Blue Like Jazz … The Movie and You

I’m not sure how many of you are still checking my site, but if you’re still out there and you enjoyed the book Blue Like Jazz you should know that Don and his friend Steve Taylor are making a movie out of it. They ran into a few issues with funding before the filming stage which threatened to shut the project down forever. That was until a few other guys started a Kickstarter project to raise the necessary seed money to move the project along. It’s really an amazing story.

Here’s where you can come in: if you liked Blue Like Jazz the book and would like to see become a movie you can actually help it get to that point by donating to the cause. From what I can tell, and from what Don tells me, this is the first time something like this has ever happened. So be a part of history … and donate here.

Doing What You Love

I could philosophize a bit with this post and come up with a really powerful challenge to seek out what makes you come alive and to pursue it with all your heart. I could, and you should probably do that to the extent that you can still provide for your family, eat, & have a place to sleep. Instead, I’m simply going to highlight someone who seems to be doing that. He’s single, so that helps with the number of mouths to feed (at least for now … ladies?!). However, Jason Harrod has been travelling around the country for at least the past ten years playing guitar for small to medium-sized groups. In the 10 or so times I’ve seen him perform the largest crowd had 200 people. The average crowd has been about 30. Honestly, I don’t know how he does it year after year, but I’m glad he does. He puts out an album every five years, which means a new one should come out this year. My innermost prayer is that it isn’t overproduced like his last album and is more like his first solo album Living in Skin, which you should buy at this moment. In any regard, check out Jason, and help him live the dream.

Oh, he has is own Wikipedia page, so you know he’s legit.

A Note to People Who Think Windows 7 Was Their Idea

Windows 7 was not your idea. Please shut up. All of you. You are lying to us. I’ll agree that advertising is often times misleading, manipulative, and borderline lying. But seriously, you’re actually lying to us. You had no such ideas. Even if you did, you did not communicate them. You sat on your butt and complained that your previous computer worked poorly. You maybe hit the “Send Error Report to Microsoft” button when an application crashed. That does not count as passing your ideas along. It counts as telling Microsoft your stuff was broken. I appreciate optimism in general, but this is self-delusion. Please be quiet.

Sincerely, Me.

Note: This does not apply to the nice people in Redmond and Mumbai that did have ideas that went into Windows 7. Hats off to you. I’m glad you enjoyed OS X 10.4 enough to remake it for Microsoft.