Episode #52: Interview with Tim Sprague
SHOW TOPICS - Tim Sprague - Real Estate Developer - Phoenix, AZ SHOW NOTES - 00:10 - Welcome Tim Sprague! - 01:00 - Tim's story: "I got thrown into the deep end of the pool!" - 03:00 - Prime interest rate comparison provides perspective - 04:19 - Crazier than the 1980's! - 04:27 - COVID, world economy, supply chain issues, Ukraine - 05:15 - Tim is "pro-Phoenix", but it took awhile - 05:45 - Waiting for cold tap water... - 08:00 - Desert biome sunsets are the best! - 10:43 - Courage, school of hard knocks, transforming community - 11:40 - Applying lessons from bigger urban centers - 12:15 - Cultivating arts, culture, and design into buildings - 12:30 - Oasis on Grand - Affordable Housing for Artists - 15:00 - Funding affordable living and political challenges - 15:55 - Stratified Economic Housing - 17:20 - Greenfield development vs in-fill projects - 18:30 - Urban sprawl taxes community infrastructure - 20:00 - Walkable communities, neighbors, being known - 22:00 - Good design beats fashion - 23:40 - Found:Re - Hotel and Gallery - 27:01 - Arizona "Art Boutique Hotel" for all facets of art - 28:35 - Not pretentious, not fussy, just beautiful art - 29:08 - "Industrial Chic" and good lighting! - 31:10 - "Cracking the egg" on in-fill development - 32:38 - Roosevelt Action Association in response to 1-10 expansion - 33:35 - Margaret T. Hance Park, the most invisible park in the country - 34:12 - "The Golden Spike" joins East and West freeways - 35:48 - Tim listens (and repeats!) - 36:35 - "Creativity means generating ideas, good design pays for itself" - 37:35 - "Everything we really care about is based on a story" - 38:10 - Tim tells a story about his grandfather - 39:10 - Tim will return in "Drought Talk"
June 17, 2022
Episode #51: Mona Lisa Eats Cake
Themes - Deep dig into Minecraft - Plumber shout out! - Multiple follow-ups - MET does good website! - People and art students suck - Betty Rubble Notes - 00:18 - Catherine chooses coffee over Bedrock - 01:00 - Microsoft emails James - 01:30 - History of Minecraft, the original blocky world - 03:15 - Scripting, cross-platform, running native? What? - 03:55 - SubRant embraces “tech geek world” - 04:30 - Everything leads to “The Flintstones” - 05:20 - Plumber shout out! https://georgebrazilplumbingelectrical.com - 06:20 - Expansion tank saves the day! - 06:44 - Nicholas is also a “Grocery Store Superstar”! - 07:55 - Fake bird surveillance joke follow up https://youtu.be/l30_APBNPXg - 09:25 - We’re not art lawyers, but Catherine will test the waters - 10:00 - We’re not scientists either, so below are alternate sources - - 1 - Kat Epidemiologist https://www.epidemiologistkat.com - - 2 - Very Bad Wizards https://www.verybadwizards.com - - 3 - Andy Does Healthy https://www.tiktok.com/@andydoeshealthy - 11:25 - James is a ruthless self-promoter (not) - 12:05 - Now here’s a really good museum website! https://www.metmuseum.org - 12:26 - Fly-through videos! https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project - 13:00 - “Fake” follow-up about curator responsibility - 14:45 - Mona Lisa eats cake https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/05/mona-lisa-attacked-at-louvre-museum-by-vandal-with-patisserie - 16:40 - Breaking News: “People suck” - 17:12 - James makes a case for cannibalism - 17:50 - Groceries going MIA - 18:58 - Forget Durango, just camp in San Francisco - 21:15 - Details are important (and interesting) - 22:10 - Marks of the mono print - 23:26 - Intaglio embarrassment: Catherine gets mocked in art class - 25:17 - Garbage torso painting is difficult because it’s garbage! - 26:20 - Education theory according to James - 26:55 - Betty Rubble - 27:25 - At least the plumbers are listening!
June 10, 2022
Episode #50: "Fake-squiat"
SHOW TOPICS Two show announcements! Storage Whores We see dead people SHOW NOTES 00:10 - Merchandise but no Anniversary Show 01:10 - James and Catherine are aliens 01:25 - New SubRant TikTok! 01:45 - Online video editing software 02:30 - Fake til proven Basquiat? 03:05 - "Chain of Custody" and "Players" Basquiat - (deceased) Artist Larry Gagosian - Art dealer Thad Mumford - (deceased) Screenwriter, 1st owner Storage Unit -Unpaid x30 years William Force - Art/antiquities dealer, 2nd owner Lee Mangan - Retired salesman, 2nd owner Pierce O'Donnell - Lawyer, purchased interest in 6/25 pieces "Mumford's Poem" - Taped on dot-matrix printer paper Lindon Leader - Brand expert, FedEx logo designer Diego Cortez - (deceased) Basquiat Estate Authentication Committee (deceased - disbanded 2012) member Jordanna Moore Saggese - Author "Reading Basquiat: Exploring Ambivalence in American Art". Aaron De Groft - Director & CEO, Orlando Museum of Art Cynthia Brumback - Board Chair, Orlando Museum of Art 06:50 - Trying hard for that "place in time" 07:30 - "One Last Heist" coming soon to a theatre near you! Or, "Ocean's Fail" 09:05 - Chasing the antiquity dragon 10:30 - Perusing the "Cardboard Collection" (video) 11:30 - Provenance (and asking questions) is "off-limits" in Orlando 12:34 - "Sometimes, you shouldn't attribute to malice what can be attributed to incompetence" 13:30 - Orlando, unhinged! 14:15 - Traumatically trapped in Orlando elevator! 14:52 - "Heroes and Monsters" - John Michel Basquiat 15:40 - A "stooge" for with good intentions, or just a stooge? 16:45 - James has a list of critiques 18:02 - Just say "these works may or may not be authentic" 18:21 - Having fun? Spending money? Who cares if it's real or not! 19:00 - Back to the "in-the-style-adjacent" artwork 20:30 - Achieving layering within a "visual collage" 21:00 - Deconstructing Basquiat, again! 23:03 - It's ghoulish to use dead people to authenticate your fakes 24:55 - The Mystery of the 1994 FedEx Logo 27:05 - "Handwriting analysis and poems don't authenticate artworks" 28:20 - Back to Banksy's Instagram archive and end
June 03, 2022
Episode #49: A Boring Podcast
SHOW TOPICS - The science of boredom. So bad we had to do it twice. SHOW NOTES - 00:10 - Take 2 - 00:45 - Less you know & clueless Joe - 01:05 - Spotify, if you're listening! - 01:52 - "Blinded me with (bad) science (journalism)" - 03:15 - Warning: No "Life Coach" On Duty - 03:45 - Scientific fluff piece? - 04:20 - Let's get into it! - 05:07 - Emotional hyperbole - 06:17 - Boredom seems correctable - 07:03 - Please define! - 08:47 - Categorizing boring - 09:27 - Catherine's studies cemented crazy! - 09:48 - Opinion about assumption isn't science - 11:06 - James has a sleep hobby - 12:27 - Buzzing outta boredom - 13:47 - "Excruciating" not proven - 14:32 - "It's all hypothetical" - 15:27 - Hypothetically, artists are interesting? - 16:02 - "Who feels more deeply than the artist?" - 17:05 - The simple wisdom of Von Tilburg! - 17:42 - Let them talk! - 19:01 - Reframe the lie? - 20:26 - Shameless SubRant sticker plug - 20:37 - Spotify, are you listening yet? - 21:17 - How to be left alone at a party! - 22:50 - James is bored and out!
May 31, 2022
Episode #48: Let Them Eat Koi!
SHOW TOPICS - Leaving Facebook, again! - Warhol stole our colors - Drought is real - "The Sugar Shack", Ernie Barns - Barns, Wyeth, Rockwell, Holyfield - Sugar Shack vs The Mona Lisa - Doesn't matter what is real - Stupid or boring, both! SHOW NOTES - 00:07 - Cookies and podcasts don't mix - 00:55 - 72hrs of Facebook is enough! - 02:05 - "Faking" a breach for a phone number? - 03:30 - James plays "chicken" with Instagram, and wins! - 04:05 - Panic de-activation - 04:55 - They know what you did last summer - 06:02 - Black and white and mostly people I don't know - 08:30 - Artist name correction: "One Beach Plastic", Richard and Judith Lang - 09:25 - Ozzie Osborn is alive, but James remain unconvinced (or maybe just doesn't care) - 09:50 - Our opinions are not legal advice AND neither of us are lawyers! - 10:15 - Warhol' and SubRant's common-color-ground - 10:55 - Just get a real camera! - 11:57 - What is a "Super Market Star"? Catherine is. - 12:45 - Drought of content about a drought - 13:55 - Calabasas Koi - 14:45 - Wealth and the American "Porpoise" - 16:45 - Symbiotic relationship between rich people and big goldfish explained - 17:11 - "Let them eat koi!" - 17:50 - Good Times! Another art auction, another $15,000,000! - 18:20 - "The Sugar Shack", by Ernie Barns - 19:07 - He fills the canvas with movement! - 19:46 - "Country Ride" 1982 reminiscent but not derivative of Wyeth - 21:35 - Barnes: "abstraction not exaggeration" - 22:20 - Similar to Rockwell, in that they are both illustrators of ideas - 24:21 - John Holyfield - 25:03 - Back to Warhol, it's just a t-shirt - 25:30 - "The Sugar Shack" vs. "Mona Lisa" - 26:30 - We're not meat bags, we're a simulation - 28:37 - Do you prefer stupid or boring? - 29:26 - Twitter poll fail - 30:15 - Go wash your car
May 27, 2022
Episode #47: Micro-Plastics
SHOW TOPICS - Anniversary Interrupted - No Fun With Migraines - Zooming In Pajamas - Everything Is Garbage - Micro-plastic in the blood - Pink Ball, Blue Ball - Trashing Art SHOW NOTES - 00:20 - "Spot on" co-host forgets SubRant anniversary - 01:30 - Other co-host forgets about Leap Year - 02:10 - James crushes migraine for sake of podcast - 05:00 - Airport pajama fashion - 05:47 - Reviving Facebook - 06:35 - "Zero-sum" upgrade or princess fantasy? - 08:57 - "You got a window, open it" - 10:15 - Plastic garbage obsession - 11:00 - Misinterpreting micro-plastics - 12:00 - Forgoing a Lego blood clot - 12:45 - Vegetarian siting on dead cow worries about plastic toothpaste - 13:40 - Just waiting to be discovered! - 14:04 - 'Blue Balls' destroy humanity - 15:17 - "One word: plastics" (The Graduate, 1967) - 16:20 - Plastic saturation limit - 16:45 - Catherine's savage mercury moment - 17:41 - Talking strangers at the grocery strangers and palpating tomatoes - 18:45 - Take-out plastic overwhelms studio space - 19:58 - Plastic pollution art - 21:30 - Don't divert, use real trash! "Bristol Whales" by Sue Lipscombe - 22:25 - My bags have been a tapestry "Bridge" and "Ocean of Plastic" by Dianna Cohen - 22:50 - Consuming chips for art - 23:32 - Colorful bottle top rainbow trash "One Beach Plastic" by Richard and Judith Lang - 24:22 - Infinitely sustainable materials? - 25:02 - Compressing into nature "Plastic Planet" by Calder Kamin - 26:07 - Introducing "Tik-Toad" - 26:34 - James has a favorite! - 27:02 - The Great Lakes palette - 28:48 - Podcast of imperfection - 29:02 - "What is art? Listen and you still won't know!" - 30:12 - "I good think too"!
