Malibu Roots – back to the beginning!

Malibu Roots – back to the beginning!

So what is the back story of this series?  What are the histories and motivations of the characters?  Let’s start at Day One of our voyage, before our main characters ever met, before they formed a crew and before they encountered the Norse goddess Frigg, Emily Dickinson, the Grand Galloping Goof, and that surly server at the Caucasian Cafe.  Even before they met Sarah Palin repeatedly.  This is our Roots episode. Donald Trump has just taken office.  He flexes his new power by nuking Prince Edward Island during a performance of “Anne of Green Gables  — The Musical”. In retaliation, California, Oregon and Washington state secede from the U.S. and join British Columbia and Tijuana, Mexico, to form the nation Nuevo Malibu. As the fledgling country struggles to reimagine government, Unity Ananda Esperanto-Pangaea and her daughter Brittany Starshine Guasacaca try to figure out where they fit into this start-up sovereignty.  Starshine moves to Pismo Beach, California, to sell avocado smoothies, and Unity takes a job as a greeter at the border in the Mojave Desert. While Unity and Starshine adjust, Nuevo Malibu itself strives to pick a national anthem, considering such classic songs as “Purple Haze”, “Truckin’”, “Keep Ya Head Up”, “Louie, Louie”, “Enter Sandman” and “Smooth”.  It also tries to form a navy from some of George Soros’s lesser yachts. In Vancouver’s Stanley Park, a former American and a former Canadian attempt to define what it means to be a good Nuevo Malibuian, with mixed results.  A committee in the capitol of the new country selects the national animal, somehow opting for the banana slug. So relax, close your eyes...
Nuevo Malibu 11: Gone with the Apocalypse

Nuevo Malibu 11: Gone with the Apocalypse

In Nuevo Malibu 11, our time-and-space-traveling crew of earthlings Doctor Shay Watt? and lovable rascal Clell Landis, along with Narrator and Mack, a subliminal being that communicates through holograms, revisits the planet Dinner and a Double Feature. Image courtesy Nuevo Malibu Nuevo Malibu 11: Gone with the Apocalypse After a sumptuous banquet of ostrich egg omelettes,Mack, Landis and the Doctor climb into fantasy pods to live out a mash-up of “Gone with the Wind”and “Apocalypse Now”.  Narrator, a disembodied voice, tags along with the Doctor, who morphs intoFuchsia, a Southern belle working in an Atlanta brothel during the Civil War.  She has a certain skill that attracts Captain Villard, Landis’s character.  Villard has been sent to terminate Colonel Bluntz, a rogueConfederate officer who commands a group of ragtag war veterans deep in the Georgia woods that reads poetry and drinks a tea made of some sort of wild weed.  After a rousing demonstration of Fuchsia’s skill, Villard begins his search for Bluntz.  Fuchsia returns to her pillaged plantation, where her trustedBritish servant Nanny tells her they are nearly out of food. Fuchsia decides that she must find her husband Rhadd, who has joined Bluntz’s bedraggled troops.  She and Nanny stow away on a river boat helmed by Quint, a ne’er-do-well who knows where Bluntz is. Fortunately for the sake of the plot, Villard is also aboard the boat.  When Quint meets a tragic but comical end, Fuchsia, Nanny and Villard continue on upriver and find Bluntz.  Rhadd is indeed there, but Bluntz won’t let Rhadd leave until he completes his mytho-poetic manhood training.  Fuchsia bests Bluntz in a haiku slam...
Nuevo Malibu 10: The Goof Kidnaps Landis!

Nuevo Malibu 10: The Goof Kidnaps Landis!

