November 13th, 2013

Clint Ackerman performing at Open. Photo by Bridget Case.

Clint Ackerman performing at Open. Photo by Bridget Case.

I’ve pulled it off again listeners. Another great interview, despite tripping all over my words. They always say you’re your own worst critic, and as much as I second guess myself, I’d believe it.

Before I introduce today’s episode, I’d just like to thank everyone who came out Monday evening for the show at the Clifton Center. It was a great time, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I really look forward to similar events in the future. I want to thank again my artists, the Clifton Center, and our awesome tech Adam.

Now, today’s episode! Last week I chatted with local musician Clint Ackerman. He has been playing music the majority of his life; as early as young childhood per the family legends. Clint is a musician that doesn’t let production perfection trump the creative merit of his work. Much of his work is about capturing the energy of a particular moment…the spirit of what he’s going for. His debut album, ‘Failing in Love’, definitely has a very bubbly psychedelic feel akin to the music of the late 60’s. The songs he’s been working on since have been much more varied sonically, and he says his next collection may be much more in the vein of ‘Berlin Trilogy’ era David Bowie. If this proves true, I’ll be eagerly awaiting the release date!

To learn more about Clint’s musically output, you can visit his Facebook page. His album from spring of 2012, ‘Failing in Love’, is available in the iTunes store. Give it a listen!

Catch everyone next week…

Monday is only a couple of days away

Monday slowly approaches, listeners. And with it comes the Blind Date sponsored event Glances: an evening of short films and performances. I thought it might be nice to give you a couple of teasers before the show, to get you excited and all that.

Here’s a video clip of Lady Pyramid performing ‘Oranges’

And here is the trailer for the Astral Projects production ‘Never Forever’, featuring Prince Rama.

If this doesn’t incite you, I’m not sure what will. Learn more here.

Just one more piece of FYI worthy material, next Wednesday’s episode will feature an interview I did with local musician Clint Ackerman. A man after my own heart, due mostly to his love of Bowie…haha, I kid, there’s more to it than that. Make sure to keep your ears peeled or subscribe to the podcast, so you never miss a beat.

November 6th, 2013

It’s the middle of the week once again listeners. The weekend is almost here. It definitely should be a pretty interesting one in Louisville, due to the Open Studio Weekend hosted by LVAA. To learn more about this first time event, visit louisvillevisualart.org. Speaking of first time events, only a few more days till Glances: an evening of short films and performances. If you haven’t heard yet, click here for more info.

Without further delay, today’s episode. Today’s post is a discussion I had with the gallery director of Open, Mark James. Open is a relatively new space to the Louisville Metro. Besides housing four resident artists, the gallery also offers weekly events, workshops, and open mic nights. Mark and I discuss the beginnings of the gallery, his views on art and artists, and how creative expression is impacted by society & vice versa.

Learn more at thegalleryisopen.com, or on their Facebook page.

Only a week away…

Oh, hi November. The holidays are around the corner, as is Blind Date’s first hosted event Glances: An evening of short films and performances. For only five dollars, you get to see work from creative people of Louisville, its sister cities, and beyond. This will be an evening of short films, music videos, and visual/auditory performances showcased at the Clifton Center’s Eifler Theatre. Doors at 7, show should start around 7:15 (so please don’t be late). You can find out more information on the Blind Date Facebook page, in the events section. Learn more about the Clifton Center at their site, cliftoncenter.org,

Also, be sure to take some time to listen to this week’s episode (posted on Wednesday as always), featuring a hearty discussion with Mark James. Mark is the gallery director of Open. Open provides a forum for artists of all mediums including visual, audio, and performance art, helping them to develop their vision and then provide them a venue to present their work. It is a contemporary art gallery that houses four resident artists, with five studio spaces.

Find out more by listening in.

Till then.

October 30th, 2013

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It’s the day before Halloween! Happy All Hallow’s Eve listeners.

Today I bring you the publisher of Cavalcade Literary Magazine, Cutter Williams. Cutter and his friend Jacob started Cavalcade in early 2012, when Cutter lived in Portland, Oregon. Since, Cutter has moved back home to Louisville and brought his publication with him. The magazine features a variety of fiction and nonfiction work in various formats. And for each issue a visual artist’s work is selected to be published amongst the writing. Copies of Cavalcade can be found in all Carmichael’s Books locations, as well as Astro Black Records. The fourth issue should be coming out sometime in the winter.

To learn more, visit Cavalcadelitmag.com.

Submit work to cavalcadelitmag@gmail.com.

And like them on Facebook!

And before I leave you guys, don’t forget this!

Just saying…even if you can’t make it, or have no interest in going, tell your friends & family!

October 23, 2013

'Sirius A and Pups' by Alexia Serpentini

‘Sirius A and Pups’ by Alexia Serpentini

Hello there listeners.

Are you ready for this!? Special extended episode! I won’t judge you if you can’t take it all in with one sitting. That’s why you should subscribe to the podcast!! Anytime, anywhere, straight through, or take your time…at your convenience. Available in iTunes store.

Today’s episode of Blind Date features a good friend, the always warm, the always inspirational, Alexia Serpentini. I forget sometimes how similar we are, as well as how similar our goals are. It’s via Skype, so the sound quality is little funky. Such is Skype.

Alexia received two BFAs from the University of Louisville; one in 2D and one in 3D art. Currently she is a MA Creative Cities Candidate at King’s College London, in the United Kingdom.  Her focus is Post-Conflict Cultural Policy Development in the Middle East, Egyptian Cultural Regulation. Alexia has done work such as glass sculpture, film, photography, installation, and experiential pieces.

We touch on things such as education, creative solutions to socio-political matters, and briefly on my motivations for Blind Date. Figures an interview with Alexia would turn out different.

See samples of her work either at cargocollective.com/alexiaserpentini, or on November 11th, at the first ever Blind Date hosted event.

LIVE. In person. Artists. Musicians. Film.

Click through the following links for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/646093162088300/

https://www.facebook.com/blinddateart

blinddateart.wordpress.com

cliftoncenter.org

I hope to see you there!

Busy B. B.

Evening listeners

Just got back from an awesome weekend in Chicago! Tapas, art at MCA, discussing mythology with random strangers, and my very first trip to IKEA (meshing my home decor aesthetic with my wife’s proved a lot harder than I thought.) Along with that, been making/taking calls and emailing preparing for my first Blind Date event. Not to mention out there interviewing, day jobbing, and other general life rituals…chore, hygiene, living.

Coming up this Wednesday is a Skype interview I had with Alexia Serpentini. Alexia and I chatted for over an hour, but worry not, I cut it down a little. We kind of torn down the ‘fourth wall’ so to speak, and at one point, it almost seems like I’m the one getting interview. Blind Date seems to get more open and honest each week I do it. It’s interesting how different podcast can be from what I did with radio…in positive ways. Sometimes it’s nice to just be yourself, having a real conversation. Anyway, I feel like you’ll gain much insight into Alexia’s character after this interview. Her strength as an artist. Her strength as a person. She’s an incredibly thoughtful individual who strives to connect with, and help, others.

Please, don’t miss this one.

Thank you.