SubRantSep 21, 2023
Episode #85: Artists & Thieves
Stolen, painted over, and exploited: the many horrible lives of modern 'art'
- Stealing art? Why bother?
- Ruthless People
- Judge Reinhold
- The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring
- Arthur Brand - the "Indiana Jones of the art world"
- Indiana Jones is a thief
- Drug smuggler steals art to reduce sentence
- Sex, three times a week!
- James, the art thief
- King not Ing
- This is the whole show
- Jens Haaning
- Take the money and run, literally...
- "Almost as embarrassing as The Orlando Museum of Art"
- The "Art" of North West
- My only hope is that no one knows who North West is
- Sylvestor Stallone paints
- Thrift Store Ghost Painting
- Ghosts on everything
- Is A.I. writing the article?
Episode #84: Not So S3XY
Muddy Hippies, the true origin of "Prompt Engineer", and ridiculous rich white men
- X - the most powerful letter...
- Burning Man
- What should a modern Hippie drive?
- "Nordstrom was in my soul"
- "Where does the water come from?"
- "Goodwill for bikes"
- Offer-Up sucks
- Fakesquiat t-shirts
- The Lexus of fakes
- Scion xB
- Trump mug shot = Zoolander
- Trump took the cookies
- X is useless
- "You need better notes"
- Elon Musk = Howard Hughes
- He's bad at jokes
- Prompt Engineer
- Large Language Model explained
- Reddit explained
- Adversarial prompting
- SubRant gets spiritual
Episode #83: The Orlando Museum of Fake Art
Catherine and James put Florida art museums and wannabe politicians in time-out
- Vivek Ramaswamy is an asshole
- Orlando Museum of Art is on probation
- Aaron De Groft
- Dinosaurs aren't real
- Mitch McConnell freeze
- Age limits?
- Lock em up! (Catherine's chihuahuas)
- Fakesquiat with BTS
- "You're a puddle"
- Elle Cordova
- "So much stupid online"
- Catherine has a negative attitude towards negative people
- Drennon Davis and his cats
- "Can't trust the art world"
- Catherine is addicted to Pumpkin Spice Latte...
- Vegan pancakes at The Coronado
Episode #82: Klimt Goes to Yellowstone
SubRant disembowels an article about an unfinished Klimt and James goes on vacation
- Catherine's bathroom woes continue
- "Post mid-century design aesthetic"?
- James explains art pricing
- Cabin fever in Phoenix
- James was attacked by the idea of being attacked by a bear and it ruined his vacation
- "Tourons" - moronic tourists blocking traffic to look at the ugly bison
- Bison are, in fact, mangy mutated cows (and I don't like cows)
- A short story of James being the responsible one
- Glacier National Park is best
- Klimt's "Lady with a fan" sells for stupid amount
- What actual Klimt paintings look like: WikiArt and ArtViewer
- The Japanese influence on Post Impressionism
- Chance the dog begins to cough because Catherine is painting (nail polish) in the house and poisoning everyone
- "Stylized elsewhere"
- Let's sell some Faquiats
- Martin Mull's renegade art show
- Nail polish removal process is too much for James
Episode #81: Recycling Economies and Dead Artists
A new show for a dead artist, art vandals go to Vatican jail, and Apple reinvents Virtual Reality. Oh, and circular economies.
- Catherine is excited about a NEW Basquiat show, but James is not
- More Fakesquiats
- "A myth building exercise"
- James identifies that he is, in fact, an asshole
- Art hooligans / environmental activists go to Vatican jail
- James breaks down the Apple Vision Pro (definitely not a VR headset)
- Catherine is desperate to be part of the circular economy, but James keeps her straight
- "Circularity is the hottest topic in the fashion industry right now"
- iPhones are already circular, they never go to the landfill
- Catherine's mother doesn't do recycled bricks
- Recycling news is what we do
Episode #80: The Art Judges
Prom wear, vomiting Keurigs, Brutalist 'art', and the questionable artistic judgement of the Supreme Court
- 00:20 - In sync and slacking!
- 02:40 - Local suit maker saves the day!
- 03:35 - Graduate, and graduate again
- 05:45 - Prepping for Yellowstone
- 06:05 - Bathroom beat goes on
- 07:00 - cannabis and basil plants equally doomed under Catherine's care
- 10:05 - Brutalist art find in backyard barn
- 11:30 - Milk glass and Phoenix Lamps
- 12:04 - Brutalist "art" is a stretch
- 13:55 - Possibly Marcello Fantoni?
- 14:35 - Brass, bronze, steel, who knows
- 17:08 - Just clobber me with basic form
- 19:20 - Brutalist pieces will survive!
- 21:15 - Keurig catastrophe
- 23:00 - Feeling guarana
- 24:45 - Non sentient AI: Tool or threat?
- 25:45 - Warhol not transformative!
- 27:55 - Should judges "judge" art?
- 30:20 - A derivative slippery slope
- 31:10 - Siding with Warhol in a "bathtub full of bland"
- 32:20 - Just use Midjourney
- 34:14 - It's all derivative
Episode #79: Ancient Artifacts: Anthropology or Morbid Fascination?
Even with no f***s to give, James and Catherine fill 38 minutes with movies and mummies before pondering humanity's precipice and agreeing that most art (other than "Jaws" props) is disposable.
- 00:12 - Catherine is finally on mic
- 00:48 - Good sleep yields not giving a f***
- 01:45 - Know your puppy limitations
- 03:25 - Sinking the coffee cup
- 04:35 - Have we got Ancient Egypt's mummies all wrong? (No)
- 05:30 - The perfect movie!
- 07:15 - Skimming the sarcophagus
- 08:30 - Fayium (portrait) vs faience (glaze technique)
- 10:10 - Remnants of a Roman Egypt
- 11:06 - Difference is... mummies are real
- 12:32 - Unwrapping colonial entitlement
- 15:00 - Art, anthropology, or morbid fascination?
- 16:25 - Humanity's eve of destruction? The Precipice: existential risk and the future of humanity - Toby Ord
- 21:35 - Ancient alien afterlife destruction?
- 22:40 - Ancient Egyptian Instagram Influencers
- 24:15 - Inherent Vice: What to do with Decaying Masterpiece?
- 25:00 - Miami Vice fashion rant
- 28:28 - Naum Gabo: "If it's gone it's gone"
- 29:30 - Artwork will eventually fail, so throw it out!
- 31:00 - Use of dead animals, chocolate and lard is not super edgy but is dumb and or, gross
- 32:25 - Recalling ASU's "Vague Art Show" and ditching painting at RISD
- 35:44 - Hirst "props" can't touch "Jaws"
- 37:00 - "Jaws" the musical
- 38:05 - Back to the garbage heap!
Episode #78: Good Enough to Steal?
James and Catherine dip their toes into hope before tackling plagiarism vs appropriation in pop-art
- 00:30 - Hope and bikes on the ceiling
- 02:30 - Ghosted by a chihuahua
- 04:15 - It's gonna take years!
- 05:00 - Normal American hoarder?
- 07:00 - No boxes from Temu!
- 08:40 - James debunks a dog harness
- 10:20 - Instagram algorithm whiners
- 12:45 - More whining about Lichtenstein 'It's called stealing': new allegations of plagiarism against Roy Lichtenstein
- 13:54 - Seeing the "Ben-Day" dots
- 15:00 - Disposable illustration, pop-art
- 16:00 - "It's called stealing", said Hy Eisman, but James has a different take!
- 18:00 - Appropriation vs plagiarism
- 20:29 - Seeing "BLAM"!
- 21:25 - American Art Industrial Complex squashes comic collage
- 23:18 - Isn't art disposable?
- 26:15 - Chinese website snatched James' image and used it for a logo!
- 29:21 - "WHAAM! BLAM! Roy Lichtenstein And The Art Of Appropriation" documentary
- 31:10 - AI similarities?
- 32:21 - Intellectually interesting, but not analogous
- 33:27 - Lichtenstein IS pop-art, Warhol isn't
- 34:16 - Not a transformative soup can, but good enough to steal!
- 35:24 - "Come play with us forever"
Episode #77: David vs Florida
SubRant touches on 3-D printers and lauds Chewy before breaking down the rise of Chinese apps, fear of a marble penis and “loving them some Google”.
- 00:01 - “Zoom hates me”
- 01:13 - Multiple states of disarray
- 02:45 - Metal mushrooms & 3-D printers
- 03:00 - Better call Chewy! https://www.chewy.com
- 03:10 - Dara Starr Tucker feeds cats https://www.tiktok.com/@darastarrtucker/video/7215400337438543146
- 05:29 - Buying a 3-D printer tips!
- 08:00 - Hooked on Chinese apps https://www.axios.com/2023/03/27/americans-hooked-on-chinese-apps
- 08:29 - Temu “haul” https://www.temu.com
- 10:00 - More socks and dog harnesses!
- 11:05 - James ruins Catherine’s day
- 12:07 - American tech dulling us down?
- 13:15 - TikTok attack!
- 14:55 - Stupid folks saying hateful things
- 15:25 - Everyone hates JK Rowling?
