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MB:224 with Quetzalcóatl Band Melody and Mind: A Decade with Quetzalcóatl Band, Cultural Musings, and Comedy
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MB:224 with Quetzalcóatl Band Melody and Mind: A Decade with Quetzalcóatl Band, Cultural Musings, and Comedy
Ever found yourself at the crossroads of a hearty laugh and a profound thought? This episode is where the twain shall meet, as I share tales from our band Quetzalcóatl's open mic triumphs, my own personal health victories, and even a sneak preview of my stand-up comedy chops set for the Laughs and Low Riders extravaganza. Carlos, our go-to tech whiz with a surprise family connection to my aunt, joins in, adding a layer of serendipity and nostalgia as we reflect on our musical journey from the raw energy of Burning Bed to the melodic tales we spin today.Strap in for a rollercoaster ride through the emotional landscapes navigated by men, the societal expectations that weigh heavily on both genders, and a leap into the evolution of human behavior that's bound to make you ponder. We're also tackling the heavier bricks of mental health conversations, the legal labyrinth surrounding immigration, and how societal pressures are sculpting our life choices. Plus, we're stirring the pot on cultural identity, tackling the ripples of gentrification in Mexico, and the struggle to keep local traditions untainted amidst the tides of tourism.Culminating our vibrant session, we celebrate a decade of music with Quetzalcóatl Band, an odyssey marked by the release of our new album "Tlazocamati" and the anticipation of electrifying gigs at Bricks Bar and the Garcia Center. With a blend of humor, passion, and insight, Carlos and I invite you into a world where music is not just sound but a lifeline connecting us to our histories, our present, and the paths we tread into the future. Join us for this melodic and mind-stirring symposium, and be part of the rhythm that moves us all.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:223 with Andy Calderon Ringside Laughs: Wrestling with Humor and Comic Misadventures
Apr 1 2024
MB:223 with Andy Calderon Ringside Laughs: Wrestling with Humor and Comic Misadventures
Have you ever found yourself in such a comically tragic situation that it lands you in the hospital? That's exactly where our friend, the uproarious stand-up comedian Andy Calderon, found himself after a face-off with his French bulldog went hilariously awry. This episode of MindBuzz is all about embracing the humor in life's faceplants, diving into the nostalgia of wrestling pay-per-views with the same energy we used to reserve for Saturday morning cartoons.Wrestling moves on grandmas, stone cold stunners, open mic struggles, and the pursuit of the perfect roast—our conversation with Andy spans the spectrum of comedy gold. Amber and I swap stories about the journey from open mic nights to comedy shows, the camaraderie we share with fellow comics, and the occasional bombing that leaves us yearning for a time machine. Whether you're a wrestling aficionado, a stand-up comedy connoisseur, or just in need of a good laugh, this episode is a ringside seat to the riotous world of humor.As we wrap up, we get real about the less-than-glamorous side of life, from unexpected paternity surprises to the quirky tales of post-surgery recovery. We share how personal experiences become the fodder for authentic humor, and the light-hearted side of otherwise daunting moments. So tune in, and let's turn those misadventures into a barrel of laughs together. And don't forget, if you're looking for more chuckles and camaraderie, I'll be at the Poodle Laughs open mic, ready to keep the buzz going.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:222 with Kyle Waters Geller, Makea: Turning Uniform Hacks and Guerrilla Tactics into Indie Film and Fashion Triumphs
Mar 22 2024
MB:222 with Kyle Waters Geller, Makea: Turning Uniform Hacks and Guerrilla Tactics into Indie Film and Fashion Triumphs
Kyle Waters Geller, Makea is a Guerilla filmmaker(s) on a mission to bring ‘The Guys Make a Movie’ to life this summer. Finally making his first feature film this year somehow some way. He has a unique guerilla marketing plan because he has no money for a conventional marketing plan. The purpose is to spread awareness of his film and marketing plan which includes a bunch of free stuff for whoever wants it. https://www.elprimobrand.com/Ever wondered how a high school student's clever workaround to school uniforms could snowball into a full-blown apparel brand? Or imagined giving away products for free as a sane business strategy? Join Amber and me as we partner with MyGrito Industries, and let's unravel these audacious tales together. Our special guest, Kyle from Makea, turns conventional business wisdom on its head, proving that sometimes the best things in life, or at least the best publicity, might actually be free. We're not just talking shop; we're dissecting the very fabric of entrepreneurial spirit that stitches together the worlds of fashion and indie filmmaking.As we meander through the highs and lows of the creative process, you'll get an insider's