I went to see ZZ Ward in Tampa at The Ritz a couple of weeks ago. I was very excited to see her perform in person and was curious about the opening band The Silent Comedy that was doing this leg of the tour with her. Can I just say WOW? They were utterly, holy amazing! Their energy tangibly charged up the room by the first song. People were smiling and clapping and looking at each other incredulously by the 3rd song. Everyone was thinking: Why aren’t these guys totally famous?
By the last song the audience felt connected like old comrade drinking buddies, raising our cups to God and the fleetingness of life and the joy of feeling music that is honest and unapologetic.
I was first in line at the merch table after the show and immediately asked the guys for an interview (after I bought a t-shirt and had them all sign my CD). Jeremiah responded enthusiastically and gave me their card. The awesome interview with Joshua follows.
Reggie and his team are putting together a new EP and their first US East Coast tour! You can #RealizeTheDream with us!
Interview with Brooklyn’s French Horn Rebellion-Creative Brothers pioneer new genre ‘Next Jack Swing’
I had the pleasure of meeting the rambunctiously fun and light hearted brother duo French Horn Rebellion when my band (Waking Giants) was playing the Harvey Milk Festival in Sarasota, Fl. I was also one of the the stage managers for the event so I got a chance to hang out with them the night before at a private meet and greet party and back stage all day at the festival.
This time I got to spend with the guys planted the seed for the interview below, as I found them both to be very open and engaged with everyone they met, despite their A-list STAR power.
French Horn Rebellion (www.frenchhornrebellion.com) are Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, two brothers born and bred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. In 2007, younger brother Robert was playing French horn in the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and decided to make hot beats instead. After telling the conductor Continue reading “Interview with Brooklyn’s French Horn Rebellion-Creative Brothers pioneer new genre ‘Next Jack Swing’” »
I was blessed to attend and film HuDost’s concert at Rising Tide International on April 20, 2013 (www.HuDost.com). I really wanted to capture some video to share here with everyone (see below), as reading a review just isn’t the same as catching a glimpse of the live experience through video. I also got to learn new video editing skills (yay!) and I am really excited to be pushing my creativity in new directions! The possibilites are endless and very exciting!
HuDost was joined on stage by vocalist Stephanie Heidemann (www.stephanieheidemann.com) and Julian Douglas (http://juliandouglas.com) on percussion. I was able to get a good shot of each of them for this montage below. Clockwise below: Moksha Sommer, Jemal Wade Hines, Stephanie Heidemann and Julian Douglas.
The show was an amazing intimate evening of friends and like minded spiritual seekers and Continue reading “HuDost review and new video skillz!” »
An excerpt from the article points to the drug dopamine.
According to Alice Flaherty, one of the most renowned neuroscientists researching creativity has an answer for us. Another ingredient, that’s very important for us to be creative is dopamine: The more dopamine that is released, the more creative we are, she says:
“People vary in terms of their level of creative drive according to the activity of the dopamine pathways of the limbic system.”
And I thought I was just getting clean! But dopamine alone isn’t enough. We need to Continue reading “i kill tv born in the shower!” »
Got married in DC last weekend to my lovely partner of 8 years. If you are like the majority of Americans who think all people are equal and should share equal rights under our CIVIL laws, please sign this petition to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act that is holding our rights hostage:
This article at Forbes.com nails it on the head- “10 reasons why we struggle w/ creativity”. I especially love #9: It’s easier to get numb!
This article is very worth the TIME and so is the John Cleese video on creativity they add at the end (I’ll add it too)…
What John Cleese says about creativity :
We get our ideas from our unconscious mind. So how can we create a mood that enables creativity to thrive?
TWO KEYS TO INVITE CREATIVITY:
1. Create boundaries of space to avoid interruption.
2. Create boundaries of time: give a start and stop time to create this oasis of space.
Now watch the video below and goobe on John Cleese like I did. Full length video is at the end down there.
Ok I’ve never really gotten into kale, but I’ve been hearing about how amazing it is just sautéed with garlic from everyone, so I looked online to find some recipes. I’ve been on Weight Watchers now since Christmas and have lost about 13 pounds. It’s slow but steady for me. So, I’m always on the look out for satisfying low points meals.
This was so amazing I have to share it cause I could eat this shit every day! Seriously! You have to get the right kind of kale for it to be as good as what I had. I went to Whole Foods and got the Lady Moon organic lacinato kale… see picture below.
Update! I tried regular kale this week because they were out if this kale and it totally tasted great! So it must be the recipe!
Here’s the recipe I used: Continue reading “i kill fat! kale is dope!” »
My friends of the band Hudost asked me to do an interview with them about their current album release (4th Way Folk) and “In Utero” tour.
I had interviewed them in 2010 for Sarasota Music Scene (read here) and relished the chance to submerse myself into their new creative project. Since they are the reason and inspiration to start this blog (read here), I am excited beyond words to give you a glimpse into their amazing lives. Click on the album cover below to buy & listen to the music on Band Camp while you read the interview.
They will be stopping here in Sarasota at Rising Tide International- April 20. Get tickets and info here.
“I think is it like anything…we will become what we put our time into. It works the other way around too…what we put our time into will become us.- Moksha”
So what do I do instead of t.v.? Well, I’ve spent a lot of time searching out creativity on the internet and I’ve found some amazing things. Parallax scrolling will blow your mind if you haven’t seen it yet! Warning! This is a rabbit hole and you will be lost for a while! This site http://speckyboy.com has the best collection I’ve seen of this dramatic effect.
The parallax scrolling effect, now a firm design trend, is a technique that uses multiple background images that move at different, yet synchronized, speeds as the user scrolls down (also, less popularly, horizontally) a web page. The overall effect gives the viewer a seamless and intriguing browsing experience that just looks damn good!
At the bootom of the page we have also included a selection of tutorials to help get yopu started.