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My friend Steve is producing a project called “Project Los Angeles”, which is a feature film composed of multiple shorts.  Each short film details the trials, triumphs, and on occasion, entertaining minutia of various neighborhoods in Los Angeles.  He’s asked a handful of directors to create these shorts about their neighborhoods, giving each section of the final product a unique and genuine feel.  The finished product is an open love letter to the town we’ve become so intimate with.

This project has been in the works for a while, and Steve approached me about writing a project an embarrassing amount of time ago.  I never quite found my motivation, however-  that is, until today.  When it hit me, I banged up a fictional narrative detailing the unique aspects of dating whilst mired in the counter culture of Silver Lake.  I wrote the first draft entirely in one day.

Here’s a snippet from my screenplay, “Silver Lake”.  I became the very stereotype I was decrying by writing this.  And now I’m trapped in a self-referential meta loop of recursion.  Basically, it’s like I’m in The House of Leaves, except there’s raping dickwolves.

ScreenplayLater, feeling refreshed, invigorated, and self-satisfied, I was watching Family Guy.  Brian, cartoon dog and modern day prophet, uttered words that will stick with me for a while.  “You are the Spalding Gray of crap.”

Note that I’m posting this retroactively.  I’ll fill in highlights of the month of April throughout today.

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Founder and editor of The Brave New, Phil Warren is now an accordion player, a minister, a sonic weapons expert, a director, a photographer, a public speaker, and a bunch of other things. Mostly he's an adventurer though. An adventurer who smells nice. Except when he doesn't.
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One part Burner and one part Engineer; I’ve lived through twenty-five-and-a-half winters, and aim to keep it that way. My world is a strange one, and it’s my goal to make it stranger.

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