Proof (Weekly Writing Challenge - Week 2) by Metaphorest
Each day she dies a little death
In some new city
Motel, hotel, suitcase-living
Skyscraper nomad

Every chain the same
Executive desk & bedside lamp
Green-light keycard swipe
And corridor revellers - 3am

The novelty of tiny toiletries
Has long worn thin
The drone of every bathroom fan
A traveller’s tragic overture

Room service over-priced
And unsatisfying
Eaten awkwardly
On a bed for two

Badly dubbed TV shows
The familiar unravelled
Like waking up to parents
With new faces

Midnight, each night
She takes a photo
Of her own reflection
Some scant proof of her existence

But there’s nothing irrefutable
About a digital image
Nothing solid she could stand behind
And state as evidence

A copy of a copy of herself
Untethered, floating
Just a ghost
Bleeding city lights
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tori (Text & Video Curator) Featured Comment: "I really love how this is written, Sarah, and it fits Marie Bee’s picture so well - you really captured the feel of the photo. The rhythm of the poem is unusual and fun to read out loud - staccoto-esque in places with the mixing of vowel sounds ("suitcase living / skyscraper nomad" is delightfully tongue-twisting) but the well-placed rhymes and longer lines really keep the reader on their toes. The way that it’s written reflects the mix of frustration, emptiness and repetition within the life of the girl - really well done."
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Contribute to the “WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE” collab HERE!

Proof (Weekly Writing Challenge - Week 2) by Metaphorest

Each day she dies a little death

In some new city

Motel, hotel, suitcase-living

Skyscraper nomad

Every chain the same

Executive desk & bedside lamp

Green-light keycard swipe

And corridor revellers - 3am

The novelty of tiny toiletries

Has long worn thin

The drone of every bathroom fan

A traveller’s tragic overture

Room service over-priced

And unsatisfying

Eaten awkwardly

On a bed for two

Badly dubbed TV shows

The familiar unravelled

Like waking up to parents

With new faces

Midnight, each night

She takes a photo

Of her own reflection

Some scant proof of her existence

But there’s nothing irrefutable

About a digital image

Nothing solid she could stand behind

And state as evidence

A copy of a copy of herself

Untethered, floating

Just a ghost

Bleeding city lights

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tori (Text & Video Curator) Featured Comment: "I really love how this is written, Sarah, and it fits Marie Bee’s picture so well - you really captured the feel of the photo. The rhythm of the poem is unusual and fun to read out loud - staccoto-esque in places with the mixing of vowel sounds ("suitcase living / skyscraper nomad" is delightfully tongue-twisting) but the well-placed rhymes and longer lines really keep the reader on their toes. The way that it’s written reflects the mix of frustration, emptiness and repetition within the life of the girl - really well done."

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Contribute to the “WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE” collab HERE!

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VOICEOVER ARTISTS: RECord yourself reading THIS POEM.

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VOICEOVER ARTISTS: RECord yourself reading THIS POEM.

“Timeteller”
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Contribute to the “RE: THE FUTURE” collab HERE!

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WRITERS: Contribute Stories, Personal Experiences, or Historical Facts about Blackouts.

Looking for a new Book w/ some Music & Videos included for safe measure? Get yourself a copy of Presenting The Fall Formalthis week’s RECord Store Spotlight!

This collection includes a book of gorgeous photography and memories from the Fall Formal event held in 2011 at The Orpheum Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. A 2GB flash drive containing 8 songs and 10 videos is included,featuring the music and work of Metaphorest, Babbish, LizzieMackie, rcjohnso, MarieIv, missamerica, with live performances by RegularJOE, Anne Hathaway, Sia, Kid Koala, Gary Oldman, Neil Patrick Harris & more!

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Worlds Within Worlds: NUMBERED SHOT LIST

PHOTOGRAPHERS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS, & VISUAL ARTISTS: Using Macro Photography/Cinematography and Graphic Effects, start creating Visuals for these selected lines of Metaphorest’s "Worlds Within Worlds" poem

CONTRIBUTE HERE

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WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS: Numbered Shot List

SHOT #1

Every cranny, nook and nub with wondering eyes abuzz with being

SHOT #2

Where once was but a molehole, gapes a portal, tunnels teasing

SHOT #3

Each tree I see is home to imps or nymphs, hobbits or hermits

SHOT #4

Why there are homes for gnomes and forts for fairies - yes indeed!

SHOT #5

Cubby holes and hiding huts in weeping willow dens

SHOT #6

I tiptoe past the tower where the princess sure is hidden

SHOT #7

While the firth it froths and fizzes, tendrils stretching to the shore

In its depths swim secret selkies, kelpies, mermen, maids and more

SHOT #8

Instead the inky black unveils a sea of twinkling lights

SHOT #9

That muses mingle with the mosses, grasses, ferns and bark

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NOTES: Feel free to refer to the poem for other allusions. Possible visuals could include tight close-ups of trees, grass, leaves, etc.

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS, GRAPHIC ARTISTS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS, & ANIMATORS! 

Let’s build up a repertoire of visuals for Metaphorest’s poem “Worlds Within Worlds” - contribute your macro photography or cinematography, image records, and animations.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS: Take Photos that correspond to each of the lines in THIS SHOT LIST.

GRAPHIC ARTISTS: Remix visuals from the site to go with with each of the lines.

CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Shoot Video Footage that corresponds to each of the lines.

ANIMATORS: Take visuals from the site and animate them into Cinemagraphs, etc..

