Today I start my blog. I am Craig Stuart Garfinkle, Composer, Producer, Director, Film Music Educator, and Surfer
What is it like to be a professional hyphenate?
It makes for odd conversations:
“So tell me, what do you?"
“That’s kind of difficult to say, really. What day are you asking about?”
“What do you mean, ‘what day.’ I just asked a simple question...”
“I know it seems simple, but if I am really going to be honest in my answer, I have to consider the temporal nature of your...”
“...the temporal nature? Listen, if we are going to fill out your unemployment form correctly, I just need to know, what was your last job description? It’s a simple question.”
“One would think, wouldn’t they?"
I guess the best way to describe myself is with this video: It's a song I wrote and produced entitled, "The Best Things in Life Set You Free." It features my friend Eric Enzo on Lead vocal. It features video I shot last summer with my Go Pro HD camera.
The hook to the song came to me while I was surfing in Malibu with my friends so it's only natural that I used my surfing video to illustrate the song. I feel it sums up a great deal about who I am and what I want out of life.
Welcome to my blog - I hope to keep you entertained as I negotiate all my different creative endeavors, all of which will be shared here. Welcome!
Craig Stuart Garfinkle