“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” —Kurt Vonnegut via this post that I will write about in the near future.
BEATENTRACK is Austin's first mobile recording studio. It will significantly reduce the cost of producing an album for local artists. Griffin and Matt have already invested a lot before even starting their Kickstarter campaign. They still need $25,000 for equipment (computer, truck, recording software, etc.)
Not only do I support these guys because they are my friends, but I really believe in this innovative process. I feel compelled to give something back to the music world that has been so generous to me despite my greed. It is imperative to support our artistic community. If I don't know how to creatively contribute, I want to empower those who do. Click here to support BEATENTRACK on Kickstarter. We will all reap the benefits.
You can read more about it on Griffin's interview with Owl Mag.
It was hard to choose just one. John Copeland is a brilliant artist based out of New York. His work is dark and it scares the dickens out of me, but there is something so riveting about it. His voice is his canvas and his canvas is loud. Not using his indoor canvas. The Life Magazine covers are my favorite [after these two] and they are certainly worth a gander. Rich color and texture. This isn't a guy who spends his weeknights watching Jersey Shore reruns; but if he was, I can see how he got so inspired.
found via Yewknee