Chaos and Creativity

Chaos and Creativity

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Musician Kimi Recor and award winning photographer/writer Lou Lesko discuss the elations, frustrations, glam, and gloom of being a professional creative.


Is Owning Your Art A Privilege or a Right?
Jul 11 • 28 min
In this episode of Chaos and Creativity, Kimi and Lou discuss Taylor Swift’s record deal debacle, and way in about the state of the music business and creative industry in general.
Absolutism, Moby and Free Bourbon
Jun 27 • 28 min
In this episode, Kimi and Lou discuss the pitfalls of absolutism, Moby’s Mishap and more.
A Case of Unrealistic Expectations
Jun 13 • 23 min
In the episode, Kimi and Lou discuss unrealistic expectations, and how they can be detrimental to your life, career, and well-being.
Why being a good observer makes you a better artist.
May 24 • 24 min
In this episode, Kimi and Lou discuss the merits of being a good observer and how this can serve you in your artistic career
How To Change Your Life
May 2 • 25 min
In this episode, Kimi and Lou discuss how little sacrifices can change your life.
Don’t Jump the Gun
Apr 11 • 19 min
In this episode, Kimi and Lou talk about the downfall of talking about something you want to do before you actually do it- and why jumping the gun can actually keep you from doing anything at all.
Super agents and where to find them: A chat with Heather Elder
Mar 28 • 51 min
In this special episode of Chaos and Creativity, Kimi and Lou chat with renowned photo-agent Heather Elder about finding talent via social media, the future of the photography business and why creativity isn’t just for artists.
Tall Poppy Syndrome and how relationship drama affects your art.
Mar 14 • 35 min
In this somewhat two-subject episode Lou and Kimi return to the topic of the pitfalls of success in the modern world of socials media, as well as discussing the effect relationship drama can have on your art.
Street Cred vs. Social Media Stats? They’re not the same thing.
Feb 28 • 32 min
In this episode of Chaos and Creativity, Lou and Kimi discuss why building an online brand is not the same as building street cred, and how doing great work is still the best currency as an artist.
Taking A Wrong Turn - How to Bounce Back from a Mistake
Feb 14 • 28 min
In this episode, Kimi and Lou discuss some of the wrong turns they took in their careers and what helped them bounce back.
There Are No Rules
Jan 31 • 30 min
Lou and Kimi debate over the merits of self-help books, agree on the rules of creativity (hint: there are none) and talk about the downfall of the artist.
New Year Episode: Decluttering, New Habits and Kimi agrees to start saving for retirement.
Jan 17 • 22 min
It’s a New Year, and Kimi and Lou have lots to catch up on post-vacation.
The Productivity Myth
Nov 29, 2018 • 26 min
Kimi and Lou discuss the ins and outs of the productivity myth, and what actually feels productive vs. what society tells us IS productive.
Dangers of Feeding The Machine
Nov 2, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, Kimi and Lou discuss the pitfalls of social media and living in the age of content.
Self-Health for the Creative Person
Oct 19, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, Lou and Kimi discuss the importance of self-care, especially for those who freelance and own small businesses.
The Art of the Meeting
Oct 5, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode Kimi and Lou discuss the art of the meeting and the perfect pitch.
Kill Your Darlings
Sep 24, 2018 • 14 min
Kimi and Lou wrap up Season 1 of Chaos & Creativity by talking about the pitfalls and mistakes they made in the first season, and how they want to improve in Season 2.
When Do You Pull The Plug
Aug 28, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode Kimi and Lou talk about when to pull the plug on your own work. The evolution of creative skills. And why oh why are some your first attempts at an art-form better than your sophomore efforts after you start learning technique.
Breaking the Habit Update!
Aug 21, 2018 • 18 min
Kimi and Lou fill each other in on the progress they’ve made with breaking their bad habits.
Breaking The Habit
Jul 24, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode Kimi and Lou discuss some of their bad habits, and come up with a plan to break them.
Budgeting is Sexy
Jul 11, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, Kimi and Lou discuss finances, budgeting, and some of their past financial mishaps.
There’s No Shame in Having A Day Job
Jun 19, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode, Kimi and Lou discuss why there’s no shame in having a day job.
Creative Burnout
May 23, 2018 • 16 min
In today’s episode, Kimi and Lou discuss the dreaded CREATIVE BURNOUT and how to combat it.
How to Be Sick
May 1, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode Kimi and Lou share some of their experiences in dealing with sickness during important jobs + their tips for getting through it.
When To Break Free
Apr 17, 2018 • 17 min
In this weeks episode, Lou and Kimi discuss when it’s time to break free from your influences and follow your own artistic voice.
The Booze Episode
Apr 3, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode Lou + Kimi tackle the topic of booze and business.
The “Girly” Episode
Mar 13, 2018 • 27 min
Things get tense between Lou + Kimi as varying degrees of feminism are revealed.
Lou Interviews Kimi
Feb 19, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, Lou interviews Kimi about her band , how she got started in music, and more.
Interview with Lou Lesko
Jan 30, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode of Chaos + Creativity, Kimi interviews Lou about his 20-year career in photography, his venture into the tech entrepreneur world, and his advice for aspiring photographers.
The Unglamorous World of Creativity
Jan 7, 2018 • 16 min
A podcast for people who make a living being creative.In Episode One, Kimi + Lou tackle the notion that creative careers are glamorous while sitting in a car overlooking Mt. Tamalpais.www.chaosandcreativity.com