Saturday, May 14, 2022

289 - UNHINGED

 We've come unhinged and we apologize for that!

The music in this episode is by bastiengoat



WE LOST THESE!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

288 - Why Video Not Ok?

 We're talking unrestricted funds, things to apply for, and the RED CARPET ROOM! Hear all the cat meows you can handle! We talk about kicking art, too- but don't tell anyone about that. 

the music in this episode is by dj submissive and breedable

we go to the red room!


Saturday, April 23, 2022

287 - Mist Madness

 This week we talk about all different kinds of mist. We also give eight simple tips to stop global warming. Wally and research assistant Katy Kondo are featured! It's a tour de force. 

The music in this episode is by the Monophonics

See Kate, Mansur Nurullah, and Jeremy Rourke at Recology!

...if you've forgotten the access key, remember the tower rotation



Friday, April 15, 2022

386 - Hang on Sloopy

 We are entering the loose era. We talk about tall men, the soapbox derby, and when cats have birthdays. Please email us and talk to us! Kate's a lonely goblin.

The music in this episode is by the McCoys


Ohio pride!


Thursday, March 31, 2022

285 - Palo Alto

 We finally went down south after Maysoun recovered from friggin COVID-19! We saw art, met a cat, and got a new library card! Stop going to work and let us know where we should visit next.

The music in this episode is by Toro y Moi

GO PALO ALTO PANDAS!


Friday, March 11, 2022

284 - Wonder Chicken

 We went to a show if you can believe that. We also talk about prehistoric birds, play the SF craigslist version of the Price is Right, and Maysoun thinks only men can be scientists. Celebrate a belated international women's day with us!

the music in this episode is by dj submissive and breedable

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project Open Call!

Prehistoric bird skull!


Friday, February 25, 2022

283 - Maysoun is Back!

Maysoun is back! She is buying socks! She is going to shows! Is there anything she can't do?! Find out!

The music in this episode is by bastiengoat

Get Birds of Lake Merritt by Alex Harris!


Where are you getting socks these days?


Friday, February 18, 2022

282 - Anastasia Vigo Saves the Day

 This week we're joined by Anastasia Vigo from Dunktown! We talk about some shows and events coming up. Anastasia also tells us about a big Kruger show in Chicago, who was the worst person at SFMOMA when she worked there, and what are dreams really about!

Support NIAD!


UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF YOUR DREAMS!


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

281 - Tight Butthole

It's a Kate only episode this week, but we send our love and hugs to Maysoun forever! Let's take a little ramble through upcoming shows, revisit a treasured cat memory, and learn about a duck.

The music in this episode is by FAVORS

Read this article by Sarah Hotchkiss! 

go to Recology!

Goldeneye!


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

280 - Zoodles

 This week Maysoun takes a controversial stance on zoodles. We pop off about a mural show, air fryers, and Slideroom. Get your binocs out and take a look!

The music in this episode is by quest-onmarq

Here's that old episode about the SFICA

Get some zoodles!


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

279 - Shy Around Humans

This week we're just getting back into the groove. We talk about SECA, a few shows, and an errant rocket. Email us! congratulationspinetree@gmail.com

The music in this episode is by Toro y Moi

Russian rocket stage makes uncontrolled entry into Earth's atmosphere

Go ahead and get yourself an award.

The Audium

Look at all these turkeys!


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

278 - Turkey Revenge

This is a wild ride. Kate is cooking breakfast throughout this entire episode. We learn that there is a new director at the Kadist. Maysoun is rededicating herself to not being part of art scene pretension. We find out about an extinct prehistoric turkey.

the music in this episode is by FAVORS



Thursday, November 18, 2021

277 - Become Gnomes

 We have an absolute deluge of listener emails this week! What do you do about cat fur in your paint? How do you get rid of art you bought but don't want anymore? Get the wise answers only the Pine Tree can provide!

The music in this episode is by Vector Hold

Send your questions to congratulationspinetree@gmail.com


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

276 - Shannon's Soul Report

 Maysoun goes totally Sarah Palin on her former roommate, Shannon over her work at a giant tech company. We also talk about a couple shows and the western grebe! The dancer of water birds!

The music in this episode is by Giraffage

This is Shannon now.


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

275 - Return of the Snork Mask

 This week we are naysayers about a crystal fair. Also Kate tries to get Maysoun into a snork mask and out the door. Everyone email Maysoun if you're bothered by any of the mouse clicking in this episode. Love you! Bye!

