I was looking at
my footage from recording the Trayvon son last entry
and I just had to share it. Not sure if anyone
noticed but there's a BUNCH of edits in that song
(even a dreaded jump-cut) because I never completed
ONE take without interruption. I've learned to operate
in almost constant chaos when it comes to The Journey
or my artistic endeavors, but trying to pull off
writing and recording something with as much emotion
as that last song in the time it takes for Vienna to
have a doctor's visit is a challenge to say the least.
Thankfully, I know a good editor. :-)
That video is
almost a story-arc for my life. I start off doing
one thing I think is important, and by the end, I'm
just having fun with my kid. I still uploaded the
song, shared it on a political forum, asked people to
pass it on... so I do actually believe it's
important - but in the end I'm just gonna rock out
It does however
mean my chances of "making noise" are slim to none.
It's not the time anyway, but I do realize that
I'm going to have to sacrifice a bit of the fun to get
where I need to be. Not just for me, but to
actually produce money once the Imax windfall dries
up. Oh and I'm finally going to be able to write about
that story this year. Have a feeling I will be
"out of stock" come January 1st, 2014. Can't believe
how long that stroke of the keyboard has lasted me.
continuing The Journey, writing songs, making videos
and taking care of the homefront is wildly
challenging. I haven't actively tried to share my
videos in years (barring the Newt Gingrich one, etc.)
and I know viewership is as low as it has ever been.
Thankfully it doesn't matter because I'll always be
the first and longest running and that gets me press
and keeps me going. In fact...
That is from the
magazine, The Parkview, out of Springfield Missouri
which is, you ready for this?
A HIGH SCHOOL MAGAZINE.
Come to think of
it I'm not sure if that's extremely advanced or
woefully behind. HAAA. It's advanced for 20 years ago
when I went to high school, but the fact that she
couldn't link me to the story online and had to mail
me the magazine does scream mid-90s. <shrugs>
But I personally think this is very, very cool. And
how amazing is the Springfield Missouri
connection!?!??! Entry 0001??
PM - January 2nd, 2000...
Which, now that
I think of it, means the graduating high school
senior girl that wrote this piece was at most
FIVE when I uploaded that
I'm actually a
teensy bit dizzy right now. Like I typed that,
whizzed through the journey in my head to now, and
then thought "five" again. Godddddddddddddamn
this is one big-ass project.
Alright, back to
life. One-thousand-three-hundred-fifty-seven entries