always that sliding metric we gotta use when absorbing information across an age / power / money differential.
“Not as progressive as it could be but hey there’s some good stuff going on here.”
Anecdotes about getting paid for things (relevant to anxiety embedded in my initial post)
Once had a run in with a major writing for an artist I’m now sure they had no intention of putting out. Got paid but dude was locked in a contract and shelved. Still feel weird about it.
Turned down by far the biggest check of my life featuring in a gran marnier commerical cuz they wanted to put me in glasses and suspenders in a sort of ‘pale kid raps fast’ parody. They eventually made the commerical featuring a beat boxer and, given its various insensitivities, I’m glad to have recused myself.