Friggin Fabulous Radio
Fabulous interviews with fascinating musicians, artists, authors and other super interesting folks!

"From the get-go, Viola’s new release Electro De Perfecto pulls listeners in with a decidedly hot-rodded version of his acclaimed songwriting. Songs that are gloriously dark and uplifting about being lost in the maze of middle age, hungry for life as the body decays."

That's from Mike's web site:

His new album "Electro De Perfecto" is Fabulous and I had such a great time interviewing him!

Check it out and share it with the world!

Direct download: Mike_Viola-Final-11-27-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT

Mike Doughty Interview-9/20/11

Nick Ciavatta's Friggin Fabulous interview with Mike Doughty, who talks about his new album "Yes and Also Yes", his days with Soul Coughing and the unconventional use of an anti-depresent capsule on his recordings. Download the new album on Amazon and iTunes!

Direct download: Mike_Doughty-Final-092011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

I had the distinct pleasure to interview, book and do sound for Jens Jepsen while he was in NYC. Jens is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter from Denmark (and he plays a mean guitar as well). He just toured the tri-state area with Kristian Odegard, who played cajon and sang back up vocals. His album "Walking Between The Sun And The Atmosphere" is a gem, and it was an honor to get to know him.

Direct download: Jens_Jepsen-Final-080711.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

I sat down with Chris Sheard, Lead Vocalist and Guitarist for The Times at Blind Tiger on Bleecker Street in NYC. These Brooklynites mix Ska, Reggae, Funk, well, just about everything and if you don't move your feet to their beats, you probably don't have a pulse!

Direct download: The_Times-Final-031611.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

Lynda McLaughlin and Valerie Gurka are two friends who met at a cover band gig in an Irish bar in New York in 2005. They both share passion for music performance, production, business, media and technology. Their music is hard to clasify because it spans multiple genres. If you like Sade, The Gypsy Kings and Shayna Zaid, you're going to really dig LYVA!

Direct download: LYVA-Final-022411.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

Want to be part of an amazing graphic storytelling experience?
Join John Wilkey & Kickstarter in a quest to publish his debut graphic novel, "RX." Wilkey and I sat down for a little chat about his super duper, action packed graphic novel. The deadline for pledges is 2/23/11- so donate soon!

Direct download: JW-Final-0216.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:18pm EDT

Born in Mumbai and raised in Jersey, TINA has been singing and performing since the age of five. She taught Ringo Star how to play Tabla, has appeared on "Jerseylicious" and her new video "So Good", featuring Fat Joe, is a You Tube sensation. This straight A student is a rising star worth following!

Direct download: TINA-Final-012411.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11am EDT

"White Boy Brown" is poignant and moving film about a black family that adopts a white child. It deals with the subjects of racism, discrimination and redemption. This is one of the few films that has ever moved me to tears.It's part of the African Diaspora International Film Festival being held at St. Paul's Church, 38 Duncan Ave., Jersey City, Saturday and Sunday, January 15th and 16th, 2011.

Direct download: WBB-Final-011510.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

Phoebe Legere is a beautiful and uber talented performer dubbed "The Female Frank Zappa" by Roman Kozack of Billboard Magazine. Her voice is stunning and she plays several instruments. Her live shows are multimedia masterpieces! Phoebe and her quintet are playing at Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on tuesday, January 18th.

Direct download: Phoebe_Legere-Final-011311.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

2010 has been a great year for Friggin Fabulous Radio, and Nick is very thankful for all the amazingly talented artists who did interviews for the podcast. Artists like Niall Connolly, Shayna Zaid and the Catch, Craig Greenberg, Jennings, and the list goes on. Here's to a Friggin Fabulous 2011!

Direct download: FF-Best_of_2010-Part1-Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT