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Of Uselessness and Profitability

ilikepike

If I don’t get a steady job soon, I’m going to run for Congress and put my uselessness to work.
#ilikepike #uselessnessyoucantrust

xoxo – Pikey

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What’s Rattling Around In My Brain

Philip K. Dick

I, for one, always endeavor to make my response the appropriate response.

xoxo – Pikey

 

 

 

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Producer/Director/Editor Reel

One thing that I greatly enjoyed about working at Veria Living under the leadership of Andrew Struse was that he created opportunities for personal artistic growth that stretched beyond the borders of our official creative sandbox. I hadn’t imagined that we’d accomplish so much in a calendar year, as there was no shortage of procedural work, but this kind of location shooting is what I loved to be doing, and there was just enough time to do it all.

All of our work supported the brand and translated well between pillars of the company, but at the end of the day, event coverage and promos are two very different animals: location work presents opportunities to mingle your brand with others that might be household names – more successful, more controversial, or sometimes just built for a different demo – whereas promos rarely afford such latitude without a lot of ad sales and marketing groundwork laid in advance.

As a producer, I love laying this groundwork. It’s methodical, deliberate, and civil by its very nature; as a director, however, I love the process of discovering what might never naturally occur as a predetermined plan from the producing standpoint.

As an editor, I just always wish I had more drive space.

xoxo – Pikey

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What I actually think about while waiting for the subway.

the future came and went

Dear Future,

I’d like to offer you an apology. It recently occurred to me that humanity, of its own insecurities and deficits of character, has placed an unfair level of responsibility upon you for its misery. I simply cannot imagine if everyone simultaneously exalted me for my potential to bring them everything and cursed me for being bleak, ominous, or even oppressive when I’d done pretty much the same thing I always had… the worst part? No matter what you bring, it seems like you always disappoint more people than you satisfy, and you can hear them talking shit about it in that especially entitled tone of voice.

I know all you ever wanted to do is to rock your own corner of time while people fawn over the past and take the present for granted. I’m sorry we let the past take credit for the cool stuff you’ve done, I’m sorry we’ve blamed you for the present’s shortcomings, and mostly I’m sorry that we don’t just trust you to handle your business without completely and unequivocally freaking all the way out, every single time we can’t predict what might happen. I want you to know that, while I cannot claim to understand the fullness or depth of it, I do know it sucks to be you. Like a lot.

And I’m truly sorry for that.

xoxo – Pikey

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Sandy Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me.

It’s gonna take more than a hurricane to keep me out.

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NY or Bust

“A New Yorker is a person with an almost inordinate interest in mental health, which is only natural considering how much of that it takes to live here.”

The New York Times

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