Rain Perry on Don’t Look At ME podcast 009

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How fitting that Rain Perry wears the Squeegee Power and joins me on the podcast.

My upper Ojai neighbor Rain Perry swings by the barn to folk things up a bit. We shoot it about family, songwriting, and Keanu Reeves. I heard Rain perform last year at the Ojai Art Center Jammin’ series. And its one of the few times in my life when live music actually got me misty eyed. It was something about her warm inviting accessible sound and then these simple poetic emotionally layered lyrical melodies. Truly amazing.

It’s good to get to know her better. I wash Rain’s windows and I’d like to wash yours too. Learn more about Rain on her website. And send her some dopamine bursts by retweeting her @rainperry and liking her facebook statuses. Here’s a link to her reverbnation.com page. You can hear all the songs that I play on the podcast here. I believe her version of Let’s Get It On is the best cover of that song EVER.

Enjoy the show.

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Sonia Erneux on Dont Look At Me Podcast 008

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My BooBoo Sonia Erneux visits with me in the garden.

Been a little sick for the past week. Upper respiratory congestion, plugged bronchials and so on. I won’t bore you. So I kindly asked my Booboo Sonia if she’d be on the mics with me this week and it turned out wonderfully. Sonia designs Love Tanjane her clothing line that’s produced locally and sells all over the world. She blogs pretty regularly on matters of decor and design, art and food and other things she finds inspiring here: StuffSoniaLoves. She posts her paintings on her other blog: SoniaPaintsStuff. We talk about art and alcohol, sing Sugarman over and over again, and giggle.

I catch up with my baby boy Enoch Wilson on the phone. We discuss his IMDB profile and role in the Jack Me movie of 2008 that’s available on Amazon instant video. To see his comic lines and his brother Elijah’s confessions as well in this very bad parody of the Super Size Me documentary, skip forward to minute 47:00. Those scenes were shot at Happy Valley School in the commons during the summer of 2007 I think.

Remember to check the seed swap at the Chapparal Auditorium and visit my sponsor All Good Things Organic Seeds and save 15% on your order with the coupon code “christwilson” at check out.

I mention the Calton Institute’s book Rich Food Poor Food. They are on the Bullet Proof Executive’s blog. I’ll be setting up the affiliate banner for Bullet Proof Exec soon. On the podcast front, I enjoy Duncan Trussel Family Hour podcast and want to acknowledge it. Figure it out… Enjoy this show.

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Ojai Face design day.

I went kinda crazy on the Ojai Face designs today. I got out of bed this morning and my son Elijah had emailed me a link to a piece by Hunter S. Thompson from 1955. It is titled Security and the legendary Gonzo journalist in all of his 18 year old wonder waxes eloquently about avoiding the rut of security and making life an adventure.

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We were somewhere on the edge of Oak View when the drugs began to take hold.

Well that inspired me to make a GONZOJAI Ojai Smiley Face variant with a HST theme. I like how it has a sort of racoon, nighttime, Hamburgaler feel to it. Really makes me smile.

I took this nudge from the muse and kept going. I made the screen, had several puffs of light hit me from above and then made some more magic on the computer. Easily distracted, I wandered to the garden and laid in the hammock for 7 minutes. Sweet release ran through me, and I was at it again.

Pulling an old image from my smart Samsung Charge phone. It really does take a decent picture. Better than any iPhone images I’ve been in. While I’d been at a job last week, I saw a note pad from a regional airport and I snapped a quick picture of it with my phone and went on. Here’s what I made. Again, a variant on the Ojai Smiley face, this time with the dream of an airplane and a wind sock limp in the afternoon lull.

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Fly Ojai Airport how convenient.

Ok, that’s enough for now. I have to add these to my store. What a great day.

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Quin Shakra on Don’t Look At Me Podcast 007

Chris T. Wilson and Quin Shakra at Mano Farm in Meiners Oaks

Me and Quin Shakra at Mano Farm in Meiners Oaks

Hello, I’m happy to have Quin Shakra as my guest today on Don’t Look At Me podcast. Quin runs Mano Farm and All Good Things Organic Seed company. We have an interesting visit that touches on local geography, dreamers vs. business people, growing food by hand, how to deal with peach leaf curl, WWOOFing, cover crops, tillers, communes, the seed business and Uncle Monsanto.

Most important things are to be aware of the seed swap on Feb. 23, 2013 at Chaparral Auditorium in Ojai, save 15% on your purchases at agtoseeds.com with the code “christwilson” at checkout and please rate and review the podcast in itunes.

That is all, enjoy.All Good thing Organic seeds save 15% with code christwilson

Oh, one other thing. Donate a portable digital recorder like the Zoom H4N or the Tascam DR-40 to the Don’t Look At Me podcast. Do it anonymously. And stuff.

