MPOB62 | Composer Eve Beglarian

At last! The hugely talented and inspiring Eve Beglarian and I managed to coordinate our schedules and talk about her new album, Tell The Birds, the ins and outs of being a human being, and lots more. I know the file size is pretty big, but since it’s music, I couldn’t bear to encode it at a smaller rate. Hope you can deal

I should also mention that Eve’s piece Making Hey has never been heard before—-a MikeyPod exclusive!

Music Featured:
Landscaping for Privacy from the album Tell The Birds
Making Hey previously unreleased
Solitude from The Story of B
Written on the Body from Twisted Tutu’s Play Nice

Links:
EVBVD Music
DiverseWorks Houston
Twisted Tutu
Pierre Louÿs
Phil Kline

MikeyPod 61 | Two Crazy Women and a Poodle

Dottie Berry and Roby Sapp have been traveling the country for nearly a year “trying to engage hearts and minds and create authentic connections with the goal to dissolve differences that separate us.” So refreshing to hear a new approach toward bringing folks together. I know that my default reaction many times is anger, maybe there is a better way.

Also, some music I love, a couple of promos and thoughts on choosing happiness.

Links:
Gay Into Straight America MySpace
Remarkably Mark
Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters
Third Shift Recording Co. Podcast featuring New Sense
Farewell Circuit

Music featured:
Good Day- Natives of the New Dawn Podsafe Music Network iTunes MySpace

Ready to Leave- New Sense Podsafe Music Network iTunes

MikeyPod 58 | Executive Director of Koinonia Farm Bren Dubay

It’s official… I am moving to Georgia in early September to be a community intern at Koinonia Farm. A number of people have asked me what was going on and what this place really is so I asked my friend, collaborator, former landlord and Executive Director of Koinonia Bren Dubay to join me on the show. We discuss the history of the community as well as what I can expect life to be like while I am there. I am really excited about this, and I am thrilled that you guys will be along for the ride!

Jane Siberry
Koinonia Farm
Habitat for Humanity
Gay Into Straight America

MikeyPod 56 | The Good News and the Bad News About the Big News

Today I address the long awaited big news, and talk about where the wind will be carrying me for the next year or so. Listen up!

Music:

Take the ‘A’ Train – Jonathan and Darlene

Bag Lady (I Wonder)- Ebn-Ozn

You Mama You- Jude iTunes link

other links:

50 Pound Note

Koinonia

Politipunk

Remarkable Palate

MikeyPod 55 | Soundseeing Houston’s Pride Parade

Finally! Soundseeing of the gay pride parade here in Houston. I walked around with my good friend Carolyn Johnson, ran into an old friend, and just roamed my first gay pride parade in years since I dropped the “self-loathing homosexual” routine. Also, new music from Lanky and Bronski Beat’s classic gay anthem, Smalltown Boy (iTunes link).