World music and electronic band finds freedom in making programmable music on the Async Music platform

Click the image for the full interview! Beats Antique, left to right: Sidecar Tommy Cappel (drums, beatmaker, producer), Zoe Jakes (lead dancer, choreagrapher, composition), David Satori (instrumentalist). Cover includes art for “Interchange” by Sidecar Tommy & Zoe Jakes.

Rare Digital Bird, Episode 9

Interview with Beats Antique about their new NFT programmable and customizable music piece, “Interchange” using Ethereum-based, Async Art’s new music platform, what it was like to use this “NFT tool” to create a music work with 27 different possibilities, and how it changed the way they create music on & OFF the platform. …

Family and friends dispense veteran and fledgling art through ArtVndgMch on the WAX blockchain

Click the image for the full interview! Left to right: (aka Maria Chiappetta), Joe Chiappetta. Cover includes art by Fabi Yamada.

Rare Digital Bird, Episode 8

Joe Chiappetta (with guest & daughter, talks about family, NFTs on the WAX blockchain, and fine art bundled and hidden in packs for his latest project, dropping MAY 8TH, called ArtVndgMchn with artists: ROBNESS, mBlu, Fabi Yamada, Laerth Motta, Sean O’Kana, Beth Cohen, Jen Lazaro, Paul Baldwin, Scrilla Ventura, Anna Chiappetta, Luke Chiappetta, & Denise Chiappetta.

Joe is first and foremost a family man which is evident in his cartoons, graphic novel and ‘zine work. He…

Image features HMLTD and art by Mike Raymond for their new song “Leaving” at Async.Art. Left to right: Duc Peterman (guitarist, producer), Achilleas Sarantaris (drummer), Henry Spychalski (vocals), Nico Mohnblatt (bassist), James Donovan (guitarist).

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HMLTD is experimental.
HMLTD is socio-political.

HMLTD is immersive.
HMLTD is unsettling.

HMLTD is charming.

HMLTD is thrilling.

It’s a wide spectrum of identities found in preparation for my interview with three members of this five piece London band. In fact, “a wide spectrum” seems to be the overarching theme.


The avant-garde London band shares their love for experimentation, their fans and each other in this interview for their premiere of “Leaving”.

Click the image for the full interview! HMLTD, left to right: Duc Peterman (guitarist, producer), Achilleas Sarantaris (drummer), Henry Spychalski (vocals), Nico Mohnblatt (bassist), James Donovan (guitarist). Cover includes art for “Leaving” by Mike Raymond.

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For the full transcript, see below.

Rare Digital Bird, Episode 7

Interview with HMLTD about musicians making money, the many facets of their world’s 1st customizable pop song NFT “Leaving” to be released April 26th, NFT ecological concerns, the importance of their fans & more.

This pioneering, experimental London-based band of 5 — formed in 2015 — experienced a very rough start but are…

2700 Toilets Make Happy Green Bug & the Mission to Increase Royalties for Crypto Artists Everywhere

Click the image for the full interview! Cover features Happy Green Bug by Bard Ionson

Rare Digital Bird, Episode 6

Crypto art, NFT, and Artificial Intelligence Artist, Bard Ionson, talks about how a group of crypto artists succeeded in increasing royalties, gathering 2700 toilets to make Happy Green Bug, his inspirations from literature and artists like Nam June Paik & more!

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0:00:00​​ Coming Up!
0:01:35​​ What’s Rare Digital Bird?
0:02:01​ We’ve gone mainstream and the hype is real
0:02:54​​ How…

The Demons Want to Eat Bitcoin, Crypto Art Collaboration Petri Dish & DinizBR’s Rollercoaster Life

Click the image for the full interview! Cover features Eclipse and The Selection of Anubis by DinizBR

Rare Digital Bird, Episode 5

Heidy “DinizBR” Teixeira talks about how crypto art changed his rollercoaster life, how there is no instant crypto art success, the many meanings behind his latest piece, Eclipse & more.

This 3D, VR and AI digital creative takes us on a journey into his life as an 8 yr old clown, magician’s assistant, fashion photographer, survivor of and speaker on drug addiction, a father to a child in transition, and the creative inheritor of his patriarch’s legacy.

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How Digital Artists Succeed With Cryptoart, Acknowledging Black Artists & How To Treat Collectors

Click the image for the full interview! Cover features The Promise and Seasonal by Paola Castillo

Rare Digital Bird, Episode 4

Paola Castillo talks about acknowledging black artists, how Rarible can help with how collectors should be treated & helps me see how artists succeed getting into cryptoart. She is a self-taught minimalist & digital artist with a love for Barbie dolls & vintage fashion.

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0:00:00 Coming Up!
0:01:48 What’s Rare Digital Bird?
0:02:09 The importance of community
0:02:24 How to successfully get into cryptoart
0:03:12 How to find a mentor…

An Easy Way to Program Your Digital Art, The Problem of Exclusivity & More

Click the image for the full interview! Cover features In Other News & Regalia by Fabin Rasheed

Rare Digital Bird, Episode 3

Fabin Rasheed talks about an easier way to program your digitalart, the problem of exclusivity, #growtogether, debate vs. dialogue, how to think about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, his initial disdain for glitch art, Animation & AI brushes, his interactive-generative-participatory art creations and more. This creative technologist is both an innovator and altruist at heart.

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0:00:00 Coming Up!
0:02:28 What’s Rare Digital Bird?
0:02:50 Why is blockchain…

Royalties for Art, How Gas Prices & Commissions Effect Crypto artists’ Decisions & More

Click the image for the full interview! Cover features watermelon from hell and Ask your thoughts by Ann Ahoy

Rare Digital Bird, Episode 2

Ann Ahoy talks royalties, how gas prices (a.k.a. transaction fees to use the Ethereum blockchain) & commissions effect her decisions, & how much fun she’s had as a newbie in the cryptoart world. This cartoonist, minimalist & blackwork tattoo artist, shares her insights on embracing who we are, how imperfections are more fun, & how addictive it is to get paid as an artist.

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Taking the Glitchy Path to a Lucrative Crypto Art Career, What Blockchain Art Communities Need & More

Click the image for the full interview! Cover features Die Verwandlung by jrdsctt

Rare Digital Bird, Episode 1

Glitch artist jrdsctt talks making money selling to crypto art collectors, what blockchain communities need, glitch culture, NIN, L337 / leet speak, Franz Kafka, meta roaches, and his fascination with the augmentation of humans.

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Table of Contents

[00:00:00] Coming Up!
[00:00:50] What’s Rare Digital Bird?
[00:01:03] What are blockchains?
[00:01:24] What is Nervos?
[00:02:33] About jrdsctt
[00:03:52] What started your artistic journey?
[00:17:04] What is glitch art?
[00:18:33] What are the processes…

Ann Marie Alanes

Pastry-loving stan of the NFT crypto art and music space, and your self-appointed stylist. I am not funny.

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