I am often asked byyoung artistic types, when I have the pleasure of meeting them at conventions, after a performance, or on the street, for advice in seeking a life in the circus as I have for over a decade now. I struggle for the eloquence to share with them my thesis on how to lead a full, sane life while continuing to fight the artistic fight and stay afloat in a costly, even unkind world.
My dear friend, Thomas Constantine Moore, is about to graduate from Carnegie Mellon University. When I watched the attached lecture, I was overwhelmed by the worldly perspective he managed to condense into a humorous 17 minutes. This guy is going to take the world by storm. And if you take these words to heart, maybe you will, too.
Ladies and gentlemen, J’oie d’aventure.
To keep up with Mr. Moore’s imminent success, follow him here on Tumblr or here on Twitter.
Last week I told you about Losers Take All, a new movie set in the 1980s punk scene. The actors in the film really sing and perform (rather than lip-syncing), and the soundtrack includes Black Flag, Husker Du,
Losers Take the USA. I got to be part of this rad movie 3 years ago, and finally it arrives. Opens in LA on 10/24 and comes to video on demand 10/25. Check this shit out.
25 hours, 650 bucks to go to fund my pals’ inspiring and positive fashion line. It’s only the beginning of what will hopefully be a collective of artists and rad people who aren’t going to wait for the machine to validate their work. Hollywon’t is about taking the bull by the horns and doing it yourself. That’s what they’ve done. Will you?
Extra incentive? I signed a couple shirts as kickstarter perks. Go toss then a buck if you haven’t already.
It’s true, it’s true! Opens in LA on Oct 24th, followed by iTunes / VOD / on Demand and all those sorts of internet-y platforms the next day on the 25th, so you’ll be able to see it then (assuming you’re not in LA). Thanks so much for your patience! Please spread the word!