The music in this episode is by New Scans 

Save these guys by making a wetlands in your apartment!


Thursday, October 28, 2021

274 - Stated Positions

 This week we decide who is the king of Bay Area museums. We also announce the winner of our first annual pumpkin carving contest!!! Maysoun accidentally thinks it's January for a second! Unbelievable! 

The music in this episode it by bastiengoat

Go see the shows at MoAD

Fairfield Beavers

Suzanne's beaver podcast!

INGRID FOREVER!!!


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

273 - Maysoun Gives the Finger

 This week we got into some traffic drama! We also saw a plethora of art shows. Come on this winding journey with us!

All the music in this show is by FAVORS

Go see all the shows at Cushion Works, Telematic, Slash, Wattis, and Microsoft Paint! And beyond!

Do not flip people off from your bike!


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

272 - RETRACT

 Kate and Maysoun do some corrections, redactions, RETRACTIONS, recantations, disavowals and so much more in this episode !

The intro and outro music in this episode is by Tomu DJ


NFTs Are Hot. So Is Their Effect on the Earth’s Climate

8+ Interesting Palestinian Films Coming to Netflix, This Weekend & This Month


REDACTED AND RETRACTED


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

271 - Get Right to It

 This week we get right into it without even a moment of hesitation. We talk about puffer vests, play guess the rent, and remind you about the pumpkin carving contest! ENTER TO WIN!!!

Most of the music in this episode is by Jon Reyes


SWOOSH SWOOSH!


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

270 - Autumn Begins

This week we introduce the Congratulations Pine Tree pumpkin carving contest! WIN WIN WIN! Email us your pumpkins before October 26th motherfuckers! The winner gets a $30 clipper card!

congratulationspinetree@gmail.com

All the music in this episode is by Professor Murder

Send us your pumpkins!


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

269 - Tex Mess

 This week Maysoun had a weird week! She had a Texan fake being vaxed, she got poison oak, and she saw some art. Let's take a wild ride through the life of Maysoun.

Most of the music in this episode is by bastiengoat

SUPPORT THIS KICKSTARTER:

Let Me Let You Go 

A Groundbreaking Sci-Fi Comedy Feature about artists that become cross-species with fungus in order to survive!


10 Common Poison Oak Myths

Discover and Go - Free passes to places with your SFPL card!


Baby coots!


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

268 - Reckless Pessimism

 This week we are talking about the newest Rappaport family venture, the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco. We elicited comments from artists, curators, and art workers from the Bay Area to say what they thought (anonymously) about this surprise announcement of a new major art space. Are you cautiously optimistic or recklessly pessimistic? Or something else? Let us know! congratulationspinetree@gmail.com

Most of the music in this episode is by Pauline Anna Strom

ICA San Francisco

New Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco to open in Dogpatch next summer - SF Chronicle

San Francisco Gets Its Own Institute of Contemporary Art - NY Times


The Cool Kids Club


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

267 - Gobblin' Goblins

 We're back! Maysoun went to some shows without rubbing Neosporin into her nostrils. We also bid a fond farewell to everyone who moved away this summer. Plus: loads of new segments!

The music in this episode is by yellowing and you know who else.

Bay Area Visual Art Exhibitions Not to Miss this Fall by Sarah Hotchkiss

Snorks!


Saturday, May 29, 2021

266 - Ticks in the Grass

We went to the Headlands and we can tell you first hand: oh baby, there are ticks in that grass. Have a safe and fun summer, everyone! We love you.

All the music in this episode is by Morgan Bassichis

Tick City, USA


Saturday, May 22, 2021

265 - Biker Dyke Dreams

This week Kate is contemplating her future as a bicycle expert. We also talk about some art we saw IN PERSON! Plus our cats are featured.

All the music in this episode is by Blue Wednesday, Himalayan Beach Ensemble, Dillan Witherow


Links about Palestinian Liberation:

People of conscience: Palestinians ask you to boycott Israel by Omar Barghouti

Podcasts:
Citations Needed: Debunking the 5 Most Common Anti-Palestinian Talking Points (37min)
Revolution Now: Episode 10 - Palestine in a Podcast (1 hr 45min)

The Media:3 Ways the Media Enables Racist Violence

Introductory Books (or Audiobooks):
Edward Said, The Question of Palestine
Rashid Khalidi, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Joe Sacco, Palestine AND Footnotes in Gaza

also, Angela Davis, Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Websites with more Info:
Gaza in Context

Decolonize Palestine

Palestinians to Follow: Mohammed El-Kurd

Noura Erakat

Mariam Barghouti
Dr. Yara Hawari
Omar Ghraieb

Jehad Abusalim

Orgs to Follow / Donate:

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
Adala Justice Project
Jewish Voice for Peace
Arab Resource & Organizing Center
Eyewitness Palestine

Palestine Red Crescent Society
UNRWA

About the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) Movement:
BDS Movement

US Military Funding to Israel (look up your city):
https://uscpr.org/militaryfunding

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

264 - Making Friends (with MaryAnn Rhoades)

 Maysoun is in the secret zone so we're joined by Kate's mom this week! We talk about making friends, the history of the Bay Area, and mercury mining.

the music in this episode is by Monophonics

Downtown San Jose in the 1950s


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021

263 - Goat Heat

NOTICE! Feedburner, the service we use to create the feed for our podcast will soon stop supporting email subscriptions. If you rely on email updates to let you know when a new episode is out, please consider switching to a different subscription method. Let us know if you need help: congratulationspinetree@gmail.com

This week we are talking about springtime and how people with an Aries sun sign need to get their shit together and bring the warm weather! We also talk about bystander training, websites, and free fridges.

The music in this episode is by Florence Price


Aries, please bring the warmth!!!


Thursday, April 1, 2021

262 - No to Landlords

This week we talk about landlords, missing panel discussions, and we talk about what's sketchy and what's legit. You know- the basics.

Most of the music in this episode is by DUNGEON WEED


Laminate yourself a press pass!


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

261 - PSAs

This week someone has done a fraud! Plus Maysoun tells us about the wacky woman who funded Coit tower.

The music in this episode is by Tomu DJ 

Bungie and Wally, bless them.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

259 - DIY VAX

This week we try to make our own vaccines. We also talk about the Van Gogh laser light show coming to San Francisco. What do you think about that show? Let us know at congratulationspinetree@gmail.com

The music in this episode is by bastiengoat

Support the Cause Against Anti-Asian Violence

Virtually Asian by Astria Suparak



If Van Gough were alive would he take MDMA?


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

257 - Hobby Horses

 This week we're taking up some new hobbies and projects. We also give some nice updates and do some corrections. We share our friend BaubleRob's definitive list of what order to watch Studio Ghibli movies. How are you filling your time? Let us know: congratulationspinetree@gmail.com

All the music in this episode is by Bézier & Vin Sol

Darning socks is cool and good.


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

256 - Baseball Danger

 This week we try to crack the case on a mystery residency in Oregon. We also talk about whether drive-in movie theaters are open. Plus Kate invites artists to think about the danger of standing in the middle of a baseball game with no glove. Sorry for all the hand sounds in this episode- just pretend you’re listening from under a table.

All the music in this episode is by Burd Hauz

Return the Eye by DROUGHT SPA presented by CLOACA

UC Regents buy SF Art Institute’s $19.7M debt, are now school’s landlords — will SFAI’s Diego Rivera mural be next to sell?

proposalsforall.com


Here's the baseball diagram.

Maysoun found a safer one!



Tuesday, December 22, 2020

255 - Star Trek IV

 We voyage home with the crew of the Enterprise and learn all about humpback whales! Happy solstice and if you have any info about what pizza restaurant is featured in this movie please let us know. 

10 out of 10 stars


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

254 - Radio Wars!

 This week we are in all-out war with KQED. We ask Julie Deppish to PICK A SIDE! We also check what's going on with art on craigslist. 

Be sure to watch these movies for next week's episode:

Gattaca
THX 1138
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

All the music in this episode is by Bézier & Vin Sol

A BATTLE FOR THE AIRWAVES


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

253 - Marcel Vs. Covid Command

This week Maysoun is offering her service as a mean daddy. We also invite your suggestions for Bay Area movies to watch! Send us your recommendations! congratulationspinetree@gmail.com
 
All the music in this episode is by bastiengoat

Listen to Rightnowish


Please stay in your bubble as much as possible.




Monday, November 30, 2020

252 - Pretend Journalism

We continue our award-winning journalism in response to a listener question from last week. Maysoun comes dangerously close to talking bad about Dolly Parton. Kate goes off about a new lesbian romcom. 

The music in this episode is by Tomu DJ


Interview with Gordon Chin about CCDC, and organizing and gentrification in Chinatown

Committee to Reimagine SFAI presentation from November 6th

Pay your Shuumi Land Tax

Short lesbian, tall lesbian.



