KDOI Podcasting

Timothy Brien

Interview with artists helping you release your creativity. Tune in and be inspired, then be a guest and share what you are doing.

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Hello friends,       Timothy Kimo Brien your head instigator here just wanted to thank you for your loyalty and listenership. I wanted to remind you that KDOI will be going away in Nov 2020, please meet me over at Create Art Podcast www.createartpodcast.com is the website. It has been my pleasure to provide you with content these past 3 years here and I know you will enjoy what we have over at the new site. I am on all your podcast apps so just type in create art podcast and you should be able to find me, if now please let me know my email is timothy@createartpodcast.com I am looking forward to providing you with the best content to inspire the creativity in you. See you there. 

Apr 19

3 min

This is our final episode with KDOI POdcasting, but we are not really done, just rebranding and moving the show over to Create Art Podcast. The new website will be createartpodcast.com and we will still have many of the things you like from the past 3 seasons and 45 episodes. We will be adding a YouTube channel and commentary on articles and books on creativity. Join us over at the new podcast and continue to create more than you consume.   

Nov 2019

8 min

Hey Friends,  We are back participating in International Podcast day. Check out their schedule of events by clicking on the link or going to www.internationalpodcastday.com .  We delve into my past and how I got started and why I continue podcasting with help from Kyle Bondo at Gagglepod. We as podcasters celebrate by talking with friends/family/coworkers on the power of podcasting and what it means to us, we also do special episodes like this one and we reach out to each other. One way we reach out is by attending Festivals like DC Podcfest. Listen to my story of my first DC Podfest and you can attend DC Podfest yourself on 1,2 Nov 2019.  Listen in as I talk about my two speaking engagements at MAPCON Mid Atlantic Podcast Conference is now known as Independent Podcasters Conference.    Next we move onto Book festivals, I attended the Fredericksburg VA Independent  Book festival and met a great a ton of great local writers and was asked to Emcee the RVA Booklovers Festival.  I am still continuing our classes with Virginia Podcasters Association locally here in Fredericksburg where we do weekly meetups about podcasting.  There has been a lot going on here at KDOI and we will be bringing you more conversations this season and fun changes for next season. stay tuned.  Thank you for listening to KDOI Podcasting Reach out to us via email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Social Media @KDOIPodcasting   #Atlantic, #book, #FredBookFest, #conference, #dc, #festival, #festivals, #Fredericksburg, #gagglepod, #independent, #lovers, #mapcon, #mapcon5, #indiepodcon, #MidAtlanticPodcastConference, #mid, #podcast, #podcasting, #podfest, #podwrecked, #power, #Richmond, #rva, #Virginia, #Washington, #Williamsburg, #writers

Sep 2019

30 min

Dawn Brotherton is the Global eBook award-winning romance author of Worth the Wait. She’s written nine books; one romance, two mystery, four middle-grade fiction, and two nonfiction. Her book Advanced Softball Scoresheet is ranked in Amazon’s Top 100 in its category. A retired U.S. Air Force colonel, softball coach, and founder of Blue Dragon, an independent publishing house, Dawn is also a freelance writer, professional speaker, and president of the Williamsburg Book Festival. Learn more about Dawn at dawnbrothertonauthor.com.   In this episdoe, we have the privilege of talking with a triple threat, an author, publisher and event host. Dawn tackles all these positions and more. Listen in as we do a deep dive on publishing options for the new writer and how you should be working as hard as anyone for your book to be a success.        You can join in the conversation by emailing us at KDOIPODCASTING@GMAIL,COM or hit us up on social media @KDOIPodcasting on both Twitter and IG. We are always looking for new stories and new ideas to help you create more than you consume. 

Aug 2019

55 min

Our special guest today is Kinja Dixon.  Recognized unanimously as the No. 1 sales executive in the world in 2013 (the first to win a Gold Stevie and ARDA Award in the same year), Kinja Dixon is the author of three books—Universal Talk Laws, Re-Creationism: The Art of Shaping Reality, and Lil Solar’s Book of Superpowers. An in-demand public speaker, Kinja has spoken onstage with sales legend Brian Tracy, has delivered a TEDx talk, spoken to companies, colleges and universities, and was a guest on ABC’s Good Morning America. His interactive course, Dixon on Demand, and theatrical experience, the Re-Creation Encounter has helped thousands align their intentions with their actions enabling their re-created lives to speak louder than words.  On a personal note, in 2015, Kinja traveled to China to study with 34th generational disciple of the Shaolin Temple, Shifu Yen Lei and over the next subsequent years completed his first three full marathons. Besides talking to over 350 schools across the globe, when he is not on corporate stages, he has mentored over 80 children with Mentoring USA and New Alternatives for Children. During is off and on time, his mission is fully aligned with the statement...being the change.  Learn more about Kinja at kinjadixon.com.     Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Today we will be discussing Creativity. The huge idea and a million tangents we could follow. The definition of creativity according to Merriam Webster is marked by the ability or power to create, given to creating, having the quality of something created rather than imitated, imaginative, managed so as to get around legal or conventional limits, deceptively arranged so as to conceal or defraud. We have 3 quotes for this episode 1. Rumi says “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 2. Julian F Fleron says “The creative adult is the child who has survived.” 3. And lastly, Albert Einstein says “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Rumi was a 13th Century Persian Poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Julian Fleron is a Professor of Mathematics at Westfield State College. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc², which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory. Why Creativity. Well, the definition had some gems that made me smile. One gem was the quality of something created rather than imitated, creating something, in my opinion, is miraculous and provides me with an ownership and a great feeling. Another gem was to go around legal or conventional limits. I recall Radar on MASH going around the rules to make sure his team had everything they needed to save lives. We need to find ways to go beyond what we know or accept and blaze new trails. As far as the quotes for this episode, I was introduced to Rumi many years ago while attending some poetry readings at a big box bookstore in Rockford Ill by a Lutheran pastor who attended the poetry readings and brought various instruments from different cultures while he read. Rumi speaks through the centuries to this day and this quote is no different, we must not be satisfied with what we are told, rather we must create our own myths and legends. This creativity gives us limited immortality in that we remember and may inspire others to look at the world in a new way. Julians Fleron’s quote reminds me to never lose the wonder of a child and being the father of twins and watching them discover the world reminds me first hand to keep that wide-eyed outlook and amazement. Lastly, we have Einstein, naturally, his mind is legendary in his ability to see things that were not there or conceived of before. He has always struck me as being in touch with his inner child, maybe I need to read a biography.             In this episode, we discuss creativity and how it impacts our lives, our work and our outlook on life. Let’s get the conversation started.        Contact us at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Instagram and Twitter @KDOIPodcasting.       

Aug 2019

51 min

We talk with classically trained pianist Derwin Dyer about how inspiration influences his art. Learn another way of tapping into this well and creating more than you consume.   Welcome friend, welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your host Timothy Kimo Brien, the head instigator. This episode will be discussing Inspiration. Ah yes, that elusive muse that artists of all disciplines seek to bottle and keep handy. The definition of inspiration according to Merriam Webster is a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelations, the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions, the act of influencing or suggesting opinions, the act of drawing in specifically ; the drawing of air into the lungs. Vik Muniz says that “The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A Lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.” Take a look at his website vikmuniz.net. Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working in series, Muniz incorporates the use of quotidian objects such as diamonds, sugar, thread, chocolate syrup, and garbage in his practice to create bold, ironic and often deceiving imagery, gleaned from the pages of pop culture and art history. His work has been met with both commercial success and critical acclaim and has been exhibited worldwide. Just one look at his portfolio and you can see he is in touch with inspiration.   What does this definition/quote mean to me: Inspiration requires an action, it doesn’t just drop in your lap and present itself. You can wait for inspiration that way, but eventually, you need to get out and experience the world and look for the “beauty” of the world and try to capture it on your medium of choice. The quote is specifically relevant to me because when I am feeling “blocked” I just need to remind myself that by taking one look around I can write, paint, photograph whatever I see, hear, smell, touch, taste. I need to use all my senses and memories and perceptions and try to not judge initially too much. I can’t take and represent everything, but I can take a few things or one simple thing that stands out and represent it. This episode we will discuss what inspiration is, how do we seek it and what do we do with it. Let’s get the conversation started.       You can join in the conversation by emailing us at KDOIPODCASTING@GMAIL,COM or hit us up on social media @KDOIPodcasting on both Twitter and IG. We are always looking for new stories and new ideas to help you create more than you consume. 

Jul 2019

44 min

Welcome back friends, we take a break from our Artistic Conversations to do NaPoWriMo.  Part 3 of 3 where we discuss NaPoWriMo www.napowrimo.net and walk you through writing 30 poems in 30 days. This episode discusses the next steps after you have completed NaPoWriMo. You will be surprised at the first step, but it is necessary.  At the end of each episode, we read and discuss 10 poems that I wrote during this process and we also talk about the prompts for each day. Check out my poetry page www.dailypreslumber.wordpress.com where I have thoughts about the day and write my poetry and present it in a raw form. Take a look, comment and be inspired to create your own page and share it with us.      If you want to be part of the conversation we have 11 topics and we send you the definition and the quotes, feel free to jump off there or go your own way.    Email us at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter and IG @KDOIPodcasting We are looking at creating more than we consume with you. 

Jul 2019

55 min

Welcome back friends, we take a break from our Artistic Conversations to do NaPoWriMo.  Part 2 of 3 where we discuss NaPoWriMo www.napowrimo.net and walk you through writing 30 poems in 30 days. This episode is how to spread the word to more than just your Mom and close friends.  We discuss tagging, categories, creating artwork simply for each poem with Canva and pushing the pieces out to your Social media channels. At the end of each episode, we read and discuss 10 poems that I wrote during this process and we also talk about the prompts for each day. Check out my poetry page www.dailypreslumber.wordpress.com where I have thoughts about the day and write my poetry and present it in a raw form. Take a look, comment and be inspired to create your own page and share it with us.      If you want to be part of the conversation we have 11 topics and we send you the definition and the quotes, feel free to jump off there or go your own way.    Email us at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter and IG @KDOIPodcasting We are looking at creating more than we consume with you. 

