Waist Size?

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As the title will clearly show, as you will eventually read further down, it might be fair to say, that in creative terms, the ball might not bounce as highly for me in Cork, as it might in L.A. 3 factors which I noticed are no longer as frequent outside my window are: The blistering heat; ridiculously hot women I might recognize from t.v or a movie, and; men fixing their eyebrows, while carrying their poodles. Those 3 things alone would lower the bounce a notch or two down for anyone! So, for the time being, I’ll have to dance the blog around the peculiarities of Cork perhaps, while sticking with the progress on the momentum that I am trying to build before my return to L.A. 

Seeing that so many steps were made yesterday, it was bound to happen that today was a bit slower. Still, I managed to make further inroads into meetings with people in t.v stations, publishers, finance injections for the trip back, and other small, necessary tasks. Business side to be done in Ireland. Nothing significantly different since yesterday though. I did, however, see that there is an open mic up in Dublin next Tuesday, which I shall try to make. Re de de, could be my stand-up debut in Ireland. I presume all the jokes specifically tailored for the American audience would work just as well here. If not, I always have my new joke in Arabic to fall back on.

One thing I have noticed since being back, and I also noticed when I headed up to San Fran for a while from L.A, is the amount of time people waste dodging each other. It is ridiculous, an unreal waste of time. Plus credit. And, also, good excuses. Particularly when both parties are plainly avoiding one another, ha. Ehh, I’m back wherever for a while so I better give X a text, just to say whats going on… or… from the other side “ehhh, he’s back here, so I better give him a text, just to say whats going on”. Then you continue to dodge back and forth, pointlessly… We should meet up… “Busy this weekend, next week?”… I’m up the walls then, shucks… “No problem, I’ll give you a call tomorrow morning about, we can sort it out then”. Yeah, even though its half 10 at night now, call me tomorrow morning about next week, as a lot will have changed by then… Ha, it is beyond belief pointless!

If you want to meet up with someone, you will without doubt easily do it. Otherwise, just a complete waste of time with the excuses. And its not that I no longer like that person, or that I think the other person really dislikes me now either (not saying it could easily be that for them!). Just are either of us really that bothered to go out of our way for a forced meeting? Nay, grow apart and dodge on! Not sure about you, but I notice how easy it is to make great plans with someone, when you’re not in the same city as them. You almost become better friends with them, now that you don’t see each other, strange enough. Different story then when you’re within 20 minutes of each other. It is bad enough, in a why bother at all kind of way.

Almost as bad as biting the bullet and getting a bus, train, and tram for 2 hours, just to meet someone. As if you had to do it. Then sit through the forced friendship meeting, bored as you think you were forced into it, probably wishing you were back on your computer writing up a great blog, or the scene for the sitcom that you just thought of. Debatable which is worse. (Unfortunately, this happened to me, obviously. Also a worrying sign that the blog entries have that effect on me, ha). 

So, that was one way which I noticed myself wasting part of my day today. On the other hand, another part of my day was definitely not wasted, in the slightest (maybe in a good waste way, at the most). I’ve been trying fruitlessly to put these songs up for a while. However, the lack of Youtube videos forced me into learning this new method. I now know how to embed songs onto the blog. Isn’t that just great news?! Took me long enough. After thinking it was far, far harder than it was, eventually I got there. Like all things these days, trail by error.

Now glorious songs like this will be put up, the freshest of new music! Although, now that I see it laid out, the lack of the video visual is a bit of a negative. Let me know which you prefer. I’m sure the comments shall be flying in! Or, could make it, eh, purchasable. Anyways, I must go get my sleep on, must get up early and nip a dodge in the bud!

Free Energy

Dream City - Free Energy

After seeing that photo above, and listening to the song, creativity can be drawn from anywhere it seems! Bubble on!