May 20, 2022
Episode #46: (Over) Selling Warhol
SHOW TOPICS - Conspiracies are for the birds - Wearable art? - If I made a TikTok - (Over) Selling Warhol - Gratuitous BTS reference - Tricycles can hurt you SHOW NOTES - 00:30 - Pivot followup: Shadowcat is a trail bike - 02:00 - $7700 of fun - 02:30 - Instagram followup: James is a hypocrite - 03:15 - Black and white and square and mostly cat - 04:00 - Podcast birds (aren't real) - 05:00 - No birds in the hood? - 06:00 - "Hit piece" gets tarred and feathered - 06:40 - All conspiracies should be this much fun! - 08:00 - Catherine gets concerned - 08:35 - "Are you referring to bird drone surveillance?" - 09:25 - The internet raised him good - 10:15 - Listener provides content! Thanks Jay! - 11:00 - Old Masters and altered sleeves - 12:08 - Who called her an old lady? - 13:00 - If the jacket fits - 13:35 - The real crime is calling it "art" - 14:35 - Bed under a "Starry Night" - 15:00 - Spitballing a TikTok series - 15:44 - (Over) Selling a Warhol - 16:35 - James drops his Warhol cringe, just this once - 17:30 - Marilyn v. Andy AKA "Iconic v. Iconic" - 19:15 - "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" captures the 1960's - 20:35 - Shoutout to Phoenix Art Museum - 21:20 - Is it OK to film art and them post it? - 21:55 - BTS adjacent "Rkive art vibe" - 23:45 - Second tricycle childhood? - 27:25 - Turning, tipping, crashing, and freaking out. Thanks Trike! - 27:50 - Ozzie Osborne is alive! - 29:00 - PSA: Slow your 3-wheel roll - 29:45 - James was wrong
May 13, 2022
Episode #45: DJ Leary: Take Two
SHOW TOPICS - Writer DJ Leary discusses art, poetry, prose, and next steps on his creative journey. SHOW NOTES - 00:12 - DJ "SubRants" again! - 02:00 - Pandemic apartment good for writing - 02:50 - Laundry basket anxiety attack - 04:00 - Poems, stories, Pivot Cycles commercial - 04:20 - DJ's Pivot Shadowcat Ad - 08:20 - "4 Minutes Later" (James bike-nerds out) - 09:50 - No more training wheels, ever! - 11:15 - Listen to the neighborhood ambiance - 12:00 - "DC Rat Mob" (actual rodents, not politicians) - 14:08 - Bethesda v. Scottsdale and a tattoo artist's floor - 16:20 - Bird loudly joins podcast - 17:00 - What DJ will and won't miss about Phoenix - 19:20 - Phoenix expensive, friends moving on - 20:30 - One rodeo is enough for a lifetime - 21:00 - Surprise, DC is political! - 22:30 - Poems for "Tuckle" - 23:13 - Cocaine free coffee beans - 24:15 - No "swerving right" for easy money? - 26:00 - Writers needed (in Thailand?) - 27:15 - Fiverr and the "gig economy" - 29:15 - Motivated through authentic interaction - 32:18 - Instagram as "poetry archive" - 33:30 - DJ is a tattoo! - 35:30 - Being an artist is hard work - 38:40 - Screaming into the Twitter void - 41:04 - Instagram pay dirt - 43:20 - Next steps for prose over poetry - 44:50 - Think you're good at what you do? You're not! - 47:45 - Catchy, but played out - 49:00 - Practice makes better - 50:25 - DJ and a typewriter - 52:00 - San Diego and DC give "great busk" - 53:03 - Shout out to The Smithsonian - 54:05 - DJ recites a poem
May 06, 2022
Episode #44: Catherine Files Her Nails
SHOW TOPICS - Forgetful U.S. healthcare system - Tattooing Phoenix - Discoveries in weird places - SubRant social media - (Too) Hot Phoenix real estate - Art intersection - Gentrification is disorienting (for Catherine) SHOW NOTES - 00:05 - SubRant is hostile, but it's not work - 01:45 - James is unrecognizable - 02:45 - Curious canine cat food caper! - 04:50 - Tattoos, but where (to get one)? - 05:26 - Forehead or nowhere! - 06:20 - Will Catherine really get tattoos? - 08:00 - James and "left breast Jimin" - 09:03 - Moving on... - 09:10 - Digging Anat, the "Goddess of Everything" - 09:50 - Destination: Gaza, but back away from my head! - 11:15 - Hidden basements and the boxes therein - 13:15 - Attention (13 listeners): SubRant SubReddit coming! - 14:36 - James is "way serious" - 14:50 - Better late than never! SubRant social media! - - Instagram: SubRant Podcast - - Twitter: @SubRantPodcast - 15:10 - Messing with realtors! - 15:50 - "Housing Fodder and Unaffordable Phoenix" - 16:38 - All James needs is weather, trails, Costco - 17:21 - Redefining "exponential" and exerting male privilege - 18:50 - Compelling content as Catherine files her nails - 20:20 - More money than sense, but not climate refugees - 21:55 - Least sustainable city? Let's move there! - 22:45 - Intersection Art - 24:28 - Too much ado about Trompe-l'oeil - 25:20 - Phoenix murals, the 80 seconds of art this week - 26:00 - Disorientation in the Arts District - 27:43 - Shipping containers and hip hop - 29:53 - Lovin' the urban chic vibe - 31:15 - Putting a pin in "Art on the Street"
April 29, 2022
Episode #43: Pop Art and other Space Junk
SHOW TOPICS - Creativity - Pop art and other space junk - Douchebag of the week - Library books and censorship - Netflix SHOW NOTES - 00:10 - James got news, but show must go on! - 00:45 - 100 Days of Creativity Project - 02:15 - Instagram accounts - paintings & cats? - 02:55 - "To the moon, Jeff Koons!" - 03:42 - Space, the final frontier for the rich and egoic (which is a word) - 05:00 - If this were only a joke - 07:20 - Got space junk? Hire the banana guy! - 08:31 - Writer award goes to... - 09:22 - James critiques "Death Becomes Her" because he is a zombie - 09:45 - Catherine gets triggered by book reviewer - 10:48 - Let librarians library! - 11:30 - No common sense, people suck, let's stay home - 13:00 - Can someone else's preferences define our discomfort? - 14:48 - Hyperbole for hyperbole - 15:58 - We're already on that slippery slope - 17:15 - Netflix, just chill - 19:24 - Prices up, content down, Star Trek gone - 21:50 - Nobody wants advertising! - 22:25 - James reminisces, DVDs to streaming - 23:54 - Breaking down the niches - 25:37 - Catherine just wants to watch everything! - 27:30 - High prices for crap? - 28:59 - SubRant fever dreams get cancelled
April 22, 2022
Episode #42: Protest on Aisle 7
SHOW TOPICS - UNESCO makes a holiday - "Professional" artist? - Billionaires and philanthropy (or the lack there of) - Trashing Amazon - Artistic activism - Wearing Rembrandt - Math-nerd moment SHOW NOTES - 00:15 - "World Art Day" is every day - 01:20 - What is a profession really? - 02:07 - Artists just don't get paid! - 02:58 - Show note refund / RISD with an extra "E" - 04:20 - MacKenzie Scott is a generous "22%-er" - 05:10 - Critiquing a billionaire short list - 06:54 - "...and the douche-bag is..." - 07:50 - Turned off by Amazon - 09:30 - Dumpster diving proves a point - 10:30 - A new take on "sticker shock", but is it art? - 12:00 - Alexandra Skochilenko "awaiting trial" for creative protest - 12:36 - Seems like yarn graffiti - 14:15 - Representative Cori Bush is a "positivist"? - 16:30 - Creativity, courage and blank signs! - 17:45 - Now that's "wearable art"! - 19:14 - Hands down, it's a an interesting bracelet! - 20:00 - Cooper Hewitt snags original, but there were 10! - 21:40 - "Golden Ratio" is not just for nerds - 22:05 - Fibonacci sequence obsession - 24:00 - Random quote not previously covered - 24:28 - "Mini-Madoff" and out!
