Welcome to the 2nd episode of the Not Entirely Perfect Podcast. In today’s episode we’re going to be talking about what makes us who we are through media and artists.
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We have lost a lot of artists this year, and we will talk about why and how we self-associate through them. The older we get the more influential the losses feel. Robin Williams, David Bowie, Prince. The affects they have on us when they come into our lives and subsequently leave our lives as well. Adam McDonald joins us. Film Reviewer, Geeksout.org, Funny Books and Fire Water podcast. They discuss comic books and the alcohol pairings to put with them. Starting off the new podcast with the people who have been having me as their guest.
2016 has taken a lot of us. Robin Williams was the biggest hit for Adam and David Bowie was close to being as big of a hit for him. How we found out during the Golden Globes. Surprising that he died since his album and music video had just come out and we had no idea. He pushed boundaries, sexual fluidity, icon, and good to be an outcast. Same with Michael Jackson, Prince, depth that wasn’t there before they came on the scene.
Artists help us figure out where we belong in the world, acceptance, and figure out our own self-identity. A hurdle that we have to overcome as people. These artists did that before they were in our lives and they were amazing people for it.
Why are people famous? Where do we put the value? Wendy from South Park questions what people do. My similar experience in Paris, the Eifel Tower.
Which artist and media is going to affect the next generation? The average person stops discovering music at 35. Are these current artists going to grow up into more than bubblegum pop? Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Brittany Spears, Menem, Mozart, Bach, Shakespeare. Raising stars to be our role models and then attack them if they are weak. The Disney Kids. They aren’t always people we should look up to. As Americans we love building people up to tear them down, and then love them to rise again. A sad commentary on our society. I wish we could get to a place where we want to rise up together instead of pushing each other down. Miley Cyrus attacked for being sexual. Shouldn’t be. Alan Rickman. Such a big loss. Humor, Drama, his own humanity to each role.
We all remember what we were doing or where we were when these things happened in our life. They have a lasting effect. For me A Wrinkle is Time was a huge influence on me. Enders Game for Adam. What happens when our favorite books are done wrong? Separating our emotions from when media is produced in a different way from what our expectations are. Remember these icons and pieces and use the grieving as a way to foster new relationships.
When people die so young, and the suddenness of the passing, brings our own mortality into view. Enjoying each day for what it is. Live life with a sense of joy and wonder. Laura Marling “Ghosts”.
Eventually, sooner or later, everything ends so enjoy what you can. Mr. Right Now verses Mr. Right. My experience with good friends becoming more than Mr/Ms. Right now. Exploring our different points of view, why we are who we, and how we see things differently. Open up to those around you through art and artists. Finding Strength in who we are or who we aren’t. “Coming Out” and what it means for people. The Real O’Neals, associating with who we already know to accept new and different things. Learn to be comfortable with who we all are.