Discovery

Carby (featuring Ezra Koenig) - Discovery

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Lets Not Get Physical, Physical

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Earlier today I was going through some notes of mine, looking for something tremendously insightful and witty  I presume. Which I could not locate. Instead, I saw the bones of this scenario, which I had forgotten about. Has this ever happened to you… You unexpectedly bump into someone you know. Small talk, long time no see, yeah, too long, etc. Then, they get a phone call, and begrudgingly take it, pointing to the phone the whole time, eyes to heaven, sigh, sigh, as if they are dying to get off the phone to whoever it is. You’re standing there, waiting, passively listening to the call, when you get a sense of deja vu. That conversation sounds familiar.

Excuses are made and the person gets off the phone, finishing up with a dismissive “Yeah, definitely, I’ll call you about it, yeah yeah, definitely.” You wonder who that was, so politely enquire… Who was that? “This dope/idiot/annoying person I know, I’ve been avoiding him/her.” Oh right. Right. Then, thinking about it to yourself, it starts to dawn on you, as you slowly remember, that the last phone conversation which you had with the person you just unexpectedly bumped into, was more or less the exact same as that one.

Obviously that never happened to me or anything. Obviously. Pointless really, but I need to keep a written track of this pointless crap. It leads on to other stuff.

Moving on, in the physical world today, not a lot was accomplished. Eat, gym, and shower, were top three main activities. However, in the telephone and internet worlds, of this world, progress was made on a lot of fronts!  And by progress, I suppose I do mean baby steps. However, then again, I have eaten humble pie a good while back now and realized I have to start small and move up. Baby steps all the way!

Blog – Book Plan: Publishers are now reading over articles and seeing if they might be interested in going further with it. Progress is being made.

Blog – Sitcom Plan: A meeting with a television station to discuss the project has been provisionally arranged for next week. Progress on!

Injection of money for return to L.A: Took an unexpected turn in the right direction today, must look into it further though. However, initial signs are highly promising. Especially for the blog, seeing as, in all honesty, its legs are back in L.A.

Possibility of manager in L.A when I get back: I was contacted further today about how I’d like to be introduced to her (?). Not too sure what that actually means, but seems to be a move in the right way. Still not sure though. I asked if me popping out of a cake would be appropriate, so I’ll see what kind of response I get. And, apparently she is also Mos Def’s manager (or ex, they might have broken up). Not too sure why, but to me that seems like a good thing. Also not sure why I was actually told that too though. 

That paragraph above mentions “not”, “too” and “sure” far too many times, now that I re-read it. Also one of the least pressing issues of mine at the moment. Although it would be handy. However, as with any lead like that before, the minute I am asked for a headshot, I quickly stumble and falter. Perhaps I should just bite the bullet, suck in my cheeks, and get them done. Or, as will happen, perhaps not.

It was also mentioned to me about trying to get my script made into a short movie, or an indie film perhaps. Apparently, that kind of thing is easier to get made, than a sitcom, so more food for thought. People seem to be more willing to fund movies these days. Which made me remember, that the writer/director of In Bruges, started off (in movies at least) doing a short movie, to see if he could do it. And won an Oscar for it. Which, lead to him making In Bruges. So, more possible routes are opening up. Adaptable all the way, the more the merrier!

And, final bit of progress made so far today, was that I also did further research into my plan. The plan on how to get more people involved into whichever project will be brought forward and developed further. If anyone was interested, obviously. It is looking well. The foundations are there. A small token. Time to raise peoples spirits. A bit. And obviously benefit myself a bit too. People helping the people kind of thing.

All in all, a moral of the story, might be that a lot can be achieved by sitting in more or less the exact same spot all day. Which, I presume, is why so much work gets done in offices all over the world, every single day.

Finishing up on a similar note, my buddy kindly observed to me today, out of the blue, how he could see why people actually would read the blog… “I was thinking, a lot of people would be bored senseless at work alright, they’d read anything”. No, shaking my head in disagreement, not at all. They read it for the quality and the humour of the blogaruu. Just not really this one today, but some of the others ar… I didn’t get to finish my last sentence though. He was too busy on the phone to some dope.

Song of this office style, draining day…

Hurry Up And Wait by The Stereophonics