriter and front-man, MER, is a seasoned veteran of the music industry having toured the nation playing over 2,000 live shows supporting dozens of national acts. A melodic, pop overtone streamlines MER's original music ranging from the intimate, acoustic ballads to the powerful, rock anthems. MER's recent collaboration with Chicago producer, Sean O'Keefe (Fallout Boy, Plain White T's, Less Than Jake) turned out two new singles, "Bulletproof" and "Heart Attack" officially released in September of 2013. MER continues to record with plans to release a five song EP in the spring of 2014. Joining MER for this show former guitarist with 3 and Counting, Matt Hines. Their colaboration is amazing. The fit is perfect.&nbsp;Check out all the videos from their Podcast at the CAU Vimeo Channel MER w/ Matt Hines yes mteach 3506 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/596-mer-3506http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/mer_pod.mp3 Episode 595 - Dwight Smith and Julia Lucille http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/chicagoacousticmusic/~3/Pwvw_0j0FTo/595-dwight-smith-and-julia-lucille-3474 Hailing from Texas Music Mecca, Austin, Dwight Smith and Julia Lucille joined us in the CAU Studio to record this Podcast. Both with solo careers, found each other about a year ago and put together a show that featured both their songwriting skills and together some truly beautiful harmonies.Enjoy the Show!!!Check out all their videos from their Show http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/595-dwight-smith-and-julia-lucille-3474#comments Dwight Smith Julia Lucille 2471 Dwight Smith,Julia Lucille Hailing from Texas Music Mecca, Austin, Dwight Smith and Julia Lucille joined us in the CAU Studio to record this Podcast. Both with solo careers, found each other about a year ago and put together a show that featured both their songwriting skills and together some truly beautiful harmonies. Enjoy the Show!!! Dwight Smith and Julia Lucille yes mteach 3474 at http://chicagoacoustic.net Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600 http://chicagoacoustic.net/content/podcasts/595-dwight-smith-and-julia-lucille-3474http://chicagoacoustic.net/podcasts/dwight_smith_julia_lucille_pod.mp3 Chicago Acoustic UndergroundadultChicago's best indie music

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60 https://show-profile-images.s3.amazonaws.com/production/2887/truth-seekers-radio-show_1531862968_itunes.png Truth Seekers Radio Show https://app.talkshoe.com/show/truth-seekers-radio-show 3000 3000 aplesek Truth Seekers Radio Show clean aplesek aplesek@comcast.net Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses an UPDATE on Cryptocurrency Changes for 2021, Regulation (STABLE Act) and the Central Banking System d40fbad8-b683-4a9f-ace9-98e8b9e8bf6c Tue, 16 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/85714640ccc7743c8769f20bb3c862988a0d5bc6.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/85714640ccc7743c8769f20bb3c862988a0d5bc6.mp3 Angeline Marie discusses upcoming proposed cryptocurrency regulations, the STABLE Act, real reasons for regulation, and why cryptocurrency was introduced after the 2008 real estate crash. News aplesek Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses an UPDATE on Cryptocurrency Changes for 2021, Regulation (STABLE Act) and the Central Banking System clean Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses an UPDATE on Facebook's Cryptocurrency Changes for 2021, Blockchain Technology, and the Centralized Banking System 2cbf999a-21c6-468a-b72b-ee3cd59940f2 Fri, 25 Dec 2020 06:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/8f074cca1d947aa9dd936a9e08f725c272550c3d.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/8f074cca1d947aa9dd936a9e08f725c272550c3d.mp3 Angeline Marie discusses an UPDATE on Facebook's Cryptocurrency Changes for 2021, Blockchain Technology, and the Centralized Banking System News aplesek Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses an UPDATE on Facebook's Cryptocurrency Changes for 2021, Blockchain Technology, and the Centralized Banking System clean Mini Report - Is Questioning Soros Verboten? df55969e-7a63-4f13-869d-729e95af441c Sat, 19 Sep 2020 05:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/4e6cf65dd535e43734c88b0b7e5e2241658674ec.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/4e6cf65dd535e43734c88b0b7e5e2241658674ec.mp3 Latest report on George Soros funding domestic terrorism--couched around the latest Fox News gaffe. News aplesek Mini Report - Is Questioning Soros Verboten? clean Mini Report - Is Hillary Clinton Ready to Come Out of the Shadows? 2ab998c7-f0fe-45ec-9566-3aa856d8f674 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5bf5e12b101b0c897d97e31ebc137ec985d34386.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5bf5e12b101b0c897d97e31ebc137ec985d34386.mp3 Angeline Marie discusses her theory on why she thinks Hillary Clinton may still get in line for the Presidential slot. News aplesek Mini Report - Is Hillary Clinton Ready to Come Out of the Shadows? clean Episode 81 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; The Pandemic Chronicles: The Who, What, and Where of the Coronavirus 3613b849-3f53-42fa-a770-346c02eb7b7a Sat, 13 Jun 2020 18:56:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/1c1729c9fc52890a9f1bc36d4227e9ae2472f4a4.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/1c1729c9fc52890a9f1bc36d4227e9ae2472f4a4.mp3 Episode 81 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; The Pandemic Chronicles: The Who, What, and Where of the Coronavirus Who are the players? What about patents? Where does funding come from? ...to answer these questions, follow the money involved in this live stage production. News aplesek Episode 81 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; The Pandemic Chronicles: The Who, What, and Where of the Coronavirus clean Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses The Pandemic Chronicles Part 2 220ddee1-e959-4d53-ac7a-19cfd3a5b931 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 01:07:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/c3e0c04fa27f0c4f307e709d90e471f18aed54ee.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/c3e0c04fa27f0c4f307e709d90e471f18aed54ee.mp3 Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses The Pandemic Chronicles Part 2 Who is involved? Follow the money and figure out the connections. News aplesek Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses The Pandemic Chronicles Part 2 clean Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses The Pandemic Chronicles Part 1 6925bd3e-47f1-4453-894f-d8ab4bf3cbad Thu, 14 May 2020 05:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/0014a595939bece5cd0501a9270b707218811f02.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/0014a595939bece5cd0501a9270b707218811f02.mp3 Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses The Pandemic Chronicles Part 1 - What is Event 201? Who are the players? What's next on the stage show? News aplesek Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses The Pandemic Chronicles Part 1 clean Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses an UPDATE on Facebook's Libra and the Centralized Banking System's Digital Currency 802cc232-aced-4b01-a382-825f03520224 Sat, 14 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/15a18b66268b89f789765f36cb29c0a576c871af.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/15a18b66268b89f789765f36cb29c0a576c871af.mp3 Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses an UPDATE on Facebook's Libra and the Centralized Banking System's Digital Currency News aplesek Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses an UPDATE on Facebook's Libra and the Centralized Banking System's Digital Currency clean Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses an update on Facebook's Libra, the Blockchain platform, and the Centralized Banking System's Digital Currency 61390402-2595-4498-9e99-7f4fdee3c9d1 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 06:30:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/d233a804cb7e74d57fc0d559fbc73fa2ad595d0c.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/d233a804cb7e74d57fc0d559fbc73fa2ad595d0c.mp3 Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses an update on Facebook's Libra, the Blockchain platform, and the Centralized Banking System's Digital Currency News aplesek Mini Report - Angeline Marie discusses an update on Facebook's Libra, the Blockchain platform, and the Centralized Banking System's Digital Currency clean Episode 80 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Discussion about Cryptocurrency VS Facebook's Libra 127cdce5-88b3-452f-a3df-e525551c21f3 Sat, 04 Jan 2020 21:37:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/bca6609d09e64f3b80f3eaf2154054db21385c95.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/bca6609d09e64f3b80f3eaf2154054db21385c95.mp3 Episode 80 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Discussion about Cryptocurrency VS Facebook's Libra. Angeline Marie discusses Cryptocurrency--what is it? How do crypto currencies work? What is Facebook's Libra? How are they different? Is Facebook's Libra a prelude to full control of a "cashless society"? News aplesek Episode 80 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Discussion about Cryptocurrency VS Facebook's Libra clean Episode 79 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Frank Xu - Discussion about China, Socialism, and the U.S. cb9f33a9-3c2f-4d88-8992-6dc6ba4b16bf Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:25:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/d80c3b0d311f88edff4e0e1ed4b9256805179d80.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/d80c3b0d311f88edff4e0e1ed4b9256805179d80.mp3 Episode 79 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Frank Xu, VP Legal Affairs for San Diego Asian Americans for Equality Foundation - discusses Socialism, education, and media and how the United States is moving toward the same type of government as China. Oct 1 19 7:14 PM1 h News aplesek Episode 79 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Frank Xu - Discussion about China, Socialism, and the U.S. clean Episode 79 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Frank Xu - Discussion about China, Socialism, and the U.S. 4c1d4b79-2a5d-4344-b9d8-68bde6fba268 Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:25:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/91ea97504a3c93fcda1045620a5fac37162fe95b.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/91ea97504a3c93fcda1045620a5fac37162fe95b.mp3 Episode 79 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Frank Xu, VP Legal Affairs for San Diego Asian Americans for Equality Foundation - discusses Socialism, education, and media and how the United States is moving toward the same type of government as China. Oct 1 19 7:14 PM1 h News aplesek Episode 79 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Frank Xu - Discussion about China, Socialism, and the U.S. clean Mini Report with Angeline Marie - Truth Seekers Radio Show - As the DC Trash Bin Turns - Ilhan Omar Affair e893ab78-626e-47e3-ad9e-a3e0b3d41144 Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:38:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/ee8a4b4351f7d36d650815f2f14f25f9396168c8.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/ee8a4b4351f7d36d650815f2f14f25f9396168c8.mp3 As the DC Trash Bin Turns - Ilhan Omar Affair; did Ilhan Omar breaks campaign finance rules? Will she be held accountable? Tune in to get the details. News aplesek Mini Report with Angeline Marie - Truth Seekers Radio Show - As the DC Trash Bin Turns - Ilhan Omar Affair clean Mini Report with Angeline Marie - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Words Mean Things; the Perversion of Our Language 9654cc63-1826-49a3-8f8a-61311b7c8c18 Fri, 01 Nov 2019 19:26:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/6b8f7a60b6e60736d8b49849ab9f71a8ea1f3302.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/6b8f7a60b6e60736d8b49849ab9f71a8ea1f3302.mp3 Angeline Marie discusses the changing of the meaning of Facism and and how it plays into the creation and growth of the current ANTIFA movement. News aplesek Mini Report with Angeline Marie - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Words Mean Things; the Perversion of Our Language clean Mini Report with Angeline Marie - Truth Seekers Radio Show - The Beauty and the Beast; Hillary vs. Tulsi b2301849-b97a-4e8b-8e60-441ecd3de256 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:34:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/306cd69fbc72c83d81636b0a611a0bf9ad1be560.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/306cd69fbc72c83d81636b0a611a0bf9ad1be560.mp3 Hillary Clinton Rails on Tulsi Gabbard. What is her angle? News aplesek Mini Report with Angeline Marie - Truth Seekers Radio Show - The Beauty and the Beast; Hillary vs. Tulsi clean Mini Report with Angeline Marie - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Fasten Your Seat Belts; Hillary is Running!!! 36f4d7aa-d0a0-4ee9-b61e-495734c7c4ea Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:36:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2adcc9de3dc51459548e1192e26c12fde6bf05f4.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2adcc9de3dc51459548e1192e26c12fde6bf05f4.mp3 Hillary Clinton is running for President. She is testing the waters with her pseudo book tour.Listen to why I think this. News aplesek Mini Report with Angeline Marie - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Fasten Your Seat Belts; Hillary is Running!!! clean Episode 78 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Bob Harden - The Foundation for Government Accountability 49d79766-79da-4af3-aae2-e2784e6f3084 Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:14:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/05b7da28952e8e86f7e103ab7f87949aa8fc2bb5.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/05b7da28952e8e86f7e103ab7f87949aa8fc2bb5.mp3 Episode 78- Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Bob Harden - Discussion regarding The Foundation for Government Accountability and the politics of the day. News aplesek Episode 78 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Bob Harden - The Foundation for Government Accountability clean Episode 77- Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Ross Powell from Survival 401k 7ffcdf52-60d2-4fd2-824f-710b9d2a0fa5 Tue, 27 Aug 2019 00:59:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/851a8fdd8814956d945fe5ae6f34e20a0745771c.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/851a8fdd8814956d945fe5ae6f34e20a0745771c.mp3 Ross Powell from Survival 401k discusses some investment alternatives to Wall Street and what financial obstacles might be in our future and how to be ready for them. News aplesek Episode 77- Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Ross Powell from Survival 401k clean Episode 76 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Mark Taylor - The Trump Prophecies 90ea5fd5-537f-4584-9280-45fa441d1563 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:15:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/0b82b1c3645fd6e156b22502505e94b3c797fc97.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/0b82b1c3645fd6e156b22502505e94b3c797fc97.mp3 Episode 76 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Mark Taylor - The Trump Prophecies--discussion regarding Mark Taylor's prophesy regarding the foretold election of Donald Trump as president, the current Trump administration, and how it fits both politically and spiritually into God's endtime plan. News aplesek Episode 76 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Mark Taylor - The Trump Prophecies clean Episode 75 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Patrick Wood discussing his latest book, Technocracy: The Hard Road to World Order aa964d8e-98ba-4719-bb1c-80e5716862e5 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:35:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/82bcebef8f33f591d083c670383d1c03ed0a7bcf.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/82bcebef8f33f591d083c670383d1c03ed0a7bcf.mp3 Episode 75 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Patrick Wood discussing his organization CFFS, censorship, and his latest book, Technocracy: The Hard Road to World Order News aplesek Episode 75 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Patrick Wood discussing his latest book, Technocracy: The Hard Road to World Order clean Episode 74 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Marnie Pehrson Kuhns, author of "Restoring Liberty: Personal Responsibility and Freedom in America" 19209394-f7b3-400e-84ee-e1d90369e602 Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:20:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f162d74e86f7d5ee91e9e2bf725561713df71ea4.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f162d74e86f7d5ee91e9e2bf725561713df71ea4.mp3 Discussion with author, Marnie Pehrson Kuhns regarding her book: "Restoring Liberty: Personal Responsibility and Freedom in America"--discussion on the fundamentals of freedom in a way that anyone can understand. News aplesek Episode 74 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Marnie Pehrson Kuhns, author of "Restoring Liberty: Personal Responsibility and Freedom in America" clean Episode 73 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Aynaz "Anni" Cyrus--discussion regarding the spread of Islam in America. 19fdd7ad-cb28-4bab-bd03-b33f00b3c9a4 Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:13:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/d86b0727b25a97bd1b4902b984f7844b2ce6adbf.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/d86b0727b25a97bd1b4902b984f7844b2ce6adbf.mp3 Guest: Discussion with Aynaz “Anni” Cyrus an Iranian-born woman who rejected Islam and fled Iran to America legally in her teens. She came to the United States after years of persecution, torture, and imprisonment; we discuss her story on the freedom she found in America and how it could be under attack by Islam. About Anni: http://liveuptofreedom.com/about-lutf/ News aplesek Episode 73 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Aynaz "Anni" Cyrus--discussion regarding the spread of Islam in America. clean Episode 72 - Truth Seekers Radio Show w/ Tom Donahue; discussion regarding the Equality Act. 8d6b4bcd-3990-433c-8441-26d0c1c2ad93 Mon, 24 Jun 2019 00:27:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/c3f924f0c2ac3b0aef64730a04af7949f5906d12.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/c3f924f0c2ac3b0aef64730a04af7949f5906d12.mp3 Episode 72 - Truth Seekers Radio Show w/ Tom Donahue; discussion regarding the Equality Act. News aplesek Episode 72 - Truth Seekers Radio Show w/ Tom Donahue; discussion regarding the Equality Act. clean Episode 71 - Truth Seekers Radio Show w/ Dr. David Kroupa; discussion regarding common health issues of the day. 5a269782-3987-4225-b12c-57659003ef86 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2bf20d75c4f63ee8ed12e736df7286c04016cf47.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2bf20d75c4f63ee8ed12e736df7286c04016cf47.mp3 Discussion with Dr. Kroupa regarding common health issues and how to stave them off naturally. News aplesek Episode 71 - Truth Seekers Radio Show w/ Dr. David Kroupa; discussion regarding common health issues of the day. clean Episode 70 - Truth Seekers Radio Show, discussion with Vince De, The Dark Side of Hollywood and the Entertainment Industry fbfe58f7-f7b4-4fd6-8607-e723e881908d Tue, 11 Jun 2019 05:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/80207c52361229ae899d43a72dc634a1a50a0d13.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/80207c52361229ae899d43a72dc634a1a50a0d13.mp3 Episode 70 - Truth Seekers Radio Show, discussion with Vince De, The Dark Side of Hollywood and the Entertainment Industry News aplesek Episode 70 - Truth Seekers Radio Show, discussion with Vince De, The Dark Side of Hollywood and the Entertainment Industry clean Episode 69 - Truth Seekers Radio Show, Guest: Dr. Karen Siegmund of the American Freedom Alliance 4373a9b7-26f9-4543-a97a-1145b183b0b6 Fri, 31 May 2019 23:30:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/3cd007a23dddf6b188cfbbbfedc2234c55b9093c.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/3cd007a23dddf6b188cfbbbfedc2234c55b9093c.mp3 Episode 69 - Truth Seekers Radio Show, discussion with Dr. Karen Siegmund of the American Freedom Alliance on losing our freedoms. News aplesek Episode 69 - Truth Seekers Radio Show, Guest: Dr. Karen Siegmund of the American Freedom Alliance clean Episode 67 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2017; Guest: William Federer regarding Middle East history and how it is related to current events. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1168511.mp3 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:28:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/0d8fb9fa536b5a9c7936f14ee041a3c571d4fd54.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/0d8fb9fa536b5a9c7936f14ee041a3c571d4fd54.mp3 Interview with William Federer regarding Middle East history and how it is related to current events. News aplesek Episode 67 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2017; Guest: William Federer regarding Middle East history and how it is related to current events. 00:00:00 clean Episode 66 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2017; Guest: Journalist Sher Zieve regarding the latest headline news. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1162786.mp3 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:31:22 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/bb4157c9a53a7ac3f6a449c6319d3f1d71b23501.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/bb4157c9a53a7ac3f6a449c6319d3f1d71b23501.mp3 Interview with Journalist Sher Zieve regarding the latest headline news. News aplesek Episode 66 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2017; Guest: Journalist Sher Zieve regarding the latest headline news. 00:00:00 clean Episode 65- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2017; Guest: Adele Weiss of Weiss & Associates regarding the federal income tax. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1160575.mp3 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:47:15 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/bca3bb1a3f2359c173f3278fb851b507773f4dc2.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/bca3bb1a3f2359c173f3278fb851b507773f4dc2.mp3 Show for 03/18/17; Interview with Adele Weiss of Weiss & Associates regarding the federal income tax. News aplesek Episode 65- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2017; Guest: Adele Weiss of Weiss & Associates regarding the federal income tax. 00:00:00 clean Episode 64 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2017; Interview with Tom Donahue, talk radio host and Program Director of TalkStream LIVE. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1157967.mp3 Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:05:56 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5b0aa3347d90e94778fe1e88ca6bab6fd9c7868b.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5b0aa3347d90e94778fe1e88ca6bab6fd9c7868b.mp3 Interview with Tom Donahue, talk radio host and Program Director of TalkStream LIVE. News aplesek Episode 64 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2017; Interview with Tom Donahue, talk radio host and Program Director of TalkStream LIVE. 00:00:00 clean Episode 63- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Show for 03/04/17; Interview with Tom Donahue, talk show host…regarding alternative media and latest Presidential Election. 31a16df9-ad59-46e7-9348-bbb5449c34dc Sat, 09 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/e1a80b474466c814555a651b6f4bf3935200facf.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/e1a80b474466c814555a651b6f4bf3935200facf.mp3 Show for 03/04/17; Interview with Tom Donahue, talk show host…regarding alternative media and latest Presidential Election. News aplesek Episode 63- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Show for 03/04/17; Interview with Tom Donahue, talk show host…regarding alternative media and latest Presidential Election. clean Episode 62- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Discussion w/Carol Keihn regarding mortgage fraud, identity theft, and other corruption. Diana from Florida also joins the broadcast to tell her personal foreclosure fraud experience. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1088928.mp3 Sat, 02 Jul 2016 13:11:17 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/37e9e58bdcf49b37c120a3d66dc156d9527165e2.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/37e9e58bdcf49b37c120a3d66dc156d9527165e2.mp3 Discussion w/Carol Keihn regarding mortgage fraud, identity theft, and other corruption. Diana from Florida also joins the broadcast to tell her personal foreclosure fraud experience. News aplesek Episode 62- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Discussion w/Carol Keihn regarding mortgage fraud, identity theft, and other corruption. Diana from Florida also joins the broadcast to tell her personal foreclosure fraud experience. 00:00:00 clean Episode 61- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Discussion with Devvy Kidd, Founder and Director of the Project on Winning Economic Reform, regarding Trump's meeting with Kissinger, the transgender bathroom issue, and other freedom issues. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1086996.mp3 Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:42:44 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/34e22edec0f468b7e7cf4377f3dd49d9de1d1aeb.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/34e22edec0f468b7e7cf4377f3dd49d9de1d1aeb.mp3 Discussion with Devvy Kidd, Founder and Director of the Project on Winning Economic Reform, regarding Trump's meeting with Kissinger, the transgender bathroom issue, and other freedom issues. News aplesek Episode 61- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Discussion with Devvy Kidd, Founder and Director of the Project on Winning Economic Reform, regarding Trump's meeting with Kissinger, the transgender bathroom issue, and other freedom issues. 00:00:00 clean Episode 60- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Interview with Patrick Wood, speaker and author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1083340.mp3 Sat, 04 Jun 2016 13:55:57 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/bc779d96554b8b90e308085d48baf19ac305e9bd.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/bc779d96554b8b90e308085d48baf19ac305e9bd.mp3 Interview with Patrick Wood, speaker and author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation. News aplesek Episode 60- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Interview with Patrick Wood, speaker and author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation 00:00:00 clean Interview with Tom Donahue on WFYL of radio show host of The Tom Donahue Show http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1085284.mp3 Sat, 04 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/be24757d7a97f80df69c605af43c27d6f1278017.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/be24757d7a97f80df69c605af43c27d6f1278017.mp3 Interview with Tom Donahue of The Tom Donahue Show on WFYL. Tom is a freedom fighter, freethinker, talk radio show host, and Program Director for Talkstreamlive.com https://tunein.com/radio/WFYL-1180-s1093/ News aplesek Interview with Tom Donahue on WFYL of radio show host of The Tom Donahue Show 00:00:00 clean Episode 59: Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Debbie Bacigalupi, regarding Agenda 21 --what is it? Why should you care? How will it matter in your life? http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1072082.mp3 Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:44:51 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/90852682d94e36498cafe16c91368774886d41ee.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/90852682d94e36498cafe16c91368774886d41ee.mp3 Discussion with Debbie Bacigalupi, regarding Agenda 21 --what is it? Why should you care? How will it matter in your life? News aplesek Episode 59: Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Debbie Bacigalupi, regarding Agenda 21 --what is it? Why should you care? How will it matter in your life? 00:00:00 clean Episode 58- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Rob Skiba regarding his research for the last year on the Flat Earth Theory--what does the Bible have to say? Part Two http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1071973.mp3 Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:24:18 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f836152ede5b2ffc293506bdf28a94219725b903.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f836152ede5b2ffc293506bdf28a94219725b903.mp3 Interview with Rob Skiba regarding his research for the last year on the Flat Earth Theory--what does the Bible have to say? Part two of two. News aplesek Episode 58- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Rob Skiba regarding his research for the last year on the Flat Earth Theory--what does the Bible have to say? Part Two 00:00:00 clean Episode 57 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Rob Skiba regarding his research for the last year on the Flat Earth Theory--what does the Bible have to say? Part 1 http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1067401.mp3 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:11:23 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/020d53cfb0c3096a47729851c374a97f27631dd8.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/020d53cfb0c3096a47729851c374a97f27631dd8.mp3 Interview with Rob Skiba regarding his research for the last year on the Flat Earth Theory--what does the Bible have to say? Part one of two. News aplesek Episode 57 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Rob Skiba regarding his research for the last year on the Flat Earth Theory--what does the Bible have to say? Part 1 00:00:00 clean Episode 56 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Robbie Davidson, author and producer of "Celebrate Truth" regarding the Flat Earth Theory and his beliefs and findings. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1068203.mp3 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 13:55:35 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/b48870bec46178619392e6cfb24d4c7173833f24.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/b48870bec46178619392e6cfb24d4c7173833f24.mp3 Discussion with Robbie Davidson, author and producer of "Celebrate Truth" regarding the Flat Earth Theory and his beliefs and findings. News aplesek Episode 56 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Robbie Davidson, author and producer of "Celebrate Truth" regarding the Flat Earth Theory and his beliefs and findings. 00:00:00 clean Episode 53 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Jim Wilhelmsen, author of Beyond Science Fiction--to continue our discussion about his book and how it relates to endtime prophecy. PART 2 http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1060032.mp3 Sat, 12 Mar 2016 13:06:02 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2965446c6f58b4c661f809e5b0fb42c3c83fd278.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2965446c6f58b4c661f809e5b0fb42c3c83fd278.mp3 Interview with Jim Wilhelmsen, author of Beyond Science Fiction--to continue our discussion about his book and how it relates to endtime prophecy. PART 2 News aplesek Episode 53 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Jim Wilhelmsen, author of Beyond Science Fiction--to continue our discussion about his book and how it relates to endtime prophecy. PART 2 00:00:00 clean Episode 55- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Jim Wilhelmsen, author of Beyond Science Fiction--to continue our discussion about his book and how it relates to endtime prophecy. PART 3 http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1062575.mp3 Sat, 12 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/c786d0b839134dd9159e41bedf7d9828fbe1e86c.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/c786d0b839134dd9159e41bedf7d9828fbe1e86c.mp3 Interview with Jim Wilhelmsen, author of Beyond Science Fiction--to continue our discussion about his book and how it relates to endtime prophecy. PART 3 News aplesek Episode 55- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Jim Wilhelmsen, author of Beyond Science Fiction--to continue our discussion about his book and how it relates to endtime prophecy. PART 3 00:00:00 clean Episode 54 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Sher Zieve--discussion regarding Presidential debates/elections and other current events. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1058441.mp3 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:11:29 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/d63728d46e8d9130aa5332b7db6c44a01f05a810.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/d63728d46e8d9130aa5332b7db6c44a01f05a810.mp3 Interview with columnist Sher Zieve--discussion regarding Presidential debates/elections and other current events. News aplesek Episode 54 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Sher Zieve--discussion regarding Presidential debates/elections and other current events. 00:00:00 clean Episode 52 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Adele Weiss of Weiss+Associates regarding the federal income tax. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1055407.mp3 Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:01:22 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/05339125defa635d53534612a0002d8554fd6a3b.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/05339125defa635d53534612a0002d8554fd6a3b.mp3 Discussion with Adele Weiss of Weiss+Associates regarding the federal income tax. News aplesek Episode 52 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Adele Weiss of Weiss+Associates regarding the federal income tax. 00:00:00 clean Episode 51 Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Jay Dyer, author and radio show host of "Esoteric Hollywood"--Dark side of the entertainment industry. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1054403.mp3 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:37:41 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/9c0e174f3ff10500dcbec8464a902cfcd349cdca.