This project originated when I asked her if she’d be interested in making a music video for my song “The Bottom Of The Glass.” I sent her the painting and the song with a brief explanation about the song being about my addiction to alcohol. I guess it inspired her. She had a green screen project that she had to do for school and she wanted to use my story, my art, my music and my services as an actor. Of course, I’m not one to shun the spotlight so I said yes.
“Are You Real” is the official title of the video, and it features two of my songs, “It’s Over” and “The Bottom Of The Glass.” The background is green screened and flashes several images of my paintings for my Borg Queen music and visual art project Sex, Drugs, & Shiny Brass Poles. This video is really the true story behind the inspiration for starting Borg Queen and my concept for Sex, Drugs & Shiny Brass Poles.
I wanted to do something where I could utilize all of my artistic skills, so I decided that I would make a series of paintings, and write a song for each painting. My eventual goal is to do a tour with theatre style rock opera performance for Sex, Drugs and Shiny Brass Poles, but I don’t want to get too ahead of myself right now. I still have to finish painting and songwriting first. I’ve learned to apply the lessons in my recovery from alcoholism to my creative process. I just have to take it one day at a time.