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Aug 30, 2019

Lydia and Tim are back in Joshua Tree, where they have an outdoors chat with writer John Tottenham. At the request of Lydia, John generously reads several of his poems.

John is the author of The Inertia Variations, an epic cycle on the subject of work-avoidance, indolence, and failure.  Antiepithalamia & Other Poems of...

Aug 23, 2019


Lydia and Tim are back in New York where they talk to filmmaker and writer Eva Aridjis. Eva was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Mexico City.

Her father Homero Aridjis is a well-known poet and the former Mexican Ambassador to both the Netherlands and Switzerland. Eva’s mother Betty Ferber de Aridjis, is a...

Aug 16, 2019

After a few days in Los Angeles, Lydia and Tim headed out to Joshua Tree. Their first stop was the legendary recording studio  Rancho de la Luna to hang out with owner Dave Catching.


Catching is a busy man. Aside from being a producer and recording engineer, he also plays guitar. Dave has been the guitarist for...

Aug 9, 2019

The artist Robert Williams' artist statement describes both himself and the position he has taken as an artist very well. Robert writes:

Robert Williams

"In the late 20th and 21st century diverse forms of commonplace and popular art appeared to be coalescing into a formidable faction of new painted realism. The phenomenum owed its...

Aug 2, 2019

Donita Sparks founding member of the band L7 sits down with Lydia and Tim at her apartment in Los Angeles.  

Donita recounts meeting Lydia for the first time and riding the Coney Island Cyclone. Lydia talks  to Donita about being show folk, a term Lydia learned from Donita while they ate lunch at Musso and Frank....