However, on the bright side . . .
KANSAS CITY RECENTLY WAS SELECTED AS A TOP DESTINATION FOR BROKE-ASS ARTISTS ACROSS THE NATION!!!
We're not sure if that will help the local homeless crisis given that, for most people, becoming an "artist" is a tragically reliable way to end up broke.
However . . .
For tonight let's not worry about finances and focus on the nice part of this news.
Check the opening estimation of their KCMO listing . . .
Median 1BD rental: $868
"Kansas City offers a chance to enjoy some of life’s better indulgences: jazz, barbecue, and affordable rent. "
Read more . . .
Updated on 1/20/2022 at 12:13 PM Once upon a time, there was something poetic about the struggling artist. But those days are long gone, as is the possibility of living in historically culture-rich places like New York, LA, San Francisco, Austin, and Portland where-unless you're the second coming of Andy fucking Warhol-you'll likely find the rent prices bafflingly, soul-crushingly high.
The article has the population number wrong and I'm not sure how long an artist will survive on the East side near the 18th & Vine locale they suggest.
Still, this bit of hype is enough to inspire our TKC playlist playlist for tonight on the topic of artsy distractions from killing, politics and football . . .
Hip-hop tribute to Picasso
Artsy diva shares scary performance . . .
A reader favorite song about life & reflection inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo . . .
Lest we not forget that the written word can also be artistic even if that never really happens or gets much respect on this blog . . . Double-bonus for the archaic dead-tree reference . . .
Finally we share an apropos love song about the most famous lady of the art trade . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe & fun Saturday night.