bart k mann
Oh no... you're not gonna make me write one of these, No sir! Never again! OK well maybe just a little...
My name is Bart K. Mann. I guess this is where I am supposed to explain who I am. Yikes. The last time I did one of these was on a dating web site and that turned out to be a disaster. I exaggerated everything about myself, which I found out will only get you so far, until you get caught. Well I can tell you sincerely that I am not 6’6”, I do not own my own dolphin habitat, and I did not win the Costa Rican Intramural Limbo Championship of 2001.
Here are some real facts. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I lived in the canyons above Beverly Hills. One canyon over to the right was home to many superstar musicians, my canyon was home to many movie stars, and the canyon over to the left was where Charlie Manson did his thing. So growing up in that world was a bit unusual. Eventually after I spent 3-1/2 years in college trying to figure out what I really wanted to do, I dropped out to find out where I was going. Then I spent 13 fantastic years as an entertainment journalist/columnist, (still in Los Angeles), which allowed me to sit and talk with many great artists (actors, actresses, directors, animators, musicians, producers, etc), who also happened to be celebrities. I say that because I was interested in their process, not their fame. During those years, in order to make enough money to eat, I also spent stretches as a computer graphics artist, photographer, radio disk jockey, publicist, film editor (in the porn industry – this was a brief but hilarious add to my resume), concert producer/emcee, warhouse manager, service technician at a hair transplant office and more… sheesh I’m tired just thinking about it. 12 years ago I decided to repay my family for their support by becoming a caregiver to my parents. I have been doing that primarily ever since. First for my mother and now for my father. It has been the most rewarding of all my jobs, but the hardest as well.
I am here priamarily because I love the punishment.
- Los Angeles
- Writing, Digital Art, Sculpting, Found Art, Collage, Reading & Collecting Comic Books, Observing Pop Culture
- Favorite noveling music:
- David Bowie, Brian Eno. Talking Heads, T-Rex, Nirvana, Roxy Music
- Family Care-Giver
- Favorite books or authors:
- Jonathan Lethem, Jeff Noon, John Irving, Philip K. Dick, Stephen King, Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, Ray Bradbury, Carl Hiaasen, Neil Gaiman, Harry Harrison, Harlan Ellison