Monday, March 16, 2009
Once again the heart is filled with dread. Instead of looking forward with enthusiasm I, like so many others, am dreading the outcome. This election I am having a harder time concentrating on the emerging stories than normal. The two main parties have nothing new to offer, their sales pitch is tired and worn out. The only thing that separates them is their jostling for the higher moral ground which I'm afraid is mostly imagined as the people see them as two sides of the same coin. So the Third Front with all its prime ministers in waiting is probably the only interesting boat to follow. That it has a very real chance makes me want to pack my bags and immigrate to Pakistan or Sudan or some banana republic.
Friday, March 6, 2009
As summer approaches I don't know what to do with myself. It's been some time since I've written anything interesting. The economy is slow, it's too hot, nobody is buying films any more; the list of excuses is endless. Endless waiting for Mastang Mama's post production to finish and to get into the next stage, release and all the pre-release madness, has had a strangely soporific effect on me. It's like the tap has been turned off. I am spending time on silly pursuits like finding friends on Facebook. Its great fun to find people you meet every other week in real life on the net. But it is strangely addictive. For a long time I resisted getting onto both Facebook and Linkedin for precisely the same reason. I'm hoping to break out of this addiction sooner than later.