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"fred mountains" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?
"Coming in here with some actual research. Stop me talking about mild. Human giant sketch comedy named days Cody brings up a good point. She says in the madeline books written by ludwig bellman and nineteen thirties. Miss clavel is considered a doron Ah deuteronomy gist. Which means the second most important character next to the protagonist cody. Love this research So it's possible. The name was purposely used but cannot confirm though dirt bike kid. Miscavige has to els in mandoline and book. It is spelled with one else. Thank you cody for. I think you debunked debunked it. Or maybe you bunked it. I don't know ryan in kansas city. What he got. Hi paul this is ryan from kansas city. And i wanted to commiserate with june regarding In the dirt bike kid and her Situation as a child as an umpire. I absolutely commiserate with her as i was also a teenage empire and they they very similar situation regarding the infield fly rule. I was the field umpire on a night game. And there were players on first base in second base from when a popped up with hit and so i called the film fly rule batters out. Well the ball landed a found a foot and a half into the grass of the outfield. And so i face the wrath of quite honestly both coaches from both sides of the team several fans and s-. Gosh i felt like the entire baseball complex was coming down on me including the home plate umpire was supposed to have my back In the end. I did throw one coach out as a thirteen year. Old boy and Really had to stand my ground for the first time in my life against an onslaught of my conviction. So june. I see you. I hear you. And i miss her eight with you. Love the show. Thank you so much. Bye bye man. Oh man ryan. I gotta play this for june. I gotta get june in the booth to hear your story. This is a stressful position is a very stressful position to be an empire. So you know don't go into this profession you know without heavy heart here because Well that's not. That's not the right way to use that. Don't go in there willy. nilly you know. If you're an empire you gotta stand by your calls And you gotta you have courage of your convictions. And i think ryan Gave you that occurred. You sound like a strong impassioned. So i believe that that experience helped you in your own life. That's the so back to the discord corgi herder rights one small correction here during the pivotal baseball scene. Mike complains the kid is blocking the plate. This is known as obstruction in baseball. But fielder has the right to block of base with possession of the ball or if possession is imminent little league. Stop using that rule in two thousand twelve. But i believe it was still the case in the mid eighties. The ball reaches the plate before the dirt. Bike kid does in the ball goes directly where the catcher is these plays are based interpretation but that is typically legitimate play and a train wreck play at the plate happens and it happens all the time all right so i was wrong. I was wrong in june. Should have been able to see that. I mean obviously she was umping back on those rules or the old rules. What a crazy rule that you could block it in case i mean maybe makes it more exciting. But if you're blocking a your foot can't get there. i don't like it. I don't like it at all psych. Ac rights stuart pankin. How did this get made all star. here's all the movies he's shown up in on. How did this get made. Dirt by kid strip-tease congo second site meghan to on the move And that's it. By the way i work with bronson pinch show on black monday. And he's a fantastically funny entertaining man and has amazing stories But i never got up the courage to ask him about second sight. I should have been weird. Because then i would have. I would have had to have allied if he asked me how he knew about it so better that i heard stories about other movies that i would love to have heard what his opinion on second site was and is it coming back to see that movie. Maybe migo could come back. Should i be the new migo. Should we reboot migo with me. Remember migo no one remembers me go. I think jonathan lip nikki from jerry. Maguire migo and think nego might have been bronson shows alien not sure. Let's go right now. oh Let's see but blah blah blah Googling it right here. quick migo. It's a nine thousand year. Old sheep shifting alien from the planet marmion the four point oh after a spaceship crashes. He's discovered by three children boy and The children are eric. Von denton later played by. We'll st's maggie played by michelle trachtenberg and alex parker bam. Jonathan lip nikki. My memory is good. Their father was egli junior and and the way they passed off. It sounds like a rip off of work. I mean mork migo. Oh boy now. I'm really getting upset about this. Why they rip off mark Jalil white was on an episode Wearing oh man and three members of gilligan's island three members. I think that was a thing for a while. At the gilligan's island crew was around. It looks like it only lasted for thirteen episodes But johnson linke was nominated for a best performance by young actor and michelle. Trachtenberg was best performance by a young supporting actress. And she one he was nominated. So take that lip nikki All right here. We go So pam finally then. With pam pam i eight open a can of worms. But i'm surprised. Gang did not discuss the drop dead fred team sanity ending of it on the bike was only magical and inject saif when he needed it and when it was no longer needed it moved onto another child. Just like fred mountain. Here's a thing that bike didn't fuck up. Jack's life like i believe still and we can bring it up in an episode that you're gonna hear both sides. It's a different story. I'm not against imaginary friends. I'm against dickhead imaginary friends. And that's the difference and that bike was not addicted. That bike was really a more confident friend. It was kind of like the my bodyguard of imaginary friends. my bodyguard also referenced. That probably no one knows. And i don't even think i know it. I just know the reference of my bodyguards. So anyway not the one with kevin costner So many great questions and emissions this week but they're can only be one winner jimena man. Oh man i don't know where to go you know. Look let's go to dr guts. Who was watching this movie so closely. The doctor actually saw a for sale. Sign in jack's front yard so you know what you got. The goods baby hit the winning.
