The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

A Better Waste Of Time …
November 26, 2019, 6:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Comment, Confidence, Culture

So I like going down YouTube rabbit holes.

When I’m traveling, I find myself in the middle of the night – jetlagged – spending hours seeing where I end up.

There’s some places I normally start in ….

Football … Video Games … Abandoned Buildings … Fail Army … How Ridiculous … or even People Telling Their Parents They Are Going To Become Grandparents … but within an hour, I’m in all manner of weird and wonderful places.

Recently I came across ProducerMichael.

Funnily enough, he is a UK music/film producer who is living the life in LA.

He appear super successful and basically makes my spending habits look utterly amateur … and yet, even though I should hate him for his over-the-top lifestyle, you can’t help but like him.

Part of it is the enthusiasm he approaches everything.

Part of it is the sense he can’t believe his luck he’s living this life.

Part of it is he is a Brit who has wholeheartedly embraced the American dream.

I wish I’d been able to do that when I was in LA.

I wish I could have just let go of my cynical side and embraced the World where the more you have, the better you are.

But what I like about ProducerMichael is that while he does all that, he still seems pretty open to express both his vulnerabilities and his grandiose idiocies.

Yes he is trying too hard with his earrings and conspicuous consumption.

Yes you never quite get what the relationship is between him and the videorgrapher.

But weirdly, despite the obvious try-hardness to stay relevant, the fact he was obviously successful compared to the countless other YouTube wannabes, he’s a breath of fresh air.

And by that, I mean a more enjoyable waste of your time.

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You only like him because you want to be him.

Comment by Bazza

I never thought it was possible, but your style is less tragic than his. But then he comes across much nicer than you.

Comment by Bazza

has better shit hair than campbell as well.

Comment by andy@cynic

I think the SAS should come on here to learn how to deal with consistent and personal attacks. It can only make them stronger.

Comment by Rob

it would be easier for you to have your fucking limbs taken from you than let go of your cynical side. but you have become a lot fucking softer these days. too much of the good life. but youre still a prick. at least you have that going for you.

Comment by andy@cynic

It is nice to see you comment at this time. Since Robert has moved to London, he’s divided our commentary times and I must admit I don’t like it. Your lack of sleep is my gain. ; )

Comment by George

I forgot I only wrote this blog for your convenience.

How dare I move to a timezone that is inconvenient for all of America. The good news is if Donald Trump runs out of bullish things to say about the good ol’ USA, he knows where to come for some help.

Comment by Rob

none of you fuckers are worthy of my attention or acknowledgment. consider this the best fucking christmas present youll get from me.

Comment by andy@cynic

You do a good write up of this man. Like you, I want to dislike him but it is very hard to do. I also love the line, “enjoyable waste of time”. It should be the byline to this blog.

Comment by George

Don’t you mean it should say, ‘an average waste of time’.

Comment by Rob

Where do you find these people Robert?

Comment by Lee Hill

According to his imdb page, you should know him Lee. or, at least, of him as in 2002 Mr Blakey apparently became head of a record label of which you have some awareness. Or did he?

Comment by John

I must have met him at one point. He doesn’t ring a bell though.

Comment by Lee Hill

Signs of getting older.

Comment by Bazza

This has made my day.

Comment by Rob

Hang on, abandoned buildings?

On another note, a friend of mind, much more successful than me (who isn’t) is always away on all expenses paid trips away. I know for a fact he does nothing on these trips and if anything he’s ‘working away’ more than you. At least with this blog you just go quiet, he’s constantly Whatsapping me while pissed in Australia.
AND he loves Queen.

Comment by Northern

dont pretend you have fucking mates northern. especially mates who like queen. theyre the fuckers you should be hating and if you dont tell them to all fuck off and die you are dead to me. and to all hard bastard northerners.

Comment by andy@cynic

To be fair to him he also loves Prince. He’s from Bristol, it may explain things

Comment by Northern

Who is this new hero of mine?

Comment by Rob

You’ve probably met in the Business class departure lounge somewhere. I’ll have to find out it he a string of better looking dopplegangers around the globe.
You already have an addiction to pointless tech in common as well as Queen

Comment by Northern

The only reason you like him is because he looks like an 80s hair metal guitarist and sounds like a kebab salesman from Nottingham.

Comment by DH

not bad. not fucking bad.

Comment by andy@cynic

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