COVID Check-In with Dmitry Samarov

Virtual Memories Show
COVID Check-In: Dmitry Samarov

“Each new apartment I have, there’s this hope that it’s the last one. Not like the final resting place, but the permanent home.”

Artist & writer Dmitry Samarov checks in from Chicago to talk about self-isolating in a packed-up apartment (he’s supposed to move in a month). We talk about his paintings, the lack of social distancing in a neighborhood he visited, his current reading (Tropic of Cancer and Ben Katchor’s The Dairy Restaurant), and more. Give it a listen! And go check out Dmitry’s latest book, Soviet Stamps, and sign up for his weekly e-mail!

Listen to the conversation! Then check out the archives for more conversations from The Before Times.

You can listen to all these COVID Check-In episodes at The COVID-19 Sessions.

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About our Guest

Dmitry Samarov paints and writes in Chicago, Illinois. He’s the author of four published books: Hack, and Where To?, both illustrated memoirs of his taxi-driving days, Music To My Eyes, and Soviet Stamps. You should sign up for his weekly e-mail and listen to his occasional Blather podcast.

Credits: The conversation was recorded remotely via Zencastr. I used a Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone feeding into a Cloudlifter CL-1 and a Mackie Onyx Blackjack 2×2 USB Recording Interface. All processing and editing done in Adobe Audition CC. Drawing of Dmitry by him, so it’s not on my instagram.

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