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feeling: Fine. Nervous.

First, I am nervous. I have an interview/meeting at NBC Arthouse this afternoon. Yikes.

Secondly, I am TOTALLY done with JJ Abrams.
See, most of you who read this don't know who he is, because you don't pay all that much attention to things...but he was the executive producer/writer of Alias. Alias was one of my favorite shows of all time. Because of that, JJ Abrams has always had a little extra cred' in my book.

He also directed the newish Mission Impossible movie (which I didn't see, because I am not seeing any Tom Cruise movies nowadays). He's the executive producer of Lost, which I cannot get into, no matter how hard I try. Well, he's now the executive producer of What About Brian, this HORRIBLE mid-season piece of crap from last year that somehow managed to duck the axe and get a new season. Our TiVo recorded an episode, and we tried to watch it. Man. Horrible. Stupid. Inisipid, self-serving, poorly scripted, transparent, awful crap.

So, that's it. I am done with you, JJ Abrams. Alias sucked for the last two seasons. Lost is absolutley retarded. What About Brian is everything bad about TV. So, I am not even going to TRY to watch the new show "6 Degrees." Not even once. Jerk.

Maybe it's because I am getting older and more experienced and am less concerned with the appeal of fame and "getting things made" than I am with being true to yourself, your audience, and your art; but it's become painfully clear to me lately that TV and Music and Movies are not about what I used to think they were about. They are about Exploitation. Advertisers/The Network/The Studio/The Label exploit artists, who exploit their art and their audience. Then they get mad at us (the audience) when we try to take back our time and money, which they have stolen from us.

TiVo is not stealing, bitch. It's simply not letting you sell my time without paying me. Don't blame TiVo or the Internet, or YouTube or anything else because your model broke down. You were selling something you don't own. You can't blame us for taking our optic nerve somewhere else. But...that's a whole other argument.

BTW The two actresses are Rosanna Arquette and Amanda Detmer. I knew I knew them while I was watching it, but truthfully, the most interesting thing about the show was trying to remember the names of those two actresses. I KNEW IT!