- 2:08 PM,
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022:
- Man, how do
I write this entry. Video first...
- Apparently Jason
saw that sword swallow girl at something earlier in
the day and she stood up to ask a question... he
recognized her and security let her go get her sword
and bring it up onstage. Bizarre, but interesting
- Now we come to
- I love Kevin
Smith, I love some of his stories, obviously loved
Clerks and a few others... I am not however, a
massive fan. I tend to do the "commonality" thing
with most people and what always strikes me about
Kevin is his honesty. Straight up. He communicates
well, he cares about his wife and kid, he cares about
his art and is unflinching open about everything.
I relate with all of that oh, so, fucking, much.
We also have the connection of Geeking Out. His show
that I was booked on in 2016 that I built the
Golf Hard hole for... and then it was pushed to Season
2 and then WEINSTEINED that fall because well, Harvey
sucks. He produced that show and that, is,
- I know if
I get my ducks in a row I can get Kevin out to
GolfKon and we could certainly have one helluva talk.
I want this very very badly.
- ...I also
want to talk about this evening and it ain't all
positive. But this was such an influential evening for
me and not necessarily the way he would have wanted it
to be? See, I could sit and talk to him about this, no
problem. My concern? Is he somehow reads this and
doesn't want anything to do with an interview with
THIS prick. And dude - no one reads this, so why
- Damn I nearly
convinced myself there. I stopped writing.
- I wish Clerks III
was black and white, non self-referential, and edited
and told exactly like Clerks. I think that
message would have blown away the industry. Doesn't
even matter if you liked or disliked the story - but
goddamn how I yearned to just watch a fucking
Kevin Smith movie without being reminded, ad
infinitum, of his previous movies. Once this occurred
to me? I could barely concentrate on the film.
I just wanted to get a copy, make it black and
white, and try to erase all the constant meta shit
that just interferred with what could've been a movie,
well, like Clerks. It was the first movie, so... it
had none of that.
And again, he can't be in his 20s again, none of us
can... but he could've told that story without being
Kevin Smith the brand. I know he could've. But he'd
have to have people around him that give him those
notes. And listen, the meta stuff works for the Jay
& Silent Bob movies and almost all his movies
have cute nods here and there that are fun for the
fans. But because Clerks III was so serious? It
SCREAMED for an original story in a familiar location,
that simply showed what happened on yet another day at
the Quick Stop. Imagine the reaction if he just did
- Now, I may
have done what I sometimes do with movies: I get
locked on an idea that could be completely wrong for
the movie, but I fixate throughout and then ruin
the movie for myself. I can admit that. But, man... if
I were friends with Kevin, I would sit down
and risk our relationship to help him find the dude
that made Clerks. He's there... he just got really
famous for being himself. And I feel like he in
turn... lost himself.
- And dude, the
heart attack? Yeah - he's permanently changed and no
one can touch that. So why am I writing this? The same
reason he would be. If this means he never comes to
GolfKon? Fuck. I would be
I think there's a pretty spectacular conversation
hiding in our two brains. Time will tell.