Jun 2019

50 min

Welcome back friends, we take a break from our Artistic Conversations to do NaPoWriMo.  Part 1 of 3 where we discuss NaPoWriMo www.napowrimo.net and walk you through writing 30 poems in 30 days. This episode is how to set yourself up for success and how to accomplish this daunting project. At the end of each episode, we read and discuss 10 poems that I wrote during this process and we also talk about the prompts for each day. Check out my poetry page www.dailypreslumber.wordpress.com where I have thoughts about the day and write my poetry and present it in a raw form. Take a look, comment and be inspired to create your own page and share it with us.      If you want to be part of the conversation we have 11 topics and we send you the definition and the quotes, feel free to jump off there or go your own way.    Email us at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter and IG @KDOIPodcasting We are looking at creating more than we consume with you. 

Jun 2019

57 min

We welcome back Ashly Hutchens, my good friend, and my personal tattoo artist. We actually did this in her shop and I got a tattoo while doing the interview. You will hear the hum of the gun and the music she plays. It was a great time and yes I will include a picture of the final work.    Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. This episode will focus on craft. Out of all the subjects this season, this is probably the one that is the most tangible. We can put our hands or witness craft in action. Maybe that is why it is the easiest to talk about, perhaps it is the hardest. Our friends over at Merriam Webster define craft as skill in planning or executing; dexterity, occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or artistic skill, skill in deceiving to gain an end, members of a trade union, to make or produce with care, skill or ingenuity. Our two quotes come from Gene Fowler “Writing Is easy. You only need to stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead,” and Stephen King “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” Gene Fowler was a writer with the Denver Post and a syndication manager of King Features. His later work included over a dozen screenplays, mostly written in the ’30s and a number of books including biographies and memoirs. Stephen King author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 58 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written around 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.   Why craft? This is the most concrete topic for me yet it is also a bit nebulous. Some people can fake craft with shortcuts or YouTube videos. Craft takes study, craft takes doing craft takes failure and picking yourself up and pushing forward. Craft takes vision and research about where you want to go and what you want to incorporate in your work. The two quotes I chose really speak to me about the hard work that comes with being artistic. This stuff doesn’t just drop in our lap, we aren’t waiting for some invisible friend in the sky to do it for us or give us a clue about how to complete something or overcome a barrier, craft is the action of getting up when you are sick and blowing chunks, getting into your space and making something happen when it is the last thing in the world you want to do. Craft separates the wheat from the chaff, it isn’t meant to handcuff us, it is to help us push through whatever blockages we may have that prevent us from being our natural creative selves. Let’s get this conversation going.     If you want to be part of the conversation we have 11 topics and we send you the definition and the quotes, feel free to jump off there or go your own way.    Email us at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter and IG @KDOIPodcasting We are looking at creating more than we consume with you.   

May 2019

97 min

Heather Moon returns to the microphone to talk about empathy and how she uses it in her art, business life. We share how you can unlock your potential and connect deeper with your audience. Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Sounds like an X-Men character or mutant superpower. This is essential for being able to convey what you see or experience and reproduce it for your audience in order for them to be able to comprehend. Also, you need it if you are going to work with others, it’s not necessarily ESP, but if you are close and paying close attention, you should be able to accurately guess what the other person is thinking. Let’s go to Merriam Webster and see what they say; the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner, the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it. Our quotes come from Harper Lee “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it,” and Ernest Hemingway “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen,” and lastly Aristotle, “To perceive is to suffer.” Harper Lee was an American novelist widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Ernest Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidiki, in the north of Classical Greece. Along with Plato, he is considered the "Father of Western Philosophy" The first definition I think is very comprehensive as to what empathy means to me. We need to have an understanding and being aware to our partners whether they be business, romantic or just colleagues along the journey. I really enjoy Ernest’s quote the most, I agree most people never listen, they just wait for their turn to talk. Let’s get the conversation started and listen to each other.     We have 11 topics and are looking for more. If you would like to be part of the conversation email us  kdoipodcasting@gmail.com   Twitter and IG @KDOIPodcasting We are always looking to help you create more than you consume. 

Apr 2019

37 min

  We bring back Ethan Rusch to hear his take on Inspiration. We get right to it with the Dominoes pizza issue and continue on with what makes Ethan tick. We move the discussion forward on how to overcome when there is nothing in the tank and we discuss how Ethan seeks out inspiration and doesn't wait for it to fall from the sky. Sit back and enjoy the ride, you know with Ethan it is bound to be bumpy       This episode will be discussing Inspiration. Ah yes that elusive muse that artists of all disciplines seek to bottle and keep handy. The definition of inspiration according to Merriam Webster is a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelations, the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions, the act of influencing or suggesting opinions, the act of drawing in specifically ; the drawing of air into the lungs. Vik Muniz says that “The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A Lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.” Take a look at his website vikmuniz.net. Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working in series, Muniz incorporates the use of quotidian objects such as diamonds, sugar, thread, chocolate syrup and garbage in his practice to create bold, ironic and often deceiving imagery, gleaned from the pages of pop culture and art history. His work has been met with both commercial success and critical acclaim, and has been exhibited worldwide. Just one look at his portfolio and you can see he is in touch with inspiration.   What does this definition/quote mean to me: Inspiration requires an action, it doesn’t just drop in your lap and present itself. You can wait for inspiration that way, but eventually you need to get out and experience the world and look for the “beauty” of the world and try to capture it on your medium of choice. The quote is specifically relevant to me because when I am feeling “blocked” I just need to remind myself that by taking one look around I can write, paint, photograph whatever I see, hear, smell, touch, taste. I need to use all my senses and memories and perceptions and try to not judge initially too much. I can’t take and represent everything, but I can take a few things or one simple thing that stands out and represent it. This episode we will discuss what inspiration is, how do we seek it and what do we do with it. Let’s get the conversation started.   Remember to hit us up on Twitter and IG @KDOIPodcasting,  Email us at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com As always our website is www.kdoipodcasting.com 

Apr 2019

77 min

This episode we meet Mike Porter in a coffee shop in Fredericksburg and discuss his take on Community. We dive into his community with Little Fish Comics and how they helped him out of a rough time. We move into his thoughts on how artistic communities can help at first but then later on they can turn into services provided instead of a mentor mentee relationship. We look at competition in a community situation.      If you want to be part of the conversation email us at KDOIPODCASTING@GMAIL.COM and we will send you a list of 11 topics we are covering with definitions and a few quotes to get you started. Come with your own or argue that the definitions provided are meaningless and wrong, tell us why you disagree with the quotes.  Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Many times creating art is done in imposed isolation or away from our audience. When we do that we can often feel like we are the only person doing the art we are doing and we may never find our intended audience. I is important to find our community, to learn, to challenge, to inspire our creativity. I never went to conferences while in college, but since I have left academia, I have gone to 3 conferences in 2 years about podcasting. Each time I meet the other weirdos that do what I do I have a sense of family, that I am not the only crazy one out there doing this, it makes me want to push through blockages and create more. Let’s listen to what Merriam Webster says; a unified body of individuals, the people with common interests living in a particular areabroadly, a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society, a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society, a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests, a group linked by a common policy, joint ownership or participation, social activity. Our quotes come from Goethe, “The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” Also we have Fred Rogers, “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His works include four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and color. Fred Rogers was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. So the dictionary was very long winded about the definition, what really spoke to me was a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society. We have shared interests in our exploration and representation of art. Yes we are all over the world and we can always find kindred souls that way. For me you can go wrong with Fred Rogers, we do have a shared responsibility and isn’t it great to know that we can help each other out. In fact, many artists I know are only too happy to help out another artist with supplies, knowledge or a space to express themselves. Let’s get this conversation started.    

Mar 2019

53 min

Today we discuss Empathy with Monsell Carty. Starting this off we discuss his heritage. Prejudice rears its ugly head and we delve into his background and where he comes from. Next we use empathy in the work force with customer service and how he utilizes this talent in order to get the core of the issue. Next we talk about his time at Gettysburg and how he attempted to use empathy to defuse a tense situation. We talk about Apple vs samsung, naturally Samsung wins. Lastly we talk about his stand up routine and get a glimpse at how he connects with his audience.    Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Sounds like an X-Men character or mutant superpower. This is essential for being able to convey what you see or experience and reproduce it for your audience in order for them to be able to comprehend. Also you need it if you are going to work with others, it’s not necessarily ESP, but if you are close and paying close attention, you should be able to accurately guess what the other person is thinking. Let’s go to Merriam Webster and see what they say; the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner, the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it. Our quotes come from Harper Lee “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it,” and Ernest Hemingway “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen,” and lastly Aristotle, “To perceive is to suffer.” Harper Lee was an American novelist widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Ernest Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidiki, in the north of Classical Greece. Along with Plato, he is considered the "Father of Western Philosophy" The first definition I think is very comprehensive as to what empathy means to me. We need to have understanding and being aware to our partners whether they be business, romantic or just colleagues along the journey. I really enjoy Ernest’s quote the most, I agree most people never listen, they just wait for their turn to talk. Let’s get the conversation started and listen to each other.   Remember you can join us at www.kdoipodcasting.com we are on all the Podcast players so check us out there or hitthe website and see where we are at.  Want to join in the conversation email em at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com we will send you a choice of 11 topics with quotes and definitions to get the conversation started.    Create More than you consume, email us for more topics commentary and show ideas, or just say hey there. 

