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Fake Andy Warhol‘s 15 Minutes (in Theory)
Fake Andy Warhol
Outsider analysis of art, critical theory, culture, philosophy, politics, pop.
Sep 22, 2023
Ep 13: Whatever Happened to the Western Literary Canon, part 2: Ayn Rand vs Thomas Pynchon, etc.
LIKE & SHARE! Topics mentioned in this monotonous three-hour podcast include: John Waters (Irish writer) on pop culture and Philip Rieff's idea of Finnegans Wake as a "deathwork", Harold Bloom, Western canon, The Literary 100 by Daniel Burt, Shakespeare, unoriginal culture, remakes, originality, Julius Caesar, "originality", copyright law, heritage, Dante, Homer, Divine Comedy, Vita Nuova, De Vulgari Eloquentia, Iliad, Odyssey, Samuel B. Seigle at Sarah Lawrence College, group authorship, oral tradition, rap music, rhapsodes, Adam Parry, Milman Parry, Leo Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Faulkner, T.S. Eliot, Brothers Karamazov, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, Charles Dickens, What Is Art?, Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterberry Tales, Great Expectations, Bleak House, A Christmas Carol, James Joyce, modernist, Proust, Ulysses, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Satan, Virgil, Aeneid, Goethe, Faust, national epic, Cervantes, Don Quixote, Kafka, Flaubert, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Victor Hugo, The Great Gatsby, Samuel Beckett, Borges, Endgame, Atlas Shrugged, The Modern Library 100 lists, Lauriat Books, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, FakeAndyWarhol wiki, NME Top 100 Albums List, AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, Education of Henry Adams, The Fountainhead, "Here Comes Everyone" (a/k/a "Here Comes Everybody"), Vico's cycle of historical ages, democracy, mass psychology, Bernays, Gustave Le Bon, Walter Lippmann, Marx, Gravity's Rainbow, hierarchy, agon, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter, Notorious B.I.G., Cerebus by Dave Sim, paranoid schizophrenia, The Art of Fiction by Rand, On Writing by Stephen King, obscurantism, Modernism, symbolism, avant garde, Hollywood, Roman Manifesto, James Bond books and films, libertarianism, welfare state, technological system, autonomous development, capitalism, socialism, Allen Greenspan, Federal Reserve, "electrons move through reality", tax policies, technology, mass media, prejudice, academia, Republicans, Soviet socialist realism, Cement by Gladkov, objectivism, V., Crying of Lot 49, literati, conspiracy, Catcher in the Rye, Rosicrucians, paranoia, drug culture, Jacques Ellul, preterites, Nixon, "Whole Mad Crew", Underworld by Don DeLillo, White Noise, William Gaddis, Virginia Woolf, Remembrance of Things Past, Moby-Dick, Herman Melville, film sprockets, movies, Recording chapter of Warhol/Chris Chan, Factory diary, Reality TV, social media, The Eminem Show, Freud, scholars, journalists, Andy Warhol, typos, HarperCollins Perennial Classics, Vineland, cyberpunk, Zeitgeist, The Simpsons, The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, "speaking truth to power", CNN, Crossfire, Neocons, Bleeding Edge, conspiracy theories, false opposition, Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11, terms and conditions of government software, controlled opposition, Midnight's Children by Salmon Rushdie, magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, counter-culture, Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society and Its Youthful Opposition by Theodore Roszak, Freudian slip, useful idiots, technocracy, Whole Earth Catalog, John Brockman, Stuart Brand, Prince Andrew, Epstein, Das Netz (The Net) documentary, computer revolution, technique, cool, memes, 2016, 4chan, 1960s, Elvis, Trump, 2016 meme culture, Dark Brandon, "The Prevention of Literature", Spanish Civil War, communists, Animal Farm, "the code is the presentation", totalitarianism, lyric poet, pop star, Russia hysteria, Red Scare, McCarthyism, the current thing, Cold War, enforced orthodoxy, anti-woke, Master and Margarita by Bulgakov, Russian literature, Disney, "woke", David Foster Wallace, Michel Houellebecq, Paul Auster, David Peace, Red Riding Quadrilogy, stream of consciousness, Red Riding Trilogy, Submission, House of the Dead, novellas, Elementary Particles, Serotonin, Notes from Underground, neoliberals, Notes from Underground.
