The Rough Draft

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The Little Differences

February 23, 2012

At the beach

Well I’ll start off this blog with the statement that the new WordPress interface is bullshit.  Or could it be their quick post function is bullshit.

So here I am in Boisbriand, QC a sort of semi industrial area just Northish of Montreal.  It’s my first time in this area, I usually work South of Montreal in Rive Sud, St. Cathrine or way past the old city in Rougemont.  Quebec is pretty but if you don’t speak French, once your outside of Montreal, English gets harder and harder to come by and my menu French will only go so far.  Lucky for us communication is 85% non verbal.  You can get pretty far with hand gestures and shrugs.  But it’s still a bit isolating, more so than just being out on a gig by yourself.  At least when I’m out on a long run on the bike, a hotel or motel room is a spot to let everybody know you’re 0k and to chase away the day’s exhaustion.

Otherwise it’s just a place to think about stuff, which isn’t always a good thing.

I’ve been looking at a few forums and such and breaking down the advice being asked for.  Now I for the most part leave out the motorcycle forums in this as those questions usually pertain to this bike or that helmet or some such other related bike issue of comfort, distance and wear.  No I’m talking about the artistic leaning forums where the general question is, “How do I circumvent the process?”  Which always cheeses me off.

But I suppose it’s a fair question these days as the studios seem to be hot on the heels of that very same question.  The short answer is of course, you can’t.  It’s tons of hard work, good ideas, more hard work, people you know and luck.  And it’s the same for the studios, whether they want to believe it or not.

Deep down it’s about sacrifice.  What chunk of your soul, family, self respect are you willing to carve off and throw to the wolves to get to your goal.  Bearing in mind, there is no guarantee of any success by doing this.

Yes it does sound like a recipe for addiction.

I must be getting better (or worse) I’m thinking about writing again.

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