out of egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and i shake the dirt from my sandals as i run

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

and i heard em say

Jaaneman was on a night shoot schedule for a few days, but now we're back to day shoots, which means 18-hour days again, which means even less internet time than usual.

I owe you an entry about the New Haven Film Festival, but not tonight. soon. maybe.

today i listened to the belle and sebastian song "slow graffiti" a thousand times. it is the greatest song in the world, i think.

tonight i went to channel 102! in the middle of work. don't tell the indian film industry! it would fire me.

basically this is a livejournal.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

the party's crashing us now

first things first: the 50 states song is what sufjan stevens plays at the beginning of shows.

Did you know that I am working on a Bollywood movie? You did. Here is me at the beginning of the first day of shooting:
I was badass! I was in charge and confident and full of life and if you messed with me i would kick your face!
Then the first day happened, in its full 14-hour glory.
And there you have it. I am starting to think that this blog will be 90% pictures that show how tired I am. Which to me sounds pretty great. Anyway, here's me a few days later:

This is the view from our "production office", which is really just a tiny hotel room:
I have such an awesome sense of composition it kills me. It literally kills me dead! Fuck!

Okay, so in addition to being a white slave on set and driving around Akshay Kumar, I also drive around his wife and his son. This is his son Araav:
Araav and me are tight. he is 3. He thinks my name is "Madam".

This is Araav and Nittin (Akshay's assistant) asleep in the back seat, something I am never allowed to be:
It's really pathetic the way a three-year-old will crack under a 16-hour production schedule. Come on, dude. Cowboy up.

OK. This is me and Amaan, one of the supporting actors in the movie, in the park. He'd never been to New York and "wasn't impressed," so I told him he should go to central park, and he asked me to take him, and since he is the talent I literally am not allowed to say no to anything he asks, so we went.Amaan is a nice guy - just shy of famous, he's down-to-earth enough to spend an afternoon with. But here's the thing that I figured out today: Amaan's character in the movie exists solely to grab women's asses, and then get slapped. I swear. He only appears in scenes where he grabs a stranger's ass, makes an "oo" expression, and gets slapped. wtf bollywood!

OK. I have to be asleep and awake in 3 hours for another day and night of shooting. the next update might include stuff like some pictures of locations where we've shot, or maybe a list of songs you should listen to, and also more anecdotes!

buy the new sigur ros album!

in conclusion, matt nathanson.

Friday, September 09, 2005

you'll be better and you'll be smarter and more grown up and a better daughter

life is being updated! blog is being updated!

So now i live in brooklyn. I have a new apartment, and a new roommate, and a new job.

my job is that i am a production assistant on a bollywood movie shooting in new york. today, my specific job was to drive around this man. he is a big star on the indian subcontinent!

another thing: today I bought my first digital camera, which is a big deal for me. i will show you the first 3 pictures i took, in order to illustrate my life:

This is our living room! This illustrates how many megapixels my camera has! you can see the titles on our DVD collection. awesome. next:

look at my eyes! they are red, and i look like i am stoned on pot weed. but i am not!!! i am tired. this is because my job makes me tired. I am so tired that my apartment is still not fully set up!

that's my room. whaaaaat a fucking mess. I haven't given myself time to set it up or clean it or anything. you can also see that i don't even have curtains or shades or anything yet. but that is okay!!! neighbors, you may see my peen, but you will not break my spirit!!!

anyway, what surprises me is how unfazed i feel by all these changes. there's only one thing that really irks me these days, and that's that they changed the way itunes looks. what the fuck. what is this.

ok bye
-love adam

Saturday, September 03, 2005

a blog appears to have happened

dear diary, today i started a blog. it will be big and great.