A different kind of dust

>>Feel free to go upstairs and start setting up in the studio. Dirty but because it's used a lot. :) Be up in a few.<<

Jordan Woods-Robinson sent me a text as i arrived at his condo in west Orlando. Julian Maha had contacted him, sprinkled his celebrity magic dust, and now Jordan was apart of the latest KultureCity autism acceptance campaign. i was there to film a 3 min interview and show Jordan being his creative self in his creative space.

Jordan came in a few min later, clean in his appearance, clear in his confident speech, but letting  the wildness flow into his studio. It was a workshop of 20th century artist tools. A large computer screen flanked by high-end speakers, a wrap around desk with a violin and metronome on one end, recording equip in the middle, and video shooting equip on the far end. Studio lights surrounded the back of the desk, and head-height cylinders for catching the room echo were playing a game of sardines in the corners. The room wasn't big. It was filled with stuff. But it wasn't a black hole. These things helped produce, and from that room flowed a new album, videos and photos, memorized lyrics and rehearsed lines. It was a place where the outpourings made it in front of thousands, no, millions of people.

Jordan used to have a podcast encouraging people to do what they love, pursue the thing they had always wanted to do. And his studio is a testimony that he isn't a hypocrite! He lives it, through the muck of practice and the fun of performance. He is creating, and it's pouring out to so many people. 

He played a song for me on his violin. It was beautiful. It was impressive. But as he played his, i saw the layers of dust under the strings right where the bow graced them. There was so much dust! How many times had he played that violin? How many hours were spent here making, re-making?

Getting your work out of your head is one thing. Getting it out of the studio is another. If you are doing that, it's OK to let your violin get dusty.