cat(s) in the wall
Posts tagged hero.
One good song with a message can bring a point more deeply to more people than a thousand rallies.
“Yes, I believe in my heart of hearts that, to quote Stuart Cornfeld, a producer working for Ben Stiller’s Red Hour, “talent will out.” Talent will out. If you should be doing what you are doing, either by grace of God or the industry’s greed, you are going to be discovered. The difficulty is that you can’t control when (That, by the way, is the unfair syndrome that results in, for instance, there not being enough black voices in television. Disenfranchised demographics statistically don’t have the outside support system to pursue a career as frivolous and unpredictable as writing so you have Harvard graduates giving jobs to Harvard graduates in precisely the vocations that require their sheltered point of view the least, which leads to bad TV which leads to disenfranchisement of unsheltered demographics but that’s an answer to a different question and now the Ketel One is doing the talking). But yes, short or tall, black or white, male or female, weird or handsome, if you are talented, your talent will out. It will rise to the top. And one of the least likable aspects of my personality, by all reports, is that I associate talent with “goodness.” So by my perverse definitions, yes, good writing and good people rise to the top and get to make a difference. It’s just very important that MORE OF US TRY. I’m looking at you, sixth grade black girl in a public school that likes to write but isn’t being told writing is an option by anyone. Maybe it’s not an option but if it’s your COMPULSION, I believe you owe it to your God, your government and yourself to indulge it come hell or high water.”