Introducing The Official "Old's Cool" Podcast
We've got a lot of wonderful minds all around us, full of wisdom and experience, and hungry to share, so we've teamed up with Mariner Gallery to bring some of this genius to light in what is essentially a series of "intellectual spankings."
Seriously, the "Old's Cool" podcast is a weekly half-hour show-and-tell where we'll tackle some of the most important topics of the past, and the gnarly and divisive present. We 'll try to make the discussions pithy and relevant, and come to some sort of satisfying takeaway that needs to be learned for us all to step into the wild world, with our head if not held high, at least cocked at the right angle.
We'll also explore traditional (and non-traditional) lifestyles and crafts, and speak with the many (and mostly local) artists, disrupters, iconoclasts and recalcitrants who are fighting the good fight, with as much finesse and value-add as we can. While looking classy and having wicked fun the whole time of course.
Our inaugural podcast, which we kicked off the whole adventure with earlier this year, stars one of our West Point classmates, Mike Lerario, who fills in the backstory to the slogan "Patton Was Right" which is his admonition about us fighting the wrong enemy, i.e. the Nazis and not the Soviets. The General hit the nail on the head back then, and is now vindicated by the way worm has turned, so to speak.
Our second podcast was with Donald Osborne, bon vivant extraordinaire and CEO of Audrain Motor Group. The discussion ran from beauty, to truth, to opera, with a couple of short trips down memory lane to the lower East Side of New York and Steep Brook in Fall River, and how we finally ended up figuring out the best way to cross the road.
Stay tuned for something just as practical and fascinating next week, and week in and week out... hopefully!
We'll delve into topics that illuminate and inspire and try to understand how imagination and feelings/ intent unfortunately trumps skill and craft, especially in the immediacy and unforgivingness of today's fast-paced world. And why we need to slow down and re-assess our principles and priorites. And get back to basics.
How "Modern art has become completely literary: the paintings and other works exist only to illustrate the text." And why we need to get back to craft and process and discernment.
Why "comparisons are odious" as Shakespeare is often quoted, but why the crucial qualifier "...but they are necessary" is almost always left out. In short, how we have to be intellectually honest and try to get back to the sometimes cruel but always crucial, beautiful heart of things and life, with some style and grace.
Old's Cool Podcast #1 – "Patton was right." – Mike Lerario
Our inaugural broadcast features one of our West Point classmates, Mike Lerario, who fills in the backstory to the slogan "Patton was right" about us fighting the wrong enemy, i.e. the Nazis and not the Soviets. And we discuss why the General hit the nail on the head back then, and is now vindicated by the way the world has been hammered into submissiveness ever since.