The great Rachel Cohn posted a link to this on facebook today:
Michael Cera joins real life indie band
It's an article from The Guardian about how Michael Cera will be the bass player in some new indie super group while they tour. Stuff like that used to get me really bunged up, like, of course he gets to join a band! He's FAMOUS. The band will get mega attention because of him! That doesn't make him a musician or anything. Nowadays, being an old lady of thirty-five, I don't feel quite as worked up. But it does make me think about if I had any sort of level of fame, such as Michael Cera, let's say, what would I use my fame for? And what does Michael Cera-level fame get you? Obviously, it gets you into a cool band. But could it, say, get you to the front of the lines at Disney World? Bumped to first class when you fly? Or do you have enough money as Michael Cera to always fly first class? Would people give you free food? Free clothes? I always loved the idea of being courted by designers during awards season. Being courted by anyone with free stuff sounds nice. Anyone reading my blog have Michael Cera-level fame? Is Michael Cera reading this? If so, hello. I hope you have wonderful success in your "band." Am I sounding bitter? I don't mean to be. I'm, as always, lacking sleep and bordering on, but not close enough to taste it, finishing the revision to The Sequel. You think if I were as famous as Michael Cera, someone would just finish The Sequel for me? And I could say that I was a real author because, you know, I'm famous? Only time and money will tell.
P.S. (added later in the day)
I hope it didn't sound like I was knocking Michael Cera. It's not him that I'm kvetching about, more the whole deal where famous people get so many perks that us regular folk could only dream about. It probably doesn't feel like that to Michael Cera. Or maybe it does. What do I know from Michael Cera? Rockin' author Yvonne Prinz and I are starting our own band, and we can perform whenever we want at her record store, Amoeba. Too bad I don't really play any instruments very well. Or live in California. Foiled again!