Making It

In 2009, I published a post on this blog about Sarah Dooley, which ended with the words:

I predict she is going to make it big. I’m not sure how, but remember you heard it here first.

A couple of months later, I received a letter out of the blue from a legit movie producer who said he was writing to thank me for that post because from it he learned how talented Sarah is.  He wrote that he had just signed a contract with her to develop a screenplay.

Fast forward to the present, and while I can’t find any movies made with Sarah’s scripts, I was happy to hear this NPR interview with her about an album she just released.  The album is called “Stupid Things.”  My favorite song, “Gym Looks Nice,” is a school dance tone poem that is characteristically moving.  My daughter tells me that at one point, it made it into the top twenty downloads on iTunes.  Sarah’s also released a music video of her song “Peonies”:

Sarah Dooley – “Peonies” from Conor Byrne on Vimeo.

I wouldn’t claim that my “make it big” prediction has come true yet.  But she seems to be on her way.

Voice of Reason

The writer is assuming that the entertainment industry is a meritocracy. This can't be further from the truth. You have to be excellent to make it, but you also have to be in the right place at the right time. It's always an uphill battle.


Like spektor-esque
I dig it tho