- 17:05 - Mainstreaming vitriol
- 17:25 - Contemplating Tennessee
- 18:40 - “John McCain Party” is dead
- 19:30 - More bad news from Florida: Italian art experts astonished by David statue uproar in Florida https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-65087218
- 20:50 - Defining pornography, duh!
- 21:25 - “David” takeaways
- 22:40 - Deconstructing the ding-dong
- 23:37 - “Tyranny of the minority”
- 24:30 - Section-off the “wacky”, please!
- 26:40 - Good luck re-investing in a loser!
- 27:04 - “I wish you well”, Gwyneth Paltrow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov-FGOPxqcY
- 27:59 - Gen Z loves them some Google https://www.axios.com/2023/04/04/gen-z-jobs-employers-google-tesla-patagonia
- 29:30 - NASA or Disney more interesting!
- 31:00 - Follow up on “Fake-squiat”
- 33:10 - Insta-spam!
- 35:00 - Cleo, unleashed!
- 35:55 - Riding on the Metro!
Episode #76: Memories of Metro Center
SubRant discusses aliens, Valley Metro Lite Rail, public art and real estate with realtor Andrew Richwine
- 00:07 - "We do aliens"
- 00:30 - Welcome Andrew Richwine, Realtor, The Tribe - Keller Williams
- 01:45 - Andrew's story
- 03:40 - Green energy AND Lite Rail can move 1500 people every 3 minutes!
- 06:30 - Valley Metro App
- 09:22 - Lite Rail expansion projects and memories of Metro Center
- 13:45 - Biking from Phoenix to Tempe!
- 15:10 - Bad "flips" and "Where B&B?"
- 19:25 - Worst client? We don't do those.
- 23:00 - Preparing for a listing
- 26:05 - Photographing your old house
- 31:00 - Tribe Takeover and gimbal gaff!
- 32:40 - SubRant Podcast is persistent
- 37:22 - Lite Rail art installations
- 43:00 - Rail connections = community connections
- 45:05 - Keeping community businesses afloat
- 47:55 - Comic book stores, sewing machines, enlightenment, and sleep
- 52:00 - Lite Rail "honor system"
- 54:10 - First Friday is still happening?
- 55:40 - Songbird Coffee House
- 56:50 - Favorite art spaces 1 & 2
- 57:50 - Buying houses near the lite rail
- 01:01:36 - Photo vampire needed
Episode #74: Puppy Down!
SubRant co-hosts get no credit for coining AI job title, so they defined "sweeping the floor" while reveling in the shards of a Balloon Dog.
- 00:20 - SubRant (kinda) said it first
- 00:40 - Groot sucks
- 02:30 - Prompt Engineer?
- 04:17 - A totally unbiased review of Microsoft certifications
- 05:30 - Dissecting a "high-leverage skill"
- 06:15 - Is this the job of the future?
- 07:15 - SubRant abandons all hope?
- 09:40 - Prompts available!
- 10:30 - James has sci-fi panel rant
- 12:00 - Human to human, AI is AI
- 13:08 - Return to NFT
- 14:14 - Startup + day trading + NFTs = 🤮
- 15:05 - "Sweeping the floor" defined
- 16:51 - TLDR: Avoid NFTs
- 17:15 - Jeff Koons: Visitor Breaks Iconic Balloon Dog "Sculpture" in Miami
- 17:45 - Touch it, don't touch it!
- 19:18 - Puppy down
- 20:35 - Just buy it at Neiman Macros
- 21:15 - Isn't all performance art an accident?
- 21:35 - Stupid shard story!
- 23:10 - Million-plus dollar rabbit
- 24:15 - Kinkade the crap out of it
- 24:55 - James is the star
- 26:45 - Nod to "Shitty Craft Club"
- 27:02 - "Don't Groot me!"
Episode #73: Jesus Wins the Super Bowl February 17, 2023
This week on SubRant we question copyright law, search for Banksy's missing freezer, and go to war over a Super Bowl ad.SHOW NOTES
* 00:15 - Catherine gets "topic ambushed"!
* 00:35 - Hypothetical: Copyright "all or nothing"
* 06:01 - Voting for a shorter copyright timeframe!
* 07:30 - "Great ideas just go off and die because big corporations hold the copyright."
* 07:50 - Chihuahua update: 10 pounds!
* 08:45 - "Valentines Day Mascara"
* 09:30 - Banksy website image
* 10:00 - The freezer was removed! Twice!
* 11:15 - Leave street art and Valentines Day alone!
* 13:15 - Cats, dogs, and "Velcro"
* 14:05 - Super Bowl depression
* 15:35 - James cinched win for Chiefs!
* 15:58 - The divisive Jesus commercial
* 16:40 - Catherine prefers beer commercials
* 17:30 - Responding to confrontational imagery
* 17:42 - "Human" (Rag n Bone Man)
* 18:03 - "Jesus loves the people you hate"
* 19:15 - Both sides of the aisle lost their minds!
* 20:43 - "He Gets Us" has an agenda!
* 23:30 - James defines fascism
* 24:40 - Two fascist households
* 26:00 - No time for the twisted
* 27:35 - Just take a nice message at "face value"
* 29:00 - A "bad take" or calling out a "slippery slope"?
Episode #72: January Happened
James and Catherine reconvene to ponder Twitter, fawn over vintage Legos, and marvel at 3-D printers while saving the planet using freeze dried coffee.SHOW NOTES
- 00:20 - Plaything formerly known as Twitter
- 00:50 - Hello Mastodon!
- 01:45 - Algorithms are (21st century) life
- 02:30 - Lego redux and 3-D printers
- 03:35 - Fancy hot glue gun (AKA 3-D printer)
- 07:25 - Paraglider drops in, smashes house
- 10:50 - Coffee is ruining the earth
- 12:28 - Lifecycle of a coffee bean
- 15:40 - Landfills are for sequestering
- 17:55 - "Dose" is key and freeze-dried wins!
- 19:20 - James saves the environment, one cup of Keurig at a time!
- 21:55 - How about just drinking less coffee?
- 22:28 - Gas stoves fuel culture war
- 24:00 - Most of Florida passes (on) gas
- 25:05 - Induction is magic!
- 25:45 - The Nigerian AI artist reimagining a stylish old age
- 26:30 - "Fashion Show For Seniors" via AI
- 27:30 - Finally, the fingers look like fingers!
- 28:25 - AI comes through (again) as creative tool!
Episode #71: Call 1-900-Twitter Today!
Twitter’s “Meltdown” sets a festive mood as our SubRant co-hosts continue their AI deep-dive via ArtStation protests and opt-out image training before going to war over Christmas!
00:05 - Moods and (tile) meltdowns
01:15 - The “bots” have spoken!
02:15 - “Are we having free speech yet?”
02:45 - Dear Elon, links are the web…
03:15- Just dial “1-900-Twitter”
04:35 - A CEO fall-guy?
06:10 - Tesla, SpaceEx, Star Link
07:18 - NFT’s are flying off the shelves!
08:45 - It’s only a head-shot!
10:45 - Real tough guys wear Aviator glasses
12:15 - Drive-by Vegan burger
12:50 - Artists Protest After ArtStation Features AI-Generated Images https://www.kotaku.com.au/2022/12/artists-protest-after-artstation-features-ai-generated-images/
13:45 - “Explore” the flood-plain
14:05 - Artstation Website https://www.artstation.com/?sort_by=community
14:55 - Your lane is over there!
15:10 - Art station makes it worse? https://www.kotaku.com.au/2022/12/artstation-responds-to-ai-controversy-makes-things-worse/
16:05 - Opt-out, opt-in?
18:17 - Was it doxing?
20:18 - “We’re all re-compilers!”
21:12 - What’s your definition of free speech?
22:43 - Christmas soap opera
22:59 - Riffusion’s AI generates music from text using visual sonograms https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/12/riffusions-ai-generates-music-from-text-using-visual-sonograms/
24:26 - Six prompts yield similar results, all bad
25:04 - “Gayatri Mantra” AI-style
25:57 - “One Minute After New Year’s Eve”
26:22 - Battlestar Galactica finale disconnect
27:31 - Costco membership woes? https://www.thestreet.com/retailers/costco-plans-to-raise-its-membership-prices
28:30 - Christmas every 4 years? NOPE
29:00 - Blame SubRant!
29:50 - Durable Medical Equipment Festivities
30:00 - Wrapping dog presents!
Episode #70: A.I. Art History
SubRant cohosts touch on eyeballs and pie while drafting their own conspiracy theories and pondering the place of AI in art history.SHOW NOTES
- 00:15 - Cream pie and a left eye
- 01:15 - No turkey, no salmon!
- 02:30 - Sweet words at Thanksgiving
- 03:25 - Uncles and conspiracies
- 05:05 - Crazy takes a "right"?
- 06:18 - Twitter chugs along
- 06:55 - Swastikas are not in vogue
- 08:00 - James unveils a conspiracy theory!
- 08:45 - How Is AI Changing Art History?
- 09:55 - Up in arms about detachment
- 11:00 - Directing AI or minions, what's the difference?
- 13:15 - Circuitous discourse on historical bias
- 15:08 - Hold the hallucinations!
