12.27.2007

Exist

A new idea can be either unfamiliar, silly, or both.

It can't be judged by description.
It needs to be done [made] to exist.

It is unlikely that anyone will sanction something they don't understand, therefore you have no choice but to do it yourself.

At whatever it takes.

You may have to beg, steal and borrow to get it done.
But that is for you to work out how you do it.

It's electrical.

The film Citizen Kane is a very good example.
It was stolen not sanctioned.

Orson Welles could not find any backers, but he did raise a small sum for casting.
He begged, borrowed and cajoled people into building sets and shooting full blown screen tests which became eventually a third of the final film.

It existed.

Backers could see what they were getting, and he got his funding.
With out him doing it when it supposedly couldn't be done, it would be another in the endless list of ideas that never happened.

Miles Davis - So What.mp3
[courtesy of Crustcake Picks]

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3 comments:

tackad said...

what happened to you ?? your paintings have suddenly gotten way more interesting !
too cool, dude.

(this is probably a really dumb question, but)
do you know dennis hollingsworth ?

www.dennishollingsworth.us/

harold hollingsworth said...

He's my supposed cousin...cuz...

Honolulu Dogfight said...

That citizen kane story is just what i needed sliding through the end of the year. thanks for the reminder.