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Tonight a Repeat of the conversation I Had with Amanda Summer, Author of 100 Places In Greece Every Woman Should Go, Last summer. February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017

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Two things brought me back to this program. First, as I was preparing for my “Year End Wrap-up” show a few weeks ago I listened to this show again and really enjoyed it. Second, her name: Summer. I don’t know about you but I’m ready for some sun and someget-attachment-3.aspx warm weather. It’s not been a bad winter, in fact it’s been a fairly easy one…even so I’m ready.

Click here if you’d like to see the original blog entry for this program.

0f5f77a9250a1f4e4253a9df7aee3615c625d6b6Also I want to remind you that this Friday, February 17, is the third Friday of the month and that means it’s Open Mic Friday at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center located right on the eastern shore of the mighty Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow NY.

Here’s some more info:

February 17 is OPEN MIC Friday at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

All genres welcome—fiction, non-fiction, poetry…music, comedy, storytelling.

Please be on time to sign up for your slot. There is a 5 minute limit for your reading.

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Susan Cossette Eng will be the evening’s featured artist and will open the evening with a 15 minute reading from her recently published book of poetry: Peggy Sue Messed Up…and other poems.

Please be on time.

Put the next Open Mic on your calendar: St. Paddy’s Day, Friday, March 17.tumblr_ogph99ioop1qa7n48o1_500

Hudson Valley Writers Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
(914) 332-5953
info@writerscenter.org

Please forward this on to anyone you know who may be interested…and maybe even some who won’t be. You never know….

We want to thank the folks at Coffee Lab Roasters in downtown Tarrytown (7 Main Street, 914-332-1497) for their continued support. If in the area and in need of a cup of coffee please support them as generously as they are supporting us.

Tonight, a conversation with the filmmaker Konstantinos Kambouroglou about his recently completed documentary: How to Steal a Chair. Feb. 2, 2017

February 2, 2017

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On May 26 of last year we aired the first of two conversations I had with Konstantinos Kambouroglou about the film he was then working on entitled: How to Steal a Chair.

13239017_1547849385511174_1188945112417342712_nWe talked about what the film was about; why he wanted to do it; why he was the person best-suited to do it and the many, many facets and difficulties of making an independent film…especially a documentary.

Konstantinos has now finished the film so I thought it would be a good time to see what the toll was. I don’t mean dollar-wise…but what was the cost to him personally. Is his dream still intact or has the emotional toll been too great?

How often do you get a peak into an artist’s soul?

Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Konstantinos on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. You can also use the Tune-in App on your smart device.

CLICK HERE to go to the blog entry for last year’s program that aired on May 26.13230253_1546416362321143_1022148870747197908_n-1

CLICK HERE to go to the blog entry for last year’s program that aired on June 9, 2016.

CLICK HERE for the How to Steal a Chair FB page.

CLICK HERE for the link to the IFP page.

Tonight’s program is a recap of Graffiti for 2016. Jan. 19, 2017

January 19, 2017

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To prepare for tonight’s show I went back and listened to each one of them again. I was pleased to hear that, for the most part, they held up well. I won’t take any bows for this…yes, I played my part but so many elements go into producing a radio show. First and foremost is the subject. If you don’t have an interesting topic and a guest who can talk about it, well, bring out the black crepe, it’s going to die.

I want to thank all my guests this year: Daniel Klein, Jeff Siger (twice), Konstantinos Kambouroglou, Philip Freeman, Amanda Summer, Meg Cotner, Alexandros Megas, The Raiders guys…Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, John Sazaklis and Viktor Koen.

I also want to thank all the behind the scenes folks: Styli, Valia, Panos, Ioanna, Anna, Stelios, Anthoula and a host of others who make up the CosmosFM family.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with Daniel Klein.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with Philip Freeman.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with Amanda Summer.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with Viktor Koen.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with Alexandros Megas.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with Jeff Siger Devil of Delphi.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with Jeff Siger Santorini Caesars.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with Konstantinos Kambouroglou Part 1.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with Konstantinos Kambouroglou Part 2.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with The Raiders guys…Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with John Sazaklis.

CLICK HERE for the blog entry for my show with Meg Cotner.

 

Tonight I’ll be talking to Ellen Datlow, Jack Ketchum, Sonya Taaffe, Maria Dahvana Headley and Alisa Kwitney all of whom are contributors to Viktor Koen’s exhibition anthology—and will be participating in a special reading at the closing of BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies on January 7 at 6pm.

January 5, 2017

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Wow! That has to be the longest title I’ve ever had for one of these postings…and it doesn’t even give the name of the gallery (United Photo Industries Gallery) or the address (16 Main Street #B, DUMBO, Brooklyn). What was I thinking!?

beast-wishes-viktor-koenSo here’s the scoop: Ellen Datlow was asked to get a bunch of writers—24 to be exact—together to contribute to this “one-of-a-kind” exhibition/anthology/catalog. I’ll be talking to her about how she went about doing this. Then I’ll talk to Jack Ketchum who wrote the introduction. Then three of the 24 contributors: Sonya Taaffe, Maria Dahvana Headley and Alisa Kwitney.

I don’t want to waste any more of your time so I’m going to get right the the 14731186_821786114591811_4618711184384265337_nCLICK HERE portion of the blog. Below you’ll find links to each of these contributors websites and a wikipedia entry about the bizarre character they are writing about.

ENJOY!

CLICK HERE for Viktor Koen’s website.

CLICK HERE for the United Photo Industries website.

CLICK HERE for Ellen Datlow’s webpage.

CLICK HERE for Ellen Datlow’s wikipedia entry.

