Anzo & Brave
By Anzo & Brave
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I'm Anzo. And I'm Brave. We're brothers with too much to say. We're always trying to make sense of the seemingly senseless - wrestling with issues about culture, politics, psychology, physics, art, music, and general whozits. We're probably full of [bleep] and we're waiting for someone to let us know. Too bad no one on the internet has an opinion to share. We're also at anzoandbrave.com.
||Explicit22: Wake-Up Calls and Kudos||How kids perceive time. Dramatic deaths while playing War (“I’mmm deeaaad”). Catching crayfish down by the crick. Emotional qualifiers imposed on certain words. References to stuff we talk about: Radiolab: Colors Terence McKenna: The Lan||7/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21: Remember the Skylark||Let’s all agree to forget the last six months. Okay? Back to it! Public schools as prisons. Lessons in working the system. Adapting the language of texting into an educational method. Yo, yo, you with the face. Gimme a quarter now.||6/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20: Muskmelon and Watermelon||Anzo is visiting the parents in FL and the memories flood back: games of naked ladies and poop statue, smashing mailboxes, flying side kicks, anger management failures, and a cameo from Mama.||1/21/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19: For Each Degree of Wobble||Happy New Baktun! Brave hasn’t noticed any changes, unless you count Birkenstocks in the 90s. Though childhood head injuries may also play a part. Anzo learns from dogs, with the help of Haley and “Caesar Chavez,” and flails into the wat||1/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18: From One To Five||The 80s comedy boom, Eddie Murphy, 5th grade sex ed, sexual awakening, and just a splash of masturbation. A recipe for hilarity.||12/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17: From Guru To Student||Timebinding, how the past speaks directly to the present, influential teachers, cynicism, and laundry. A and B walked into this expecting to talk about Facebook. It’s a testament to their focus and dedication that they never broached that topic. Tho||12/7/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16: Imprints of Death||Light, happy thoughts about childhood and innocence and…death. Other breezy issues: Does the universe’s bigness bring comfort or dread? Does avoiding irrational exuberance bring us closer to the truth of reality or deny an element of our human||11/28/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15: World, Don’t Devour Me||A & B comment on listener feedback. Then, when they get over themselves, they talk about the split loyalties of first-generation kids, fighting wars with skirts, and guitar porn. Plus a quick postmortem on last week’s episode and creating the i||11/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14: And Will My Eyes Be Closed Or Open||Even I couldn’t get through this one without either laughing uncomfortably or just feeling sorry for them. A & B lay it all on the table and talk chemtrails, big bang, mathefukinmatics, apathy, and agnosticism. If you don’t yell at your i||11/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13: Humans Are Neither Pure Nor Responsible||It is a virtual guestplosion at SPRT! With two great guests that, along with A & B, actually approach an actual round table. D. makes a repeat appearance while L. joins for the first time. The topics move from shifting social mores (for the better or||10/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12: Made a Rainbow With My Hand||Back from vacation, it’s just Anzo and Brave this week. Conversation turns to dosing your high school teacher, the 99% (who don’t regret their psychedelic experience), myco propagation, ceremonial sayings in cultures and society, and symbol li||9/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11: Part 3 – Onward Down the Road||The 3rd installment of conversations with G.! Brave has been traveling these past weeks so that partly explains the 3-parter. Plus, anything over an hour with these guys brings certain indigestion, so thank them later for the bite-sized portions. Links:||9/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10: Pt 2 – Transparent And Fuzzy At The Same Time||Part 2 of 3 episodes featuring guest, G.! What to do if you love your family, but your family loves Fox News? Rant about the pacing in Breaking Bad of course. These are the kinds of segues that either make you love SPRT or make you tear your hair out (I||8/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9: Pt 1 – I’m Blank Blank And I’m Here To Say||This is part 1 of 3 shorter episodes featuring guest, G.! (exclamations are part of all our guests’ names. No exclamation, sorry, no can be guest.). The trio discuss an amalgam of musical topics, focused around prog rock and guitar rock (Anzo and G.||8/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8: Truth, Myth, and the American Way||Memes, media, and myths are just some of the things A and B try to talk about with the help of special guest, S! And just when a conceptual breakthrough is in sight –BAM!– interrupted by Jenna Tolls. RUNDOWN: Memes vs Parody (FYI, Richard Dawk||8/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7: Propagating Heroes (with special guest: D.!)||A and B are joined by D, giving his perspective on heroes and heroism. Plenty of references to the typical childhood crucifixion fantasies. RUNDOWN: Tony Stein and the Medal of Honor Education Standards Underdog hero beginnings in movie plots (with requ||8/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6: My Souffle! And Other Things Overcooked||If the sun went out it’d be dark, and other profound truisms. Anzo broaches the topic of the solar deity but is rebuffed by Brave who just wants to talk sh** about the Greek people. Real classy, B, real classy. Anzo sold his house! He’s now ho||8/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5: Location, Creation, Starvation||Does an artist need to be uncomfortable to kick-start the creative process? Have we finally left behind the romantic idea of the starving artist and entered a new era where middle-class, living-wage artists reign? Where does trauma and tragedy fit into||7/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4: Is It the Fourth? BOOM! Blister Juice!||Is there no room anymore for true pyros in contemporary 4th of July celebrations? A and B reminisce about Fourths past. Plus they discuss the “feel” of the holiday and historical precedent in American attitudes towards taxation. Then they go a||7/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
To borrow a phrase from my friend Mac, "That's not right."