April 19, 2012

I’ve always been a laborer first and an artist second. Inspiration comes from blue-collar experience, from manual labor, and the toil of workaday life. I think making art without a struggle to survive, or at least a struggle to become something more than you are, really results in disconnection from the very people that you hope will consume your art.

-Musician Jon DeRosa in conversation with Karolina Waclawiak, author of the forthcoming How To Get Into the Twin Palms (7/12), over at The Rumpus.

I’ve always been a laborer first and an artist second. Inspiration comes from blue-collar experience, from manual labor, and the toil of workaday life. I think making art without a struggle to survive, or at least a struggle to become something more than you are, really results in disconnection from the very people that you hope will consume your art.

-Musician Jon DeRosa in conversation with Karolina Waclawiak, author of the forthcoming How To Get Into the Twin Palms (7/12), over at The Rumpus.

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