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
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
Musician, Coffee Shop owner and current drummer for Straw Polly, Fran Capitanelli, stops by to share some laughs and opens up about experiences with panic attacks, his segue to the early morning coffee world, the quest to make the metronome disappear while playing drums (it's like floating) and the quest for the perfect pair of socks. Enjoy!
Stream Fran's solo album, Kave Talk , at full volume on Spotify
Listen in on this in depth conversation between myself, KMD, and Atlanta drummer-in-demand, John Speaks. John is one of those people that brings the cheer. Always a happy encounter. We talk about his journey from being a kid, riding his BMX to the small-town vinyl shop and drumming on the school snare, to playing full sets in (today) three rock bands and, most recently, being called upon to bring his charming drum style to the screen in Lee Daniels television drama, Star, with Queen Latifah. As I suspected, my pal John doesn't have a whole lot of anxieties. Maybe the drums are key! Though, as he shares, the drums do cause some anxiety in a recurring dream... Enjoy!
Artist, writer and front woman for shooting star band (they shone so bright for just one night!) Ignitor Fool, Lisa Kemp, chats with me, KMD, after a morning walk. Lisa is responsible for the shimmery Astral Heart cover art. She had a few nerves coming into our chat- we worked through it and foraged through our ancient writing journals in a Kemp- created LYRIC game that may have woven a whole new tune! I'm so proud of my pal for stepping out of her comfort zone to pod with me. Enjoy!
Join me, KMD, and a former bandmate, Elliott Inspace (Melt Or May), as we trip down memory lane. Elliott's lyrics always tickled me but meanwhile he was writing about his anxieties! some of which he shares for our listeners. Elliott always seemed to have cutting edge technology at his fingertips back in the day, so it's only fitting that he now heads one of the leading drone companies, filming everything from Atlanta Falcons to aerial scenes for Tyler Perry. Check out American Drone Industries on Instagram.
It's a full-on pow-wow with former Opera Singer and Roller Derby girl, Shell Ramirez! :) I just had to write that. Most recently, Shell has been working with multiple child-focused non-profits; the most exciting one to me is Soccer in the Streets where she helps keep refugee kids active and focused. Shell shares her experience with social anxiety among adults whether at a party or simply entering a coffee shop full of strangers. Enjoy this honest and entertaining episode with my pal, Shell Ramirez!
Posting again- Listen to opening song, Demons by the Preakness at full volume on Spotify.
Who Loves ya, Baby? Show yourSELF some love and get your sweet HEART checked out! February is Heart Health month and the ever-charming and suave voiced, Michael Overstreet, stops by to chat with ZNP regarding recent embarkment on a new life chapter, comfort found in cooking for others, the draw of worldwide marathons and mountain climbing, and how taking charge of his health lead him to a discovery of a family shared, manageable condition and he is Spreading the Word! Learn more about Familial Hypercholesterolemia at thefhfoundation.org .
Listen to today's intro song Demons by the Preakness at full volume on Spotify