Fresh Is The Word

Fresh Is The Word

By Fresh Is The Word Podcast
The pop culture podcast hosted by Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier delivering wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives from the worlds of music, pro wrestling, comic books, and who knows where else! If it's a good story, I want to help tell!
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Episode #161: Alethea Van Holland & Jaxon Joubert - Creators of the Comic Series "Bad Luck" Published by Inbeon Studios
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guests for this episode are Alethea Van Holland and Jaxon Joubert, creators of the comic series Bad Luck, published by Inbeon Studios. Bad Luck is a dark comedy/supernatural series set in an alternate 1950's America, witches, demons, and magic are real. Oliver, a bitter incubus is accidentally summoned by Ava, a very forgetful witch, as her familiar. Together, they must explore the far reaches of the world to obtain rare components to complete the ritual that would break their bond, setting Oliver free. However, their adventure doesn't come without a price. A group known as Harvesters are hunting witches like Ava down, and their leader seems to have taken an interest in the pair. Oliver and Ava must learn to work together while avoiding the Harvesters at all costs to see their journey through to the end. During our chat, we talk about the Bad Luck comic series and we dissect the inspirations behind the characters, how they both became comic creators, how they work together, their styles, Sailor Moon, and so much more. Follow Bad Luck: Web: badluckcomic.com Facebook: facebook.com/officialbadluckcomic Instagram: instagram.com/badluckcomic Twitter: twitter.com/BadLuckComic Follow Alethea Van Holland: Web: aletheavanholland.weebly.com Facebook: facebook.com/artofalethea Instagram: instagram.com/artofalethea FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
1:16:48
June 20, 2019
Episode #160: Ness Lee & Vivek Shraya - "Death Threat" Spotlight Panel at Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode features the spotlight panel that your Fresh is the Word host Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier moderated at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019 (TCAF 2019) with Vivek Shraya and Ness Lee about their book Death Threat, released via Arsenal Pulp Press. Vivek Shraya is an artist living in Calgary, Alberta whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film and Ness Lee is an illustrator/artist based in Toronto and her work explores the sensitivity of emotional expression using wide range of mediums and surfaces such as ceramics, drawing, painting, mixed media sculpture and murals. During the panel, we talked about why they did the book based on the transphobic hate mail that Vivek began receiving in 2017 and what they hope people get out of it, why they did the book in that particular style, horror and humor, using comics to tell this story, how the book fits in with Vivek’s work in other media, social responsibility when you are part of a marginalized group, the roles of allies, getting “trapped” in your brand/identity and the struggle to break out of it. More Info/Purchase: Death Threat Follow Vivek Shraya: Web: vivekshraya.com Twitter: twitter.com/vivekshraya Instagram: instagram.com/vivekshraya Facebook: facebook.com/vivekshraya Bandcamp: vivekshraya.bandcamp.com Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/vivekshraya Follow Ness Lee: Web: nesslee.com Twitter: twitter.com/nessnesslee Instagram: instagram.com/nessleee FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Web: www.20x20apparel.com
56:29
June 18, 2019
Episode #159: Nikki Misery - Guitarist for Metal Band 'New Years Day', New Album "Unbreakable" Out Now, Currently on Headlining Tour
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is Nikki Misery, guitarist of the metal band New Years Day, who dropped their latest album Unbreakable earlier this year. New Years Day is currently on their own headlining tour and will be on select dates of Godsmack's USA tour in July and Halestorm's European tour in November. During our chat, we talked about the making of the new album, the theatrics of the band, their connection to their fans, his upbringing in music, how he met Ash Costello and joining New Years Day, the lessons learned bing in this band, much more! Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Nikki Misery chose Joe Letz, former drummer of the band Combichrist, who parted ways with the band earlier this year. Stream/Purchase Unbreakable: red.lnk.to/Unbreakable Follow New Years Day: Web: nydrock.com Facebook: facebook.com/nydrock Twitter: twitter.com/NYDrock Instagram: instagram.com/nydrock Follow Nikki Misery: Facebook: facebook.com/nikkimisery Twitter: twitter.com/nikkimisery Instagram: instagram.com/nikkimisery FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
29:06
June 18, 2019
Episode #158: Hyro The Hero - Houston-Based Rap Rock Artist, Featured on Upcoming Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is Houston rap rock artist Hyro The Hero, who released his sophomore album, Flagged Channel, late last year via SONY/Red Music. Hyro The Hero is scheduled to be on the on the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival summer tour alongside The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, and Sum 41. More information and ticket links can be found at rockstardisrupt.com. During our conversation, we talked his musical influences, mixing of musical genres, working with famed producer Ross Robinson on his debut album Birth, School, Work, Death, and much more! Purchase/Stream Flagged Channel: red.lnk.to/FlaggedChannelAS Win Tickets to Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival: found.ee/DisruptContest Follow Hyro The Hero: Web: hyrothehero.com Instagram: instagram.com/hyrothehero Twitter: twitter.com/hyrothehero Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/hyrothehero Facebook: facebook.com/hyrothehero YouTube: youtube.com/hyrothehero FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
29:58
June 17, 2019
Episode #157: Chris Orrick - Detroit Hip-Hop Artist, New Album "Out To Sea" Out Now Via Mello Music Group
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is Detroit hip-hop artist Chris Orrick, who just released his newest album, Out To Sea, recently via Mello Music Group. Orrick already has a vast discography of music that touches on his own personal experiences and his views on the world going on these days. During our conversation, we talked about the new album, his creative freedom, making music while not expecting stardom, and much more. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Orrick chose the American folk punk band AJJ. Purchase/Stream Out To Sea: smarturl.it/outtoseammg Follow Chris Orrick: Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisOrrickRaps Twitter: twitter.com/chrisorrickraps Instagram: instagram.com/chrisorrickraps Bandcamp: chrisorrickraps.bandcamp.com FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
53:13
June 13, 2019
Episode #156: Stephen Brower - Plays "Dmitry" on Touring Cast of 'Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical', Detroit Debut June 11th at Fisher Theatre Before Stops in Grand Rapids, Milwaukee, Madison
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is Stephen Brower, who is currently playing the role of "Dmitry" on the touring production of Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical. The musical is described as: "This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family." During our chat, we talked about how he ended up getting the role in Anastasia, the auditioning process, staying healthy on the road, his upbringing in theater and how it molded his life, and about what makes Anastasia a special story. Anastasia will make its Detroit debut at the Fisher Theatre (more info: broadwayindetroit.com) starting Tuesday, June 11th through Sunday, June 23th, before upcoming tours in Grand Rapids, MI (6/25-6/30), Milwaukee, WI (7/23-7/28), and Madison, WI (7/30-8/04). For more information on purchasing tickets and the additional cities on the tour, go to anastasiathemusical.com/tour. Follow Stephen Brower: Web: stephenbroweronline.com Facebook: facebook.com/sdbrower123 Instagram: instagram.com/stephenbrower Twitter: twitter.com/stephenbrower Follow Anastasia: Web: anastasiathemusical.com Facebook: facebook.com/AnastasiaBway Twitter: twitter.com/anastasiabway Instagram: instagram.com/anastasiabway YouTube: youtube.com/c/AnastasiaTheMusical FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Web: www.20x20apparel.com
37:16
June 9, 2019
Episode #155: Reb Beach - Guitarist for Whitesnake and Winger, New Whitesnake Album "Flesh & Blood" Available Now
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is Reb Beach, the original and present guitarist for the rock band Winger and guitarist since 2002 in Whitesnake. Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, Whitesnake recently released with their latest studio album, Flesh & Blood. During our chat, we talked about the new album, working with David Coverdale, the role Reb Beach plays in Whitesnake, having such a storied career in two bands like Winger and Whitesnake, his childhood, his early years in the music industry as a session musician, and how the music of Winger and Whitesnake have been able to stay alive after all these years. PURCHASE Flesh & Blood: radi.al/FleshAndBlood Follow Reb Beach: Web: rebbeach.com Facebook: facebook.com/RebBeach Twitter: twitter.com/RealRebBeach Instagram: instagram.com/rebbeachofficial Follow Whitesnake: Web: whitesnake.com Instagram: instagram.com/whitesnake/ Facebook: facebook.com/Whitesnake.official Twitter: twitter.com/Whitesnake Twitter: twitter.com/davidcoverdale FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
39:02
June 3, 2019
Episode #154: April Washko & Lyindaa Russell - Chair Gang TV Series - New Episodes Each Week on Facebook Watch
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guests for this episode are April Washko & Lyindaa Russell from the TV series Chair Gang, with new episodes each week on Facebook Watch. Created by Washko and filmed in Michigan, Chair Gang is described as "stepping into the personal and professional lives of the stylists at Ebberts Salon and Spa, you get a first hand look at the good, the bad, and the ugly." Along with creating Chair Gang, April Washko wears many hats in the production of the show as the HBIC, along with her role as the fiery "Alyssa" whose got a bit of a short fuse that speaks her mind. Lyindaa Russell plays the sly, stylish, and manipulating "Bree". During our chat we talked about how Chair Gang came to be, creating opportunities for other people, their creative beginnings, trying to stand out, learning from your experiences, collaboration vs competition, creative responsibilities on set, and much more! Follow April Washko: Facebook: facebook.com/AprilWashko Instagram: instagram.com/aprilwashko Twitter: twitter.com/aprilwashko Follow Lyindaa Russell: Web: lyindaarussell.com Instagram: instagram.com/lyindaa_russell Facebook: facebook.com/LyindaaRussell Twitter: twitter.com/Lyindaa_Russell IMDB: imdb.me/LyindaaRussell Follow Chair Gang: Facebook: facebook.com/ChairGangSeries Instagram: instagram.com/chairgangseries Twitter: twitter.com/ChairGangSeries FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.
