It’s good to see friends. It’s good to get creative. Seeing friends in their creative element? That’s some magic of its own. When that element is comedy, well that’s just icing on the cake.
While I’m not specifically a follower of pro wrestling, the laughs during the podcast recording did not disappoint. I even threw in a few dad jokes while snapping behind the scenes photos of the guys talking shop on their 24th episode of the Perfect 3 Podcast (episode link below).
By the end of the set I was a bonafide fan. I’ve got (autograph) papers!
If your guy Japes looks familiar, it’s not a glitch in the Matrix. He’s been around over a decade of shows, shoots, and creative foolery. Maybe you saw him as a Viking or fancied up at a rock show wedding, and Underground Cafe shows since it was a basement venue. His earlier podcast about comics, pop culture & laughs got me into podcast listening before Serial dropped and the trend surged. Well done, good sir!
In life & in the creative process, take what you’ve got, limits & imperfections, & just go for it. Step over the fear of the outcome you expect & do it anyway. Fire off a shot you know -by the numbers- isn’t expected to work well. Take it. Hold your breath & wait a moment.
Let it flop. Let it be ugly, imperfect, unfocused, a waste of your finite energy and irreplaceable time. Just don’t let it slip by.
So what if it doesn’t turn out the way you had hoped? Here’s proof you were there, you put your life into something that you gave a damn about, you were creating, not for anyone but yourself, for whatever reason you like, or no reason at all. Proof of life when motivation feels like it flatlined months ago.
Let it be a reminder of that time you saw an opportunity & took it. It cost you something, but it was worth it.
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If you’re still reading & we’re still talking cameras, #justgoshoot