I need to do more stuff. I like this music thing, but I can't hang my hat on it carrying me career-wise, so I have to keep my options open. I'm looking for jobs right now, but that is HARDLY germane to this. I know full well that the kind of network-apply-interview-office job that is seemingly my only out is NOT what I want in the long run. Therefore, I should work on various creative endeavours so that hopefully I find out I'm good enough at one of them to do it for a modest living. This blog is a tiny slice of it. The music is the first one. I love doing the music. But there's more baskets for these here eggs. I have a very strong interest in standup comedy. I think it is something I might be good at if I take the time to assemble some material. Sometimes when I talk, people laugh, which indicates to me that I may have some success at trying to make people laugh professionally. It is something I plan to explore in more seriousness when I reach my next stop. Maybe I can take some sort of class or workshop when I land and develop some chops.
Just today, I was watching an episode of Penny Arcade TV with my dear friend, the Dewj. This episode was looking sort of at the process that goes into writing a strip of Penny Arcade. It came to me that this was the type of thing I could probably manage to do with some amount of skill if I were to make any attempt to develop it. Of course, I can't draw, so I would need to tether myself to someone who can draw better than I can. Shouldn't be TOO hard. All it takes to draw better than me is to be older than 4. Although it would help for that person to have a comparable brain to mine. I am an ideas man (Michael, I think I proved that with F*** Mountain), but doubt I could carry out all the necessary brain lifting. Anyone who can kinda draw and thinks it'd be fun to work on a webcomic should poke me in the ribs and let me know 'sup.
I could try to get into sportswriting. I have been thinking about starting a sports blog to just sort of give my impressions on whatever is going on. I have a Twitter feed devoted to sports now (@Sportsnik26). Maybe I'll start the blog one of these days. I'll keep you posted.
If you've been paying attention, these things correspond to the 4 pillars I mentioned in a previous post. I have a strange cognitive dissonance where I want to create wonderful new things while simultaneously being exactly like my influences. I like to think we all feel that way. But then again, I'm not inside your brain, so I have no idea.
Ok. That'll be all today. There'll be a quiz on Wednesday.
Class dismissed, Nick
So I follow you down your twisting alleyways, find a few cul de sacs of my own.