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E21: Artists #13, Featuring Lou DeCicco of Caboose

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark Artists series, I sit down with the amazing Lou DeCicco from the blues band Caboose. We come at you live on radiobandalarga.it via RBL Berlin in Neukoelln bar and art space LaBettolab. I met Lou on the Berlin U-Bahn, where I heard him beautifully singing, and playing slide guitar. The music compelled me to invite him on the show. Luckily he agreed! We talk about his origins as a musician; why his music is not just blues, but something more specific; and what motivates him as an artist. We also talk about his upcoming international tour that will take him across the Atlantic to Memphis, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana, and back here in Europe. On the breaks we listen to some of his tracks, which are not to be missed! Check out what he and his bandmates are up to on louisdecicco.com and caboosemusic.com.

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E19: Artists #12, Featuring Deniz Arslan

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark Artists series, I speak with writer Deniz Arslan about his path as an artist, the truth about why he writes and the financial difficulty of being a writer. We also discuss the pressure he felt to go to school to start a career as an economist and the realization that doing what you love is often better than doing what is easiest. We also discuss the importance of location in the life of an artist and how being a writer in one’s home country has its positives and negatives. Deniz writes in Turkish and English. Check out some of his English writing here: Hakim Yaka; and here: Still Moving.

Full disclosure: As I mention on the show Deniz is a friend of mine, and he is co-owner of the bar Horse in Berlin. It’s a great bar and hopefully the future site of many episodes of Voices from the Dark. The upcoming episode of the Voices from the Dark series The Spectrum will be recorded there!

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E18: Artists #11, Featuring Dina Schneider

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark Artists series I interview techno painter Dina Schneider. We come at you direct from Clash bar in Berlin. Dina shares her story about how she went from office zombie to Berlin club sensation and one of Airbnb Berlin’s most popular hosts. We also discuss the many difficulties of realizing an artistic life and the importance of community, friends, and other types of support for artists. Check out what she is up to on her Facebook page: Techno Painting; and on her Airbnb page: Paint Together with a Berlin Artist.

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E17: Artists #10, Featuring Patokai and Music by Crazy Eddie

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark Artists series, I interview musician Patricio Vallarino, aka Patokai. We discuss his love of music, its therapeutic value and the difficulty of balancing maintaining a full-time professional job with being an artist. We also discuss his diverse musical projects both past and present, from being the lead singer in a Guns ‘n’ Roses cover band to his current work, which you can find via his Facebook page here: Patokai.

Also featured on the show is music by Crazy Eddie, a punk band from New York, including the tracks “Outta Control,” “Best I Can” and “Offended.” Find their music on Bandcamp here: Crazy Eddie.

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Originally aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, September 30th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.

 


E13: Artists #9, Featuring Anton Egorov

This episode features the ninth installment of the Voices from the Dark Artists series, where I speak with Anton Egorov, a Berlin-based artist and writer with many projects underway. We talk about what it means for him to be an artist, the importance of having supportive family and friends and parties… (FYI: not cocaine parties!)

Some announcements:

  • I invite all listeners to tweet examples of the fallacies discussed in previous episodes (see Episode 12) which include the Fallacy of the Horns, the Red Herring, and Fake Precision
  • All listeners and previous guests are invited to the Voices from the Dark Dirty Dozen party, which will occur on the ides of September at a location to be determined
  • As usual, I need all the help I can get, so get in touch if you want to produce.

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E10: Artists #8, Featuring Michael McLaughlin

This episode features the eighth installment of the Voices from the Dark Artists series. My guest is poet and former accountant Michael McLaughlin. We discuss his misadventures in accounting, his former job in a mental hospital, his upbringing in Dublin and how these things led him to Berlin, where he is able to focus more on developing his craft. We also get a special treat in this episode with a reading of his poem “Football’s Adventure.” Enjoy!

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E8: Artists #7, Featuring J. Hermit

This episode features the seventh installment of the Voices from the Dark Artists series. My guest is guitarist J. Hermit, aka Jia, aka Yunjia Liu. We discuss how she fell in love with the guitar while on the path to becoming a doctor. Jia shares her story, her current projects and her belief in the magic of music. She also shares insight into how she deals with the obstacles and challenges of being an artist and how intuition plays an integral part in overcoming those obstacles. Enjoy!

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Learn more about J. Hermit and her music on her website yunjialiuguitarist.com. She is coming out with an EP called “Five Elements” in September and will be performing solo, live in Berlin on July 7th in a meditative guitar concert at the Kali Psychedelic Bookshop in Berlin, Friedrichshain (Krossener Str. 18, 10245 Berlin). Go check it out!

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E7: Artists #6, Featuring Federica Flux

This episode features the sixth installment of the Voices from the Dark Artists series. My guest is VJ and performer Federica Flux. We discuss her artistic journey from her grandmother’s kitchen to learning classical guitar to a stint as a medical student and finally to discovering the benefits of art as a curative practice. Federica shares her ideas on how art is simultaneously an invitation to break our own personal boundaries and a way to connect with other human beings through common spaces. Enjoy!

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E5: Artists #5, Featuring Leanne Rivers

This episode features the fifth installment of the Voices from the Dark Artists series. My guest is actress and producer Leanne Rivers. Previous to the podcast, I had the opportunity to work with Leanne a bit, recording a script read-through for an upcoming project of hers. We discuss that and many other topics, including her path as an artist, the challenges she has faced on that path, and how being both playful and serious are essential to life as an artist and as a human being. We also talk a bit about self-editing and political correctness, which could be an episode on its own, but we try not to get too political. Enjoy!

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E4: Artists #4, Featuring Alma

This episode features the fourth installment of the Voices from the Dark Artists series. My guest today is media sociologist and life artist Alma. Our conversation goes to many places and is by far the most politico-philosophical interview I have had on the show. We talk about her current projects and her outlook on art, life, reality and BUBBLES!

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