- 1:14 PM, Friday,
June 15th, 2018:
- Whew. And on top
of everything else I somehow pull THIS 60+
- Dude, you know
what kills me about that? He didn't set up a camera
and do that, his MOM recorded that. I couldn't have
done that at his age. So uber-embarassing and he's
OWNING IT. Owning everything except the words to
the song. I mean come on dawg, learn that shit before
the big show.
- So to say this was
emotional is to say the very, very least. Jimmy's dad
passed away, goodness, nearly 7 years ago now and they
hadn't watched any of this footage since it was SHOT
because it was such a pain in the ass back in the 90s
to watch everything off of a camera. So to say this is
going to open some wounds is to say the least. During
the process I warned Jimmy: get ready. Like, get
mentally ready for spending loooooooooooong un-edited
moments with your father again that you've never seen.
Whew. I've been documenting for so long that my
memories are intertwined with the videos so
I cannot imagine being handed over 16 hours of
footage that I haven't seen encompassing several
years. Just overwhelming to think about.
- But I was pretty
excited to be able to do this for him and his family.
It's the truth. I think that's what draws me to video
so much: it's the truth. They were a very sweet family
and it shows overwhelmingly in every hour. These days
we can so easily erase what we don't want to be seen
and make this picture-perfect reality. Not so back in
the 90s. These are the raw tapes and it's incredible
- Best of luck
taking all this in, Jimmy. Love you man.