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/9c0e174f3ff10500dcbec8464a902cfcd349cdca.mp3 Discussion with Jay Dyer, author and radio show host of "Esoteric Hollywood"--where he deconstructs deeper messages and predictive programming that underlie modern media. News aplesek Episode 51 Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Jay Dyer, author and radio show host of "Esoteric Hollywood"--Dark side of the entertainment industry. 00:00:00 clean Episode 50 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Jim Wilhelmsen, author of–“Beyond Science Fiction”. Part 1 b6b805fe-cfc2-4a4e-84fb-b309a92cdb75 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:43:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/ba83eaf68aff6888b2c00a23a2cf23ef126c0be6.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/ba83eaf68aff6888b2c00a23a2cf23ef126c0be6.mp3 Show for 02/08/16; Interview w/Jim Wilhelmsen, author of–“Beyond Science Fiction”. News aplesek Episode 50 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Jim Wilhelmsen, author of–“Beyond Science Fiction”. Part 1 clean Episode 49 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Elana Freeland, author of, "Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth." http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1048370.mp3 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 11:43:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/8a755a61afa4743d055ecc4bb932d1c0d1a4d022.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/8a755a61afa4743d055ecc4bb932d1c0d1a4d022.mp3 Interview with Elana Freeland, author of, "Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth." News aplesek Episode 49 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Elana Freeland, author of, "Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth." 00:00:00 clean Episode 48- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Dr. John Hall, author of Guinea Pigs: Technologies of Control and his experience with electronic harassment. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1043775.mp3 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:38:40 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/dd99239c5eca4071013d94aab49c63876f2a26a6.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/dd99239c5eca4071013d94aab49c63876f2a26a6.mp3 Discussion with Dr. John Hall, author of Guinea Pigs: Technologies of Control and his experience with electronic harassment. More on gang stalking News aplesek Episode 48- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Dr. John Hall, author of Guinea Pigs: Technologies of Control and his experience with electronic harassment. 00:00:00 clean Episode 47- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Mark Sargent, host of Strange World, regarding the Flat Earth Theory. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1040745.mp3 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f38c4b9213ed4af8a1214c7ded8baf51a58b6e89.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f38c4b9213ed4af8a1214c7ded8baf51a58b6e89.mp3 Discussion with Mark Sargent, host of Strange World, regarding the Flat Earth Theory. News aplesek Episode 47- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Mark Sargent, host of Strange World, regarding the Flat Earth Theory. 00:00:00 clean Episode 46- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Jim Ramm, Discussing common health issues of the day and what you can do to improve them. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1040717.mp3 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/333e83e1c7613519ead66e5088223214ad0ce402.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/333e83e1c7613519ead66e5088223214ad0ce402.mp3 Show for 01/11/16; Interview w/Jim Ramm, host of Your DIY Health Radio Show on Truth Frequency Radio Network. Discussing common health issues of the day and what you can do to improve them. News aplesek Episode 46- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Jim Ramm, Discussing common health issues of the day and what you can do to improve them. 00:00:00 clean Episode 45- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Massimo Mazzucco regarding his latest film project, "American Moon Documentary". http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-1040400.mp3 Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/82e54efffb2f0920f1ae1d5c7ed6735b34feb88a.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/82e54efffb2f0920f1ae1d5c7ed6735b34feb88a.mp3 Interview with Massimo Mazzucco regarding his latest film project, "American Moon Documentary". News aplesek Episode 45- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2016; Guest: Massimo Mazzucco regarding his latest film project, "American Moon Documentary". 00:00:00 clean Episode 44 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Dale Bellis, Executive Director of Liberty Health Share regarding alternatives to traditional health insurance. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-982285.mp3 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:30:43 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2e4d528f3a07919b35db23aaffde5e40d010cc03.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2e4d528f3a07919b35db23aaffde5e40d010cc03.mp3 Discussion with Dale Bellis, Executive Director of Liberty Health Share regarding alternatives to traditional health insurance. News aplesek Episode 44 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Dale Bellis, Executive Director of Liberty Health Share regarding alternatives to traditional health insurance. 00:00:00 clean Episode 43 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Retired Sgt. Jim Ramm regarding common health issues of our society. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-977061.mp3 Thu, 21 May 2015 17:16:11 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/391ae8f8e0683379c24456a9b47dd297f58adb81.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/391ae8f8e0683379c24456a9b47dd297f58adb81.mp3 Discussion with Retired Sgt. Jim Ramm regarding common health issues of our society. News aplesek Episode 43 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Retired Sgt. Jim Ramm regarding common health issues of our society. 00:00:00 clean Episode 42 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Dr. Elaina George regarding the effects in the healthcare industry since the implementation of Obamacare. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-955779.mp3 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:44:08 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5d1357c7ff5cf22f860634165d98160e3085e1ed.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5d1357c7ff5cf22f860634165d98160e3085e1ed.mp3 Discussion with Dr. Elaina George regarding the effects in the healthcare industry since the implementation of Obamacare. News aplesek Episode 42 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Dr. Elaina George regarding the effects in the healthcare industry since the implementation of Obamacare. 00:00:00 clean Episode 41- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2015; Guest:Wolfgang Halbig, National School Security and Safety Expert & Consultant discussing the Sandy Hook incident. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-952707.mp3 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:35:42 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/9fcdd50f6f01ae0e02de318fe943936e25f64161.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/9fcdd50f6f01ae0e02de318fe943936e25f64161.mp3 Interview with Wolfgang Halbig, National School Security and Safety Expert & Consultant discussing the Sandy Hook incident. News aplesek Episode 41- Truth Seekers Radio Show 2015; Guest:Wolfgang Halbig, National School Security and Safety Expert & Consultant discussing the Sandy Hook incident. 00:00:00 clean Episode 40 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2015; Guest: Laurie Cardoza Moore, Founder & President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-939381.mp3 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:14:12 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2a67e0b4d0f24313eeeb1885b97a1343aaff629e.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2a67e0b4d0f24313eeeb1885b97a1343aaff629e.mp3 Show for 01/31/15; Interview with Laurie Cardoza Moore, Founder & President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations discussion regarding Israel and the Middle East. News aplesek Episode 40 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2015; Guest: Laurie Cardoza Moore, Founder & President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations 00:00:00 clean Episode 39 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2015;Guest: Christine Weick tells her story about her visit to the Washington National Cathedral http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-125895/TS-931989.mp3 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:33:12 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/ef4f2f6524b21696c0ddc097aef9b79a5beb3a6b.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/ef4f2f6524b21696c0ddc097aef9b79a5beb3a6b.mp3 Interview with Christine Weick; she tells her story about her visit to the Washington National Cathedral, a cathedral of the Episcopal Church located in Washington, D.C. News aplesek Episode 39 - Truth Seekers Radio Show 2015;Guest: Christine Weick tells her story about her visit to the Washington National Cathedral 00:00:00 clean Episode 38 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Christopher Johnson regarding Christmas, is it really a Christian holiday? 3be802a8-f288-4322-917d-ed02fb48db09 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:03:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/26119bdb069e9d323d8b57dfa38e0a0a565acfc6.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/26119bdb069e9d323d8b57dfa38e0a0a565acfc6.mp3 Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Christopher Johnson regarding Christmas, is it really a Christian holiday? News aplesek Episode 38 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Christopher Johnson regarding Christmas, is it really a Christian holiday? clean Episode 37 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Bob Fletcher regarding his documentary titled, Incoming Nibiru 158c94ce-875e-49e0-a396-a444f7596999 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:46:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/0eeeab960add5af842662e70767a82eb782ec2bc.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/0eeeab960add5af842662e70767a82eb782ec2bc.mp3 Show for 12/01/14; Interview with Bob Fletcher regarding his documentary titled, Incoming Nibiru News aplesek Episode 37 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Bob Fletcher regarding his documentary titled, Incoming Nibiru clean Episode 36 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Sher Zieve – Discussion of current events in the news: Obamacare, Mid-Term Election Results, ISIS, Amnesty, Border Control & much more! ea0a6714-6cb8-464e-9e6e-56d4ce2e0e6e Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:44:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/06b48e5873e95cc2227134f106f88e90bb7409cd.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/06b48e5873e95cc2227134f106f88e90bb7409cd.mp3 Show for 11/24/14; Interview with Sher Zieve – Discussion of current events in the news: Obamacare, Mid-Term Election Results, ISIS, Amnesty, Border Control & much more! News aplesek Episode 36 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Sher Zieve – Discussion of current events in the news: Obamacare, Mid-Term Election Results, ISIS, Amnesty, Border Control & much more! clean Episode 35 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Dr. Paul Wilkinson – What is Christian Palestinianism? Why is it Destructive? d1bbb087-5825-437f-b90b-b4866c08b003 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:38:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/4a23850534623318205e80e828f3e59b27409445.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/4a23850534623318205e80e828f3e59b27409445.mp3 Show for 11/03/14; Excerpts from the 2011 Berean Call Conference with Dr. Paul Wilkinson – What is Christian Palestinianism? Why is it Destructive? News aplesek Episode 35 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Dr. Paul Wilkinson – What is Christian Palestinianism? Why is it Destructive? clean Episode 34 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Wendy Wilson of Apothecary Herbs -The Immune System, Antibiotics, Cleansing, and the Ebola Virus 8ec19f13-3bfd-450f-9c9d-ae88e457ca43 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:37:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f576e88f5e145b103514eb2daba530e0970716a9.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f576e88f5e145b103514eb2daba530e0970716a9.mp3 Show for 10/27/14; Guest: Wendy Wilson of Apothecary Herbs -The Immune System, Antibiotics, Cleansing, and the Ebola Virus News aplesek Episode 34 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Wendy Wilson of Apothecary Herbs -The Immune System, Antibiotics, Cleansing, and the Ebola Virus clean Episode 33 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Christopher Johnson -Is Halloween Just a Harmless Night of Scary Fun? 18714bb8-14c7-43dc-a204-add88c17d372 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:35:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/81e75c292858dbe53c3b3bdd39f4c35ca0a510bf.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/81e75c292858dbe53c3b3bdd39f4c35ca0a510bf.mp3 Show for 10/13/14; Guest: Christopher Johnson -Is Halloween Just a Harmless Night of Scary Fun? News aplesek Episode 33 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Christopher Johnson -Is Halloween Just a Harmless Night of Scary Fun? clean Episode 32 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dr. Judy Wood – Where Did the Towers Go? Part 2 839ee9e9-6081-4b98-9d3e-1c4bb15ea617 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:33:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/52e0a298e4f0a17edf0b893072e0eb760eaa39fe.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/52e0a298e4f0a17edf0b893072e0eb760eaa39fe.mp3 Show for 10/06/14; Guest: Dr. Judy Wood – Where Did the Towers Go? Discussion about 9/11 Part 2 News aplesek Episode 32 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dr. Judy Wood – Where Did the Towers Go? Part 2 clean Episode 31 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dr. Judy Wood – Where Did the Towers Go? Part 1 f3587598-2bee-4e5a-84d9-c70a09468418 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:32:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/9e48b1d1d99bc8b654e6138c4128e21b6e7d56cf.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/9e48b1d1d99bc8b654e6138c4128e21b6e7d56cf.mp3 Show for 9/29/14; Guest: Dr. Judy Wood – Where Did the Towers Go? Discussion of 9/11 Part 1 News aplesek Episode 31 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dr. Judy Wood – Where Did the Towers Go? Part 1 clean Episode 30 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: James & Joanne Moriarty; Experience in Libya facf5aaa-53e4-42f1-aa90-54d2da4d3a4f Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:29:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/abc47df596c36bcc4ffa62ceff69e009464cc688.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/abc47df596c36bcc4ffa62ceff69e009464cc688.mp3 Show for 02/17/14; Discussion with James & Joanne Moriarty; Experience in Libya http://www.libyanwarthetruth.com/ News aplesek Episode 30 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: James & Joanne Moriarty; Experience in Libya clean Episode 28 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dan Johnson, Founder of PANDA–People Against the NDAA (PANDA) f5d7c895-bc76-4467-9d76-95f1f4577881 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:27:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/80080a81e679fd1a6dccbf66aa551c9f891d54b7.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/80080a81e679fd1a6dccbf66aa551c9f891d54b7.mp3 Show for 02/03/14; Discussion with Dan Johnson, Founder of PANDA–People Against the NDAA (PANDA) News aplesek Episode 28 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dan Johnson, Founder of PANDA–People Against the NDAA (PANDA) clean Episode 29 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Edward L. Brownlee, Minister and Evangelist, Author of Rapture Factor on America ca3b92dd-3193-47b0-bc19-2bc82cd9457d Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:28:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/13c6903690cea0562be3e0999c81c69608679a20.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/13c6903690cea0562be3e0999c81c69608679a20.mp3 Show for 02/10/14;Discussion with Edward L. Brownlee, Minister and Evangelist, Author of Rapture Factor on America News aplesek Episode 29 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Edward L. Brownlee, Minister and Evangelist, Author of Rapture Factor on America clean Episode 27 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: investigative journalist Sher Zieve; How will major news scandals play out in 2014? bfa6a65d-489c-45f2-bbb8-c8851a67ce2a Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:24:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/4d7001bbd73101ca5d4d7528cfa529af87c9f90a.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/4d7001bbd73101ca5d4d7528cfa529af87c9f90a.mp3 Show for 01/06/14; Discussion with investigative journalist Sher Zieve; How will major news scandals play out in 2014? News aplesek Episode 27 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: investigative journalist Sher Zieve; How will major news scandals play out in 2014? clean Episode 26 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Angeline Marie discusses Chinese Building Development Projects in the US 32231783-23d5-4492-b09f-0cece2f404f2 Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:13:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/989936e470ecee9c36bfb8db9c1247c8774a1f62.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/989936e470ecee9c36bfb8db9c1247c8774a1f62.mp3 Show for 12/23/13; Discussion regarding Chinese Building Development Projects in the US News aplesek Episode 26 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Angeline Marie discusses Chinese Building Development Projects in the US clean Episode 25 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Bob Fletcher, What Really Happened to Sonny Bono? dec34441-a60c-4a58-99cd-0a4797b21f4e Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:12:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/407a6ab2b9b883e597efc7ea2f2e2466846c6a90.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/407a6ab2b9b883e597efc7ea2f2e2466846c6a90.mp3 Show for 12/18/13; Guest: Discussion with Bob Fletcher, What Really Happened to Sonny Bono? News aplesek Episode 25 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Bob Fletcher, What Really Happened to Sonny Bono? clean Episode 24 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Chris White regarding his film, Ancient Aliens Debunked 016c4c43-773b-4603-af51-fcce39dcf7e7 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:11:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/0e6a560d81c1a131f3468b21b9308f961e875e00.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/0e6a560d81c1a131f3468b21b9308f961e875e00.mp3 Show for 12/11/13; Guest: Discussion with Chris White regarding his film, Ancient Aliens Debunked News aplesek Episode 24 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Chris White regarding his film, Ancient Aliens Debunked clean Episode 23 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Carl Helvie; Author of: Healthy Holistic Aging and You Can Beat Lung Cancer: Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions 0851d7d4-59e9-4c51-b135-014bd2d7e45a Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:10:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/989e17ed3f0e1f9a9f065f5345155990e876d164.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/989e17ed3f0e1f9a9f065f5345155990e876d164.mp3 Show for 11/27/13; Guest: Carl Helvie; Author of: Healthy Holistic Aging and You Can Beat Lung Cancer: Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions News aplesek Episode 23 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Carl Helvie; Author of: Healthy Holistic Aging and You Can Beat Lung Cancer: Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions clean Episode 22 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Ann Saladin; Discussion regarding Changes in the Girl Scouts of America a5b0d3e4-a57c-4b4b-8184-54cdde3054bd Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:09:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/7a825faafada0ddccf359359b697a2bc732848ec.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/7a825faafada0ddccf359359b697a2bc732848ec.mp3 Show for 11/20/13; Guest: Ann Saladin; Discussion regarding Changes in the Girl Scouts of America News aplesek Episode 22 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Ann Saladin; Discussion regarding Changes in the Girl Scouts of America clean Episode 21 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: David Gumpert; author of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights 78fb0cb4-67ac-4a56-8660-7fed46c0af47 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:08:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5387f27e8c1935b7823a0c29e254f0ef177a05aa.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5387f27e8c1935b7823a0c29e254f0ef177a05aa.mp3 Show for 11/13/13; Guest: David Gumpert; author of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights News aplesek Episode 21 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: David Gumpert; author of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights clean Episode 20 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest:Roger Sayles; Discussion regarding the North American Union & the Deception and Treachery of Words c8db0699-939b-48a7-879f-49c45933b8df Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:06:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f32d66d65869c1851e5fc65f64c63bd366cad06c.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f32d66d65869c1851e5fc65f64c63bd366cad06c.mp3 Show for 11/06/13; Guest: Roger Sayles; Discussion regarding the North American Union & the Deception and Treachery of Words News aplesek Episode 20 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest:Roger Sayles; Discussion regarding the North American Union & the Deception and Treachery of Words clean Episode 19 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: William Estrada – Common Core Standards in Education 7176c314-b9e6-4bbc-9a46-63eca526531b Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:03:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/b3edc4096349eaa7035f3f91d01b017fd20893a7.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/b3edc4096349eaa7035f3f91d01b017fd20893a7.mp3 Show for 10/30/13; Guest: William Estrada – Common Core Standards in Education News aplesek Episode 19 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: William Estrada – Common Core Standards in Education clean Episode 18 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Chris White – Discussion regarding Sleep Paralysis…What Causes It? How to Stop It? fef179dd-ff51-4fc4-981a-93d1eeeee15c Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:01:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/037cf621527ffc05725f19415f69777910919b1c.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/037cf621527ffc05725f19415f69777910919b1c.mp3 Show for 10/16/13; Guest: Chris White – Discussion regarding Sleep Paralysis…What Causes It? How to Stop It? News aplesek Episode 18 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Chris White – Discussion regarding Sleep Paralysis…What Causes It? How to Stop It? clean Episode 17 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dave Krieger about the Foreclosure Crisis and his book, Clouded Titles e95576d7-d5ca-4f88-8955-7a37aba96143 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:59:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/ed13286d687bd3672593695a44c93d26097cd71c.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/ed13286d687bd3672593695a44c93d26097cd71c.mp3 Show for 10/09/13; Guest: Dave Krieger about the Foreclosure Crisis and his book, Clouded Titles News aplesek Episode 17 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dave Krieger about the Foreclosure Crisis and his book, Clouded Titles clean Episode 16 - Interview w/Susanne Posel regarding mortgage fraud, foreclosures and the link to Agenda 21. a8849582-a301-42de-96f0-0cf02b565d69 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:56:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/ae93a1ca151d6ff0bd3dd45c37cba8805f66e299.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/ae93a1ca151d6ff0bd3dd45c37cba8805f66e299.mp3 Show for 10/02/13; Guest: Susanne Posel, Discussion about Mortgage Fraud, Foreclosures, and the Link to Agenda 21 News aplesek Episode 16 - Interview w/Susanne Posel regarding mortgage fraud, foreclosures and the link to Agenda 21. clean Episode 15 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Linda Beauregard – Discussion about her book,I Gave Myself Cancer, I Can Take It Away! f4c127f7-a575-4648-9d94-3f4a53fe4b9f Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:38:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/69ffa0c086be4e28bd06b259d2234debccdd7659.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/69ffa0c086be4e28bd06b259d2234debccdd7659.mp3 Show for 9/22/13; Guest: Discussion with Linda Christina Beauregard – Discussion about her book,I Gave Myself Cancer, I Can Take It Away! News aplesek Episode 15 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Linda Beauregard – Discussion about her book,I Gave Myself Cancer, I Can Take It Away! clean Episode 14 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: C. Fenner Goldsborough – PART 2: Discussion about his book, Super Scam: Exposing the Fraudulent Misapplication of the Income Tax Law 4dee5179-5426-4a0e-a505-947ec1479242 Mon, 09 Sep 2013 05:15:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f34e1e0fce390ec3255f38f06783a4c39f015d7d.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/f34e1e0fce390ec3255f38f06783a4c39f015d7d.mp3 Episode 14 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: C. Fenner Goldsborough – PART 2: Discussion about his book, Super Scam: Exposing the Fraudulent Misapplication of the Income Tax Law News aplesek Episode 14 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: C. Fenner Goldsborough – PART 2: Discussion about his book, Super Scam: Exposing the Fraudulent Misapplication of the Income Tax Law clean Episode 13 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: C. Fenner Goldsborough – PART 1: Discussion about his book, Super Scam: Exposing the Fraudulent Misapplication of the Income Tax Law f4dbe3f9-2121-4e48-b039-ea645fd03c4c Sun, 08 Sep 2013 21:53:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/cd9def0cc221c56617add6fc95fb623bb84d7159.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/cd9def0cc221c56617add6fc95fb623bb84d7159.mp3 Show for 9/8/13; Guest: C. Fenner Goldsborough – PART 1: Discussion about his book, Super Scam: Exposing the Fraudulent Misapplication of the Income Tax Law Against U.S. Citizens News aplesek Episode 13 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: C. Fenner Goldsborough – PART 1: Discussion about his book, Super Scam: Exposing the Fraudulent Misapplication of the Income Tax Law clean Episode 12 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt – former U.S. Navy Chaplain of PrayInJesusName.org 786b1bb7-afe9-4eb7-b605-e45df8d18994 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:48:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5cf681bb16a20728760a8e2009ca557f9511923e.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5cf681bb16a20728760a8e2009ca557f9511923e.mp3 Show for 9/1/13; Guest: Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt – former U.S. Navy Chaplain of PrayInJesusName.org News aplesek Episode 12 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt – former U.S. Navy Chaplain of PrayInJesusName.org clean Episode 11 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Joshua Hart – Discussion About the Effects of Smart Meters ddcfb43b-e0ba-4c5a-b055-3c6c39d77b8e Sun, 25 Aug 2013 23:59:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/b4c8e7a9713e2635e9b2b82376ab6488aac61849.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/b4c8e7a9713e2635e9b2b82376ab6488aac61849.mp3 Show for 8/25/13; Guest: Joshua Hart – Discussion About the Effects of Smart Meters News aplesek Episode 11 - Truth Seekers Radio Show; Guest: Joshua Hart – Discussion About the Effects of Smart Meters clean Episode 10 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Al Duncan – Discussion about his book, The Master Plan 1dd0996c-adab-4ef6-bad7-e7ae21c34293 Sun, 18 Aug 2013 20:43:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2fc7c212f44a5c93fd20979cdb10511a1544668b.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/2fc7c212f44a5c93fd20979cdb10511a1544668b.mp3 Show for 8/18/13; Guest: Al Duncan – Discussion about his book, The Master Plan News aplesek Episode 10 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Al Duncan – Discussion about his book, The Master Plan clean Episode. 9 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Jesse Lee Peterson – Discussion about his book, SCAM: How The Black Leadership Exploits Black America 19cf9eff-0fa0-40bc-9bfe-989d6a87d553 Sun, 04 Aug 2013 20:42:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/09f1232e7d4e0ec84a9295d2227a4a4ff348d892.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/09f1232e7d4e0ec84a9295d2227a4a4ff348d892.mp3 Show for 8/4/13, 8/11/13; Guest: Jesse Lee Peterson – Discussion about his book, SCAM: How The Black Leadership Exploits Black America & his BOND Organization News aplesek Episode. 9 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Jesse Lee Peterson – Discussion about his book, SCAM: How The Black Leadership Exploits Black America clean Episode 8 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dr. David Berman – The Gospel of Inclusion 9f7401f0-c594-49fd-8ab5-08f0ff90f095 Sun, 28 Jul 2013 20:40:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/3a938d17714c2b0d89f51aa8b44c940428e9ad9b.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/3a938d17714c2b0d89f51aa8b44c940428e9ad9b.mp3 Show for 7/28/13; Guest: Dr. David Berman – The Gospel of Inclusion News aplesek Episode 8 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dr. David Berman – The Gospel of Inclusion clean Episode 7 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Christopher Johnson – Foundation of Our Nation 62b4a015-60aa-416f-bb45-1df8ce84d0f0 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:38:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/a68cbbd3d8c89d4c6b52013b9885a243010abca0.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/a68cbbd3d8c89d4c6b52013b9885a243010abca0.mp3 Show for 7/23/13; Guest: Christopher Johnson – Foundation of Our Nation News aplesek Episode 7 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Christopher Johnson – Foundation of Our Nation clean Episode 6 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dr. Elaina George – The Truth About Obamacare & the Future of Healthcare b4de44b0-2c13-4795-bc14-b85f40340e0a Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:34:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5caf4a70c8240dd716537aac8d6272dc0aecb6e9.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/5caf4a70c8240dd716537aac8d6272dc0aecb6e9.mp3 Show for 7/14/13; Guest: Dr. Elaina George – The Truth About Obamacare & the Future of Healthcare News aplesek Episode 6 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dr. Elaina George – The Truth About Obamacare & the Future of Healthcare clean Episode 5 - Truth Seekers Radio Show - Guest: Dr. John Hall – Electronic Surveillance and Harassment (Gang Stalking) 604c44a8-6999-4507-8dd8-7f627b50de0b Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:32:00 +0000 aplesek@comcast.net https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/dde5747bf4604577e174292442ab7d734496aa86.mp3 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/inline/key/dde5747bf4604577e174292442ab7d734496aa86.mp3 Show for 6/30/13; 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Here are the signs of strep throat. 6131263672001 Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:07:16 EST 97 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)no Story behind Spain's bizarre 'baby jumping' festival FOX News Short Description: Short Description: 6056661628001 Mon, 8 Jul 2019 14:11:00 EDT 106 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/BrightCove/694940094001/2019/07/08/694940094001_6056662579001_6056661628001.mp4 Coconut Oil: Is it good or bad? FOX News Is coconut oil good for you? Q&A with Dr. Manny: Coconut oil has gained popularity because of vegan diets but recent studies find it may not be as healthy as previously thought. Registered Dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth weighs in. 5591988522001 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:00:54 EDT 88 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/BrightCove/694940094001/2017/09/28/694940094001_5592015654001_5591988522001.mp4 10,000 steps a day: Do you really need them? FOX News Do you really need 10,000 steps a day? Q&A With Dr. Manny: “What does getting 10,000 steps a day really do for you and do I need to do it?” 5536585931001 Wed, 9 Aug 2017 12:15:04 EDT 97 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/BrightCove/694940094001/2017/08/09/694940094001_5536594523001_5536585931001.mp4 Can apple cider vinegar help you lose weight? FOX News The truth about the apple cider vinegar diet Q&A with Dr. Manny: Can drinking apple cider vinegar really shrink your waistline? 5432040871001 Fri, 12 May 2017 15:05:03 EDT 89 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/BrightCove/694940094001/2017/05/12/694940094001_5432057023001_5432040871001.mp4 Getting your pets ready for a baby’s arrival FOX News How to prepare your pets for when a baby comes home Q&A with Dr. Manny: I'm six months pregnant and have a two year old dog and five year old cat. Is there anything we can do to prepare them for when the baby comes home? 5426058304001 Mon, 8 May 2017 12:17:23 EDT 123 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/BrightCove/694940094001/2017/05/08/694940094001_5426082507001_5426058304001.mp4 Are you the baby’s father? FOX News Non-invasive paternity tests Q&A with Dr. Manny: I’m not 100% sure who my baby's father is. 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How does this help you get better?” 