What does this title prove besides the fact that I listen to too much XM/Satellite First Wave Radio?
That there are no real new ideas, just old tired rehashed ones slightly updated with a twist and a shiny new veneer.
Every idea you’ve ever had?
Someone else already had it, and they did a better job getting it across than you did.
Music, movies, books, blogs you name it, it’s all been done before.
Case in point.
Last night I had a vivid dream about one of my favorite actors; Christopher Walken.
Except this being a dream , he was a lilliputian thespian cradled comfortably on my shoulder whispering advice on various subjects like why I should watch out for any new movies from Robert DeNiro noting that the veteran has lost his edge and seems to be sleepwalking through most of his rehashed roles these days.
He also had advice on a job that I shouldn’t take because it would’ve required me to remain sedentary under florescent lighting all day stating, ” we all know that those things suck the life out of even the heartiest of office workers“.
I got myself into a few more situations only to look down and find out he wasn’t as reliable as I previously thought, having vanished in a puff of smoke when I was wanting some sage words of wisdom or direction.
I miss his bizarre lilting cadence and weird emphasis on the wrong syllable but most of all I miss having a pocket-sized legend dispensing David Lynch style gems in my ear while I walk aimlessly around the twisted caverns of my subconscious.
So what’s the problem here?
After I thought about posting about this dream I read this great bit about the tiny dancer over at Patty Punkers blog.
Not that a hack like myself was ever going to cause some sort of global interplanetary fracas with a revolutionary new idea or anything, but I got worried that it would look like the tiny dancer was really similar to the itty bitty actor. Especially since I heard that Christopher Walken is actually a REALLY good hoofer.
So once again, here I am pulling into the station a day late with old news that someone has already reported multiple times with honors.
Even the idea about the lack of original ideas; it’s not new.
“There are no new ideas, there are only new ways of making them felt”-
In reality I think I like Patty’s tiny dancer better because it fits into the palm of her hand, travels really well and has a similar sense of humor. Christopher Walken didn’t seem like he really wanted to hang out with me and kept flaking out whenever I needed him the most.