Walk The Line

I just drank some monster. It takes some kind of stimulant for me to blog like this. Otherwise I just want to watch movies or something. I woke up at the odd hour of 4am this morning and read the first three chapters of The Wolf of Wall Street. The trailer sparked my interest. It’s pretty good so far. Based on the book and it’s theme, the trailer, and the director (scorsese) I’m about 97% sure it’ll be the best movie this year and a new personal favorite of mine. I got out of bed at around 5:30am and drove to Mcdonald’s and got that new egg white thing. It was pretty good. Tasted a little healthier. I came to the realization that eating healthy will help me feel a little more happier and I’ll have more energy. Duh. Also, jokes aren’t funny-characters are. After the last 4 or 5 weeks of mediocre videos I’ve been brainstorming on what’s actually funny and how I can make a big comeback. I think the end goal is being # 1 on Youtube. Right now I’m 450 something. Barely in the Top 500. Like the S&P 500 ha. But anyway, the funniest shows aren’t about the jokes, it’s about the characters and falling in love with them and relating to them. In otherwords, what I need to do is start vlogging more, and also talking more, and exposing more of my personality in the videos. Anyone can pull off stunts and provoke people but what lasts and gains a true following of fans is that addictive emotional connection that only comes from being your god given self and acting out on your natural urges and saying what you think and truly feel about the world and yourself, etc. Michael Scott, Louie, Workaholics, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jim Carrey. They’re funny because they’re themselves. Remember that scene in “Walk the Line” when he’s first trying to sing in the recording room and the guy stops him and says(I just copied and pasted this from the script):

“If you was hit by a truck and you was lying out there in that gutter dying, and you had time to sing *one* song. Huh? One song that people would remember before you’re dirt. One song that would let God know how you felt about your time here on Earth. One song that would sum you up. You tellin’ me that’s the song you’d sing? That same Jimmy Davis tune we hear on the radio all day, about your peace within, and how it’s real, and how you’re gonna shout it? Or… would you sing somethin’ different. Somethin’ real. Somethin’ *you* felt. Cause I’m telling you right now, that’s the kind of song people want to hear. That’s the kind of song that truly saves people. It ain’t got nothin to do with believin’ in God, Mr. Cash. It has to do with believin’ in yourself.”

I love that.

Thanks For Reading,

Andrew Hales
Salt Lake City, UT