Probe the act – @lbradley71 Larry talks exclusively to Deepstuff magazine

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How was your act started?

I started a World Peace Magazine for World Leaders (Russia and U.S) in 1983. It was called The Earth Magazine and Tape Package. Started with slides of a magazine cover I created, made into a multimedia painting. Slides of that Painting were sent along with a tape of music of songs I sang and wrote the lyrics for working with various musicians. I called ourselves AUP (Artists for a United Planet). These oil, acrylic and encaustic paintings were produced in 1983 and 1984. They were sent to Gorbachev and Reagan. They were sent along with a cassette music as related above. I worked at another job to finance the production and live so the projects took 1 year each to finish and went out in December.

In 1987 I turned to an actual color magazine that I created covers for, an essay and art within. They were made into pages for a magazine by businesses that created color copies. I cut and assembled the pages and bound them. I made three of these, 1988, 1989, and 1997. The 1989 mag. sported a photo of an unfinished (purposely) painting for PEACE and various essays from Norway, a NJ Grade school’s essays on Nuclear War and what it meant to them, an essay by myself and a Doctor from Michigan along with about 20l reproductions of Artwork by a young Russian immigrant to the U.S. (Yana),. Pictures of the band, and my personal artistic creations. The 1997 mag. was done from artwork created on a computer, and like all other mags, accompanied by a cassette of rock music by AUP.

Can you tell our listeners about your act?

Please reference above.

Have you ever been in a band?

Yes a Studio Band also mentioned above = AUP.

Where are all act members from?

We all lived in Boston MA.

Do you do everything as an act?

(I fought a continuing bout with alcohol and now clean for 17 years, in January, with the help of Antabuse.) In 1992, we became an actual group (still Studio but with recurring musicians). I wrote the songs and sang them and others created the music. This lasted until 1997 and I married and moved away from Boston. In2014 we got together again for one song “I Heard it On the Radio”. In January of 2016 I took guitar lessons, got good enough to be a songwriter and continued with writing the prose and singing and playing electric guitar in my own studio.
We do plan to get together again, but 2 members moved to the West coast and 2 are married with families).
You can view some of my paintings as cover art for songs produced solo and by the complete band at
AUPMUSIC.BANDCAMP.COM Songs I have submitted for DEEP STUFF RECORDS are mine solo.

What are your ambitions when you first started?

World Peace and avoidance of Nuclear War that I thought would result when Reagan was building up an awesome military that would force Russia (running out of money) to be backed against a wall.

Could you explain your music to someone that haven’t heard you?

I think the songs speak for themselves and can be listened on you radio station.

See above

Where was your latest gig?

Pls. see above

Who writes your songs?

I do.

who writes the music who writes lyrics?

With the Magazine I wrote the lyrics (with occasional input for Jeff) and Peter Mark, Jeff Gui, Robert McCluskey and Kevin McCarthy wrote all of the music.

What genre do you feel you are?

World Peace Rock ??

Why did you pick that particular style?

Compelled to;.

What are your songs about?

Life

Do you write your own material or mainly covers?

All Original

Have you made any albums?

Not for distribution, no.

If yes, what are they?
Above

Do you have any clips on YouTube?
NO

What got you started in music?

Compelled

What year was the act started?

See above

Best/worst gig you’ve played?

N/A

Which solo artist is the best you´ve seen?
Bob Dylan

What are your goals with your music?

Now, to sell my songs as a songwriter in past = see above

What are your sources of inspiration?

The songs just seem to come on their own.

What’s the first step when making a new song?

Write down what is in my head, try for a melody with the guitar and then build the song freely and refine the same way.

How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums?

It is fine.

What would be your dreams for the act?

Songwriter, not a performer. They’re for sale.

Besides your own music, what genres and acts do you listen to?

Believe it or not I don’t listen to other artists since say 1980 except a couple of years ago bought two Jesse Ware Albums. I listen to my latest song over and over until tired of it = usually a week or so, and then write another. At this time of year I listen to 40’s & 50’s Christmas Songs.

What do you hold most dear?

Love/Life and Creation Artistically

What would be your greatest fears for the future?

I think my country (U.S.) may be in store for a dictator with this maniac trump.

When you are on stage, what do you fear most then?

Do Not Perform

What would you do if there was no music?

In almost every reality of my life, there is none anymore, so I write my own.

How important are your fans?

Don’t know if I have any other than friends and family. I appreciate their kind words.

Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment?

“It’s Christmas Time” and “Look Around”, my 2 latest.

What do you feel is the best solo artist you’ve seen live?

See above

Do you have any webpages?

Yes AUPMusic.bandcamp.com

Facebook

Don’t do Facebook

MySpace

That’s new to me

Describe your show, visually and musically

Not a Performer

How do you view the music industry of today?
My thought would be irrelevant since I don’t listen to anything.

What advice would you like to give other acts?

N/A

What are the biggest obstacles for an act?

N/A

How would you describe your sound in one sentence?

Pensive

Do you have anything to add?

Just I hope people enjoy my 5 selections for play on Deep Stuff Radio.

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