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.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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






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/

Monday, November 14, 2016

Episode 50: Christian Gonzalez: Founder of Experimental Industrial/Electronic Music Project "Grosso Gadgetto":





In this episode Sean Kneese talks to Christian Gonzalez: founder of the French one man experimental industrial/electronic project Grosso Gadgetto. Christian talks about how he got interested in experimental music, the style that he plays, and the music scene where he lives in Lyon, France . Sean Kneese also plays a track from Gross Gadgetto entitled "Game Over" at the end of the episode. Special thanks to Christian's friends for helping to translate for Christian in this episode.
Links to Christian's Music: https://soundcloud.com/grossogadgetto-1
https://soundcloud.com/grossotoprod

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Episode 49: Chris Palmieri: Puppeteer, Vegan, Animal Rights Activist, Actor and Voice Actor







In this episode Sean Kneese interviews Chris Palmieri: puppeteer, actor, voice actor, and animal rights activist. He has performed his puppetry with the Toy Museum of New York in Brooklyn, NY and Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia, NJ. Chris talks about how he got involved with puppetry and what he enjoys about it. He also talks about his interest in animal rights activism and veganism. Chris's website: http://chrispalmieri.weebly.com/ Chris's YouTube channel: http://chrispalmieri.weebly.com/

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Episode 48: Danish Maqbool: NJ Based Stand Up Comedian






In this episode Sean Kneese talks to stand up comedian and fellow Kean University graduate Danish Maqbool. Danish tells us about his experience growing up as a Pakistani-American in New Jersey and how his life changed after 9/11. He describes how that experience has influenced his comedy and how he became interested in performing stand up in the first place.