These are bits from a conversation that my friend and collaborator, Kit Krash brought up the other day. When I first moved back to New York from Arizona we were flatmates – and – this topic of being an artist and being invisible and this feeling of being fed “what’s good” was something we often talked about over morning coffee. And, so many times there is this discussion around plastic surgery and social media . . .
Some of the most talented artists I know who actually create something valid for others are constantly struggling.
Meanwhile the most famous celebrities today have no resonance with humanity. They are like billboards selling plastic surgery and social media participation. It’s like the original reason for ‘punk’ is needed more than ever.
So where are the new punks hiding? (I don’t mean ‘punk’ in superficial genre in music and makeup, I mean ‘punk’ in that it is a culture of the people and not the rich and famous).
I am bringing this up because no one I know in the entertainment industry is bringing this up in the open. You won’t read about it in the popular magazines. ’Experts’ (people paid to say something will be popular and other things will not) have made their way into every field who have actually sabotaged the industry from within. So nothing new happens there and no one in the real world really wants what these experts are dishing out. But they made their way so inside it is hard to remove them and actually get on in telling stories people can relate to in the way that is natural to the human spirit.
Kit Krash has a surreal podcast of New York stories called the SpeLcast. At some point during the pandemic, I found my way onto the podcast as well – and am now a regular. Also, sometimes we get together with Jackson Scott and call ourselves The Werewolves of Brooklyn.
Where do you think the punks are hiding?
Illustration by SeerLight
February 14, 2023
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Good question. It’s not safe to be the opposition these days. I am always puzzled by the supposed fascination with the rich and famous. I never understood the Kardashians who are famous for nothing more than being famous. How do they make anyone’s life better? Or Prince Harry and Megan Markel? Why does anyone care about those two? Back to the question. Do people really care about these people or is it that the media and social media make it seem that way? So many really good artists and musicians are struggling for no good reason. I posted a protest song on Saturday you might want to check out.