10/2/18 Episode 49: Jennifer Leavey

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ZNP meets up with Jennifer Leavey of iconic Atlanta band, Catfight!, to hear about her new amusingly named projects - Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers and the Wussy Pillows. A biology professor at Georgia Tech and lover of science, Jennifer found a way to put science and rock music in a beaker and create something entirely fresh and entertaining. Our visit takes a nice meander around Atlanta local music memories, seeing through today’s often dark social climate, and solo bike-riding as a great stress reliever and clear-your-header. Enjoy this super comfy candid visit!

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See both of Jennifer’s new projects at Leucine Zipper’s album release show Saturday, October 6, at Star Community Bar in L5P, Atlanta, GA. Details Here.

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9/18/18 Episode 48: Kim Ware Returns

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Keep up with the Good Graces and find all social media links on their website

First guest of the almost Fall season and ZNP’s 2nd only ever Follow-up visit! We welcome back songwriter, musician, Kim Ware, to share what she’s been up to musically with the Good Graces and further thoughts she’s been having about anxiety. She has some great tips on how to get started meditating which she’s been doing for 8 years! Once again I learned new things about an old friend and we share laughs and some near tears which is something I love about doing ZNPPodcast. Glad to be back and to kick off this next round of episodes with this lovely lady. Enjoy!

9/4/18 Episode 47: KMD Back for Fall!

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Hello friends. I've been madly recording this latest LP of songs and finally finished tracking! Just in time to pick back up for some Fall and Holiday ZNP episodes 2018. This makes me happy- It's my favorite time of year after all. To celebrate I made a little Spotify playlist of female writing and music-making friends of mine to play while I shoot the breeze. I've been feeling really great- I did have the opportunity to talk a young woman through a panic attack a few weeks ago and I was so happy I could do so from a real place of understanding. I've been enjoying ASMR as another tool and something that helps me zone out. I feel like I may have spoken about that earlier in the year so forgive me as I get back on track. I booked my pal- Rock*a*teens drummer, T Ballard Lesemann, to come have a ZNP chat w/ me in the next week so you can look forward to that. For now, Enjoy my banter as I talk over several tunes by lady writers/musicians that inspire me.

2/1/18 Episode 46: Suzy Moran

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Loving this visit with DJ (on hiatus) specializing in vintage Peruvian psychedelia and one of my all time favorite immigrants, Suzy Moran! We reminisce on our years ago trip to Macho Picchu and Suzy shares some intel she has gathered working in health care and how she made it through a recent health scare. We agree on the importance of leaving technology at home and taking a walk! Keep moving and Enjoy! 

1/16/18 Episode 45: Kim Murrey

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Follow Kim Murrey on Instagram

Make-up artist based in Nashville, Kim Murrey, spends Jan 1 with KMD over some classy hair of the pink poodle (rosé). NYE dance moves are discussed as are early 90s roommate shenanigans, the art of dressing out loud, and united efforts to curb plastics! #GoStrawless. Enjoy this fun first visit of the new year! 

11/21/17 Episode 43: John Speaks Returns

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Happy Thanksgiving Week! I am thankful for so so many things, including my man, Speaks, willing to return for a fun-filled catch-up on some of our favorite topics: sports, laughter, music and food. Of course we had to touch on some current events, they are Unavoidable! The holiday season is an instant balm to what ails me and this sesh definitely left me feeling great! Hang out with me and John on your way to Turkey or that Tofurky. Wishing you much to be Thankful for and a safe landing wherever you're destined!xo  

11/7/17 Episode 42: Michelle Friedman

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Certified music practitioner and teacher, Michelle Friedman, stops by to share why her experience with anxiety caused her to seek a cardiologist, how music can effect heart rate and healing, and why we should all add a mixolydian to our self-care tool box! It's all about good vibrations folks!