- 16:05 - Are we all just machines?
- 18:50 - "I see cubism"
- 19:50 - No talk of the show disappoints
- 21:30 - All ones and zeroes are the same
- 22:30 - Digital vs Physical
- 24:00 - The art of James
- 26:00 - Connection without nostalgia
- 27:45 - Mash-ups create new ideas
- 28:30 - AI is part of art history
Episode #69: Here's A Turkey!
The "Second Annual Thanksgiving Show" where James and Catherine exude more delight for a Western image of China than for the holiday while pondering the benefits of video games.SHOW NOTES
- 00:20 - We are Thanksgiving-holes!
- 01:35 - Costco unhinged over missing turkeys
- 02:30 - No chickens, eggs, or parking rant!
- 05:10 - Anything important already happened
- 05:55 - Missing Oreos
- 06:55 - Drop-bars, drop-bars everywhere
- 07:35 - FIFA shit show, Twitter meltdown
- 08:00 - It's also a gaming franchise!
- 08:40 - "If you want to play soccer, just go outside!"
- 09:00 - Gaming friendships
- 10:45 - Guy talk: weddings and kids?
- 12:00 - They came to his wedding!
- 12:50 - "Bit of stick" explained
- 14:10 - The begging billionaire list
- 16:00 - Smart but not so savvy?
- 17:30 - The "Twitter tone"
- 18:20 - Polling cop-out, still no landslide!
- 19:35 - Burning down the wealth
- 21:00 - Jung Kook at World Cup
- 22:15 - Surgeons who game get good results
- 23:10 - Jen hides from the aliens!
- 22:20 - More research needed
- 25:00 - Strife, violence, and Marvel
- 25:30 - Finally some art to ponder!
- 27:00 - "This isn't China", it's how we see China
- 28:10 - Dior calligraphy
- 29:00 - "Fashion is art"
Episode #68: E-Bikes Flameout
James and Catherine view a Christie's art auction and the banning of E-bikes through the lens of classism, while questioning the goals of AISHOW NOTES
- 02:10 - James and the GIANT bike!
- 03:00 - Finally, a good Oreo cookie?
- 04:55 - Update: Christie's auction
- 07:00 - "They were all bangers"
- 07:30 - Thought we banned "art-speak"
- 07:55 - Through the lens of classism
- 09:00 - Swollen lithium batteries = havoc
- 11:20 - Bent iPhone battery ignites!
- 12:52 - "Lithium likes to burn a lot"
- 13:34 - Lovingly roasting Samsung
- 15:45 - James solves E-bike storage issue
- 16:50 - PSA: Risky in-app browsers
- 18:20 - inappbrowser.com
- 18:50 - Just stop clicking on ad links
- 20:45 - Crypto setback, so wait 5 years
- 21:55 - What's the AI goal?
- 23:00 - Triggered by ultrasound AI
- 23:45 - Judy Schweibert won & AZ midterm update
- 26:30 - Where are the visionaries?
- 27:05 - AI steamrolls, but who sets standards?
- 29:00 - James predicts break-through tech
- 29:55 - Runway re-run (next episode)
- 31:00 - Blown away (in a good way)
Episode #67: AI Tsunami
James and Catherine unload on new phones, hyperlink irritants, and copyright restrictions before uncovering a tsunami of AI image generator talentSHOW NOTES
- 00:03 - Late (again) for Halloween
- 00:35 - Old people get new phones
- 01:40 - Hell is in the link
- 03:10 - "Free your Apple news"
- 04:20 - Chihuahua eats AI "homework"
- 05:55 - James dabbles and hits gold!
- 07:30 - AI vs. living artists
- 09:15 - Copyright doesn't protect your vibe
- 10:08 - "Always room for robots!"
- 12:20 - Are they coming for all of our jobs?
- 12:58 - Copyright primer
- 14:45 - Is there protection for AI art?
- 16:00 - Legal vs. moral, plus trademark
- 17:40 - AI advancement moving fast!
- 18:20 - Removing references to living artists makes it harder (but not really)
- 19:50 - The value of knowing
- 22:52 - Second place winner speaks out
- 24:24 - Who really owns the creative output?
- 25:40 - Save time, just draw it!
- 26:05 - AI selfie filter fail
- 26:50 - "Draw Anyone" (with three arms?)
- 28:15 - Backwards AI gets snarky!
- 28:42 - Selfie roast
- 30:55 - Spicing up a "too nice" internet?
- 31:27 - James appeals to human kindness, then recants
Episode #66: Seeing with Cezanne
Catherine and James riff on Cezanne, plead for curatorial intelligence, and dismiss "Process Art"SHOW NOTES
- 00:10 - No disarray here!
- 01:05 - "Kay-enne" got too hot for Adidas
- 02:20 - Flat Earth AI Zombies push a button
- 04:24 - James is a bit of a troll
- 05:24 - "Wait! We get a lot of hate?"
- 06:35 - SubRant t-shirts not disappointing
- 08:00 - We see, therefore, Cezanne
- 10:05 - Static, roving, is it that deep?
- 11:00 - Teardown of the stare-down
- 12:41 - Impressionism interrupted
- 14:00 - Plea for curatorial common sense
- 15:30 - From Impressionism to Midwifery
- 16:10 - Addressing Western-centrism
- 18:00 - Distortion and evisceration gone wild
- 18:35 - "Cezanne, I'm glad he did it!"
- 19:40 - Imagining Cezanne's process-timeline
- 20:40 - Process + end product = art?
- 22:00 - Thinking of Da Vinci
- 23:05 - "The work is the art. and everything else is a prelude"
- 24:00 - If the "process" is also art, how does this apply to AI generated images?
- 24:30 - Stay tuned for more AI
Episode #65: Eve of (Art) Destruction
Catherine and James laud a MET facade, but trash "art speak", selling dead people's collections, cold soup, and burning ‘art'.SHOW NOTES
- 00:03 - "Constant state of bicycle shopping"
- 01:47 - James is "The Surly Straggler"
- 03:05 - Ding your bell, it's "Biking Story-time!"
- 04:06 - Good morning, or not!
- 05:00 - James freaks out road bikers
- 05:45 - Walking into walls & delayed synaptic response
- 06:27 - MET public art (not MOMA)
- 08:40 - "Gilt & Guilt" or "Ownership & Superficiality"?
- 10:15 - Artist's words versus "art-speak"
- 11:09 - James bans "curatorial studies"
- 12:17 - Appreciating a facade (on a facade)
- 12:30 - The power of Paul Allen
- 13:26 - "So, regular people can't buy art?"
- 15:30 - "Norm" or not, just buy what you like!
- 16:48 - Back to the museums to raise value!
- 19:00 - Van Gogh plus soup is good art
- 19:15 - SubRant Throwback
- 19:35 - "Just Stop Oil" (painting)
- 21:00 - Gone haywire on "The Haywain"
- 24:50 - Hirst kicks off his own "Burning Man"
- 26:30 - "The Haunting of Word Soup"
- 29:03 - SubRant Throwback (Koons)
- 29:08 - Nod to DeGrazia'z taxation protest
- 31:10 - Maximize that carbon footprint!
- 33:15 - Dust in the wind
Episode #64: "They always go for the ceilings"
James and Catherine "nerd rant" about tech platforms, Minotaur teeth, and the curious trend of whole house doodling.SHOW NOTES
- 00:05 - "Old people don"t need new phones"
- 00:20 - "Prey" panoramic followup
- 02:00 - 300 year evolution of "The Predator"
- 03:05 - Hollywood butchers technology
- 04:20 - James repos quote, shoves Plato off cliff
- 05:05 - Google nerd-rant - Stadia: DONE
- 07:00 - Treading water with Search and Mail
- 09:30 - Hey YouTube, remember Flickr?
- 10:27 - Silly Google, Docs is for kids!
- 11:00 - Lame VR and the developers who won't use it
- 12:00 - Instagram hack!
- 13:07 - Secure your passwords and don"t use Facebook log-in
- 14:35 - "Mr. Doodle does" wall drawings!
- 15:18 - Gettin a superficial Haring vibe
- 16:45 - Buys house and doodles it!
- 17:13 - "Graffiti Spaghetti" for lunch?
- 18:15 - Do doodles need color?
- 19:30 - Mr. Doodle freestyle
- 20:22 - Revisiting Polina Rayko, self-taught Ukrainian artist
- 22:36 - James is a doodler
- 23:10 - Ron's House: Minotaur Head And Lion Is Discovered In Rented Birkenhead Flat
- 24:45 - Nerds contemplate minotaur teeth and other points of fiction
- 26:25 - Put some effort into your art!
- 29:40 - "They always go for the ceilings"
- 30:50 - Doodle camouflage
- 31:13 - Halloween t-shirt plug!
Episode #63: A Story of How South Korea Broke The Internet
Catherine and James waffle on selling their cars while dissecting potential changes to S. Korean net neutrality and crowning RM as the best art critic!SHOW NOTES
- 00:05 - Selling our cars?
- 02:35 - Forget new tires, just buy a new car!
