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The Dork Forest

Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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jackiekashian.com Archive - Pre-September 2010 donate to the dorky effort
Jan 27, 2011

My guest is Jeff Cesario – Emmy award winning writer, comic, actor and fellow Wisconsinite. He is a Midwestern History fan and Band/Orchestra dork.  I’m a Jeff Cesario dork. It was great.

 

Summerfest

George Carlin at Summerfest

Kenosha Public School Music Program

What You don’t know about Kenosha

Steve Houghton

History of the Draft

Novel Recommended by Jeff: Schrodinger’s Ball

Series again recommended by me: Kage Baker

Dennis Miller

Real People

Brave New Dad – old description

Waylon Flowers and Madam (Waylon's not in this but he's working that puppet)

Router Tool

 

 

Jeff Cesario’s Funny or Die show: Dick Rossi

You Can Get A Hooker Tomorrow Night DVD

 

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Audio leveling by Patrick Brady and the Songs are by Mike Ruekberg. My Website was redone by Vilmos : www.jackiekashian.com with www.dorkforest.com is an offshoot of it and they both have players and links and show schedules, videos of my stand up and the donation button.

 

I’m in Minneapolis the first week of February – check the calendar for deets. Take care out there!

3 Comments
  • six and a half years ago
    Deana
    Great show. I, too, arrived at college stunned, STUNNED to find that not everyone thought marching band was cool. So I enjoyed the band dorkage. And the history lessons about mid-sized Midwestern cities.

    But I will never enjoy free jazz. You can't make me.
  • six and a half years ago
    Todd Mason
    hope you find some inspiration in these!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQVt8edyK04&p=172E869B15C499D0 got left off by accident, when the Cecil Taylor/Art Ensemble of Chicago one got duplicated...
  • six and a half years ago
    Todd Mason
    PBS has had for some years the craft show ROUTER WORKSHOP...your life can take a turn (or many a turn on the router) with a mere half-hour of viewing a week.

    Fellow Italo-Am JC sounds like a guy after everyone's heart [my connection to Milan is through my maternal grandfather, who like too many from the marble quarries of the north found himself in the West Virginia coalfields, where he married my then teenaged mostly Cherokee grandmother]...the notion of a latter-day PLAYBOY AFTER DARK/JOEY BISHOP SHOW chatfest parody (more or less) seems rather necessary in the wake of MAD MEN worship.

    Thing is that the Rust Belt cities that have survived, like Pittsburgh, have remade themselves as college towns and such and so are actually pleasant places to live, sometimes...if you can find a job...

    Band boosting...the coolest of dorking. (My own first hs band eventually [long after my flat contribution] became a fixture of the Rose Parades, as my instructor Andy Soucy was a great instructor and booster of his students. Secondhand pride that my mother co-founded the Friends of the Band back in 1977ish that is still in place in Londonderry as Friends of Music).

    And, of course, Carlin's 7 Words got Big when the NYC Pacifica Radio station had the temerity to broadcast the routine...

    ...which reminds me of my days on the Philly "pirate" community radio station, when we djs might put on a long track and step around the corner at WPPR and noodle with the marimba the residents had found in another abandoned rowhouse.

    Free jazz is kind of hard to jump right into, particularly when your jazz love seems to come from classic/Harlem ragtime up through the beginnings of bebop, but the transitional stuff to free jazz can't hurt:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8PQBYEkHHg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyrC47BKcb0&playnext=1&list=PL28C4888CDD773EF7
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4jcXW02A2o
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmpLtYmSlvM&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL (forgive the scratchiness at beginning)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAgaqALyJJ4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qjiQwD7VCI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah5OVkgUtF8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah5OVkgUtF8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djm1LDol3ps&playnext=1&list=PL74F5A043BD428973
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hMBHLlEoPo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFVpDc9_ghU
    and Anthony Braxton, latter day bass clarinet hero (on sax here):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o0AYFRFX7g

    Good work this week, as always!