It's one thing to discover you're in 'the gap" that Ira Glass talks about, and yet another to realise the honeymoon is over. What's the solution when you're taking two steps forward and three back?
We all seek originality, we all want a voice and an expression that is somehow uniquely ours. But we have to appreciate that we are in some ways small continuances in much larger artistic traditions and within humanity itself. And it’s not like fellow travelers were staring and pointing and shouting, “What derivative nonsense!” The performance was astounding, the tribute compelling, the technique hard to imagine… and what other animal would’ve had the creativity to showcase and juxtapose such a collection of sounds?!
I know it can be hard, but... just get started!
Here's a song I wrote earlier... And yes the distortion is by design rather than accident.
"Born To Lose You"
Written and performed by John Lacey.
Copyright © 2009 John Lacey. All Rights Reserved.
This is a video I recorded for a specific audition for something but then didn't end up using... I thought I'd upload it here for the hell of it.
For the non-Australians "Kochie" is David Koch, an Australian television presenter on Channel 7 and "money expert." The somewhat sensationally titled "101 Ways To Survive 2009..." is actually a real book. (Similarly Kerry O'Brien is a news journalist on the ABC.)
Camera phone image from Flickr user jasonpratt. Used by creative commons. Original image:
Music by Kevin McLeod Incompetech.com:
Some thoughts on vulnerability and relationships.
Do not adjust your screens. This is a Christmas video. At this rate my Valentine's Day video will be available from April Fool's Day.
John / Brojoghost:
Music by Christopher Mast
Why I Hate Opera (the browser.)