Monday, June 29, 2009

3 A.M. Night Drive

The literature I wrote sorta slipped off my tongue. I was strangely impressed with how it just came out of nowhere. I'm not typically that good of a writer. I think it just happened so easily, because it was completely what was on my mind in that very moment.

I can't sleep and likely won't for a while. I'll catch up to it, though. It gives me something to try against, sort of a challenge and all. And I've got a lot of thoughts that run inked down in the late dead of night. It's something about the pace, that there is no drag your feet or jump around when you're the only one - thumbing through wonder, sorta skipping thoughts, not ever really focused on one, but all in the same, I'm documenting my life, whether it's doing me any good or not. Filming is just one way for my neuroses to manifest themselves.

A sort of deja vu grips me every time I am doing these solo night drives, because I'm the same sort of thinker every time. There's this thread of memory striking me each time at this time behind the wheel and it goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on...

Riceboy Sleeps - "All the Big Trees"

Film Audio used:
1) Good Will Hunting -

Sean (speaking to Will Hunting): "I can't learn anything from you I can read in some f***ing book. Unless you wanna talk about you, who you are. Then, I'm fascinated. I'm in."

2) Almost Famous -

Penny Lane - "Do you wanna come?"
William Miller - "Yea, yea."
Penny - "You sure?"
William - "Ask me again."
Penny - "Do you wanna come?"
William - "Yes. Yes."
Penny - "You gotta call me."

3) It's a Wonderful Life -

George Bailey and Mary: "Buffalo Gals,
can't you come out tonight?
Can't you come out tonight?
Can't you come out tonight?
Buffalo Gals,
can't you come out tonight?
And dance by the light of the moon."

George: "What is it you want, Mary. What do you want? You, you want the moon?! Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey, that's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary."

Mary: "I'll take it. Then what?"

George: "Well then, you could swallow it, and it'd all dissolve, see? And the moon beams'd shoot
out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

R.I.P. "King of Pop" :(

Billie Jean
Millions of people are watching this video as we speak, so it might be pretty glitchy quality.

I remember my dad showing this to me when I was maybe 4 or 5. I was in awe. I also remember my science teacher, Rebecca Allen, being convinced into doing the moonwalk in front of our class Freshman year of high school.

Basically, Michael Jackson taught me how to dance.

Will You Be There

Saturday, June 20, 2009


So, I've had many people mention to me that the "sweet lil gal" line is pretty cheesy in this me, I know. And I don't expect anyone to understand why I say it. I say, "Did I have a re-occurring dream where I meet that sweet lil gal and we go slow dance down by that barn", because I am mocking my own dreams. I am complacent towards my dreams, because I think my dreams are boringly re-occurring, which always invalidly disappoints me and starts my day off on a bad foot.

So I spent a pretty long time on this video. I think this video is a breakthrough for me, because I learned a lot by experimenting with new ideas and I grew a lot by committing to the undying nature of meticulousness. I now see the worthiness in editing patience. This was all filmed on my Sony Handycam and all edited on I-Movie HD '06.

The first song (Andrew Bird's "Simple X") is a song you can go pretty in-depth with, as far as song analysis goes. Andrew Bird said in an interview once that the song is a bit about breakfast, or that period of the day, being a possible key to world peace. There is a reference to Serotonin.......low levels are associated with depression but we all feel a bit groggy when we get up. Food releases endorphines which release serotonin and makes us feel better. This song is about breakfast in which case it basically is referring to how having breakfast will make you feel better.

"Will, wake up...

*sigh* I hate this.

Why'd I just take that pill? I don't have a headache.

What did I dream last night? Did I have a reoccurring dream where I meet that sweet lil gal and we go slow dance down by that barn?

I feel complacent. I worked out yesterday, right? I think. Yea, I did. My muscles are really tight, but I think I'm just...not very excited about today....I'm always tighter when I'm not excited.

I think...I'm supposed to just...sit.

But I hear the dogs next door bark and the spirits leave the room because I am too angry for them to tolerate. It's as if I need to be shot in the arm.

Things start moving in slow motion the very moment I realize I've disappeared from everyone. And it all goes black right before I come back."

1) Andrew Bird - "Simple X"
2) Wilco - "This Is New (The Explanation)"
3) Múm - "K/Half Noise"
4a) Wilco - "This Is New (The Explanation)" --- mixed on Garageband...messed around with the treble and reverb and pitch
4b) Wilco - "Poor Places"
4c) Sound effects taken from : ice clinking in glass, underwater, iceberg collapsing, etc.
5) Sigur Rós - Með Blóðnasir

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Neon Pink Sunset

This is one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. Adam and I are on our way to Nashville from Knoxville.

Monday, June 15, 2009

God Has Spirits

His spirits are in every room. If you sit and breathe deep, you might be able to listen to their silence. They try not to be heard because God tries not to be seen. Seeing is believing and most think believing is seeing. Well, I'm having a hard time with that one. But I think God has a lot of patience.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Night

I edited the video a good bit. I like it a lot more. Very pleased with it. Let me know what you think.

1) Yo La Tengo - Let's Be Still
2) Priscilla Ahn - Good Day (Morning Song)
3) Wheat - Closeness
4) Riceboy Sleeps - Atlas Song

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cassie's Wedding

My good friend, Cassie Gilman became Cassie Roskelly a couple weekends ago. I had a camera at the wedding. So I decided to film the wedding. And then I decided to edit it. Why not? Weddings are presh. jk.


Ryan Adams - Elizabeth, You Were Born To Play That Part

F.Y.I. Cassie's middle name is Elizabeth. Hince the song, ya know..

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Falling out, falling back in

Falling out of love...I find myself.

....That's it -


And that's about it.

And as far I'm concerned, lust leaves
because I'm a fool and my love is not blind.

You're not "Sexy" for a while
because I'm an animal and want Liv Tyler.

Falling back in love...I find you.

...That's it -


And you're about it.

And as far as I'm concerned, it's about you.
Your voice makes sense again and grabs me
in my most attentive state,
You're singing Billie Holiday
and gesturing Luciano Pavarotti.

Wherever and whenever you're "Sexy" again
the sun will drop on the bridge and fall behind it.
God's spirit will be there.