“Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of the most inspiring artists of our time. His bravery, fearlessness and relentless innovation is a reminder of true creativity in a world full of people who hold back their true thoughts out of fear and corporate reasons. I would like to take the opportunity to thank him for inspiring a generation of brave new thinkers. I watched The Holy Mountain on repeat while working on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. His sensibilities drove me to make my most progressive work to that date. Simply put, Jodorowsky is a prophet of creativity. For those who know, the mere mention of his name commands respect.”
Kanye West talks about the influence of Alejandro Jodorowsky on his music. There are 17 days left to help bring the legendary director’s next film to life on Kickstarter.
My, what a year for the Starkid fandom. Starkid put on their first sketch comedy show Airport for Birds. Soon after that ended the much awaited A Very Potter 3D: A Very Potter Senior Year was finally released on YouTube after months of waiting. This year we also saw a LOT of Kickstarter projects, such as Judas Redux (although not officially Starkid), Twisted, and Jaime Lyn Beatty’s debut EP album, Dolphin Safe Tunes. Dylan’s Kickstarter for his debut album, CONFLUENCE was completed, and his album is yet to be released. All of the Kickstarters were fully funded and far surpassed their goals. (I guess that’s the magic of Starkid!) We also welcomed three new Starkids into the fandom; Robert Manion, Alex Grace Paul, and Rachael Soglin. After the success of Airport for Birds, Starkid presented a new sketch comedy project, 1Night 2Last 3Ever. The Langs also released the first installment of their graphic novel Quicksand Jack. Last, but not least Lauren Lopez and Julia Albain released their comedy play, The Moms: Fannypackin’ Heat. The best part is that this is just the tip of the iceberg with all the concerts and other albums and new merch released. It’s been such a busy year but man, it has been totally awesome.
NAC How come some channels like tin can brothers and Geek with me need funding but then Starkid's main channel, Jon Cozarts and Robert's channel doesn't?
I’m not 100% sure on this, but here is my theory:
StarKid makes a lot of profit from merch/ticket sales to their shows, so they don’t need funding to put their shows up on YouTube because they have a reliable source of income (note however that Twisted was produced through Kickstarter). However, projects like Tin Can Bros don’t have an entire season of live shows that draw in patrons who buy seats to them, so they need money for more equipment/expenses, which is probably also in part because they are fairly new. I’m sure there are exceptions to the rule on both sides, but that’s what I think!