Monday, November 24, 2008

Quick Programming Note

The exuberantly charming Duncan MacKenzie of Bad @ Sports fame interviewed me a while back and, well, now my embarrassingly fruity voice is recorded for all time in Episode 169. I have to note that Duncan is a remarkably comforting interviewer...talking with him was a total pleasure and his humor is wonderfully infectious. Thanks to the Bad @ Sports folks for what (I'll in-humbly admit) I found an entertaining piece.

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Blogger Mark said...

That was great listening Ed. Good luck with your book. I think an occasional podcast/interview would be nice on your blog too.

11/24/2008 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Catherine Spaeth said...

Hugs for everybody! That was a great piece, and a refreshing format.

11/24/2008 10:29:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

think an occasional podcast/interview would be nice on your blog too.

I agree, but the professional equipment Duncan had, and knowing from the final product, how much work went into producing that piece, I'm a bit hesitant.

thanks for the kind words though...:-)

11/24/2008 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger elizabethbriel said...

Couldn't seem to download or stream it in Hong Kong on any of my browsers, do you know if it's only for the US? (Sometimes I get the "for US residents only" but didn't here.)

11/24/2008 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

I'm not sure Elizabeth...will ask the B@S guys if they've heard of such problems and whether they have some suggestions for accessing it.

e_

11/24/2008 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Elizabeth, you've found the Great Firewall! If you can access wifi at a U.S. hotel like the W or Hilton etc. or a U.S. company, Starbucks, you should be able to get the podcast. It's very odd and often hit or miss. I never had trouble on the Mainland, only in Hong Kong.

11/24/2008 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Rywalt said...

Your voice isn't fruity, Ed. It's not exactly sonorous and no one would mistake you for Orson Welles, but it's not fruity.

Unless you're like our Dear Departing President and equate "speaks in full sentences" and "fruity."

11/24/2008 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger Joanne Mattera said...

Ed,

I'm not sure what you mean by fruity. Like wine? Fruity versus woodsy or citrusy or whatever the other criteria are? Or maybe that's perfume. Anyway, you sounded just fine and the interview was informative.

See you in Miami next week.

11/24/2008 04:43:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

I'm not sure what you mean by fruity. Like wine?

more like the holiday cake, actually...

In my head, my voice sounds so steady...in recordings it sounds emotionally out of control to me...personal issue, I'm sure.

See you in Miami!

e

11/24/2008 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sounded like the nicest dealer (if not person) on earth. Bambino should be proud of you, and you make up for all the horrible dealers one finds around the globe...
if only everyone in the art world was as nice as you, we'd all be much happier!

11/24/2008 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger Karen Appleton said...

Absolutely wonderful interview. So refreshing and positive. Thank you for your honest feedback.

11/24/2008 05:41:00 PM  
Blogger joy said...

the only fruity-ish moment came and went quickly; to wit: "'dumb and beautiful' I don't mind so much in people"

:-)

11/24/2008 07:18:00 PM  
Blogger Aaron Wexler said...

Kudos on a full hour interview (and the forthcoming book)!
It didn't sound fruity. Of course it would have sounded a bit better if you were talking with Terry Gross or Ira Glass and with some cool music and edits... but hey, the content was all there.
Infact, that's the first thing that interested me. The conversation about the blog was itself a vehicle for revealing content (not just the "now" of the bloggersphere) - with that model in mind, the way the interview unfolds reminds me of what you said in the beginning about the kind of work you like and show.
There was a lot of good ground covered but one thing I was left wanting to comment about was concerning how unknown (maybe just-out-of-school) artists get with galleries. You guys talked about approaching the gallery - emails, easing in to conversations... One thing that I think is important for artists is to get your a** in to as many group shows as possible! It's great experience and your work possibly gets noticed by another gallery or curators. Even a well know british painter friend/mentor of mine regrets turning down a few certain shows early in the career.

11/24/2008 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A book? About what?

Soory but the poadcast doesn't work...

11/25/2008 02:19:00 AM  
Blogger elizabethbriel said...

Thx Ed & Mark, will just bookmark it & check it out when in Vietnam in a few weeks.

11/25/2008 05:28:00 AM  
Blogger Annie B said...

Wonderful interview, Ed, and the one-hour format gave lots of room to delve deeply into so many topics. Congrats on the book, too.
Elizabethbriel, the Great Firewall may have been triggered by one or two utterances of the "f" word.
Annie (a silent but loyal reader)

11/25/2008 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I haven't listened to the interview yet. Can you tell us about the book?

11/25/2008 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

. Can you tell us about the book?

I'm working on a book with advice for new art dealers. I suspect artists interested in how the system works will find it informative as well. More soon as the details are concrete...I promise. It came up in the conversation with Duncan in a way that would have made it just odd not to mention it, which is the only reason I did so at the time. Again, more soon.

11/25/2008 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Mark Staff Brandl said...

Excellent interview with Duncan, Edward! It was great to hear your voice after only knowing you through your written "voice." The discussion with Duncan was great; I like him a lot anyway, and he seemed well acquainted with your blog. I hope my interview with him, which is coming up, sounds half so good. Your points were all so well thought-out, I really did enjoy every minute of it. (I listen on the hour drive from my home in Switzerland to the Art Academy in Liechtenstein where I teach painting and Art History, so am alone in the car and can concentrate quite well on the podcast, and yours was very rewarding.) Good luck with riding out the crappy economy our mutual enemy Dubya and his pals have foisted upon us.

By the way, the little project I have for Proximity magazine of seeking out and editing theoretical articles by practicing artists has begun quite well --- it was largely inspired by your post and the following discussion about "Where is the Smithson of Now" (I have forgotten the exact title this second).

11/25/2008 05:38:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Creegan said...

Loved it! Just like a Reeses-two of my favorite things put together!
Break a leg in Miami!

11/26/2008 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Staff Brandl said...

How soon do you think the book will be published?

11/26/2008 04:31:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Summer 2009, God willing.

11/26/2008 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous David LaMorte said...

Thank you so much for doing that interview with Duncan because I really enjoyed it. There are not a lot of curators that are giving practical advice for artists.

11/26/2008 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your interview and the one with Leo Koenig are my two favorites. Those guys do a great job. Thanks Ed!

11/29/2008 01:21:00 PM  

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