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a floating archive about having cystic fibrosis, rapping, drawing, writing, tattooing and things that i think are good
by grant gronewold age 24.
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Anonymous asked: do u like xiu xiu
sort of, like one or two songs are pretty genius and i think they have a really strong sense for fostering odd sounds, but ultimately the last time i sat down and listened to them of my own volition was when i was 17 ish? much respect but not heaps of interest is a good way to sum up my feelings for them.
Anonymous asked: Hi Grant, I'm a really big fan of everything you do, and in particular Brothers Hand Mirror. I was just wondering to what extent you treat BHM as a serious musical project in terms of touring, releasing, pushing internationally etc.. I say this because I really think you guys could be big internationally - and are doing some really forward thinking interesting things. Please don't think I'm saying your music isn't serious, I find it really moving, I'm more just asking about why you arnt big xx
it has like 3 parts i think:
* availability - factors in this are other projects, mental and physical health
* marketability - factors in this are me giving my shit away for free all the time and always wanting to find someway to facilitate my art for people who can’t pay, managers and labels and whatnot generally frown on that.
* ambition - i don’t really know if i want to be bigger sometimes, even just with like a few thousand tumblr followers and no manager i feel spread to my limit, frequently sacrificing time with people i love to complete projects.
i wonder sometimes if i would have more time to lead a less project orientated life if i worked with a manager but as i have said managers don’t really fuck with kids who spend a good chunk of their own cash giving their fans free comix or mailing peices to people who they know can’t afford to buy them just for love. but it would be so cool to have someone in my corner who organised my tattoo dates and design queries and haggled with rich folk to make me rich enough to buy my momma good dinners and go on tour every now and then.
and yeah, the fact that i am multi-disciplined or whatever is good and bad in that you can sort of create a bit of a buzz around the fact that i work in so many different ways but i will have to take a month away from brothers hand mirror to complete and exhibition or spend days editing a story instead of steadily tattooing, you know? like most industry types will say your ruining your brand because you don’t have a focus, you aren’t the king of any court, your just some hot peasent in most of them, you know? and since art is primarily a coping mehcanism for me i can’t really have that kind of thing in my ear. to have someone saying things liek that to me would be like somone criticizing the rythms that i breathe in.
i have more oppourtunity than i utilize cause i wanna do it right as well, like me and oscar could have dropped and album and headed over seas with label support by now, but we would have had to drop an album we didn’t really love, so instead we broke it down into free e.p. releases adding songs as we went cause we wanted to develop our skills of creating cohesive peices of art together. that kind of shit is very counter productive to fame, lol. people will tell you the opposite because of odd future’s fabricated tale instant blogger fame, but those kids have fucking great managers. i know there are a lot of selling points in my corner from learning about the industry over the years and i’d be happy to utilize them, but unless someone else is working with me on it i don’t think i’ll ever make it to that stage of international fame that yeilds ongoing exposure and support in a “big” way, i just don’t want it enough to stop switching my mediums when i get bored. also i get sick and i can’t do things and i have always been too poor to get alot of stuff started. yeah so, circumstance? IDK maybe i’m not very marketable. whatevz, i have slowly cobbled together some basic tools for marketing myself and while i would rather just make shit and show it to my fanbase until i get a manager that isn’t really an option.
write me at my gmail if you wanna manage me tho, i really would love to try it. NO PAY UNLESS YOU GET ME PAID.