OBSRVTNS: November 16th, 2015
Look For Me In The Whirlwind
I can’t believe another week has gone by. I’ve been more productive than ever in the last few months and time has been fucking flying. I’m nearly done with the first phase of the graphic novel I’ve been working on. I’m going to be picking an artist and adapting the story to format the next few weeks and I’ve been totally immersing myself in the world I’ve spent the last few months building. It has me looking at the world differently; studying the world as it was 400 years ago makes you appreciate the world today.
The events in France last week also bring into sharp perspective the nature of man, the conflict of the Will to Power, and just about everything else that comes with “civilization.”
I’m about to head out to NYC to visit my friends. Every time I visit I renew a vow to come back every few months to visit all my friends (it becomes increasingly important to maintain those friendships you pick up along the way, the people that knew "you" before you were "you") and remember the stomping grounds where “Sovereign” was born and relive all the crazy times that got me here, and every year it takes me longer and longer to get back. There are always too many people to see and too little time to do it all in.
I’m getting ready to do the RISK! Storytelling show at the end of the month at the Nerdmelt in L.A., and I just got booked to do a set at The Comedy Store in December, so as soon as one project subsides, another rises up to replace it. Life is a turbulent sea and what I love most about it is that you never know what wave is coming next.
This week’s guest on Observations with Sovereign Syre (http://ilovesov.com/category/observations) is Bobcat Goldthwait. Not only is Bobcat an icon of 80s comedy movies and a standup legend, he’s also the director of some great indie films. He most recently did a documentary about Barry Crimimns, Call Me Lucky that is now available on Netflix. I recommend everyone check it out. It’s really powerful stuff about redemption and survival. Just incredible. We talk about finding a way to make art and commerce work together, and what it’s like for a guy in his 50s to date. Get into it.