Friday, March 16, 2007
I use a lot of different personas for when I'm with various types of groups. I might talk loose and liberal with friends, and then calm and conservative for family and the elderly, and then educated and informed when it comes to professionals. And I straight out lie when I'm with people who like hip-hop.
It's getting tiring. I make slip ups. As Jeff Tweedy of WILCO wrote, "I need a camera, to my eye, reminding me of what lies I'm hiding from". I think I should take the best parts from each character I play and then just keep it with that. Robin Williams' character had a hell of a time switching between being himself and being Mrs. Doubtfire in that scene at the restaurant. I think it would have worked out better if he had just come clean and been honest with everyone - and been himself.
I can't be the ideal person to everyone, and I don't have a camera to my eye, reminding me which character you like best.
So instead I'll just be natural, be myself, I won't lie.
Take it or leave it.
at 5:05 PM