Why Aren't You Famous?

(Just Wondering...)

Two musicians try to understand fame.  Are they going to live forever? Will people remember their names?

Season 2 Episode 8: New Chapters/Sooke, British Columbia, Canada

Your humble hosts, ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm, traveled to Sooke, BC, which is on freakin' beautiful Vancouver Island, to meet with songwriter and teller-of-tales, Katrina Kadoski. A free flowing conversation about what it takes to let go and how to turn the page to see what's next.

Season 2 Episode 7: Mortality/Portland, OR

Co-hosts ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm meet up with Portland’s Michael Dean Damron to ruminate on the one experience that every living thing shares: dying. A heartfelt and honest conversation about fear and hope, with a hearty dose of expletives.

Season 2 Episode 6: All Filler, No Killer

Co-hosts ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm are seriously just trying to make you laugh, by making themselves laugh. They have to keep their podcasting chops up while they wait to travel to the next place, so listen in on this little snippet of some time shared and some laughs along the way.

Season 2 Episode 5: Tour Highlights/Cringr

Songwriters ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm review the first three episodes of Season Two of Why Aren't You Famous? Podcast, revealing their favorite moments and chatting it up. This episode is sponsored by a new dating app, Cringr. "For when you want to have a regrettable dating experience, swipe dowwwwnnnn."

Season 2 Episode 4: Change/Columbus, OH

Co-hosts ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm find themselves in conversation with songwriter Matt Monta about the topic of change. Why we do it (do we haaaaave toooooo?) and maybe some ways to navigate it. It is after all, the Law of the Universe. Evolution: change or......perish. (Cue dramatic music.)

Season 2 Episode 3: Working Class/River Rouge, MI

Co-hosts ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm meet up with fellow music revolutionary Don Duprie ("Doop"), the unofficial mayor (and a full-time firefighter) of River Rouge, MI, to show three different perspectives honoring the working class.

Season 2 Episode 2: Compulsion/Pittsburgh, PA

co hosts ellen cherry & Andrew Grimm meet with Pittsburgh musician and songwriter, Ben Shannon and talk about compulsive behavior, energy flow, skateboarding, music and more! They also reveal three new songs that they each wrote centered around the topic of compulsion.

Episode 1: Fame Defined

The first episode of this podcast where long time independent musicians, ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm, tackle the definition of fame and what all the hoopla seems to be about it... also featured is Baltimore's sweet rock duo, Saddle of Centaur and their song, "Tampon Tea.” Support them and learn more HERE.

Episode 2: Ethos vs. Ego

This episode explores the vital importance of maintaining your dignity and humility while ironically yearning for adoration. Bwahahhaah—oh hilarious…..Your hosts are here: ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm. Featuring a beautiful song by Key West-ian, Lance Taylor, “Thinkin’ About You.” You can learn more about Lance Taylor HERE.

Episode 3: Perception vs. Reality

Grimm and cherry debate the preconceived notions of fame in comparison to the reality... which of course, they couldn't even tell you... cause they ain't famous. Your non-famous hosts: ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm. Featuring a song by Dingleberry Dynasty beautifully titled, “We Are the Opening Band.” You can find more of the Dynasty HERE.

Episode 4: Artistic Value

Grimm and cherry consider the weight and value of art. Is it valuable? What is art anyhow? Can anyone make art? Whatevs. Featuring “Doooooop” or better known as Detroit’s Don Duprie, The Mayor of River Rouge, and his song, “What Am I Supposed to Do?” Listen and support Don HERE.

Covered by Whitey Morgan at this link HERE. (Wait, is Don famous already?!?! Jerk.)

Episode 5: History

Grimm and cherry tackle the idea of fame in previous history... not their own of course... 'cuz they ain't ever been cool. (Way to reference an ellen cherry song, Grimm!) Featuring formerly-of-Columbus-now-of-Richmond, Matt Monta and his beautiful song about merrrdurrrr and thangs, “Maybe This Time.” Support Matt HERE.

Episode 6: Analog vs. Digital

Grimm and cherry talk about how their fame may have been affected by the transition from the analog era into the digital era... that is, if they were famous. Featuring the dark and dangerous song, “Done” by Chicago’s Dolly Varden. Click HERE for more information on Dolly Varden.

(Dolly Varden lead-man, Steve Dawson, collaborated with ellen cherry on an EP. Check it out HERE!)

Episode 7: Local, Regional, National Fame

Grimm and cherry ruminate on local fame... regional suggestion (what does that even mean?), and national obscurity. Song Feature: "Let Them Come" by J. Pope and the Hear Now. See and hear them HERE.

Episode 8: Physical Effects of Fame

Grimm and cherry try to understand how their corporeal forms are affected by fame. Featured song by Baltimore’s Andy Bopp, “Shadow.” Please, dear Universal Hum or however you understand god, go to Bopp’s website and give him some attention HERE.

Episode 9: Art vs. Commerce

Grimm and cherry think about selling out or remaining true to one's vision and soul. (Is there any doubt to what they will choose?) Song featured is “Another Spot” by our podcasting mentors, the prolific (wow, what an understatement) Society Fringe Players. Spend your life HERE and learn more!

Episode 10: Ambition

Musicians ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm consider the topic of ambition. They have an ambition to remain obscure. It's working!!! Featured song: "Lonesome Cowboy on the Protein Deprivation Trail" by Mole Suit Choir. Supports their mystical travels HERE.

Episode 11: Breadth & Depth

Absolutely non-famous musicians ellen cherry & Andrew Grimm discuss the depth and breadth of their inability to become celebrities. Your gracious, but flawed hosts: ellen cherry & Andrew Grimm. Featured Song: "Waltz Until We Break the Seams" by Austin-ite Wilson Marks. Support him HERE.

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