Kelly Marie Martin is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and activist. She uses photography, soundworks, writing, music, performance, graphic design and education. All of her creative activities inform and collide forming a platform from which to generate work that is lyrical, critical and transformative.
Her work has been seen at REDCAT, Pasadena Armory for the Arts, The Ford Theatre, LACMA, LACE and GCC. Her zine thorn and archive is part of the Fales Library Riot Grrrl Collection.
For over ten years, she played guitar and sang in old time trio Triple Chicken Foot. They hosted monthly jams and a square dance which both continue. The band founded the annual festival the Los Angeles Old Time Social, a three day all-volunteer event in May of family-friendly concerts, workshops, cakewalk and square dance dedicated to old time music. Triple Chicken Foot produced 3 albums and played festivals along the west coast including Stagecoach, Portland Old Time Gathering and Berkeley Old Time Music Convention and was featured on NPR and in the Los Angeles Times. In 2012, they were voted the LA Weekly’s Best Folk Band in LA.
January 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
bass, beeminder, bratmobile, bullets, capacitors, click training, cults, dia beacon, dogs, fandor, flyover country, freesound.org, gender fluidity, github, gun blue, i'm in the band, indie comics, jack parsons, journaling, krazy kat, machining, manifestos, mapbox, massmoca, metronomes, my favorite thing is monsters, nasa, occult, omnifocus, parenting, pasadena, productivity, racist christians, ritualistic objects, rocketry, sex stains, shivers, sound effects, sprague, spy planes, thingspeak, todo lists, walnut
Kelly Marie Martin is our guest this week! Greetings Kelly! Los Angeles in tha house!
"Click training" is our challenge this episode! We talk about occult rocketry, racist christian cults, and Krazy Kat's gender fluidity. We also talk indie comics we have loved and bullets frozen in time. Kelly also shares her love for "My Favorite Thing is Monsters," the rewards of painting and the pleasures and struggles of being a musician.
Taylor creates a really cool chunky talisman for staying thoughtful about his eating habits. Kelly creates a metronomic, spacey, spooky and fun song you can hear on the podcast! Rob finally mails a gift he's been meaning to send for 9 years (That's just ridiculous.) and asks the bees to keep him on track.
Rob apologizes for his audio quality on this episode. Out technology demons! OUT! A shout out to our previous guests Ranjit Bhatnagar, Nick Bontrager, Sara Schnadt and Federico Tobon who are mentioned in this episode!
Thanks to Nik, Adam, Luke and Kelly (http://kellymariemartin.com)! They're our top Patreon supporters! And props to Mike and Jen as well! Ya'll are great too! Join 'em at: https://www.patreon.com/opposablethumbs