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The Beautiful Mutants Podcast

The Beautiful Mutants Podcast

By Dusty Santamaria

Join host Dusty Santamaria for an alchemical collage of audio cut ups and reality warping conversation. We talk with far thinking artists, mystics and culture makers about how to utilize imagination to ensure our survival as conscious beings living in a new dark age. The Beautiful Mutants Spacecast is a continuity from the last timeline into the next. A celebration of what remains, what can be retrieved, and what may still manifest. Mutation is the law of evolution. Everything in our entire lives has led us to this instant. Join us!
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Glamour Magick as a Polita-KiLL Strategy
Glamour Magick as a Polita-KiLL Strategy
A Recent Manifesto We Wrote Regarding The Ongoing War For Human-E Consciousness. Control vs Total Liberation. If We Were To Get Hit In Thee Head By a Stray Bullet Walking Down The Street, We Are Satisfied to Have Written This Piece And To Put It Out Into The World. We Feel as Though We Accurately Articulated What Needed To Be Said. Perty Plz Share With Folx If You Vibe With It. Find The Others. Find The Other Others. We Are Here For It. 
22:47
August 13, 2022
THE REAL IMPERFECTIONISM W THE REAL ALAIA
THE REAL IMPERFECTIONISM W THE REAL ALAIA
Beautiful Mutants are a uniquely moderne subspecies of homo sapiens. We are the inevitable result of a mechanistic cultural climate and our Space Cast is BACK for a third season of audio cut ups and Media Magick. Imperfectionism is an art movement founded by Alaia Parhizi in 2014 which embraces the accidental nature of artistic creation and incorporates apparent mishaps into the art. Imperfectionism defines a method of self knowing through the arts, where intuitive decision making, raw expressive impulses, and imaginative self discovery are the foundational tools. We talk to Alaia about his movement in this edition of the show. A link to Alaia's Los Angeles gallery, WonZimer, which he runs with director Aiden Nelson, is below. The episode begins with a not so subtle sound spell, or audio sigil, if you prefer. Altar Everything!  https://www.wonzimer.com https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria?fan_landing=true
35:03
October 26, 2021
SET LIST FOR JOSEPH BERG
SET LIST FOR JOSEPH BERG
I'm goin on a Summer House Show Tour of America! It's called The "Jump Off a Cliff and Build Your Wings on the Way Down Tour." My friend and new band mate Joseph Berg is joining me for a few shows. He asked for demos of a set list. I figured I'd release the demos as a podcast in case any of y'all wanted to hear as well. Here it is! 1.Both Sides of the Mask #2 2. Apocalypse Now and Later 3. Sylvia Says 4. Crowned Messenger 5. When History Ends 6. Lonesome Rose 7. Haunted Feeling (( Send Your Love )) 8. Decatur 9. Los Angeles 10. Autoluminescent (( Rowland S. Howard Cover )) 11. Tupelo Bells 12. New Years Night https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria?fan_landing=true
44:47
July 04, 2021
Revenge of the Audio Essay and the Sex Magick EP
Revenge of the Audio Essay and the Sex Magick EP
Coconspirators of Wonder, I have a very special treat for you with this episode. It's songwriting as spell casting with a track by track investigation of my most recent musical offering, The Sex Magick EP. Written and recorded with the artist Moira Echo in the beginning months of 2020, The Sex Magick EP is a magically minded musical response to pandemic consciousness. It's here in full with additional audio sigils and commentary. Individual tracks and other treasures can be found at the links below. Enjoy! https://dustysantamaria.bandcamp.com https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria?fan_landing=true
36:34
June 10, 2021
LOOK INTO THE EYES OF THE INTERNET WITH THE SLOW POISONER
LOOK INTO THE EYES OF THE INTERNET WITH THE SLOW POISONER
I've long been inspired by the work and lifestyle of today's guest, Andrew "The Slow Poisoner" Goldfarb. Cartoonist, Musician, and self proclaimed Weirdo. Andrew is the editor of "Freaky Magazine," a way out collection of surreal comics and collage. His comics have also appeared in the widely popular humor publication, MAD Magazine. As a musician, the Slow Poisoner is a one man band of theatricality and artistry all his own. Y'all are gonna love this conversation. Andrews art and music as well as my own can be found at the links below. http://theslowpoisoner.com https://voodooityourself.com https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria?fan_landing=true   
49:30
June 07, 2021
CHOOSE YOUR SYMBOLS WISELY w Betty Benedeadly
CHOOSE YOUR SYMBOLS WISELY w Betty Benedeadly