See you at the Seed Swap.

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Tyler Suchman episode 6 Don’t Look At ME podcast

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Me and Tyler with a Pink Moment back drop.

Founder of the Ojai Post blog and digital nomad Tyler Suchman joins me in the barn for episode 006 of the podcast. We talk about his travels to Central America and Europe in 2012 and how he’s finding balance caring for his digital media web consulting clients while on the road.

This episode I’ve added Tyler’s Speak Sheets travel language cheat sheets to my growing list of affiliate links. Be sure and check that out.

And remember that All Good Things Organic Seeds is offering my podcast listeners a 15% discount on purchases at their website. All Good thing Organic seeds save 15% with code christwilson

Thanks so much for all your continued support. All donations are going directly to my past due child support. Be bold and give as I have given this archive of entertainment for you. Thank you Ojai. You make me smile.

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Bret Bradigan is my guest on episode 005 of Don’t Look At ME!

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If you're happy I live in Ojai, thank Bret Bradigan.

My former boss and the fellow who accepts responsibility for bringing me to Ojai joins me for a conversation in the barn. Bret Bradigan publishes the Ojai Quarterly magazine and monthly real estate magazine for Ojai. He’s been writing about the town’s eccentric people and social culture since 2000.

As publisher of the local newspaper for 9 years, Bret has had a big impact on Ojai, plus his dedication and participation in local organizations and service groups has been a key to this urbane small town journalist corralling some of the best local writers, photographers and creative media artists into his herd.

I have learned a lot from Bret over the years. And he continues to be a source of inspiration to me and the community. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.

And I have a conversation with my son Elijah Wilson that deteriorates into a giggle fest pretty quickly.

Be sure to visit our first local sponsor’s website: All Good Things Organic seeds. While you’re there, fill up a cart with some seeds, some herbs, and gift certificates for your friends and at check out enter the coupon code “christwilson” for 15% off your purchase. This is a limited time offer, so buy your seeds today and GROJAI.

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Don’t Look At Me podcast Episode 004 with Fire Wolf Skip Schuckmann

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Artist Skip Schuckmann joins me for episode 4 of the podcast

What a gift to know Skip Schuckmann. This man’s ability to rap has challenged my ability to apprehend for nearly a dozen years now. He was one of my earliest friends and mentors in Ojai; providing me with a place to live, a car to drive and words of wisdom that dwell within me to this day.

We laugh at the outset of the conversation realizing that we’ve been visiting for the first 20 minutes or so without recording. Still we pick up and have a wonderful talk that I hope you enjoy and learn from. I’m enlightened further.

From the Kiva’s he’s built at the Ojai Foundation, Full Circle Farm and creek side hovels at Casa Barranca to the fire heated soaking tub and free form art he created on the back patio of the art gallery experiment he co-created in downtown Ojai in 2001, Skip has been a dynamic aspect of what is the fringe creative element that has been swirling in the Ojai Valley since long before it was given that name. That means a lot to me even if it is hard to put into words. I like how it feels to try and practically apply his wisdom to my own life and there-in find my own wisdom.

Check out the new sponsors links. Click the link and sign up for an Audible audio book trial membership. When you sign up for the trial, you can download a free audio book of your choice and they send me $15 for each new trial membership I refer. Audio books are a great way to pass the time on a long commute, a Shelf Road stroll or any job or hobby where you have the time and liberty to listen to a wonderful voice actor or author share their creative work. Cool service, check it out.

Thanks for all the amazon.com purchases you’ve been making through the affiliate banner. Please keep it up. I’m currently in negotiation for my first local sponsor that should be up and running by episode 5 next week.

I’m looking forward to my next few guests. I think you’ll like them too. Have fun out there. Thanks for listening, talking about it, sharing with your friends and supporting this hand made media with your donations and attention. Until next week. Enjoy!

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Don’t Look At Me podcast episode 003 with Jim Bailey

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Jim Bailey is a good angel knowledge fountain. May every shoulder have one.

Famous and popular Ojai Science Teacher Jim Bailey schools me for episode 3 of the Don’t Look At ME Podcast. You are in for a treat. I’m so fortunate to have a few good friends and grateful to have them willing to participate in this experiment in recorded conversation.

Jim Bailey breaks it down for us with the scientific wisdom and knowledge of the likes of zoologist Richard Dawkins and paleontologist Richard Leakey.

Mister Bailey makes the learning so easy to digest when he enlightens us further with his recent implementation of “bulletproof” bio-hacking techniques. I mention 4-Hour biohacker Tim Ferris and personal development obsessionist Steve Pavlina. See Pavlina’s blog for some interesting mind dumping.

