Episode 93 : Punch Her in the Face

Oh man. On today’s show Paul plays with fire, Jon loses a poker tournament, and Danielle loves horses.

This week’s hot topics include : Cynthia Nixon’s recent remarks cause a bit of controversy, a man blames a ghost for his wife’s black eye, a recent NPR spotlight on women’s boxing angers Jon, and a young woman discovers that a diet of Chicken McNuggets may lead to health issues. 

This week’s featured song is “Scuba Lessons” by Ben Lear.

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Episode 92 : JunkFood Saints

Paul littered the cat studio with junk food. That is all.

Today’s hot topics include; it is now the Year of the Dragon, Politics/Schmolotics, some sports stuff, Paula Deen gets diabetes then signs an endorsement deal, this coming season’s Survivor includes a gay Republican, and a dwarf who was paralyzed after being tossed asks those responsible for an apology.

This week’s featured song is “Big Mouth” by Santigold. You can grab the track for free on her official website!

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Episode 91 : Good Bodies

We are halfway through January, y’all! On today’s show, Danielle bares all for photographer Marne Lucas, Jon Attacks the Block, and Paul gets political.

Hot topics include : Ship sinkage, YouTube teabag controversy, Gov. Perry thinks the handling of the marine/YouTube controversy is “over the top,”  a woman was born with 2 vaginas, a FaceBook campaign calls for a bald Barbie, an orchestra conductor stops the show after an audience member’s cell phone rings, and a woman coughs up a tumor.

This week’s featured song is “Stay Awake” by The Globes.

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A Secretly Timid Interview : Gabriel Dawe

The ladies of Secretly Timid interviewed mixed media and installation artist Gabriel Dawe in the cat studio over coffee and gummy cola bottles. The trio discussed his work, what it means for a work to be considered an installation, and the artist residency Centraltrak. Dawe later shared his extensive exhibition schedule. If you are able to see one of his shows firsthand you will not be disappointed. Speaking from experience (and this is Jon typing) his installations created feelings of awe and joy. But like most things beautiful-you can look but please don’t touch. Check out a small sample of his work below. For a more extensive gallery and for more information, please check out his official website.

plexus no. 5

 

plexus no. 9

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Full Bio : (via gabrieldaw.com)

Gabriel Dawe was born in Mexico City where he grew up surrounded by the intensity and color of Mexican culture. After working as a graphic designer, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000 following a desire to explore foreign land. In search for creative freedom he started experimenting and creating artwork, which eventually led him to explore textiles and embroidery—activities traditionally associated with women and which were forbidden for a boy growing up in Mexico. Because of this, his work is subversive of notions of masculinity and machismo that are so ingrained in his culture. By working with thread and textiles, Dawe’s work has evolved into creating large-scale installations with thread, creating environments that deal with notions of social constructions and their relation to evolutionary theory and the self-organizing force of nature.

After seven years of living in Canada and gaining dual citizenship as a Mexican-Canadian, Gabriel moved to Texas to pursue graduate school at the University of Texas at Dallas where heworked on an MFA in Arts and Technology. His work has been exhibited in Dallas, Houston, Montreal, Toronto and Barcelona.

Upcoming Exhibition Schedule :

Until January 15 – Plexus No. 10 at The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, UK

January 20 to February 24 – “Plexus No. 12” The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at the Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.

January 21, 2012 to July, 2013 East Wing X at the Courtauld Institute in London, UK

April 12-15 – the Dallas Art Fair

April 12 to mid-June – Solo show at Lot 10 Gallery in Brussels, Belgium

April 28 to the end of 2012 – Plexus No. XX” Louisiana State University Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

June 23 to July 31 – Solo show at Conduit Gallery in Dallas, TX