Betty Benedeadly is a Desert-roaming one-woman-band from from Austin TX creating ritualistic invocational desert music. Betty has an intuitive understating of Magick that is instantly recognizable in her music and the way in which she uses the tools of our time to get that music heard. We had a truly wonderful conversation about these matters as well the history of recorded music, nanotechnology, and of course choosing our own symbols with wisdom. Music for this episode provided by Betty as well as her band, Sheverb. Links to full versions below. This is a great episode! Enjoy!  https://bettybenedeadly.bandcamp.com https://sheverb.bandcamp.com https://www.instagram.com/bettybenedeadly/ https://www.instagram.com/dustysantamaria/ https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria?fan_landing=true
46:29
May 11, 2021
CONVERSATION IS FOUND ART with ANTERO ALLI
CONVERSATION IS FOUND ART with ANTERO ALLI
Antero Alli is a master Magician of underground cinema, literature, music, and esoterica. Antero makes a second visit to Beautiful Mutants to talk in depth about his upcoming film, Alchemy of Sulpher, the ritual benefits of Paratheatre, and what happens to a salamanders brain when split into three pieces. We crack the code to crawl outta the trap door of the filth kaleidoscope. In his opening segment, Dusty Santamaria shares archived "conversations" with Orson Welles and Anais Nin. A man walks into a bar. He asks the bartender, "have you ever seen me before?" The bartender says no. The man then asks, "well, how do you know it's me?" Join Us.        http://www.verticalpool.com http://www.paratheatrical.com https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria?fan_landing=true https://www.instagram.com/dustysantamaria/
01:10:10
April 21, 2021
Musick as a Magickal Current with Longriver
Musick as a Magickal Current with Longriver
The Magnificent Austin TX based songwriter and performer, David Longoria, known as Longriver, joins Beautiful Mutants to talk about the power of screaming in rock n roll, his performance some years back on Late Night with David Letterman, the inevitable cosmic dance with impermanence, and our nostalgia for mosh pits. Samples of Longriver's stellar songs open the podcast. Full versions can be heard at the links below. Special thanks to our newest Patreon subscribers, Sara Saylor and Rahb Eddy. In his opening monologue Santamaria talks about the difference between fate, destiny, and Unconditional Positive Regard. Join Us! https://hullabaloorecords.bandcamp.com/album/of-seasons http://www.longriversongs.com https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria
45:18
April 02, 2021
The Church of Many Doubts with Derek Hunter
The Church of Many Doubts with Derek Hunter
Presents from a Pickpocket. Would You wear my eyes? The best disguise is naked. Naked on the rise. The best disguise is naked. Safe now to assume. We can understand the weapon if we understand the wound. Author, counselor, and creator of Love Chaos, Derek Hunter joins Beautiful Mutants and shit gets real! Love Chaos is a way of life that embraces unpredictability while focusing on love. Every thing in your entire life has brought you to this instant. Join us.  https://www.love-chaos.com https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria https://sexmagick.bandcamp.com/album/love-under-will
55:13
March 21, 2021
To Make Our Lives Works of Art with McCalla Ann Saturnweb
To Make Our Lives Works of Art with McCalla Ann Saturnweb
What was it that my distracted heart most wanted? To make my life a work of art. Occult educator, Diviner, Crossroads Curator, and magical librarian, McCalla Ann Saturnweb stops by the audio series for a great talk that dances between Kabbalistic Paths to our mutual love of comic books to the revolution of the mind. McCalla is one smart human and has a whole lotta wonderful things to say in our dialogue. Per request from Patreon subscribers I've included the studio recording of my song "Tupelo Bells" and put some exciting strange sounds to my poem, "Time and Other Thieves." McCalla is based in New Orleans and offers a treasure trove of services that can be found at the links below.  Links to my original music used in this episode and PARATHEATRE FOR THE IMAGINATION also linked below. Old love as ever.  https://www.instagram.com/saturnvox/ https://www.patreon.com/SaturnVox https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria https://sexmagick.bandcamp.com/track/tupelo-bells  
52:17
March 10, 2021
STAY FREE with Poet, Rich Ferguson
STAY FREE with Poet, Rich Ferguson