3 hr 9 min
Sep 6, 2023
Ep 12: Whatever Happened to the Western Literary Canon, Part 1: Harold Bloom, etc.
Topics and mentions: Harold Bloom, the Western literary canon, fakeandywarhol.substack.com, instagram.com/fakeandywarhol, Thomas Pynchon, Ayn Rand, Gravity's Rainbow, Atlas Shrugged, reading, "the novel", schooling, education, postwar era, popular fiction, serialization, Charles Dickens, high school English class, regimented learning, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Shakespeare, literature, grad school, academia, bureaucracy, teachers, liberal arts, public schools, "it's the system, man!", independent study, Sarah Lawrence College, World War II, technology, Jacques Ellul, Unabomber, autonomous development, transference, consumption, the humanities, Hamlet, Madame Bovary, writing workshops, James Joyce, Ulysses, rap, hip-hop canon, John Lydon, Johnny Rotten, Sex Pistols, universities, colleges, School of Rock, rock 'n' roll, Elvis, Kurt Cobain, Random House, Modern Library, movies, pop music, poetry, music, The Anxiety of Influence, Dante, Homer, Virgil, Andy Warhol, How To Read And Why, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, Genius, George W. Bush, Nietzsche, Jane Austin, The Western Canon, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Foucault, postmodernists, Derrida, identity politics, media, mass media, New York Times Review of Books, literati, Western tradition, T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land, epic, culture, mythology, undercommunication, Claude Levi-Strauss, grand narratives, Star Wars, Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Edmund Spencer, The Faerie Queene, The Tempest, Midsummer Night's Dream, genre fiction, HCE (Here Comes Everyone), Virginia Woolf, Fabian Socialism, overcommunication, artificial habitat, specialization, history, Hard Times, Scrooge, Four Quartets, civilization, philosophy, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, creative writing, imagination, Freud, psychoanalysis, Wilhelm Reich, Edward Bernays, Bruno Bettelheim, advertising, propaganda, mass psychology, group psychology, Civilization and Its Discontents, The Future of an Illusion, Baudrillard, Deleuze, Guattari, interiority, stream of consciousness, modernism, the internet, television, Jerry Mander, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, Emily Dickinson, film, comics, Endgame, William Faulkner, intertextuality, masterpieces, Dave Bautista in Blade Runner 2049, Infinite Jest, masterworks, sci-fi, science-fiction, Philip K. Dick, Fight Club, American Psycho, David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers, The Simpsons, hipsterism, American literature, sensitivity, depression, oversensitivity, Mark Fisher, seductive sadness, Nirvana, Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon, As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, Moby-Dick, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, the Beats, William S. Burroughs, Queer, Junkie, The Naked Lunch, drugs, Allen Ginsberg, Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, counter-culture, Black Spring, hipster nonsense, Thanos, Jack Kerouac, On the Road, culture industry, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cormac McCarthy, The Road, No Country for Old Men, Blood Meridian, Americana, Bob Dylan, American folk music, New York City, The Distributist, "fake all the way down", Leo Tolstoy, Paradise Lost, Aldous Huxley, "the permanent revolution", Proust, brand names, consumer culture, interpellation, Don DeLillo, White Noise, socialism, democracy, Walt Whitman, Democratic Party, RollingStone, MTV, frat boys, Republican Party, neocons, capitalism, Obama, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, thought crime, culture heroes, Luke Skywalker, Captain America, Milan Kundera, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez, Bill Clinton, 1984, George Orwell, Hillary Clinton, working class, New York Yankees, sportsball, NPCs, Ronald Reagan, Michael Jackson, Superman, Spider-Man, Green Arrow, Patrick Leahy, superhero movies, Super Bowl, NFL, Marvel, television broadcasts, communists, guilt-tripped children of the bourgeoisie, "Josephine the Mouse-Singer".
3 hr 16 min
Jan 13, 2023
Ep 11: He-Man & The Masters of the Universe (1980s Consumer Culture Case Study)
Semiautobiographical stream-of-consciousness examination of He-Man and The Masters of the Universe franchise. Topics discussed and mentioned: Consumerism, commercials, television, Power of Grayskull documentary, The Toys That Made Us, franchise, kids TV, youth culture, action figures, consumer culture, toys, spoiled brat, collecting, comics, comic books, X-Men, fandom, fandoms, baseball cards, Nintendo, Transformers, GI Joe, Foucault, Nietzsche, Skeletor, psychoanalytic profile, memento mori, Paul Auster - The Music of Chance, bad guys, Hordak, antisocial tendencies, Mattel, merchandise, Homeric epics, Greek mythology, artificial culture, King Arthur, Conan the Barbarian, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert E. Howard, multiple or group or mass authorship, capitalism, Tarzan, mass market, mass media, mass production, folklore, real politik, might makes right, Action for Children's Television, advertising regulations, Reagan, Thundercats MOTU, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, cartoons, culture creation industry, Power Rangers, live-action, animation, educational programming, toy tie-ins, child psychology, literary sensibilities, mythological aptitude, genuine or authentic, Disney, genre fiction, violence, advertising, Warhol soup can, advertising as art, content, filler, moral busybodies, Moral Majority, Tipper Gore, SJWs, journalists, She-Ra, Modulok, playing pretend, imagination, no one ever really dies (N.E.R.D.), culture wars, The Force Is Female, Rey from Star Wars, Dragon Ball Z, repeats, Batman: The Animated Series, emasculation, Captain Marvel, "strong female character", femdom, gender norms, Barbie dolls, pop culture grievances, Frank Langella, Joseph Campbell, world mythologies, good and evil, academic scholarship, Sarah Lawrence College, Sam Seigle, Finnegans Wake, adult collectors, nostalgia, Mr. Bubble, children's brands marketed to adults, Batman 1989, Frank Miller - Dark Knight Returns, Mickey Mouse, Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny, Taz in the '90s wearing sunglasses, NWO 4-Life, vicarious mythology vs real culture, Star Wars: Andor, totalitarianism, Hollywood compromised, Weinstein, ethics, fanboy revolution, sports fans, politics invading entertainment, identity politics in male spaces, artificial civilization, pop culture, palette swaps, fetishism of commodities or commodity fetish, manspreading, masculinity, ersatz fake masculine male role models, psyop, conveyor belt of pop culture, laissez-faire capitalism, classical storytelling, lifestyle brands, voodoo dolls, totems, platonic ideals, celebrity popularity, "action figure poets", Tupac as Ulysses.
1 hr 57 min
Oct 22, 2022
Ep 10: Kanye West and The Hip-Hop Canon
Topics and mentions: Hip-Hop, Rap, Elon Musk, Trump, Public Enemy, Jay-Z, Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot, Endgame), Nas, Clipse, Joe Budden, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Eric B. & Rakim - "Paid in Full", T.S. Eliot (The Waste Land), Nietzsche, Apollonian and Dionysian, Harold Bloom, Obama, Jacques Ellul (The Technological Society and "Morose Relish"), Rock music canon, Punk, Grunge, Jazz, Pusha T, Clipping - "Say the Name", Ice Cube, Donda album, Yeezus, George W. Bush, Jordans sneakers, consumerism, nostalgia, fashion industry, art industry, Fat Joe, N.O.R.E., Big Pun, pop culture, Kim Kardashian, transhumanism, World Economic Forum, Daft Punk, Can (Krautrock band), Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, celebrity worship, magical thinking, Marilyn Monroe, Jesus Christ, Chris Chan, Yuval Noah Harari (Homo Deus), The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr, Drake, mumble rap, Wu-Tang, Kool Moe Dee, Da Baby, Lil Baby, Future (musician), 2pac, Canibus, Eminem, Notorious B.I.G., Lauryn Hill, Melle Mel, KRS-ONE, Chuck D, literacy, ancient Greek epic poetry, rhapsodes, bards, Homer, Irish oral tradition, distraction, Drink Champs, social media, short attention spans, no real community anymore, self-sustaining, "Enlightened Interdependence" and William S. Burroughs, impossibility of consensus, AcclaimedMusic.net, James Brown, The Beatles, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Aldous Huxley (Brave New World Revisited), Lauryn Hill "The Mystery of Iniquity", 1984 by George Orwell, NPC, leather pants.
