As individual as I am, I completely get we’re all attracted to different types. Our cultures, our backgrounds, personal experience. And you know, there’s a lot of thangs you can say ‘I’d never date that’ but the rhetorical ‘freebie/safe list’ or whatever the young people are calling it these days? Yeah, you can say ‘not my type but I get it.’
And I have friends who aren’t in the BeyHive. Fair enough. But when I heard Kid Rock say he doesn’t ‘get it?’
The rest of you; it’s the weekend. Enjoy!
Thought my mind would want a break in between finishing my first pilot and moving on to writing the feature.
Nope! When the creative juices are flowing, gotta let em flow.
Wrote my first fight sequence to this, haven’t seen it used in anything yet.
‘Birdman’ is a very close second, but before we get completely away from the film geekinees, I have to say, this one remains in constant rotation.
You guys can thank W. Kamau Bell for today’s post…
On the last episode of the ‘Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor Ever’ podcast, they finally got around to ‘Glory.’ No one really argues about this film.
I had to go back and look up the clip below though. I remember the first time I saw this like it was yesterday. Sitting in class during black history month, I say without trying to be funny that I teared up AND caught the Spirit the first time I saw this scene.
The power of cinema and I love my people and the importance of seeing some version of yourself and people you know I rolled into one.
For me personally, the greatest benefit to being old (so far) is the end of overthinking. There’s a big difference between a) analyzing all the options and taking action and b) being paralyzed by all the possibilities and letting ‘the Moment’ pass you by.
So, for whatever name you give to it, the process of being ‘present’ at all times has become both an enjoyable and necessary part of my life. That doesn’t mean I’m happy all the time (far from it). But 90 percent of the time? Which is spent acting, writing, producing, keeping the bills paid, clowning around, flirting? Sure, I’m pretty good. I’m definitely one of those people where I can say adding meditation to my daily routine has made a huge difference and making me ‘stop worrying’ and just ‘be’.
Now, the other 10 percent of the time? When I hear about some black kid gunned down or some young Muslim couple getting blasted over a parking spot? Well, I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t let those emotions own those moments either. Don’t let the smile and calm demeanor completely fool you. When the time comes, I will do what I must…
Taking everything into consideration though, I do feel everything is where it’s supposed to be right now. I’m excited for you to see what’s already in the can. I’m excited to tell you about what’s being worked on when the time is right. The future is very bright.
Here and now, let’s take a moment to appreciate we’re still here, and everyone and everything that has attempted to destroy us has failed.
Well, it’s the weekend. Feeling it in my soul more than my loins at the moment. Things are moving fast.
Enjoy the weekend, gang!
I have no good answer for why this song popped in my head.
Things that make you go ‘Hmm…’
I miss these guys. And Dupri hasn’t cut many beats better…
Alright, who’s ready for some music? It’s been awhile!
Had this one cued up for awhile. Can’t go wrong with the Doobie Brothers!
What A Fool Believes…he sees…the White Man has the Power!
(Assistant comes flying into my office. Tries to convince me the lyric is ‘the wise man has the power.’
(Really? No! That’s why he asks, ‘Who Got The Power?’ near the end!)
(damn you Michael McDonald and your mumbling ass…)
In all likelihood, the next time you see me on the big screen…
Very happy to get ‘be directed by F. Gary Gray’ off my bucket list last year. I don’t know how you guys outside the West Coast are reacting to this, but I can tell you, here in L.A., this film can’t open soon enough!