Besides, it's a great rave.
Awesome. Keep Turning Left is a wonderful thing.
I loved this comment from the article linked in YouTube:
Full article is here: http://www.bettertotravel.com/2012/0...-of-adventure/But what to say about the star turn of the night, the deranged Dylan Winter? His performance, delivered in an excitable, hectoring tone without a microphone despite the size of the auditorium, spun an astonishing tale of how his You Tube video about Canadian logger trucks became an unlikely global hit, generating enough money for him to buy a tub of a boat and voyage round the UK in it by fits and starts.
Sometimes you've gotta leave the kibble out where the slow dogs can get some....
... Roy Blount, Jr.
I turn 60 in about a week, so I am well and truly in his demographic.
And as Dylan says, We need to get on with it.
We only go once around the wheel.
Dylan's also a gifted public speaker!
Thanks for posting that link.
Brilliant! And I'm under 50!!
“For masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
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although sometimes "gifted" is a bit of a eupehemism for special needs
I do quite a few talks for sailors
much more relaxed and easy going - usually just 50 people in a sailing club house somewhere
I usually get the organiser to choose the films - or even better just some clips from films
I ask them not to tell me which ones they are going to show
that makes it more entertaining for me
and I can also find out which ones they like
if it should fall flat (never has because it is sailors talking about sailing) then it is their fault - there are 250 to choose from
and then we chat about the films or anything else the audience wants to talk about
from running old engines to bilge keels to food on board to snoring
it is amazing the subjects that come up
this night of advanture was a bit a weird format
ten speakers in one night
20 slides each
each slide changes at 20 seconds - automatically
the others were real globe trotters - polar explorers - blokes who had cycled around the planet or two men who dragged a trolly across Mongolia - round the world sailors and transatlantic rowers
my little adventure seemed pretty tame
the mike was also pretty terrrible
to work it properly you had to rest it on your chin
I knew that I would be overmodding and popping all over the place
so what with holding my notes and the mike - and the inability to change the pitch of my voice or wave my arms around I knew I was in trouble
it was in a 500 seat movie theatre in the west end
but I figured I could reach the back with my fog horn voice
I was up third to last and the adrenalin was running pretty hard
plus a can of full sugar coke
so I decided to go for it
one of the earlier speakers had dried so I knew that I would not be the worst
Jill hates every second of it
However, since it has gone up on the web I have had ten orders for DVD disks
It would be great if some google bod saw it and let me have my adsense account back
the truck films are still clocking up 50,000 hits a day
that is 18 months income at $50 a day being trousered by google
that can buy an awful lot of small boat sailing
It was indeed an entertaining and fun presentation Dylan, which saw me sneaking out of work for fifteen minutes to buy a set of ear plugs especially to listen to it (at work of course)!!
And if you need a petition to google just let us know how to plug it, you deserve every penny that they owe you!!!!
"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter...don't mind...
And those that mind.... don't matter."
We're the only species on earth that claims to have a god...and the only species on earth that lives as if we don't have a god.
(US Journalist Paul Kelly on advice from the crayfish)
Very nice, I somehow feel part of it.
All hail Dylan Winter inspiration to thousands of armchair adventure seekers........
that is indeed the good thing about it. you are part of it
the whole thing has been financed by myself and my fellow sailors
it is rather unslick but there are no sponsors to big up
however this is slick and offers great value...... to the advertisers
as for me I shall be concentrating on promoting the KTL branded range of products as demonstrated in this film which covers
the perfect toolkit with that pre-used look - the miraculous galley box and the bike-aboard
The money the project earns pretty much covers the costs of the sailing - broken gear, petrol, moorings, gas, insurance etc