48 episodes

"You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petrodollars, electro- dollars, multi-dollars, Reichsmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today."



This text - pulled from the late Sidney Lumet’s 1976 masterful cinematic critique of the convergence of American media with finance capital 'Network', in which a ruthless media executive lays the hard reality of postmodern global affairs on the rogue broadcaster trying to expose some truth - perfectly distills the reality of the cultural landscape. All culture is propaganda. Everything you hold dear is connected to that which subjugates you.

This podcast System of Systems, hosted by a couple of sad bois - millennial failed artist and cultural critic Adam Lehrer and zoomer writer/musician Will Samson - deconstruct art, culture and politics, and attempt to understand the pervasive conformism that has saturated it all.

Links:
SOS at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/systemofsystems
SOS at Libsyn: https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/systemofsystems
SOS at twitter: https://twitter.com/SystemofSystem3
​​Adam at twitter: https://twitter.com/SafetyPropagan1
Will at twitter: https://twitter.com/_Will_Samson_?s=20
Adam's personal website: http://adamlehrer.com
​​​Adam at Instagram: @adamlehreruptown

Safety Propaganda: https://safetypropaganda.substack.com/

​Email: thereisonlyonesystemofsystems@gmail.com

System of Systems Adam Lehrer and Will Samson

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

"You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petrodollars, electro- dollars, multi-dollars, Reichsmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today."



This text - pulled from the late Sidney Lumet’s 1976 masterful cinematic critique of the convergence of American media with finance capital 'Network', in which a ruthless media executive lays the hard reality of postmodern global affairs on the rogue broadcaster trying to expose some truth - perfectly distills the reality of the cultural landscape. All culture is propaganda. Everything you hold dear is connected to that which subjugates you.

This podcast System of Systems, hosted by a couple of sad bois - millennial failed artist and cultural critic Adam Lehrer and zoomer writer/musician Will Samson - deconstruct art, culture and politics, and attempt to understand the pervasive conformism that has saturated it all.

Links:
SOS at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/systemofsystems
SOS at Libsyn: https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/systemofsystems
SOS at twitter: https://twitter.com/SystemofSystem3
​​Adam at twitter: https://twitter.com/SafetyPropagan1
Will at twitter: https://twitter.com/_Will_Samson_?s=20
Adam's personal website: http://adamlehrer.com
​​​Adam at Instagram: @adamlehreruptown

Safety Propaganda: https://safetypropaganda.substack.com/

​Email: thereisonlyonesystemofsystems@gmail.com

    Collectin' Scalps with Stock Pt. 2: Cash Money Thousandaires (w/ Ben Morgan-Cleveland)

    Collectin' Scalps with Stock Pt. 2: Cash Money Thousandaires (w/ Ben Morgan-Cleveland)

    In Alex Bienstock's second edition of his SOS side project, Collectin' Scalps with Stock, Alex and Adam converse with artist, curator, and former Real Fine Arts co-director Ben Morgan-Cleveland.
    For 10 years, Ben was the co-proprieter (alongside artist Tyler Dobson) of Real Fine Arts. Arguably the most interesting gallery in New York during the 2010s, Real Fine Arts helped launch the careers of friends of the show and great artists including Mathieu Malouf and Heji Shin, not to mention Sex Magazine editor Asher Penn, Sam Pulitzer, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Maggie Lee and many more.
    In his own work, Ben works in a vast array of media and consistently deconstructs the limits of the gallery space, whether it's making a "gallery of words" or exhibiting a massive, hand-built couch, this guy is always doing his damn thing! In this chat, the bros discuss the legacy of Real Fine Arts, Ben's work, and Adam and Ben's shared history of growing up art phag in suburban Massachusetts. 
    SOUNDTRACK: 
    Laibach  "Ein Untergang" 
    Guided By Voices  "The Great Blake Street Canoe Race" 
    Mudhoney  "Touch Me I’m Sick" 
    Blink 182 "Josie" 
    Shackleton "Stalker" 
    Corrupted  "Sisto" 
    LINKS: 
    Real Fine Arts


    Ben Morgan-Cleveland on the machinations of language


    Adam Lehrer Art World Undercover #1

    Alex Bienstock

    Ben at instagram: @miami_bob

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Jouissance of the Micro-Cop (PREVIEW) (w/ Nina Power and Lev Parker)

    The Jouissance of the Micro-Cop (PREVIEW) (w/ Nina Power and Lev Parker)

    In this new episode, Morbid Books editor and writer Lev Parker joins the show for the second time, this time bringing along none other than the divine philosopher and poet Nina Power, who of course just wrote a beautiful afterword for Adam's new book 'Communions'. A wide variety of topics are addressed, from the middle class tendency towards being a micro-cop, to gender extremism, to the role for art against such dismal sociopolitics.
    Lev has a new novel out called '4th Industrial Revolution Pimp' that none other than NY-based transgressive writer Supervert has called "the first great work of Covid literature." Nina's new book is coming out in early 2022, 'What Do Men Want?' finds Nina exploring the dilemma held by men in the 21st Century.
    This is only a preview. The Full episode is available on Patreon. 
    Soundtrack:
    Prince "Jack U Off"
    Public Image Limited "Graveyard" 

    Sightings "Hate Take Hate" 

    Soft Cell "Seedy Films" 

    Sonic Youth and Yamatsuka Eye "No Song 2, part 3" 

    Scritti Politti "Absolute" 

    Disembowelment "Slaughtered Remains" 
    LINKS:
    Lev's '4th Industrial Revolution Pimp' at Morbid Books: 
    Pre-order Nina's 'What Do Men Want?' 
    Nina Power Substack: ]
    Nina lectures on men
    Lev interviewed by Luke Cohen on Safety Propaganda

    Adam discusses 'Communions' with New Books Network

    • 15 min
    Janie Got a Gun (KYLE IS INNOCENT) (w/ Janie)

    Janie Got a Gun (KYLE IS INNOCENT) (w/ Janie)

    In this episode, we are joined by Janie, a young poet operating in the realm of Substack and a young singer who recently started posting songs to a Soundcloud page. We discuss poetry here, mostly, everything from Robert Desnos to Ghostface Killah to John Asheberry to Darby Crash, and try and ponder a role for poetry in liquid modernity. Adam also expresses disgust over the politicization of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and can't believe the erosion of due process that has been leveled at an innocent young man who defended himself against violent assailants.

    SOUNDTRACK: Alvarius B "Dracula Frizzy" (https://music.apple.com/us/album/dracula-frizzi/553850357?i=553850367)
    The Germs "Lexicon Devil" (https://youtu.be/08MqYvU-yuM) US Maple "Letter To ZZ Top" (https://music.apple.com/us/album/letter-to-zz-top/1082950697?i=1082950707)
    Buttechno "Bbbase" (https://music.apple.com/us/album/bbbase/1483216773?i=1483216774)
    Masayuki Takayanagi "Mass Hysterism 1" (https://music.apple.com/us/album/mass-hysterism-1/200813560?i=200813616)
    Janie Diamond "Heart Burst"
    LINKS
    Janie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/
    JanieDied Janie's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-175981317

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Podcast of Disquiet Pt. 2 (w/ Guest Host Bimbo Ubermensch)

    The Podcast of Disquiet Pt. 2 (w/ Guest Host Bimbo Ubermensch)

    We're celebrating Halloween, fear, terror and disquiet for this two part episode folks! Announcing herself as a new reoccurring guest host, fan favorite Bimbo Ubermensch joins Adam and Will to discuss our favorite horror-tinged records and visual art works.
    Favorite Horrific Records:
    Adam:
    Dead Reptile Shrine 'Burning Black Infinity' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bdVJfwmB34)
    Ligeti 'Volumina 1961-2' (https://youtu.be/wbLcI9-Js0U)
    Sandra:
    Halim El-Dabh's 'Crossing Into the Electromagnetic' (https://youtu.be/WR2YprO04zk)
    Will:
    Whitehouse 'Quality Time' (https://youtu.be/i4DvBYtXLwQ)
    Favorite Horrific Art Works:
    Adam: Heji Shin "Baby" photographs (https://www.fraeulein-magazine.eu/the-brutality-of-nature-an-interview-with-heji-shin/) Rudolf Shwarzkogler "3rd Aktion" (https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/schwarzkogler-3rd-action-t11848)
    Sandra: Goya "Disasters of War" lithographs (https://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21l/21l.430/s13/MIT21L_430S13_Goya_1.pdf)
    Will: Richard Prince "Spiritual America" (https://www.guggenheim.org/teaching-materials/richard-prince-spiritual-america)