"fred mountains" Discussed on Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
"I have the favorite. Yes my life. Partner in comedy fron jolla. Welcome back to juicy scale. Thank you very much so happy to be back where you a little jealous. I had josh fall. I was asked. I listened to it. I enjoyed it. I was a little jealous. Okay wow but i you know. I don't think he's going to get into the favorites of all time. Captain with me and a few others. I mean well first of all. He lives too far. He's exactly double otherwise. I think you'd be shaking foods. Would people love him. I can't compete with that. He's well he is. He was delightful and the conversation was like kind of inspiring people. We really got into like hollywood deals and stuff and i think people find that kind of interesting they did. I actually listened to it. I've had a very interesting and also found as listening to thinking god. I haven't done anything in this business of that deal. Remember that deal for that deal. And i was thinking well. I've never had any deal ever but here we're all the same. I know that in the end all in the same podcast and of college. Get back on the road to fall back. They all did everything but we all did nothing seriously. Like unless you're seinfeld or friends or something like what is the legacy truly. I liked that. You said in the end and i feel the same way now. Now that i have kid kid and stuff it is it is in the end. It just like. That's the stuff that not sound like. You know some inspirational speaker activity in the end. Like that's really like none of this stuff matters. No because it has an influence like curtly kirstie alley was the biggest star in a row. Now like every week she was like. I'm kidding. i'm fat. I don't care i love cake down hitting in fat now about a new show. Now i'm just wearing maxi-dresses now i'm skinny. I get every year and then a few showed a picture of her to a twenty one year old person they would know who is this so put they. I'm sure the whole world. She was striving to be where she was. Yeah now it doesn't like jay. Leno is now out playing clubs here in town and taking pictures of people. And i showed my friend who's old man meant something thirty years ago but i guess it doesn't anymore. Yeah so at least he's email married and happy and can tool around his cars so rich but he was one of those people that you know. I only spend my stand up money all my many from the show. I don't spend. And i'm like how pissed her you that you're the wife. I no wait a minute. We're not saving your children. It's just you and me. Why are we not enjoying it more. Which is now. I'm having money things in my head because being such a cheap frugal person you. I was a little like that mary. Peter so doubled over and now i'm just like no i'm like i'm doing my kids. Are i've accomplished something. It's time to like certain living the way the thirty year olds living that i see on tech talk like i should have a nicer kitchen. But it's hard to be like okay. Let's bite the bullet because you just think it's that you're gonna be which i don't know if you noticed when you walked in here. Did you see the scooter. I did see the bird. Scooter one of those rentals. But i don't think you can take those inside can legally. Oh and peter wrote it here. Peter here because he has been waiting on his tesla for six months. Now all you got rid of his other car. Six months ago we live so that he shares the truck with drake look. Drake needs to truck today. So he scooted to the office at drake said it was so embarrassing. Because had fred mountain bike riding around the santa monica bound said they're coming back to the house and they witnessed. Drake peter oughta schooner with the sack for the computer bag at his like. Look at that weird. Like try to hipster dirt. But he's too old and he's like that's my dad. Why is that. Oh man scooter the satchel and he's just waiting. Well i just got another email from chesler. I swear it's coming this. I'm like it's never coming. No it's never coming because that ship problem or whatever. Nobody can get a car. I don't know but i'm like can we. Is he going to space as he wanted the other ones. Who's going isn't he. Space trip now not yet. At least maybe eventually notice to face medal hall. It's scared it scares the shit out of ever. Since sandra bullock was lost in space. I am like i never. I've read. I've lost the tv show called lawson's got dark. I love sunshine. Yeah and i'm like. I don't want to be in the dark ever. And then we were always. She was floating around but she could see the earth but she couldn't get and it was like and then choose running out of breath and i'm like i panic. That much from my phone is like at ten percent fucking be out trying to breed and everything you dropped just floats away like why are you. Drop your phone like that. I break it now. it's gone on venus. What is the what is the. I don't know. I feel exactly the same way you do. But i'm almost afraid to say because i don't want to feel dumb. I want to be one of those guys like space. We need to explore it. I don't really understand why and also what they're doing now like the rich people. Yeah and i didn't really go into space. It's gone the edge of space and coming right back back in fifteen minutes the other day. Wait a minute. he's back third month and a half..
