Our podcast, artwork, and music will be influenced by (and dedicated to) the exploration of each theme. We’ll talk about it on a show available on YouTube and every podcast platform. One (or both!) of us will create art about it and release it to download or wear on a shirt. Brian will make music about it and put it everywhere you get your music.
When the new month begins, so will a new theme and the saga will continue. If you’re inspired by the theme and want to make some cool stuff of your own, do it! Share it with us, too. It’ll be like a big art school class. Don’t wanna make stuff? That’s cool too! Just sit back and enjoy what we're making! Because we're gonna make lots of it.
Here's our first episode, dedicated to the theme of "Optimism."
But, now, we need your help. Here's how:
We’d be really happy if you supported our new project here on Patreon! We don’t want to paywall our shows (which will be readily available on YouTube and podcast apps for free) so our Patreon will basically serve as a place for our Patrons to support us and connect with us and get exclusive posts, art, music and behind the scenes stuff. If you like what we’re doing and you want to help us, pitch in some money so we can keep making it forever. It only takes a few seconds to sign up with Patreon and become a Weird Heat Patron!
If you want something a little more physically rewarding, feel free to buy some merchandise from our store. We’re just happy to have you in our corner either way.
So to recap, each month you’ll get:
Hosted by podcast veterans Brian Altano and Max Scoville and available on your favorite podcast service and YouTube, each show will be focused on a deep dive conversation about a single topic in serious, heartfelt and comedic ways - usually a mixture of all three. We’ll pick the themes ourselves or take suggestions from you!
We want these shows to have some longevity to them so there won’t be any hot takes on daily news or speculation on upcoming pop culture events. Besides, we already make a bunch of shows like that elsewhere. This is fresh, different and personal. We’re really excited about it.
Brian Altano (producer behind Misanthrope, ROBOTOBOTS, and the upcoming studio album Continues) will release a new original instrumental song that is inspired by each episode’s theme. You’ll hear it at the end of each episode and be able to stream or download it on your favorite music streaming sites or own it through iTunes or Amazon the day the episode goes live.
Every 10-12 episodes, the songs will be packaged together as a full album available everywhere you get music. That means you’ll get new songs from Brian regularly and a new album every few months. Collect them all!
Max Scoville (who has drawn pictures on literally dozens of cocktail napkins) and Brian Altano (who owns over two different sketchbooks) will regularly create and post new artwork. Drawings, paintings, digital compositions, sculpture, experimental video, or whatever else we’re inspired to work with.
The core idea of this project is to give us a place to put the things we make, and we don’t want to paint ourselves into a corner. Unless we literally decide to paint ourselves into a corner, as some sort of performance art.
We love wearing and designing t-shirts and you probably don’t love digging through tons of t-shirt sites to find something that you want to buy, so let’s connect our worlds so we can make some awesome stuff for you to wear.
Start shopping now at www.WEIRDHEAT.com
Every month we’ll sell new original merchandise designs (for both men and women) on our store so you can start wearing them ASAP. Soon, we’ll also sell prints of our artwork and so much more. We want to put our art on your body! That sounded horrible. We should delete that. Annnnnd we published it anyway. Oops. Wow, you can really just type anything here.
The future! So much adventure and excitement awaits! We want Weird Heat to keep growing and evolving. While we’re committed to everything we listed above, we also want to experiment and get, well, weird. We want to bring guests on the show to add new voices and perspectives to the conversation! We want to host Twitch streams of us making art and music, or maybe cooking or just goofing around! We want to put music on vinyl! We want to build a place to showcase the cool stuff that you’re making in response to our monthly themes! We want to create new shows, do Q&A’s, hold live events, and otherwise future-proof this entire project from getting boring for us or for you!
Become a Weird Heat Patron today and let’s get started!
Brian and Max
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