We’re Basphite

Basphite plays out all around Seattle metro and specifically Tuesday at rush hour at Capitol Hill Station.

Playlist is eclectic funk, some klezmer influence and shakes bootie.

If you are in Seattle it’s likely you will catch this band. Pop up sets in Capitol Hill, Seattle Center, and Westlake to name a few and adding new spots all the time.

Come hang with us at Art Attack in Georgetown on the Second Saturday night in October!

Cascadia Hustle

The art show was dope. Abstract Expressionist creating live paintings amidst wildfires in our atmosphere.

Kayla, Eva, Anna
Burning Down the House Artist Reception

It’s been a month full of creative expression. Lots of new work, and new people. And songs.

Late Night Paintings for the New Show
Late Night Paintings for the New Show

Basphite is playing Art Attack in Georgetown, and Seattle Center tomorrow. We’re adding so many new songs! Like this fresh angry punk ass track by Actionesse:

Playing out this week & Art Walks

Pixie Dust played the open mic this week at Blue Moon hosted by the lovely and talented Nomi, it was a blast!

Another Pixie Dust sighting at the Sunday Ballard Farmers Market. Good scene, we played by the flower booth.

Pixie Dust at Ballard Farmers Market
Pixie Dust at Ballard Farmers Market

And Anna Thoreau has a fall art show coming up this Thursday with two other amazing local Seattle artists, Kayla Cabe and Eva Lu. “Burning Down the House” at the Box House is gonna be a groovy, Eva and Anna will be livepainting, and there will be live music, poetry & fiction readings and areal acrobatics. This Thursday in Pioneer Square, Seattle, across from Occidental Park.

Anna Kayla Eva Art Show
Burning Down the House: Livepainting & Art Reception!

Basphite has a page so like it, if you wana. Our playlist includes Upside Down, by Paloma Faith and Candiru by Basphite and Set Phasers by Actionesse– a prolific Seattle Brasspunk Band, where Joel also plays wind Canon.

Basphite is playing the Georgetown Art Walk.

Basphite is Joel & Anna playing out in Seattle.
Basphite is Joel & Anna playing out in Seattle.

Art Walk/ Art Attack/ & Playing Out

Art Attack is coming up in Georgetown, Seattle and so is First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. And this Freelance Creative is hustling. Music has been dope all summer and these two bands have been flexin it, and playing out all over town.

Basphite
Basphite is Electro Swing Busking Duo
Pixie Dust
Pixie Dust working on our first original: The “Cascadia Anthum”

So much exciting fall freelancing funsies! And I just found out tonight that I’ll be part of the Pioneer Square First Thursday Artwalk (9/7, 7-9pm) at the Box House Gallery and Pub. We’re having a combined reception for me and two other lovely art babes. More details to come!

Creativity in Cascadia

How does Creativity work?

Creativity loves friends. My creativity is often heightened when I am with other creatives who I enjoy and vice-versa. And our talks and walks.

Creativity is simultaneously a relaxed & stimulated state, it’s energizing, it’s very in the moment. It gets stronger with practice & love. And it can either strike, often when out and about in Nature or just out or in or on the road, but it also can be summoned when desired for a work.

New Band: Pixie Dust playing the Street & Open Mic Circuit to Start

Busking Band
We out here! This Band Busks Cascadia

Creativity loves freshness & inspiration and meeting new people, spontaneous talks, design challenges. It likes the water, the shore, swimming, or out floating on the water.

My creativity likes it when I am up in trees looking out at the view, or upside down purposely like in a handstand– not from emotional overwhelm, although that can work. It likes heights, and new fresh concept & ideas, and beautiful works. Creativity needs expression, and it needs to grow.

Creativity also can be a double edged sword, and can turn on one and manifest in dark false imaginings, and I don’t have an answer about that, but just to be aware that there is a facet that can be destructive and awareness and solid belief in oneself is a counter that can be played & it might just be as simple as that awareness to stay on the good foot.

Creativity is good for the world, and everyone’s creativity is as unique as they are, and when it comes together it’s hell yeah!

Aesdiopod Designs is starting a new YouTube Channel about: This Freelance Creative’s journey to thrive in Cascadia, and about: A New Band “Pixie Dust” and their band adventure within a backdrop of Street Music, Activism/ Resistance and the Planet Health Movement.

Oh boyy, how exciting!

Inspiration Creativity
I found this on Tumblr

RU!AB

Rise Up! Action Band is a new rally band in Seattle, who’s mascot is an Action Crab and comes out to support the Marches for solidarity, the cause, and righteous vibe. Coming to May day workers rights next. Power to the People!

“We gather together to play music and perform at resistance events. We use music, chanting, dancing, and performance to amplify the uproar made by the thousands of people enduring and witnessing injustices in our communities. We do this for the oppressed and voiceless, and for the betterment of all people. We create more than music, we create solidarity. We are Rise Up! Action Band.”

 

Rise Up! Action Band playing Bill Nye the Science Guy at Seattle March for Science Saturday.

Pinch the Patriarchy!

Rise Up! Action Band. Action Crab Mascot. Rally Band for the People
Rise Up! Action Band. Action Crab Mascot. Rally Band for the People

Rally Band!

This band shows up at various marches and rallies for the power to the people movement to rock positive since we’re all in this together now!

Marches swung to New Orleans tunes at the Seattle rally in Capital Hill today.

Spread peace humans.

Surprise Band Hitting the Streets
Marches swung to New Orleans tunes at the Seattle rally in Capital Hill today