Mar 2019

62 min

    This episode will be discussing Inspiration. Our special guest is Nathaniel Moccia. I have worked with him in the past professionally and now he has started a new venture outside of the United States. Nate has a unique approach to inspiring people to find their better selves and live up to their own perceived potential.    We discuss using inspiration in the workplace. Nate brings his unique perspective as a manager of people into today's conversation. We take a look at inspiration from a leadership and team building outlook which can be utilized in your artistic goals. Some of you may be looking for new ways to be the leader you idolize, here is a great view from a manger I respect and admire. The definition of inspiration according to Merriam Webster is a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelations, the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions, the act of influencing or suggesting opinions, the act of drawing in specifically ; the drawing of air into the lungs. Vik Muniz says that “The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A Lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.” Take a look at his website vikmuniz.net. Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working in series, Muniz incorporates the use of quotidian objects such as diamonds, sugar, thread, chocolate syrup and garbage in his practice to create bold, ironic and often deceiving imagery, gleaned from the pages of pop culture and art history. His work has been met with both commercial success and critical acclaim, and has been exhibited worldwide. Just one look at his portfolio and you can see he is in touch with inspiration.   Remember you too can join in on the conversations. Just drop an email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com I will send you our topic list with quotes and definitions and then you get ready to bring your own spin on the topic, take us somewhere we have never been. If someone has done the topic youwanted, that is fine, you can do it as well because you have your own experiences and that is what we are looking for. Talk with you soon and thank you for joining us on these conversations. Tell a friend and share this episode with them.     

Feb 2019

44 min

Welcome back to Season 3 where we are having conversations about Art Terms and ideas. This episode we take on creativity. The definition and quotes are below.  Creativity as defined by Merriam Webster Marked by the ability or power to create, given to creating, having the quality of something created rather than imitated, imaginative, managed so as to get around legal or conventional limits, deceptively arranged so as to conceal or defraud. We have 3 quotes for this episode 1. Rumi says “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 2. Julian F Fleron says “The creative adult is the child who has survived.” 3. And lastly Albert Einstein says “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Rumi was a 13th Century Persian Poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic. Julian Fleron is a Professor of mathematics at Westfield State College. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc², which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.     Our first conversation is on creativity. We sit down with Len James in person and discuss his thoughts on creativity and how he uses it with his family and students.    If you would like to be part if the conversation email us st kdoipodcasting@gmail.com.  We have 12 topics to choose from and we jumpstart the conversation by providing definitions and quotes from famous people. Bring in your own definition and quote and let's talk together. Someone needs to hear your unique insight.    Creating More Than We Consume  

Feb 2019

39 min

Welcome back to season 3 of KDOI Podcasting. Artistic Conversations are the name of the game this season.  We discuss this season and how it is different from other seasons. Conversations about basic art terms and ideas. As always email you rideas and comments to kdoipodcasting@gmail.com

Jan 2019

13 min

Hey there, thanks for tuning in again today for KDOI Podcasting, I’m your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien and this is Kimo’s Den of Iniquity. Wow we have had a great season, 13 projects in 26 weeks. I know I was amazed to get all of that done in a short amount of time. Think about it, some artists take 6 months for 1 project. This episode we will remember some of the projects that really resonated with me and we will discuss what season 3 looks like from my vantage point. But I really would enjoy your input on where you would like to take this project. Here is the contact info Email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter kdoi_podcasting Instagram @kdoi_podcasting FB Group TKBrien72  Here is a review of all the projects we did               Alright so where does this all lead, will you become a great artist after listening to this podcast, nope, you will become a great artist if you want to become one, this is just a signpost along the way saying here is a direction you may want to travel, give it a shot what have you got to lose. Plus really think about it, if you are creating this just for your family as gifts, how awesome is that? My wife not have a ton of gifts that I made with my own hands. It is not that I am cheap, I just want her to know that when I created many of these objects I was making it for her and for the podcast, these things took time away from her and I want to let her know she is appreciated. I do this podcast as a gift to you to let you know I appreciate your time and attention. Yeah I get a bit of a boost looking at the download numbers rise, it is good to know that you are taking a chance and listening to this and also that you are welcome at anytime to join in the conversation, which brings me to next season. So Season 2 was projects, season 1 was interviews, season 3 will be 4 interviews, 4 projects and 4 conversations with other artists and listeners to this podcast. If you want your voice heard then get in contact with me and I would love to have you on the show and discuss anything about art that you would like to discuss, yes this is an open call to you. This isn’t brain surgery, it is just you and me talking about art, being inspired and making it happen. You know that contact info, heck if you want I will put you through the satanic 7 questions and see how you score, if you are lost about that listen to season 1 where each artist and myself went through the questions and were scored. It is in your hands. Take the step and drop me a line. Until we meet in season 3, create more than you consume. Enjoy Grey Heroes and see you in 2019.         Thank you for listening in as we Create More Than We Consume Join in and let us know how your project turned out Email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter kdoi_podcasting Instagram @kdoi_podcasting FB Group TKBrien72

Nov 2018

47 min

Thank you for downloading this episode of KDOI Podcasting, Kimo’s Den  of Iniquity, hello my name is Timothy Kimo Brien head instigator here and now in your ears. I am so glad you are here for season 2 last project A Place For Everything : Bookcase Project. So we have done about 12 episodes and thank you for coming along on this journey. I have made some beautiful mistakes along the way, I have double counted steps and I have one project I was unable to complete on time. Life happens, but you know what, I will complete that project because it is important to me. If you were unable to complete your projects no worries, take your time, listen to the episode again and knock it out. Guess what, you can listen to the episode a year later and still do it, no worries I plan on sticking around for a long time, and I welcome you to do the same, one way to do that is to reach out to me via email kdoipodcasitng@gmail.com, twitter @kdoi_podcasting Instagram @kdoi_podcasting and my facebook page TKBrien72. Todays project is a nice way to end this season, you need someplace to put your projects right, well why not create a bookcase. Yeah, you can go grab something over at Lowe’s, not a sponsor of this podcast, but you have spent all this time to create your projects, you should really take that next step and make your own bookcase. You don’t need to have superb woodworking skills, you do need to have a basic grasp of math and measuring. Can you make a box, you can make this project. If you can’t make a box, no worries, I am happy to teach you how to do this.  Just have someone there, wear hearing and eye protection, make sure you know how to use your tools by reading the manufactures owners manual and if you still are unsure, I would recommend taking a class at your local hardware store, community college or woodworking shop. We have a great one here in Fredericksburg and with a little investigation you can find one as well. Talk with your artist community and you will find these folks. I would say that this is probably the most expensive project, but if you have bought extra wood from the ammo flowerbed project then you should be fine.                          Okay here is the materials list that you will need to make this project: 4 1”x3”x8’ boards 2 sheets of ½”x2’x4’ of Masonite Box of interior wood 8x1 ¾” screws 2 cordless drills 1 star bit (comes with interior woodscrews) 1 drill bit Palm sander with 120 grit paper Circular saw Pencil Speed square – note this project I used scrap lumber Table for cutting and assembly   Here are some pictures of what my set up look like         Our first step is doing the cutting. Cut all your 8’ boards down right in half to 4’keep in mind that an 8’ board is not 8’ it usually is a bit longer, by usually ¼” to ½ “ so split the difference. Keep in mind your blade in your circular saw has a width as well, if that is too much math, we have a sander. You should end up with 8 sticks of 4 feet long. Boom there is your 2 book cases.   Next step is to cut the Masonite. This will be our shelf and out backing for the book case. I am using ½” Masonite because it has enough heft to hold up whatever you are putting up on the shelf, but it is not too beefy to be overkill. Again math is not our friend, you want to end up with 4 pieces from each board. Mark off 1’ on the long side of the Masonite, how I made my cuts, I went right down the middle, and then each piece I cut again right down the middle.   Okay lets put this bad boy together. Now when you but up your wood, you should have used your speed square, I lost mine a long time ago, so I use scrap lumber to mark off my measure lines. Anyhow, you really should have a speed square when you put this together as you want to make sure everything is square and level. I eyeball it and if it breaks or falls apart I can fix it. Get your two cordless drills ready, the interior wood screws I use have a star drive and comes with its own bit. Since we are screwing from wood to Masonite I highly recommend using pilot hold, hence why you need the 2nd drill with a small drill bit, no bigger than 1/8” I used a 1/16” bit. Here is where 2 sets of hands is great, or if you have clamps then sue them. Since I have twin 4 year olds, I have nothing, so I recommend you get a vasectomy right now unless you adopt, then who cares right? No wait that is another podcast. Start with one side, measure down 8 inches from each end of the sticks and place your Masonite on edge. Drill your pilot hole and set your speed square so that you are making a right angle. Both the stick of wood and the Masonite should be on edge. Start with the bottom shelf and then work your way up. For a flat surface I used my garage floor, I am sure it is level, in fact come to my house and see how level it is for yourself. When you have made sure that the stick and the Masonite is perpendicular and square drill your pilot holes and then switch to the wood screws and sink the screw in so that it depresses slightly into the wood. If you want to can sink it farther or use a special pilot hole drill that will make the head of the screw flush with the stick. Do the same for the top shelf. Then take out 2 more sticks of wood and measure down 8 inches and match it up with the Masonite. Drill your pilot holes and then sink in the screws. Here is without the backing put in.       Now you will notice, this is wobbly because it has no support in the back.  Take your 2 other pieces of Masonite  and lay down the whole project on it’s back. Chose a side for the back, you can do it, you are in charge. With the bookcase on its back you will take the 2 pieces of Masonite and place them under each shelf so they are perpendicular. Yeah geometry is not my strong suit, I know 90 degrees and that is all you really need to know. But seriously you need the backing to provide rigidity. So I drilled from the outside in, 4 screws for each piece. I attached my screws from the outside going in, so for the top shelf I put the screws from the top of the shelf into the backing and from each side from the outside of the stick to the Masonite, on the bottom shelf to hide my screws I went in from the bottom. Take a look at this picture     Okay once you get this whole thing put together, get it up on a table and sand it down. Again I don’t have all the tools I had while in school, no wonder my student loan was 80K. Sand this down really good to knock off any splinters or rough edges you will have. Also if you are like me and lack all the proper tools, if your legs are not quite level you can sand the heck out of it to make it level. The only person who will know is you. Here is the final picture             Okay cost/time breakdown for this project, took me about 2 hours because it was warm outside and I was listening to Bob Dylan. Bob slows me down a lot, so you may want to listen to something more motivating. Cost, Masonite cost me $12 a sheet, sticks of wood cost me $6 a stick screws cost $5 a box so for 2 bookcases just over $50. Now ou can customize this however you want. Some people will want to knock of the tops of the sticks or at least the front part of the top of the sticks. I am leaving them up there because I can easily cut another piece of Masonite and make another shelf at the top. You may want to paint this, well after you sand it you will be able to prime it and paint it whatever color you like, the Masonite will take paint pretty well that is why I used it. Now this is for my mancave, if it was for my wife and her millions of books I will paint it with her favorite colors, if it were for my girls then whatever color they wanted. You could stain it, but the Masonite will not take the stain well, so I would recommend painting. To further secure it, especially in a child room, screw it into the studs in your walls. Yes there are studs in your walls, your spouse or significant other is right. This should hold up to 100 lbs of projects, so what are you waiting for, get cracking on this project so you can display even more projects.   Thank you for listening in as we Create More Than We Consume Join in and let us know how your project turned out Email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter kdoi_podcasting Instagram @kdoi_podcasting FB Group TKBrien72

