keep art alive :: photograph by Mike Mojica
Keep Art Alive :: The 10 Questions Project :: Featuring Tony Lucca
1. What music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art?
Travel and songs about traveling. I once heard a quote: “There’s no inspiration without migration.” Not sure who said it but I have to agree. Traveling affords you a more universal perspective, which in turn allows you to be more specific in the detail of your work.
2. Long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)?
David Spade and Chris Farley. And my wife, of course, so we can laugh our butts off listening to the two of them go back and forth.
3. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
4. What is one thing that is hanging on your bedroom wall?
An original (autographed) Daniel Johnston painting called “Polkadots and Moonbeams”.
5. What smell/scent evokes strong memories for you?
Beautiful by Estee Lauder. Reminds me of the first girl I fell absolutely head over heals for.
6. Coffee or tea?
7. What has been the most impactful compliment, or criticism, you have ever received?
Know when to take risks and take them. (courtesy of Adam Levine)
8. Three words that describe you?
Pretty damn grateful.
9. What is/was your cartoon character crush?
Jasmine from Aladdin. I would run off with her tomorrow if she asked me to.
10. The world is ending in ten minutes and you get to listen to one, and only one, song: Which song?
“In Spite Of Everything” by Brian Blade/Fellowship.
“Chapter Two” with Tony Lucca
Pretty Things :: Tony Lucca
To learn more about Tony’s music please visit his website – here.
Tony is on tour right now, catch him if you can, as I will be doing next week at the Roxy in Hollywood. You can find all his tour dates and venues here.
You can pick up some of Tony’s music while you are at it here.
As a writer/artist myself, I encourage all of you out there to support the artists of the world as they make our lives so much richer. Keep art alive and support the art you love.
I would like to thank Tony Lucca for participating in the keep art alive: ten questions project, and for being an inspiration to me, in both his songs themselves, and in the persistence he emanates in concern to his art and career. I also want to say thank you for being so genuine and thoughtful in your responses, and also in expressing gratitude yourself. The world has all these moments where we are gifted chances to go after our dreams, and it seems so many of us either ignore these chances, or take them for granted. It is inspiring and heartening to me to see you going after your dreams and for being grateful for the chance. Thank you, truly.
Go now go and check out more of his work, listen to an album, check for shows, and buy something if you can. Keep art alive and show your support, always.