Here is the re-release of the Tre and Pike episode. Tre/Jay passed away yesterday. He was a great guy and one of the most comical people I’ve ever met. Even in the start of this episode he’s flipping out about painting model trains and it’s hilarious. He could always make me laugh and I know I’m not the only one. #riptre
As some of you know the podcast is coming to an end. After much thought the last 24 hours. It’s become apparent that I need to add two episodes to the final list. The most obvious is a Tre episode where the close people to him share stories and experiences. The second is something I’ve been wanting todo for 2 years, but it always fell through and couldn’t get going. An episode on addiction. If anyone is interested in saying a few words for either of those episodes please contact me on DM or email. I’ll start reaching out to people tonight too.
Episode 135 is with 6 different people talking about their experiences, thoughts, opinions, etc on informants, snitches, rats, or whatever term you use to describe them. This episode has been in the works for a while now. Maybe over a year. I remember brain storming about different subjects to cover. Then it hit me that would be a good one to explore, but I didn’t want to just have a surface bullshit episode that just presents it as “Fuck Snitches”. It was a necessity to go deeper and really delve into it. It would be a must to have multiple guests from many different walks of life. A really diverse group, so here’s the line up. The first was Joe Sullivan Attorney at Law. I feel extremely fortunate and thankful to have a lawyer to talk about his perspective. Many thanks to him. Then I knew Daze would be interested. He does a lot of stuff with Cop Watch and police accountability projects. A really unique experience when you think about it. Then Phil America who’s been snitched on and has a lot to say about this subject from his personal experiences traveling the world. Asic ETC always knows how to really present things in a black and white way. It’s like his gift and is very important to present that view point. The last two were so close to not happening, so I’m super happy that those came together. You have Mines FST who talks about two pretty rough situations. What happens if you befriend a writer with special needs and then they get tricked by the police into informing on you? We aren’t vilifying that person, so listen to the whole story before you cast judgement. The second was one of his closest friends turning on him and that experience. The last guest is Learn YME who talks about when he was a very young writer and not being educated on how to handle himself. I really appreciate him being so candid and talking about that. The hope is it’ll teach younger writers to not fall into the same situations.
I hope that was short and sweet but still a good description. Please check it out. Ryoe and I do the close and catch up on the large amount of email from the last month. Hopefully the next episode will be out soon. Shooting for next week. Don’t want to make you wait another 4 weeks. Also let it be known there are no names mentioned in this episode, so if that’s what you seek I’d suggest checking out a different podcast or graffiti media. We aren’t interested in being the TMZ of graf.
A few side notes. There’s an art show with work from many of the guests and friends of the podcast. It’s showing from tomorrow night until late July at Legacy Glass Works in Minneapolis. Check it out if you’re in the area. There is a lot of art and stuff donated to go up for auction with all the money going to a local non profit adoption group.
Preorder shirts arrived at Biafra’s and will be getting printed and sent out next week.
Thanks everyone for being patient while this cold was fucking me up. It wasn’t too bad but the cough was ridiculous and would of ruined any conversations. Doctor says it’ll be gone by next week.
Episode 134 is with Merz. A writer that started in Cincy and then traveled all over. Eventually landing in NY and really doing a lot over a few years. His art is another one of those that had a strong affect on me while I was coming up. He’s letters just had a strength to them. Just impressive and tough looking. I super pumped and I’m glad he was one of the last episodes. He’s seen a lot of life and had some interesting experiences. He’s also very candid about what he’s going through right now. Well check it out and hope you enjoy it as much as I did recording it. Thanks Merz and to When for hooking it up. Don’t forget to check out the flicks on the website. There’s some real bangers in there for sure.
His intro and close songs are as follows. Tortoise and Bonnie Prince Billy – Thunder Road and Double Welfare – Work cart.
Preorder for LT shirts should be up this weekend. There will be 2 Biafra designs one new and one older, Clown, and Pen One. Half of all the profit will go to the artists that designed them. They will all be printed on american made fabric too. This will be the last chance to get them.
Next episode is being recorded over this week and will be released soon. We sit down and talk to a few people from the graffiti community about the current snitch culture. (There will be no names dropped or finger pointing.) Just people talking about their view points, opinions, and experiences.
Episode 133 is with three benchers/photographers from California @_aerosolfiends_ @bobross75 @spforever_trainbooks. I’m super excited that this finally got done. This episode has been in the works for a long time. Originally it was planned to do an episode with each of them, but it made more sense to do them all together. That way you get to hear each of their thoughts and experiences. In our culture lately it seems like there’s more people shitting on benchers more than ever before. There’s a lot of arguments and gripes writers have with them, but at the end of the day they’re here to stay and the ones that are selflessly documenting our stuff and doing it justice deserve respect. Well sit back and relax and listen. We want to thank all three of these guys. It was truly a pleasure sitting down and talking to each one of them. They all sent in flicks and I separated them on the website post, so you can tell which flicks are from who. The songs they picked are as follows.
Aerosolfiends-Cormega – Fallen Soldiers Remix
BobRoss75 – John Lee Hooker – Back Biters And Syndicaters (Bluesway)
Southern Pacific Forever-Boats ‘N Hoes Step Brothers Soundtrack
Next episode will be with Merz. Not sure when it’ll come out. I’m kind of burnt out on the podcast and made the decision that the last ones will come out at my leisure. I felt like I was trying to rush and force them out. I’d rather take my time with each one and drop them as I see fit. Maybe I should change the name to Legends Whenever I Get Around To It Podcast.
There’s a new LT shirt designed by Biafra CBS that should be in the online store this weekend. It’s only going to be pre order. Also I’ll be adding a few new magazines to it this weekend sometime. Thanks everyone for their support.
Episode 132 is with Mark7 and Siner from LTS. Two of the original members of LTS from LA. This crew had a huge effect on the scene nationally and beyond. It pains me greatly when I hear of younger writers who haven’t heard of them. For those of you who don’t know get familiar. Siner @sinerlts and Mark7 @mowk7 were so kind and it wouldn’t of been possible without Arbe @arbekoglts hooking it up. The crew did so much good work. Whether it was the mid 80’s all the way up to now they had so much effect on painting and raised the bar national. Truthfully their influence on me and my friends thousands of miles away is intense, but not just limited to us. This episode focuses on those two members and their experience with writing and life. Where they came from and who they’ve become. I really can’t thank them enough for welcoming me into their home and lives. If all goes correctly there will be another LTS episode in the coming weeks before the podcast is done. There’s a bunch of pictures on the website, so as always check that out. Plus the intro and close songs were KRAM – NEVES and KRAM NEVES ARCHIEVES TAG BANGER by MARK 7.
Next episode will be with 3 different benchers/photographers from California. @spforever_trainbooks @bobross75 @_aerosolfiends_
The podcast is winding down and we probably only have 10 episodes or so left. Special thanks to all out sponsors, and supporters for keeping this going. It’s been a great project.