Halloween 2020

Halloween 2020 sounds like a horror movie doesn’t it? And it kind of is! That’s the easiest joke to make. Anyway…

This episode features a piece from artist/illustrator Cori Redford. What’d I Miss is here. Here work at Suspect Press is here.

Andrew Watson is shopping around a couple of novels. You can reach him here.

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Pure Love

Stories of love in all it’s complicated purity.

Amanda EK has an excerpt from her book about purity culture. You can find Suspect Press here, her instagram here, here patreon for her book here, and website with her writing here.

Find more of Ellen K Graham’s work here, Feral Assembly is here.

Music in today’s episode was from Blue Dot Sessions, Lee Rosevere, and even me!

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Some Old Tunes

This episode is a (gasp) rerun. Of a sort. We’ve searched through the archives and found some stories about music.

Mike Colletta tells us a tale of Norwegian Black Metal. His blog is called The Black Meddler and is here.

Paul Epstein from Twist and Shout records talks about the nostalgia and the need to hang on to things. The Twisted Spork is here.

Mairead Case wrote about Judee Sill. Here website is here. Pre-order her new novel here.

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An Adjustment

Three stories in this one:

The Last One by Jenny-Lynn Ellis. You can find her writing here.

The Visit. Rae Solomon’s work at KUNC is here. Listen to range and slope here. Listen to Matthew Simonson’s work at NPR’s 1A here and The Untold Story: Policing here. Berry’s website Podcasts in Color is here, her instagram is here, twitter here, facebook here.

Mateo Schimpf’s Paco a Paco can be found here and Unwrapt is here.

Our cover art is from Mateo Schimpf taken at the BLM protests

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Place

Today we feature the life, death, and rebirth of the Cinderella City Mall. The story was told by Josh Goldstein of the Cinderella City Project. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

You can download the Cinderella City Mall simulation here at Github – v0.5.4 on Github.

Call and share your story at 724-648-8968

Josh Goldstein had help from:

  • Betamaxx  provided some great 1980s music from an unreleased album called “Dead Malls”
  • Nick Morey and George Hetzer from Betamaxx have helped craft some custom sounds and music for the game, and George has also helped with vectorizing logos and type for use as signage in the mall
  • Speaking of dead malls, Dead Mall also provided some hard-hitting 80s tracks used inside some of the stores
  • B Dalton has contributed some softer music and ambient chatter I’ll be using probably in both eras.
  • Lindsey Runyan from the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce has also helped a lot with vectorizing logos and type for use as signage in the mall

Our piece was scored by Blue Dot Sessions, Lee Rosevere and me, Josh Mattison!



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The Weight

We have stories of coping with loss and tragedy today.

Producer Gray Newman has a story from his friend David Brice. You can find his NWS STND project here, his website here and his regular instagram here.

Dr. Mairead Case’s piece was originally heard at The Pop Conference and published in Maggot Brain. Her website is here!

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Now Change

We have stories of change today.

Our first is from Denver photographer Kim Allen. You can find some of his work at buckfifty.org here, here and here.

Our second story is from from Ellen Graham. You can find her work at feralassembly.com

Our music today came from Blue Dot Sessions

Our documentary about the murder of Alan Berg is here – theorderofdeathpodcast.com

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Eject!

Hello! Denver Orbit is now Low Orbit. And you’re listening to it.

This episode features Joe Coradlo talking about Robert Stanley and his ejection seat factory. You can find the video of the Yankee Egress System here.

We also have a poem from the one and only Brice Maiurro.

Brice Maiurro is a poet from Denver, Colorado. He is the Poetry Editor for Suspect Press and the Founding Editor of Punch Drunk Press. This January, he was recognized by Westword as a Colorado Creative. His second collection of poems, Hero Victim Villain, is available now through Stubborn Mule Press.
Chadzilla Johnson is a multidisciplinary musician and teacher living in Denver, Colorado. He drums for the band Von Disco, which performs monthly at the Laughing Goat in Boulder as part of a poetry music mashup series called Jazzetry. His solo album, Anonymonkey, was released this June at the Mercury Cafe in Denver.

His website is here, Suspect Press is here, and Mutiny Information Cafe is here.