CLICK HERE for Jack Ketchum’s webpage.

CLICK HERE for Jack Ketchum’s wikipedia entry.

CLICK HERE for Sonya Taaffe’s wikipedia entry.

CLICK HERE for Sonya Taaffe’s “Live Journal” page.

CLICK HERE for more about Sonya Taaffe.

CLICK HERE for Maria Dahvana Headley’s webpage.

CLICK HERE for Maria Dahvana Headley’s wikipedia entry.

CLICK HERE for Alisa Kwitney’s webpage.

CLICK HERE for Alisa Kwitney’s wikipedia entry.

CLICK HERE for the wikipedia entry for Empusa.

CLICK HERE for the wikipedia entry for Argus Panoptes.

CLICK HERE for the wikipedia entry for Tiresias.

CLICK HERE if you’d like to read the blog entry for my interview with Viktor Koen concerning the exhibition BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies shortly before the show opened at the United Photo Industries Gallery in November 2016.

imagesPlease tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with these folks on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. Or use the TuneIn App on your smart device.

 

A Merry “Graffiti” Christmas, December 25, 2014

December 22, 2016

Tonight’s program will be a re-run of this Christmas program from December 2014. Happy Holidays!

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Tonight’s program is dedicated to kids of all ages.

The following titles are the three books I read from tonight: The Animals’ Christmas by Elena Pasquali, Let’s Celebrate Christmas by Peter and Connie Roop and The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson.

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I’ll be Home for Christmas…Diana Krall
First Noel…Thomas Michael Bernstein with The New York Theatre Orchestra
Its Name is Secret Road…Jan Garbarek
Joy to the World…The American Boychoir
O Come All Ye Faithful…The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Deck the Halls…Thomas Michael Bernstein with The New York Theatre Orchestra100_0527
Santa Claus is Coming to Town…Bing Crosby
Jingle Bells…The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
River…Joni Mitchell
Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep…Diana Krall

Tune in to WNYE, 91.5 fm, tonight at 7pm to listen to this special Christmas program. Sorry there will be no live stream of the show tonight. All…

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Tonight, a repeat of a conversation I had with the graphic novelist, Gareth Hinds way back in November of 2010. Dec. 8, 2016

December 8, 2016

odyssey_0Getting ready to close out another year. It’s been fun to dig deeply into the archives the past few months and to come out with a few chestnuts. A month ago it was Beth Bernobich, today, Gareth Hinds. Doesn’t seem like these could possibly be 6 and 5 years old, but they are. One of these days I need to see if I can salvage some of the really old shows from LAST CENTURY. I write that somewhat mockingly but I have been doing this for about a quarter of a century now.

I remember how excited I was to have been given a chance to actually be on the radio—a dream that I’d essentially given up on just months before. The crazy thing is I still love it as much as I did then…back in 1992. I still get silly-excited every time I enter the studio to do a show; and I still leave the studio either totally exhausted or buoyed beyond belief. Either way I leave grateful.

IMG_1863CLICK HERE if you want to see the original blog entry for this show when it aired back on November 11, 2010. By the way, you won’t be able to access the original show from that blog. Many of the old shows are available at my website: BILLBUSCHEL.COM including the original extended version of this program.

Click Here to access Gareth’s website.

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PS: As you may have seen in previous blog entries I host the Friday Night Open Mic nights held at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY on the THIRD Friday night on the month.0f5f77a9250a1f4e4253a9df7aee3615c625d6b6

Every month we have a featured artist who has 15 minutes to read or sing or show their videos or…. This month, December, I WILL BE THE FEATURED ARTIST. The night is December 16, 2016 and I’ve chosen the theme of GIVING to fit in with the holidays. Please come and join us. I promise it will be fun.

 

Here’s all the info you’ll need to get there.

December 16, 2016
7:30 PM – 9:30-ish PM

Friday night, December 16, is OPEN MIC Friday at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

7:30pm @ 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.

All genres welcome—fiction, non-fiction, poetry…music, comedy, storytelling.
Please be on time to sign up for your slot. There is a suggested donation of $5 and it’s by far the best entertainment value for the money. There is a 5 minute limit for your reading.

This month Bill Buschel, your intrepid host, will also be the evening’s featured reader.

bill-buschel-1-version-2“I’ve decided on a holiday theme of “Giving”. But be prepared, some of my choices may surprise you. Please feel free to join in on expressing that theme in your readings for the evening. And remember to always think outside the ‘gift’ box”

Put the next Open Mic on your calendar: Friday, January 20.

Hudson Valley Writers Centertumblr_ogph99ioop1qa7n48o1_500
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
(914) 332-5953
info@writerscenter.org

Tonight, a repeat of a conversation I had with the speculative fiction author Beth Bernobich way back in October of 2009. Nov. 10, 2016

November 10, 2016

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Tonight I’m going to harken back to a show from the last decade. This is a conversation I had with the speculative fiction (i.e. Science Fiction/Fantasy) 1590210360author Beth Bernobich back in 2009. What makes this show so unusual is that I can’t—or won’t—tell you what the Greek connection is other then the show includes a very special appearance by our very own Anthoula Katsimatides.mv5bnzcxnja5njm2mv5bml5banbnxkftztgwntk4odu1nte-_v1_

Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Beth on Hellenic Public Radio/CosmosFM, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. Or use the TuneIn App on your smart device.

Click here for Beth Bernobich’s website.

Click here for the story that is so beautifully read by Anthoula.

Click here for the link to the title character’s wikipedia page.

Click here for Anthoula’s website.