Surround yourself with good people.
I have had the honor and privilege to make art with people I sincerely love and respect. Making music with my favorite boys, videos with my long time idols (I was David Braun’s #1 fan in Highschool), and performances with new lifelong friends (NO, Gothic Tropic, Robby Delong etc (you know who you are)).
A few days ago we got to do a photo shoot with our friends Micah Cordy and David Braun. We wandered around Chinatown in the middle of the night, rode some rides, and lit some smoke bombs. The pictures turned out incredible, in my opinion, and the shoot was absolutely 100 percent free. We helped him with his school project, and he helped us by shooting some awesome band pictures. Win win.
Times are scary right now. No one has any money, the internet is expanding, and you are probably going to live past 100. But amongst all of it there is this freedom, especially for kids like you and me who really only have first world problems to consider. We have incredible technology to exploit, and an instant platform to share. Make stuff with your friends. Help your friends. Have your friends help you. Learn about art and each other. Grow, and realize Indie does not have to look like poorly made DIY, it can look better than the industry.
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LADIES. My boys have souls and hearts. They may be in a band, but that doesn’t mean you can use them. Treat them right. OR ELSE YOU WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH ME.