Journey Of A Lifetime | Documentary Idea
by David Henderson
(Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.)
When you were a kid, I assume that you, like me dreamed big. Some wanted to be firefighters, astronauts, doctors, actors... You get the point. Well the fact is most of us aren't these glorious things. most of us are just normal. Like me. I'm a 25 year old Army veteran, twice divorced, and living back in my hometown of Lafayette Indiana. I work a boring job, and outside of my friends, and my father there isn't a whole lot for me here. Thats why I want to go for a walk. More than that, I want to walk towards my dream. When some were dreaming about space, fame, and fortune as a child, All I ever wanted to do was work for a major music label.
I don't have any music degrees, or fancy paper to make me qualified. What I do have is a passion for the art, a keen ear for talent, and all of the determination to get there. On foot. My plan is to walk straight out of my factory ridden midwestern hometown all the way to Epitaph Records in LA. 2105 miles on foot. My hope is that on my journey I'll be able to accomplish a few things not only for myself, but for communities across the country. I'll try to make contact with Epitaph executives along the way, and I'll use my free time to learn every thing I can about the industry. I'll ask that people pledge money per mile on different legs of my journey, and use that money to help support public school music programs in need that are on my route.
I believe that it will be a true journey of self discovery. A challenge both physically and mentally. But, when I reach those doors at Epitaph Records I'll be ready. Wether or not I get the job of my dreams, This journey will change my life.