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Low Orbit Promo

Hi! Denver Orbit is changing! A little bit. We’re now Low Orbit. We’re still featuring voices, stories and sounds from Colorado’s creative community but we’re also opening up to voices, stories and sounds from anywhere in the world. Same show! Just slightly different.

The voices you hear in this promo are Tom Murphy, Josh Goldstein and Mairead Case.

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Episode Forty: The Void

Today I’m getting out of the way and letting the podcast The Void take over.

Sarah Dealy and Jamie Billings are Denver locals and the producers/hosts of The Void. Music and Sound Design by Brady BillingsOriginal illustrations for each episode by Taylor Turnbull can be found on instagram @thevoidpodcast Editing help by Arielle Milkman

Subscribe to The Void on iTunes here. Their website is here. Instagram here.

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Episode Thirty-Nine: The Order of Death

Today we are featuring the first episode of a documentary project we’ve been working on called The Order of Death. It’s about the murder of Denver area talk radio host Alan Berg and the people and ideology behind it.

Listen to the rest by subscribing to The Order of Death in whatever podcast app you use or go over to The Order of Death website for more info.

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Episode Thirty-Eight: Life in Miniature

Shannon Geis brings us a story about utopia from artist Becky Wareing-Steele. You can view Utopia: A New Society for All until November 3rd at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Find more from Becky at her facebook, instagram and website.

Find Shannon Geis here at her website.

The Order of Death can be found here. Subscribe!

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Episode Thirty-Five: A Little of Everything

Graham Lau tells us how all of it began. He’s got a website here. Twitter is here. Instagram is here. Blue Marble Space is here. He’s also the co-host of the NASA-funded show Ask an Astrobiologist.

Jenny-Lynn Ellis tells us that Nothing Bad Happens. You can find her writing here.

An 11 year old Jack Orleans hangs out in a treehouse. You can find his writing in Birdy, Suspect Press, Stain’d Magazine and Litro Magazine.

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Episode Thirty-Four: Nine Zero Six Six

Producer Shannon Geis talks to Sarah Fukami about her art. You can find Sarah’s art here. Shannon Geis has a website here and you can find Art Gym Denver here.

Producer Rae Solomon talks to Bonnie Clark about Amache. Bonnie Clark is here, Rae Solomon is coming soon here.

The music of Lee Rosevere and Blue Dot Sessions was used in today’s show.

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Episode Thirty-Three: Days, Hours, and Minutes

Author and arts Journalist Deanne Gertner tells a story about estrangement. Find more of her work here.

Writer Jason Arment reads an excerpt from his memoir Musahaleen. Find his work here. Buy his book here.

Find the 100 Colorado Creatives series here.

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Special Episode: 2018 Year In Review

Dr. Graham Lau brings us a story. His Blog is here and here’s Blue Marble Space.

Shannon Geis brings us a story about Death Cafes.

John Cotter tells us about his hearing. Here’s his Twitter. You can find more of his writing here, here and here.

Jenny-Lynn Ellis reads her essay fighting woman. Her blog is here.

We hear a short story from Nate Ragolia called A Companion Piece (performed by Rachel Trignano). You can find Spaceboy Books here, Boned: A collection of skeletal writings hereThe Illiterate Badger here, and The Right Corking Adventures of Cecil Larkbunting and Alastair Wakerobin here.

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Episode Thirty-Two: Pure Gold

Amanda EK brings a diary entry. It’s an excerpt from a book about purity culture due from Suspect Press in 2019.

The Picture Tours brings their song I’ve Found The Light. Their Bandcamp is here, Facebook here. Emerald Siam is here.

Mairead Case reads an essay about Judee Sill. Her website is here.

The music of Blue Dot Sessions was used in the Judee Sill piece.

 

 

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Episode Thirty-One: All Grown Up

Rae Solomon and I made the piece Heidi and Pearl and Heidi produced for KCRW‘s 24 Hour Radio Race. Rae’s upcoming workshop is here.

Bevin Luna lent us the song Volatile or Stable. Instagram is here. CPR’s OpenAir Performance Studio is here, here, here and here. Hodi’s Half Note show is here.

Elisa Gabbert reads Time, Money Happiness. Here’s her Twitter.