April 15, 2022
Episode #41: NFM: Non Fungible Mushroom
SHOW TOPICS - Must leave home - Mushrooms are everywhere - Shoutout to Arizona LD 2 Democrats! - Bedazzling garbage - Don't feed the birds - Shoulda Dropped Out of RISD SHOW NOTES - 00:05 - Time for Catherine to leave the house - 01:50 - No camping for James - 02:39 - Fungus objection - 03:20 - Human brain: art project on mushrooms! - 04:55 - Portobello prose? - 06:12 - "Annoyingly pretentiously tedious" - 08:00 - Organic molded work - 09:20 - Abandon crypto for mushrooms - 11:00 - "Inter-species" collaboration in a Phoenix art space - 12:00 - After our first podcast it was all downhill - 12:55 - Links for Arizona LD 2 Democrats running for state legislature - Rep. Judy Schwiebert: Twitter, Facebook, website, and newsletter - Jeanne Casteen for LD2 State Senate: website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - LD2 Dems: website, newsletter, monthly meeting, Facebook, and Twitter - 13:05 - Weekly Events to support AZ LD 2 - Wednesday Phonebank from 5-7 - Saturday Canvassing from 10-12:30 - Saturday Phonebank from 3-5 - Sunday Canvassing every other week from 2:30-5:00 - Anytime Phonebank daily from 9am-7pm. (You must be trained before doing this) - 14:10 - Cheetos and crystals - 17:00 - "Swarovski-lying" garbage for consumerism - 18:00 - Everyone, play with your food! - 19:17 - Ignore Catherine and her fever dreams - 20:25 - James uncovers the geodesic mystery - 21:30 - Hemp "legos" for houses - 23:15 - Cheeto-sphere vs. peanut butter pinecone - 24:07 - "Sam, have you seen Americans?" - 25:50 - James sounds like a hippie - 26:31 - Sam (and James) went to RISD - 27:27 - Do a "real power move", drop out! - 28:24 - This is the worst podcast on the planet
April 08, 2022
Episode #40: Art & Oligarchs
SHOW TOPICS - Words matter - Travel and Catherine don't mix - Oligarchs and art - Saving art in times of war - Good Grammy SHOW NOTES - 00:07 - "Hanging out" is not dating, and words matter! - 01:05 - James berates Catherine's (lack of) travel - 01:20 - Pissing on the Midwest - 02:25 - Exploring Hong Kong before Google maps - 04:15 - "It's the oligarchs' (art) world, we just paint in it?" - 05:35 - Guardians of ambiguity - 06:45 - Hold that auction! - 08:30 - Gatekeepers of moral responsibility? - 10:00 - Catherine mistakes a soccer team for a neighborhood in New York - 11:00 - The global presence of Philips (not light bulbs) - 11:45 - James defines "art washing" - 13:20 - Don't collude with bad guys - 14:05 - There are no cushions, even for art - 15:13 - Dr. Evil was not evil or effective - 15:30 - Disclosure laws needed, case closed - 17:25 - Keeping collecting safe in "The Garage" - 18:25 - Even ugly history repeats itself - 19:50 - Destroying art erases humanity's connections - 21:45 - Prohibiting "wanton destruction" since 1899 - 23:35 - Drunk dialing an Italian article that will not be shared here - 24:50 - James is (not) a word criminal - 25:37 - The Grammys, BTS, President Volodymyr Zelensky - 26:45 - Make your own damn art! - 27:06 - Stop the war!
April 04, 2022
Episode #39: Fake Banksy
SHOW TOPICS - Suspicions social media ads - Fake Banksy shows - Dissecting sleazy - Just go to Banksy SHOW NOTES - 00:05 - Suspicious ads - 00:50 - Banksy "Show" keeps showing up, but not at Phoenix Art Museum - 03:00 - Give info to get info? Nope. - 03:45 - Car dealership urban legend - 04:30 - Internet sleuth uncovers a "Turkey" - 05:05 - Banksy says "Nope" - 05:18 - Another "not Banksy approved" scenario - 06:40 - What do you see? Refunds! - 07:44 - No chisels, but "high value" work, "according to the company" - 09:20 - Siding with the artist is the "silver lining" - 09:54 - Go to Banksy to view Banksy, he shares! - 11:20 - "The public doesn't have a right to anything" - 12:20 - No good argument for "sleazy", but not a PSA - 14:10 - "Vibing" with Diego Rivera's brushstrokes - 15:20 - Banksy's message is more concise than this discussion - 15:48 - Just follow Banksy on Instagram - 16:40 - Please don't steal my wall - 17:20 - Banksy does your homework! - 18:00 - Vermeer didn't give consent, yet... - 18:30 - "The better the show, the less you pay"
March 28, 2022
Episode #38: Laptop Archaeology
- 00:05 - Hello, it's 2021 calling! - 00:40 - "Mask-hole", unchained - 03:00 - "Phone-holes" vs James - 04:05 - James explains the "Slur of Karen" - 05:00 - Crushing on Betty Rubble and Mary Ann - 05:30 - "Gilligan's Island", the last great TV show - 06:20 - The horrors of re-watching 80s-90s TV - 07:50 - Everything after the "Miami Vice" pilot was crap - 08:30 - Skewed media degrades morale, even on the battlefield - 10:15 - TikTok's "Hypo Hysterical History" covered it first! - 11:50 - Media's lack of good analysis is failing us - 13:10 - Be selective with your social media - 14:08 - "Beau of the Fifth Column" on YouTube provides thoughtful content - 15:50 - Speaking of laptop art! - 16:30 - Harry Styles click-bait - 18:00 - Art, modern archaeology, and psychotic bursts of emotion - 20:00 - Laptop stickers: "all-in" or a minimalist? - 22:11 - Dickies is not street wear - 23:00 - Laptops: Swiss Army knife or portal to your existence? - 26:15 - Computers are more important than cars - 27:33 - James is (not) a hothead
March 25, 2022
Episode #37: The Art of Goblining
SHOW TOPICS - Balloons! - iPhone addiction - Desert flooding - Goblin-mode? - Quasi-political rant - Locksmith saves the family! SHOW NOTES - 00:45 - Balloon bouquet for all occasions! - 01:30 - Catherine late to podcast, again - 02:15 - Step away from the iPhone! - 04:15 - "The Podcast Record Of Our Lives" - 05:30 - Rocks in her yard, rocks in her head - 07:00 - Catherine floods Phoenix, but this content is sheer drought - 08:10 - Goblins trigger James - 09:20 - "No aesthetic" is an aesthetic - 11:00 - American short attention span makes everything ancient history - 11:53 - "It's always something...every day is a crazy day!" - 12:15 - Who's onboard with the logical progression to nihilism? - 13:20 - A bad case of cosplay - 14:20 - Break-up couch and 4 days of ice cream - 15:05 - This deep dive is really too much - 16:30 - Acceptance, resignation, or 3 pairs of yoga pants? - 18:30 - Just don't be a goblin, ok? - 19:15 — Good things happen! - 20:00 - James makes a case for "Orc-Mode" - 20:30 - So much for the podcast about art! - 21:15 - USA has many blessings - 22:30 - Double-edged sword of abundance - 24:20 - Constitutional "gentleman's agreement" - 24:44 - America only works if we all agree to the rules - 26:19 - Goblin mode leads to destruction! - 26:30 - Failed locks but Jarod saves the day! - 27:55 - Catherine was a "party gurl"! - 29:28 - There goes our "G-rating" - 30:45 - Intellectual level dropped so we need to stop
March 18, 2022
Episode #36: Lies, Lies, Lies
SHOW TOPICS - Solar panels - This old house - Lies, lies, lies - Housing rant - Learning Korean - CDs and missing the 1990s SHOW NOTES - 00:15 - James's invisible solar panels - 01:00 - Catherine's infrastructure meltdown - 02:20 - Monetizing the sun - 03:54 - Energy efficiency goodie box - 04:50 - Lying is bad, but... - 06:00 - Morality: osmosis or reason? - 08:00 - Just tell me "it's OK"! - 08:40 - Tweets et cetera - 09:45 - Turn down the amplifier already! - 11:53 - Bob's truth conquers a bridge! - 13:25 - Freedom through candor - 14:20 - Who has the power? - 14:45 - "Candorous" is now a word - 16:00 - House CEO buys $900 toilet - 18:30 - Arizona is too boring to be this expensive - 20:05 - Ignoring the housing shortage is not helpful - 20:55 - Now for some good news! Learning Korean! - 21:25 - Two minutes of rambling... - 23:05 - "Talk To Me In Korean" books arrived fast! - 24:15 - New alphabet, Hangul, intimidation, drawing faces - 24:40 - Migraines, guitar, and Spanish - 26:00 - All musical rabbit holes lead to BTS (for Catherine) - 27:30 - Buying CDs is back! - 29:00 - James will always have "The Fifth Element" - 31:05 - Embracing analogue and other 1990s nostalgia - 32:22 - Design the world that you want to live in!
