STOSSEL Interview

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Interview, Street Art | 10 Comments

I was surprised to hear from Stossel’s people asking me to sit in on an interview for a segment called “Rule Breakers.” This meant I was flying to New York. As usual they asked if I was going to be hitting up any art while I was in town. … 🙂 How could I say no? The bitch of it was I don’t know much about New York, it’s streets, or where I was planning on hitting.

The minute we touched down I had to find the hotel, a truck, an art store, and a home depot for a ladder. If any of these finds fell though there would be no hit. STRESS

Someone upstairs must have loved me because not only did I managed to find everything before the stores closed, when we got to the location later that evening, we found rock-star parking right out front. To top things off while putting up the art a police car drove literally right under me … and kept going. Everything went off without a hitch. All I had left to deal with was the interview. STRESS OVER

The green room was filled with makeup people, other guests, friends, family, who the hell knew who these people were. I sure as hell didn’t. Stossel walked in and started bullshitting with everyone until he found his way to me. I remembered not wanting to kiss his ass. If he tried sandbagging me I’d have to be brutal with him. I wanted to get comfortable with him, get him off his guard, let him know he could play rough to degree … so I busted on his gray hair. I’m not sure he took it well, but I meant it as a joke, … to relax things. Our back and forth didn’t go badly but I remember thinking it could have gone better.

Then Stossel’s son, who was running around the Fox studio in pajamas, approached me asking all sorts of questions about what I do and I’ll be damned if he didn’t dig into me because I have the nerve to try to make money off my art. I reminded him that 1. my landlord doesn’t accept love and rainbows for rent and 2. my father wasn’t a rich, celebrity who’s dime I was living on making it possible to run around his studio in FUCKEN PAJAMAS! :/ … OK, to be honest, I didn’t put it quite that harshly, but the shit that was going on in my head was much worse.

I had asked Stossel not to ask me any questions that would give the police reason to jail me during my stay, but he did. I believe my reactions to those questions were edited out. Believe me there were some minor tense moments that weren’t included in the final cut. When I left the stage one of the camera guys started in on me asking if I was ‘the real SABO’ or something. I was busy fighting trying to get my mic off to really hear what he was going on about but I knew it wasn’t good. I’d of loved to have confronted him but it went no where. I just wanted to get the hell out of there and spend a few hours walking around the city.

All in all it was a cool trip. I hate driving and having to get art up at 3 in the morning can be stressful as hell. So the next time I’m in New York I hope to just chill and enjoy the sights.

SABO
unsavoryagents

10 Comments

  1. leeonardo
    01/21/2017

    Stossel was acting like a bitch in that interview.

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    • Unsavoryagents
      01/22/2017

      NO STOSSEL’S SON WAS ACTING LIKE A BITCH IN THE GREEN ROOM GIVING ME SHIT FOR MAKING MONEY ON MY ART. I GUESS IF MY FATHER HAD A POPULAR TV SHOW I WOULDNT HAVE TO MAKE MONEY EITHER.

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    • Unsavoryagents
      01/22/2017

      AND YES, HE WAS. 😉

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      • Chris
        02/28/2017

        Stossel is one of the good guys

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        • Chris
          02/28/2017

          If you watch more of John you’ll see that the way he was questioning you is just his style, when he says “what you’re doing is wrong” he’s really on your side, and knows you’re going to make that point of view look stupid.

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  2. Dion
    01/28/2017

    That interview kind of pissed me off. Stossel, like a lot of establishment types, think we should continue to fight using Marquess of Queensbury rules while we get our teeth kicked in by leftwing fascist guerrillas.

    Fuck him.

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  3. Derric Wise
    01/30/2017

    My God, there is another creative republican/ conservative out there. You are truly an inspiration and your work is awesome. I have always wondered who did that Ted Cruze poster. Love it. Any advice on how as a conservative can make it in the design world? I work in the tech industry in Seattle and boy is it a pain in the ass.

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    • Unsavoryagents
      01/30/2017

      THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE RIGHT OFF IS CREATE A FAKE NAME AND FAKE ACCOUNTS TO SUPPORT IT THAT WAY YOU CAN BE A BRUTAL AS YOU WANT WITHOUT TURNING OFF EVERYONE WHO KNOWS YOU. THEN ESTABLISH A FAN BASE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. MAKE SURE YOUR PIECES ARE TOPICAL AND IN SOME WAY MIRROR WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE NEWS, THEN FIND WAYS OF SUBMITTING YOUR WORK TO PUBLICATIONS FOR THEM TO RUN. MAKE SURE YOUR URLS ARE MENTIONED. ESTABLISH A PAYPAL ACCOUNT SO YOU CAN CREATE BUTTONS TO PUT ON THE PAGES WITHIN YOUR SITE THAT DISPLAY EACH PIECE.

      NOW I JUST GAVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND IF YOU ARE LIKE MOST PEOPLE YOU’RE GOING TO GIVE ME A BUNCH OF “BUT” “BUT” “BUT” AND NOT DO A SINGLE ONE OF THE THINGS I SUGGESTED. A YEAR WILL GO BY, YOU’LL ASK ME THE SAME QUESTION OVER AGAIN AND THIS WILL GO ON FOR YEARS. … AND EVERYTIME YOU ASK I WILL SAY THE EXACT SAME THING. SO LETS JUST CUT THE BULLSHIT AND DO EXACTLY AS I SAID SO WE CAN HAVE ANOTHER CREATIVE SOLIDER ON THE GROUND TAKING ON THE LEFT. 😉

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      • Mike Price
        02/28/2017

        You just gave him the blueprint to starting his own business out of thin air. Kudos to you!

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