look at the craft behind the silver screen. From guerrilla marketing antics that have Hollywood abuzz to the heartfelt stories that propel independent films into the limelight, we cover it all. We'll even get a little reflective, sharing personal journeys of overcoming adversity, the relentless grind of chasing cinematic dreams, and the rich lessons learned from failures and triumphs alike. Whether it's leveraging a film festival deadline to fuel your creativity or navigating the emotional rollercoaster of pitching to indifferent investors, we bare it all in candid conversations that are as enlightening as they are entertaining.Expect to leave with a newfound appreciation for the art of storytelling, whether it's through a killer script or a guerrilla marketing spectacle — and yes, we mean an actual gorilla at a movie premiere! We'll dissect the intriguing leap from theater to film, speculate on Shane Gillis's potential influence in a Tarantino flick, and even share our surprise at Steven Wright's cinematic cameo. Before you press play, we promise you a session brimming with inspiration, laughter, and maybe a few industry secrets that could just be the push you need to embark on your own creative venture. So, settle in, grab those headphones, and let's embark on a journey through the twists and turns of indie success and the strategies that make it happen.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:221 with Richard Asperger Unpacking Laughs and Struggles: A Comedian's Tale of Resilience and the L.A. Comedy Scene
Mar 20 2024
MB:221 with Richard Asperger Unpacking Laughs and Struggles: A Comedian's Tale of Resilience and the L.A. Comedy Scene
When resilience meets humor, you find a comedian with stories that rival any daredevil's saga, and that's what you get as Amber, Richard Asperger, and I, Gill, unpack the laughs and the struggles in our latest episode. From the vibrancy of open mic nights to the anticipation of live podcast events, we reveal the raw and often unseen facets of the comedy world. The buzz from our YouTube showcased podcast has us itching to share the behind-the-scenes magic, and the inclusive vibes of our Los Angeles comedy hub where every performer's voice finds a mic.Laughs may come easy on stage, but this conversation isn't shy about the tough crowds and tougher battles. I peel back the curtain on my journey through cancer, not once but thrice, and how each comeback fueled my stand-up with a deeper grit. Richard and I also reminisce about the evolving cityscape of Los Angeles, bringing you tales from the comedy trenches that include the legendary Ice House and its storied transition from music to mirth, and my own pivot from spinning records to penning a book offering a lifeline to the homeless.We're wrapping things up with a heartfelt nod to Richard Asperger for his wit and wisdom, and a spotlight on the laughter-laden gatherings on the horizon for our local comedy community. With open mics and interviews set to light up Paramount, we're inviting you to join the camaraderie, share a chuckle, and maybe find that golden thread connecting comedy, history, and the indomitable human spirit. So pull up a chair, plug in your headphones, and get ready for a ride through the highs, the lows, and the stand-up blow-by-blows.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:220 with James Jablonski, Philosophy and Punchlines An Exploration of Life's Paradoxes
Mar 12 2024
MB:220 with James Jablonski, Philosophy and Punchlines An Exploration of Life's Paradoxes
James Jablonski is a stand-up comic. https://linktr.ee/jamesjablonskiEver found yourself in stitches over a domestic squabble about an unattended sock, or pondered the cultural implications of Bitcoin in El Salvador? That's exactly the rollercoaster we're on this episode, where the trivial meets the transformative. Gil, Amber, and I, along with James Jabonsky, traverse the spectrum from household hilarity to international intrigue, and you're invited to the party that promises to tickle your funny bone and challenge your perspectives.Philosophy buffs and comedy enthusiasts, unite! We're cracking open the books on ancient wisdom and relating it to the modern world of stand-up and satire. Explore with us the stoic insights of Marcus Aurelius and the strategic genius of Sun Tzu, and find out how Nietzsche's challenging philosophy shakes up our moral compass. Then, watch the tightrope walk of comedians as they straddle the line between pushing boundaries and respecting sensitivities, all while being dubbed the philosophers of our day.To cap off this eclectic mix, I get personal about the ups and downs on the mic and the challenges of balancing a day job with the creative pull of stand-up. Meanwhile, we shed light on the road to recovery from serious leg injuries with humor as a surprising ally, and tease the excitement brewing for the "Spring into Action" event with Amber. So buckle up for an episode that promises to be as enlightening as it is entertaining, and don't forget to join us for the next round of engaging discussions and infectious laughter.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:219 with Haydel Brüder The Digital Evolution: Partnerships, Bands, and the Impact of Social Media