March 11, 2022
Episode #35: "Apes Gonna Ape"
SHOW TOPICS - Phoenix: Aliens in the alleyway - Recycling rant - Art destruction - Enough orange for a lifetime - BTS is our only hope! - Butchering a new language SHOW NOTES - 00:10 - Alleys are despicable - 00:30 - "Every week it's guns, guns, guns!" - 01:25 - "Where has all the garbage gone?" - 02:20 - Alien crash landing on Dreamy Draw! - 03:15 - Dumpsters, cows, no difference - 04:20 - Illegal dumping or art installation? - 05:25 - Please don't sleep in the alley - 05:50 - Hold your recycle containers close - 07:00 - Recycling territory sparks aggression - 08:10 - Just recycle Florida - 09:00 - Phoenix recycling burn-out - 10:20 - Cut stuff out, get stuff done! - 11:10 - James wins "reduce, reuse, recycle" - 12:10 - Bob's "empty toy-room" epiphany! - 13:20 - "Shrink-wrap" and snap, but why? - 16:15 - Destruction of Malaysian tiger sculpture - 19:00 - Public art is not your playground! - 19:35 - Porshes don't float, "news from the sea", oligarch B&B - 21:35 - Destruction of Ukrainian paintings - 22:55 - Museum as target - 23:45 - Violent random acts hurt humanity - 24:35 - We can only grieve for what is lost - 25:35 - Now some good news? - 25:50 - Enough orange, moving on! - 27:35 - BTS is the new "rose colored glasses"! - 29:05 - Just "Talk To Me in Korean"
March 04, 2022
Episode #34: Medusa Turning Heads
SHOW TOPICS - Luxury car roast - Battery zombies and Christmas lights - Phoenix recycling woes - Tiny apartments - Roblox non-story - Medusa turning heads SHOW NOTES - 00:10 - Porsche supply chain heats up! - 00:55 - If ship on fire, jump overboard - 01:45 - Smoking Lamborghinis on the water - 02:05 - EV battery vs "the environment" - 03:00 - The expensive barbarian battery - 04:45 - "Electr-(on)-ic" battery activism or PR? - 06:40 - Climate, EVs, not yet "Golden Age" - 07:47 - Is "Million Mile" battery a zombie, OR Analogous to Christmas string lights? - 09:22 - TV disposal nightmare in Phoenix! - 11:25 - James gets tough on recycling - 12:22 - Cubicle apartments, London to S. Korea - 13:35 - Seven square meters with potatoes - 14:45 - Rant of the Phoenix homebodies - 16:05 - Foresty Forest - 16:35 - James has no need for houses - 16:55 - Roblox, mini-figs, blurring the naughty bits - 18:55 - Sexist censorship for square butts - 19:44 - Simply outrageous but not puritanical - 20:51 - Back to art with the "Me Too" Medusa - 21:40 - Turning mythology "on its head" - 22:56 - Amplified controversy via social media - 23:15 - Dissecting the "hot takes" - 24:08 - How about two or three heads? - 25:30 - Art is hard and photography is under appreciated - 26:20 - Arlene Gottfried photographs - 28:11 - "How do we chronicle our relationships?" - 28:44 - "These are not studio pictures" - 29:25 - Nice to come across art that moves you!
February 25, 2022
Episode #33: Interview with Mary Fortney
SHOW TOPICS Welcome Mary Fortney, Campaign Manager for Representative Judy Schwiebert, AZ LD2 All politics is local! Stop messing with Arizona education Voting is key to democratic processes Keep the legislature working for the people! Pay attention Arizonans! SHOW NOTES 00:20 - Mary describes her political journey 3:050 - Why the State Legislature is important 05:00 - “Local is where you start!” 06:05 - 1980 returns to haunt Arizona education! (Aggregate Expenditure Limit explained) 09:20 - No medals for 49th place Arizona! 10:20 - ALEC, privatization, AZ as “test market” 12:00 - Tweets and trolls! 13:30 - Lottery, land sales, misinformation 15:40 - Let’s expand voter engagement! 17:25 - Voting is core element of democracy 18:40 - Voter suppression hurts across party lines 20:00 - AZ’s mail-in voting historic “street cred” 22:15 - Judy Schwiebert cares about Arizona! 24:20 - “Tier 1 Districts” and the “single shot” 28:00 - Redistricting, revisiting Ken Clark 28:40 - Campaign Manager’s Day, never boring! 32:20 - What about the “outer-space” base? 33:10 - Mary’s masterful burger pivot! 34:25 - The Question Purple and recap!
February 18, 2022
Episode #32: "The Bank of Fred"
SHOW TOPICS - Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate - "Fight Club" rewind to original ending - Security guard's first day: vandalize painting - Crypto fail and "Crypto-pocalypse" - Valentine's Day and Super Bowl silliness - "Mask-iety"? - Tucson might be boring, but... SHOW NOTES - 00:05 - Hive box update - 00:25 - Where do Instagram stories go? - 01:50 - Raising chocolate awareness - 04:10 - Chocolate migraine - 04:50 - SubRant controls narrative, again! - 05:50 - James teaches "power driving" - 06:30 - The clout of 12 listeners - 07:00 - "Improving" the art is not your job - 07:50 - Countdown: Yeltsin Gallery name change - 08:50 - "Don't re-doodle what I drew!" - 10:55 - Back to crypto with NFT fail - 11:49 - The "mint-post-buy" full circle - 13:23 - Horrifying Bitcoin bailout prediction - 13:45 - Stable or unstable coin? - 15:15 - "The Bank of Fred" - 17:45 - A loophole speculation kind of market - 20:41 - Stable is a myth bro - 22:07 - James is not too old for crypto - 23:00 - "Web 1" reminiscing - 25:00 - James wields a hammer as a gift - 25:45 - Flowers in car vs pre-packaged holiday - 27:00 - What is a "Super Bowl"? - 28:20 - Maskless dreams - 29:00 - Systematic desensitization, our own research, friends with COVID - 30:05 - Catherine simplifies football culture - 31:55 - Don't trash Tuc-son or Tubac! - 34:10 - Horrible sense of direction exposed - 35:45 - Missile silo, airplane graveyard, done
February 11, 2022
Episode #31: "Fight Flub"
SHOW TOPICS - Cookies, groceries, shrinking commodities - Cruising is rife with piracy and betrayal - Fight Club segue to China rant - News articles: Spotify, Palin, fast-food COVID - Cracks in Pieta reveal nothing SHOW NOTES - 00:10 - (Bad) Girl Scout cookies (and James is done) - 02:10 - Boxes are shrinking! - 03:00 - Is "supply chain" code for inflation? - 03:45 - Aargh! Pirates are trending! - 04:50 - Catherine's island mutiny! - 06:50 - Sailing is not as gross as camping - 08:00 - "Fight Flub" new Chinese ending - 09:20 - Who buys the lies? - 10:15 - Media bias v. indoctrination - 11:00 - ChinaRant - 13:10 - Grandfather of Grunge" throws down - 14:15 - Activism, Music, Spotify, Joe Rogan - 15:45 - Money talks, 1970 walks - 18:50 - Opposition to misinformation is the point - 20:00 - Sarah has COVID and flips off NYC - 22:50 - How much are you willing to be sick? - 24:00 - What happened to this podcast? - 25:00 - "Mask-In-The-Box" - 27:25 - Will "the real Pieta" please stand up? - 30:00 - Art IS finished - 32:30 - Nothing but an art-free art podcast
January 28, 2022
Episode #30: The Emerging Artist $?
- 00:10 - The cat vs pigeon story - 01:00 - Lying podcasts - 01:15 - RIP Meatloaf - 02:20 - Dark humor fail - 02:50 - Huel challenge fail changes the rules - 03:35 - Targeted ads peg Catherine 100% - 03:55 - The $53 "free" Hive gift box! - 05:35 - Just walk to Seoul Market - 06:20 - No Huel for James, he has an air fryer - 06:55 - James riffs on the art world - 07:15 - What is an "emerging artist"? - 08:15 - James defines the terms - 10:25 - Article - 11:00 - A guide for new art collectors - 13:25 - James is technically an established artist! - 14:10 - How about "pre-emerging zygote artist"? - 15:35 - Investors, galleries, art "pump-n-dump" - 16:55 - James quotes Duchamp’s still relevant perspective - 18:00 - Zombie Formalism’s abstract regurgitation - 19:00 - Curator pressure evades regulation - 20:30 - James and a a "Houston Gallerist" subrant! - 22:20 - Catherine’s emerging art purchase - 24:20 - Unwelcoming galleries shred naivete - 26:20 - James relives an excruciating studio experience - 28:00 - Leave 'em wanting more!
January 21, 2022
Episode #29: "Wealth Adjacent"
- 00:10 - James tells a joke - 00:40 - James's psychiatry subrant - 01:40 - Good "dad jokes" gone bad - 03:30 - Bike science says "fatter is faster" - 03:52 - Catherine falls asleep - 04:07 - "Zero-Resolution" January - 05:15 - Alcohol-adjacent sushi beach getaway - 06:18 - How bleak is your love (of February)? - 06:55 - Every day is "Air Fryer Day" - 08:05 - From "Movember" to "No-spender" - 11:00 - No bees or trees in suburbs - 11:21 - Huel does not sponsor this podcast - 12:28 - Couture camp food? - 13:05 - Catherine's camping horror stories - 14:30 - Sleeping with wolves and bears - 15:45 - Thirty acres of gunshots and chanting - 19:05 - house hunting is as close to camping as Catherine wants to get - 19:58 - Short sales and Satanic rituals - 20:52 - "Air Fryer February" started here - 21:50 - James can't stop, won't stop frying - 23:33 - Brussel sprouts can be heinous - 25:40 - Immersion blender fan-gurl - 27:03 - Why are we discussing kitchen ovens? - 29:05 - We really need to talk about art!
January 14, 2022
Episode #28: "Babies & NFTs: Nascent Technologies Full of Crap"
- 00:15 - Drilling for earbuds - 00:40 - Babies are gross - 01:35 - Creativity hits a TikTok wall - 02:44 - Copy & paste TikTok garbage - 04:25 - Mind violence and "Moonstruck" - 07:07 - Don't buy it, just TAKE IT! - 07:37 - It's all about microbiology - 08:12 - A "hard out" at Sprouts - 08:57 - James gets his cut - 09:43 - NFTs - an idea perfect for the "nothing" podcast - 10:39 - James gets triggered by "jar" article - 12:20 - Catherine explains NFTs - 13:05 - For this podcast, NFT = "art" - 14:25 - NFT "ART" = "visual diarrhea" - 15:15 - "Devoid of content, but still selling" - 15:36 - Artist who started selling NFTs less than a year ago is now making six figures - 16:20 - Catherine's NFT rant - 17:56 - James deconstructs Web 3 - 18:55 - "Remember GeoCities? No you don't!" - 19:48 - Make way for smarter greedier people - 22:20 - NFTs are the new Beanie Babies - 24:00 - The comic book bubble - 26:00 - Artists can benefit from NFT sales - 28:00 - James describes blockchain and more - 31:15 - Exiting the paywall
January 07, 2022
Episode #27: "What do I have but time?"
