Beginnings

On today's show we talk to artist Steve Keene. Based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Steve has been called the "Assembly-Line Picasso" by Time Magazine because of his unique mass-production painting style. Steve likens this method to the way musicians work, and he's painted the album art for many indie rock bands, including Pavement, The Apples in Stereo, The Silver Jews and many others.

A few weeks ago, we met up with Steve at his studio space, and got in deep about painting as performance, the satisfaction of doing actual labor, and taking your inspiration from musicians. We also got to see his workspace up close and get a real feel for how he makes art. It was a treat!

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On today's show, we talk to UK comedian Lou Sanders. Based in London, Lou has been performing stand-up for many years, with a number of appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, where she had one of the top 10 jokes of the 2012 Festival. She also writes for TV and has worked on two series of C4’s Stand up for the Week, as well as BBC3’s Laughtershock & a number of pilots.

A few weeks ago, while she was in town for a few days doing shows, Lou stopped by the Wrestling Team apartment to have the most sincere recorded conversation ever. We talk about divorce, meditation, adult wants, and we debut our new CREEPIEST segment ever!

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Ka-zoink! My eyes just popped outta my head like a cartoon character thanks to this last live show at UCB East. We had a weird blast, and now you can join in on the fun we had with author and bon-vivant Dave Hill, Abbi and Ilana of the newly-announced Comedy Central show Broad City and Catherine and Amy of the band Hilly Eye. Not even a missing middle of the show can take away from our charming guests!

Subscribe on iTunes and follow Andy and Mark on Twitter! See a live episode on April 2nd at UCB East at 8pm comedian Jessi Klein, Jake and Amir of College Humor and more!

Direct download: Beginnings_March_2013.mp3
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On today’s show we talk to filmmakers Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu. Rob and Puloma are accomplished filmmakers and documentarians, and along with Best Show creator Tom Scharpling, they make up Production Company Productions. Over the last few years, the three have created a large number of funny and interesting music videos for acts such as The New Pornographers, Ted Leo, Ben Gibbard and Aimee Mann.

Over the weekend, Rob and Puloma came over to the Wrestling Team apartment to get in deep about music (John Vanderslice, Midlake, Bob Mould, Husker Du, Parquet Courts and Palma Violets!), and chat about how Puloma used to run with Indian street musicians, Andy's childish palette, as well as Rob and Puloma's collaborations with Tom Scharpling.

Subscribe on iTunes and follow Andy and Mark on Twitter! See a live episode on April 2nd at UCB East at 8pm with a sweet line-up TBA!

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