In episode 22 of Make/Work, host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with the guitarist and songwriter Mick (who has requested anonymity due to the nature of our discussion). Mick makes a living painting houses and lives in the Bay Area. In his interview with Scott, he speaks frankly about his childhood abuse and drug use, and the crucial need for alternatives to Katy Perry.
Being a professional musician involves three things: Driving, moving, and waiting. And those things I really can’t stand.
Every creative laborer has a different story to tell about how they negotiate their relationship between their creative work and their paycheck and how they balance their lives to sustain their creative practice. In Make/Work, Scott will speak with emerging and established artists working in a wide range of creative mediums about how they survive, how they make a living, and how they maintain their work over the long term. New episodes will be released every other Thursday.