21 episodes

Self Portraits as Other People is a hyper-creative, psycho-active variety show wherein The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo and his guests engage in social storytelling to mindfully and artfully investigate where the limits of language meet the fringes of Reality.

The show is constantly defying, redefining, and refining itself. Each episode is its own schizovereign entity, but there seem to be themes that are built upon from pod to pod. Each episode is preceded by an intricately sound-scaped introduction that offers the invisible listener a lens through which to view the conversation that is to follow, along with otherwise cosmic, comedic, and contemplative content. The shownotes offer hyperlinked rabbitholes that will allow you to dig deeper into wonderlands touched upon on air.

Occasionally a Bonus, solo pod is bath-bombed into the stream to showcase stand-alone story fragments that have escaped from the dark archives of never before released materials, or from the vaults of "Patreon-only".

Right from the start, SPAOP wasted no time jumping off the deep end into the highlands, linguistically levitating somewhere between the fatherland and the mothership, where laughing angels drink from the crying well and the cosmic giggle reflects its cracked smile on the surface of the shattered mirror-pool.

If you're new here, and are wondering where to start, you are invited to listen in any order. Start at the last episode for the most cutting edge, newest now, and track back from there to witness the devolution, or start at the beginning and work your way up to the present, or pick a pod with a title & description that piques your curiosity. The choice is yours. We'd love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to reach out, or leave a review.

www.voidandimagination.com

Self Portraits As Other People The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo

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    • 5.0 • 49 Ratings

Self Portraits as Other People is a hyper-creative, psycho-active variety show wherein The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo and his guests engage in social storytelling to mindfully and artfully investigate where the limits of language meet the fringes of Reality.

The show is constantly defying, redefining, and refining itself. Each episode is its own schizovereign entity, but there seem to be themes that are built upon from pod to pod. Each episode is preceded by an intricately sound-scaped introduction that offers the invisible listener a lens through which to view the conversation that is to follow, along with otherwise cosmic, comedic, and contemplative content. The shownotes offer hyperlinked rabbitholes that will allow you to dig deeper into wonderlands touched upon on air.

Occasionally a Bonus, solo pod is bath-bombed into the stream to showcase stand-alone story fragments that have escaped from the dark archives of never before released materials, or from the vaults of "Patreon-only".

Right from the start, SPAOP wasted no time jumping off the deep end into the highlands, linguistically levitating somewhere between the fatherland and the mothership, where laughing angels drink from the crying well and the cosmic giggle reflects its cracked smile on the surface of the shattered mirror-pool.

If you're new here, and are wondering where to start, you are invited to listen in any order. Start at the last episode for the most cutting edge, newest now, and track back from there to witness the devolution, or start at the beginning and work your way up to the present, or pick a pod with a title & description that piques your curiosity. The choice is yours. We'd love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to reach out, or leave a review.

www.voidandimagination.com

    Paradise Has Parasites (Solo Pod)

    Paradise Has Parasites (Solo Pod)

    (( headphones recommended ))

    Time for a solo pod! In the spirit of modular storytelling this episode offers five written/spoken/sound-scaped vignettes. All the stories are based in the Ayahuasca experience, sourced from my private stash. Not unlike an audiobook, the dark, poetic prose intends to take the audience on an immersive listening experience, enchanting them into an altered state. The main tale takes place at the intersection of parapsychology and parasitology, and revolves around my visionary encounter with a parasite who, during a 2014 sojourn in the Peruvian amazon, held my body and mind hostage.

    The segments are tentatively titled as follows:



    Sharing Circle



    The Man In The Jungle



    The Secret Cannot Be Contained



    In The Beginning Was The Shhh...



