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Last weekend a friend of mine randomly told me about the LA Art Show downtown, so I decided to be adventurous and check it out. It turned out to be a great decision, and well worth the $20 cost of admission! Here are some of my favorites: Related articles LA Art Show Premiere Party […]
I’m not calling myself an artist, but the creative process is lonely. You start talking to yourself for hours, days, sometimes years, so you can create something real from those crazy pictures inside your head. You drown yourself in imagination, ignore the world, and you expect the same people who resent you for it to lift you over their shoulders when you’re finally ready to present them with your masterpiece. You deconstruct and reconstruct over and over and over to the point where everyone around you thinks you’re insane. You know what they’re thinking, and you get why, but explaining it would take too long, and you’d rather stay in your crazy head, because you think it’ll all be worth it in the end. They’ll see. You subject yourself to painful, and sometime vicious criticism. You end up doubting yourself so much that you deny your own virtue, so they stop beating it out of you before that last bit of fire goes out. You go back into your lonely head, and start fanning the fire again, hoping that next time, it’ll be undeniable, but it keeps happening over and over and over… No wonder so many of us try to numb it with drugs.
If you choose to sacrifice certainty for happiness, prepare to walk through that door 1000 feet tall, because you will get cut down with every step you take. Hope that you’ll find the happiness you seek before there’s nothing left to keep you going, but know that the taller you walk, the harder they’ll hit.
This is the life I’ve chosen, and I’ll take it any day over being shackled to a desk at an office.
KCRW is putting on some great events in LA lately!
Thursdays – Poolside DJ sets at Hammer Museum’s outdoor courtyard, inspired by the idea of “Made in L.A.”, and representing the wide array of music created in our very own City of Angels.
Saturdays – A series of a three, free summer concerts to accompany the groundbreaking exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Last weekend Moby brought down the house, and this weekend is Portugal. The Man in live performance with KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox & Gary Calama.
**You can RSVP and get all the info you need here.
Support your public radio ya’ll!