February 13th, 2013

Idol: Exhibit A

Green Room - Week 4 - Day 2

Good morning Green Room!

Last night I went to see Jonathan Richman. Note to GR, if you don't know who I am talking about, become familiar with who I am talking about. Seriously, the man is hugely influential over the last 40 or so years of rock music...

One of the things that people note when they are seeing him is his sincerity. It pours out of every word and each look that he gives people. He's talking about his life, and the way he looks at the world, even when it's telling "someone else's story".

Which is important, because if your writing isn't about you, if it isn't telling something about who you are and how you see the world - what is it doing? You can say "Telling an interesting story", but what you find interesting *is* about you... it's revealing.

The act of creating art/crafting a story/performing a song, is showing vulnerability to the world. It's showing something that is real/true, it is a piece of yourself that comes out in fiction as easily as it does in non-fiction, poetry, or hip-hop music!

Which is part of what makes Idol so interesting *to me*. Getting to see those slices of your lives, and what you choose to share with the rest of the world, and what slips out through the cracks.


Btw - there is a Second Chance Idol deadline this evening: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/620730.html

and a main competition deadline tomorrow: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/620811.html
Idol: Exhibit A

Vote - SCI - Topic 3

A few words from clauderainsrm:

It is another week, and another shot at Redemption for the Second Chance Idol folks. What is also becoming a trend is a high dropout rate from their ranks.

The past two weeks this has saved everyone else. Not this time around!

Before we get to that though, we have to deal with the goodbyes. Thank you to the people who have come out to play, even if they didn’t get to stay with us very long:

amazingwriter23, bookishgeek, idol_sileri, lapis_lazuli615, lostin_thestars, mezzogiorno, padf00t, sneakishfrog and writerofictions

The one piece of good news is that both of our tie-breaker contestants managed to make this deadline, and are still in the running! Their entries are at: http://everywordiwrite.livejournal.com/84464.html and http://shadowwolf13.livejournal.com/1092776.html

Good job, both of you!

As for the remaining members of SCI, things are about to get interesting. Because the bottom three are going to be eliminated, and have their shot at getting back into the competition come to a tragic end!

The good news is that the poll doesn’t close until Monday, Feb 18th at 8pm EST, so there is time for people to read, comment and vote for their favorites, to keep them in the hunt! So, get to it!

Good luck to everyone!

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