Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Always knew I was an artist.

Growing up I was always different, even when I tried my hardest to blend in with the crowd. While being unique used to be a trait that I loathed, it has come to be one of my favorite traits. Extraordinary people didn't get to where they are by blending in, but rather by embracing their quality and letting it lead them to great places.
I am moving to Brooklyn in two weeks and I am incredibly excited, but at the same time I am starting to realize that the world I know is going to change all over again. I got a bit nostalgic looking through old photographs and drawings from my past, but came to a good conclusion when I saw this drawing and many more.
I am an artist and I love to create. My career ambition as a child was to be a famous artist. I used to direct videos starring my best friends and edit them in camera. I would dream up companies and slogans in class. I was a painter for Halloween on numerous occasions. I feel at ease about this move to know that I have always stayed true to myself and that I am accomplishing the dreams I have envisioned since I was a little boy.
So in two weeks from now when I begin my life with a fresh start at Pratt in Brooklyn , I will be at ease knowing that art has always been apart of me.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thank You.

A friend of mine, David, from Extraordinary Productions shared with me this video that features one of my idols and role models Pharrell Williams. This shows him sharing some great knowledge not only on how to be successful, but how to be a better person. I've rewatched this several times now for the advice and positivity that Pharrell emits. Focus and hard work will lead to great things and there will be many people and things that will try and bring you down, but as long as you stay strong and surround yourself by people who make you want to be better, the success will come!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Amazing Voice.

Every Sun I make my drive to Long Beach and then to Hollywood for work at Trailerpark/Artmachine and the ride got a little easier listening to the Bruno Mars EP. I didn't even realize until i got to Hollywood that the EP only had four songs because I had to keep replaying each one over and over again. The two best tracks to me are "Somewhere in Brookyln" which has a feel reminiscent of the 1950's and my favorite track which I am sharing here is "Talking to the Moon."The lyrics to this song are amazing. This guys voice is one of the best I've heard in a long time and I am very particular about who I think has an amazing voice. I'm expecting big things from Bruno Mars and can't wait for the LP.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Don't say ASAP.

I realized I haven't posted for a week as I have busy with my internship and job, so I wanted to share a movie I recently re-watched that I think is brilliant. Funny People I feel was a completely underrated comedy in terms of the box office and from some of the critics ratings. But in my opinion the film is brilliant. The ensemble cast is perfect and this is one of Adam Sandler's best performances. I love the raunchy jokes and when your watching the movie it almost feels as though you are just hanging out with some of the funniest people in comedy. The first time I saw the film I thought that it was funny but went a little to deep in the emotions, but upon re watching it I think it was one of the smartest comedies I had ever seen, that is able to mix  concepts of true love and friendship and somehow seamlessly mix that with penis humor. If you haven't seen it or if you are a fan of Judd Apatow I recommend you check this one out.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Solitude Is Bliss.

I found this band through my Pandora radio station and thought it was so dope I had to check out the video and turns out it is just as amazing as the song. Tame Impala. Solitude Is Bliss.