Media Appearances

Hear the gang at “Are You Famous, Yet?” podcast why Captain Ambivalent was their favorite guest in their first fifty episodes (excerpted by permission from episode 51, which you can download here, and/or download the episode they’re talking about here.)

Valparaiso, IN Media Appearance

Community Radio “Art On The Air” Program

Fri 12/07/18 WVLP-LP “Art On The Air” Program 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mon 12/10/18 WVLP-LP “Art On The Air” Program rebroadcast 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

In town at 103.1 FM or worldwide at

Blog Media Appearance

“Goin Jawa Rap”

Fri 08/24/18 The Pop Insider “Star Tunes: Five Lesser Known Star Wars Inspired Jams”
Chicago, IL Personal Appearance

“Uncle Fun: You’re The One” Documentary Screening

Chicago Filmmakers - 5720 N. Ridge Ave (enter from Hollywood) - $8.00
Sun 06/10/18 11:30 AM
Sun 06/10/18 2:00 PM
Sun 06/10/18 7:00 PM

I have an original song and some other music bits in this documentary by Laura Force Scruggs about the iconic late Chicago novelty and toy store and the magic man behind it, which everyone near Chicago should go see.

The running time is exactly one hour. There will also be a Q & A after each screening with Laura Force Scruggs, Uncle Fun, and Executive Producer and Sound Editor Jake Scruggs which will be recorded on their “Are You Famous, Yet?” podcast.

Podcast Media Appearance

Return to “Are You Famous, Yet?”

Mon 09/12/16 Are You Famous Yet? podcast, hour long interview with live performances

Event Video

Chicago, IL Media Appearance

“The Midnight Special” with Rich Warren

Sat 09/10/16 WFMT’s “The Midnight Special” played “You Can’t Sing, You’re Ugly, And The Sixties Are Over”
Murray, Iowa Media Appearance

Southern Iowa Community Radio!

Wed 12/02/15 KSOI Southern Iowa Community Radio Jeff Wells’ “Swing Time” played “Rebecca’s Reindeer-Snowflake Christmas Socks” and added both albums to rotation
South Bend, IN Media Appearance

The Thousand Mile Song on WNIT’s Michiana’s Rising Star

Thu 07/23/15 WNIT Public Television broadcast performance of “The Thousand Mile Song” on “Michiana’s Rising Star”

Footwear coordination with host Allison Hayes did not give me that extra edge this year, but hey – new live video of the Thousand Mile Song!

International Media Appearance

2014 Semi-Finalist (Comedy/Novelty)

Thu 03/05/15 International Songwriting Competition 2014 Semi-Finalist (Comedy/Novelty)
Podcast Media Appearance

Mentioned on Are You Famous Yet? Anniversary Show

Mon 11/17/14 Are You Famous Yet? podcast explained why Captain Ambivalent was their favorite guest in their first fifty episodes

Excerpted by permission below, discussing episode 33.

South Bend, IN Media Appearance

Are We There Yet? on WNIT’s Michiana’s Rising Star Finale

Fri 08/08/14 WNIT Public Television invited me to perform “Are We There Yet?” on the season finale of “Michiana’s Rising Star”

Once again I didn’t advance in the contest but was comic relief in the finale – and got a surprise interview!

South Bend, IN Media Appearance

Eclipsed on WNIT’s Michiana’s Rising Star

Thu 07/31/14 WNIT Public Television performed “Eclipsed By Your Behind” on “Michiana’s Rising Star”

Thanks to the mysterious time traveller known only as “The Captain”, I was able to bring you video and photos of this performance before it actually happened! But I encourage you to watch the full show and enjoy the amazing talent Michiana has to offer.

Podcast Media Appearance

Are You Famous, Yet?

Mon 07/07/14 Are You Famous Yet? podcast, hour long interview with live performance

This podcast began as Jake Scruggs keeping tabs on his friend Bryn Packard who moved to New York to become an actor, but has evolved into a general look at folks trying to make a living in the arts in New York and Chicago with a lot of really interesting guests. And I got to be one!

Follow link above to program notes and download, or stream below:

Salem, OR Media Appearance

Radio! KMUZ

Wed 04/09/14 KMUZ interviewed on Tara Hathaway’s “More Accordion!” program