TPP 24 – ZineFest – Mentors

 

This is an episode of I Hate Art with Ashley O’Shenanigans. We talk about Zine Fest Houston 2017 and how much there was to see. Then we get into the I Hate Art segment where I tried to get into a discussion about mentors but nobody was into it. They wanted to talk about the late Kenny Cordray and the Houston Urban Legends around his involvement with ZZ Top and David Bowie.

TPP 23 – IHA Eccentrics

In episode 23, we talk about the eccentrics. Initially inspired by the Netflix documentary about Joan Didion, we explore what’s missing from today’s social media landscape. How we, as artists, are encouraged to not be eccentric by continually being marketed the idea that we need to find our market. Maybe we don’t need to find our market. Continue reading “TPP 23 – IHA Eccentrics”

TPP 22 – AT Joyce Kettering

Aaron Trumm (NQuit Music), interviews Joyce Kettering – Musician, Composer, Instrumentalist, Entrepenur. Joyce was working as a contracts compliance auditor at a Fortune 500 company in 2016 when she decided to become a lot more serious about her music. So she started recording. A lot of recording. Now she’s doing music full time. Continue reading “TPP 22 – AT Joyce Kettering”

TPP 21 – IHA Meanderings

Episode 21 is an I Hate Art segment. It figures that our best episode is followed by our worst episode. There’s some stuff to laugh at. Kids screaming in the background. An old light that we tried to add to our production kit just about catches on fire. We never really caught a rhythm on this one, but it’s funny sometimes and it’s short.

One thing that I referred to in the end that is a good takeaway. The Wheelworkers at the Satellite Bar in Houston, TX, October 27, 2017. Last time I saw them at Fitz, they were great. A visual show with public domain movies playing on a screen behind them. Modular synths. Good songs. I bought a CD. Continue reading “TPP 21 – IHA Meanderings”

TPP 20 – Sarita (Jade) Callender

In Episode 20 of the Twisted Pop Podcast, we interview actor, writer, filmmaker, producer and director Sarita Callender, aka Jade Lesyeux. Jade was Sarita’s alias while she was in the Witness Protection Program. We have yet to interview anyone that hasn’t surprised us in some way. Even people that we’ve known for a long time have told us things that we didn’t know about them. No one caught us more off guard than Sarita Callender.

As the interview opened, I asked Sarita why she had an alias. She responded that she had been in the Witness Protection Program. We had no idea whether she wanted to pursue the details of that story in a podcast with two guys that she had met only minutes previous to the interview, but we left the door open. Continue reading “TPP 20 – Sarita (Jade) Callender”

TPP 17 – Lies Lies Lies

This week’s I Hate Art segment of the Twisted Pop Podcast, we talk about the lies we tell ourselves. Maybe everyone does this, but we’re talking specifically about what we do as artists. In the 9 to 5, talking my way through my day. I am satisfied because I am doing a good job, but this isn’t a profession I chose. It’s the profession that made the most money. And frankly, most people end up in a 9 to 5 that chose them, so cry me a river. Continue reading “TPP 17 – Lies Lies Lies”