420 Singing Telegrams

420 Singing Telegrams

Know someone who was born on 4/20? Wanna prank your stoner buddy or kin? Custom Singing Telegrams is 420-friendly. Send a singing Doctor, Nurse or even the Grim Reaper to check in on someone's catatonic stupor, or enlist a Cop to hilariously prank someone in the apex of their weed-induced paranoia. Commission personalized lyrics to take your musical surprise to the next level.

420 Joints:

"Bad Boys" -- Inner Circle
“Because I Got High” – Afroman
“Dab City” – D-Loc
"Hits From the Bong" -- Cypress Hill
“Mary Jane” – Rick James
“One Toke Over the Line” – Brewer & Shipley
“Rocky Mountain High” – John Denver
“Smoke Two Joints” – Sublime
“Turning Japanese” – The Vapors

Have a tune in mind that's not on the list? Ask us about it - We learn new songs all the time:)

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Singing Leprechaun

Singing Leprechaun

Know someone who was born on St. Paddy's? Wanna embarrass someone just for the fun of it? Check out the Irish-ish singing telegram that Orange peel performed at Webroot a few years ago:)

SINGERS WANTED

SINGERS WANTED

SINGERS: Want to get paid to dress up in costumes and perform at offices, restaurants, hospitals and house parties? Custom Singing Telegrams is currently looking for talented, confident and versatile singers for its roster. Must be able to project without a microphone and have reliable transportation. Ability to play an instrument, rap and/or compose lyrics a plus. Interested candidates can submit a YouTube or Vimeo link of themselves performing a version of The Beatles' "Birthday" - a capella or with guitar or ukulele accompaniment preferred - along with another of themselves telling a joke to yello@orangepeelmoses.com with the subject "Singer Audition - Your Name." Overachievers are invited to include a clip of themselves rapping.

SCARE YOUR BOSS

SCARE YOUR BOSS

Every day feels like Halloween at Custom Singing Telegrams, but actual Halloween is creeping up on us and we're thrilled. Ever wanted to scare your boss or your co-workers? Carpe diem – Seize the day:) Here's how: 

1) Conspire with 3 of your co-workers

2) Pitch $25 each

3) We'll send a Grim Reaper anywhere in Denver Metro:)

Don't wait for October 31 – Make our hotline bling today:) 

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Concept: Melissa Ivey
Costume: Nancy Pants
Location: Justin Moss
Image: Michael Hystead

Symbiosis Gathering

Symbiosis Gathering

California's Symbiosis Gathering has something going for it that few festivals do: a body of water. This year's installment transpires at the 2900-acre Woodward Reservoir just north of Oakdale. Whereas Burning Man has art cars, Symbiosis has art boats. And mermaids. Mermaids who perform mermaid burlesque or “mer'lesque,” regale the children of Symbiosis with ocean stories and even swim in the reservoir. Mike Gaines, ringmaster for San Francisco's Vau de Vire Society, is the man who contracts the scaly beauties.

Gaines spent a stint in Fort Collins once. “I moved to Fort Collins from Southern California, where I'd grown up. I was on my way to medical school but needed to live in Colorado for a year to qualify for in-state tuition. In that time, I started working in film, and became addicted to the art and process of live production. Then I found an old church and decided to forego med school and look into opening an school for film and dance.”  

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

I was never a Deadhead. I never followed Jerry Garcia and company around the country in a VW Microbus. But I would consider following Wanderlust in Deadhead fashion (Volkswagen's new electric Microbus would be fitting transportation). The yoga lifestyle festival is the largest in the world, with incarnations in Vermont, California, Canada, Australia and Colorado. Wanderlust returns to to its current Colorado home-base in Aspen/Snowmass June 30 through July 3.

“Wanderlust is an opportunity to choose your own adventure and live it in a beautiful, natural location,” said Wanderlust co-founder Jeff Krasno. “We look forward to bringing people together to celebrate, exchange ideas and experience the good things in life.”

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PERFORM AT BASS CENTER

PERFORM AT BASS CENTER

Citric Acid Arts is now casting a large variety of roaming performers for Bass Center 2016 July 29-30 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver. AcroYogis, balloon twisters, b-boys, clowns, costumed characters, dancers, flow artists, hoopers, jugglers, LED poi artists, parkour athletes and more, age 18 or older, are invited to submit. Selected performers will receive GA tickets to Bass Center 2016, along with special performer camping. To submit for consideration, please email your full legal name, Facebook handle (if different from legal name), age, performance experience, 3-5 costume/performance photos and 1-2 video links to bassmenagerie@citricacidarts.com. Please include your full legal name in the subject field, along with your home state (example: Sissy Henkshaw - NY). Patience while we evaluate submissions is appreciated. Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 15.

Ground Control

Ground Control

Water is your friend. Especially when you're dancing for hours on end in desert heat. But it's not uncommon for EDC attendees to neglect hydration amidst the deluge of sensory overload that is Electric Daisy Carnival. Fortunately, Laura Newton and her Ground Control minions have your back.

“We like to make it rain free water,” says Newton. “Last year, it was 114 degrees. They're in Vegas. I can't imagine they're eating healthy and staying sober in their hotels. They're partying beforehand. They're going to pool parties, and being in the sun dehydrates you. And then dancing for hours.”  

