Art Fight Podcast

S1E8 - Mike Kluge

An episode of Art Fight Podcast

By Art Fight Podcast
We bring artists, musicians, creatives, and combatants of all stripes together to have real conversations about the fight in art, and the art in fighting.

AFP is based in Nashville, created and hosted by Brian Siskind and Joe Nolan.
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S3E11 - Sean Patton
Sean Patton is the co-founder of Legion Jiu Jitsu, a coach, and a competitive submission grappler. Patton stopped by the Art Fight studio to talk about "stress inoculation" and the martial arts, the importance of leading by example, and the opening of the brand new Legion Jiu Jitsu location in East Nashville.
1:08:09
December 15, 2018
S3E10 - Irvin Jones
Undefeated Pro MMA fighter Irvin Jones joins us to talk the creativity and challenges in MMA, boxing, and how he gets into a flow state during combat.
1:03:20
December 7, 2018
S3E9 - Terry Price aka Photo Ops
Songwriter and Photo Ops music creator Terry Price talks making music in LA, Nashville, and the challenge of producing records. Nashville harmonica/lap steel man Jason Goforth guests and shares some found cassettes from an amusement park singalong booth.
1:18:41
November 30, 2018
S3E8 - Chris Zidek
Good hang with friend of the podcast, artist and muralist Chris Zidek - who knows a lot more about crop circles than most people. Our conversation takes you from pre-Egyptian history to the gluten-free era, with lots of random stops along the way.
1:22:56
November 21, 2018
S3E7 - Carrie Cameron
Carrie Cameron hangs with us and talks the creativity in the tattoo arts, what it's like to be on reality TV, and ponders all the reasons people want to get a tattoo.
1:13:05
November 8, 2018
S3E6 - Robin Black
This week we're joined by the one and only Robin Black! Robin is a lifelong martial artist, a musician and singer, a former competitive fighter, and one of the most unique voices in contemporary mixed martial arts commentary and analysis. Robin joins us on the phone from the streets of Toronto, Canada to talk about how we talk about contemporary mixed martial arts, what we see at the evolving edge of the sport, and how his creative, insightful approach to talking about combat helped to inspire the Art Fight Podcast.
1:00:02
November 1, 2018
S3E5 - Mack Starks
Songwriter, artist, and Nashville Public Radio digital man Mack Starks walks us down his path from early music industry success, artistic and human self discovery, and bringing it all together today with a new studio, and new outlook on creating.
1:15:06
October 28, 2018
S3E4 - James "Roto" Rotondi
Enjoy our long form with musician, writer, and creative engine and friend James "Roto" Rotondi - a New York/Nashville musician, actor, journalist and critic; he's the former Editor-in-Chief of Future Music magazine, and his interviews and essays have appeared in Spin, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Mojo, and The Boston Phoenix, among others. As a musician, aka Roto; he is guitarist for Hundred Hounds; also plays w/The Cringe; ex-Air, Mr Bungle, and works with The Grassy Knoll and Spy Empire.
1:33:11
October 20, 2018
S3E3 - Brandon Donahue
Is academic fine art something to learn, and then unlearn? Brandon Donahue creates by collecting and transforming with airbrush and sculpture mass-produced, publicly displayed, and abandoned urban forms like fallen street signs, basketballs, file cabinets, and hubcaps. Brandon works in the traditions of folk art, hip hop, graffiti art and occupies a space between low and high art culture.
1:02:11
October 12, 2018
S3E2 - Jay Dasgupta
Writer, Director, and Producer Jay Dasgupta joins us to talk the perils and rewards in filmmaking, and gives insight into producing the new documentary about aerialist High Flying Jade, directed by his girlfriend Katherine Sweetman on location in Viet Nam with the Ho Chi Minh City Circus.
1:03:47
October 2, 2018
S3E1 - David Hellams - Crappy Magic
Crappy Magic is an enterprise by artist David Hellams. It encompasses both Crappy Magic magazine, and the interactive exhibition series The Crappy Magic Experience. These projects work to imbue found objects with creative energy using various media: photography, self-publishing, video, installation, performance, and more.
1:09:46
September 29, 2018
S2E12 - Brian Siskind and Joe Nolan - Season 2 Finale
We answer your questions, talk strategies for creative progress through looking at or into other pursuits, and break down our biggest artistic obstacles going into Season 3.
1:08:49
September 21, 2018
S2E11 - Ariel Bui
Nashville music artist, educator, and boundary pusher talks the struggle of being an authentic artist while time jumping, genre shifting, finding her voice, and using it to having conversations with herself from 10 years ago.
1:17:30
September 11, 2018
S2E10 - Matthew Polly
Forty-five years after his sudden death at age thirty-two, bestselling author Matthew Polly has written the first authoritative biography of Bruce Lee’s life. A Princeton graduate and Rhodes Scholar, his writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Esquire, Slate, Playboy, and The Nation. He is a fellow at Yale University.
57:13
August 19, 2018
S2E9 - Michelle Brown
