Changing-Evolving-Evaluating

One problem galleries had with me (out of many ?) is I have a style but I enjoy learning, experimenting, and playing. I am not really aligned with the artist-as-factory/stick to one thing and never budge mindset. I wish the world saw things in broader terms. I did have galleries that got it, and we were successful. Simple. I hope to find that again in the right Gallery setting because I do miss the camaraderie and experience. I think it is not my time. I also am becoming less and less interested with the delusion of fame. I know people that I believe only create art as some kind of identity that will bring them a sense of fame. I hope this is not the case, but as more and more "Artists" come up in a scene, the less fun they become. While I wish I could be a part of the team, I am o.k. with sitting it out and creating my nonsense in my room. I would like to thank the ones in my life who have supported my art, in any incarnation for so many years. I hope you remain by my side. 

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Dancing

Dancing

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John Lennon "Plastic Ono Band"

 I am a huge John Lennon fan. I am a fan of him for the fact he was a deeply flawed man who was constantly searching for something. Unlike most music, especially mainstream "Hip Hop", or watered down whatever-the-radio-is-playing-on-a-loop-these-days music, I can relate to Lennon's lyrics. I feel them, I know what he is talking about. John Lennon put out a lot of music. The specific record I am referring to is John Lennon's first record post Beatles, John Lennon "Plastic Ono Band". This is one of the most stripped down, minimalistic, and deeply truthful pieces of art I have ever experienced. I first heard it when I was maybe 8 or 9. Grown up (just a bit?) this record has found me again at the exact time it was supposed to. If you ever want to hear complete honesty in lyrics, this is THE album. Beautifully recorded and in my opinion, there is not one note under or over played. To me what John Lennon, Klaus Voorman, Ringo Starr, and Billy Preston did on this record is genius. A record that from top to bottom has no bad songs. No bad decisions.

Here is the story of making this monumental album. 

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THE FOOL ON THE HILL

I cant tell you how much I identify with this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg1k_G6fRpQ

Day after day alone on the hill
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him
They can see that he's just a fool
And he never gives an answer
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around
Well on his way his head in a cloud
The man of a thousand voices talking percetly loud
But nobody ever hears him
Or the sound he appears to make
And he never seems to notice
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around
And nobody seems to like him
They can tell what he wants to do
And he never shows his feelings
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around
Round and round and round
He never listens to them
He knows that they're the fools
The don't like him
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around.

Lennon/McCartney

John Lennon

R.I.P. John Lennon. You were my first cultural influence. I respected you for speaking your mind, I respected you for admitting failure, I respected you for going against the grain, I respected you because you influenced me to seek out people I felt a kinship with, and of course your music.