Talk Of Teronus Season Two Begins

Talk of Teronus with Neill Clegg

Talk of Teronus with Neill Clegg

The scene is already a bit chaotic as we enter the Mega Tone Amps Tone Lounge. It's a Sunday, a day when the lights are usually out and the array of custom made amplifiers, speaker cabinets and other electronic gadgetry all rest in silence and darkness. But, not today. Today there is a bustle of activity as music equipment, cameras, clothing, laptop computers, tripods, video and audio recording devices enter in the grasp of a growing number of people, each busy attending to their appointed roles and responsibilities preparing to shoot new episodes of the Talk Of Teronus. Sounds like a well oiled machine right? Well... you don't know the hosts, Wezo & Drave and the rest of this crew very well then. Libations are already circulating, jokes and one-liners are being slung faster than anyone can keep up with them and in the midst of the madness there is the now customary question "Now, what did we say we were going to do last time we talked?". The next sound you hear is the oil can being kicked out into the hallway. Here's a few behind the scenes photos...

Actually, it is the chaos and fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants atmosphere that makes producing the Talk Of Teronus so much fun. Lord knows it's not fame or fortune. Still, it's hard to imagine having a better time, with any better bunch of talented, funny and just down right good people than when we get together to film the T.O.T. show segments. We are proud to be collaborating on this project and happy to see it begin season two. Here's show # 1 with guest Neil Clegg. Hope you enjoy!

A Night Of Stories & Song - In Retrospect

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A nice thing about the house concert style performance at The Creative Center, is the room layout is such that just about everyone is pretty close to the action. And those who attend are gracious enough to be quiet and attentive. This made the perfect format for "A Night Of Stories & Song" featuring Sam Frazier, Molly McGinn and Lawyers Guns and Money. Each of the acts gave the audience the back story behind the music pieces they presented. Left to our own imagination, we might create all sorts of scenarios that could explain the lyrics of a song, or we might scratch our heads and wonder indefinitely about what the writer was trying to say.  On this night we got to know the story, hear the song and understand the writers better. You can't ask for much more than that! More of the individual personality of each of our talented musicians was on display as they interacted with the audience. Case in point, one of our writers was a little reticent about speaking, even using the word ambivalent to describe their feeling. It would be easy to assume that someone who plays in front of hundreds even thousands of people would hardly be nervous or self-conscious, but that is not always the case. Despite the discomfort, they managed to do just fine and the crowd let it be known with their applause. Sam Frazier showed his humorous side with songs like "Genius" from his CD "Half A Million Years". Molly McGinn gave us selections from her upcoming CD "Postcards From The Swamp" and Lawyers Guns and Money previewed "I'm Walkin' " their contribution to The Healing Blues Project which you can see in their video further down the page.

It was another great night of local original music talent supported by followers of The Collabative and we'd like to thank the The Creative Center and YOU... for your presence and contributions! Stay tuned for news about our August 19th show, which will be another "first" for us.

Enjoy "I'm Walkin'" from the show (thank you Doug Mokaren):

Photos & Thanks from Tuesday's Show with The Rough & Tumble and Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp

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Folks? We did good with this one. And by "we" I mean all the outstanding volunteers who helped us pull off our latest show, all the music-lovers who came out... and the performers themselves, without question. Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler arrived in town first with Butter, The Rough & Tumble's travelin band dog, followed by Nikki Talley and Jason Sharpe. All four (plus Butter) were on stage all evening as they traded the spotlight and sang their original music for us. With some fun covers thrown in as a bonus! We even had the good fortune of hearing our friend Brad Spencer, who joined The Rough & Tumble on the mandolin on one song! Very good stuff...

Enjoy some photos with us below! Just click the thumbnails to be directed to a lightbox view. You may have already seen some of these shots on Facebook, but they're mixed in with some never-before-seen shots, too.

There's simply nothing bad to report about this night! The audience was enthusiastic and appreciative, the food was good, the music was spectacular, and the atmosphere was ideal. There's nothing like the feeling of a community of people coming together (always, but in this case, at The Creative Center) to nurture each other with the arts at the center of the gathering.

We'll keep doing better on the lights as we move forward, (and as a result hopefully the footage will improve, too. Yes. I've said this before. We're not giving up,) but you just can't beat that sound.

If you came out, thank you, deeply.  If you missed it, we'll have an announcement soon about a show in the second half of June. Maybe you'll join us then! And either way, we hope you'll check out the bands on their websites and other online venues. These guys are talented, folks. Seriously talented. How fortunate for us that they're also just incredibly nice people and fun to be around!?

Blessings...

Learn More:

The Rough & Tumble

Nikki Talley online

Sneak Peek - Our first event featuring body painting with live music

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Every event we produce leaves us with incredible ranges of emotion, always punctuated by gratitude that we're able to work with such incredible artists. Last night's Brushes, Body & Beats is the latest chapter in this whirlwind of new experiences.

Never was an event more heavily documented, and the photos are all that will remain, in the end, since the music has stopped and if not yet, certainly soon the model will have to wash the paint off. 

Our sincerest appreciation goes out to The Broken Parts featuring Matty Sheets, Ben Singer, Nathan Myers and their special guest Ed Whitfield, as well as fine artist Cheryl Ann Lispreu and her assistant Shae Daumer, and of course to our delightful, patient, resilient, stunning model Brittney Isopropyl. Finally, we will thank Amy and Tony of Corrupted Arts Studio, for being such incredible hosts.

We have so much more to share with you. For now, we hope you've enjoyed these initial highlights from the day and night.