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“A bittersweet slice of countercultural anthropology, in the tradition of Studs Terkel, bursting with flavor to savor.”
–Paul Krassner, author of ‘Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut’
“The book is a vivid reflection of the U.S.A. in our time, and Amy is a top notch cookie baker. May you both live long and prosper.” – R. Crumb
“They came into contact with madmen, penniless intellectuals and scantily-clad ladies at horror festivals. They interviewed renowned Bizarre favourites such as Possessed singer Jeff Becerra, and Joel-Peter Witkin (photographer of corpses and ‘freaks’)… They discussed smack and spirituality with burlesque performers and scholars. They nearly froze to death surrounded by coyotes. They bummed around with randoms. They explored class and religion. They said “America, wtf?” And got wasted.”
“Shane and Amy Bugbee, the Johnny Appleseeds of Podcasting”
~The Viking Youth Power Hour
More about the Presentation:
Shane and Amy Bugbee present an informative, edgy, and entertaining look at the fabric of America. Their book and movie resides in a class well above the typical travel tale, this was not a week hiking in the Himalayas, or a group tour of Italy, this is a journey few can or would take.
The subjects tackled on their road trip project cover a variety of topics – All the things we are told not to discuss in polite company – yet were the very same topics their subjects were eager to honestly talk about. Shane and Amy Bugbee can gear their discussion or display into highlight subjects such as art, religion, politics, revolution, free speech, capitalism, and Americana. They are comfortable in a modern art museum, a lowbrow gallery, a college, a folk coffeehouse, or a punk rock club.
Shane and Amy Bugbee come from under the underground, from outside the outsiders. They are conceptual artists and social commentators of the highest degree, but not from the ivy league, they are from the trailer park and the factory. Had they gone to the “right” school or come from the “right” zip code their plight and their view would be different. Then again, the stories they acquired never would have been told if anyone else was asking. Shane’s lack of pretense, and the couple’s overall understanding of the lower classes and subcultures allowed them a look inside a world which polished filmmakers and snooty scholars would never be allowed.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC