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Mistaken ID at CrossroadsKC with Stacy Ryder and Shawn Quinn

May 30, 2017

I chatted it up live with Stacy Ryder and Shawn Quinn of X1051 at the recent Everclear show at CrossroadsKC. We discussed a case of mistaken identity.

Vertical Horizon “Everything You Want” Live at CrossroadsKC

May 30, 2017
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Vertical Horizon at CrossroadsKC, 5/28/17

Vertical Horizon recently hit CrossroadsKC with a set focused on their ’90s jams. I covered the show for X1051. Check out this live version of the classic “Everything You Want.”

Everclear “Father of Mine” Live at CrossroadsKC

May 30, 2017
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Everclear at CrossroadsKC, 5/28/17

Everclear recently rocked CrossroadsKC with a full performance of their album So Much for the Afterglow. I covered the show for X1051. Check out this live version of the classic “Father of Mine.”

The Mindset of Wonder Woman at Planet Comicon 2017

May 4, 2017
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Wonder Woman Cosplayer at Comicon 2017, 4/30/17

I had the honor of covering Planet Comicon 2017 for X1051. At one point, our crew got to chatting with a woman in costume as Wonder Woman. She had shown up early to Municipal Auditorium for the cosplay parade.

Our morning show host, Shawn Quinn, asked what kind of music she liked. “I like a lot of different music,” she said. “I like music that I hear around. I really like the Wonder Woman theme song. It gets me pumped up.” What an unexpected response.

“What’s your name?”
“Wonder Woman.”
“No, really.”
We eventually got her real name out of her.

She explained how she became interested in taekwondo because Wonder Woman did martial arts. She is training to become proficient with every martial arts weapon, because Wonder Woman is also proficient with every weapon. While talking, she nonchalantly twirled a kendo stick. It was clear she meant business. No word yet on if she’s saving up for a down payment on an invisible plane.

It’s inspiring to meet people that are so passionate. To go from being a fan of a superhero to actually practicing martial arts takes things from fantasy to reality really quickly. Good for you, Wonder Woman! Beast it out there!

X105.1 #StreetBeast Ep. 5 // National Wrasslin’ League @ Planet Comicon

May 3, 2017

I recently covered Planet Comicon 2017 for X1051. I am a big wrestling fan, so you know the #StreetBeast had to mix it up with NWL KC.

X105.1 #StreetBeast Ep. 4 // Mastodon w/ Eagles of Death Metal (AKA Street Beast Goes Metal)

May 1, 2017

The new episode of #StreetBeast recently debuted on X1051. I interviewed fans of Mastodon and Eagles of Death Metal at the Uptown Theater.

 

All Hail Jerry the King Lawler!

April 30, 2017
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McClain and Jerry the King Lawler at Planet Comicon, 4/28/17

It was wonderful to meet legendary wrestler, commentator and artist Jerry the King Lawler at Planet Comicon. I covered Planet Comicon for X1051. I told Lawler that his jokes aren’t corny and are actually funny. He said, “Tell my fiancee what you just told me.” I said that I thought about going into pro wrestling, but was out of shape. I told him that “I am so out of shape, calfs follow me around and try to suckle my arm under hang for sustenance.” Lawler reassured me that it is OK to be out of shape because, “round is a shape.” All hail the King!

WOOOOOO!: The Inspiring Energy of Ric Flair

April 30, 2017
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McClain and Ric Flair at Planet Comicon, 4/28/17

It was such an honor to meet wrestling legend Ric Flair at Planet Comicon. I covered Planet Comicon for X1051. I was like, “Ric, I respect you so much because you really know how to bring the energy to the people.” I did a low key “Wooo!” Ric said, “Yeah! You have to bring it!” Then he unleashed a full-strength “WOOOOO!!!” in my face. Fantastic.

Flair’s amped up vibes are timeless and on a totally different level. It comes across as a natural extension of himself. In briefly meeting Ric, I learned that the Woooos are his life force. It’s a self-fulfilling energy cycle. Flair gets people fired up. He Woooos. They Woooo. It gets Ric lit up. The positive feelings create even more energy. It’s a strangely inspiring feeling. It’s important to be reminded to bring the intensity in life. Get hyped up, kick some ass and take some names everyday. Find the Woooooo within you!

Tennis “Never Work for Free” and “Needle and a Knife” Live at Riot Room

April 13, 2017
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Tennis at the Riot Room, 4/6/17

Past interview subjects Tennis recently bought their smooth and soulful indie grooves to a packed Riot Room. I covered the show for X1051. Check out these live versions of “Never Work for Free” and “Needle and a Knife.”

Cloud Nothings Rock RecordBar

April 13, 2017
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Cloud Nothings at RecordBar, 4/7/17

Cloud Nothings recently smashed RecordBar with a rocking set. I covered the show for X1051. The Ohio-based band brought the energy live and whipped the crowd into a frenzy. Check out these blazing live clips.


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