Rob is suicidal again as his unemployment is running low and his body falling apart. One night smoking he started a New Nu Metal band with roommate Sean called Dis*…Meanwhile Christiana is freaking about electrical problems in the apartment…
First of all, Happy New Year from everyone here at Quiet Desperation! Hope you all enjoyed season 3 of Quiet D, and if you’re looking forward for fresh new content for season 4, please visit the official Quiet Desperation kickstarter to find out how you can help make the next season of Quiet D the best ever!
Nate Greenslit is working on a book about being a musician in the age of social media and sat down with Rob Potylo on July 20th, 2012, along the Charles River in lovely Allston, Massachusetts to gather this interview….
In this new children’s music series, Nickelodeon brings musicians on the cutting edge of children’s music. In this sneak peak Boston musician Rob Potylo performs a controversial and political children song. He believes that “the truth” is important for all children to hear. Many childrens songs have become more political as the economy worsens. This video is suitable for All Ages.
“911 Was an Inside Job”
Original Music by Rob Potylo
Rob has been making strides with his sanity and finishes up his album “Something Happened At Horse Lake” only to release it and get heckled during the release party at the Middle East Downstairs… Shaun, his producer, is worried and invites Rob to a musician social at New Alliance studios…
Starring: Shaun Bedgood, Rob Potylo, Bigg Nez, Niki Luparelli, Casey Desmond, Micaela McGuane, Danae Legrow, Eddy Llerena, Basim Usmani, Heather Mack, Julia Sherratt, Chris Coxen, Aaron The King Wizard, Jim Zhou, Morgana Allen, Tom Dustin, Michelle Jordan, Rory Gory, Frank O’Neill, Lilith Astaroth, David Rodal, Warren Lynch, Matt Reed, Steve Fanale, Melissa Kaiser, Anne Barrett, Grey Valley Ghost, and Alvan Long.
Filmed by: Michael Gill and Erik Angra
Music by: Swamp Bear
Edited by: Warren Lynch
For more artwork, please check out Travis’ blog here.
Adding another stunning drawing by Travis Simpkins.
Charcoal. 20×25 — with Shaun Bedgood, Rob Potylo, Chris Faraone, Victor Valentino Foresta, Ira Proctor, Dug McCormack, Sophia Cacciola, Rick Jenkins, Duncan Wilder Johnson, Michael J. Epstein and Josh Gondelman
For a limited time, prints of select drawings are available. If you’d like to purchase one of Travis’ drawings, please click here.
Once again, Travis Simpkins captures the characters of Quiet D in his stunning artwork. Coinciding with the premiere of Quiet D’s Act Two, Travis has created another fantastic portrait of the diverse world of Quiet D.
In his own words:
I truly believe Quiet D is an important showcase for the diverse talent that resides in the area and deserves to be enjoyed, commended and appreciated. It really is a needed kick in the pants to the Arts scene as a whole.
In celebration of Quiet D rising again like a phoenix, I show here a new illustration I did of cast members: Rob Potylo, Joe Wong, Tony Moschetto, Chris Fleming, Frank O’Neill, Tom Dustin, Marnie Hall, Kevin Harrington, Nick D’Amico, Niki Luparelli and Chris Coxen.
For more of Travis’ work, please visit his site here: Travis Simpkins’ Drawing Board.
(click for PDF version: The Chronicles Of Quiet Desperation)
Quiet Desperation was started in April of 2009 not as much as an attempt to make a “comedy” sitcom for the greater Boston area but rather an attempt to capture and document in some shape or form what I was dealing with in real life and the folks I ran with. The person who created it with me is named Joe Madaus who is a talented video man and comedian and who one night in Feb of 09′ asked me outside of the Comedy Studio in Cambridge if I was interested in doing a documentary… I always thought documentaries or bios were act three in one’s life so we figured out a way we could create one that captured things as I continued to evolved my creative side… Plus there were over 200 creative types I’ve met in the fields of music and comedy I wanted to showcase the talents and personalities of.
We never set out to create a comedy show like an “Always Sunny In Philadelphia” or “Seinfeld” but rather wanted to create a very surreal reality sitcom that captured the many different emotions, people, and scenes I’ve bumped into over the several years I have been living in Allston.
Travis Simpkins talks about his appreciation for Quiet D (and Rob Potylo) in his own wordswhile explaining the stunning illustrations he created featuring the show and creator.
Quiet Desperation, to me, really seemed to encapsulate all the great qualities of which a worthwhile show is made. It was witty, funny, biting, tense and true
He manages to capture the essence of the show in excellent detail in his drawings. Please check out more of his work here: Travis Simpkins‘ Portfolio. He’s definitely a talented artist to keep an eye on.
And with more and more Quiet D on the horizon, finally, hopefully Travis will have a lot more inspiration for his illustrative work.