Dec 7, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 190 – Valerie Meiss


Dave talks to musician, illustrator, puppeteer, and all-around renaissance woman Valerie Meiss!

“A fascination with fairytales and detective stories at bedtime, a never-ending stockpile of cardboard, and a slew of old junk and toy instruments have left their mark on Valerie Meiss' work.
She boldly claims to be a singing, songwriting musician (though hardly a singer-songwriter) and performance artist. She makes a life for herself playing shows, building and performing with puppets, and illustrating children's stories or daily memoirs in her little house on a hill in the wild woods of a tiny mountain town in Western North Carolina.
She toured regionally and nationally for 8 years and learned the exciting trade of travelling rockstar in the band Hellblinki.  Now she can be seen performing as Tiny Wonder, and sometimes as Miss Mousie & The Rigamarole.”
Listen in as Dave talks to Valerie about her path from illustrator to musician to puppeteer in this wide-ranging episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
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“Procrastibate” by
"Bela Lugosi's Birthday" by Tiny Wonder
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Jan 29, 2014

Needless Things Podcast Episode 17 - Adam WarRock: Racing to the High Five!

I couldn’t be more excited and quite frankly impressed with myself as far as how this year is shaping up so far. I am pretty awesome.

Just let me have this moment.

I have three podcast episodes in the can already and two more on the schedule. Three of these episodes are interviews that to me are Big Deals – dany only, today’s with Adam WarRock, and another one that you’re just going to have to wait a week or so to find out about. I’m almost wishing I had more monthly space on Podbean, but that’s not going to happen because that takes even more money. On a related note, if you like what you hear, ypu can donate by clicking that PayPal button to your right!

I give my whole Adam WarRock story in the show, so I’m not going to repeat it here. The deal is that his Doctor Who Mixtape dropped on January 7th and once I listened to it I was dying to talk to this guy. I didn’t know what format it would be – ideally we’d do an hour long Needless Things and record a ten minute drop-in about The Doctor Mixtape for Earth Station Who. But I’d take whatever I could get. I never know how folks are going to respond to things, so I was ready for anything from no response to a full hour and the drop-in.

Because Adam WarRock is a righteous dude we got the full hour and the drop-in.

Me and Mr. Beau Brown had a great conversation with the guy. We discussed his process, his nerd influences, and comic books.

Listen now! Adam WarRock gives you his comic book recommendations! How can you go wrong?

Procrastibate” by

High School Reunion” from The Middle of Nowhere by Adam WarRock

Thrawn” from by Adam WarRock



Nov 21, 2013

Needless Things Podcast Episode 14 - Whoniversary: Fifty Years of Doctor Who

Join me, Phantom Troublemaker, and my co-host Mr. Beau Brown as we talk Doctor Who with our guests Beth Van Dusen and Dana Swanson.

We discuss our first experiences with Doctor Who, how we've followed throughout the years, our reactions to the relaunch in 2005, and our hopes for the post-50th Anniversary era. It was a great talk with a cool bunch of people.

If you've got a few bucks to throw at the podcast, please click on that link to your right. This stuff ain't cheap, and it isn't getting any cheaper.

Procrastibate” by

Doctorin' the TARDIS” by The Timelords



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