Only a week tardy! My guest is my old friend, Aileen Sison. Aileen is a realtor and BJJ practitioner and we speak at length at how the latter shapes her philosophy on the former. A really awesome conversation and, honestly, lots to learn from this episode! Check it!
Aileen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SisonREandStaging/
Pencils up! My guest is comic illustrator/writer and person responsible for the best wedding program art ever, Liz Prince. Liz has done some amazing work, notably her book, TOMBOY. Recently, she partnered with Nation of Amanda for the new Boom Box mini-series, COADY AND THE CREEPIES.
It's been a minute since I've had my musical partner and good friend, Dawhud, on the podcast but he's back! In today's Radcast, we talk about one of my favorite hip-hop movies, WHO'S THE MAN, starring YO MTV RAPS hosts Ed Lover and Doctor Dre.
Dawhud also has a new record he did with AceOne called DAVID AND GOLIATH, which you can hear on Bandcamp!
A few weeks ago, we lost a great leader in Jonathan Moore aka Wordsayer of Source of Labor. Like many other teens, Wordsayer gave me opportunities that many other rappers would've balked at, whether it was DJing a show with him, or passing on free new music for me to check out. There are a lot of us who benefitted from his generosity and you can't ever take that away from his legacy. The fact of the matter is that many of us in independent music, culture, who got our start in Seattle hip-hop, owe a great deal to Wordsayer.
This interview was one of the first I did as a journalist. It was conducted in February 1998 for Mirror, a Seattle Times teen publication. I was 16. You can definitely hear it in my voice (you can also hear my awesome FOB accent). Wordsayer says a lot of powerful things in this interview and the fact that it's almost 20 years ago is kinda crazy.
There's a GoFundMe for his kids that I encourage you to donate to. He's done an immeasurable amount for movement in our community. The least we can do is to make sure that his children are afforded the same opportunities.
I'm joined by Matthew Brennan aka Two Thangs. Matthew's art is based under the premise of taking two items of pop culture and mashing them together. On top of the fact that he's a great artist and illustrator, Matthew also makes sure that his art is affordable to everyone, while also preserving his own value as a creator. We discuss the financial aspects of being a working artist in today's world.
Check out his work here: http://www.twothangs.com/
The big SIX-OHHHH!!!!! This week, I have MC/bassist/wrestling enthusiast, Big Fletch on the podcast. We talk about his humble beginnings in rhyming, the influence of Christian rappers, his band House Party Two, and we kick some knowledge about pro-wrestling. It's a fun and informative episode that everyone will love!
Big Fletch on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/big-fletch
BACK FROM BREAK!!!!
My first guest following this lengthy hiatus is Rachel Bell, author of LOVING THE OCEAN WON'T KEEP IT FROM KILLING YOU, a novella on Hello America. Rachel has a unique voice and is one of my favorite writers right now. We talk about her varied writing style and Drake because why wouldn't we? Listen to the interview and also check out her site: http://rachelbell.info/
NOTE: This will be the last podcast I post until February. I'm taking a break and if you listen to the intro, you'll find out why! Excelsior!
This week's guest is friend of the podcast, The Lady J! Instead of wrestling, we talk about the four new episodes/mini-movies that make up the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix. We're both fans of the show, so it was pretty cool to nerd out with a fellow Stars Hollow admirer about why we fell in love with the Gilmore Girls and the ups and downs of the revisiting Lorelei and Rory.
While I was dying, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview Curtis who runs Paper Diamonds Clothing, an awesome apparel company based out of the PNW. Stylistically, it's a little bit punk rock, streetwear, and everything else in between, which is apparent when Curtis talks about his graffiti background. This was an awesome chat and I encourage you to take a look at Paper Diamonds on the internet:
Friend of the podcast/rapping partner, Dawhud is my guest on this lost episode! This was recorded earlier in the year where we were talking about his upcoming projects and it took a left turn to us reminiscing about our video store days.
This is a fun and silly episode with one of my closest friends and I'm pretty psyched to be sharing it with you. This is also the last episode to be edited at my soon-to-be old office, so it's very fitting that it's with the person whose wife calls me his boyfriend.