If you’ve ever talked to Michael Snyder (I usually bump into him at art openings in San Francisco and LA) then you know he’s got a wealth of opinions about nearly any topic you might choose to bring up — he gives good conversation. His new webcast “Culture Blast” is just like one of those meetings, except you can have the pleasure of his company at the click of a button! In his trademark rapid patter, Michael will tell you about films, comics, tv shows, art, music, comedy, and food — just the straight dope, no filler.
So imagine my delight when he told me the other night that he’d included me in a segment? Thrilled to the gills and ticked to the ends of my flippers! You can check it out right here. (You can learn more about the show on the show’s FB page.)
Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss a morsel of his snarky updates on current pop culture.
I’m heading off to NYC this week for a couple fun events — please do come if you can, both are free and I’d love to see your smiling faces!
Thursday, Sept. 17th
“From Adaptation to Mutation: Contemporary Narrative Artists Remix Popular Culture”
Panel & slide show w/ Nora Krug, Isabel Samaras, and R. Sikoryak
Moderated and Introduced by Bill Kartalopouluos
Sept 17 at 7 – 9pm
The New School
66 W 12th Street, Room 404
New York, NY 10011
Free and open to the public
Saturday, Sept. 19th
Book Signing w/ Isabel Samaras
3 – 5pm
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10011
(If I can get all my packing done, I might try to make some spiffy button sets to sell to first-comers.)
I’ll also be in Tompkins Sq. Park at some point playing ukulele with the incomparable Reggie Wingnutz, but as I haven’t played in months and he’s going to totally smoke me, that date and time is secret. You could just loiter around the park and listen for something that sounds like a uke getting run over by an ice cream cart. That would be me.
And lastly, if there are any must-see museum shows, galleries, events, the best shoe store on earth, or the most fantastic dessert you ever tasted that you think I need to check out, please do let me know.
Posted in Things To See N' Do, Upcoming Events
Tagged From Adaptation to Mutation, Isabel Samaras, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, narrative art, New York events, Nora Krug, On Tender Hooks, Pop Culture, R. Sikoryak, Reggie Wingnutz, The New School, ukuleles rock
Happy Cinco de Mayo! I know what you’re thinking — “This year I really want to celebrate the victory of Mexican Genereal Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin over the French in the Battle of Puebla by attending an arts lecture.” Well aren’t YOU in luck!
A free all-star panel will be part of the Indy Arts DIY Workshop series tonight, featuring cultural impresarios of considerable gravity and renown.
Local independent-culture icons V. Vale, “Papa Ronzoni” Ron Turner and John Law will be present with stories, ideas, advice, and open ears for
BE SURE TO RSVP!
“Art wrestles Pop Culture and Wins”
Presented by Independent Arts & Media, Lilycat. com and Access SF
Monday, May 5 (that’s tonight, slackers!)
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
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Tagged Access SF, Head Trip, Indy Arts, John Law, Last Gasp, lowbrow art, Pop Culture, Re/Search, Ron Turner, Search and Destroy, V. Vale