1:59:10
May 30, 2019
Episode #153: Rich Douek - Comic Book Writer, New Titles 'Road of Bones' on IDW and 'Wailing Blade' on ComixTribe
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is New York City-based comic book writer Rich Douek, who has a couple of a new titles with Road of Bones #1 premiering last week via IDW Publishing and Wailing Blade #1 coming this week via ComixTribe. In the past, Douek wrote the Gutter Magic and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe books on IDW Publishing along with being an award-winning copywriter in advertising. During our chat we talked about Road of Bones and Wailing Blade, creating universes, the real world parallels of his stories, and the spectrum of horror writing. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Douek chose the artist on Wailing Blade, Joe Mulvey, and Andy Schmidt, former Senior Editor at IDW Publishing and former Editor at Marvel Comics who now runs Comics Experience. Follow Rich Douek: Web: rdouek.com Facebook: facebook.com/rdouek Twitter: twitter.com/rdouek Instagram: instagram.com/rdouek Comixology: comixology.com FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
36:08
May 27, 2019
Episode #152: Yugen Blakrok - South African MC, Sophomore Album 'Anima Mysterium' Out Now
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is South African MC Yugen Blakrok, who released her sophomore album Anima Mysterium earlier this year that featured Kool Keith, BRAVESTARR, Historian Himself, Fifi The RaiBlaster. With Kanif The Jhatmaster on production for the entire album, their chemistry is unparalleled with a sound that takes a nod to old school trip hop. During our chat in which Kanif was also present, we talked about her musical influences, her visuals, the shadow universes she's creating, the South African music scenes, their artistic freedoms, the South African society and culture, how their upbringing influenced their art, the truths of South African history, the spirituality of the South African people, and social hierarchies. Follow Yugen Blakrok: Facebook: facebook.com/YugenBlakrok Twitter: twitter.com/YugenBlakrok Instagram: instagram.com/yugenblakrok Bandcamp: yugenblakrok.bandcamp.com FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
55:48
May 24, 2019
Episode #151: Will Putney - Guitarist for Deathcore Band 'Fit For An Autopsy', Producer/Mixer/Engineer, Partnered with STL Tones for 'The Will Putney Tonality Plug-In Suite'
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is mixer, engineer, and producer Will Putney, who is also the guitarist for the deathcore band Fit For An Autopsy and the band END. Recently, STL Tones, the leading commercial seller of Kemper & Axe FX Tones announced the release of the The Will Putney Tonality Plug-In Suite. During our chat we talked about The Will Putney Tonality Plug-In Suite and the doors it opens up creatively, his role when he's producing or engineering for a band and his methods in the studio, growing with bands he produced in the studio, getting past creative differences, his upbringing in music, and his experiences producing bands over the past decade. I also asked him about some of my favorites recent albums he's produced recently from Body Count, Vein, and Thy Art is Murder, along with trying to be unique in metal, what's going on with Fit For An Autopsy and END, and the creativity from building friendships. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Putney chose his production mentor, music producer Machine, and his manager Johnny Minardi from Self Titled Management. More information on The Will Putney Tonality Plug-In Suite: stltones.com Follow Will Putney: Web: graphicnature.com Instagram: instagram.com/willputney Instagram: instagram.com/fitforanautopsy Instagram: instagram.com/yourfuckingend Facebook: facebook.com/FitForAnAutopsyOfficial Facebook: facebook.com/listentoend Twitter: twitter.com/fitforanautopsy Bandcamp: fitforanautopsy.bandcamp.com FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword
50:49
May 22, 2019
Episode #150: Danny Trejo - Actor Most Known as Machete, New Partnership with Giddy for ED Tool
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is actor Danny Trejo, most known for his role as Machete along with countless memorable roles. Trejo, who just turned 75 last week, recently partnered with the company Giddy for an new erectile dysfunction tool now ready for pre-order online. During our chat, we talked about about his partnership with Giddy and its purpose as an erectile dysfunction tool, breaking the stigma behind many men's health issues, how he's so active at 75 years of age, women's reproductive rights, his record label Trejo Music, his restaurant Trejo's Taco, the WBC Silver Champion boxer Seniesa Estrada he sponsors, about staying informed on all the business he's a part of, sharing his knowledge about his experience, and the lessons taught to his children. Pre-Order Giddy: getmegiddy.com Follow Danny Trejo: Web: dannytrejo.com Facebook: facebook.com/officialdannytrejo Facebook: facebook.com/OficialDannyTrejoPagina Instagram: instagram.com/officialdannytrejo Twitter: twitter.com/officialDannyT YouTube: youtube.com FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
31:55
May 20, 2019
Episode #149: Rony Seikaly - Former NBA Basketball Star, Currently Globally Renowned Electronic Music Producer & DJ, CloseUp360 Documentary Coming Soon
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is Rony Seikaly, former NBA basketball superstar now electronic music producer. Seikaly, born in a war-torn Lebanon, was the 9th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft by the then new expansion team Miami Heat. He would go on to have a basketball career spanning 12 years between the NBA and Barcelona. After his retirement from basketball, Seikaly became a successful real estate developer and eventually also add successfully electronic music producer and DJ to his vast resume. Seikaly has now DJ'd across the world and has an extensive discography of music and mixes (just check his Soundcloud). Recently, Seikaly had a new track "Groove It" a part of the Saved Records Collection G compilation. During our chat, we talked about his love for music since a very young age, about always having a backup plan when you are an athlete, reinventing yourself, the lessons learned throughout the phases of his life, his documentary upcoming on CloseUp360, growing up in the war torn country of Lebanon, his feelings when he was drafted into the NBA, how he learned the ropes in anything he did, his time in the NBA and how it differs from the game now, and how he's been able to mold his unique sound as an electronic music producer and DJ. Stream // Download - Saved Records Collection G: Saved.lnk.to/CollectionG Follow Rony Seikaly: Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/ronyseikaly Instagram: instagram.com/ronyseikaly Facebook: facebook.com/ronyseikalyofficial Twitter: twitter.com/ronyseikaly FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
43:09
May 10, 2019
Episode #148: Sylvaine - Scandinavian Blackened Ambient Multi-Instrumentalist, First Woman Nominated for a Spellemannprisen Award in Norway in the Metal Category
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is the Scandinavian blackened ambient multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine, the musical monitor of Kathrine Shepard. Her latest album, Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone, released late last year via Season Of Mist was nominated for the Spellemannprisen, often referred to as the Norwegian Grammy Awards. She is the first ever female artist to be nominated for the award in the Metal category since they added the category to Spellemannprisen in 2001. During our chat we talked about her vision for her music, making music by herself, her experiences with parents that were in the music industry, how she goes through her days, how her music has been acclaimed in Scandinavia with the Spellemannprisen nomination, the Norway metal scene today, her musical tastes, her latest album Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone, where she gets inspiration, the effects of doing yoga, and the nature, society, and culture of Norway. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Sylvaine chose Neige from the French post-metal band Alcest, and Antoine Hadjioannou from French Occult Rock band Aluk Todolo Purchase Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone on digital, CD, LP formats: - BANDCAMP - SEASON OF MIST SHOP - SEASON OF MIST NORTH AMERICAN SHOP Follow Sylvaine: Web: sylvainemusic.com Facebook: facebook.com/sylvainemusic Instagram: instagram.com/sylvainemusic Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/sylvainemusic Twitter: twitter.com/SylvaineMusic Bandcamp: sylvainemusic.bandcamp.com FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.
51:58
May 9, 2019
Episode #147: Miles VanMeter - Vault of Midnight Detroit, Free Comic Book Day May 4th, Events At All Three Locations in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is Miles VanMeter, the social media and events manager for Vault of Midnight Detroit. During our chat, we talked about what Vault of Midnight has in store for Free Comic Book Day on May 4th at their three locations in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids, along with the store's connection to their communities, collaborating with neighboring businesses and the city, and what they have been doing to make Vault of Midnight a welcoming environment for everybody. Vault of Midnight Free Comic Book Day Facebook Event Pages: - Detroit - Grand Rapids - Ann Arbor Follow Vault of Midnight: Web: vaultofmidnight.com Twitter: twitter.com/VaultOfMidnight Facebook: facebook.com/vaultofmidnight Facebook: facebook.com/vaultofmidnightdetroit Facebook: facebook.com/vaultofmidnightgrandrapids Instagram: instagram.com/vaultofmidnight FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword
32:55
May 2, 2019
Episode #146: The Human Furnace - Vocalist of Cleveland-Based Metal/Hardcore Band 'Ringworm', New Album "Death Becomes My Voice" on Relapse Records
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is James "The Human Furnace" Bulloch, vocalist for the Cleveland-based metal/hardcore band Ringworm, who have a new album out this week Death Becomes My Voice on Relapse Records. This weekend, the band will have a trio of album release shows in Ohio and Michigan (dates below). During our conversation, we talked about the new album, the history of the band, how he balances the multiple bands he's in, the song writing process, being a tattoo artist, and why heavy music is so important. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. The Human Furnace chose current Hatebeed guitarist "Florida" Frank Novinec. Death Becomes My Voice Record Release Weekend: May 03 Mansfield, OH Belcher’s House of Rock May 04 Detroit, MI The Sanctuary May 05 Cleveland, OH The Phantasy Nightclub Follow Ringworm: Facebook: facebook.com/Ringworm13 Instagram: instagram.com/rngwrm13 Bandcamp: ringworm.bandcamp.com FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
47:43
May 1, 2019
Episode #145: Choclair - Toronto Hip Hop Legend, 20th Anniversary of "Ice Cold" Album
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. The guest for this episode is Toronto hip-hop legend Choclair. Now this is a bucket list interview for me. The Toronto hip-hop scene that came from the late 1990s which also included Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates, and Maestro Fresh Wes, among many others, is so personally special to me. As someone who has frequented Toronto throughout my life, its like a second home to me. My goal is to get all those names I just named on this podcast and we are one down with Choclair. During our conversation, we reminisce about the Toronto hip-hop scene from the 90s, along with breaking down his career during albums like 1999's Ice Cold, 2002's Memoirs of Blake Savage. We also get into the lessons he's learned over the years in his storied music career, his beginnings in music, the aesthetics of Toronto as a city and its artistry, and so much more! Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Choclair chose fellow Toronto hip-hop pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes. Follow Choclair: Facebook: facebook.com/choclairofficial Twitter: twitter.com/choclair Instagram: instagram.com/ChoclairOfficial FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
1:00:44
April 30, 2019
Episode #144: Ephie Aardema - Plays Dawn in Touring Production of 'Waitress the Musical', Limited Runs Coming to Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, and Detroit
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. Our guest this episode is Ephie Aardema, who is currently playing the role of Dawn on the touring production of Waitress the Musical. This Tony Award®​-nominated musical is brought to you by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team featuring original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy®​ ​nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. The musical is based on the 2007 film of the same name, written by Adrienne Shelly. Along with her role in Waitress, Aardema recently originated Tai in Clueless The Musical. During our conversation, we talked about how she went straight from doing Clueless to Waitress, learning her new roles, her experiences thus far with Waitress, her upbringing, how her side gigs are in service of her time doing musicals, how she tries to enjoy all the cities that the musicals take her to and her love of plants. Follow Ephie Aardema: Web: ephieaardema.com Twitter: twitter.com/EphieAardema Instagram: instagram.com/ephieaardema Follow Waitress the Musical: Web: waitressthemusical.com Facebook: facebook.com/waitressmusical Twitter: twitter.com/waitressmusical YouTube: youtube.com Instagram: instagram.com/waitressmusical FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
37:48
April 23, 2019
Episode #143: Danny Lore - Queer Black Comic Writer/Editor Raised in Harlem and Currently Bronx-Based, "Queen of Bad Dream" #1 Out April 24th on Vault Comics
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. Our guest this episode is queer black comic book writer and editor Danny Lore. Raised in Harlem, but now Bronx-based, Danny Lore has worked in comic and gaming shops since the beginning of time. They have been an editor for comic book titles as THE GOOD FIGHT and THE WILDS as well as an acquiring editor for FIYAH Magazine. Their first creator-owned comic series, QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS will be published by Vault Comics starting this week! During our chat, we talked about QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS, the comic book creator community, being an ally to marginalized communities, they're upbringing in Harlem, blackness, gentrification, working on THE WILDS with Vita Ayala, having authenticity and the proper voices for characters in comics, and even some wrestling! Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Danny Lore chose fellow comic book artist Emily Pearson from The Wilds, Snap Flash Hustle (Black Mask Studios), and Bonding (Vault Comics). For more information on Queen of Bad Dreams: vaultcomics.com Follow Danny Lore: Web: dannylore.com Twitter: twitter.com/weredawgz Instagram: instagram.com/weredawgz FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
1:28:38
April 22, 2019
Episode #142: Tim "Yogi" Watts - Drummer of Metal Band 'Demon Hunter', New Albums "War" and "Peace" Out Now
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode's guest is Tim "Yogi" Watts, drummer of the metal band Demon Hunter. Recently, Demon Hunter released a pair of albums, the more aggression War and the melodic Peace. During our chat, we talked about the new albums, the history of the band, the band's musical influences, taking musical risks, and his thoughts about being coined a "Christian Metal" band. Follow Demon Hunter: Web: demonhunter.net Facebook: facebook.com/demonhunter Twitter: twitter.com/demonhunterband Instagram: instagram.com/demonhunter Instagram: instagram.com/yogiwatts FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
56:55
April 19, 2019
Episode #141: Corin Nemec - Actor/Graffiti Artist, 'Rottentail' Film Premiering at Select Locations Throughout April
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. For this episode, we are joined by another person from the movie Rottentail, actor and graffiti artist Corin Nemec. Known for a variety of acting roles throughout his career including the lead on the early 90s TV sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Nemec has also been a part of the L.A. graffiti scene since the 80s aligning himself with the worldwide collective of graffiti and street artists The Chosen Few. Currently, Nemec stars in the movie Rottentail, created by Episode #137 guest David C. Hayes and co-written and directed by Episode #138 guest Brian Skiba. Rottentail is premiering at select locations throughout the month of April. During our interview, we talked about the making of Rottentail and getting into the Peter Cotton/Rottentail character, along with history doing graffiti art. For more information on where you can see the Rottentail movie, go to RottentailTheMovie.com. Follow Corin Nemec: Twitter: twitter.com/imcorinnemec Instagram: instagram.com/imcorinnemec THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com.
44:01
April 17, 2019
Episode #140: Sorah Suhng - Comic Book Artist/Writer, '‪Karnal Confessions' Kickstarter Currently Open
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episodes guest is comic book artist and creator of Karnal Confessions, Sorah Suhng. Currently, Suhng is running an already highly successful Kickstarter for Karnal Confessions, an illustrated prose project that she originally offered up for free online at karnalconfessions.com, but now she's making it available in print with all sorts of goodies! During our conversation, we talked about how Karnal Confessions came to be and her inspirations behind the characters, her creative beginnings, her audience, how personal relationship affected her projects, and much more! Karnal Confessions Kickstarter: kck.st/2U2EiAo Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Suhng chose Aspen Comics Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez. Follow Sorah Suhng: Web: sorahsuhng.com Web: karnalconfessions.com Facebook: facebook.com/sorahsuhngart Facebook: facebook.com/karnalconfessions Instagram: instagram.com/sorahsuhng Twitter: twitter.com/sorahsuhng Twitter: twitter.com/karnalsin THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
47:36
April 16, 2019
Episode #139: Leah McNaughton Lederman - Writer/Freelance Editor, 'Cafe Macabre' Kickstarter Currently Open
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, we have writer and freelance editor Leah McNaughton Lederman, who launched a Kickstarter campaign recently for Cafe Macabre, a collection of horror stories written by women with art made by women. Cafe Macabre includes stories by Kasey Pierce, Stefani Manard, Kari McElroy, Michelle Joy Gallagher, Amy Hunter, and Harlow West, along with art by K. Lynn Smith, Corinne Smith, Kari McElroy, Marianna Pescosta, Amy Hunter, Harlow West, Ashley Jagodzinski, Jennifer Barnett, Autumn Nicole Brown, and Crystal O’Rourke. Cafe Macabre Kickstarter: kck.st/2UhokCI During our conversation, we talked about the inception and the behind the scenes making of the Cafe Macabre collection, what makes for a good editor and why you should always have a good editor for your work, the spectrum of the horror genre, stories coming from the women's perspective, advice for women trying to have careers in the creative fields, collaboration, and enjoying the process. Follow Leah McNaughton Lederman: Web: leahlederman.wordpress.com Facebook: facebook.com/ledermanediting Instagram: instagram.com/leahmcpheah Twitter: twitter.com/leahlederman FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Web: www.20x20apparel.com
1:21:43
April 9, 2019
Episode #138: Brian Skiba - Film Writer/Director, 'Rottentail' Premiering at Select Locations Throughout April
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. For this episode, we are joined by film writer and director Brian Skiba, whose current project Rottentail (created by Episode #137 guest David C. Hayes) is premiering at select locations throughout the month of April. During our interview, we talked about the process of making this horror/comedy, his history with David C. Hayes, his beginnings as a writer and director, and advice for young directors breaking into the film business. For more information on where you can see the Rottentail movie, go to RottentailTheMovie.com. FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
38:59
April 7, 2019
Episode #137: David C. Hayes - Author/Actor/Filmmaker, Writer of 'Rottentail' and 'The Rot' Comics
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, my guest is writer, actor, filmmarker, college professor, and all around weirdo, David C. Hayes. During our interview, we talk about his comic book Rottentail and how it got adapted into a film, that's premieres on Thursday, April 11th in selected theatres. We also talked about his creative process bouncing around between so many mediums throughout his career and some of his favorites projects he's worked, among other great stories and lessons Hayes had to offer. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. David C. Hayes chose Joshua Werner of Source Point Press and Rottentail director Brian Skiba. For more information on where you can see the Rottentail movie, go to RottentailTheMovie.com. On Thursday, April 4th, Source Point Press is proud to present the first World Premiere of the movie Rottentail at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak, MI. Follow David C. Hayes: Web: davidchayes.com Facebook: facebook.com/abnormalent Instagram: instagram.com/abnormalent Twitter: twitter.com/abnormalent Rottentail Movie: RottentailTheMovie.com FRESH IS THE WORD PATREON: patreon.com/freshistheword THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com
1:02:48
April 3, 2019
Episode #136: Victor Dandridge Jr. (Vantage:Inhouse Productions, U Cre-8 Comics) / Dave Acosta (Comic Artist, Elvira, Twelve Devil's Dancing) - Recorded at C2E2 2019
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode is also a two-parter, both recorded at this years C2E2 convention in Chicago. First, we have the return of the "hardest working man in comics", self-publishing creator from Columbus, Ohio, Victor Dandridge Jr., and then I talk with comic book artist known recently for his work on the Elvira comics on Dynamite Entertainment and Twelve Devil's Dancing, Dave Acosta. During my chat with Dandridge, we talked about his recent Kickstarter campaign for his U Cre-8 Comics brand that was able to raise funds to bring innovative programming and pop cultural engagement to the classroom for 3000 students in Central Ohio, how comics uplift the community and create a purpose for young creators, the next phase of his Vantage:Inhouse Productions publishing imprint, and about being a mentor, and much more. And after that, during my talk with Acosta, we talk about working on the Elvira comics and what makes the Elvira character so timeless, along with the Twelve Devil's Dancing comic he did with writer Erica Schultz (who was on Episode #124), and how he accesses his artistic style on each project. Follow Victor Dandridge Jr.: Facebook: facebook.com/VantageInhouse Twitter: twitter.com/vantageinhouse Instagram: instagram.com/vantageinhouse Blogspot: vantageinhouse.blogspot.com Follow Dave Acosta: Web: davedrawsgood.com Twitter: twitter.com/davedrawsgood Instagram: instagram.com/davedrawsgood THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
41:12
April 2, 2019
Episode #135: Dirk Manning (from C2E2) / Travis McIntire (Editor-In-Chief Source Point Press)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode is a two-parter, first with comic book/horror author Dirk Manning, known for such titles as Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee, and Twiztid's Haunted High-Ons, recorded at this years C2E2 convention in Chicago. We had a quick chat about his current Kickstarter campaign for the superhero comic HOPE, co-created with K. Lynn Smith (from Episode #131) and being released through Source Point Press. Follow Dirk Manning: Web: dirkmanning.com Facebook: facebook.com/dirkmanning Instagram: instagram.com/DirkManning Twitter: twitter.com/DirkManning HOPE Kickstarter: kck.st/2EBVnqe The second interview is my chat with Editor-In-Chief of Source Point Press, Travis McIntire. During my chat with Travis, we talk about all the big things in store at Source Point Press in 2019 (HOPE, Floppy Cop, Rottentail movie, Haunted High-Ons), their early history, doing convention, what they look for in creators that they work with, and the audience they try to connect to. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. McIntire chose Paul Burke, who worked in music management in the 1970s (for groups like KISS) and co-founder of McFarlane Toys. Follow Travis McIntire: Web: sourcepointpress.com Facebook: facebook.com/travis.mcintire.5 Facebook: facebook.com/SourcePointPress Twitter: twitter.com/TMcIntire1 Twitter: twitter.com/SourcePtPress Instagram: instagram.com/travisthebeard Instagram: instagram.com/sourcepointpress THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Web: www.20x20apparel.com
1:05:18
March 26, 2019
Episode #134: Matt Cross - Son of Havoc in Lucha Underground, Olde Wrestling, Wrestling is Forever (Olde Wrestling Prize Pack Giveaway)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, we feature another wrestler featured at the Olde Wrestling event in Detroit on March 30th, their champion Matt Cross. Now Cross isn't just the Olde Wrestling champion, he is a wrestler known throughout the world, most notably as Son of Havoc in Lucha Underground. During our interview, we talk about how he got his start in wrestling, working with Olde Wrestling, the punk rock lifestyle he lives as a wrestler, his Wrestling Is Forever clothing company, how he's been able to make a career worldwide as a wrestler, and how he opened up avenues for wrestling in many parts of the world where wrestling was vastly ignored. This was one of the best chats I've had about wrestling ever. Follow Matt Cross: Web: wrestlingisforever.com Instagram: instagram.com/mdoggmattcross Twitter: twitter.com/MDoggMattCross Facebook: facebook.com/mdoggmattcross Follow Olde Wrestling: Web: oldewrestling.com Twitter: twitter.com/oldewrestling Facebook: facebook.com/oldewrestling YouTube: youtube.com/user/oldewrestling Instagram: instagram.com/oldewrestling THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com
48:47
March 21, 2019
Episode #133: Marion Fontaine - Olde Wrestling, Detroit Event March 30th (Prize Pack Giveaway)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, we hit the time machine and take back to the early 20th century with our guest Marion Fontaine, pro wrestler and owner of the vintage-themed wrestling promotion out of Norwalk, Ohio, Olde Wrestling. This promotion is more than just a wrestling event, as the fans and the performers alike step back in time for a fun-filled family friendly show that also includes a ringmaster, ragtime band, newsies, carnival style exhibits, and more old timey entertainment. Olde Wrestling is coming to Detroit on March 30th at the Detroit City Distillery – Whiskey Factory and during our chat, Marion Fontaine talked about the beginnings of the vintage-styled promotion, how they gained popularity, keeping an authenticity to the show, what to expect at an Olde Wrestling show, some of his favorite old timey gimmicks over the years, and his own career as a wrestler. OLDE WRESTLING PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY In conjunction with Olde Wrestling and one of the sponsors of the show, 20x20 Apparel, we are doing an prize pack giveaway on Instagram for all sorts of great goodies from both companies. From Olde Wrestling, you will get a show DVD, variety pack of stickers, a button and an 8x10 featuring Matt Cross and Judge Hugo (all shown in the picture below), plus a few fun gimmicks from 20x20 Apparel including some stickers, a pin, and a Sheik Blood pencil. Head over to the Fresh is the Word Instagram account to enter: @freshisthewordpodcast. Follow Olde Wrestling/Marion Fontaine: Web: oldewrestling.com Twitter: twitter.com/oldewrestling Facebook: facebook.com/mustachefontaine Facebook: facebook.com/oldewrestling YouTube: youtube.com/user/oldewrestling Instagram: instagram.com/oldewrestling THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.
