I’m not good at “staying in touch.” But in my mind, we have the most beautiful conversations daily at the bistro on Broadway. Delicately diving in and out of conversations; tasting each other’s thoughts over cheesecake and coffee. Tell me more about your goals tho? Like how long have you been interested in directing? How soon do you want to open that film school?
I’m looking into your eyes –
watching their excitement as you speak on the whole Canon v. Nikon debate you’ve put together in your mind. Your upper lip curves to the left when you talk. It makes your nose look duller as opposed to its normal sharp point. Your teeth are nice, too. Its weird, but I like how you have a small gap on the side rather than in the middle. It’s distinguishable and different.
So, you wanna go to the record store so I can tell you how much I know about music? I prefer vinyls to digital anyway. Like, yo, I love quartet-sound: Ace Spectrum, Four Tops, Tweet/ Bilal-type harmonies… Soprano/falsetto, first and second alto or tenor, and that bass? When that shit comes together in my eardrums, it’s like a euphoria. Man, you have to hear DJ Rogers sing “Faithful to the End.” Faith Evans remade it and went in. Like that bottom tenor part is nice… Yeah, I mean I think I can sing, but I don’t like the sound of my voice. I do a little something-something, nah mean?
Lol, but I’m more of a writer – like I’ve written some songs but mostly for other people. I only recorded one for myself. It’s nasty tho.
But look, tell me more about this video treatment you wrote? What was that process like? I wrote treatments, too, but never directed. Oh, so you used a 35mm to shoot? That’s dope, yo. I’m still not grasping the concept of this Nikon thing tho like you gotta show me.
I like learning. Like I get knowledge from everything. Lol, yo X-Men is my bible, man! Rogue, Storm… But Apocalypse is my favorite – I always empathized with him. Like he’s the epitome of Darwinism: Survival of the fittest. And he explains himself like “I am not malevolent. I simply am.” Plus, he’s the first (at least in my eyes), and he’s black. Like Africa. His bio says Arab, but yo, just fuck with me. Fuck with me.
Thank you for fucking with me. Like I expect all our convos to flow like this. I prepared this one in my mind: