Better World Team story fragment, reflection or sketch...
New Orleans, Day 8
was amazing. Definitely the best day on the Roadtrip so
New Orleans is a blast. I got some great background footage
and I shot at least half a dozen clips of Maya interviewing
some really interesting characters we met. She's really
getting good at feeling out the moment and coming up with
just the right questions that coax out some really profound
insights. Definitely stuff we can use for the vlog and
maybe even for the documentary.
The interviews were so inspiring that we thought of some
really good skit ideas on the ride back to the motel this
afternoon. There might be a scene we can shoot tomorrow
if we get a chance to flesh it out a bit more tonight,
but it's kind of late as we just got back from the show.
The show was awesome! Maya blew them away. They loved
her! She's really got The Better World Girl-schtick down
now - I think we've come up with the perfect balance of
mixing the set with her old music and the new Better World
Girl-persona blend of stand-up comedy and humorous songs.
The new song we wrote on Monday -- Water You Waiting For?
-- really went over well tonight. I think the footage
I got was really good enough to use by itself for a music
video, but I'll see if we want to mix it with clips we'll
get from the next few performances. We'll be back in Austin
on Saturday and she'll definitely be shining in front
of her home crowd.
Maybe it was just because these were college kids here,
and because it was the first show we did hosted by one
of the Better World Clubs, but they really got into our
whole concept of music and humor to raise awareness about
serious issues. A whole bunch of kids came up to Maya,
bubbling over with ideas she'd inspired them to think
about to do for World Water Day next week. Glad I had
the camera running and got some of it.
I just thought of the perfect clip to throw up on the
Roadtrip website vlog …
on the site is definitely picking up, by the way. Far
from viral, but growing … 20,000 hits yesterday on our
shoestring roadtrip. Not bad for barely a week in … Just
wait until we wrap up the first real Roadtrip Webisode.
That's when our guerilla- youtube campaign will really
begin and we can get serious about driving traffic to
today, we're both even more excited about this Roadtrip
bringing us the exposure we need to raise funding to launch
our next pet project: The Better World Show: The Reality
Show That Will Change Reality. But we don't want to
get ahead of ourselves. That's a distant stage two in
our plan to change the world. Besides, as far as I'm concerned,
the reality show can wait, because we're having a blast
I'm not sure I should bring this up here, but, well, I'll
come out and just say it. When I was looking through the
camera lens filming Maya up on stage tonight, I really
felt … well, whole again. I know I only even met her just
two months ago, and we're definitely different people
with different lives and experiences, but this collaboration
has really helped me to move forward and be, well, who
I've been trying to be. I can't think of anything else
that I'd rather be doing, or anyone else I'd rather be
doing it with.
Anyway, after the show, after everyone else had showered
her with affection and praise about how she'd deeply moved
them, well, I couldn't help myself and I told Maya I love
You know what, she smiled and before she even said the
words, I knew she felt it too.
I am just so happy to be alive.
2015 Robert Alan Silverstein
from Better World Roadtrip
Better World Show
Reality Show That Will Change Reality
the past 11 years, I've been wanting to create The
Better World Show, a reality show that would inspire
action for a better world and provide a way for millions
to participate in real-time.
Better World Show: The Reality Show That Would Change
Reality" would be an SNL-like variety show/reality
show that would highlight the many efforts for a better
world that are going on, often unseen, all around us,
and inspire and empower action through humor, music and
cutting-edge and engaging features.
have hundreds of pages of notes on skits, next steps,
a calendar of action, numerous vehicles within the Show
and tons of offshoot-ideas. So, in a last ditch effort
to try to make this happen before another 11 years go
by, I'm putting out this call to either find
a team to launch this webseries, or someone who
might be interested in writing a series of novels with
me based on this concept.
The Better World Show:
The Reality Show That Will Change Reality
An SNL-like variety show/ reality show, inspiring and
empowering a global movement for change in real-time.
THE BETTER WORLD SHOW'S
'SKETCHES' FEATURE THESE AND OTHER VEHICLES,
EACH OF WHICH HAS 'THE CREATION OF THE BETTER WORLD SHOW'
AS IT'S ORGANIZING GOAL:
Better World Factory
The off-beat behind the scenes exploits of a Team of dreamers,
activist-actors and misfits working on The Better World
Show webseries' vignettes of humorous skits, inspirational
features and original music.
Better World Roadtrip: In Search of Utopia
A roadtrip across America highlighting people, places,
organizations and ideas that are helping to create a more
peaceful, just and sustainable world.
Better World Inc
Misadventures of employees in an Office-type setting working
for a Corporation without any products or services but
whose sole purpose is to create a more peaceful, just
and sustainable world.
Better World 101
Sociology professor teaching from The Better World
Handbook, gives his students a semester-long assignment
to create a network of Better World Clubs on college campuses
around the world and a webseries to inspire and empower
the network they've created.
Better World News
A humorously satirical but inspiring take on current events
unseen in traditional media outlets.
Better World Band
Music videos and behind the scenes exploits of musicians
on tour, performing social-issue based songs.
Better World Girl
Shy dreamer has an alter-ego in her graphic novels about
her hipster glasses, beret and scarf-wearing-heroine,
The Better World Girl.
The Better World Couple
BetterWorldGuy and BetterWorldGirl engage in a youtube
video duel to inspire action for a beter world.
Better World Heroes
A team of dreaming misfit superhero-wannabes embark on
a fantastical quest of epic proportions to save the world.
2004-2015 Robert Alan Silverstein