Publishing Genius: A Documentary by Spencer Madsen
Adam Robinson wakes up in a seriously Baltimore-ass apartment. Yep right next to him is a brick wall because those things are huge in Baltimore. Other cities cover up brick walls with important things nice smooth surfaces. Baltimore residents pay no mind to that window dressing. Right in the video Adam Robinson’s windows are devoid of dressings. They are naked windows exposing Adam Robinson to the cruel reality that is Baltimore outdoors at practically any time of day. Such an quiet scene is shown in sharp contrast to the night before.
Baltimore writers are hanging out the night before doing what all writers do best: drink. Some luminaries are in the metaphorical house. Among them are Adam Robinson’s friends who applaud him for no particular reason. It must be nice to have friends randomly applaud for no reason whatever. People toast him. Sarah Jean Alexander is there too doing Sarah Jean Alexander type shit. Sarah Jean Alexander is consuming liquids, saying words, and breathing air, typical Sarah Jean Alexander. Next to Sarah Jean Alexander is a famous publisher from Brooklyn, New York. The young man is entitled Spencer Madsen and he’s about to get down to the hot Baltimore beat.
Of course the hot Baltimore beat is New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ one of their hits. Everybody dances. They dance poorly hence the dimly lit room. Nobody really wants to see how badly they dance. Hence alcohol releases that whole ‘shame’ factor. For those who do not drink but enjoy the company of others, they can dance in the dark knowing nobody will see them. Free of judgment the individuals dance with abandon.
This being a Vimeo video and not some YouTube stuff, it gets artsy. Adam Robinson is shown brushing his teeth because art. He puts together a business casual outfit in no time flat. Here one can see the true tortured spirit of Adam Robinson. Yep Adam Robinson is a writer hence the ‘writer beard’ and ‘hip glasses’. Few can pull off those two elements together. Few are Adam Robinson. In fact to date there are only two Adam Robinsons, the publisher Adam Robinson and the pirate Adam Robinson who died in a fire in 1873.
Unfortunately Adam Robinson loses at the most dangerous game. This is tragic. Apparently it is a good idea to face off against Adam Robinson in that most noble sport, Ping Pong or Table Tennis or whatever it is called. He accepts his loss without dignity falling into that whole downward spiral that Nine Inch Nails warned everybody about. By the end with that voicemail it is all mostly over.