Meet Max Moore…

I thought I’d give you some information on Max before airing our discussion next week. Above is a teaser clip of his work you can also see on his website, Max Moore Films.

Max Moore is a filmmaker from Louisville who has been recognized on both a national and international level. He received his Bachelor of Arts-Film Studies in 2013, but has been experimenting with film almost since he was very young. Naturally with his involvement in the Louisville Hardcore and Punk scene, he coupled that with his film work which started an increasingly successful career in music videos.  He has worked with locals such as Coliseum and Xerxes, as well as nationals such as Touche Amore and Converge.

Of course, you shouldn’t pigeonhole him. Max’s body of work also contains more narrative shorts that has been accepted into academy qualifying and international film festivals across the United States and Europe. He also has experience in documentary work like the piece ‘ Allen County Oral History “The Golden Horseshoe” ‘.

You can learn more and see his talents at maxmoorefilms.com …or ( of course) you can listen in to our discussion I’ll be posting next Wednesday, February 26th! You won’t regret it.

Till then…

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It’s that time of the year again

Happy Holidays listeners. We seem to be getting into those colder months again; it takes me by surprise every year. Speaking of which, I have some special things lined for you this holiday season. This Wednesday I’m giving you guys a glimpse into the Baltimore art scene. Baltimore is bustling with creative folks such as Future Islands, Dan Deacon, the rest of the Wham City crew, and of course most famously, cult film director John Waters. Earlier this week, I spoke to Samuel Herring of Future Islands over Skype; and he was incredibly generous with all the inner workings of his creativity. I can’t wait for you guys to hear it. Above is a video of the Future Islands track ‘Tin Man’.

Over the course of the week, I also spoke to some of Louisville’s up and coming musical talents; Mark Kramer of Tender Mercy, and the duo known as Twin Limb. So much great music happening all over the place. I have a lot on my plate as far as editing is concerned, so I’m going to leave you guys for now.

Till Wednesday…

 

 

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 16th, 2013

'Ancestor' by Katy Traughber.

‘Ancestor’ by Katy Traughber.

Guess what day it is, listeners….Blind Date Day! Or, as most of you know it, Wednesday!

Once again, the Traughbers welcome me into their home. This time around, I sit with Katy Traughber. Katy is currently enrolled in the BFA Program at IUS over in New Albany. She is really drawn to objects with a past or hold a record of time, though the materials she works with and the forms they take are dependent on inspiration.  Much of her muse consist of coming from a family who created out of necessity, parenting, and open communications with her children and husband. As you’ll hear in the interview she’s tried photography, music, sculpting, installation, and painting. Currently, you can find a small collection of Katy’s work at Dragon King’s Daughter’s New Albany location. Be sure to check it out; it runs through the rest of October.

You can keep up with Katy by visiting katytraughber.blogspot.com. You can hear the interview right below.

Enjoy!

Oh, by the way, Blind Date is sponsoring its first ever event! It will be a showcase of art with a focus on music and film. The event is at the Clifton Center’s wonderful Eifler Theatre Monday, November 11th. Doors at 7, and show will start soon after. Just five dollars to spend an evening full of creativity.

Live performances by Lady Pyramid and Douglas Lucas. Both accompanied by visuals. And a viewing of some short films and music videos.

http://ladypyramid.com/

http://douglaslucas.tumblr.com/

The lineup, for your convenience:

‘Never Forever’

A Now Age psych-opera by Astral Projects starring Prince Rama. You can get acquainted with Prince Rama, Never Forever, and the ‘Now Age’ by going to the following links:

www.neverforeverfilm.com
www.princerama.net/
www.facebook.com/princeramaofayodhya

Learn more about Lily X, the director, and Astral Projects here

www.astral-projects.com

‘Shoot the Moon’

Short directed by Sarah Katherine Davis & Alexia Serpentini

www.sarahkatherinedavis.com

http://cargocollective.com/alexiaserpentini

‘Through the Window Pane’

Music video for the Cheyenne Mize’s track of that name

Directed by Lindsay Sant & Nate Jones

http://cheyennemize.com/

‘Are You Hungry?’

Music video for the Psychic Skin track of that name

Directed by B. Barbour

http://cargocollective.com/bbarbour
http://salutatorianblues.bandcamp.com/

You can find out more on the Blind Date Facebook page…just click ‘Events’.  As time approaches, I’ll get more and more vocal about this so you don’t forget. To learn more about the Clifton Center, you can go to their website, www.cliftoncenter.org. As always, thank you guys for listening and supporting Blind Date.

I hope to see you there! Till then.

October 9, 2013

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It’s the middle of the week again. Half way through the common man’s work week…here’s the newest episode of Blind Date to help you unwind.

Today’s guest is DJ Corney, co-founder of Wool Shop. Wool Shop is an environmentally friendly sweater company who specialize in natural dyes, stationed in Cincinnati. According to the creators themselves..

“Wool Shop works with farms and mills directly to ensure the most responsible processes are being used in the creation of our wool – from the life quality of the sheep to the energy used to run the mill to the dyes used in our color palette.  Our luxury yarn is dyed with only the goods given to us by mother nature – plants, roots, and flowers – and is grown, processed, spun, dyed, and handmade in the U.S. ”

To learn more about Wool Shop, visit shopwoolshop.com. And as always, there’s a bit of insider info you can get your hands on by listening to the interview.

One last item of business…in today’s episode I play a track from Frog Eye’s lastest album ( Carey’s Cold Spring). I believe I said coming out soon…CORRECTION, is out NOW via bandcamp. You can find it at frogeyesmusic.bandcamp.com.

Happy listening!

Sept 25th, 2013

From the series 'Devalued by Gold. Devalued Michael Jordan Card No. 1

From the series ‘Devalued by Gold’. Devalued Michael Jordan Card No. 1

It’s Wednesday again, listeners. For you today, I have Benjamin Cook. Ben is an U of L graduate whose focus was originally painting, but set out to broadens his ideas of art. Themes Ben explores are current events, technology, nostalgia, and the way artwork is consumed. Much of his work is a direct respond to the constantly changing times we live in, where input is coming at you from all sides, all the time.

You can learn more about Benjamin at benjamincookart.com. Of course, you can also listen to the interview either through the player below or by subscribing to the podcast.

Thanks, and enjoy!

September 11th, 2013

Photo by SarahKatherineDavis.com

Photo by SarahKatherineDavis.com

Better late than never…right, listeners?

Today’s episode consists of a Skype interview I had with Christina Smith. Under the moniker Christina Rae, she has performed at various locations (at home & abroad) and released her first collection of songs (the EP, Grey Sea, which is available now on Bandcamp!)

Christina Smith is a young folksy singer-songwriter from Louisville, living in Chicago. She writes about love, loss, and life experiences the majority of us are all too familiar with.

To get ahold of her new EP, Grey Sea, click away at this link: https://christinarae.bandcamp.com/

You can find more of Christina’s work on her personal Youtube channel. A link below is provided for your convenience.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyBWOrev0MEZYFpWtnsB4AA

She is also available on Facebook, as well as the interview housed in the player below…ooooor as a podcast which is now available on iTunes.

Subscribe, subscribe, subscribe.

Xoxo