This week on the show my guest is painter Jason Brockert. Jason currently has a show up at Iam8bit Gallery in Los Angeles. The show is called American Icons, and features paintings of Atari game cartridges, vintage gaming consoles, and toy action figures from the film Star Wars. The works explore ideas of nostalgia and ask us to reflect on the ways our childhood imaginations cascade into our adult lives.
I spoke with Jason over the phone about his new paintings, trying to make a living as an artist, and a bizarre internet scam he discovered that targets painters.
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
#StopAsianHate! Do we need to say more? Yes, we do—with music & resources. | read