Then Mister Bailey tickles his ukulele and serenades our sweet ear drums with a song from which I drew liberally to make today’s episode’s bumper music. Even if you have to skip forward (if you think you can handle missing any sweet drop of this conversational nectar) you’re going to want to hear Jim sing.

But first I dial up my son Elijah Wilson and he talks about “going pro” in his quest for new experiences and maintaining a strong youthful physical form. Apparently he is inspired to try screen printing and stencil design, and he’s trying to figure out his Speedball screen printing kit. He likes go-get-’em-tiger reminders from the likes of Steven Pressfield and Seth Godin. He may get lost in Mitch Hedberg interviews and then he’s leapt across the metaphorical world reading interviews with Sacramento punk, hip hop, noise band Death Grips. Thanks to Minneapolis bike shop Sunrise Cyclery, Elijah can listen to himself from the saddle as he thinks of new jokes and freezes his bones in the mid-west.

Steven Pressfield Ojai Quote

This quote about Ojai alone makes this book a worthwhile read. War of Art by Steven Pressfield

That’s the essence of my inspiration friends. I even put a couple sound effects in this one. Terrence McKenna says “Harry Weiner” and we remember episode 001 bumper musician’s La Chat.

Thanks for being here with me. This podcast is now available for listening through iTunes and smartphone app Stitcher. Subscribe, listen, comment, rate. Share the facebook fan pagewith your “friends,” comment on iTunes. I love your constructive feeback and suggestions. Follow @christwilson on Twitter and tweet at me like my home state’s official bird the Western Goldfinch.

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If the finches are fiending on seed pods, Don't Look @christwilson. Tweet Tweet.

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Don’t Look At ME podcast 002 with Richie B. Smith

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Richie B. and Me on Episode #2 woohoo

Had some fun hangin’ with my long time friend Richie B. Smith of Azu and the band Blues Bullet. This episode is much more free form conversation and less interview, but there are interview elements in our talk. Like Aldous Huxley told them to remember at that school down the road, Aun Apprendo – I am still learning.

I hope you enjoy it. And if you don’t enjoy it, I hope you listen anyway. And if you decide not to listen, well, remember that I’ve got a new episode coming out next week. But then I’m sure you’ll listen, right?

This episode is in a fairly raw form, almost no editing other than to put up the monologue and closing comments and talking over the music. Using a mixing board is all new to me, so bare with me as a re-learn the art of the mix. I did run sound for a folky Christian band in the early 90s, so I’ll get the hang of it again. This coming week I will figure out how to avoid the pops in the next episode. My audio seemed to be fine and pop free but Richie’s PPPowerful PPPresence or the gain or something was too hot and makes for a bit of a bumpy ride. Bare with me. HEHHEHEEE.

Follow today’s guest Richie Smith on twitter @richiebsmith follow me @christwilson there too. His band Blues Bullet has a facebook fan page that you can “like” all you want.

I also made an offer to give away $20 Papa Lennon’s gift cards to the first 5 callers who want to get their windows washed. Offer is limited to knew customers who spend a minimum of $100 on my services. I set the rules on this, my restrictions and discretions apply. Visit my window washing blog to learn more about my psycho-spiritual-magical squeegee art, craft and skills.

I have submitted this podcast to itunes and am waiting for the review process to complete, at which point I will write a post confirming that the itunes feed has gone live. That is supposed to take about 24 hours. We shall see. But when it’s up I will publish that link.

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Enjoy and feel free to email me with your comments and constructive critiques: mail@christwilson.com

peace and love

Chris

 

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Don’t Look At Me Podcast 001 with filmmaker Micah Van Hove

Micah Van Hove filmmaker Menthol Movie

Micah Van Hove knows how to stay warm in a winter barn.

Well, here you go, I’m just going to do it. Better done than perfect is not a bad motto in life.

This is the first episode of Don’t Look At Me podcast which originates from a barn studio in the rural Ojai Valley. Here-in I interview Micah Van Hove filmmaker who is working on his debut full-length feature, titled Menthol

I hope you enjoy it and my brief aside with my podcasting and performance inspiration Elijah Wilson.

Learn more about Micah on his website umuima.com and on the film site: Menthol Movie. His twitter is @umuima follow him he’s going places.

Follow me on twitter: @christwilson or email me with your constructive criticism and suggestions. Also click on the Amazon banner on the right side there and bookmark that link as your main Amazon link. That way I’ll get a small percentage from them whenever you make a purchase. That would be amazing. Or just hit that donate button and push a few electronic dollars my way. Further, you can get me to your Ojai Valley fine residence and have me full-bless wash the windows. See my Window Washing site to learn more about that.

Thank you so much for listening, have a great weekend.

Yours truly Chris T. Wilson

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