The bird of the spirit must liberate itself from the rational cage. So we will reverse the logical order and make Magick from the Tragic. The magnificent Los Angeles poet, Rich Ferguson stops by the show to talk about the incredible powers of the imagination! Rich Ferguson is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet who has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Wanda Coleman, Bob Holman, Moby, and other esteemed poets and musicians. Ferguson has been selected by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. to serve as the State of California Beat Poet Laureate from September 2020 to September 2022. Rich shares a segment from his wonderful new collection, Everything is Radiant Between the Hates, out now on Moontide Press. This is a fantastic conversation with audio cut ups and sigils inserted. I know your gonna love it.  http://rich-ferguson.com https://www.youtube.com/user/fuzzydoodah https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria https://www.instagram.com/dustysantamaria/
47:39
February 13, 2021
The Other Form of Madness is Wisdom (( with Katherine Quartzes ))
The Other Form of Madness is Wisdom (( with Katherine Quartzes ))
First Law of the Universe, Everybody Hungry. The Beautiful Mutants Spacecast is back with my favorite episode yet! The great psychic healer and dream analyst, Katherine Quartzes comes onto the show to talk about madness and dreams. The royal road to the unconscious is laid out before us. Technology is the placenta feeding the fetus dreams. Additionally, this show includes a very important service announcement from the Dyslexic Salon of Discordian Personalities reminding us that the Internet Speaks to us in our own Voice. The episode opens with my newest song Skin Like Moonlight, a demo // sketch of a tune regarding grief. Katherine's work can be found at the link below. If you enjoy the show please consider taking a tour of our offers on Patreon. Old love, as ever.  https://www.thunderenlightening.net https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria https://dustysantamaria.bandcamp.com    
47:20
January 30, 2021
Imperfectionism and the Other Than Human with Walt Curtis
Imperfectionism and the Other Than Human with Walt Curtis
It's 2021. I've built a ceremonial mask of broken iPhones and am limping back to the podcast party. Today's Beautiful Mutant is my street poet mentor, Walt Curtis. Walt epitomizes bohemian living. He is best known as the author of Mala Noche, the novella that became Gus Van Sant's first film. His other writing includes Rhymes for Alice Bluelight, Medusa's Love, Angel Pussy and awesome the early 1960's Proto-zine The Mad Bombers Notebook. Curtis is the subject of the ecological art film Salmon Poet, made by Sabrina Guitart and the late lovely, James Honzik.  As someone six months shy of being an octogenarian, Walt's perspective on art and life are totally uninfluenced by the toxicities of the internet. A refreshing perspective to be sure. Talk with your elders. They have wonderful things to say.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHfeTq7P7pw https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria
01:25:36
January 05, 2021
The Beginning is Near with Jonah Emerson Bell
The Beginning is Near with Jonah Emerson Bell
Welcome to the Great Mutation! Everything in our entire lives has led us to this instant. The most momentous astrological event of our lifetime is here. Astrologer, Tarologist, Hypnotist, and Recovery Coach, Jonah Emerson Bell comes onto the show to tell us all about it. Jonah and I wax about the odyssey that led him to realizing his ambition of being a self employed Wizard living in a desert ghost town. We rap about what psychic and material shifts to expect going into this revolutionary 200 year shift of consciousness. We share a few magical techniques we've found helpful to remind us that we are all sparks of divinity. This is a doozy of a conversation! I know you'll love it. Jonah's readings and offerings as well as my music for this episode can be heard at the link below. Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. L-ov-E https://www.campwizardcamp.com https://www.patreon.com/campwizardcamp https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria https://dustysantamaria.bandcamp.com/album/existential-detective-rock-n-roll  
01:10:27
December 22, 2020
Writing Ourselves Into the Story with Chris Lawson
Writing Ourselves Into the Story with Chris Lawson
Chris Lawson is a nationally celebrated collage artist, poet, and social worker based in New Orleans. His visual art is a mind melting dreamscape of Post WW2 American surrealism. The work blends figurines and pulp magazines with Mardi Gras Masks and record sleeves resulting in a glorious alchemy of found object treasure troves. His large scale creations serve as shelters for ephemeral spirits to happily hide. Private collectors of his art include Patti Smith, Will Oldham, Conor Oberst, Julliane Moore and Michael Stipe. Lawson's writing has been published in Rolling Stone, Manhattan Poetry Review, and Black Warrior Review. His efforts as a social worker for houseless youth in New Orleans has been documented by the Vice Film, "Shelter."  