And frustration, how I spent my morning, noon and looks like Friday night. Seems I had a thought to join the blogospheric tradition of using Fridays to cleanse the palate, but I don’t have an i-tunes list to share or digital camera to take the standard kitteh pics, and besides I want my cleansing Friday to be transformative and liberating and poetic and shit.
What I do have is a collection of eleventybillion quotes I’ve gathered over times and seasons, so will start there. And must get more music on the blog or you’ll never know me. So, Fridays from here on will be a thematic blend of both. Words and music. This was my big idea, before the deflating set in. Why can’t things just work? The youtube video has two songs and I only need the first and have downloaded a ton of trimming software and can’t get it done. So I shot the creator this email, and am going to walk it off.
(title) I Need Your Help.
Hey, you don’t know me, but I’ve been at my wits end today trying to figure out how to trim your Houdini Blues video for a blog post I’m doing. Not to knock your concept, and Low is a fine band, but it’s way too demanding, and defeats the purpose, if we’re endeavoring to introduce important artists to our readers. Kristen stands heads and shoulders above most everything out there and my text in the post is a good fit for the first part of your video. The Low addition is too much, detracts, and the length discourages readers from sitting through the entire thing, including the essential first song.
Will you trim it for me? Thanks.
So we’ll let that simmer, see if s/he comes around. Anyone else who can share their trimming skilz, comments are open. If not, I’ll just post the video as is, into the expanding vat of needless imperfection around this goddamn joint.