- 04:10 - Hybrid Maverick: The "exciting" choice
- 07:10 - The biggest issue of the week! (Or not)
- 07:35 - James explains net neutrality and data access fees
- 09:30 - S. Korean ISPs want to charge more, James breaks it down!
- 12:12 - Just don't interrupt Catherine's Korean content!
- 14:00 - James calls out a "dick move" and rights a "slippery slope"
- 15:35 - "The world is coming to an end and we're all going to be isolated"
- 16:45 - A usage fee bill from Argentina?
- 18:00 - SubRant saves the Internet!
- 18:58 - Appeal to S. Korean legislators to not mess with success!
- 19:50 - Temporarily annoyed with "art critic" RM?
- 21:45 - "RM is the Liz Cheney of the art world!"
- 22:45 - James implements a usage fee to deliver thoughts to your head
- 23:30 - Bad analogies, free speech, and TV
- 25:15 - The expensive neighborhood road
- 26:34 - A soothing perspective
- 28:10 - Territorial women's wear (for a new Arizona reality)
Episode #62: Flat Earth AI Zombies
Catherine and James eviscerate flat earth theory and the zombified appetite for "alternate realities" while predicting the future of AI "art".SHOW NOTES
- 00:10 - Honey Bear's rescue story!
- 01:30 - James describes a real dog
- 02:10 - New format flop
- 02:30 - TikTok Flat Earth hilarity
- 03:45 - She gotta be trolling!
- 05:10 - Reason begone, here comes the wacky!
- 05:45 - Ignorance or boredom? Who cares!
- 06:15 - Stupidity rises like cream on social media
- 07:05 - Does the appetite for "alternate realities" affect how we see art?
- 07:45 - Colorado State Fair vs. AI generated art
- 08:05 - AI image generator: Midjourney
- 10:00 - "Hand of the artist" is now "your mind"!
- 11:20 - Riffing from Hudson River, but did anyone know (or care?)
- 17:49 - Image synthesis via latent diffusion
- 18:25 - Search yourself (and your art) LAION-5B
- 21:10 - Robots are coming for your creativity!
- 22:40 - Put me in your database and re-use my work!
- 23:20 - Severed head Phoestivus
- 26:33 - Interest equals value!
- 27:50 - "Watching the death of artistry..."
- 28:20 - Art communities ban AI generated images
- 29:43 - James looks into an AI crystal ball
- 31:20 - At last, James is correct!
Episode #61: Chromophobia: A Beginners Guide
Catherine and James discuss the "greatest conspiracy in ancient art" while summarily dismissing Minimalism, Architecture, and Modern Design.SHOW NOTES
- 00:10 - Cohost identifies as chromophobic, but not really?
- 00:48 - The Greatest Conspiracy In Ancient Art
- 01:05 - Breaking news: Ancient monochromatic statues are just faded
- 02:14 - Natural weathering takes a toll
- 02:43 - The "art historian elites" object!
- 03:40 - Restoration erases patina and the passage of time
- 05:05 - Refurbish recoil and "The Archer"
- 06:10 - Nobody paints Baby in a corner!
- 07:15 - "Ancient ancient" color gap
- 11:07 - Going mad with color!
- 12:37 - Clean away the goth (and forget Plato)!
- 13:24 - High Renaissance ghostly minimalism
- 14:05 - Michelangelo was the first Western abstract artist!
- 15:09 - "Hard no" on "nipple tattoo"
- 16:04 - Black, white, and grey = garbage palette
- 18:15 - James has a purple door (but it's actually red)
- 20:25 - "Visual stillness" vs design degradation
- 21:05 - Architectural stasis
- 23:05 - Arcosanti
- 24:38 - "Modern humans are just boring"
- 25:40 - Arcosanti bell loses a dangle
- 26:15 - Christopher shows up and ends the show
Episode #60: Mannequin Madness
- All kinds of drought
- PC Gaming
- Show note PSA
- Instagram hate
- Mannequin Madness
- Prey follow-up
- Huge conspiracy next episode!
- 00:20 - Cohost identifies as the “Lake Mead” of emotional support
- 01:00 - Abbreviated Southern California cringe https://www.axios.com/2022/08/24/california-drought-crisis-water-waste-celebrities
- 01:46 - So many Kardashians, so little water
- 02:15 - Stallone (and 1599 others) exceed water usage
- 02:20 - “Let Them Eat Koi” revisited! https://www.subrantpodcast.com/episode_0048_eat-koi.html
- 05:20 - Thirty years of creeping water shortages
- 06:30 - “Can you spell privilege?”
- 07:50 - PlayStation sued in UK, but why? https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-62631533
- 08:45 - James puts gaming in perspective
- 10:00 - “What’s the point? That was my point!” (Huh?)
- 10:30 - Console and platform subrant
- 13:30 - Listeners spared, contact James for more!
- 14:40 - Show notes PSA: Scroll, read, links, follow!
- - Twitter: https://twitter.com/SubRantPodcast
- - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/subrantpodcast/
- - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@subrantpodcast
- 16:00 - I wear my (denim) sunglasses on Instagram!
- 18:23 - Idiot “feather ruffling” yields more idiocy
- 20:30 - Contemplating Plato (or not)
- 21:00 - Thank you “Mannequin Madness” for the “butts”! https://www.mannequinmadness.com
- 22:20 - Triggered by a plastic belly button, please send help! (It wasn’t the belly button)
- 22:36 - “Prey” follow-up
- 23:12 - “Predator was a better action movie, Prey was a better film” (Plato)
- 25:15 - Badass, not revisionist
- 27:20 - Muddying up the “mud scene”
- 29:00 - The “no subtitle” Predator-Prey thread
- 31:10 - Trying everything or barely trying?
Episode #59: Watch Prey and Your Cat
- Prey (2022) and Predator (1987)
- High tech litter boxes
- AI generated images vs editorial illustration
- Again with the dead cow headSHOW NOTES
- 00:18 - Let's both not talk about the movie you didn't see
- 00:58 - Newsflash: There is no "Prey 1"
- 02:00 - Catherine answers a citizenship question
- 03:00 - Streaming negates need for movie theaters
- 04:15 - James recommends "Prey" (2022), revisits "Predator" (1987)
- 07:18 - No spoilers here, just a Hollywood ending
- 09:35 - "Predator" is a better action film, "Prey" is a better movie
- 10:47 - Trolls in a twist
- 12:15 - No subtitles for "French Klingon"
- 13:40 - Cat poop in AI headlines
- 14:20 - Cat litter is incredibly exciting?
- 16:00 - Cats openly mock litter box technology
- 18:00 - Nothing about this is AI, so just look at you cat
- 21:50 - James breaks down AI
- 24:25 - Comparing editorial illustration to AI generated images (DALL-E)
- 26:57 - Is this just image sampling or will it evolve creatively?
- 28:00 - The hubris of overcoming bias
- 29:20 - Is your bias really your perspective?
- 31:50 - Random connections generate new ideas
- 33:02 - James leaves, Catherine talks to herself
- 34:15 - We probably shouldn't ignore DALL-E!
- 35:05 - Plastic wins at our demise!
- 36:00 - In: AI all the way! Out: dead cow heads!
Episode #58: The Missing Milagros
- Netflix v Hulu
- New mannequin
- De-globalization in the arts
- "Old Masters" on caring walls
- Milagros and street artSHOW NOTES
- 00:30 - Swapping Hulu for Netflix (for now)
- 01:10 - "HobiPalooza" soothed an aching soul!
- 01:45 - Shower, tea, phone off for J-Hope!
- 02:20 - James is an English teacher
- 03:07 - Better K-drama translation?
- 04:15 - Ghost stories more believable than the news?
- 05:00 - James makes Hulu recommendations
- - Save Yourselves
- - I Love Lucy
- - People of Earth
- 06:45 - Town of "Fish Kill" doesn't kill fish
- 07:50 - Mannequin mocking
- 10:10 - Who needs a head?
- 10:40 - Insane cyclists of Scotland
- 12:22 - Unwinding vs fracturing vs bullshit
- 14:25 - Art: Means to an end vs end in itself?
- 14:55 - Just say "Plato"
- 16:10 - Art blockbuster shows, niche museums, community focus
- 17:15 - Collection sell-off debate
- 21:45 - Deaccessioning? Just say "selling"!
- 22:30 - Catherine gets emotional about art preservation
- 23:15 - James subrants on the lies and lies of the artworld!
- 25:00 - 30-year China trend?
- 26:40 - "The 'China-nization' of Hong Kong"
- 27:00 - SF MOMA Mural, Healing and Milagros
- 27:12 - 100 Day Project Celebrating Essential Workers 100 Days Action's Art for Essential Workers
- 27:55 - Suenos Imports
- 29:27 - "Mural-ized" street art
- 31:17 - Must start with cats!
- 31:35 - I'm a dog person
Episode #57: Cracker Jack Buddhas
- Van Gogh "hidden" portrait
- Secret mirrors and Cracker Jack Buddhas
- AI image generatorsSHOW NOTES
- 01:08 - James makes a case for "peasant-core"
- 01:35 - Random x-rays, but why?