5318848094001 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:16:17 EST 69 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2017/02/10/021017_Health_QA_Fluid_FNC_MED.mp4 Are expired medications safe to take? FOX News Can you take medications after they expire? Q&A with Dr. Manny: “What really happens to medications after their expiration date? Is it unsafe to still take them?” 5284069023001 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:19:03 EST 103 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2017/01/16/011617_Health_Expiremeds_FNC_MED.mp4 Can oregano oil treat colds? FOX News Health benefits of oregano oil Q&A With Dr. Manny: I hear oregano oil can shorten the length of a cold and even help with sinus infections. Is this true?Q&A With Dr. Manny: I hear oregano oil can shorten the length of a cold and even help with sinus infections. Is this true? 5276695286001 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:22:42 EST 102 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2017/01/10/011016_qa_oregano_FNC_MED.mp4 Vasectomy linked to prostate cancer? FOX News Does vasectomy increase prostate cancer risk? Q&A with Dr. Manny: I've been thinking of getting a vasectomy, but a friend of mine told me it could increase my risk for prostate cancer. Is this true? 5275711345001 Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:57:24 EST 97 ED, Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer, Men, Prostate, Surgery, Pregnancy, Contraception foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2017/01/09/010917_HEALTH_VASECTOMY_FNC_MED.mp4 When do babies start speaking? FOX News Toddler speech patterns Q&A with Dr. Manny: My 2-year-old doesn't have many words and is hard to understand. Should I be concerned? 5275660807001 Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:54:48 EST 69 Toddler, Baby, Speech, Words, Developmental Ability, Disability, Learning. Cognitive Ability foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2017/01/09/010917_HEALTH_TODDLERSPEECH_FNC_MED.mp4 Can living near power lines cause cancer? FOX News Do power lines cause cancer? Q&A with Dr. Manny: I'm house hunting and came across a beautiful house that has huge power lines directly behind it. I've heard there might be a link between exposure to power lines and cancer. How worried should I be if I want to pursue this house? 5266103698001 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:40:52 EST 143 Power Lines, Electric Magnetic Fields, Leukemia, Real Estate, Environment, Exposure, Radiation foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/12/30/123016_POWERLINESCANCER_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Is it healthier to shampoo less? FOX News No poo method Q&A With Dr. Manny: “I’ve read that my hair will be healthier if I stop shampooing it every day. Is this true? And what about using dry shampoo?” 5143286557001 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:51:17 EDT 87 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/09/27/092716_Health_NoPoo_FNC_MED.mp4 How do I know if I have salmonella FOX News Tips for preventing salmonella Q&A with Dr. Manny: Since coming back from vacation, I’ve had diarrhea and cramps. How do I know I have salmonella versus some other gastrointestinal condition? 5104565822001 Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:19:41 EDT 107 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/08/30/083016_qa_salmonella_FNC_MED.mp4 Easing perimenopause symptoms FOX News Exercises to beat perimenopause Q&A with Dr. Manny: “My doctor told me being on the pill can help relieve perimenopause symptoms. But are there any exercises I can do to help?” 5103278864001 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:51:57 EDT 121 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/08/29/082916_Health_Perimenopause_FNC_MED.mp4 Khloe Kardashian uses vitamin E for vaginal health FOX News Vitamin E for your vagina? Q&A with Dr. Manny: Khloe Kardashian recommends vitamin E to improve vaginal health. Is there any truth to this? 5096988026001 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:17:43 EDT 91 Vagina, Vaginal Health, Vitamin E, Oil, Free Radicals, Skin, Menopause, Khloe Kardashian, Antioxidant, Moisturizer, Lubricant, Sex, Pelvic Floor Muscles foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/08/24/082416_VITAMINE_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 What's the target heart rate for pregnancy workouts? FOX News How much should I exercise during pregnancy? Q&A with Dr. Manny: Is there a target level I should aim to keep my heart rate under while exercising during pregnancy? 5086998050001 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:10:21 EDT 114 Heart Rate, Pregnant, Exercise, RPE, Gestational Diabetes, Mental Wellness, Weight, OBGYN, Baby, Prenatal, Workouts, Motherhood foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/08/17/081716_HEARTRATEPREG_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Busting the swimming myth FOX News Waiting an hour after eating to swim Q&A with Dr. Manny: Is it true that you should wait an hour after eating before you go swimming? 5081291574001 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:58:18 EDT 80 Swimming, Olympics, Eating, Cramps, Myth, Old Wives Tale, Urban Legend, Drowning foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/08/12/081216_HEALTH_SWIMMING_FNC_MED.mp4 Staying Zika-free while pregnant FOX News Protecting yourself against Zika Q&A with Dr. Manny: I'm 13 weeks pregnant. 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FOX News How to treat sciatica Q&A with Dr. Manny: What is sciatica exactly and how is it treated? 5061945771001 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:28:44 EDT 88 Sciatica, Low Back Pain, Nerve, Spinal Cord, Herniated Disk, Bone Spur,anti-inflammatory Medications, Epidural Steroid Injections, Surgery foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/07/29/072916_SCIATICA_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Helping teens cope after a parent’s death FOX News Ways to help fatherless kids heal Q&A with Dr. Manny: My teenage daughter is having a really difficult time with the passing of her father. I'm afraid she might start using the wrong kind of coping mechanisms to numb her pain. What kind of advice can I give her to help? 5043536176001 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:48:43 EDT 113 Grief, Death, Parenting, Coping, Fathers, Divorce, Abandonment, Detachment, Psychotherapist, Emotional Pain, Emotions, Rejection, Denial foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/07/20/072016_FATHERLESS_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Natural ways to ward off Zika FOX News Chemical-free ways to protect yourself from Zika Q&A with Dr. Manny: I'm traveling this summer and concerned about the Zika virus. I don't want to buy bug spray with chemicals in it. Are there any essential oils I can use to ward off mosquitoes instead? 4967848383001 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:46:38 EDT 151 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/06/21/062116_QA_Zika_FNC_MED.mp4 Can an elevation training mask boost your fitness? FOX News Do elevation training masks work? Q&A with Dr. Manny: I read athletes use elevation training masks to build up their lung capacity and improve their overall fitness, but do they really work? 4963752845001 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:40:22 EDT 121 Training, Elevation Training Masks, Athletic Performance, Running, Hemoglobin, Red Blood Cells, Air, Breathing, Energy, Altitude Training, Pulmonoligist, Lungs, Oxygen foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/06/20/062016_TRAININGMASK_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 ‘Undoing’ a vasectomy FOX News Vasectomy reversal Q&A with Dr. Manny: Can I undo my vasectomy? 4930424841001 Tue, 7 Jun 2016 15:41:28 EDT 81 Vasectomy, Men, Children, Pregnancy, Surgery foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/06/07/060716_HEALTH_VASECTOMY_FNC_MED.mp4 Natural ways to stop snoring FOX News How to stop snoring Q&A with Dr. Manny: Are there any natural remedies to stop my wife from snoring? 4926344781001 Fri, 3 Jun 2016 14:06:18 EDT 97 Snoring, Sleeping, Inflammation, Nasal Passages, Sleep Apnea, Natural, Herbs, Neck, Breathing, Sinuses, Congestion, Chiropractor foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/06/03/060316_QASNORING_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Why is my eye twitching? FOX News Eye twitching Q&A with Dr. Manny: What causes my eye to twitch? 4899872916001 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:26:54 EDT 67 Eye Twitching, Muscle Spasm, Vision foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/05/18/05182016_HEALTH_EYETWITCH_FNC_MED.mp4 Can you test your fertility? FOX News Fertility concerns Q&A With Dr. Manny: I’m in my early 30s and I hear a lot of conflicting information about fertility. Is it something to start thinking about? 4892359370001 Fri, 13 May 2016 11:36:52 EDT 121 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/05/13/051316_qa_fertility_FNC_MED.mp4 Could ginger do more harm than good? FOX News How ginger affects your gallbladder Q&A With Dr. Manny: I’ve started drinking 2-4 cups of fresh ginger tea every morning. I’ve been having some gallbladder pains. Can this be related? 4874504255001 Mon, 2 May 2016 11:10:57 EDT 123 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/05/02/050216_Health_Ginger_FNC_MED.mp4 Can probiotics fight depression? FOX News Gut health and your mood Q&A With Dr. Manny: I read probiotics can help with depression. Is this true and how much should I take? 4861933729001 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:43:51 EDT 128 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/04/25/042516_Health_Probiotics_FNC_MED.mp4 Natural remedies for flea and tick prevention FOX News Natural ways to protect your pets from ticks and fleas Q&A with Dr. Manny: Besides using chemical-laden repellents, are there any natural remedies I can use to keep my pets safe? 4832194976001 Tue, 5 Apr 2016 11:19:32 EDT 116 Pets, Dogs, Cats, Fleas, Ticks, Repellents, Pesticide, Oils, Garlic, Vinegar, Grooming, Lawn, Outdoors, Holistic foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/04/05/040516_FLEAANDTICKPREVENTION_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Is cactus water the new super drink? FOX News Benefits of cactus water Q&A With Dr. Manny: I've been hearing a lot of buzz about cactus water. Some are saying it's even better for you than coconut water. Is this true or is it just a passing fad? 4827061497001 Fri, 1 Apr 2016 15:20:20 EDT 74 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/04/01/040116_qa_cactus_FNC_MED.mp4 What is hand, foot and mouth disease? FOX News Tips for dealing with coxsackievirus Q&A with Dr. Manny: What is hand, foot and mouth disease and how can I protect my kid from it? 4821802146001 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:35:37 EDT 85 Coxsackievirus, Hand Foot And Mouth Disease, Blisters, Fever, Pain, Day Care, Child Care Centers foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/03/29/032916_HEALTH_HFMDISEASE_FNC_MED.mp4 Could you develop adult scoliosis? FOX News When adults develop scoliosis Q&A with Dr. Manny: What are the symptoms of adult scoliosis? 4819975091001 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:54:37 EDT 116 Scoliosis, Spine, Bones, Adolescence, Muscular Pain, Digestive, Bladder, Lungs, Diaphragm, Spine Surgeon, Physical Therapy, Anti-inflammatory foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/03/28/032816_ADULTSCOLIOSIS_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Tips for flying with a baby FOX News What to know before flying with an infant Q&A with Dr. Manny: I'm having anxiety thinking about flying with an infant. What can I do to make the experience less stressful? 4791754811001 Tue, 8 Mar 2016 13:03:17 EST 132 Baby, Infant, Flying, Travel, Plane, Airport, Car Seat, FAA, TSA, Breastfeeding, Lactation, Sleeping foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/03/08/030816_BABYTRAVEL_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Is my baby teething? FOX News How to help a teething baby Q&A With Dr. Manny: My 6-month-old isn’t sleeping through the night and is very cranky. Is she teething? 4764666243001 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 14:10:20 EST 105 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/02/19/021916_qa_teething_FNC_MED.mp4 Exercises to get your body ski ready FOX News Best exercises for skiers Q&A with Dr. Manny: Are there certain exercises I can do to help get my body ready for the slopes? 4760735706001 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:37:50 EST 115 Skiing, Ski, Winter Sports, Olympics, Knees, Quadriceps, Recovery, Exercises, Core, Injury, Pilates, Contrast Therapies foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/02/17/021716_SKIEXERCISES_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Herbal remedy for PMS? FOX News Vitex: natural remedy for PMS Q&A With Dr. Manny: I’ve heard the herb Vitex can help ease PMS symptoms and even help with fertility issues. Is that true? 4711992322001 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:06:27 EST 154 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/01/19/011916_Health_Vitex_FNC_MED.mp4 Can laser hair removal cause cancer? FOX News Laser hair removal risks Q&A with Dr. Manny: I've been thinking about getting laser hair removal for my bikini line, but I'm a little worried about the radiation that's involved. Is there any kind of link between laser hair removal and cancer? 4692256179001 Fri, 8 Jan 2016 16:09:09 EST 119 Laser Hair Removal, Lasers, X-rays, Gamma Rays, Radiation, DNA, Shaving, Waxing foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2016/01/08/010816_LASERHAIRREMOVAL_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 How to prevent acid reflux FOX News Stop acid reflux without antacids Q&A With Dr. Manny: How do I stop acid reflux without depending on antacids? 4666147768001 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:35:02 EST 110 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/12/17/121715_qa_heartburn_FNC_MED.mp4 Do you need organic tampons? FOX News Organic feminine hygiene products are hitting the shelves Q&A With Dr. Manny: Are organic tampons really worth the extra cost? 4594462654001 Tue, 3 Nov 2015 14:05:35 EST 93 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/11/03/110315_Health_Tampons_FNC_MED.mp4 What happens when you go off birth control? FOX News Side effects from quitting the pill Q&A with Dr. Manny: I've been taking birth control pills for over a decade and have recently decided to stop taking them. What happens after you stop taking the pill— should I expect any side effects? 4592184471001 Mon, 2 Nov 2015 14:01:49 EST 128 Birth Control, Contraceptives, The Pills, IUD, PMS, Acne, Mood Swings, Libido, Hormones, Period, Menstrual Cramps, Ovulation, Menstrual Cycle foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/11/02/110115_BCPILLS_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Can you get rid of HPV? FOX News How to clear your body of HPV Q&A with Dr. Manny: My OB-GYN recently told me I have HPV. Because I'm over the age limit for the vaccine, is there anything else I can do to help get rid of it? 4495188777001 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:04:00 EDT 146 HPV, Human Papillomavirus, Sexually Transmitted Infection, Sex, Infection, Virus, OBGYN, Oral Cancer, Genital Warts, FDA, Immune System, Smoking, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Birth Control, IUD, foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/09/18/091815_HPV_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Why sunscreen stops working FOX News When sunscreen doesn’t do its job Q&A with Dr. Manny: I always apply sunscreen when I go outside, but still get sunburned. What am I doing wrong? 4454732883001 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:48:11 EDT 122 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/08/31/083115_Health_Sunburn_FNC_MED.mp4 Should you be taking statins? FOX News The truth about statins Q&A with Dr. Manny: With all the recent press for wider use of statins, I'm a little confused. What do doctors really know now that they didn’t know before? 4449646471001 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:16:21 EDT 113 Statins, Heart Attack, Coronary Arteries, Heart Disease, Cardiovascular, Exercise, Cardiologist, Cholesterol foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/08/28/082815_STATINS_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Why you’re talking in your sleep FOX News How to stop sleep talking My roommate tells me I talk a lot in my sleep. What does it mean? 4445233315001 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:18:17 EDT 107 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/08/26/082615_Health_SleepTalk_FNC_MED.mp4 Foot blisters: to pop or not to pop? FOX News Is it safe to pop a foot blister? Q&A with Dr. Manny: I always thought it was best to leave blisters alone, but my fiancé keeps telling me to pop them. What's really the best way to treat them? 4434863529001 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:14:18 EDT 95 Blister, Feet, Foot Blisters, Shoes, Running, Sweating, Friction, Neosporin, Bacitracin foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/08/20/082015_QABLISTERS_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 The vital mineral you may be missing FOX News Are you getting enough magnesium? Q&A with Dr. Manny: I recently read that magnesium may be good for your heart. But just how important is it? And how can I make sure I’m getting enough? 4387320698001 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:14:29 EDT 106 Magnesium, Nutrient, Mineral, Inflammation, Immune System, Muscle Cramps, Epsom Salts, Blood Sugar,supplement, Diet foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/07/30/073015_QAMAGNESIUM_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 How to treat a poison ivy rash FOX News Soothe a poisonous plant rash Q&A with Dr. Manny: I am concerned about the possibility of my children coming into contact with poisonous plants. What should I look out for? 4316271225001 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:43:10 EDT 116 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/06/23/062315_qa_ivy_FNC_MED.mp4 How to stay healthy on an airplane FOX News Tips to stay healthy while flying Infectious disease specialist at South Nassau Communities Hospitals Dr. Aaron Glatt discusses the health concerns travelers face in the air and how they can protect themselves 4303252977001 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:55:01 EDT 104 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/06/17/061715_qa_plane_FNC_MED.mp4 Can pets suffer from seasonal allergies? FOX News Natural remedies for pets with seasonal allergies Q&A with Dr. Manny: Do dogs get spring allergies like humans? And how can I help my sweet little pup with them? 4260334169001 Wed, 27 May 2015 15:14:33 EDT 106 Dogs, Pets, Allergies, Pollen, Seasonal Allergies, Spring, Veterinarian, Antibiotics, Witch Hazel, Omega 3 Fatty, Coconut Oil, Antihistamines, Immune System foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/05/27/052715_PETALLERGIES_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Can you prevent cataracts? FOX News Cataracts 101 Q&A With Dr. Manny: Is there any way I can prevent cataracts from forming in my eyes? 4225818737001 Fri, 8 May 2015 14:27:51 EDT 67 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/05/08/050815_Health_Cataracts_FNC_MED.mp4 How to treat jellyfish stings FOX News What to do when a jellyfish stings you Q&A with Dr. Manny: I am planning a beach vacation this summer and I am worried about jellyfish stings. What is the best course of action if I or one of my kids are stung? 4170553382001 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:12:20 EDT 91 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/04/13/041415_qa_jellyfish_FNC_MED.mp4 Best sleeping positions to avoid lower back pain FOX News How to prevent back pain from poor sleeping habits Q&A with Dr. Manny: I have been waking up with a stiff and painful lower back. What could be going wrong? 4170789739001 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:24:40 EDT 135 Sleeping, Mattress, Sleeping Position, Stiffness, Physiotherapist, Joints, Spine, Night Roll, foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/04/13/041315_QASLEEPPAIN_HEALTH_FNC_MED.mp4 Pot for pets? FOX News Medical marijuana and pets Q&A with Dr. Manny: I've been hearing about the potential for medical marijuana to help cure many ailments, but does it work on pets? 4160902275001 Wed, 8 Apr 2015 13:16:29 EDT 121 Medical Marijuana, Pot, Weed, Pets, Dogs, Cats, Arthritis, Pain, Cannabidiol, CBD, THC, High foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/04/08/040815_HEALLTH_POTDOGS_FNC_MED.mp4 3 ways to avoid constipation FOX News How to avoid constipation Q&A with Dr. Manny: I am chronically constipated and depend on laxatives. Is there anything I can do to avoid constipation all together? 4142677767001 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:32:41 EDT 82 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com (Fox News Channel)nohttps://media2.foxnews.com/2015/03/30/033015_qa_constipation_FNC_MED.mp4 Are stomach sounds a sign of a bigger problem? FOX News Why your stomach is always growling Q&A with Dr. Manny: My stomach makes the loudest gurgling noises all the time— even when I'm not hungry! 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en-us Mon, 28 Oct 2019 05:23:38 GMT Wed, 02 Jan 2019 05:00:00 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss SiteOrganic 60 webmaster@anglicandoma.org Synod 2018: The Treasurer's Report http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271209 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271209 Audio Podcast: Report from the Constitution and Canons Committee http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271213 The Rev. Becki Neumann presented a report from the Constitution and Canons Committee, after which the Synod approved several amendments to the Canons and gave final approval to an amendment to the Constitution. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271213 Audio Podcast: Transgenderism: Compassion, Clarity & Conversation http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271027 An increasing number of people in Western culture, especially teens, identify as transgender. Their “inward” experience of masculinity or femininity feels askew to their “outward” biological sex, male or female. With this topic now mainstream, Christians need to think carefully and compassionately about an array of questions, including: What anthropological assumptions underlie popular views and treatments? What does a loving Christian response look like? Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271027 Audio Podcast: The Church Planting Report http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271028 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271028 Audio Podcast: The Bishop's Report http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271029 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271029 Audio Podcast: The Rev. Dr. Winfield Bevins http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271032 The Rev. Dr. Winfield Bevins speaks at the Synod 2018 Opening Eucharist. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=271032 Report from the Constitution and Canons Committee http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270645 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270645 Report from the Great Commission Committee http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270646 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270646 Advance Care Planning http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270583 What does this new phrase being used in the healthcare industry mean for the elderly, terminally ill, and disabled? This workshop will explain all the terms like “Comfort Care,” “Medical/Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment,” “Hospice,” “Palliative Care,” “DNR’s” and “Advance Directives” and the positive and negative impact each can have on patients. We’ll discuss when they should or should not be employed, whether for you or your loved ones. We will also examine patients’ rights and how families need to be involved to ensure they get the best care. Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270583 Islam At Our Doorstep http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270584 Never have believers in America had a better opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ with their Muslim neighbors! Our area is home to one of the largest concentrations of Muslims in the U.S. with over 400,000 Muslims, 75 mosques and the two largest mosque complexes in the nation. Yet many of us feel timid around Muslims and are hesitant to meet and talk with them. Come and be encouraged as we consider what God is doing among American Muslims today and how each of us can effectively communicate Christ's love with them. Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270584 Five Years In: Continuing to Raise the Bar in Child Protection http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270585 DOMA’s Child Protection Child Protection Chair Lindsey Feldman and Chancellor Scott Ward will update church leaders on the newest version of the child protection policy, answer legal and practical questions, and make recommendations to aid in the implementation and maintenance of best practices in your church to keep our children safe. Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270585 Your Church and the New Wineskins Global Missions Conference: Why Bring a Team? http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270586 The New Wineskins Global Missions Conference is the primary mission-mobilizing event for the Anglican Church in North America. Held every three years, it brings together those engaged in local mission and international mission; it draws missionaries and senders, clergy and laity, intercessors and evangelists, teachers and disciples. Come hear New Wineskins Missionary Network’s Executive Director, Jenny Noyes, share about the impact that next September’s conference can have on your church’s missional zeal. A number of congregations in our Diocese have discovered the power of bringing a team to experience New Wineskins—a conference that changes lives and changes churches. Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270586 Conversation for Church Planters http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270587 DOMA church planters and prospective church planters are invited to have lunch and conversation with our pre-Synod seminar leader, The Rev. Winfield Bevins. Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270587 Becoming an Everyday Missionary http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270588 We often compartmentalize our “spiritual” and our “secular” lives when in actuality everything we are and possess is sacred and should be used to further God’s kingdom on earth. This workshop will give you practical ideas of how to be a missional Christian, engaging with those around you on a 24/7 basis as you live your everyday life. What do you have? Will you give it to Jesus? Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270588 North America: The New Mission Field http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270589 We live in an increasingly multicultural, secular, and global context, and because some churches in the United States do not understand these shifts, they have either stopped growing or are in decline. These shifts, however, have created tremendous opportunities for mission, as the mission field has now come to us, along with fresh voices from the global church from which we can grow and learn. Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270589 Tomorrow’s Leaders in Your Church Today: How to form college students as leaders for the Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270590 Local, national, and global leaders for tomorrow are students on college campuses today. 53% of these students report feeling hopeless. Only 4% of this generation of students has a Biblical worldview. Regardless of the size and style of your church, there are important ways you can help to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to campus and disciple next generation leaders for ministry in the Church and the world. Join in an interactive session to discuss best practices in reaching college students with the Gospel and integrating them into the life of your parish. Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270590 Transgenderism: Compassion, Clarity & Conversation http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270593 An increasing number of people in Western culture, especially teens, identify as transgender. Their “inward” experience of masculinity or femininity feels askew to their “outward” biological sex, male or female. With this topic now mainstream, Christians need to think carefully and compassionately about an array of questions, including: What anthropological assumptions underlie popular views and treatments? What does a loving Christian response look like? Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270593 The Bishop's Report to Synod 2018 http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270594 Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270594 Synod 2018 Opening Eucharist Sermon http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270595 Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270595 Equip 2018 - PreSynod Workshop http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270596 Dr. Bevins will be giving us lots to think about in his talks, “North America: The New Mission Field,” “Church Planting in the 21st Century: Fresh Expressions and other New Models of Church,” and “How Might an Anglican Church Planting Movement Look: Hallmarks of the Wesleyan Revival.” The focus of his talks will be to help us to understand the changing mission field in which we find ourselves today and how we can more effectively reach those in our communities through innovative approaches that will grow and multiply our ministries. Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=270596 A History of Race and the Church in the American Tradition http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=426237&programId=265091 This presentation, given at the College of Bishops' meeting in Melbourne, Florida, on January 10, 2018, takes a deep look at the history of racism in the Church from its origins in the fifteenth century to the modern era, with an emphasis on the Anglican tradition in the United States. Albert Thompson is a war, conflict and peace historian and an instructor of history at Northern Virginia Community College. He joined the Anglican Church in North America in 2011. In 2016, he was elected to the Vestry of Christ the King Church (Alexandria,VA) and to the Standing Committee of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. He holds a Masters in Military History from Norwich University where his research focused on the Troubles in Northern Ireland. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in history at Howard University where he focuses on post-Second World War American identity. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. (Music: http://www.bensound.com) Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=426237&programId=265091 College of Bishops - Jan 2018 - You Are My Beloved Son http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=426237&programId=264399 Archbishop Foley Beach delivers the sermon at the Opening Eucharist of the College of Bishops Meeting of the Anglican Church in North America, Jan. 8, 2018. (Music: http://www.bensound.com) Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=426237&programId=264399 A History of Race and the Church in the American Anglican Tradition http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=263647 This breakout session takes a deep look at the history of racism in the Church from its origins in the fifteenth century to the modern era, with an emphasis on the Anglican tradition in the United States. Albert Thompson is a war, conflict and peace historian and an instructor of history at Northern Virginia Community College. He joined the Anglican Church in North America in 2011. In 2016, he was elected to the Vestry of Christ the King Church (Alexandria,VA) and to the Standing Committee of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. He holds a Masters in Military History from Norwich University where his research focused on the Troubles in Northern Ireland. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in history at Howard University where he focuses on post-Second World War American identity. