Late post. But no one reads this anyway.
Going through a hip hop phase right now. Getting an SP-303 soon and now writing raps. Very inspired by Das Racist and Childish Gambino and OFWGFTA. My God, Odd Future… (Not style-wise, but the ideas.)
Anyway, I’m having lots of fun with it. It’s so fun. And I think it’s actually good. If I were a better rapper the songs would be hot, I think. For now maybe I can be the Jeffrey Lewis of rap?
Also I think I have to keep on this: I want to be the first rapper-novelist. That would be swag.
I found this so funny… From Cahiers du Cinéma in 1958, speaking to André Bazin and Charles Batsch:
—What do you think about Vincente Minelli?
Orson Welles: Hey, we’re meant to be having a serious conversation. We’re talking about real filmmakers.
Besides badmouthing Nick Ray and Vincente Minelli, Interviews with Orson Welles is filled with stuff about how frustrating his career was. There are constant references to not getting enough work, to only being offered bit parts in bad movies that needed some class. Reading it all together is kind of sad. These upcoming comics are, in a way, about that sadness.