As a kid, I pictured my future self in interviews, even before I knew what I was going to do for my career and life. I’ve always imagined myself in conversation with interviewers asking me about my favorite cartoons and what I enjoy doing. Although it sounds self-centered, it’s something I’ve thought a lot about and enjoy picturing in my imagination.
Thanks to the internet, we can watch an interview with virtually any artist we’re interested in and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become infatuated with what my favorite celebrities and artists like to do in their downtime. I’ve seen every Tyler, the Creator interview, and many by Narduar and ‘Big Boy’s Neighborhood.’
For years, I felt that my interviews were many years off and out of reach for an emerging artist like myself. Recently though, I had the idea to record interviews directly between my friends and myself. And since I’m starting a media collective, I decided what better way to do these interviews than in a podcast format? The answer of course is clear.
In that spirit, I’m beginning by focusing on how my collective DOHBOYZ creates, as well as our backgrounds and interests. I’m going to keep it casual and avoid getting in your face with things. I want it to feel like hanging out with friends.
On the first Sunday since the quarantine started, we released the first episode of the DOHCAST! on YouTube and Spotify. There we establish what the podcast is and why we’re doing it and who we are. I see this as a beginning of a long road of self-directed interviews. It’s also a great platform to prepare us for the future, when even more people start lining up to interview the collective!