Episode 159 is with Deja from Krime Time Magazine and podcast. It was the first graffiti podcast and a strong graffiti magazine in the 90s. He’s also a successful entrepreneur. Afex is a veteran style writer from Calgary Canada. He’s a father and husband who’s made a strong drive to be physically fit the last few years. Learn hails from California but has resided in Portland Maine for the last few decades. He’s the founder and head of YME. Sober and also a father plus an avid runner. King Kair IYA is a Philly Legend who resides down south. The last few years he’s had a resurgence with his graffiti on trains. Father, husband and very career driven. I can’t thank you gentlemen enough for being on this episode.
Episode 139 is with Ouija DF 3A. A few weeks ago Ouija came up on my IG feed, and right then I just thought FUCK I need to try and get an episode with him before I put it down. Back in the day he was so up in the magazines and his style was […] The post 139 Ouija DF 3A appeared first on Legends Thursday.
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 […] The post 133 California Benchers/Photographers appeared first on Legends Thursday.
Episode 105 is with Jick. He’s an amazing individual. Not only does he have an outstanding pedigree. He’s incredible articulate. Let me explain a little more. Not too many of us will have the experience of being brought up by our heroes in graffiti. Imagine if you will you’re looking at certain pieces and hands […] The post 105 Jick appeared first on Legends Thursday.
Episode #102 is with Virus. Just an amazing writer. I always loved catching and seeing his stuff back in the day. Just a fucking solid letter technician. Every time you see something from him it’s solid. Great hands, throw ups, pieces, freights, legals, etc all of it was top notch. I can’t thank Tars enough […]The post #102 Virus appeared first on Legends Thursday.
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158 Seimer, Cap Matches Color, Ernie, Josh Shaw, Biafra
The guests are @biafrainc graffiti and street artist from Wisconsin but has lived in Minnesota fro a while.
@jacobs_lader Josh Shaw retired writer, entrepreneur, and podcast host.
@capmatchescolor two of the guys from the book and project Cap Matches Color.
Seimer UTL younger writer really killing it right now.
My friend Ernie a retired writer and entrepreneur.
(If you’d like to read some more in depth write ups about each guest they’re on the IG account.)
This episode was a huge struggle for me. I had the beginning stages of covid and it really wore me down. I’m recovered now but I’m still having a tough time getting my energy level back. There won’t be a new episode for the month of December while I get back to normal. We will be releasing 3-4 of the old episodes though so watch for that. Thanks to the guests for being on this episode it was a lot of fun and a real good time all things considered. Thanks Josh Sebek for editing out all the coughing and as much of the sound issues with background noise from one of the clients home life situations. Also thanks to Erik for uploading the file and doing all the website stuff in the back ground. Hope you all enjoy the episode. See you in January with a new episode and 4-5 guests.
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Episode 122 is with Theory from the LT archive. The votes on IG came in and Theory floated to the top. I’m super happy with that. The Theory episode was one of my favorites. He’s such an illusive guy and his art adds to that mystery. The things he wanted to talk about were so far out of the typical graffiti interviews. I feel like I’m beating a dead horse, but the bullshit questions and topics are so played out in most graffiti media. I feel like I have to keep pointing it out in hopes that we will all expect more from graffiti media outlets. Theory completely bought into what I was trying to do with this project and talking about non-graffiti shit and more experiences. I firmly believe the struggles and experiences make the writers. Not a good chase story, not what brand of paint you use, not the basic bitch things in graffiti. Enough of the rant. Here’s the info on the episode.
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One of the most mysterious writers you’ll ever come across. Some things you’ll hear in this conversation you’ll probably never hear in another graffiti podcast are attacking a bear (not being attacked, but being the aggressor), naked bike rides, living in seclusion for months on end, and a host of other things. Big huge thank you to Theory’s wife and Rove for hooking this episode up. I could go on for days about how interesting this episode is, but it’s just better for you to check it out. It’s pretty life changing and gives you a whole new respect for Theory. Don’t forget to listen to the end part after the close with Ryoe and I. The song’s he picked for his intro and close were Willie Thrasher – Wolves Don’t Live By The Rules and Hank Williams III – 3 Shades of Black.
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157 Attn G3tr, Durag, When, Kane, Never
This episode is almost 3 hours and the topics are below. Here’s a short intro on each guest.
Kane from Toronto Canada. @kane.ism Has been writing for a long time and is a king. Lots of history. His IG feed is always popping. Did an episode with us on our cross Canada trip a few years back. His knowledge on cyber security is second to none. You’re really want to listen to what he says on that subject.