Oct 2018

50 min

Create your own sculpture with found objects around the house. Needle in a haystack will aspire you to look at common objects in a new light and experiment with design and art. Look around right now, can you make a sculpture of your own with what you have there. We did with a dead bolt, you can to. My original idea was to cut up some trees that fell down in a recent storm, but our deadbolt to the front door broke. So being the handy man I am, I went ahead and took out the old and put in a new one, then I called a lock smith and had them fix what I had broken. It happens. I told the locksmith I wanted the parts as he was going to take them and hopefully recycle them. He looked at me a little odd, but said have at it, and I did. So here is your materials list : Old busted deadbolt, or get a new one they cost about 30 bucks Super glue Pliers to bend and hold     what to do with that last piece   in process     front view   back view   side view   Top view   Thank you for listening in as we Create More Than We Consume Join in and let us know how your project turned out Email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter kdoi_podcasting Instagram @kdoi_podcasting FB Group TKBrien72

Oct 2018

22 min

Hey there, glad to have you back, I am Timothy Kimo Brien Head Instigator at KDOI Podcasting where we create more than we consume. This season we are doing projects that are inexpensive and are relatively easy to accomplish. You don’t need to be Davinci or Monet, heck you don’t even need to know who those old dead guys are, I just want you to have some fun, be inspired to make some art and share your experience with the project. Now how did I come by this project, pretty easily. So if you remember way back in Season 1 episode 1 I explained why I was doing this project, don’t worry I will wait for you to catch up. No seriously I started this whole podcast because I assist Soldiers transitioning from the military to a civilian career. Many times we use art therapy to assist soldiers for whatever they need the therapy. Many times the Soldiers came to me and showed their work then denigrated it because they had no formal training. So I decided to show everyone that you have a creative spirit in you, we just need to unlock it. I want to give you ideas and encouragement and I would like to see what you are currently doing and I would love to have you on the show for an interview or a conversation. You can get a hold of me via : Email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter kdoi_podcasting Instagram @kdoi_podcasting FB Group TKBrien72     Time needed : approx 30 minutes for dry time depending on your environment. To do the actual painting alone if more than 1 color 20 minutes per color to allow for dry time.  Materials needed  Twine or String 3.00 Ink red, blue, black, yellow 2.50 each Pack of card stock 25 pieces 12x12 7.50 Hard cover book, use your book clock from episode 1 Free     Step 1 Fold card stock in half and shake up ink    Step 2 put Twine or String in ink and let it saturate   Step 3 Place string on card stock, looping and crossing over   Step 4 Fold card stock and place envelope in book     Step 6 Pull string out, minimal pressure on book, try gentle jerks and pull from more than one angle          Step 7 Let ink dry for the first color, then repeat steps 2-6          Step 7 Cut card stock in half and then glue to a 3rd sheet of card stock, mix and match the string paintings         Step 8 place in frame and you have your string painting.    Lessons learned : 1. Pull the string in different directions and do the gentle jerk technique 2. Add some paint thinner to the ink to make it more fluid 3. Change the direction before you mount the string painting mixups     Thank you for listening in as we Create More Than We Consume Join in and let us know how your project turned out Email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter kdoi_podcasting Instagram @kdoi_podcasting FB Group TKBrien72

Sep 2018

27 min

Welcome back to KDOI Podcasting where we create more than we consume, Hello I am Timothy Kimo Brien the head instigator here at KDOI. Today our project will be Black and White Photography and we titled this episode laying somewhere between. What does that actually mean, well for me B/W photography is multiple shades of grey and lies between color and the absence of color. I think there is something striking about B/W photography, maybe even a bit of a throw back to older days. It also causes the artist to be very creative in dealing with the limitations of the form. You still play with saturation and tone, but with 2 colors vs an infinite amount of colors that occur in the natural and the digital world. Even with the restriction of no color you have an infinite amount of variables in the grey spectrum. Many of us have a cell phone or a digital camera handy, and we snap pictures, perhaps we use different filters and stickers to personalize these pictures, but there is an art form behind all of this and we should remember that the early pioneers of photography didn’t have it so easy. Bulky and heavy equipment, toxic and sensitive development process, lets not even get into the superstition behind photography that the Indigenous Peoples had that caused them to believe that we lost a bit of our soul if we are photographed. With all of the developments and evolutions of photography that we have today, the general principles still remain in photography as well as all visual art forms. Balance, composition, drama, action, lighting, saturation, tonal qualities these are still important in photography today. There is a definite difference between just snapping pictures and making a photograph that you want to give or hand on your walls. By all means use your cell phone or digital camera to learn the basics, but when you are ready to step up your game, by all means get ready to make art and not just memories. We brought back my good friend and tattoo artist Ashly Hutchins to discuss B/W photography and how to set up a good shot for yourself.  I was inspired to do this project after I had 3 level cervical spine fusion surgery and was recovering in my mancave/studio/basement. A friend on Facebook sent around a 7 day B/W photography challenge and with not much to do and under some good pain medication I accepted the challenge. Since the birth of my daughters I have taken thousands of pictures, but I wanted to do something a little more professional looking. One of the rules was that there was to be no people in the pictures and there need not be an artistic statement of the picture. I played along and posted these 7 pictures that you see below.    How does Ashly play into this, well I met Ashly at college and she was a photography student and I was in theater. We became fast friends and she did some portraits of me for a project she was working on.  were all in B/W. Currently she is a tattoo artist and if you listen in to the show we did on her last season you can get that back story. When I decided to do this project my thoughts immediately turned to her and I wanted to get her eye on these  pictures and give us pointers on how to do this better.    To do this project bare minimum you will need : Smart phone with a decent camera - if you already own no additional cost App that can adjust photo : most phones have a built in app that can handle this there are other apps that are fairly inexpensive Photo paper 50 sheets 7.50 Photo editing software - most laptops have simple editing software and there is free software out there Objects to photograph : free if you already own them Framing supplies buy a multi pack and save Michaels usually has them for under 50.00 depending on size Time it takes Depends the ones displayed took about 1 hour each to set up, edit and print    Bedroom - obviously not mine, but this is what mornings look like after the girls get up and run down for breakfast Best Friend - here we have my work computer. This kept me in the loop and sane because I wasn't able to be in the office and I couldn't see my Soldiers face to face. I spent 8 hours a day peering into the abyss  Desk - My old desk from my bachelor studio apartment days came in handy here as a plant stand and general toss stuff on here till we can figure out a place to put it.    Entertainment - Vinyl yup jazz records is what kept me going at night when I couldn't sleep with the collar on Garden of Eden - I built these garden boxes for the wife and she utilized them. I wanted to grab something from the outside world as I was restricted to staying inside and resting, lol yeah resting Surgery Supplies - what everyone needs, a rubber chicken, gloves and a breath measurement contraption as well as a neck brace, maybe I should have left on the brace.  Tools of the trade - bag to carry stuff, my id card and my keyboard so I can type and not cry out in pain all the time due to my carpal tunnel. All this is necessary to get the job done   Thank you for listening to this episode of KDOI Podcasting where we create more than we consume. Reach out to us via email or twitter KDOIPodcasting@gmail.com @kdoi_podcasting   

