The Gallery1988: LA crew has been looking forward to this week all year! Friday night, our gallery will play host to "SMart: Artwork Inspired By Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier's SModcast." If you don't know about SModcast, no worries, because just like with everything I know nothing about....I can teach you....through Wikipedia.
SModcast is a weekly podcast featuring filmmaker Kevin Smith and his long time producer partner Scott Mosier, although guests occasionally feature. Released each Sunday night, the episodes are generally one hour in length and feature Smith and Mosier discussing current events and other non-sequitur topics. The name was derived from taking the first letters of "Smith" and "Mosier" and replacing the "P" in "Podcast". The podcast is distributed through Smith's entertainment website Quick Stop Entertainment. New episodes are made available for download there each Sunday night or Monday morning, and are then released through the RSS feed the following Friday in order to ease bandwidth strains on the Quickstop Entertainment.
And they've been doing it quite some time, as they are currently about to release episode #96. And this is not your father's podcast (cause your Dad LOVES podcasts). These are dirty, real, free and tremendously funny. Topics like how long it would take for Kevin to eventually make a sexual advance on Scott if they were stuck on the LOST island, how people would react if Jesus came back to fight Osama Bin Laden, what Hitler's dog was probably like and how one might confront a member of 80's rock band Foreigner if you were to see him at the supermarket are brought up on the program with extreme delight. And Titan Publishing just released "Shootin' the Sh*t with Kevin Smith: The Best Of SModcast," which takes some of the show's best bits and transcribes them into the written word. So to celebrate the book release and Kevin's Q & A event at the Orpheum Saturday night, we enlisted 25 artists to take these transcribed SMod moments and turn them into original paintings and prints for display and purchase. "SMart," hosted by Kevin and Scott, is a one-night event at G1988: LA, this Friday, Oct. 23rd from 7-11 PM and has spawned some amazing pieces. And we're excited to see the SMod-inspired pieces from:
and 3 lucky submission winners...
& Razzah Wunderbar!
And one more artist Dave Perillo, who's contribution below is a depiction of SModcast episode #38, where Kevin and Scott talk about getting VERY drunk and attempting to ride It's A Small World at Disneyland (and running into some problems because of Kevin's weight).
Do yourself a favor, go over to iTunes or Quick Stop Entertainment by CLICKING HERE (if foul language and adult themes don't offend you - p.s. That's a warning!) and check out some episodes of SModcast before the event this Friday night.
Kevin will also be on KROQ all week, sitting in with Kevin and Bean, and also on G4's "Attack of the Show" tonight promoting the week of KS festivities.
We'll be doing updates all week for "SMart" - so stay tuned, and come hang with Kevin, Scott and the G1988: LA gang on Friday night.