If you can see this, you’ve survived the Mayan apocalypse. 2013 is here! I took a brief survey of some of According2g.com’s All-Stars in the fields of art, music and publishing to find out what their 2013 New Year’s Resolutions are. For those, like me that don’t make resolutions anymore, I asked them to tell us what they are looking forward to in 2013. Click on their name to be directed to their websites to learn more about these great minds. Thanks to everyone that participated and I hope 2013 exceeds your dreams, goals and visions!
Art by Nathan Sawaya
“I resolve to rock the art world by creating art unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Also to eat less trans-fats.” – Nathan Sawaya, Artist.
“I’m looking forward to a year of health and new creativity, emotional understanding of myself and others. Doing more murals, ripping super hard and letting the universe be the complete exponential train-wreck that it is without taking on the negativity that comes with it! Also trying to get my cats to not pee on top of each others pee in the house.” – Skinner, Artist
Peter Davis (photo courtesy of Peter Davis)
“My resolution is to drink less coffee and finish a photo project that I am doing for The Coalition for the Homeless, my favorite charity. And also, when not editing my magazine SCENE, finish my book so my agent is happy.” – Peter Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Scene Magazine
Art by Free Humanity
“My New Year’s resolution that I have had for about a zillion years is to treat every day like New Year’s, every day like Christmas and every day and every moment as special as the next. With every breath, I remind myself of the infiniteness and momentariness of this moment that is always with me. Shit if i could only be that poetic all the time (laughs).” – Free Humanity, Artist.
Matt Gross (photo courtesy of Matt Gross)
“I’m looking forward to these albums in 2013:
Autre Ne Veut – “Anxiety”
Ulrich Schnauss – “A Long Way To Fall”
Indians – “Somewhere Else”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Title TBD (due in spring)
Sky Ferreira – Title TBD (due in spring)” – Matt Gross, Editor-in-Chief, A Heart Is A Spade
Eminem by Borbay
“I always end my year with a recap, and begin with goals… though the latter are usually kept to myself. In 2013, I’ll make an immediate splash with the Kick Ass Actors in Kick Ass Roles exhibition, and while it’s like telling a pitcher he has a no-hitter going in the 4th, I’d like to sell out. Beyond that, I want 2013 to be to 2012, what 2012 was to 2011, a major step in the right direction — new collectors, great press, creative progress… Beyond the easel, I want to be the best husband I can be for my wife Erin, a true friend to the good ones, and continue living an honest life of passion.” – Borbay, Artist.
Rob Shuter (Photo courtesy of Rob Shuter)
“Laugh out loud EVERY SINGLE day” – Rob Shuter, Entertainment Columnist
“To continue living a creative life, to concentrate on work and friendships, and to not let the greed, stupidity and vulgarity of our time have too much of an impact on the time I’ve been given.” – Isengart, Singer/Performance Artist
Paul Zepeda (photo courtesy of the artist)
“For 2013, I have resolved to go bigger and bolder in my work, which is my life. That includes exploring more of this beautiful planet we are on for inspiration, as well as creating new worlds on canvas and expanding their international reach. After an amazing year in 2012 of establishing myself in NYC (thanks in large part to a stellar group of friends and colleagues) and achieving dream after dream, I look forward to all that the new one has in store for me. Keep an eye on my progress here: http://www.Zepeda.us” – Paul Zepeda, Artist.
“I gotta think of a resolution first. Haha” – Phil Lumbang, Artist.
Stay tuned for 10 more resolutions and 2013 goals!
Posted by The G on October 18, 2012 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article
Photos by G.
A dream of mine came true yesterday at the CMJ music marathon in New York as I had the opportunity to interview Interpol’s lead singer Paul Banks for MTV’s show “Weird Vibes.” (Air dates and links will be posted as soon as I know, so stay tuned to the site and tell all your friends). Paul Banks is taking a brief break from Interpol and will be releasing a solo album called “Banks” on October 23, 2012. Long time readers of the site know I am a huge fan of Interpol so this was a huge thrill for me (and it was my first ever on-camera rock star interview. Not too shabby)! Before the interview, Paul performed a 30 minute set that included tracks from “Banks” including “The Base” and “Summertime Is Coming” and also “Games For Days” from his Julian Plenti solo album.
I asked Paul important questions such as his feelings on the fact that my world exclusive live video of “Not Even Jail” that I posted on According2g.com failed to go viral. It made absolutely no difference to him at all, moments before denying the site access to exclusive mp3s. Ha! We also talked about hanging with rockstars and he revealed he’s good friends with Britt Daniel of Spoon. He never got to meet Amy Winehouse and though he hasn’t met Gotye, he likes “Somebody That I Used To Know.” He did reveal that once touring commitments and promotion are completed for “Banks” he will get back with Interpol and they will record again. Thanks again to Paul Banks for being such a good sport and also to MTV for this great experience. And also, thanks for the photo op! “Banks” by Paul Banks is out on October 23, 2012. Get it!!!
Exciting news! I’ll be hosting an episode MTV’s web series “Weird Vibes” for their upcoming CMJ edition. CMJ is a yearly music festival that takes place in New York in mid-October. Hundreds of bands at hundreds of venues will perform throughout New York from October 16 – 21, 2012. It’s going to be exhausting, but as you know from reading this site daily (and I thank you for your patronage), I can handle it! It’s going to be a great time and a great experience and I am looking forward to this very much. As more details become available, I will let you know. Thanks to MTV for this awesome opportunity!
3 years ago on this very day, I was just your typical songwriter and published author with some words, some photos and a dream.
Flash forward 3 years later… According2G.com has posted original content 7 days a week ever since.
By the numbers: over 10,000 one of a kind photos have been posted, over 5,000 posts are live and from the feedback I have received, I’ve turned people on from across the globe to artists and musicians they wouldn’t have otherwise discovered! For that, I am truly proud. There are a lot of blogs out there on the net and I can tell you from experience that you will rarely find a site that is updated as often as this one is, with insight from someone that actually attends the events they write about.
As a result, my stories have been quoted by bands and news sites that I love and in addition, artists and musicians who are my heroes have shown me tremendous love and respect. These are the kinds of things that money can’t buy.
You cannot even imagine the hours I spend going to events, researching stories, uploading photos and writing blog posts. For the smiles I hope to put on your faces every day, this labor of love has paid off in spades.
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Thanks so much for your love and support. I couldn’t have done it without you!