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 think and live outside the box and are pursuing their creative and intellectual passions. They are non-conformists: people who go against the grain and follow their own path. I also like to provide a platform for opinions that aren't often heard in the mainstream media, and prefer to keep a conversational feel to my 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, 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: Grem Lins, Greg Crowley and Quiche Toujours 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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Episode 47: Nathan Anderson: Stand Up Comedian and Nerd Culture Enthusiast






In this episode Sean Kneese interviews stand up comedian Nathan Anderson. Nathan talks about his experiences playing gigs around the U.S., the inspiration behind his comedy, his goals as a comedian, his fascination with nerd culture and his lack of interest in sports.

http://www.nathananderson.nyc

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Episode 46: Dylan Young: NJ based Singer/Songwriter







In this episode Sean Kneese interviews NJ based singer/songwriter Dylan Young. Dylan talks about his new album "How it Felt" that is available on ITunes, the NJ music scene and his life as a musician.


http://www.dyoungnj.com/

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Episode 45: Ava Suzuki: Jazz Singer, Actress and Graphic Designer





In this episode Sean Kneese interviews jazz singer, artist and actress Ava Suzuki. Ava talks about her passion for music, how she became interested in Jazz and films from the 1940s, her interest in acting and graphic design and the cultural differences between the US and her home country Japan. Ava also asks Sean a few questions and gets him to open up about his acting and other interests.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Episode 44: ROSTAFA: Singer/Songwriter and Actor








In this episode, Sean Kneese BSes with singer/songwriter and actor ROSTAFA from West Orange, NJ. ROSTAFA talks about an upcoming benefit concert on July 2 in Garwood, NJ that he helped set up with other local artists The benefit is entitled "Music that Matters" and the proceeds will go to the Charles Seller Foundation, a nonprofit organization that sets up theatrical productions to raise money for people who are struggling with paying their medical bills. Rostafa is also acting in the organization's production of "Footloose" which will be running from August 4-13th at Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, NJ.

Charles Seller Foundation:
Http://www.charlessellerfoundation.org

Buy tickets for "Music that Matters"
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2561694

Monday, June 13, 2016

Episode 43: Mark Anthony Wyatt: Author, Musician and Paranormal Enthusiast












In this episode Sean Kneese talks to author, musician, blogger and paranormal enthusiast Mark Anthony Wyatt. Wyatt talks about his new book "Wyatt's Weird World," a collection of memoirs and stories about his experiences with the paranormal and his work as a paranormal investigator. Wyatt also talks a bit about his early days as a musician, parallel universes, the nature of time, and other interesting topics. Http://www.markanthonywyatt.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Episode 42: Elizabeth Schall: Metal Vocalist/Guitarist, Vegan and Frontwoman of Dreaming Dead






In this episode Sean Kneese talks to singer, songwriter and guitarist Elizabeth Schall. Schall has been involved in the metal scene since 2003. Most recently she has been the vocalist and guitarist of the death metal band Dreaming Dead as well as the guitarist of the California based grindcore band Cretin. Prior to that she was involved with the death metal band Winterthrall and the all female Iron Maiden cover band the Iron Maidens. In this interview, Schall talks about her music, being a vegan, animal rights, her support for Bernie Sanders, the metal scenes in South America and the U.S., women in metal and other interesting topics.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Episode 41: Steve Ignorant: Punk Legend, Activist and Co-Founder of the UK Anarcho-Punk Band Crass











In this episode Sean Kneese interviews Steve Ignorant: punk legend, activist and co-founder of the legendary UK anarcho punk band Crass( active from 1977-1984). Since Crass has ended, Steve has been involved in other bands including Conflict, Schwartzeneggar, Stratford Mercenaries, Current 93, Thought Crime, and more recently Slice of Life. He has also published an autobiography entitled "The Rest is Propaganda". Steve talks about how he's been spending his time volunteering for the Sea Palling Independent Lifeboat and saving lives at sea. He also talks about the history of punk in the UK as well as the music he's been working on recently.

Links for Steve Ignorant:
Main website: http://www.steveignorant.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steveignorantofficial
Slice of life on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteveIgnorantSliceoflife
Order his autobiography here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dimlo?section_id=17943275

Monday, May 2, 2016

Episode 40: Joe Pitonak: Bassist Of The NJ Horror Punk Band The Zombie Mafia






In this episode Sean Kneese interviews Joe Pitonak: Bassist of the New Jersey based horror-punk band the Zombie Mafia. Joe talks about his music, punk scene in New Jersey, the future of punk music and his goals as a musician.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Episode 39: Agnes Torok: Political Spoken Word Artist




In this episode Sean Kneese talks to political spoken word artist Agnes Torok. Torok has appeared on Ted Talks, BBC Radio Scotland and The Today Programme. She has won awards for her two one woman shows "Sorry I Don’t Speak Culture’ and ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It Take This Survey’. In this interview she talks about her poetry, happiness research, her views about political and social issues, and her work as a poetry workshop leader.
Agnes's Website: http://www.agnestorok.org
Agnes's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AgnesTorokPoet?ty=h

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Episode 38: Singer/Songwriter Tom Hanslowe talks about his Music, Musicology, and Musically Talented Sociopaths







In this episode Sean Kneese interviews singer/songwriter Tom Hanslowe. Tom talks about his music, his talent for playing multiple instruments, his goals as a musicology major and other interesting topics. Sean and Tom also get into a fun conversation about old school punk and musically talented sociopaths.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Episode 37: YouTubber Steve Shives talks about Atheism, Religion and the YouTube Community






In this episode Sean Kneese interviews Atheist Youtubber Steve Shives. Steve talks about his YouTube channel, Atheism, religion, relations between atheists and theists and his experience with the YouTube community.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Episode 36: BSing with Sean Rits about his music project: :"The Surprise of the Century"







In this episode Sean Kneese BSes with another Sean: Sean Rits about his music project "The Surprise of the Century". Sean tells us about how his band has a rotating door policy and about the music scene in New Jersey. Check ou his music here: https://thesurpriseofthecentury.bandcamp.com/

Friday, January 15, 2016

Episode 35: Lynda Marin: Hypnotherapist











In this episode Sean Kneese interviews psychologist and hypnotherapist Lynda Marin. Lynda explains what hypnosis really is and how it differs from what we see in the movies and on television.