BAD DAYS IN BLOGTOWN
Okay, I haven't paid any attention to the blogosphere. I haven't been living up to my commitment to Blog Down at every turn and deliver delightful fits of mirth and whimsey.
But, hey, I've been busy. I've got projects. I've got commitments and deadlines.
There's the endless and ongoing, never-ending partnership with Tony Hawk. Yes, the same, legendary, world famous Tony Hawk everyone knows about, whose video games alone have had more than $1.1 Billion in sales. And there has been one set-back after another for several years and I might have given up a long time ago but it's simply the greatest and most original and innovative project of my career, and it's a television/feature/graphic novel/radio/digital signage/new media/video game concept that's too good to give up on. So I can't .
And there's another television/new media concept I created that's an association with Traveling Light Partners, that's so good I can't even talk about it yet.
I also created the Branding, website, and commercials for a life-changing new product for people who are bedridden or have lost the ability to use their bodies due to diseases like MS, accidents, wars, or birth defects. It's a power wheelchair that stands up. People can see it at www.standingpowerchair.tv. And have I gotten it off the ground for him, even though it's brilliant and life-changing for people who are paralyzed and bed-ridden and who've lost hope? Not so far. I've tried to get it on the air, on talkshows, newscasts, or anywhere, and haven't been able to get anyone, anywhere to return my emails or phone calls.
And of course there's the radio station I've been in discussions with for more than a year...well, that has met with similar, endless complications and legal setbacks, and may or may not happen. But it's still in motion, it may have momentum, who knows?
And don't let me forget my 30 year project, the re-imagining of the 1924 silent Douglas Faribanks Sr. version of "The Thief of Bagdad." That's a labor of love that has gone on forever and been met with the same kind of mysterious roadblocks that have kept so many things from coming to life.
But wait, there's all those children's books sitting in file cabinets and hard drives drumming their fingers, wondering if they'll ever get publishers.
There are more passion projects than these...things I really believe in and that I'm willing to work on...and why do I feel comfortable writing about them here? Because I'm quite certain no one will read this and I'm sure I'm talking to myself. It's sort of like mental diarrhea.