So this is how it begins.
I’m keeping this for me, as a reminder of what came before. This is not for you, which excuses me from doing a recap of my 30 + years; that’s good, because I don’t want to let the present past get bogged down in the distant past. At least, not yet.
Besides, you if you’re really interested, you can read on. Perhaps eventually you’ll find what you’re looking for.
GOODNIGHT, MOON is now two months away from filming. In the meantime, the script gets tweaked, the actors get prepared, and the technical angles get washed across my brain over and over. I’m afraid I may over think this; then again, perhaps that’s better than not giving it enough thought?
Writing is at a standstill — and that’s part of the intent of this journal thing, to stay in touch with words and what it feels like to put them down and out there. I suppose the next thing on the agenda is to finish TWO RIVERS, the screenplay about David / Jonas and myself. At this point, though, I’ve got too much that I want to put in, most of which doesn’t belong. And of course, not enough time to let myself get sucked in to the story like I’d prefer. After that — who knows? The AI concept needs to find its way out of the stone in which it exists, but as I said to Daniel, I only get one shot at getting it right. And it’s a good idea, one that deserves to be right.
The BEAUTY OF DISTANCE music is on hold, as well. I don’t want to force anything (and there’s no need, since it’s a soundtrack for an unfilmed movie), and I want to save any ideas for MOON, since it comes first. Should something come, it will, but no rush. And really, as I’m no longer playing with Lunasect live, there’s no real urgency to pick up an instrument. This is, of course, a good and a bad thing — I won’t get tired of playing night after night, but I’m less apt to play at all… Though I will try to make a conscious effort to avoid that pitfall.
In less meaningful hours, watched KISS OF THE DRAGON (stylish Besson goodness, with Jet Li and Bridget Fonda, who are both fun to watch for different reasons) and ROCK STAR (which I expected too much from, though playing “spot the musician” was fun for five minutes). Picked up King Diamond’s ABIGAIL II, which I fear will be a regret (especially after the latest Dream Theater disc(s) and the deconstructed Nine Inch Nails disc). Gave Dan the videotape of the GCW show at Five Points (from 1/25); hopefully, he’ll dig that.
Which reminds me again that I need to find a workaround for the audio capture issue that prevents me from putting together a GCW documentary.
But not now, because it is late.