For more information about Live Therapeutic Music and how to become a Certified Music Practitioner, visit the Music for Healing and Transition Program WEBSITE

Book your own private Live Therapeutic Music Session HERE

 

 

10/17/17 Episode 41: Gayle Rej

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Keep track of what's next for Ultra Popcorn Theatre Company on Facebook

Reunited and it feels so good! Enjoy this visit with long-time friend, Gayle Rej, one half of Ultra Popcorn Theatre Company and co-director of their inaugural production, "TV", one of a 3 part Play entitled, America Hurrah by Jean-Claude van Itallie (1966 NYC premier). Gayle is also my favorite Vegan and we really dig in to what true veganism really is. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit & I know you will too.xo

10/3/17 Episode 40: Steve Beach

 Listen to more music from Beach's solo project, The Shannon Limit, on  Bandcamp

Listen to more music from Beach's solo project, The Shannon Limit, on Bandcamp

Things get Deep! It's beyond our control. I've known Steve Beach forever (literally decades) as one of many music loving friends and husband to one of my besties. It wasn't until years later that I discovered we had a mutual need for creative flow and freedom. As one that creates music at once experimental, ambient, chaotic and soothing, Steve Beach paints landscapes with sound. We talk about humanity's need for defined order and the flip side that makes us want to destroy barriers. Such conversations are not a rarity with Mr. Beach. I'm happy to share this one with you! 

9/19/17 Episode 39: Douglas Savage

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It's KMD's first interview performed as a married lady! And luckily this guest, world traveler, documentary maker and post-production aficionado, Douglas Savage, is captive in the Zen Noodle Pie studio (which also has a comfy guest bed).  Douglas graciously let me interrogate him on everything from family heritage to how he stays healthy and maintains relationships while splitting time between three continents. Staying centered is key to staying even-keeled!  He put up with some silliness- but he did pour us some wine before, so...excuses excuses....Enjoy! And thank you for listening to Zen Noodle Pie!  

8/29/17 Episode 38: Three Merians, part 2

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Escape to India in part 2 of my visit with Three Merians! This woman should write a book. The sights, sounds, smells- She really took me there! Ancient spiritual teachings a plus. I highly recommend taking this one in while reclined, eyes closed. Enjoy the ride! And thanks for coming back for more Zen Noodle Pie.

8/15/17 Episode 37: Check in with KMD

KMD sings for new project, Parsons Rocket Project. Give a listen & see their first video on YouTube.

It's another solo waxathon! (what?) Where I unexpectedly meander down a cosmic rabbit hole. Hang out with me now and Join ZNP next time for Part 2 with Three Merians! She was ailing from strep throat! Feel better Ms. Merians! And as always, thanks for listening to Zen Noodle Pie.xo

Check out spanking new release from ZNP's very first guest, Bret Busch ! Pills Lace and Confetti- streaming now on Spotify

8/1/17 Episode 36: Three Merians, part 1

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Follow Three Merians on Instagram

It's our first 2-parter! with very special guest, Three Merians! Three recently spent 4 months in India and was invited to share travel tales; but once we got going, there was so much to learn at every turn I (happily) got waaaay off track and invited her back to continue in "part 2"!  In this episode, Three shares tales of a childhood in Woodstock, NY; her evolution to "soft-core" veganism; and the unexpected jobs she found herself rocking! Please enjoy this episode and stay tuned for part 2, Episode 37 (Aug 29).

Check out Yogaville! the Yoga Center started by Sri Swami Satchidananda.

7/18/17 Episode 35: Ehrich Hozenjah

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You can find Ehrich Hozenjah on Facebook

Enjoy the wonder of Hozenjah on YouTube

Rock Star, author, and reluctant dog whisperer, Ehrich Hozenjah, takes time from his busy schedule to visit with Zen Noodle Pie. Long a mystery to many, Hozenjah divulges more than one music legend on whom he had an influence and opens up about his childhood spent in Africa. Not without a classic reckless rock & roll past (let your imagination run wild), these days Hozenjah keeps it steady paying mind to hydration, vitamin intake and meditation. Enjoy!

7/4/17 Episode 34: Check In with KMD

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Follow KMD on instagram @kshelldubois and find us on Twitter @ZNPPodcast.

Happy Independence Day! Some thoughts on this day as KMD flies 1st solo episode and gives some shout-outs to regular listeners! Special Bonus a cappella medley of songs from latest Straw Polly covers set, movie review of new cinematic release, Baby Driver, and more! 

