Origins

Bulkington aka Max Lemanowicz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, spent many a youthful summer in Morgantown, West Virginia and currently lives in San Diego, California.

He'd rather count ceiling tiles than take a nap in preschool, which the administrators viewed as mental dysfunction. When the music aficionados of his elementary school came looking for talent, he failed his recorder audition. After whining to his parents about this abysmal performance, his mother made sure that they opened a seat for him in the school band. His first instrument? The Clarinet. All that whining and he only played for 6 months-with a bare minimum of practice. he didn't play another instrument for nearly a decade. 

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But there was always an artistic & passionate inclination to his adolescence. he regularly listened to music-particularly rock n' roll-often playing the family DJ & Mixtape creator. He immersed himself in video games, dreamed of being a professional athlete & became obsessed with movies. Often, he became so engrossed in a movie, that he'd repeatedly watch it (he still practices this habit today).

Then came Middle School & Drama class. This signaled a shift in his passive to active approach to art.

 

 (especially ones of interest that were repetitively watched, later influencing his passion for musicianship) He did drama all through middle school and high school except the last year to focus on football. Until moving to san francisco to seemingly become a fiction writer...

it was till sometime in high school, it's hard to remember the exact time but sometime, let's say in the middle of it, in medias res of high school, he started playing guitar and that led to his artistic birth.

AFter years of subconscious searching the true artistic birth finally came after graduate studies

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 "My artistic birth occurred near the end of my graduate creative writing studies in San Francisco. I emerged from my training as a novelist wanting more than anything to be a Musician. As an ode to my newfound curiosity, I selected Bulkington, a rarely-mentioned micro-character in herman melville's novel Moby Dick, as my Artistic & Intellectual masque. although he's mentioned only twice--and briefly--his courageous willingness to trek unabatedly into the unknown deserves my enduring admiration." -Bulkington

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(Po Man) Catherine Lemanowicz is our Social Media Manager, Marketing Strategist &  Administrative Director. She's also a Session Musician & Recording Artist. She sings & plays cello & Piano.

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 "Know ye now, Bulkington? Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?" --Herman Melville's Moby Dick: Chapter XXIII, "The Lee Shore"