May 30, 2013

Episode #88: Krissy Downing & The Mind Painter

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Tim & Jelly are blown away by the talents of surreal DC artist, K(Q)rissy Downing. They talk to Qrissy about her art, inspiration and upcoming solo show, Paradigm, at The Dunes on June 7th.  In addition to being a self-taught artist, Qrissy is a violinist with American Sinner. American Sinner is a DC-based gothic Americana/folk-noir rock band formed in late 2004We play an American Sinner song during the show! Although we mention that we played the wrong version of the song, we replaced it in editing with the version that features Qrissy on violin. Enjoy!

Qrissy is also an inventor and has several invention patents pending. Her talents just don't stop!

Oz Lamonz, self-entitled Mind Painter soon joins them all, along with his apprentice, Janx.  Oz paints without using canvas, paint or any other tangible materials. He simply helps his clients visualize a painting by talking them through the details of a painting he imagines. His visualized paintings sell for thousands of dollars. Clients like the portability and ease of owning a painting that hangs in their mind.  Oz does disappoint us all with his failed attempt at doing his first group mind painting. Jelly did not realize that you have to wait for  imaginary paint to dry.

Jelly will be at Qrissy's solo show on June 7th. Please come add to your art collection and say "hi".

Follow Qrissy on Twitter!

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May 20, 2013

Episode 87: Figment DC & Kip Fromaggio

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Tim & Jelly learn all about the upcoming interactive, outdoor art festival, Figment DC from their outreach coordinator, Rebecca Proch.  Figment DC is coming back to DC Sept. 28 & 29 to The North Field of Anacostia Park, Washington, DC. Figment welcomes artists and performers of all kinds to bring their projects to the people. Entry is FREE.  the only stipulation is that everything submitted must be interactive. This is a festival all about playing, creating and involving people with a variety of art experiences. Pretty cool. Find Figment DC on Facebook and Twitter. Submit your project HERE! Figment is always looking for volunteers as it is run by 100% volunteer power. Attending is also free!  You don't have to wait for the festival to get involved. Sign up for the Unleash Your Inner Artist event at Wooly Mammoth Theatre. Also free, but you need to register.

Impressed by the open nature of the Figment DC Festival, Tim & Jelly introduce Rebecca to cheese sculptor, Kip Formaggio.  We met Kip after hearing about him being expelled from several art shows for praying to and then eating,  his prized creation, Baby Cheesus. He also received criticism for his Gouda Buddha, Mormonzola and his Blue Jew sculpture inspired by Woody Allen.  Thanks to Rebecca brainstorming with him, It sounds like Kip will be welcomed at Figment DC.  Look for Kip's Roquefort Forts for Military families at the festival!

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May 14, 2013

Episode #86: Crowded Elevator & Ricky Rosario

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Tim & Jelly sit down with Tony Lazzeroni, Jamal Newman and Mike Visser from Crowded Elevator Films to talk about movies, film making and their recent entry into the DC 48 Hour Film Project. Things get wild when we introduce them to our bonus guest, Ricky Rosario (pictured above), a world renowned monkey jockey trainer.  He literally trains monkeys to ride dogs. Ricky, brother to Kentucky Derby champion jockey, Joel Rosario, initially followed in his brother's footsteps as a successful Ostrich Jockey, but after getting his eye pecked out by an ostrich named  Keith, he turned to monkeys and dogs.  We all learn a little too much about his unusual and controversial training methods.  Fortunately, it looks like Crowded Elevator will be making a movie with Ricky.

May 10, 2013

Episode #77: James Grayson

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We took a ride in The JellyVision time machine to bring you a retro-episode!  No wild characters here.  In this episode from February 2013, Tim and Jelly have an intensely candid conversation with comedian and virgin  James Grayson (AKA Jym Boucher)  founder of LaughDC.  James is extremely open about his spirituality, virginity and mental illness.  The talk turns to religion after learning that James hung out with Mormons for a year after they knocked on his door one day.  Tim encourages James to sin more and lose his virginity.  Jelly has her own advice for James in one of our most personal interviews to date.