Mar 10 2024
MB:219 with Haydel Brüder The Digital Evolution: Partnerships, Bands, and the Impact of Social Media
Haydel Brüder is a bandhttps://www.youtube.com/@haydelbruder5086 Get ready to rock your podcasting world with The MindBuzz and MyGrito Industries! Join us as we unveil an electrifying partnership and event showcase that's set to amplify the laughs with Delic Comedy's upcoming episodes. Expect a rollercoaster of humor with our very own Johnny Gold, Johnny C, and Thiccy Ricky at the helm. But that's just the start; we're also rolling out the red carpet for the enigmatic Haydel Brüder. They're here to share their origin tale, artistic influences, and the deeply personal craft behind those distinctive masks that have become their hallmark.Ever wondered what goes on behind the music? Copper Rock is here to quench that curiosity, revealing their sonic evolution and jaw-dropping plans for theatrical live shows. It's not just about the music; it's the brotherhood, the collaboration, and the shared mission to leave fans spellbound that truly defines this group. We've also cracked open the conversation about social media's impact, dissecting how platforms like TikTok have reshaped the music industry. Discover the challenges and triumphs our guests face in this digital era, where artists navigate the complex web of monetization and strive to maintain the integrity of their sound.Wrap up your headphones and press play on an episode that delves into the digital transformation altering the music landscape. Learn from our guests' experiences as they juggle self-production and the quest for sonic quality in a genre-exploding universe. It's not just a discussion; it's an exploration of the artistic journey, the dedication to craft, and the passion that fuels each chord, beat, and lyric. So tune in, lean back, and let us take you on a journey through the heart of what makes music, well, music.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:218 with Hari Sama, Noble Savage Resonating Through the Art of Sound and Expression
Feb 28 2024
MB:218 with Hari Sama, Noble Savage Resonating Through the Art of Sound and Expression
Hari Sama is film director and musician of their latest project Noble Savage. @deafproducciones.mxhttps://www.youtube.com/@NobleSavagebandAs the echoes of our Delic Comedy live event still resonate with laughter and camaraderie, Amber B and I circle back to this unforgettable night. We unpack the riotous joy and elbow grease that sculpted such an uproarious affair, with shoutouts to Johnny C of West Coast PopLock podcast, Johnny Gold from Inland Empire, and the sonic waves of our house band, Heroes Del Sol. Our post-show unwind? Picture us frolicking with dogs on a Sunday, a snapshot of the whimsy and warmth that fuels the MindBuzz podcast.Strap in for a sonic pilgrimage to Mexico in the 1980s, where goth rock reverberated against political tensions and gave voice to a vibrant, defiant artistic and LGBTQ community. My own teenage years, cradled by the sounds of Joy Division, guide us through shadowy corridors as we reflect on the unexpected diversity of Mexican music genres, from post-punk to Latinx expressions. The necessity of Latinx voices in art isn't just a point of pride—it's a resounding truth we celebrate, especially when the language of music transcends borders and unites us in a melody of shared experience.We tie the threads of our conversation with introspection on how creativity acts as both a balm and a beacon through life's storms. The pandemic's silver lining? A chance to excavate our personal shadows and channel them into artistry that's as raw as the human condition itself. From Noble Savage's danceable beats to anticipated film projects, Amber and I are stoking the fires for more MindBuzz experiences—your invitation to the fusion of sound, soul, and the stories that compose our collective tapestry.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:217 with Protocol Sonic Journeys Through Nostalgic Beats and Digital Beats
Feb 21 2024
MB:217 with Protocol Sonic Journeys Through Nostalgic Beats and Digital Beats
Protocol is a modern synth/rock group from L.A. founded in 2018 by Omar Paul Novielli and Miguel Villegas. Synth/Rock, Synth/Popyoutu.be/TL2aMDCerhs?si=1PAt90popJREPIyJWhen life throws a curveball of hectic weekends and team sniffles, we all reach for our trusted family remedies. This episode, we found humor and truth in the simple act of staying hydrated, which turns out to be more than just a cure for the common cold—it's the elixir of life for our creative souls. We then swing into the vibrant beats of the Latino music scene, with Amber from MyGrito Weekly guiding us through the latest shows and tracks. A warm welcome is extended to Miguel and Omar from Protocall, who bravely navigated the storms of scheduling to bring us a sneak peek of their fiery new project.The musical journey is never a straight line; it's an ever-evolving dance of genres and emotions. We celebrate this blend, touching on everything from the sleek allure of synth pop to the shadowy depths of dark wave, as we refuse to be confined to just one sound. To