Not much time today to do much more than scan the news and read a couple of articles. I'm really fired up about the lies that continue to come from the White House. I read an article that discussed a recent pole that showed that a third of Americans believe that WMD have already been found in Iraq. I'm really disappointed in my country.

I'm thinking about taking a class on travel writing. It's something that I've always wanted to do, but never had the self-discipline to do. The class starts in a couple of weeks, so I need to make a decision pretty fast. It would at least allow me to write about something that interests me. I also might to get to take a few pictures.
I'll explain a little more about my goals. I ultimately want to produce art that blends technology, music, and moving images. A lot of the links that I have posted are to sites that exhibit this kind of art, or elements of it. The next layer is for this art to serve the common good in some way. I am not clear on who my audience would be and I'm really not sure what kind of benefit to society that I'm trying to produce. I have a long way to go in synthesizing my ideas into something that is coherent.

I have some training in the arts--painting, photography, writing, etc.--but am only somewhat familiar with digital art and the technology used to produce such work. I'm doing what I can to learn, however, working full time at an unrelated job gets in the way of how I want to grow. A part of this plan is to find a career that would allow me to produce art. I have to figure out what it is I want to do first before I delve into any kind of formal training which, I'm assuming, I'll need if I want to persue something on a full-time basis.

I've thought about going into film production because that's pretty close to what I want to do. I've dabbled with independent film production and will probably continue to do that. Breaking into that business is too daunting for me right now. It would take a lot of sacrifices that I'm not willing or able to make right now. I also feel that since I'm not making those sacrifices, that field is probably not the one that I really want to go into.

Research will be my focus for now.
I've reached a point where my numerous intellectual and artistic curiosties have left me lost and confused. I know what I like and what bores me. I know what I want to learn more about, but these desires are not organized. I want to stop wasting time and energy pursuing interests at random.

I have created this blog in attempt to wrangle my own interests, organize my thoughts, and get feedback from others who have more knoweldge and expertise about the subjects I'm investigating than I have. I hope to get the information I need to make some concrete decisions about the next step I will take on my journey.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you will check back as I mold this blog into something that will--hopefully--be useful to me and to others.
Pictures of concerts, travels and daily life. All photos taken with a Canon PowerShot A75 unless noted otherwise.

That's me spinning at bluestate (photo credit: BV).



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MG'S Non-Blog Writing and Photos

The Girls, The Girls LP
Channels concert review
Les Savy Fav concert review
"Janes Island State Park" in September 2004 issue of Washington Woman
The Carlsonics, The Carlsonics LP
Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa article in July 2004 issue of Hill Rag
Interview with The Stills
Washington Social Club, Catching Looks EP
Interview with Ashlee Simpson
The Rogers Sisters, Three Fingers maxi EP
Interview with The Killers
Badly Drawn Boy, One Plus One Is One LP
The Killers, Somebody Told Me EP
The Casual Dots, S/T LP


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