- 00:03 - "Warning: Art Emergency!" - 00:33 - Cultural apocalypse? - 01:00 - James's paintings at The Children's Museum of Phoenix - 02:30 - "No ice" Phoenix skating rink! - 03:09 - Buying memories through scars and art - 03:15 - Shout out to Betsy Ferman, COO - 03:48 - Ignoring Warhol's "Art Signal" - 04:45 - Catherine is a hermit, except for Costco - 05:20 - Suspicious pizza cheese - 07:20 - Restaurants are hard - 07:48 - Cookbook spurs 25-year fantasy - 09:05 - From "Tuck Shop" to "The Coronado" - 10:15 - "Take-out" cures "cooking burn-out" - 11:00 - Co-opted by collective consciousness! - 12:15 - Mobile Knitting Mobile - 13:15 - Video game birthday van is just sad - 14:12 - James "Frankenstein-ed" an X-Box! - 15:24 - Dreams of a Cookie Mobile - 16:30 - Simplicity is a life hack - 17:30 - Vegan with a dash of meat please! - 18:03 - Bring back restaurant upholstery - 19:30 - Background noise is an energetic suck - 20:49 - Italian food with a side of international abduction - 22:00 - Tutti a tavola a mangiare cibo Messicano? - 22:46 - "Covert Vegan" restaurant for adults only - 23:37 - Jolly pancakes and tofu dogs - 24:30 - Running through streets craving steak? - 24:58 - "Forget About Meat Cookbook", Karen Brooks - 25:55 - "What do I have but time?" - 27:06 - Cruisin' for black bean burgers - 29:00 - Air fryers, washing grills, lame content - 30:32 - Is this even worth publishing?
December 17, 2021
Episode #26: Christmas Special!!!
Christmas Special!!! The show notes are off for the Christmas Holiday.
December 10, 2021
Episode #25: Ravioli vs Christmas
- 00:30 - Lights up on Thanksgiving - 01:30 - Holiday "No Compete Clause" - 02:00 - Catherine loathes Christmas - 02:50 - Leering snowman on the roof - 04:15 - Catherine's Childhood Santa photo trauma - 07:22 - James's Mom gave great gifts - 07:41 - The 40-year-old Legos - 08:30 - "Christmas comes but once a year..." - 09:30 - James is a titanium trendsetter - 10:13 - Ravioli is better than Christmas (says Catherine) - 11:15 - RISD Alumnus rant - 11:53 - What the hell is a "proof point"? - 12:45 - Capacity, branding, and RISD exclusivity - 15:50 - Catherine and department store windows - 17:50 - Robot Ai-Da is a poet/artist/printer - 18:30 - Allegedly deeply emotive algorithms - 19:10 - Let's not shit on Ai-Da (no, let's) - 20:00 - Catherine reads alleged poem - 20:52 - YouTube is a deep dive for Catherine - 21:25 - Creation vs curation vs programming - 22:45 - Gendering of a garbage bag - 24:00 - James is a robot - 25:31 - Catherine questions efficacy of AI - 26:26 - James explains "humans are not smart" - 27:38 - "Meaty" substrate vs consciousness? - 28:54 - "AI" movie was sad and creepy - 29:30 - Catherine's phone is "Hellbound" - 30:30 - Susan's phone besieged by "The Beatles" - 32:00 - Data points and monetization - 34:10 - Bob Dylan's art show - 37:40 - Was there ever a young Dylan? - 38:30 - Lateral thumb on celebrity "art" - 39:24 - The 'Super Bowl' of the 'Art World': Miami Art Week - 39:31 - "No."
December 02, 2021
Episode #24: Transition to Authentic Self
- 00:20 - Dr. Mischa Cohen Peck - 00:35 - Mischa explains Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy - 02:40 - Psychoactive drug therapy - 03:14 - Timothy (not Thomas) Leary - O4:00 - Activism, Act Up, Queer Nation - 05:17 - Drugs are not a path to authenticity - 09:05 - Trans identity and pronouns - 09:27 - The false dichotomy of binary - 09:40 - Replace "or" with "and" to expand! - 11:31 - Labeling in "reaction to" binary construct - 14:45 - Critical thinking breeds empathy - 15:48 - Mischa's "super power"? - 17:10 - Adapting to more expansive thinking - 19:55 - "Gender is nothing and everything" - 20:47 - Facts exist AND can evolve - 21:24 - Epigenetic download, observation, survival - 23:15 - Education and critical thinking - 25:05 - CriticalThinking.org - 29:26 - Brain Operating System and 'manufacture's defects' - 34:08 - Fear is a 4-letter word - 35:40 - Brain as unreliable witness - 39:00 - Deep conversations or (and) great meds? - 40:00 - Gender affirming surgery = ego-integration - 41:26 - When Catherine met Mischa - 43:00 - Love, be loved, born for connection - 45:00 - Younger generation disconnect? - 48:22 - James is the "get off my lawn" guy! - 51:56 - "Nothing has meaning except the meaning you give it" (Thanks Hector) - 53:13 - "Marlena Miata", stick-shift (of course), "2NonQ" - 59:00 - Bat shit crazy as diagnosis? - 1:02:40 - Trans-generational transmission of trauma and family connection - 1:03:58 - Three random questions in closing - 1:04:17 - Shout out to Manny! - 1:05:37 - Dog person, cat tolerant!
November 30, 2021
Episode #23: Thanksgiving Special
- 00:14 - James controls knobs - 00:40 - Reminder: James attended RISD - 01:12 - Phoenix looks rode hard and half closed - 01:40 - Easley's Magic Shop and John Fitzsimmons - 04:25 - Catherine is the boss and James makes terrible coffee - 05:15 - Keurig regifting - 06:30 - Coffee grinders, burrs, and chunks - 08:00 - Old plumbing hates coffee grounds? - 08:24 - Garbage disposals are barbaric - 10:34 - Detritus in library books - 10:57 - Best ArtNews article ever! - 12:45 - Book time capsules left behind - 13:30 - Someone discarded James's piles - 14:30 - Books are tactile and personal - 15:31 - A second-hand Bhagavad Gita - 17:01 - Do Kindle books have titles? - 18:34 - "Archaeological work of sentimentality" - 20:45 - Bead Museum library collection - 23:17 - No discussing K drama! - 24:10 - Catherine isn't listening - 27:17 - Thrift store film missed opportunity - 29:03 - James eyes "The Matrix" - 29:56 - Listeners Gratitude Moment(s)! - 30:07 - Ing's words from Malaysia - 31:38 - Thoughts from Kim in Colorado - 32:18 - Cheryl wrote in from Phoenix! - 32:28 - Heather's comments from Chandler - 32:58 - Susan's gratitude - 33:31 - Is Tucson international or 'sub-local'? - 34:04 - Jim retires! - 34:45 - Chris starts his career - 34:57 - Jess crashes into Harry Styles concert - 35:40 - Ing will sew in 2022 - 36:10 - James appreciates Malinda - 36:45 - Catherine is grateful for pizza crust and wrote a poem - 38:17 - Podcast gratitude, thanks to guests! - 39:15 - Dim sum, Cracker Barrel, no turkey - 40:47 - Keurig cup 3-D art thing rambling - 41:37 - Thanks for listening!
November 19, 2021
Episode #22: Interview with DJ Leary
- 00:02 - Welcome writer and poet DJ Leary - 00:45 - James "don't" do words well - 01:06 - How DJ met Catherine - 02:00 - DJ inspired at Shakespeare's Globe - 04:00 - Street performance typewriter - 04:37 - The "COVID Project 7-year novel" - 05:24 - Creating characters is complicated! - 06:00 - Post English degree creativity - 07:17 - Schools fall short for creative endeavors - 08:29 - Lack of critical thinking - 09:02 - Nobody can teach the artistic process - 09:50 - "New Slam In Town", Ghost Poetry Show - 10:57 - Kaiti Pritchett Slam Poet - 12:18 - Academic poetry turns off a generation - 13:50 - Console vs PC gaming - 14:50 - Catherine nods off during gaming convo - 15:33 - iPhone gaming and cruise ship quotas - 17:43 - James dates himself with "Doom" - 18:57 - The "gamer history eye roll" - 19:22 - Film Bar is back, same location! - 19:58 - Club Dwntwn hosts "Poetic Soul" - 20:30 - DJ's sci-fi novel - 21:09 - Just wear your phone on your face - 22:15 - We are the Brave New World Borg - 22:42 - Consumption, overstimulation, distraction - 24:00 - My phone is my universe, and is boring - 27:00 - DJ's busy life and social media - 31:04 - Instagram and visual art - 31:40 - Twitter is a writer's resume - 33:30 - Unplugged anonymity is a luxury - 34:00 - Analog nostalgia vs digital complexity - 40:30 - Moving beyond a flash of brilliance - 43:20 - "Train I Ride", Paul Mosier - 44:13 - Middle ground on Myers-Briggs I/O scale - 45:57 - DJ's Poet Pick: T.S. Eliot - 49:00 - Cutting the Arts won't save a failed educational system - 51:07 - DJ and James fix global climate change - 52:05 - Pro Pigeon Party - 56:45 - DJ reads "Scarecrow, Road-trip, Clay"
November 05, 2021
Episode #21: Squid Game & Artists Gifts
- 00:10 - New intro music is a tone - 01:00 - It's after Halloween and jeans are stupid - 02:04 - Science is not a "man thing" - 02:24 - James labels Catherine - 02:55 - Talking "Squid Game" spoilers - 03:47 - James's disbelief not suspended - 04:30 - Catherine watched "Squid Game" twice - 04:43 - Kang Sae-byeok (067) (HoYeon Jung) is favorite character - 05:37 - Catherine's Korean sucks - 06:34 - "In-your-face" odd visual experience - 07:00 - James prefers aesthetics of "Foundation" - 07:54 - Squid Game is rigged game? - 08:41 - "001" absolute POS - 11:04 - Stupid BBC article title - "No Squid Game Halloween costumes, New York schools say" - 13:25 - "Office Jason" horrified Catherine - 15:27 - "Tiananmen Tank Guy" - 16:48 - "Squid Game" uplifting message - 20:00 - Hunger Games v Squid v high school - 24:00 - Artist Christmas gift ideas and duds (mostly duds) - 27:28 - MasterClass.com - 29:20 - Don't give books to artists - 30:30 - Aprons and Bob Ross cups - 33:45 - Moving on from oyster shells - 36:57 - Just get the Apple pencil - 38:19 - Creative people need paper - 41:15 - Don't frame bad art - 42:30 - Screen printing kit is James's best idea! - 43:40 - Scratch board helps with shadows
October 29, 2021
Episode #20: Seoul Fashion Week with Ing Yeen
- 00:20 - Welcome Ing Yeen! - 01:20 - Hardcore gamers, inner farmers - O2:20 - James on fashion - 03:04 - Photojournalist and fashion dreams - 03:15 - Ing "went for it" 2013 Seoul Fashion Week - 04:10 - Don't wait to do anything! - 06:00 - Ing breaks down Fashion Week - 07:00 - Ing is a one-man show - 09:00 - Newbies & K-pop fans get in the way - 10:57 - After party: food and random celebrities - 12:30 - "Fashion blur" (after 30 shows) - 13:43 - Celebrity-centric K-pop designs - 14:44 - Will James be a mistaken superstar? - 16:36 - James and the foreign front row face - 19:40 - Rude people photo bomb Ing's interviews (and must die) - 21:10 - James suggests a taser, Ing likes idea! - 23:00 - Katherine tasing a defenseless watermelon - 25:30 - Sewing machine vs table saw - 27:36 - Tropic Escape helps us escape - 28:30 - James prefers shooting games - 29:32 - Squid Game in 5 minutes - 33:23 - Ing cried writing gameshow subtitles! - 34:24 - James gets his cat - 34:49 - American language cringe moment - 35:09 - Ing was raised on American TV - 36:38 - "I Dream Of Jeannie" 70's flat - 40:30 - Ing is owed retroactive goodie bags! - 41:50 - Ing makes the world a better place! - 42:48 - Ing is our International Tea Spiller!