Never Writer and Muralist. @never1959 Has literally traveled all over the world to do his mural painting. There’s a Prince mural a few miles from my home in Minneapolis. Super good dude and has been on the podcast before and resides in LA California. His outlook on murals is extremely interesting. It’s not enough for him to do a mural. He wants to do the research on the city and neighborhood. Then do a mural that has connections with those roots and the impart can be felt for years. A piece of art that’ll be a head turner and will make people have a reaction.
Durag LD @d3wrag St Louis native. Has been extremely consistent through the years.
Met him in 2003 and the last few years his work has improved greatly. He has taking off like a rocket and it’s amazing. He is one of my favorite active writers right now. He’s sober and has such an original style. If you follow his feed you’ll see how much work he puts in. Has a really great working class approach to graffiti and just grinding it out year and year.
Attng3tr @_attn_g3tr is a photographer/documenter from the Detroit area. Makes a magazine called City Limits with graffiti found in Detroit. Very dedicated to the culture and knowledgeable. Also a Bully Breed advocate too. I’ve known her for years. She’s awesome and brings a dedication to documenting that’s so important.
When DF @when_df_ta from Cincy amazing style writer and tattooer. Worked and apprenticed under Rapes RIP. Life long artist and has been able to make it into a career. He’s been on the podcast multiple times. He’s a husband and a father.
Here are the topics we discussed (these are condensed because of space constraints).
If I’m starting up a personal graff library, what’s one book I need to buy and why, and do you own it?
Where is the line and what are people’s opinions when it comes to murals getting dissed, ragged, or being left alone?
What do we do with our graffiti archives.
How do you manage cyber security?
How have drugs and alcohol affected you in this culture in a positive or negative way?
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Episode 64 “Health Effects” from the LT archive. This was the Health Effects episode. One of the most important episodes we put together. If you are having issues related to painting you should contact a doctor first and foremost, but hopefully this can help with preventative stuff and just being mindful on protecting yourself from the toxicity of paint. We’re also going to try and release the @bigmiles420 episode soon. It has a bunch of good info about the harmful effects of paint. Thanks to everyone who’s been supporting the podcast without you we wouldn’t be able to upload these older episodes. Thanks to @josh_sebek for edited and remastered it and Erik for uploading it and maintaining the server.
“Number 64 is up. Today’s episode is a few conversations about the effects of spray paint. We have three guests, a shrink, a writer, and med student. None of them are doctor’s and aren’t giving medical advice. If you’re having or not having issues you should still see a doctor and consult with them first and foremost. With that said sit back and enjoy the episode. You might just learn something.”
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156 Reft LD, Billy from FreshPaint NYC, Goer TSL, Germs EMT, and Big Miles
This round table episode is around 2 hours. We cover some interesting topics (they’re mentioned further down on this post). A huge thank you to the guests. It was great having you all on. Here’s a small intro/run down of them.
Big Miles @bigmiles420, graffiti artist from the Vancouver area. Very consistent and paints a shit ton of freights. Part of SDK and is a husband and father. Has been on the podcast. Great guy and meet him a few years ago. Newby fisherman and experienced gardener.
Fresh Paint NYC @freshpaintnyc avid documentarian of Graffiti in the NY area and beyond. Has traveled a ton to flick in different areas around the nation. Recently has started a YouTube channel Called “The Graffiti Wanderer” https://www.youtube.com/c/freshpaintnyc. Multiple writers have said nothing gets past him in NY and he finds it all. He visited Minneapolis a couple years ago and is super solid. His dedication to documentation is amazing.
Reft LD @razorramone124 Grew up in Detroit. Has resided in multiple cities around the nation. His straight job works on diversity in a company. Big on traveling, outdoors, skateboarding, and snowboarding.
Germs EMT @d_list_celebrity Lives in San Fran. Very consistent through the years. Bomber, Piecer, and everything in between. He also happens to be a tattooer. Strong supporter of the podcast. Has a small vintage pencil sharpener collection which is amazing!!! Check out the video on IG.
Goer Seventh Letter @goerilla7 from California, but doesn’t live there currently. Has been on the podcast. Family man with a wife and kids, vegetarian. Has gone through some major things in his life physically and still is out there painting regularly.
Topics discussed in Episode 156 are as follows
What have been the health effects you’ve personal seen because of paint?
-solvent abuse,contact dermatitis, painters syndrome
-personality effects. Short tempers. And the drama that goes along with groups of people exposed to solvent abuse.
What’s your experience with diversity in graffiti and people from different backgrounds?
Fresh Paint NYC
The effects of “Instagram photographers” running to take flicks of graffiti to post, verses a traditional photographer documenting and shooting with a purpose other than social media accolades.
How did your significant other or partner find out and accept your double life, how did you break it to them, or do you still keep it under wraps?
How and in what ways did your upbringing affect you as graffiti artist?
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