blog love

New Blogger Jitters & Why I love Laz Rojas

Posted on January 17, 2007. Filed under: Big Brothers Big Sisters, blog love, Indie Filmmaker Love, Laz Rojas, new blogger, YouTube |

… So.

It’s come to my attention that 15 people have subscribed to my blog. One of those people has to be my mother, and perhaps another one or two are people from work (wuttup!).

… But the remaining 13???? Who are you???? I am scared. Not really. But, it is only my 2nd week writing in this thing and I never presumed to think anyone would care enough to subscribe this early on, and now I already find myself checking my feedburner account at least twice a day, trying to figure out how many people have stopped by to puruse my ramblings. What have I gotten myself into?

I feel like I should reciprocate somehow. If you are a subscriber, shoot me a link with your blog if you have one and I will check it out…

Last night Laz Rojas saved my Life

Laz Rojas 

Last night two things happened that will stick with me for all of my days.

#1 – I had a really excellent meeting with my Little Sister

#2 – Later that evening I, feeling like I had polkadots of anxiety swirling in my head due to trying to see where my career is/could be headed, I went searching for inspiration online (where else), and stumbled across LAZ ROJAS.

Laz, according to his website, is a a 43 year old actor/writer/filmmaker
currently residing in Miami, Florida and is also an artist/cartoonist.

He epitomizes, to me, a true indie filmmaker. Whether or not you like his creations, he is an artist with his own vision, who isn’t afraid to make his ideas come to life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzcpqOIrswQ&eurl

This is a scene from Laz’s comedy screenplay “Flakes”, taken from his one-man demo tape in which he portrays over 100 characters in scenes from his screenplays. These are all written, performed, directed, produced, and edited by Laz.

I am entranced by the ease in which he is able to transition from playing male to female roles. And is it just me, or when he plays the women in the pink dress – is he channeling Barbra Streisand?

I love this man, simply because he is not afraid to do what he dreams.

After seeing this, and finally finishing One Hundred Years of Solitude, I feel that I am slowly escaping this mental creative funk I have been trapped in and I am ready for good things to come….

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Blog Love (Until those vids are encoded…)

Posted on January 10, 2007. Filed under: blog love, gawker, mashable, rss, tech crunch, wonkette |

I “collect” blogs the way kids in the 90’s went nuts about pogs.
I’m not ashamed to admit it – I add feeds to my bloglines account like rss was going out of style.

Often I will read a blog only once, but most of the time I scan about 200+ blogs a day,
like a crazed fisherwoman in a sea of random info.

I often stumble across information that inspires me, and if this didn’t happen on a regular basis I would stop reading so many blogs because as much as I love them, I can freely admit that often a lot of content is just a huge waste of time and doesn’t contribute anything concretely beneficial to the quality of my life. 

But Oh blogs! How I love thee! Let me count the ways:

– You satiate my (up until I discovered RSS) my insatiable need to pack my brain full of (often) interesting and (most of the time) useless information

– You provide me with the opportunity to read (essentially) the same information over and over, but in different voices

– You provide me with rumors presented as facts, that I then immediately report to my friends and family only to be shot down by those who took the time to fact check.

But I keeeeed.

I’m just a little bitter today because here it is, yet another blog entry, not chock full of original Daniela short film content. But! This weekend I am shooting something with my friend, so along with the music video I will have another tasty treat ready to share with the world in the next few weeks….

So yes, favorite blogs. We all know gawker, micropersuasion, brooklynvegan, gothamist, tech crunch, gigaom, wonkette, mashable, etc. But what about the diamonds in the rough?

Without further ado, here are some of my current favorite under the radar (at least, to most everyone I know) blogs:

** and in the process, learn a little about what tickles my brain

*** Feel free to post a link to your blog/blogs you currently love so I  can check them out

My Laundry List O’ Blogs

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