From Music to Images – Music Film and Johnny Depp, Ryan Larkin & Me – Visual Minstrels

Once a creative always a creative. Art for art sake may be more like art for creative process sake. The excitement and joy I personally feel when in zen like creative mode – the creation  and expression of ideas, connecting dots filling in gaps and then matching thoughts and neuron flashes  into words, images, sound. THE BUZZ. I started off in music and sense that my not too bad sense of rhythm has helped me in my reinvented producer self…you do know the story by now don’t you? 

Many artists are known for one talent but often reveal another or secretly practice a hidden passion. Be it through fate or intention – my hunch is that JD’s real love is music. Though highly successful now, Depp’s early life, strangely, was as a rebel, and he took to vandalism and narcotics. He dropped out of school when he was 15, and he fronted a series of music-garage bands, including one named The Kids. 


Myself in CHIWAWA

Johnny Depp in his Band…


As a teen, he and his punk rock/New Wave band “The Kids” opened for Iggy PopDuran Duran, and The B-52’s, among others. Ryan+PreciousHowever, it was when he married Lori Anne Allison (Lori A. Depp) that he took up the job of being a ballpoint-pen salesman to support himself and his wife. A visit to Los Angeles, California, with his wife, however, happened to be a blessing in disguise, when he met up with actor Nicolas Cage, who advised him to turn to acting, which culminated in Depp’s film debut in the low-budget horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), where he played a teenager who falls prey to dream-stalking demon Freddy Krueger. Three years later, Depp achieved fame as police cop Tom Hanson in the series 21 Jump Street (1987) (1987-90), and in 1990, he was firmly established as a leading Hollywood actor with theTim Burton movie Edward Scissorhands (1990), where he played a sad-faced, tragic hero who has scissors for hands.

who is Ryan Larkin who is Johnny Depp? The animator as his drummer self circa drug haze 197x Montreal Canada.

Johnny was first and foremost a musician. I can see him playing a character in a movie, a person I had a close connection to – Ryan Larkin an Oscar nominated animator (subject of Ryan Oscar 2005). But then Ryan got bad with the streets and the drugs. Ryan was also a drummer. While I was working with him we used to jam late nights in my recording studio conveniently located on the top floor of my house. 

Always reinvent yourself.

One perfect example of such is well…myself for who I can speak first hand…But I digress…let’s talk about Johnny Depp.

with reference: IMDb

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