When I met Tim Brown sometime in 2005 or 2006, Blood Root Mother had a small shack we rehearsed in located in our drummer Brandon’s backyard. With a crudely painted rainbow emanating from one of the sides, we called it the Rainbow Shack. We played loud, loud music in there, then we had little parties. This is where I met Tim Brown, I think he spilled some beer in there.
We certainly cannot remember everyone we meet. But there are one or two who haunt our dreams in the sense that, even if we don’t see them or speak to them for years, they permeate our unconscious because they have made an indelible mark on our souls.
Patricia White is a New York based poet, playwright, and full time high school English teacher. Her extensive repertoire, which embraces art forms ranging from prose to songwriting, video production, sketch comedy, children’s literature, and more is as impressive as it is diverse. White’s style is both passionate and mellow, a paradoxical blending that lends a uniquely refreshing perspective to her work.
I have known Travis Calhoun for nearly all of my performing career. I met Travis, who performs under the moniker Afterlife, outside Cafe 22, a local haunt in Buffalo, Minnesota, where the local teen bands could play. Over the years I have collaborated with him on various musical projects, spent long nights philosophizing, and watched him in the midst of his creative endeavors.
Robert Leo Newton is a singer-songwriter, music teacher, and recording artist from the Twin Cities. He is a fourteen year veteran of the indie progressive rock scene, and his repertoire includes work with Blood Root Mother, Dear Elvira, Doug Anderson, ZABRA, Willie Dean Nelson, John LeCompt, Rearranging The Furniture, Jim Anthony, and more.
2014 was a year out of the ordinary for me, musically. For ten years I led my flagship Progressive Rock band, Blood Root Mother, through half baked song sessions, teen clubs, working class recording studios, and begging for gigs in the unforgiving war zone that is the Minneapolis Rock music scene. I had finally been making a living off of nothing but music for a few years, mostly through teaching, but things were not entirely hunky dory.
Artist Michael Wilson Talks Cosplay, Charity, and Character
I am very excited to have the pleasure of welcoming Michael Wilson this week. Michael is an exceptional individual, a very talented cosplayer, and our newest featured author. If this man isn’t a legend yet, he should be.
Michael “Knightmage” Wilson has been cosplaying since 2012. The 15 year veteran Deputy Sheriff and Stuntman has turned the art of cosplay from a hobby to a full fledged passion. Genuinely loving to entertain, create, inspire and spread positivity, cosplaying has become that avenue. From being a decorated Deputy Sheriff to working on big budget Hollywood films to receiving the Presidential Volunteers Service Award for his charity work, Michael continues to strive to be a representative of ideas and possibilities
Musable is a seamstress, crafter, and self-confessed nerd from the Southeast United States. Musable started cosplaying in 2010 and her work in the cosplay community has won multiple awards, including Judge’s Choices at KamiCON 2012 and People’s Choice at Nerdacon 2012. When in cosplay, she becomes the character she is portraying. Outside of cosplay, though, Musable is so much more!