As a Catholic, and a human being, I struggle for faith. Some days it takes more work than others. I’ve signed up for the struggle, though. I’m a miserable person without it. Some of history’s greatest saints experienced well-documented struggles for faith, and went on to not only believe, but perform miracles. That inspires me. Reminds me that anything is possible.
So when my friend Justin Catanoso discovered a saint in his family, and brought his own family to the canonization ceremony in Italy last summer, the idea that anything is possible became a little more believable.
Justin has written a book about his journey and is blogging about his own conversion from a journalist to novelist. The attached video is one of my favorite stories so far. I look forward to reading more.
No where can you see so much spontaneous collaboration. The Dotmatrix Project is a monthly show that brings together musicians, filmmakers, photographers, and sound engineers to document one evening’s live performance.
And from the audience of point of view, all that media really ups the performance ante. You’re not just watching the band. Photographers and filmmakers are the rock stars as they bend and glide around the music and the crowd to get the right shot. It’s a different kind of performance. Right down to the cover charge, or lack of it.
If you’d like to get involved, or you’re interested in sponsoring event, let me know. And hope to see you Thursday at the Green Burro.
“In the old world, you were defined by what you consumed*. In the new world, you are defined by what you create.” Christopher Carfi, The Social Customer Manifesto.
Maybe that could help explain the lack of posts and communication. And thank you Darcie for the comment. In the last few weeks, I’ve been helping a few friends create things to spread the word about their creations, and doing a little bit of creating myself.
Blog coaching Justin Catanoso for the promotion of his new book, “My Cousin the Saint.”
Recording four new songs of my own to flesh out “Girl with Slingshot” album. These are not quite ready yet, but I’m feeling really good about the work so far.
Developing more content for Tonya Martin and her pilates blog.
Recording the music for Bloody Blackbeard.
Exploring some freelance work with David McLean at the local ad agency King’s English (more to come on that)
And moving again. For reasons beyond explaining in the blog here, I’m moving again. This time, to somewhere a little closer to downtown, with a pool (!) and an exercise room, and a balcony, and just a short walk away from Sean’s house.
A little Dotmatrix Project producing. This post is one of the best descriptions I’ve seen Sean write yet–and likely, he’ll up this one in a few weeks, too.