Still missing my friend who’s gone. Hesh will always be with me no matter where I go. I was strumming along New York City on a quiet trek.
Moving the last things out of Hesh’s Brooklyn, New York apartment.
Almost done cleaning out my late friend Hesh Goldberg’s apartment. Took a break to go see a show with my friend Margie. Her sister, Captain Miranda gave us a police escort to the Broadway show starting Carol Burnett and Brian Dennehy in “Love Letters”.
Still clearing out Hesh’s apartment and taking a break to watch a show at Coney Island USA. Scott Baker in Dead End Dummy.
Clearing out Hesh’s apart and taking a break at Margie’s Halloween party where Captain Morgan crashes the party and judges a boob competition.
You may have given your final bow and made your exit through the stage door but your presence will always be everywhere.
The hardest part is that final goodbye. Losing a close friend whom you knew for years and kept a long working relationship and great friendship is hugely difficult. A void is left and that’s when you wonder how you will go on living with that void in your life. Though, you slowly fill it with life – that person will always remain.
Free Music Archive
Lee Rosevere “Haven”
Johnny Ripper “Everyone With Eyes Closed”, “Phasme”, “Little Cloud”
Kirk Pearson “Dig Down”
Chris Zabriskie “Temperature Of The On The Bow Of The Kalletan”
It’s not easy losing a friend who you spoke to every day for many years. It becomes a void that will be very difficult to get used to. I lost my best friend….a mentor, an artist, an entertainer. I met Hesh years ago and we formed a puppet troupe then went on to work on a few short films.
You will be missed, Hesh, but never forgotten.
PART ONE OF TWO VIDEOS ON ORIGINALITY
I don’t know. It seems our culture has been lacking Originality. Don’t you think? It’s almost like nobody can come up with new ideas on their own anymore. And when they don’t then they sort of copy others. Huh. And like has Hollywood run out of ideas? Why do they keep rehashing old franchises, and sequels and prequels, and adaptations, parodies, reboots and spin-offs? Can we just dump the old way of thinking? [Flings garbage over] And yes, I know, even YouTube videos on this very topic of Originality are everything but that. But I digress.
And I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s another Superman remake in the works. If you’re going to do another Superman give it a twist; make him turn sinister — he’s sick and tired of saving humanity. It worked in the comics. Starring a Superman gone awol. Worked with Breaking Bad. Anyway, I’m losing track of all this rehashing of the rehashes. Well, Harry Potter is a new franchise. They’ll milk that one for years to come. Looks like TV has more originality these days. Oh, wait there’s the Doctor Who dust-off from the 60’s. Well that’s been rehashing and offspringing ever since. But for the most part I would say TV is chiming in on the originality bell.
I strive to be original — don’t we all? But at times it’s quite a difficult task with all the influence around us. Sometimes it’s subconscious. NO?
It seems genius may be what we consider to come as close to original as the term most likely describes. People say Originality doesn’t exist. Everything is derived from something else but then what’s the use of the word?.
What do you think?
I’ve been told many times that I have my head in the clouds.
My mind dreams off in every direction most of the time.
Occasionally I need to watch my footing and make sure I haven’t meandered off course too much.
As a result, my sense of belonging somehow feels displaced.
Like I’ve been living in a rocket ship that circles around and around –
stuck in an Einstein’s theory of relativity – where time seems to go faster for me than for everyone else.
Or is it the other way around.
Procrastination is not just a common annoyance but could also be a chronic and debilitating condition that could thwart a life in the wrong direction. I find clarity and direction in a place called Coney Island. Where I can redirect myself when gone astray.