Here is part two of the collection of bit and bobs that ended up on the cutting room floor when putting together the Arrivals videos. The Arrivals videos will be released shortly before my new album drops but until then I wanted to share some pieces I both came across and wrote.
All of the videos are based on this idea of an “arrival”. This is a part of a speech I was going to include as the opening monologue for the second Arrivals video. It didn’t end up working due to length, among other things, but I would like to share it here in two parts. Here is the first:
I am improvising. (silly action) See. Improvised. But am I really? I mean, how much am I getting to improvise here? My actions are dictated by so many of You, and many of the people that came before me. They’re dictated by rules, by my friends who get that look of embarrassed shock on their face that says “You’re an idiot and what you just did there is something I don’t accept”.
They are dictated by societal constructs, personal and societal timelines (you’ve got to be married by your late twenties, own your own place shortly thereafter, have your babies in your early thirties, and if you haven’t secured a respectable, steady paying job before you marry and start pumping out babies, well then, Jesus, good luck).
They are dictated by family who have their own ideas of how a life should be lead and those ideas are dictated by their insecurities about how their own lives have unfolded and how they want to see the future of their offspring unfold.
My actions are dictated by this script that I am currently following.
As always, thanks for reading. I will post the second part of this speech next week.