 

Music from Blue Dot Sessions was used in this episode.

Reach us at denverorbit@gmail.com, facebook and instagram.

Episode Twenty-Nine: 2018 Halloweeeeeen! Part one

We’ve got Misha Fraser from the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys talking about why dolls can creep us out.

And we’ve got Ren Manley as Lizzie Borden from Audacious Theatre‘s play Lady Killers. Their facebook is here and instagram here.

Follow Denver Orbit on Instagram and facebook. You can reach us at denverorbit@gmail.com

 

Episode Twenty-Seven: The Road Goes Ever On

Ryan Connell talks about his travels. You can find his writing here, and the Gofundme for The Unapologetics tour here.

Jenny-Lynn Ellis reads her essay fighting woman. Her blog is here.

Bear Brilliant brought the song Good Gawd Golly. Their Facebook is here, and their Bandcamp is here.

Lonnie MF Allen reads his comic A Brief History of John Delorean. Find more of his work here.

 

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Episode Twenty-Six: There’s Paint on the Walls

We talk to Adam Lerner from MCA Denver about contemporary art museum’s relationship to street art.

We hear a song from Machu Linea

Shannon Geis takes a tour of street art in the RiNo district in Denver with Cori Anderson. You can find her Instagram here, her writing at 303 Magazine here and the Street Art Network here.

 

Episode Twenty-Five: Blurring the Digital Analog Line

We talk to the Shadowtrash Tape Group about what they do.

We hear a song from Nature called Nootropicalia.

We hear a short story from Nate Ragolia called A Companion Piece (performed by Rachel Trignano). You can find Spaceboy Books here, Boned: A collection of skeletal writings hereThe Illiterate Badger here, and The Right Corking Adventures of Cecil Larkbunting and Alastair Wakerobin here.

Music from Shadowtrash Tape Group was used to score their piece. We heard Rumpilots, Sun TV, King Poppy, and Volfram.

 

Episode Twenty-four: Looking at the Stars

We bring you some stories from Jordan Knecht and Daisy Corso recorded at the Denver Zine Fest.

The band Marcus Church lent us their song Tonight.

Author Jason Heller reads from his book Strange Stars.

The music of Podington Bear, Amon Tobin, Glynis Jones, Delia Derbyshire, and Seam was used to score the pieces in the today’s show.

Episode Twenty-two: The In Sounds From Way Out

Shannon Geis brings us her piece Run.

John Cotter tells us about his hearing. Here’s his Twitter. You can find more of his writing here, here and here.

Diablo Montalban shares his audio piece Extreme Danger.  You can find Hypnotic Turtle on Facebook, Etsy, Instagram and Twitter.

The music of DASK, Lee Rosevere, and Chris Zabriskie was used to score John Cotter’s piece.

Special Episode: Shut Up and Listen: Live at MCA Denver

This is a special live version of the show! Straight from the cafe of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

Mary McHugh helped out with hosting duties.

Kelly Shortandqueer from the Denver Zine Library read a story (with Jake McWilliams).

Karl Christian Krumpholz narrated some comics (with Kelly Bearden and friend). See his work in Westword, at twitterfacebook and instagram.

Bonnie Weimer sang some tunes.

Episode Twenty-One: Science and Poetry

Dr. Graham Lau brings us a story about science at the edge of the world. His Blog is here and here’s Blue Marble Space.

The Far Stairs does their song Figure One.  Here’s their Youtube, Spotify, iTunesBandcamp, Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter.

Joy Sawyer from The Lighthouse Writers Workshop tells us some poems.

And the music of Lee Rosevere, Alistair Galbraith, Chris Zabriskie, and Dana Boule was used to score the pieces in today’s show.

Episode Twenty: Breathe In, Breathe Out

Shannon Geis brings us a story about Death Cafes.

Kevin Richards band Equine brings the song Variation 2 from Camphor

Jenny_Lynn Ellis reads her essay The Writing Cat

The music of Lee Rosevere, Dana Boule and  Chris Zabriskie was used to score the pieces in today’s show. You can check out their music and much, much more at the free music archive online at freemusicarchive.org.

