Category Archives: Q+A

with Michael Vest

Who or what inspires you?

Fearless artists who are environmentalists

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Loving, local lunatics keeping live music afloat and Venice beach freaky

Favorite song right now?

The Doors: Riders on the Storm (new Atmos mix)

Favorite album right now?

Today it’s Pat Metheny: Side-Eye NYC

Latest hobby you picked up?

Learning to mix music

Last thing you read?

Michael Pollan: This is your mind on plants

Best breakup song?

Joy Division: Love Will Tear Us Apart

Best makeout song?

Led Zeppelin: Rain Song

Favorite quarantine activity?

Gardening and then red wine

Favorite comfort food?

Chinese. Maybe Kung Pao Chicken

Favorite instrument …

My Martin Baby guitar

… and does it have a name?

Chumash Cave

Michael Vest

with Shelly Brown

Who or what inspires you?

Just finding time inspires me.

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Organic, community, passion, integrity. But mainly Rae.

Favorite song right now?

Harry Styles. Don’t judge me. Ha! It has a good fish film clip.

Favorite album right now?

Katchafire. Ha! A fan in Montana reminded me 🙂

Latest hobby you picked up?

Dancing Hula

Last thing you read?

“Amazing True Stories of Women in the Air”
-Australian Women Pilots

Best breakup song?

Anything by Jeff Buckley

Best makeout song?

Indian Ragas. They go for a loooong time 🙂

Favorite quarantine activity?

Recording my podcast. Walking in circles on the beach.

Favorite comfort food?

Shitake Mushroom Ravioli

Favorite instrument …

My Dad’s Dobro

… and does it have a name?

It’s called “Be careful with that, it was my Dad’s”

Shelly Brown

with Shane Alexander

Who or what inspires you?

Travel, meeting people and trying to look at the world through a poet’s eyes

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Because you’re fighting to keep the artist community alive and flourishing

Favorite song right now?

Deep in Love by Bonnie Light Horseman

Favorite album right now?

Bonnie Light Horseman

Latest hobby you picked up?

Zoom co-writing sessions

Last thing you read?

Hollywood Godfather by Gianni Russo

Best breakup song?

I can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt

Best makeout song?

More Than This by Roxy Music

Favorite quarantine activity?

Practice gratitude/family time/guitars and reefer

Favorite comfort food?

Tom Ka Gai soup

Favorite instrument …

My 1963 Guild F-50 formerly owned by an icon

… and does it have a name?

Bruce

Shane Alexander

with Moon in the Milk

Who or what inspires you?

Boss Battles, the band’s cat “Keeper”, and N64.

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Radio for the people!

Favorite song right now?

“Cold Cuts” Chimmychee

Favorite album right now?

“In the evening” by Chimmychee Mcgee

Latest hobby you picked up?

Woodworking

Last thing you read?

“Pet Sematary” by Stephen King

Best breakup song?

“No more relations” by Chimmychee Mcgee

Best makeout song?

“Hold On You” Valley Queen

Favorite quarantine activity?

Post Apocalypse fantasizing

Favorite comfort food?

Prizza/Dinos Chicken

Favorite instrument …

Txalaparta

… and does it have a name?

ChallbĂšr

Moon in the Milk

with Lily Bloom

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Because of its dedication to showcasing often times very little known artists

Favorite song right now?

“Shy” by Leon Bridges or “Built that Way” by Emotional Oranges

Favorite album right now?

“Dreamland” by Glass Animals

Last thing you read?

“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

Best breakup song?

“Jealous” by Labrinth

Best makeout song?

“Really Love” by D’Angelo

Favorite quarantine activity?

Eating Nutella and showering my cat with (often unwanted) love & affection

Favorite comfort food?

CHEEEEEEEESE!

Favorite instrument …

My harp

… and does it have a name?

Oliver 🙂

Lily Bloom

with Water Tower

Who or what inspires you?

Humans and their perseverance

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Because y’all are so excited about music!

Favorite song right now?

The Old Chisholm Trail

Favorite album right now?

Tales of a Tenacious Tenderfoot by Tyler Heath

Latest hobby you picked up?

Speed reading

Last thing you read?

Epistemology

Best breakup song?

Time To Break Up by blink-182

Best makeout song?

Loomer by My Bloody Valentine

Favorite quarantine activity?

Learning internet marketing

Favorite comfort food?

Pizza

Favorite instrument …

Fiddle

Water Tower

with The Hobo’s Gold

Who or what inspires you?

Travel, meeting people with curiosity, humor, honesty, and a good story

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Radio Venice is a beacon of love and connectivity, a continuity, a chaos, a comfort zone, and it’s all because of the music!

Favorite song right now?

The one I am writing right now

Favorite album right now?

Bravo – Suzy Williams

Latest hobby you picked up?

Video editing

Last thing you read?

A Joseph Campbell Companion

Best breakup song?

Holding My Own – The Darkness

Best makeout song?

Maggot Brain – Funkadelic

Favorite quarantine activity?

Getting out in our vintage camper, Birdy

Favorite comfort food?

Dark chocolate with sea salt

Favorite instrument …

I play guitar but my voice is my instrument

… and does it have a name?

yes but it’s ineffable

The Hobo’s Gold

with The Bird Lords

Who or what inspires you?

Unabashed expressions of joy and love, generosity, connection, and sharing

Why do you love Radio Venice?

The unabashed expressions of joy and love, generosity, connection, and sharing

Favorite song right now?

The one that makes me think of you

Favorite album right now?

Bravo – Suzy Williams

Latest hobby you picked up?

Filling out Q+A’s

Last thing you read?

Fudgy Bear, behind the Fudge- An Expose

Best breakup song?

Anything by the OutofControl-atron

Best makeout song?

Hi Five

Favorite quarantine activity?

making out to breakup songs

Favorite comfort food?

Radio Venison

Favorite instrument …

My voice!

… and does it have a name?

Lisa? LOL

The Bird Lords

with Nicole Brophy

Who or what inspires you?

Artistic expression, authenticity and honesty. I’m intrigued by the stories behind people’s lives that make them who they are. Losing myself in the moment while playing music onstage and road tripping in my trusty van on the open road while listening to music is my happy place.

Why do you love Radio Venice?

I think it is pretty wild we can all play live music on opposite ends of the world and share it on Radio Venice in these Covid times where playing live shows is so rare! I’m so grateful for the opportunity and the continued support of live musicians by Radio Venice 🙂

Favorite song right now?

“Mine Forever” by Lord Huron

Favorite album right now?

“KG” by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Latest hobby you picked up?

Gardening and indoor plants have always been an obsession of mine

Last thing you read?

“Untamed” by Glennon Doyle

Best breakup song?

“Blue Moon” by The Cowboy Junkies

Best makeout song?

“Summer Madness” by Khruangbin

Favorite quarantine activity?

Overthinking haha … so probably watching a series on Netflix

Favorite comfort food?

Pasta … ice cream and chocolate 😜

Favorite instrument …

My Fender Jaguar guitar

… and does it have a name?

Jag for short!

Nicole Brophy