The True Meaning of BSing

Sean K = me, Sean Kneese. I originally started this podcast as simply a space for traditional interviews with artists and other creative types. As I started bringing on increasing numbers of diverse guests, the show organically developed its own theme: I converse with people who are not living the typical 9-5 lifestyle, and who are doing something they are passionate about instead. Although a lot of these individuals are not making as much money as they would with a more "practical" career path, they are staying true to themselves and living the life they want rather than living according to other people’s expectations. I also like to provide a platform for opinions that aren't often heard in the mainstream media, and some of my podcasts have ended up being conversations rather than interviews. I enjoy talking to all different kinds of people from all walks of life and I hope that my podcast can show that we all have more in common than we think, even if it might not always seem that way on the surface.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Episode 57: Viviana Duncan: Spoken Word Poet and Founder/Host of Stark Reality Open Mic Night in NYC





In this episode, Sean Kneese interviews spoken word poet and founder/host of the Stark Reality Open Mic Night: Viviana Duncan. Viviana talks about how her family immigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina when she was 10 years old and how she developed a passion for writing and performing poetry as she learned English and "fell in love with the language". She talks about what being an American means to her and how freedom of expression is an important right to her. She also talks about her open mic night and how she got started with it, her experience performing her poetry, and reads one of her poems entitled "Beat" which deals with the topic of retirement and why she believes you should never retire if you are doing something you love. Other topics include the path of discovering yourself as an individual, what separates the artist from the rest of society and more. This interview was recorded at 353 Studios at 353 West 48th Street New York, New York where she holds her open mic night twice a month. Keep updated with future Stark Reality events here: https://www.meetup.com/poetry-370/?_cookie-check=JFgeKfYDFSpM1vFR

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Episode 56: DJ Pat Pervert: Punk Rock DJ at Otto’s Shrunken Head and Political Activist/Blogger





In this episode Sean Kneese talks to Pasquale Santoro Aka DJ Pat Pervert: punk rock DJ at Otto’s Shrunken Head and political activist/blogger. Pat talks about his early days as a homeless teenager in NYC, his experiences playing with his old punk band Deviant Behavior, the punk scene in New York in the 1970s and 1980s, the origin of punk and alternative music, the history of Otto’s Shrunken Head, and how he got started with DJing. Pat also talks about his blog and some of the political writing he does on it and his views about racism and injustice. Sean gets into a debate with Pat towards the end of the episode about whether hate speech is free speech and whether Nazis should have the right to march.

Link to DJ Pat Pervert's blog/website: http://tinyurl.com/ppevents

Friday, September 8, 2017

Episode 55: Rachel Navarro: Actress, Model, Poet and Singer





In this episode Sean Kneese interviews actress, singer, model and spoken word poet Rachel Navarro. Rachel talks about growing up in the Bronx and how she developed a passion for the performing arts. She also talks about some of her recent and upcoming projects she has been working on and reads one of her poems for the listeners.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Episode 54: Rob Gonzalez: NJ Based Metal and Punk Musician



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In this episode Sean Kneese talks to NJ based musician Rob Gonzalez of the bands Furnace Head, Dutchguts and Sunrot. Rob talks about his involvement in the local metal and punk scene in New Jersey, his experience playing shows, his passion for underground music, and his goals as a musician. The songs "Trigger Warning" by Sunrot and "Behind the Grit" by Furnace Head are played at the end of the episode.

Check out Rob's projects here:

Furnace Head: https://furnacehead.bandcamp.com/

Dutchguts: https://dutchguts.bandcamp.com/

Sunrot: https://sunrot.bandcamp.com/

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Episode 53: James Arlowe: Musician, Poet, Sculptor, Painter.








In this episode, Sean Kneese talks to musician, poet, sculptor and painter James Arlowe. Arlowe talks about the process for his different art forms and his life as an entertainer. Check out his work here: http://www.jamesarlowe.com

Monday, January 23, 2017

Episode 52: Maria Alvarez and Natascha Beck of the all-girl punk band Jigsaw Youth








In this episode Sean Kneese talks to Maria Alvarez and Natascha Beck of the New York based all girl punk band Jigsaw Youth. Jigsaw Youth are influenced by the Riot Grrrl movement, a feminist punk rock movement that started in the 1990s with bands like Bikini Kill and Babes in Toyland. Though the band is influenced by this music, they play their own style and do not wish to be labeled as just another Riot Grrrl band. The band talks about the punk scene in New York and New Jersey, their experience playing shows, bands that have influenced them, how they became interested in punk music, and their goals as musicians. Other topics include Kim Kardashian trying to be punk, the music industry, house shows, "fashion punks", and more.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Episode 51: Andrew Abbott: Psychedelic Artist






In this episode Sean Kneese talks to psychedelic/experimental artist Andrew Abbott. Abbott talks about life as a painter, his time as a medic in the military, the influence behind his work, and his experience with marketing himself and participating in art shows. Check out his website here: http://allabbott.com/