Mickey Avalon is widely known throughout the entertainment industry for his devil-may-care antics and the wide and borderline out of control lifestyle he leads. But beyond the mess of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll there lies a man who is talented beyond belief.
In addition to "Getting paid for rhymes like these" Mickey also gets money from CBS as he is a part of their writing team, which by all accounts is not a easy gig to book. Also, what few people may know about the artist is that he is also skilled at creating visual works. Often using his daughter as his muse he works with oil paints to create works that are beautiful, inspired and that display great depth and detail.
I hadn't seen much of these works until lately when I found a small collection online, after looking at them for quite a while, I decided to go as far as to give one some space on my desktop. The works, are refined, thoughtful and full of life, even if it is not done on purpose.
So the next time you are listen to Mickey rap about "escorts" and intravenous drugs, think of these works, and I guarantee it puts a different spin on things for you.