- 02:02 - "I thought the painting was depressing"
- 02:25 - Breaking down curator boredom
- 04:45 - It's simple - canvass is expensive.
- 06:12 - Van Gogh was "a broke ass painter"
- 06:30 - Buddha Buddha on the wall. How did you get there?
- 07:25 - "Mystery purchase" at Tucson Gem Show
- 08:12 - Cracker Jack enlightenment
- 10:45 - Are there more mysteries in plain sight? Probable not.
- 11:56 - All the kids are doing it? (AI image generators)
- 13:30 - Why AI? It's not art, it's a tool https://www.craiyon.com
- 14:20 - Joan of Arc eating ice cream
- 15:43 - Georgia O'Keefe painted cats?
- 18:10 - Cats in the "style" of Damien Hurst look like Laurel Burch https://www.laurelburch.com
- 19:08 - James is DALL-E wait-listed
- 21:00 - Unintended scarcity?
- 22:28 - Generating "fun spaghetti"
- 22:50 - "Nefarious" experimentation yielded freakish results!
- 24:00 - "Hack-a-thon" and curated image database
- 25:40 - Let's just leave it!
Episode #56: Interview with Grace Habib of Shop Refugee
- Grace started as an English teacher with GoTen
- Seamstress volunteers wanted to start Sewing class started 2021
- Grace shifted from English teaching to running Shop Refugee full time
- Stared by rebranded Shop Refugee
- Expanded classes and has its own workshop (20 person max)
- Loving Covers helped out with material donations in the beginning
- Sourcing material locally
- City Serve (Amazon, Walmart, and CostCo returns)
- Sheer fabric = Scrunchy
- Mesh netting = produce bags
- Environmentally friendly process
- 95% of sales goes to seamstress
- Business owners now coming to Shop Refugee for seamstresses
- Noggin Boss
- Seamstresses are contract working and can work at home at their pace
- Welcome Cookie!
- Grace rents out her wedding arch and a mogul is born!
- Grace's marketing side hustle
- We need to support more refugees
- Parolees from Afghanistan
- Refugee is a legal status
- Spread the world!
- The Rock as the model
- Requests welcome!
- Sewing machines are awesome
- Farmer's markets
- World Refugee Day Phoenix College
- Retail stores:
- - Cultivate coffee
- - Gather Phoenix
- - SBC Book Store
- Phoenix eats batteries and tires!
- Success stories from the class
- Donations (fabric and thread)!
Episode #55: Contemplating Namjooning
- 00:15 - Tired of "adulting"
- 00:45 - Disregard SubRant dating advice
- 01:40 - The Met is not MOMA!
- 02:00 - Catherine doesn't listen to James!
- 02:50 - SubRant stickers buy a Lamborghini
- 03:20 - Episode 55 is important (?)
- 03:59 - All politics are local
- 04:45 - Hospitals waste time and plastic (and lives)
- 06:10 - Pink plastic (from one room) fills the dump!
- 07:15 - James has a suggestion for hospital performance art
- 08:35 - Hypothetical plastic recycling
- 09:53 - Sequester plastic so it doesn't kill us
- 11:10 - Glass water bottles kind of suck
- 12:15 - Glass is no picnic either
- 14:05 - Conquering the world in just 70 years
- 14:34 - Hard pass on intelligence and sacrifice
- 15:45 - Can't grow your own in Phoenix
- 16:30 - James has faith in good engineering
- 17:35 - Fewer cows would be nice
- 18:40 - Thirteen uses to offset carbon footprint
- 19:30 - Baffled by K-pop and BTS
- 20:15 - Kim Nam Joon, art enthusiast
- 20:25 - RM fans flood art museum
- 22:10 - Is it just a passing fad?
- 24:17 - James gives it one shrug (WTF?)
- 26:45 - Who is on your list of favorite modern artists?
- 29:00 - Vicarious expansion via Instagram
- 30:00 - Contemplating "Namjooning"
- 30:40 - James wants a study, but is it necessary?
- 32:50 - Moving to Italy but visiting ROK
- 33:29 - Fingers crossed!
Episode #54: Interview with Judy Schwiebert and Jeanne Casteen
- Jeanne Casteen: Candidate for Arizona State Senate LD2
- Judy Schwiebert: Arizona House of Representatives LD2
- The disfunction in the Arizona legislature
- The problems Arizonians are actually facing
- Fighting the wave of extreme legislation from The American Legislative Exchange Council
- The distraction of the "Culture Wars"
- The trajectory of Womens Rights in America
- Let's do better
- The Arizona State Budget and the 5.3 billion dollar surplus
- School vouchers
- School Choice - we already have it!
- Super majority for voter initiative
- Ice cream vs cake
Episode #53: Artist of the week: Frode Bolhuis
- Earth vs. Mars
- Top 5, No Surprise!
- Trail Stories
- Instagram Artist Sells High
- Frode BolhuisSHOW NOTES
- 00:15 - A better world or Mars
- 00:50 - Rovers with no soul
- 01:15 - Half of global art sales, but is the art interesting?
- 01:30 - L.A. makes "Top 5" art city list
- 02:15 - California, Mars, what's the difference?
- 02:50 - New York, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami
- 03:50 - "Bananas, duct tape, invisible art" in Miami
- 04:05 - Is the "creative center" really in Seoul?
- 05:00 - Has NY lost its "artsy" edge?
- 05:40 - "The Getty" ruined a biking trail
- 06:20 - James gets dumped (on the worst trail ini Phoenix)!
- 08:00 - A wash and a boulder
- 08:50 - Tom Thumb trashed toenails
- 09:30 - Underrepresenting women in art
- 11:00 - North Mountain in the dark
- 12:20 - Strava tracks your stuff?
- 14:31 - Social media intelligence test?
- 15:35 - "I Am Not a Robot" tests don't care if you're a robot
- 16:50 - Instagram artist makes good!
- 17:35 - Liking the still lifes and "Godzilla"
- 21:28 - Human form, human psyche
- 23:14 - Kinda like Pinocchio?
- 24:04 - Intuitive Alarm!
- 25:30 - It takes this village (to make interesting people)
- 26:05 - Daily creativity
- 27:35 - Actually discussed art!
- 28:02 - We're both done!
Episode #52: Interview with Tim Sprague
- Tim Sprague - Real Estate Developer - Phoenix, AZSHOW NOTES
- 00:10 - Welcome Tim Sprague!
- 01:00 - Tim's story: "I got thrown into the deep end of the pool!"
- 03:00 - Prime interest rate comparison provides perspective
- 04:19 - Crazier than the 1980's!
- 04:27 - COVID, world economy, supply chain issues, Ukraine
- 05:15 - Tim is "pro-Phoenix", but it took awhile
- 05:45 - Waiting for cold tap water...
- 08:00 - Desert biome sunsets are the best!
- 10:43 - Courage, school of hard knocks, transforming community
- 11:40 - Applying lessons from bigger urban centers
- 12:15 - Cultivating arts, culture, and design into buildings
- 12:30 - Oasis on Grand - Affordable Housing for Artists
- 15:00 - Funding affordable living and political challenges
- 15:55 - Stratified Economic Housing
- 17:20 - Greenfield development vs in-fill projects
- 18:30 - Urban sprawl taxes community infrastructure
- 20:00 - Walkable communities, neighbors, being known
- 22:00 - Good design beats fashion
- 23:40 - Found:Re - Hotel and Gallery
- 27:01 - Arizona "Art Boutique Hotel" for all facets of art
- 28:35 - Not pretentious, not fussy, just beautiful art
- 29:08 - "Industrial Chic" and good lighting!
- 31:10 - "Cracking the egg" on in-fill development
- 32:38 - Roosevelt Action Association in response to 1-10 expansion
- 33:35 - Margaret T. Hance Park, the most invisible park in the country
- 34:12 - "The Golden Spike" joins East and West freeways
- 35:48 - Tim listens (and repeats!)
- 36:35 - "Creativity means generating ideas, good design pays for itself"
- 37:35 - "Everything we really care about is based on a story"
- 38:10 - Tim tells a story about his grandfather
- 39:10 - Tim will return in "Drought Talk"
Episode #51: Mona Lisa Eats Cake
- Deep dig into Minecraft
- Plumber shout out!
- Multiple follow-ups
- MET does good website!
- People and art students suck
- Betty Rubble
- 00:18 - Catherine chooses coffee over Bedrock
- 01:00 - Microsoft emails James
- 01:30 - History of Minecraft, the original blocky world
- 03:15 - Scripting, cross-platform, running native? What?
- 03:55 - SubRant embraces “tech geek world”
- 04:30 - Everything leads to “The Flintstones”
- 05:20 - Plumber shout out! https://georgebrazilplumbingelectrical.com
- 06:20 - Expansion tank saves the day!
- 06:44 - Nicholas is also a “Grocery Store Superstar”!
