When Mile High Sports Radio jocks Benjamin Allbright and Benny Bash spied a spandex clownfish-clad man with a guitar attempting to deliver a singing telegram to a nearby business, they decided to invite him into the studio for an impromptu interview.
"Insomniac really went all out on the interactive element of the festival. There were a couple of guys on stilts painted green, called 'Gneon Gnomes.'"
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Introducing the most recent installment of The Once Upon The Forest Series; titled: TIME.
The talented crew who created this piece consisted of more than a dozen collaborators on site, shooting three scenes a day for five days straight - an opportunity to slow down and approach capturing The Forest in a new way.
Using a high-speed camera to slow down and isolate key scenes, the crew captured micro-moments of footage at a speed of 1500 frames per second. Each scene was orchestrated so that it could happen within 4 seconds of filming, with about 4 minutes of footage serving as the reward.
Every shot in this film was captured at Electric Forest 2017, and features real Forest Family in attendance, as well as performers and staff. This piece was a massive group effort, which relied on cooperation and support from each and every Forest HQ department in one way or another. The result is a truly arresting and beautiful visual art piece.
Orange peel has a brief cameo as one of three umbrella-wielding Yellow Men.
Production Company: Cinesthetic http://cinesthetics.com
Created by Steve Conry, Drew Levin, Caleb Heymann, Scott Lynch
Voiceover by Alan Watts, special thanks to Mark Watts http://alanwatts.com
Pan image: Laura Jenkins
Pan Headdress: Nate The Average
Pan Makeup: Ali Luminescent / Stilt Brigade
"In high heels, some characters painted and wigs, some of them pretending to play a guitar, went in disguise. They animated something that was already a party, but also generated curiosity among those who took pictures."
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On Valentine's Day, Channel 2 reporter Kevin Torres followed Custom Singing Telegrams' founder George Peele and singer Melissa Ivey around for a couple of hours. Click below to see the TV segment that aired.
On Valentine's Day, George Peele and singer Melissa Ivey performed a Custom Singing Telegram live on KYGO 98.5 FM for morning show host Tracy Dixon. Click the link below to see how it went.
TomorrowWorld might be dead in 2016, but this past weekend, EDM fans flocked to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for Imagine Music Festival. The three-day fest, which moved to AMS this year from historic Fourth Ward Park and features an Atlantis-esque aquatic theme, hosted more than 50 electronic acts, including headliners Benny Benassi, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead and Nero. Beyond the music, attendees could attend yoga and meditation classes, check out live painting and art installations, watch Cirque performers, splash in a pool, or ride a Ferris wheel.
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"There was a wash room contained in a little shed, where the bonnet-clad George Peele (aka Georgia Peach) and his lovely lady Miss Rhubarb sang songs (and even took requests, encouraging sing-a-longs and novice washboard solos) and allegedly scrubbed your soiled skivvies for you."
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Founded in 2002 by Louisville native JK McKnight, Forecastle has grown from a neighborhood event to one of the country’s most anticipated summer festivals, drawing tens of thousands of fans from across the world to Louisville’s scenic 85-acre Waterfront Park.
In addition to featuring a who’s who of musical acts such as Jack White, The Black Keys, Outkast, Widespread Panic, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar, The Flaming Lips, Band of Horses, Sleater-Kinney, and The Avett Brothers, Forecastle has consistently promoted local artists and focused on environmental activism and outdoor recreation. Past Forecastles have featured prominent organizations, industry leaders, and distinguished speakers, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Riverkeepers), Rob Caughlan (Surfrider Foundation) and Christopher Childs (Greenpeace International).
Fre3fall Collective handles Forecastle's visual design. Last year, Fre3fall hired George Peele as Performance Artist Manager for the fest. Peele returned as Performance Artist Manager in 2015, reprising his Hunter S. Thompson impersonator role and debuting stilt seahorses with longtime stilt buddy Nate The Average. Number 3 on The Courier-Journal's "Top 5 Things You Missed Sunday at Forecastle" list is "Giant. Sea. Monkeys." All publicity is good publicity, right?
TOP 5 THINGS YOU MISSED SUNDAY AT FORECASTLE
High Times' Cannabis Cup began in Amsterdam over 25 years ago. Now that Denver is the new Amsterdam, the Mile High installment is arguably the highest profile weed event in the known universe. Citric Acid Entertainment was contracted to provide circus talent for the award-winning Clinic Marijuana Center's carnival-themed booth. Keep your bloodshot eyes peeled for Orange peel moses and Citric Acid cameos in High Times' Saturday recap.
Custom Singing Telegrams gives a multitude of costume options for its messengers, including a naughty nurse, Harry Potter, Jesus, a unicorn, “Cock Rocker,” “Crosstitute,” a vampire and more. The gorilla in a tutu is the most popular costume request, but Hammerberg says David Bowie is his favorite costume. Or, rather, it used to be. Image courtesy Mark Cafiero.
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Artopia 2015 brought together some of Denver's top fashion designers and artists at City Hall in a celebration of all things creative in the Mile High City. Orange peel's boutique talent agency Citric Acid curated Alice in Wonderland-themed entertainment for the WhiteOut fashion show. Then Peel performed the opening number "Dress Up" and co-emceed with Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver. Image courtesy D.J. Dierker.
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Orange peel moses debuted his new Kevin Alves and Shane Etter-produced tune "Dress Up" at Westword Magazine's WhiteOut at Artopia. Peruse Westword's Artopia slideshow for photos from the Alice in Wonderland-themed fashion show.
Peruse Westword's Artopia slideshow
Orange peel & Melissa Ivey collaborate with KYGO listeners on a 50 Shades of Grey-inspired parody of Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" for Ryno & Tracy's Write-A-Song Wednesday on KYGO 98.5 FM.
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Jim Wills interviewed Orange peel, along with WhiteOut fashion show producer Jenny Baker-Strasburg, for Crave Magazine's Artopia preview.
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DENVER — Why not make your Valentine’s Day even brighter with a singing telegram?
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How do you say "I Love You" on Valentines Day?
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The Vail America Day Parade’s grand marshal, riding in a convertible sports car, was Colorado’s Mikaela Shiffrin, gold-medal winner in the giant slalom in Sochi, Russia, last winner. The 19-year-old Eagle/Vail resident, donning her Olympic medal, waved enthusiastically to the crowds.
Denver groups were well represented, including the Denver & District Pipe Band, the Denver Dumb Friends League and nine-foot stilt walkers George Peele and Eric Batliner.
Denver Fashion Weekend just wouldn’t be the same without its extravagant host, George Peele. As a follow-up to this year’s grand event, 303 grilled him on his history with the brand, his contributions to DFW, and his life as an entertainer and bearer of singing telegrams.
If there's a technique to conquering this formidable evening, it's to carefully plot out a schedule of acts you want to see, then after making it to the first one or two, forget the list exists and simply abandon yourself to the universe. There will be surprises along the way: You never know when you're going to need to pause for a photo opportunity with a unicorn on stilts.