Sunday, September 28, 2008

sometimes you have to see it to believe it...

On Friday we were joined in studio by Photographer Mark Coleman for a chat about commercial, fashion, advertising and fine art photography (in general) and his career (in particular):

Oh no, what's going on?! Our mild mannered little show has been taken over by KRAM NAMLOC!!! Ordinarily I'd tell you just to give it a listen but this episode is worth watching if you have a chance (though it's not safe for work... or children)

Live TV : Ustream

Links mentioned in this episode:

Mark's Fine Art work

Abstract work inspired by the music of King Crimson

Hidden Within: My Life Among the Dead


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Join us Friday October 3rd at 10 PM for another live episode of Strange Love. On the next episode we'll be joined by Gary Walter. He's a man who's worn many hats and I'm sure we'll discuss the things he's done, mainly though I'm excited to talk to him about what he's doing with his blog: Confessing my Dad Attitude... a journey with a not-so-perfect Dad.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

all things aaron...

On another long crazy Friday night we had the ever distinctive Aaron Hockley over to answer questions about the upcoming Word Camp Portland. I'd suggest that you rush over to register for what's sure to be an outstanding conference/un-conference hybrid but it's already sold out. If you're one of the lucky 150 registered to attend you can get some inside info on what's going to happen.

When afterhours rolled around Aaron was brave enough to stay on the couch even though he knew we were going to ask about train porn, cabooses & politics. Join DrNormal, Aaron, Verso, MediaChick and a cold medicine messed up me for another special episode of Strange Love Afterhours full of shout outs and Portland people love.

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Join us Friday September 26th at 9:30pm for another live episode of Strange Love. We'll be starting 30 minutes early this week because I have to get my lazy self up and to Word Camp early in the morning (as does our guest). Oh, the guest... have I not yet mentioned that we'll have the fantastically talented Portland transplant Mark Colman on the couch?

As a special treat for all you early birds, afterhours will begin at 10:00 pm with another speical guest... YO! YO! YO!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

podcaster and android and afterhours...

oh my.

Yes I know that lions and tigers and bears joke is the oldest lamest one in the blogosphere but what can I do... we recorded 3 shows in one day and each one is special and worthy of being showcased.

First up we have a special, 'breaking news' edition of our 30 minute tech show with Alex from iPhonePodcaster. He's been on our show in the past to talk about his iPhone streaming podcast web app but this interview came on the heels of his submission to the iPhone app store being rejected. The sound is a little choppy over skype but we get into a great discussion. Do take a listen to get the inside scoop on issues with the iPhone app store submission process and the impact it can have on an independent developer.

Even though the Kaos family currently has the iPhone love, it's only fair that we discuss other competing mobile platforms that are up-and-coming, so we picked up the phone conversation later on with the very knowledgeable Don Park who shared with us the ins and outs of Android (the google phone platform that is due out late fall early winter 08).

No Strange Love weekend would be complete without a healthy dose of afterhours. This particular afterhours has it all: geeks, underwear, barefoot lawn mowing, hot burning sun, naked people and we even burst into song... here's a snip it from the very active chat room and the hour long show. Listen in as we wrap up our evening with Don Park (and studio audience member Bryan Stearns) with a few good laughs.

the chat room on lawn mowing barefoot:

11:00 brampitoyo : “mowing barefoot means knowing what’s IN your lawn”
11:00 unclenate : Oh, sorry
11:00 turoczy : When I was a kid, there was a guy who mowed his law in bare feet
11:00 turoczy : UNTIL HE CUT HIS TOE OFF
11:01 turoczy : And then we spent a whole day looking for his toe

the chat room on who's the boss in the house of Strange Love

11:21 ahockley : Repeated theme: Cami is the boss of the doc
11:22 KramTV : poor DrNorm
11:22 samgrover : That's interesting. My girlfriend was the one that finally got me to go :)
11:22 KramTV : u lucky sam
11:22 unclenate : I'm sure she makes it worth his while... ;)
11:22 KramTV : LOL UN!
11:22 Alsymer : it would be SO fun to just catch tidbits of this ... frilly ... jockstrap ... fairy tale ... tape ... nipples ...
11:22 KramTV : tweet that!
11:23 KramTV : OH:
11:23 kmcdade : Edit together soundbites for a promo
11:23 brampitoyo : “ frilly ... jockstrap ... fairy tale ... tape ... nipples ... STRANGE LOVE LIVE”
11:23 brampitoyo : how’s that for a promotional ad? ;)
11:23 kmcdade : AFTERHOURS
11:24 docnormal : ahockley: your married and you wonder if Cami is the boss of me? ;)

