18 episodes

Welcome to alAndar w/ Marcos & Jim, a podcast where two friends, united in their love of art, share and discuss their work, their struggles, and their thoughts on all things creative. 

Marcos de Jesús “de la Guagua” is a singer, rapper, and song-writer. James Noguera, aka "Jim Nog," is a fiction writer, poet, and university instructor. 

Let's make the way - al andar!

alAndar w/ Marcos & Jim Marcos & Jim

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Welcome to alAndar w/ Marcos & Jim, a podcast where two friends, united in their love of art, share and discuss their work, their struggles, and their thoughts on all things creative. 

Marcos de Jesús “de la Guagua” is a singer, rapper, and song-writer. James Noguera, aka "Jim Nog," is a fiction writer, poet, and university instructor. 

Let's make the way - al andar!

    018. Creative Weekly - Fiction, Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction

    018. Creative Weekly - Fiction, Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction

    Creative Weekly provides weekly creative writing (fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction) as a low-cost Patreon membership. Jim shares three pieces from the growing collection, one of each genre. Marcos and he discuss mindfulness, natural selection, connectedness, anxiety, fear of death, revenge, violence, and more.

     

    TIMESTAMPS

    (0:00) Teaser

    (0:12) Beginning theme

    (0:39) Episode introduction

    (3:13) "Snorkeling Story"

    (27:45) "Are You Afraid?"

    (41:40) "The Merchant of Babylon"

    (1:01:39) Reading recommendations

    (1:11:44) Wrap up and ending theme



    READING RECOMMENDS

    - James Noguera: "Should We Fear Death?" (blog post)

    - Jorge Luis Borges: "The Library of Babel," "The Babylon Lottery," "The Garden of Forking Paths"

    - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (generally)

    - Eduardo Galeano: Memory of Fire

     

    Marcos and Jim, as independent artists, welcome and appreciate your support. Consider adding the podcast to your favorite podcatcher, leaving a review, and/or sharing it with people you think would like it! Let's make the way! Andamos!

     

    #alAndar #MarcosdelaGuagua #JimNog

     

    MARCOS' LINKS

    - Bandcamp: https://marcosdelaguagua.bandcamp.com/

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcos_de_la_guagua/

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marcosdelaguagua

    - Website: www.MarcosdelaGuagua.com

    - X: https://twitter.com/delaguagua

     

    JIM'S LINKS

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jimnog/

    - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jimnog

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jimnog27

    - Website: www.JamesNoguera.com

     - X: https://twitter.com/jimnog

     

    CREDITS:

    - Art: James Noguera

    - Music: Marcos de la Guagua & Jim Nog

    - Episode edit: James Noguera

    - Show notes: James Noguera

     

    DISCLAIMER:

    While Marcos and Jim may discuss political or religious
    topics, the main focus of the podcast is to talk about and share art. Silence or absence of opinion from one doesn't imply agreement or endorsement of the other's stance.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    017. Loser Gumbo - Failure & Resilience

    017. Loser Gumbo - Failure & Resilience

    Loser Gumbo (EP) from Marcos de la Guagua is a collage of idea-dense, cathartic Hiphop/Blues/Gospel in a sonorous soundscape. The title comes from staged rooster fights where one wins and "… some may get mercy, but I’ve seen that some go / into a pot of Loser Gumbo.” We're all the loser at some point. So can we talk about loss and losing? What can we learn from losing? Jim and Marcos listen to and discuss three songs from the EP. Please extend grace for Marcos’ audio issue in this conversation. He doesn’t really sound that much like a chipmunk.



    TIMESTAMPS

    0:00 - Preview

    0:55 - Intro theme

    1:28 - Introduction

    6:55 - Title Track “Loser Gumbo”

    28:18 - “Someday” (We Shall Overcome)

    46:14 - “Tax the Rich”

    1:09:38 - Jim reports on recent projects



    Marcos and Jim, as independent artists, welcome and appreciate your support. Consider adding the podcast to your favorite podcatcher, leaving a review, and sharing it with people you think would like it! Let's make the way! Andamos!



