So I had a seriously deeply engaged humanitarian come to the studio and discuss how he came to the service that he is in now, which is mostly leading young people at risk into exemplary human beings. He's been doing it for over 20 years and he makes crazy positive shit happen.
Ambassador Tate's road was harsher than I can imagine. It involves foster homes, alcoholism, abuse and the murder of his brother. You can't help but find this dude inspiring. The thing about this session that stuck with me is the story of how he had the agency as a child to get himself out of a terrible situation. Dr. Tates program is called Hip Hop to Hip Hope. Find out more or get involved: email@example.com or 347-286-3942
I have been a huge fan of Portia Munson since I saw her work at the Bad Girls Show at the New Museum in 1994. In our session, she was an open book on so many topics which both surprised me and yet, made sense at the same time since her work is so honest.
We talked in depth about her childhood, her dyslexia which likely help develop her focus to make visual art. She talked about growing up in a religious family, and how it affected her. We discussed her role as a young female artist attending Cooper Union and Skowhegan, before moving to the Catskills with her husband. Some great pre-gentrification, lower east side stories in there! She had an early job which including being a cab driver-weird, right? She has a great, secure take on being a mother-she has 2 children, a boy, now 24, and a girl who is 19. I could go on-but just listen for yourself!
More about Portia's work: https://www.ppowgallery.com/artist/portia-munson/work www.portiamunson.com
This video is a great studio visit with Portia in the Catskills: http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2016/08/portia-munson-july-2016.html
This was so fun and outta control! Artist Eric Doeringer http://ericdoeringer.com/ teaches a pre-college class at the school of Visual Arts http://www.sva.edu/ in the summer. He has these 15-16 year olds that he teaches art making, art appreciation and how not to fall into the subway.
I actually learned a lot because I don't interact with that many kids at one time and I was so impressed with the range of personalities and how they each translated to the radio show! They had questions for me and I had questions for them, and we all had a great learning experience!
From left: Cindy, Manuel, Eric, Akiva, Charlie, Gabriela, and Sophie.
The Devil's Pimple is a short film about life, love, death, and a large pimple man, created by the two boys Leo Galen Rauf and Martin Kramer, with an all-star cast of Anna Slate, Bryson Jenkins, Colby Howell, Felipe Sevilla, and Martin Kramer. This session with Martin and Leo we cover the true story behind this adventure (hint: Sheepshead Bay) and the process of how these two resourceful young men got their film done. We also got to dig into their perspectives on the older generation. And Leo and Martin give us a peek into their future as well. COME TO THE PREMIERE!!
July 25, 7pm at Barbes, 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 347 422 0248 http://barbesbrooklyn.com/ HUGE SHOUTOUT to Eryn Levine for recording and editing!
In our phone session RevJen highlights some of her (frightening to me!) adventures, such as being at a balloon sex fetish party. Or how she was a stripper as an experiment at a hole-in-the-wall bar in Queens. Then there’s the family float party her dad instigated when the basement flooded. She's fearless and funny.
Besides all the art, performance, Art Star Matriarching, RevJen is an amazing writer. This is one of my all-time favorite books EVER.
More Reverend Jen Books: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Reverend+Jen
About REVEREND JEN’S WORLD-FAMOUS TROLL MUSEUM: http://narrative.ly/reverend-jen-and-her-den-of-four-hundred-trolls/
Marc Maron remembers the Lower East Side with Rev. Jen Part 1: https://youtu.be/3esdlwx4SrM
Marc Maron Remembers the Lower East Side Part 2: Reverend Jen: https://vimeo.com/17772288
REVEREND JEN is an American performer, actress, writer, painter, director, preacher, and poet from Manhattan, New York City.
Lane Twitchell http://lanetwitchell.paspartout.com/ is an intense, complex, accomplished artist. His work is remarkable and as multi-layered as he is. Although I’ve known Lane since 1996, we covered a lot of new ground here. As a self-proclaimed psychotherapist, I would say from hearing about Lane’s siblings, that he comes by his intensity biologically. I also think that we got into “an elephant in the room,” topic about how his work and how his history affects the presentation of it. One thing we can be 100% certain about—Lane has integrity and a beautifully powerful connection with his work.
Leigh Celent is dropping her new LP. This powerhouse of a front women talks about her life and journey from the last EP to this one. It’s inspiring to understand what it’s like for someone who is CEO of her own band and managed 2 tours, a new EP a band change, a growing bond with her audience, a brief dalliance with a man—all in 6 months. She’s as active as Beyonce but without the staff. Inspirational for all of us who want to make shit happen in our lives!
Rinat is an extremely accomplished 39 year-old woman. She’s still single. This is a great and productive session as we learn how one special person opened Rinat’s eyes to her intimacy obstacles. The session concludes with a discovery of Rinat’s relationship to the ideals of family and how that manifests in her dating life as an individual on her own road. Rinat’s highly generous vulnerability in her own story is a gift to the rest of us trying to uncover our own selves. In Rinat’s own words about this session—“It was so touching to be part of your show and I'm still having a hard time believing I opened up like this, very not on character. It makes me embarrassed and yet I do hope those worlds will be a help even one person out there to overcome their challenges with being vulnerable.”
Rinat Sherzer is an interdisciplinary scientist, engineer & experience designer. Creating ventures at the intersection of tech, design & social good. She is the founder of two ventures aligned with her vision: It Makes Sense; a non-profit organization helping people deal with anxiety https://dsi.sva.edu/project/it-makes-sense/ and Of Course; https://www.ofcourseglobal.com/ an agency empowering businesses to become a force of good in society and incorporate social innovation in their practice. Among their clients are Capital One, Pfizer and Global Citizen. Rinat holds a Bachelor in Biotechnology Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel and a MFA - Design for Social Innovation from the School of Visual Arts, NYC. Rinat teaches Sensory Design as well as Human-Centered Design in many universities such as: Harvard, Cooper Union, CCS, Cornell, NYU, Bard, Parsons and Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Rinat’s deepest passion lies in helping women reclaim their power and does that through mentoring, lectures and workshop facilitation around the world.
Chris and Bria have worked together for a long time on a bunch of extremely interesting film projects. They take us emotionally behind the scenes on this recent endeavor where they are making a documentary about a film being made by a young couple who have recruited seniors to remake "Annie Hall". A documentary about two young directors who remake a classic New York film with a cast of seniors. Help them finish it!! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reconstructing-annie#/ https://vimeo.com/chrisrogy Bria Cole: https://vimeo.com/125279616
Did you know artist and writer, Chris Bors trained with Olympic Wrestlers? I’ve known Chris Bors for years and I’ve always thought of him as a particularly bright, talented, highly educated, interesting, but mild mannered. How did someone who has macho heavy metal, indie cartoons and “Fuck Kanye West,“ in his paintings present as such a different personality from his work? We find out about his rebellious childhood and how wrestling kept him from possibly going down a dark path.
More about Chris and his work here:
More about Chris's recent show, AMERICAN JESUS @ http://art-during-the-occupation-gallery.com/ and here:
Chris Bors is a New York-based artist whose graphic, post-pop, conceptual works feature a mash-up of images, in which any visuals are fair game for repurposing. His recent paintings, which appropriate logos from hardcore punk bands, are meticulously painted to resemble silkscreen prints, political advertising, or t-shirt graphics. He coined the term "virtual dumpster diving" to describe the practice of taking images and videos from the web.