Interviews-How Creatives Parent
How Do Creatives Parent and How Do Parents Create? These are ChiIL Mama.com's original video interviews with a wide assortment of professionals in the music and theatre industry who are also parents. We've asked parents in metal bands, punk & funk bands, kindie rock, theatre production, directors, actors and more just how becoming parents has influenced their creative work and vice versa. Here are their words on how both worlds collide and how to strike a balance.
ChiIL Mama caught up with Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney in Nov. of 2012, midway through his ambitious 50 book stores in a week tour for his new release, The Third Wheel. Check out his take on balancing fatherhood with fame. www.chiilmama.com...
Prong Interview With ChiIL Live Shows & Live Footage from Cobra Lounge, Chicago 4-20-12.mov Tommy & Alexei of Prong talk about being dads to girls graduating high school & just 20 months old. There's life after birth! Metal heads parent and parents rock.
Here's our original, video interview with Danbert Nobacon, former lead singer for Chumbawamba, and current father of middle school age twins. This was his book release tour for 3 Dead Princes (his anarchist fairy tale story illustrated by Repo Man director, Alex Cox!)--acoustic songs from his solo CD, Woebegone & Mr. Death ventriloquism skit, all performed at The Book Cellar in Chicago, October 2010.
ChiIL Mama interviews Keller Williams about his recent venture into the world of kindie rock with his No Kidding! Kids Tour. Keller expounds on why he drives a hybrid, though he'd prefer a V8 and how parenting impacts his creative process and touring schedule. 2-16-11
ChiIL Mama was super stoked to be the first member of the press to get a sneak peek at the set for Chicago Children's Theatre's production of Goodnight Moon The Musical! We have an original video interview here with the show's director, David Kersnar and the music master mind, Mark Messing. Both are fathers and Mark is a grandfather as well! Hear their thoughts on life after birth, Goodnight Moon The Musical and Chicago Children's Theatre. 10-22-11
We have an original video interview here with Chi Town's own ubiquitous kindie rocker, Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies. This was shot May 22, 2011 at Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids sponsored by ChiIL Mama! Hear about their new, upcoming CD, find out who's a family man, and discover when these rock stars of the windy kindie scene first picked up instruments.