17 questions: 1. Who are you and what do you do? Robert Scott Curliss. I'm a musician/songwriter, author, sound engineer, music and video sculptor, visionary, activist, explorer of consciousness,blah blah blahblahblah
2. What's the origin of your artist name?
i wanted to express everything i'm trying to get across with every word i chose to label myself with....
Actually, i stumbled onto the word "freethinker" many years ago in my confusion i stole a college dictionary from my school. Randomly opening it when i got home and placing it on my desk to look like i was smart..... many days weeks later i noticed that the page it fell open to had the word "freethinker" at the top header.....
ocean came to me when i spent 4 months walking the beach and picking up pebbles while i tried to calm the anger and feelings of loss within me. After months of studying every detail of each stone i found and collecting them because i fell in love with them all, i had pounds of rocks in my van. One day as i walked the beach a young boy played beside the water and i gave him my most favorite pebble to look at. He turned and threw it into the ocean. I immediately felt hurt and offended but i realized that the universe was telling me to let go. So i gathered all my stones and threw them back into the sea.
Another young man approached me many days later and told me if i wanted to change my life then just change my name. From no on i was no longer the other person, i was this new name. He said pick a new name that has meaning and one you like.... So, i picked "ocean" because it reminded me of my 4 months on the beach and the feeling i got when i looked out across the water and realized how small i and my problems seemed to be compared to the vastness of the ocean.
3. What has been your biggest challenge with your art so far?
Learning to get over myself and express what i really mean by it all....
4. Who or what is your biggest influence?
You, Me, Everyone.... Napoleon Hill, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Allen....
5. What is your wildest story?
i once traveled across the U.S into canada and mexico homeless with only a four track recorder and my guitar.
6. What is the last book you read?
i usually read several books at a time, but the last book i couldn't put down was..... Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, Franny and Zooey, Ramona the Pest and Lloyd Alexanders -Westmark
7. If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
Jesus or Spiderman or Superman
8. What couldn’t you live without?
Spring Water in Glass Bottles, Organic Foods, Fresh Air and Sunshine and Sleep
9. What is your secret talent?
It's a Secret, sorry :O)
10. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
i was on a ship and everyone was dancing oblivious and happy.... in the background i could here a count down like on new years. When it reached zero the ship blew up into a zillion pieces and we all disappeared.
Then, there we were again dancing on the ship and the count down began again. i ran frantically around trying to warn everyone the ship was going to explode but no one listened they just kept dancing.... then boom
there we were again but this time the count down was much faster and even skipped numbers..... boom
each time i ran around trying to warn everyone without avail. i woke with cold sweats and wondered at the dream. Now i realize i should've just danced with everyone
11. What are you craving right now?
well, i already got my hot caucau with ice cream in it so....
true friends, true love. family.
12. What was the last song you fell in love with?
Probably one of yours.... Or one of my own..... Not sure
13. Can you hula hoop?
ah shiz! That was my secret talent! Who told you i could hula hoop!?!?
14. What do you like?
15. What do you dislike?
When no one shows me love and hearts or when they don't leave comments. Especially when i think Joe is intentionally ignoring my latest work of art because he secretly is In Love with me =O) just kiddin'
16. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Don't try to tell people things, just do it. Live the way you want to live.
17. How and why did you start RECording?
Well, i wanted to be a movie actor when i was around 5 years old after i realized how much impact the movies had on my life. I wanted to have that kinda impact on others....
To try to heal the world, Mine, Yours..... For future generations to come
Created: Jan 29, 2011oceanfreethinker Video Media