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Crazy Ass Idea Part 3

Continuing The Great American Anti-Novel experiment... CHAPTER 2 Song of Myself Call me Jim1. When I read the book, the biography famous, is this then what the author calls a man’s life? And so will someone -when I am dead and gone -write my life? (And if any man really knew aught my life, why even I myself I often think know little or nothing of my real life, only a few hints, a few diffused faint clues and indiscretions I seek for my own use to trace out here.) From pent-up aching rivers, from that of myself without which I were nothing, from what I am determined to make illustrious, even if I stand sole among men- I sing myself. I’ve played the part. Fool, jester, field nigger, house nigg

The Life of a Project

From Austin Kleon- read more, link to his official site http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/102479069106

Up and running!

Finally have the trailer and first three episodes of 'The Damaged' available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/channels/1045293 Future episodes will be edited and posted much sooner than these (well, that's the idea). Plan is to shoot three more episodes in the spring, three in the summer, so a nine episode season will be available by the fall. Anyway, lots of fun to make, some rookie mistakes along the way- of course, but hopefully something there.

Design

Even though this is about design, it's true of any artistic endeavor:

Crazy Ass Idea Part 2

This is the first chapter of my attempt at the Great American Anti-Novel (still more to follow; forgot to mention 'Song of Myself' as another part of mash-up): CHAPTER 1 Loomings1 Call me . Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me, when I couldn’t stand it no longer, I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hoghead again, and was free and satisfied. To dwell a while in every city and town, pass through Kanada, the vast valley of the Mississippi, and the Southern States, confer on equal terms with each of the States. But I often found myself regretting my own existence, and wishing myself dead;

Crazy Ass Idea

I read David Shields 'Reality Hunger' last year, and became totally enamoured with the idea of mash-ups, our short attention spans, purposefully appropriating culture/ideas/books/themes, etc... So I decided to write the Great American Anti-Novel, thinking about the great works, especially from the 19th century, this all in the context of Black Lives Matter, Baltimore (where I used to live), race and American myth, etc... I wasn't smoking anything. So began a brief attempt at mashing up Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Autobiograpy of Frederick Douglass and my own life. Yes, a crazy-ass idea. Never finished. But seemed like something there. Will release in pieces. This is j

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