Sep 2018

65 min

 Welcome back to the double fun episode Comic Book Collage. We take two art forms and merge them into 1. Lets get right into what you need to do this project       Your material list : Exacto knife, grab this at Michaels for 4 bucks Glue, again grab at Michaels, you can get specialized glue for attaching things to cardstock or posterboard, I paid 4 bucks for this Posterboard/cardstock I used 12x12 heavy cardstock from Michael’s 5 pack 4 bucks. I got this in the wedding stationary area. Comic book, get a preview book for free or cheap, you will have a lot of images to choose from and lots of type face  My true inspiration for this project, not a sponsor of this podcast        What you need       Okay step by step what do you do : Make sure you have a surface to cut on that you don’t mind marking up. I used my coffee table/craft table, this is the table that most of these projects have been done on. It is thick and dense like me sometimes. I recommend cutting out all images that speak to you, naturally I gravitated towards the Batman stuff and there was a ton of it in there, but don’t get to transfixed, have a general idea of what you want to look for, is it love, action, movement. Think about if you want all your images to be similar in structure – faces, lips, words whatever- then go for it, if you are going for whatever strikes you then go for it. I basically didn’t have any preconceived notion of what I was going to grab, I just saw the Batman and the Lucifer word and I went from there. Once you have all images cut, lay it out on the cardstock, DO NOT glue at this point, do not sniff the glue, if you feel the need to sniff glue you are on the wrong podcast, I can recommend another podcast of 5. If you have multiple layers then note which one is on top and below. Take a picture so you have a map of what you want Start with the bottom level and get to the glue. Again stop sniffing the glue, use a little bit as it may bubble up and harden which will cause bumps in your final product. Once you get everything down, you may have some white spaces or whatever background color, you can cover it up with slivers of paper. Frame if you feel the need. First Cut Out   First glue   Layout before glue   Almost done   Final Product Thanks for listening and participating. We hope today's project gives you that push to go out there and have some fun. Please share your story behind your project as well as sharing pictures of your project.  Email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter @kdoi_podcasting website www.kdoipodcasting.com                                      Thanks for join in the fun. Share your projects with us and the stories behind them, we would love to feature them on the show. Email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter @kdoi_podcasting Website KODIPODCASTING.COM 

Aug 2018

38 min

   Good day everyone and welcome back to KDOI Podcasting, I am your host Timothy Kimo Brien and here we create more than we consume through projects that inspire you to drop your cell phone and pick up anything at hand to create something. We also talk with Artists that want to remove the mysterious veil between Artists and Audiences.      So where did I get the idea for this project, well many years ago, back when I was a kid, my older brother Mike got a wood burning kit when he was about 8 or 10, which meant I was that annoying little brother of 4 or 6. I also recently saw this project on the Art of Manliness podcast/website. Art of Manliness, not a sponsor of this podcast, but a great podcast in its own right. So Brett McKay, the host and head dude at AoM was writing about gifts that men can make and give to family and friends. So that rekindled for me the interest in wood burning. So Thanks Brett, another great idea. So what you will need plaque of wood 8 bucks wood burning kit 15 bucks stencils 10 bucks pencils and pliers hanging around the house electrical fire extinguishers   Here is a picture of your tools   Step 1 prepare the surface address the wood plot out where the stencils will go Step 2 place the stencils and draw them in       Step 3 begin the burn Use a softer hand Step Final touches                       Thanks for listening and participating. We hope today's project gives you that push to go out there and have some fun. Please share your story behind your project as well as sharing pictures of your project.  Email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter @kdoi_podcasting website www.kdoipodcasting.com 

Aug 2018

30 min

Welcome back, we hope you have enjoyed all the projects in this season so far, lets go ahead and get started into this episodes project creating digital music.  Today's episode will be doing double duty as we will be previewing the music to our next podcast Grey Heroes - No One Gets Out Clean coming soon to a podcast catcher near you.  For over 10 years I have been using a program called Magix to make digital music. The great thing about this project is you just need a basic understanding of music, and that basic understanding is what sounds good to you and to be brave enough to make wonderful mistakes. This program is based on loops and digital instruments. Our main focus will be on the loops as they have already been created for you and we will go into some interesting song structure that you can use right out of the box.    Here is what the project we are working on looks like in finished form. Don't let it scare you, this is pretty easy to pick up.        Here is what Grey Heroes looks like without the vocals      What you are going to need, a laptop, something with really good speed and not junked up with a lot of bloatware, good processor since you audio work tends to really eat up processor speed and a copy of Magix, you can usually get started for about 60 bucks. I'd recommend a good pair of headphones that cover your ear, I use Audio Technica 50x and that will run you around 100-150 bucks.    Total time to do this simple project 45 minutes.     Here are some screen shots of what this show looks like in Audacity. The first one is all the usual music and promos   And this one is the finished product that you are listening to right now.      Remember to share your projects with us here at KDOI Podcasting where we Create More Than We Consume Email : kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter : @KDOI_Podcasting Website : www.KDOIPodcasting.com   

Jul 2018

41 min

Welcome back to KDOI Podcasting, this project is our poetry project. My first real exposure to poetry was in my honors English class in high School. We were reading poems and the teacher, Ms Baxter (battle Axe Baxter) skipped over T.S. Elliot because she said he was to esoteric for high school students. Needless to say he became my favorite. We go over inspiration, writing, editing, chosing a publish pathway, editing for publishing, cover design and then we being to talk about marketing and networking. Seems simple, its not and for me it is still a work in progress.   We have a special guest Chris Jones with www.chrisjonesink.com which is his consulting company where he helps writers who would be published authors. Chris also is one of the founders of Frederickskburg VA Independent Book Festival. I attended this book festival as a vendor 1 year ago and will be there again this year.     All of my books in 1 place.   My Banner at my table, needs to be updated   You can get a copy of my books here   Throwing Myself at the Ground and Missing Postcards From Someone You Don't Know Wisdom From The Sack Shaving Crop Circles In Your Chest Hair         Let us know how we are doing and share your work with our listeners, that is how we create more than we consume.   Email : kdoipodcasting@gmail.com Twitter : @kdoi_podcasting

Jul 2018

76 min

Welcome back to KDOI Podcasting, Season 2 Ep 5 Oil Painting project. This is probably the most personalized project you will do in this season. It is is the most difficult because you have to wait for the paint to dry between steps.  Lets start with the story and then we will get into the project. I am a self taught painter, I have only taken elementary painting classes and recently I took a "class" about 1.5 years ago where the teacher was around providing paint, brushed and tools to paint. We had to provide the inspiration and the canvas. I decided this would be a great opportunity to give a gift to my wife for Xmas so I took a picture of our trip to Paris where we kissed in front of the I Love You Wall and I dove into the class. It took 3 sessions of 2 hours each and walla, I had the best Xmas present ever, an attempt to recreate that  moment in time.    Naturally for this season I wanted to do that again, so I took a picture of my twins hugging each other in their bedroom before bed. This was very hard for me as I had no one to help me out with this project, so it is not as successful as my original project. Here is the picture I was going for. I know this is my greatest achievement in life, and it was challenging to get this on canvas.    Here is what you will need Canvas I like 11x14 but you can choose your own size for whatever you need Brushes - I recommend getting brushes that are cheaper especially if this is your first time and synthetic brushes if you can get them. I got a variety pack and was very happy Paint knives - these aren't sharp, but they will help in tight spots Turpinetine to thin out the paints and clean off the brushes and knives Oil Paint get a variety pack that has a color wheel Rags to clean up Soap for cleaning the brushes easel to put the canvas on while you are painting pencil to sketch your painting           Step 1 sketch the painting Step 2 decided how you want to approach this painting, what areas you want to do first, second and last Step 3 begin mixing colors Step 4 begin painting each section Let it dry between sessions Step 5 let it dry and apply sealant on it so it will stay dry and safe forever   Lessons learned 1. Take your time do it in layers, stop painting like oil is acrylics 2. Get help early on from someone who has more experience 3. Plan out your sections better and be okay with doing smaller sections and taking your time   Send us what you did and let us know what your story is  email kdoipodcasting@gmail.com twitter @kdoi_podcasting  

Jun 2018

32 min

KDOI Podcasting goes Green. We take an Ammo crate and turn it into a flower bed.    Idea behind this project, I am not a green thumb, but my Mother loved daisies and my wife loves tulips. What better way to honor both women than by growing your own flower bed and making it out of an ammo crate.    The ammo crate I found was in my shed at the house I bought back in 2014 from a retired Marine. You can buy ammo crates at any Army/Navy store, mine was a gift that the owner didn't know he was giving. Since my wife is a such a granola crunchy hippie type person I thought it best to repurpose the ammo crate into a flower bed. Plus I love seeing flowers grow in the yard and my wife has a vegetable garden and I built the beds for her garden. You can personalize this as a gift for a loved one or just use it for herbs, vegetables, decorative plants or dump a gnome in there and call it done.    Materials list 1 ammo crate, mine was 4' by 2' by2' posting soil flowers fertilizer landscaping paper to line the box 1by3 wood cut into 8 4' lengths deck screws 1 1/4" and 2"  drill and drill bits paint or stain depending on condition of ammo box sander and sandpaper various grits drills with bits needed   other tools needed Step 1 Prepare the crate, sand down all rough edges, clean out the crate from any debris, prepare the crate to take stain or paint Step 2 cut down your 1x3 sticks to 4 feet tall, they will be your legs post cut Step 3 attach your legs using a butt joint and drill pilot holes into the wood and into the crate, then screw in your deck screws, ensure to sink the screws deep enough into the crate, but not where they will stick out into the box lower leg attachment Step 4 drill drainage holes into the bottom and sides of the crate   Step 5 paint or stain the legs and crate Step 6 lay the landscaping paper down inside the box Step 7 dig 4 holes for your legs to bury the legs into the ground for stability Step 7.5 cut more 1x3 to stretch between the legs for added stability Step 8 place compost and potting soil and fertilizer in the crate Step 9 place your plants.      Cost of project Ammo box depends on how big you go, don't spend more than 20 bucks here, you can get some a flea markets or garage sales wood 15.00 always get extra screws 5.00 get a box for extra around the house plants, depends on what you want soil/fertilizer/compost 20.00 again try to get something that covers all three if you can landscaping paper optional but I'd recommend getting some to protect the plants from the wood and for drainage 10.00   Lessons learned Make sure the bottom of the ammo crate is good otherwise it will fall out with the weight of the soil and water Make sure to drill pilot holes Make sure you had your tetanus shot within the last 10 years  