- 07:55 - Fake bird surveillance joke follow up https://youtu.be/l30_APBNPXg
- 09:25 - We’re not art lawyers, but Catherine will test the waters
- 10:00 - We’re not scientists either, so below are alternate sources
- - 1 - Kat Epidemiologist https://www.epidemiologistkat.com
- - 2 - Very Bad Wizards https://www.verybadwizards.com
- - 3 - Andy Does Healthy https://www.tiktok.com/@andydoeshealthy
- 11:25 - James is a ruthless self-promoter (not)
- 12:05 - Now here’s a really good museum website! https://www.metmuseum.org
- 12:26 - Fly-through videos! https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project
- 13:00 - “Fake” follow-up about curator responsibility
- 14:45 - Mona Lisa eats cake https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/05/mona-lisa-attacked-at-louvre-museum-by-vandal-with-patisserie
- 16:40 - Breaking News: “People suck”
- 17:12 - James makes a case for cannibalism
- 17:50 - Groceries going MIA
- 18:58 - Forget Durango, just camp in San Francisco
- 21:15 - Details are important (and interesting)
- 22:10 - Marks of the mono print
- 23:26 - Intaglio embarrassment: Catherine gets mocked in art class
- 25:17 - Garbage torso painting is difficult because it’s garbage!
- 26:20 - Education theory according to James
- 26:55 - Betty Rubble
- 27:25 - At least the plumbers are listening!
Episode #50: "Fake-squiat"
- Two show announcements!
- Storage Whores
- We see dead people
- 00:10 - Merchandise but no Anniversary Show
- 01:10 - James and Catherine are aliens
- 01:25 - New SubRant TikTok!
- 01:45 - Online video editing software
- 02:30 - Fake til proven Basquiat?
- 03:05 - "Chain of Custody" and "Players"
- Basquiat - (deceased) Artist
- Larry Gagosian - Art dealer
- Thad Mumford - (deceased) Screenwriter, 1st owner
- Storage Unit -Unpaid x30 years
- William Force - Art/antiquities dealer, 2nd owner
- Lee Mangan - Retired salesman, 2nd owner
- Pierce O'Donnell - Lawyer, purchased interest in 6/25 pieces
- "Mumford's Poem" - Taped on dot-matrix printer paper
- Lindon Leader - Brand expert, FedEx logo designer
- Diego Cortez - (deceased) Basquiat Estate Authentication Committee (deceased - disbanded 2012) member
- Jordanna Moore Saggese - Author "Reading Basquiat: Exploring Ambivalence in American Art".
- Aaron De Groft - Director & CEO, Orlando Museum of Art
- Cynthia Brumback - Board Chair, Orlando Museum of Art
- 06:50 - Trying hard for that "place in time"
- 07:30 - "One Last Heist" coming soon to a theatre near you! Or, "Ocean's Fail"
- 09:05 - Chasing the antiquity dragon
- 10:30 - Perusing the "Cardboard Collection" (video)
- 11:30 - Provenance (and asking questions) is "off-limits" in Orlando
- 12:34 - "Sometimes, you shouldn't attribute to malice what can be attributed to incompetence"
- 13:30 - Orlando, unhinged!
- 14:15 - Traumatically trapped in Orlando elevator!
- 14:52 - "Heroes and Monsters" - John Michel Basquiat
- 15:40 - A "stooge" for with good intentions, or just a stooge?
- 16:45 - James has a list of critiques
- 18:02 - Just say "these works may or may not be authentic"
- 18:21 - Having fun? Spending money? Who cares if it's real or not!
- 19:00 - Back to the "in-the-style-adjacent" artwork
- 20:30 - Achieving layering within a "visual collage"
- 21:00 - Deconstructing Basquiat, again!
- 23:03 - It's ghoulish to use dead people to authenticate your fakes
- 24:55 - The Mystery of the 1994 FedEx Logo
- 27:05 - "Handwriting analysis and poems don't authenticate artworks"
- 28:20 - Back to Banksy's Instagram archive and end
Episode #49: A Boring Podcast
- The science of boredom. So bad we had to do it twice.SHOW NOTES
- 00:10 - Take 2
- 00:45 - Less you know & clueless Joe
- 01:05 - Spotify, if you're listening!
- 01:52 - "Blinded me with (bad) science (journalism)"
- 03:15 - Warning: No "Life Coach" On Duty
- 03:45 - Scientific fluff piece?
- 04:20 - Let's get into it!
- 05:07 - Emotional hyperbole
- 06:17 - Boredom seems correctable
- 07:03 - Please define!
- 08:47 - Categorizing boring
- 09:27 - Catherine's studies cemented crazy!
- 09:48 - Opinion about assumption isn't science
- 11:06 - James has a sleep hobby
- 12:27 - Buzzing outta boredom
- 13:47 - "Excruciating" not proven
- 14:32 - "It's all hypothetical"
- 15:27 - Hypothetically, artists are interesting?
- 16:02 - "Who feels more deeply than the artist?"
- 17:05 - The simple wisdom of Von Tilburg!
- 17:42 - Let them talk!
- 19:01 - Reframe the lie?
- 20:26 - Shameless SubRant sticker plug
- 20:37 - Spotify, are you listening yet?
- 21:17 - How to be left alone at a party!
- 22:50 - James is bored and out!
Episode #48: Let Them Eat Koi!
- Leaving Facebook, again!
- Warhol stole our colors
- Drought is real
- "The Sugar Shack", Ernie Barns
- Barns, Wyeth, Rockwell, Holyfield
- Sugar Shack vs The Mona Lisa
- Doesn't matter what is real
- Stupid or boring, both!SHOW NOTES
- 00:07 - Cookies and podcasts don't mix
- 00:55 - 72hrs of Facebook is enough!
- 02:05 - "Faking" a breach for a phone number?
- 03:30 - James plays "chicken" with Instagram, and wins!
- 04:05 - Panic de-activation
- 04:55 - They know what you did last summer
- 06:02 - Black and white and mostly people I don't know
- 08:30 - Artist name correction: "One Beach Plastic", Richard and Judith Lang
- 09:25 - Ozzie Osborn is alive, but James remain unconvinced (or maybe just doesn't care)
- 09:50 - Our opinions are not legal advice AND neither of us are lawyers!
- 10:15 - Warhol' and SubRant's common-color-ground
- 10:55 - Just get a real camera!
- 11:57 - What is a "Super Market Star"? Catherine is.
- 12:45 - Drought of content about a drought
- 13:55 - Calabasas Koi
- 14:45 - Wealth and the American "Porpoise"
- 16:45 - Symbiotic relationship between rich people and big goldfish explained
- 17:11 - "Let them eat koi!"
- 17:50 - Good Times! Another art auction, another $15,000,000!
- 19:07 - He fills the canvas with movement!
- 19:46 - "Country Ride" 1982 reminiscent but not derivative of Wyeth
- 21:35 - Barnes: "abstraction not exaggeration"
- 22:20 - Similar to Rockwell, in that they are both illustrators of ideas
- 24:21 - John Holyfield
- 25:03 - Back to Warhol, it's just a t-shirt
- 25:30 - "The Sugar Shack" vs. "Mona Lisa"
- 26:30 - We're not meat bags, we're a simulation
- 28:37 - Do you prefer stupid or boring?
- 29:26 - Twitter poll fail
- 30:15 - Go wash your car
Episode #47: Micro-Plastics
- Anniversary Interrupted
- No Fun With Migraines
- Zooming In Pajamas
- Everything Is Garbage
- Micro-plastic in the blood
- Pink Ball, Blue Ball
- Trashing ArtSHOW NOTES
- 00:20 - "Spot on" co-host forgets SubRant anniversary
- 01:30 - Other co-host forgets about Leap Year
- 02:10 - James crushes migraine for sake of podcast
- 05:00 - Airport pajama fashion
- 05:47 - Reviving Facebook
- 06:35 - "Zero-sum" upgrade or princess fantasy?
- 08:57 - "You got a window, open it"
- 10:15 - Plastic garbage obsession
- 11:00 - Misinterpreting micro-plastics
- 12:00 - Forgoing a Lego blood clot
- 12:45 - Vegetarian siting on dead cow worries about plastic toothpaste
- 13:40 - Just waiting to be discovered!
- 14:04 - 'Blue Balls' destroy humanity
- 15:17 - "One word: plastics" (The Graduate, 1967)
- 16:20 - Plastic saturation limit
- 16:45 - Catherine's savage mercury moment
- 17:41 - Talking strangers at the grocery strangers and palpating tomatoes
- 18:45 - Take-out plastic overwhelms studio space
- 19:58 - Plastic pollution art
- 21:30 - Don't divert, use real trash! "Bristol Whales" by Sue Lipscombe
- 22:25 - My bags have been a tapestry "Bridge" and "Ocean of Plastic" by Dianna Cohen
- 22:50 - Consuming chips for art
- 23:32 - Colorful bottle top rainbow trash "One Beach Plastic" by Richard and Judith Lang
- 24:22 - Infinitely sustainable materials?
- 25:02 - Compressing into nature "Plastic Planet" by Calder Kamin
- 26:07 - Introducing "Tik-Toad"
- 26:34 - James has a favorite!
- 27:02 - The Great Lakes palette
- 28:48 - Podcast of imperfection
- 29:02 - "What is art? Listen and you still won't know!"
- 30:12 - "I good think too"!
Episode #46: (Over) Selling Warhol
- Conspiracies are for the birds
- Wearable art?
