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Conversations with people creating the sights, sounds, and ideas that we all should be thinking a little more about.

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Conversations with people creating the sights, sounds, and ideas that we all should be thinking a little more about.

    9: Moon Palace, From the Ground Game On Up

    9: Moon Palace, From the Ground Game On Up

    Moon Palace joins us to talk about their recent history within the Seattle music scene, and their approach to writing and performing. They released their self titled album in 2017 which you can stream [here](https://open.spotify.com/album/71NnOjp3DYIuNEblcYvXqw?si=sYqOi6pIS16vppdnE7lgxQ). 

    [Watch this space](https://www.moonpalacemusic.com/) for news on any upcoming Moon Palace releases.

    https://www.facebook.com/moonpalaceband/

    https://twitter.com/mo0npalace?lang=en

    • 41 min
    7: Chronicling DIY Americana with Anthony Simpkins of Gems on VHS

    7: Chronicling DIY Americana with Anthony Simpkins of Gems on VHS

    Today our guest is Anthony Simpkins; a videographer, modern day music historian, and the man behind Gems on VHS. The acclaimed Nashville-based Youtube channel features raw live performances from Americana/Roots songwriters. Inspired by the legacy of Alan Lomax's, Simpkins work has spotlighted rising artists who are defining a new brand of country music, for a new generation.

    Visit Gems on VHS' youtube channel: [www.youtube.com/gemsonvhs](www.youtube.com/gemsonvhs)

    Support their work [via Patreon](www.patreon.com/gemsonvhs).

    [www.gemsonvhs.com](www.gemsonvhs.com)

    • 35 min
    6: What we talk about when we talk about movies, with Bob Chipman

    6: What we talk about when we talk about movies, with Bob Chipman

    We are joined by Geek.com Film Critic Bob Chipman for a wide-ranging exchange of views on film and online culture today. Bob is known for his fun, insightful, and incisive online film reviews, as well as his gift for contextualizing all manner of pop culture within the strained and skewed sociopolitical realities we live with today.
    Watch his videos here: [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy92fXa6yBrLnKdW1pYJlMw](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy92fXa6yBrLnKdW1pYJlMw)
    Support Bob on Patreon here: [https://www.patreon.com/moviebob1](https://www.patreon.com/moviebob1)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    5: Meditations on Musical Communication with Mary Remington

    5: Meditations on Musical Communication with Mary Remington

    Mary Remington joins The Abstract to discuss her acoustic recordings, as well as her views on the intersection of personal experience and songwriting.
    Find her music on [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/artist/6J1vQgOnJCxl7JEeVf2uQj?si=SLcJ1PbuSImqwho3eCPX5g) and [iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lion/1165182614).

    • 51 min
    4: Death, Rhythm & Blues with Percussionist Jon Mueller

    4: Death, Rhythm & Blues with Percussionist Jon Mueller

    Percussionist Jon Mueller joins us to discuss the multifaceted musical project known as Death Blues and the complexities of finding inspiration in one's own mortality. We also delve into philosophies of rhythm, minimalism, artistic collaboration, and how listeners can best appreciate avante-garde music.
    Listen to Death Blues here: [https://open.spotify.com/artist/0OoNKjbL4M5zVF5a7ZgPmr?si=wOlTmwQgSeWReS0fIH4uWA](https://open.spotify.com/artist/0OoNKjbL4M5zVF5a7ZgPmr?si=wOlTmwQgSeWReS0fIH4uWA)
    Find the latest from Jon at [www.Rhythmplex.com](www.Rhythmplex.com)

    • 43 min
    3: The "Godzillafication" of culture with Sean McGuinness

    3: The "Godzillafication" of culture with Sean McGuinness

    Sean McGuinness does not follow your typical idea of what an "artist" is. His work is centered around a familiarly menacing fixture in pop culture: Godzilla. And while his visual creations are an irreverent mix of cinema pulp, offbeat humor, sci-fi fandom, and steely-eyed nuclear paranoia, there's nonetheless a consistent vision and method to his Kaiju-centric creation. So on this episode, we're talking all about Godzilla;  The monster, the movies, and the ultimately dark and sobering context behind the big guy's origin and artistic legacy. 
    You can find Sean's work at www.neomonsterisland.com

    • 37 min

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