The Author Austin Kleon makes ten points in his new book titled Steal Like An Artist. # 5 is side projects and hobbies are good. Woody Allen has been in a jazz band for years. Steven King is in a rock band and Julian Schnabel started messing around with film making back in the 90s. Reading this recently came as a great comfort to me because I am a side project kinda guy who sometimes thinks I would make more head way if I just stuck to making visual art but I can't. I keep getting distracted by cool stuff like urban farming, film making and lately music.
My friends and I have a band called Wealthy Orphans. This side project is getting more fun and more serious every day. We are working on a new recording project in collaboration with The Soil and the Sun. We are also setting up some pretty cool events for this winter. The next one is at the DAAC Jan 20th with Bad Heart Bull out of Columbus Ohio. She is playing feminist Americana roots music and travels with a small puppet theater.Marlee Grace Parrot will be performing along with us on our final number called Judgment Day an original dance performance.The doors open at 9:00, tickets are $7 at the door.