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Creativity in the VUCA w/ Kelly Fitzsimmons & Lex Allen
Episode 2521st July 2020 • Creative MKE • Imagine MKE
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As a military strategic leadership concept for conditions that are Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, VUCA has not only become the tagline for 2020 but it is also the name of Milwaukee's newest musical supergroup/creative collective brought together by Kelly Fitzsimmons.

In this episode, the gang welcomes Kelly and Lex Allen, one of her VUCA collaborators, to have a wide-ranging conversation about creativity in VUCA conditions, chasing and pursuing the right things in life, and how new technologies will chart the future for engagement with the performing arts (and gummy bears).

The joys of discovering new music (3:43); Mac and David thank Kelly for being the kickstarter of the MKE Artist Relief Fund (12:53); The VUCA backstory (17:10); Lex shares the hook that got him with VUCA and the new single, "Shine" (20:57); Kelly shares the concept that drives the album (25:15); Learning to chase the right things in life (28:06); Using new technology to launch an album and engage audiences (32:50); The importance of the arts and artists and using new technologies to support them (38:40); Arts and Culture Czars (45:15); Lex settles our office's debate on gummy bears (49:41); Plugs! (50:50) An outro Easter Egg (56:25)

The VUCA Collective. Also on Facebook and Instagram: @The VUCA

Kelly Fitzsimmons on LinkedIn

Lex Allen. Also, @theofficiallex everywhere. The new song "Shine" will be out on 7/29!


David's WVKR playlist from 1994 - 1996.

Audio transitions: "Lovely Child," by VUCA w/ Barbara Stephan and Dave Olson