Episode Eighteen: Space Is The Place

Rick Griffith talks BLARP, Bonnie Weimer sings Pajama Top Man and Karl Christian Krumpholz narrates some comics.

A conversation with Rick Griffith (Matter) about the Black Astronaut Research Project

The song Pajama Top Man from Bonnie Weimer

A couple more cartoons from our friend Karl Christian Krumpholz

The music of Lee Rosevere was used in Rick’s piece and the music of Dana Boulé was used in Karl’s.

Episode Seventeen: Listen To This

Amanda EK reads a story, Chella And the Charm sing a song, and Alessandra Ragusin reads a poem.

The story Consent Means What Now? by Amanda EK (Suspect Press)

The song Hey Man by Chella and the Charm (Discover Weakly)

The poem Defining Forward Momentum by Alessandra Ragusin

Denver Orbit is on the Denver Podcast Network.

The music of Lee Rosevere, Soundeyet, The Insider, Comfort Fit, Debussy, and Ryan Little was used to score Consent Means What Now?.

 

Episode Sixteen: Denver as a Muse

Karl Christian Krumpholz reads some comics, Andre Cactus has a song and Paul Karolyi tells a story

Some selected work from cartoonist Karl Christian Krumpholz. See his work in Westword, at twitter, facebook and instagram.

The song Skyhook from Andre Cactus.

A piece from Changing Denver and House of Pod‘s Paul Karolyi.

Denver Orbit is now on the Denver Podcast Network.

 

Special Episode: The Great Pretender Redux

The story of Rick Strandlof, the marine made of smoke

The Great Pretender by Mike Flaherty (with an assist from Ryan Connell)

The music of Coldnoise, Evgeny Grinko, Broke for Free, The Lovely Moon,  Podington Bear, Kai Engel, Alastair Galbraith, and Little Glass Men was used to score The Great Pretender

Will the real Rick Strandlof Please Stand Up by Kelsey Whipple

Episode Fifteen: Everybody’s Looking for Something

Ryan and Josiah talk losing religion, Spells sings a song and Ryan tells us his plans

A chat with Ryan and Josiah Hesse, senior editor at Suspect Press and author of Carnality.

The song Deceiver by Spells sent to us from Snappy Little Numbers.

An essay from Ryan Connell explaining just what he’s doing after Denver. Help him make his journey happen here.

The music of Podington Bear was used to score Ryan’s piece.

Episode Fourteen: Displacement

Episode fourteen of Denver Orbit features these things:

We’re doing something a little different this week.
Both of our stories come from Heather and Peter Bergman at The Institute of Sociometry.

Our song this week is from Meet the Giant.

The music of The Pangolins, Podington Bear, The Lovely Moon, Ikebe Shakedown, Kelp, Chopin, Kevin McCloud and Erik Satie was used in today’s show.

 

 

Episode Thirteen: Echoes and Reverberations

Episode thirteen of Denver Orbit features these things:

Composer Nathan Hall talks to us about his music and process. His Kickstarter is here.

The piece Marine A 2, from Elevator Music by Nathan Hall. You can watch the video here.

The short story Animated Ethereal Worker Bees by Amanda EK. A version of this story first appeared in birdy magazine.

The music of Tom Carter & Barry Weisblatt and Nettle was used to score Amanda’s story.

Bonus Episode: The Year In Review

This is not a new episode, just a review of a few things we’ve done.  It features these things:

We hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard so far and we look forward to making more. Thanks for listening

These artists were also heard – Edith Piaf, Francois Hardy, Yann Tiersen, Fréhel,  and Lessazo.

Episode Twelve: Not a Holiday Special

Episode Twelve of Denver Orbit features these things:

Janae Burris recorded live at the Comedy Works.

The song King of the Fairies by Avourneen.

And Ryan Connell brings us a cringe-worthy diary entry from when he was a young lad.

The music of Podington Bear, Kevin Macleod, Pierlo and Keshco was used in Ryan’s piece.

And we also heard Carla Thomas, William Bell, Clarence Carter and Otis Redding.

