In which I talk about the artists and creators working in the darkness of obscurity.
The Art of Art In the rush to embrace the next trend, crown the next genius, and jump on the next bandwagon I think we forget that art is about you. Or rather You. Art is a lot of things, so many things that people get years of schooling just to tell others what is… Continue reading The Art of Art
The things that stay with you are strange. Memories thought forgotten that are just lying dormant but there, waiting for a trigger. Such is the case with me today as I learned of the passing of DAVE BROCKIE, the singer of gore-rock band GWAR. For many GWAR was just a gross metal band that lived… Continue reading Saying Goodbye But GOD WHAT A RACKET!
There is something that we tend to forget in our modern world of safe, mass consumptive art. Our world of art for the masses. We forget that art is dangerous. That at its heart, art is barely restrained chaos. Is a thing with teeth that, while usually tamed, can bite. I need to bring up… Continue reading Dangerous Arts
I mentioned in my last post MY theories on why the Arts have been in a slow motion decline. There's no science or research in my opinion outside of simply being in a small scene and seeing how things seem to be trending. One of the issues I brought up was the idea of cost. … Continue reading Free For All
With the recent news that the Borders book chain is going to soon be closing it gets one to thinking about the future of books and bookstores. It really is a scary, strange time for books, for authors, and for the fans of the physical reading medium. The thing right now is that e-books and… Continue reading Save the Books!
I am deviating a little from the norm here and am going to talk about something I never really talk about and that is music. I never really talk about music because it is the one thing I love that I am really self conscious about because I know so many people who are musicians,… Continue reading Turn Down That Music You Darn Kids!
So I wanted to share two very cool Michigan things that just make me smile. Two musical acts that are literally one man bands and which show the magic you can truly make when you work alone. Thumbpedal - Walkatalk - my friend Jack hipped me to this record as his nephew knows the man… Continue reading 'Cause The Things Ya Love, Ya Just Gotta Share
Influence I wrote a blog a while about the notion of legacy and what it means. And I want a legacy, you want a legacy, we all want one. We want to leave that behind with what we do. More important than a legacy though is influence. Say, Charles Dickens left a legacy with his… Continue reading Influence
We really need to meet these 'they - wise folks, those cats. It is not a popular idea but dammit, who cares. Be bold. If you write, if you draw, if you make music, whatever you do, get it out there. Release it to the world. Blog it. Post it. Print it. Press it. Release… Continue reading Be Bold, As They Say…