Someone once looked me in the eyes and told me "you can't be a good guitar player unless you have a great guitar." I swore to never communicate with that individual ever again. I found his statement to be pompous, entitled, and most importantly, a direct attack of my principles. As a creator, I deliberately … Continue reading Making a lot with nothing.
I'm Kurt. Remember me? You may remember me for that blog post about going to Portland, OR. I intended there to be a part two. I even wrote it. Well, most of it. I decided to let it linger into oblivion. Leave it on a cliffhanger like the end of season two of Twin Peaks. That … Continue reading Hey, it’s me
The check read $59. My neck was bright red and I was having trouble breathing. I looked down at the table where four copper mugs sat with nothing in them but melting ice. I looked to Ryan who sat across the table from me and showed him the bill. His eyebrows raised in shock and … Continue reading Travel Blog Pt.1: Portland, OR
I went into 2017 with essentially no resolution. Like 2016, I wanted to be as prolific as possible, but this time around with absolutely zero expectations. Just make shit. That’s it. I didn’t know what it was going to be. I didn’t plan on it being music, video, art, knitting — none of it. Looking … Continue reading Going into 2018 with ZERO expectations
I contemplated not doing a blog this week, but just like a bad habit you can’t seem to kick, I couldn’t help myself. It’s like an itch. A drug. It’s like what they say about kicking an addiction — you just have to replace it with another one. In my case, I think I’ve managed … Continue reading I’ve made work a drug
The morning routine is such a damn cliche. Read any self-help book, or listen to any work guru, and it all tends to stem from getting up early. Undoubtedly, however, I’m apart of that stereotype. I feel like it’s what people know me for—the old man that goes to bed at 9 p.m. every night … Continue reading Everyone loves talking about their process. But people love hearing it too.
I wasn’t planning on really saying anything about hitting 200 subscribers. It’s a small feat. Also, in all sincerity, my subscriber count means jack shit. Or at least it’s not my focus. The focus is to make the best stuff I can on the weekly to build a portfolio, a presence, and display my worth … Continue reading Collaboration Week
Over year ago I made a promise to myself to talk with my work. To always be showing instead of telling. This also helped me show more of what I was doing, and forced to me to finish things — even if they weren’t to my liking — and get them the hell out into … Continue reading Show. Don’t Tell.
Thanksgiving night I sat on the couch drinking wine with Juliana, my dad, and my step-mother Dee. We watched The Big Lebowski while my dad quoted most of the film and convulsed in laughing fits while the rest of us sat silently amused more by him than than the movie. It’s a good movie, but … Continue reading White Russians and Stuffing.
It’s frustrating. I want a job reporting on video games and media. Yet, for whatever reason, I have a really hard time saying that out loud. I think it’s because everything I do is subject to change instantly. I do a lot: I write, I film stuff, I am a pretty good video editor, but … Continue reading Self-awareness pt. 2: Jack-of-all-trades, Master of None