I always thought Chaka Khan was talking to me when she sang, “I bet you wish there was 48 hours to each day!” I’ve been putting off posting until I could knock off some of the editing for my old 8mm transfers.
I’m starting with the easiest stuff first, but video editing software isn’t nearly as intuitive as audio software. I’ve been burning through days like they were minutes!
One of my unfinished films from the 70s was called Porkchop. In those days, everything seemed like a distraction. There seemed to be some underlying truth that I had to get at, something deeper and more real than religion or drugs. In fact, I could see a lot of similarities between those two things. They could both be satisfying, distracting, and sometimes horrifying. And of course, some were good and some were bad.
My roommate, Linda Freeland, agreed to play a part in the film for me. We got 3 or 4 takes and spent the rest of the day goofing off. That was a lot more fun. I have better films, but I love seeing her from those days.
The scene for the film is Linda shooting up with triple exposed shots of the St. Louis Cathedral and an out of focus shot of Dominic’s head. He played the protagonist (as usual).
I used the song Kites from my band Delay Tactics’ album “Any Questions?” We recorded the record just 5 years later, but by then I was a completely different person.
I’ve learned over the years that my experiences are far from a distraction. They are who I am.