Jun 2018

38 min

Today's episode we present 4 pencil/crayon/charcoal and lead drawings. I originally saw this technique on an artist website where he was making psychedelic drawings and broke down how they were done. So that is our project for this episode. These drawings are a lot more fun than Adult coloring books that are the current fad. These drawings will be wonderful gifts to give, personalize for your loved ones or freneds and you will be proud to display them. Also depending on how detailed you want to be they can be done fairly quickly.  What you will need (specific to this vignette)  1 notebook, I recommend getting something with a heavy weight 10.00 set of 12 color pencils 8.00 set of drawing pencils 10.00 chamois 2.00 variety of erasers 3.00 artist crayons 2.00 sharpener 2.00 charcoal and leads variety pack 10.00 matted frames 15.00 each   Here is a few pictures of what I used   I grabbed all of this at Michael's but feel free to use whatever store is local for you, if you use a big box store make sure you grab some coupons, Michael's has great coupons.    How we did it Step 1 make a solid line from one end of the page to the other, free form this line, the more sweeping the better but not too curvy.  step 2 rotate the notebook and make 6 curvy lines. You can do more or less depending on how many waves you want in your picture.    Step 3 here is the tricky part, where your first line crosses into the horizontal lines start making curved lines that connect the horizontal lines, the first line determines if the new lines will be up or down Step 4 I usually start from the center and work out, color in between the horizontal lines, dark on the edges and highlighted in the center depending on the medium you are using you can smudge the pencil/charcoal/lead to make a more smokey and blended effect   Step 5 continue to fill in, I use light dark light dark alternating method.    step 6 finish until all "waves" are filled step 7 frame your picture   The notebook I used was 9x12 inches after I tore if out of the perforation and the matting I used was 8x10, frame was 11x14.    Time per drawing 2 hours   lessons learned lay in lines should be drawn lighter or very dark on colored pencils ensure you are really showing the highlight for each band.  smudging is fun, use it.    Send in your pictures and your stories about who you made this for and heck come on the show and talk with us about your project at www.kdoipodcasting.com kdoipodcasting@gmail.com @kdoi_podcasting.    Create More Than You Consume.   

Jun 2018

28 min

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker   Episode finds KDOI in the midst of Season 2 with our Candle Project. I have been making candles since my days in Richmond Virginia where I grabbed a jelly candle wax and made jelly candles. The results were not great, so then I got fancier. I have given candles to friends and romantic partners for years and they have all been received with warmth and love.  This project should take about 30 minutes for set up  and the cooling aspect will depend on time of year and temperature of the place where the candle cools. Overnight is best.  Supplies needed for basic candle making Parafin wax 1 LBS Thick glass container (This is important) Wick and wick gum dye stir stick 2 pots to make double boiler   Before you go any further this can be dangerous, burns can happen as they have happened to me, keep children at least arms distance if not more from where you will be working Costs : Wax 8.00 Glass container 5.00 wick and wick glue (get a set it cheaper) 5.00 Dye ( again get a set) 3.00 stir stick free 2 pots for double boiler (Goodwill or dumpster dive) 5.00   total cost 26.00 (keep in mind this is the initial cost)   Process step 1 prepare the glass container - place wick and wick glue down and tie wick to another stick that lays on top of container step 2 fill double boiler with water, making sure not to overfill, about 1/4 should be fine, turn on heat until water boils strong step 3 put in wax and let fully melt step 4 mix in dye until melted and incorporated step 5 pour wax slowly into glass container step 6 trim wick and let set up Lessons learned : Its been while since I made a candle so this was my first attempt in a few years. Use solid dye, liquid dye is just runny and does not incorporate well with melted wax. Make sure to do your prep work on the container, ensure your wick is ties tightly to a stick that covers the top of the container. If you need to double pour make sure you have another container that you don't mind trashing to catch the excess wax. Also if you need to double pour make sure that the first pour is totally set up.    And there you have your candle, feel free to add your own personal touches such as sand or pebbles in the wax once melted, wrap the container with a lacy bow or paper mache' the container with Sunday comics section. Add scents if the receiver is not allergic.    Enjoy and send what you did with us here at KDOI Podcasting, email us your project pictures or ideas to kdoipodcasting@gmail.com twitter @kdoi_podcasting website kdoipodcasting.com facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TKBrien72/    

May 2018

33 min

Welcome back for Season 2 of KDOI Podcasting.    This week we tackle a great 2 for 1 project, the book clock. I originally got the idea for this book clock from The Art of manliness Podcast with  Brett McKay.  This is a great project to start with because of the numerous ways you can personalize it for your loved ones.  Lets start off with what you will need: Book, I'd recommend a hard cover about 3 or more inches thick in order to hold the clock works.  Clock Works pay special attention to the post diameter, the post is the center piece where the hands are attached, get an all in one clockworks that includes the numbers.  1 AA battery, needed to run the clock Crazy glue, not Gorilla glue, crazy glue that dries clear tweezers or needle nose pliers to place the numbers box knife   Here are the tools you will need   Step 1 measure out where you want the clock and then drill a hole through the front where the post will break through     Step 2 measure out the clock works on the first page, after the hard cover and cut out the pages with your box knife   Step 3 place your numerals for the clock and glue them in place Step 4 put the post through the hole and place your clock works in the book - make sure you put the battery in first.  Step 5 attach the hands to the clock and set the time Personalization I did one for my wife and chose a book that had some nice colors on the hard cover   I also grabbed a wooden plaque for my stepson and did the same clock   Lessons learned  Use crazy glue that dries clear Use needle nose pliers to place the numerals for the clock, my fat fingers just can't do it right   total time 2 hours total cost 30 bucks at Michaels.         Send in your pictures and your stories about who you made this for and heck come on the show and talk with us about your project at www.kdoipodcasting.com kdoipodcasting@gmail.com @kdoi_podcasting.    Create More Than You Consume. 

May 2018

26 min

This episode is all about talking about what we have learned from the 12 artists we talked with. We review their final thoughts and their projects for season 2.    We also discuss what is the next phase in KDOI Podcasting, stay tuned in April when we start up season 1.5 with projects you can do with Tim, send in pictures of your projects to kdoipodcasting@gmail.com and lets see how you have been inspired.  I'd like to thank Nelson, Annessa, Ashly, John, Mike Finlay, Mike Porter, Ken, Curt, Heather Moon and Heather Meyers and Ethan for spending time with me and providing their insight.   

Mar 2018

46 min

So we end out our first season with  Heather Meyers. I have known her for a few years now, about 8 since I lived in Chicago and was introduced at a Vet Art Project meetup. She currently works with American Blues Theater in Chicago and has a number of side projects with that group.   So yes we are Theater folks and this episode has a lot of theater jargon and just a touch of political view points.    As stated earlier we met with Vet Art  Project and moved onto Warrior Art Studio. Heather helps run the Blue Ink Playwritting Contest and Ripped from the Headlines. Full disclosure I had a play produced through Ripped and it was an amazing experience.  Listen in as she tackles and almost becomes the first person to score worse than myself in the Satanic Seven Questions, she does redeem herself, but this set up a road trip.     

Mar 2018

96 min

Long time friend and co-conspirator, Heather Moon has many avenues available to express her creativity. In this episode we are discussing her paintings.  We started our friendship back in Rockford Illinois in 2006 when we met at a mutual friends house discussing art, poetry and philosophy.    Heather comes from a long line of artists and has always been painting or participating in art in one form or another. It started with her painting alongside her mother, each of them using brushes and paint. She did her first art show in High school with her parents in an art shop window. Her first success was her senior year in high school where she competed and won an art scholarship for college. Heather's experience in the art scene in Rockford has been much more positive as she has seen the growth and vibrancy whereas I saw the derth after the recession of the early 80's.  Heather praises the Rockford Area Arts Council for creating the environment of collaboration and support vs competition.  (Podcast not supported by RACC, but we support their work.)    We take a little trip down memory lane for Cafe Esperanto where we attended poetry readings and drank rum and cokes and smokes clove cigarettes, Djarum to be exact.  Heather enjoys the scene now that it is more cooperative because she can get her work critiqued more honestly vs someone just saying oh that's nice and not sharing their true feelings.  We discuss our first show together at Phoenix Traders in Rockford. Titled Kimo and The Moon Breakin the Rules. Here is the announcement. This was way back in Sept 2008.  Tim gets into a small rant about businesses not sponsoring this show.  Currently Heather is preparing for the latest Art Scene in Rockford with a number of totem poles.  If you want to see Heather's stuff check out her FB page Viking Moon     We delve into Bob Ross and the impact he has on our lives and art.    First Fridays in Fredericksburg with he trolley is discussed and Heather promises a visit just for the trolley.      We discuss the pricing of art and what it costs to actually cme up with a decent work.  We get into an enthusiastic Satanic Seven Question Session with Heather, of special not is question #3 where Heather refuses to tell cashiers at Walgreens that she is an artist, Walgreens, yet another company not sponsoring this podcast, talk to the cashiers about this and make them sponsor us. Heather scores a respectable  7.5 out of a possible 7.0, yes folks another perfection or greater, how the hell did I only score 3. The judges are getting soft.  Heather's final project would be a mural that brings harmony to the world, lets see how she does in season 2 with this mural.   

