Thursday, October 19, 2006

Progress at Last

Today I had a meeting with a Director's Rep at a prodution company in London - the rep liked my work and said she saw that I had a lot of potential.

Although she said she could not sign me then and there, she said that she wanted to, but she said she wanted to see my next music video and the next viral/test commercial that I shoot.

The reality is, that no matter how much she believes in me, it would be impossible to sell me as a director without a portfolio of work that the CLIENT (ie the ad people) could specifically relate to.

But, anyway - I cannot rehash the whole meeting here, but it was positive and once I have my next music video, and maybe another viral/commercial then I'm gonna go back to her and make her rep me as a director.

So, with choices are interesting, my absolute priority is to get two/three more example of work to her or any other agency as soon as possible.

Practically that mean 10 weeks. So, do I get a shitty temp job between now and then or do I save all my energy/time?

In other developments - I might have another music video coming up for a guy with an interesting sound... and LOT of talent and motivation .... and a bit of money.

Watch this space

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A daze

The last few days have gone by in a bit of a haze.

I have no source of income and by all stretch of the imagination my level 1 attempts to find a job as a director have failed.

That is fine, because it was to be expected.

In other news, the rascals for whom I would be directing my next music video have delayed. No surprise there.


In other news.

I am a man on fire. I have had this idea kicking about my head for some time for a low budget feature script. Now, there is a higher budget, low budget script I have been working on, but that is another story - this is my low budget FIRST FEATURE type script which I am working on, on my own.

Amazingly enough I am really passionate and empowered about this and I have not felt this way about writing in a long time. (four years I think)

Perhaps I am a fool because I should get a job - a temp job even - but right now I need to write this fucking outline for the script.

But I need money.


that awful void that I exist within.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

(fake?) Nike Air Max 95

A few months ago I bought a pair of cheap Nike Air Max 95s from a geezer who lives near me.

A couple of weeks ago I bought another pair. I now I 2 pairs of trainers that when I was at school would have made me ten times cooler than I actually was.

I genuinely do not know if they are fake or not. But I can be 100% certain that:

a) when I wear them they feel good.
b) when I stuck them in the washing machine they did not fall apart.
c) On close inspection they look and feel real.
d) REAL nike trainers cost £2 to make.
e) REAL Nike air trainers are mass produced in the far east

So, here I am paying £70 for two pairs of trainers that look/smell/feel the same as two pairs that would cost £220 in the shops.

To be honest, their authenticity is largely irrelevant because the purpose of a trainer is to look good and feel nice. Which brings me to the funny part.

Suddenly everybody near me is wearing Nike Air Max 95s. London has been flooded with thousands of imported trainers from somewhere and people are buying them in droves.
And when I say everybody is wearing them - it's like being back in 1995 when the Reebok Classic and Ralph Lauren shirt became the uniform of Kevs up and down the country. Everybody is wearing them - The Nike Air Max 95 has become the standard issue of crooks and villians everywhere.

And it makes me laugh

Out loud.


Monday, October 09, 2006

Best of the Best

On Saturday just gone, I was best man at my best friends wedding.

The twist to the story is that it was 100% certain to be the smallest wedding I am ever going to go to in my life.

There were two guests.

Me and my girlfriend.

I think this is the only time in my life I will be best man, and give a best man's speech. And my charm, oratory skills, humour, vast life experience, articulatory ability were all used entertaining three people for approximately 2 minutes.

But all said and done, it was a beautiful day and a tiny tear came to my eye as the registrar accounced to my dear friends,

"I declare you man and wife"

But I held that fucker down and it it only manifested itelf as a glint - but even then, my lovely girlfried noticed it.

I told her it was my allergies.

She told me I was lying.



After a lot of using the Jedi Mind Trick I finally managed to get the boss dude in the Apple Store to replace my Apple Mac.

Which means....I got a brand new Apple Macbook Pro!

AND - they swapped the two hard drives over which means all the data AND the windows XP partition has moved over too.

Hooray for me!


Wednesday, October 04, 2006


No cigarettes for 10 days.

I have been an absolute cunt to nearly everybody. But now I am better.

Lots of other stuff going on: Still have no job, still running out of money... but I have this music video coming up which is good.

But in other news:

I have been walking around in a RAGE because the apple store in regent street is so diabolocally frustrating.

They are infringing my consumer right by virtually refusing to repair my broken MacBook Pro. I have never been so shocked by a company in my life.

And I am pretty sure what they are doing is illegal - for the last few weeks my laptop has been overheating and shutting down. Every visit I make to the apple store they say I need to make an appointment with a specilist to have it looked at.

BUT they won't actually let me make one.

And they won't do it on the phone either.

So you have to log onto the website at midnight and when I did it said: NO MORE BOOKINGS FOR TODAY.

I wish I had the energy to explain properly but basically they are blockading my attempts to repair my BROKEN LAPTOP purchased 4 months ago.

It is very fortunate that I am not a deranged psychopath or I WOULD BURN THEIR FUCKING SHOP TO THE GROUND AND SHOOT EVERY CUNT WHO WORKED THERE.

But seriously, I am not alone in this anger - several people I know (all in the media) are seriously disgruntled with the dog shit service. We are the movers and shakers of tomorrow and we are not a bunch of people that Apple wants to upset.

A lot of editors and technicians won;t use apple products and services because when they do go wrong - there is no backup and no support.

Fuck you Apple.