Wow, time really flies like the birds!
Hello beautiful people!!!
After living in the studio all summer, Creature Rock is booked and ready to play! Art Outside 2009: A 3-day Festival of Radical Self-Expression!!
OCT. 9th-11th Rockdale, TX In the spirit of Burning Man, Art Outside is one of Texas’ most anticipated annual art events. Presented by the Art Seen Alliance – Held this year on the beautiful grounds of Apache Pass: three stages over 100 artists across all genres. Incredible band lineup, performance art, film and comedy, and some of the most ingenious makers bringing their interactive earth-friendly projects to share with appreciative creative souls. Sponsored by MAKE Magazine, the Onion, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap (the soap all of us crazy creatures have been using at the campgrounds since high school!) and others. Camp grounds filled with creative spirits, while sleeping and dancing under the stars! A true Art and Music adventure!
Creature Rock will be playing the Variety Stage on Friday, October 9th, 6-7PM.
Tickets are now available online! Artoutside.org Please get your ticket and come early to get your camping spot.
At long, long last, the Creature Sessions tracking is complete! We’ve been shopping the mix around and have met with some great engineers and toured some great studios along the way.
The album should be in our hot little hands by year’s end, and then comes the release party and serious gigging!
Adding to our already busy schedule, the creatures have actually bought a house and are planning the construction of a new Pink Elephant Studio!! In the midst of all this performing and mixdown action, we are actually learning about sound proof building materials, monolithic domes and their effects on acoustics, home inspection, paint, colour, architecture.. building on a large scale with function and artistry. What we learned this week is the concept of sprezzatura (thanks Derek).
Sprezzatura is an Italian word that means “to hide conscious effort and appear to accomplish difficult actions with casual nonchalance.”
We’ve taken on several ambitious projects simultaneously and are completing all of them. It’s quite magical to see things unfold with grace and ease. 16-hour days of laughing and learning and doing! Walking the tightrope of sprezzatura is an experience we all can relate to, if we allow ourselves to feel the grandness of space that exists within us. That space is sometimes not obvious. It is a discipline of building character, where you embrace the attitude of effortless ease, and that act becomes the reality. Difficulty truly is only in your mind, for a single thought can transform your choices, values, challenges, obstacles, and efficiency instantaneously. What a freedom we have, if we exercise it!
Create a Masterpiece with your life! —–