Based on what I learned during it, this meeting was about how to disassemble and reassemble a pen several times.— Ali Spagnola (@alispagnola)
Ali’s winning and hilarious personality have charmed 1.54+ million people on Twitter alone, and she’s blazed a highly-successful career path worthy of emulation by anyone looking to harness and promote their talents in new ways.
We were beyond excited when Ali joined the Fluence community and gave us the opportunity to ask her a few questions:
In addition to your painting, design, and music composition talents, you’ve built a highly successful music career around the “Power Hour” drinking game concept. How did the whole story start? What gave you the idea?
It started when I was playing boring shows, strumming a guitar in a coffee shop. It was hard to get people excited to hear me as a new artist with new music. I knew I wanted my concert to be more like a party, so I combined the drinking game with my live show and the rest is history.
Do you have a favorite beer?
I really don’t. When I’m drinking beer to taste the beer (as opposed to a “stunt beer” that I’d use for a Power Hour or other games) I like to try craft brews. Most of the time with craft brews, you’re looking to try something new every time. So I guess my favorite beer is whatever new one I’m having next.
Any big news upcoming for your projects in 2014?
I’m working on a new album! This time the songs aren’t all necessarily a minute or necessarily about drinking but they are necessarily awesome. I’ve also been doing my “Most Googled Song” webshow since the beginning of the year. A song and video about one of Google’s trending topics every week!
What are some of your favorite websites and resources?
I loooooove Evernote. I use it all day every day for my multiple projects. I love Evernote so much, I wish I could grind it up and snort it.
What advice would you give to undiscovered and aspiring artists?
Find a way to stand out. The world is full of talented artists screaming to get attention. Make sure you have a reason to deserve that attention above all the rest.
If you’d like to get Ali’s advice and feedback on your music or ideas, you can send them directly to her queue here on Fluence. You can also go here to read a recent success story featuring Ali and other curators on Fluence.
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