Sparkle and Fade with Art Alexakis of Everclear

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As we sat down he was asking Aleena about her age, if she goes to a lot of shows with me and small talk which spawned us to discuss our fierce protection of our kids. We laughed while talking about how, as parents, we become almost like  Al Pacino in Scarface in that we will mess someone up, and their family, for messing with our kids.

Art is a father of two. A grown daughter and an 8 year old who was just on tour with him in Florida at the Walt Disney Resort’s Epcot Eat to the Beat Concert Series.

art-alexakis-Art mentioned that one of the best things you can do as a parent is to model kindness for your children. “My daughter is 8 and she is so kind. She can get along with any adult and is so outgoing. As a result, she was being bullied.” That just goes to show you that no one is immune to bullying. He said the best advice is to just keep being kind and learn how to communicate. Communication is key.

As we continued our conversation, Art brought up what he would be doing in the future. “I am doing the soundtrack for this zombie movie called, Dead 7. Once I finish that, I am doing another movie, a documentary. I am doing the soundtrack for that.” He pauses, and laughs while saying, ” I have so much going on right now. I am doing so much. I am putting together a tour with some other artists called, Songs and Stories. It is really just a real intimate performance where we do the songs and tell the stories behind them. It’s stripped down, acoustic or piano on stage. Just real close and comfortable. I want to bring out about four or five people and do songs together. ” He goes on to tell us that he is still planning the Summerland tour next year and that he is continuing to pursue his acting as well as modeling.  I said to him, “That is the thing about life, you just never know where this journey is going to take you right?” Art agrees and leans in towards my daughter and offers her this advice, ” You point yourself in that direction, but the path might move. You just never know.” Aleena smiles as if she really does already know.

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