You know how they say that some things in life are just meant to be? For me, this video below feels like the definition of that statement. If I were to make a list today of the top 10 people I would like to create an episode with, Jamie Lidell’s name is on that list. I have been a fan since first hearing his song “Multiply” in 2006 and have been collecting all the music he’s made ever since. To me, there are a few characteristics that make a person who plays music an “artist”. First, the form of creativity and how you flip it. Second, you’re natural talent and how many ways you can use it. Vocal quality, a creative pen, original performance, I suppose the list could grow very long. I was a fan of Jamie before this video because of his music and ability to put on an awesome show. Since this trip to Nashville, I am a fan of his attitude and work ethic, the ability to realize that there is always more to learn and room to improve. Life can be as radical as you decide to make it, please enjoy one of my favorite episodes of Maestro Knows to date.
One thing that I’ve come to realize in life, is that when you make a valiant effort to create something that you believe in, you earn a sense a accomplishment that is only provided by doing just that. As you begin to experience positive reactions from time well spent, the window of opportunity opens wider and the world gets smaller. I have always been impressed by the type of people and places I come into contact with because I use a video camera for a living. This video below only happened because of the Infinity Piece, a product I didn’t necessarily intend to create but realized was meant for me. Fortunately some other people feel that the IP is meant for them as well and Mauro Porcini is one of them. There is a great deal of information that can be googled about how Mauro has earned/created such a highly respected position in the world of design. However, in this video the common thread is love. Take a look at New York City from Mauro’s perspective and you’ll see why the native Italian, chooses it for home base.
There is always something, if not many things that we can be grateful for. There is always something we can do to lend a hand. The coolest people I know, are the ones with the biggest hearts. I am always working on myself to figure out how I can be more like the person I am in my imagination. I constantly catch myself worrying about things that are of minimal importance and try to immediately reprioritize in those moments. This weeks episode is a very small effort on my behalf to attempt to aid relief for those currently in West Africa suffering due to the Ebola virus. 100% of sales from all “Living” hat orders made today will be donated to Operation Blessing To be a part, you can order HERE.
I have been wanting to travel to Tahiti for as long as I can remember. When looking at pictures, it seemed like a place so good that it couldn’t truly exist. Making this video was very difficult for me because I didn’t even want to bring my camera, let alone take it out each day and film something. Of course, now that the trip is in the past I am very happy that I took a few moments to document awesome memories that truly are defined by the word “unreal”. One last tidbit… this trip is the reason I’m back to putting out Maestro Knows every week and for that I am extremely grateful.
Since meeting Patrick in 2009, I have seen the world come to be influenced by his work through neon. Several companies have ripped off his designs and every day many people post pictures of his work on their tumblr and social media pages without having any idea where it came from. If you google Patrick’s name it will give you many results at his ever growing catalogue, but in this episode of Maestro Knows you will come to find out a bit more of what keeps him creating, day in and day out. Take a look as we roll through studio Martinez, noting past and present works. Plus a cruise down Whittier Blvd to identify Patrick’s work in full form. Another one from and for the City of Angels!