This here will always seems to be a battle between what is connecting and what is disconnecting. The Creating of an idea with its execution. How much to work the idea. And when to get out of the way and let the idea have its own life.
The hardest part of my work here is trying to generate a conversation from it. I have learned that it has to be a natural moment. I cannot force it. I cannot demand it. I just have to be present just in case.
It is also better to have no conversation then to have an aborted one. Why put out the investment if there is not going to be any interest in return.
Aligning time and space is an imperfect art or science.
However, I do have the Internet so I can at least find a conversation going on. I can listen in on one happening.
I had to listen again to one. It is an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. It features a conversation with Steven Pressfield (Author The War of Art) I like a free following conversation that is not driven by specific points to make or trying to score points over another person.
I have also liked the reminders from author Austin Kleon. It is good to have reminders that break down the pieces into manageable amounts.
Recently, I finished my Netflix binge of the second season of House of Cards. This is the way to watch a series having them all available at once. It helps to keep my focus on a series. There are many shows on network TV that I have lost focus on due to the time they are on. It also hurts them when they take a few weeks off and play re-runs. Many of the Internet and cable shows now have a shorter season. This helps them to eliminate or tighten up many of the story tangents that take place in series television.
House of Cards by its title implies that all of these characters are “one false move” away from their falling. Each move they make has to be calculated to avoid the “consequences” of that move. The storyline is most likely a “hyper-exaggeration” of how modern politics are really engaged in this country. However, a good storyline needs to be based on some fraction (or kernel) of the Truth. It is really amazing how film and TV has changed about the view of our system. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to All the President’s Men and now the arc falls into House of Cards. Politics has gone from the noble of cause and consensus building. In this series, the process is viewed as more of an act of “manipulation” that contributes to wide spread view of pessimism that is more prevalent today.
Kevin Spacey plays now Vice President Frank Underwood. Pay attention to his characters initials for they reveal a motive to his actions. His portrayal is more “creepier” than that of the role of John Doe in the movie Se7ven. (Also a David Fincher production). Yet as I watch it again I can see that both characters are almost the same. They both view themselves as a “Superior” being and that everyone around them is only there to serve as a “Pawn” for them. People are only “An End to their Means”. They are both Arrogant. And have nothing but Contempt for others. They are Psychopaths.
And the second features a lot of collateral damage to people who are on the outside of DC politics.
I am not sure how this series is going to end. As I am looking at the arc and there is no way there is going to be “Happy Ending of Redemption”. Frank Underwood is probably going to fall in a way that is almost “Nixonian”.
In a way, the arc is similar to that of Walter (Bryan Cranston) in Breaking Bad. (A show that you should be watching and all the episodes are now on Netflix) SPOILER ALERT Frank “Fall” will mostly like be like Walter’s fall at the end and it will be that of his own “Hubris”.
I have been Netflix binging on TV shows lately. However, I have also been watching a lot of action movies. (More about those in a future posting)
And then I heard this song on the radio the other day.
It is the latest from the band Chevelle.
This video just features the music and the lyrics.
As I listened to this song all I could think of is how this song really could be the soundtrack to some “Pulp Fiction” style shoot out action sequence.
Another song that works in this matter is the classic song from Filter.
I like action films. There is that moment in them when you know it is all going down now, fast and hard.
So I am trying to develop a song list for these moments. They have to be hard edge and loud. Similar to the examples mentioned above.
Please post them in comment section below.