1 hr 43 min
Oct 7, 2022
Ep 9: Representation & Format Quality in Transference of Art Product
The worst episode yet, the worst on every level. Topics and mentions (not quite in this order): Billy Bragg, Proust, Citizen Kane (Orson Welles), Jorge Luis Borges, Our Democracy, old Rock 'n' Roll, The Beatles, Frank Miller's Daredevil, Alan Moore's Swamp Thing, Brian Michael Bendis, inconsistent characterizations, Goethe's Faust, Michael Jackson, abstraction, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, The Simpsons, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, Suspiria, Tilda Swinton, Asia Argento, Kubrick.
2 hr 8 min
Sep 9, 2022
Ep 8: To Have Done with the Consumption of Popular Culture
Pop culture as fake culture with fake culture heroes. Discussed: JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, reactionary YouTube critics of SJW media, Walt Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Captain America, Black Panther, Wakanda, Miles Morales Spider-Man, Steven Spielberg, interpellation (Althusser), T.S. Eliot, Henry Miller.
1 hr 45 min
May 4, 2022
Ep 7: The Secret Truth of Andy Warhol's Sexuality & Its Implication for the Future of the Human Race
3-hour discussion of Andy Warhol's sexuality and its urgent ramifications for you and your family. Also response/review to recent Netflix Andy Warhol Diaries documentary series. Includes: Gossip about other Warhol critics. Judgmental statements. Also namechecked: James Joyce, Walter Benjamin (The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction), Roland Barthes (Mythologies), Einstein, Greta Garbo, Freud, Pop art, Popeye, Dick Tracy, waifus, R. Crumb, Furries, lycanthropes, vampirism, sadomasochism, voyeurism, Citizen Kane, Jorge Luis Borges, Basquiat, Ronald Reagan, AIDS.
2 hr 59 min
Mar 3, 2022
Ep 6: Top Album Lists and Brief Political Digression
YOU WILL NOT AGREE WITH this discussion of three NME Top 100 Albums of All-Time lists. And then a modest political tirade. Topics and soundbites include: Lou Reed on Warhol as "producer" of Velvet Underground & Nico, AcclaimedMusic.net, New Musical Express magazine, Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys, Sgt Pepper by the Beatles, pop music as high art, Sex Pistols, What's Going On by Marvin Gaye, Nevermind by Nirvana, Stone Roses, London Calling by the Clash, Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, Exile on Main St. by the Rolling Stones, It Takes a Nation of Millions and Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy, Harold Bloom, Shakespeare, the Smiths, Joy Division, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Exit Planet Dust by the Chemical Brothers, global influence of boomer-era popular music vs. influence of other collective works, Thriller by Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, James Brown, David Bowie, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Prince, canon and hierarchy, Mirwais, Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys, Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow, Kanye West, Music and Words by Paul Morley, I Am Sitting in a Room by Alvin Lucier, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue, George W. Bush, terrorism, Iraq War, "completely unreliable assholes" from The Shining, Henry Kissinger, Dulles brothers, George H.W. Bush, collapse vs. singularity, mental illness of guardian class, everyone in academia constantly on verge of psychological breakdown, people unable to admit they were wrong about anything ever, anti-war protests, U.S. operation/occupation in Afghanistan, Obama, "weapons of mass destruction", John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, "Axis of Evil", McCain, Romney, "uniparty", RollingStone, Rudy Giuliani, "post-truth" world, interconnections supersede personal responsibility in technological society, drone strikes, Biden, Trump, hyperbolic hysterical media, George Costanza (Seinfeld) on lying, double-think, "The Cathedral" by Curtis "Moldbug" Yarvin, "deep state", public education and schooling, "dumbing down", false opposition, Tucker Carlson, Tragedy & Hope by Carroll Quigley, Bill Clinton, "blow off steam" and "vote the rascals out", Nixon, JFK, Chuck Schumer on the intelligence community, Ted K Unabomber movie, "Am I Crazy?" by Prodigy (of Mobb Deep), Alan Watt on Vince White's book, "Sucks to Be You" by Prozzak, Joe Strummer on music and meaning.
