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Playlist: Harold Nicol's Portfolio

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Offramp - My Colleagues the Clowns

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:34

Inventive improvisations - absurdist and thoughtful humor and music.

Duelling_used_car_lots_photo_small "My Colleagues the Clowns" is a full episode of Offramp featuring Duelling Used Car Lots and Low Power FM Talk Show. 

Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman, and edited by Sheila Cowley. 

Season 1, Episode 7

Offramp - Synchronized Sinning

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 29:04

Inventive improvisations - absurdist and thoughtful humor and music.

Default-piece-image-1 "Synchronized Sinning" is a full episode of Offramp, including Fashion Emergency Exit, The Answering Machine Song, Let's Pretend, Flying Fish and The High Resolution Salvation Monkey Song. 

Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman. Edited by Sheila Cowley, mixed by Matt Cowley.

Season 3, Episode 6 

Offramp - Destruction Comes in Many Ways and Means

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:44

Inventive improvisations - absurdist and thoughtful humor and music.

Default-piece-image-1 "Destruction Comes in Many Ways and Means" is a full episode of Offramp including Saving-the-Earth Pirates, Brainstorming Band Names, Left-Handed Dance Lessons and The Days Overflowing with Champagne Song. 

Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman, and edited by Sheila Cowley.  

The Centrifuge of Integrity. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:05

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-1 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 6 "The Centrifuge of Integrity" Works as series or standalone. Featuring. . . Long Distance Ventriloquist, Grudges, Football Field Restoration, I'm More, Spaghetti On My Wedding Night, French Diets, I Think I Told Her, Granny's Garbage, Pirate Binky, Dinghy Man Song. Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.

Doorbells, . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - The Improvised Comedy Series series | 03:54

Old coots reminiscing about wars and police actions of words. . . and steam, geothermal and nuclear-powered doorbells they have known. . .

Default-piece-image-1 Improvisations on wars of words and nuclear-powered doorbells from the old codgers of Offramp. Broadcast on WMNF Tampa. Like all Offramp sketches, this is available either as a drop-in or as part of a half-hour Offramp show.

Disturbing The Queen Worm. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - The Improvised Comedy Series series | 06:10

A pleasant discussion of worm farming brings back a tale of (mild) horror..

Default-piece-image-2 Three old men remember the glory days of worm farming, and agree on how tragic it is that today's youth can't tell male worms from females on sight. Then one of them remembers that frightening day when they invoked the wrath of the Queen Worm in her nest.. Like all Offramp sketches, this is available either as a drop-in or as part of a half-hour Offramp show. Part of Offramp Season 2 - "Me, Completely Serious"

Offramp - Deplorable Manners

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 25:42

Inventive improvisations – absurdist and thoughtful humor and music. Pleasantly surreal.

Letter_d_photo_small "Deplorable Manners" is a full episode of Offramp featuring The Letter D, Last Train Out, Baitbiter and Whales. 

Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman, and edited by Sheila Cowley. 

Offramp - Radiopaque

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 27:50

Inventive improvisations – absurdist and thoughtful humor and music. Pleasantly surreal.

Radiopaque_episode_photo_small "Radiopaque" is a full episode of Offramp, featuring Live From The Film Festival, Over-the-Top Late-Night Film and Boardwalk Busker. 

Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman, and edited by Sheila Cowley. 

Season 1, Episode 13

Offramp - The Reek of Chic

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 25:46

Inventive improvisations – absurdist and thoughtful humor and music. Pleasantly surreal.

Reek_of_chic_photo_small "The Reek of Chic" is a full episode of Offramp featuring Tips About Tips, Johnny Cheese and Screaming Orchids. 

Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman, and edited by Sheila Cowley. 

Season 1, Episode 9 

Offramp - Please Sir Remain Calm

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 27:40

Inventive improvisations – absurdist and thoughtful humor and music. Pleasantly surreal.

Please_sir_remain_calm_photo_small "Please, Sir, Remain Calm" is a full episode of Offramp featuring Drive-Through Mayonnaise, Low-Altitude Flight, Low-Rung Greeting Cards and The Courting Your Mother Song. 

Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman, and edited by Sheila Cowley. 

