Deirdre, First of all, I can understand why you were tired, given all the work you did in putting together a great vlog europe (I know Andreas did a lot of work too). Despite that, I thought it was a very good interview anyway. You were instrumental in making this such a great experience for me (and everybody else for that matter).
By the way, I'm afraid I was too sleep deprived to ever truly understand the potential of TVblob, but you did a very good job of explaining that in the interview so that now I understand and appreciate the power of the system. Second, I guess I fogot to do submit on the comment, which is a bummer since I don't have the energy to do it again ... now that I think about it I might cheat and just paste my email ... I pretty much wrote the same thing. On 12/1/06, Deirdre Straughan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Where is the comment? Can't find it on insanefilms. > > I was very tired during that interview so perhaps not as articulate as I'd > have liked, but Madge's question also hit some nerves with me. I've been > thinking a lot about the US and my own reactions to it, which are stronger > every time I go back there now (mostly recently, in August). I've written > a > few thousand words on this, but haven't published much yet as I still am > not > entirely sure myself what I feel, let alone why. > > You're totally right about the polarization of the US population, and I > get > that. But there seems to be more going on. I just haven't nput my finger > on > what yet. > > I'm sorry you and I didn't get more time to talk during the week, but am > very glad to hear you had a good time and got a lot out of it - whether or > not that's tangential to vlogEurope, it's a great result as far as I'm > concerned. > > > On 12/1/06, Richard (Show) Hall <[EMAIL PROTECTED]<richard%40richardshow.com>> > wrote: > > > > First of all, I strongly recommend this great interview on insane films > > with > > Dierdre Straughan. (Dierdre says some very interesting things and you > also > > get to see Madge Weinstein's new look). > > > > http://insanefilms.com/?p=280 > > > > I ended up leaving this long comment on the post, but, on the outside > > chance > > you don't read all the comments on insane films I thought I'd repost it > > because Dierdre's interview brought up a couple of things that really > hit > > home for me. > > > > First, I get the impression that the whole world tends to believe that > the > > vast majority of Americans are nationalistic and narrow minded. My > belief > > is > > that almost exactly half of Americans are this way and the split is > > dramatic > > and real. Much more so in the last 8 years or so than has ever been the > > case > > in my 48 years of life in American. I don't think the rest of the world > > realizes that this dramatic split exists here - the press only focuses > on > > (the other) half of us. > > > > Second, Vlog Europe literally changed my life and opened my eyes to make > > me > > realize why people would want to travel out of the US to countries where > > they dont' speak your language etc. I've always been pretty much a > hobbit > > who doesn't really like adventure and was satisfied to just stay in one > > place. I can't tell you how fun/great/enlightening Vlog Europe was and > it > > was all because of the people who were from different cultures who all > > shared my same passion (for vlogging and, well, for having fun). Some of > > those with the most interesting perspectives were the ex-pats like > > Dierdre, > > Joel, and (Bicycle) Mark - but all the people I met were really really > > interesting and the conversations in and out of the conference had this > > sort > > of depth that surprised me and I don't thing I ever heard a person the > > whole > > time mention anything about number of down loads his/her show had (not > > that > > this is bad, just different), and even the session on making money > turned > > i > > to more of a session on philosophy with respect to what is truly > important > > in life. (And, by the way, while Madge is very entertaining, I have to > > tell > > you that Richard Bluestein is Really interesting and also added a lot to > > these conversations). > > > > ... You know, I haven't even posted the actual comments I made on the > > Insane > > Films post, which was the purpose of this email ... I think Michael > Meiser > > is rubbing off on me :) (though I could never be as articulate as often > as > > my friend Michael is :) > > > > ... So, the comments mainly say what I said above, which you can read, > if > > you want, after you watch the excellent interview referred to above. > > > > ... Richard > > > > -- > > http://richardhhall.org > > http://richardshow.com > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > > > > > > > > -- > best regards, > Deirdré Straughan > > www.beginningwithi.com (personal) > www.tvblob.com (work) > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > > > -- http://richardhhall.org http://richardshow.com [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]