My name is Marius Pontmercy
And Mine’s Cosette
AND IM JAVERT
DO NOT FORGET MY NAME
DO NOT FORGET MEEE
ohmygod javert shUSH
cant breathe oh my fucking gOD
Jesus Christ Javert
I feel like interrupting Javert should be a meme.
The Space Shuttle takes flight.
This is a space shuttle launch shot from Titusville, Florida on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at approximately 11:58PM. Shot on a Canon 40D then imported to Quicktime and set at 15fps. I believe we are 2-3 miles from Cape Canaveral. Please note the actual launch is much “slower”. This is a sort of time lapse of the event.
for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of being on American Idol… Patrick Lynn is the coolest.
Musicians, DJs, Artists, Event Promoters, and anyone who uses facebook to inform their friends, family, and fans about events: STOP INVITING EVERYONE ON YOUR FRIENDS LIST.
tldr: pay attention to who you invite, otherwise you’re spamming and are likely to be ignored, blocked, or just unfollowed: this DECREASES YOUR ACTIVE AUDIENCE IN THE LONG RUN.
“But Rachel, if people are my friend, they want to support me!” Of course they do sweetie, but if you’re a good friend you won’t want to clutter your friend’s inbox with junk that isn’t useful to them. You need to show you care about your friends too.
Nobody outside of canned meat enthusiasts enjoy spam. For people VASTLY outside of your area, reality check: they won’t show up to your event. It is easy to hit “select all friends” and impressive to invite 4,000 people to your art installation at a local coffee shop. It’s not so impressive when 4 people show up out of 4,000, is it?
By inviting people to events they can’t attend, and doing so on a regular basis, it also shows you aren’t actively paying attention to who you invite. It implies you don’t care who shows up, as long as there are bodies in the place and cover charges being paid.
That is not a good message to send: you want attendees of your shows and events to feel special, and valued. When you don’t indicate value, you encourage people to unfollow you, or block your event invites.
If you become repetitive and redundant, when you ARE local and promoting an event that is relevant, they won’t know about it. Ever heard of the boy who cried wolf? If you REGULARLY tell people about shows they can’t attend they won’t be paying attention when you announce a show they can.
It takes time to look that stuff up, but it’s worth the effort. And as someone with 4800+ friends on my list don’t give me the excuse that it’s too time-consuming.
To make this clear: you want someone to take the time to get ready and go out to see your event, you want them to sometimes spend money on transportation and a cover charge, and you can’t be BOTHERED to take the 5 seconds to see if they live in the area first?
On a similar note, be responsive to others. You must give in order to receive. If you send out a new event every day for your DJ set and can’t be bothered to respond when someone announces their daughter’s 5th birthday, what message does that send to your friends? Not a good one.
In rare instances you want to let the world know about a major event even if they can’t actively participate in a physical event (as I did for my EP release). But that should be for events that are special. If you do that all the time, they become less special, again, decreasing the value.
If you talk to 10 people, or 1 person, instead of yelling at everyone (and really no one), your voice will be heard by people who want to listen. An audience that is willing and able to listen is incredibly valuable. Treat them as such.
I’m speaking from experience, and apologize if people have felt spammed by me.
|—||Ernest Hemingway (via larmoyante)|
“The world is full of fucking ‘why’ man. You tell people something, they’ll tell you ‘why’. Throw a rock, and you’ll hit somebody with ‘why’. Like, ‘hey, man, I want to make a movie.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Why do you think you can do that?’ ‘Why?’ ‘Why?’ ‘Nobody else is doing it. Why are you doing it?’
You go out and find ‘Why not?’ You surround yourself with ‘Why not?’ People who are just like, ‘Why not?’ Where you’re like, ‘Hey, man, I’m gonna try something!’ and they’re like, ‘All right, why not? Let’s give it a shot.’ People who will try to help you try to help you do your dream, make your dreams come true and shit, and you’d do the same for fucking them. We’re all in this together, and it costs nothing to encourage a fucking artist.
Just like Wayne Gretzky said, like, ‘you miss 100% of the shots you never take’. It’s always worth the fucking shot — I’m talking about artsy shit, you know: writing a blog, fucking making some music, making a movie, making a fucking cupcake store or a fucking knitting store or fucking putting together a YouTube clip, just anything that’s just not fucking ‘oh, we must do this because it’s part of my job’ or ‘this will get me money’. Some shit you just do to see if it can be done.” ― Kevin Smith
When you start to think of the arts as not this thing that is going to get you somewhere in terms of becoming an artist or becoming famous or whatever it is that people do, but rather a way of making being in the world not just bearable, but fascinating, then it starts to get interesting again.
Oh y’know, just taking the long way home. 😕 #humblebrag #scenicroute #centralpark #nyc #trees #summer #instabeauty #nature #urbanjungle #love ❤🗽 (at The Mall)
Someday I need to produce the Musical I wrote about Otters and other Animals from Monterey Bay…
Joe and Nick Jonas at Coachella Music Festival [4/14]
Wtf, Nick Jonas has facial hair. I remember when he was 13. WHAT HAPPENED?
Forget the facial hair, when did the jonas boys hire a personal flute player to follow them wearing rainbow zebra shades? #Seriously #canihaveoneofthose?
2. Letting Go
Anyone else think it was:
1. Bird brain
2. Full of hot air
Making something new out of the broken pieces of your imagination = Art. <3
For my recent show at Mondo Gallery I put together a collection of Bastards. Proofs and damaged prints that I ripped up and created new portraits out of. The results were interesting, sometimes hilarious, and once in a while, terrifying. You can see all 23 on sirmikeofmitchell.com
You can see (and purchase) them in person at Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX until May 25th.