A series of lively, deep and often hilarious interviews conducted by Lydia Lunch, one of the most vocal spoken word artists of this or any century and Tim Dahl, musician and general know it all.
Slava Mogutin is a New York based Russian-American multimedia artist and author exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writing and activism. A third-generation writer and autodidact journalist and photographer, he became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the US on the grounds of homophobic persecution. Informed by his bicultural dissident and refugee experience, his work examines the notions of displacement and identity, pride and shame, devotion and disaffection, love and hate.
Wayne Kramer was the lead guitarist of the legendary Detroit band the MC5. The band used music to fight many of the political battles of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
In 1975, Wayne was sentenced to federal prison. After his release, Wayne co-founded Jail Guitar Doors USA. The organization uses music to provide inmates a creative outlet, spiritual rehabilitation and a framework for coping with difficult situations. To date, Jail Guitar Doors USA has provided instruments to over 100 prisons.
Easter Special with Paul Toupet
Lydia and Tim help get you into the Easter spirit. Lydia begins by giving a treatise on Easter. Tim then presents the research he has been doing all week into April Fools' Day. His historical evidence suggests that not only is April Fools' on the wrong day, but that the holiday is celebrated on the wrong month entirely.
The episode is brought to a timely conclusion with an interview with French artist Paul Toupet. Paul is influenced by African art, European religious art, and his own exotic tastes.
Adele Bertei is an artist writer, actor, performer, singer, songwriter, and filmmaker. She was a member of the Contortions. Her punk-funk band The Bloods was the first out band of queer women. Adele has provided backing vocals, and written songs for Tears for Fears, Culture Club, Scritti Politti, Whitney Houston, and the Pointer Sisters. Her duet with Thomas Dolby “Hyperactive!” was a massive hit. Her book Why Labelle Matters, was released in March and is available from the University of Texas Press
Rich Keller is a four time Grammy Award nominated engineer and producer. Rich earned twenty nine platinum albums. These records have sold seventy five million albums to date. Artists Rich has worked with include Nipsey Hussle, DMX, Nas, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Puff Daddy, Swizz Beatz, Notorious BIG, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, Method Man, Jada Kiss, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, and Ja Rule. Rich’s started his career in hip hop since 1992, thus he has earned official “OG” status.
Gary Lippman received a law degree from Northwestern University and has worked with New York’s Innocence Project.
Gary’s play Paradox Lust ran off-off-Broadway in 2001 and his writing has been published in such notable publications as The New York Times, The Paris Review, and VICE, while his visual art can be seen at apocalippy.com.
Gary can be found in what used to be called “Fun City” with his Hungarian wife Vera.
Check out Gary's latest novel Set The Controls For The Heart Of Sha