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Portrait of David Costa Lives

David Costa Lives

About David Costa Lives

Chicago, IL

Hello, My Name is David Costa and I am The Starving Artist ! I Wrote an Autobiography and Disguised It As a Hip-Hop Concept Album :) It Describes Some of The Events in My Life Between The Years of 2002-2007 (and Also Includes a Few Predictions About The Future ;) No Exaggerations, No Bullshit...Every Word I Wrote During That Period Seemed To Be Coming From The Perspective of Someone That Had Done Everything in His Power To Achieve His Goals and Hadn't Seen ANYTHING in The Way of Results, and Then...It Happened.

In 2005 I Went Into The Studio To Record Some Demos For This New Album That I Was Writing...In All 8 Songs Were Recorded...6 of Which Ended Up Sounding Pretty Damn Awesome :) I Took a Handfull of Burned CD's To The Warped Tour in Tinley Park That Year and Handed Them Out...and Wouldn't You Just Know It...The New Jersey Based Record Label 'Skeleton Crew' Expressed an Interest in The Project.

In Preparation For This "Epic Concept Album" We Released The 'A Dream...and a Plan' EP on Skeleton Crew Records in May of 2006 w/ The Help of Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance, LeATHERMOUTH) ! The EP Introduced The Setting (Live From The Middle of Nowhere, This Town is a Death Trap) The Main Character (Starving Artist, Footprints) and The Plot (Lust at Cursed Bite, The Lost Prophecy) !

and Now Ladies and Gentlemen...After Nearly 5 Years of Work, It's Finally Time For The Full Story...

'The Starving Artist' is About a Time in My Life When I Didn't Care About Anything in This World Except for Music. It's About How Music Helped Me Through Those Times When It Seemed Like I Had Made a Few Wrongs Choices in Life (Trusted The Wrong People/Broke The Wrong Persons' Heart) and a Few of Them Were The Kind That I Couldn't Fix...But I Did Learn From Them. and In The End, I Truley am Thankful Because I Was Able To Be Inspired By Those Moments...It Was Out of These Thoughts That I Created 'The Starving Artist' an Outlet For Me To Say To Anyone That Was Listening, Whatever It Is That You Have a Passion For, Whatever It Is That You Strive To Be "...All You Gotta Do is Go For It, and DON'T LOOK BACK..." ;)




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