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”

TPP 15 – Losing Control

In this I Hate Art episode, we talk about – Oh I can’t be sure. We talk about Mother. About how artists can misinterpret their own art. About how you can lose control of a project. Especially when other people are involved. It’s just us shooting the shit really… Maybe this episode will make more sense later. We kind of lost control of this one.

TPP 14 – Mark Thogersen

This week we interviewed Mark Thogersen. Maybe that’s a pretty strong description of what happened. The word interview suggests that we asked him questions or at least directed the conversation. I don’t think we actually asked Mark any more than three or four questions. We just sat down and started rolling and he told us about his journey. Continue reading “TPP 14 – Mark Thogersen”

TPP 13 – What Is Art

TPP 13 is an I Hate Art segment where we talk about what makes something art. I wish the topic were as focused as that. Or maybe I don’t. It’s kind of mayhem in here. I like the passion. I like the age disparity. Our guests Iggy Lines and Ashley O’Shenanigans join us to hash out this age old topic. I believe we could do this question over and over with different guests and have a different conversation every time. I hope it’s as fun to listen to as it was to record. Continue reading “TPP 13 – What Is Art”

TPP 11 – Why I Hate Art

I like to talk about art and its meaning in life. Is it consequential? I even like to argue about what is good and why. It’s just fun and it touches something in me. I could say that I find ways to create because I like talking about stuff like this.

I have also found over the years that there are many people that dislike conversations like this. Artists and  non-artists alike. Lending meaning where it may or may not exist or trying to articulate abstract ideas to other people with words can be absurd to some. I agree. It is absurd, but I still like to talk about it. 
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TPP 10 – Rebecca Oxley

This week we (Larry Lines, Troy Winscott, Ashley O’Shenanigans) have a conversation with the poet, Rebecca Oxley. We’ve known Rebecca an awfully long time. We talk about how she got into poetry, her time in the Air Force, the Houston poetry scene, early slam poetry, University of Houston and the transition into a more complete poet.  Continue reading “TPP 10 – Rebecca Oxley”