It was the hot, dry, glutinous summer of 2007 in the Las Vegas NV valley when The Fabulous D Show was created by The Artist D and Charlotte Bukowski. Setting out to find the keys to the spaceship they combined forces to set out to unearth the lost art of talk radio… on the Internet. The Artist D had been entertaining online since the mid-1990′s and was recently inspired to enter the world of broadcast by the Godfather of Internet Broadcast, Frank Cotolo of Cotolo Chronicles. Frank had featured Artist D on his show many times and saw the gift of gab buried within. Artist D being a jack of all trades artist he (or she) decided to explore radio.
Charlotte Bukowski was a long time resident of Las Vegas from the good old days when the mob ran the town and show girls were Show Girls. Named after one of her poetic inspirations, Charles Bukowski, it was clear to Artist D that this long time friend from MySpace was the perfect co-host for a broadcast endeavor. One late June day in 2007 they hunkered down in Charlotte’s spaceship with several Rusty Railroad Spikes* to record the first show. Artist D was fabulous and everything he (or she) did was fabulous. It was his (or her) show, so The Fabulous D Show was born right there on Charlotte’s floor.
First broadcast as a podcast downloadable from Artist D’s site, the duo soon upgraded to a live format on BlogTalkRadio then the Artist D was welcomed into the WildBunchRadio fold. WildBunchRadio is a live station broadcasting 24/7 via the Internet. Through the WBRN years The Fabulous D Show grew and embraced the live format.
Season three saw the departure of Charlotte Bukowski as Artist D was joined by two co-hosts, Vanilla Child & Sarah K. Vanilla Child was more than a long time friend but an actual member of the Fabulous bloodline. Sarah K was an extraterrestrial in her own right and landed mysteriously in our lives as mysteriously as she would leave them. Season three also saw the relocation of the show from Las Vegas NV to Atlanta GA. The Artist D embraced the southern comfort and let it flow in some of the greatest episodes (and topics) the show had ever seen. As their magical time in Atlanta grew to a close Sarah K departed to the Aokigahara (aka the Japanese Suicide Forest) and The Artist D left the South.
With the release of his (or her) book In Bed with Myself: The Making of the Internet’s First Superstar along with the death of long time listeners, guests and friends Jessie Kitty and Zoe Miracle, Artist D found himself moving back West to a remote location called The Middle of Everywhere. Vanilla Child and The Artist D welcomed many co-hosts after Sarah K but never found anyone who fit into her Kinky Boots. They continued season four as a duo on WildBunchRadio and a new simulcaster RainbowMixRadio. Throughout the seasons we’d also see the reappearance of Charlotte Bukowski but now in her new form as Lola Jayne.
In season five of The Fabulous D Show we saw growth, change and fabulousness spreading like wildfire. The Artist D left WildBunchRadio, remained on RainbowMixRadio and joined a new podcasting network called OutLoudShows. It’s a small world after all as on OutLoudShows Artist D ran into new friend, dominatrix and fellow talk host sex advocate Velvet Steele and old friend Frank Cotolo! It was through OutLoudShows that The Fabulous D Show went back to its roots embracing the art of podcasting again. The Fabulous D Show morphed from a two hour broadcast to one hour seeing the departure of Vanilla Child as co-host. The Artist D took the mic for the first time as a regular solo show host for opinion and unearthing the underground.
Along with shows of truth and opinion, The Artist D regularly welcomes guests from the celebrated underground to learn about each life and expose their beautiful creations. From pop artists to revolutionaries to famous drag queens and stars with some kinks … The Fabulous D Show doesn’t hold back and leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination. As the years have gone along Artist D has found his (or her) voice which was there all along. The Fabulous D Show is more organic with every episode.
The Artist D said it best, “People need to know what’s going on here and you need to tell them. There’s a radio show going on here and it’s organic. It’s truth and reality on a whole different level. It’s what everyone needs to hear, forever, until forbid!”
*Rusty Railroad Spike was Charlotte Bukowski (aka Lola Jayne’s) favorite drink. A glass of scotch whiskey and a couple splashes of Drambuie Scotch. Traditionally known as a Rusty Nail but much bigger for the true artists and poets needing inspiration.