Episode 73 – Bryan Belleza and Kelly Thayer

This episode is the return of Los Angeles AcroYoga performer Bryan Belleza along with his creative partner, Kelly Thayer. Bryan, Kelly, and Michael discuss AcroYoga, film projects, the creative process, creating on a budget, work vs. play, collaboration, passion projects, common vision, positivity, sexism in Acro, personal power, Kitty Brown, actualization, Filipino cuisine, food issues, portion control, nutrition, body aesthetics, food science, Alton Brown, exercise, water, sleep, hypoglycemia, and Feminism.

LINKS
AcroAnt on Instagram
Kelly Thayer on Facebook
Brian Belleza on Facebook
Ivithebatmanivi on Instagram
Play LA AcroYoga channel on YouTube
The Showdown
The Rising
The Goddess Cellebration 

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Short Film Screenings

Past guest and friend of the podcast, Tara Price, has several upcoming screenings of her short films Earworm (2016) and The Routine (2015).

Earworm will be screened at The Mindf#ck Festival in North Hollywood, CA on Thursday, June 16 at 8pm. Click here for the complete schedule

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Next, Earworm will be screened at FilmQuest in Utah on Saturday, June 18th at 2:30pm in Film Block 5. Click here for the complete schedule
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Finally, The Routine will be screened at the Hollywood Fringe Festival event WMMFEST at Three Clubs on Sunday, June 26th at 5:15pm. Click here for complete schedule

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Get out there and support short films!

LINKS
Tara Price on Twitter
Tara Price on Facebook
Tara Price on Vimeo
Earworm (2016)
The Routine (2015)

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Episode 69 – Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na

This episode features filmmakers and actors, Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na. We’ve all been friends at the clubs for many years, and Rhonda and Zach recently released a short film on YouTube called Comfort. Kitty and I sat down with Rhonda and Zach and chatted about California culture, growing up in Denver, nutrition, fitness, filmmaking, comics, Comfort, short films, rehab, spirituality vs. religion, Star Wars, spoiler culture, The Force Awakens, pooping at work, squat & toss, powerlifting, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Entourage, white Hollywood, comic book movies, Whedonopolis, Deadpool, movies vs. comics, The Ultimates, chudder day, animal onesies, Hannibal Lecter, American Mary, Gone Girl, female protagonists, character flaws, character agency, Marvel 1602, The Knick, The 100, John Boyega, Daniel Craig, James Bond, Spectre, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

LINKS
Black Squid Media on Youtube
Comfort on YouTube
Whedonopolis 2016

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Bowie

Today’s episode is a compilation of two roundtable discussions about our fallen alien god, David Bowie. This was recorded over two weeks with former podcast guests, Patrick Duncan, Hayden Black, Shannon Corder, Travis Olgin, and Tara Price, as well as newcomers Rachel Weinstein, and Shannon Robles. We commiserated, talked, shared stories, sang, and cried.

LINKS
David Bowie official website
Rachel Weinstein on the radio with David Bowie in 1997
Flight of the Conchords – Bowie
Flight of the Conchords – Bowie’s in Space
Liam Lynch – Fake David Bowie Song

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Something happened on the day he died…

“I’ve heard a rumour from Ground Control / Oh no, don’t say it’s true”

There will be no new episode today. For those of you who listen, you know we lost our God last night, and we are devastated.

I can scarcely remember a time in my life when Bowie wasn’t in it. I remember as a child hearing his music all throughout the 70s, watching him live with Klaus Nomi on SNL in 1979, watching the music videos throughout the 80s and 90s, being in the front of the pit seeing him live with Nine Inch Nails in 1995, marveling at his ability to constantly reinvent himself, and worshiping him utterly.

He and his work sit on the throne at the very center of a Kingdom of music, art, culture, and counterculture that pumps in our veins and makes us who we are. He is the single most influential artist in the history of modern music. Without him, there would be no punk, no post-punk, no Goth, no New Wave, no Alternative rock, etc. So many other music careers and genres were begat by him, and to him they owe their successes.

His career spanned five decades, and he was–and always shall be–relevant. Fuck you, Eli, wherever you are. Stop what you’re doing and go buy or listen to his last album, Blackstar, just released on January 6. As it turns out, he knew he was not long for this world, and he was letting us know, and saying goodbye. Leave it to the man–the GOD–to eulogize himself. Last night, the heavens just became far more interesting. I just know Bowie and Lou Reed are already working together on a new project.

Somehow, I never imagined how I would feel should David Bowie ever die. Now I know, and it is not good.

Now cracks a noble heart.—Good night, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

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LINKS
DavidBowie.com
David Bowie and Klaus Nomi on SNL, 1979
David Bowie – Blackstar on Amazon

Episode 53 – Don Simpson

Our guest this week is Michael’s dad, former President of the Center for Research Libraries, and world traveler, Don Simpson. They chatted about Don’s life, growing up in upstate New York, his academic and military careers, his work in library sciences, his love of film and music, and world travel.

LINKS
The Center for Research Libraries

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Episode 6 – Backward Masking

This week, Ash and Michael talk about Twin Peaks, David Bowie, counterculture music, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, emotional milestones, The Strain, the zombie genre, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Key & Peele, Mike Myers, socially relevant media, international media, Hyperlapse, Russian dashcams, reptilian biology, American vs. British TV documentaries, the biology of reading, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, The Lord of the Rings, Occult themes in music, American fear culture, and Bloom County.

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Links:
The Parietal eye