Season 1, Episode 12 

Offramp - A Simple Blue Blazer

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:11

Inventive improvisations - absurdist and thoughtful humor and music.

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"A Simple Blue Blazer" is a full episode of Offramp including Sandbar Sales, Journeys to the Underworld, I Know Her By Atomic Weight and The Disjointed Time Song.

Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman, and edited by Sheila Cowley.

Season 2, Episode 2.


Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind - Behind the Scenes with Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 29:07

Inventive improvisations – absurdist and thoughtful humor and music. Pleasantly surreal.

Herfret_photo_small "Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind - Behind the Offramp" is a look behind the scenes at how the improvised Offramp series is created - the creative struggle, spontaneous inventions and improvisations that wander and explode in the studio. Featuring Joe's World of Tires and Opthalmologists, Pirate Songwriting, The I've Got a Marsupial In My Pocket Song and Herfret.

Me, Completely Serious. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:54

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-0 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 3 "Me, Completely Serious" Works as a series or standalone. Featuring. . . Wall Walking, Could You Forgive Me If, Latvian Rock Tossing, The Funsbats, Turbulent Day Song, Dynamiting for Catfish, Catfish Cookery, Vampire Slugs, Worm Memorabilia, The Honeypants Song. Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.

Layers of Insurrection. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:14

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-2 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 4 "Layers of Insurrection" Works as a series or standalone. Featuring. . . Inexplicable Unexplainable, 24-Hour-Long Sunday, Doorbells, Valet, The Looking For You Song, The Wolf and The Guru, Travel Round, Pirate Vacation, Mariachi Guys, Clogging Vaudevillians. Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.

Layers of Insurrection. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:14

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-2 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 4 "Layers of Insurrection" Works as a series or standalone. Featuring. . . Inexplicable Unexplainable, 24-Hour-Long Sunday, Doorbells, Valet, The Looking For You Song, The Wolf and The Guru, Travel Round, Pirate Vacation, Mariachi Guys, Clogging Vaudevillians. Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.

Nosebleeds of the Mind. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 28:03

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-0 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 9 "Nosebleeds of the Mind" Works as series or standalone. Featuring. . . Mr. Puppet & The Cheerful Philosopher, The Call of the Circus, This Strange Music is Giving Me Pause, Nosebleeds of the Mind, Snakes in a Box, The Pile of Life, Spanish Verb Song. Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.

Onstage With No Words Song. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - The Improvised Comedy Series series | 03:43

Trying to find the words

Default-piece-image-1 When everything depends on taking advantage of the moment. Improvised to music by Matthew Cowley with Gary Bass. From Offramp Season 2 - "Back in the Antechamber"

Offramp - Alimentary Watson

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 27:34

Inventive improvisations – absurdist and thoughtful humor and music. Pleasantly surreal.

Squirrel_duels_photo_small "Ailimentary, Watson" is a full episode of Offramp featuring Pizza Order, The Restaurant for French Ex-Lovers, The Onstage With No Words Song and Squirrel Duels. 

Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman, and edited by Sheila Cowley. 

Offramp - Not Bad for a Fiasco

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 51:21

Inventive improvisations – absurdist and thoughtful humor and music. Pleasantly surreal.

Not_bad_for_a_fiasco_photo_small "Not Bad For A Fiasco" is a full episode of Offramp featuring Dr. Harvey Has Something to Say, Seasonal Depression, Bankruptcy and French Movers.
 
Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman, and edited by Sheila Cowley.  

Offramp - Banana Pants

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:04

Inventive improvisations – absurdist and thoughtful humor and music. Pleasantly surreal.

Singing_telegram_doorknob_small "Banana Pants" is a full episode of Offramp featuring Disappearing, Prognosticating, Singing Telegram and The Audition. 

Improvised by Gary Bass, Matt Cowley and Dave Waterman, and edited by Sheila Cowley. 

