NorCal and Shill

NorCal and Shill

A podcast where NFT artists tell stories, hosted by NorCal Guy. https://twitter.com/GuyNorcal https://twitter.com/norcalandshill

Episodes

May 23, 2024 27 mins

In this episode of "NorCal and Shill," the host, NorCal Guy, welcomes Hafftka, an exuberant artist who found new creative freedom in the NFT space. Hafftka describes his transition from traditional art forms to digital art, sparked significantly by the limitations he felt in the traditional art world. During the pandemic, he dove into crypto and NFTs, which he found liberating due to their inclusivity and potential for ex...

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I couldn't help but grin ear to ear when Monster Mike shared his unexpected pivot from a cutlery salesman to an avant-garde crypto artist; it's that sort of unpredictability that spices up our latest episode. Embark on an auditory odyssey with us as Mike, a maestro of the digital canvas, recounts his gastronomic escapades in Singapore's hawker markets and his trailblazing journey through the burgeoning world of NFTs....

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May 9, 2024 34 mins

Ever wondered how an artist fuses the old-world charm of oil paintings with the futuristic precision of robotics? This week's conversation with digital virtuoso Delta Sauce is an expedition through the landscape of innovation, as we unravel the threads of his artistic evolution. From the tactile world of woodworking and sculpting to the digital frontier, Delta Sauce shares his intimate history and the life-shaping experiences ...

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May 2, 2024 54 mins

Step into the visionary world of OG, a trailblazer in the NFT and crypto art universe, as he shares his journey from skeptic to a central figure in the digital community. Our conversation transcends the mere economics of art, delving into the philosophy of authenticity, the critical role of transparency, and the power of living with integrity. OG's mantra, "be cool, do cool shit, and don't harm others," emerges ...

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April 25, 2024 26 mins

From the crack of the bat to the click of a shutter, Tom Wilson's journey has been anything but ordinary. As we sit down with the former baseball player turned digital artist, Tom shares his story about the leap of faith into the world of cryptocurrency and his discovery of NFTs. Inspired by the likes of Micah Johnson, he reveals how this new frontier became a canvas for his creativity, offering a fresh palette for expression ...

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April 18, 2024 30 mins


Ever wondered how a passion for Pokémon cards could evolve into pioneering the world of NFT art? Join me as I sit with the illustrious Giga Chad Pepe, whose journey from tactile collector to digital trailblazer is nothing short of fascinating. We delve into the universe of digital collectibles where blockchain isn't just a buzzword—it's a bridge connecting artists and collectors across the globe. Giga Chad, with his ...

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April 11, 2024 37 mins

Have you ever wondered how an artist's past informs their current digital masterpieces? NFT virtuoso Jessica Cardelucci joins us to unravel her fascinating evolution from a tech and photography enthusiast to a pioneer in the NFT art space. Her story is a tapestry woven from threads of curiosity, sparked by Kevin Abash's "Forever Rose" and nurtured in the midst of pandemic-driven Clubhouse conversations. Jessica ...

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March 28, 2024 44 mins

Discover the fusion of fashion and the digital frontier as we sit down with Colby Mugrabi, the visionary blending NFTs with timeless style. She takes us on her unique journey from vintage fashion aficionado to the creative force behind mmERCH, a generative fashion brand at the helm of the Web3 revolution. Embrace the excitement of a world where coders become celebrated artists and luxury garments hold the potential to double as dig...

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March 21, 2024 30 mins

Sometimes, the spark of creativity is a legacy passed down through generations. That's the story of digital artist Hayden Clay, who joins me to share his artistic odyssey, marked by his father's influence and a spirited cuttlefish. Our conversation is a vivid tapestry of Hayden's past odd jobs and his current triumphs within the transformative realm of NFTs and digital art monetization. We traverse from laughable mom...

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March 14, 2024 23 mins

Ever wondered how art and blockchain can dance together in the moonlight of innovation? Rare Scrilla, the guy who's been mixing beats with Bitcoin long before your favorite coffee shop started accepting it, graces our podcast with tales from the crypto-art frontier. He's no stranger to the game; from creating a Bitcoin music album inspired by the Silk Road saga to his endeavors with Spells of Genesis and the Rare Pepe com...

