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Multimedia artist Ben Aqua discusses YouTube, photography, music, art, QPOC life, and the creative process — with a sprig of Absolutely Nonsensical behavior. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/b3naqua/support

Absolutely Nonsensical Ben Aqua

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Multimedia artist Ben Aqua discusses YouTube, photography, music, art, QPOC life, and the creative process — with a sprig of Absolutely Nonsensical behavior. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/b3naqua/support

    Black Voices | David: From Rage to Optimism

    Black Voices | David: From Rage to Optimism

    In this episode, the mic is passed to David, a teacher, artist, and filmmaker in Austin, Texas. David shares his experience living as a black person in America, and how Black Lives Matter, anti-racist protests, and political action happening around the world are affecting his spectrum of feelings - from rage and pain to awe and optimism.



    Ways you can help Black Lives Matter right now: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co



    💛 100% of ad revenue generated from streams of this episode will be donated to black artists, organizations, and businesses. 💛



    Sending love & solidarity as an Korean and Asian ally to the beautiful black community 💖 RIP George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Sean Reed, and every other black & black queer/trans person whose life has been taken by police brutality, systematic racism, transphobia, and homophobia.



    Follow & Support Ben Aqua:

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    Music: http://fanlink.to/b3naqua

    Shop: http://benaqua.shop

    Gear: http://benaqua.org/amazon



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    • 8 min
    Neon Indian | Hall & Oates & Emotional Italo Disco

    Neon Indian | Hall & Oates & Emotional Italo Disco

    Alan Palomo aka Neon Indian joins AbNon host Ben Aqua to discuss the evolution of his unique music and aesthetic — from his humble beginnings singing Frank Sinatra duets with his dad to being transformed by Radiohead as a teenager to covering “Vamos a La Playa” in front of massive festival crowds.

    We also coin the term “emotional italo disco” and host a sensual, romantic listening party featuring some of our favorite emotional italo tunes just 4 u. It’s soggy with existential music nerd commentary and plenty of dad jokes.



    Listen to music featured in Absolutely Nonsensical on Spotify: http://bit.ly/abnonmusic



    Music in this episode (in order of appearance):

    Neon Indian - Annie

    Magnetic Fields - Swinging London

    Neon Indian - Street Level

    Eagles - One of These Nights

    Bee Gees - How Deep is Your Love

    Frank Sinatra & Luis Miguel - Come Fly with Me

    Mario Lanza & Luisa Di Meo - Arrivederci, Roma

    Radiohead - Pyramid Song

    Aphex Twin - Bucephalus Bouncing Ball

    Frank Ocean - Pink + White

    Billie Eilish - Bad Guy

    Peter Richard - Marlene

    Hot Cold - Love is Like a Game

    The Splash Band - Halloween 2

    Unknown Artist - Old Cortina

    Telex - My Time

    Mike Francis - Check it Out with the Groove

    Vivien Vee - Higher

    F.R. David - Words

    Blue Gas - Shadows from Nowhere

    Righeira - Vamos a la Playa



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    • 54 min
    The Oblong Boys: Better than the Beatles (and Way More Zolo)

    The Oblong Boys: Better than the Beatles (and Way More Zolo)

    "Life is Meaningless," said The Oblong Boys, Austin's weirdest and most zolo band ever. In this episode, I talked to Oblong A, Mr. E, Pat A. Physics, and Lockemup about how The Oblong Boys were spawned, the concepts behind their unique brand of music and performance, and their late night guerrilla escapades.

    Think DEVO meets the Residents meets Frank Zappa in a hypercolor Yellow Magic Orchestra mega blender full of Sparks. Here's to The Oblong Boys!



    Listen to my zolo playlist on Spotify: http://bit.ly/zzzolo



    Music in this episode (in order of appearance):

    The Oblong Boys - Godzilla!

    The Oblong Boys - Properties of Sound 

    The Oblong Boys - Newman’s Own 

    The Oblong Boys - Life is Meaningless 

    The Oblong Boys - Division of Us Four 

    Danny Elfman - Pee Wee’s Playhouse Suite 

    Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo - Cell 63 

    Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo - Frenchy Back Home 

    The Oblong Boys - Animal 

    The Oblong Boys - Allegorical Ankle 

    The Oblong Boys - A.D.S.

    The Prima Donnas - Nance Music Manifesto 

    The Oblong Boys - Don’t Go Bald 

    The Oblong Boys - Godzilla! 

    Renaldo & the Loaf - Here’s to the Oblong Boys 

    The Oblong Boys - Sassquatch 

    Attic Ted - Oh No 

    The Oblong Boys - Rip Your Head Off 

    The Oblong Boys - F.B.I. 

    The Oblong Boys - Felliniesque 

    The Oblong Boys - X-Ray Specs 

    Cabo Boing - Swirl Up 

    The Oblong Boys - Dopre Pa Do 



    Follow & Support:

    Youtube: http://youtube.com/b3naqua

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    Music: http://fanlink.to/b3naqua

    Shop: http://benaqua.shop

    Gear: http://benaqua.org/amazon



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    • 42 min
    From Ninja Turtles to Youtube

    From Ninja Turtles to Youtube

    YouTube has dramatically changed my life and creative process in the last 2 years. Here are 3 powerful and important methods you can use to can grow your YouTube channel and social media presence — and, most importantly, your HEART. Get ready to make your soul super swole. (That should be a shirt...)



    Music in this episode is from my album “Obscuriosities” — stream it: http://fanlink.to/obscuriosities

    (I didn’t write the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song, obvi)



    Follow Ben Aqua:

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    Music: http://fanlink.to/b3naqua



    My merch: http://benaqua.shop

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    • 21 min
    Freewriting for the Grieving wEirDo

    Freewriting for the Grieving wEirDo

    What is freewriting and how can you benefit from it? Does it help with grief? In this episode, host Ben Aqua discusses how freewriting influenced his grieving process after experiencing a profound loss and becoming a young widow. Ben also recites a few whimsically intimate, bizarre pieces from his freewriting journal. Let's add some Absolutely Nonsensical sunshine to that gritty brainstorm cloud.



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    • 13 min
    Why is Art Important?

    Why is Art Important?

    In this 1st ever (proper) episode of Absolutely Nonsensical, host Ben Aqua and special guests discuss art and why it's important.



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    Youtube: http://youtube.com/b3naqua
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    • 19 min

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