My rant on artists and marketers getting along prompted me to post this video.
As seen in The Village Voice - Best of NYC issue.
This video "Show Me The $" was, at the time of filming (03-04), my little sarcastic jab at underground starving artists who claimed to "do it for the love."
When I hear that I always say,
"Oh, that's cool cause i don't got no money to pay the cover on the door or buy whatever wack ass "for the love" product you're selling. I can give you some love though. *claps and pats person on the back* I can definitely show you some love."
I've dealt with artists of all shapes and sizes, and so often I hear them complain about the state of their industry,
"look at all these fools with no talent making money, and here I am starving and struggling. "
"I make way hotter beats than Kanye. I write way hotter posts than Dooce. I overcome cancer and win tour-de-frances way better than Lance Armstrong"
I don't think enough "artists" are honest about their intentions. They're victims of old-school artist marketing which said that artists were magical beings that shat symphonies and belched out great american novels.
And thus we have a lot of starving artists going around shitting and belching in clubs wondering why people aren't interested in the "product" of their excretory system.
"Yo son, I fart way better than Johnny Knoxville and those guys on jackass ..."
So are you fARTing for the love.... or the money??
T.A.N. -- Hobo/rapper
Conscious -- singing hobo in the intro
everyone else -- everyone else
Directed by -- The Video Autuer: Taylor Pak (Juxtaposition Films)
The TAN-Man did method acting for this piece, growing out the beard to maximize the hobo effect. I also put on some weight and made myself a negro.