Published December 8th, 2014 by

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The Creativity Seminars last semester at Art Center and SAG went really well. Every time I interact with
Creativity Material I am energized. As artists, we visited the concept from physics that suggests our partnership in creating reality; and as singers we visited the concept of string theory (vibrations) that are at the heart of all matter. Creativity is the force that holds all things together.
It is my life’s aim to expand the message of creativity from business-based, money-driven framework to one that benefits the entire species. It sometimes feels like there’s little to no audience (MARKET) for the humanities framework but I am not in the mood to give up yet. The subject has seized me and won’t let go.

Published October 8th, 2014 by

We performed at the Woodshed on the 28th and the singers’ sets are being uploaded right now! I’m impressed with the voices, the control, the emotion, the remakes, risks and creative energy. We also put up a benefit set for JUSTIN TIME CHILDREN’S House this Sunday. The show itself (EMMA HOWARD, BEAU MIRCHOFF, SAM POON, The ChangelingZ) was spectacular and we raised money and awareness for a good cause.
Anyone who knows me knows I am very interested in using the arts for self-development and the betterment of our world. I am grateful to say I am watching more and more students/singers commit to this goal.
As we go out into the community and share our gifts, creativity thrives in our shared experience, our personal expression, and our connectedness. Creativity is a truly unifying phenomenon~ you can feel it when you sing, when you listen, when you feel the music~a celebration of our humanity. We are involved in a powerful force and it is indeed an honor.beau and emma

Published September 22nd, 2014 by

Once per year I attend a writer’s conference where I can meet other writers and hone my craft and learn about marketing. This one knocked me down just a wee bit with the reality of the changing marketplace for books and the state-of-the-agent. I met some great folks (maybe even some I’ll keep in touch with) and made some fantastic contacts with professionals, learned about craft and online resources. The workshops were helpful albeit exhausting.
The literary marketplace reminds me of the music industry. People can self-publish and self-promote now, just like musicians can record and distribute. The accessibility of recording equipment and inexpensive presses seem parallel. So, since everyone can do it, does that mean everyone should?
I’ve seen some powerful documentaries about this very question…Here is one show that explores what is happening in this new age of “sharing”… http://ripremix.com/
Being a creativity advocate, I am grateful that our expressions can come with less financial sacrifice and more fluidly. I’m trying to see where I might fit in with regards to placing my fiction writing, which sounds easier on the outside than it feels on the inside. I need to buoy myself with the tenets of creativity when I can’t touch the bottom in the sea of competition and superficiality. Sure feels like I could sink sometimes, especially when surrounded by one-hundred writers who are disappointed in their book sales, jaded maybe, or have that look in their eye that I recognize so well–to be unsolicited however, does not have to mean unsoulicited. We create for our individual selves, because we HAVE to, however, moving our work from the micro to the macro is not always in our hands, as my friends Jimmy and JJ like to point out when they can’t fix my tears. It’s both a blessing and a curse to be an artist (and now the artist must be marketeer which is double-sided as well.)

Singing, writing, playing, painting~ we all need our readership, our audience; we need the collective~ we need each other.

This song seems to capture the tension of the artist/creator:

A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

I’ve felt it coming all these years – Running through the tears

Passing through the crowd – Dreaming out loud

Slipping through my hands – Then it’s back again

Forever to stay – Never away

It’s something that I am – Never part of the plan

From cradle to grave – What a life we have made

Darkness and light – Revered and defied – A beautiful life

Chorus: I can feel it in my blood – it’s taking me

I can feel it in my bones – it’s shaking me

I can feel it in my soul

Forever damned – a Renaissance man

Glorious and bright – Wonder and strife – A beautiful life

It’s a solitary road – An unfortunate load

Not a path I chose – Oh God only knows

It was written in the stars – Between Venus and Mars

A romantic at heart – Trying to play his part

Tortured and torn – Constantly worn

Summoned by the wind – With me till the end

A royal delight – Cuts like a knife – A beautiful life

Repeat Chorus:

Downtrodden – Inspired

No apologies required

I can feel the full moon pulling the tide

Never denied – A beautiful life
By Joseph Bright

Published August 25th, 2014 by

Just a quick reminder:
KULAKS WOODSHED
is our current venue for performances–A funky space decorated with lights and random chairs, five cameras and a webcast. Sign up any month to do a couple of songs. There is a fee for participating, in lieu of ticket or door fees.
The last show, August 24th, is now up on the website.
Our next show is Sunday September 28th at 5:00 and will be posted shortly thereafter.
I love the woodshed because we can improve and hone our craft of performance and share our love for music with the whole world.

Published July 17th, 2013 by
Published May 13th, 2013 by

Amazon has gone crazy. Please just go to Createspace.com (instead of Amazon E-marketplace) and buy straight from the publisher. Sorry for any inconvenience.

https://www.createspace.com/3847443