Feb 2018

40 min

We welcome to the mic for lucky episode 10, Curt Cabot. I have known Curt since our days at VCU in the Theater Department. Life happened and the wonders of Facebook brought us back together.      We now share similar hairstyles, okay my male pattern baldness is well advanced, so much so I shave my head, but Curt keeps pressing on.       Curt is a former student of mine and let me tell you how proud of him I am. We met in Intro to Drama and Scene shop at VCU. He attended the now infamous come as your favorite Porn Star party which served as the Freshmen mixer for the Theater Dept.  Curt began his exploration in art at the ripe old age of 6 singing and acting in musicals and Broadway type shows. Some painting occurred later for him, but his experience with art and creation goes back a long time. He experienced Bob Ross in high school but didn't pursue it.  He played numerous instruments in band from 10 to 21 years old rounding out his artistic education.  We give a shout out to Merchants of Dirt Podcast Kyle Bondo who got me started back into podcasting. So its Kyle's fault folks for all of this.  We then discuss fine Scotch, specifically Oban 18 Year old Scotch. We discuss Scotch Vs Whiskey, specifically how Jameson makes us both want to beat up the Pope. We decide that drinking is an art form unto itself.  Dedication to art is similar to dedication to your job in the military, if you seriously approach either it will take you places where you never knew you could go.  Due to his military job he was able to parlay his acting experience for television as a liaison for shows. He has worked for NCIS and no Abby doesn't work at the real NCIS in Quantico but here is a picture to drool over.  Okay listen to the show now. Abby approved.  Curt worked with Gibbs and Ziva as well on many shoots.    Tim discusses his Oh my Gawd story of meeting Charlton Heston in Mombasa Kenya for the 132548th time. Curt listens politely and tells his better oh my gawd story. He met the actors from the Boondock Saints and did some workouts with them and he also met Toby Keith and played a rousing game of beer pong due to insomnia. Obviously Tim joined the wrong branch.  Curt now applies the lessons learned in his artistic life by looking for art in his travels and looking for something that he has never seen or experienced. This gives him more inspiration to go further and create better works.  Curt volunteers for Habitat for humanity and from his shop class in theater has really helped him in his carpentry skills and he is able to give to his community.  Future projects he is contemplating is directing a show.  The Satanic 7 questions pay attention to question number 1 is of special note where we discuss minimalism and using your monthly discharge as your paint. Curt got 6.75 out of 7 correct. He got our first quarter point for mentioning the Village.  shout outs to Art of Manliness Podcast and Order of Man podcasts.       

Feb 2018

69 min

Welcome to our 2nd show of 2018, we invite my nephew Ethan Rush to the Mic.    Ethan currently resides in Madison WI and works with the underground Hip Hop scene. We begin our discussion with Ethan breaking my heart, yes I do have one, with a discussion on pizza. He is about to order a Dominoes Pizza because they are the only ones that deliver, however, he concedes that the pizza he ate in Chicago is far superior, pizza from Chicago's Pizza  where they flavor profiled the pizza and discovered that Merlot went best with deep dish pizza, specifically Bogle Merlot.   Before we get into the interview, you will notice our bump in music was a wee bit different, we started with the into to Ethan's song Satan is for Goth Kids. You can pick up more music from Ethan on his Soundcloud Page.  We delve into the proper pronunciation of Bogle and discover that if you play bogle while drinking Bogle Merlot and eat deep dish pizza from Chicago Pizza in Ravenswood Chicago you will open up a slipstream into another universe and really who has time for that.    We discuss the first album/cd that I gave Ethan when he was 8 Miles Davis Kind of Blue. Go get that on vinyl, don't screw with cd or mp3 bullshit, get the vinyl. This changed his life and was the foundation for his musical exploration. We start the patreon fund for having Miles Davis Quartet from the Kind of Blue era put on Mt Rushmore and removing the other hacks that are currently there. Ethan promises to be the first to do a monthly contribution.  We learn about Ethan's penchant for finger painting. Also he discusses the benefits of having a marker board on his refridgerator and the need for more space on it and the benefits of seeing a sign after a hard day to make you smile and feel better about yourself.  We discuss the best way to go to the D.A.'s office and I recommend a rum and coke and not to fight people there, Ethan decides that he would like a Jack and coke and agrees to no fighting.  At 16:30 we drop in the full version of Satan is For Goth Kids from Ethan.    We get back into the great pizza debate and my history of delivering pizzas for Little Ceaser's, home of the 5 buck pizza that stays soggy all day. Also they are not an official sponsor of our show.  At 26:12 we feature If the Birds Don't Eat Their Wings   Ethan discusses the empowering nature of hip op that often gets lost in all the glitz and glamour.  Discussion of the Word Up Poetry Slam in Chicago and his thoughts on what he learned and how he learned and how that experience made him a better writer.  We discuss what fuels Ethan's creativity, and it is coffee, but not just any coffee, French Press Coffee, specifically coffee from Metropolis Coffee from Rogers Park Chicago. (Again not an official sponsor of the show, but hey make sure you grab some from the link and tell them we sent you). We discuss the 4 year cleansing process that one must go through to have French Press coffee with me on  Sundays. this conversation devolves around Khali and Shiva, old neighbors of mine in Chicago.  We delve into thoughts about being a receptacle vs being and active participant at shows we have seen specifically Saul Williams shows in Chicago. Then we get into Ethan's knowledge of hockey. His 5 fine points of hockey knowledge.  The Satanic 7 questions are answered. Ethan does struggle with the Hitchiker's Guide question and the Monty Pytheon Question, but ends strong with 4.5 points our of 7. Respectable and there is no question of favoritism. The magic wand question finds Ethan writting a book about small towns and certain places in small towns, we decide it will take him years but we will see his progress in season 2.       

Jan 2018

91 min

We are pleased to welcome a good friend of mine and versatile artist Ken Reed to the mic this week. And yes my voice still i snot 100 percent this week, but here is a video of the procedure I had to endure for you my listeners.    So that is how I imagine Ken looks, we are protecting his actual picture because he may or may not have appeared on the previous iteration of Kimo's Den of Iniquity as the ever present "Chicago" who battled with "Tennessee" Mike Finlay, episode 6.  Ken has recently moved out to the West Coast and during the interview he was keeping one eye on his computer and one eye on the fires in Cali as hey were nearing his abode. Ken has a rich film background doing independent films mainly in the Chicago area with various people. I met up with Ken originally on the job and we quickly discovered that real recognizes real. We had him in the Word Up Poetry Improv Slams and we discuss that aspect of our relationship.  Check out his debut on Word Up Click Here Specifically we discuss the first time that Ken practiced with the troupe and I advised him he would do great and the Chicago Bears wouldn't win another game that season, sure enough they didn't win again until this guy came to town.  We do attempt to get into a discussion about prehensile tailed brown shirted Lemurs, however, that never materializes.    Our show is not sponsored by Leapin Lemurs, but isn't that a nice cereal box, I'd buy some right away if I were you.  We explore Ken's background in Chicago and how that affected his artistic beginnings. Dick Cavett, Benny Hill, Johnny Carson and David Letterman are among his earliest influences in comedy and started doing Comedy in his early 20's before he joined the Army. He talks about his time at Columbia College in Chicago and how that influenced his artistic sensibilities.  He has participated in a number of 24, 48 and 72 hour film festivals where he wrote, acted and even produced a film. These festivals usually have a theme and participants have a limited amount of time to make a short film based on the theme.  Ken advised anyone that is interested in film to pursue it, don't think about it just do it, find people around you and make it happen. Ken talks about future projects in directing, writing and podcasting.  Ken takes on the Satanic 7 questions and scores 8.5 points, and refuses to give any points to the Chicago Bears to help them out. Of note check out question #1 Where he utilizes the Move Inception to discuss his path to creativity. Question #4 is our first question to get a full bonus point, anyone can get a half point, but Ken gets the first full bonus point. His answer to the last question the magic wand question makes us all happy when he mentions Salo , go check out this movie its inspired by the Marquis de Sade. Ken's project will be a movie without cliche's. We will make that happen for him next season as a podcast. See you next season. Remember as ken says stab a mime in the gut and see how professional they really are.               

Jan 2018

53 min

Episode 8    Talking with Mike Porter about Comic Books and Art at his Comic Book Store Little Fish Comics that is Closing 31 Dec 2017.   This podcast is the first released after my spinal surgery, my voice is a bit rough and we are actually doing the interview from Mike's Comic Book Shop Little Fish Comics in Fredericksburg.    Mike has been running this shop for 12 years and has decided that now is the best time to shut down and still come out ahead. We begin talking about his first comic book Uncanny X-Men #143. The story in this comic book really affected Mike and it is where he began his journey.    I do prod Mike about being an artist and a great conversation is had, we even disagree on the definition of artist and what it means to be an artist.  Mike goes into what he feels that Marvel and DC should be doing by reaching out to under served markets and we learn of his plans after the store shuts down, take a month off then write and finish off a novel or two. We discuss a specific project that he has with Alfred from the Batman Saga, he wants to explore the past of Alfred and why and how he ended up in service to the Waynes. Hopefully one day soon we can all purchase this book and be entertained.  We also get Mike's perspective on the community that has surrounded his store and as evidenced by the customers coming in and out while we were recording he is busy.  This was our first attempt at doing a remote interview on location, it is not an excuse, it is simply a statement that we try new things here at KDOI, sometimes it is beautiful, sometimes it falls flat, but we try and we want to encourage you to try.   Mike scored a 7.5 out of 8 questions, technically he didn't score perfect, however, we did change our questionaire from the Satanic Seven to the Solstice 7 and then the Naughty Nine. Technically Mike has scored more than a perfect score, but I am sure some purists will argue the point.  We are sad to see this store go, it has been a great part of my life for the past 4 years since I moved here from Chicago. Mike got me back into comics, and I have done my best to support his store. We did anti adds in the previous Kimo's Den of Iniquity where we stated Little Fish Comics was not a sponsor, it was fun and we did our part to keep Mike going. I have had some truly enlightening conversations with him and we will continue thee conversations when he has going through is mourning. Folks, I can't say this enough, support your local artists however you can. Maybe its not financial, maybe its sharing their info with friends and people in your neighborhood. Support your local artists and businesses. Go out there and Create More Than You Consume. Thank you Mike and oh by the way listeners, its his birthday on release date. Send him some love.   