Performance artist Michelle Brown aka @thefakehizofo uses her native Nashville as a canvas for activations, installations, happenings, and placemaking in the seemingly ordinary or forgotten places.
1:19:27
August 13, 2018
S2E8 - Sena Agbeko
Rising prospect Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko speaks on his journey in boxing from Ghana to the US, the joy and struggle on the way to making to the mainstream, and his creative side as a novelist.
1:04:34
August 6, 2018
S2E7 - Chris Zidek
Muralist and fine artist Chris Zidek takes us through his process, the challenges that come with his style, and breaks the big news of his upcoming solo show in Brooklyn. We also talked a lot about cars.
1:04:10
July 24, 2018
S2E6 - Joe Nolan and Brian Siskind
Joe and Brian talk artist residencies, creating music in the studio, and realize mid-podcast both Joe and Brian are speaking at the same Pecha Kucha event at the Frist Art Museum.
40:30
July 23, 2018
S2E5 - Steven Knapp
Producer and Creative Director Steven Knapp talks the thrills and perils of filmmaking, content, film festivals, and how boxing and running are vehicles for understanding what's happening in your life.
1:09:21
July 12, 2018
S2E4 - Jayson Wall
Zen and the freelance lifestyle, 3D printing, AR, VR, wrestling competition stories... JWall has it all for us on this episode!
1:11:13
July 3, 2018
S2E3 - James Perrin
Like a storm front, James Perrin’s chaotic, densely textured canvases crackle with energy. The acclaimed Nashville artist deftly blends several modes of painting, including abstraction, realism and expressionism, and incorporates a vast array of imagery into his work, from CT scans and segments of classic paintings to photographs of retail spaces and his own personal life. (from The Tennessean)
1:12:51
June 29, 2018
S2E2 - Michael Weintrob
Photographer Michael Weintrob joins us to talk about his traveling exhibition 'Instrumenthead' and shares stories he has lived photographing hundreds of the most iconic, legendary musicians and artists in the world.
1:05:57
June 23, 2018
S2E1 - Michael Shrieve
One of the most influential and creative drummers in music history, Michael Shrieve talks with us about training and retraining how to play drums with age, the challenges of the music business, and the opportunities in music and technology that keep him inspired and learning.
53:56
June 18, 2018
S1E12 - Ben Powers
We hang with Ben Powers, a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, and talk cerebral approaches to problem solving in combat, art, and life - and how to "gracefully bail" to work smarter, not harder.
1:29:49
March 11, 2018
S1E11 - Travis Vance
We hang with old friend, master bass player/artist, Travis Vance to talk life on the road with Thomas Rhett, the strange quiet of playing stadium shows, and talk about what made Nashville special 15 years ago.
1:15:40
March 2, 2018
S1E10 - Donovan Salvato
Johnathan Ivey's Cage Fighting Championships Welterweight champ Donovan Salvato comes by and talks with us about his upcoming bout, what fighting life is like, and how we became the champ.
1:16:08
February 23, 2018
S1E9 - Logan Nash
Logan Nash talks about the creativity in Jiu Jitsu, his upcoming bout, and the latest in combat sports.
1:34:52
February 5, 2018
S1E8 - Mike Kluge
Feat. Mike Kluge, a multimedia artist based out of Queen Ave Art Collective in East Nashville, TN and Joe Nolan returns!
1:15:21
January 28, 2018
S1E7 - Nathan Brown and Eva Boros
Nathan Brown is a muralist, known for his large scale geometric gradients, word collages and plantlike organic line work. Eva Boros is a curator, writer, and champion of street art and co-founder of the Nashville Walls Project.
1:17:45
January 22, 2018
S1E6 - Joe Nolan - remote from Arizona
Brian and Joe talk fights - everything from Max Holloway, Luke Sanders, and other fighters as well as new song releases, one of a kind art print books, creativity and the need to press forward.
1:44:31
December 10, 2017
S1E5 - Jeff Coffin
Catching up with saxophonist, photographer, and teacher Jeff Coffin about playing with Dave Matthews Band, his experience playing with icons like Stevie Wonder, the creative process, making records, music, and life.
1:23:15
December 4, 2017
S1E4 - Brian Greif, Chris Zidek, Jon Buko
Meet Brian Greif of Netflix's "Saving Banksy", Chris Zidek, and Jon Buko - all street artists and mural makers currently working on a 400 foot mural in Nashville’s booming west side - The Nations.
2:10:02
November 26, 2017
S1E3 - Ashley Burns
This week we sit down with Nashville musician and competitive Muay Thai kickboxer, Ashley Burns.
1:52:50
November 14, 2017
S1E2 - Nieves Uhl
Nieves Uhl talks about Nashville's printmaking culture, her love of hands-on art making, the role that art can play in fighting for social justice, and her love of martial arts which she discovered as a teen at a Muay Thai gym in Albuquerque, NM.
1:51:31
November 9, 2017
S1E1 - Introducing the Art Fight Podcast
Joe Nolan and Brian Siskind introduce the podcast and break down the fight in art and the art in fighting, and explore the parallels in creativity, struggle, and expression.
1:54:18
November 2, 2017
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