52 Podcast Interviews #08 – Felix Pire

Felix Pire is someone I saw about a decade before I ever met.  He is an actor who starred in some pretty big name films including 12 Monkeys, opposite Brad Pitt, and Dear God where he acted with comedy legend Tim Conway.  He also starred in countless TV shows and won awards for his stage show Men On The Verge Of A His-panic Breakdown.

I met Felix through the world of puppetry and have worked on a few projects with him and for him.  Felix is a great guy and is passionate about art and creativity and I think that comes across pretty well in this interview.

Give the show a listen, fine Felix’s projects online and let me know what you thought of the interview in the comments below or one of the methods described at the end of the interview.

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52 Podcast Interviews #07 – Kate Danley

When I decided I wanted to have a, sort of, inspirationally creative slant to it, I knew I’d have to ask Kate Danley to be a guest.  I’m not 100 % sure, but I believe Kate and I met during an improv class and stayed in touch since.  I’ve always been so impressed with her ‘do it yourself’ approach to creativity and I think you will be to.  She is truly someone who has paved her own way in the world of the creative arts, turning a self published book into a whole living that now allows her to travel the world and write.  There’s a lot of great creative advice in this episode, so I hope you’ll give it a listen.

Once you do listen, be sure to let me know what you thought.  And if you have an idea of someone I should interview, let me know.  I’d prefer them to be in the Southern California area so the sound quality is good, but I can try some remote interviews as well.  Thanks for listening!

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52 Podcast Interviews #06 – Molly Fite

I met Molly Fite while working as a teaching assistant for the Jim Henson Company’s Diversity Training program last summer.  Her ‘out of left field’ sense of humor instantly made me laugh.

I remember one night, the class was doing an exercise where their puppets were in a dance club and they were to come towards camera in pairs and improvise a few lines and then move off so the next pair could go.  We had loud music pumping to set the atmosphere and when Molly and her partner came towards the camera, Molly’s puppet yells over the music, “Hey!  You wanna go kill a guy?!”  I lost it.  So funny and a perfect representation of Molly’s sense of humor.

It was a lot of fun to sit down with Molly and learn a more about her from her background in theatre, her stand up comedy career, improv and her first forays into puppetry.  This is a fun interview that I think you will enjoy.

Give the show a listen and let me know what you think of it after you do.  I always appreciate the feedback.

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100 Word Story – Police Blotter – Tree

We return, once again, to my hometown of Burlingame, CA for another 100 word work of fiction based on an item out of the Burlingame Police Blotter.

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Tree
By Grant Baciocco

Carl gnashed his teeth as he glared at Doris.  He realized his firsts were clenched and there was a small tickle in the back of his throat from the previous 15 minutes of yelling.

For her part, Doris stood with her arms crossed, eyebrow cocked and her, “I know I’m right smirk” on her face and stared right back at him.

The street, for a moment, was quiet.

Carl inhaled, then, thinking a change of tone was needed, said in a voice just above a whisper, “It’s an Elm.”

“IT’S AN OAK!” Doris raged throwing her hands in the air.

9:00 a.m. Neighbors on the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue disputed over a tree.

©2016 Grant Baciocco/Saturday Morning Media

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