Dog Talk. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - The Improvised Comedy Series series | 05:51

Lunacy on a Local Call-In Show

Default-piece-image-1 Callers to the Dog Talk show are more than the doctor is hoping for. Improvised by Gary Bass (guest veterinarian), Matthew Cowley (host) and Dave Waterman (all the callers). Part of Offramp Season 2 - Episode 12, "The Thoroughfare of Commerce and Complaint"

Journeys to the Underworld. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - The Improvised Comedy Series series | 05:03

On a talk show, some confusion between the criminal underworld and just plain Hades

Default-piece-image-0 On the "Journeys to the Underworld" talk show, a guest gleefully blends insider information about the criminal underworld with tips on how to handle Hades. Improvised by Gary Bass, Matthew Cowley (hosts) and Dave Waterman (Rocco Incognito). Part of Offramp Season 2 - Episode 2, "A Simple Blue Blazer"

Snakes in a Box. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - The Improvised Comedy Series series | 02:02

Workers at the loading dock negotiate with management

Default-piece-image-1 Workers on the loading dock wrangle with management as they wrangle with boxes of snakes. Improvised by Gary Bass (the boss), Matthew Cowley and Dave Waterman (the workers). Part of Offramp Season 2 - Episode 9, "Nosebleeds of the Mind"

Offramp - Nosebleeds of the Mind

From Sheila Cowley | 05:57

A surrealistic talk show

Default-piece-image-0 A host attempts to interview two questionable scientists on their research and surrealistic projects. Improvised by Gary Bass (host), Matthew Cowley (Quentin) and Dave Waterman (Bob). Part of Offramp Season 2 - Episode 9, "Nosebleeds of the Mind"

The Thoroughfare of Commerce and Complaint. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:42

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-2 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 12 "The Thoroughfare of Commerce and Complaint" Works as series or standalone. Featuring. . . George Washington in the Studio, Inexplicably Deluded Women, Evolutionary Terrorism, Revisionist History, Mundane Impresions, Gary’s Granny, Dog Talk.

Dancing at the Crematorium. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:24

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-2 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 7 "Dancing at the Crematorium" (A Widower's Lament) Works as series or standalone. Featuring. . . Igor to Learn, Guest Guitarist, Gary’s Song, Loving Infection, Duck Fry Mania, You Have Moistened My Camel, Hunted House Song, As & So, Slightly Used Avatar, Dancing at the Crematorium. Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.

The Fabric of Renown. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 26:29

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-2 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 8 "The Fabric of Reknown" Works as series or standalone. Featuring. . . Your Comprehension May Vary, Citizen Test, The Slogan Song, Martians, Tickets to the Earth's Core, Living on Mars, She Was a Space Invader, Where Hamsters Run Free, Gary's Croquet Deportation Song, Weekly Radio. Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.

Moderation Is For Lunks. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 27:14

Season 2 Episode 1

Default-piece-image-2 "Moderation is for Lunks" Offramp Season 2 - Episode 1 Available as a 13-week series, or standalone. Featuring. . . Gary’s New Nose, Deli Shakedown, Telling Your Future, Bright Tuesday Dishes, Singing Restaurant, Porcupines and Wombats, Monkey in the Cauliflower Song, What If, The Potato of Love Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.

Bach Centrifuge. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 28:20

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-0 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 10 "Bach Centrifuge" Works as series or standalone. Featuring. . . Drivers' License Bureau, Snatches of Melody, Dave Sings & Plays, Somewhere A Dramatic Reading, Pickling for Dollars, Prophesies of Nostrilla, Lovesong Instruction, Tie My Shoes Gospel, Unsticking the Door, Uncle Henry. Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.

Plenty More Answers Where That Came From. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 27:08

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-0 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 11 "Plenty More Answers Where That Came From" Works as series or standalone Featuring. . . Miss Tasha’s Dance Instruction, New Product, Bartholomew and Willie, Domesticated Objects, Famous Soccer Player Lovesong, Real Life Discussions, What Do You Do, Gallery of Hysteria, Cavorting Can Song. Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.

Back in the Antechamber. . . Offramp

From Sheila Cowley | Part of the Offramp - Broadcast Episodes series | 27:13

Improvised humor and music

Default-piece-image-1 Offramp Season 2 - Episode 5 "Back in the Antechamber" Works in series or standalone. Featuring. . . Someone of Your Height Song, You Are An Ant, Italian Fairy Tales, Flying Granny, Everything I Could Possibly Want Song, We Want Something Big, Four Lane Highway, Onstage With No Words Song. Individual segments are available as drop-ins. . . just contact producer.