add to the mix, we chuckle over the quirks of promoting our art in the digital age. The struggle, as they say, is real—but so is the joy of crafting tunes that reflect our personal evolution, and we share a piece of ourselves in discussing the upcoming album that captures this very essence.As the needle drops on the record of nostalgia, we reminisce about the art of DJing and the tactile satisfaction of vinyl and cassettes. Fashion and music trends tend to come back around, and we muse on them with laughter, knowing their return is as inevitable as our affection for the bands and genres that have carved out a space in our hearts. Lastly, we rally the troops for our show in Maywood and a side-splitting local comedy night, affirming that a healthy dose of support and mirth is always in style. Join us for an episode that's as eclectic and energized as the sounds we love.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:216 with Oscar, My Grito Podcast Network Triumphs and Tribulations: Unveiling Personal Journeys and Financial Wisdom Through Music and Mental Health
Feb 15 2024
MB:216 with Oscar, My Grito Podcast Network Triumphs and Tribulations: Unveiling Personal Journeys and Financial Wisdom Through Music and Mental Health
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and after our brief break from the podcasting world, Amber and I are back with stories that reaffirm the complexities of life – from mysterious allergic reactions to my scented candles to the somber realization of life's more challenging chapters. Our latest episode is a tapestry of personal anecdotes and triumphs, featuring a lineup of guests who peel back the curtain to reveal the souls behind the spotlights. Steve Flores, Arturo Meza II, and Angie Munroy join us from the McCharmleys, not just to discuss their climb to success, but to bare their hearts about their journeys, the music that fuels them, and the resonance of connection and support.As I reflect on my own bouts of sadness and the solace found in therapy, we provide a space for our guests to discuss mental health and the seldom-told struggles that accompany life in the limelight. Super Steve opens up about the loss of his parents, Art delves into familial tribulations, and Angie recounts connecting with her biological father – all instances that remind us of the importance of community and accessible support. It's not just about airing the hardships; it's about the anchor we can be for each other, and the lighthouse this podcast aims to become for listeners weathering their own storms.Tying together the personal narratives, I bring forth a wealth of financial know-how gleaned from my years in the insurance industry, offering wisdom that can steer anyone away from the financial reefs. From navigating DUI consequences to understanding the critical elements of financial literacy and wealth building, this episode is an odyssey through nostalgia, empowerment, and the melodies that soundtrack our lives. Whether you're a music aficionado, someone seeking financial guidance, or just in need of a place to feel heard, this episode is an open invitation to join us on a journey that promises to enlighten, entertain, and embrace.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:215 with Danny Nixxon Breaking Down the Gags and the Art of Comedy
Feb 2 2024
MB:215 with Danny Nixxon Breaking Down the Gags and the Art of Comedy
Danny Nixxon is a stand up comic and video graphic designer. https://www.instagram.com/dannynixxon/Ever plucked a nose hair and felt like you'd just been zapped by the electrical force of all your worst decisions? Well, that's the kind of unique comedy gold you can expect when you tune into our latest episode, where my producer Amber and I delve into the curious world of bodily reactions, and welcome the hilarious Danny Nixxon to the fold. Danny, a rising star in the stand-up comedy scene, shares his anecdotes on everything from haunted comedy clubs to punk rock fashion, blending laughs with spine-tingling tales. It's a rollercoaster of an episode that takes you behind the scenes of the laughs and scares of the comedy world.As a host, I offer a glimpse into the personal side of comedy, from using humor as a shield against social anxiety to the nuanced craft of joke writing and delivery. There's something raw and revealing in talking about the ways comedians piece together their acts, the vulnerability that comes with standing on stage, and the unexpected camaraderie found in the comedy circuit. Our conversation meanders through the highs and lows of performance, the discipline of writing, and the shared joy of a punchline that lands just right.Rounding out the episode, we sidestep into the realm of the philosophical, riffing on Jim Carrey's perspectives and diving headfirst into the rabbit hole of Michael Jackson conspiracy theories. Our banter takes unexpected turns, touching on the talents of blind musicians like Stevie Wonder and the ethical boundaries of AI. And of course, we couldn't leave you without dropping some dates and locations where you can catch the humor live. If you're ready for a dose of hilarity that spans the gamut from personal reflection to the outright absurd, you've found the right podcast.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:214 with Jacob "The Bull" Brown A Journey Through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Spirit of the Martial Artist