Dec 2017

87 min

A Lively Discussion with Ramon Charriez of Salsation Latino Sketch Comedy troupe in Chicago Illinois.    Ramon is a graduate of the Improv Olympic (I.O.) Chicago, played on the teams "Steel Kitty", and "Cowboys and Aliens", also served as an adviser to the late great Improv guru Del Close on one of his last directed shows "Slam Dunk and the Holy Fools".  Performed in Jason Chins spoof on the star wars original trilogy "The Phathom Menace" performed here in Chicago and L.A. Founding member of the Salsation Theatre Company, NFP "Comedy with a Latin flavor" and I'm one half of the comedy duo Madre Mia.  We had the pleasure of speaking to Ramon one evening where we discusses Salsa Sketch and our connection. This is a show that Salsation does where actors gather together for 10 hours to create a show from scratch. We also delve into the poetry scene of Chicago slap poetry under Marc Smith at the Green Mill. We break down our co project Word Up, a  poetry/improv collusion that brings the best of two worlds together.  Ramon takes on the Satanic Seven Questions and scores 6.5 out of 7 and Ramon has stated he will run a telethon in season 2. 

Dec 2017

53 min

Today's guest is Mike Finlay, playwright, poet, novelist, jazz aficionado, actor and painter.      We had the pleasure of catching Mr Finlay while he was out and about in Nashville enjoying the late summer that only Nashville can give an artist to be inspired by.  The 20 Year working relationship is discussed from their days back at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Mike secures his place in the will as the guy throwing Tim in the ditch. Mike Finlay started off his artistic exploits at the age of 4 during school and church. His first show that inspired him was A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theater. Since he saw an actor walk through a wall as part of a special effect he knew he wanted to be an actor.  He began reading Shakespeare at 16 and obtained 2 degrees in theater performance and creative writing at SIU. Mike really enjoys   not being the mouthpiece for other writers and enjoys having people wrapped with attention at what he writes.  Currently he is writing a play and a few novels. He talks about the first poem and how easy it was to write because he had been studying poetry for so long. Lake Park High School English teacher started him and encouraged him on his path. His first play he didn't mean to write but was encouraged by the resident playwrighting instructor. He was listening to John Coltrane at the time and called his first play A Love Supreme. He claims that risking making a fool of yourself as his strength and is what is needed to be successful as well as having people who will have your back when you are on stage.  Mike discusses how he balanced his work life, family life and artistic endeavors and it is revealed that Mike's child will be ruling the world with Tim's children. He encourages his daughter to work on her projects and ensures he makes time each day to just work on his projects and doesn't let anyone disturb him.  We discuss his first book of poetry Cecelia's Blues on Create Space.  Mike takes on the Satanic Seven Questions and scores a 5.5 out of 7 questions correct. Please enjoy his answer to the unladen swallow.  Mike's season 2 project will be a radio play/drama that he is currently working on for this show   

Dec 2017

53 min

Today's episode we take on our first "non artist" John Demaria.  We discuss our 20 year friendship where we met when he was 3 and I was 15, he claims it was when he was 7 or 8 and I was considerably older, let the audience decide.  The heatwave that is the state of Arizona vs the balmy temperate climate of Virginia is explored.  The word palatable is deemed to be the word of the day and is explored in depth.  Experiences with the previous Kimo's Den  Of Iniquity are discussed.  We go into his past creative experiences with Martial Arts and Blogtalkradio encounters.  Mutual Beard Braiding is explored.  This is a picture of Tim after he shaved his back hair and pasted it to his face.    This is John after the interview.  Board breaking takes 1000's of hours of training. Creativity in one's mind is vital to being a great Martial artist.  Ugly kicks take hours and hour of monitored trained practice.  Martial arts is utilitarian or practical vs academic arts, and this is why john didn't consider himself an artist.  John's style is not for entertainment, rather military art or practical down dirty and gritty.  We compare his Martial arts practice to a grungy bar band or porn. Speaking of porn we discuss the 2 pornographic films he has starred in with his left hand.  We discuss his 10 years as an assistant instructor in Martial Arts.  For John art is everywhere, he sees it in nature, in day to day interactions. He likes to blur it from intentionally going out to see art in a museum or reading a book.  We move onto the Satanic Seven Questions. Transvestite Thursdays is of note in his answers.  He does find out the airspeed velocity of an unladden swallow, albeit not a Canadian. His dream project is to write a book on an unknown subject. He ends up with a score of 6 out of 7 questions correct.   

Nov 2017

33 min

Episode 4 Permanent Art, getting under your skin, that's right we have Ashly Hutchins Tattoo Artist extraordinary.      A friendship that started in 2002 approx 150 years ago, yes we are public education graduates. When I first knew Ashly she was a Photography Student at VCU and had no tattoos, then she got her first and when I moved back to the area in 2013 she became my only tattoo artist. Currently working at River City Tattoo Company.   We discuss how photography and tattooing have similarities in terms of using the compositional eye and creating a viewpoint. We also talk about various photographic sessions especially the long lost and forgotten cigarette through a lip ring pictures.  Learning how to draw for tattoos is similar but more intense than drawing for photographic compositions.  The big difference is mechanical tools, where tattoo machines have similarities with digital cameras but the  final output is on live flesh versus paper or digital codes.  Ashly is given permission to swear and does so sparingly and drinks almond milk from the carton, yes she is hard core like that kids.  When this podcast a airs she will be on tour doing merch sales US Bastards on tour with GWAR.  We discuss a healthy balance with the tattoo world and other art projects that she is into.  Connect up with her on instagram at @ghostlife and River City Tattoo Co website.  We enter the Satanic Seven questions and her standout performance she cored a 7 out of 7 questions with a few bonus points that helped her score  a perfect score.  

Nov 2017

34 min

Episode 3 finds Timothy Kimo Brien talking with Annessa Ferris in Tampa Florida which she considers similar to living on the surface of the sun.    Tim and Annessa first met on her prom date with a mutual friend 22 years ago. They discuss their shared hometown of Rockford Illinois, screw capital and forest city of the world. The former Mayor of Rockford used to be Annessa's neighbor.  Annessa is primarily known as a singer and songwriter that dabbles occasionally into writing poetry and personal diary. She loves the collaboration of music and being in a band with other musicians.  Her first band was a local group in Rockford called "Coconut Champaign", then she moved onto another group as a special guest "The Fuzz" a cool funk band in Rockford. Many of the gigs she played in Rockford were as a special guest and then she sang for Harlan Jefferson and sang with his band. Red and the PlayRay Players hired Annessa as a back up singer for a time and played the RAMI's, Rockford's Musical awards. Most recently she sang and collaborated with Mana Kintorso for 5 years.  Now in Florida, she has put her Art aside while transitioning to a new job and career, but still is doing Karaoke and we discover that both Annessa and Tim sing "Kiss" Princes version while performing in Karaoke bars.  Discussion continues about finding time for inspiration while trying to balance life and the importance of surrounding yourself with like minded people.   We end today's interview with the Satanic Seven questions and Annessa scores 6 out of 7 questions right. Of special note is the airspeed velocity question. 

Oct 2017

31 min

Our 2nd episode finds Tim interviewing Nelson Velaquez musician, improv leader, manager, educator sketch comedian. Mr Velaquez leads a number of troupes in Northern Indiana and the Chicago area, namely Salsation , Makeshift Up , The Tony Stanza's , Inpronol , Los Improviachi's  and runs his own podcast The Musical Chairs Podcast , To say that Mr Velaquez is busy is an understatement.      We start episode 2 with the history between Nelson and Tim, starting off in 2009 with the Vet Art Project where Nelson was mistaken for someone else.  We move onto the infamous "White Obama" incident with Salsation and Salsa Sketch in 2009 and how being wooden, even pertified onstage can be a blessing in disguise.  Delving further into the current happenings with Nelson, he discusses a new project with Salsation that will be auditioning for actors in October/Nov time frame full length show in March/April 2018, very political show. Los Improviachi's new shows in October and impeachment party trials are on special. Order your Impraviachi gram today.  Nelson talks about why being a guitar player is not what you would expect and the type of women that he catches, you probably want to cover the kids ears for this portion, but then again you may fit into his demographic.  Before we hit the Satanic Seven Questions we discover a new book/manifesto that Nelson is writing, 6 pages a year about Improv, stay tuned eventually he will get this bad boy published.  Big take away is artists gatekeepers, STOP Being a Dick.  Tada the Seven Satanic Questions and Nelson scores a 5 out of 7, as the first guest he does admirably.  To check out all of Nelson's activities check out his home page ImProductions .   

Sep 2017

46 min

Welcome to Kimo's Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume. This is the first episode and the first season where we interview artists both full time and part time as well as folks who don't consider themselves artists. We want to remove the mystery of the art world and encourage our listeners to try making art in whatever form they see fit. Email us at kdoipodcasting@gmail.com for comments and to be interviewed.    In this episode we talk with Timothy Kimo Brien who has currently 4 books of poetry self published "Throwing Myself At The Ground and Missing, Postcards From Someone You Don't Know, Wisdom From The Sack and Shaving Crop Circles In My Chest Hair". Runs his own painting website, runs his own blog, and has a SoundCloud page for his music. Art is for everyone.  We are laying out the foundation for the season to come. We learn about his first foray into poetry, music and podcasting. We also learn about his views on how art is created. Tim goes through the Satanic 7 questions and scores a 3 out of 7, he wrote the questions and only got 3 correct, can you do better? 

Sep 2017

39 min

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