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Like Josh

I wanna be like Josh Groben.

No, that does not mean I want to start singing or have millions of fans ranging from the ages of 10-100. I don't want to have that curly mob or hair or that winning smile or whatever it is that causes other people to be like Josh Groben.

It all depends if you have seen Josh Groben perform live. I did, about four years or so back. I was up in the balcony above, squinting for details. I accepted the music, but it didn't really catch me. He does good music, but I've yet to ever be lured to get an album or song of his. Just not my thing. The thing that struck me about the performance is how much of a geek he was. I don't think I have ever seen someone so utterly geeky on stage before.

He is geeky about the songs he sings, his horrible dance moves, and classic instruments. But in the way I'm using geek here, is I mean in all ways it looked like he legitimately enjoyed what he was doing. He loves being able to do what he does and bringing a little dash of joy to those around him.

I suppose that is something I want to strive for.

I occasionally let my mind wander and look at the talent of others, fawn over it, wonder if I shall ever have that incredible skill, be able to move limbs that don't quite exist in reality to be pushed into poses that do, to be able to draw fuzz and the muscles underneath and to get those maws to open into grand expressions. I go through these moments, almost requesting company of the green-eyed monster, trying to get her to let me say something utterly stupid in public.

I need to be geeky about what I do. I need to legitimately enjoy what I am doing and try to lend a bit of myself to amuse others. I want to be able to present myself without fear and just have fun with what I do. I want to improve in time and just make something that is myself. I want to be like Josh Groben, doing an awkward little dance on stage, for the murmuring snickers of an audience beyond in the shadows.

I want to be me and whatever that might entail. I want to be geeky.


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Dec. 19th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Well said, friend, well said. I think it's something we all should remember.
Dec. 20th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)

Hey, you're doing a webcomic. A *WEBCOMIC*. And while there may be tons of other webcomics out there, I bet the actual number of extant webcomics is just a tiny fraction of all the creative, artistic peeps who think to themselves at some time or other, "Hey, I really ought to start a webcomic of my own" ... and then never do. So you're already ahead of all of *them*. Now to just keep doing what you've already started, and see how it grows and develops in the weeks, months and years to come.
Dec. 20th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Inspirational thoughts! I quite agree. I think we all strive for that, and learning how to achieve it is one of life's adventures. Your well on your way, and you inspire a lot of people around you. :)
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