The AmPie50 Spread in Goldmine Magazine!
A long, long time ago… Don McLean created his decades-defining masterpiece, American Pie. It lamented the end of the golden age music breaking into the flamboyant ‘60s. Yet, written 10 years after the untimely death of Buddy Holly, American Pie signaled another turning point. Peace and love and tie-dyed shirts were becoming lost in the turbulent times of war and political turmoil.
Join the celebration of 50 Years of American Pie as featured in the December issue of Goldmine Magazine.
Previously, I have facilitated similar projects of 50 Years of Todd Rundgren, and 40 Years of Hotel California. Now is the opportunity for you to help fund the AmPie50 celebration campaign and become a part of the drawing at the same time.
My art exists to draw people together to common interests. Each project is initially funded person-by-person as we discover ways to represent individual preference as part of a bigger picture. It’s taken a couple decades to cultivate the relationships and process. Take a look and see if you can see yourself stepping in.
Musica: The Transforming Power of Music
As described in the PAST section below, MUSICA gestated for over 35 years after its initial dream-revelation before it found its outlet. That was 9 years ago. As the cosmic cycle of my art path decrees, now is the time for a greater emergence. Merchandise has been amassed. Web portals have been built. Presentations have been prepared.
The Whole Story: Live in Cincinatti
Through special arrangements with Rundgren Radio, I took over a conference room to tell the tale of MUSICA (the art formerly known as Toddicus). The Akron show was much more well-attended and successful than I thought it could be. View a fan-capture here. I repeated the process—with some embellishments—and added door prizes and discounts on merchandise in
Draw them, I did. The ad ran. They got their copy of the magazine. It was amazing. From there, I kept adding more fans and more rows. It built out to 200 people all celebrating UTOPIA IS HERE!?? The large-crowd, interactive drawing model had been formed.
What's in a Name?
Culled from youthful adventures, the company moniker morphed from my formal name. Wi (William) B (Bricker) and Worx (modernized Works). After a side distraction into the corporate world, the first act of my professional designer life was spent building and running a small graphics business as a home-Dad. The second act has been a half-dozen “real” jobs for various companies, corporations, and institutions. The third act is, for lack of a better term, this stuff. Below is a partial list of the side-hustles that brought me here.