Congratulations, Pups

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Our friends Snarky Puppy debuted Family Dinner at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts.  Since you listen to us, you clearly have a flair for soulful whimsy and will therefore enjoy this record.  Earlier this year, we talked to N’dambi about her experience working with the Pups .  Check out their collaboration “Deep,” written by herself and neo-soul pioneer, Maduku Chinwah.

Download N’dambi on The Crisman Show.

The Pups are eternally touring.  Go hear them play.  Please bring sandwiches.

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Support TCS: Treat Yourself To Your Own Jingle

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Photography by TIffany Black, blackbirdphoto.com

Hey Mysterious Strangers,

First: thank you for paying attention.  We just love you for it.  If you would like to support the Crisman Show in a way that is so fun it crosses over into pure narcissism, please consider donating to our IndieGoGo campaign.  You can help us get our merchandise store up and running (Gas Up the Mini Van flasks, anyone?) and get a little something pretty for yourself while you’re at it.

To wit: your own original jingle composed by the brilliant monster, Graham Richards.  Plus merch goodness and production credits.

Our goal is to document revolution in the most playful and joyous manner.  We want to spend 2014 touring International comedy festivals to meet our supporters and carry on riveting conversations.  Your generous donation will equip us to transition our pirate public radio operation into a self-sufficient production company.

What We Need & What You Get

  • By contributing to our first round of merchandising, you will receive a Crisman Show care package filled with TCS merchandise you helped bring into existence.  The more you give us, the more we give you.
  • Contributions will also go to cover the expense of a professional-grade portable rig. Donors will receive advanced tour dates and links to subsequent coverage in monthly newsletter updates (We promise not to Spam your box).

The Impact

  • We are committed to excellent programming, bangin’ hip hop, and laughing through the beautiful mire of planet earth.
  • We do not accept corporate financing.  What does The Man hate more than a talking lady?  The freedom of indie production allows us to interview whomever we please: activists, journalists, protesters, authors capable of original thought.  Contributing to us sticks it to the establishment.

Other Ways You Can Help

Open Secrets

 

From Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood.

From Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood.

Whose money is representing you on Capitol Hill? This week we put The Center for Responsive Politic’s OpenSecrets.org to good use and take a look at the money oiling our slick congressman, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15th).

Written by Crisman Richards.

Theme music and engineering by Graham Richards. Music by G Koop & O-man with Taylor Eigsti and NHT Boyz.

Off Beat News Sources:

OpenSecrets.org

Breaking The Set: Oil Industry’s Pig in the Pipeline

Exxon Oil Spill Arkansas

Moment of Clarity: What Exxon Doesn’t Want You To Know

Direct Download.

Subscribe on iTunes.

Add us to your Stitcher Favorites Playlist.

Download G Koop & O-man Mixtape.

Validate our parking on Facebook.

Want to grease the wheels on our mini-van?  Check out our IndieGoGo campaign for street team gear, merchandise, and production credits all up for grabs.  We don’t need Hollywood.  We need you.

The Crisman Show Tiny Documentary (NSFW)

Presenting four years of work in under 14 minutes. The story of our indie variety show.

Directed by Graham Richards. Written by Crisman Richards. Music by Graham Richards with G Koop & O-man. Animated by Grant Pennington.

Thanks to all of you out in the aether, laughing along or at the very least, listening in a silent panic.