Season Zero – Episode Three
Sandman: The Rappin’ Cowboy
& David Ury

Filmed on September 23rd, 2015 at Obsidian in Olympia.
Released in June of 2016.

For this episode Andras Jones rejoins the show as host, bringing to an end the brief Andy Shmushkin experiment. It was fun while it lasted.

Chris Sand aka Sandman: The Rappin’ Cowboy returns to Radio8Ball backed by The Radio8Band featuring Scott Taylor and Skyler Blake (The Hard Way) and Chad Austinson (Chelan).

Our celebrity guest is Olympia’s own David Ury. David may not be as famous as some of our previous celebrities but you’ll probably recognize him if you watch movies and TV. That’s part of what makes a great character actor. They’re sneaky that way.

If you are following our evolution in Season Zero you may notice that we have expanded and deepened our focus to include the experiences of our guests and host in the wake of the event.

It’s a bumpy ride to say the least.

We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors Little General Food Shop, Last Word Books & Press, Oly Bungalows, Salon Refu, Hot Toddy, Druid’s Knook, Gravity Beer Market, Three Magnets Brewing Co., Olyphant Art & Media, Washington Center For The Performing Arts, Harlequin Productions, Capitol Florist, West Central Park Project, Olympia Federal Savings, Pizza Rocks, Symbiotic Cycles, Wisp Adornments, Fertile Ground Guesthouse, The Brotherhood Tavern & Sync Book Press.

Season Zero – Episode Two
Live from The 2014 Olympia Sync Summit
Peter David Connelly of The Mona Reels
& Mark Hosler of Negativland

This episode of Radio8Ball was filmed on August 8, 2014 at Rhythm & Rye in Olympia as the opening event of the 2014 Olympia Sync Summit. Andy Shmushkin hosted the show. The musical guest was Peter David Connelly of the Olympia band The Mona Reels backed by The Radio8Band. The celebrity guest who asked the final question was Mark Hosler of Negativland, a groundbreaking media activist group Will Morgan explored in his sync film collaboration with Bodie Doggins. Ezra Sandzer Bell, the creator of Tone Color Alchemy gave an opening presentation, and the questions came from a rogue’s gallery of classic Olympians, as well as a couple of Sync Summiteers.

That was the event but this is a TV show, and with The Radio8Ball TV Show, the event is only the beginning.

Since 2013 Radio8Ball’s producer, Andras Jones, has been collaborating on the Synchronize podcast for Sync Book Radio with Alan Abbadessa-Green.

In the mean time, inspired by the Sync Central segments he produced for Radio8Ball – Season Zero – Episode One, Alan created Sync Quick News, a continuing short video series exploring the syncs of any given week that has become one of the most popular Sync vidcasts from

For Radio8Ball’s Season Zero – Episode Two, Alan’s Sync Quick News format becomes the new Sync Central, exploring the deeper context of the Radio8Ball event. Now here’s where it gets a little confusing.

The collaboration between Radio8Ball and Sync Quick News created not only Season Zero – Episode Two of The Radio8Ball TV Show but also Season Two of Synchronize for Sync Book Radio. What does this mean to you and your experience of the show? In the words of Edwin Starr, “Absolutely nothing! Say it again.”

And yet, if you find a potent sync in the branding gymnastics necessitated by our mining of synchronicity, honor and commerce, well, that’s why synchromystics show our work. The thing is not the thing unless it is. It’s the thing we make it and with Radio8Ball we are never done making. You’re doing it right now.

If you are ready for a long and twisty exploration of the music and synchronicities we explored the last Friday Michael Brown and Robin Williams were walking the Earth then this is your nightmare.

Enjoy the show.



Season Zero – Episode One
The Radio8Band tributes The Posies
with Jon Auer & Ezra Sandzer-Bell

Audio Podcast – Part One

Audio Podcast – Part Two

Check the live archive for more on this episode.

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The Radio8Ball Show

Recorded Live at Rhythm & Rye
in Olympia, Washington
Hosted by Andy Shmushkin
with The Radio8Band
performing the music of The Posies
with a question from Jon Auer
a film from Will Morgan
and Tone Color Alchemy with Ezra Sandzer-Bell

Animation from Alan Abbadessa-Green

The Radio8Band are…
Music Director, Guitar, Vocals & Percussion: Scott Taylor
Lead Guitar & Vocals: Jon Merithew
Vocals: Olivia Love
Keyboards & Vocals: Paul Pearson
Bass: Luke Ogden
Drums: Jon Williams

Produced & Edited by Andras Jones
in conjunction with…
The Olympia Film Collective
& Turning Leaf Productions

Sponsored by…
Last Word Books
Dillinger’s Craft Cocktails
& Sync Book Press




Part showman. Part shaman.

The Radio8Ball host is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the format and assisting guests with their musical divinations. The host also asks the first question of the show, and sets the tone for the event.

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In this issue:

Andras Jones and Alan Abbadessa-Green follow-up on the Bay Area Sync Summit
Douglas Bolles of 42 Minutes: No Heads and Tarot Tales
Radio8Ball with Jeremy/ViolatoR of
Ezra Sandzer-Bell of gives a ToneColorAlchemy breakdown of Lou Reed’s “Paranoia Key of E”

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With The Radio8Band
(Jon Auer, Scott Taylor & Chad Austinson)
In Seattle, Washington
at Little Red Studio


With Jenny Jenkins
in Seattle, Washington
at The Capitol Hill Arts Center


The Ego & The Oracle
with Jim’s Big Ego
in Boston, Massachusetts
at Jimmy Tingle’s

Andras Jones
Jenny Jenkins
Paul Plagens
& Peter David Connelly
in Olympia, Washington
at Eagle’s Ballroom

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