Joe Gruen and I count down the top memes of the year 2017, according to some website. We are thoroughly disgusted or completely confused by nearly all of them, although one or two gain grudging approval. Recorded in Carmichael California with special guest Teddy Gruen.
A solo ding-dong from Carmichael, CA, brought to you by The Doggy Paddle. Overwhelmed by California traffic, new cars, and new development, this Vermont country bumpkin lashes out at soulless shmucks and insincere customer service.
From Craftsbury, VT, and Sacramento and San Francisco, CA, a three-way throwback to high school days as the Commissioners of Spirit reunite via the tremendously flawed application known as Skype. Being cool, traveling the world, Sacramento hardscaping and Pokemon are discussed.
My big brother Miles joins Painting Pictures to bounce around the spiritual, cultural, and political landscape of December 2016 in Craftsbury, Vermont. Beanies, cats, elections, Canada, and cozy pants are mentioned. Closing sequence of man struggling to saw through a tiny piece of wood.
I made it to thirty years old! Next stop: the year 2047. Here’s a new episode of Painting Pictures to commemorate this momentous occasion, recorded dangerously while driving around Vermont. Pie crust recipe complaints, some thoughts on boogers, over-competitive society, and, of course, coffee. Oh and I got married!
Joe Gruen returns to record a new episode of The Cream and The Clear, joining Gabriel to discuss Do It Yourself, leakage, tractors, almond butter and/or tomatoes, and pigs. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode is not remotely safe for work.
I couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate fifty episodes of the podcast than with the following conversation with the supremely talented and warm-hearted Brent McCoy:
Street performer extraordinaire, damn good painter, bread baker and Settler of Catan Brent McCoy joins Painting Pictures to explain the worldwide street-performing and circus scene, the origins of Vermont Vaudeville, and what’s it like to be living the dream. THIS MAN HAS STOPPED DRINKING COFFEE!