I was a guest on the Movie Misfits Podcast. We talked about collaboration, movie club and more.
Well. Here is Episode 1 of Break Through. I hope to get better at this, every aspect of it.
My intention is to post something, either a conversation or anecdote once a week.
This week I wanted to share with you some of the ways that I have been spending my time, as some of us have a little bit of extra time. My big themes this week are: Learning, and Movies. So here’s what I’ve been learning, and what I’ve noticed within that.
Send A Raven is a project I’ve been writing with featuring Chris McDonald, Toph Barnes and 70s Kevin. We all write and play a couple instruments. 70s Kevin put this video together. Ir reminded me of how many laughs we’ve had. We almost have enough songs to release our first album. About half of the songs we’ve started recording and the other half are written just waiting to be recorded.
Here’s something I can get behind! My next streamy thing is Saturday August 8th from 5-7pm CST. A great cause and a great virtual event. In Birmingham? Purchase a Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema Cocktail Kit here: https://sidewalk-film-center-and-cinema.square.site
Drinking at home during quarantine isn’t that fun. That’s why we decided to mix it up a bit! Here at Sidewalk, we’re passionate about movies, but unfortunately, our cinema is currently closed for the safety of our patrons. To help the show go on, we’re launching a Mix & Flix fundraiser event online. Pre-purchase 7 movie-inspired cocktail kits are on sale now, such as the French 75 from Casablanca and the margarita from Practical Magic! Get your kits online at sidewalkfest.com/store and pick them up august 6-8. Our live event will be hosted on our Facebook page on August 8 from 5-7 and will feature drink demos, movie trivia, and local entertainment. Join the conversation online using #mixandflix
Successfully unattached myself from Amazon last month and now, after being banned for some very suspicious reasons, leaving Facebook as well. It has been nice to connect with people through all this, through groups and meme sharing. Hoping to continue with that, as it’s just Pizza and I here and it doesn’t look like isolation is going to be ending anytime soon here in Alabama (frowny face).
I realize (trust me, I know) that the last thing anyone wants to deal with is learning a new platform, but I’ve been getting to know Discord for the past 24 hours (lol) and it seems like a decent enough place (better than Facebook anyway, with all its ads and algorithms) to stay in touch and keep one another company.
I invite you to join in, if you’d like to share some jokes, memes or watch a movie with us as we have been every night at 9pm CNT for the past 124 or something days. I think next week we will try a slightly earlier time, so it’s a little easier on the folks overseas. At least a few nights a week.
Let’s Watch A Movie Together: https://discord.gg/BsvUQvY
The QuaranTimes: https://discord.gg/zcGRYTH
I’ve been spending too much time on the internet this quarantine.
We all have.
Maybe the virus is starting to fade away where you live, or coming closer to a hopeful close, but here in Alabama…oh my god we are so stupid.
I hate Facebook. I think we all do, to a degree? We love it and we hate it. We are addicted, and we wish we weren’t. The justification that it’s a way to keep connected keeps us checking in, while advertisements and algorithms adjust what we actually experience.
If we’re really just doing it to get together…why does someone get to make money off of that?
A group of us have been watching movies every night for the past 115 nights. We’ve been sharing memes. Recipes. Gardening mishaps and triumphs.
Why does facebook get to sell ads and capitalize on this?
Why do they get to choose what we see and more importantly…what we don’t see?
I know it’s hard to pull the plug but I can’t recommend it enough. A few of us have been trying Discord. No advertisements, no weird relatives, and no algorithm hiding your favourite people’s posts (continued at https://www.patreon.com/posts/39374465)