Monday, July 1, 2013

Memoirs of a Geisha-in-the-Making ... Oy Vey.

Quickies are better than nothing, eh? ;P

Earlier this week, I was in the middle of writing a post about writing the song and got sidetracked by several things, one of them severe lack of sleep. The saved file sits prominently atop a pile of digital “must-do’s" that I really must get to. Really. In the meantime, mull this over.

My singing, dancing musical snack, AKA, GEISHA-MANIA!™, is now nearing its third day (not quite 72 hours) on YouTube with over 2,100 views — which isn’t too shabby for an unknown. (Although it’s like a watched pot that refuses to boil, which is quite maddening.) I’m thrilled to share the journey — from drawing my first Lady Geisha caricature to bringing this cartoon character to life — and all it entails.

I was warned by many friends/family/crew members NOT to read the comments, but as human nature has it, I can’t help myself. Some are wonderful (LOVE YOU BACK!) and, as you can well imagine, some are not. Do haters hate because they’re incapable of realizing their own dreams? So it seems, because even insipid, shallow people can make shit happen. But God Bless America, we’re all entitled to our opinion.

My only response is something I’ve always believed, but was lucky enough to read in black and white this past Friday at LACMA’s Stanley Kubrick exhibit. (Fabulously inspiring show!) It was an excerpt from an interview with James Harris, his early producing partner.

When asked about Kubrick’s perfectionism and intensity, he replied, “Stanley believed that you shouldn’t be inhibited by what people are going to think of you, whether they’re going to like you or not. For him, every single detail was extremely important and he was ready to give himself up totally to achieve his goal - which was the movie - for you have to live with your work for the rest of your life."

Amen … and I hope you’ll stick around for the rest of the ride. Bumpy or otherwise. xoxo

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