"fred mountains" Discussed on The Archive Project
"Day. The blonde marriage counselor is clearly a brunette. I wonder if the yellowing of her hair is intended to take a step closer to desirability outside of the office or relate ability within it. Where do i fit in none of these thoughts. Do i share as my husband. And i sit across from her in the office instead. I tell her rather dramatically that the internet of health statistics claimed i should be dead but it was the twenty first century and after a year of being made nauseated by toxic chemotherapy. Drugs and radiation. I now feel better. The threat of imminent dead had build a mansion in my mind before there existed. Only a motel for passing fears in obedience to my new reality. I lived in three month. Intervals between bloodwork would there be elevated levels of protein cells indicated. Might cancer's return the cells state still and then one day as we drove to the hospital as if i were denzel washington's character in the film adaptation of august wilson's play fences. I sat in a speeding car. And because metaphors can also be realities speedily informed by husband that in my remaining time though always the time remains unknown. I needed to find a partner who would make me laugh. It was humorless moment and so proved my point. This is how we ended up in the marriage counselors office after twenty years of high functioning marriage full of collaboration and films and parenting and dog walking and sharing novels and hosting dinner parties I would like for you to read page to seventy five. That's the last step in the danettes. to seventy five. It might be a failing that i want people to lose their humorless nece but i badly want us all to have a kind of meta perspective humor around all that goes into her scramble to escape. What fred mountain names. The false fight for our humanity that has lasted four hundred years and is not the same thing as fighting for civil rights. Good i really just have a question about humor. And its uses at a time like now or in a life or in a marriage. What's really interesting to me about. This book is how funny it is. The most common thing you've ever written even that moment that you bring up a presenting some lasts of lead you know late field. Water is funny. I think and there's a lot of that happening in this book where you bring up that which is most surreal to bring us back to our real situation right Or or when you show just how long we've been living in the surreal or in the absurd a word that you use in the book of a couple of times Can you talk a little bit about those uses of humor. I'm sort of taken with the fact that A few things one is this moment where you bring up the fact of of what what could have been a split up in your in your marriage and you show us the couple at the counselor's office and you are in. The writing of that is complete. I think that is completely funny. You know i'd like to be with somebody who makes me laugh is actually funny. Could you talk a little bit about that. Yeah but also like when does humor have to do with with race or with coping with the specter of race. Well i think. I mean you were allows us to bring the full reality to the table without having to re frame it for civility purposes. Really an and and you more also demands a meta perspective. The reason it's it's funny is because you're ready outside of it you can see it and You know. I've been watching a lot of dave chapelle lately. And he's fascinating to me because he he is able. Did you see him on saturday night. Live the big show. Yeah a lot of people like you art. I like him because i see him. I see him trying out to telling and and watching how it plays like how close he can get to umer with his own rage in his own incredulous management of the kinds of insults. A life brings to him. And so i find. I find that management of of the reality a fascinating thing to watch and also funny at times and humor's the book because you immersed in my life i mean i i do find a lot of things funny i actually do and i and i think i find them funny because they are funny because it is absurd what people do like a i've mentioned Recently I don't know if i told you this where i I left my house with sammy. Our dog and I left the house in the morning. I was distracted. I forgot to turn off the alarm. So when i locked the door behind me the alarm went off but i didn't know and i started walking the dog so when i got back. Police were surrounding house. You know there are all these police there in answer to the alarm and So i went to the door. I put in the code to get in the house. I put in another code to shut off the alarm. I come back out. And i'm like shooting with white policeman and then my husband on he Gets on his phone an indication that the alarm is on so he jumps in his car. He drives home to do exactly what i just did. And i'm like jokin with the guy and everything and then john jumped out of the car and comes running up to the door and the policeman says to him and i quote jericho he says to him. She said she lives here. And i was like what.
