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Episode 3: Never Meet Your Heroes

“Some people try to pick up girls, and get called assholes; this never happened to Pablo Picasso.”

- Modern Lovers

Part 1: A Real Picasshole

 

Notable Asshole Artists

Pablo Picasso, Charles Bukowski, Jackson Pollock, Lou Reed, John Lennon, Kanye West, Kevin Spacey, Caravaggio, Stanley Kubrick, Phil Spector, Roman Polanksi, Mel Gibson and more!

 

Picasso’s Blue Period

Everyone’s heard of this, but did you know the theme of sadness and melancholy seen in this art was caused by the death of Picasso’s friend, Carlos Cassagemas? From left to right: La Soupe (The Soup) (1902-1903); The Tragedy (1903); Woman with Bangs (1902); Le bock (Portrait de Jaime Sabartes), The Glass of Beer (Portrait of the Poet Sabartes) (1902-1903); Femme aux Bras Croisés (Woman with Folded Arms) (1901-1902); Self-Portrait (1901); The Old Guitarist (1903)

La Vie, 1903, oil on canvas

La Vie, 1903, oil on canvas

Dora Maar was a French artist who hung out with the Surrealists, like Man Ray, and engaged in a tumultuous relationship with Pablo Picasso.

Dora Maar was a French artist who hung out with the Surrealists, like Man Ray, and engaged in a tumultuous relationship with Pablo Picasso.

Marie Therese Walter was Picasso’s lover and bore one of Picasso’s children. Their relationship started when she was 17 and he was 45 and married. So yeah, he is basically a piece of shit.

Marie Therese Walter was Picasso’s lover and bore one of Picasso’s children. Their relationship started when she was 17 and he was 45 and married. So yeah, he is basically a piece of shit.

 
 

Girl Before a Mirror depicts Marie Therese Walter

Girl Before a Mirror, 1932, oil on canvas

Girl Before a Mirror, 1932, oil on canvas

The Weeping Woman depicts Dora Maar

The Weeping Woman, 1937, oil on canvas

The Weeping Woman, 1937, oil on canvas

Can you separate the art from the artist? Is Picasso a brilliant artist? A huge d-bag? A little of both?
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Part 2: Yet Another Side of Dylan

Note - We actually love Shel Silverstein

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Albums and Songs mentioned:

Much of Bob Dylan’s Music is not on Youtube. Do yourself a favor and buy it. The Music Below is by Bob Dylan unless otherwise stated.

  • Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963) - Spotify

  • The Times They Are A-Changing (1964) - Spotify

  • Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964) - Spotify

  • Bringing It All Back Home (1965) - Spotify

    • “Subterranean Homesick Blues” - Spotify, YouTube

      • This video was one of the best, early music videos, featuring Bob holding cards with the lyrics based off of Chuck Berry’s “Too Much Monkey Business” - Spotify, YouTube

    • “Mr. Tambourine Man” - Spotify, live from Newport folk festival 1964 YouTube

      • The Byrds covered “Mr. Tambourine Man” and started a folk rock revolution - Spotify, YouTube

1965, Dylan “goes Electric” at the NEwport Folk Festival

  • Highway 61 Revisited (1965) - Spotify

    • “Tombstone Blues,” feat. lyrics “the sun isn’t yellow it’s chicken” - Spotify, Vimeo

  • Blonde on Blonde (1966) - Spotify

July 1966, Dylan crashes his motorcycle

  • Nashville Skyline (1969) - Spotify

    • “Girl From North County” feat. Johnny Cash - Spotify

      • Live version from the Johnny Cash Show 1969 YouTube

  • Self Portrait (1970) - Spotify

  • The Basement Tapes (1975) - Spotify

    • this album was recorded with the band that would eventually become The Band (Yes, you read that right)

1979, Dylan converts to Evangelical Christianity

  • Slow Train Coming (1979) - Spotify

  • Bob Dylan: Free Wheelin and Drugdealing (mid-90s) - still unreleased

Bob Dylan Discography - Spotify, Wikipedia


Mini Inspirations

JJ’s Inspirations

John’s Inspirations

Katawa Shoujo: No really, it’s a great game. And when was the last time  you  read a story about disabilities? That’s what I thought.

Katawa Shoujo: No really, it’s a great game. And when was the last time you read a story about disabilities? That’s what I thought.

Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys: Always inspiring and uplifting

Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys: Always inspiring and uplifting

 

Inspired by anything lately? Let us know!

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This episode is dedicated to Ol’ Dirty Bastard, the ODB

1968-2004

Rest in Peace ODB

Rest in Peace ODB