October 19, 2021
Episode #19: William Merritt Chase
- 00:29 - Art barn body parts - 02:37 - Crockpot and 2AM zucchini - 05:05 - Alive artists of the week - 05:33 - Shredded Banksy revisited - 09:17 - Pile of painted strips - 10:05 - A moment for the Curators - 13:00 - Hire 160 painters for greater ROI - 13:59 - Shatner goes full space groundhog - 15:10 - Las Vegas Stratosphere Big Shot - 16:25 - James's fantasy Captain Kirk - 17:59 - "Evil Uhura" exposed midriff - 19:05 - OG Star Trek could be painful - 21:45 - Who's your captain? - 22:55 - "Deep Space 9" IS a TV show - 23:10 - Well deserved co-hosts - 23:50 - William Merritt Chase - 24:00 - "White Rose" AKA "Miss Jesup" - 25:04 - James went to RISD but still has room in his heart to love Parsons too - 26:58 - Hollywood implodes the Rose - 27:20 - Gessoed torso found - 28:03 - American Impressionism - 28:24 - "Bessie Potter" portrait - 29:20 - Masterful capturing of light - 31:10 - History of Parsons - 32:32 - James and the over sexed paragraph - 34:00 - We all need a Making Space - 39:00 - ASU has a Maker Lab - 39:20 - COVID is still a thing - 40:30 - Just get vaccinated - 42:00 - Good art, bad art, COVID bashing, done
October 15, 2021
Episode #18: Goya's Little Painting of Horror
- 01:20 - ARTnews - O2:10 - Securitizing artwork is a stupid idea - 04:40 - 'Art' = infinite con-game - 05:24 - Santa Fe "Rembrandt plates" - 06:28 - James vs extradition - 08:48 - Scum sucking vampires - 09:17 - Art, baseball cards, whatever - 10:13 - Three threads of a Picasso - 10:35 - Full-on Ferengi Fantasy - 10:47 - Barely a Trekie - 12:02 - Star Trek is social commentary - 13:26 - Catherine goes to a compost pile - 14:03 - Was it a grub? - 14:56 - La Brea Tar Pits in an alley - 15:30 - Next time go to Costco - 16:25 - Pills vs horse paste vs science - 18:24 - Scariest stuff is real life - 19:44 - "Do our own research" - 21:15 - Spain is open! - 22:28 - Why flip a coin? Get vaccinated! - 22:35 - Artist of the Week - Cinta Vidal - 23:42 - MC Escher with humanity https://mcescher.com - 24:40 - Want to live inside her painting - 25:30 - James channels Tina Fey - 27:00 - "Escher-esque", not derivative - 28:28 - No camping in compost - 30:00 - Internet lacks horror, Goya delivers - 30:24 - "Saturn Devouring His Son", Goya - 31:00 - Mythology is confusing - 33:48 - This is horror in painting - 35:17 - "The Third of May 1808", Goya - 36:10 - Back to Cinta, end on high note - 37:23 - Duc Vuong, MD on YouTube - 38:42 - Skewed risk perception - 39:32 - Dr. Kat Epidemiologist on TikTok - 40:42 - Staying in our bubbles
October 08, 2021
Episode #17: Spooky Art
- 00:10 - James goes to the doctor and gets sick - 02:18 - "Crap-tacular" - 02:28 - Happy October! - 03:00 - Chloe takes the sofa - 04:38 - Catherine's jumping chihuahua! - 06:28 - Cats and murder - 07:25 - Veterinarians are the best! - 08:17 - James is the wrong species - 09:42 - An appointment next year - 10:32 - Who does a doctor work for? - 12:42 - The laundry goes on and on - 13:43 - Marie Kondo who? - 14:28 - The "zero joy" sponge - 15:00 - "Capsule wardrobe" is the term - 17:27 - Everyone wants to smash Catherine's phone - 19:24 - Buried paintings and books - 19:44 - Subtle Heatstroke Podcast plug! - 19:48 - Taliban Twitter? - 21:10 - 1980's England "Crying Child" paintings - 21:43 - Well written "spooky" article - 22:48 - LED eyes - 24:52 - How do we make a spooky painting? - 26:10 - We are brains in vats - 26:36 - Algorithms and faces everywhere - 27:33 - People love spooky stuff - 28:14 - Danish museum wants its money back - 28:56 - 3000 Euros for "Kabul" time! - 30:06 - "Take The Money And Run" - 32:40 - Put your money where your clock is - 33:15 - Cleo barks - 33:32 - Cleo's walk of shame
October 01, 2021
Episode #16: Buying Art Online
- 00:14 - Life of a podcaster, always dull never off - 00:20 - Catherine had a container - 00:56 - Why are you looking at your phone? - 01:32 - Let's talk about the art! - 01:37 - Deconstructing the Arts Insider article - 01:45 - Finding the art online - 02:12 - Is invisible art hard art? Or just hard to understand? - 02:29 - Conning someone into buying your work? - 02:34 - This is worth $100. No $10,000! - 02:52 - $30k is so accessible - 03:15 - Prius is too small for Catherine's needs - 03:45 - Fred Flintstone and the Mustang - 03:49 - A Prius is definitely not a Mustang - 04:10 - Disintegrating Mustang, welcome to Ford - 04:24 - 2020 art market down, online buying up - 04:45 - No more galleries for James - 05:00 - Important to see the work in person - 05:25 - Jessica Silverman's "Hayal Pozanti" - 06:24 - Art interaction and energetic field - 08:40 - Art on Instagram - 09:10 - Revisiting "Virtual Phoestivus 2020" - 10:09 - Can't compete against Netflix! - 10:45 - Acceleration of pandemic trends - 12:36 - James is on Pixels.com - 14:42 - TikTok delivery experience - 15:05 - Pins are a big thing these days - 15:27 - Deconstructing the "unboxing thing" - 18:48 - NFTs and how collecting is different - 20:00 - Circling back to garbage "Art-ivists" - 22:15 - Tan Zi Xi's "Plastic Ocean" - 22:29 - "Disney-ification" of a message? - 24:17 - Recycled items are a medium vs activism - 26:00 - 40 year old copper pipe bracelets - 28:38 - Don't cancel James for this bad ideas - 28:56 - Soylent Green is people - 29:27 - Robert Bradford plastic sculpture - 31:27 - James is a "thing person" - 32:07 - Garbage vs collectible - 33:05 - Switchboard shelving unit - 34:30 - House flipping lessons learned - 35:18 - Salvaging old growth teak boxes
September 24, 2021
Episode #15: Louise Nevelson
WORKS - On paper - Awful print - Outdoor - Sky Cathedral - Column SHOW NOTES - 00:12 - Bacon forgeries - 01:18 - Is Colbert listening to SubRant? - 01:28 - Catherine eats 'fake' bacon - 02:30 - The "googling" of Rick Steves - 04:05 - Inspiration from garbage - 04:35 - Clothing landfills in Africa - 05:44 - Recycled clothing into art - 06:24 - Let's just talk about Louise Nevelson - 07:20 - Repeatedly pronouncing "assemblage" - 08:37 - Everyone is credited with influencing Abstract Expressionism - 08:46 - Deconstructing "The Scream" - A "really off" Van Gogh - 09:24 - Do you have an Xbox? - 10:25 - Honing endoscopy skills via Halo? - 10:45 - James's wife hides from the aliens - 11:05 - Catherine borders on nihilistic - 12:03 - Compelling monochromatic boxy work - 13:02 - Inspiration: Mannequins from garbage - 16:40 - Scale is everything - 17:30 - Protective patina of COR-TEN steel - 18:15 - Nevelson created her world - 19:48 - Vertical pieces, rhythm, "Seventh Decade Garden 9 & 10" - 20:21 - Master of Composition - 20:40 - Between interior design and fine art - 21:02 - The environment and rectilinear border - 21:22 - Can you really do this? - 21:37 - Some recycled "art" looks like garbage - 22:20 - Would take years to level up - 23:07 - New York was her palette - 23:20 - Art stores are overwhelming & sterile - 23:56 - James is drawn to found items - 24:30 - From the ground of Vegas parking lot - 25:10 - Boxes of stuff with no purpose - 25:21 - TikTok found object artist/geologist - 26:23 - James just wants to cut up graham cracker boxes - 26:40 - Saving Lays potato chip bags - 27:30 - Non-recyclable flexible plastic/metal food packaging - 29:00 - Palm tree torsos? - 29:55 - You need to get dirty for your art! - 30:24 - Rewinding to Nevelson - 30:40 - Comparing Nevelson to Rothko - 33:03 - Roots in Cubism - 33:27 - Diego Rivera, pre-Columbian influence - 34:07 - Representative of their time - 34:34 - Does gender-bias exist in art? - 35:15 - Art critic legends in our own minds - 35:27 - Thank you for listening! - 35:49 - "Assemblage" one more time
September 17, 2021
Episode #14: Forgeries
- 01:29- "Joining Plastic, Glass, and Metal On the Recycle List: Fake Art" (NY Times paywall) - 01:35 - It's not about recycling - 01:50 - Commas trigger James - 02:15 - Pretentious words trigger James - 03:25 - Art world vs elites vs the masses - 03:36 - Language as a weapon? - 03:45 - Catherine sums article up in seconds, but they will talk about it for 20 minutes - 04:00 - Most of the fake art is not destroyed - 04:10 - The only recycling is that fake pieces keep showing up for sale and authentication - 04:15 - If everyone is upset about forgeries, just destroy them! - 04:30 - Catalogues of fakes as teaching tools - 04:45 - If a piece has merits, does the author really matter? - 04:56 - "Tyranny of authorship" - 05:40 - Celebrate the work, not the author - 06:28 - Forged pieces are stamped, retained, and potentially resurface in art world - 07:58 - Deconstructing authentication - 08:54 - The case of the "thrift store Pollack" - 09:44 - It's a sleazy market - 10:00 - Once a forgery, always a forgery? - 10:55 - Bad stamp - 11:30 - James holds back re: Damien Hirst - 12:23 - Digression about makers' marks - 13:54 - The found piece will not be destroyed - 14:20 - Catherine has a knack! - 15:12 - Unanswered questions - 15:55 - Who authenticates the authenticator? - 17:00 - James proposes a "forgery registry", Catherine suggests putting a notch in it! - 19:12 - James approves NY Times web design - 20:10 - What bikinis? - 21:50 - Both Chagall's in article are forgeries - 23:05 - Just didn't get any vibes - 23:45 - Catherine proposes recycling ideas - 25:00 - Authenticator's opposing specialties: Egon Schiele vs Grandma Moses - 26:17 - Deconstructing the term "Folk Art" - 27:00 - The genius of Grandma Moses - 28:27 - Villeroy & Boch "Naif" pattern - 29:00 - The term Folk Art is purely marketing - 30:00 - Again, the work must stand on its own - 30:12 - Training does not beget great work - 31:50 - "Craft" is legit - 32:25 - Catherine "paints" with fibers - 32:43 - Affirmation is great - 33:45 - Was this an angry podcast? - 34:05 - Next week, Louise Nevelson and a discussion of "recycling" in art