"fred mountains" Discussed on Coffee and Books
"America's ever produced right. I mean you've heard the bluest eye you've written songs. Alumini written a beloved imagine having that also to write one of the great. The great works of literary criticism. You know unless generation. i mean. you're the thing that book and this is so true. Worse in right if she solo economical and so precise and so forceful in her right. That's not a long book. She didn't have to write like a massive tone. She took care of like the whole thing right at sixteen. Maybe hundred twenty some odd page like that. It's incredible it's an absolutely incredible. Eat and that is one of the things by the way. No i also grant out in mice by the way this is not at all original point that i'm making on partly the first person to make. I'm just adding to the chorus here. But i do think it's important for people to recognize grabble with the fact that morrison was not only are preeminent novelists but an extraordinary intellectual right and someone who is bringing a set of ideas to the study of literature and also really really thinking very very carefully. Really forceful important ways within the tradition about You know social questions political questions. Feminism all of these things. He has extrordinary contributions that that we really should attend to so by that book. So now you've lied. You left even absolutely terrible position. Which i think is is. It will saying that you should that. I'm calling for the bernie of fred mountains extraordinary book in the break. But you'll the reason. I have set it up. This way is that. I think maybe even moten himself would see that. Perhaps that book if by burning it we if you have to read it first before you burn it. There's there's a way in which that kind of almost transmutation of the the substance of that book into ash into something that can live outside of the written page. I think he would need to be to a certain extent against that. Because i think one of the great strengths of his vision of the way that he thinks about these things that he saw tuned the ways in which some of the key aspects of knowledge transmission knowledge creation and aesthetic appreciation that are essential to us and that make our culture so vibrant and potent exists beyond the page and don't do not require in have never required a literary transmission. Such that happened. Have always been traditionally in in black holes in music in the oral tradition in the spoken word in preaching in the way in which we practice our aesthetics through a particular form of Would call sociology right away of being together that we practice in the way even you know even in the way we hang out and so to a certain extent his ideas will survive the burning of the book and do not require the printed page. If you if you sit down just listen to to moten speak to you for a little for for a while about pretty much any topic under the sun literally literally who will come away from that. Experience warned that enriched and so..
"fred mountains" Discussed on The Archive Project
"Novels and hosting dinner parties I would like for you to read page to seventy five. That's the last step in the danettes. to seventy five. It might be a failing that i want people to lose their humorless nece but i badly want us all to have a kind of meta perspective humor around all that goes into her scramble to escape. What fred mountain names. The false fight for our humanity that has lasted four hundred years and is not the same thing as fighting for civil rights. Good i really just have a question about humor. And its uses at a time like now or in a life or in a marriage. What's really interesting to me about. This book is how funny it is in the most common thing you've ever written. Even that moment that you bring up a presenting some lasts of lead you know late field. Water is funny. I think and there's a lot of that happening in this book where you bring up that which is most surreal to bring us back to our real situation right Or or when you show just how long we've been living in the surreal or in the absurd a word that you use in the book of a couple of times Can you talk a little bit about those uses of humor. I'm sort of taken with the fact that A few things but one is this moment where you bring up the fact of of what what could have been a split up in your in your marriage and you show us the couple at the counselor's office and you are in. The writing of that is complete. I think that is completely funny. You know i'd like to be with somebody who makes me laugh is actually funny. Could you talk a little bit about that. Yeah but also like when does humor have to do with with race or with coping with the specter of race. Well i think. I mean you were allows us to bring the full reality to the table without having to re frame it for civility purposes. Really an and and you more also demands a meta perspective. The