Some good advice about finding and working with mentors from James Brown’s funky bassist Bootsy Collins, DEVO’s Mark Mothersbaugh, Pro Skater Javier Nunez, rapper Anwar Carrots, young impresario Levi Maestro, and Dale Crover, drummer for the Melvins and, briefly, Nirvana. They’re chillin’ and shillin’ for Scion, but there are some good nuggets of advice in there. The reason I put this up is that every single professional musician I’ve talked to about music practice has had at least one mentor who changed their lives.
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- George Clinton coming to Alive at Five (timesunion.com)
- Q: Are We Not #76? A: We Are Devo (themsrp.wordpress.com)
- When Devo met Disney: Kids singing about sexual frustration, what could possibly go wrong? (dangerousminds.net)
- Original Funk (choronozon.wordpress.com)
- James Brown’s Band Quits; Bootsy Collins Hired (raresoul.com)
- DJ Mentor Program Is Now Offering One-To-One Mentor Sessions at Classroom Rates (prweb.com)
- Public Service Mentoring Project – Full Steam Ahead (ocisocareermentorship.com)