“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.”—E. E. Cummings
“I do believe you have a wound too. I do believe it is both specific to you and common to everyone. I do believe it is the thing about you that must be hidden and protected, it is the thing that must be tap danced over five shows a day, it is the thing that won’t be interesting to other people if revealed. It is the thing that makes you weak and pathetic. It is the thing that truly, truly, truly makes loving you impossible. It is your secret, even from yourself. But it is the thing that wants to live. It is the thing from which your art, your painting, your dance, your composition, your philosophical treatise, your screenplay is born.”—Charlie Kaufman
Had a long-ass day dubbing. These were my feet as I was waiting for my turn in the studio during one of the two sessions I had today. It was a fulfilling day for me because I got really great feedback from our director and one of the veteran dubbers I was in the session with. I haven’t been doing it that long so it felt great to be acknowledged. It made me want to do even better next time.
I would’ve taken photos of the monitor, but I don’t think we’re allowed to disclose what project we’re working on right now. So in lieu of that, here’s my lousy version of the song that’s currently on loop in my brain. I’ve been trying to sing while playing it on guitar for over an hour. The people here must be so sick of hearing it already. That breakdown part is tough to do alone. I was harmonizing in my own head…with myself. That was confusing.
Also, a friend of my housemates who drinks here often at our place decided to give me new guitar strings so that he can play whenever we’re all getting hammered. Hooray for early, unexpected pseudo-Christmas gifts!
Now if only I could get my guitar playing to improve. And sing better. Ah, well. Click play for some funny fumbling.