"A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They’re just backing away from life. Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room."Maude from the movie, ‘Harold and Maude’.
That is exactly what I’ll be doing this evening. Staying home and Going Nowhere In Manhattan.
I was shooting a BCTV ConcourseCam for Rihanna yesterday when this little kid came up to me and asked to be interviewed. Little did I know - he started singing Rihanna’s song “What’s My Name” perfectly!!! The melody, the rap, the intonation of the words. I was smitten. He then continued to tell me that if he could take Rihanna on a date he would take her to the park and that they would talk. <3
Reason #9129438 why I love NYC: SoHo Art galleries.
Seriously. Seriously? It was an on-another-world feeling to hold this Moon Man in my hands. I grew up watching pop culture explode on MTV, admired epic performances unfold during the VMA’s and practiced my acceptance speeches always adding just a touch of controversy - because that’s what the stars did.
Never did I think I’d get this close to the Moon Man. He is just as special, beautiful and smooth as one would imagine him to be. Swoon.
I’m going to be honest, more often than not, the original plan never works out. The more “famous” the interviewee, the more difficult it is to pin point an exact time and place for the interview. Usually, there are a million steps of back-and-forth conversations and approvals between parties (and more parties and more parties) until a decision is finalized: “my client will only have two minutes to chat at ‘x’ place. don’t be late”.
So, when I stumbled upon a video where a journalist’s time with Karl Lagerfeld falls from two hours to ONE question it killed me. it doesn’t necessarily surprise me, that is the nature of the business, but it killed me. After all that research, just one freakin’ question??? Devastating.
To my even greater devastation was the question the interviewer chose to ask: “Is there one greatest influence on you?”
What a risky question!!! The multitude of ‘no-answer’ answers Karl could have provided would have been heartbreaking for me. Something like- ‘I can’t point to one’ or ‘It’d be impossible to have just one’ or a ‘true artist never tells’. Again - devastation.
Instead, Karl answers, “Zillions. Zillions. I’m like a building with TV antennae. I catch it all and forget about it. I don’t analyze. Analyzing is very bad.”
And so now I’m left with one question: was that a great ONE question? Or did he fail to seize the minute he was provided.
I don’t know if there is a right or wrong answer. What I do know is that Karl, curiously enough, has left us with the only action we were told never to do: analyze.
It’s all very confusing.
Aside from the grammar mistake (it’s ‘of’, not ‘off’) this is an excellent tweet. I wish I could be more witty and creative."I’m artistically trying to very consciously be who I am right now and be honest with who I am right now and try to pause and reflect and have my current art reflect who I am and what I’m going through - and not get stuck in archetypes and get stuck in comfortable outfits you might have worn."Trent Reznor
"The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions. This thought has made me more and more attentive to all encounters. meetings, introductions, which might contain the seed of depth that might be carelessly overlooked. This feeling has become a rarity, and rarer every day now that we have reached a hastier and more superficial rhythm, now that we believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people, more people, more countries. This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touch deeply with the one breathing next to us. The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision."Anais Nin