Vanishing Ink Ep. No. 2

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Episode 2 Show Notes 

Side A

Intro by Allyson McCabe and Kevin Wortis

Battle of the Dead Bands by Allyson McCabe and Kevin Wortis

Side B

New York City Subway Ride by Liz Wood

Charming Disaster by Kevin Wortis

Reading The Tarot by Michelle Mae

Haunted Piano by Mike Adams at His Honest Weight




Liz Wood was born, and for the most part raised, in Northern California. She received her MFA at NYU and currently lives in Brooklyn where she is working on her first novel. 


Charming Disaster is a songwriting and performance duo based in Brooklyn, NY, formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette and Funkrust Brass Band) and Jeff Morris (of Kotorino). Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories, exploring themes like love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the paranormal—exploring the various kinds of trouble a couple of people can get into with a ukulele and a guitar. Charming Disaster’s new album, Cautionary Tales (April 2017), expands on the duo’s spooky, offbeat universe of paranormal romance, circus and carnival characters, con artists, and Egyptian mythology with new songs about espionage, occult practices, supernatural creatures, and the end of the world as we know it, with references to cult fantasy novels as well as ancient lore from Greek and Norse mythology.


Michelle Mae Orr is a modern, mystical practitioner and intuitive spiritual advisor. Before moving towards a dedicated lifestyle as a guide, Michelle was a full-time musician. She spent time in bands, The Frumpies, The Make-up and Weird War that toured the world from 1993 - 2006. She says music is her calling as an artist, but feels moved to help people expand their sense of sacred awareness, so she finds a healthy balance between the two as much as possible, making music an intrinsic part of her ceremonial programs and continuing to tour with The Make-up from time to time.

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight is the flagship recording project of Mike Adams (duh). Musician, writer, TV host, parent, humorist, friend, nimble agitator, these are all adjectives that describe Mike Adams, the man. But, in another realm, he's a complex mixture of Star-stuff, somehow equally at home whether he's at home, or performing for a captivated drooling audience. “Haunted Piano” is excerpted from Mike’s own “Tan Van Tour Talk” podcast.


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