41:37
March 18, 2019
Episode #132: Vita Ayala - Queer Enby Afro-Latinx Comic Writer from New York City, Livewire, Black AF: Devil's Dye, The Wilds, Submerged
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode's guest is Vita Ayala, who is a queer non-binary Afro-Latinx comic writer from New York City. As quoted from Vita's Twitter, "Queer & Brown is my brand". Ayala has written some franchise stuff (DC, Marvel, Valiant), and some creator owned stuff (The Wilds, Submerged) in many genres (Horror, YA, Superhero, Thriller, Drama, Romance). You can currently catch Vita's run on comics like Valiant's Livewire or Black Mask's Black AF: Devil's Dye. During our chat, we talked about writing authentic dialogue, how she got started writing comic books, the collaborative effort of making comics, how a good editor improves your work, Black AF: Devil's Dye, The Wilds, representation of marginalized groups in comics, women's role in the comic book industry, Livewire, about being a wrestling fan, and the music she listens to! Follow Vita Ayala: Twitter: twitter.com/definitelyvita Facebook: patreon.com/vitaayala Comixology: comixology.com THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com, Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
57:21
March 15, 2019
Episode #131 - K. Lynn Smith - Comic Artist and Writer, Western Comic "Plume", Launched Kickstarter for New Superhero Comic "HOPE"
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode's guest is Michigan-based comic book artist and writer K. Lynn Smith. This week, Smith along with Dirk Manning, launched the Kickstarter campaign for the six issue superhero graphic novel HOPE they co-created. Smith was known for her previous comic, the western Plume, that garnered much acclaimed after its web comic beginnings. During our conversation, we talked about the HOPE Kickstarter and the story behind doing a superhero comic, her beginnings as an artist and writer, turning her work into a job, the importance of keeping up her network with other creatives, what she's learned doing comics, the role of women in the comic book industry, and working comic cons. HOPE Kickstarter: kck.st/2EBVnqe Follow K. Lynn Smith: Web: klynnsmith.net Twitter: twitter.com/KLynnTweets Facebook: facebook.com/klynnsmithart Instagram: instagram.com/handmadecrown THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
45:23
March 7, 2019
Episode #130: Nick Reese - Vocalist of Hard Rock Band 'Joyous Wolf', Signed to Roadrunner Records, On Tour With 'Buckcherry'
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode's guest is Nick Reese, lead vocalist of the Southern California based rock band Joyous Wolf, who are now signed to Roadrunner Records. The band is about to embark on Buckcherry's upcoming War Paint Tour, launching March 6th in Sacramento, CA, going throughout the United States, and finishing up May 5th in Montclair, CA. During our conversation, we talked about how all the bands they've toured with have been like mentors to them, the band's live show and interactions with the crowd, the revival of rock-n-roll, rock's underground presence now, the band's beginnings, and working with Roadrunner Records. Follow Joyous Wolf: Web: joyouswolf.com Facebook: facebook.com/joyouswolf Instagram: instagram.com/joyouswolfmusic Twitter: twitter.com/joyouswolfmusic Spotify: spotify.com THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20x20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling's classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100's of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don't get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers...Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
58:51
March 6, 2019
Episode #129: Lan Pitts - Comic Book Writer, BOOM! Studios, WWE Comic Books
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is comic book writer Lan Pitts. As a lifelong wrestling fan, Pitts got the opportunity to write for BOOM! Studios and their WWE comic book series. During our interview, we talked about being a wrestling fan and all the wrestling we have liked from the past and present, his stories a part of the BOOM! Studios WWE comic books, writing wrestling comics for the casual comic book fan, the freedom in writing wrestler’s stories in the comic book universe, the visual aspects of the comic books, and how wrestling parallels the comic book world. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Pitts chose a couple of comic book writers, Ron Marz (Batman/Aliens, DC vs. Marvel, Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, and Witchblade) and Tom King (The Vision for Marvel Comics, and The Sheriff of Babylon for the DC Comics imprint Vertigo, 2012 superhero novel A Once Crowded Sky, and the “Rebirth”-era Batman). Follow Lan Pitts: Twitter: twitter.com/pittsed_off Facebook: facebook.com/lan.pitts1 Instagram: instagram.com/lanpitts THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
1:07:58
February 27, 2019
Episode #128 – Mike Zapcic – AMC’s Comic Book Men, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash (Recorded at Astronomicon 2)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is another interview done from the Astronomicon pop culture convention with Mike Zapcic, podcaster and cast member of the AMC reality TV show Comic Book Men with Kevin Smith, Ming Chen, Walt Flanagan, and Bryan Johnson. During our chat we talked about the comic book shop he works at that was featured on Comic Book Men, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, in Red Bank, New Jersey, along with the importance comic books and comic book stores has on culture and society, plus the art of podcasting and the podcast studio A Shared Universe PodcaStudio he opened with Ming Chen. Follow Mike Zapcic: Web: ashareduniverse.com Facebook: facebook.com/mike.zapcic Twitter: twitter.com/michaelzapcic Instagram: instagram.com/michaelzapcic THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
24:02
February 22, 2019
Episode #127: 'Haunted High-Ons' Special from Astronomicon 2 - Dirk Manning, Marianna Pescosta & Alessandro de Fornasari, and Twiztid!
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode is the Haunted High-Ons special with interviews from everyone a part of the creative team of the comic book starring the dastardly duo of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide of the rap group Twiztid! We have three interviews this episode all recorded at this years Astronomicon pop culture convention in Sterling Heights, Michigan with writer Dirk Manning, artists Marianna Pescosta & Alessandro de Fornasari, and of course, Twiztid! We go through the origins of Haunted High-Ons, the inspiration behind the story and artwork, the release of the new series The Darkness Rises, and the special announcement for the C2E2 convention. PURCHASE/PRE-ORDER The Darkness Rises #1: Main Cover: previewsworld.com MNEStore Variant Cover: Option #1 | Option #2 Kevin Eastman Variant Cover: previewsworld.com Jamie Madrox Variant Cover: sourcepointpress.storenvy.com Follow Dirk Manning: Web: dirkmanning.com Facebook: facebook.com/dirkmanning Instagram: instagram.com/DirkManning Twitter: twitter.com/DirkManning Follow Marianna Pescosta: Twitter: twitter.com/maripescostaART Instagram: instagram.com/maripescosta Facebook: facebook.com/marianna.pescosta Follow Alessandro de Fornasari: Instagram: instagram.com/iniko_beats Follow Twiztid: Web: twiztid.com Instagram: instagram.com/officialtwiztid Facebook: facebook.com/Twiztid Twitter: twitter.com/tweetmesohard
38:08
February 20, 2019
Episode #126: Liana Kangas - Comic Artist, Black AF: Devil's Dye, She Said Destroy
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is comic book artist Liana Kangas. Currently, you can catch her run on the Black Mask Studio comic Black AF: Devil’s Dye, written by Vita Ayala. This week, it was announced via Newsarama that Kangas will join writer Joe Corallo on the next project She Said Destroy, set to debut in May through Vault Comics. During our interview, we talked about Black AF: Devil’s Dye and her role in making the comic, as an artist finding your own style, how she became an artist, strong women leads in comic books, being a woman in the comic book industry, mentoring young creators, her favorite music artists, and her upcoming comic She Said Destroy. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Kangas chose illustrator Jackie Von Spanks (JLH Illustration) or comic book writer Lan Pitts (writer for WWE series on Boom Studios). Follow Liana Kangas: Web: lianakangas.com Twitter: twitter.com/lianakangas Instagram: instagram.com/lianakangas Twitch: twitch.tv/lianakangas Facebook: facebook.com/lianakangasart THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com
42:28
February 13, 2019
Episode #125: Stephy Slays/Jungle Grrrl - WOW Wrestling Superheroes, AXS TV Every Friday
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode I have a pair of interviews from two of the superheroes from the WOW Women of Wrestling promotion, Stephy Slays and Jungle Grrrl. WOW Wrestling just landed a TV deal as part of AXS TV’s Friday Night Fights in between New Japan Pro Wrestling and LFA MMA. New episodes of WOW – Women Of Wrestling air every Friday at 6pP/9pE. At only 22 years of age, Stephy Slays is one of the younger women of the bunch, but she keeps the hustle on. During our chat, we talk about her place with WOW, the debut on AXS TV, what we can expect from her character, when she started wrestling, the superhero theme of WOW, the vignettes on the WOW show, learning from other women in the company, and her own obstacles. As one of the original talents of the WOW company, Jungle Grrrl is a born leader in WOW. During our interview, we talked about the progression of the company, her story in WOW, telling the stories of each superhero, what makes WOW different, the message of empowerment for women and young girls, and what we have to expect from Jungle Grrrl. Follow Stephy Slays: Web: wowe.com/superheroes/stephy-slays Twitter: twitter.com/wow_stephanie Instagram: instagram.com/wow_stephanie Follow Jungle Grrrl: Web: wowe.com/superheroes/jungle-grrrl Instagram: instagram.com/wow_junglegrrrl Instagram: instagram.com/endorphasm THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com
46:30
February 7, 2019
Episode #124: Erica Schultz - Comic Book Author, Daredevil, Twelve Devil's Dancing, Xena
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is comic book author and editor Erica Schultz. I first met Erica at the Motor City Comic Con in Michigan last year where I picked up a copy of her comic book Twelve Devil’s Dancing that was released through Action Lab Entertainment: Danger Zone. Shultz, in recent times, authored on both the Charmed and Xena: Warrior Princess comic books on Dynamite Entertainment along with the Daredevil 2018 Annual on Marvel. During our interview, we talked about surviving conventations, handling multiple projects at once, writing for classic characters but still making it your own, women writing women characters in comics, the diversity in the characters, being vocal about your projects, the creator community, mentoring other creators, and the collaborative effort of making comics. Follow Erica Schultz: Web: ericaschultzwrites.com Twitter: twitter.com/EricaSchultz42 Facebook: facebook.com/Erica-Schultz-480933842075334 Instagram: instagram.com/ericaschultzwrites THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
1:04:03
February 4, 2019
Episode #123: Jason Aalon Butler - Vocalist of FEVER 333, Debut Album 'STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS'
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is Jason Aalon Butler, vocalist of the band FEVER 333. Formerly in the band .letlive, Butler has started a new chapter of his life with this new project FEVER 333 with the debut full-length album STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS. Butler’s words are not only a call to arms about the society we are living in, but also contain hope. FEVER 333 is currently on tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Thrice. During our interview, we talked about the struggles growing up in Inglewood, California, why and how the FEVER 333 project started, his musical upbringing, and finding ways for all of our voices to be heard. STREAM/PURCHASE STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS: fever333.lnk.to/strengthinnumb333rs Follow Jason Aalon Butler/FEVER 333: Web: fever333.com Twitter: twitter.com/mrjasonaalon Twitter: twitter.com/fever333 Facebook: facebook.com/fever333 Instagram: instagram.com/mrjasonaalon Instagram: instagram.com/fever333 YouTube: youtube.com/fever333 THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
35:34
January 31, 2019
Episode #122: Ming Chen - AMC's Comic Book Men (Astronomicon 2 Ticket Giveaway)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This week’s guest is actor, podcaster, and reality television personality Ming Chen. He co-hosts the I Sell Comics! podcast with Mike Zapcic and also starred in the AMC reality series Comic Book Men. During our conversation, we talked about our love of John Wesley Shipp, his experience at last year’s Astronomicon pop culture convention, some of Ming’s favorite Michigan hangouts, the difference in conventions, the Vault of Midnight comic book store, podcasting and his new podcasting studio, and the importance of the comic book stores and conventions. Ming Chen will be a guest again at the Astronomicon pop culture convention on February 8th-10th at Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, Michigan and Fresh is the Word is continuing on with the contest on Instagram to giveaway three (3) pairs of general admission weekend passes to the event. Head over to the Fresh is the Word Instagram account to enter: @freshisthewordpodcast. Follow Ming Chen: AMC: amc.com Twitter: twitter.com/mingchen37 Instagram: instagram.com/mingchen37 Facebook: facebook.com/mingchencbm Follow Astronomicon: Web: astronomicon.com Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialAstronomicon Twitter: twitter.com/AstronomiconMI Instagram: instagram.com/theastronomicon THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.
36:31
January 30, 2019
Episode #121: Micah Sloat & Katie Featherston - Paranormal Activity (Astronomicon 2 Ticket Giveaway)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. For this episode, we are joined by Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston, the stars of the 2007 horror film Paranormal Activity, which would go on to gross over $193 million worldwide and spark a whole franchise of films. During our interview, we talked about what went into their roles in the film and the long lasting impact the movie made on pop culture. Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston will be guests at the Astronomicon 2 pop culture convention on February 8th-10th at Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, Michigan and Fresh is the Word is doing a contest on Instagram to giveaway three (3) pairs of general admission weekend passes to the event. Head over to the Fresh is the Word Instagram account to enter: @freshisthewordpodcast. Follow Micah Sloat: Twitter: twitter.com/micahsloat Instagram: instagram.com/micahsloat Facebook: facebook.com/Micah-Sloat-137651989334/ Follow Katie Featherston: Web: katiefeatherston.com Twitter: twitter.com/katiedianne Instagram: instagram.com/realkatiefeatherston Facebook: facebook.com/RealKatieFeatherston TexLove Films: texlovefilms.com Follow Astronomicon: Web: astronomicon.com Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialAstronomicon Twitter: twitter.com/AstronomiconMI Instagram: instagram.com/theastronomicon THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth.