- If I made a TikTok
- (Over) Selling Warhol
- Gratuitous BTS reference
- Tricycles can hurt youSHOW NOTES
- 00:30 - Pivot followup: Shadowcat is a trail bike
- 02:00 - $7700 of fun
- 02:30 - Instagram followup: James is a hypocrite
- 03:15 - Black and white and square and mostly cat
- 04:00 - Podcast birds (aren't real)
- 05:00 - No birds in the hood?
- 06:00 - "Hit piece" gets tarred and feathered
- 08:00 - Catherine gets concerned
- 08:35 - "Are you referring to bird drone surveillance?"
- 09:25 - The internet raised him good
- 10:15 - Listener provides content! Thanks Jay!
- 11:00 - Old Masters and altered sleeves
- 12:08 - Who called her an old lady?
- 13:00 - If the jacket fits
- 13:35 - The real crime is calling it "art"
- 14:35 - Bed under a "Starry Night"
- 15:00 - Spitballing a TikTok series
- 15:44 - (Over) Selling a Warhol
- 16:35 - James drops his Warhol cringe, just this once
- 17:30 - Marilyn v. Andy AKA "Iconic v. Iconic"
- 19:15 - "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" captures the 1960's
- 20:35 - Shoutout to Phoenix Art Museum
- 21:20 - Is it OK to film art and them post it?
- 21:55 - BTS adjacent "Rkive art vibe"
- 23:45 - Second tricycle childhood?
- 27:25 - Turning, tipping, crashing, and freaking out. Thanks Trike!
- 27:50 - Ozzie Osborne is alive!
- 29:00 - PSA: Slow your 3-wheel roll
- 29:45 - James was wrong
Episode #45: DJ Leary: Take Two
- Writer DJ Leary discusses art, poetry, prose, and next steps on his creative journey.SHOW NOTES
- 00:12 - DJ "SubRants" again!
- 02:00 - Pandemic apartment good for writing
- 02:50 - Laundry basket anxiety attack
- 04:00 - Poems, stories, Pivot Cycles commercial
- 04:20 - DJ's Pivot Shadowcat Ad
- 08:20 - "4 Minutes Later" (James bike-nerds out)
- 09:50 - No more training wheels, ever!
- 11:15 - Listen to the neighborhood ambiance
- 12:00 - "DC Rat Mob" (actual rodents, not politicians)
- 14:08 - Bethesda v. Scottsdale and a tattoo artist's floor
- 16:20 - Bird loudly joins podcast
- 17:00 - What DJ will and won't miss about Phoenix
- 19:20 - Phoenix expensive, friends moving on
- 20:30 - One rodeo is enough for a lifetime
- 21:00 - Surprise, DC is political!
- 22:30 - Poems for "Tuckle"
- 23:13 - Cocaine free coffee beans
- 24:15 - No "swerving right" for easy money?
- 26:00 - Writers needed (in Thailand?)
- 27:15 - Fiverr and the "gig economy"
- 29:15 - Motivated through authentic interaction
- 32:18 - Instagram as "poetry archive"
- 33:30 - DJ is a tattoo!
- 35:30 - Being an artist is hard work
- 38:40 - Screaming into the Twitter void
- 41:04 - Instagram pay dirt
- 43:20 - Next steps for prose over poetry
- 44:50 - Think you're good at what you do? You're not!
- 47:45 - Catchy, but played out
- 49:00 - Practice makes better
- 50:25 - DJ and a typewriter
- 52:00 - San Diego and DC give "great busk"
- 53:03 - Shout out to The Smithsonian
- 54:05 - DJ recites a poem
Episode #44: Catherine Files Her Nails
- Forgetful U.S. healthcare system
- Tattooing Phoenix
- Discoveries in weird places
- SubRant social media
- (Too) Hot Phoenix real estate
- Art intersection
- Gentrification is disorienting (for Catherine)SHOW NOTES
- 00:05 - SubRant is hostile, but it's not work
- 01:45 - James is unrecognizable
- 02:45 - Curious canine cat food caper!
- 04:50 - Tattoos, but where (to get one)?
- 05:26 - Forehead or nowhere!
- 06:20 - Will Catherine really get tattoos?
- 08:00 - James and "left breast Jimin"
- 09:03 - Moving on...
- 09:10 - Digging Anat, the "Goddess of Everything"
- 09:50 - Destination: Gaza, but back away from my head!
- 11:15 - Hidden basements and the boxes therein
- 13:15 - Attention (13 listeners): SubRant SubReddit coming!
- 14:36 - James is "way serious"
- 14:50 - Better late than never! SubRant social media!
- 15:10 - Messing with realtors!
- 16:38 - All James needs is weather, trails, Costco
- 17:21 - Redefining "exponential" and exerting male privilege
- 18:50 - Compelling content as Catherine files her nails
- 20:20 - More money than sense, but not climate refugees
- 21:55 - Least sustainable city? Let's move there!
- 22:45 - Intersection Art
- 24:28 - Too much ado about Trompe-l'oeil
- 26:00 - Disorientation in the Arts District
- 27:43 - Shipping containers and hip hop
- 29:53 - Lovin' the urban chic vibe
- 31:15 - Putting a pin in "Art on the Street"
Episode #43: Pop Art and other Space Junk
- Pop art and other space junk
- Douchebag of the week
- Library books and censorship
- NetflixSHOW NOTES
- 00:10 - James got news, but show must go on!
- 00:45 - 100 Days of Creativity Project
- 02:15 - Instagram accounts - paintings & cats?
- 02:55 - "To the moon, Jeff Koons!"
- 03:42 - Space, the final frontier for the rich and egoic (which is a word)
- 05:00 - If this were only a joke
- 07:20 - Got space junk? Hire the banana guy!
- 08:31 - Writer award goes to...
- 09:22 - James critiques "Death Becomes Her" because he is a zombie
- 09:45 - Catherine gets triggered by book reviewer
- 10:48 - Let librarians library!
- 11:30 - No common sense, people suck, let's stay home
- 13:00 - Can someone else's preferences define our discomfort?
- 14:48 - Hyperbole for hyperbole
- 15:58 - We're already on that slippery slope
- 17:15 - Netflix, just chill
- 19:24 - Prices up, content down, Star Trek gone
- 21:50 - Nobody wants advertising!
- 22:25 - James reminisces, DVDs to streaming
- 23:54 - Breaking down the niches
- 25:37 - Catherine just wants to watch everything!
- 27:30 - High prices for crap?
- 28:59 - SubRant fever dreams get cancelled
Episode #42: Protest on Aisle 7
- UNESCO makes a holiday
- "Professional" artist?
- Billionaires and philanthropy (or the lack there of)
- Trashing Amazon
- Artistic activism
- Wearing Rembrandt
- Math-nerd momentSHOW NOTES
- 00:15 - "World Art Day" is every day
- 01:20 - What is a profession really?
- 02:07 - Artists just don't get paid!
- 02:58 - Show note refund / RISD with an extra "E"
- 04:20 - MacKenzie Scott is a generous "22%-er"
- 05:10 - Critiquing a billionaire short list
- 06:54 - "...and the douche-bag is..."
- 07:50 - Turned off by Amazon
- 09:30 - Dumpster diving proves a point
- 10:30 - A new take on "sticker shock", but is it art?
- 12:00 - Alexandra Skochilenko "awaiting trial" for creative protest
- 12:36 - Seems like yarn graffiti
- 14:15 - Representative Cori Bush is a "positivist"?
- 16:30 - Creativity, courage and blank signs!
- 17:45 - Now that's "wearable art"!
- 19:14 - Hands down, it's a an interesting bracelet!
- 20:00 - Cooper Hewitt snags original, but there were 10!
- 21:40 - "Golden Ratio" is not just for nerds
- 22:05 - Fibonacci sequence obsession
- 24:00 - Random quote not previously covered
- 24:28 - "Mini-Madoff" and out!
Episode #41: NFM: Non Fungible Mushroom
- Must leave home
- Mushrooms are everywhere
- Shoutout to Arizona LD 2 Democrats!
- Bedazzling garbage
- Don't feed the birds
- Shoulda Dropped Out of RISDSHOW NOTES
- 00:05 - Time for Catherine to leave the house
- 01:50 - No camping for James
- 02:39 - Fungus objection
- 03:20 - Human brain: art project on mushrooms!
- 04:55 - Portobello prose?
- 06:12 - "Annoyingly pretentiously tedious"
- 08:00 - Organic molded work
- 09:20 - Abandon crypto for mushrooms
- 11:00 - "Inter-species" collaboration in a Phoenix art space
- 12:00 - After our first podcast it was all downhill
- 12:55 - Links for Arizona LD 2 Democrats running for state legislature
- 13:05 - Weekly Events to support AZ LD 2
- Wednesday Phonebank from 5-7
- Saturday Canvassing from 10-12:30
- Saturday Phonebank from 3-5
- Sunday Canvassing every other week from 2:30-5:00
- Anytime Phonebank daily from 9am-7pm. (You must be trained before doing this)
- 14:10 - Cheetos and crystals
- 17:00 - "Swarovski-lying" garbage for consumerism
- 18:00 - Everyone, play with your food!
