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Life In Fast Forward?
Welcome to the online home of me, some guy given the name John Cleveland Payne. In the grand scheme of life, I am just another guy with another blog. But to myself, and hopefully to all of you who actually read this, I am something a little more special. From a young age, I fell in love of the idea of ‘the message’ and medium in which you try to transmit.

Basically, everyone has a message to give to the world. Some are basic, some complex, some have the power to up lift and some are just out there to bring as many people down as possible. But everyone has a message, and most people have problems identifying their message. And the ones who get that far can seem to figure out how to get the world to listen.

Well, I have a message, and this is where I will get a chance to share it. Hopefully, you’ll get plenty of things to keep you motivated or inspired, provide knowledge and comfort, and just have a little fun. Apologies for the state of flux and state of seemingly confusing messages that you’ll get here for a while, as I am doing a lot of personal soul searching, and scrubbing of old ideas to take the best of the past to build a new beginning.

In 2007, I changed the name of blog from “The Mis-Adventures Of The Jazzy Cool One” to “Life In Fast Forward.” I began to tear down old blogs and newsletters and try to find places for them here. My goal is to take the focus off of me the person, and show the world the life I live and share with every human on the planet. I aspire to life at a very high standard, and instead of dealing with people who rather slow us down, I want to find ways to help people pick up there own pace. As you get to see an insight to the further adventures I hope to lead, hopefully you’ll enjoy the ride, and want to come along.

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Friday, November 25, 2005
Had the night to myself, so I figured I'd entertain myself with a movie no one in a million years would think I would want to see. The pick was 'Rent.'

Okay I liked it. Not madly . . . and I'm not a big fan of musicals or preachy art house styled movies, especially when based on a Broadway play. But the cast was good and the singing performances weren't as painful as I thought they would be.

The story? Well, you can go to the website for the movie or play that I already provided for a good explanation, because I left the film not knowing exactly what the point was. Its a mix of problems that 8 'friends' have with rent, responsibility, rebellion and AIDS while living in New York's East Village.

Its basically an modern version of Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, but that doesn't help either.

I'm not sure I'll be able to see Law & Order or Jesse L. Martin in the same light, after finally getting the Ally McBeal images out. However, I'll watch pretty much anything with Rosario Dawson in it (Sin City = YES!!!, Pluto Nash = DEAR GOD, WHY!!!). And I'm pretty sure they hired Tate Diggs because every woman on the planet thinks he looks good. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it just seemed his performancee wasn't much of anything, and they could have found some other person with more that three facial expressions.
posted by J. Cleveland Payne @ 9:55 PM  
  • At 11:19 AM, Blogger laurie said…

    i thought Taye Diggs was in the original production (like almost everyone else in the movie)? i never really understood why everyone loved Rent. it just doesn't interest me in any way. Now Harry Potter...That's a good movie! hehe

  • At 5:04 PM, Blogger JC Payne said…

    I tried to find a list of the original cast. I listened to the sound track from the stage production, and none of them sounded like Tate Diggs did in the movie. I find it hard to believe, unless he was really cheap in 1995, that anyone would put his no talent self on Broadway.

    It was a good movie, not a great movie. It probably had to many condensed stuff since the play is almost three hours with intermission. Listening to the play made the plot make more sense, although it was still preachy. I’m glad I didn’t ask you to come along for this movie, Laurie ;-)

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