What do musicians do when they run out of fresh material or their party-rich lifestyle has drained them of all creativity? They dig through their closet, find a bunch of stuff they once deemed unworthy, and package it as a desperate collection of “unreleased” or “B-side” tracks. Full disclosure: I am about to attempt the same pathetic stunt on you. My own degenerate, ALS-fueled lifestyle has, dare I hope temporarily, sucked the words from the heretofore verbosity of my writing.
I was recently digging through the closet on our computer and I came across some audio recordings from my Legacy Project. My friend Mark interviewed me a few years ago as I was scrambling to create a short video to open at a fundraiser screening for the ALS documentary So Much So Fast (see Matinee in May). I used parts of the interview as narration for what turned into a sort of summary video of the project, cunningly titled Legacy (see Legacy).
So to continue putting my voice “out there” per the original intent of this blog, I literally offer you my voice with the attached sound file. It’s a fairly rough and unedited sampling of my conversation with Mark (nothing too lapidary as he might say) and it will certainly reestablish some verbosity to my, um, verboseness. See what I mean? The words, they just don’t come easily these days.
Anyway, I have tons more where this came from. I might throw another sampling out here periodically as I struggle to write. Let me know what you think, or when you’ve had enough.