As our intrepid time-traveling crew of earthlings Clell Landis and Doctor Shay Watt?, hologram Mack and Narrator are visiting Mount Shasta in California, they reminisce about the failed 1989 Harmonic Convergence and plan their next adventure.  It starts immediately when The Grand Galloping Goof, hermaphroditic purveyor of all universal mischief, kidnaps Landis.  Malibu 10: Don’t you step on my Fru Fru Shoes The Goof takes Landis back to Day Two of the world’s genesis, where Landis witnesses The Original Committee creating vegetables, emotions, football and jello shots, among other things.  Then The Goof shows Landis its herd of honkies, which Landis accidentally panics into a stampede.   This irritates The Goof to no end, so it abandons Landis in the Mojave Desert, where he meets Death, a pleasant young woman in a fetching yellow sun dress with matching bonnet.  Next he meets Thelma and Louise.  The felonious ladies are at the end of their brief crime spree, en route to an abrupt stop at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.   Landis is spared from their fate by his on-again, off-again antagonist Sarah Palin, who just happens to be passing by in her helicopter.   The rest of the crew is unable to track Landis because The Goof has pulled him into the supernatural realm.  All they can do is monitor truck stops around the world.  Eventually he shows up at one after Harvey Keitel drops him off.  Landis is none the worse for wear, save for a buzzing in his head.  “Nuevo Malibu” is written by Allen Perkins, recorded on location in outer space, and produced at Dave Blinzinger’s Studio on Quadra Island.  Voices for this episode were provided by Kris Wellstein as Narrator, Karen Holmes as Doctor Shay Watt?, Guy Holmes as Clell Landis, Jude McCormick and John Clark as The Goof, Matthew Kelly as Otis, Jenny Zoia as Beth,Owen...
Nuevo Malibu 9: Rumble at Mt Shasta

Nuevo Malibu 9: Rumble at Mt Shasta

Nuevo Malibu 9: “Hit the Bricks to Route 66” or “Rumble at Mount Shasta” After uncovering Emily Dickinson’s darkest secret in Episode 8,earthings Doctor Shay Watt? and Clell Landis, hologram Mack andthe Narrator hop into the TURDIS, the time-traveling Port-a-Potty, to visit Mount Shasta during the 1989 Harmonic Convergence, hopingto levitate and see ancient beings emerge from the mountain. “NuevoMalibu” is written and produced by Allen Perkins.  Recorded on locationin outer space, it features the vocal talent of Kris Wellstein, Karen Holmes,Guy Holmes, Aquilina Mitchell, Kornelia Mitchell and many others. CKTZ’s Podcasts Talk RadioOur DJ podcasts(Almost) Daily NewsNuevo Malibu Top photo credit: Sunrise at Mount Shasta by Jeff Hollett via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Malibu 8: Emily Dickenson’s darkest secret

Malibu 8: Emily Dickenson’s darkest secret

After living out a mash-up of “Casablanca” and “Blazing Saddles”in fantasy pods, our intrepid time-travelers zip back to 1886 Massachusetts to meet Emily Dickinson.  They find that Emilywas much more involved with contemporaries like Edgar AllanPoe, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman than history hasled us to believe.  Point of fact, she was much more involvedthan we knew.  Tune in to discover Emily’s darkest secret. Daguerreotype taken at Mount Holyoke, December 1846 or early 1847; the only authenticated portrait of Emily Dickinson after childhood - Courtesy Amherst College Archives & Special Collections via wikipedia (Public domain) Malibu 8: Stir crazy after all these Nuevo Malibu was written and produced by Allen Perkins. It was recorded on location in the universe, specifically Quadra Island at the Dave Blinzinger Studio.  It features the vocal talents of Kris Wellstein, Guy Holmes, Kornelia Mitchell, Aquilina Mitchell, Karen Holmes and John Nursall.  CKTZ’s Podcasts Talk RadioOur DJ podcasts(Almost) Daily NewsNuevo...
Nuevo Malibu 7: a double feature on the planet Dinner

Nuevo Malibu 7: a double feature on the planet Dinner

After narrowly escaping direct exposure to TiffanyTrump’s song “Like a Bird” in Episode 6, our time-traveling crew takes some R&R on the planet Dinner and a Double Feature.  They live out a mash-up of “Blazing Saddles” and “Casablanca” in fantasy pods, meeting a motley crew of blended characters like Major Mongo and Jabber, the banjalele player.  You won’t want to miss this.  Be sure to call ahead for a reservation. Nuevo Malibu 7: A double feature on the planet Dinner Nuevo Malibu was written and produced by Allen Perkins. It was recorded on location in the universe, specifically Quadra Island at the Dave Blinzinger Studio.  It features the vocal talents of Kris Wellstein, Guy Holmes, Kornelia Mitchell, Aquilina Mitchell, Karen Holmes and John Nursall.  CKTZ’s Podcasts Talk RadioOur DJ podcasts(Almost) Daily NewsNuevo...