    #alAndar #MarcosdelaGuagua #JimNog



    MARCOS' LINKS

    - FB: https://www.facebook.com/guaguaelectrica

    - Instagram: @marcos_de_la_guagua

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marcosdelaguagua

    - Website: MarcosdelaGuagua.com

    - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/guaguaelectrica



    JIM'S LINKS

    - FB: https://www.facebook.com/james.noguera.page

    - Instagram: @jimnog

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jimnog27

    - Twitter: @jimnog

    - Website: JamesNoguera.com



    CREDITS:

    - Art: James Noguera

    - Music: Marcos de la Guagua & Jim Nog

    - Episode edit: Marcos de Jesús

    - Show notes: Marcos de Jesús



    DISCLAIMER:

    While Marcos and Jim may opine on political or religious topics during their discussions, the main focus of the podcast is to talk about and share art. Silence or absence of opinion from one doesn't imply agreement or endorsement of the other's stance.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    016. Headless - Non-Dualism & Many-Worlds

    016. Headless - Non-Dualism & Many-Worlds

    Headless is a short film largely inspired by the philosophies of non-dualism and determinism. Is there a self? Is there free will? Follow our protagonist as he awakens one day only to lose his head, triggering a crisis for understanding. Immerse yourself in his exploration of consciousness. Watch it ⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠ (YouTube) or ⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠ (TikTok). Marcos and Jim discuss philosophy and theoretical physics as they relate to art and life.



    TIMESTAMPS

    0:00 - Teaser

    0:11 - Intro song

    0:36 - Episode Introduction

    3:56 - Headless

    7:28 - Marcos' reaction & discussion: non-dualism

    13:03 - Illusion of self

    15:35 - Thomas Nagel & the subjective character of experience

    21:19 - Dissolution of self

    24:38 - Marcos' PIC (problem, intervention, change) framework in relation to Headless

    28:14 - Does a person need a sense of self-efficacy, agency?

    36:17 - The many-worlds interpretation (MWI)

    43:13 - MWI inspiration in Headless & consequences

    48:03 - Applying headless-ness, other frameworks

    53:06 - Mindful meditation & outro song



    REFERENCES

    - DE Harding's book On Having No Head (free PDF)

    - Sean Carrol's video lecture Sean Carroll: The many worlds of quantum mechanics (YouTube)

    - Max Tegmark's book Our Mathematical Universe

    - David Graeber & David Wengrow's book The Dawn of Everything



    CORRECTIONS

    - Hugh Everett is not credited with the invention of quantum decoherence; credit goes to David Bohm. Everett is credited with, what would later be called, the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.



    Marcos and Jim, as independent artists, welcome and appreciate your support. Consider adding the podcast to your favorite podcatcher, leaving a review, and sharing it with people you think would like it! Let's make the way! Al Andar!



    #alAndar #MarcosdelaGuagua #JimNog



    MARCOS' LINKS

    - Bandcamp: MarcosdelaGuagua.Bandcamp.com

    - Instagram: @marcos_de_la_guagua

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marcosdelaguagua

    - Website: MarcosdelaGuagua.com



    JIM'S LINKS

    - Instagram: @jimnog

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jimnog27

    - X: @jimnog

    - Website: JamesNoguera.com



    CREDITS:

    - Art: James Noguera

    - Music: Marcos de la Guagua & Jim Nog

    - Episode edit: James Noguera

    - Description: James Noguera



    DISCLAIMER:

    Silence or absence of opinion from Jim or Marcos doesn't imply agreement or endorsement of a particular ideology or point of view.

    • 55 min
    015. Movement Music - Problem, Intervention, Change (PIC)

    015. Movement Music - Problem, Intervention, Change (PIC)

    Problem, Intervention, Change (PIC) is the frame that Jim and Marcos discuss Marcos’ album Early Etudes (EÉ 10), vol 10: Movement Music. Jim shares his writing calendar strategies. They consider why change is difficult, so is art-work, yet the beat goes on.