September 10, 2021
Episode #13: Basquait and Rockwell
Comparing works, overcoming blindspots, seeking consensus on Basquait and Rockwell Visit our website to see the artwork we discuss this episode SHOW NOTES - 00:05 - Christopher is back - 00:20 - Never say never about Basquiat - 00:48 - It's easy to enable James' bad ideas - 01:00 - "Art Off Octagon": Basquiat v Rockwell - 01:25 - Catherine loosely introduces Basquiat - 01:48 - James seriously describes Rockwell - 02:30 - Comparing works, overcoming blindspots, seeking consensus - 02:49 - Catherine gets roasted for her first impression of Rockwell's "Glen Canyon Dam" as Cowboy Art! - 03:50 - Basquiat's "Beef Ribs Longhorn" actually reads as "cowboy"! - 04:41 - Catherine chose specific Basquiat works as foils to James' Rockwell selections - 06:48 - Catherine agrees with James' critique, and admits to tuning out anything remotely reminiscent of Cowboy Art - 08:10 - Did Rockwell "punk" the Department of Interior with this commissioned piece? - 08:40 - Christopher dissects the political undertones of the piece - 09:10 - Delving deeper into the paintings negative images and birds of prey - 11:12 - Criteria 1: First Impression - 11:39 - Criteria 2: Evoke feeling - 12:02 - Criteria 3: Use of medium - 12:23 - Criteria 4: Representative of time period in which it was created - 12:30 - Nobody likes the birds! (Except James, but no one listens to him) - 13:20 - Criteria 5: Would you hang this on your wall? - 13:45 - Catherine describes Basquiat's "Beef Ribs Longhorn", not rib-eye - 15:40 - The words in piece imply "doom" - 16:13 - Deconstructing 1980's aliens, butcher shops and the words - 17:17 - The cow is sad - 18:54 - Catherine sees different themes, James sees no poetic narrative - 19:50 - Christopher described how these two works are similar - 21:17 - James remains unconvinced - 21:23 - Lack of framing evokes rawness - 22:15 - The survey says, Catherine and Christopher would hang it on their wall - 25:32 - James steps away, Christopher and Catherine decide that continuing this exercise will yield similar results - 25:47 - Is comparison fair or necessary? - 27:30 - The conclusions remain the same - 28:08 - Basquiat's "raw punch" vs Rockwell's focus on detail - 28:30 - Basquiat's "Untitled 1982" vs Rockwell's " The Connoisseur" - 28:37 - How would Basquiat have evolved? - 30:02- "The Connoisseur" is and is not a Jackson Pollock - 32:57 - One more. James passionately describes Rockwell's "Lost In Paris" as a "10" - 35:50 - Complex emotion vs raw emotion - 36:26 - Rockwell's "New Kids In The Neighborhood" - 39:40 - Rockwell exits The Octagon - 40:20 - Any Basquiat for Catherine's wall - 40:59 - "What could have been" with Basquiat? - 42:10 - A trio of art nerds
September 03, 2021
Episode #12: Jean-Michel Basquiat
- 00.03 - Good Morning Christopher - 00.26 - James can leave anytime - 01:20 - Cleo and Phoenix Cat bake themselves - 01:56 - This is not a cat show, it's about art! - 02:07 - James insists on discussing "Gene-Michael Basket" - 02:56 - Catherine just likes the hair - 03:06 - James finds zero resonance in the consistent scribble - 04:15 - Christopher relives discovering Basquiat in Venice Beach - 04:27 - Basquiat Doc Marten's don't cost millions - 05:00 - Christopher discusses Brooklyn graffiti and Phoenix murals - 06:05 - SAMO: Same Old Bullshit - 07:55 - Tagging walls, developing his style - 09:00 - Youthful angst and "Irony of a Negro Policeman" - 09:00 - James feels bullied - 10:30 - Dadaism explains it all - 11:00 - "Self Portrait" 1984, Acrylic and oil stick on paper - 12:00 - "Riding With Death" 1988, Acrylic, crayon, canvas - 12:37 - Heroine-house field trip - 13:25 - Dio de los Muertes and Catherine's skeleton study - 14:30 - James remains unconvinced and unimpressed - 17:06 - Film "Basquiat", 1996 - 17:46 - Enveloped into the Factory - 18:20 - Warhol, the "King of Marketing" - 19:00 - It's celebrity vs the work, benefactors vs "smack schmuck" - 19:40 - James remains unconnected to Basquiat's work - 20:07 - Sotherby's marketing: "How Jean-Michel Basquiat Turned Art History on Its Head" - 20:25 - Christopher admits to being a "heavy doodler" - 21:27 - James agrees with Basquiat on painting/sketching continuum - 22:06 - James likes the "heads", finally says something nice! - 22:50 - Lots of balls in his work - 23:45 - Catherine remains "sucked in" after 20 yrs - 24:29 - Galleries of New York City vs. James approval - 25:30 - Christopher's philosophy on "drug-influenced art" - 27:20 - James deconstructs art politics and how artists are "chosen" - 29:48 - The calculated wrath of SAMO "Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Birth of SAMO" - 31:35 - James scores a "fake it til you make it" point - 32:40 - Christopher brings it home with Al Diaz - 36:40 - More to discuss on Basquiat, Catherine can't stop
August 23, 2021
Episode #11: Banksy
- Catherine's dog died - The ghost of Catherine's dog is haunting their house - Banksy-shmaksy - "Doom Scroller" - Catherine's ass twitches - James is writing a screenplay - Catherine is the ship - Delusions of grandeur - Fete de comple - Creepy dolls - Omega Man - I Am Legend - Spray-cation (BBC) - "Artcaster" - The Internet sucks - We like Banksy - Whimsy - Banksy is like a Yeti - Graffiti behind plexiglass... - Asshole teddybears - Stolen Banksy - Jean-Michel Basquiat - Theater in Quarantine - Joshua William Gelb - Mime, dance, theater? Yes. - Documentation of the pandemic - New York Times has the best web design - In the red zone - Mask forever
August 20, 2021
Episode #10: Gold, Shit, and Fox News
- How's your ass? - The cheek of it: artists celebrate the bottom - Is it cute or really terrible? - Where's the photocopied butt? - Catherine is triggering James. On purpose. And repeatedly. - TikTok for all things - Dr Kat, Epidemiologist - NSCU College of Design - Are there still Life Coaches out there? - Code Art Rooted In An Unlikely Era: The 1960s - Casey Reas http://reas.com - Congratulations, you invented the screensaver - Sol LeWitt - Artspeak - Are instructions art? - Ansel Adams's process - James wins a point - A struggle for dominance - Forbes? What the hell? - White Male Artist Wants To Know If You'll Buy His $HT NFTs. - Litteral, canned shit - Probably a ferret - Gold and shit and Fox News - Tucker Carlson IS WMA - James doubts that WMA understands ‘intimacy' - The gatekeepers are really, really stupid - Don't read the comments - Rock star painter - Gene Simmons - "Making art in secret" - Gene vs Hunter - "Someone needs a punch" - Man-Tiger - There's no stopping Catherine
August 11, 2021
Episode #9: Hunter's "Art"
- Can James sell his work for $500k? - Hunter Biden in now an "Artist" - "Never would have been better" - George Berges - Gallerists is a dumb and pretentious word - Sylvester Stallone's paintings - Xeo Chu - Vietnam's Jackson Pollock - "Artistic abuse" - This is not art - William Powhida discusses Hunter's "art" - Don't anger the Gallerists Gods - To cover a bad spakle job - Catherine is getting high, not James - Let's ride the Biden name! - Art dealers undermine US sanctions on Russia - You're not buying Hunter's art, you're buying influence - Vomiting on canvas - Huner is NOW comfortable calling himself an artist - Art is like crypto currency - Put Hunter in a corner, or send him to Guantanamo Bay - We can't say the word pseudonymously or remember how to say nom de plume - May not be illegal, but is totally immoral - Privilege - Catherine says kudos too many times - Walter Shaub on Hunter's art sale "the perfect mechanism for funneling bribes" - Is Stephen Colbert listening to our show? - James likes painting and money so buy his paintings. For money. - Artisanally crafting a Ford - Catherine should listen to our podcast
July 23, 2021
Episode #8: Interview with Ken Clark
- Ken Clark - Ranked Choice Voting - Voter Choice Arizona - Phoestivus - Hipster Santa - Phoestivus Ale - Green Guinness - Billionaires in Space - Whitey on the Moon - Catherine's knitted wonders - Can Floridians count? (Cyber Ninjas) - Partisan Recount - Clear Ballot Group - Replaying Bosnia - Redistricting - Terry Goddard - Arizona "Re-election"? - Al Franken - Matt Gaetz - Roy Moore - Meditation - "Full Q" - Debunking requires patients - Garrett Archer (election tracking) - Better slogans - Shared connections - we don't trust corporations - Justice Scalia - Democracy requires transparency - Criteria for redistricting - Communities of Interest - Competitive districts - Smaller districts? - Recounting the partisan recount - Overpacking the Voting Rights Act districts - "Starving the Beast" - Modernizing the Tax Code - Bill 1516 - Americans for Puppies and Apple Pie - Dark Money in school boards - Yassamin Ansari - Leave your campsite cleaner than you found it - "Click of the Mouse" theory - Crazy conspiracies are more fun than real conspiracies - Dogs!
