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Ep 84 Akina Cox And Hayley Barker The People


Guests Akina Cox and Hayley Barker talk to us about spirituality, dreams, religious backgrounds, cults, trauma, PTSD, the Symbolists, vintage self help, flashy shittiness, writing scarves, interior life, being old enough not to give a fuck, and much much more!

Akina Cox is an artist and writer who was raised in the unification church. Akina lives and works in Los Angeles and her show Apokalypsis runs from March 15 thru May 3rd at BozoMag in the Highland Park neighborhood here in LA.

Hayley Barker is a painter originally from Oregon and she’s been in LA for 5 years. Hayley has a show coming up at Shrine in New York and she shows with BozoMag here in Los Angeles.

Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a new single from Pasadena metal outfit Hexicon released on January 24, 2020. Hexicon features friends of the show Andrew Cox and his brother Austin Cox. Follow them on instagram at Hexicon band or find them on bandcamp at and the name of the song is ... Dragnarok

Written by Mathew Timmons — March 15, 2020

Ep 83 Joe Sola And Michael Webster The People


Guests Joe Sola and Michael Webster join us for a pro-yammering yammer about their performance collaborative Shakey's, Perfomance Art, adult diapers, Pizza, Spoiler Alerts, Virtual Reality, Star Trek, contemporary cathedrals of software, Samuel Beckett, being manic and cheap and much much more ...

Joe Sola is an artist that lives and works in Los Angeles. His exhibition, I Drove to San Francisco and Back is currently up at Honor Fraser Gallery in Culver City, California. He is also in a show at Yuz Museum Shanghai called In Production: Art and the Studio System.

Michael Webster is an Artist and musician in Los Angeles. He’s also a composer, conductor, performer, and recording artist who has created film scores, albums, art songs, and operas among many other things.

Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with an excerpt from a project Michael Webster talked about during the show. It's currently a work in progress called ... Untitled Star Trek Episode

Written by Mathew Timmons — February 16, 2020

Ep 82 Alee Peoples and Cara Levine The People


Guests Alee Peoples and Cara Levine talk about Secret narratives, Ambient grief, how Fear is a Liar, Adrian Piper, Not arriving, Residencies, the Luxury of isolation, Art as time management, Finding the balance, how to Protect your eyes while you’re blinding yourself, Echo Park Film Center, Elephant Art Space and sooo much more!

Alee Peoples is an artist and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She is inspired by pedestrian histories, pop song lyrics and is invested in the hand-made. Alee has a film screening on February 22nd for the New Works Salon at Echo Park Film Center here in LA

Cara Levine is an artist living in Los Angeles. She works in sculpture, video and socially engaged practices. She has work in the group show Message to Space in the inaugural opening of SUPERCOLLIDER a new science inspired exhibition platform at the Beacon Building.
… and also, she and Alee have a two person show coming up in April at elephant art space here in the Cypress Park neighborhood of Los Angeles

Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with the latest from friend of the show Nick Flessa - a single that came out last month under the name Dayton Swim Club (inspired by a cult early internet video of the same name). The project stems from Nick Flessa Band but is more collaborative, featuring Mario Luna on guitar, Jessica Perelman on Drums, Kirsten Bladh (of Leggy) on bass, and Dominique Matelson on backing vocals and keys. … and the name of the song is Rage All Night

Written by Mathew Timmons — January 19, 2020

Ep 81 Alex Jablonski and Jason Tippet The People


Our guests Alex Jablonski and Jason Tippet talk about Alex's film, Wildland, Jason's excellent film Only The Young from Oscilloscope Laboratories, and Jason's new book, Heading To Bill's For Cigarettes … as well as Atwater Village, Street Photography, American Decline, Casting in Documentary, The Deep Hang, Getting to the ecstatic truth and much much more ...

Alex Jablonski is a documentary filmmaker whose 2019 film Wildland recently won two Emmy’s for Outstanding Editing and Outstanding Cinematography. You can watch that just about everywhere you see movies.

Jason Tippet is a documentary filmmaker working in Los Angeles. You can see his award winning film Only The Young from 2012 on Amazon Prime. His book of photography, Heading to Bill’s for Cigarettes has just been released from Oscilloscope and it’s a limited run of 1000 copies, so you should get one right now.

At the end of the show we’re gonna hear the world premeire of a new song from Los Angeles band Rincs

Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with the world premiere of a new song from Los Angeles band Rincs. You can find them on soundcloud as Rincs and on instagram as Riiincs. They are playing at the Moroccan Lounge here in Los Angeles on Thursday night December 19th, 2019. And the name of the song is … Grapefruit

Written by Mathew Timmons — December 16, 2019

Ep 80 Don Edler and Nina Sarnelle The People


Our Guests Don Edler and Nina Sarnelle talk propaganda, desperately refreshing online news, advertising, being caged in the algorithm, capitalism, competition, Nike Missles/Shoes, North Korea, The Doomsday Clock, Nike X and My Dead Hand, Two Minutes to Midnight and so much more ...

