Interview with LOTO BALL
my name is Loto Ball
Where are you from:
i’m a california kid
Where are you now:
How long have you been at it:
i’ve been an ordained minister since 91 or 92 i think
What got you started:
i had friends in bands and i wanted to get involved and offered to be their manager
What else do you do:
i still do the same things as always. i manage people. i’m a helper. i help people. i make life better.
stimulus and direction
How do you keep it together:
that’s all relative of course. i hope to get much more organized and also travel more. I have 2 loto ball shows.
They are in the 2nd and 3rd ranked cities in this country. My next cities to create a branch in will be New York and Houston. Tex and Erika of Indian Jewelry have already agreed to take on the Houston Project.
What are you reading:
What comedy and/or comedians are you into:
that’s a funny question! funny that you ask! a funny thing happened recently. There’s a great Chicago comedian, Cameron Esposito
What are you listening to, lately:
I downloaded a 4 part compilation of female-fronted punk recently and am listening to that constantly. I love the ladies.
What art, if any, you seen worth talking about:
I went to listen to Doug Aitken speak and look at his work and I was into it. It’s like advertising.
I like him. He does films and he also does his own sound/music for them. So I’m into that. He does installations and does them inside buildings, outside buildings. He even creates his own buildings
Worked any fucked-up jobs? Do tell:
tons. i telemarketed for 10 years.
Played any fucked-up shows:
i don’t know, i mean, if there’s only 3 people watching you , that kind of sucks. that’s probably the worst. i’ve been knocked out by people and gone to the hospital after shows, but playing to 3 people is worse.
With whom, if anyone, do you roll: i roll with my cats and my wife and the artists at my art studio and my friends.
Where are you headed:
going into more multi-media work like doug aitken, laurie anderson, and bjork.
Where is the rest of it headed:
same place as me
What can you do about it:
what do you mean?
Are there any people you’d like to mention who’ve helped you work it out:
they know who they are
People to look for:
i link to stuff like this online. join my networks. you’ll see
People to look out for, because they are bad news:
don’t use total choice hosting for your website
Anything you have in the works, on the ready, or on the horizon:
i’m creating a solo show incorporating video and electronics and debuting it in Europe this Autumn.
Anything else you want to pass on:
Can I have some more questions?