Eric Arnold: journalist, photographer

“Oakland Art Murmur” by TuffGyal 808

Q#1: Are you a Bay Area Native? and if not, how long have you lived in the Bay? Eric: I was born in NYC and have lived here since ‘1971.

Q#2: When did you start on the creative path you are currently on? Eric: In the womb. Actually my mom has a picture of me at age 1 1/2 in front of a poster saying ‘Free Bobby and Huey’.

Q#3: Where do you find your inspiration? Eric: I get inspired by people a lot. Artistic, Creative types. Folks for whom rhythm is revolutionary.

Q#4: What was the first piece of vinyl you ever purchased? Eric: hmm, Ashby flea market… I was maybe 5 or 6. It was either Donovan’s greatest Hits or a Monkees album. I can’t remember.

Q#5: Anything else you’d like to share? a joke/quote? Eric: “Promise me with every opportunity you’ll use the all illuminating eye beyond obvious buffoonery” -Lyrics Born.

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