Actor and funnyman Carlson Muss talks with me from his Los Angeles estate. We discuss being food pirates in Portland, leaving Portland, improv comedy theater, conscious construction vs. fakeness, and freedom from alcohol. It’s an eye opening hour of tough talk and warm fellowship between old pals. You can catch Carlson at Upright Citizens Brigade, 5419 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.
I only have a quick couple of announcements regarding the launch of a new story series, a new era for the podcast, and a new studio headquarters in St. Louis. Please share this one, become a member… HAALP! We need to get my studio moved and get the next quarterly production cycle funded and moving along. I can’t wait to be up in you again, Southside. It’s been a while.
If you’d prefer to read the full announcement, it’s right here.
After locking her in a closet and tormenting her with the interminable saga of my Larry David moment in the karaoke showdown where we met, my guest and dear friend Casey Bazzell saves me from further embarrassment by singing three of her songs and closing out the podcast. Download this set at Casey’s brand spanking new Bandcamp page.
E-book formatting can be a real pain in the ass, especially when you’re publishing an e-book of poetry. Paul and I make an attempt to find solutions to common formatting problems, then discuss how the life of a traditionally published author is probably a huge pain in the ass too, because having to tour the material universe is a pain in the ass. We remember Abdul Kasent and the Off Broadway rehearsal house with fondness.
My guest on this episode is Robin Wheeler, cooking teacher par excellence, Woody Guthrie expert, and author of the highly anticipated book with the working title, Woody Guthrie In Love. Robin bares her soul to me about the book, kimchi cliches, her first catering gig and so much more in this very special installment of General Concerns.