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.

Best of R8B on 1150AM from September 27th, 2007 with Sandman:The Rappin’ Cowboy & Paul Addis

Chris Sand aka Sandman: The Rappin’ Cowboy is a long time friend of the show. Paul Addis was a prankster provocateur who was accused of prematurely burning down the man at Burning Man 2007. Sandman showed up at the station with a camera crew. Paul showed up, in the spirit of Hunter S. Thompson, with some very real looking guns. It was a weird show.

Paul threw himself under a BART train in San Francisco in October of 2012. Sandman, as of this posting, is still with us.

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Radio8Ball with Sandman & David Ury at Obsidian a huge success!

On September 23rd we filmed the most recent Radio8Ball Show featuring the music of Chris Sand aka Sandman: The Rappin’ Cowboy, with support from The Radio8Band (Scott Taylor, Skyler Blake & Chad Austinson). The show also featured a sync film by Will Morgan about our celebrity guest, actor David Ury and 6 great questions from our audience.

For this event each audience member represented a local sponsor. The sponsors whose representatives who were chosen were Symbiotic Cycles, Olyphant Art Supply, Last Word Books and Salon Refu. In a sense you could say that they won Radio8Ball. These businesses will be heavily featured in the final edit of the show.

We owe a huge debt of thanks to all of our participating sponsors, not just the lucky winners. Without these local supporters of art and synchronicity this show would never have happened. Thank you Little General Store, Oly Bungalows, Hot Toddy, Druid’s Knook, Gravity Beer Market, Three Magnets Brewing Co., The Washington Center For The Performing Arts, Harlequin Productions, Capitol Florists, The West Central Park Project, Olympia Federal Savings, Pizza Rocks, Symbiotic Cycles, Fertile Ground Guesthouse, Wisp Adornments, Sylvie Sovina & The Brotherhood Tavern.

R8B20150923-02-ForUploadAndras Jones & Sandman

R8B20150923-04-ForUploadSandman & The Radio8Band (Scott Taylor, Chad Austinson & Skyler Blake)

R8B20150923-05-ForUploadDaniel Cherniske of Symbiotic Cycles displays his 8-Ching card from Sylvie Sovina’s deck.

R8B20150923-14-ForUploadChris Sand aka Sandman: The Rappin’ Cowboy

R8B20150923-16-ForUploadDion Jardine representing Olyphant Art Supply

R8B20150923-07-ForUploadSandman on fire!

R8B20150923-17-ForUploadDana Cole experiences the power of The Pop Oracle on behalf of Last Word Books

R8B20150923-08-ForUploadSandman delivers the goods.

R8B20150923-10-ForUploadChristie Tran from Olyphant Art Supply with Andras Jones

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R8B20150923-12-ForUploadSky Crosby of Last Word Books

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R8B20150923-13-ForUploadTrudes from Salon Refu laughs in the face of The Pop Oracle

Will Morgan’s Sync Film about David Ury

R8B20150923-15-ForUpload& The Radio8Band

Photos by Christopher Kirk

JIMMY WEBB on Radio8Ball: February 02, 2015 with Lisa Jenio, Chris “Sandman” Sand & Julie Christensen

We have a brand new Radio8Ball broadcast featuring songwriting great Jimmy Webb.

PART ONE:

PART TWO:

Jimmy was on his way to Seattle to perform at Jazz Alley and agreed to join us for an hour of musical divination. Our first new radio show in over a year. At first Jimmy was skeptical of the format but he quickly warmed to it and the stories began to flow. Harry Nilsson, Carole Kaye, Johnny Cash, Richard Harris, Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, Linda Rondstadt. Jimmy’s worked and played with all of ’em.

Listening back to this episode just a couple of days after recording it, there are so many wonderful syncs that never get mentioned on the show.

I am tempted to share them here. Instead I’ll just give you some information that will help you contextualize it so you might catch my syncs, as well as your own.

Jimmy Webb’s birthday is August 15th.

In his book “Tunesmith”, Jimmy compares the writing of a song to the building of a house.

My mother’s name is Susan and my father’s name is Richard.

Julie Christensen’s first singing gig in LA was with Fred Tackett.

And here are the 8 songs in our Jimmy Webb Pop Oracle deck:

1. Sleepin’ In The Daytime (from “Words & Music” – 1970)
2. Paper Cup (by The 5th Dimension – 1967)
3. PF Sloan (from “Words & Music” – 1970)
4. Wichita Lineman (from “Ten Easy Pieces” – 1996)
5. Galveston (from “Letters” – 1971)
6. Just Like Marilyn (by Julie Christensen – 2004)
7. Highwayman (by Sandman w/Calvin Johnson, Giles O’Dell & Andras Jones – 2008)
8. Once Before I Die (from “Words & Music – 1970)

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“Olympia’s The Capitol of Rock & Roll”
The Magus

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Chris “Sandman” Sand is Montana’s Rappin’ Cowboy .

He spent most of the 1990’s in Olympia, Washington where he released several CD’s and cassettes.

Sand and Andras Jones have collaborated on many projects, including a 2000 tour of the US and the band Beer Pressure.

Here, Sandman channels The Magus of this Pop Oracle with a song about the birthplace of Radio8Ball, with Andras Jones on backing vocals.

Please leave your question and interpretation below.

The Oly Music Awards
with Sandman:The Rappin’ Cowboy
& Dino Stamatopoulos
in Olympia, Washington


Four years after KAOS 89.3 FM removed Radio8Ball from Olympia’s airwaves, KAOS fundraising coordinator, John Ford (who has claimed the reason for our removal from our Tuesday 6 to 8pm slot was that we were “unpopular” and “not very good”), found himself synchronistically forced to give Radio8Ball an award, at The Capitol Theater, for being both popular (our award category “Experimental Music” was voted on by fans) and good (well, that’s just obvious).

After the awards, we put on an abbreviated Pop Oracle at The Capitol Theater with Sandman: The Rappin’ Cowboy and Dino Stamatopoulos (via Skype). Dino had just been killed. As “Star Burns” in the show “Community”. He’s the guy Dan Harmon hired as a “consultant” and, based upon Dino’s previous credits (Moral Oral, Mr. Show and many other impossibly great shows) and the show “Community” became, it looks to all hip comedy geeks as if Dino was hired to keep it dangerous i.e. not awful, and he pretty much succeeded.

This R8B show took place on the eve of Dan Harmon’s being fired from “Community” making him the meta messiah of that particular moment. Removing Harmon  as head of a show that made very little sense with him and absolutely NO sense without him, made little sense and Harmon was eventually brought back. Dino knows none of this when he asks about it here.

Sandman, of course, is Radio8Ball’s favorite songwriter. He’s been on the show more than anyone.

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