Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Get The Funk Out!

In case you haven’t noticed through my last couple weeks of posts, I’ve been in a bit of funk. I’ve been trying to dig myself out of it, but the ground is harder than usual. I wish I could pin point one thing as the cause, but it’s probably a few things. The list so far:

I haven’t gone to a movie, concert, or art exhibit in months. That makes my goal this week to see at least three movies this week. There are no concerts of worth in awhile, so I’m going to try to go see some art this weekend, somewhere.

This living in Long Beach has gotten old. The first year was nice, but my time as a hermit is over. I’ve been able to have my “me time,” but its come at the expense of my social life. I’m also tired of driving around half an hour to find a parking spot. It’s come to control whether I do anything or not. This obviously isn’t a quick fix kind of thing. It simply means I’m putting plans in motion, so I can hopefully move when the show goes on hiatus.

I haven’t finished a script in over a year. This is my own laziness and unwillingness to commit to an idea. What’s happened since then? I have a computer full of half scripts. It’s time to get back into my old discipline of writing. It used to take me a month to write a spec script. Now, I’ve spent almost a year on writing one Shield spec. No more excuses on my part. I need to get this shit done.

My schedule is screwed up. I’ve always been a night owl. Apparently, I’ve been one since birth. My schedule right now though is ridiculous. If was actually getting things done it might be different, but these long nights have hindered my work and just my wellbeing. Again I’ve let my discipline slip. I can’t rely on my youth to get me through these long days, because it has obviously left the building.

So, what does this mean? I’m just explaining why I’m taking a week off from blogging. If something strikes me, I’ll throw it up here. Right now it’s time to recharge my creative batteries, and get out for a while. This also means that the posts may no longer be every day. Though it will probably be close to it. So, I’ll see you in a week, when I’ll have some movies to review, and maybe some art to talk about. Thanks as always loyal readers. I appreciate you more than you know.

12 comments:

Keymaster said...

I suggest you go to the Artwalk this weekend at the Paps Brewery. It's all day Saturday and Sunday. I know this is a shameless plug for my sister and her husband who have a studio there and will be showing and selling art but it IS art and you WILL be able to talk about it. Also, you can talk my brother-in-law up about his video game, Abuse! (Megan & Murray McMillan).

Keymaster said...

BTW, I think it's odd that I know much more about the art world in L.A. than I do in Dallas. I couldn't even begin to tell you what kinds of art shows are going on in my own backyard.

bobby said...

I'm telling you, NoHo is still here! Pitfire Pizza. Iliad Bookstore. Effin' KFC, man! Long Beach is for the gays.

Enjoy your recharging time, Braddy.

faith said...

Definitely get recharged...get out of the apt. and connect with the world!! It will do you a world of good. The "getting enough sleep" factor can be huge too, so I hope you are able to do that too.

*hugs*

Have a good time!

Bradford said...

Keymaster: I think it's odd you know more about the art world in LA than I do, and I live here. The Artwalk also sounds like a good thing. Multiple artists in one location sounds good to me.
Bobby: I think NoHo is still out of the picture simply because I really dislike that valley heat. Though, my plan is to move closer to the boys. Isn't it K Effin' C?
Faith: I can always use more sleep, but I'm sure that's the case for everyone.

Tim said...

Brad, when you move closer, can you bring over that game you were going on and on about last week?

Also, I rented Burnout Revenge. Wow.

Bradford said...

I don't need to move close for that. I just need a weekend that you'll be around.

The Diva said...

I hear you on the battery recharging...I'm in the middle of revamping things for myself too. Good luck :)

MOL Junior said...

i know the feeling.

p.s. you should have never left noho. such a genius vibe there...

bobby said...

Whoa.

Bradford said...

Whoa?

Keymaster said...

And if you're still looking for something arty to do this weekend let me impress you again with my amazing "cool things to do in L.A." skills:

Wim Wenders's 2003 film The Land of Plenty will be opening on November 11th for an exclusive one-week run at the Laemmle's Music Hall in Beverly Hills.

Wim Wenders will be present for Q&A after the Friday and Saturday night screenings of the film.