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=263647 Into the Harvest Interview - Alex Leighton http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=261551 "When we first moved to Virginia, we felt called to a certain neighborhood. As we learned more about where other folks from All Saints’ Church (Woodbridge, VA) lived, we saw that it was a neighborhood that wasn’t heavily populated with our members. We loved the opportunities that we were given as we were invited into our neighbors’ lives. And they were there with us as our third and fourth children were born. We hosted Community Vacation Bible School (CVBS) in our house there and our next-door neighbors committed their lives to Christ during that time. What an incredible joy! I can remember saying to my wife, Rebecca, that it could have been for that reason alone that we were called to that house." (Music: http://www.bensound.com) Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=261551 Into the Harvest Interview - Jay Baylor http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=260657 Jay Baylor: "I never expected to end up in the city. I’m the son of farmers and truck drivers from Central Pennsylvania. In 2006, I was challenged by Heidi Baker’s testimony to “go where only the Gospel could make a difference.” I felt the Lord guide us into East Baltimore, one of the most challenged neighborhoods in our region." (Music: http://www.bensound.com) Mon, 31 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=260657 Into the Harvest: Interview with Tom Herrick http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=259401 We’re launching a new series here on DOMACAST where we’re focusing on the mission and ministry of church planting and church health. This work in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic is led by what’s called the Great Commission Committee—or the GCC. Tom Herrick, Canon for Church Planting for the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic—as well as the Executive Director of the Titus Institute—is chair of the GCC. We asked Tom to be our first guest in this series we call “Into the Harvest.” Music—http://www.bensound.com Read more about it—http://tinyurl.com/TomHerrickInterview Sun, 18 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=259401 Summit 2017: Singing Through Our Suffering http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=256817 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=256817 Summit 2017: Understanding the Threat to Conscience Rights http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=256438 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=256438 Summit 2017: What makes life sacred? http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=256371 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=256371 Summit 2017: The Father - Heavenly Call and Earthly Responsibility to Defend Life http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=256375 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=256375 Synod 2016 Eucharist Sermon http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=253563 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=253563 The Bishop's Report to Synod 2016 http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253464 The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic presents his Report to Synod 2016. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253464 Report from the Constitution and Canons Committee Part One http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253465 The Report of the Constitution and Canons Committee of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic to Synod 2016. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253465 Report from the Great Commission Committee http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253466 Report from the Great Commission Committee of the Anglican Diocese of the MId-Atlantic to Synod 2016. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253466 Ratify Admissions of a Church and a Mission http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253467 Ratify Admissions of a Church and a Mission: Church: Church of the Word, Gainesville, VA Mission: Redeemer Anglican Church, Richmond, VA. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253467 Fresh Ways to Ignite Evangelism in Your Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253432 The Rev. Mary Amendolia, speaker. Why is evangelism so hard? Do you need encouragement to ignite the fire of evangelism in your church? Then please attend this practical session and discover fresh ways your church can re-engage this spiritual discipline. This short interactive session will equip you to contextually share the gospel cross culturally. You will leave this session with fresh ideas for this Christmas and in the year to come. The Rev. Mary Amendolia serves as Pastoral Associate for Evangelism at the Falls Church Anglican and is a Spiritual Director with Coracle. She trained for ministry at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, England and at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. While working at Heythrop College, University of London, Mary taught adults how to engage in interfaith dialog while she concurrently earned her M.A. in Christian Spirituality with a focus on the visual arts and spiritual transformation. Additionally, Mary holds a B.A. in Art History. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253432 Synod 2016 Report from the Constitution and Canons Committee Part Two http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253407 The Rev. Becki Neumann, chair of the Constitution and Canons Committee, presents Part 2 of the Constitution and Canons Report. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253407 The New Federal Regulations on Overtime Pay and How They Will Affect Your Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253419 Christine Lambrou Johnson, speaker. The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new regulations which will require churches to pay overtime for all employees paid less than a baseline annual salary of $47,476—that is a more than double increase from the old baseline of $23,660. This Rule, which takes effect on December 1, 2016, will have a significant impact on some of our churches. Christine Lambrou Johnson will share with us how the rule applies to Church employees and, in particular, which kinds of employees may be exempt from the regulations under the “ministerial exception.” Christine Lambrou Johnson is Of Counsel with Gammon & Grange, P.C. She is an experienced litigator with substantial expertise in labor and employment matters. She concentrates her practice on the day-to-day counseling of employers concerning their obligations under federal and state labor and employment law, on the resolution of employment disputes, and on business litigation generally. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253419 Finishing Life God's Way http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253371 Georgette Forney, speaker. The acceptance of legalized assisted suicide, combined with the erosion of conscientious rights in healthcare decisions, demands that we as Christians be better prepared to address aging and dying concerns for ourselves and loved one. In this workshop Georgette Forney will outline ways to equip and empower yourself so you can finish your faith journey in God’s time and in God’s way! She’ll also highlight valuable resources for your church to use in education and pastoral care. The Rev. Georgette Forney, Deacon, is President of Anglicans for Life, the only global Anglican ministry dedicated to helping the Church address abortion, abstinence, adoption, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research. She is also the co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, an effort to raise awareness about the physical, spiritual and emotional harm abortion does to women and to let those who are hurting from abortion know help is available. Georgette had an abortion Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253371 Synod 2016 - Report from the Treasurer http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253377 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253377 Pre-Synod - Building Bridges with Other Racial and Cultural Groups http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253326 Dele and Oneya Okuwobi, speakers. Heaven will be filled with people from every tribe, nation, and tongue. How do we work to make Jesus’ church on earth reflect his church in heaven? The Okuwobis who serve at The Peoples Church of Cincinnati, OH, work to make that happen. In this breakout session, they will reprise their Pre-Synod Workshop presentation on creating multi-ethnic churches and helping our churches effectively reach out to the communities where we live. Dele Okuwobi is Associate Pastor of The Peoples Church, Cincinnati, OH, a church dedicated to building a multi-ethnic congregation. Dele was born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised in New Orleans. Dele is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and is married to Oneya Okuwobi. Oneya Okuwobi is Associate Pastor and Director of Cross Cultural Education at the Peoples Church where the curriculum she developed has helped transform the church from a 98% Caucasian commuter church into a truly multi-ethnic church that reflects the Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253326 Workshop - Building Bridges with Other Racial and Cultural Groups http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253327 Dele and Oneya Okuwobi, speakers. Heaven will be filled with people from every tribe, nation, and tongue. How do we work to make Jesus’ church on earth reflect his church in heaven? The Okuwobis who serve at The Peoples Church of Cincinnati, OH, work to make that happen. In this breakout session, they will reprise their Pre-Synod Workshop presentation on creating multi-ethnic churches and helping our churches effectively reach out to the communities where we live. Dele Okuwobi is Associate Pastor of The Peoples Church, Cincinnati, OH, a church dedicated to building a multi-ethnic congregation. Dele was born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised in New Orleans. Dele is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and is married to Oneya Okuwobi. Oneya Okuwobi is Associate Pastor and Director of Cross Cultural Education at the Peoples Church where the curriculum she developed has helped transform the church from a 98% Caucasian commuter church into a truly multi-ethnic church that reflects the Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253327 Synod 2016 Our Fundamental Anglican Beliefs http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253334 Gregory Strong, speaker. The Constitution of our Diocese calls for each member of Synod to affirm (and regularly reaffirm) the core theological affirmations of the Anglican Church in North America (called the “Fundamental Declarations” of the Province), as well as the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) Statement and the Jerusalem Declaration of 2008. This session will explore those key statements and what they mean for us personally and for our movement. Gregory Strong, a member of The Falls Church Anglican (TFCA), has a Ph.D. in theological and religious studies (Drew University), and an M.Div. (Trinity School for Ministry). He teaches Anglican Studies through Reformed Theological Seminary and theological education for lay people in a collaboration between TFCA and the Ridley Institute, St. Andrew’s Church, South Carolina. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253334 Synod 2016 Eucharist Sermon http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253161 The Rev. Johnny Kurcina served as a youth pastor at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg; an assistant minister at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Richmond; a pastoral intern at Christ the King, Alexandria (during its first year as a new church); and through the Timothy Program as a church planter in training at The Falls Church (Anglican) before heading out in 2011 to become the lead planter and rector of Christ Church Vienna. Johnny is a graduate of Madison High School (where CCV worships), UVA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Trinity College, Bristol, U.K. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253161 Synod 2016 Morning Prayer Sermon http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253163 The Rev. Jim Beavers was serving as Headmaster of Trinity Christian School (Fairfax) when he and his family visited Truro Church and discovered Anglicanism. In 1994, they and others were sent out from Truro to plant Christ the Redeemer with the Rev. Tom Herrick, where Jim served in several roles including Senior Warden and, later, part-time Chief of Staff. He earned an M.Div. from Trinity School for Ministry in 2009, and was ordained by Bishop Guernsey as a priest in the Anglican Church in North America that same year. Jim became vicar of Christ Anglican Fellowship (Orange, Virginia) in 2011. He also has served on the Standing Committee of the Diocese since it was first established. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=253163 Clergy Day 2016 Sermon http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411552&programId=250940 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411552&programId=250940 Clergy Days 2016 End of Life Issues http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411552&programId=250897 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411552&programId=250897 Clergy Day 2016 - Eating Disorders http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411552&programId=250898 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411552&programId=250898 Everyday Evangelism: How to Share the Gospel http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=244202 What do we do when someone says “Yes, I want to follow Jesus!”? How do we share the basics of the Good News with them? How do we lead them in the next steps? How do we do all this naturally, without forcing? Michael Superman lead a practice session with our friends at the training. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=244202 Everyday Evangelism: Tell Your Story http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=244203 All of us have a story of what Jesus has done in our lives and this story is usually the best way to communicate God’s love to someone we know. Tom Tarrants is a master at teaching how to put your story together in a way that you can share with others to give glory to Jesus. Handout "Writing Your Story" is available for download. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=244203 Everyday Evangelism: What Gospel Are You Sharing? http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=244204 We have the best news in the world to share! Shawn Hart distills it and refines it and gives it to us in a form that makes it easy and compelling to share with our friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=244204 Summit 2016: Where Do We Go From Here? http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240110 Bishop John Guernsey reflects on Life Summit 2016 and issues the challenge to prayerfully consider and take the next steps. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240110 Summit 2016: The Call to Change the World http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240109 John Stonestreet elaborates on the call God extends to Christians to get involved in changing the world. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240109 Five Ways to Love and Reach Your Community - Relational Evangelism http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240102 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240102 Five Ways to Love and Reach Your Community - Marketplace Evangelism http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240103 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240103 Five Ways to Love and Reach Your Community - Power Evangelism http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240104 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240104 Five Ways to Love and Reach Your Community - Outreach Events Evangelism http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240105 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240105 Five Ways to Love and Reach Your Community - Service of Mercy Evangelism http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240106 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240106 Five Ways to Love and Reach Your Community - Community Evangelism http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240107 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240107 Five Ways to Love and Reach Your Community - Pre-Synod Workshop on Evangelism http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240087 An in-depth look at five different approaches to evangelism, focusing on various strategies for using each style, hear stories of how this style has been employed by churches in our diocese, learn practical tools for applying each style in your local context, and learn how to build an evangelistic culture in your church. Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240087 Synod 2015: Eucharist Sermon- "Get God" http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240086 The Rev. Sam Ferguson is the Associate Pastor for Research and Teaching at the Falls Church Anglican, where he has served for four years. He is currently spending much time in North Carolina as he pursues a Ph.D. in biblical studies, where his research focus is biblical anthropology. He has an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Drexel University, and loves all four Philadelphia sports. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240086 Clergy Day 2015: Hot Button Issues Facing the Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240085 Clergy Day 2015: Hot Button Issues Facing the Church Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240085 Teaching on Daniel - Audio http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240149 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240149 Restoration Everest Summer Camp 2015 http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=&programId=240151 Children's Summer Camp sponsored by Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, VA Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=&programId=240151 Synod 2014: The Spiritual Life of a Leader http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240082 Christian leaders throughout the centuries have discovered the spiritual disciplines that have drawn them closer to God and enabled them to live the Christian life. This session will investigate the qualities and skills of a godly and effective leader and suggest how particular spiritual disciplines can develop your leadership abilities and help those you serve to grow in Christ. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240082 Raising Your Church’s Profile in the Community http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240083 Are you tired of your church being the best kept secret in your community? Come hear what a number of churches are doing to become more “visible” to their neighbors. This workshop will focus on effective, inexpensive ways to get the word out about who you are and what you are doing to usher in God’s Kingdom in your community. You will be encouraged and motivated as you hear about practical ways you can easily put into practice to let your light shine even brighter. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240083 Praying for the Persecuted Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240084 Many of us are aware of the tremendous pressure that is upon persecuted Christians around the world. This is an opportunity to pray for some of these critical situations facing our brothers and sisters. Led by two gifted prayer leaders with a heart for missions, this prayer time will also help equip you for more effective group prayer in your church. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240084 Synod 2014: Protection of Children Policy Report http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240076 The Rev. Becki Neumann presents the report on the implementation of the Protection of Children Policy for the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic at Synod 2014. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240076 Synod 2014: The Ordination Process http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240077 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240077 Synod 2014: The Best is Yet to Come http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240078 The Rev. Clancy Nixon, outgoing chair of the Great Commission Committee of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, addresses Synod 2014. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240078 A Testimony: Anglicans Engage in Mission Around the World http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240079 Sharon Steinmiller shares an overview on how Anglicans are engaging in global mission. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240079 Synod 2014: An Introduction to the Thirty-Nine Articles http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240080 The Thirty-Nine Articles are the summation of the “confessed faith” that all Anglicans share from the Reformation forward, the statement of classic Biblical, Apostolic, catholic and reformed faith. This workshop introduces us to this wonderful resource of our faith, and the practical implications of this Confession for all Christians who seek to follow Jesus in the Anglican way. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240080 Synod 2014: Walking in the Light http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240081 The Rev. Becki Neumann, Rector of Christ Church (Loudon County, VA) presents the Synod 2014 Morning Prayer Sermon, Walking in the Light. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240081 Synod 2014: Church Planting Report http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240073 The Rev. Canon Tom Herrick reports of the work of the Great Commission Committee for the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. He includes testimonies from the Rev. Johnny Kurcina (Christ Church Vienna), the Rev. Patrick Ware (Winchester Anglican Church) and the Rev. Josh Kammerer (Church of the Apostles’ church plant at George Mason University). We also hear a report from the Rev. Tim Howe about the growing L10-2 Team of 164 intercessors who pray faithfully for church planting in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240073 Synod 2014: Report from the Treasurer http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240074 The Treasurer of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic presents his report and the 2015 budget to Synod 2014. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240074 Synod 2014: Testimonies from the New Mission Churches http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240072 The Rev. Jay Baylor of the Church of the Apostles in the City (Baltimore, MD), and the Rev. James Swynford of Incarnation Church (Williamsburg, VA), share the testimonies about planting new churches in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240072 Synod 2014: The Bishop's Report http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240071 Bishop John Guernsey of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, presents his report to the 2014 Synod. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240071 Synod 2014: The Light of the World http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240069 The Rev. Bill Haley preaches on the teaching of Jesus on being light in the darkness. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240069 Synod 2014: A Testimony by the Rev. Dr. John Yates http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240070 The Rev. Dr. John Yates, Rector of The Falls Church Anglican, shares an encouraging testimony. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240070 What Are Clergy Called to Do? http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240068 Bishop John Guernsey preaches at Clergy Day 2014 in Woodbridge, VA Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240068 Closing Eucharist Sermon http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240067 Archbishop Robert Duncan sermon for the Closing Eucharist of the Clergy/Clergy Spouse Retreat (April 28-30, 2014). Tue, 13 May 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240067 Jesus and the Resurrection http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240066 Bishop John Guernsey's Easter Vigil Sermon, presented on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax, VA. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240066 Social Media and the Great Commission http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240061 Sometimes it may seem like everyone is using online social media to communicate. Even the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope are regular users of Twitter. Most churches now are expected to have an active Facebook page as well as their website. How do we effectively and responsibly use social media tools to reach out in practical ways with the love of God and the Good News of Jesus Christ? Where should we be cautious and discerning in using these tools? How do we develop social media resources? Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240061 Life Issues and My Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240062 Abortion and Euthanasia are two well-known life issues that are often seen as political topics to be avoided in church. But our people are dealing with these issues, and they need the church to address them from a pastoral perspective. This workshop will provide practical pastoral tools and resources to equip lay and ordained leaders for life decisions and to reach out with the love of Jesus. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240062 Who, Me, Plant? Who, Us Plant? http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240063 This workshop will illuminate several ways any size church, its rector and any parishioner can participate in church planting in our Diocese. Hint: money is not necessary! You will learn: how to inspire and identify potential church planters; how people with spiritual gifts of mercy, helps, administration, intercession, and evangelism can participate; and the many ways L10-2 (the planting arm of the Great Commission Committee) can help you and your church. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240063 Anglican Today - Beginnings http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240024 Beta Test Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240024 The Bishop's Report to Synod 2013 http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240053 The Report of the Bishop to Synod 2013 of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240053 The Way of the Cross http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240054 Bishop Guernsey's sermon from the Synod 2013 Morning Prayer Service. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240054 L10-2: Into the Harvest Field http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240055 Inspiring testimonies from L10-2 Church Planters of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic at Synod 2013. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240055 Proposed Percentage Asking http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240056 The Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic is considering a proposal for percentage askings in the diocese. Bishop Guernsey outlines the proposal to the Synod 2013 gathering, requesting the local congregations to reflect and discuss the proposal in the coming year. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240056 Report from GAFCON 2013 http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240057 The Rev. David Hanke, rector of Restoration Anglican Church (Arlington, VA) reports on his experiences while attending GAFCON 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya, as a representative of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240057 Heaven, Hell and Universalism http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240058 Heaven, Hell and Universalism with the Rev. Gerald McDermott. Is there an eternal hell? Or is heaven the destiny for all? This session will examine the history—and growing popularity—of the false doctrine of universal salvation, scrutinizing it biblically and theologically, and showing how damaging it is to mission. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240058 The Protection of Children http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240059 The Diocese has adopted a new policy for the protection of children, which must be implemented in the coming year. This workshop will help clergy and lay leaders understand the importance of this policy and the steps that you’ll need to take to put it into practice and safeguard our children. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240059 Report to Synod 2013 on the Ordination Process http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240060 The Rev. Jack Grubbs, chair of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic Ordination Committee, reports on the details of how the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic is approaching the ordination process. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240060 Report from the Great Commission Committee http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240064 The Rev. Clancy Nixon, chair of the Great Commission Committee of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, presents his report to Synod 2013. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240064 What Hinders our Gospel Mission? http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240052 Synod 2013 Opening Eucharist Sermon by the Rev. David Drake, Rector, Church of the Resurrection, Lutherville, MD. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240052 Intercessory Prayer and Praying in Small Groups http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240046 Why is group intercessory prayer so important and how is it different than other forms of prayer? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240046 Stumbling Stones on the Path of an Intercessor http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240047 What are some of the personal and corporate challenges for the intercessor? How do we overcome those challenges for the glory of God? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240047 Practical Guidelines for Group Prayer http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240048 How do we begin to pray effectively together as intercessors? What are some practical guidelines to help us as we pray together and make a difference? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240048 Prayer for Church Planting: “L10-2” http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240049 Bringing a testimony of encouragement, the Rev. Tim Howe shares how intercessory prayer has made a major difference in church planting and in sharing the Good News of Jesus in a broken world. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240049 Clergy Day 2013 Sermon http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240045 The Rt. Rev. John Guernsey, Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic focuses on the inspiring ministry of Charles Simeon (1759-1836) in his Eucharist sermon for Clergy Day 2013. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240045 Amazing Grace http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240025 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240025 Clergy Renewal of Vows 2013 http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240044 The Rev'd Andy Morgan speaks a word of refreshment and encouragement to the clergy of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic at their annual Renewal of Vows. The talk is a must-listen to any clergy or lay person in ministry who may need a word of encouragement. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240044 Clergy Renewal of Vows 2013 http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240148 The Rev'd Andy Morgan preaches at the annual Renewal of Vows Eucharist of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, held at Church of the Epiphany, Herndon, VA. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240148 Diocesan Stewardship Workshop: Session One http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=&programId=240023 Presented at a special workshop on stewardship focusing on biblical and practical principles of stewardship. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=&programId=240023 The Night Shift http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240041 The Rev'd Erin Blair, Associate Rector of Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, VA, speaks on waiting and suffering, focusing on Psalms 126 and 130. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240041 Testimonies of Five New Churches http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240040 Hear inspiring testimonies from the five new churches admitted to the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic on October 13, 2012: Congregations: Christ Church Vienna, VA Church of the Messiah, Chesapeake, VA Missions: All Nations DC, Washington, D.C. Christ Church Between the River, Yorktown, VA Church of the Good Shepherd, Lynchburg, VA. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240040 Introducing Practical Intercessory Prayer http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240018 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240018 Foundations of Intercessory Prayer http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240019 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240019 Guidelines for Intercessory Prayer http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240020 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240020 Q & A Part One http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240021 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240021 Q & A Part Two http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240022 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240022 Synod 2012 Bishop's Address http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240038 The Bishop's Address at the 2012 Synod of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240038 Marriage Ministry http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240016 Learn how it is possible to eliminate divorce and reduce cohabitation in your church, as well as slash your community's divorce rate in half. Learn too how to train lay couples for marriage ministry as part of the diocesan emphasis on marriage called for by Bishop Gurnsey. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240016 Missional Outreach through Fresh Expressions http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240017 How can we reach people outside the church? It may begin with a new discussion group in a tavern, hanging out with kids at a skate park, or something new that God leads us to do. This workshop focuses on churches that desire to reach their neighbors and for those who want to start a new form of church. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240017 Where are you living these days? - David Harper http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240037 For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I live in the high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit ... Isaiah57:15 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240037 ACNA Closing Eucharist 2012 - Bishop John Guernsey http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240036 Bishop John Guernsey's sermon at the 6-9-12 Closing Eucharist of the ACNA Provincial Assembly at Ridgecrest, NC. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240036 Synod Address http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240120 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240120 Church of the Apostles http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240126 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240126 Church of the Resurrection http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240127 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240127 St. Stephen's Anglican Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240128 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240128 Winchester Anglican Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240129 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240129 Celebration Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240131 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240131 Christ Church Vienna http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240132 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240132 Christ the King http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240133 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240133 Christ the Redeemer http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240134 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240134 Potomac Falls Anglican Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240137 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240137 Church of the Epiphany http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240138 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240138 Restoration Anglican Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240139 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240139 Shepherd's Heart Anglican Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240140 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240140 South Riding Anglican Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240141 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240141 St. Margaret's Anglican Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240142 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240142 St. Paul's Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240143 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240143 Truro Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240144 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240144 All Saints Church http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=&programId=240178 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=&programId=240178 Sermon on Healing http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240119 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=423539&programId=240119 Convention 2011 Teaching with Foley Beach http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240172 Saturday teaching at ADV Spring Convention. Sat, 21 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240172 The Challenges for Anglicanism http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240031 Tue, 08 Jun 2010 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240031 Inside Anglicanism http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240030 Sat, 13 Mar 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240030 The Apostolic Congregation Part I http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240027 Tue, 06 Oct 2009 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240027 The Apostolic Congregation Part 2 http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240028 Tue, 06 Oct 2009 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240028 Called to Listen http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240026 Fri, 27 Mar 2009 04:00:00 GMT http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=411469&programId=240026