reason it's it's funny is because you're ready outside of it you can see it and You know. I've been watching a lot of dave chapelle lately. And he's fascinating to me because he he is able. Did you see him on saturday night. Live us the big show pale like you art. I like him because i see him. I see him trying out to telling and and watching how it plays like how close he can get to umer with his own rage in his own incredulous management of the kinds of insults. A life brings to him. And so i find. I find that management of of the reality a fascinating thing to watch and also funny at times and humor's the book because you immersed in my life i mean i i do find a lot of things funny i actually do and i and i think i find them funny because they are funny because it is absurd what people do like a i've mentioned Recently I don't know if i told you this where i I left my house with sammy. Our dog and I left the house in the morning. I was distracted. I forgot to turn off the alarm. So when i locked the door behind me the alarm went off but i didn't know and i started walking the dog so when i got back. Police were surrounding the house. You know there are all these police there in answer to the alarm and So i went to the door. I put in the code to get in the house. I put in another code to shut off the alarm. I come back out. And i'm like shooting with white policeman and then my husband john he Gets on his phone an indication that the alarm is on so he jumps in his car. He drives home to do what i just did. And i'm like jokin with the guy and everything and then john jumped out of the car and comes running up to the door and the policeman says to him and i quote jericho he says to him. She said she lives here. And i was like what she says. If he had been caught fraternising you know with the enemies. Somehow it was like. She said she lives here. So that's that's why we're just standing instead of apprehending her but in in the you know in the jail cell and that's funny it's it's it's Like his imagination the racism that like takes him over takes them out of the moment makes those words come out of his mouth. I you know and as you part of me watching it is both like what. And also like ha ha. That's funny yeah. And i imagine atlas happen to you may have a white husband but you do have a white husband so it's almost as if part of what you're saying is he's okay with you until he's confronted with yet more whiteness right when he sees the white guy coming his way as opposed to it being. He's comfortable with you. So as opposed to it being like who's this guy running up on us. It's suddenly do. You really belong here because this person walking up is white which is really interesting. Yeah yeah clearly. This must be you know. Well i just. I was just seeing that maxine. Gay tweeted that she was putting out garbage at our house. And and and somebody said to her Your employer has a nice house just now like five minutes. That sounds more like that was on purpose right that somebody wanted to 'cause who tales somebody that their employer has a name to her you purpose but what do you mean by on purpose. No do you mean as an insult or real. I think I think right. I think in that moment. That person thought i can say something. I can get away with it. I can say something that is going to hurt roxanne me. They didn't say roxanne because they don't know her name. Because i don't think anybody tales anybody that their employer has a nice house. You see what it means. You know what. I beg to differ though because i was at a Award ceremony and they had found my house. You know so. They showed a film of me in my house before they gave me the award and a white woman.
"fred mountains" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In the realm of slow temporal. It ease that comes from Constantina Savage Thanos for imagining what exists that has appeared to recede or retreat into the background, yet also continues to reproduce. Fred Mountain. Imagining what exists that has appeared to recede or retreat into the background but also continues to reproduce. So Putting together speculation and history. Speculative history, then is the exercise of the faculty of sight. The action were inactive, seeing a viewing or looking honor at history's examining or observing, interrogating the past, from our various perspectives in time and space. Being together. Producing thought specifically away from what capital has found historically unproductive, often in the realm of slope. Temporal. It ease Imagining the real history that has appeared to recede or treat but also continues to reproduce. This mayor may not produce the final draft. Speculation is also a positional action and has an inherent position based on who is doing the seeing. So how we see Imagine and revise depends on where we are in space when we are in time. Let's define time time when we are as in, you know, Born something something too.
