Friday, April 10th, will be a year since I was admitted into the Phyc ward of Beth Israel. It’s been quite year and I’m definitely better than I was then, but feeling some kind of way about it. Instead of letting it get the better of me, I decided to perform Ductape Halo acoustic on the anniversary.
In the wake of all this noise in the world, I am reclaiming something I lost long before last year. I forgot about the voice, talent, and passion for music within me. I put it in a drawer and filed it away. Self-doubt has stolen precious time. So, before any more time gets away from me, I’m going to perform all the hits and more.
Songwriting and recording has been cathartic in dealing with mental illness, joy and pain. Music was the answer God gave me when I asked him for a reason to live 20 years ago. He was not wrong. It has been such a gift, I share with many of you.
Dan works on “Sailor Boy”, the painting featured on this episode of Drawings & Dragons. He paints with coffee and draws with pencil and watercolor pencil on paper. This is the full 2 hour sitting in real time with commentary.
Drawings & Dragons: LIVE Art! Have a Passion for Drawing? Do you like to get lost in your imagination? I sure do.
Art in its purest form. Drawing. Dan draws live while talking about his many experiences. Taking my ART out of the basement and onto the internet. I explore the craft deeply and take it places that will hopefully inspire you to take your ART to the next level.
Video I made for my job search. It is a response to a video interview question about what your enthusiasm for learning is. I responded with my passion for playing music, and is somewhat of an origins story…
Dan Victor speaks about his inspiration to teach himself to play music. He first began with bass guitar, taking only 2 months of lessons. He began playing in bands and writing his own music. He performed in about 10 different bands over the years.
His connections brought him to Popdust.com , where he capitalized his experience as a musician to bring together a pop culture site with interviews and performances.
My career has been an interesting ride. Graduating in 1997, right before print began to be obsolete. They say print will never die. Im not sure they are right, but it is definitely an advantage to know both.
Dan Victor speaks about his career as a Graphic Designer. He developed his career from print design to the digital realm over the years.
I got an email from Stephen Mills sharing this from his newsletter. First one I actually read from beginning to end in a while. He shared it and the line that got me was: Inspiring video hits it out of the park!
Stephen gives great insight to understanding marketing as it translates to video. It is refreshing to have someone who has a high, professional aesthetic, yet also goes directly to the emotional core. This video hit me square in the chest.
In the journey to redefine my revenue source as 43 year old man, I had my doubts. I have heard people tell me all my life what I could not do. I won’t tell you that it doesn’t sting to hear that those you love most suggest you take the safer road. Especially when that safety is an illusion.
Yes, money needs to come in, there is nothing illusionary about that. We need to make that cash income dawg. But I am not messing with the traditional 5 / 40 anymore. If I have to keep the lights on, I will take any job, but I won’t work for someone else ever again.
If this sentiment gives you chills, this video will make it your new goal to be able to afford their service. Not because it’s expensive, but because it would really work.
Keep seems like an amazing business tool made simple. If I had more clients than I do now, I know that their service would kill all the anxiety. Making things was never uncomfortable, it was monetizing my effort. And being less wordy. Considering you are still reading, hopefully that is a good thing
📼 Compilation of Dan Victor’s interviews as a guest on Cheddar News. Broadcast live from their studios at the New York Stock Exchange & Flatiron building. Hosts included Kristen Scholer, Baker Machado, Brad Smith, Tim Stenovec with topics covering The Emmy’s, HBO, MTV, VMAs, Netflix, Star Wars, Amazon, Streaming, Stranger Things, Stephen King, Katie Perry, Miley Cyrus and more.
⚡️While Dan was the editor in-chief of Popdust, he developed & produced “Popdust Presents”, a weekly show featuring artist interviews and un-plugged performances. It streamed live to the Popdust Facebook audience of 500K.