‘Points West’ by Steve Lopez. A year ago, I met a man who was down on his luck and thought I might be able to help him. I don’t know that I have. Yes, my friend Mr. Ayers now sleeps inside. He has a key. He has a bed. But his mental state, and his well-being, are as precarious now as they were the day we met. There are people who tell me I’ve helped him. Mental health experts who say that the simple act of being someone’s friend can change his brain chemistry, improve his functioning in the world. I can’t speak for Mr. Ayers in that regard. Maybe our friendship has helped him. But maybe not. I can, however, speak for myself. I can tell you that by witnessing Mr. Ayers’s courage, his humility, his faith in the power of his art, I’ve learned the dignity of being loyal to something you believe in. Of holding onto it, above all else. Of believing, without question, that it will carry you home
El film narra la historia verídica de Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), un prodigioso violinista que en su segundo año de conservatorio desarrolló esquizofrenia y acabó viviendo en la calle, en donde fue descubierto por el periodista de Los Angeles Times Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) en el año 2005. Impresionado por su talento, López, que también pasaba una mala época en su vida, escribió una serie de artículos sobre Nathaniel que lo sacó del anonimato, acercándolo a su sueño de tocar en el Disney Concert Hall.
The venue when DNCE is gonna be performing is making a contest to win a M&G to the show BUT you have to post a video of you and your classroom dancing or doing whatever you want, IT HAVE TO BE HIGHSCHOOL!!!! JUST HIGHSCOOL, bc apparently DNCE FANS are just from HIGHSCHOOL, I complained of course, saying that not all fans that we were high school and they answered DNCE FANS are on highschool, HOW FUCKING GREAT!!!! amazing isnt, i said on my response i was fan since the jonas brothers, then joe jonas as solist and now with DNCE, that im 28 years old and i work, how fucking im gonna do a video???? TELL ME!!!! ahhhhh im so mad, BEING A FAN IS NOT ABOUT AGE