Tuesday, January 17, 2006

More of the Playboy Interview *Updated* (Part 2)

You have kept a low profile the last year, why?
Have I? I hadn't noticed but I know I was out of cell phone range for over 4 months this year and that may feel like an absence to those who talk with me more than they see me, which is most of you. I will admit to also leaving my phone at home or in the car on purpose. I am not a big fan of being always available for people, we live in a world of instant gratification and over time we (I know I have) loose interest and no longer derive the same happiness we once did. Stay with me on this, if I was always available over time the shine wears off, I like to stay fresh.

Past, Present, or Future?
That's easy, since I can't do a thing about two of them, I love that I live in the present. I just wish some times, not often, it wasn't this present. The universe tends to unfold as needed with or without me so I go with it. Of course I could go into the idea that all three happen at the same time but I don't think you would find it interesting.

I have heard you say 2005 was not one of your favorites, is that true?
Yes, I have said that on occasion. I came rolling into '05 from '04 (in the top 5) only to, how can I say this, make a sharp course correction on my journey. While it was very unexpected, my life has been built on changing course. Sometimes for the better, sometimes not. That is what makes life fun, the unexpected. While I admit '05 basically sucked for about 5 months out of the 12 it was not an entire loss.

What about '06?
I seem to do well in the even years so I have a lot of hope for this year. I have enjoyed the first part of '06 for sure, Savannah is great and I have St Patricks Day right around the corner. And you know what the Monty Python boys say? What "Always look on the brightside of life." No, it's - "No one expects the Spanish inquisition."

What is on your iPod?
The two albums I listen most lately are U2's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" which is the best U2 album since "Joshua Tree" and Green Day's "American Idiot". The Green Day album could be the best I have heard in the last 5 years. Pink Floyd "Animals" and "Wish You Where Here" are staples. I do have a main mix I listen too which is an eclectic mix even by my standards. It al depends on my mood.

You answered my question about God. Does this mean you believe in God?
Yes, but not in the way you would think. I have said before that the only truth is what can be proven mathematically and everything else is just opinion. So I look at "God" as you put it, as truth, that's all. So if I want truth I look to math and in math I find the truth or God to me. I think you may find sometime in the future I will be looked upon as somewhat ahead of my time in this thinking. Then again I could be completely wrong since as of yet I can not prove everything in the know universe
mathematically but I will get back to you when I do. I do think sometime the universe may just be an equation on God's chalkboard he is currently working on. Now if I could just come up with some "L. Ron Hubbard" religion scam out of this idea I would be set.

I find your belief structure fascinating, what else is there I don't know?
First I call it "an idea" nothing more. I think one thing people find interesting is this. My math may be off but not by enough that would matter. We are the third rock from a sun (read 1 Star) on the outer edges of the galaxy. There are 6 billion people in this world. There are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. So that means there are aprox. 16.5 stars for each man, woman and child on earth now. I will make it 15 to be easier. Now there are 100 billion galaxies in the known universe. If we make a big but simple assumption that all of these galaxies are like ours, I know they are not but trust me, go with it. So that would mean there are 15 GALAXIES for every man, woman and child on earth. And if my 15 galaxies have 100 billion stars that means I (just me, or you, this works for everyone but just one person) could control 1.5 trillion (1,500,000,000,000) stars. Now I would think only 20% may have or had planets so that leaves me with 300 billion chances for life. Now times that by 6 billion people. That gives us this 18,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 chances for life somewhere out there. Or are we the 1 in 1.8e+21 chance over the last 3.5 billion years. How's your bean now?

Friday, January 06, 2006

Excerpt From My Interview in Playboy (Part 1)

So what have you been up to lately?
I moved to Savannah for the winter in hopes of a warmer winter than last years. I am currently working on a few projects right now but they are in the early stages so there is not much to talk about. I plan on traveling some in the next few months with possible stops in Florida and South Carolina.

What was your best memory of '05?
By far, Camp, everything about about it was great. I am counting the days until camp starts again this summer.

Your worst?
February 15th

There is some talk on the street you are working on a screenplay?
I am not sure where you get your info from but I cannot confirm or deny that. Let me say this, I am working on something that if I can flesh it out may become fun for me, everyone else, that's their issue.

What about the Tabloids linking you romantically with Nicole Kidman earlier this year?
Just because you meet someone in Sydney and have lunch with them then a few dinners in NYC later in the spring does not make us romantically linked. She was going through a tough period in her life and needed some advice. I just happened to fit the bill.

Is there anyone special in your life now?
Yes, me.

What are your plans for the future?
Well I know what I am doing tomorrow and the next day, after that I can't tell you.

Mainly because I think too many people today focus only on their future and never the present. You give up today to live for tomorrow, not a good way to live, you tend to resent the things you focused on because of the things you gave up to get them. I hope that makes sense to you, it does to me.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Did you not listen to my answer above?

O.K. I get your point, how about what do you hope for?
Well there are a few things I would like to see happen but I like to keep that to myself.

If heaven exists what would you like God to say to you?
Can you take over for a bit I need to have a smoke?

What do you think people overlook these days?
If it can't be proven mathematically it is only opinion.

Mr. Mojo Risin

The movie will begin in five minutes
The mindless voice announced
All those unseated will await the next show

We filed slowly, languidly into the hall
The auditorium was vast and silent
As we seated and were darkened,

the voice continued
The program for this evening is not new
You've seen this entertainment through and through
You've seen your birth, your life and death
You might recall all the rest
Did you have a good world when you died?
Enough to base a movie on?

(Jim Morrision)

What can I say it's 2am and I can't sleep.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

My Soundtrack for 2005

I have always thought that you could find out a lot about a person if you asked them to put together a collection of songs that captures either the whole person (hard to do) or a time frame (easier) that can sum up an experience. So that is what I have done. Each will link you to Apple iTunes Music Store (you must have iTunes installed) so you can listen to a thirty second clip of each song. Each one of these songs tells it's own story to me, you also may understand what they mean to me but you may also misinterpret them, be careful about that. The order of the songs also tells me a story but would be hard for you to really get it.

Iron Lion Zion
New York Minute
Maybe Today
The Seventh Stranger
Romeo and Juliet
City of Blinding Lights
Save A Prayer
The Killing Moon
Everybody Hurts
Mr. Brightside
My Happy Ending
Wake Me Up When September Ends
Mad World
The Sea Refuses No River
Are We The Waiting
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

If you want a copy of it let me know at
sallocca at hotmail dot com (avoiding spambots)
and I will see what I can do for you.