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Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Pete Knight and I am currently studying my second year of my Art Degree.
What's the origin of your artist name?
My hitRECord name is just my initials, I noticed that they almost spell something amusing so I decided to go with that.
What has been your biggest challenge with your art so far?
Learning to do it again really. I went through a really dark patch in my life for almost 5 years and I had practically given up doing any artwork. I lost my job, had to move back home out of my own place and was generally not doing anything, then one day I picked up a pencil and my sketchbook and just drew, soon after that I decided go back into study and see what happened.
Who or what is your biggest influence?
Difficult to say really, I’ve got so many influences and inspirations from a wide variety of areas. People like Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, John Carpenter, Stan Winston, Steven Spielberg… people involved in story-telling, they’ve helped me escape and have inspired me to try to do the same for others.
What is your wildest story?
Hmm… I don’t know what to say here, I don’t know who’ll read this. I have quite a few with varying levels of depravity/wildness… I may have to be a spoil sport and leave this blank hehehe.
What is the last book you read?
The last book I read was the complete Preacher saga by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, I’m currently reading The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks.
If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
I’d have to say either a member of the Green Lantern Corps. I love the whole mythology of it and the fact that their power is based on creativity and will power.
What couldn’t you live without?
Well I’m going to assume that the token answer of “My friends and family” is excluded here because that’s kind of obvious, so saying that I’d probably go with my ipod, it’s a life-saving device in times of great stress and anxiety.
What is your secret talent?
I’m fantastic at losing things!
Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
OK, this is a pretty weird one, I dreamt I was married to a Dutch girl (I have no idea how I knew she was Dutch, I just did, it was one of those weird moments of unexplainable dream knowledge) and she wouldn’t wear clothes, I was getting really embarrassed for her and a little annoyed because it was becoming a problem. That was it really, it was more like a scene from a film rather than a whole dream, there was no development, just me getting embarrassed by my naked Dutch wife!
What are you craving right now?
Some noodles would be awesome.
What was the last song you fell in love with?
Love Letter by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. It’s one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard in my life or You Rascal You by Hanni El Khatib, it’s just got a really awesome swagger and cockiness to it.
Can you hula hoop?
What do you like?
The laughter of my friends and family, cheesy answer but it’s the truth.
What do you dislike?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Beer before wine, makes you feel fine. Wine before beer, makes you feel queer. (I don’t mean queer in a homophobic way)
How and why did you start RECording?
I started it when I saw a link on JGL’s twitter page, thought I’d check it out, looked like a really awesome idea and a great place to collaborate on work or to just see others work and absorb some inspiration, haven’t looked back since, it’s been great.
You can find more from Pete Knight here on HitRECord.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
directed by Christopher Nolan
starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine
I know there has been a lot of buzz around Inception for the past month or so, and it gets boring to read about it after a while. But this is no stupid trend kind of a phenomenon. Inception is truly a great film, and I’m actually surprised that so many people liked it. For many reasons I think it is one of the best films I have seen this year and since I’m not actually trying to review it, I just want to tell all of you Inception skeptics, and all of you that haven’t gotten around of watching it yet: Go watch Inception! It’s awesome!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
by sugarcreamI was standing in the middle of the crowd. They were all moving like one being, shifting and pulsating. But me, I was just standing there confused and out of place. And then I saw it. My fantasy was standing there in the corner across the room. It had just the right colors, shape and vibe as I had imagined it so many times before. Along the outlines there was a faint shimmer, just to show me how special it was. I didn’t dare move in fear it would disappear when the moment passed by.
I had to do something. If I didn’t maybe I would never see it again. I started fighting my way through the crowd. I didn’t remember it being so difficult to pass when I entered it, it felt almost as if they didn’t want me to reach it. As I came closer, everything started to change. The moisture in the air dropped, I felt a slight breeze around me and my skin started to burn just like it does when you stand in the sun on a hot summer day, it didn’t smell like sweaty bodies any more but more sweet and spicy like a faded memory. Suddenly, I heard a very subtle melody somewhere in the background, and the closer I came, the clearer I heard it. I noticed it sounded just like that combination of tones I always had in the back of my mind, the ones I loved so much, but could never find the song they belonged to. I was there now. I felt like I reached the end of the yellow brick road.
I didn’t know what to do. I felt good just being there and looking at it. Couldn’t I just stand here forever in rapture? But I knew that if I went just a millimeter further my life would change forever and if I would stay there I would always wonder, what if… I was pondering on my possibilities and asking myself if I could dare take the last step? Am I strong enough to risk it all for the unknown? I didn’t know, but after having felt this bliss just being so close to it I couldn’t stand the thought of ever going back into that crowd. I closed my eyes, inhaled deep and concentrated feeling all the sweetness that was surrounding me. Raising my foot I hesitated for a moment, a very short moment, and entered...
If you enjoyed this you should listen to Chigwinkle's wonderful reading of Mind Extractions