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Clip Payne

Producer, Actor, Singer

Episode #23 – Motor City Review

Episode #23 – Motor City Review

ABOUT

Michael Payne, more commonly known as Clip Payne or The Man In The Box, has been a member of the Funkadelic/Parliament collective since around 1977. In the late 80’s he founded WEFUNK International as a vehicle for his solo projects which became WEFUNK AD2k Records and Filmworks in 1999.
Jambase.com has the following to say about Clip: What began as a side trip for Parliament-Funkadelic’s Michael “Clip” Payne has evolved into one of the most versatile jam bands around, a Family Stone-meets-The-Dead vehicle that frees your mind — so that your ass, of course, can follow. Some of the finest original funk this side of Sly Stone, Larry Graham, and the Godfather of Soul. The 420 Funk Mob/rx melds that sound with some Sixties psychedelia, a bit of Sun Ra “arkestration,” and even a little soft rock, performed by a revolving cast of former P-Funk members and masterful musician friends. Jam after jam, style after style, they sync up. One Collective under a frequently hypnotic groove.” Jambase.comWhat began as a side trip for Parliament-Funkadelic’s Michael “Clip” Payne has evolved into one of the most versatile jam bands around, a Family Stone-meets-The-Dead vehicle that frees your mind — so that your ass, of course, can follow. Some of the finest original funk this side of Sly Stone, Larry Graham, and the Godfather of Soul. The 420 Funk Mob/rx melds that sound with some Sixties psychedelia, a bit of Sun Ra “arkestration,” and even a little soft rock, performed by a revolving cast of former P-Funk members and masterful musician friends. Jam after jam, style after style, they sync up. One Collective under a frequently hypnotic groove.”
When Clip is not touring with George Clinton he works on his shows with 420 FUNK MOB, playing venues around the Hudson Valley and produces for artists who contribute to the future of FUNK…
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Harold Castellano

Construction Design and Consultant, Virtual Reality Expert

Episode #14 – Mirror Image

Episode #14 – Mirror Image

ABOUT

Harold Castellano began in construction management and his career led him to become a construction consultant, His understanding of building materials and special design has resulted in his overseeing the restoration of landmark properties such as the Pearson House in Kingston to the redesign of major hospital facilities.
Harold’s expertise in virtual reality has given him an acute understanding of special concepts that not only enhance his business but also expands into program design of virtual reality apps that could render architectural blueprints obsolete and give designers the option of creating their spaces in real time and space.

Sal Dispensa

Executive Chef

Episode #297 – Cooking for Chimps

Episode #297 – Cooking for Chimps

ABOUT

Sal Dispensa was born in Kingston NY. He is a culinary professional who began his passion for food in Myrtle Beach, SC tossing pizza. He later became a Pizza Cook/Line Cook position at an award winning restaurant. Executive Chef, Kevin Levine, who saw something in his craft and eagerness to learn everything he could took him under his wings and a few years later Sal became Executive Sous Chef. He worked with Chef Levine for eight years; winning many awards together including best of the Grand Strand for Italian “cuisine”. Sal is a member of “Chefs United” for future chefs of America, a non-profit organization where Chefs put on benefit dinners to raise money to put young inspiring chefs through Culinary School. Sal has now recently moved back to the Hudson Valley and is the Executive Chef at the Chefs Table at the La Mirage.