Don Edler is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He founded Elevator Mondays in 2017, a social exhibition space, curatorial project and experimental publishing company. He recently had a show at Hunter Shaw Fine Art in LA, titled Two Minutes to Midnight

Nina Sarnelle is an artist and musician living in Los Angeles. She is a founding member of two different collectives, the Institute for New Feeling and dadpranks. She is in a show opening on November 29th at Human Resources in Los Angeles called Ecology of the Edge and will be performing at the opening reception. Also if you’re in Denver Colorado you can check out a show called The Fulfillment Center at Black Cube thru December 7th.

Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a track from our guest Nina Sarnelle off her album from May 2018, Tell me about yr research, which can be found on bandcamp at, and the name of the song is … you can handle

Written by Mathew Timmons — November 15, 2019

Ep 79 Lauren McElroy and Emily Lacy The People


Our Guests Lauren McElroy and Emily Lacy talk painting, sign/mural painting, electric paint, Ladies Who Paint, psychic support, quilting, antiquing childhoods, audio culture, crisp lines, improvisation without fear, the psychology of advertising, and so much more ...

Lauren McElroy is an artist and commercial sign painter and muralist. She recently participated in the first all female mural festival, Ladies Who Paint, so you can check out her work at 14th and F if you find yourself in San Diego. Check out her professional work at LStar Murals on instagram and online at LStar murals dot com. She also has a solo exhibiton called, Now More You, up right now thru October 27th at Elephant Art Space in Cypress Park.

Emily Lacy is a folk artist, electronic sound artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles.

Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a tune from Emily Lacy, a first ever live in studio music performance on The People, from her new band project Gemstone Forest, and the name of the song is Waiting ...

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 19, 2019

Ep 78 Holly Myers And Deborah Aschheim: The People


Holly Myers is a writer and critic based in New Mexico. Her art writing and criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly and Art Review, among other publications. She also publishes artist books under her new imprint then / and.

Deborah Aschheim is a new media artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. This year she is the artist in residence for the LA County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk, working with them on voter education and outreach.

Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a song by Chris Brian Taylor and Jeremy Kennedy off their forthcoming Cassette "Morning Candy" from fmsmprc coming out this October. And the name of the song is … Day Rave

Written by Mathew Timmons — September 14, 2019

Ep 77: Paul Outlaw And Micaela Tobin: The People


Paul Outlaw and Micaela Tobin talk modified screaming, lost voices, sound design, Kafka, German, voice, voice healing, singing, opera, breathing, freedom of the breath, tone, acting, Filipino vocalists, performance, noise, collaboration, writing discipline, REDCAT, NOW Festival, Sara Lyons, Johnathon Snipes, Crystalline Morphologies, Gaby Strong, White Boy Scream ... and so much more!

Paul Outlaw is a Los Angeles-based experimental theater artist and vocalist whose award-winning solo projects have been presented across the United States and in Europe. His recent show BBC Big Black Cockroach was at REDCAT’s New Original Works festival here in Los Angeles this past month… It was directed by Sara Lyons also a past guest from episode 72 of The People.

Micaela Tobin is a soprano, sound artist, and teacher based in Los Angeles who specializes in experimental voice and contemporary opera, composing under the moniker "White Boy Scream."

Also Paul is in a show by Asher Hartman and Gawdawfful National Theater Company, The Dope Elf, coming up in September at Yale Union, in Portand, OR, and then at The Lab in San Francisco, CA, in Spring 2020. You might remember we did a fundraiser at General Projects for the show this past June - so of course we love the show and you should definitely check it out if you can.

Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a track off of Micaela Tobin’s newest album Remains under the moniker White Boy Scream released by Crystalline Morphologies ... and the name of the track is Thou.

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 16, 2019

Ep 76 Rachel Roske & Dustin Metz: The People


Rachel Roske and Dustin Metz talk painting, verisimilitude, abstraction, minimalism, Agnes Martin, bibles, the superhuman mundane, lemons, and much more ...

Rachel Roske is a painter living and working in Los Angeles. She recently had a show at Elephant Gallery in Los Angeles. She teaches drawing at Otis College of Art & Design.

Dustin Metz is a painter living and working in Los Angeles. He is a co-founder of the artist run gallery Ms Barbers that was in operation from 2015-2017. He was also recently in a two person show at Parker Gallery in Los Feliz.

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 19, 2019

Ep 75 Erica Ryan Stallones & Geneva Jacuzzi: The People


Erica Ryan Stallones is an interdisciplinary artist and educator living in LA. Her work is both research-based and intuitive. Recent video and performance projects inhabit the wobbly space between social practice and theatre. This summer she’ll be creating and exhibiting new work in Denmark and Spain.

Geneva Jacuzzi is well known for her uncompromisingly obtuse synth-driven pop and one-of-a-kind performance art that is comprised of one time only spectacles and installations.

Our interstitial music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller.
And we go out with a track from our guest Geneva Jacuzzi
It’s off the album Lamaze from Vinyl International
And the name of the track is … Do I Sad?

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 14, 2019