Episode #209: C2E2 Day 1 – Tom Bilyeu & Michael Moreci and Rita Woods – IN THIS EPISODE: Hosted by music/pop culture journalist Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories from a variety of different voices including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community…
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.
The guests for this episode are Zuberoa Aznáres and Gorka Elso of the classically-inspired Spanish metal band Diabulus in Musica, who have a new album Euphonic Entropy available now via Napalm Records. During our chat, we talked about the inspirations behind the new album including the birth of their second child. We also go into their family traditions and how that goes into their music, along with the song “Otoi”, which features lyrics entirely in the Basque language. They share a lot of historical knowledge about their homeland, language, and their families in this interview that was incredibly interesting to learn.
The guest for this episode is Dirk Scharsich aka Danger Dirk 3000, guitarist of ninja-themed Power Metal band Victorius, new album Space Ninjas From Hell available now via Napalm Records. The band combines ancient Samurai stories and intergalactic mystery. During our chat, Dirk shares with us the making of Space Ninja From Hell with all if its Japanese myths and bold anthems about the most intergalactic space adventure, along with his love of Batman.
For this episode, we have a couple of interviews from this year’s Astronomicon pop culture convention in Sterling Heights, Michigan. First up, we chat with Detroit Red Wings hockey great Darren McCarty and talk about his experiences at Astronomicon, along with his appearances on Hardcore Pawn and diving into the marijuana industry. And then we talk with film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma Entertainment and director of classics like The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet. He shares with us information about the new Troma streaming service along with all sorts of Troma nonsense.
Episode #204: Ruthy Froch – IN THIS EPISODE: Hosted by music/pop culture journalist Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories from a variety of different voices including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. Joined by comic…
The guest for this episode is metal synthwave producer GosT, who released his newest album Valediction via Century Media Records late last year. GosT is currently bringing Valediction in its entirety along with some of the older favorites throughout their European tour along with SVART CROWN.
The guest for this episode is Christopher Wayne, one half of the Australian duo The Naked Magicians. Having toured around the world along with residencies in Las Vegas and London’s West End, Wayne along with his partner Mike Tyler, have created one of the funniest and naughtiest magic shows, that even included an appearance on America’s Got Talent.
The guest for this episode is Larissa Stupar, lead vocalist of the Welsh death metal band Venom Prison. Last year, they released their second studio album Samsara via Prosthetic Records. This interview with Larissa was recorded at their Detroit stop at The Sanctuary during their tour last Fall. Larissa shared with us the progression of the band, the writing and recording of Samsara, touring in the states, and her own upbringing.
The guest for this episode is Caitlin Lester-Sams, who currently plays the role of Mrs. Bucket in the touring production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As a fellow Michigander and graduate of Western Michigan University with a BFA, Caitlin shares with us some of her best memories of growing up in Michigan, along with how she began her journey in theater. We also talk about her experiences with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and much more, along with how great she is on Instagram.