Episode Eleven: A Certain Type

Episode Eleven has these things:

  • A chat with poet Abigail Mott.
  • The song Tostada by Andre Cactus.
  • A look at Denver’s queer history with David Duffield.
  • The music of Podington Bear, The Lovely Moon, Coldnoise, Little Glass Men, and Kai Engel was used in David Duffield’s piece.

We also heard from Steel Pulse, Peter Tosh, The Upsetters, and Junior Murvin.

You can see the movie A Place of Truth by Barrett Rudich at Amazon Prime. You can follow Abigail at Instagram and Facebook .

And the resources mentioned in David’s story are: The GLBT History Project, the Colorado Anti-Violence Project, the GLBT Center of Colorado, and the Gender Identity Center of Colorado.

Episode Ten: Overstuffed

Well Hi! Episode ten features these things:

The Narrators sent us over this story from Rachel Trignano.

The song For Ralph from Aamateur Aastronomy.

And the first part of an occasional series about sound called Signal to Noise.

The music of Podington Bear and Little Glass Men was used to score Signal to Noise.

We also heard John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, and Thelonious Monk.

 

Episode Nine: We Need To Talk

This episode features these things:

A story from Kelly Shortandqueer from the Denver Zine Library.

The song Tired For The Cause from Somerset Catalog.

Advice from Mary McHugh.

The music of Podington Bear, Broke For Free, Portofino, and Chopin was used to score Kelly Shortandqueer’s piece.

We also heard music from Mulatu Astatke, Fela Kuti, Tala-Am, and Manu Dibango.

 

Episode Seven: Devil May Care

Episode Seven is rather devilish and features these things:

Mike Colletta of the blog Black Meddler stopped by to chat about the genre of music known as Black Metal.

The band Blanket Empire sent us the song Midnight Crisis

Alessandra Ragusin read her essay The Devil You Know.

Mike Colletta’s essay featured the bands Mayhem, Satanic Warmaster, Bathory, and Burzum.

The music of Podington Bear, Debussy, Porpora, Bach, Satie and Arvo Part was used in The Devil You Know.

And we also heard Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, George Jones, Skip James, and The McGuire Sisters.

Episode Six: An Analog Heart

Episode Six of Denver Orbit Includes these things:

We talked to Adam Baumeister about Meep Records.

There’s the song I Don’t Know by  Littles Paia.

And also the poem Enough is Enough by Bobbi Stark.

The piece LA by Julian Winter was used to score Bobbi Stark’s poem.

We also heard music from John Fahey, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotten, and Nick Drake.

Episode Five: The Great Pretender

Episode Five of Denver Orbit includes these two things:

The Roommate Part 2: The Great Pretender by Mike Flaherty (with an assist from Ryan Connell)

The song BWC Phoenix by Littles Paia

Extra music from Astors, The Platters, and The Mar-Keys

The music of Coldnoise, Evgeny Grinko, Broke for Free, Podington Bear, Kai Engel, and Westside Chillers was used to score The Roommate: Part 2

Will the real Rick Strandlof Please Stand Up by Kelsey Whipple

Episode Four: The Roommate and Other Tales

Episode Four of Denver Orbit includes these stories:

The Roommate Part 1 by Mike Flaherty (with an assist from Ryan Connell)

The song Hell Has a Heart by Rabbit is a Sphere

Making Up for Lost Opportunities by Hillary Pawelka (read by Andrea Sanchez)

Music from the great Tropicalia artists Os Mutantes, Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso

The music of Broke for Free, The Lovely Moon, Alastair Galbraith and Little Glass Men was used to score The Roommate

 

Episode One: The Second Episode

Episode Two of Denver Orbit has a few different things:
Laura Condi telling a story at The Denver Narrators show a little while back.
The song Holy Cigarettes by Somerset Catalog.
Advice from Mary McHugh

And the funky tracks in this episode are:
Funk Factory – Rien Ne Va Plus
The Blue Velvets – Summertime

 

 

Episode Zero: You Gotta Start Somewhere

This is the first (!) episode of the Denver Orbit podcast.
In this episode, we’ve got three things to listen to:
1. The Emotional Wallet by Paul Epstein.
2. A song called King Briar Plain by Dormir.
3. And a reading from the novelization of Footloose by Amy Mullin. Brought to us by Jon Olsen from Audiobooks for the Damned.