The guest this week is Marxist youtube star and pianist Brendan Cooney and we discuss real abstractions, fetishes, the Greek economic crisis, Late Capitalism, and the superpowers of Karl Marx.
The podcast has been on a temporary hiatus as I've struggled to revise a novel as quickly as possible, but we return this week despite the fact that I haven't quite finished yet. I've been up to my eyeballs in dreams, Christopher Robin Milne, cats that turn into toys, and the strikes of May 1968, but the podcast continues.
I want to thank all of the subscribers to the podcast who are participating in the Diet Soap philosophy writers workshop and urge you to either subscribe or donate. I currently have 12 copies left of my book "Wave of Mutilation" and even more copies of my surrealist memoir on urban foraging entitled Pick Your Battle, and a subscribing or donating $6 or more entitles you to a copy of one of these books.
I should point out that this week marks the third year for the Diet Soap podcast. The very first episode was produced on April 16th, 2009. This is also the last week that Diet Soap will feature a Titanic Factoid. Sunday was the 100 year anniversary of the sinking and Miriam has decided to commemorate April 15th, 1912 with a sinking of the factoid. So, this week we say goodbye to the Titanic, but I look forward to seeing what Miriam comes up with next and she promises that she'll continue in some way or another.
My conversation with Brendan Cooney went on for a good while and wandered, so this may be a two parter. We'll see. I've currently got at least five weeks of interviews in the archive. So in coming weeks we'll hear conversations with Paul Shetler on surrealism, with KMO and Olga on Zombies, with Ross Wolfe on Taylorism or Fordism, with Jon Meade on the Production of Space, and with the bizarro writer Bradley Sands on why he's Sorry He Ruined Your Orgy.