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James Owens: Milking the Cash Teats

“IN A WORLD…”

James Owens drops into The Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show, and talks art, acting, cars and the mysteries of the mighty (and oft-misunderstood) Gaffer.

In what quickly became our most quotable episode ever,  things immediately slide waaaayyy off of the rails, and from there is an on-the-rails/off-the-rails adventure. From early days in art school and school plays to working with A-list studios, James has had a diverse and creatively-fueled career that beautifully paved a path to his present. Follow along, and get an uncensored look at forging a career path in both Hollywood and automotive art.

THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • The mysterious career activities of the Gaffer
  • Jim’s hat
  • Alternate-dimension Chip Foose biopic
  • Things go all Maury Povich
  • “We’re definitely using some of that”
  • “Feign happiness”
  • Lay pigment and get paid
  • Founding of the Brush Bastards
  • The thunder of Doc Marten boots, the pitter-patter of Vans and the squeak of Converse All-Stars
  • Stomp’s less-intelligent cousin, Mosey
  • James Owens: the Switzerland of the podcast
  • Painting or acting
  • Jim on the move to Eastern Tennessee
  • From advertising to acting
    – Making an agent money prior to ever meeting them
  • From the Dad in a Dollywood commercial to the Sultan of Sable
    – Brian proposes a disastrous ten-year commercial cast reunion project
  • Navigating the LA/So-Cal acting and automotive art worlds
    – Where the real money is in acting
  • How you can help a fellow artist
  • James’ first commission, Speed Demon
  • “Name that car”
  • Center for Creative Studies
  • “I spent my twenties marker high
     – Honing art skills with markers
  • A flood of puns and double-entendres
  • A sexually-induced stupor
  • The genesis of Car Noir
    Telling a story in the art
  • Avoiding predictability
  • Knowing when to pull the plug on a piece
  • Brian proposes “Frankencanvas,” the ultimate cast-off art show
  • The magic of Fordite
    – Mechanical dentures meet Fine Art
  • The creative process
  • “Let’s see you act your way out of this, Funny Man”
  • Jim’s Hudson Pacemaker
  • ATM mogul
  • “Neckwear Bouillabaisse”
  • Things get… “furry”
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