What? Two weeks into a new year and there’s been no Nickleback at The Legion?
Well, let’s fix that right now. God knows this is a blog mostly devoted to Art.
A few years back, I sat in a network notes meeting on a France/Canada/Whoever co-production series also attended by a very fine French writer and a know-it-all broadcast exec.
Assuring us he was “the best dialogue man in the business”, said Exec set about acting out a scene in the writer’s episode he wanted revised, giving a performance that was not only completely bereft of creativity but revealed he didn’t have a clue what the show was.
Wrapping up the session with a self-satisfied grin, he snapped his fingers at the writer and said, “That’s how it’s done in Hollywood!” and swung out the door.
The writer dropped his head on the desk. I asked if he was okay. He responded quietly…
“Ses jours nous sommes tous des artistes…”
These days we’re all artists.
And –- these days –- what with the Internet, auto-tune and instagram, it seems most of us are.
Or think we are.
Enjoy Your Sunday.