- 7:28 PM, Tuesday,
July 18th, 2023:
- My GOD has it
really been 13 years...
- 7:28 PM,
July 18th 2010:
- Just write
man. Keep writing.
- Just heard
from Amy that Andyman died last night. He was
vacationing in Michigan and apparently drowned. A
call from Molly, his wife, to the station is all
the information we have.
- Ya know, it's
interesting... ever since Yoko begged fans to stop
commemorating John's death, I've always felt bad that
death dates hit me so hard... but it's the truth. I
didn't know Andyman's birthdate. I mean, we're adults,
who the fuck remembers that shit? No, I remember
this moment like it was yesterday because it cracked
me upside the head and I was back in Columbus
less than 48 hours later. In fact I think that's a
moment my friendship with Randy was cemented forever.
I wrote about that in the following
- 1:22 AM,
July 21st 2010:
- I just got
off with Randy the Pro
.errr now the General
Manager and Vice President of CD101 and I'm sitting
in 1998. The bond is so concrete that no amount of
years can take it away. He seemed so genuinely
touched that I got here within 48 hours of hearing
the news and you realize
<gasp> this is
the definition of "family".
- What a whirlwind
This is where the magic of "The Journey" really lies.
When you dedicate yourself to capturing the moment as
it happens, when you look back? Oh how it comes back
to you. My goodness that period. It's such an integral
part of the beginning of The Journey Volume 2. Then
Roxy, then the drinking-game. Good LORD. What turmoil.
Thankfully, 13 years later? I get to tell a story of
intestinal fortitude I will forever
- I know I'm a
broken record but if you're not watching this in a
VR headset goodness you're missing everything.
Just skimming that flat is SUCH a different
experience. I can only hope you're able to access
it the way it was intended...
- ...and well, shit
now it's over. I shot this weeks ago and have
gone through so many stages... thinking it felt good
at the time, then seeing the raw footage and realizing
- HOLY SHIT IT IS GOOD - up to
now, and it's actually the first video of them all
that I made a rough cut of because I was dying to
see if it felt like being there and goodness it does.
It was so weird, while editing it? I had the same
feeling afterwards that I do after spending an hour or
so with Randy. And again, not like seeing a video
about... like literally walking around with him.
There's this EXTRA layer to where this format
goes in your brain that is really extraordinary.
Goddamn I hope other people are seeing this. Then
again, after the X-Factor entry, it certainly seems
like they could be on a very, very large scale. Oh I
will not miss the vacuum of these days if that
- Anyway - love you
Randy. I, for one, appreciate your spirit more than
words can say. That's why I made this. Let's hope it