Birth of the ChickenMan was Easter 2020. For April 3rd I'll be doing Ribs and Whole Chickens just like a year ago!
I ride around with KC Uzoh, the Nigerian Nightmare and we talk Corona, him getting married in Nigeria in December, a on-set scuffle with a gaffer over a mask, and him getting a 20 year old bullet surgically removed from his foot. If you didn't know — even us working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry are pretty dang entertaining!
I ride to Dodge City, Kansas and chat with Red Beard (Clinton) of Red Beard Coffee. We chat about coffee (obvi), meat packing plants — did you know Dodge City accounts for 25% of the US beef production?, and the impact of Corona and the George Floyd murder on the local immigrant population. Dodge City for being only 30,000 or so is a very diverse city with mexican, ethiopian and vietnamese populations.
Go to https://www.iamredbeard.com/ or @red_beard_coffee on IG
or @redbeardcoffeedc on FB.
Holy moly! I'm working again! First day since March 14th. In this episode you get to ride around with Jared and I and join our conversation while we do some pickups for a Bud Light commercial. We talk about the entertainment industry and the effects of Corona virus on our industry and work environment. We have a close call with a Prius, show you the Circus liquors mascot, the back of a 5-ton truck full of set dressing and we have a very embarrassing mental math moment.
I travel to Five Points in Denver, Colorado to talk to Rachael. She owns Acronychous Nail Bar @acronychous on Instagram. We discuss backyard underground nail bars, her local governments ineffective communication, charitable landlords, husbands undressing, day drinking, and not being afraid anymore. As well we discuss George Floyd and her salons contribution to fundraising for black owned businesses that are impacted and how 2020 is the nexus of all scifi movies. If you would like to donate go to @fingerspice666 on instagram or go to www.unityforbbc.com -
I travel to Denver, CO to speak with my old friend Bob Kelly. Bob works in the oil and gas industry and we talk about how Corona affected it, how it caused negative barrel prices (he explains in lay mans terms) and we spend a considerable amount of time discussing George Floyd and Bob's role in making the world a better place.
I rode from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Pie Town, New Mexico to interview Kathy and Stanley. This is by far and away one of my favorites so far.
I travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico to talk to firefighter Josh about corona virus and PPE. This one is short and sweet but worth the watch!
I rode to Cave Creek, Arizona to have a conversation with Guillermo 'Big Caz' Eiland. We discuss the Corona virus and the effects of it on him and his wife who is a nurse. We also discuss George Floyd and race relations in America from his perspective as a person of color.
I rode to Scottsdale, Arizona to talk to Daniel and Parker at SunGold Tattoo and Barber. We talk about Corona virus, George Floyd and stimulus money. Apparently there are a lot of young people you have more money than when they worked so Daniel and Parker are staying very busy! Check them out and book appointments at https://www.sungoldtattooandbarber.com/
I rode to Valencia to talk to Dan Granger, the CEO of Oxford Road, and we discuss George Floyd, the protests, and the Corona virus shut down. Dan has an interesting and solutions focused take on things. It was rather refreshing talking to him. If you are in need of advertising visit www.oxfordroad.com
I drove to Fairfax to interview Ed and Ron at Ewkuks after they defended their shop from a night of rioting in Los Angeles. I'm heavy hearted after this and extremely sad that this is what our society has devolved to. Go check their shop out on Fairfax when its opened back up. Their website is www.ewkuks.com and their instagram is @ewkuks. The sound quality isn't the best on this one but please listen to their story. They had a hell of a night protecting their work and their dream.
I rode to San Pedro to talk to Todd and Isaac, the owners of The Sardine. They spent 3 years opening their bar/music venue only to have it shut down 3 months later by Covid. We talk about that and music and shows and that this was recorded on day 71 of the shutdown. Check out www.sardinepedro.com and www.recessops.com and www.recessrecords.com - Buy some Sardine merch or some great music!
I ride to the Santa Monica Airport to talk to Jordan Brady. We talk about Corona, Master Class, Hot Sauce and George Floyd. There are some heavy things in this one but we teeter towards the light. Check out @thatjordanbrady on Instagram and www.osodelicious.org and www.commercialdirectingmasterclass.com - Thanks for tuning in! ChickenMan loves you all!
I ride to San Pedro to talk to Kevin and Raul at Calimucho Screen Printing. We talk about t-shirts and their bubble. These guys are rad. Check out https://calimucho.printavo.com/merch/... and participate in their program to get you $10 a shirt that is sold at no cost to you. They are keeping their small business alive by helping yours!
I ride to Hollywood to talk to Rod 'Hot Rod' Bethea about how Corona virus has impacted him, his side hustle of flipping bikes, and what the salon/barber industry is going to look like post Corona.
I ride to the heart of Hollywood to talk to Robert Schaeffer. Robert owns Schaeffers garment Hotel and we discuss his business, the effects of the shut down on him and his business, and what we think the future might look like.
Andy Petersen and I chat about corona virus and it's impacts on him, his family and his business.
ChickenMan explains why the heck he's on the run!
The ChickenMan was born from the Covid-19 shutdown in Los Angeles. He was a Propman in the entertainment industry, before March 15th. With no income and a lot of time on his hands, he started smoking whole chickens and racks of ribs and delivering them all across the LA area. That’s when he started hearing the stories. Everyone he met had one to tell.
About the shutdown.
There were some who lost almost everything thanks to the Shutdown, some who discovered new ways to thrive, and some who just kept going. That’s when he decided to set off on a road trip across America to help others tell their tales.
And then the protests started. More stories, more worries, more fears... and fewer hopes.
The Chickman's mission became even more urgent. Where is the ChickenMan? Where ever he needs to be. Tell your story. The ChickenMan is listening.
Ordering coming soon