Art That Inspires
This coming Wednesday, March 15th (the ides of March!), the first episode of Re-Creative drops at one minute past midnight.
Re-Creative is a podcast I’m hosting with fellow writer Mark Rayner, author of Alpha Max and The Fatness, to name a few of his several books.
I’ll let Mark explain the concept:
The show is very much like show and tell for creative adults to explain what piece of art blew their mind. And of course, what blows a person’s mind at eleven years of age will be very different from what does it at seventy.
In essence, the podcast is about re-creating that magical moment when inspiration happens.
I love the concept. It allows Mark and I to talk to a wide range of creative folk about all kinds of art and creativity, from books to music to paintings to movies to television shows to you name it. We have learned so much already. Both of us, after talking to one of our guests, have run out and bought and read a book or listened to a piece of music or watched a movie we’d never seen before… or that we needed to see again.
Mark is a terrific co-host. I approached him about co-hosting this podcast because frankly I thought that as a university professer he’d be flush with cash and kind of innocent and gullible so that if I needed any start up funding for the podcast I could count on him to kind of chuckle awkwardly and fork it over. And yes, that is absolutely happening, which is great, but that’s not the best part. The best part of having Mark as a co-host is that he’s charming and knowledgeable and engaged and funny and co-hosting this podcast with him is an amazing amount of fun. (And he can take a joke!)
I’m enjoying this opportunity to dust off my radio-making skills and even showcase a bit of original music as beds and themes.
We already have twenty amazing episodes in the can. Starting this Wednesday, March 15th, we’ll start Season One, dropping one episode per week. I hope you join us for Episode One of Re-Creative: Arts that Inspires, in what promises to be a terrific, entertaining, and dare I say it revelatory journey over the next twenty weeks.
And that’s just the beginning.