Joe Swendoza: Chanter of Personality ArtRocks!
of the conqueror, the convict and the Cherokee, Philip was born on an
island, under a mushroom, in a time of war. Swedish from the hips on
up, Australian from the hips on down, aborigine to his soles. His father
fought in three wars so he could oppose all wars. His mother smoked,
drank, and gambled to a better place, hanging from a one-armed bandit.
The family endured, following the big ships down to the sea and the
big wars until they were won. Educated beyond his ambition, he turned
late to art, fashion and music. Ten years in the show biz game in New
York City during the go-go 80's fed his libido and his yearning for
fame and fortune. The sweet smell of success came in small bottles with
big price tags. When the money ran out, he ran west to border town aka
San Diego. Philly Joe Swendoza is the creator and host of Art
Rocks!Radio, 'Where Art, Fashion & Music Collide', a weekly
internet radio show that interviews the makers & shakers in art,
fashion & music.
#1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?
"Entering our 6th year, we are now the established voice of the
San Diego arts community, as we have surpassed over 1 million listeners."
#2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
#2 "Teach artists to become more entrepreneurial by practicing
what we call 'artrepreneurship.' Artists need to embrace the concept
of art as commodity based on shameless self-promotion & willingness
to monetize their celebrity."