    Colonel Carapace: in Cherished Memory of a Perished Parasite



    Extended shownotes (artwork/writings/resources): https://www.patreon.com/posts/64830146

    a special thanks to Mike Brancatelli of Mike-a-delic (my guest in ep 10) for lending his voice talent in servive of this episode's intro, where he portrays Erik Davis (my guest in ep13)

    NEW:

    My latest essay: Dreamtime Screentime: Pareidolic Deities & Dead Channels


    My new film San Pedro


    Buy my book The He & The She Of It


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    www.theungoogleable.com

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    All music by The Ungoogleable
    except Whim & Will, music byTravis Puntarelli (IG: @balladir)

    • 53 min
    Kent Osborn - Sonic Space Craft

    Kent Osborn - Sonic Space Craft

    (( headphones recommended ))

    Aside from facilitating plant medicine ceremonies & vending shamanic paraphernalia, Kent Osborn is also a painter & writer. He published a book of his Ayahuasca-inspired, visionary art called InKENTations, & wrote Shinan, which chronicles the different "kené"--the circuitous designs distinct to the Shipibo tribe of the Ucayali region of Peru. The patterns of the Kené are inspired by the shamans' icaros (healing songs).

    This episode consists of a conversation I recorded in 2014, in San Fancisco, when Kent returned from his first Shipibo-flavored Ayahuasca ceremony in Lima. He passionately and humorously shares an experience he had with a powerful shaman, wherein he crafted objects w/ his voice & ecountered ancestral spirits. I counter his wonder-filled account w/ a tale of one of my own early Aya experiences, in which the voice also played a central role in navigating & crafting space.

    Extended shownotes includes Kent's art & a piece of writing called "Icaro Casino", a case study, complimentary to ep 17, that dissects the assumptions behind our beliefs & the origins of chance, gambling, & divination.

    Find/follow Kent:
    IG: @inkentations / @shinan_visionary_art
    www.kentchimedicina.com

    NEW:

    My latest essay: Dreamtime Screentime: Pareidolic Deities & Dead Channels


    My new film San Pedro


    Buy my book The He & The She Of It


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    www.theungoogleable.com

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    All music by The Ungoogleable
    except Canto De Flores by Heather Marie Freed (IG: @velvetspires)

    • 52 min
    Eric Wargo - The Preciousness of the Prescient Present

    Eric Wargo - The Preciousness of the Prescient Present

    ((( headphones recommended for optimal immersion and enjoyment )))

    I’d describe Eric Wargo as an oneiric archeologist. He’s the author of “Time Loops: Retrocausation, Precognition, and The Unconscious” as well as a recent handbook for interpreting message from the future received in dreams called “Precognitive Dreamwork and the Long Self.” I resonate with the ideas he puts forth so much that I’ve purchased the book seven times!

    We talk about the physical locale of the collective unconscious, personification and encryption in dream states, time travel, the prophetic nature of creativity, and more. I also get a chance to relay a few pertinent instances of precognition and time loops from my own life.

    Zoom Room Video Recording & extended shownotes on Patreon

    Find/follow Eric:
    www.thenightshirt.com
    Twit: @thenightshirt
    Passion of the Space Jockey (essay)

    books: u-know-where

    Mentioned on the show:

    Reverse Writing by Esther Jacobs


    My new film San Pedro


    Buy my book The He & The She Of It


    Villa Precognito, pt 1 (writings)


    This Little Spine of Mine (writings)


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    All music composed by The Ungoogleable.
    "Premonitions" by TheaTerRa (Spotify, Bandcamp, etc)

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Gib Strange - Zeitgeist Busters

    Gib Strange - Zeitgeist Busters

    ((headphones recommended for an optimal listening experience))

    Gib Strange is a writer of post-ironic, meta-modern fiction. His witty work is filled w/ carefully balanced, tessellated paradoxes & insightful observations. He released parts of his novel, Notes From The Uncanny Valley, as an audiobook-disguised-as-podcast. It’s a "coming-of-information-age" kinda tale, permeated by a feeling of isolation & a sense of camaraderie w/ information itself. In it the narrator’s voice drifts dreamily on a bed of ambient sound like a ghostly tour guide highlighting the remains of the real as they fade into shades of virtuality.

    For me Gib’s writings condition a particular way of thinking, feeling, & seeing--aweaving, really--that may inspire the reader to want to write as well, to cast out their perceptual nets & take note of patterns in the world around them,
    in hopes of reeling in some detectable imprints of meaning.

