Episode #208: Juri Jinnai aka Emergency Tiara – Tokyo-born/NYC-based Artist, Art Pop/Doo Wop Experimental Project, New Album Unsophisticated Circus Available Now

The guest for this episode is Tokyo-born/NYC-based artist, Juri Jinnai, the woman behind the art pop/doo wop experiment Emergency Tiara, who released her album Unsophisticated Circus last Fall. We talked about the new album, Japanese culture, gender identity, her artistic upbringing, the visuals of her projects, touring with The Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle, reading books, and so much more. Since doing this interview, we have become good friends and continue to keep in touch. She is such a joy to have as a friend.

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Episode #200: Monoxide from the Detroit Horrorcore Duo Known as Twiztid, Astronomicon Pop Culture Convention February 7th-9th in Sterling Heights, MI

For the final installment of Astronomicon week on Fresh is the Word, we have one of the men behind it all, Monoxide from the Detroit horrorcore duo Twiztid. During our chat, we talked about what we have in store for the third year of Astronomicon, what he’s learned so far about doing a pop culture convention, his hopes for the future, and some of his favorite moments. We also get a sneak peak into what Funko Pops he’s bringing and a lot more! Astronomicon 3 is finally here!