- 19:17 - Ignore Catherine and her fever dreams
- 20:25 - James uncovers the geodesic mystery
- 21:30 - Hemp "legos" for houses
- 23:15 - Cheeto-sphere vs. peanut butter pinecone
- 24:07 - "Sam, have you seen Americans?"
- 25:50 - James sounds like a hippie
- 26:31 - Sam (and James) went to RISD
- 27:27 - Do a "real power move", drop out!
- 28:24 - This is the worst podcast on the planet
Episode #40: Art & Oligarchs
- Words matter
- Travel and Catherine don't mix
- Oligarchs and art
- Saving art in times of war
- Good GrammySHOW NOTES
- 00:07 - "Hanging out" is not dating, and words matter!
- 01:05 - James berates Catherine's (lack of) travel
- 01:20 - Pissing on the Midwest
- 02:25 - Exploring Hong Kong before Google maps
- 04:15 - "It's the oligarchs' (art) world, we just paint in it?"
- 05:35 - Guardians of ambiguity
- 06:45 - Hold that auction!
- 08:30 - Gatekeepers of moral responsibility?
- 10:00 - Catherine mistakes a soccer team for a neighborhood in New York
- 11:00 - The global presence of Philips (not light bulbs)
- 11:45 - James defines "art washing"
- 13:20 - Don't collude with bad guys
- 14:05 - There are no cushions, even for art
- 15:13 - Dr. Evil was not evil or effective
- 15:30 - Disclosure laws needed, case closed
- 17:25 - Keeping collecting safe in "The Garage"
- 18:25 - Even ugly history repeats itself
- 19:50 - Destroying art erases humanity's connections
- 21:45 - Prohibiting "wanton destruction" since 1899
- 23:35 - Drunk dialing an Italian article that will not be shared here
- 24:50 - James is (not) a word criminal
- 25:37 - The Grammys, BTS, President Volodymyr Zelensky
- 26:45 - Make your own damn art!
- 27:06 - Stop the war!
Episode #39: Fake Banksy
- Suspicions social media ads
- Fake Banksy shows
- Dissecting sleazy
- Just go to BanksySHOW NOTES
- 00:05 - Suspicious ads
- 00:50 - Banksy "Show" keeps showing up, but not at Phoenix Art Museum
- 03:00 - Give info to get info? Nope.
- 03:45 - Car dealership urban legend
- 04:30 - Internet sleuth uncovers a "Turkey"
- 05:05 - Banksy says "Nope"
- 05:18 - Another "not Banksy approved" scenario
- 06:40 - What do you see? Refunds!
- 09:20 - Siding with the artist is the "silver lining"
- 09:54 - Go to Banksy to view Banksy, he shares!
- 12:20 - No good argument for "sleazy", but not a PSA
- 14:10 - "Vibing" with Diego Rivera's brushstrokes
- 15:20 - Banksy's message is more concise than this discussion
- 15:48 - Just follow Banksy on Instagram
- 16:40 - Please don't steal my wall
- 17:20 - Banksy does your homework!
- 18:00 - Vermeer didn't give consent, yet...
- 18:30 - "The better the show, the less you pay"
Episode #38: Laptop Archaeology
- 00:05 - Hello, it's 2021 calling!
- 00:40 - "Mask-hole", unchained
- 03:00 - "Phone-holes" vs James
- 04:05 - James explains the "Slur of Karen"
- 05:00 - Crushing on Betty Rubble and Mary Ann
- 05:30 - "Gilligan's Island", the last great TV show
- 06:20 - The horrors of re-watching 80s-90s TV
- 07:50 - Everything after the "Miami Vice" pilot was crap
- 08:30 - Skewed media degrades morale, even on the battlefield
- 10:15 - TikTok's "Hypo Hysterical History" covered it first!
- 11:50 - Media's lack of good analysis is failing us
- 13:10 - Be selective with your social media
- 14:08 - "Beau of the Fifth Column" on YouTube provides thoughtful content
- 15:50 - Speaking of laptop art!
- 16:30 - Harry Styles click-bait
- 18:00 - Art, modern archaeology, and psychotic bursts of emotion
- 20:00 - Laptop stickers: "all-in" or a minimalist?
- 22:11 - Dickies is not street wear
- 23:00 - Laptops: Swiss Army knife or portal to your existence?
- 26:15 - Computers are more important than cars
- 27:33 - James is (not) a hothead
Episode #37: The Art of Goblining
- iPhone addiction
- Desert flooding
- Quasi-political rant
- Locksmith saves the family!SHOW NOTES
- 00:45 - Balloon bouquet for all occasions!
- 01:30 - Catherine late to podcast, again
- 02:15 - Step away from the iPhone!
- 04:15 - "The Podcast Record Of Our Lives"
- 05:30 - Rocks in her yard, rocks in her head
- 07:00 - Catherine floods Phoenix, but this content is sheer drought
- 08:10 - Goblins trigger James
- 09:20 - "No aesthetic" is an aesthetic
- 11:00 - American short attention span makes everything ancient history
- 11:53 - "It's always something...every day is a crazy day!"
- 12:15 - Who's onboard with the logical progression to nihilism?
- 13:20 - A bad case of cosplay
- 14:20 - Break-up couch and 4 days of ice cream
- 15:05 - This deep dive is really too much
- 16:30 - Acceptance, resignation, or 3 pairs of yoga pants?
- 18:30 - Just don't be a goblin, ok?
- 19:15 — Good things happen!
- 20:00 - James makes a case for "Orc-Mode"
- 20:30 - So much for the podcast about art!
- 21:15 - USA has many blessings
- 22:30 - Double-edged sword of abundance
- 24:20 - Constitutional "gentleman's agreement"
- 24:44 - America only works if we all agree to the rules
- 26:19 - Goblin mode leads to destruction!
- 26:30 - Failed locks but Jarod saves the day!
- 27:55 - Catherine was a "party gurl"!
- 29:28 - There goes our "G-rating"
- 30:45 - Intellectual level dropped so we need to stop
Episode #36: Lies, Lies, Lies
- Solar panels
- This old house
- Lies, lies, lies
- Housing rant
- Learning Korean
- CDs and missing the 1990sSHOW NOTES
- 00:15 - James's invisible solar panels
- 01:00 - Catherine's infrastructure meltdown
- 02:20 - Monetizing the sun
- 03:54 - Energy efficiency goodie box
- 04:50 - Lying is bad, but...
- 06:00 - Morality: osmosis or reason?
- 08:00 - Just tell me "it's OK"!
- 08:40 - Tweets et cetera
- 09:45 - Turn down the amplifier already!
- 11:53 - Bob's truth conquers a bridge!
- 13:25 - Freedom through candor
- 14:20 - Who has the power?
- 14:45 - "Candorous" is now a word
- 16:00 - House CEO buys $900 toilet
- 18:30 - Arizona is too boring to be this expensive
- 20:05 - Ignoring the housing shortage is not helpful
- 20:55 - Now for some good news! Learning Korean!
- 21:25 - Two minutes of rambling...
- 23:05 - "Talk To Me In Korean" books arrived fast!
- 24:15 - New alphabet, Hangul, intimidation, drawing faces
- 24:40 - Migraines, guitar, and Spanish
- 26:00 - All musical rabbit holes lead to BTS (for Catherine)
- 27:30 - Buying CDs is back!
- 29:00 - James will always have "The Fifth Element"
- 31:05 - Embracing analogue and other 1990s nostalgia
- 32:22 - Design the world that you want to live in!
Episode #35: "Apes Gonna Ape"
- Phoenix: Aliens in the alleyway
- Recycling rant
- Art destruction
- Enough orange for a lifetime
- BTS is our only hope!
- Butchering a new languageSHOW NOTES
- 00:10 - Alleys are despicable
- 00:30 - "Every week it's guns, guns, guns!"
- 01:25 - "Where has all the garbage gone?"
- 02:20 - Alien crash landing on Dreamy Draw!
- 03:15 - Dumpsters, cows, no difference
- 04:20 - Illegal dumping or art installation?
- 05:25 - Please don't sleep in the alley
- 05:50 - Hold your recycle containers close
- 07:00 - Recycling territory sparks aggression
- 08:10 - Just recycle Florida
- 09:00 - Phoenix recycling burn-out
- 10:20 - Cut stuff out, get stuff done!
- 11:10 - James wins "reduce, reuse, recycle"
- 12:10 - Bob's "empty toy-room" epiphany!
- 13:20 - "Shrink-wrap" and snap, but why?
- 16:15 - Destruction of Malaysian tiger sculpture
- 19:00 - Public art is not your playground!
- 19:35 - Porshes don't float, "news from the sea", oligarch B&B
- 21:35 - Destruction of Ukrainian paintings
- 22:55 - Museum as target
- 23:45 - Violent random acts hurt humanity
- 24:35 - We can only grieve for what is lost
- 25:35 - Now some good news?
- 25:50 - Enough orange, moving on!
- 27:35 - BTS is the new "rose colored glasses"!
- 29:05 - Just "Talk To Me in Korean"