Yes. I am absolutely thrilled. I think of Spain in a romantic way, and my last experience in Barcelona confirmed it. The art, the architecture, the street performers, the bustling plazas… everything was a bit larger-than- life and I felt completely turned on and enthusiastic to be there. The show we had was great too, in a dive bar that was hot, raw and intimate, which are qualities of my favorite types of venues to play. I hope the reception I get is half as good as my excitement to be there. Ideally, the experience is mutually stimulating for myself as for the audience. Understandably, that’s my favorite kind of performance experience!
I try to make the performance a bit more theatrical. Personally, when I go to a show, I like to be thoroughly entertained and transported, so I want to offer that same possibility to my audience as well. I like to feel like the artist I am seeing is truly involved in the live show they are presenting and when there are thoughtful touches and a few risks added to the performance, the experience has a better chance to take on a life of it’s own. I aim for my audience to feel like they are taking a step out of reality in the moments we are sharing together.
A bit of Marvel Comic Universe and a healthy smattering of the Lynchian Universe. The rest is probably Venusian.
Given my emotional state, I stick to the discipline of always trying to reach a ‘better feeling’ and do my best to deflect negativity by proactively reaching for positive, enlivened and empowered states of mind. Transcendental meditation helps with this immensely. I put a lot of emphasis on self care and emotional health. This helps me deal more gracefully with my most beloved ones and all the curve balls life may throw at me.
The way David has set up his home life and art life has been profoundly influential on me. He works in multiple mediums of art: music, woodwork, furniture design, painting and photography, just to name a few. In his home space, he has the appropriate tools always ready for him to act on whichever medium is calling to him that day. It has taken time, dedication and effort to set up his life this way, and it has been his fierce and unyielding commitment to his art what has made it possible. He is the consummate artist and while I also believe he's a natural genius, it is his laser focus on his art in it’s many forms what makes him that much more extraordinary and prolific.
I would like for you to feel wistful, sensual, dramatic and decadent when listening to my music.
I am working on a record with my band, it’s going beautifully. We have written about 15 songs and I am amazed by what our synergy is yielding. I’m patient, but I am very excited to share what we have created.