- David Letterman endorsed "Stop Making Sense" on his show.
- My dad went out and rented this movie.
- He called me into the room as he was watching it. "Look at that," he said. He was amazed.
I'm not sure why I felt that was important. I was really trying to get to this part:
I am a huge David Byrne fan.
Here's the next big part:
OH MY GOSH. I don't CARE if this falls flat on its face. You rule, David Byrne. You rule for doing that. I freaking love that idea, would think of it, and then would shoot it down in my own mind within seconds. I do not currently have the balls to call some people and say, 'hey. let's play an entire building like an enormous beautiful instrument, because ultimately this world is suffused with beauty and we need to be reminded of that.'
Do I have friends who could do it? Yes. Do I have friends who would think it was awesome? HECK yes. Could I even possibly find a building? I PROBABLY COULD SOMEHOW. But ... [enter seven reasons here why it would probably never work. Listen to those reasons. Repeat. Go to the kitchen and make a snack instead.]
I used to push myself more. I used to
Then I quit. I quit pushing myself into things that scared me. Maybe being a professional actor was scary enough. Maybe having an honest and open relationship with another human being was scary enough.
At any rate. It's time to get back into that habit.