My jetblue remake rocks!
As I see it, I was basically born on stage. My parents were both crazy hippies (they swear I was conceived during a Grateful Dead concert) and my mom was a professional entertainer. Well, as professional as you can be rocking out on the eukelelee at Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.
My history as an artist:
Birth -- rocked right out of the womb shaking my little tush in the nurses hands.
Toddler -- experimented with painting, medium included mashed potatoes, finger paints and mom's organic lipgloss; big fan of dancing without my diaper.
Junior High -- quite a popular pick at the school dances, those budding ladies loved my smooth moves.
High school -- dance captain, best known for dancing the "Russian" without dropping the bottle from my head (the ladies still loved me).
College -- brought my artist's eye to the computer screen and traded in mashed potatoes for a keyboard.
Now -- working as an animator in NYC, dancing through the office hallways.
So this piece here is one I created for JetBlue. Our company got hired to do some advertising spots, and JetBlue decided to go with one of our other pieces. Such as things. But ain't no stopping me or my funky moves, so I'm posting the piece here to share with you all. Check it out. Let me know what you think. And dance on!
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General Interests - Making things move and killin' it on the dance floor. Been working on an interpretive dance to the Godfather for the past few months. Seriously effing intense.
Music - If it's got a beat and moves your feet, I'm in. Sondheim, Coltrane, Madonna, Ok Go, The Knife, Girl Talk, MSTRKRFT, Animal Collective, Hot Chip,Michael Nyman, psapp, dj shadow, Fela Kuti, Elvis Presley, John Cage, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Talking Heads, Nelly, Hendrix, W. Guthrie, Deee-Lite!, Apparat Organ Quartet, Wah!, Shiva Rea, Tchaikovsky, and stuff I made on the Casio - bossanova baby!
Films - Godfather I and II, Pulp Fiction, Footloose, Slackers, Grease, Basquiat, Westside Story, Strictly Ballroom, Shall We Dance (Not the crap American version with Richard Gere - who CANNOT dance, but the Japanese one) The Last Dragon, Beat Streat, Breakin'
Television - So You think You Can Dance, Soul Train, Pimp My Ride, Friends, American Idol, Solid Gold (bring it back!), Ghost Whisperer, Conan O'Brien, Lost, It's Always Sunny
Books - Poetry from Yeats and Keats to Ginsberg and Kerouac, Dancing with Cats, Hitchhiker's Guide, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Anything by Asimov, Tipping Point, Interpretation of Dreams, Cloud Atlas, manhattan loverboy, the bachelors and the bride
Heroes - Isadora Duncan, Robert Wilson, Merce Cunningham, Alwin Nikolais, syncopation and alliteration.