"fred mountains" Discussed on KQED Radio
"On KQED public radio after here and now the takeaway begins at 1 P.m. this afternoon. This is Forum on Michael Krasny. We're talking about the arts, particularly how they're surviving and how they are managing, and it's certainly been a struggle and a great number of problems have accrued as you can imagine, but also a lot of innovation and a lot of Creativity. And if you are working in the arts or if you are a lover of the arts s so many of our listeners are you may wanna weigh in here and bring your own perspective or come in with any questions you might have. You can join us at our toll free number. I invite you to be part of the program. The number to call is 8667336786. It's 8667336786. We'll get in touch on Twitter and Facebook. Where at KQED Forum or email any questions or comments you may have to forum if kqed dot org's Juli Baker with US executive director of California for the Arts. We spoke earlier with Corey Duster who is general director of opera San Jose. I want to bring Dina Beard into the discussion. She directs the lab. It's a San Francisco based Organization that provides funding and space for traditionally underrepresented artists and Dina Baird. Welcome like to have you Thank you, Michael. I should mention that the lab was founded Back in 2008 by San Francisco state students. Uh, In what I understand to be a response to the homogenization of art. So there was a bit of shall we say, rebellion and that, perhaps, or at least response to not wanting to be homogenized? But let's talk about what you do. I mean, this is a space that's built pretty much for incubating the arts, especially underrepresented artists. Yeah, and did way definitely choose artists who are kind of crossing disciplinary boundaries. And we give those artists of almost $100,000 each and usually about 33 artists per year between 25 $100,000 each And totally unrestricted access to our space and institutional model. They can actually change everything about the institution while they're in residents of the lab. While you were in pretty decent shape financially, I mean, actually pretty thriving, and that's enabled you to continue to Move forward, at least in these hard times, but giving you a question, I guess is the best way to put it but never lets the pandemic. Um, really created problems. I mean, you were trying to purchase a building for the program, and now you can't do that, or you have to put it on delay. Yes, absolutely. And the whole situation with the building by was essential to kind of the sustainability of the arts ecosystem in the Bay Area. As everyone knows, we've lost about 50% of our art spaces over the past 10 years just because of rising rents. So we decided to get together. Then all the all the residents of the building who are artists and nonprofits and activists, and we decided to try to co purchased are building together. Unfortunately, the sale fell through at the last minute. But it means we we have a little bit more time in our space, and we're really trying to think of different ways to kind of maintain that threw in the future. Talking with Dina Beard, director of the lab of San Francisco based organization that provides funding and space, too. Traditionally underrepresented artists and you created the forum. This was actually inspired by guest on form. She's been on a few times a historian Jill a poor and, well, We're forum. Your Creation is deformed that Z. This is the annuity that's paid right exactly and what we way definitely we We were inspired by Jules article in February, and we really thought of you know, we have to do everything online now. So might as well break across Germany all these perspectives globally, so bringing on artists as well as activists, poets and critical thinkers to really have discussions about where we're at right now. And what's come out of those discussions. Can you give us a little sort of short, brief notion of what came out particularly we've had. I mean, we had MacArthur genius Award the Fred Mountain, speaking about autonomy and think and different kinds of mutual aid in the future. We had debt activist asked her. Taylor's speaking that how That resistance might be a key plan for reconfiguring how our society works. Artists was saying, presenting different different models of working online. It's been really excited. Aziz, I'm sure you know these types of forms are some of the most interesting conversations we can have in this moment. And I hope they will continue and I'm glad you could join us this morning. Thank you for doing For being with us. Again. That's Dina Baird, director of the lab, which is a San Francisco based organization that provides funding and space to traditionally underrepresented artists. And let me go back if I made a usually Baker and Juli Baker again is executive director of Californians for the Arts and We'll get some collars on here, but and people who are emailing us, but I just wanted to find out if you me Julie a bigger picture here in terms of trying to get protocols trying to get guidelines because it's been a struggle. Has Michael. I mean, we assume we mentioned before you know it when March occurred, and on the pandemic, kid, we were all shut down, as was everyone in the beginning. And then as they realized that this was not going to stop in June, and this is gonna be a longer cycle that we all anticipated and Started to release protocols from the governor's office on how to reopen restaurants had to reopen bars how to reopen bowling alleys. But we didn't see the arts. In there they were offering museums on Then, In July, the governor announced music, TV and film production. I'm merely coming out of Los Angeles was allowed and actually even called that essential work, which was something you're really excited to see. But the rest of the live performing arts industries have been left out of that equation. And so we do have a 50% task force across the state of California, working directly with the governor's office trying to get these protocols release We don't want to open when it's not safe to do so. And clearly it is not safe to do so right now, as I say, we're in deep purple. But when that we do get to a place where the vaccinations are being distributed, and we can get back into tears like yellow and orange, and beyond that we need time to plan to reopen are performing arts centers. In addition, many of our centers have state.
