1/8/09

Fuel for Shameless Ambition

I'm always working on my first book, a script, a column...suffering through those days where you think to yourself, "What's the point? Why couldn't I have just wanted to be a doctor or a nurse or a mailman? Anything but an artist!"

On these days, I need energy. And you wouldn't believe where it comes from...musical numbers and music. Movie soundtracks and the occasional interlude for a video pick-me-up. Watching this particular number makes me laugh, gives me energy, and reminds me NEVER to take myself or what I'm working on too seriously. It is, after all, just a job. A dream job, but it has to be worked at, every day. The entire opening to "Singin' In The Rain" is something that I always find to be inspirational. But this number always does the trick.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Thanks to you, I just spent the last 20 mins watching Gene Kelly clips. Not that I'm complaining. Well, I'm excited to see what you and Jake create. If I lived closer I would totally volunteer to help in whatever way I could---hold the umbrella over you when shooting in the mid-day sun, crowd control, being the po-po lookout. Whatever you needed me to do.