John Ware - Films

THERE CAME A TIME
WHEN I NEEDED TO QUIT PLAYING.
I HAD BEGUN TO IMITATE MYSELF.
AND,
EVEN PLAYING WITH SOMEONE
OF EMMYLOU’S QUALITY
DIDN’T ERASE THE FACT
THAT I WAS MISSING SOMETHING
CREATIVELY.
IT SEEMED LOGICAL THAT I
MAKE FILMS,
I HAD ALL THIS ARTY FABRIC
FROM WHICH TO CUT,
AND THE THING CALLED
MUSIC VIDEO WAS JUST STARTING.
IT WAS JUST STARTING,
AND THERE WERE FEW RULES.
WITH SO MUCH HAPPENING
IN NASHVILLE
I DECIDED TO HANG A SHINGLE THERE.
REALLY, I KNEW NOTHING
ABOUT MAKING MOVING PICTURES,
BUT THAT HADN’T SLOWED ME DOWN
IN OTHER ENDEAVORS.
I CALLED MICHAEL NESMITH.
SAYING ONE WANTS TO MAKE
MOVIES WITH SOMEONE ELSE’S MONEY
CAN ONLY ELICIT SO MANY RESPONSES.
MIKE WANTED TO KNOW IF
I HAD EVER MADE ANYTHING.
NO.
“FINE,”
SAID MIKE.
GO TO NASHVILLE AND TELL THEM
YOU WORK FOR ME.
NEZ WAS SOMEWHAT WELL KNOWN
THEN AS A PRODUCER OF VARIOUS SORTS
OF MOVING ART.
I WENT TO NASHVILLE
AND LIED.
WITHIN A YEAR I WAS A
PRODUCER.
DON’T ASK.
I MADE PICTURES SURROUNDING THE

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