This episode features producer, actress, model, cosplayer, and singer, Jennifer Zhang. Michael and Jennifer discuss creative lapses, cosplaying, donuts, exercise, acting, Batman: The Animated Series, viral videos, fan films, true nerdiness, bullshit filters, horror films, Evil Inside, J-Horror, The Ring, masculinity, Bowie, celebrity deaths 2016, gender fluidity, childhood cosplay, peaceful resolutions, her album Emocean, Electronic Dance Music, community, DC Comics, Batman, Star Trek, Doctor Who, anime, and video games.
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This episode sees the return of LA band, The Armoires, just back from their UK tour. Rex Broom, Christina Bulbenko, Derek Hanna, Clifford Ulrich, and Michael talked about touring, England, London, Robyn Hitchcock, The Armoires lineup, The California Institute of Abnormalarts, Big Stir, day jobs, fretless bass, side projects, concerts, celebrity deaths, Prince, David Bowie, 1970s showbiz, music from childhood, Neil Young, 560 KLZ-AM, variety shows, answer songs, UK stories, hearing your song on the radio, kismet, Incidental Lightshow, favorite albums, touring bands, and building music community.
This week, our guests are Rex Broome and Christina Bulbenko, co-founders of Burbank, CA Indie Rock band, The Armoires. We talked about music, elderly profanity, the stories behind songs, family bands, teaching, Skates & Rays, CBGB’s bands, Blondie, late 70s music, cover songs, Stand-up comedy, reasons to create, aging rock stars, Ian Bulbenko’s life and death, the decision to continue with The Armoires, coping with loss, upcoming Armoires gigs and recordings, Rocket Scientists, TV theme songs, community healing, genuine happiness, naming the band, and moving on.