Today's drive to Maryland should have taken just under four hours. Instead, it took just under six. It was like Thanksgiving weekend or some shit. Gross. Recently, I've encountered some majorly thoughtless and inconsiderate driving wherever I've been. It's hard not to see this as a metaphor on a much larger scale. Do unto others, people. If everyone leaves their trash behind, there would be trash everywhere. If everyone waits until the last second to merge, a constipated bottleneck will emerge. Stop acting like you're above the natural laws of humanity, because you're not. You're only making life more difficult and annoying for everyone.
I'm heading down to Nashville tomorrow for an intensive seven-day editing session with Matthew Robison, the producer of the Joos doc. I'm looking very forward to seeing how everything cuts together. I know we have some fascinating footage. I just want it to work on as large a scale as possible. We'll see what happens.
After Nashville, it's off to Wilmington, NC, for the Cucalorus Film Festival, which might very well be the last stop on the COCAINE ANGEL 2006 World Tour. Amen for that.
Lastly, good luck to Aaron Katz and Brendan McFadden, makers of DANCE PARTY, USA, who are midway through production of their new film, QUIET CITY. I stopped by the set last night, and was quite inspired by the casual, yet productive, atmosphere they'd established. I can't wait to see the finished film. Perhaps you'll even see me in it for a quick second or two. More on DANCE PARTY, USA in the next few weeks, as it's getting the Pioneer treatment starting on November 15th.
Time to sleep now.