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

251 - Fonts and Taunts

 This week we have a listener email asking about a new gallery logo. We also salute essential workers and have some legal news. Kate accidentally doesn't record the podcast for an hour, so that was fun. 

Most of the music in this episode is by No Vacation

Oakland Workers Fund

Shotgun Players

San Francisco DA's Office Launches Its 1st Homicide Prosecution Of A Police Officer


Here is the logo that our listener wrote in about.


Monday, November 9, 2020

250 - Bye Bitch

Just got through the longest week of all time... or at least of the COVID times. We run through some election results and then get back to our bread and butter of art things. Stay warm and stay safe.

The music in this episode is Bye Bitch by Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman

Town Fridge (instagram)

Sometimes I say I'm gonna put a link in the underworld, but I forget. Let me know if you need a link to something.

Fucked around and found out.



Monday, October 26, 2020

249 - Pandie Ramblin'

This week there are some event and show announcements?! Many of them are documentaries, which Maysoun is ambivalent about. We also listen to a poem!

All the music in this episode is by

Imprisoned by algorithms

The blue moon is coming!



Sunday, October 4, 2020

247 - NO on 22

This week Kate cautions against re-staging photographs at 2am. We talk about the Headlands ending their affiliate program. Also some museums are opening?! Keep your eye on the ball, everybody!




Don't get sucked into a left-wing QANON situation.


Sunday, September 27, 2020

246 - Yes on 15!

This week we contemplate the political leapfrog that could result from Kamala Harris becoming VP. We lied about doing the voter guide this week- but we're going to do it soon! We mention art at some point as well.

All the music in this episode is by Monophonics

ACCE Action

Forms of Reparations: The Museum & Restorative Justice

Hey, you can pre-order Kate's comic here.


The cool people are saying YES on 15!


Sunday, September 20, 2020

245 - Psyops Babies

We're back from our summer break! We take a listener question about their apartment building getting sold. We tell billionaires to buy buildings and give them to the people who live there. We'll see how that works out. We also talk about Civil War II, propaganda, and sneakers.

Congratulations Pine Tree says NO to war!



Mind wars only.




Monday, June 15, 2020

244 - Drop the cops!

This is our last episode before summer break! We talk about white hysteria, SFMOMA, Angela Davis, and more. Go ahead and email us if you miss us.

All the music in this episode is by Wizard Apprentice

The Anti Police-Terror Project IG: antipoliceterrorproject
The Black New Deal
The Coalition on Homelessness IG: coalitiononhomelessness
Poor Magazine IG: poormagazine
People's Breakfast Oakland (linktree)
NO NEUTRAL ALLIANCE
SOMArts
slash art
Shahid Buttar - Get Pelosi out of there!
Petition and numbers to call to tell the SEIU: DROP THE COPS! Email us if you want to get more involved in this campaign!
National Association of Government Employees (part of the SEIU)
Oakland City Council
San Francisco Board of Supervisors 

Podcasts/Radio to listen to:
UpFront (on KPFA)
Hard Knock Radio (on KPFA)
We Want the Airwaves

Thursday, May 21, 2020

243 - The Walk the Walk is Behind the Scenes

This week we're getting closer and closer to the anarchist uprising. Maysoun "went" to some more Zoom panels, Kate has some micro-updates about SFAI and Dave & Busters.

All the music in this episode is by K.K. Slider

San Francisco's Arts Community Town Hall
#BlackNewDeal

New circles!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

242 - Goodbye, Salad Bar!

This week we say goodbye to Sweet Tomatoes. We talk about some other things that are closing, pizza again, and radioactive dirt on treasure island! Plus Maysoun hates zoom.

The music in this episode is by asonic garcia

My Lennar Lemon!
This former radioactive-waste site off the coast of San Francisco is turning into a $5 billion housing development by Melia Robinson
Lawsuit aims to stop thousands of planned Treasure Island homes by Adam Brinkow
Moms 4 Housing

sad salad

Saturday, May 2, 2020

241 - Lawyers in the Bathtub

This week Kate's reporting from the bathtub. We introduce Wazwaz & Rhoades Law Firm! Maysoun got a swab in the brain to see if she had the virus. It's an action packed episode, people!

All the music in this episode is by CAPE


Be an emergency volunteer - San Francisco
Indigenous Mutual Aid
Tom Mooney!
Fill Hotels not Graves - The Village (Oakland)
CA Lawyers for the Arts
How to become a lawyer in California
Et al.
Carey Lin
Animal Crossing: Tarantula

Can you help Maysoun and Kate pass the bar? Please?