Congratulations! You have just defied space and time constraints and have slipped through the wormhole leading to Mental Beans! Global Project Factory. It’s basically the same blog as Tulip Tree Presents, but with a brand new name, and an even greater emphasis on collaborative projects.
Basically, Tulip Tree Presents has been broken down into three sites, each of which will focus more on one thing. Tulip Tree Studios will remain the place where all of my “solo” artwork will reside, the music related posts (photography, interviews and artwork created while on the road) has already moved to the Two Sisters and a Show site, a hugely enjoyable collaboration between my sister Ady and I that has sort of exploded in the past year. That leaves Mental Beans! which will become the new home of Mondo Instante and other projects that are developed with our ever growing community.
Looking back on the very first post I ever made on Tulip Tree Presents, and re reading the About page, I am floored how much that was accomplished and the amount of really cool and talented people that I’ve come to know. I’d like for Mental Beans! to give us even more room to make some creative noise together.
I’m in the process of moving all content over here, so in the next few weeks (possibly months) there will most likely be some hiccups and errors, which I will work on. Once all files reside here I’ll be shutting down the Tulip Tree Presents url. Features like Gadjo D’Rome–Marianne’s gypsy/punk radio show out of Rome, Italy–will remain linked here at the top (be sure to check her site out weekly for her incredible show). Archives of Joe Rebel’s Trash City Radio Show–the Clash heavy/70′s/punk/glam/reggae genre hopping ride out of Exeter, England–will also be housed here from now on (starting with this week’s show that will be recorded today). There is a tab at the top for that that will take you to the most recent posts here that contain the files for you to access.
I’ll also be streamlining the presentation of past group exhibitions, and Mondo Instante also will remain a major force here, with its own tab in the menu at top for easy access of current and past events. MI14 photos will be shared shortly, and we’ll start talking about the next event, MI15 that will take place the end of this month.
Finally, you can follow Mental Beans! via Facebook, where new blog posts and project updates will shared frequently.