Thursday, July 9

Music

Episode 28 – Nick Zara
interview, life, love, friendship, Music, singer

Episode 28 – Nick Zara

Back in July of 2018 I did a blog interview with this guy Nick! I met him while traveling in London for my birthday last February. I love this guy's vibe. One of the coolest cats I have ever met. It took a year but we finally got him on the show! Thank you Nick for taking the time to be on the show. He is one of of the few international guests we have had PLUS he is the first one to sing live on the show! https://open.spotify.com/episode/7dZLqfKmX5AiSXvYYV2gbu Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/DJyn-ISSKUI Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Nick Zara is a singer and songwriter from Italy! YouTube Page Instagram Twitter
Interview 21 – Nick Zara
blog, interview, Music, singer

Interview 21 – Nick Zara

While I was traveling in London for my birthday, I went to a local pub there called The White Horse in Richmond, UK. They have an open mic there on Sundays that is usually well attended. I went there one evening with my friend to listen to some good music and enjoy my first Sunday roast.  The food was amazing AND the talent was extraordinary, especially this young man Nick. He is Italian, tall, very handsome, and best of all has an AMAZING voice - and he writes his own music! Because he is based in the UK it is hard to set up a podcast interview because of the time difference - although I would definitely love to have him on the show, so in the meantime, please take a moment to read his interview and listen to his music! Also! I hope to direct one of his music videos one day. *hint hint* 1...
Episode 16 – Keith Kirkwood
actor, film, interview, Music, podcast, Politics, videos

Episode 16 – Keith Kirkwood

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Elected Los Angeles Official and Governor Appointed Keith Kirkwood to have a mimosa and chat. This was a fun podcast to record - as Keith has an amazing amount of energy but this was also the first podcast we did that was recorded with video and you can check it out on our YouTube page.. So you can see what I look like when I am having mimosas with my guests! https://open.spotify.com/episode/0pEqcGsf5gzg2sn6q1YOmF Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/T-xv5x1SWQs Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Keith Kirkwood, former MMA Champion & Entrepreneur. Now public servant bringing all the same dedicated passion and commitments to public service for Los Angeles.  Governor Nominated and President Appointee Los Angeles Elec...
Interview 19 – Holiday State
blog, interview, Music

Interview 19 – Holiday State

1) Tell us about how your band was formed? Well...we're brothers so we've always been playing music and singing and dancing around the house growing up. We've done some individual projects and been in other groups and bands together but it always involved other musicians as well. Those different projects ended just because a lot of the people we worked with weren't dedicated enough or didn't have the same goals in mind as we did. So in late 2014 we decided to start a group just the three of us and it's been good ever since. 2) How would you describe your music? Our music is a mixture of mostly country/pop. Very melodic, catchy hooks, meaningful lyrics, and 3 part harmonies. 3) What is the inspiration for your music? Life in general. Real stories. Good and bad situations, ups and downs rela...
#RIP Jerry Maren
actor, blog, Dancer, film, Music

#RIP Jerry Maren

I had the great opportunity to see Jerry Maren years ago when he attended a screening of his film Dahmer vs Gacy that was screening at a horror festival I had helped launch. He was there with his wife Elizabeth (who sadly died not too long after) and a big plastic lollipop adorned with a colored bow. I found him charming and engaging - and growing up on The Wizard of Oz as all of us have, it was a true pleasure to meet him. He was a treasure no doubt and he will be missed. Thank you for the memories Jerry! I found this picture of the three of us that I have always cherished, as well as the video of the performance he did when he sang The Lollipop Guild to his wife! https://youtu.be/lmG61UqEHLI
Interview 15 – Ashley Cordelia
actress, blog, Music

Interview 15 – Ashley Cordelia

This week we talk to actress and singer Ashely Cordelia about her new film and her new album! 1. Tell us about the film MERMAID DOWN? MERMAID DOWN is about a mermaid who gets ripped from the ocean, gets her tail chopped off and is thrown into a mental institution and no one believes she's a mermaid. I play a mental patient named Rebecca. 2.What drew you to the film MERMAID DOWN? Playing a mental patient is one role that was on my bucket list ever since I first watched ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST and GIRL, INTERRUPTED. 3. Can you tell us a little bit about your character? How did you find your inspiration? My character Rebecca is a phallically obsessed, young girl with deal-seated issues in this mental institution. I researched and pulled from my personal life to really bring Rebecca t...
Interview 12 – David Tetz
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Interview 12 – David Tetz

Art is a good way to work through pain. This week I talk to David Tetz about the struggles in his life and how is music helped him cope and survive the battle. BIO David T8tz is an indie DIY songwriter based out of Bakersfield CA. He is also known for his dodgeball and songwriting podcast on SoundCloud, The Book Of with David T8tz. He splits his time between singing, writing, parenting, and playing dodgeball. 1. Explain the inspiration for your album. Writing each song as they came up was more of a matter of survival than anything else. It was either get some of the poison out of you through your art or implode/explode spectacularly. I was a parent, and the only parent left now, so I didn’t really have the option of self-destructing (although as you can hear in the car crash on track 14,...
Name That Song
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Name That Song

Our producer/sound engineer Richard Trejo is also a composer and he composed the theme song for our podcast. That sweet sultry and funky song that opens and closes our podcast was done by the genius that is Richard Trejo. So here is an idea I have. Our theme song doesn't have a name....so listen to the two minute jam and send us your ideas of what we should name our theme song!   https://open.spotify.com/episode/4raHSdYEpftiEPImc0ikPm Mimosas with Michael on Spotify
Episode 3 – Richard Trejo
life, love, friendship, Music

Episode 3 – Richard Trejo

This episode introduces my friend Richard Trejo. He is my good friend, sound engineer and co-host of my other podcast When Straight Meets Gay. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2FHWElgsGwNWPCYT4YuFH8 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/lB0y7JZ8Uz4 BIO: " Since I was a young kid, I’ve had this fascination with Werewolves. This fascination drove me to the film ‘An American Werewolf in London’ At the wide-eyed age of 8, I stared at that hairy, magnificent, werewolf in wonderment. From that moment I was hooked to movies. While embarking upon my journey to watch as many movies as I could I realized a couple of things along the way: Sound is major, but only as much as music.  Sound has been a big part of my life, since I was a kid. Whether it be watching Spielbe...