    TIMESTAMPS

    0:00 -Preview, Problem Intervention Change (PIC), art for praxis

    0:25 - alAndar theme

    0:58 – Greetings

    1:30 - Marcos-Intro to EÉ 10: Movement Music

    2:45 – PIC & Praxis

    4:50- Jim’s writing calendar

    8:50- Daily goals vs. longer term, managing the pressure to achieve a “perfect day”

    14:27- Main Topic, Marcos frames EÉ 10: Movement Music, PIC, songs for change

    20:00- Jim, PIC, how artists work for change

    23:12- “8 hours”, Problem/intro

    24:25- “8 hours”, Intervention/song

    25:17- “8 hours”, Change/discussion-

    26:25- “You Have the Right to an Attorney”, Problem/intro

    27:57- “Attorney”, Intervention/Song

    29:30- “Attorney”, Change/discussion

    33:35- “¡Soy Bernista!”, Problem/intro

    34:56- “¡Soy Bernista!”, Intervention/song

    39:26- “¡Soy Bernista!”, Change/discussion

    53:25- Final thoughts:

    Marcos- Hope for change gives work meaning,

    Jim- good reason to rise every morning

    58:02 – Outro theme



    Marcos and Jim, as independent artists, welcome and appreciate your support. Consider adding the podcast to your favorite podcatcher, leaving a review, and sharing it with people you think would like it! Let's make the way! ¡Andamos!



    #alAndar #MarcosdelaGuagua #JimNog



    MARCOS' LINKS

    - Bandcamp: MarcosdelaGuagua.Bandcamp.com

    - Instagram: @marcos_de_la_guagua

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marcosdelaguagua

    - Website: MarcosdelaGuagua.com



    JIM'S LINKS

    - Instagram: @jimnog

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jimnog27

    - X: @jimnog

    - Website: JamesNoguera.com



    CREDITS:

    - Art: James Noguera

    - Music: opening- Jim Nog f/ Marcos de la Guagua

    closing- Marcos de la Guagua

    - Episode edit: Marcos de Jesús

    - Show notes: Marcos de Jesús



    DISCLAIMER:

    The focus of the podcast is sharing art-work, process and inspiration. Marcos and Jim may opine on political or religious topics during their discussions. Silence or absence of opinion from one doesn't imply agreement or endorsement of the other's stance.

    • 55 min
    014. Everything Is Now - Dynamism & Determinism

    014. Everything Is Now - Dynamism & Determinism

    Jim shares Everything Is Now, a 3-minute film, signaling Jim's first foray into filmmaking. Watch it ⁠here⁠ (YouTube) or ⁠here⁠ (TikTok). With this context, Marcos and he discuss dynamism and determinism and how they come to define the human condition.



    TIMESTAMPS

    0:00 - Intro Song

    0:24 - Episode Introduction

    3:04 - Introduction to Everything Is Now

    5:36 - Everything Is Now

    8:24 - Marcos' response to short film

    16:46 - Jim comments on comments to film

    18:11 - Jim on first theme: Dynamism

    28:22 - Marcos on first theme

    47:37 - Jim: Defining determinism

    53:22- Jim on secondary theme: Determinism

    1:06:02- Marcos on secondary theme

    1:09:27 - Resolving differences

    1:15:53 - Outro song



    Marcos and Jim, as independent artists, welcome and appreciate your support. Consider adding the podcast to your favorite podcatcher, leaving a review, and sharing it with people you think would like it! Let's make the way! Al Andar!



    #alAndar #MarcosdelaGuagua #JimNog



    MARCOS' LINKS

    - Instagram: @marcos_de_la_guagua

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marcosdelaguagua

    - Twitter: @delaguagua

    - Website: MarcosdelaGuagua.com



    JIM'S LINKS

    - Instagram: @jimnog

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jimnog27

    - Twitter: @jimnog

    - Website: JamesNoguera.com



    CREDITS:

    - Art: James Noguera

    - Music: Marcos de la Guagua & Jim Nog

    - Episode edit: James Noguera

    - Description: James Noguera



    CORRECTIONS:

    - Jim regrets saying "determinism" instead of "free will" in the following sentence, "There's a disagreement about what determinism means."

