- 6:16 PM, Friday,
June 5th, 2015:
- I actually
needed this rental. I have to admit the business
has gotten very "routine" and this reminds me of just
how much this car and movie can make someone's day or
even a memorable LIFE moment. I'm in the midst of 14
gigs in 28 days and it's pretty intense. You don't
have the normal build-up of "Hey _____ is tomorrow!".
It's just a sea of events or moments that all you care
about is if you can actually GET THERE because
your job relies on the dependability of a Delorean.
That's what happens when you get so successcul it
becomes work. A job. It happened with radio. Free CDs!
Free Concerts! That got old (to me anyway) very, very
quickly. Once you HAVE to do something, you find you
don't always WANT to.
- And then moments
like this happen...
- It doesn't matter
if you've never seen the movie. It doesn't matter if
you saw it and it meant nothing to you. If you watch
that video? You get it. That is a happy man. He's
happy because he had no idea this was even possible.
He's thrilled his wife surprised him, he's thrilled
he's sitting inside his childhood... he's just
gobsmacked. He feels like the luckiest person on the
- It actually struck
me. I felt "joy" about the car I really don't feel
anymore. I don't want to act like I don't like
the car, OF COURSE I DO, but it really
becomes a "job". People talk about this phenomenon
when they're working on really high profile comedy
shows or movies... at some point? What seemed AMAZING,
though still cool, has repetition to it. You start
looking for ways for it to be new again... and my GOD,
did this rental do it for me. I mean, I love
people to begin with, it's what made being a talk show
host so fun for me... but Robert was this massive dose
of "Oh yeah, this is really special" and I needed
- This will continue
to be a job but I'm gonna try my best to connect with
that 9 year-old who fell in love with the movie. I
mean, I already appreciate the amount of work
I have considering other people with this car are
struggling right now... I'm still grateful for that...
but the true magic of the movie really had been lost
on me. Seeing it through Robert's tearful eyes
reminded me how much it still means to