THE TAO OF BEING UGLY:
TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
ACCORDING TO THE BUMPING UGLIES
By: Jordan O’Donnell
The Bumping Uglies are nearing ten years of existence. A band does not achieve that kind of longevity by accident. It becomes clear by simply reading the BAND section of the Uglies’ website there is a philosophy in play.
In an almost Taoist manner the band downplays the concern of fitting into a particular genre and steers the focus towards appreciating the music for its positivity and energy. Work ethic seems highly valued and approaching life with an“Eff You/Can Do” attitude is encouraged.
After a decade of releasing material and relentlessly touring this self proclaimed DIY band find themselves in a credible position to bestow knowledge. Before taking the stage on a Monday in a freshly post CMA/Bonnaroo Nashville, The Bumping Uglies sat down to provide three principles one can live by to achieve success; The Tao of being Ugly.