Recorded: September 21, 2020
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And Now For Something Completely Different! It’s another “Open Mic” night at The Outliers Inn. And in this episode, Benjamin and JP discover there might be a couple of interpretations of that open invitation. It would appear that, in addition to our regular followers and people who might see our invitations as shared in our normal channels, people could also search EventBrite (our registration tool) for terms that might interest them; including “open mic”. This proved to generate some rather interesting guests; not the regular crowd talking about what our audience has come to expect, but rather, something completely different.
Benjamin and JP start the show in the normal fashion; exchanging goings-ons, observations, and stories of our recent experiences. JP contemplates the coming autumn whimsically and nostalgically and Benjamin finds himself duty-bound to share some British thing that he considers relevant; “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. It’s actually poetically descriptive.
Benjamin also shares the transformation of his business from a traditional to virtual. And though Benjamin is sad to see the past pass, JP (having been virtual before it was cool) is sure that Benjamin, and his company, will find themselves much better off for it.
But this is where the show deviates dramatically from its norm.
Our first guest is Dee Allen, a poet who has written countless poems and published several books of poetry. He shares two of his poems, “Breeder of Flames” and “Washa-quon-asin”, with a passion that is obvious and enthusiastic. In the poems he shares, he invokes his Native American heritage. Dee’s books of poetry can be found on Amazon by looking up the author Dee Allen. His new book is “Elohi Unitsi” and can be found by clicking here.
Next up to the bar is Jamie Ryder from the UK who start by discovering they hail from the same parts of England. Jamie shares with us that he is an artist and a blog publisher who’s websites include; “The Comic Vault”, “Yamato Magazine”, and “The Rum Ration”.
And our last guest is Mandalyn who takes to the stage (we didn’t even know we had a stage) and shares with us a song she wrote; and not only did she write it, she sang it for us!
Indeed, The Outliers Inn welcomes all and is welcoming to all. Give a listen…