"fred mountains" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Your station is w. N. Y c. 93.9 FM and AM a 20 NPR news in the New York conversation. Brian, Lou and W and Y C on their arm or geniuses among us all last week if you were listening We spent a few minutes at the end of each show with a genius a day. In other words, five of our local 2020 MacArthur fellows, the awards better known as MacArthur genius grants, and today we're sneaking in one more because there was one more from our area. And it's New York's Fred Mountain cultural theorist and poet who was honored to quote the MacArthur Foundation for creating new conceptual spaces to accommodate emerging forms of black aesthetics, cultural production and social life. Unquote. So congratulations, Fred Mountain and Welcome to WNYC. See, we so appreciate you joining us today. Thanks for having me. And in our brief time, One of the things that you've tried to do in your scholarship is well is in your poetry is to construct, in the words of the MacArthur Foundation. New modes of aesthetic inquiry. That center blackness. How does one develop new modes of inquiry? Well, in my case. In Function of trying to study and understand, you know, the rich field of aesthetic inquiry, which is already given in black culture. So Maybe the easiest and best wayto For instance, you know, formulate new ways of aesthetic enquiry. New modes of aesthetic inquiry into, say, Billie Holiday's work is just by Trying to listen to her as intently in this carefully as possible, because She gives us a way of understanding. The rich experimental work that she's actually trying to do. You mentioned Billie Holiday. I'm aware that in your first book in the break You examine performance in the formation of black identities and black resistance. Or you put philosophers like Kant into conversation with musicians like Billie Holiday? What does that look like? Well, it it looks like Trying to Search for and an excavator. In car, you know, the most interesting in the most radical and most experimental Forms of thought that he's able Teo to produce. But to excavate those from some of the most sort of retrograde and vicious and ugly modalities of thought that he both produced and passed on and accepted from, you know. The European tradition that he You know, found himself embedded in so a lot of it is just maybe reading cut against the grain of himself and again. No. For me. Figures like the Merry, Barack O R. Cedric Robinson or You know Billie Holiday or Betty Carter? They they have embedded in their work modes of thought and thinking that You know, maybe allow us to four minute at least rescue caught from his own worst impulses. Want one of the ideas. I know that Comes through and in the break is how so much of black performance is improvisation and for you as an accomplished poet. In your collection, the field trio, a national book award finalist. There's this, You know, definitely intellectual rigour and also a musicality. And one of the many people you reference in. That collection is William Parker. A bass player who's an improviser, among other things. So what's the relationship between your poetry, which is a written for him and improvisation? Which you kind of make up as you go along? Well, I actually don't No. If it's right to say that improvisation is something that you make up as you go along, I know that ordinarily it's conceived of it. As a as a way of You know, as a motive of aesthetic endeavor, which is Venus being in the moment. And impromptu and it's worked. It is supposed to have been done as you know, without foresight. But what it means to work without foresight, I think and I'm beginning to understand more and more is really what it is to work while you're looking back and looking behind and in this respect. Improvisation is critical, and it's it's a form of memory. It's a form of critical memory it it's what happens when you think and work and compose in real time while looking back on On history, which is often the least in our case in the black tradition and in black socialite, a brutal, you know, and violent history. And you can hear all that when William Parker is playing and the beauty, of course, the impossible beauty which no one could ever have possibly ask for and any legitimate way. Is that people can turn you know that. That terrible history into moments of beauty. Those moments of beauty don't undermine that history. They don't erase that his three year they don't They don't negate that. But but they complicate that history, and they make that history into something which If we use it, right, you know, we can transform the world. So in our last 45 seconds or so. In an essay I read about you and art news, the author says. Moten has become a siren of sorts for artists and curators will find in his words ideas to put into their own practice. So as you now get this, MacArthur Genius award. Um, do you see your work, or do you want to influence other artists in certain directions? We have 30 seconds. No for wanna influence of artists so much, but but I want to be with I want to be involved in a common project with them. And I want to be involved in the common project with You know the social life on the social world out of which the art emerged so I'm happy to be with other people who wanna who want to do that work and and that includes both artists and A lot of other people are just meat and hang out with walking up and down the street so That makes it fun, and we have to leave it there with Fred Mountain cultural theorist and poet who was just named a MacArthur fellow. That concludes our six segments. Six brief conversations with six people from our area who just won a MacArthur genius. Grant. 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