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On one hand you have a guy who has put blood sweat and tears into a dream he is passionate about and believes in for almost 10 years. On the other hand you have the people that he has been pitching to who have obviously been inspired by his ideas. And when the power brokers came to town with their big bags of money and influence they just sweep him out of the way. Both plans center around the Cossitt, arts and culture, and the space that they projects would utilize.The two plans are so similar one would have to wonder if the Civic Commons group didn’t just take Johnathan’s work and redesign their document. They even included a picture of him in their plan, no doubt big middle finger to him.
When will Memphis learn to truly invest in our own creatives? Im am once again ashamed of you Memphis. I am ashamed of our leaders and people involved who don’t recognize that you should be celebrating and enabling a visionary like Johnathan. This truly saddens me. Shame on you. You know you are.
@Jacinda Norton "Thanks for the props, Christopher."
Don't take it personal, it was not directed to you as a content creator. I wish there was more people like you. In fact, there are and there has been. Everyone at Live From Memphis was just like you. Some had skills and some did not. More importantly, it was made up of people who cared like yourself. In fact we mentored many budding filmmakers and music students who did produce amateurish video. But they got better because we supported them in a very nurturing way exchanging knowledge, providing skills, equipment and support..
Obviously you are passionate. It's people like you that the commission and others should be supporting so that you can buy a better camera or improve your skills or social reach. This article was for people like you.
Organizations like the Music Commission want you to do what you do for free or for "exposure" when they should be helping to support people like you who are passionate and self motivated to showcase others in the community. Unfortunately passion only goes so far. Eventually the passionate fall victim to lack of support until the next generation and the cycle begins again.
Thank you for doing what you do.
Now, someone connect her with some resources because she obviously wants to help.
Empower the passionate and you'll get more that what your are paying for. It's a no-brainer.
Woot Woot! You go girl!
Robin and Kyle are amazing at what they do!!! I've always had a blast working with them. - CHristopher Reyes
good for Cory!!!!
er... the water tower ... hah
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