What piece of art changed your life? How did it affect you?
There are so many. David Lynch's Eraserehead is probably on every art student's list these days. Also, Luis Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou. For me, it really goes deep into the psyche for me every time I view it. The images and sounds take me to a very unique trip of what is the subconscious.
This was one of many works of art that changed and pushed me to dig deeper into myself and put together my own inner visionary style with music and visual art.
I couldn't pinpoint a specific piece, but growing up with an artist mother and writer father helped sculpt my creative life from a very young age. It also helped that I grew up in an age where music and art was very much a part of the curriculum in public school. I still remember, to this day, every single concert that came through our schools.
Growing up with the arts as part of my upbringing, I never questioned or had doubts about whether or not music and art was something I could do.
Drummer Billy Martin (you know him from Medeski, Martin & Wood) and keyboardist Wil Blades play 8x10 Wednesday night. Expect them to play material from their new disc, Shimmy—I'll be listening for their fab rendition of "Down by the Riverside" and the incredibly funky "Toe Thumb." Martin will be glad to know he can snag a limited edition vinyl copy of the Eraserhead soundtrack next month, when it's reissued by the Sacred Bones label.