Hey everyone. I know I said I had a big post coming… and I still do. In fact, it’s written and sitting as a draft in my wordpress. I just need a few videos to accompany it and it requires me scouring old hard drives for the footage. My hope is to get to that this weekend.
In the interim, here’s a little update.
We’re moving along pretty smoothly as we prepare to premiere The Homes. And it looks like we may have a date. I don’t want to reveal the exact day yet… but I’ll just say, set your calendars for the second week of January. It’ll be premiering at Lockerz.com. I’m already a member there, if you are too, you can find me with the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re also in the thick of H+ casting which has been amazing, I have to say. You develop a project for 4 years, and man is it wild watching actors breathe life into the the roles… sometimes in ways you’d have never imagined.
And I’ve got one of my closest friends and colleagues Mara Casey working with me again on this. She was the casting director on Gilmore Girls, and she recently cast my series The Homes. Needless to say, she’s a rockstar. She also got an office in the same building where my own office is, so it’s turned out to be pretty convenient for me. One minute I’ll be airbrushing a zit off of an actor’s forehead, then a minute later I’m down the hall watching auditions.
This year has been crazy, to say the least.
What else, what else… oh, I’m going to Detroit this month to act in my buddy Lee Kirk’s film The Giant Mechanical Man. First acting gig in a while. That should be fun. It’s a really cool scene with Topher Grace, and it’s pretty funny. I just hope Lee let’s me keep my beard.
Oh, right, my beard is back! Holla at’ca beard!
Okay totally separate subject (and I won’t lie, the true inspiration for this post):
I’ve been reading up a ton on the statue of Zeus at Olympia (stay with me here), and I have to say, the more I read about it, the more bummed I am that it’s gone. Sad that so many great works have been lost.
No one has even found a replica of exactly what it looked like. Just descriptions. I mean, this was a 40 foot tall statue in one of the most important places in the world at the time. If something that big is lost to the ages, imagine all the smaller but no less important art, knowledge, history, science that’s gone without us even knowing… without it’s own Wikipedia entry!
It also got me thinking about what we have today.
So here’s a question for you: If humans keep on keepin on for another, say, 3000 years… and you had to place a bet on what would be lost in that time… what would you say?
Anything? Have we gotten to a point where we are impervious to that type of thing? Do our digital records of everything keep our history safer… or is it more vulnerable than ever?
I guess that’s more like “questions”, and man, I could come up with a hundred more on this subject… but I’m working on brevity here at johncabrera.com. So I’ll just end with these: Do you think the Statue of Liberty will make it another 3000 years? If no, how long do you give it?