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“I’m just a story-teller, man, that’s all I’m trying to do.”
He’s also an entertainer, whether it be on the football field or on a stage. After playing football in front of 50,000 fans at Minnesota and 30,000 in the CFL, he had no issue getting up in front of people to sing and play.
But realistically, how many people could do that just a year after first picking up an instrument?
“I had a whole winter in Minneapolis where I played every day, six hours a day,” Wolitarsky said. “I’m thinking this winter in Winnipeg will be the same. I just have that kind of attitude. I just want to push myself and get really good at something. If I choose something, I go hard at it.
“There’s a great quote and it’s from this old book, I forget what the book is called. It’s from this animation cartoon. This horse says ‘Basically, we’re all just winging it, man.’ And I think that’s true. We all just fake it till we make it. No one has utter confidence going into something. We kind of B.S. it. You pretend you belong there. Eventually, you pretend enough and you do feel like you belong there.”
Always working to let his creative side breathe, Wolitarsky recently completed a novel. He free-wrote it all with pen and paper over the course of a year and is currently transcribing it to his computer.
The novel, which he hopes to get published in Manitoba, takes place in 2045 and the two main characters are homeless musicians. It takes place in California in “the age of distraction,” where billboards are moving, cars are self-driving and everything is asking you to “buy, buy, buy.” Nobody has to consciously exist.
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