Published Monday March 12th, 2007 from Camarillo, CA. Listening to neural static, feeling as a void.

I'm Marco. I'm really into music. I really like art. I rather enjoy writing. I occasionally like to program. My major in college is                     , and when I graduate my career will be in                     .

Please fill in my blanks.

Posted by Chris @ 02:10, March 12, 2007
I have two cents for you as I've given the same thing so much thought yadda yadda yadda. You will be, and already are, an artist, whether you feel valid as such or not. I don't know specifically how you're going to make money, perhaps by your art, perhaps not, but I don't think you'll ever consider anything besides art (music, photos, writing etc. is all art, right?) to be your main career or point of your life. I don't know what to tell you about college majors. The most important thing I'm getting from college, and I've heard this from peers, graduates, 40 year olds, etc., is the experience of meeting people, learning how the world works, what it's like to live alone, that sort of thing. My particular major concentration is computer science, because I may need a degree in it for a job, which is really distressing because I'm really sorta disliking it, and English. English is wonderful because I get to read so many books from so many periods, art movements, etc. and I can explore the world and understand what other people thought the point of their lives was, even if I don't agree. Good luck nonetheless. I expect you'll find your solution not in an answer but in a convenient way to nullify the question.

Posted by xiphias @ 21:01, March 12, 2007
You can do whatever you want in life, as long as you're happy doing it. I refuse to do anything that I wouldn't enjoy. I won't take a job flipping burgers somewhere. I'm not going to be a corporate drone. You could probably find a job that involves creating art, music, and programming or create the job that does it. Better yet, start a company that combines all three and you'd probably be successful in it. There's no such thing as Web 2.0. Our generation the next big thing on the web, and in technology in general. We grew up with the technology, and we're the ones that will accelerate change. I also don't believe in the "find something that pays the bills, and then you can do your hobbies/loves on the side in relative financial comfort." BS. Do or do not, there is no try. Man, I've been reading too many hacker/cyberpunk/socialist/etc. manifestos lately.

Posted by Chris @ 09:23, March 13, 2007
Did you just quote Yoda?

Posted by Chris @ 11:26, March 15, 2007
I figured it out for both of us. Let's start a rad band and become famous. We'll have to practice for a few months, then we'll release a CD and start touring. After a year or two, we'll achieve national fame, then make a crapload of money for a few years before breaking up, citing "artistic differences." We'll take our few million, invest it, and just explore life, having conquered society and it's ridiculous requirement of wealth and property to garuntee things like health and happiness.

Posted by Marco @ 17:58, March 15, 2007
Sounds good. When do we start?