Day 1: Kingdom of Possibility
Is it crazy to think that anything that you want to achieve is possible? From the time we’re born, our parents in a state of rapture as we grow and create an infinite kingdom of possibilities just smile and feed us with the light of hope: “You can do anything you want.” After uploading our daily dose of conditioning and the ubiquitous influence of this scrambled ride called life – we grow, replicate, and form our own pixelated view of the world. [Enter Dionysian and Apollo] The balance of dualities and our perceptions that we inject into our eyes are only an interface, a vantage point. So what’s all this esoteric outpour about…?
After finishing an insane 9 week concert tour in 2012, I looked to 2013-14. Should I do it again, but drive around the whole country? Get paid to play concerts and workshops while traveling the entire continental US and meeting people from all walks of life? Here I am, half way through, 31 concerts and engagements done with about 40 to go. I’ve traveled from New York City all the way to San Francisco, down to LA and over to Miami – that leaves me with 3 more months of this saga (I still head north back to New York). Logistics aside, the people I have met and the stories they tell are more than just words to me – they are the fuel to my creative fire and the seeds of change.
What’s an artist to think about during a 15,000 mile drive around the country? The struggles of the human condition, design, philosophy, the arts, technology and cognitive science are all at the top of my list. Already knowing why, the lingering question in my head is – how will I design a new medium for human communication? A form of entertainment, empowerment and education that immerses people in awe, an aesthetic arrest igniting the human spirit in a blaze of creativity…ambitious, but as we’re told: “You can do anything you want.”