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

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

Creative Mornings & Practicing My Passion

What an awesome discovery in Seattle, Creative Mornings!

8:30 in the morning and awesome vibes! My first Creative Mornings and I felt like a kid at Great Adventure, well, that’s an exageration, but after all I am a creative. But totally fun and pretty exciting. This time it was a talk on “Fantesy” And it was at Cinerama which is a dope venue.

And also I have been practicing my passion, my PASSION!

Which is making cool art. And playing so much music. As I strive to find the right gig in Seattle, I have been busking it (drums and guitar in turns), almost every day to make sure I am not cutting into my savings, and it has been really awesome. I am getting so much better at music, which is my main passion.

Sea of Aire

“Sea of Aire”, A painting by: Anna Thoreau, influenced partly by the Portugal The Man song of the same title is part of the “Wall of 100 Makers” currently touring Detroit art venues. #wallof100makers

Sea of Aire 'painting' by: Anna Thoreau
Sea of Aire by: Anna Thoreau

Sea of Aire is my first painting I did right when I first became friends with one of my besties a rockin Detroit based Artist, and her soul sister. I was totally newb to the art scene and we three exploded that night in a beautiful soulful live-painting session at the Lofts off the Riverwalk close to downtown Detroit. The Diamond D.

It’s pure creativity from the soul of this world. I painted it when I first started busking playing the bucketdrums at the Lions and Tigers games.

Basically, it’s coming into myself as a freelance creative be it music I’m free-styling, writing, painting, or coding it’s pure expression from budding talents and friendship blooming in an hour –the kind that cries, and laughs hysterically and makes your heart grow. There’s a rawness and a vulnerability that has to be present to create works like this.

“Sea of Aire”, is part of the ‘Wall of 100 Makers’ currently touring Detroit art venues. #wallof100makers

Wall of 100 makers” opens again at The Carr Center next month on November 3rd.

Anna Thoreau is a Seattle based freelance creative, musician, muralist, and linux running believer.

@aesdiopod