I'm looking to do something a little different with guitar as an instrumentalist. I want to infuse instrumental guitar with an expressive fashion aesthetic as a performer, and I desire to imbrue a staid genre with a transfusion of the subversive, an inclusion of multiple styles and genres. I believe in undermining the normate, the normal, the socially unacceptable. I believe in defiance. I believe in flaunting publically that which is restricted, especially that which we are shamed for. I believe in blurring the lines between male and female. I believe in creating a safe space where people can freely be who they really are, free from worry or fear of repercussions or the type of judgement that marginalizes people who are a little different. I believe in inviting an audience to be an integral part of the musical performance/experience, and in extending the "stage" to include the dancefloor/audience space. I BELIEVE IN CREATING CULTURE. (But I can't do it alone.) I invite you to join me in this attempt to create a space and an experience. I INVITE EVERYONE TO HELP CREATE A MASQUERADE. And not just once a year on Halloween; afterall, Halloween is NOT a masquerade. Halloween is when we dress up as someone/thing WE ARE NOT. I want to create a safe space to dress up as who we really are BUT ARE AFRAID TO BE due to social pressure. That is the critical difference between Halloween and a Masquerade. And why not have several masquerades throughout the year? Why not create the change we wish to see? Why not create the change we wish to be?
Music grants empowerment to defy the social normate. It gives all musicians (moi included) the ability to challenge the world we find ourselves in. N.W.A., Jimi Hendrix, Motley Crue, Madonna, Prince, Elvis, Duke Ellington, Stravinsky, Debussy...all of whom challenged the artistic beliefs of the people during their time.
To host the most delicious masquerade ball. I would love to perform for an audience that dresses for a masquerade and subsequently creates an experieince that, as a performer or band , I cannot.
Round n Round - Ratt. When I saw the music video, I knew that that's what I wanted to do.
too many to list right now...maybe I'll adjust this later
I love taking any opportunity to undermine the normate. Every time I play or create I'm doing just that.
You all are beautiful, sexy beings. Have the courage to embrace your delicious "otherness".
It depends on the audience. Most of the time, audience members don't engage in their freedom to express themselves at an event; they simply show up looking to entertained. I wish they knew that they could be a part of the show too.
Is there a musicians' reality?
Not sure yet...but I've met some awesome artists here. And found some really good content. But then again, I haven't really started testing those boundaries... ;)
When I see artists who do things because they believe they have to do it in order to get whatever it is that they want.
Yes. I go out to support local acts at Jam Nights and Open Mics. But they are few and far in-between.
I think it would be wise to understand how and where social media flows.
Lady Valentine "Candyfloss", VOODOO ZOMBIE, Your Girl J.