July 19, 2021
Episode #7: A Pregnant Mannequin
- How many bikes does James have? - Infinite bikes - Minnesota's horrible winters and horrible summers - Catherine doesn't like mosquitoes - The Maine mosquitoes are coming for James - Deep Woods Off! - "Family sized" cereal is a scam - James falls for the mountain bike - The kind of pain you can tolerate - Knitting - A Competitive Sport for Catherine - "Hardcoring it" - The spa ride ruins Catherine - Roadies vs Mountain Bikers - The Jenny story - James treats everyone like an equestrian - Catherine's blue tricycle - Catherine rides into the Christmas Tree - Bikes are expensive - Catherine regrets giving up her Schwinn - Bikes aren't gendered - Catherine knows neither how many mannequins she has nor why she has so many - Gershel Bros used retail fixtures - A pregnant mannequin - Jungian Archetypes - Easley's Fun Shop - John Fitzsimmons on Heat Stroke - Pinkie - Dead toe shoes - Buddhism does not justify invisible art - Picaso's bull paintings - Extended to its illogical conclusion - No need for realism after photography? - Art is represented of nothing. Well that's a helpful argument - Invisible con job - Photography is its own abstraction - James educates the audience on photographic technique - Catherine left her notes at home - James's wife gives their son's teacher a migraine - A bicycle riding a mannequin - Where do mannequins end and humans begin?
July 09, 2021
Episode #6: Catherine Just Wants a Backup Camera
- Getting high to make real estate art - Leafly supporting local artist - The Artist Tree art gallery / dispensary in LA - Rice pudding takes out Catherine's dog down - James is trying to care - Are chihuahuas actually dogs? - Invoking the name of Christ will stop alien abductions - Catherine isn't Korean or Jewish, but that's how James sees her - CE4 Research Group? - Are aliens really just demons? - Born-Again Vampires - Catherine is wearing a mask - James explains plosives and pop filters - "Punching the mic" - $30 microphone - "Midgression" - Why would an alien come for you: - - 1. You asked for it - - 2. You opened the door through being open to new-age thinking - - 3. You have no godly cover - Original Sin is weird - "Am I triggered enough yet?" - Moth Man, Marian Apparitions, and Aliens - Harbingers - Qanon has replaced alien abductions - Alex Jones is an alien robot who doesn't quite pass the Uncanny Valley test - Law school? - No AC in the Pacific North West - Point of honor NOT having an AC - No "open window" time in Catherine's house - The blessed dryness of Phoenix - Poor French mom trying to iron all the jeans - James gets reported for not wearing an ironed shirt - James climate-shames Catherine for driving an SUV - Balance your own Chakras - Minivan vs SUV - Ford Transit Connect - Weird import laws on beads and vans - Catherine just want's a backup camera
July 02, 2021
Episode #5: "I Never Had a Vibe for Aliens"
- Ghosts? - Maybe Somewhat pregnant - Sleepy Joe seems not so sleepy - Catherine's haunted college apartment - "Top-tier ghosting place" - Movers in college? Princess. - The ghost is angry that Catherine is leaving - Alien abductions stoped, we're too busy on our phones to notice - "I never had a vibe for aliens" - James's ghost story - "A fun thing to believe in." - UFO report - "Their pilot planes" - Alien pirates - Seeded from aliens - Tesseract - We don't rate high enough for the aliens to get out and talk to us - James loves quilts - James explains Instagram - Instagram, no one wants to see your fail videos - "Smaesh" - Instagram is a visual database of the world - Doing design research with Instagram - As terrible as Instagram is, it is still a great portfolio platform - Trying to Instagram with a Twitter mindset - Volkswagen Trek edition - "Homogenize would be the word" - TikTok wedding photography
June 25, 2021
Episode #4: "Psychic or otherwise"
- When will the heat drive Catherine out of Phoenix? - Rumors of an aquifer - Lawns are dumb - Embrace your Phoenix - Stranger Things isn't Korean but is Catherine watching anyway - Pirate podcast from Costco - Catherine is just crazy enough to actually do it - Seoul Market remembers Catherine - Blah Blah Blah - a traditional Korean side dish - Flushing Twitter - Catherine, the retired Twitter star - "UnTweeting" - Rewriting your journal - A closet minimalist - Sara Cooper is a liar - Catherine's Twitter Poetry... - "To go bag" or "Go Bag"? Yes Catherine, there is a difference - Art is not in the eye of the beholder - Tim Johnson on Heat Stroke - Meditative Arts Gallery - "Psychic or otherwise" - Lets be honest, First Fridays are kind of half-assed - ArtLink could be... more optimized - "On the way to Grand" - Bashing ArtLink
June 18, 2021
Episode #3: "It's art Dad, it's ART!"
- The Costco meat guy accosts Catherine - James doesn't get punched at Costco - Hardcore scooters - Where's the Maple Syrup? - James misses cruising - We're too stupid to build nice cities - Republicans dictating policy for private property owners? What kind of world is this now? - We were both Republicans? - James gets deregistered - Catherine's mail is AWOL - Invisible art? Are we really here? - Salvatore Garau - "Some Italian idiot" - Invisible art is no joke, but it was at one point - Catherine is painting a gourd - Catherine keeps finding body parts - Flatulating at the camera - "Can you sell nothing for nothing?" - Our plan to steel the invisible art - Duct-taping an invisible banana to the invisible Buddha, and then, of course, Catherine goes in and eats the banana - Defacing the invisible art - Our performance art piece: Costco Meat Guy "Am I In Your Way, Man?" - The book that is trapped - It's art dad, it's ART! - Catherine forces James to turn off his phone - High art is the lowest form of communication - Ass twitch - It's Okay To Not Be Okay - James loves TikTok - Let the interns do it - Knock-knock, anyone in there?
June 07, 2021
Episode #2: "Catherine Learns to Shoot a Gun"
- What is this podcast about? - Don't take Costco For granted - Pandemic musings - Band Aides - Turning around in the strip club parking lot - Jack Lancaster collecting trains... real trains - Mike Swaine on Heat Stroke - Catherine is a maximalist - James hates architects - We fill holes - How many passwords are enough? - Onepass and LastPass - Don't pay Verizon - Imagine a Millennial trying to write a check - Deconstructing Catherine - Catherine has many baskets - Catherine learns to shoot a gun - Open carry salad making - James's favorite gun is the Void's Tear - How confused do I look now - Tropic Escape - Catherine checks into the island occasionally
May 31, 2021
Episode #1: "Free Hug Bear" and Other Terrifying Crimes of Art
- The COVID nothing - There is only one episode of Seinfeld - Our thoughts on Andy Warhol - Within five minutes, Catherine deconstructed Warhol (at age 10) - 15 minutes of fame but only 15 seconds of interest - Performance art is neither art nor performance - James Turrell - James defines art - Cleo barks - Catherine's favorite artist... well, beads - Personal adornment, a personal and emotional connection - Is comedy art? - Art is now just a brand - The art world is rotten from the top down - Barby and GI Joe and gender - Tom Sellek is the perfect man - James's beard walks off set
May 20, 2021