Write What You Want

February, 2018

One of my favorite moments in Almost Famous is when all our characters have survived what was thought to be a plane crash. The crew deplanes after landing safely and walks down a corridor at a small airport collecting themselves. William vomits in a trash can. After this, Russell tells William, “Write what you want.”

Beneath this scene is an amazing bit of score assembled from a live version of Neil Young’s Cortez the Killer from his Bridge School Benefit XIII. After many years of listening to audio I ripped directly from the film, I’ve gone to the source and re-edited it to line up with how it was presented in the film. Enjoy this high quality copy. 😎

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Aaron Shekey

I’m a product designer and musician in Minneapolis, MN. I design and build Hum. I lead a band called The Usual Things. I work at Stack Overflow. I’ve also worked at GitHub and Adobe.