    Soundtrack:
    Rapeman "Hated Chinee" (https://youtu.be/YV-q8M4vJ6M) Whitehouse "Told"
    Halim El-Dabh "Crossing Into The Electromagnetic"
    Dead Reptile Shrine "Return To The Ancient Battlesite"
    Gyorgy Ligeti "Volumina"
    Evoken "In Graven Image" (https://music.apple.com/us/album/in-graven-image/340213526?i=340213886)
    Oxbow "Saturn" (https://youtu.be/XmJvRFDfM-8)
    Coil "London's Lost Rivers" (https://youtu.be/NNLVz5lsn2c)
    The Shadow Ring "Basic Everyday Life" (https://music.apple.com/us/album/in-graven-image/340213526?i=340213886)

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Collectin' Scalps with 'Stock Pt. 1 (w/ Alice Aster)(Preview)

    Collectin' Scalps with 'Stock Pt. 1 (w/ Alice Aster)(Preview)

    In 'Collectin' Scalps with 'Stock', a System of Systems side project, Adam takes second mic handing over creative direction to none other than based swaggot, artist, and former guest Alex Bienstock. In this series, the boys go undercover in the scourges of the New York art world, interviewing friends and foes alike to get to the bottom of the transgressively creative id that drives us to do this shit.
    In the first episode, we interview artist, puppeteer and sex worker Alice Aster to talk about her work, her philosophy, her side hustles, and more. Enjoy!
    FULL EPISODE AVAILABLE TO PATRONS ONLY
    SOUNDTRACK:
    Alice Aster "Life After Death Lilith’s Nest Part 1" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0IpjIyocFA&lc=Ugx_ps88_bXQr5kSGX14AaABAg)

    Alice Aster "Means To Advance In The Realm Of Demented Damsels" (https://soundcloud.com/alice-aster/means-to-advance-in-the-realm-of-demented-damsels)

    Lake of Dracula "Dracula Killed Frankenstein" (https://youtu.be/-6q4VwIlkGg)

    Saputhuran "Write Upon My Words" (https://music.apple.com/us/album/write-my-words-upon-the-winds/678107579?i=678107609)

    Hijokaidan "38 Years On" (https://music.apple.com/us/album/38-years-on/1269956875?i=1269956878)

    Coil "The Wheel" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgf8pj4nYkg)
    LINKS:
    Alice Aster 'Real Society of the Spectacle': https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g4YKk1Blp8YMeluPL6k5GZ50nzIUvrJd/view

    Alice Aster linktree: https://linktr.ee/lilumnia

    Alex Bienstock on twitter: https://twitter.com/ESCBAS

    Bienstock Instagram: @alexbienstockart

    • 16 min
    The Podcast of Disquiet Pt. 1 (w/ Guest Host Bimbo Ubermensch)

    The Podcast of Disquiet Pt. 1 (w/ Guest Host Bimbo Ubermensch)

    We're celebrating Halloween, fear, terror and disquiet for this two part episode folks! Announcing herself as a new reoccurring guest host, fan favorite Bimbo Ubermensch joins Adam and Will to discuss our favorite horror-tinged novels and films.

    Tune in next week for part 2, where we will discuss our favorite scary records and visual art works.

    Favorite Horror Films:
    Adam: Juraj Herz The Cremator
    Will: Psychic TV First Transmission, Mr. Bungle "Quote Unquote" video
    Sandra: Pawel Pawlikowski Ida

    Favorite Horror Novels: 
    Adam: Arthur Machen The Great God Pan, Gabrielle Wittkop The Necrophilliac
    Will: Peter Sotos Tool
    Sandra: EM Forster "The Machine Stops"

    SOUNDTRACK:
    Cadaver in Drag "Surrounded by a Bunch of Fucking Idiots"
    Dead Infection "Xenomorph"
    Henry Flynt: "Rockabilly Boogie"
    John Frusciante: "My Smile is a Rifle"
    SpaceGhostPurrp: "Like a Strippah"
    Alvarius B: "You Only Live Twice"

    • 1 hr 39 min

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