TPP 9 – Harvey

This I Hate Segment of the Twisted Pop Podcast is dominated by Hurricane Harvey. We really can’t think of anything else with a disaster like Harvey coming down on our hometown. It’s amazing. The most amazing storm we’ve ever seen. The spirit of Houston has emerged to clean up the mess. It really is beautiful how quickly everyone has stepped up to help each other out. Even before the storm was over. Continue reading “TPP 9 – Harvey”

TPP 8 – J Michael Stovall – Stovepipe

In episode 8, we interviewed J Michael Stovall. Mike has worked everywhere and done a lot of things. It’s kind of hard to describe the meandering path of his career but it’s a good story. Definitely worth listening to. We had a really good time talking to him.

I’m not going to try to summarize all of the work that he has done. You’ll just have to listen to the podcast or watch it on vimeo or youtube. Continue reading “TPP 8 – J Michael Stovall – Stovepipe”

TPP 7 – Yellowism Movements Reefer Gulliver

We are splitting the format of the podcast. When we first started the podcast, an hour seemed like an incredibly long time. So we created two segments that we planned on being in each episode. A short introduction, a segment where we discussed random news and issues called I Hate Art, and an interview segment where we talked with a guest. It turns out that we have a lot to say and the guests had a lot to say. The podcasts are too long. So we are splitting the segments. We enjoyed the I Hate Art segments too much to just cut them, and the whole purpose of the show was to interview people.

So this is the first I Hate Art episode. We discuss the Yellowism movement. Then we get into what a new movement would look like today. Then we talk about some public domain movies that we have been watching. Larry watched Reefer Madness and Troy watched Gulliver’s Travels.

Usually I do a lot more linking and searching for supporting information. I still plan on doing that in the future, but I also have an additional preparation feature to get used to. We have video for this episode for the first time. So I had to get an editing workflow down. It is done. That is all.

I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for listening. And now thank you for watching.



Twisted Pop Podcast Episode 6 – Collections – Kevin Troy

This week we talk about collections. What collections do we aspire to have or would we have if we had the time and resources to devote to collecting. Vinyl, tube amps, occult art.

Then we talk to Kevin Troy – owner of record store Rockpile Records, which was open in Houston’s Montrose from 1986 to 1991. Kevin builds detailed scale models, works with medical lasers, and tells stories. Lots of stories. We talked to him about opening and closing his record store, packing 12 people in a car to see a punk show, and growing up in Houston. Kevin’s got a story for everything. 

Here are some examples of Kevin’s scale models:

Twisted Pop Podcast Episode 5 – Criticism – Aaron Trumm

This week we have Aaron Trumm for the whole episode. In the I Hate Art segment, we talk about the most memorable critiques we’ve ever received. Good, bad, indifferent. Criticism is difficult to do well and difficult to receive even when it’s done well. But it’s part of putting yourself out there.

Then we launch into the interview with Aaron Trumm, Founder of nquit Music. Aaron is a Music Producer, Rapper, Instumentalist, Songwriter, Slam Poet, Actor, Voice Actor, etc. As a musician, he has produced many solo albums, collaborations, produced other artists and performed across the country. As a slam poet, he has performed all over the world. All of this while battling Cystic Fibrosis. In 2013, Aaron had to have a lung transplant which led to a long hiatus from all things creative, but now he’s back with new music and videos. 

We had some problems with the sound on this episode. We were recording Aaron Trumm remote. We apologize for the sporadic echoing. Growing pains.

Here are some links to things we were talking about in the episode. Also, videos of Aaron’s latest song Don’t Stop and a slam performance from 2004.

Twisted Pop Podcast Episode 4 – Like it or Don’t – Johnny Bodman

Episode 0004 of the Twisted Pop Podcast. Troy and I have a discussion about things that they don’t like. Troy posed a question based on the subject of my music blog. I often talk about how music criticism, or maybe any criticism, focuses on stuff that critics hate. I made a point of only writing about music that I liked. Why waste your time writing about stuff you hate. There is no risk in talking about stuff you hate. There is risk in talking about what you love. Troy turns the tables in this discussion to ask me about something I actually hate.

Then we interview Johnny Bodman. I knew this discussion could go on forever. Johnny has lived a very interesting life, and he is an incredibly talented and prolific artist. We cover some very specific points in his life and career including the time he spent in Norway doing Death Metal album covers and show flyers. His stories are entertaining. He is a great conversationalist. It’s always a lot of fun talking to him. Continue reading “Twisted Pop Podcast Episode 4 – Like it or Don’t – Johnny Bodman”

Twisted Pop Podcast Episode 3 – MadScience – Genius – Ryan Sishc

Today we talk about madness and genius in the arts. I apparently make up a few stories about Einstein because I can’t find ANYTHING on the internet to support my stories. Funny how a thing can stick in your head like that. I swear I read these stories somewhere, and they had an impact on my world view. Perhaps I made them up. 

Then we have an interview Ryan Sishc. He talks about entering the Fine Arts Masters program at UNM. Creating a world for his fantasy novel. The creative process. Some influences and a whole lot more.  Continue reading “Twisted Pop Podcast Episode 3 – MadScience – Genius – Ryan Sishc”

Twisted Pop Podcast Episode 2 – Black Market Magazine – Ashley O’Shenanigans

Today we explore Black Market Magazine – one of Steven Winscott’s inspirations from Episode 1. What has changed with the advent of the internet where artist inspiration and artist development are concerned? Is it a bad thing? Black Market Magazine on Wikipedia.

Then we interview Ashley O’Shenanigans. Ashley is an early childhood art instructor. Her dedication and insight into her career as a teacher is admirable. Her work is brilliant. We are very excited to bring you this interview with one of Houston’s best artists. Continue reading “Twisted Pop Podcast Episode 2 – Black Market Magazine – Ashley O’Shenanigans”