Howdy from an overcast Los Angeles!
Yep, it’s me, Arigon Starr. Everyone here at Starrwatcher Online has been working really hard on coming up with a fun design and working with webgraphics and lots of code! Believe me, it’s just not easy to come up with something functional that still suits the personality and taste of well…me!
What I’ll attempt to do here is keep the updates coming and let you know what I’m working on.
A lot of folks have asked me — “Are you still singing?” Well, heck ya! Why aren’t there more gigs — well, here’s just a little behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be the Native Diva.
Many die-hard Arigon Starr fans (or Starrwatchers, as we call them here) know that I’m more than just a chick singer with an acoustic guitar. Back in 1996 (yes, it’s been that long!), I stepped away from a pretty neat corporate gig at Showtime Networks (home of “Dexter” and “Weeds”) to devote myself full-time to my art. In the beginning, that meant pursuing music.
However, I didn’t put down my pens, paintbrushes or stop writing and acting. I’m sure some of y’all noticed that I created the cover artwork for my CD “Backflip” — and that “The Red Road” was a partial soundtrack of my one-woman play of the same name.
My friends at Native Voices at the Autry opened up a lot of doors for me. Not merely as an actor! I’ve utilized my skills as an artist (I did the poster art for the production of “Kino and Teresa”) and I’ve written several plays for the company including “The Red Road” and “Super Indian.”
“Super Indian,” in fact, became a springboard for me to pursue a childhood passion — cartooning. Those folks who’ve been friends for a long time know that I carry around a sketchbook and that drawing cartoons of my rock n’ roll heroes kept me sane during high school.
All of these added opportunities have left me with never enough time for music. I’ve written some new material, but it may be some time before I actually get back into a big recording studio. However, that won’t keep me from writing and recording demos. I will probably post some of those up here soon. I’m really proud to have a new song in Carolyn Dunn’s amazing play “The Frybread Queen.”
Carolyn’s play originally included the classic song “You Belong To Me,” made famous by country legend Patsy Cline. However, it was deemed necessary to come up with an original song and I was able to craft something that sounds a lot like that track. It’s called “You’re My Indian Boy” and it’s a classic country weeper.
So, I’ve been splitting my time between music, drama and art — plus staying on top of promoting all these fine projects. I’m so blessed with talent…..if only the creator would give me an extra 20 hours a day….I might get something done. AAAY!
Hope to have more for you soon — but will definitely keep y’all in the loop!