Jennifer of EvolveAndAscend.com has been a psychic medium since she was a child. We discuss what a psychic is and isn't, living with psychic powers, the importance of imagination, oracle cards, inner work, higher guidance, reclaiming our power, and more. We also explore the fun and the weird: reptilians, artificial intelligence, government conspiracies and similar topics. - Recorded in Brooklyn, NY
Jordan makes sculptures with blood. His work has placed him in the center of the worlds of science, spirituality, mortality, and art. Todays episode explores
• how we can overcome social stigmas to promote blood equality
• the process and politics of working with blood
• the spirituality of blood
• how some art transcends borders and creates dialogue
• why artists can separate themselves from their work and see it move
• how blood donations really work and what you can do to improve the system
• what the Department of Health is promoting to decrease HIV by 99%
We also discuss his recent projects including Blood Mirror and Blood Illuminations.
Marina Abramovic teaches us how to host a Spirit Cooking!
Kristin was the 3rd generation of her family to live in a cult. born in to a religious sex cult, her family left when she was 10 after a murder within the organization. She has since found her balance in the outside world by blending mainstream world with valuable attributes nurtured within the organization. Today we talk about:
• what it was like growing up in a cult
• how growing up in a cult effected her perspective
• how cults and mainstream culture mirror each other
• the importance of imagination and creativity
• the benefit of really knowing who you, your family, and your friends are
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- Here is a doc on Children of God to further understand the environment of the Family.
- A short news clip from 1972 when it was just beginning
- Here are the True Komix given to adults within The Family (anyone 12 and older)
Meg Day the FreeBird joins the podcast! The Womens Board Director at Vision Models, she sits down to talk about the importance of social media, model development, changes in the industry and much more.
LIVING IN SCIENCE FICTION
Arvind directs and produces the most amazing CG commercials and videos with his NY based company, 1st Ave Machine. In addition to this he is working on a book, a movie and helping YouTube stars develop shows. I visit Arvind at his LA home to catch up and talk about the inner and outer worlds. This is a recording of our conversation covering social media, science fiction, politics, hustle, art and more.
Record September 20th, 2015 in Los Angelas, CA
Allie Smith is an amazing makeup artist based in LES. We take a break during fashion week to talk about moral flexibility, gender equality, trends in images and being open to real talk. The conversation takes a turn and we spend time investigating Bi-Polarity - Allie opens up while I learn more about the life of someone with bipolar disorder.
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Petite Meller is an amazing musician who is bringing her imagination to life in the form of her own little empire. We both found ourselves back in NYC for fashion week and decided to catch up at her midtown hotel to discuss consciousness, philosophy, spirituality, dreams, art, imagination and so much more. NOTE: A small sample of Petite's songs are used as reference including Backpack, Baby Love, and NYC Time. Support the art and buy your copy of her music today.
Aliens, Murder, and The Clorox
Aimee skillfully balances the dark and the light together. Contrary to the heavier undertones in her music, she carries a free spirit and vivacious personality. One of my most favorite musicians I’ve ever worked with or met, today Aimee joins the show to play. Today we chat about:
Our anti-social thoughts and capabilities
Source for inspiration
The creative process
Working beyond the genre
Experimenting with relationships
The NY Experience
Change the question for the Muse
The constitution of ants
The clorox cometh
Donald Trump on shrooms
AnneStine B. is a true multidimesional creative being. After leaving Norway for Copenhagen where she competed in the barista world championships, she eventually found herself in NYC. She now finds herself balancing life as a stylist, creative director, foodie, editor and publisher of Brutal Magazine. We catch up in the East Village's 6BC botanical Garden. Discussion includes:
- Defining brutal and weird
- The transitions of emotions when things end
- Creative collaborations to raise funds to support your work
- Making it as an artist in NYC
- The frustrations and potential with the modern commercial art market
- The art world’s jello cake mix of talent and money
- Putting value toward work that connects with people
- Beyond boring corporate mediocrity with authentic hooks
- Building collectives and networks filled with authentic people for scale
- Making death exciting
- The view of life through the eyes of an international barista foodie
- The beauty of nerds
- The life and flow of the freelancer in Manhattan
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MD SUMMER WORKSHOP
I first met Dan Nakamura, AKA Dan the Automator, when I shot his album and press kit for his band, Got a Girl," with our mutual friend Mary. Dan has been a hip hop producer who's work has been heard for the past 30 years in a variety of genre's of music. Though his work he has collaborated with the greatest musicians and gathered insight and wisdom about creativity, art and music. Today I sit down with him in the East Village to talk about art.
Some topics we go over:
Adding distraction to remove the pressure
Validation through Commercializations contrasted to Validation through art
Make the art you want to make
Likeminded people find eachother to make awe
Doing what makes you happy without compromise
Creating your own world with a do or die attitude
Working with odd, different people, who drum to their own beat that are in the world in spite of the world
Using your humor for difficult subjects
The joy of the ups and downs
The future of music
Coming from the world of science, Edgar Choueiri is probably one of the most interesting and gifted guests I've had on the show. He is the Director of Princeton's Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Lab, Director of Princeton's Engineering of Physics Program, and Director of the Princeton 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics Lab. The results of his work is being applied in a range of products from space flight to consumer sound. Today Edgar sits down and opens up his mind to share his insight in to 3D audio, Virtual Realty, the Space Program, plasma propulsion, the uselessness of worry or conspiracy theories, creativity, and more.
Support the show and enjoy Edgar's technology in the Jambox by buying from Amazon!
Jonathan returns to the podcast for his second episode. Jonathan is a photographer and artist living in NY and fighting a battle with Lymphoma Cancer that has lasted almost 3 years. Tonight we discuss his current condition, cancer, life, hallucinations, pain, ego, art, creating with purpose, inspiration, and much more. Tonights podcast was recorded live at Mt. Sinai Hospital on January 3rd, 2015.
Author and visionary, George Ortega has a clear message for us: Free Will is an Illusion.
Every choice you’ve made was not yours and you’re acting out a performance designed before you were born. Every decision you make has been pre-determined. In today's episode of Walking Home, George helps me understand this way of thinking.
Tonight we examine this concept and try to understand how we create art, how we function as a society, how religion and atheism fits in to this paradigm, how important gratitude is in this scheme and more. George has ideas on how business could save the environment, how we can all take part, and how it is already the plan laid out in front of us.
George's Site: http://causalconsciousness.com
EPISODE 16: Ben Sinclair
Ben Sinclair is an actor, director and writer based in NYC. Along with his wife Katja Blichfeld and friend Russell Gregory, he has created the web series about a weed delivery guy in NY, High Maintenance, which is now funded by Vimeo as they move toward a netflix-style model of original content. Creativity, freelance life, procrastinating, new media, and sooo much more. //Alex Gjerpen jumps in to partially co-host the last half.High MaintenanceBen's Twitter