Episode 76 – Mary Soracco

This episode features homemaker, and founder of The Contrary Dame jewelry, Mary Soracco. Michael and Mary discussed small businesses, mentorship, self-study, big business, big pharma, big medicine, conscription, making a difference, pop culture, pop music, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder, nice celebrities, James Corden, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Kimmel, Banksy, The Contrary Dame, psychology, allyship, allyship failures, smart people, privilege, fear of change, growth, The Worldwide Women’s March, equality, worker’s rights, inclusivity, intersectionality, unity, racism, social divide, the status quo, cable news, TV, women’s issues, Ian Curtis, and depressing music.

LINKS
The Contrary Dame on Facebook
The Contrary Dame on Instagram
The Contrary Dame on Twitter
The Contrary Dame on Etsy
JewelsByJackie.com
Occam’s Razor
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic official site
‘Weird Al’ on The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder
The Hill
The Atlantic
Endless Night Vampire Ball Los Angeles
New Hope Community Church Sunland
Bats Day Black Market

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Episode 72 – The Armoires Return

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.

LINKS
The Armoires
Cait Brennan
California Institute of Abnormalarts
VisualabDesign
International Pop Overthrow
Kenny’s Plumbing

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Episode 62 – Joel Murray

Our guest is comedian, writer, and director, Joel Murray. Joel and Michael talked about improv, comedy, acting, Dave Pasquesi, The Second City, the Murray family, golf, growing up in Chicago, bottle rockets, teenage sex, planned parenthood, Donald Trump, Greg Proops, acting, show business, Jay Leno, Two Broke Girls, Merv Griffin, 70s TV, fitness, David Bowie, The Exit, SCTV, The National Lampoon Radio Hour, Dr. Demento, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Whose Line is  it Anyway?, celebrity deaths, Ground Control Karaoke, and movies.

LINKS
Joel Murray on Twitter
Joel Murray on Instagram
TJ and Dave
The Second City
Whose Live Anyway
Baby Doe’s in Denver
Two Broke Girls
The Bob Newhart Show on Hulu
The Exit
SCTV
The National Lampoon Radio Hour
David Bowie and Queen Under Pressure vocals only
Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)
Mr. Pig (2016)
Lamb (2015)

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Episode 22 – Rocket Scientists

This week is a full-length episode with 20-year LA Progressive Rock band, Rocket Scientists. Eric Norlander, Mark McCrite, Don Schiff and Michael talk about musical instruments, showbiz stories, playing in Vegas, reading music, album production, progressive rock techniques, intersecting musical genres, musical roots, album-oriented rock, first bought albums, collecting music, record vinyl, album art and packaging, their newest album Refuel and EP Supernatural Highways, French horn, music videos vs. touring, Steam Punk, and far too many bands and artists to list.

LINKS
TheTank.com
Rocket Scientists on Facebook
Rocket Scientists on YouTube
NS Stick Instruments
Galileo music video
Progressive Rock

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