6/20/17 Episode 33: Kirstin Mitchell

 Mitchell performs her piece, One Shot, shooting a single arrow through sheets of paper where it stays, suspended.

Mitchell performs her piece, One Shot, shooting a single arrow through sheets of paper where it stays, suspended.

 Mitchell's piece, Limousine. Acrylic latex on wood panel and black neoprene. 72 X 180 in.

Mitchell's piece, Limousine. Acrylic latex on wood panel and black neoprene. 72 X 180 in.

ZNP welcomes multi-media artist and all around warm spirit, Kirstin Mitchell, to talk about her most recent exhibit, Midnight at the Oasis (at Hathaway Gallery until July 11) and her re-entry into the art world using her given name, having performed as Kiki Blood for years.  She describes the Kiki Blood years as a necessary time for exploring aggression and the return to herself as permission for softness.  Staying busy a must for excitable types- and working on immense pieces keeps the whole body involved. We talk meditating on color and the need for sharing food and laughs with friends at dinner parties. Please enjoy this vibrant episode!

Official Bio:

Kirstin Mitchell is a multi-media artist living in Atlanta, GA.

In 2017, Mitchell has shown at University of Georgia and been selected as a highlight in Art in America for an experimental studio exhibition during her Eyedrum Studio Fellowship. She performed a solo show at the Atlanta Contemporary in March 2016, and has performed with the support of the Franklin Furnace Fund and the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival. She has shown in galleries and art centers in Atlanta, New Orleans, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and internationally in Austria and Italy. Mitchell's work has also been reviewed in Art Papers and Flash Art magazines. Find out more and keep informed on what's next at www.kirstinmitchell.com

6/6/17 Episode 32: Andy Gish

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Follow Andy's current project Love Me Til My Heart Stops on FACEBOOK

Musician, nurse practitioner, and most recently, outspoken proponent and activist for Narcan, Andy Gish, stops by to share what's up in her life and to school me and others on the power and availability of Narcan to reverse potential overdose episodes. I've been cheering on her crusade to get Narcan behind as many counters as possible, be they bars, coffee shops or book stores! I think she also squeezed the first pod tears out of me! yes we went there. Please enjoy this very important, candid conversation!

Stream some Andy Gish Yum Yum Tree music at Full Volume HERE on Spotify

WOW so GREAT! Hear some of Andy's Dad's early 80s pop gems, uncovered and shined up by Andy as a treasured surprise HERE

Learn more about Narcan and how you can help curb Opiate Overdoses at Georgia Overdose Prevention dot org.

5/16/17 Episode 31: Dan Dixon

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Follow Dan Dixon's project, PLS PLS, on FACEBOOK

Enjoy this conversation with musician, producer and cuisine enthusiast, Dan Dixon! Dan winds up giving a pretty clear How-To for making real butter at home and we agree the best things begin with the quality of the raw ingredients- this goes for both food AND recording! Dan also shares a stretch of time when he realized meds were dampening his critical voice- a voice crucial to him as a producer. He since has found nature hikes to be the best constant to keep his life in balance. Buon ascolto!

Listen to PLS PLS new album, Jet Black, at full volume on Spotify

Also, check out Wake Up Call, KMD duet with Dan Dixon- also on Spotify

5/2/17 Episode 30: Mary O Harrison

 Stream Virginia Plane new album, Fair Weather,  Here

Stream Virginia Plane new album, Fair Weather, Here

Get tickets to Virginia Plane May 5 show & catch ZNP host, K Michelle DuBois, in the middle slot. Opener, Lucis Flux, is also not to be missed. Make a night of it!

Get a sneak peak at new material from writer, musician and Montessori school teacher, Mary O Harrison, as she stops by for a chat with ZNP! It’s Live Show week & KMD gets the skinny from her good pal on the Virginia Plane recording experience and what to expect at their Cinco de Mayo show at 529 (Atlanta). Harrison also shares some Eastern coping methods for managing anxiety and the comfort found in classic black and white movies. Enjoy!