Dumpster divingPosted: January 27, 2014
I had a look through my old hard drive tonight. I feel like I should be deleting all this stuff I never look at or use any more, but then I wonder what the point would be. It’s not like it takes up any physical space, or even that much digital space. It’s just… I don’t know. Maybe if I can get rid of all the nonsense and only keep a nicely-organised folder of all the things that used to matter to me, I’ll have done the same with my life. Spiritual cleansing or something.
I found some bad things, and some fond memories, but mostly rubbish. Some of it will make it onto the blog at some point, I guess. I have a notion to upload every risible song I’ve ever recorded, dated and catalogued, as a balls-out gesture to the world. You know, an “I’m not ashamed because you have to be as utterly revolting as I once was and keep going to be any good in the end”. I’d like to think that would give people a little comfort when they feel down. But not yet. I’m not ready.
But I am ready to share these few cool things I found. This is the original rotoscope test for How the Whole-Hearted Live. I dug out my old £20 Tesco Value graphics tablet and threw together a 2-3 second clip to see if my idea would actually work. It did!
Follow this link to see a little animation test I did about 9 years ago in Flash to practice tweening paths. Look at that guy! He loves it.
And finally, a screenshot of a news story that I apparently considered worth saving for 8 whole years.
It’s nice to have some solidarity with the past from time to time.