Spotlight On: Clay Randle The Artist/Writer aka CID
I became acquainted with artist/writer/music manager Clay Randle in 2011 when he sent me some music with a request to listen to, and possibly review or feature, the band he was representing.
I listened and wrote back to tell him the songs he’d sent were too derivative of other rappers/hip-hop groups.
I told him what I heard was promising, but needed more “cooking”.
I was impressed with Clay because instead of responding with rudeness or hurt feelings, or not responding at all, as some others who’d sent me music had done, he wrote back to say, “Next time I’ll send you something better.”
And he did.
Years later Clay Randle is still creating art, writing and music, on his own and in art/music collectives.
Today he’s sharing a sampling of his visual/prose hybrid art.
About The Artist/Writer:
Atom Used To Live Here is a literary gallery curated by artist , Clay Randle ; creatively known as CID. His art ranges within the literary field from prose, to poetry and abstract ideological musings. He has been expressing through the art form of writing since he was a young man with an affinity for authors such as Thoreau, Emerson, Nietzsche, Dr. Seuss and Lao Tzu.
CID is a jazz , punk rock , classic hip hop and alternative rock aficionado with an appreciation for 80’s and 90’s cult classic films. He is a creative free thinker, a bohemian creative and rebellious in his approach.
With an intent to change the world through his revelatory perspectives, CID expresses honestly and fluidly. He is an underground philosopher and pursuing evolution as a man through his artistic and impassioned endeavors.
Highly influenced by his grandfather, he is a quirky mix of classical influences; through his experience of traveling the world while serving in the Navy, he has grown interests in multiple styles of creation, ideology and perception.
CID has been successful in endeavors of music management and lyrical writing , is highly skilled in the art of conceptualizing visuals and audio concepts as creative director and writer with his collaborative The X + Why Chromosome and is dedicated to being a staple in the promise of revolutionary creation.