Day 28: Warsaw – What Did You Do Today?

by Zack on September 1, 2010

Ben Fold + Pomplamoose +Nick Hornby = Yes, please!

This cool video by the above musicians gets an inspiring assist from one of my all-time favorite novelists, Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, Fever Pitch, About a Boy). It’s also simultaneously motivating and depressing.

I mean, Hornby compares himself to Dickens and considers himself a failure. Mike and I are barely a third of the way into our screenplay – so what does that make us!

Anyway, Mike and I spend a large portion of today at a hip little cafe in Warsaw listening to Miles Davis* and doing some actual honest to god writing. We haven’t had the opportunity to write as much as we would have liked during this trip, but we got some good stuff down today.

Tomorrow is our last full day in Europe. We have two appointments (one at a Military Museum!) and plan to do a bit more writing. You can also (hopefully) expect some final thoughts from Mike on what we’ve actually accomplished here.

*Maybe its clichéd to play “Kind of Blue” at a cafe in the US, but in Warsaw it comes off as downright  revolutionary when you take into consideration the fact that our breakfast cafe cranks out techno at 8 am.

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