steve roggenbuck. where do i begin. steve is a polarizing figure in this online world i stumbled upon. steve misspells things on purpse. steve makes videos. steve ‘lives his lief’. steve is obsessed with justin bieber. why justin bieber steve? why not justin timberlake? or somebody else named justin.
i remember hearing about steve roggenbuck before i started emailing. somebody i knew wrote about him and i decided to read some of download helvectica for free. i remember not being to into it at the time. i wasn’t on the internet much back then and probably couldn’t get into it like how i’d liked. i even followed him on twitter back when i tweeted as my real self. this particular internet world feels like it’s changed alot since then. felt like this was years ago
months later, when i began intensely emailing people, steve’s name came up again. i emailed him in my first week of sending emails. this is what i sent him and his reply:
steve, steve, steve, steve. there’s so many things about you that are fucking bothering me.
don’t worry, it’s nothing serious. just some things i must get off my chest. i mean no disrespect.
i read your poetry and it makes no sense to me. what the fuck is flarf anyway?
downloaded your pdf and tried hard to understand. honest. i even pretended to like it.
but now this pretending to understand you thing is wearing on my soul.
this has nothing to do with you sensei roggenbuck. it’s just due to my ignorance.
i’m not used to this type of poetry. it’s not wrapped in a big plastic bow for me to comprehend.
maybe i should try to read between the lines and stop judging so harshly.
your shit is probably pretty good. i’m just unemployed and in a shitty mood.
maybe you don’t even fucking bother me. maybe i just don’t understand what i’m doing.
maybe i’m just projecting crap onto you. u seem like a pretty good dude. chill, as you quasi hipsters say.
do you listen to beyonce? i’m listening to her online reminiscing on my college dorm days.
but keep pushing foward mister roggenbuck. i will read that pdf in the morning after
i fill out these job applications. search for some truth. wallow in my mom’s house
while i watch ishbu on all that hooky-doo. i feel much better now. my chest less heavy.
hooray for earth is a great band. you should listen to them.
their album is great.
but your a hipster so anything current you most definitely hate.
Thank you for trying to understand my poetry/stuff.
Most of the time I’m just kind of joking around. If you watch my videos, you might get more of a feel for my tone, and that might help you “get” the other stuff?
If u haven’t seen my videos: http://livemylief.com/tagged/video
If it doesnt ever click for u, thank you for giving me a chance anyway.
I don’t listen to a lot of beyonce but I’m not opposed to it
Good luck getting jobs bro :)
damn. i feel like i sounded like a condescending asshole in my email. wtf was i talking about? i really don’t know. steve was really cool in his reply which is part of his boosting lifestyle. steve roggenbuck is all about boosting people and that’s one of the facets of his brand. i remember last year people asked me if i was steve roggenbuck or wanted to know if i could give them advice on how to become ‘the next steve roggenbuck.’ it was then when i realized that people really look to steve roggenbuck as a kind of leader in a variety of ways
steve is still polarizing though. some people love him and some people not so much. some people are inspired by what he does and some people are less than enthused. man, who gives a fuck what these people say about steve roggenbuck. he creates inspirational videos. inspirational ass videos that inspire the hell out of me and countless others.
i remember when i was feeling down one day. i was feeling bad about shit and needed to be uplifted in some way. on this particular day, i didn’t think i would get out of this melancholy i was feeling. then i watched this videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C50fBAowZOA&feature=plcp
who wouldn’t feel better after watching that shit? it just makes you feel good on the inside. it makes you want to get creative and give the middle finger to your melancholy. this video is the definition of the boost. this video was well produced. this video gives you hope when hope is nowhere to be found. that’s a special gift that steve has.
this was the first video i watched that made me appreciate steve muthafucin roggenbuck. before this video, i didn’t quite get why he talked about boosting, and lil b, and why he misspelled his words and why watching ‘never say never’ a copious amount of times was his thing. after viewing this video none of that shit mattered. i don’t have to ‘get’ steve roggenbuck completely. i don’t have to like everything he does. that’s not what he’s going for. he just wants a reaction from you even if it may be a confused reaction. just wants you to feel something.
well thanks for creating those videos steve. i hope they get millions of views. thanks for doing you. thanks for being nice to all the assholes. thanks for being a nice guy in general. it’s part of your appeal
who knows where he’ll end up. who knows what he’ll do next. all i know is he’s gonna continue to do what he does the way he does it. whether people get it or not
keep living that lief steve roggenbuck