2 hr 16 min
Feb 3, 2022
Ep 5: Individual vs. Collective Insanity (Batman and the City)
Are you a Coffee Achiever?, Batman analysis, Grant Morrison, Scott Snyder, Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, Mass Formation Psychosis, Freud, The Future of an Illusion, religion, What is mental health in an insane world?, constant crisis, the Joker, "needing" to follow leaders, 100% agreement complex, following political pundits and philosophers as if they were super-heroes, Wittgenstein, Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society, overrating memes, wojaks, internet arguments, internet stalking, transference, "Florida Guy" radio host, bidets, Warhol's dirty underwear, Warhol / Chris Chan, Warhol's time capsules, "dirty crapped briefs", "anal symbolism in Hollywood movies", John Adams (podcaster), numerology, James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, Unabomber, AnPrim Gang (anarchoprimitivism), "return to monke", remakes, traditional culture heroes, Greek mythology, capitalism, Shakespeare's plays, folktales, Faust, Marlowe, Goethe, ancient Greek tragedy, Sophocles, conceit of originality, copyright laws, everything being recorded, Baudrillard, hyperreal, nostalgia, Britpop, Oasis, Beatles, Tony Blair, John Lydon, Tom Snyder interview, Do people deserve a better world?, Elon Musk, "Why Aren't They Dead Yet?", people openly wishing death on large swathes of the population, affect of pandemic lockdowns on kids, Andy Warhol's childhood, "think of the children", Klaus Schwab, autism, Blake Gopnik, two years of low-level trauma, Batman '89 movie, Frank Miller, adults consuming kids' entertainment, Lord of the Rings movies, Batwoman tv show, group psychology, My Dinner with Andre, Unabomber, anarcho primitivism, Spider-Man, Superman, Nietzsche, George Bernard Shaw, comic books, villains, coitus interruptus, mega-capitalists, bailouts, philanthropy, Keynesian economics, the magic money printer, welfare, grievance, Marxist interpretation, stimulus checks, the Rat Utopia experiment, Zarathustra, leaving the city, Charles Galton Darwin, Nick Gillespie, dystopian literature, 1984, Soviet Union, Victoria Jackson, Obama, cult of personality, Bush, Trump. Closing song: "Arch of the Aorta" by Fad Gadget.
2 hr 44 min
Jan 5, 2022
Ep 4: The Next Million Years (or "How to Kill Off Excess Population")
Long discussion of The Next Million Years by Charles Galton Darwin, then clip of interview between Warhol and Steven Spielberg. Also mentioned: Manny Grossman's Son of Sam research, Will Erokan's Through the Shadow Mask, the Huxleys (Brave New World), J.D. Bernal (The World, The Flesh, and The Devil), the Club of Rome (Limits to Growth), Paul Erlich (The Population Bomb), Thomas Malthus, Jadakiss, "I Fucking Love Science", Jacques Ellul, Bill Gates, Orson Welles and The Third Man. Notes available at FakeAndyWarhol.substack.com and follow Instagram.com/FakeAndyWarhol
2 hr 16 min
Dec 3, 2021
Episode 3: The First Robot Story & The Nature of Collapse
Discussion of R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek... Robots as artificial humans and their utility to the expansion and maintenance of the technological system... Mentioned: Bertrand Russell, Return of the Jedi (Star Wars, Ewoks), Marx, Chomsky... Excerpt from Bob Zmuda's anecdote about Andy Warhol and Andy Kaufman meeting, talking about Howdy Doody.
Nov 2, 2021
Episode 2: Amnesiac vs Kid A & When Bernie Wanted to Ban Television
Radiohead album showdown, remembering when 1970s Bernie Sanders wanted to overhaul commercial television, and answering listener questions about Gilles Deleuze, the Enlightenment, Chris Chan, and more.
1 hr 31 min
Oct 15, 2021
Episode 1: The World, The Flesh, and The Devil
From the MCU to Transhumanism. Answering questions about Warhol, Marvel movies, the Unabomber, and more. Then a discussion of crazy brilliant scientist J.D. Bernal‘s 1929 book, The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: An Enquiry Into the Future of the Three Enemies of the Rational Soul. Other topics include MF Doom, Kool Keith, Final Fantasy VII, Chris Chan, , and the fake Cold War.
1 hr 38 min
Sep 24, 2021
Episode 0: Contramemes
Topics: Media as imposition... Memes... Orwell's "Politics of the English Language"... Normalizing dysfunction... Two greatest threats to university... "SJW wokeism" in pop culture... Warhol said "Pop" was about "liking things"... Chris Chan... Accelerationism... Baudrillard... Communist utopia... Technological singularity... Whale leviathan of technology... Jacques Ellul... Marx... Kanye as Christ figure... Mark Fisher... Aldous Huxley... Franz Kafka... Alienation of modernity
1 hr 33 min