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Mo Daviau #119

Drinks with Tony

Mo Daviau is the author of Every Anxious Wave, which may soon become a feature film. Listen to the podcast to find out every gritty detail. Join my 8 week screenwriting workshop starting on January 25th. Class limit is 10, so sign up early if you want to grab your spot. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast outlets.

6 Jan 2021

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Guest Mo Daviau – Author of the novel, Every Anxious Wave

The Changed Podcast with Aden Nepom

I met Mo 14 years ago in Austin, Texas when we were both cast members of an all-female Musical Improv Group that neither of us is a member of anymore. Being in a musical improv group with Mo, and then later an improv duo called Battle-Axe (check out this vintage Blogspot account!) there are some things that I know to be true about this profoundly talented woman.I invited her to talk to me on the Changed Podcast for good reason. She’s a compelling storyteller (I loved her novel, but I've also been tugged along a delicately-strung-together improvised narrative by this dynamo and her ability to see the matrix of an improvised story as it is arriving).She is surprisingly good at freestyle rap... something I'm guessing you'll never hear her do because I'm pretty sure she'd deny her skills if you asked her about rap. Also, I could be wrong about that assumption, so feel free to ask her!Something else I know about Mo, she's an introspective, deep thinker.Reflecting on my conversation with Mo...It’s easy to view people’s accomplishments from the outside and say “wow, they really made it!” when behind those achievements lives a mix of blood, sweat, hard work, good luck, and heartbreak... AND there is no way of knowing how much of each, and in what order.Each moment on our own paths we are presented with opportunities to be changed… to pivot. They say that life is 10% what happens and 90% what you do with what happens.If you haven’t read Mo’s novel, Every Anxious Wave yet… I highly recommend you pick up a copy from your local bookseller. Here's a link to mine.If you have thoughts you'd like to share, or stories about dreams, accomplishments, and surprises I would love to hear them! Feel free to drop me a line any time.And of course, as always, happy listening!AdenPS. If you prefer watching people talking instead of listening to them consider becoming a Patreon Patron!You can watch the video for this episode with Mo Daviau, unlock all of the video from Season 1 of the Changed podcast & more... simply by supporting The Changed Podcast through Patreon! CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOWIs there someone you think would make an excellent guest on the Changed Podcast (bonus points it's someone you can connect us with directly...)? Please feel free to drop us a line and tell us all about them!This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp


12 Jun 2020

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S2: Ep.21 - Shape and Slope - Mo Daviau & Laryssa Birdseye

Storytellers Telling Stories

Written and narrated by Mo Daviau with a musical performance by Laryssa Birdseye.This week, Mo demonstrates exactly how it feels to simultaneously take control and surrender in one swift bite, then Laryssa performs a song!Read more on Mo here: modaviau.comListen to Laryssa here: laryssabirdseye.comHear more episodes: sttspod.comClick here to rate us on iTunes. Otherwise, please share this episode with your friends and family -- new episodes arrive every Tuesday!Thank you for listening.


21 Jun 2019

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Episode #247: Mo Daviau

The Soundtrack Series

Mo is the author of the revered novel Every Anxious Wave--which is the best of everything having to do with music and time travel. Not to worry, we cover all of this--what shows we'd go back and see, what moments in life we'd undo (or redo), and of course, 120 Minutes.


1 Jun 2016

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May 14: Summer Reads: Katherine Dunn RIP, Phil Knight, Monica Drake, Mo Daviau & Victoria Jamieson

OPB's State of Wonder

Summer came early this year, and it has us already dreaming of weekends at the beach or up in the mountains, kicking back in a hammock with a book between our hands. So we put together a show to highlight some of the season's top reads, in case you're thinking of packing your knapsack and heading for the hills (or at least the park)."Every Anxious Wave" by Mo DaviauMo Daviau is a former college radio DJ who dreamt up her novel, "Every Anxious Wave," over the turntable. It centers around a middle-age dive bar owner named Karl Bender, who’s only kind of hung up about the loss of his glory days playing guitar in an indie rock sensation. When a super-smart friend opens up a wormhole in the space-time continuum, Karl does what any self-respecting middle-aged hipster would do: he starts going back in time to see his favorite shows. And he meets his match, a brainy physicist named Lena.Remembering Katherine Dunn, the author of "Geek Love" - 11:34We remember writer Katherine Dunn with Willamette Week editor and publisher Mark Zusman. Dunn, best known for her 1989 award-winning novel “Geek Love,” passed away Wednesday at the age of 70. (This story replaced the interview with Katie Chase about "Man and Wife" in the original podcast. It will air next week.) "On the Folly of Loving Life" by Monica Drake - 20:24Monica Drake is one of Portland’s better known contemporary bards. Her 2007 novel, "Clown Girl," followed a young woman navigating a scene not unlike Northeast Portland’s famous Alberta Street Clown House. "The Stud Book," which followed in 2013, was a scathing, hilarious, and surprisingly tender meditation on how we create family. This week we had Monica in to tell us about her newest adventure — into the world of interconnected short stories — with "The Folly of Loving Life.""Shoe Dog" by Phil Knight - 30:28The notoriously private Nike founder and philanthropist Phil Knight has taken to the court and the spotlight with the release of his memoir, "Shoe Dog." "Complex" magazine called it “more like 'The Lord of the Rings' than a typical mogul memoir,” and it brought ESPN’s Darren Rovel to tears. Earlier this month, Knight sat down with “New Yorker” writer and essayist Adam Gopnik at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to talk everything from the origins of the swoosh to going to school with Ken Kesey. You can hear their full conversation at the Literary Arts' Archive Project."Roller Girl" by Victoria Jamieson - 39:10Victoria Jamieson has written other books for kids and teaches children’s literature at Pacific Northwerst College of Art, but in her spare time, she skates with the Rose City Rollers Wreckers team under the name of Winnie the Pow. So perhaps it's no surprise her graphic novel for middle-grade readers, "Roller Girl," is a coming-of-age tale in which girls get in touch with their deeper selves by skating around and hitting each other. The book is also about the very messy social geometry that happens when kids move beyond their elementary school friendships. The book was published last year, and this year was listed for a Newberry Honor.


12 May 2016

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Episode 16: Every Anxious Wave by Mo Daviau

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When Every Anxious Wave begins, Karl Bender is a lonely, washed-up former indie rock star who has just discovered a wormhole in his apartment that enables him to time-travel. He and his friend Wayne decide to start a business letting people travel back in time. There are strict rules: you can only travel back to concerts, nowhere else; you can't talk to anyone; under no circumstances can you meddle with things as they were in hopes of changing things as they come to be. But when Wayne decides to break these rules, traveling back to 1980 in hopes of preventing the assassination of John Lennon, he accidentally gets stuck in the year 980, and Karl has to find a way to bring him back. That's when astrophysicist Lena Geduldig gets involved.Author Mo Daviau talks about her literary influences (you'll never guess), reveals why she's always been fascinated by time travel, and names her favorite character. Plus, she sings.Guest readers Alfie Guy and Brian Slattery, along with host Cyd Oppenheimer, offer their take on Karl and Lena as a couple, opine as to whether this book's ending is a happy one, and consider the ways the stories we tell about our pasts shape our presents and our futures.  Available at:AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBound


6 Apr 2016