Chris and I share a fun, silly and fantastic conversation about his early run ins with the great writer, James Baldwin, How his Bywater home was the first location of a documented boxing match in the United States, the potentials for benevolently programed Artificial Intelligence, and, for the Yule Tide inclined, Christmas Shrimp! I love podcasting! This episode of The BMS is a prime example why. Dig!!!  Music for this episode provided by myself and 29 Motels,  Chris's collaboration with musician, Joe Petterson. All the occult secrets of life linked below. https://dustysantamaria.bandcamp.com/track/decatur https://www.chrislawsonart.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUfNbNBFwRI   https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria https://soundcloud.com/joepetersensoundsystem
01:15:27
December 14, 2020
Intimacy with Void starring Antero Alli
Intimacy with Void starring Antero Alli
Antero Alli is a sorcerer of underground cinema, music, paratheatre, and poetry. His many films include Under A shipwrecked Moon, The Mind is A Liar and a Whore, and 2020's The Vanishing Field. He is the author of nine books as well as the instructor of two online courses, Astrologik and The 8 Circuit Brain.  Alli's most recent book, State of Emergence, explores his decades long investigations as director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch, a ritual technology for gaining access to stored bodily emotions through movement, vocalization, and action . We lovingly bullshit our way through a conversation about "The Resurgence of the Poetic Imagination," Antero's mission statement for his work. His wondrous mountain of creations can be found at his website Vertical Pool, linked below. Music for this episode made by me. The closing song, Death is a Question Mark can be purchased as an individual track at the Bandcamp link. Lastly, DIG MY NEW PATREON PAGE!!!! There's a ton of fun treasure on there. Also linked below. Do It Yourself Shall be the Whole of The Law. Love y'all.   https://www.verticalpool.com https://www.patreon.com/dusty_santamaria https://sexmagick.bandcamp.com/music
01:11:18
December 04, 2020
Sonic Wallpaper // Astral Graffiti // The World is your Home // W Galen Ballinger
Sonic Wallpaper // Astral Graffiti // The World is your Home // W Galen Ballinger
Discovering Galen Ballinger's music is like locating a long sought after needle in a muddy mountain of hay stacks. His work is a clear signal in an infinite catalogue of static. This episode of The Beautiful Mutants Spacecast serves to boost that signal, lifting the listener into medicinal frequencies of mysterious exploration. Galen and I talk about songwriting and the visiting spirit of genius. We also showcase a song from his debut album, "To Build Afire." Passing visitations from the muses crash our conversation like playful children singing in the background of a business Zoom call. 3 is my favorite number and episode 3 of Beautiful Mutants shows what a promising endeavor this podcast project might be.  All music for this episode provided by Galen ballinger. He can be found here.    https://galenballinger.com     
01:00:34
November 25, 2020
Saving the Soul of the World By Telling Better Stories
Saving the Soul of the World By Telling Better Stories
Next to silence, stories are the most divine form of communication. Stories are alive. Stories are holy. Stories bring to life all the triumphs and tragedies imagination and experience can summon to the mind. This weeks episode is a solo spacecast about telling stories that are right for the current moment. Let us write the world we want to live in and then live there. Let us write ourselves into our own stories so that other forces don't do it for us. All the music heard on this weeks show can be downloaded as individual tracks at my Bandcamp page.   https://dustysantamaria.bandcamp.com Through L-ov-E all P-ai-N will turn into Medicine. 
34:36
November 12, 2020
Midnight wine and the chaos of creativity with Gahiji Akil Lumumba
Midnight wine and the chaos of creativity with Gahiji Akil Lumumba
The first ever Beautiful Mutants Spacecast with my friend and house mate Gahiji Akil Lumumba. Gahiji is an elemental energy worker, Reiki master//teacher, writer, and social justice worker.  We talk about the use of imagination as a means of liberation, our respective relationships with New Orleans, and human beings as vessels for creative forces that have existed long before us and will continue to exist long after we're gone. The episode ends with "Agnus Dei," a never before heard song I wrote and performed with my band, The Singing Knives. Beautiful Mutants number one is a magical antidote for Election Day anxiety. Change perception and change all reality. Through love all pain will turn into medicine.  Gahiji's work and consultations can be found here. https://www.seerenergetics.com
54:49
November 03, 2020