Wed, 29 April 2015
KTYD DJ and classic rock racounteur
If you do the morning drive in Santa Barbara, then you'll know Lin Aubuchon as the voice of KTYD's morning show. For those out of town KTYD is our city's long-lasting, well-loved classic rock station.
Lin visited the 404 "Studios" for a relaxing sit-down chat about her career and growing up in Santa Barbara, and how she's spent most of her life in radio.
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Tue, 21 April 2015
Owner of Sullivan Goss Gallery
Frank Goss has been a tastemaker in the Santa Barbara arts scene since 1994 after opening his gallery with his wife Patricia Sullivan Goss. This year is one of changes: he's selling the building that hosts the gallery and its adjacent cafe, and keeping the gallery next door. Plus, he is hoping, through Kickstarter to put out a monograph on the artist Ray Strong.
Keeping a gallery going in Santa Barbara is not easy, and so we sat down for a chat about the art scene, commerce, his history, and more.
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Tue, 14 April 2015
Santa Barbara's Poet Laureate
Just over a decade ago, the Santa Barbara Arts Commission decided to create its own Poet Laureate position, where one of our city's many poets gets to serve for two years, being called on to create poems for official city functions. Past laureates have included Barry Spacks, Perie Longo, David Starkey, Paul Willis and Chryss Yost. Although she helped create the position, initially Sojourner Kincaid Rolle had no desire to accept the title, but this year, the thirty year citizen of SB decided, what the hey.
This being National Poetry Month, I reached out to Sojourner and asked her to be on the podcast. We found a quiet room at the library and sat down for a freewheeling chat, about her life, her influences, and her work. Oh, and we get her to read four of her poems, including her epic "Black Street." This is a chat full of references, and I've tried to link to as many as possible below.
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Tue, 7 April 2015
Founder of Skateboard magazine and the Santa Barbara Surf Museum, and collector of ephemera
I met Jim O'Mahoney when I wrote an article about a documentary on the Signal Hill Speed Run, and visited him at his museum. I soon got a tour of the residence behind the Museum, where I entered a wonderland of the weirdest stuff I've ever seen. The two museums O'Mahoney runs display only a tiny fraction--like one drawer compared to a house full of cabinets.
Then we got talking about his history and that's where I learned his storied past and how essential he was to skateboarding history. I've invited O'Mahoney to bring some of his collectibles to my "Specimen" show in 2013, and he didn't disappoint. I knew at some point he'd make a great guest on the podcast.
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The Surf Museum is located at 16 Helena Ave. #C, Santa Barbara, CA