In Issue 4, Aimee Mann reflects on her career, and how she kept herself motivated through the up’s and down’s: “I told myself I’d keep going as long as there’s a next move, and at the point where there’s not a next move, I’ll accept it and see what the next possibility is. And there was just always a next move.”
"Now when I look for roles, I want to go in there and be the only ME. I want to be looking around at everybody else that doesn’t look like me and still go get it." Michael B. Jordan on pursuing roles, and how he manages the audition process nowadays.
Grab issue 13 of Off Camera for the complete interview with the up and coming star or read it all on offcamera.com!
Did you know that Martin Short once dreamed of becoming a dentist? Find out more in Issue 11!
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This is a chance to get your hands on some of these magazines at a great price before they sell out. So if you have any interest in holding a physical artifact from Off Camera in your hands, click here to see what it’s all about.
Some artists do what they do because it’s simply impossible for them to do anything else. Meet exhibit A: Taylor Goldsmith. At just 28, the songwriter and front man of LA-based band Dawes is already hailed as one of our most mature song crafters. His work has been compared not only to some of the greatest classic authors (whom he reads avidly) but also to some of the musical poets who inspire him: Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Robbie Robertson, Warren Zevon – many of whom he seems undaunted by actually having worked and toured with. Goldsmith grew up in a musical household, and has played music with his brother Griffin since age 10. He appears to somehow have sprung from the womb with an almost fully developed sound and lyrical approach. He’s stayed true to both while still managing to evolve over Dawes’ last three albums.
So who better to discuss the mysteries process of songwriting than one of its most authentic and thoughtful practitioners? What experience informs a great song and makes its story valid over time? What role should the writer’s life experience play in a song? And if great songs are deeply personal, how do they still connect with thousands? And also, why does a guy whose songs are widely associated with the Laurel Canyon sound and who indeed recorded his band’s first album in Laurel Canyon not actually like LA that much? Whether you’ve pondered these questions before or not, we guarantee you will enjoy the conversation.
Head on over to offcamera.com to read Taylor’s interview!