California Analog Dream: Mixtape for March

by Jessica Brookman in ,


This is my second spring in Southern California. The circumstances of my life are quite drastically different, but the feeling of the days is pretty much the same: Mornings are bright again, the air is still crisp around 70 degrees, and (even though I'm not involved) there is a frantic buzz around the city as we're in the midst of pilot season. Business.

When I'm planning something, I need peace and quiet. But when I'm writing, there is music playing, always. Here's a mix for whatever you're working on this month. 



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by Jessica Brookman in


If you only read one thing: Oscar-Nominated Director Benh Zeitlin on Not Waiting for Permission: 

There is no one single more important piece of advice than not waiting for permission to start doing the things you want to do with your time and energy. Being able to do anything it takes and give up anything in the way of your goal is a close second: 

I think the most important thing is just to do what you want to do. A lot of times you get derailed from making movies when you are trying to support yourself or you're not doing the things you want to do with your day. 
When I was in New York and I couldn't support myself doing exactly what I wanted to do, I moved. I went somewhere where I could squat till I could figure out how to make what I wanted to make. So that always came first. So I just think prioritizing. If you have to do something you don't want to do all day long, you won't have the emotional energy to create stuff. 

Also really inspired by the collective approach he's using via Court 13. Fuck it and do what you love...any way you can. #onward. ​

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