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156 Reft LD, Billy from Freshpaint NYC, Goer TSL, Germs EMT, and Big Miles

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

Big Miles
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.

Reft LD
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.

Germs
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?

Goer @goerilla7
How and in what ways did your upbringing affect you as graffiti artist?

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Legends Thursday Graffiti Podcast · 156 Reft LD, Billy from Freshpaint NYC, Goer TSL, Germs EMT, and Big Miles
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Episode 155 Sug, Daze, Sheva, Army, and Bora Da Explorer

Episode 155 Daze, Sheva, Bora Da Explorer, Sug, and Army.
I’m extremely proud of this episode and this group. We cover a lot ground in the topics and it’s a long one almost, three hours. The topics are as follows.

Sug
Graffiti and graffiti occurring during protests.

Army
Modern day graffiti has always been considered an element of hip hop culture. Does hip hop play any role in your art. Has it ever?

Daze
What would you tell a younger family member getting into writing?

Sheva
How physically taxing can Graffiti be

Boradtheexplorer
Street Cred vs Train Cred/Small Town vs Big City-
How important is it to be a well rounded writer and how does small town or big city atmospheres play into the ability to get up and build a name within the culture and what can you do to remain relevant within your area?

Here’s a quick small run down on the guests (more info can be found on each person through this week’s LT IG posts).
Daze TN is from Alabama and his career is art based. He lives on a farm with his family and harvests a lot of his own food. In his spare time he works on a lot of anti police brutality issues.
Sheva is from Minneapolis and one of my favorite writers from here. I’ve known her for a few years and she’s badass. Quality art and a quality person. Her straight job has a lot to do with nutrition.
Bora is a documentarian who’s lived and benched in multiple cities. Currently based in Louisiana. He also has amassed an amazing graffiti art collection. Which he has showed in full or part at different spots around the nation.
Sug TVC NG RTD has been painting for 3 decades. Lives in the Albuquerque area. His contributions to this art form are super solid and his contributions to his local community are also admirable.
Army TSR AFD is a writer from Detroit. He’s been painting there for a long time. While I was traveling there regularly he had tons of pieces on the street. He was also the first guest on the LT podcast years ago. Super great guy and good insight.

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Episode 154 Rove, Zone, Vayne, Phil America, and Nick from Benchmasters

This is episode 154. Another round table format which will probably be the format from here on out. We had 5 guests and it was pretty cool. A little technical problems with an echo but Josh took care of most of it. 4 of the guests have been on the LT podcast before and they are as follows.

Rove CBS Fr8ophilies, @rove_cbs_fr8ophiles Canadian Legend. Life partner of Theory, super nice guy.

Nick from Benchmasters One @benchermasters.one He’s a documentarian from the New England Area, has published multiple books and magazines. Also an executive producer of the YME film. He’s got some good merch and stuff on his website, so swoop some up. His new magazines are badass Benchmasters One Website/

Zone WST @zone1wst a veteran in graffiti and the service. Still putting in plenty of work. He’s taking on commissions to do woodcuts with pieces on them. I have one and would strongly suggest grabbing one.

Phil America @philamerica activists, art curator, publisher, and podcast host. He’s done a TED Talk and through art has really tried to start conversations about things happening in our country and beyond. Here’s a link to his TED Talk and website. Phil’s Ted Talk Phil’s Website

Vayne @bucket_head77 a younger writer who’s crushing Atlanta and beyond. He’s a very motivated writer and this video shows it. Vayne Video

We strongly suggest checking out the guests social media and videos. That way you can get familiar with their work before you listen to the episode.

The sponsors for this episode are Trout Art Supply, Spinelli’s Pizzeria Louisville and Tempe, Rail Yard Studios, SC Laboratories, and Shane Huss from Mindful Release. Please support them and let them know you appreciate them sponsoring the podcast. Also please support us by donating to our project or buy our pre-order shirt. It’ll get released in the next week or two. Thanks and hope you enjoy the episode.

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Legends Thursday Graffiti Podcast · Episode 154 Rove, Zone, Vayne, Phil America, and Nick from Benchmasters
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Episode 153 Round Table

On this episode we have 4 guests,

Rob from Rail Yard Studios @railyardstudios. He’s an entrepreneur based out of Nashville TN. Rail Yard Studio’s takes objects from the rail industry and develops them into custom furniture for home and offices. He’s a graffiti fan who respects the art form and has really worked hard to preserve a lot of the history.


Marcher Arrant @marcher.arrant moniker artist, hails from Ohio originally. Moniker/graffiti artist. World traveler/hobo life/walked and mapped all the city streets in Paris and Barcelona. He has walked the planet literally.

KUB @_sir_kub_ co-host of the podcast The Graffiti Machine with Bus MSK. They focus on personal self improvement and a great positive contribution to the culture. Based around the LA area.


@shanehuss @mindfulrelease younger writer/calligrapher from Minnesota but lives in Colorado. Environmentalist, plants trees through calligraphy, and lover of lettering.
I want to say thank you to the guests for being on this episode. I’m very excited about this one.
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Legends Thursday Graffiti Podcast · 153 Railyard Kub Shane Marcher
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Episode 152 Round Table

As my city of residence is burning from civil unrest it’s not the best day to drop a podcast. I push this out with a heavy heart, so please bear with me and the lateness. Besides the current events I’m very happy and optimistic about where the LT podcast is headed. We have adopted a round table format. This episode is with Pen One, Naku, and Bus 166. All accomplished writers in their own right. We discuss three topics and do a close. There was suppose to be a forth writer but that……fell through. The 3 topics are What’s the place and your view point on digital graffiti in our culture? Personal feelings on writers concealing or not concealing their face or identity? Your best food experience on a graffiti trip? Basically 2 serious topics and one that’s a little more light weight. Hope you enjoy this. Thanks to Josh for mixing this and the three writers who were kind enough to do this. Stay safe out there people.

Legends Thursday Graffiti Podcast · 152 Round Table – Pen One, Naku, and Bus 166
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Episode 151 Covid-19 Crisis

This episode of the Legends Thursday Podcast we talk to small businesses owners, entrepreneurs, and free lancers about how they are dealing with the crisis. How we can support them and maybe some advice to those out there on how to deal with this current situation. The interview portion of the show is with Brian from Spinellis Pizzeria in Louisville Kentucky, Pen One graphic designer and free lancer, Asic ETC small business owner/entrepreneur, Case Bloom who owns an american made bag company and is a DJ. Then on the close we talk and discuss with Solo IAP and Space (T) who are also both small business owners. We’re all in a terrible spot right now and hope you all are staying safe. Please try to support each other and the small businesses out there as we all deal with this crisis.

Legends Thursday Graffiti Podcast · Episode 151 Covid-19 Crisis

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