For all you out there: in case you didn’t know - you are too kind and generous. You know, people accuse me of not having time for them. Well, they don’t literally accuse me, they just make hints when I decline their offers or explain why I cannot do this or that. They say or write something like, “Oh, that’s OK - it’s just unfortunate that you don’t have time for that”. Some of my friends who I deal with on, um… painting basis are aware of my usual schedule, and I’m insanely grateful for that; they know that when I say that I cannot do something, that doesn’t mean I don’t have time. That means I’ve got no physical possibility to do that (e.g. somebody asks if they could have a print of some of my old fanart in 24 hours, while I moved the files to another HDD which I physically removed from my ‘art PC’ a long while ago, and it is literally impossible to dig it out of my storage on time just because it’s inside one of the boxes on one of the shelves and I have no clue where to start digging). I’m writing this all for you to remember: you are the sweetest people. Nobody here accused me of being inattentive or ignorant just because I had no chance to keep my blog updated for a rather long while. For those whom may concern: I’m fine. I’m just half-eaten by lack of sleep and amount of work. And yeah, some art news will follow as soon as I get enough sleep.
IndieWire:So a few months ago, Titus Welliver told me about how you and he were roommates and attended NYU together...
Clark Gregg:I saw your Tweet! You'll get no good stories from me! [Laughs.]
IndieWire:Aw, c'mon, man!
Clark Gregg:All right, all right! [Laughs.] Okay, so Titus was really fun. He's always been a larger-than-life character. I remember being shocked to learn that he was my age, because he just seemed so much more experienced when I met him in college. He seemed to have some... I don't know, some mysterious paramilitary background! And he was an almost professional darts player, and he would go to this bar called the Kettle of Fish, which was famous because (Jack) Kerouac and all his crew used to hang out there. Titus could be seen there on a first-name basis with all of these crusty bartenders, dominating the dart board and never paying for a drink. We all wanted to be Titus.
IndieWire:I feel like your next script is sitting right in front of you.
Clark Gregg:Really! "Titus: The '80s in New York." I remember he bailed me out. A girl dumped me savagely and kicked me out of her apartment -- which she probably was wise to do --and I had nowhere to go, and Titus took me into his loft and kind of just left me. He was one of the first people I knew who really studied film, and he had a VCR and tapes, and he kind of just sat me down in front of the whole Scorsese and Coppola collections.
I’ve already told you once that there are songs that I want to sing just because they sound like something I could have said at some point in my life. This is one of them.
Count this as vocal practice with a hint of memories. I mean no harm to anyone singing this (and I’m not planning releasing this song as my property, just sayin’; I only felt like these lines simply needed to be sung out loud).
Also, apart from the emotional side - I feel like I need to state that Alex Clare’s songs are fantastic for vocal practice just because they mostly consist of VOCAL ONLY. There’s very little music in the background, and it mostly just creates the rhythm. So that’s really something else, with all the peaks and the melody.
Good Day! I want to thank you 'cause you've inspired me so much. Your art always makes me think about something and look closer. And, btw, 'cause of your always accurate artinfo I discovered copicmarkers and currenlty in love with them. Thank you for being so wonderful and curious and, you know, so not boring :)
Thank you so much.
Knowing of inspiring someone is the most priceless thing I can think of, seriously. It keeps people like me… well, alive, I guess. And it’s exceptionally heart-warming that something I ever explained in fact helped))) That’s something that truly brings some sense into my awkward existance)))