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Yoga Rocks the Park

Yoga Rocks the Park

Jack Cuneo isn't normally attracted to large crowds. But the Kindness Yoga teacher is making an exception for Yoga Rocks the Park.

“It’s always a magical time,” said Cuneo. “There’s just something about the experience of practicing and cultivating healthy habits alongside such a big and diverse group of people. I’m usually an introverted person, but I love it. To be honest, it gives me a little bit more faith in the world.” 

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Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle

Dede Flemming's party instincts were evident at a young age. 

“My brothers and I would jump around on the furniture like madmen anytime Quiet Riot's 'Cum on Feel the Noize' would come on,” remembers the DoLab co-founder. “It was epic and our parents hated it.” 

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Bali Yoga Teacher Training

Bali Yoga Teacher Training

Bali is one of three countries author Elizabeth Gilbert visits in her popular travel memoir Eat Pray Love. Actress Julia Roberts portrays Gilbert in the film adaptation. News flash: The book is better (surprise, surprise). Still, the Balinese landscape shines (Location Oscar, anyone?). Lindsay Gonzalez first watched the movie version on her virgin flight to the breathtaking Indonesian province. She was equally entertained by what was happening offscreen.  

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Maya Tulum Yoga Retreat

Maya Tulum Yoga Retreat

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula isn't just for alcohol-fueled college kids. Less than 80 miles from Cancun, you can imbibe a fresh coconut and practice mermaid pose on a quiet beach. “A lot of people associate the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico with the big, touristy resorts of Cancun,” explains Kindness Yoga instructor Ginny Biddle. “Maya Tulum is intimate and quiet. It's located on a pristine stretch of Caribbean coast near the eco-friendly village of Tulum. Tulum's safe, has a great vibe and offers tons of yoga and healthy food. It's also near 1000 year-old Mayan ruins and the 1.3 million-acre Sian-Ka'an Nature Reserve.”  

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Partner Yoga Play

Partner Yoga Play

Touch is vital. Research by The University of Miami's Touch Research Institute indicates that actual/tangible human contact has myriad physical and emotional benefits for all age groups. In Institute studies, touch minimized pain, lowered blood glucose and improved both pulmonary and immune function. Sadly, many Americans are touch-deprived. Jen Cameron is not among them.  

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CASTING CALL: FESTIVAL PERFORMERS

CASTING CALL: FESTIVAL PERFORMERS

Are you interested in performing at music festivals? Boutique Denver talent agency Citric Acid Arts is currently expanding its festival performer database. We are on the hunt for acrobats, clowns, characters, contact jugglers, creature performers, dancers, fire artists, glow prop wizards, hoopnotists, stirrers and other energy curators. Interested candidates can send 2-3 images, a short performance bio or resume and performance video links to yello@orangepeelmoses.com. Please put "Festival Performer Submission" in the subject field.

Yoga Jedi

Yoga Jedi

Jack Cuneo doesn't technically remember his first time seeing “Star Wars.” “My earliest memories of 'Star Wars' are actually from an audio cassette of 'Episode IV: A New Hope,'” recalls Cuneo. “George Lucas donated the rights to NPR and they adapted the script for the radio. I played that cassette over and over every night as I fell asleep.”  

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ZOMBIE CASTING CALL

ZOMBIE CASTING CALL

Citric Acid Arts is casting zombie actors and makeup artists for a Denver event on Saturday, October 31. Makeup artists can email three to five images to yello@orangepeelmoses.com, along with ideal rates. Actors with killer costuming can email two to three images and a link to video(s) to yello@orangepeelmoses.com. 

Friday Night Yoga Club

Friday Night Yoga Club

According to a March article in The Huffington Post, Alaska is the only state with more yoga studios per capita than Colorado. With so many options available in Denver alone, how does a Mile High yogi—especially one of countless recent newcomers—decide where to unroll his or her mat? Enter: Friday Night Yoga Club. “We've gone from about 10 dates last season to 20 this year,” says FNYC founder Erik Vienneau. “Every night has a different instructor and musician and meets at a unique studio. So in one season you can see most of Denver's favorite instructors, musicians/DJs and venues all at the same event.”

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The Beatles Love

The Beatles Love

Few recording artists get their own Cirque show. Elvis got one, but it didn't live up to the Viva in its name. Michael Jackson got One, which is still going strong at Mandalay Bay. And then there's The Beatles. Love, a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and The Beatles' company Apple Corps Ltd., opened in 2006 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. And it's been astonishing audiences since day one.  

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Flight Club

Flight Club

Lena Dunham isn't exactly the epitome of physical fitness. Yet the writer and star of HBO's Girls shared her enthusiasm for acroyoga in a March 12 interview with David Letterman. Referring to a photo of herself balancing upside down on Koha Yoga teacher Whakapaingia (“Whaka” for short), Dunham educated the now-retired late show host. “That is called acroyoga. Believe it or not, that takes a lot of core strength. I say this with a lot of self-love: Behind the wall of fat, my stomach muscles are doing a lot. If I was this adventuresome in my early 20s, I would've had a better time in the boyfriend department.” 

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