23:27
January 22, 2019
Episode #120: Heather Antos – Editor at Valiant Comics, Formerly at Unikrn and Marvel
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This week’s guests is no stranger to the comic book world and her name is Heather Antos. She was just named Editor at Valiant Comics, but before that, she was Editor-In-Chief much of last year at the esports site Unikrn along with her time as Associate Editor at Marvel where she helped launched the Star Wars series and she was co-creator of Gwenpool. During our interview, we talked about her time at Marvel and Unikrn, along with a ton of knowledge about being an editor and what goes into making good comics. Please note that this interview was done in December when she was still at Unikrn and before she was announced as the Editor at Valiant. Now at Valiant, it looks like Antos’ first project will be to work with The Wilds and Submerged writer Vita Ayala on Valiant’s new Livewire series. Antos is said to have some project of her own in the works also. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Antos chose Fabian Nicieza, the creator of Deadpool. Follow Heather Antos: Web: heatherantos.com Twitter: twitter.com/HeatherAntos Instagram: instagram.com/HeatherAntos THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
40:50
January 15, 2019
Episode #119: DJ Nu-Mark - Jurassic 5, New Solo Single "Zodiac Killah" with Method Man
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is DJ Nu-Mark, a member of the hip-hop group Jurassic 5. Recently, Nu-Mark released his new solo single “Zodiac Killah” featuring Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan, a song that came together while both are currently on the TBS celebrity rap battle series, Drop The Mic. During our chat, we talked about the making of “Zodiac Killah”, working on Drop The Mic, how he got into music, and the inception of Jurassic 5. Buy “Zodiac Killah” 7″ Vinyl: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/dj-nu-mark-feat-method-man-zodiac-killah-7 Buy “Zodiac Killah” Digital: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/zodiac-killah-feat-method-man-ep/1439108951?ls=1&app=itunes Buy Zodiac Tracks Limited Edition USB: https://djnu-mark.bandcamp.com/merch/zodiac-tracks-limited-edition-usb Follow DJ Nu-Mark: Web: djnu-mark.com Bandcamp: djnu-mark.bandcamp.com Facebook: facebook.com/djnumark Twitter: twitter.com/djnumark Instagram: instagram.com/djnumark808 Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/djnumark YouTube: youtube.com/user/unclenu/ THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
46:55
December 20, 2018
Episode #118: Rapper Big Pooh – New Collaborative Album ‘RPM’ Produced by Focus
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is hip-hop artist Rapper Big Pooh. As a member of the now defunct hip-hop group Little Brother, Rapper Big Pooh has been able to venture out on his own, recording collaborative albums with the likes of Apollo Brown and Nottz, along with his most recent album RPM, produced entirely by Focus. During our chat, we talked about how it’s like being a solo artist and having the Little Brother legacy always around, and about working with Focus on the new album, and about his other role as an artist manager. STREAM/PURCHASE: goo.gl/BFHBPd Follow Rapper Big Pooh: Facebook: facebook.com/RapperBigPooh1 Twitter: twitter.com/rapperbigpooh Instagram: instagram.com/rapperbigpooh THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
43:53
December 16, 2018
Episode #117: Alla Xul Elu - Majik Ninja Entertainment (Recorded at Twiztmas at The Crofoot)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is the horrorcore rap group Alla Xul Elu hailing from Ohio. Alla Xul Elu has a new album out The Almighty via Twiztid’s Majik Ninja Entertainment imprint. During our interview that we recorded backstage at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI during Twiztid’s 5th Annual Twiztmas, we talked about the origins and influences of the group and all sorts of nonsense. This is honestly one of the funniest episodes of Fresh is the Word ever! PURCHASE/STREAM Alla Xul Elu – The Almighty: mne.lnk.to/AXE Follow Alla Xul Elu: Web: longliveevil.com Facebook: facebook.com/allaxulelu Twitter: twitter.com/allaxulelu Instagram: instagram.com/allaxulelu MNE: majikninjaentertainment.com/artists/alla-xul-elu THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
40:12
December 13, 2018
Episode #116: Vstylez - Detroit Hip-Hop Artist, New Album 'Thornton Melon'
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. On this episode, we have a friend to the show making his return, Detroit hip-hop artist, wrestling/MMA/boxing connoisseur, and proud Marine, Vstylez. Recently, Vstylez released the digital version of his second full-length album Thornton Melon, featuring guests like M.O.P., Masta Ace, Kool G. Rap, King Crooked, and O.C., and production from Pete Rock, Nottz, and among others. During our interview, we walked through the concept of the album and did a track-by-track breakdown of the stories behind the making of each song. There’s actionable lessons that tie this album together about making relationships in no matter what field you are in. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Vstylez chose his long time friend, fellow hip-hop artist Bumpy Knuckles. STREAM/PURCHASE Thornton Melon: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thornton-melon/1444895197 Follow Vstylez: Twitter: twitter.com/Vstylez Instagram: instagram.com/vstylez Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialVstylez THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
1:13:44
December 10, 2018
Episode #115: DJ Amir Abdullah – DJ, Music Historian, Curator
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is DJ, music historian, and curator, DJ Amir Abdullah. Known for his On Track mixtapes with DJ Kon, Amir currently run his own record label, 180-Proof (founded in 2011), which owns the exclusive rights to release Strata Records’ influential back catalogue and unreleased sessions. During our conversation, we talked about Amir’s roots in music, his collaborations with DJ Kon and the On Track mixtapes, becoming a music historian and curator, researching music to reissue/unearth, obtaining the Strata Records catalogue, the history and political activism of Strata in Detroit, and Charles Mingus Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden and the stories behind the recordings. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Amir chose photographer and political activist Leni Sinclair. Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode 115 - DJ Amir Abdullah - DJ, Music Historian, Curator of Charles Mingus Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden Follow DJ Amir Abdullah: Web: 180-proof.com Twitter: twitter.com/djamir70 Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/djamir Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/djamir70 Instagram: instagram.com/180proofrecords Facebook: facebook.com/DJ-Amir-161195730583168 THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
54:20
December 6, 2018
Episode #114: Aztek The Barfly & Foul Mouth - Middle Finger Music, Aztek The Barfly's New Album
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guests are Detroit hip-hop artists Aztek The Barfly and Foul Mouth. As members of the newly formed Middle Finger Music imprint, Aztek just released his new album Line King, produced entirely by Foul Mouth. During our interview, we talked about both of their roots in music (Aztek is down for the core!), the creation of Middle Finger Music, the importance of having a tight knit creative community, and future releases on Middle Finger Music, plus much more! Follow Middle Finger Music: Web: middlefingermusic313.com Twitter: twitter.com/MFM_313 Instagram: instagram.com/middlefingermusic313 Facebook: facebook.com/middlefingermusic313 Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/middlefingermusic313 Follow Aztek The Barfly: Facebook: facebook.com/aztek.barfly Twitter: twitter.com/aztekthebarfly Instagram: instagram.com/aztekthebarfly Bandcamp: aztekthebarfly.bandcamp.com Follow Foul Mouth: Twitter: twitter.com/FoulMouth313 Instagram: instagram.com/foulmouth313 Bandcamp: foulmouth313detroit.bandcamp.com THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
1:03:50
November 30, 2018
Episode #113: One Be Lo - Michigan Hip-Hop Artist (Fresh is the Word 3rd Anniversary)
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode marks the third anniversary of Fresh is the Word and to celebrate this landmark this week’s guest is one of the first people I ever became friends with in the Michigan hip-hop scene, One Be Lo. Recently One Be Lo released a pair of Binary Star albums titled Lighty and Ears Apart. During our extended conversation, we talked about how we met and those early years of using the Internet to spread the word about Detroit and Michigan hip-hop, the hip-hop culture, how and why we identify race-wise, the new albums, and so much more. The discussions on this episode is so deep that its hard to describe it into words, just listen! Follow One Be Lo: Bandcamp: onebelo.bandcamp.com Facebook: facebook.com/onebelo Twitter: twitter.com/onebelo Instagram: instagram.com/onebedoublelo7 THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
1:27:13
November 27, 2018
Episode #112: David Frangioni - Drummer, Collector, Technologist, Sound authority, and Author of 'Cr
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is a drummer, music businessman, producer, technologist, and musician David Frangioni. In the past, he has written for Rolling Stone, Mix, and Robb Report and the founder of the Frangioni Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring children through drums and music. Frangioni is also the author of the book Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits, which is a visual journey through the world of rock & jazz drumming along with photography from iconic rock photographer Mark Weiss. Within Crash, you’ll see drum kits from musicians such as Carl Palmer, Neil Peart, Ringo Starr, Carmine Appice, Buddy Rich, Eric Singer, Keith Moon, Peter Criss, Alex Van Halen, Lars Ulrich, Louie Bellson and many more! During our chat, we talked about Crash and what lessons we can learn behind the stories of these classic drum kits along with all the high profile bands he’s worked with in his long career in the music industry. PURCHASE Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits From Appice to Peart to Van Halen: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/CRASH/David-Frangioni/9781683833048 Follow David Frangioni: Web: audio-one.com Web: frangionimedia.com Twitter: twitter.com/davidfrangioni Instagram: instagram.com/davidfrangioni Instagram: instagram.com/frangionimedia THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
36:55
November 22, 2018
Episode #111: Marco Polo – Hip Hop Producer, New Album Out Now with Masta Ace “A Breukelen Story”
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is Toronto-born, now New York-based hip-hop producer Marco Polo. That move from Toronto to New York is the basis of Marco Polo’s new collaborative album with hip-hop legend Masta Ace (who was one episode #100) titled A Breukelen Story, available now on all formats. Marco Polo has worked with a who’s who of hip-hop throughout his time in New York and during our chat, we talked about his upbringing in Toronto, making the move to New York, his parents support, his creative process, his hip-hop influences, lessons learned during his first few years in New York, working with Masta Ace, working with all the big-named artists he’s worked with, and much more. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Marco chose his long time friend and collaborator, Shylow. PURCHASE/STREAM Masta Ace & Marco Polo – A Breukelen Story: smarturl.it/ABreukelenStory Follow Marco Polo: Web: marcopolobeats.com Facebook: facebook.com/MarcoPoloBeatsPA Twitter: twitter.com/marcopolobeats Instagram: instagram.com/marcopolobeats THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
49:07
November 16, 2018
Episode #110: Marni Kinrys - Owner of The Wing Girl Method, Co-Host of The Ask Women Podcast
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This week’s guest is Marni Kinrys. She is an accomplished author, dating coach, media personality and the ultimate Wing Girl who guides men and women through the often painful process of meeting, attracting and connecting with their ideal partners through her empowering workshops, one-on-one coaching and straightforward self-help books, blogs and podcasts. She’s the owner of The Wing Girl Method and also the co-host of The Ask Women Podcast with writer and comic Kristen Carney. During our interview, Marni describes what The Wing Girl Method is and what The Ask Women Podcast is about, standing out among all the other people that give relationship advice, the topics that men most need help with, men in the #MeToo era, and how her upbringing molded her into the things that she does with The Wing Girl Method, among many other topics! Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Marni chose Los Angeles-based comedian Jay Larson. Follow Marni Kinrys: Web: winggirlmethod.com Twitter: twitter.com/winggirlmethod Facebook: facebook.com/TheWingGirlMethod Instagram: instagram.com/winggirlmethod The Ask Women Podcast: winggirlmethod.com/podcast THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
38:32
November 15, 2018
Episode #109: DJ Corchin – Award-Winning Children’s Author & Illustrator