Jan 31 2024
MB:214 with Jacob "The Bull" Brown A Journey Through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Spirit of the Martial Artist
Jacob The Bull Brown is a brown belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitor. https://www.instagram.com/jacobthebullbrown/When the gi comes off and the heart rate settles, it's stories like Jacob the Bull Brown's that remind us of the profound journey through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Join us as Jacob, a seasoned brown belt, unwraps 15 years of arduous training, vividly illustrating how the art of Jiu-Jitsu transcends mere physicality, embedding discipline and growth into its very fabric. We're not just breaking down techniques; we're piecing together the vast puzzle of personal evolution, one takedown at a time.Picture the mats, the sweat, and the sheer resilience as we peek behind the curtain of competitive Jiu-Jitsu. Here, it's not just about the medals or the belts, but the untold hours of practice and mental fortitude that shape champions. Jacob shares the nitty-gritty of his regimented lifestyle, and through his lens, we perceive the meticulous preparation that defines the upper echelons of the sport. It's a testament to the warrior's path, where each roll and each spar etches deeper character into the martial artist's soul.We cap off our session with a salute to the grand stages of Jiu-Jitsu, where names like the ADCC and Pan Ams are whispered with reverence. Understanding the pinnacle of achievement in this sport is to grasp the gravity of every grip and the strategy behind every submission in these hallowed tournaments. With a nod to the pulsating energy of MMA fandom, we bridge the gap between the UFC spectacle and the Jiu-Jitsu community, celebrating the art that has, for many, become a way of life.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:213 with Ricky Novella and Jay The Loner Humor Unleashed Candid Conversations and Comedic Insights
Jan 30 2024
MB:213 with Ricky Novella and Jay The Loner Humor Unleashed Candid Conversations and Comedic Insights
Ricky Novella is a standup comic and podcaster.   / thicccyricardo  Jay The Loner is a standup comic   / jayholmancomedy  Ever find yourself at a stand-up gig, surrounded by peculiar seating and an audience member's toes upstaging your act? That's just a sneak peek into the hi-jinks and heartfelt discussions we unpacked with the hilarious Ricky and Jay, who shared the spotlight with us this week. Our rollicking chat traverses the landscape of crafting jokes that resonate, to the personal quirks of themed parties and zodiac sign revelations – and you're invited to eavesdrop on every candid confession and belly laugh.Our board operator Amber's recent ordination sparks a whimsical debate about the extent of ministerial powers and tees up a deep dive into the world of online personas, ethical quandaries of leaked content, and the self-talk rituals that comedians like us rely on before the spotlight hits. And as the conversation turns, we navigate the sensitive terrain of gender assumptions and the hilarity ensues from tales of affectionate run-ins with my gay best friends. It's a blend of thought-provoking musings and chuckles that'll make you think twice about everyday life's nuances.Wrap up your day with a dose of humor and introspection as we traverse from the intersection of comedy and trauma to the light-hearted wordplay that spirals into an earnest discussion on veganism and food ethics. And just when you think you've heard it all, we share uproarious tales of celebrity crushes, conspiracy theories, and even the travails of toilet humor. So, buckle up for an episode that's chock-full of belly laughs, tender moments, and a side of audacious impersonations that you won't soon forget.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:212 with John DeMena A Sonic Journey Through Nostalgia and Innovation: Exploring Cultural Identity in Music
Jan 23 2024
MB:212 with John DeMena A Sonic Journey Through Nostalgia and Innovation: Exploring Cultural Identity in Music
John DeMena is an musician from Spain with his debut album “Dreams and Lies“out now on all streaming platforms. John is an artist for PRS Guitars, Ernie Ball, and Pig Hog Cables.  @prsguitars @ernieball @pighogcablesFollow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/johndemena/https://linktr.ee/johndemenaStrap in for a musical odyssey that blends the hearty nostalgia of the '90s with the vibrant pulse of today's Latino culture and spans continents in its exploration of identity and passion. We kick things off with a deep dive into the cultural tapestry that shaped us—think grunge, iconic rock anthems, and the rich, fiery cadence of flamenco. It's not just about the music, though; it's about the life-altering narratives of those daring enough to chase their artistic dreams across oceans, and the resilience required to plant roots in an unfamiliar land.Our guests and I invite you on a journey that examines the universal language of music, its ability to forge connections in places as diverse as the hushed streets of Japan and the buoyant music scene of Spain. We're turning up the amp on discussions around the soul-stirring power of classic guitar riffs and the ways live albums have immortalized moments in time, defining generations. And in the ever-shifting world of beats and streams, we muse over the balance between instant access to tunes and the cherished tradition of absorbing an album start to finish.Finally, we peel back the curtain on the songwriting process, reveling in those brilliant flashes of inspiration that have led to some of the most memorable tracks in history. We're talking melodies that come to you in dreams, the hum of a tune that just won't leave your head, and the technological marvels that ensure not a single note is lost to the ether. It's a heartfelt homage to the collaborative magic of bands, the individual voyages of songwriters, and the tunes that become the soundtracks of our lives. Join us for a celebration of creativity, culture, and the enigmatic journey of musical expression.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:211 with Johnny Gold Laughter, Lows, and the Art of Stand-Up
Jan 22 2024
MB:211 with Johnny Gold Laughter, Lows, and the Art of Stand-Up
Johnny Gold is a stand-up comic.https://www.instagram.com/johnnygold777/Ever wondered what it's like to walk the tightrope of humor, teetering between uproarious laughter and the deafening silence of a joke gone awry? Amber and I, Gill, are joined by the sharp-witted Johnny Gold to peel back the curtain on the stand-up comedy scene, revealing the relentless pursuit of that perfect punchline. Together, we navigate the murky waters of what constitutes engaging material versus what's downright offensive, and we shed light on the often invisible line that comedians dance upon every time they step on stage.Strap in as we take you on a journey through open mic nights and bringer shows, from the unpredictability of Shirley's Temple in Long Beach to the pressures of the Comedy Chateau in North Hollywood. We get raw and real about the substance use that shadows the comedy circuit, and how it can be both a creative catalyst and a crippling crutch, all while dissecting the necessity for performing sober. With anecdotes and wisdom gleaned from the trenches, we explore the varying comedy landscapes of the Inland Empire and West Covina, offering a glimpse into the dedication it takes to command an audience's attention and the personal battles faced behind the scenes.To wrap up, we don't just share laughs; we extend an open invitation to experience the thrall of comedy firsthand at our upcoming event in Paramount, Delic Comedy. Expect an electric mix of live podcasts, comedy showcases, and the pulsing heartbeat of a community eager for connection and hilarity. Johnny Gold, our comedy compatriot, confirms it's not an evening to be missed—a night where the dedication and passion of the stand-up world collide with the raw energy of an audience craving that communal joy. Mark your calendars, tune in to our musings, and prepare for an experience that promises to leave you both entertained and enlightened.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:210 with Ricky Novella Cracking Up Inside the World of Comedy
Jan 16 2024
MB:210 with Ricky Novella Cracking Up Inside the World of Comedy
Ricky Novella is a comedian. Follow him on Instagram   / thicccyricardo  Ever wondered what fuels the fire of a stand-up comedian? Picture this: you’re on stage, the spotlight's on you, and the crowd is just waiting for a chance to erupt into laughter. That's where Ricky Novella, our gut-bustingly hilarious guest, comes in. He takes us on a whirlwind tour of the comedy landscape, from the raw intensity of open mics to the sweet victory of a well-received joke. Ricky doesn't hold back, offering a glimpse into the trials and tribulations that come with the quest for the perfect punchline.Comedy isn't just about the laughs; it's a mirror reflecting our culture, beliefs, and personal journeys. Ricky and I dissect the craft, sharing tales of family support that range from skeptical raised eyebrows to unexpected cheerleading. We reveal the gritty advice from comedy vets like Joey Diaz and the influences of comedy legends that shape the punchlines we deliver. Laugh along with us as we recount stories that prove life's twists make the best material, and how resilience is the key to finding your unique comedic voice amidst the noise.Join us as we pull back the curtain on the often unseen aspects of the comedy world. From the etiquette of chuckling (or cringing) in the audience to the camaraderie that bonds comics behind the scenes, we cover it all. We even venture into the realm of podcasting, giving shoutouts to the up-and-comers in the comedy scene who are as relentless in their pursuit of the next great laugh as we are. So, if your life could use a sprinkle of humor or if you're simply curious to hear what happens when comedians get real about their craft, this episode with Ricky Novella is your ticket to the show.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:209 with Seven E. Seven Cultural Reflections Through the Comedy Lens