    We struggled thru some techNickle diFickleties that forced us to try out all the different recording platforms in existence. Very fitting for the kind of technallergic topics we explored. As a result the conversation is divided into 3 parts & interspliced w/ segments from Gib’s audiolized narrative. Unfortunately the first 1/2 hour of our conversation has some crippled, crackly audio bits, like gristle for the ears, but it’s not too bad, so just spit em out, ok?

    Find/follow Gib:
    www.notesfromtheuncannyvalley.com
    pod: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/notes-from-the-uncanny-valley/id1301551310
    IG: @gibstrangers
    Twit: @unclegib
    YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVG_IK9ISQQoQVM9vroZHaA

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    NuV samples courtesy of Gib
    "Telepaphone" by TheaTerRa (Spotify, Bandcamp, etc)

    • 3 hr 6 min
    Jennifer Sodini - Surfing Through the Sewage of the NewAge on the Way to the Meme Museum

    Jennifer Sodini - Surfing Through the Sewage of the NewAge on the Way to the Meme Museum

    ((((headphones recommended for an optimal listening experience))))

    Jennifer Sodini is the author of "the Amenti Oracle: Feather Heart Deck and Guidebook" and "Everyday Amenti". She's the host of the "Radio Amenti" podcast, and has recently contributed writings to Rolling Stone magazine. She's also the social media mogul who founded the platform Evolve & Ascend, which received an overhaul just before we recorded this conversation in early January 2021, in the wake of the "LARPers Take Congress" episode of American Politics. We discuss hippie-critical perspectives, meme-culture, Jewel's questionable lyrical choices, and more.

    Full video of our convo/extended shownotes: https://www.patreon.com/posts/49670887

    Find/follow Jennifer:

    -Evolve & Ascend: The End of the Beginning
    -Amenti Oracle
    -Everyday Amenti
    -site: www.jennifersodini.com
    -E&A: www.evolveandascend.com
    -podcast: www.RadioAmenti.com
    -IG: @jennifersodini
    -Twitter: @JenniferSodini

    honorary mention: IG: @healingfromhealing

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    Soundscapes included city sounds and street musicians in La Condeza and Pollanco regions of Mexico City.
    Guitar, synth, vocals and production, as usual, by Ungoogleably Yours.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Trip Before The Fall (Solo Pod)

    The Trip Before The Fall (Solo Pod)

    "Set in Amsterdam, a heroic dose of magic mushrooms sets the hero's journey of a young artist in motion, as he undergoes a perceptual apocalypse that dismantles the known world from the inside out."

    This is the audio version of this illustrated text: medium.com/@voiddenizen/the-tr…e-fall-e23e8e8be41e

    Outro music: Monkey Business by Void Denizen (available on Spotify & Bandcamp)

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

GrahamGrayish ,

Grand Archduke of Unwasted Time

Hey y'all, I wrote this review last night, pre-itunes download, and it's every bit as true:

I listened to my dear friend the YouWishHeWasGoogleable Michaelangelo's podcast yesterday, and the delightful result of nostalgia and admiration compels me to write this review instead of sleep. I've known Michaelangelo for almost a decade, and I've never seen him drop an improv ball, never. Our rapid fire breakfast banter when life allowed us to cohabitate betrayed a sometimes quiet, pensive, mind. How brilliant it is, then, that the hour of his art I had the privilege to consume today happened to be a delightful mix of the two. Guys, I don't think you understand. Michaelangelo can paint with both hands at the same time, while reciting Scottish rap, and making dramatic faces. His diving into the spiritual was not a hobby, it has been intrinsically woven around him since he first found thought. I couldn't stretch my imagination enough to invent a criticism for not only his joyous presence, but his incessant outpouring of art, nay, love. If you're looking for what you need, good news.

kittydust ,

Creative and catchy

Love the soundscapes and creative storytelling by the Ungoogleable Michelangelo. Funny show too. Very talented individual with a unique podcast and artistry.

questionmarcc ,

Wonderful show

A vivid wordsmith with cunning creativity in sharing stories, psychedelia knowledge, incredible impressions, art, music, hilarious literal LOLing moments, and so many other wonder full moments. Do yourselves a favor and listen!

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