I was walking around the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, trying to find a quiet coffeeshop. Having failed at that project, I texted Daniel Timothy Desrosiers of the band His Many Colored Fruit to see if he was available for a podcast session. He was! Later on, Jeff and Naomi show up, and we had to hook up another machine in order to mic everybody. It was worth it!
Dan lives right next to some powerful radio antennas, so there was a lot of radio interference. But despite that, we had a very fruitful conversation. Take a listen, but beware: the conversation gets progressively more obscene. Expect a couple of dozen swear words in this nearly 2 hour conversation.
Hello! Let me tell you about my momentous year of 2016. In 2016 I did so much stuff that I had a hard time remembering all of it. This podcast episode is my attempt at recounting every artistic thing I did in the year 2016. Also, I give you a sneak peak into what to expect from me in the year 2017. Enjoy!
In the interest of keeping this podcast new and fresh every episode, I’ve come up with a new and fresh way to do the show. While jogging!
You’ve NEVER heard a podcast like this. I went jogging, and recorded the whole thing. It is completely unedited, and it’s thrillingly amateur production. As a bonus, I got over a big fear I’ve had of going out in public and talking to myself into a recording device. You’ve always wanted to hear someone jogging, and NOW YOU CAN!
Jacques Ranciere (the Politics of Aesthetics)
Douglas Rushkoff (Present Shock)
Michael Jackson’s grunting
The price of Genesis tickets
We talk about the recent election of that guy who gets power from people saying his name.
Plus, we talk about a million other things.
This is my first time doing something like this (talking to another person on a podcast without that other person being the host), so keep that in mind. I am aware of my tendency not to enunciate. But I’m a work in progress. Listen below!
Some of the people and things mentioned in this podcast:
Karl Marx (definition of class)
Eli Pariser (the Filter Bubble)
Networks and Netwars (published by the RAND Corporation)
Derrick Bell (interest convergence)
Infowar (not the thing you’re thinking of)
On October 16th, 2016, Johnny Unicorn moderated a Q&A panel in the Mabel Valley living room, right outside his bedroom door, immediately after some wonderful musical performances. The panelists were Micah Jerome Ellison, Jeff Salamander, Daniel Desrosiers, Kira Shea, Jason Shao, Brian Woodbury, Susan Colowick, and Shayne Ryan. Audience members provided questions at the beginning of the evening, and Johnny read them out of a hat. It was a joyful evening of friendly laughter. Naomi Adele Smith co-organized the event, and provided delicious food.
If you like hats, this is the podcast episode for you. (Warning: swears)
What a momentous occasion! For the first episode of the Johnny Unicorn Show, your host brings you on a dark, perilous journey through the deepest, smelliest caves of his twisted mind. You’ll hear the tortured soul of Johnny Unicorn spilling out all over the page in a slimy spatter of words. Rhymes you thought were impossible will be brought to life by Johnny’s unmatched verbal expertise. And when the nightmare is over, you will be compelled to type “Zorznijor – the Day the Earth Stood the Test of Time Forgot” into your favorite search engine or streaming service, where further nightmares await.
But beware! Once you press this play button, you can never escape from the Johnny Unicorn Show!