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is one of the most wholesome guests I’ve had on Fresh is the Word, the award-winning children’s author and illustrator DJ Corchin. With projects like Half-Cat, Do You Speak Fish?, A Thousand NO’s, and the I Feel… Children’s Book Series, among many other titles, DJ Corchin’s children’s book bring a powerful message in simple terms that also connects with the adult reader. We talked about his latest projects and how he breaks down his day creatively, how he got into creating children’s book, how to effectively write a children’s books, the mental and behavioral lessons, plans for the future, how children’s books differ now than when we were kids, collaborating with Dan Dougherty, and the 13th Chair. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. DJ Corchin chose his brother, Top 40 morning radio host Scotty K. Follow DJ Corchin: Web: djcorchin.com Twitter: twitter.com/djcorchin Facebook: facebook.com/djcorchinauthor Instagram: instagram.com/dj_writes The 13th Chair: the13thchair.com THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: Fresh is the Word Podcast - Fresh Pick of the Week 109 - Blackbird SAM HUMPHRIES and JEN BARTEL This episode’s pick is the new comic from Sam Humphries and one of my favorite artists Jen Bartel titled Blackbird. It’s the story of Nina Rodriguez and her believes that this magical word ruled by ruthless cabals exists within the veneer of Los Angeles, but everybody thinks she’s crazy. Jen Bartel’s artwork is always incredible and a wonderful cat shows up at the end of issue #1. MORE INFO/PURCHASE: imagecomics.com/comics/series/blackbird THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
46:31
November 9, 2018
Episode #108: Jayden Panesso – Frontman of the Queens, New York-Based Metalcore Band ‘Sylar’
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is Jayden Panesso, frontman of the Queens, New York-based metalcore band Sylar. The band just released their third album, Seasons, on October 5th and are currently on tour with Beartooth and Knocked Loose. During our chat, we talked about touring with Insane Clown Posse and Attila, the mindstate of touring, how playing the songs live goes into the making of the music, progression of the band, the new album, using music to overcome fears, being a family man, their connection to their fans, their metal influences, his hip-hop influences, and how growing up in Queens molded him. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Panesso chose Caleb Shomo, the lead vocalist of hardcore band Beartooth. STREAM/PURCHASE Seasons: smarturl.it/SylarSeasons Follow Sylar/Jayden Panesso: Web: sylarny.com Facebook: facebook.com/SylarNY Twitter: twitter.com/sylarny Instagram: instagram.com/sylarny Jayden Panesso’s Twitter: twitter.com/JaydenPanesso Jayden Panesso’s Instagram: instagram.com/jaydenpanesso THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episodes pick is the debut album Stalker from Detroit’s own Ectomorph, out now via Interdimensional Transmissions. Ectomorph (now officially comprised of BMG & Erika) recorded this whole album as is, with only one or two takes in their own studio. There was no editing at all! They wanted to capture the mood of their live performances and Stalker is even more haunting than its name. Ectomorph made one of the most dark, yet lively albums of the year. While it embraces this murky sound, it’s one of the most unique electronic music releases I’ve heard in a while. This is what techno sounds like on Halloween in Detroit. STREAM/PURCHASE: ithq.bandcamp.com THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
47:32
November 6, 2018
Episode #107: Spencer Charnas - Vocalist of Metalcore Band 'Ice Nine Kills'
On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This week’s guest is perfect for the week of Halloween, Spencer Charnas, vocalist of the Boston-based metalcore band Ice Nine Kills. The band just released their fifth studio album The Silver Scream via Fearless Records, a concept album of horror movie inspired madness with each song a tribute to a different iconic cinema classic. During our interview, we talked about Charnas’ love of horror movies and the concepts behind the songs on The Silver Scream, his favorite horror movies, the progression of the band, and much more. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Charnas chose Mike Mowery, President and Managing Partner of Outerloop Management. ——————————————————————————– MERCH: found.ee/inkbundles ITUNES: found.ee/thesilverscream Follow Spencer Charnas/Ice Nine Kills: Web: iceninekills.com Facebook: facebook.com/IceNineKills Instagram: instagram.com/ice9kills Twitter: twitter.com/ICENINEKILLS Spencer Charnas Instagram: instagram.com/SpencerINK Spencer Charnas Twitter: twitter.com/SpencerICE9K Spencer Charnas Facebook: facebook.com/spencerINK THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: ——————————————————————————– This episode’s pick is the Still Breathing EP from Fight the Fury, the new metal project from Skillet frontman and bassist John Cooper and Skillet guitarist Seth Morrison, along with drummer Jared Ward and guitarist John Panzer III. Order Still Breathing: lnk.to/fightthefury Connect with Fight The Fury Facebook: facebook.com/fightthefuryofficial Twitter: twitter.com/fightthefury Instagram: instagram.com/fightthefury YouTube: flyt.it/FTFYouTube THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
32:55
October 30, 2018
Episode #106: Evidence - Member of Hip-Hop Group 'Dilated Peoples'
This week’s guest is hip-hop artist Evidence, member of the legendary west coast group Dilated Peoples. Evidence released his latest solo album Weather or Not earlier this year on Rhymesayers, an album that tackles many aspects of his personal life in great detail. During our conversation, we talked about his 20+ years in hip-hop, the sound that has been prevalent with Evidence and Dilated Peoples, working with Alchemist, his latest album Weather or Not, how hip-hop has aged, his creative process, his current tour with Oddisee, and much more! Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Evidence chose his Dilated Peoples crew members DJ Babu and Rakaa (Iriscience). STREAM/PURCHASE Weather or Not: https://rse.lnk.to/WeatherOrNot Follow Evidence: Facebook: facebook.com/misterevidence Twitter: twitter.com/Evidence Instagram: instagram.com/evidence Rhymesayers: rhymesayers.com/evidence THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is another release from the Rhymesayers camp by the way of the St. Paul, Minnesota-based emcee deM atlaS and his newest project, Bad Actress. The 15-song debut full-length album is produced entirely by Ant of Atmosphere is the culmination of all the personal obstacles that Joshua Turner dealt with growing up. It’s a very emotional album and you get a peek into the deM atlaS psyche on Bad Actress. STREAM/PURCHASE Bad Actress: rse.lnk.to/BadActress THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
29:01
October 23, 2018
Episode #105: Kenta Koie - Singer/Lyricist for Japanese Metalcore Band 'Crossfaith'
This week’s guest is Kenta Koie, the lead vocalist of the Japanese metalcore band Crossfaith. The band that formed in 2006, released their fifth studio album EX_MACHINA earlier this year. During our interview, we talked about the band’s new album EX_MACHINA, about Japanese rock culture, the progression of the band, and their connection with their fans, among other things. Follow Kenta Koie/Crossfaith: Web: crossfaith.jp Facebook: facebook.com/crossfaithofficial Twitter: twitter.com/CrossfaithJapan Twitter (Kenta Koie): twitter.com/KenCrossfaith Instagram: instagram.com/crossfaithjapan PURCHASE/STREAM EX_MACHINA: unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is the debut album Don’t Look at the Moon from the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based metalcore band Sleep Waker, released on Stay Sick Recordings (label started by Attila frontman Chris Fronzak). Sleep Waker is an energetic and aggressive band and this is a proper and impressive debut from the Michigan natives. PURCHASE/STREAM: hyperurl.co/sleepwaker THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel
29:46
October 15, 2018
Episode #104: Dream Wife - Recorded Backstage at the El Club in Detroit
On this episode we are joined by the London-based pop rocking punk band Dream Wife. Recorded backstage during their Detroit tour stop at the El Club, the members of Dream Wife – Alice Go (guitar), Rakel Mjöll (vocals), and Bella Podpadec (bass) – sat down with your Fresh is the Word host K-Fresh to talk about their rise to popularity, their humble beginnings, how the band got started, the roles of women in the music industry and the discussions that need to continue, and their open call for women & non-binary artists in select cities to open their shows. Follow Dream Wife: Web: dreamwife.co Facebook: facebook.com/dreamwifedream Twitter: twitter.com/DreamWifeMusic Instagram: instagram.com/dreamwifetheband PURCHASE/STREAM: LP/CD: dreamwife.tmstor.es Digital: hyperurl.co/DWDreamWife THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is a band that is currently on tour with Dream Wife who I was incredibly impressed by during their Detroit stop, the Los Angeles-based band Russo. The band is headed by Cailin Russo, who is the daughter of Unwritten Law’s Scott Russo. Along with Cailin Russo, the band, that only formed earlier this year, includes Tyler McCarthy on guitar, Hayley Brownell on drums and backing vocals and Sean Ritchie on bass. The band is pure fun and doesn’t take themselves too seriously with an indie pop/rock sound that is not only energetic, but funky. Russo’s EP, House with a Pool, is available now! PURCHASE/STREAM House with a Pool: russo.lnk.to/hwap
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October 9, 2018
Episode #103: Joe Nice - Dubstep DJ, Ambassador of the Dubstep Sound in North America
This guest from this episode is the ambassador of the dubstep sound in North America, dubstep DJ, and DJ that plays dubstep among other styles, Joe Nice. As suggested by previous Fresh is the Word guest Sinistarr in episode #90 (and we show Sinistarr all the praise he deserves at the start of the show), Joe Nice gives us a history lesson in his role in bringing the original UK dubstep sound over to North America. Joe Nice has stories and we get a taste of that in this episode and so much more. We definitely need Joe Nice on the show again to tell more stories. Follow Joe Nice: Facebook: facebook.com/JoeNiceDJ Twitter: twitter.com/joenicedj Instagram: instagram.com/joenicedj Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/JoeNiceDJ
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October 2, 2018
Episode #102: Chuck Staton - Vocalist/Guitarist of Pop/Punk Band 'Senior Discount', Co-Host of "The Chuck and Brad Podcast", Comedian, Filmmaker
This week’s guest is the Chuck Staton, vocalist and guitarist of the Providence, Rhode Island-based pop punk band Senior Discount, along with co-host of The Chuck and Brad Podcast. During our interview we talk about Senior Discount’s new album The Best Revenge, his podcast, working as a filmmaker, his comedy, and how all of those things work together and his he juggles all of those different types of creative outlets. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Chuck Staton chose filmmaker, actor, comedian, comic book writer, author, and podcaster Kevin Smith. Follow Chuck Station/Senior Discount: Web: seniordiscountmusic.com Podcast: chuckandbradpodcast.com Facebook: facebook.com/seniordiscount Twitter: twitter.com/discountchuck Instagram: instagram.com/discountchuck Bandcamp: seniordiscount.bandcamp.com
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September 21, 2018
Episode #101: Carl Craig - Producer/DJ, Techno Pioneer from Detroit
In continuing with the 100th episode celebration, the guest for this episode is techno pioneer, Detroit’s own Carl Craig. As one of the producers and DJs that helped shape the evolution of electronic music both in Detroit and around the globe, Carl Craig has hit legendary status by continue to not only produce quality music in a variety of styles of multiple generations, but still is a staple as a DJ in the global techno community. During our chat, we talked extensively about what it is to be a good DJ and how to be a fearless DJ, along with how to balance your personal life with the DJ lifestyle, the history of Detroit techno, and Carl Craig’s childhood. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Carl Craig chose another techno pioneer from Detroit, Derrick May. Follow Carl Craig: Web: www.carlcraig.net Facebook: facebook.com/carlcraigofficial Twitter: twitter.com/carlcraignet
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September 13, 2018
Episode #100: Masta Ace - Brooklyn Hip-Hop Legend
It’s here! Episode #100! For this landmark episode, I wanted to get someone special, someone whose work has been important to me over the years. After contacting a shortlist of names, I landed on two people that fit the part, Brooklyn hip-hop legend Masta Ace and Detroit techno pioneer Carl Craig (for episode #101). During my chat with Masta Ace, we talked about his place in hip-hop history and how influential he’s been to other emcees, his career has the hip-hop era’s changed, the effect of his 2001 release The Disposable Arts, dealing with being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in 2000 and how he keeps his health in check, and the changes in hip-hop throughout the past generations. Masta Ace has a new album A Breukelen Story with producer Marco Polo set to be released on out Nov 9th, 2018. Follow Masta Ace: Web: www.mastaace.com Facebook: facebook.com/mastaaceofficial Twitter: twitter.com/mastaace Instagram: instagram.com/mastaacepics
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September 5, 2018
Episode #99: Dan Dougherty - Comic Book Writer/Artist of 'Beardo' and 'Touching Evil', Writer of 'Floppy Cop', Illustrator of 'Cosa Nostra'
This week’s guest is comic book writer and artist Dan Dougherty, most known for Beardo and Touching Evil, and most recently illustrated Cosa Nostra and wrote Floppy Cop. During our chat, we talked about working on Cosa Nostra with Dirk Manning and on Floppy Cop with Seth Damoose, Milena Denano, and Jay P. Fosgitt, the mental health side of working on comics with dark material, working pop culture conventions, building your audience, the idea of risk when choosing projects, and the creative freedom of working with friends. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Dougherty chose author and illustrator DJ Corchin, who he worked with on You Got A Boogie. Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode 99 - Dan Dougherty Follow Dan Doughherty: Web: www.beardocomics.com Facebook: facebook.com/BeardoComic Twitter: twitter.com/Beardocomics Instagram: instagram.com/beardocomics
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August 30, 2018
Episode #98: Ashley Adler Coro - Co-Founder of the Non-Profit Organization 'Can You Hear Me?'