the chat room on our musical number

11:58 turoczy : Phil Collins?
11:58 turoczy : Oh my lord
11:58 thiskat : oh, yeah
11:58 turoczy : Pleaes stop
11:58 agray : AWAY!!!!
11:58 dougcoleman : ...I can do speed metal versions of all his hits
11:58 KramTV : i leaving in 5 4 3...
11:58 turoczy : Stop
11:58 KramTV : 2...
11:58 docnormal : donpdonp sings!!!!!!!
11:58 KramTV : 1...
11:59 agray : Oh. My. God.
11:59 turoczy : This is the new bumper for my podcast
11:59 jmhelms : volume down...volume down....Ieekk
11:59 agray : LOOK AWAY!!!!!
11:59 znmeb : Now here's ex-astronaut Roger Houston!
11:59 brampitoyo : the first ever Strange Love Live karaoke!
00:01 camikaos : I am sorry if I broke any eardrums with my catterwallering

Just a little post show note, as of 10:11 AM Sunday September 14th donpdonp is now following me on twitter... let's just see how long that lasts...

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Join us Friday September 19th at 10pm for another live episode of Strange Love. The latest guest in our recent string of lovely Portland people is Aaron Hockley. We'll start off the night for a talk about the who, what, when, where and why of Word Camp PDX. After 30 minutes of all things word press we'll shift over to #afterhours where we're sure to cover items including (but not limited to) photography, train porn, geekiness and why he doesn't love my new laptop.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

s...e...x... shh... that spells sex

-this post is from Cami's blog, mommified me-

This is a topic that's been rolling around in my head for a while, I've been waiting for the perfect time and place to begin the discussion. Well the place is here, after all it's my site and if there's anywhere I can talk about what I want to talk about it's on these pages.

As for timing, well there is no way I could have received a better nudge than this post by one of my favorite blogging gals Deb on the Rocks.

For a while now I've been planning a "Sex Episode" of Strange Love Live with guests Missburrows and Melissa Lion. Planning. Thinking. Scheming. Contemplating a date...

The planning thinking and scheming will continue a little longer but the date is set. On Friday October 17th at 10 pm Strange Love Live will have it's first Q&A episode and the topic will be sex sex sex.

I'll wait a moment for you to catch your breath and deal with the sheer joy and drooling and or pink face and hot ears...


another moment? Sure take as long as you like.....



By now you've come to your senses and are wondering where that leaves you. Not in the dust. Not naked in some bathtub in an unfamiliar house. Not even with a crick in your neck from too much time spent crammed into the backseat of a Volkswagen bug with several of your fellow blog readers.

It leaves you with a chance to be a very very important part of the Strange Love Live Sex Episode. You see in order to have a Q&A we need some Questions. Not just any questions, sex questions... from you!

Before anyone asks, because I know these questions are on the way, the answer to the following questions is all the same:

May I see your (insert body part here)?
May I see Melissa's (insert body part here)?
May I see Missburrows (insert body part here)?

May I show you my (insert body part here)?
May I show Melissa my (insert body part here)?
May I show Missburrows my (insert body part here)?

All good questions and I can see why you would want to ask... but the answer for the purposes of Strange Love Live? No.

What kind of questions do I want? The kind you need to ask. Things you need to know but are afraid to ask your parents, things you don't want to google, things you think we might know about, things you can't get an answer to elsewhere...

We'll answer as many questions as time allows.

So please send me your queries to with Q&A as the subject and I'll get them on the list. Want to ask a question but want to keep your identity private. Just ask me to keep you anonymous and I'll make up an adorable little name for you.

And just so you don't feel like you're out on a limb all by yourself by sending in questions, I'll be putting up one sex involved post per week between now and the sex Episode of Strange Love Live.

Stay tuned...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

strange love episodes: betsy & ourpdx

Friday night we chatted with Betsy Richter of OurPDX about the site and oh so many other things:

When afterhours started we had Rick Turoczy join in via skype for a little chat about the fate of ORblogs before we began our normal afterhours free for all:

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Join us Friday September 12th at 10pm for another live episode of Strange Love. This time we'll be joined by the charming Don Park (otherwise known as @donpdonp). I'm hoping that he'll be able to shed some light on Android for me and when that's through I'll see if he can justify his stance on barefoot lawn mowing and not following me on twitter.