G & T Show Supplemental Log – Jen Usellis and the Klingon Pop Warrior Project
G & T Show Supplemental Log – Jen Usellis and the Klingon Pop Warrior Project is now available to download. Check it out here. This week Nick, Terry, and Mike invite Deyvid to join us for a Supplemental Log Interview with Jen Usellis to talk about her Klingon Pop Warrior Music Project on Kickstarter, how she became a Klingon, and so much more, including a Klingons of Long Island bit. You don’t want to miss this installment of G & T Show’s Supplemental Log.
Jen Usellis is an actress in the Chicago area that had the opportunity to work on the Klingon Christmas Carol. During our interview with her, we discuss her time with them and how she was brought into that project and what eventually led to her starting up this project. Jen goes on to explain how the process for creating the song HIchop (Bite Me), an original Klingon pop song based on Sixpence None The Richer‘s Kiss Me, and shares her surprise at the success the song has seen.
Our discussion of the Kickstarter, kicks into full swing as we discuss each of the songs included in the initial Kickstarter offering and the stretch goals included with the project. She tells us where each of the Klingon translations came from for Kiss Me; Hit Me, Baby, One More Time by Britney Spears; Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On; and from Disney’s Frozen, Let It Go — after all, with that song translated into nearly every language on Earth, why not a Klingon version? The stretch goals for the project include: two additional songs. Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance and Pat Benatar‘s Love Is A Battlefield comprise the first two stretch goals with packaging upgrades for the third, and additional CD Duplication to take on the road with her for performances and the convention as the fourth goal. She even hinted at the possibility of a fifth stretch goal: hiring a production company to produce music videos for each of the songs on the album, but would require nearly $10,000 to realize.
We ask all of our listeners to help support this project by donating to the project or sharing it on your social media feeds to help spread the word of this honorable project. It will be glorious! Qapla‘!
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He is the co-owner of Busy Little Beaver Productions and is the producer and co-host for G & T Show and Gates of Sto’vo’kor. He’s directed voice actors, and produced and edited audio podcasts and dramas because he doesn’t have the face for video. He plays well with others and is always on the look out for the next project, the next thing, the next next. If he wasn’t working on something with a half dozen other projects waiting in the wings, somebody please check to make sure he’s still breathing.
During the day, he’s a mild-mannered computer repair man who dabbles in web design in his small, rural, Central California community. He lives with his lovingly dysfunctional family and loyal canine companion and spends most of his time in the closet concocting some hair-brained scheme or another. He’s got an unhealthy obsession with Lego video games, Klingons, and Star Trek Online that borders on the neurotic.
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