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March 7, 2024 40 mins

Prepare to be enthralled by the dynamic Boona, who joins us at the frontier of art and technology. He's not just a storyteller and tech aficionado; he's paving the way in the NFT fashion world with mmERCH. Together, we swap podcasting war stories and marvel at the seismic shifts in the Web3 landscape. Boona brings to life his electrifying moment of NFT discovery, while I reflect on how collecting has evolved from physical...

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February 29, 2024 48 mins

Venture into the kaleidoscopic world of crypto art as we sit down with the discerning Funghibull, whose journey from the sidelines to the center stage of the NFT market is nothing short of captivating. In this episode, we peel back the layers of Funghibull's experiences, from his initial skepticism to his astute investments, and the laugh-out-loud misadventure with an Ether Rock that could've been a gold mine. As the tape...

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February 22, 2024 29 mins

Join us as we ride the waves with Anj Semark, a photographer who's turned the ocean's untamed beauty into a canvas for his art. In this episode, Anj narrates his journey from a film camera aficionado in his youth to a modern-day visual poet of the sea, diving into his captivating experiences of photographing the formidable winter ocean. But that's not all—Anj opens up about his latest voyage into the vibrant world of...

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February 15, 2024 50 mins

Embark on a journey through the lens of Nathan Bauman, as we uncover the remarkable transformation of a one-time grocery clerk into a master photographer with an unquenchable thirst for adventure. Nathan's tale is a mosaic of unexpected turns, from the pivotal hike along the Appalachian Trail that rekindled his passion for photography to the life lessons from his father that echo in his heart. This episode weaves together the ...

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February 8, 2024 24 mins

Ever imagined swapping blueprints for brushstrokes? That's precisely the journey Bianca, the Bucharest-born visual artist known as Palette Box, takes us through as she recounts her artistic evolution from architecture to the whimsical world of illustration. Our conversation winds through the cobblestone dreams of Italy and the electric avenues of New York City, where Bianca's aspirations are as vivid as her artwork. As sh...

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February 1, 2024 22 mins

When David Fairs first peered into the world of NFTs and cryptocurrency, he encountered a reality far from his roots in traditional art. On our show, David recounts that pivotal moment when the hefty price tags on crypto art shattered his skepticism and steered him onto a path of digital exploration. Our conversation takes you behind the scenes as David, once an electrician, now a skilled photographer and drone pilot, navigates the...

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Step into the world illuminated by the visionary artists Eric Pare and Kim Henry, as they weave their adventures in light painting and landscape photography into a narrative that transcends the boundaries of art and technology. Their tales of traversing the US and Canada, battling climate extremes to seize the perfect shot, are as captivating as the images they create. These trailblazers not only paint with light but also shed ligh...

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January 18, 2024 55 mins

When Bat Soup Yum first dipped his toes into the icy waters of the NFT world, he was as skeptical as they come. But as he'll tell you himself, a simple bet transformed his outlook, leading him down a vibrant path where art collides with blockchain technology. Join us for a whirlwind tour through the evolving narratives of digital art and Web 3.0, guided by the insights of Batz, the enthusiast turned evangelist. Together, we tr...

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January 11, 2024 54 mins

Imagine a world where your most cherished possessions are digital, where art thrives beyond the physical and connects people across the globe. That's the realm PopPunk has delved into, and on today's show, he takes us through the vibrant corridors of crypto art and NFTs. From his nostalgic childhood collections to his art lost in Hurricane Katrina, PopPunk's story isn't just about collecting; it's about the...

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January 4, 2024 31 mins

When Klutch, the entrepreneur who transformed his skepticism into a full-blown passion for NFTs, shares his story with us, it's an inspiration wrapped in blockchains and digital artistry. Our conversation traverses his journey from a Web 2.0 world to the vibrant heartbeat of Web 3.0, detailing the life lessons from his father that fueled his ambition and the strategy that turned him into a savvy NFT investor. Klutch doesn&apos...

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