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Contribute to the “WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS” collab HERE!

2012 CHECKS

I’m really happy to sign 637 checks totaling $306,600 to the Contributing Artists of 2012’s productions.

Now I know I say this every time we send out checks, but hitRECord is not about making money. It’s about the records we all get to make together. Still, I’m super thrilled to sign all of these checks and continue to pay our artists for their hard work.

Thanks again <3

J

MUSICIANS: Contribute to the “Never-Wrongs & Ever-Rights” Score by playing real Instruments of all kinds. Please refer to THESE NOTES for add’l creative direction. CONTRIBUTE HERE

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Come work w/ us!

MUSICIANS: Contribute your Instrumental parts to THIS SCORE for “Above It All.” Please stick very closely with the timing of the Score when you contribute & refer to THESE NOTES for additional creative direction. CONTRIBUTE HERE

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Come work w/ us!

WATCH TODAY&#8217;S REGULARITY!
PUPPETEERS &amp; PUPPET BUILDERS: Create Puppets &amp; film the Scenes from THIS ANIMATIC STORYBOARD. CONTRIBUTE HERE
MUSICIANS &amp; AUDIO REMIXERS: REmix the Audio from THIS FOOTAGE into new Musical Compositions for the Cold Open to our TV Episode RE: Trash. CONTRIBUTE HERE
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Come work w/ us!

WATCH TODAY’S REGULARITY!

PUPPETEERS & PUPPET BUILDERS: Create Puppets & film the Scenes from THIS ANIMATIC STORYBOARD. CONTRIBUTE HERE

MUSICIANS & AUDIO REMIXERS: REmix the Audio from THIS FOOTAGE into new Musical Compositions for the Cold Open to our TV Episode RE: Trash. CONTRIBUTE HERE

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Come work w/ us!

CALLING ALL VISUAL ARTISTS: Create Visuals for each line of THIS SCRIPT by Metaphorest & RegularJOE and CONTRIBUTE YOUR VISUALS HERE!

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ABOVE IT ALL: Numbered Script

LINE #1

Early one morning, my first thought awake

Was a burning idea, I just couldn’t shake

LINE #2

So I crept outside quickly and gathered my tools

But I did my work quietly, suffering no fools

LINE #3

I fastened the flappers and stitched all the strings

And that night, at long last, I completed my wings

LINE #4

There was no one around to see them unfold

But my breath grew quick and my heart grew bold

LINE #5

And soon I was soaring, oh, upwards and on

Til the sky was all ‘round and the ground was all gone

LINE #6

And I watched as each object, each person, each place

Became one glowing orb spinning slowly in space

LINE #7

And I thought to myself, ‘through the eyes of a bird

This life and this Earth seem entirely absurd’

LINE #8

Then I suddenly felt indescribably small

And wondered if anything mattered at all

LINE #9

Like what people wished for or what people felt

Or whether the ice caps would finally melt

LINE #10

Then, I realized, after an hour or two

That things matter because, well, they matter to you

LINE #11

Although what you do won’t change much from up here

It can comfort or crush those you find yourself near

LINE #12

This universe may be enormous and strange

But look close to home and there’s much you can change

LINE #13

And so I decided, that’s just what I’d do

Informed and enthused by my new point of view

LINE #14

Once I had landed back home safe and sound

I set about telling my folks what I’d found

LINE #15

I left out the part about flying through space

Since they wouldn’t believe me in any case

LINE #16

But they both smiled bright when I told them existence

Is surely best savored when seen from a distance

CALLING ALL VISUAL ARTISTS!
The next step in making ABOVE IT ALL into a Short Film is creating Visuals for each of the lines in the story. So check out the text and start creating the visual landscape of the story! 
WATCH THE REQUEST HERE
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Here’s how you can contribute:
VISUAL ARTISTS: Illustrate Visuals for EACH LINE of THIS SCRIPT.
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Contribute to the &#8220;Above It All&#8221; collaboration HERE!

CALLING ALL VISUAL ARTISTS!

The next step in making ABOVE IT ALL into a Short Film is creating Visuals for each of the lines in the story. So check out the text and start creating the visual landscape of the story! 

WATCH THE REQUEST HERE

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Here’s how you can contribute:

VISUAL ARTISTS: Illustrate Visuals for EACH LINE of THIS SCRIPT.

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Contribute to the “Above It All” collaboration HERE!

"Things Matter, because"
Photo by fractaldust
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Contribute your &#8220;ABOVE IT ALL&#8221; records HERE!
CALLING ALL ILLUSTRATORS!
Actor Daniel Zolghadri delivered a phenomenal performance of "Above It All" during our "hitRECord On TV" live show at the Masonic Lodge. Now we&#8217;re going to start creating Visuals for a new Short Film! 
WATCH THE REQUEST HERE
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Here’s how you can contribute to this collaboration:
ILLUSTRATORS: Draw the protagonist of Above It All.
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Contribute to the ABOVE IT ALL collab HERE!

CALLING ALL ILLUSTRATORS!

Actor Daniel Zolghadri delivered a phenomenal performance of "Above It All" during our "hitRECord On TV" live show at the Masonic Lodge. Now we’re going to start creating Visuals for a new Short Film! 

WATCH THE REQUEST HERE

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Here’s how you can contribute to this collaboration:

ILLUSTRATORS: Draw the protagonist of Above It All.

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Contribute to the ABOVE IT ALL collab HERE!