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Cape Crisis:Laser Time

Cape Crisis

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:38:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.4 Laser TimeComic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarGames & Hobbies/Video GamesArts/Visual ArtsComedyTV & FilmSociety & Culturelasertimeshow@gmail.comLaser TimeLaser TimeyesComic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarLearn about comic history in one friendly podcast!Cape Crisis is about comics. Love for comic books, nostalgia for our heroes, anger at crappy comic movies, and everything in between. We fashioned our undying love for sequential art into a white hot star of a podcast! Listen as we explore the latest news and most important topics in the world of comics, heroic and beyond. Comic Reviews: Hawkman and Stellar! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/yWcYlAjtF9o/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/06/13/comic-reviews-hawkman-and-stellar/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:38:16 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=266620 COMIC REVIEWS! This week we take to the skies with the new Hawkman series from DC, and Stellar from Image Comics! Plus a special update from yours truly! Hawkman #1 (DC Comics) Of all of the superheroes in comics, none... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/06/13/comic-reviews-hawkman-and-stellar/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/06/13/comic-reviews-hawkman-and-stellar/ Comic Reviews: Justice League and The Unexpected! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/z3hr32GaG1E/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/06/06/comic-reviews-justice-league-and-the-unexpected/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 06 Jun 2018 21:08:52 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=266450 COMIC REVIEWS!! It’s a double dose of DC this week as the Justice League reunites under Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung, and The Unexpected make their team debut! Justice League #1 (DC Comics) DC’s summer plans aren’t slowing down anytime... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/06/06/comic-reviews-justice-league-and-the-unexpected/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/06/06/comic-reviews-justice-league-and-the-unexpected/ Comic Reviews: Man of Steel and Blackwood! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/wpwaLEGtPTk/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/30/comic-reviews-man-of-steel-and-blackwood/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 30 May 2018 21:46:10 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=266411 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Brian Michael Bendis makes the jump from Marvel to the Man of Steel, and we enter Blackwood! Man of Steel #1 (DC Comics) After months of build up, the time has finally come for Brian Michael... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/30/comic-reviews-man-of-steel-and-blackwood/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/30/comic-reviews-man-of-steel-and-blackwood/ Comic Reviews: Black Panther and The Flash! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/ZpZMQGwO0OQ/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/23/comic-reviews-black-panther-and-the-flash/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 23 May 2018 21:50:48 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=266345 COMIC REVIEWS! This week T’Challa heads into space, and The Flash War begins in The Flash #47! Black Panther #1 (Marvel Comics) Marvel’s “Fresh Start” initiative is designed to give new and unique jumping on points for their stable of... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/23/comic-reviews-black-panther-and-the-flash/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/23/comic-reviews-black-panther-and-the-flash/ Movie Review: Deadpool 2! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/KjLCxxKPEIk/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/18/movie-review-deadpool-2/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sat, 19 May 2018 03:36:38 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=266320 MOVIE REVIEW!! The Merc With A Mouth is back, but can he beat out of the curse of the comedy sequel? Find out right now! Deadpool 2 (2018) Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison Directed... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/18/movie-review-deadpool-2/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/18/movie-review-deadpool-2/ Comic Review: Superman Special and Quicksilver: No Surrender! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/kJ2wko2Wm1U/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/16/comic-review-superman-special-and-quicksilver-no-surrender/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 16 May 2018 21:35:20 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=262361 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the Man of Steel wraps up some loose ends in Superman Special #1, and the fastest Avenger gets to star in his own miniseries with Quicksilver: No Surrender! Superman Special #1 (DC Comics) With Brian Michael... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/16/comic-review-superman-special-and-quicksilver-no-surrender/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/16/comic-review-superman-special-and-quicksilver-no-surrender/ Comic Reviews: Venom and Justice League: No Justice! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/4y3ttbVMbQU/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/09/comic-reviews-venom-and-justice-league-no-justice/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 09 May 2018 21:34:30 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=239934 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Venom gets a new start with Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, and the Justice League head into space with No Justice! Venom #1 (Marvel Comics) The Marvel relaunch train is gearing up, and after last week’s... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/09/comic-reviews-venom-and-justice-league-no-justice/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/09/comic-reviews-venom-and-justice-league-no-justice/ Comic Reviews: Avengers and DC Nation! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Xv5REzPK_G4/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/02/comic-reviews-avengers-and-dc-nation/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 02 May 2018 22:15:21 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=231151 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the big two launch some fresh starts for you all with a new team of Avengers and the twenty-five cent DC Nation! Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics) You may have heard that the Avengers have a new movie... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/02/comic-reviews-avengers-and-dc-nation/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/05/02/comic-reviews-avengers-and-dc-nation/ Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/gHFx2w_fc6g/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/27/movie-review-avengers-infinity-war/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 27 Apr 2018 12:20:15 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=231106 MOVIE REVIEW!! This is it! Ten years of movies have lead to THANOS! Does Marvel’s ambitious team up hit the mark? Find out now! Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Starring: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/27/movie-review-avengers-infinity-war/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/27/movie-review-avengers-infinity-war/ Comic Reviews: Hunt for Wolverine and X-Files: Case Files! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/vhb62Ndqqq8/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/25/comic-reviews-hunt-for-wolverine-and-x-files-case-files/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:50:20 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=231103 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the Hunt for Wolverine is on, and Mulder and Scully investigate their weirdest case yet: Florida! Hunt for Wolverine #1 (Marvel Comics) Like all dead Marvel characters, it’s time for the original Wolverine to make his... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/25/comic-reviews-hunt-for-wolverine-and-x-files-case-files/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/25/comic-reviews-hunt-for-wolverine-and-x-files-case-files/ Comic Reviews: Wasted Space and Her Infernal Descent! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/-57_uuFot_k/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/18/comic-reviews-wasted-space-and-her-infernal-descent/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:31:58 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=231052 COMIC REVIEWS! This week we go into space with Wasted Space, and descend into hell in Her Infernal Descent! Wasted Space #1 (Vault Comics) Sci-fi comics are a dime a dozen these days, so it’s hard for one to hit... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/18/comic-reviews-wasted-space-and-her-infernal-descent/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/18/comic-reviews-wasted-space-and-her-infernal-descent/ Comic Reviews: Brothers Dracul and Crude! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/1vLIt4KQhBE/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/11/comic-reviews-brothers-dracul-and-crude/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:34:31 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=230985 COMIC REVIEWS! This week it’s an indie spectacular with Aftershock Comics’ Brothers Dracul and the new Image series Crude! Brothers Dracul #1 (Aftershock Comics) I’m naturally interested in anything that has to do with the legend of Dracula, so Aftershock... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/11/comic-reviews-brothers-dracul-and-crude/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/11/comic-reviews-brothers-dracul-and-crude/ Comic Reviews: Deathstroke and Curse of Brimstone! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/XQLpAJEUPss/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/04/comic-reviews-deathstroke-and-curse-of-brimstone/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:36:51 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=230929 COMIC REVIEWS! It’s a double dose of DC this week, as Batman and Deathstroke take the deadliest paternity test ever, and Brimstone enters the New Age of Heroes! Deathstroke #30 Batman and Deathstroke have always had a pretty strong rivalry,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/04/comic-reviews-deathstroke-and-curse-of-brimstone/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/04/04/comic-reviews-deathstroke-and-curse-of-brimstone/ Comic Reviews: Mother Panic A.D. and The Factory! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/2KfSZBNmyXA/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/28/comic-reviews-mother-panic-a-d-and-the-factory/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:51:13 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=230866 COMIC REVIEWS! This Week our reviews head into the future with Mother Panic. A.D. and The Factory! Mother Panic A.D. #1 (DC Comics) With DC’s Young Animal relaunch under way, the next title to get a new fresh start is... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/28/comic-reviews-mother-panic-a-d-and-the-factory/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/28/comic-reviews-mother-panic-a-d-and-the-factory/ Comic Reviews: Weapon H and Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/u-vg6QdqVeo/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/21/comic-reviews-weapon-h-and-cave-carson-has-an-interstellar-eye/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:57:48 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=225906 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Weapon H is unleashed in his own solo title, and Cave Carson is back with a new eye! Weapon H #1 (Marvel Comics) I’ll be honest, I think every aspect of Weapon H sounds like a... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/21/comic-reviews-weapon-h-and-cave-carson-has-an-interstellar-eye/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/21/comic-reviews-weapon-h-and-cave-carson-has-an-interstellar-eye/ Comic Reviews: Vampironica and Curse Words http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/HivoK5OoKiU/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/14/comic-reviews-vampironica-and-curse-words/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:26:15 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=202802 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Veronica becomes a vampire, and Wizord’s troubles come to a head in Curse Words! Vampironica #1 (Archie Comics) At long last, Veronica Lodge gets the chance to shine in an Archie Horror book. After being on... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/14/comic-reviews-vampironica-and-curse-words/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/14/comic-reviews-vampironica-and-curse-words/ Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and Oblivion Song! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/aHnXlpX4OzU/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/07/comic-reviews-amazing-spider-man-and-oblivion-song/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 07 Mar 2018 22:45:32 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=182746 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the Green Goblin returns (with a pal) in Amazing Spider-Man, and Robert Kirkman kicks off a new series with Oblivion Song! Amazing Spider-Man #797 (Marvel Comics) The time has come. Dan Slott is leaving The Amazing... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/07/comic-reviews-amazing-spider-man-and-oblivion-song/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/03/07/comic-reviews-amazing-spider-man-and-oblivion-song/ Comic Reviews: The Terrifics and Jessica Jones! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/ktcPJ2ohqXY/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/28/comic-reviews-the-terrifics-and-jessica-jones/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 28 Feb 2018 21:36:59 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=182095 COMIC REVIEWS! This week a new DC team rises with The Terrifics, and Jessica Jones’ war with the Purple Man comes to a end! The Terrifics #1 (DC Comics) With the Fantastic Four still in hiding at Marvel, it’s only... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/28/comic-reviews-the-terrifics-and-jessica-jones/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/28/comic-reviews-the-terrifics-and-jessica-jones/ Comic Reviews: Brave and The Bold and Super Sons! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/hO0xjAhvCiA/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/21/comic-reviews-brave-and-the-bold-and-super-sons/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:51:03 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=175998 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week it’s a double dose of DC as Batman and Wonder Woman team up in the new Brave and the Bold series, and Damian Wayne and Jonathan Kent have to face off with Talia Al Ghul in... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/21/comic-reviews-brave-and-the-bold-and-super-sons/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/21/comic-reviews-brave-and-the-bold-and-super-sons/ Movie Review: Black Panther! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/3X6ocNJ-Bgc/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/16/movie-review-black-panther/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:46:42 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=171177 Movie Review! The Mighty King of Wakanda has entered the multiplex! How does Black Panther stack up to the rest of the MCU? Find out right now! Black Panther (2018) Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita N’yongo, Danai Gurire... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/16/movie-review-black-panther/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/16/movie-review-black-panther/ Comic Reviews: Sideways and Invincible! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/dXhNU5lrLTE/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/14/comic-reviews-sideways-and-invincible/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:37:03 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=171171 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the DC universe gets a new hero in Sideways, and Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley bring Invincible to a close! Sideways #1 (DC Comics) DC’s “Age of Heroes” has had a pretty rough start. After being... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/14/comic-reviews-sideways-and-invincible/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/14/comic-reviews-sideways-and-invincible/ Comic Reviews: X-Men Red and Swamp Thing Winter Special! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/I8rys7brzh0/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/07/comic-reviews-x-men-red-and-swamp-thing-winter-special/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:05:17 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=164202 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Jean Grey assembles a new team of X-Men, and Swamp Thing goes walking in a winter wonderland in the Swamp Thing Winter Special! X-Men Red #1 (Marvel Comics) Now that Jean Grey is back in the... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/07/comic-reviews-x-men-red-and-swamp-thing-winter-special/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/02/07/comic-reviews-x-men-red-and-swamp-thing-winter-special/ Comic Reviews: JLA/Doom Patrol Special and Motherlands! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/07OSRdkGOi4/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/31/comic-reviews-jla-doom-patrol-special-and-motherlands/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:03:47 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=160222 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the JLA and the Doom Patrol join forces, and we take a trip to the Motherlands! JLA/Doom Patrol #1 (DC Comics) DC’s “Young Animal” imprint has definitely stumbled in recent months. Crippled by delays and waning... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/31/comic-reviews-jla-doom-patrol-special-and-motherlands/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/31/comic-reviews-jla-doom-patrol-special-and-motherlands/ Comic Reviews: Legion and The Flash! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/5ZnjXIhdIfg/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/24/comic-reviews-legion-and-the-flash/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:57:22 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=155651 COMIC REVIEWS! This week David Haller is back to mess up your minds in Legion, and Gorilla Grodd returns to menace The Flash! Legion #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics) With a critical hit series on FX, it’s no surprise that... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/24/comic-reviews-legion-and-the-flash/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/24/comic-reviews-legion-and-the-flash/ Comic Reviews: Damage and The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/AINqKsivPyE/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/17/comic-reviews-damage-and-the-further-adventures-of-nick-wilson/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:55:33 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=152409 COMIC REVIEWS!!!! This week DC’s “Age of Heroes” kicks off with Damage, and we find out what happens to a washed up superhero in The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson! Damage #1 (DC Comics) While Metal is still going strong... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/17/comic-reviews-damage-and-the-further-adventures-of-nick-wilson/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/17/comic-reviews-damage-and-the-further-adventures-of-nick-wilson/ Comic Reviews: Mister Miracle and Avengers! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/ZLbxI2A_cNo/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/10/comic-reviews-mister-miracle-and-avengers/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:38:12 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=150949 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Mister Miracle and Big Barda begin their assault on Orion’s forces, and the “No Surrender” mega storyline kicks off in Avengers! Mister Miracle #6 (DC Comics) I mentioned in my review of the first issue of... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/10/comic-reviews-mister-miracle-and-avengers/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/10/comic-reviews-mister-miracle-and-avengers/ Comic Reviews: Rise of the Black Panther and Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/w5KMSrEuSNs/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/03/comic-reviews-rise-of-the-black-panther-and-exit-stage-left-the-snagglepuss-chronicles/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 03 Jan 2018 23:56:07 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=149939 Comic Reviews! This week Black Panther gets an updated origin story in time for his new movie, and Snagglepuss gets a major reimagining in Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles! Rise of the Black Panther #1 (of 6) (Marvel Comics)... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/03/comic-reviews-rise-of-the-black-panther-and-exit-stage-left-the-snagglepuss-chronicles/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2018/01/03/comic-reviews-rise-of-the-black-panther-and-exit-stage-left-the-snagglepuss-chronicles/ Comic Reviews: Hawkman Found and Bonehead! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/2n-f_RywaIU/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/27/comic-reviews-hawkman-found-and-bonehead/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:48:43 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=147683 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Hawkman enters the DC Metal fray in Hawkman Found, and a new future begins in Image Comics’ Bonehead! Hawkman Found #1 (DC Comics) DC’s Metal event isn’t just a crazy way to introduce a bunch of... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/27/comic-reviews-hawkman-found-and-bonehead/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/27/comic-reviews-hawkman-found-and-bonehead/ Comic Reviews: Nightwing and Backways! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/q5E85GYXhJs/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/20/comic-reviews-nightwing-and-backways/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 20 Dec 2017 23:44:36 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=145034 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Nightwing gets a new start with Sam Humphries and Bernard Chang, and we enter the Backways! Nightwing #35 (DC Comics) With writer Tim Seely moving over to Green Lanterns, it’s only fitting that the writer behind... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/20/comic-reviews-nightwing-and-backways/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/20/comic-reviews-nightwing-and-backways/ Comic Reviews: Rumble and Monstro Mechanica! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/SKGwKFiKTQE/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/13/comic-reviews-rumble-and-monstro-mechanica/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:49:31 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=141889 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week the awesome Image series Rumble returns to comic stands, and Leondardo Da Vinci creates a wooden robot in Monstro Mechanica! Rumble #1 (Image Comics) After a pretty lengthy hiatus, Rumble is back. And while I’d like... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/13/comic-reviews-rumble-and-monstro-mechanica/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/13/comic-reviews-rumble-and-monstro-mechanica/ Comic Reviews: Batman/Ninja Turtles II and Venom, Inc. Alpha! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/W4z-WogzgQ8/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/06/comic-reviews-batman-ninja-turtles-ii-and-venom-inc-alpha/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:51:00 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=139297 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week the Heroes in a Half Shell reteam with the Dark Knight, and the Amazing Spider-Man and Venom crossover kicks off with Venom, Inc. Alpha! Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 (of 6) (DC Comics/IDW) The original... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/06/comic-reviews-batman-ninja-turtles-ii-and-venom-inc-alpha/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/12/06/comic-reviews-batman-ninja-turtles-ii-and-venom-inc-alpha/ Comic Reviews: John Wick and Spider-Gwen! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/-NpbKvd0ryI/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/29/comic-reviews-john-wick-and-spider-gwen/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:36:29 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=137117 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the legendary John Wick comes to comics, and Spider-Gwen is under the thrall of the Venom symbiote! John Wick #1 (Dynamite Comics) Movie tie-in comics are always a tough gamble, and John Wick is no exception.... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/29/comic-reviews-john-wick-and-spider-gwen/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/29/comic-reviews-john-wick-and-spider-gwen/ Comic Reviews: Doomsday Clock and Thanos! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/USSbe112Pc4/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/22/comic-reviews-doomsday-clock-and-thanos/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:00:20 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=134582 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Doomsday Clock finally arrives from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, and the God Country team takes on the Mad Titan himself in Thanos! Doomsday Clock #1 (of 12) (DC Comics) MINOR SPOILERS The hype around Doomsday... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/22/comic-reviews-doomsday-clock-and-thanos/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/22/comic-reviews-doomsday-clock-and-thanos/ Movie Review: Justice League! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/H4QYsS8Qdg0/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/17/movie-review-justice-league/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:55:35 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=133618 MOVIE REVIEW!  For better or worse, the Justice League movie is here! Is this the saving grace of the DC movie universe, or is it the final nail in the coffin? Find out now!  Justice League (2017) Starring: Ben Affleck,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/17/movie-review-justice-league/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/17/movie-review-justice-league/ Comic Reviews: Spectacular Spider-Man and Dark Fang! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/82Fn4czwf58/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/15/comic-reviews-spectacular-spider-man-and-dark-fang/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:38:40 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=133001 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Spidey’s on the run again in the Marvel Legacy relaunch of Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, and Image gets into the vampire game with Dark Fang! Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #297 (Marvel Comics) While I’ve... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/15/comic-reviews-spectacular-spider-man-and-dark-fang/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/15/comic-reviews-spectacular-spider-man-and-dark-fang/ Comic Reviews: Port of Earth and Coyotes! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/4SWn4T_PcKw/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/08/comic-reviews-port-of-earth-and-coyotes/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:03:38 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=131831 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week it’s a double dose of Image as we take a look at two new series: Port of Earth and Coyotes! Port of Earth #1 (Image Comics) What if Earth finally made contact with an alien race,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/08/comic-reviews-port-of-earth-and-coyotes/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/08/comic-reviews-port-of-earth-and-coyotes/ Movie Review: Thor Ragnarok! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/IXY1cGw9QBg/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/03/movie-review-thor-ragnarok/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:34:57 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=130757 MOVIE REVIEW! RAGNAROK IS HERE! How does Thor’s third solo outing fair when compared to the other MCU films? Find out right now! MOVIE REVIEW!! Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo Directed... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/03/movie-review-thor-ragnarok/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/03/movie-review-thor-ragnarok/ Comic Reviews: Captain America and Gravedigger’s Union! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/yDSKeaxSVNo/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/01/comic-reviews-captain-america-and-gravediggers-union/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:41:13 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=130756 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Captain America begins his Marvel Legacy tour of redemption, and the Monster Hunters get unionized in The Gravedigger’s Union! Captain America #695 (Marvel Comics) Cap has a had a rough few years. His reputation has been... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/01/comic-reviews-captain-america-and-gravediggers-union/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/11/01/comic-reviews-captain-america-and-gravediggers-union/ Comic Reviews: Jughead: The Hunger and 1985: Black Hole Repo! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/O735agu7eDI/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/25/comic-reviews-jughead-the-hunger-and-1985-black-hole-repo/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:30:24 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=130013 COMIC REVIEWS! This week we get a little spooky with the new Archie series Jughead: The Hunger, and travel into space with 1985: Black Hole Repo! Jughead: The Hunger #1 (Archie Comics) The Archie Horror line has had some great... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/25/comic-reviews-jughead-the-hunger-and-1985-black-hole-repo/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/25/comic-reviews-jughead-the-hunger-and-1985-black-hole-repo/ Comic Reviews: Mighty Thor and Incredible Hulk! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/_vN2teYjCBk/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/18/comic-reviews-mighty-thor-and-incredible-hulk/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:40:54 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=129001 COMIC REVIEWS! This week it’s a Marvel Legacy double dose with The Mighty Thor #700 and The Incredible Hulk #709! The Mighty Thor #700 Part of Marvel’s “Legacy” rebranding is a chance to go back to the classic numbering for... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/18/comic-reviews-mighty-thor-and-incredible-hulk/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/18/comic-reviews-mighty-thor-and-incredible-hulk/ Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and The Showdown Vol. 2! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/VnCnYeGG3vA/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/11/comic-reviews-amazing-spider-man-and-the-showdown-vol-2/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:37:41 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=127619   COMIC REVIEWS! This week the ol’ Parker luck is back in the Marvel Legacy era of Amazing Spider-Man, and travel to Hell for the ultimate monster race with The Showdown Vol. 2! The Amazing Spider-Man #789 Spider-Man’s had it very easy... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/11/comic-reviews-amazing-spider-man-and-the-showdown-vol-2/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/11/comic-reviews-amazing-spider-man-and-the-showdown-vol-2/ Comic Reviews: Batman White Knight and Spirits of Vengeance! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/2OX3c8q2PJ4/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/04/comic-reviews-batman-white-knight-and-spirits-of-vengeance/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:41:47 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=126821 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight begins, and Marvel gets spooky with Spirits of Vengeance! Batman: White Knight #1 (of ) (DC Comics) There have been countless classic Batman tales: The Dark Knight Returns, The Long Halloween,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/04/comic-reviews-batman-white-knight-and-spirits-of-vengeance/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/10/04/comic-reviews-batman-white-knight-and-spirits-of-vengeance/ Comic Reviews: Marvel Legacy and Detective Comics! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/SgBNGS_KbI8/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/27/comic-reviews-marvel-legacy-and-detective-comics/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:33:46 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=126223 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Marvel Legacy steps in to kick off the next era of Marvel Comics, and Tim Drake returns in Detective Comics! Marvel Legacy #1 (Marvel Comics) MINOR SPOILERS Well, it’s finally here. After the usual Marvel hype,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/27/comic-reviews-marvel-legacy-and-detective-comics/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/27/comic-reviews-marvel-legacy-and-detective-comics/ Comic Reviews: Dark Ark and Gasolina! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/g3unXRKHwNc/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/20/comic-reviews-dark-ark-and-gasolina/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:33:41 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=125770 COMIC REVIEWS! This week we set sail on Aftershock Comics’ Dark Ark, and head on the run with the new Image series Gasolina! Dark Ark #1 (Aftershock Comics) We all know the story of Noah’s Ark, but what if there... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/20/comic-reviews-dark-ark-and-gasolina/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/20/comic-reviews-dark-ark-and-gasolina/ Comic Reviews: Realm and Runaways! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/LHpwnHfPRzE/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/13/comic-reviews-realm-and-runaways/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:35:44 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=125554 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week the Runaways return to Marvel, and dragons are REAL in the new Image series Realm! Realm #1 (Image Comics) Post apocalyptic fiction is a dime a dozen these days, especially at Image comics, the home of... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/13/comic-reviews-realm-and-runaways/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/13/comic-reviews-realm-and-runaways/ Comic Reviews: Kingsman: The Red Diamond and Scales & Scoundrels! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/T3KzsV1uQzk/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/06/comic-reviews-kingsman-the-red-diamond-and-scales-scoundrels/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:35:50 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=125464 COMIC REVIEWS! This week it’d a double dose of Image comics as the Kingsmen return in Kingsman: The Red Diamond and the all ages Scales & Scoundrels debuts! Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 (Image Comics) With Kingsman: The Golden Circle... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/06/comic-reviews-kingsman-the-red-diamond-and-scales-scoundrels/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/09/06/comic-reviews-kingsman-the-red-diamond-and-scales-scoundrels/ Comic Reviews: Secret Empire and Justice League of America! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/BNtiAmMgN7M/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/30/comic-reviews-secret-empire-and-justice-league-of-america/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 30 Aug 2017 22:34:06 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=125315 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Secret Empire comes to a close, and the Justice League of America’s search for Ray Palmer continues! Secret Empire #10 (of 10) (Marvel Comics) SPOILERS (But it’s not like Marvel didn’t already do that for you)... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/30/comic-reviews-secret-empire-and-justice-league-of-america/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/30/comic-reviews-secret-empire-and-justice-league-of-america/ Cape Crisis Podcast Special! Defenders Spoilercast And More! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/_I_aZ939KSA/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/24/cape-crisis-podcast-special-defenders-spoilercast-and-more/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:15:37 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=125305 Surprise comic folks, Henry is back with a special solo Cape Crisis podcast! First he gives you a long rundown on all the new (and old) comics he’s been reading, as well as some of his thoughts on recent film... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/24/cape-crisis-podcast-special-defenders-spoilercast-and-more/feed/ 11 yesSurprise comic folks, Henry is back with a special solo Cape Crisis podcast! First he gives you a long rundown on all the new (and old) comics he’s been reading, as well as some of his thoughts on recent film... Read more Laser TimeSurprise comic folks, Henry is back with a special solo Cape Crisis podcast! First he gives you a long rundown on all the new (and old) comics he’s been reading, as well as some of his thoughts on recent film... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/24/cape-crisis-podcast-special-defenders-spoilercast-and-more/ Comic Reviews: Generations: Thor and Nightwing: New Order! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/BqUpS0A5DbI/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/23/comic-reviews-generations-thor-and-nightwing-new-order/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:00:04 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=125249 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week Jane Foster’s Thor and Thor Odinson team up to fight Apocalypse in Ancient Egypt, and Kyle Higgins returns to Nightwing with Nightwing: New Order! Generations: The Mighty Thor and the Unworthy Thor #1 (Marvel Comics) Jason... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/23/comic-reviews-generations-thor-and-nightwing-new-order/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/23/comic-reviews-generations-thor-and-nightwing-new-order/ TV Review: The Defenders! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/zl2JRnqCY-Y/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/20/tv-review-the-defenders/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:08:07 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=125156 TV REVIEW! The Defenders have united! Is Netflix and Marvel’s streaming team up worth the wait? Find out now! The Defenders (2017) Starring: Charlie Cox, Kristen Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Elodie Young SPOILERS!! Much like the solo... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/20/tv-review-the-defenders/feed/ 5 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/20/tv-review-the-defenders/ Comic Reviews: Dark Nights Metal and Mage: The Hero Denied! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/41mM-L9r1Ro/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/16/comic-reviews-dark-nights-metal-and-mage-the-hero-denied/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:41:30 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=125136 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo reteam of the DC event Metal, and Matt Wagner returns with Mage: The Hero Denied! Dark Nights: Metal #1 (DC Comics) More so than many big comic book events, there’s a... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/16/comic-reviews-dark-nights-metal-and-mage-the-hero-denied/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/16/comic-reviews-dark-nights-metal-and-mage-the-hero-denied/ Comic Reviews: Mister Miracle and Redlands! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/2HO73ZdcDkY/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/09/comic-reviews-mister-miracle-and-redlands/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:14:54 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=125054 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Tom King and Mitch Gerads reunite to bring Mister Miracle into the Rebirth fold, and Jordie Bellaire starts her own Image series Redlands! Mister Miracle #1 (DC Comics) This may sound blasphemous to some, but I’ve... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/09/comic-reviews-mister-miracle-and-redlands/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/09/comic-reviews-mister-miracle-and-redlands/ Comic Review: Generations Hulk and Elsewhere! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/1jmsRoY7x4U/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/02/comic-review-generations-hulk-and-elsewhere/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 02 Aug 2017 21:31:48 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=124974 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week Marvel’s Generations one shot even kicks off with a tale of two Hulks, and Elsewhere reveals where Amelia Earhart went all those years ago (maybe). Generations: Totally Awesome Hulk and Banner Hulk #1 (Marvel Comics) Like... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/02/comic-review-generations-hulk-and-elsewhere/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/08/02/comic-review-generations-hulk-and-elsewhere/ Comic Reviews: The Punisher and Suicide Squad! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/J4IwQFOeuQQ/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/26/comic-reviews-the-punisher-and-suicide-squad/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:30:16 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=124858 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week we get dangerous with The Punisher and Suicide Squad! Punisher #14 (Marvel Comics) Frank Castle’s adventures in the Marvel NOW era have been a little more comic booky than I typically like, but recent issues have... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/26/comic-reviews-the-punisher-and-suicide-squad/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/26/comic-reviews-the-punisher-and-suicide-squad/ Comic Reviews: Astonishing X-Men and Nightwing! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/t3VICzWdnAw/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/19/comic-reviews-astonishing-x-men-and-nightwing/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:30:42 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=124802 COMIC REVIEWS! This week a new team of Astonishing X-Men form, and Nightwing takes on Blockbuster! Astonishing X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics) Not content with just two X-Men series for ResurrXion (three if you count Weapon X), Marvel’s putting out a... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/19/comic-reviews-astonishing-x-men-and-nightwing/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/19/comic-reviews-astonishing-x-men-and-nightwing/ Comic Reviews: Dark Days: The Casting and Spider-Men II! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/mpQl3Htulpg/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/12/comic-reviews-dark-days-the-casting-and-spider-men-ii/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 12 Jul 2017 22:34:18 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=124729 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week it’s the next installment of the lead up to DC’s Metal with Dark Days:The Casting, and the mystery of the Miles Morales’ Marvel Universe counterpart continues with Spider-Men II! Dark Days: The Casting #1 (DC Comics)... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/12/comic-reviews-dark-days-the-casting-and-spider-men-ii/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/12/comic-reviews-dark-days-the-casting-and-spider-men-ii/ Movie Review: Spider-Man Homecoming! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/5vbngJHWfKM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/07/movie-review-spider-man-homecoming/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:04:06 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=109309 MOVIE REVIEW!!! At long last, Spider-Man is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Does his web catch you just like a fly? Find out now! Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) Starring: Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaton Directed... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/07/movie-review-spider-man-homecoming/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/07/movie-review-spider-man-homecoming/ Comic Review Special: Babyteeth! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/vdEiwwZTfWo/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/05/comic-review-special-babyteeth/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:41:47 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=109278 COMIC REVIEW!!! Yeah, the Fourth of July messed up the release date for comics. But don’t worry, here’s a special mini comic review of Babyteeth‘s second issue, as well as a “reprint” of my review of the first issue! Babyteeth... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/05/comic-review-special-babyteeth/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/07/05/comic-review-special-babyteeth/ Comic Reviews: The Amazing Spider-Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/O912nBLYyTE/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/28/comic-reviews-the-amazing-spider-man-and-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:18:22 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=94584 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Doc Ock is BACK as the Superior Octopus in Amazing Spider-Man, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meet The Pantheon! Amazing Spider-Man #29 (Marvel Comics) Not even The Amazing Spider-Man is free from the grasp of... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/28/comic-reviews-the-amazing-spider-man-and-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/28/comic-reviews-the-amazing-spider-man-and-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/ Comic Reviews: Batman and Shirtless Bear Fighter! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/S1hG3L5sAQY/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/21/comic-reviews-batman-and-shirtless-bearfighter/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:33:11 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=94440 COMIC REVIEWS!!!! This week “The War of Jokes and Riddles” kicks off in Batman, and Image introduces us to the Shirtless Bear Fighter! Batman #25 (DC Comics) Tom King’s run on Batman has been pretty stellar so far. From introducing... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/21/comic-reviews-batman-and-shirtless-bearfighter/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/21/comic-reviews-batman-and-shirtless-bearfighter/ Comic Reviews: Winnebago Graveyard and Kill The Minotaur! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/gUo7EE42mcQ/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/14/comic-reviews-winnebago-graveyard-and-kill-the-minotaur/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:36:41 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=94346 COMIC REVIEWS! This week it’s a double dose of Image Comics with Steve Niles new series Winnebago Graveyard and Kill The Minotaur! Winnebago Graveyard #1 (Image Comics) Steve Niles has been making a name for himself as the “creepy comics... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/14/comic-reviews-winnebago-graveyard-and-kill-the-minotaur/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/14/comic-reviews-winnebago-graveyard-and-kill-the-minotaur/ Comic Reviews: Babyteeth and Gwar: Orgasmageddon! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/P8JdTBU2bGY/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/07/comic-reviews-babyteeth-and-gwar-orgasmageddon/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:44:03 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=94206 COMIC REVIEWS! This week God Country and Redneck creator Donny Cates unleashes Babyteeth, and Gwar gets into the comic game with Gwar: Orgasmageddon! Babyteeth #1 (Aftershock Comics) Aftershock Comics has been making quite the name for themselves lately. While they... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/07/comic-reviews-babyteeth-and-gwar-orgasmageddon/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/07/comic-reviews-babyteeth-and-gwar-orgasmageddon/ Movie Review: Wonder Woman! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/rZyXIVbQ3ng/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/02/movie-review-wonder-woman/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:37:04 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=94136 DC’s Amazon has FINALLY made it to the big screen. Is Wonder Woman the movie that will save the Warner Bros’ DCEU? Find out now! Wonder Woman (2017) Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson, Danny Houston, Robin Wright Directed... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/02/movie-review-wonder-woman/feed/ 3 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/06/02/movie-review-wonder-woman/ Comic Reviews: Cable and Saga! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Hbov-am_2qI/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/31/comic-reviews-cable-and-saga/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 31 May 2017 20:33:37 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=94081 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the man known as Cable is back in a new ongoing, and we check in with the special 25 cent issue of Saga! Cable #1 (Marvel Comics) From leader of X-Force, to raising the last hope... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/31/comic-reviews-cable-and-saga/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/31/comic-reviews-cable-and-saga/ Comic Reviews: Venom and Batgirl! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/z9KjIINcx3M/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/24/comic-reviews-venom-and-batgirl/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 25 May 2017 00:35:06 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=93919 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Eddie Brock is back as Venom and looking for revenge, and Batgirl faces off with the Penguin’s son! Venom #150 (Marvel Comics) Now that Eddie Brock is back in the symbiote, it’s time for a super... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/24/comic-reviews-venom-and-batgirl/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/24/comic-reviews-venom-and-batgirl/ Comic Reviews: The Flash and Curse Words! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/QenizaqoWxk/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/17/comic-reviews-the-flash-and-curse-words/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 18 May 2017 00:34:27 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=93818 COMIC REVIEWS! This week “The Button” wraps up in The Flash #22, and the first story arc for Curse Words is here! The Flash #22 (DC Comics) It’s all come to this. With the hype of the entire DC universe... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/17/comic-reviews-the-flash-and-curse-words/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/17/comic-reviews-the-flash-and-curse-words/ Comic Reviews: Star Wars: Screaming Citadel and Action Comics! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/eZYqgVZpPGM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/10/comic-reviews-star-wars-screaming-citadel-and-action-comics/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 10 May 2017 21:01:51 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=93699 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the next Star Wars crossover begins with “The Screaming Citadel”, and a new Revenge Squad forms in Action Comics! COMIC REVIEWS!!! Star Wars: Screaming Citadel #1 (Marvel Comics) Almost a year after the end of the... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/10/comic-reviews-star-wars-screaming-citadel-and-action-comics/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/10/comic-reviews-star-wars-screaming-citadel-and-action-comics/ Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/50cOz1Mch6M/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/05/movie-review-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 05 May 2017 12:48:20 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=93614 MOVIE REVIEW!! The Guardians of the Galaxy are BACK! Is the second Awesome Mix as good as the first? Find out right now! Guardians of  the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Kurt... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/05/movie-review-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2/feed/ 3 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/05/movie-review-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2/ Comic Reviews: Secret Empire and Bane Conquest! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/79yPgFwbAZw/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/03/comic-reviews-secret-empire-and-bane-conquest/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 04 May 2017 00:40:38 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=93548 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Marvel’s next big summer event kicks off with Secret Empire, and Bane’s co-creators return to the character with Bane Conquest! Secret Empire #1 (of 9) (Marvel Comics) To say that Marvel’s Secret Empire has been controversial... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/03/comic-reviews-secret-empire-and-bane-conquest/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/05/03/comic-reviews-secret-empire-and-bane-conquest/ Comic Reviews: Scarlet Spider and The Flash! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/rmNbcm3nsKs/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/26/comic-reviews-scarlet-spider-and-the-flash/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:14 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=93397 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week the Scarlet Spider returns, and “The Button” continues in The Flash! Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #1 (Marvel Comics) This isn’t the first time that Marvel has tried to restart the Scarlet Spider, but it is the... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/26/comic-reviews-scarlet-spider-and-the-flash/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/26/comic-reviews-scarlet-spider-and-the-flash/ Comic Reviews: Batman and Redneck! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/qefVCRu_BSQ/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/19/comic-reviews-batman-and-redneck/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:12:43 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=93279 COMIC REVIEWS! This week “The Button” crossover begins in Batman #21, and Vampires stake a claim to Texas in Redneck! Batman #21 (DC Comics) As the first installment of “The Button”, Batman #21 has a ton of hype surrounding it.... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/19/comic-reviews-batman-and-redneck/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/19/comic-reviews-batman-and-redneck/ Comic Reviews: X-Men Blue and Justice League of America! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/hsy7juJTIzs/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/12/comic-reviews-x-men-blue-and-justice-league-of-america/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:30:27 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=93152 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week ResurrXion continues with X-Men Blue, and the first trial for Batman’s Justice League ends in Justice League of America! X-Men Blue #1 (Marvel Comics) Last week was the first issue of X-Men Gold. The week before... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/12/comic-reviews-x-men-blue-and-justice-league-of-america/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/12/comic-reviews-x-men-blue-and-justice-league-of-america/ Comic Reviews: X-Men Gold and Batman! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/dSmp0by_oYM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/05/comic-reviews-x-men-gold-and-batman/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:33:14 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=93022 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week the X-Men’s Gold team returns, and Batman and Bane enter the final round of “I Am Bane” in Batman #20! X-Men Gold #1 (Marvel Comics) At long last, the X-Men have returned to their rightful place... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/05/comic-reviews-x-men-gold-and-batman/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/04/05/comic-reviews-x-men-gold-and-batman/ Comic Reviews: X-Men Prime and Jughead: The Hunger! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/-2PbSTbfLlk/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/29/comic-reviews-x-men-prime-and-jughead-the-hunger/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:04:48 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=92831 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week a new era begins for the X-Men in X-Men Prime, and Jughead develops a new kind of appetite in Jughead: The Hunger! X-Men Prime #1 (Marvel Comics) Now that the dust has settled on IvX, it’s... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/29/comic-reviews-x-men-prime-and-jughead-the-hunger/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/29/comic-reviews-x-men-prime-and-jughead-the-hunger/ Comic Reviews: Iron Fist and X-O Manowar! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Ge7R5YbtIyY/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/22/comic-reviews-iron-fist-and-x-o-manowar/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:40:18 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=92707 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Iron Fist gets a brand new series to go along with his Netflix show, and Valiant restarts X-O Manowar! Iron Fist #1 (Marvel Comics) Since he’s now starring in his own Netflix show (read my review... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/22/comic-reviews-iron-fist-and-x-o-manowar/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/22/comic-reviews-iron-fist-and-x-o-manowar/ TV Review: Iron Fist! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/d-PUWGMwjsw/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/20/tv-review-iron-fist/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:24:18 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=92734 TV REVIEW! All 13 episodes of the Living Weapon’s Netflix series have been reviewed! Is Iron Fist worth the binge? Find out now! Iron Fist (2017) Starring: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, David Wenham SPOILERS Now that... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/20/tv-review-iron-fist/feed/ 3 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/20/tv-review-iron-fist/ Comic Reviews: American Gods: Shadows and The Amazing Spider-Man! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/59wMRr1myXw/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/15/comic-reviews-american-gods-shadows-and-the-amazing-spider-man/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:52:03 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=92570 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Neil Gaiman’s classic American Gods comes to comics, and Stuart Immonen starts his run on Amazing Spider-Man! American Gods: Shadows #1 (Dark Horse Comics) With the upcoming TV adaptation coming our way, it was only a... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/15/comic-reviews-american-gods-shadows-and-the-amazing-spider-man/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/15/comic-reviews-american-gods-shadows-and-the-amazing-spider-man/ Comic Reviews: IvX and Man-Thing! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/PRQuB2aiwmY/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/08/comic-reviews-ivx-and-man-thing/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:38:24 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=92410 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the battle between the X-Men and the Inhumans ends, and Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine makes his Marvel debut with Man-Thing! IVX #6 (of 6) (Marvel Comics) After six issues and multiple tie-ins, the war between the... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/08/comic-reviews-ivx-and-man-thing/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/08/comic-reviews-ivx-and-man-thing/ Movie Review: Logan! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/YmmQ9sw_91A/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/04/movie-review-logan/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:55:32 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=92203 MOVIE REVIEW! The time has come for Hugh Jackman to say goodbye to Wolverine. Is Logan the swan song the actor deserves? Find out right now! Logan (2017) Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrooke Directed by: James... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/04/movie-review-logan/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/04/movie-review-logan/ Comic Reviews: Extremity and Savage Things! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/5cXDwu8YN0U/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/01/comic-reviews-extremity-and-savage-things/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:42:19 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=92200 Comic Reviews! This week is a one-two punch of indie comics goodness, as we look at the brand new Image series Extremity, and Justin Jordan’s new Vertigo series Savage Things! Extremity #1 (Image Comics) Image Comics have prided themselves on... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/01/comic-reviews-extremity-and-savage-things/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/03/01/comic-reviews-extremity-and-savage-things/ Comic Reviews: The Old Guard and Highlander: The American Dream! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/zjsetsxWcRY/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/22/comic-reviews-the-old-guard-and-highlander-the-american-dream/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:49:24 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=91951 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the immortals take over as Greg Rucka kicks off his new Image series The Old Guard, and IDW starts up a brand new Highlander series! The Old Guard #1 (Image Comics) Greg Rucka has made quite... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/22/comic-reviews-the-old-guard-and-highlander-the-american-dream/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/22/comic-reviews-the-old-guard-and-highlander-the-american-dream/ Comic Review Special: Welcome to Riverdale! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/cC6hM4M6-48/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/15/comic-review-special-welcome-to-riverdale/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:21:20 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=91831 Where are the COMIC REVIEWS?!?!?! Well, I live in the New England region, and we got a TON of snow a few days ago. So much snow that my local comic shop didn’t get their comics in on time! So,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/15/comic-review-special-welcome-to-riverdale/feed/ 3 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/15/comic-review-special-welcome-to-riverdale/ Comic Reviews: Justice League of America Rebirth and Kingpin! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/3CoAOvOMCNs/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/08/comic-reviews-justice-league-of-america-rebirth-and-kingpin/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 09 Feb 2017 01:28:45 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=91604 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the Justice League of America is reborn, and Kingpin’s reign begins in his solo series! Justice League of America Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) Spinning out of the pages of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, Justice League... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/08/comic-reviews-justice-league-of-america-rebirth-and-kingpin/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/08/comic-reviews-justice-league-of-america-rebirth-and-kingpin/ Comic Reviews: Darth Maul and Bullseye! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Ogzkbs1XsdE/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/01/comic-reviews-darth-maul-and-bullseye/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:38:20 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=91462 COMIC REVIEWS! This week it’s a double dose of the bad guys with the start of the new Darth Maul miniseries, and the debut of Bullseye’s solo book! Darth Maul #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics) Of all of the Star... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/01/comic-reviews-darth-maul-and-bullseye/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/02/01/comic-reviews-darth-maul-and-bullseye/ Comic Reviews: Justice League vs Suicide Squad and Captain America Steve Rogers! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/_0pFCzj7Bwg/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/25/comic-reviews-justice-league-vs-suicide-squad-and-captain-america-steve-rogers/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 26 Jan 2017 01:43:46 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=91275 COMIC REVIEWS! This week it’s the final round between the Suicide Squad and the Justice League, and Captain America takes on the Taskmaster! Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #6 (of 6) (DC Comics) MILD SPOILERS In a lot of ways,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/25/comic-reviews-justice-league-vs-suicide-squad-and-captain-america-steve-rogers/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/25/comic-reviews-justice-league-vs-suicide-squad-and-captain-america-steve-rogers/ Comic Reviews: Monsters Unleashed and Curse Words! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/PVctos2JmqM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/18/comic-reviews-monsters-unleashed-and-curse-words/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:47:21 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=91163 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Marvel unleashes their monsters, and Charles Soule and Ryan Browne teach us some Curse Words! Monsters Unleashed #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics) Well, here we go, another Marvel event. While it doesn’t have the scale of... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/18/comic-reviews-monsters-unleashed-and-curse-words/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/18/comic-reviews-monsters-unleashed-and-curse-words/ Comic Reviews: Justice League/Power Rangers and All-New Wolverine! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/tC3ARJUw1gM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/11/comic-reviews-justice-leaguepower-rangers-and-all-new-wolverine/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:34:10 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=91056 Comic Reviews! This week it’s a double dose of Tom Taylor, as the Justice League teams up with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and we check in on X-23 in All-New Wolverine! Justice League/Power Rangers #1 (of 6) (DC Comics/Boom... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/11/comic-reviews-justice-leaguepower-rangers-and-all-new-wolverine/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/11/comic-reviews-justice-leaguepower-rangers-and-all-new-wolverine/ Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan and The Walking Dead! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/NCk898bAGs0/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/04/comic-reviews-old-man-logan-and-the-walking-dead/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 05 Jan 2017 01:51:18 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=90970 COMIC REVIEWS! We kick off a new year of reviews with Old Man Logan in spaaaace, and the finale of “The Whisperer War” in The Walking Dead! Old Man Logan # 16 (Marvel Comics) If rumors (and Marvel solicitations) are... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/04/comic-reviews-old-man-logan-and-the-walking-dead/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2017/01/04/comic-reviews-old-man-logan-and-the-walking-dead/ Comic Reviews: Civil War II and All-Star Batman! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Z58QH-RZI00/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/28/comic-reviews-civil-war-ii-and-all-star-batman/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:10:06 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=90794 COMIC REVIEWS! The last reviews of 2016 bring us the finales of Civil War II and the first story arc of All-Star Batman! How do they stack up? Find out now! Civil War II #8 (of 8) (Marvel Comics) SPOILERS... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/28/comic-reviews-civil-war-ii-and-all-star-batman/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/28/comic-reviews-civil-war-ii-and-all-star-batman/ Comic Reviews: Justice League vs. Suicide Squad and Locke and Key: Small World! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/LEQERnQj824/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/21/comic-reviews-justice-league-vs-suicide-squad-and-locke-and-key-small-world/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:44:14 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=90669 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week the Justice League and the Suicide Squad square off, and Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’ Locke and Key returns! Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1 (of 6) (DC Comics) There’s a lot of hype surrounding Justice... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/21/comic-reviews-justice-league-vs-suicide-squad-and-locke-and-key-small-world/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/21/comic-reviews-justice-league-vs-suicide-squad-and-locke-and-key-small-world/ Comic Reviews: Inhumans vs X-Men and The Flash! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/iphERoyBFQo/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/14/comic-reviews-inhumans-vs-x-men-and-the-flash/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 15 Dec 2016 01:44:58 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=90548 COMIC REVIEWS! This week the Inhumans and The X-Men throw down, and The Flash and Kid Flash help The Shade! Inhumans vs. X-Men #1 (of 6) (Marvel Comics) The throw down Marvel fans have been waiting for is here: Inhumans... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/14/comic-reviews-inhumans-vs-x-men-and-the-flash/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/14/comic-reviews-inhumans-vs-x-men-and-the-flash/ Comic Reviews: Star Wars: Dr. Aphra and Superman! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Xa-qJtojfts/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/07/comic-reviews-star-wars-dr-aphra-and-superman/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:41:54 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=90459 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Darth Vader‘s Doctor Aphra takes center stage, and Superman takes on Frankenstein! Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 (Marvel Comics) Of the vast characters in the Star Wars universe, it’s a little odd that Doctor Aphra would... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/07/comic-reviews-star-wars-dr-aphra-and-superman/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/12/07/comic-reviews-star-wars-dr-aphra-and-superman/ Comic Reviews: Ghost Rider and Suicide Squad! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/cmtYTVzm_0c/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/30/comic-reviews-ghost-rider-and-suicide-squad/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:28:25 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=90289 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week Robbie Reyes returns to Marvel, and Mark Millar and Harley Quinn takes on the Suicide Squad! Ghost Rider #1 (Marvel Comics) I’ll be honest; I wasn’t the biggest fan of All-New Ghost Rider. While I admired... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/30/comic-reviews-ghost-rider-and-suicide-squad/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/30/comic-reviews-ghost-rider-and-suicide-squad/ Comic Reviews: A.D. After Death and Venom! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/VWE2BlGth84/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/23/comic-reviews-a-d-after-death-and-venom/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:40:45 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=90174 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week we feast on Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire’s new Image series A.D. After Death, and Venom is back with a brand new number one! A.D After Death #1 (of 3) (Image Comics) There’s always a lot... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/23/comic-reviews-a-d-after-death-and-venom/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/23/comic-reviews-a-d-after-death-and-venom/ Comic Reviews: Thanos and Green Arrow! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/oyfdnrEoWoU/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/16/comic-reviews-thanos-and-green-arrow/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:43:37 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=90064 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week the Mad Titan Thanos gets his own series, and Green Arrow must solve a murder on super speed train in Green Arrow #11! Thanos #1 (Marvel Comics) For the most part, super villain comics don’t usually... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/16/comic-reviews-thanos-and-green-arrow/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/16/comic-reviews-thanos-and-green-arrow/ Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows and Batman TMNT Adventures! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/JiPMGA4fzUM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/09/comic-reviews-amazing-spider-man-renew-your-vows-and-batman-tmnt-adventures/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 10 Nov 2016 01:50:08 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=89986 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week Spidey’s marriage is back with a superhero twist, and the animated worlds of Batman and the Ninja Turtles meet in Batman TMNT Adventures! The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 (Marvel Comics) The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/09/comic-reviews-amazing-spider-man-renew-your-vows-and-batman-tmnt-adventures/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/09/comic-reviews-amazing-spider-man-renew-your-vows-and-batman-tmnt-adventures/ Movie Review: Doctor Strange! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/b1vU7SoHXcM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/04/movie-review-doctor-strange/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:34:46 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=89890 MOVIE REVIEW! Doctor Stephen Strange hits the silver screen! Is the latest Marvel Studios film worth your hard earned cash? Find out now! Doctor Strange (2016) Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams Directed by: Scott... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/04/movie-review-doctor-strange/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/04/movie-review-doctor-strange/ Comic Reviews: Avengers and Unworthy Thor! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/_L4jCH7LT3w/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/02/comic-reviews-avengers-and-unworthy-thor/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:25:41 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=89784 COMIC REVIEWS! It’s a double shot of Marvel this week, as a new team of Avengers assembles in Avengers, and Thor tries to prove he is worthy once more in Unworthy Thor! Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics) Like with any Marvel... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/02/comic-reviews-avengers-and-unworthy-thor/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/11/02/comic-reviews-avengers-and-unworthy-thor/ Comic Reviews: The Punisher Annual and Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/xehAzqryKwQ/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/26/comic-reviews-the-punisher-annual-and-hal-jordan-the-green-lantern-corps/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:43:59 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=89566 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Frank Castle does his own kind of trick or treating in Punisher Annual, and Sinestro’s Law comes to an end in Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps! The Punisher Annual #1 (Marvel Comics) It’s been... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/26/comic-reviews-the-punisher-annual-and-hal-jordan-the-green-lantern-corps/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/26/comic-reviews-the-punisher-annual-and-hal-jordan-the-green-lantern-corps/ Cape Crisis Special – Luke Cage Spoilercast And NYCC Diary http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/2eKdYFVaYDc/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/23/cape-crisis-special-luke-cage-spoilercast-and-nycc-diary/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:31:27 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=89573 Shimmy shimmy ya, it’s another special comic book podcast. Henry and Chris get together to first chat about Hank’s first New York Comic-Con and all the famous folks he met. Then, the guys have a spoiler-y talk about the newest... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/23/cape-crisis-special-luke-cage-spoilercast-and-nycc-diary/feed/ 5 yesShimmy shimmy ya, it’s another special comic book podcast. Henry and Chris get together to first chat about Hank’s first New York Comic-Con and all the famous folks he met. Then, the guys have a spoiler-y talk about the newest... Read more Laser TimeShimmy shimmy ya, it’s another special comic book podcast. Henry and Chris get together to first chat about Hank’s first New York Comic-Con and all the famous folks he met. Then, the guys have a spoiler-y talk about the newest... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/23/cape-crisis-special-luke-cage-spoilercast-and-nycc-diary/ Comic Reviews: Infamous Iron Man and Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/FjZdF42BAVc/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/19/comic-reviews-infamous-iron-man-and-cave-carson-has-a-cybernetic-eye/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:42:26 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=89286 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week Doctor Doom takes up the mantle of Iron Man, and Gerard Way’s second Young Animal series Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye begins! Infamous Iron Man #1 (Marvel Comics) Once again, a major Marvel event has... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/19/comic-reviews-infamous-iron-man-and-cave-carson-has-a-cybernetic-eye/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/19/comic-reviews-infamous-iron-man-and-cave-carson-has-a-cybernetic-eye/ Comic Reviews: Clone Conspiracy and Reborn! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/RWcGVVgmHJg/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/12/comic-reviews-clone-conspiracy-and-reborn/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:46:04 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=89115 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Spider-Man’s Clone Conspiracy kicks off, and Mark Millar teams up with Greg Capullo for Reborn! The Clone Conspiracy #1 (Marvel Comics) Like all of Dan Slott’s major Spider-Man stories, there’s been quite the build up to... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/12/comic-reviews-clone-conspiracy-and-reborn/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/12/comic-reviews-clone-conspiracy-and-reborn/ Comic Reviews: Moonshine and Jessica Jones! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/OzRx8rxQXy8/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/05/comic-reviews-moonshine-and-jessica-jones/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:29:10 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=88959 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Werewolves get into the Bootleggin’ business in Moonshine, and Jessica Jones returns to comics! Moonshine #1 (Image Comics) Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso made quite the team when they created 100 Bullets, and now with their... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/05/comic-reviews-moonshine-and-jessica-jones/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/10/05/comic-reviews-moonshine-and-jessica-jones/ Comic Reviews: Batman Beyond Rebirth and Teen Titans Rebirth! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/9rB3MMw0xOw/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/28/comic-reviews-batman-beyond-rebirth-and-teen-titans-rebirth/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:27:50 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=88724 Comic Reviews! This week we’ve got a one-two punch of DC Rebirth titles, as Batman Beyond gets the Rebirth treatment, and Damien Wayne joins the Teen Titans! Batman Beyond Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) For long time now the Batman Beyond... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/28/comic-reviews-batman-beyond-rebirth-and-teen-titans-rebirth/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/28/comic-reviews-batman-beyond-rebirth-and-teen-titans-rebirth/ Comic Reviews: Seven To Eternity and The Amazing Spider-Man! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/yVT8Hp0ZdkQ/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/21/comic-reviews-seven-to-eternity-and-the-amazing-spider-man/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:44:42 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=88596 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week Rick Remender kicks off a brand new Image series with Jerome Opena called Seven To Eternity, and Doc Ock is back (kind of) in Amazing Spider-Man #18! Seven To Eternity #1 (Image Comics) Rick Remender has... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/21/comic-reviews-seven-to-eternity-and-the-amazing-spider-man/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/21/comic-reviews-seven-to-eternity-and-the-amazing-spider-man/ Comic Reviews: Doom Patrol and The Fix! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/PQjgEkE2IX8/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/14/comic-reviews-doom-patrol-and-the-fix/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:46:20 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=88432 COMIC REVIEWS!  This week DC’s Young Animal imprint kicks off with Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol, and The Fix kicks off a new story arc!  Doom Patrol #1 (DC Comics) It’s been a few years since Gerard Way, the lead singer of the... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/14/comic-reviews-doom-patrol-and-the-fix/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/14/comic-reviews-doom-patrol-and-the-fix/ Comic Reviews: Cyborg Rebirth and Jughead! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/P6WlrL2RpRY/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/07/comic-reviews-cyborg-rebirth-and-jughead/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 08 Sep 2016 01:08:28 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=88232 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week Cyborg gets the DC Rebirth treatment, and Sabrina comes to Riverdale in Jughead #9!  Cyborg Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) I’ll be honest; Cyborg has never been one of my favorite characters. Sure, I’ve enjoyed his inclusion in... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/07/comic-reviews-cyborg-rebirth-and-jughead/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/09/07/comic-reviews-cyborg-rebirth-and-jughead/ Comic Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy and Tokyo Ghost! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/QlmHu-KlU5s/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/31/comic-reviews-guardians-of-the-galaxy-and-tokyo-ghost/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:43:39 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=88081 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week the Guardians of the Galaxy get mixed up in Civil War 2, and Tokyo Ghost reaches the finish line!  Guardians of the Galaxy #11 (Marvel Comics) Guardians of the Galaxy has been an interesting book. While the team... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/31/comic-reviews-guardians-of-the-galaxy-and-tokyo-ghost/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/31/comic-reviews-guardians-of-the-galaxy-and-tokyo-ghost/ Comic Reviews: Lake of Fire and Wonder Woman! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/CV4KIbrSyS4/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/24/comic-reviews-lake-of-fire-and-wonder-woman/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:17:49 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=87844 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week it’s Aliens vs. Knights of the Crusades in Lake of Fire, and Greg Rucka and Liam Sharpe’s “The Lies” continues in Wonder Woman #5!  Lake of Fire #1 (Image Comics) Once again, Image Comics has been putting out a... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/24/comic-reviews-lake-of-fire-and-wonder-woman/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/24/comic-reviews-lake-of-fire-and-wonder-woman/ TV Review: The Tick! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/JjDaGca5U_Y/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/19/87833/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sat, 20 Aug 2016 02:31:39 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=87833 TV Review! The Tick is back! Should the pilot make you swarm the Amazon Prime Pilot polls, or was the character best left forgotten? Find out NOW!  The Tick (2016) Starring: Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry Directed... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/19/87833/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/19/87833/ LaserTime’s WWE SummerSlam 2016 predictions: make yours too! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/h20bEQAadeM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/19/lasertimes-wwe-summerslam-2016-predictions-make-yours-too/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:37:23 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=87813 The biggest wrestling event of the summer is imminent and we’re running TWO predictions contests. After testing your mettle with NXT Brooklyn 2, hit the main roster up with your SummerSlam picks! Will your predictions be hotter than Laser Time’s... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/19/lasertimes-wwe-summerslam-2016-predictions-make-yours-too/feed/ 16 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/19/lasertimes-wwe-summerslam-2016-predictions-make-yours-too/ Comic Reviews: Supergirl Rebirth and The Fallen http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/P2er06EbTwM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/17/comic-reviews-supergirl-rebirth-and-the-fallen/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:50:48 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=87651 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Supergirl gets the DC Rebirth treatment, and the Hulk is laid to rest in The Fallen!  Supergirl Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) It’s pretty strange that DC didn’t have a Supergirl series on the racks when her... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/17/comic-reviews-supergirl-rebirth-and-the-fallen/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/17/comic-reviews-supergirl-rebirth-and-the-fallen/ Comic Reviews: All-Star Batman and The Accused! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Dy-JEPjdWuY/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/10/comic-reviews-all-star-batman-and-the-accused/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:38:29 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=87551 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Scott Snyder returns to Batman in All-Star Batman, and Hawkeye deals with the fallout of Civil War II in The Accused!  All-Star Batman #1 (DC Comics)   After months away from the Dark Knight, superstar writer Scott Snyder has returned... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/10/comic-reviews-all-star-batman-and-the-accused/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/10/comic-reviews-all-star-batman-and-the-accused/ Movie Review: Suicide Squad! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/y9ONWZ8a_4E/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/05/movie-review-suicide-squad/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:49:04 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=87195 MOVIE REVIEW! The latest installment of the DC Cinematic Universe is here! Will Suicide Squad help right the ship, or is it another leak in the hull? Find out now! Suicide Squad (2016) Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/05/movie-review-suicide-squad/feed/ 11 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/05/movie-review-suicide-squad/ Comic Reviews: Suicide Squad Rebirth and Kill or Be Killed! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/6YAYtiPCrss/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/03/comic-reviews-suicide-squad-rebirth-and-kill-or-be-killed/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:50:46 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=87116 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week the Suicide Squad gets the DC Rebirth treatment, and Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are back with Kill or Be Killed!  Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) You may or may not know, but the Suicide Squad... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/03/comic-reviews-suicide-squad-rebirth-and-kill-or-be-killed/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/08/03/comic-reviews-suicide-squad-rebirth-and-kill-or-be-killed/ Cape Crisis – Henry’s Comic-Con 2016 Diary http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/5ckQ9uN-dd8/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/30/cape-crisis-henrys-comic-con-2016-diary/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sun, 31 Jul 2016 02:50:55 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=87105 SURPRISE! Cape Crisis is back a bonus episode! Learn all about Henry’s time at Comic-Con 2016, including reactions to all the big news, and what Hank has been reading lately, all in this special podcast… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/30/cape-crisis-henrys-comic-con-2016-diary/feed/ 8 yesSURPRISE! Cape Crisis is back a bonus episode! Learn all about Henry’s time at Comic-Con 2016, including reactions to all the big news, and what Hank has been reading lately, all in this special podcast… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow... Read moLaser TimeSURPRISE! Cape Crisis is back a bonus episode! Learn all about Henry’s time at Comic-Con 2016, including reactions to all the big news, and what Hank has been reading lately, all in this special podcast… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/30/cape-crisis-henrys-comic-con-2016-diary/ Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan and Red Hood and The Outlaws Rebirth! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/khPoLuBU82g/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/27/comic-reviews-old-man-logan-and-red-hood-and-the-outlaws-rebirth/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:47:47 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=71041 COMIC REVIEWS!  This week “The Last Ronin” begins in Old Man Logan, and Red Hood goes back to his villainous ways in Red Hood & The Outlaws Rebirth!  Old Man Logan #9 (Marvel Comics) Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s Old Man Logan... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/27/comic-reviews-old-man-logan-and-red-hood-and-the-outlaws-rebirth/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/27/comic-reviews-old-man-logan-and-red-hood-and-the-outlaws-rebirth/ Movie Review: Batman: The Killing Joke http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/ia6oSKA0DMA/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/25/movie-review-batman-the-killing-joke/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:10:37 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=73106 One of the most controversial Batman stories of all time has been given the WB Animation treatment! Should you pick up The Killing Joke when it hits stores next week, or wait for the $5 bin? Find out now! Batman: The... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/25/movie-review-batman-the-killing-joke/feed/ 10 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/25/movie-review-batman-the-killing-joke/ Comic Reviews: Black Widow and Hellblazer Rebirth! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/GigzohcEuvI/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/20/comic-reviews-black-widow-and-hellblazer-rebirth/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:48:34 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=65691 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Black Widow’s still on the run, and John Constantine returns to London in Hellblazer Rebirth!  Black Widow #5 (Marvel Comics) It’s no secret by now that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee have the magic touch. From Daredevil... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/20/comic-reviews-black-widow-and-hellblazer-rebirth/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/20/comic-reviews-black-widow-and-hellblazer-rebirth/ Comic Reviews: Nightwing Rebirth and Civil War II! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/J0x3qaHzkmc/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/13/comic-reviews-nightwing-rebirth-and-civil-war-ii/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:44:38 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=63727 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Dick Grayson is BACK as Nightwing, and a Marvel hero falls in Civil War III! Nightwing Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) At long last, Dick Grayson is back as Nightwing. After two years (give or take) as a... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/13/comic-reviews-nightwing-rebirth-and-civil-war-ii/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/13/comic-reviews-nightwing-rebirth-and-civil-war-ii/ Comic Reviews: Civil War II: Kingpin and Justice League Rebirth! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/rhbtCekcbmg/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/06/comic-reviews-civil-war-ii-kingpin-and-justice-league-rebirth/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:44:11 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=62500 COMIC REVIEWS! This week Kingpin gets involved in Civil War II, and the Justice League enters DC REBIRTH! Civil War II: Kingpin #1 (of 4) (Marvel Comics) Already there are tons (some might say too many) Civil War II tie-ins, and... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/06/comic-reviews-civil-war-ii-kingpin-and-justice-league-rebirth/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/07/06/comic-reviews-civil-war-ii-kingpin-and-justice-league-rebirth/ Comic Reviews: Spider-Man/Deadpool and Jupiter’s Legacy Vol. 2! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/3nd-_GjZ1bw/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/29/comic-reviews-spider-mandeadpool-and-jupiters-legacy-vol-2/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:49:11 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=29726 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week Deadpool brings Spidey to the set of his new movie, and Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s Jupiter’s Legacy returns!  Spider-Man/Deadpool #6 (Marvel Comics) Of all of Marvel’s recent output, Spider-Man/Deadpool is easily the best. Like a buddy... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/29/comic-reviews-spider-mandeadpool-and-jupiters-legacy-vol-2/feed/ 4 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/29/comic-reviews-spider-mandeadpool-and-jupiters-legacy-vol-2/ Comic Reviews: Aquaman and She-Wolf! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/QEO99ehzKVg/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/22/comic-reviews-aquaman-and-she-wolf/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:35:34 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=29511 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week we go under the waves with Aquaman‘s new DC Rebirth series, and get bitten by the She-Wolf! Aquaman #1 (DC Comics) Poor Arthur Curry. After being the butt of many jokes for decades, he finally got the chance... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/22/comic-reviews-aquaman-and-she-wolf/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/22/comic-reviews-aquaman-and-she-wolf/ Cape Crisis #200 – Spider-Man Never Gives Up http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/TDSk1a8hK9k/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/18/cape-crisis-200-spider-man-never-gives-up/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sun, 19 Jun 2016 04:57:15 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=29496 Hank, Brett, and Dave give Spider-Man the spotlight he deserves, we chat about news and the community, and we’ve got some important news about Cape Crisis’ future… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/18/cape-crisis-200-spider-man-never-gives-up/feed/ 21 yesHank, Brett, and Dave give Spider-Man the spotlight he deserves, we chat about news and the community, and we’ve got some important news about Cape Crisis’ future… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time PatreoLaser TimeHank, Brett, and Dave give Spider-Man the spotlight he deserves, we chat about news and the community, and we’ve got some important news about Cape Crisis’ future… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going,... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/18/cape-crisis-200-spider-man-never-gives-up/ Comic Reviews: Dark Night: A True Batman Story and Han Solo! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/LQgp4-mSQME/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/15/comic-reviews-dark-night-a-true-batman-story-and-han-solo/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:41:25 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=29393 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week we take a look at Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso’s new graphic novel Dark Night: A True Batman Story, and Han Solo takes flight in his new miniseries!!  Dark Night: A True Batman Story (Vertigo Comics)  ... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/15/comic-reviews-dark-night-a-true-batman-story-and-han-solo/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/15/comic-reviews-dark-night-a-true-batman-story-and-han-solo/ Cape Crisis #192 – The Thing AKA Aunt Petunia’s Favorite Nephew http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/IY4mV03J7SQ/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/10/cape-crisis-192-the-thing-aka-aunt-petunias-favorite-nephew/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:38:36 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=29348 Hank, Brett, and Dave take a close look at Henry’s second favorite Marvel hero, dive into some juicy gossip in the news, and chat with the community all in one podcast… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/10/cape-crisis-192-the-thing-aka-aunt-petunias-favorite-nephew/feed/ 18 yesHank, Brett, and Dave take a close look at Henry’s second favorite Marvel hero, dive into some juicy gossip in the news, and chat with the community all in one podcast… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a... Read more Laser TimeHank, Brett, and Dave take a close look at Henry’s second favorite Marvel hero, dive into some juicy gossip in the news, and chat with the community all in one podcast… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/10/cape-crisis-192-the-thing-aka-aunt-petunias-favorite-nephew/ Comic Reviews: Wonder Woman Rebirth and Flash Rebirth! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Chx_BxUNrf4/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/08/comic-reviews-wonder-woman-rebirth-and-flash-rebirth/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:46:21 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=29223 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week it’s a double dose of DC Rebirth as we take a look at Wonder Woman Rebirth and The Flash Rebirth!! Wonder Woman Rebirth (DC Comics) Wonder Woman has had quite the ride for the past five years. At... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/08/comic-reviews-wonder-woman-rebirth-and-flash-rebirth/feed/ 3 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/08/comic-reviews-wonder-woman-rebirth-and-flash-rebirth/ Cape Crisis #191 – Cyclops And Our Apocalypse Review http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/MN9yWpoMxGI/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/02/cape-crisis-191-cyclops-and-our-apocalypse-review/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:22:59 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=29152 Hank, Chris, Brett, and Dave explore the life of Scott Summers, and then the guys have a super spoilery discussion of X-Men: Apocalypse, then dig into your QOTW replies… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/02/cape-crisis-191-cyclops-and-our-apocalypse-review/feed/ 17 yesHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave explore the life of Scott Summers, and then the guys have a super spoilery discussion of X-Men: Apocalypse, then dig into your QOTW replies… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time... Read moreLaser TimeHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave explore the life of Scott Summers, and then the guys have a super spoilery discussion of X-Men: Apocalypse, then dig into your QOTW replies… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/02/cape-crisis-191-cyclops-and-our-apocalypse-review/ Comic Reviews: Civil War 2 and Green Lanterns Rebirth! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/aB7wcRuVIEg/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/02/comic-reviews-civil-war-2-and-green-lanterns-rebirth/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:42:30 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=29065 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Civil War II kicks off for realsies, and Geoff Johns returns to Green Lantern for Green Lanterns: Rebirth! Civil War II #1 (Marvel Comics) I know what you’re thinking: “didn’t you already review Civil War II?” And I did.... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/02/comic-reviews-civil-war-2-and-green-lanterns-rebirth/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/06/02/comic-reviews-civil-war-2-and-green-lanterns-rebirth/ Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/ru2KHATgW4E/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/28/movie-review-x-men-apocalypse/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sat, 28 May 2016 13:10:24 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=29026 MOVIE REVIEW!! The X-Men are back! How does the latest entry in Fox’s mutant franchise compare to First Class, Days of Future Past, and the rest of the X-Men movies? Find out now! SPOILERS My overall anticipation for X-Men: Apocalypse has been pretty muted.... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/28/movie-review-x-men-apocalypse/feed/ 6 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/28/movie-review-x-men-apocalypse/ Cape Crisis #190 – The History Of DC Reboots http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Cn7bC3pe0A0/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/26/cape-crisis-190-the-history-of-dc-reboots/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 26 May 2016 07:55:55 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28977 Hank, Chris, and Dave parse through so many DC reboots, and still find time to discuss DC Rebirth and Captain America’s new twist, plus your QOTW replies… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going,... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/26/cape-crisis-190-the-history-of-dc-reboots/feed/ 12 yesHank, Chris, and Dave parse through so many DC reboots, and still find time to discuss DC Rebirth and Captain America’s new twist, plus your QOTW replies… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going,... ReaLaser TimeHank, Chris, and Dave parse through so many DC reboots, and still find time to discuss DC Rebirth and Captain America’s new twist, plus your QOTW replies… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going,... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/26/cape-crisis-190-the-history-of-dc-reboots/ Comic Reviews: DC Universe Rebirth and Steve Rogers: Captain America! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/j4wNANCPM_E/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/26/comic-reviews-dc-universe-rebirth-and-steve-rogers-captain-america/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 26 May 2016 00:41:20 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28868 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week the DC Universe is REBORN thanks to Geoff Johns, and Steve Rogers is back as Captain America!  DC Universe Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) MILD SPOILERS This is it. Once again the hopes and dreams of the... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/26/comic-reviews-dc-universe-rebirth-and-steve-rogers-captain-america/feed/ 3 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/26/comic-reviews-dc-universe-rebirth-and-steve-rogers-captain-america/ Cape Crisis #189 – Archangel Has Arrived http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Sa1DhHLbEc8/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/19/cape-crisis-189-archangel-has-arrived/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 19 May 2016 07:50:59 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28815 Hank, Chris, and Dave discuss the most angelic X-Man, some good news for DC films, plus the debut a brand new segment… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with some really cool rewards... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/19/cape-crisis-189-archangel-has-arrived/feed/ 10 yesHank, Chris, and Dave discuss the most angelic X-Man, some good news for DC films, plus the debut a brand new segment… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with some really cool rewards... Read more Laser TimeHank, Chris, and Dave discuss the most angelic X-Man, some good news for DC films, plus the debut a brand new segment… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with some really cool rewards... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/19/cape-crisis-189-archangel-has-arrived/ Comic Reviews: Civil War II and Future Quest! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/PgHe2iQTJBo/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/19/comic-reviews-civil-war-ii-and-future-quest/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 19 May 2016 00:42:59 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28683 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week the first shots are fired in Marvel’s Civil War II, and Johnny Quest, Space Ghost, and the rest of the Hannah-Barbera heroes team up in Future Quest!  Civil War II #0 (Marvel Comics) The first shots are fired... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/19/comic-reviews-civil-war-ii-and-future-quest/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/19/comic-reviews-civil-war-ii-and-future-quest/ Cape Crisis #188 – Psylocke Rules (As Does Free Comic Book Day) http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/EORLiOXprFM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/12/cape-crisis-188-psylocke-rules-as-does-free-comic-book-day/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 12 May 2016 08:23:00 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28632 Hank, Chris, Brett, and Dave cover everyone’s favorite psychic ninja mutant, plus a long chat about being in the same room with Stan Lee, and the community’s many questions… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/12/cape-crisis-188-psylocke-rules-as-does-free-comic-book-day/feed/ 11 yesHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave cover everyone’s favorite psychic ninja mutant, plus a long chat about being in the same room with Stan Lee, and the community’s many questions… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser TLaser TimeHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave cover everyone’s favorite psychic ninja mutant, plus a long chat about being in the same room with Stan Lee, and the community’s many questions… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/12/cape-crisis-188-psylocke-rules-as-does-free-comic-book-day/ Comic Reviews: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Vision! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/prvDBoaXPCM/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/12/comic-reviews-batmanteenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-and-the-vision/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 12 May 2016 00:48:51 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28475 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week the crossover between the  Dark Knight and the Turtles in a Half Shell reaches the end,  and a new story arc starts in Vision! Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 (of 6) (DC Comics/IDW)   It’s safe to... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/12/comic-reviews-batmanteenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-and-the-vision/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/12/comic-reviews-batmanteenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-and-the-vision/ Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/cREf7FukaOI/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/07/movie-review-captain-america-civil-war/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sat, 07 May 2016 01:25:00 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28459 At long last, Captain America: Civil War is in theaters! How does the latest Marvel Studios movie stack up? Find out right now! Captain America: Civil War (2016) Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlet Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Bruhl Directed by: Joe and... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/07/movie-review-captain-america-civil-war/feed/ 9 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/07/movie-review-captain-america-civil-war/ Cape Crisis #187 – Apocalypse And The Four Podcasters http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/LyHD9w7Rgw0/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/05/cape-crisis-187-apocalypse-and-the-four-podcasters/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 05 May 2016 07:24:17 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28427 Hank, Chris, Brett, and Dave all discuss the immortal life of Apocalypse, as well as some big comic rumors, questions from the listeners, and still find time to mock Zack Snyder… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/05/cape-crisis-187-apocalypse-and-the-four-podcasters/feed/ 19 yesHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave all discuss the immortal life of Apocalypse, as well as some big comic rumors, questions from the listeners, and still find time to mock Zack Snyder… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a... Read more Laser TimeHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave all discuss the immortal life of Apocalypse, as well as some big comic rumors, questions from the listeners, and still find time to mock Zack Snyder… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/05/cape-crisis-187-apocalypse-and-the-four-podcasters/ Comic Reviews: The Punisher and Renato Jones, The One Percent! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/9QWZi2Fau1w/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/05/comic-reviews-the-punisher-and-renato-jones-the-one-percent/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 05 May 2016 00:42:22 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28221 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week the Punisher is back with a brand new ongoing, and Kaare Andrews gets into the Image game with Renato Jones The One Percent!  The Punisher #1 (Marvel Comics)  For those of you looking for a Punisher series... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/05/comic-reviews-the-punisher-and-renato-jones-the-one-percent/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/05/05/comic-reviews-the-punisher-and-renato-jones-the-one-percent/ Cape Crisis #186 – Captain America Throws His Mighty Shield http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/DEDA9WxoUok/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/28/cape-crisis-186-captain-america-throws-his-mighty-shield/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:17:09 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28224 Hank, Chris, Brett, and Dave delve into 75 years of Captain America, along with some film news, and some intriguing questions to and from the listeners… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/28/cape-crisis-186-captain-america-throws-his-mighty-shield/feed/ 12 yesHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave delve into 75 years of Captain America, along with some film news, and some intriguing questions to and from the listeners… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with... Read mLaser TimeHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave delve into 75 years of Captain America, along with some film news, and some intriguing questions to and from the listeners… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/28/cape-crisis-186-captain-america-throws-his-mighty-shield/ Comic Reviews: Batman and 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/bxv_avpwgao/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/28/comic-reviews-batman-and-4-kids-walk-into-a-bank/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:43:14 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28103 COMIC REVIEWS!!! Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo say goodbye in the new issue of Batman, and Black Mask Comics has 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank!  Batman #51 (DC Comics)  I know, I know, I JUST reviewed Batman #50 last month. But... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/28/comic-reviews-batman-and-4-kids-walk-into-a-bank/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/28/comic-reviews-batman-and-4-kids-walk-into-a-bank/ Cape Crisis #185 – Winter Soldier Chills Out http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/0tO1N0eue8s/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/21/cape-crisis-185-winter-soldier-chills-out/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:05:36 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=28046 Hank, Chris, and Brett discuss the sidekick who couldn’t die, along with some interesting comic news, and a couple intriguing Ask Hank questions… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with some really cool rewards... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/21/cape-crisis-185-winter-soldier-chills-out/feed/ 19 yesHank, Chris, and Brett discuss the sidekick who couldn’t die, along with some interesting comic news, and a couple intriguing Ask Hank questions… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with some reallLaser TimeHank, Chris, and Brett discuss the sidekick who couldn’t die, along with some interesting comic news, and a couple intriguing Ask Hank questions… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with some really cool rewards... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/21/cape-crisis-185-winter-soldier-chills-out/ Comic Reviews: Invincible and Huck! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/KTiqJBVV1VA/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/21/comic-reviews-invincible-and-huck/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:43:21 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27934 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week it’s a double dose of Image Comics as Robert Kirkman’s Invincible returns with guest artist Cory Walker, and the first volume of Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque’s Huck concludes!  Invincible #127 (Image Comics) After an extended break, Robert Kirkman and... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/21/comic-reviews-invincible-and-huck/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/21/comic-reviews-invincible-and-huck/ Cape Crisis #184 – Green Arrow Takes Aim http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/aJa3A1aUwe0/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/14/cape-crisis-184-green-arrow-takes-aim/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:20:34 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27880 Hank, Chris, and Dave discuss DC’s top archer, along with ALL the big news about Marvel and DC films, plus your answers to your QOTW replies… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/14/cape-crisis-184-green-arrow-takes-aim/feed/ 16 yesHank, Chris, and Dave discuss DC’s top archer, along with ALL the big news about Marvel and DC films, plus your answers to your QOTW replies… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with... Read more Laser TimeHank, Chris, and Dave discuss DC’s top archer, along with ALL the big news about Marvel and DC films, plus your answers to your QOTW replies… DOWNLOAD In case you somehow missed it, there’s a Laser Time Patreon going, with... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/14/cape-crisis-184-green-arrow-takes-aim/ Comic Reviews: Moon Knight and Black Road! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/Z9dU0DVR-84/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/14/comic-reviews-moon-knight-and-black-road/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:42:12 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27740 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week Moon Knight gets a new ongoing from Jeff Lemire, and Brian Wood returns to the world of Vikings with The Black Road! Moon Knight #1 (Marvel Comics)  Moon Knight has been a tough character to nail lately.... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/14/comic-reviews-moon-knight-and-black-road/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/14/comic-reviews-moon-knight-and-black-road/ Marvel Trading Cards Analysis – Super Heroes Part 4 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/u6KEtLQTqnE/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/13/marvel-trading-cards-analysis-super-heroes-part-4/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:24:19 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27849 We’re wrapping up our look at the most popular do-gooders in the 1990 Marvel trading card set! Learn about the Punisher, Wasp, Iron Man, Storm, Longshot and more! That’s a wrap for the good guys! Whuddya say, folks? Wanna see... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/13/marvel-trading-cards-analysis-super-heroes-part-4/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/13/marvel-trading-cards-analysis-super-heroes-part-4/ Cape Crisis #183 – Black Panther Leads The Way http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/kSkzLvhx4J8/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/07/cape-crisis-183-black-panther-leads-the-way/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:04:37 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27684 Hank, Brett, and Dave get together to explore the history of Wakanda, talk about the Walking Dead season finale, discuss some very promising new releases, and Hank answers your questions and has some more of his own… DOWNLOAD In case... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/07/cape-crisis-183-black-panther-leads-the-way/feed/ 11 yesHank, Brett, and Dave get together to explore the history of Wakanda, talk about the Walking Dead season finale, discuss some very promising new releases, and Hank answers your questions and has some more of his own… DOWNLOAD In case... Read more Laser TimeHank, Brett, and Dave get together to explore the history of Wakanda, talk about the Walking Dead season finale, discuss some very promising new releases, and Hank answers your questions and has some more of his own… DOWNLOAD In case... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/07/cape-crisis-183-black-panther-leads-the-way/ Comic Reviews: Black Panther and The Fix! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/UqSfFuY32Ik/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/07/comic-reviews-black-panther-and-the-fix/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:43:58 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27560 COMIC REVIEWS!  This week T’Challa gets a new ongoing before his big screen debut with Black Panther, and Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber’s Image series The Fix arrives! Black Panther #1 (Marvel Comics) With his big movie debut in a month, Black... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/07/comic-reviews-black-panther-and-the-fix/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/07/comic-reviews-black-panther-and-the-fix/ Marvel Trading Card Analysis – Super Heroes Part III http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/pExHZQtMQbw/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/05/marvel-trading-card-analysis-super-heroes-part-iii/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:04:07 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27630 Learn more about Dr Strange, Silver Surfer and some kind of “spider” man in this latest vid about the 1990 Marvel trading card set! As we’ve said on the show (and on the site), this card set was a big... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/05/marvel-trading-card-analysis-super-heroes-part-iii/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/04/05/marvel-trading-card-analysis-super-heroes-part-iii/ Cape Crisis #182 – Wonder Woman Will Save Us! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/9lcFanLelko/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/31/cape-crisis-182-wonder-woman-will-save-us/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:02:53 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27471 Hank, Chris, Brett, and Dave have had a week to think about Batman V Superman and… they still don’t like it. But this week’s Superhero Spotlight is about BVS’s best character, along with DC Rebirth news and your QOTW replies…... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/31/cape-crisis-182-wonder-woman-will-save-us/feed/ 18 yesHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave have had a week to think about Batman V Superman and… they still don’t like it. But this week’s Superhero Spotlight is about BVS’s best character, along with DC Rebirth news and your QOTW replies…Laser TimeHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave have had a week to think about Batman V Superman and… they still don’t like it. But this week’s Superhero Spotlight is about BVS’s best character, along with DC Rebirth news and your QOTW replies…... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/31/cape-crisis-182-wonder-woman-will-save-us/ Comic Reviews: X-Men ’92 and Batman & Robin: Eternal! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/t18PVAmeUJ0/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/31/comic-reviews-x-men-92-and-batman-robin-eternal/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:33:50 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27331 COMIC REVIEWS!! This week the 90’s X-Men cartoon universe gets an ongoing series, and Batman & Robin: Eternal wraps! X-Men ’92 #1 (Marvel Comics) The 90’s X-Men cartoon holds a special place in my heart. It was one of my first... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/31/comic-reviews-x-men-92-and-batman-robin-eternal/feed/ 1 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/31/comic-reviews-x-men-92-and-batman-robin-eternal/ Marvel Trading Card Analysis – Super Heroes Part II http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/5PXKasTHPBY/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/26/marvel-trading-card-analysis-super-heroes-part-ii/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sat, 26 Mar 2016 16:56:53 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27328 Wanna know more about Black Panther, Archangel, Rogue and the Grey Hulk? This week’s episode covers those heroes and more! This is part two of our [MR BLACK]-part series looking back at Impel’s 1990 trading card set. With 160+ cards... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/26/marvel-trading-card-analysis-super-heroes-part-ii/feed/ 9 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/26/marvel-trading-card-analysis-super-heroes-part-ii/ Movie Review: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/eR3tm0H8vUU/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/26/movie-review-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sat, 26 Mar 2016 13:16:14 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27195 MOVIE REVIEW!! At long last, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel share the silver screen! Is Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice going to give Marvel a run for their money? FInd out now! SPOILERS Three years. Three years of... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/26/movie-review-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice/feed/ 12 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/26/movie-review-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice/ Cape Crisis #181 – Daredevil Gets His Due http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/wufrmnSHxVI/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/24/cape-crisis-181-daredevil-gets-his-due/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:09:31 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27258 Hank, Chris, Brett, and Dave go deep into the long history of Marvel’s most powerful Catholic, your answers to QOTW, as well as an extra 20 minutes at the very end for our SPOILER-filled discussion of Daredevil season 2… DOWNLOAD In case... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/24/cape-crisis-181-daredevil-gets-his-due/feed/ 14 yesHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave go deep into the long history of Marvel’s most powerful Catholic, your answers to QOTW, as well as an extra 20 minutes at the very end for our SPOILER-filled discussion of Daredevil season 2… DOWNLOAD In case... ReLaser TimeHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave go deep into the long history of Marvel’s most powerful Catholic, your answers to QOTW, as well as an extra 20 minutes at the very end for our SPOILER-filled discussion of Daredevil season 2… DOWNLOAD In case... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/24/cape-crisis-181-daredevil-gets-his-due/ Comic Reviews: Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/wd-B6lyf4Tc/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/24/comic-reviews-batman-and-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:36:49 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27168 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week Bruce Wayne returns to the cowl, and Leatherhead makes his debut in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  Batman #50 (DC Comics) MINOR SPOILERS Bruce Wayne is back, and he’s ready to reclaim his city in Scott Snyder and... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/24/comic-reviews-batman-and-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/24/comic-reviews-batman-and-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/ TV Review: Daredevil Season 2! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/QKlf7h8EIC8/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/22/tv-review-daredevil-season-2/#respond lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:40:18 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27183 TV REVIEW!!! The Man Without Fear returns to your favorite streaming device! Is season two worth the binge? Find out now!  MINOR SPOILERS Daredevil made quite the splash last year as the first of Marvel Studios’ projects with Netflix, and... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/22/tv-review-daredevil-season-2/feed/ 0 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/22/tv-review-daredevil-season-2/ Marvel Trading Card Analysis – Super Heroes Part I http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/pKcaaGZSSxE/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/19/marvel-trading-card-analysis-super-heroes-part-i/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Sat, 19 Mar 2016 21:29:04 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27153 Even though there were toys, cartoons and other super hero merchandise in the 1980s, the whole idea of a cohesive “Marvel Universe” didn’t fully gel in my mind until this 1990 trading card set. Through its 160 cards I learned... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/19/marvel-trading-card-analysis-super-heroes-part-i/feed/ 8 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/19/marvel-trading-card-analysis-super-heroes-part-i/ Cape Crisis #180 – Batman Vs. Superman Over The Years http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/NfL6ibzYLf8/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/17/cape-crisis-180-batman-vs-superman-over-the-years/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 17 Mar 2016 08:54:41 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=27092 Hank, Chris, Brett, and Dave follow DC’s greatest frenemies through their ups and downs, plus the first installment of Ask Hank, and your answers to QOTW… DOWNLOAD As well as our other sponsor, the anime merch box, Omakase! In case... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/17/cape-crisis-180-batman-vs-superman-over-the-years/feed/ 11 yesHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave follow DC’s greatest frenemies through their ups and downs, plus the first installment of Ask Hank, and your answers to QOTW… DOWNLOAD As well as our other sponsor, the anime merch box, Omakase! In case... Read morLaser TimeHank, Chris, Brett, and Dave follow DC’s greatest frenemies through their ups and downs, plus the first installment of Ask Hank, and your answers to QOTW… DOWNLOAD As well as our other sponsor, the anime merch box, Omakase! In case... Read more Comic,Books,Comics,Superheroes,Marvel,DC,DC,Comics,Image,Laser,Time,Henry,Gilbert,Chris,Antista,Brett,Elston,TalkRadarhttp://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/17/cape-crisis-180-batman-vs-superman-over-the-years/ Comic Reviews: International Iron Man and Extraordinary X-Men! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapeCrisis/~3/nV5cqtCEwv0/ http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/17/comic-reviews-international-iron-man-and-extraordinary-x-men/#comments lasertimeshow@gmail.com (Laser Time) Thu, 17 Mar 2016 00:39:54 +0000 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/?p=26937 COMIC REVIEWS!!! This week it’s a double dose of Marvel as Tony Stark goes global in International Iron Man, and “Apocalypse Wars” kicks off in Extraordinary X-Men! International Iron Man #1(Marvel Comics) Spin-off series are always a bit of a hard sell.... Read more http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/17/comic-reviews-international-iron-man-and-extraordinary-x-men/feed/ 2 http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2016/03/17/comic-reviews-international-iron-man-and-extraordinary-x-men/ C