The guest for this episode is Ashley Adler Coro, co-founder of Can You Hear Me?, a non-profit organization that works with musicians to raise awareness, take action and provide a supportive, empowering community for teens struggling with issues such as mental health, bullying, and peer pressure. Can You Hear Me? most notably partnered with main stage bands on the Vans Warped Tour for signings, donating all proceeds to MusiCares specifically for musicians and their families who struggle with mental health. During our conversation, we talked about how Can You Hear Me? was established, what sort of conversations they have with teens, how they are able to reach out to teens, and the artists they’ve worked with, among many other things. Follow Can You Hear Me?: Web: www.cyhm.org YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCCjmqfyufV74Yuj9J-qinUg Facebook: facebook.com/canyouhearme Instagram: instagram.com/cyhmorg Twitter: twitter.com/cyhmorg Tumblr: cany0uhearm3.tumblr.com
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August 21, 2018
Episode #97: Rosie Tran - Stand Up Comedian, Writer, Podcaster, and Actress
This week’s guest is stand up comedian, writer, podcaster, and actress Rosie Tran (as suggested by B.J. Mendelson in Episode #89). Originally from New Orleans, Hollywood is her home now and she has performed in comedy venues both locally and internationally. She also hosts a couple of podcasts Hello Crypto Kitty (with Esther Ku) and Out of the Box. During out conversation, we talked about her move from New Orleans to Los Angeles, how she got into comedy, the difference between a sense of humor and real comedy, the mental health aspects of being a comic, crafting her material, perseverance, the roles of asian women and women in general in comedy, political correctness in the #MeToo movement, and her podcasts. Follow Rosie Tran: Web: rosietran.com Twitter: twitter.com/FunnyRosie Instagram: instagram.com/outoftheboxrosie Facebook: facebook.com/FunnyRosie Out of the Box Podcast: outoftheboxpodcast.com Hello Crypto Kitty Podcast: hellocryptokitty.com
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August 15, 2018
Episode #96: Emily Read - Co-Owner/Founder Pro-Wrestling EVE
This episode’s guest is Emily Read, the co-owner and founder of the UK-based wrestling promotion Pro-Wrestling: EVE. Established in 2009, EVE prides itself as the “Riot Grrrl” of women’s professional wrestling, and being unapologetic, feminist, punk and political! Back on May 5th, EVE ran Europe’s biggest ever women’s wrestling event,Wrestle Queendom, at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London. The event featured EVE stars like Charlie Morgan, Sammii Jayne, and Millie McKenzie, among others, and wrestling legends like Aja Kong and Meiko Satomura. During our interview, we talked about the inception of the Wrestle Queendom event and how everything was planned for it, the Pro-Wrestling: EVE Bishopsgate Institute Hall of Fame, the lessons to be learned by being a woman in a male-dominated wrestling industry, creating safe spaces at EVE shows, being the figurehead of EVE, keeping her individuality, the important of mental health, and dealing with her mental health.
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August 12, 2018
Episode #95: Sydney Dolezal & Alex Snowden (Doll Skin)
This is a final installment of interviews recorded at the Detroit stop of the Vans Warped Tour, this one with Sydney Dolezal & Alex Snowden from the Arizona-based rock band Doll Skin. Already wise beyond their youth, with all the members of Doll Skin only at 18 to 19 years of age, they have a sound that varies from punk, metal, and alternative. They released their debut full-length album Manic Pixie Dream Girl in the summer of 2017 and has been turning heads every since. During our conversation, we talked about their experiences on the Warped Tour, what it means being the only all-female band on the tour, the need to progress the amount of women in music while still trying to just be known as simply a band, having their parents on tour, and dealing with enjoying their youth while being a touring band, among other very interesting topics discussed.
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August 2, 2018
Episode #94: Lauren Kashan / Matt Honeycutt – Warped Tour
This is the second of three episodes with interviews recorded from the Detroit stop of the Van’s Warped Tour. We have another double header for you with first, an interview with Lauren Kashan, the lead vocalist of the Baltimore-based hardcore punk band Sharptooth, and then a chat with frontman Matt Honeycutt of the Texas-based metalcore band Kublai Khan. Sharptooth released their debut album Clever Girl last year. They just announced they will be joining Cane Hill (lead singer Elijah Witt was on Episode #83) on tour starting on September 21st in Orlando through November 3rd in New Orleans (dates below). During our interview, we talked about being on the Warped Tour, the lessons learned by touring, her ambition and passion for music, the topic of gender identity, the representation of women and people of color in metal and hardcore and the need for allies for these discussions, the need for equality, and about their live shows.
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August 2, 2018
Episode #93: Tatiana DeMaria / Rob Damiani – Warped Tour
This is the first of three episodes with interviews recorded from the Detroit stop of the Van’s Warped Tour. We have a double header with first, an interview with the London-based singer/songwriter Tatiana DeMaria (of the band TAT), and then we get to Rob Damiani, lead singer of the British rock band Don Broco. Tatiana DeMaria is currently rolling out her own solo material, so we talk about her decision to release music outside of her band TAT, growing up making music, along with the influence that London has on her music, having fun with music, talking with her fans, being a role model, her experience on Warped Tour, and much more. Don Broco is currently touring off the release of their latest album Technology, an album that showed great growth from the band. In talking with Rob Damiani, we discuss how the band balances humor with serious subject manner, being on Warped Tour, the roll out of their new album Technology, and the beginnings of Don Broco.
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August 2, 2018
Episode #92: Zo! – Detroit-Born Musician, Producer, Composer
This week’s guest is the Detroit-born musician, producer, and composer Zo! (who you might remember as being Sy Smith’s recommendation on Episode #82). Zo! has built a great independent music career for himself as both a solo artist and a member of The Foreign Exchange collective. With a career spanning since the early 2000s, Zo! is a prime example of doing it on your own on your own terms. During our interview, we talk about his beginnings in music transitioning from being a baseball player, becoming an independent artist, his time as a school teacher, what it took to turn music into a serious career, and his time with The Foreign Exchange. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Zo! chose singer/songwriter Carmen Rodgers (@CarmenRodgers), producer Waajeed (@Waajeed_), and singer/songwriter Monica Blaire (@monicaBlaire).
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August 2, 2018
Episode #91: Buck Dudley – New Jersey-Based Hip-Hop Producer
This week’s guest is the New Jersey-based hip-hop producer Buck Dudley. Most known recently for his production on a variety of projects from hip-hop emcee CRIMEAPPLE (links to stream/purchase below). Buck Dudley is one of a select group of hip-hop artists that are reimagining the grimy east coast hip-hop sound from the 1990s into a new era. During our interview, we talked about his beginnings as a hip-hop producer, the reasons he makes music, when too much promotion is too much promotion, balancing the art form with its branding, working with CRIMEAPPLE, and much more. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Buck Dudley chose a friend of his, Church from the band Simple Man.
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August 2, 2018
Episode #90: Sinistarr – Detroit-Born Electronic
This week’s guest is the Detroit born and raised DJ and producer Sinistarr. While his music is centered in drum and bass, Sinistarr definitely flirts with sounds and tempos influenced by the wide array of music that he celebrates. Currently living in Calgary, Sinistarr is enjoying over a decade now of touring as a DJ and releasing a variety of projects on labels around the world. During our interview, we talked about some of his new and upcoming releases, his beginnings and progression as a music producer, the current evolution of the drum and bass genre, and all sorts of life lessons as an independent artist. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Sinistarr chose the North American ambassador of dubstep, Baltimore-based DJ Joe Nice.
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August 2, 2018
Episode #89: B.J. Mendelson (Author, Speaker, Comic Book Writer) - Social Media Is Bullshit
This week’s guest is author, speaker, and comic book writer B.J. Mendelson. He gained notoriety over his humorous yet engaging books Social Media Is Bullshit and Privacy: And How to Get It Back (you can take a guess at what they are about). During our interview, we talk his comic books A National Story of Minor Significance and Vengeance, Nevada and the lessons that come with it about the self-help and mental health, diving into the world of privacy and social media, connecting with your audience, and pro wrestling. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. B.J. Mendelson chose stand-up comedian, model, actress, writer, and podcast host Rosie Tran (twitter.com/FunnyRosie). Books Social Media Is Bullshit (St. Martin’s Press): https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250002952 Privacy: And How to Get It Back (Curious Reads): https://www.amazon.com/Privacy-How-Back-Curious-Reads/dp/1912475014/
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July 3, 2018
Episode #88: Daru Jones (Producer/Drummer) - Drummer for Black Milk, Jack White
This week’s guest is producer and drummer Daru Jones. Most known as the drummer for the likes of Detroit hip-hop artist Black Milk and megastar Jack White, Daru Jones has been one of the go-to drummers in the music industry playing for a who’s who of hip-hop artists, even playing on Nas’ Illmatic performance at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra. Residing in between Brooklyn and Nashville, Daru Jones talents have earned him global respect throughout the music industry. During our interview, we talk about how it is performing with Black Milk and Jack White, what it takes to be a drummer that works with so many artists, and his upcoming projects including the band DMD alongside guitar wunderkind Marcus Machado and legendary Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Daru Jones chose his DMD bandmate Doug Wimbish. Follow Daru Jones: F
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June 26, 2018
Episode #87: Shawn Coss - From Wizard World Comic Con Columbus
The third interview from Wizard World Comic Con Columbus is with Akron, Ohio based artist Shawn Coss, the creator of Inktober Illness/Phobias, co-owner of Any Means Necessary Clothing, and artist for Cyanide and Happiness. During our interview, we talked about being an independent artist and paying taxes, using humor to talk about uncomfortable subjects, using art to talk about mental health, his variety of projects, and all sorts of other actionable lessons. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Shawn Coss chose Michael Nemitz, co-owner of Any Means Necessary Clothing. Follow Shawn Coss: Web: www.shawncossart.com Any Means Necessary Clothing: www.amnclothing.com Twitter: twitter.com/ShawnCoss Facebook: facebook.com/ShawnCossArtist Instagram: instagram.com/shawncoss THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is the comic book Max the Inebriated Rabbit, written and drawn by th
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June 22, 2018
Episode #86: Tracy Lawson – From Wizard World Comic Con Columbus
The second episode this week from Wizard World Comic Con Columbus is with Tracy Lawson, an author who places herself among a couple of literary genres: young adult thrillers and digging into the past telling historical stories with a modern twist. Her latest project is the four-part dystopian series called Resistance: Counteract, Resist, Ignite, and Revolt. She is currently working on a thriller set during the Revolutionary War. During our interview, we talk about how she interacts with people at conventions like Wizard World, her Resistance series, her upcoming Revolutionary War project, the importance of telling certain stories from an actual women’s perspective, and all sorts of other actionable advice about being an independent creator. Follow Tracy Lawson: Web: www.tracylawsonbooks.com Instagram: instagram.com/tracylawsonauthor Facebook: facebook.com/tracylawsonauthor Twitter: twitter.com/tracyslawson THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is the monthly comic book thr
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June 18, 2018
Episode #85: Erin Schechtman Caruso (Super Group Hugs) - From Wizard World Comic Con Columbus
SHOW NOTES: http://freshisthepodcast.com/episode-85-erin-schechtman-caruso/ This episode is the first of three episodes dropping this week with interviews recorded at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus. First up is Erin Schechtman Caruso, a Cleveland-based Art Director, Professional Illustrator, Fine Artist, and creator of Super Group Hugs. Simply put, Super Group Hugs are prints of your favorite pop-culture characters HUGGING! During our interview, we talk about the idea behind Super Group Hugs, how she interacts with people at conventions like Wizard World, working in a variety of artistic mediums, and how she navigates having a career in one artistic medium while having her own projects. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Erin chose award-winning photographer, designer, and illustrator Roger De Muth and comic book writer/artist Katie Cook. Follow Erin Schechtman Caruso: Web: w
