Set It Off: SeriousRon™

November 26th, 2008 by Larry

Ron Lewis



Where are you from?
I was born on a cigarette boat going 90 mph through the Gulf of Mexico. My parents had gotten caught up in a little mess with some gentlemen from Panama, so those first few years were a bit crazy. Funny story about that, actually. When news of that boat incident hit the papers, (producer) Michael Mann had just finished working on Starsky and Hutch. Five days later he was pitching the pilot for Miami Vice to the major networks. Coincidence?  Who knows…

Who do you work for? 
Simply put, I work for beauty. I’m a slave to her, really. She’s a relentless mistress, and she’ll haunt me to my death bed. Also, I work for Turner Broadcasting Co.

What are your Current Project(s)? 
I just finished up a series of oil paintings that I call Lions and Tigers and Ladies, Oh My!. What I did was to take a lady from each of the seven continents and kind of morph her into a cat from that area. For instance, for South America, I did a lady who is half-puma. I ran into a bit of trouble when I got to Antarctica. Turns out there aren’t any big cats or ladies there, so I did a sort of snow-woman who’s morphed into a fur seal. That one actually turned out really sexy.

Who would you love to work with?
Kenny Loggins, hands down. You already know the man can turn out some wicked collaboration work after Loggins & Messina, but I want to take his sound into the visual arena. I’ve already got a title for the tour, actually… Lazer Ball.

If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep? 
Honestly, the Salvation Army can take all my sneakers. Just don’t touch my roller skates! I put an easy 300 miles on those things in ’86 alone. They’re a part of me.

What’s on your iPod right now?

What’s your Favorite ATL food?
You can catch me at Alfredo’s or Nino’s off Cheshire Bridge pretty much any night of the week. It’s just so convenient to the city’s best party spots. I really love the .99 breakfast at Ikea as well. That place has a Euro-vibe that just won’t quit.

What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
My pad. I’ve got a leapord skin couch that makes you feels like you’re swimming in butter every time you lay on it. But if I’m going out for a cocktail, you’ll probably find me at Trader Vic’s. Classy joint, and their Mai Tai is like a magical key that unlocks the door to Sexy Town.

What are your Pet Peeves?
These “punk rockers”. Take a bath and try on a sport coat, for crying out loud. Am I right?

Shout outs?
Jon and Amy Atteberry, Bill Bounds, Sabrina Wood Llenza, Fredo Aponte, Allison Brennan, Erin Rosintoski, Lindsey “POW” Wagner, Erica Jamison at Mint Gallery, Demun Jones, Hans Gruber (aka Hano Leathers), Andrew Hughes, Franco Roberts, Jtrav, Travis Pitts, Kevin Marshall, AtticaSound, Rehab, Standard, GoAPE Clothing, ArtHouse Co-OP, Atlanta Pecha Kucha, WonderRoot, Brunks on Dikes, No Brakes, Amanda “pure heat” Lauterhaus, The TGG Crew, The Twitter Posse, Black Rock Collective, Octane Coffee, Miami, Huey Lewis and the News, Trader Vic, EC I love you.

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