I have nickname for this Session. It's a quote from another one of my demented heroes, Kurt Vonnegut. It's called, "Buster, You've Been Colonized." Probably in a more questioning sense. Like, "Wait, you mean you're colonized?" It's how bohemian Brooklyn, New York makes me feel.
I spent of most of that day in deep discussion with Josh Mease about being an artist from somewhere in the country and taking the plunge into living in New York. It had only been two weeks since I packed up my things and left without really telling anyone.
We filmed most of that day in Park Slope. The weather was a little warmer than all the others in February. The streets had a baby stroller and hip cafe epidemic of monstrous proportions. It was better that Josh had led me here instead of filming in the less-fashionable and usually-dreary Bedstuy where I live.
Another friend of Via Audio, I was caught up by Josh's soothing, throaty voice that manages to match the jumps of his songs from tropically upbeat to contemplatively slow. It was just perfect for what I was feeling about the big move to New York. I was both tropically upbeat and contemplatively bummed about it. I was in a cross roads in life but thankfully, I was in a car with a man that had plowed right through the stress and continues to make music in very expensive New York City.
I don't I could have asked for a better musician to film as my first Brooklyn session. Josh is the quintessential, modern musician in New York. He plays music in clubs and venues here and there when there's time to be had from busting his ass as a guitar instructor to pay those gigantic Brooklyn bills.
But he goes on. He finds the time. We all have to.
Wanderer Session #57: Josh Mease
Images, Sound, Edit by Kevin de Wilde
Filmed in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York
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