Thursday, February 23, 2006

birthday vertigo

Originally uploaded by symbiopsychotaxiplasm.

Monday was my 19th birthday but I was unable to truly kick up my celebratory heels because I was diagnosed with vertigo three days before. This is what it felt like. Click here to watch

::"Mr. Self Destruct" by Nine Inch Nails::
::"Sleep" by Godspeed You Black Emperor!::
::"Optimism" by Radiohead::


Anonymous nicole said...

Brian that was a crazy video but i understand what you must have felt cause I remember what it was like for you the other day when we went to go get some soup. Hope your feeling better, sorry i couldn't celebrate your birthday with you.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous eric said...

It's a little long and repetitive in the middle but I like the footage a lot that you shot. Especially the bathroom lighting that had you with the mask on, excellent. I know how much you take my opinions to heart.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is so not what happened. tell the people how you were passed out on a park bench in washington square park. that would have been a really cute crescendo or something.

love you!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Dooser said...

*speechless* but watching

3:18 PM  
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11:12 AM  
Blogger Zadi said...

(sorry typo) Hey, this was great. It also captured what having an anxiety attack feels like. You feel like you're having a heart attack and all you want is relief :). So good job of attaching images to a basic feeling and taking us on that journey. A pretty poetic chapter marker to your 19th year of life. Hope you were able to make up for the birthday vertigo and celebrate a bit.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Patty said...

I agree with the above comments. It was beautiful in a sad, almost melancholy way. We were in the same place as you watching this, first trying to focus on one image during the chaos and then just waiting for some relief at the end.

I miss you Brian and Happy Birthday.

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Michael said...

Man, that was absolutely sublime. You perfectly managed to transmit the feeling. Hope you're ok, cause this should happen pretty much every year. Have a good one, take care.

4:35 AM  
Blogger Berk said...

thats very eirie

7:32 PM  
Blogger ryanne hodson said...

i don't know if it's vertigo, but i get dizzy spells in times of stress. i also am a victim of anxiety attacks. so yeah, i'm right there with ya.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer Joelle said...

so i was importing my cd of RENT, which reminds me soo much of the rockefeller center film of the tree lighting, but anyway.. as i was watching this film of yours and "seasons of love" starting playing and i totally thought it was part of your film not cause of what i was doing and i was like omg that totallly fits the vertigo and justin haha but it wasnt but just funny how it played as i watched this!

11:21 PM  

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