PDX Darlings

PDX Darlings Micro and Macro edition - Creativity, Storytelling, Art for the Autodidact - Your host is author Martha Grover

PDX Darlings Micro Edition 01/12/18

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PDX Darlings Microedition 1/12//18

I'm catsitting Flash the cat! He's guarding my hard drive. He doesn't want me to speak publicly about his sinus problems!

Sorry Flash.

1. I answer a creative question: why are artists so entitled? 

2. I make some recommendations: 

A book of poetry, Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy

The podcast - Every Body

Michael Wolff interviews

3. I tell a story about the dangers of taking a cruise with old people and boredom.

4. I talk about my projects and what I learned this week - lessons about anxiety

Thanks for listening!

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LINKS:

Steve Almond Article: https://www.pw.org/content/the_problem_of_entitlement_a_question_of_respect

Livemint Article: http://www.livemint.com/Sundayapp/8cu4VGQkUjOun1tGx5kimN/Creativity-entitlement-dishonesty-the-dark-side-of-a-cove.html

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PDX Darlings Micro Edition 01/04/18

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I talk about Collage and New Year's Resolutions!! (Note- this podcast is only twenty minutes long!! NOT an hour...) 

1. I talk about what is so cool about making collages!!

2. I tell a story about how making collages helped me quit smoking. 

3. I make some recommendations of new podcasts, movies and graphic novels I've enjoyed. 

4. What did I learn? I learned about Iodine 131 and my own brand of introversion.

5. I talk about my projects...Beeswing Listening Bee on January 29th!! (Other publications too!) 

Thanks for listening...

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PDX Darlings Micro Edition 12/15/17

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This week I talk about inspiration, The Crown, Muppets in Lowriders and so much more!

1. I answer a creative question about inspiration.

2. I make a recommendation: The Crown and the IPRC's Kickstarter campaign

3. I tell a story about a feud between myself and the Gresham Art Board

4. I talk about my projects

5. I tell you somehting I learned this week. 

 

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PDX Darlings Micro Edition 11/30/17

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PDX Darlings for the last week of November! Thanks to all my new Patreon subscribers!

 

1. I answer a question about the creative life: When and how do you get feedback on your creative work?

2. I give a recommendation: Visit Multnomah Falls!

Watch 80's movies and TV to see how yuppies were viewed...now we're all yuppies. 

3. I tell a story: I just talk all about housecleaning!

4. I talk about my projects

- Beeswing on December 18th

- My next book

- THE BANANA ESSAY

5. Something I learned: More yuppie shit

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PDX Darlings Micro Edition 11/25/17

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Wow! I talk about Artistic Jealousy, Kung Fu, West Side Story and I mention Fritos for the second week in a row!

(I realize it doesn't make sense when I mention Hilary Clinton out of nowhere, but she was a guest on Cheryl Strayed's podcast and that's why I mention her. Sorry for the confusion!) 

1. I answer a question: How do you deal with feelings of jealousy and jealousy aimed at you.

2. I tell a story: I talk a little bit about watching movies as a homeschooled youth

3. I make a recommmendation: West Side Story! 

4. I talk about my projects

5. I share something I learned this week: The dialect of Oregon and Salt Lake City are the same!

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PDX Darlings Microedition 11/13/17

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Welcome to a CREEPY Episode of PDX Darlings the Micro-Edition - I talk about the holidays, hometown murder, conspiracy theories and artistic collaoration, sharing somegood and bad experiences I've had in the past. 

 

1. I answer a question: 

I talk about artistic collaboration

2. I make a recommendation

Claudia Rankine's Citizen and the Showcase Podcast

3. I tell a story

I tell the story of a murder in my hometown of Corbett Oregon (Jerry Stomp's Murder)

4. I talk about my projects

5. I share somehting I learned this week. 

 

Thanks for listening!

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PDX Darlings Micro Edition 11/07/17

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PDX Darling Microedition, 11/7/17

1. I answer a question: How do you avoid cultural appropriation as an artist?

(Listen to the end of the episode to hear an OLD slam poem by a very YOUNG version of Martha)

2. I make a recommendation 

Heaven's Gate Podcast

3. I tell a story 

I tell a story about Catholicism, student loans and face a tough question about my health and internalized fat phobia.

4. I talk about my projects

5. I tell you one thing I learned this week

6. Bonus Poem!! (groan) 

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PDX Darlings Micro Edition 10/16/17

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Hello!

This week I talk about discouragement, #metoo, bananas and much more! 

1. I answer a question: How do you deal with feeling discouragement?

2. I make a recommendation: 

Bananaland, a documentary about...you guessed it...Bananas!

AND

Susan de Freitas' class through litreactor.com

3. I tell a story: Inspired by the #metoo campaign I tell a story about that time I received several letters from Johnny Cash's grandson

5. I talk about my breasts (projects)

a. Beeswing Listening Bee - Tomorrow, October 17th! 

b. Literary Arts Class: The Micro Essay, Tuesday nights in November

c. November 10th 7pm at ILWU Local 5 Gallery Wordstock reading with Perfect Day Publishing

6. I tell you one thing I learned this week: Newsflash - It's about bananas!! 

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PDX Darlings Micro Edition 10/10/17

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Hello!

This week there are no less than five sneezes in this episode! (Some human, most feline)

1. I answer a question: How do I find a mentor?

(Hint: it's a trick question!)

2. I make a recommendaiton: Lemons and Fairy Tales

3. I tell a story: That time my grandmother gave me the Greek God of Bargains "As Is" and my father and I lose our shit at a storage facility. 

5. I talk about my breasts (projects)

a. Olympia Zine Fest

b. Know Your City, People's Guide to Portland

c. Banana Essay (I forgot to mention that the people in Central America who have kidney disease are banana and sugar cane workers)

6. I tell you one thing I learned this week: Positive and Negative Feedback Loops

 

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The Fourth of July Dream, Martha Grover, One More for the People

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Martha Grover reads an excert form her book, One More for the People, an essay entitled The Fourth of July Dream

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