Jan 13 2024
MB:209 with Seven E. Seven Cultural Reflections Through the Comedy Lens
Seven is a photographer and comedian. https://www.instagram.com/_sevenneves_/https://www.instagram.com/7sfilmphotography/Have you ever wondered if comedy runs in the blood, or is it a craft honed through sheer resilience and the occasional boo off stage? Seven, a rapidly rising star in the stand-up world, joins us on MindBuzz to spin tales of his burgeoning career, the influence of family on his humor, and the art of nailing a punchline. Our laughs ricochet from the classic antics of Charlie Chaplin to the thought-provoking sketches of Dave Chappelle, as we celebrate the geniuses who've etched their marks into the annals of comedy history.Comedy can be a mirror, reflecting the intricacies of ethnicity and societal perception, or a sledgehammer, smashing through the veneer of controversial topics. In this episode, we tackle the fine line between humor and respect, especially when it comes to marginalized communities and the use of contentious material. Ever been caught in the crossfire of a joke gone wrong or found yourself pondering the role of unity in the face of celebrity squabbles? You'll find camaraderie and contemplation in our candid dialogue.Wrapping up with a peek behind the glitz of former child stars, we muse over the peculiar paths of Frankie Muniz and Orlando Brown, offering a generous dollop of nostalgia for good measure. Don't miss Seven's lowdown on his latest gigs, and if you fancy a mix of fashion with philanthropy, our community-driven clothing swap might just tickle your fancy. For an episode that promises to tickle your funny bone while prodding your grey cells, MindBuzz is your ticket to a roller coaster ride of emotions and epiphanies.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:208 with Super Steve Flores Musing on Music, Meals, and Social Media
Jan 12 2024
MB:208 with Super Steve Flores Musing on Music, Meals, and Social Media
Super Steve Flores is a K-Roq alumni, creator of the world famous Michelada Rumble, and Co-Host of The West Coast Poplock Podcast.https://micheladarumble.com/https://www.instagram.com/supersteveflores/https://www.instagram.com/micheladarumble/https://www.instagram.com/westcoastpoplockpodcast/Ever find yourself chuckling at the transformation of your once simple family dinners into tech-dominated feasts? Super Steve Flores and I sure do, and we're unpacking the hilarity of adult life, from the evolution of napping and caffeine highs to K-Roq's legendary influence on the music world. Glide through the cultural shift brought by social media, affecting everything from comedy to live experiences, and join us as we cruise down memory lane, examining the way our family tables—and the conversations around them—have changed with the times.As we crack open the chapters of our lives, we reveal how the pursuit of our passions, from bar brawls to Baja races, has been intertwined with personal growth. Fear has been both an obstacle and a catalyst in our stories—mine leading from declaring dreams in childhood to living them out at K-Roq. We also delve into the art of forging genuine bonds, the magic in remembering names, and the occasional dance with social awkwardness. It's all part of the intricate social jungle we navigate daily, and we're here to share the treasure map of connections that have enriched our journey.Wrap up the experience with us as we muse on the intricacies of artistic expression and the power of a well-told story, whether it's through the skewed lens of a biopic or the imagined world of superpowers. With a light-hearted sprinkle, we reflect on the phenomena of binge-watching culture and the sentimental ties to our favorite TV series. Plus, don't miss a peek into our own artistic endeavors and the creative aspirations that keep our souls buzzing. It's not just a chat; it's a heart-to-heart on how the stories we love, the dreams we chase, and the people we meet can define the very essence of our lives.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:207 with Jacqueline Valenzuela & Marky Marks, Brushstrokes of Romance and Art: Tacos, Tech, and Tales of Entrepreneurship
Jan 9 2024
MB:207 with Jacqueline Valenzuela & Marky Marks, Brushstrokes of Romance and Art: Tacos, Tech, and Tales of Entrepreneurship
Jacqueline Valenzuela and Marky Marks are artists from Los Angeles. https://linktr.ee/pieldemazapanHave you ever wondered what happens when old flames reignite over a shared love of art and a plate of tacos? Jacqueline, Jackie, and Mark join us to weave a tale of love, art, and the quirks of life that bring people together. From the craftsmanship of painting classic cars to the surprising joys of a couple's journey in art and entrepreneurship, this episode is an intricate tapestry of personal stories that will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone. Strap in for a roller coaster of insights as we tackle the fascinating world of digital art and AI, where the future of creativity balances on the edge of innovation and controversy. We'll navigate through speculative alien hoaxes that took the internet by storm, all while exploring the authentic process behind our guests' dynamic artistry. Every moment is a brushstroke in their colorful narrative, painting an intimate picture of their growth as artists and business partners in an ever-evolving landscape.Finally, pull back the curtain on the realities of turning a passion into a thriving business, with a side of the unexpected. Their stories of finding a new studio space, balancing life as working artists, and even an alien hoax, are like palette knives sculpting layers of texture and depth into their shared canvas of life. Join the conversation that's as much about the art on the walls as it is about the laughter and camaraderie that fills the room.