Episode 45: The Human Canvas

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Lori Howsare performs under the moniker The Mad Muse, and part of her madness is to explore the fringes of what is acceptable, which in these times means such crazy ideas as unconditional love.  This exploration includes spoken word, grand guignol theatre, and writing things on naked people. We talk about all of these things, […]

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Episode 44: Bridges of Poetry

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The extremely talented Jason Baldinger and Kristofer Collins stop by to discuss The Bridge Series, a series of poetry readings and public gatherings to raise money for, and spread the word about, organizations that are helping people in the Trump era. The first of the series is occurring Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 8 PM […]

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Episode 43: Breakup Songs, With Horns

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Breakup Songs, With Horns is the new EP from Brooklyn-based via Detroit musical wunderkind Brook Pridemore. In this episode, we discuss the ephemeral nature of pop music, why it’s okay to like Insane Clown Posse, Brook’s roadie Justin loses his coffee in my office, and Brook confesses that there are no actual horns on the […]

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Episode 42: Scott Silsbe’s Handprints

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Scott Silsbe is a fantastic poet.  He also edits The New Yinzer.  In our time together we discuss his fantastic books of poetry The River Underneath the City on Low Ghost Press and Unattended Fire on Six Gallery Press.  Scott reads his fantastic poems including “What a Sad Christmas,” I pontificate about cave paintings in France, and what it […]

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Episode 41: Abstracted Landscapes or Apophenia

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In this episode old friend Adam Rousseau stops by to talk about painting.  In previous episodes we’ve discussed making music and making guitars.  However, Adam has gone back to making art with some stunning results.  You can see his work anywhere at anytime through Adam Rousseu’s Tumblr page.  You can also go to the Commonplace Coffeehouse […]

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Episode 40: Enter the Skullcast 8

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Skull Fest is a punk festival that draws fans and performers from around the world to Pittsburgh.  Dusty Hanna is the principal organizer and lead singer for the great Pittsburgh Peace Goth Punk band Silence.  He stops by to tell everyone about the great things in store for Skull Fest 8: Skulls in Space.  In […]

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Episode 39: Is There Hope for Humanity?

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Well, no.  Jason Baldinger and I conclude that pretty early on.  Anyhow, he can spin a pretty good yarn and he read some damn good poems. So, there. Jason also reads some poems for us.  You can hear more at Jason’s Bandcamp page.  You really should find out more about his books The Studs Terkel Blues and The […]

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Episode 38: Any Alternative

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Greg Murray is a lawyer by day and creator of energetic songs about frustration by night.  He stops by to talk about his cassette 33/34, which I am somehow unable to figure out how to say.  We sample the song “The Riverside” and discuss how creativity is a kind of stewardship.  There’s also mild swearing and […]

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Episode 37: For the Love of Poetry

Dessie Bey is an accomplished poet by her own right, but on this episode she discusses the collection she edited called Know Thyself: An African American Poetic Journey.  It is a collection of poems that tells the history of the African American experience that counteracts the cultural violence of colonialism in a way that reclaims […]

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Episode 36: The Clothes Make the Team

For this episode the funny and knowledgeable Doug Keklak to talk about sports uniforms and how good teams can get away with looking bad. In the process we talk about baseball greats Larry McWilliams and Floyd Rayford; how important baseball cards were before cable TV and the Internet; and just how horrid the New England […]

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