Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Occupation: Singer Songwriter (Or, "Fabulosity")
Hometown: New York (Lives in SF)
What he calls his man purse: A Pocketbook
I'm often asked what is the most interesting thing I've ever seen in a man purse. So far, Artist's pocketbook has contained the answer to that question.
While walking through the Haight, furiously trying to spot a man purse, Akila pointed out a trio of men who had just parallel parked their car on the sidewalk near us. I hadn't seen anything about them that screamed man purse, but Akila (who has a sixth sense for handsome,) instantly knew that a fabulous man purse was about to emerge from the car. So, trusting her instincts, we hovered nearby and watched in amazement as a Louis Vuitton bag materialized before our giddy, man-purse-lusting eyes.
I was a little intimidated to approach him, as this was our first day of man purse hunting, and we were face to face with a true man purse that did not cling to the boring conventions of our contemporary notions of masculinity. This was no mere backpack, nor messenger bag, nor briefcase. This was a murse in it's full glory. Or, as Artist prefers to call it, a pocketbook.
Artist was more than gracious to give us a tour of his pocketbook. He pointed out that as a singer-songwriter (a hybrid title almost as luscious as actor/model) it was necessary that he have on hand his Mac book and battery charger for writing songs. But what I wasn't prepared for, was a small bundle wrapped up in a scarf. Artist unveiled a deck of tarot cards. We asked him why they were wrapped in the scarf, and Artist looked at us with his appropriately mystical "Vampire Green"-tinted eyes, and explained to us that the scarf actually helps seal in the energy of the tarot cards.
We were so bedazzled by Artist's mini lesson on storing tarot cards, that we nearly missed his gold Mary Kay eye shadow, mixed in with his other eye-related items such as spare contacts, a contact lens case, and eye drops, and also mints and an empty cigarette box.
It was such a magical, though brief interaction, but we had to let Artist and his "people" continue to their meeting to discuss his next music video. However, Artist let us know that he could be found on YouTube, where you can view his vlog, and listen to his pop/folk/r&b styled music.
Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ArtMalDrake
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