Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursdays hostage, er, uh guest, was Mr. Robert Cutler, AKA Chrometuna. He is famous (infamous) 
for a lot of things -- outspoken gay activist, punk rock local icon, soundman, promoter etc. etc. He does his own show on and is a very popular programmer on justin tv. We got 
together in Topeka where he lives and toured the town. We had our first phone call on the show and 
toured the old spooky Topeka State Mental hospital grounds which sit mostly abandoned. We talked 
alot about art programs vs. sports and how art usually always loses, and how the youth and the cities
that promote sports over everything else with taxpayer dollars usually lose out. It is a common problem
in places like Topeka that seem to have more softball stadiums per capita than anywhere else but not
enough art and other education programs to go around. The results are a derelict downtown area, 
disaffected youth and a high crime rate and lower standard of living. We had a little fun. We drove
around the Phelps compound playing "Gay Bar" by the Electric Six. Reverend Fred Phelps is a well
known baptist preacher who travels the country with his family picketing funerals of homosexuals and
funerals of soldiers. We ended up having a near catastrophe as my hos... er, uh guest needed to pee
really bad.

An opera with a Kansas City connection....

     "Zhou had never composed an opera but had an impressive instrumental and vocal body of work. Living in Kansas City for many years, he retained his Chinese sensibility but was fluid with Western musical idioms."
                                      - Boston Globe

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You can click on the on button over on the Livestream window and see if Svoboda KC is streaming something live or, click on the "On Demand" tab on the bottom and see past livestreams.  We try to stream the YJ's Jazz Jam every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM.  Contact us at we can stream an event. We are also looking for sponsorships for our streams.  You can also check out the Livestream page here or go to

Chrometuna Also, I have cross pollination of blogs going on with Chrometuna, and his regular talk show, which runs starts at 3 a.m. daily, so if you are up that late, go to and chat with him...
Watch live video from Chrometuna's Super Natural Boloney on Upcoming Events Finally... I have my handy dandy google calender with all the upcoming events in the area and beyond...


June 4, 2009 at 8.06am PDT


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Here are some highlights.....
We tour the spooky old abandoned Topeka State Hospital
We drive around the Phelps compound playing "Gay Bar" by the Electric Six....

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