Friday, July 3, 2020

Traveling Spain with Ernest Hemingway's ghost

Like the title? It's basically the subject of author Ken Dortzbach’s debut novel “Finding Hemingway,” available on July 7. This story sends its protagonist Callie McGraw on a life-changing adventure after she receives a mysterious phone call from Ernest Hemingway. She begins packing her bags for the sun-kissed streets that night. Starting in Barcelona, Callie embarks on a six-month escapade of a lifetime, a whirlwind of Spanish food, wine, art and dancing, with a revolving cast of friends and lovers keeping her company in each new locale.

Ken and I talk about his own time in Spain and his many adventures there, as well as how a career in law prepared him (kinda) for writing a novel.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

ShellzDaGod talks music videos and a return to the stage

Boston-based rapper ShellzDaGod is back! The man has been on the show plenty of times and he always brings something new. This time, it's a couple of singles, “Bus Down” and “Get Back (Ft. Spiff Hunnit)” which you can hear at the end of the podcast.

We talk about his music career came to a halt during the pandemic, and his plans once business as usual can resume. This includes making more music videos, which he has put a lot of work into in the past. Trust me when I say the forthcoming projects will be no different.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Pearl Cutten wants everyone to know that they are beautiful

I welcome back Denmark-based artist Pearl Cutten to talk about her new single, “You Are Beautiful,” part of her forthcoming project “Fragments of My Soul.” Pearl also has a music video for the single in the works, and we do a deep dive into what fans can expect. Pearl talks about what has filled her time during the pandemic and some of her goals for 2021.

After the song, sit back and enjoy “You Are Beautiful.”

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Clare Cunningham talks new singles, virtual shows, and life in Nashville

From Ireland to Nashville, solo artist Clare Cunningham talks about the journey that brought her to the US and some of her favorite places to play. Clare’s latest project has been recorded at RCA studios in Nashville. The first single off the project “Heart Of Mine” is to be released July 3, and we talk about releasing new work in the pandemic age and her plans for the rest of the year.

Following this, I've got two songs from Clare, “Carry Me” followed by “Grey Lady.”

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The secret origin of Dragonflyman Day

I go live on the Citywide Blackout Instagram page with Tom Peyer, Editor-in-Chief of Ahoy Comics, to talk about the unprecedented announcement that June 16 will be hereafter known as Dragonflyman Day. This is in recognition of the bookstore publication date of the upcoming trade paperback release of DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN—the prequel to THE WRONG EARTH—by writer Tom Peyer, artist Peter Krause, colorist Andy Troy, and letterer Rob Steen.

Along with this, we see how Ahoy has weathered the pandemic, which along with most other businesses, shuttered countless comic book stores. We also look at the numerous cancellations of comic-cons across the country this year.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

A love song for biology

In this episode I'm joined by author David Parrish for his new book “The Gyroscope of Life,” available through Pocahontas Press. He describes the book as a love song to biology, but for those of us less science-savvy (like yours truly), it's broken down for your reading enjoyment. It goes deep into the history of biology, and David touches on a lot of related subjects, such humanity and our impact on the planet, and the roles of genders and how in the plan and animal world, it's less of a “either/or” and more of a spectrum.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sabrina Maria talks new music and past shows

Originally from the UK and now living in Italy, singer/songwriter Sabrina Maria has a new album out, “Life Is A Journey, Not a Destination.” We talk about her own journey as a musician from her days gigging and how she's evolved to the point where she is now.

Her new album takes the listener on a journey of positivity and hope with upbeat, motivating songs and she talks about the stories behind them.

Following this, enjoy the tune “Go Out There and Get It,” from the new album.