We had the good fortune of connecting with Daniel Bauer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Daniel, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
This is a question I ask myself often, and from time to time is something I struggle with greatly. Ultimately, I think it can be essentially boiled down to this: my desire to create and share music/art is greater than my fear of rejection. Both of which are pretty substantial- but if I really, truly, measure both the former and latter- I’d rather try and possibly fail than not try at all. I’ve always been a risk taker, usually to my detriment, but in this instance it can pay off to be spontaneous as opposed to impulsive.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
To start off, I wouldn’t exactly consider myself financially successful. I still have a regular day job, and work on my creative pursuits whenever possible. What I mainly care about in regards to my “art” is that it is better than the last piece I put out. Every time I sit down at my computer, I attempt to make the best thing I’ve ever come up with. Of course, this doesn’t always happen- but as long as I show up, it will eventually.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh boy. Well, I don’t think I can precisely detail this particular itinerary- but I will mention some of my favorite venues in my area of West Palm Beach: Dream House Studios Respectable Street Propaganda Lakeworth Harolds Coffee Lounge Anita’s Mexican Restaurant Tacos Y Antojitos Emmanuel Lupitas Tex-Mex
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are many influences I can point to who’s impacts are variously positive and negative in nature- a tremendous amount, really. I am influenced in some way by nearly everything- the sum of personal experience in addition to a perceived collective one. However, in the interest of this article, and for the sake of sparing you my self indulgence- my biggest creative influences have always been music, movies, anime, and real life experience.
Luis Costello Cynvisuals Backroom sessions MIA