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:206 with Johnny C. Exploring Nostalgia, American Culture, and the Art of Laughter
Jan 4 2024
MB:206 with Johnny C. Exploring Nostalgia, American Culture, and the Art of Laughter
Johnny C. is a Comic and Podcaster. Co-Host of The West Coast Poplock Podcast.https://www.instagram.com/thatdudejohnnyc/https://lnk.bio/wcppEver been sideswiped by the unexpected detonation of nostalgia? That's what happened when Johnny C joined us, sending us on a roaring trip through holiday misadventures and the echoes of childhood snacks, from the sizzle of Hot Pockets to the chill of Otter Pops. Our feast of memories takes you on a firsthand journey from relishing first-class wonders to connecting over the shared and sometimes hilarious confusion of ice cream sampling etiquette – because let's face it, we've all calculated the perfect number of free tastes before picking a scoop.But wait, there's more than just food on this menu. We're serving up a slice of the vibrant tapestry that is American culture, from the eye-catching threads of themed restaurant staff to the high-stakes hilarity of unsolicited "artistic" communications. Take a road trip with us to Vegas, where friendships are forged in the neon lights, and learn the peculiar dance of navigating loud chats and rage rooms – America's own unique symphony of breaking things to find peace.Get ready to split your sides as we dissect the evolving scene of modern comedy, meet the challenge of hecklers head-on, and share the all-too-real sagas from dark corners of tattoo shops. Through the lens of laughter, we probe into the complexities of self-expression, the often overlooked emotional labor in the service and art industries, and the unexpected journeys of those around us. It's all about the journey – join us, and Johnny C, as we peel back the curtain on these vibrant escapades.My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e
MB:205 with Gill and Amber, Joyride through Relationship Complexities, Cultural Differences and Christmas Lights
Dec 12 2023
MB:205 with Gill and Amber, Joyride through Relationship Complexities, Cultural Differences and Christmas Lights
Gill and Amber are the hosts of The Mindbuzz podcast and producers at Mindbuzz Media. https://www.mindbuzz.org/What if you could embark on a rollercoaster ride of mind-boggling discussions, delve into the complexities of relationships, and still emerge from it with a smile on your face? That's exactly what we promise in this episode of Mind Buzz! In our first segment, we candidly share the trials and triumphs of reviving our YouTube show "On Our Guey!". Living together has its own set of challenges, and finding time to record is one of them. Just imagine us brainstorming over breakfast or in the middle of a Netflix binge!Ever pondered the lifespan of your undies or the acceptable frequency of skipping personal hygiene routines? Well, today is your lucky day, as we dive into these and many more hilarious life topics. We also spotlight some exciting music events, discuss our impending open mic night, and talk about the tradition of (not so pretty but oh so comfy) Christmas sweaters. Life isn't just fun and games though, we also navigate through the realities and hardships of cross-cultural relationships, drawing lessons from the popular 90-day fiancé reality show.As we delve deeper, we get real about emotional support roles in marriage. We confront the challenges of language barriers, cultural differences, and discuss the complexities of surrogacy. This episode isn't all serious though; we lighten things up with a chat about motherhood, body changes, and the pro-choice and pro-life debate. We even explore the symbolism of Christmas lights - because who doesn't love a good festive discussion? So, buckle up for this joy ride through the bylanes of our minds and don't forget to subscribe to keep up with our journey!My Grito Industriesmygrito.net Subscribe to The Mindbuzz Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYj7eDCsV3YPzxv7VRKZKg   Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @themindbuzz https://www.instagram.com/themindbuzz/ to keep up with our hosts, guests, and upcoming events! See you on the next one!"King without a Throne" is performed by Bad HombresKing without a Throne Official Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhxTYU8kUsKing without a Thronehttps://open.spotify.com/track/7tdoz0W9gr3ubetdW4ThZ8?si=9a95947f58bf416e