things to think about

today i am thinking about: amateur hour, NYC star-to-be
April 7, 2010, 12:44 am
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In writing my post about Times Square, I had to look on YouTube to find a good copy of the “NYC” song. (obviously!) But one of the best parts of YouTube by far — at least, one of the parts I get the most pleasure out of — is the part where every single person on the internet puts their own work up, their own webcam recording or recital track or what have you.

It makes me think of myself at 10, dancing into the mirror and singing into a hairbrush. If I had had access to YouTube — if YouTube had even existed — I would’ve been one of those kids who recorded and posted EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. I was a little girl in long curls and party dresses who sang to myself constantly, hoping people would overhear. I did ballet in the grocery and always stood in fifth position in hopes that someone would realize I was a ballerina. On some level my whole kid years can be summed up by just how badly I wanted to be discovered. So I have a big and generous heart for all these other hopefuls with their big voices and tiny, tinny-sounding cameras. This post is for them. This post is for the dream.


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