David Obuchowski is a freelance essayist whose work has been published in Jalopnik, Longreads, The Awl, Gawker, Deadspin, The Daily Beast, and others. He is the creator, host, writer, and producer of the acclaimed documentary podcast, Tempest. He has a TV show in development with award-winning film and television makers, and his fiction is published in several highly regarded literary journals. A musician as well, David's bands include Publicist UK (Relapse Records), Goes Cube (The End Records, Warner Music Group, Greenway Recordings, Old Flame Records), and Distant Correspondent (Hot Congress Records, Old Flame Records, Static Caravan Recordings).
On this episode, I talk with Greg Amanti, a master mold maker, stone carver, and critically acclaimed artist and artisan based in Bend, Oregon. We discuss how art is akin to an athlete getting into the flow state, as well as how he feels about “writer’s block” and how he manages it in relation to his artwork. We chat about how he breaks through those periods of “inertia” and self-doubt, and oppositely where he finds inspiration for his creative projects. Finally, he shares his ultimate goal, which is to live an “integrated life," and explains what that means for him as he and his wife, Heather help to support their local artist community so it can thrive and grow — creatively. Heather is also a guest on the show — if you are interested in hearing her episode you can check out episode 003 on the benefits of being uncomfortable while being true to yourself.
Greth Ligon is a Colorado-based composer and music producer. After singing for a number of bands growing up he eventually transitioned into writing music for various media. He has composed music for feature films Whensday and Crash & Burn Stories, and additional music for the thriller anthology film, Locker 13. He has also written music for many short films, commercials, animations, and currently the upcoming indie video game, The Archivist: VR.