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
KMD's good pal and star twin (April 19!), Marnie Bell-Ferguson, stops by to chat aromatherapy! Marnie's done a lot of research and found ways to use essential oils for everything from helping her middle school boys with their studies and enhancing restful sleep to concocting natural deodorants for home and family! Another tool in our self-care tool box!
Stream KMD song Chastain to China performed with her band, Luigi at full volume on Spotify
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Real estate developer and Spec E30 racing enthusiast, Philippe Pellerin, takes a break to pow-wow with ZNP about his journey from strip malls to historic preservation, how staying busy keeps him relaxed, and how speeding around a race track was love at first drive.
In our 3rd episode recorded on location in NYC, comedian and lover of sweets, Shalewa Sharpe, divulges how she stayed focused through recent major life changes (both self-imposed and unexpected), the significance of her Atlanta taping of Stay Eating Cookies, and why certain tables deserve a round of thug passions… Find out more at shalewasharpe.com
Writer, musician, director, actress and best of all- my near and dear friend since Fourth GRADE, Shonali Bhowmik, joins ZNP on location in NYC for a very special Thanksgiving episode! We shed some tears; we talk the quest for sleep, baking, and exercise; and we share the most important comfort that has carried us from childhood to the present: laughter. A special hour-long episode for your traveling needs. Enjoy!
In our first of a three part series on location in NYC, ZNP chats with illustrator, musician and long time New Yorker, Marcellus Hall, about his creative process, grappling with Midwestern roots, and the call of the river for a slow swirling calm...
Certified fitness instructors and fierce friends, Jessica Horn and Ashley Serebrenik (AKA Jess & Ash of Evolve Fitness), meet w/ ZNP after one of their intense Pound classes to talk twerk-skills, finding purpose, bubble bath ideas, and why Amazon(.com) can be dangerous...
It's ZNP's sweet 16th episode! and we're thrilled to share our chat with professional musician and co-owner of The Allergy Friendly Vegetarian, Sean McMorris. Sean reveals his weakness for wedding cake and how Barnes & Noble has become his comfort zone. If not on stage, you can find him decompressing with his nose in a rock bio or Guitar Tech magazine. This is a reunion w/ one of KMD's drinking buddies from Back in the DAY. Lots of reminiscing and laughter. Enjoy!