What’s going on, go ahead and introduce yourself
Hey, what’s up? My name is Ben Niespodziany and I am left-handed writer. An old woman once told me that I have piano hands, but that was a long time ago.
How was life like growing up?
I was born and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana and spent my days playing baseball, drawing Dragon Ball Z characters, and reading Roald Dahl books. As I entered middle school, I started obsessing over music and it’s been an addiction that has yet to live my system.
When did you first begin finding your creative talents?
You currently manage Jaro, what do you see in him that made you want to manage him?
Being a fan of music, name 5 underground Chicago artists people should be listening to in their playlists?
I’m not going to mention Jaro because he was just brought up and people should already know about ‘Weekdays‘. And I’m not going to mention Via Rosa because she’s hardly ‘underground’, but here goes:
1. IRIS TEMPLE. Top of the list every time.
5. Leaf Set and MDMC have been going crazy recently. Really creative groups. Shout-out to Elton Aura.
Damn. All of my favorite books are depressing. Guidance? Read Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn. That book will change you. Also recommend Michael Chabon’s ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay’. I wept like a baby (in a good way). Lastly, read ‘Jurassic Park’ by Michael Crichton (RIP), because your imagination of dinosaurs ripping moron humans to shreds is so much better than a film portrayal. What a weird list of guidance.
When it’s all said and done how do you want to be remembered?