    - Jim also regrets saying that determinist believe in responsibility. He meant that determinist tend to believe in acting instrumentally with regards to moral responsibility (despite not believing in it).



    DISCLAIMER:

    Silence or absence of opinion from Jim or Marcos doesn't imply agreement or endorsement of a particular ideology or point of view.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    013. Good God Talk - Is God at Work?

    013. Good God Talk - Is God at Work?

    Jim & Marcos discuss cosmic ideas and personal feelings from the recent Marcos de la Guagua album Early Études, vol 9: Good God Talk.

     Rev. Dean Nelson has described the Good God
    Talk EP as: “…the idiom of today with the wisdom of the eternal.”

    Rev. Reginald Hansome, Jr. has called it: “Musically, aesthetically, theologically and culturally superb!”

    This praise for his work, from the mentors of his youth, means the world to Marcos.



    TIMESTAMPS

    0:00 - Claims to our hearts (cold intro)

    0:54 - Intro Song

    2:00 - Jim writes & teaches

    3:30 - Marcos raps on disparate sources

    5:10 - Jim’s song picks from Good God Talk ep

    6:10 - Introducing “God at Work”

    7:30 - Song: “God at Work”

    14:08 - Jim reflects on “God at Work”: Faith vs. scientism

    20:00 - Jim: Don’t start with a claim.

    21:40 - Marcos: Living through the questions

    25:00 - Heaven from earth

    31:05 - Jim appreciates Marcos’ doubt, what faith is

    34:00 - Science perspectives for gratitude

    38:00 - Marcos on Jesus faith & doubt, finding heaven in reality

    41:09 - A God of Consent

    42:38 - Song: “Walk with Jesus”

    46:11 - Jim on “Walk with Jesus”, “I was lifted up!”

    48:27 - Listening as a secular person

    51:19 - Jim asks Marcos: “What is Jesus?”

    52:26 - Marcos: Jesus as relationship, how to walk with Jesus

    56:14 - Dying as well as Jesus

    58:20 - Jim on gratitude: “I would sign up for that message.”

    1:00:01 - Loving life & needing Jesus

    1:04:26 - Marcos: seeing God’s grace in reality

    1:06:40 - “God Talk”, learned the term from Rev. Ruby Sales

    1:09:17 - Engaging Word as action

    1:10:00 - Socrates & Religion as Dialectic

    1:13:00 - Marcos: Do no harm, choosing what to believe, not whether to 

    1:15:48 - Introducing “Good Theology”

    1:16:38 - Song “Good Theology”

    1:19:23 - Marcos: “Good theology!” catchphrase

    1:20:00 - Jim on Good Theology: “A Banger!”                  

    1:22:12 - Meaning: Good theology vs. idolatry

    1:23:48 - Jim to Marcos: “What does good theology meant to you?”

    1:25:12 - Marcos on “bad theology”

    1:26:35 - Navigating claims to our hearts

    1:27 - Roots music is right now music

    1:30:17 - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)-good theology project

    1:32:00 - Wrap up, outro

    1:33:48 - Button

    45:44 - Outro theme



    Marcos and Jim, as independent artists, welcome and appreciate your support. Consider adding the podcast to your favorite podcatcher, leaving a review, and sharing it with people you think would like it! Let's make the way! Andamos!



    #alAndar #MarcosdelaGuagua #JimNog



    MARCOS' LINKS

    - Instagram: @marcos_de_la_guagua

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marcosdelaguagua

    - Twitter: @delaguagua

    - Website: MarcosdelaGuagua.com



    JIM'S LINKS

    - Instagram: @jimnog

    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jimnog27

    - Twitter: @jimnog

    - Website: JamesNoguera.com



    CREDITS:

    - Art: James Noguera

    - Music: Marcos de la Guagua & Jim Nog

    - Episode edit: Marcos de Jesús

    - Description: Marcos de Jesús



    DISCLAIMER:

    Silence or absence of opinion from Jim or Marcos doesn't imply agreement or endorsement of a particular ideology or point of view.

    • 1 hr 33 min

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