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June 14, 2018
Episode #84: Amp Live & Del The Funky Homosapien - Being an independent and their new album Gate 13
SHOW NOTES: http://freshisthepodcast.com/episode-84-del-funky-homosapien-amp-live/ This week’s guests are a couple of highly respected names in the history of hip-hop, Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live. Recently, the duo collaborated on a full-length project titled Gate 13. During our interview, Del and Amp talk about how this project came together and what its like to be an independent hip-hop artist in an industry that’s ever-changing. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories. Del chose both Sir Jinx and DJ Pooh and Amp Live chose anybody that was affiliated with his crew, Zion I. Stream/Purchase Gate 13: http://smarturl.it/vlkfsd. Follow Del The Funky Homosapien: Web: www.delhiero.com Instagram: instagram.com/delhiero Twitter: twitter.com/DelHIERO Facebook: facebook.com/Del-the-Funky-Homosapien-187211000029 Soundcloud: @zartan-drednaught-cobra Spotify: http://spotify.com/artist
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June 11, 2018
Episode #83: Elijah Witt (Cane Hill) – WWE NXT Takeover and maximizing the band's exposure
This week’s guest is Elijah Witt, lead vocalist of the New Orleans-based metal band Cane Hill. Earlier this year, the band released their sophomore album Too Far Gone via Rise Records. Cane Hill was recently featured on WWE wrestling’s NXT programming, where their songs “It Follows” and “Lord of Flies” served as theme songs to the NXT Takeover event Wrestlemania 34 weekend in New Orleans. Cane Hill also performed at NXT Takeover opening up the event and also performing wrestler Ember Moon’s entrance alongside Lzzy Hale of the band Halestorm. During our interview, Witt details the whole processes of linking up with the WWE, working with Triple H, and the whole preparation of performing at NXT Takeover in their own hometown. We also talk about Witt’s favorite wrestler these days Braun Strowman, the band’s new album, and how they’ve been able to get in front of different types of crowds to maximize their exposure. A lot of great advice about touring with different types of bands and colla
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May 21, 2018
Episode #82: Sy Smith – Being an independent artist, the process of writing/recording her new album
EPISODE #82: SY SMITH – IN THIS EPISODE: This week’s guest is the Los Angeles-based soul music artist, musician, and producer Sy Smith. As an artist who has been on the independent grind for a while now, we chat about what it takes to be an independent musician when the music industry changes so much and she gives some great advice about how to swim though sometimes turbulent waters. We also talk about what went into the writing and recording for her newest album Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete. For this episode, Sy Smith’s recommendation for a future Fresh is the Word guest is soul music artist Geno Young along with musician/composer/producer Zo!, who is already a friend of the show! Follow Sy Smith: Web: http://www.sysmith.com Twitter: twitter.com/syberspace Facebook: facebook.com/sysmithmusic Instagram: instagram.com/syberspace YouTube: youtube.com/user/sysmith69 Bandcamp: http://sysmith.bandcamp.com Big Cartel: http://syberspace.bigcartel.com THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK:
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May 14, 2018
Episode #81: Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) - New Album and the influence comic books had on her
This week’s guest is Sadie Dupuis of the band Speedy Ortiz. Recently, Speedy Ortiz released their third album Twerp Verse via Carpark Records. During our interview, we talked about how they scrapped the original plans for their third album in response to things going on in society, along with the struggles of basically being self-employed as a musician and the influence that comic books had on her upbringing and the band. Sadie’s suggestion for a future Fresh is the Word guest is Charles Aaron, formerly of Spin Magazine. She tells some great stories about him during this episode. Follow Sadie Dupuis/Speedy Ortiz: Twitter: twitter.com/sad13 Twitter (Speedy Ortiz): twitter.com/speedyortiz Facebook: facebook.com/speedyortiz Instagram: instagram.com/sad13 Spotify: spotify.com Bandcamp: http://speedyortiz.bandcamp.com Web: www.speedyortiz.com Web (Sad13): sadthirteen.com Soundcloud: @speedyortiz THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This week’s pick is the new album from Detroit hip-hop artist Chr
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May 11, 2018
Episode #80: Victor Dandridge Jr. – Coordinating Wizard World’s Artist Alley and more
This week’s guest is Victor Dandridge Jr. (and his baby daughter – see below) – self-publishing comic book creator, owner of Vantage:Inhouse Productions, and currently the Wizard World Artist Alley coordinator. Dandridge (who was Kasey Pierce’s suggestion for the podcast in Episode #75) has written titles such as The Samaritan, The Trouble w/Love, the Origins Unknown series and the anthology novel, 8 Mins, while also launching his U Cre-8 Comics line, a unique bridge between comics and classroom fundamental. During our interview, we talk about what it takes to coordinate the Artist Alley at Wizard World, the important of Artist Alley for creators and future creators, making the transition into being a full-time comic book creator, the idea of becoming someone important, the importance of failure, and knowing when you’re finished with your project. For this episode, Dandridge recommended three comic book creators for possible guests for Fresh is the Word in the future: Michael Watson,
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May 6, 2018
Episode #79: CRIMEAPPLE - New album "Aguardiente", building a brand as an extension of your artistry
This week’s guest is the New Jersey born and bred hip-hop artist CRIMEAPPLE. During our interview, we talk about his new album Aguardiente, produced entirely by Big Ghost Ltd (which was the Fresh Pick of the Week back in Episode #73), along with building your brand as an extension of your artistry and keeping your integrity when you career starts ascend. CRIMEAPPLE is definitely a part of the new era of hip-hop artists bringing a lyrical heavy, dark and grimy sound reminiscent of the early days of Mobb Deep and currently in the same vein of the likes of Roc Marciano, Westside Gunn, and Conway. An aesthetic where the product is heavy in artistry and culture. For this episode, CRIMEAPPLE chose one of his current collaborators Buck Dudley as a suggestion of someone to interview for Fresh is the Word. Follow CRIMEAPPLE: Twitter: twitter.com/__crimeapple__ Instagram: instagram.com/__crimeapple__ Soundcloud: @crimeapple Bandcamp: http://crimeapple.bandcamp.com THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK:
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April 30, 2018
Episode #78: Nicolay – New album “Glaciers” and on being an independent music artist
This week’s guest is the Grammy-nominated music producer and performer Nicolay. As one half of the music project The Foreign Exchange with Phonte and co-founder/co-owner of the record label of the same name, Nicolay has been able to foster a music career as an independent artist for well over a decade now. During our interview, we talked about what it takes to be an independent artist when the music industry is always changing. We also talked about the unique community that The Foreign Exchange has been able to create, especially at their live shows (you host K-Fresh has regularly been their opening DJ for their Detroit show). We also get into the making for Nicolay’s newest solo project Graciers with the North Carolina-based band The Hot At Nights, which is available now. Nicolay’s suggestion for a future guest on Fresh is the Word is the other half of The Foreign Exchange, Phonte. Follow Nicolay: Facebook: facebook.com/nicolaymusic Twitter: twitter.com/nicolaymusic Instagram: insta
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April 23, 2018
Episode #77: Stefani Manard – Her comic book Psycho Path, the indie creative community
This week’s guest is Michigan-based horror/sci-fi author and podcaster, writer of the Psycho Path horror comic series and Secrets Best Kept, Stefani Manard. We talk about growing up in Michigan, how she got into writing, the psychology behind her comic book Psycho Path, the team effort behind making a comic book, the indie creative community, and her podcast The Waystation. Coming soon, she does have another comic book on the horizon called The Last Heist, so look out for that. She’s also the owner of her own imprint Scapegoat Press. In this week’s episode, Stefani Manard’s guest recommendation is writer/actor/filmmaker David C. Hayes. I currently read his comic book series The Rot and now I’m on to his book America’s Next Dead Model, so we’ll get him on the show soon. Follow Stefani Manard: Facebook: facebook.com/stefanimanard Twitter: twitter.com/DrunkDorksStef Instagram: instagram.com/stefani_manard Web: www.stefanimanard.com THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is a
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April 15, 2018
Episode #76: Mackenzie Nicole – Debut album on Strange Main, the midwest aesthetic
This week’s guest is a native to Kansas City, Missouri, singer/songwriter and first artist on Strange Music’s new pop imprint Strange Main, Mackenzie Nicole. After a few years of popping up on features on Strange Music label boss Tech N9ne’s various projects, Mackenzie Nicole is here with her debut album The Edge, in stores April 13th. During our interview, the 18-year-old classically trained vocalist talked about what went into the making of The Edge and growing up with the music industry being so prevalent in her life. We also talk about the unique midwest aesthetic when it comes to music artists and the power of the voice of the youth. Her recommendation for someone that could be interviewed for Fresh is the Word was Tech N9ne (@techn9nemusic and we go into some great stories why. Pre-Order The Edge: - https://www.strangemusicinc.net/presales/mn/the_edge/ - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-edge/1357319913?app=itunes Follow Mackenzie Nicole: Facebook: facebook.com/realmacke
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April 8, 2018
Episode #75: Kasey Pierce – Life as an author and her latest comic book “Norah"
his week’s guest on the Fresh is the Word podcast is Michigan-based comic book/sci-fi/horror author Kasey Pierce. She is the author of the gore-horror novella Pieces of Madness along with her latest sci-fi comic book Norah, both available via Source Point Press. During our chat, we talked about her career as an author, the comic book community in Michigan, and the nuts and bolts that went into the making of Norah and some of the meaning behind things in the story. Kasey’s recommendation on who I should interview is Victor Dandridge Jr. He’s a comic book creator, President and Editor-in-Chief at Vantage:Inhouse Productions, who just recently took over the Artist Alley duties for WizardWorld. Kasey has a lot of great things to say about Victor so hopefully, we can get him on the podcast in the future. Follow Kasey Pierce: Facebook: facebook.com/kosmickasey Twitter: twitter.com/KosmicKasey Instagram: instagram.com/kcdwrites Web: www.kosmickasey.com Source Point Press: www.sourcepointpre
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April 1, 2018
Episode #74: Kris Wolf - Life as a Joshi Wrestler, living in Japan, and life before wrestling
This week’s guest on the Fresh is the Word podcast is Kris Wolf. Based in Japan, Kris Wolf is most known for her time with the Stardom women’s wrestling promotion in Japan as a member of the Oedo Tai faction. Her wiley wolfie persona is not only a sly one being a member of a heel faction like Oedo Tai, but she’s fast become one of the most well-liked Joshi wrestlers over the past few years. During our chat, we talked about how she got into wrestling and her life before moving to Japan from the USA. We also talked about her time in Stardom and about how it’s like living in Japan. Kris Wolf is about to embark on a world tour soon, or more like a “Wolf Tour”, in Europe and the USA. THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This week’s pick is a strange one. A wrestler in Japan named Maho Kurone. She is known as the “Zombie Wrestler” or the “Zombie Joshi”. With only a short time of ring experience since 2016, Maho Kurone is becoming one of the most interesting wrestlers in Japan as a part of the Toyk
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March 25, 2018
Episode #73: Pursuit Grooves - Talking about her new album and her beginnings in music and more
In this episode, your host Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier interviews the Toronto-based soul/electronic music producer Pursuit Grooves. We dive back to her beginnings as a music artist, her childhood, how she’s progressed a music artist, and her creative avenues outside of music, along with her new album Felt Armour, available now. This is also the first episode where we try out something new in each interview done for Fresh is the Word. At the end of each interview, I close out with the same question that I give to them ahead of time to think about it. Basically, they are recommending someone from their life/career that we could realistically interview that would have some great stories to tell. Pursuit Grooves chose Rashad “Ringo” Smith, an original member of Bad Boy Records’ The Hitmen production squad. Her story why she chose him is a great listen. THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: The week’s pick is the album Aguardiente by New Jersey native CRIMEAPPLE (@crimeapple), produced entirely by Big
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March 19, 2018