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Sunday, August 19, 2018

VLOG #1: CHICAGO ROAD TRIP by Adam Cerny + Samuel Schelly

VLOG #1: CHICAGO ROAD TRIP by Adam Cerny + Samuel Schelly


Welcome to the first part of my new VLOG SERIES! I must thank the talented Samuel Schelly for conceiving the concept that fuels this first installment. I was wracking my brain for weeks asking myself, “What kind of film do I want to do next? What do I want to SAY? DO I have anything more to say?” This happened ad nauseam. One day, Samuel simply suggested, “Why don’t you do a Vlog?”

“A Vlog? REALLY?! I just don’t know if I’m that interesting. Would people even want to watch the REAL ME? People are only interested in me when I’m a character, or if I’m playing somebody who ISN’T ME.” - myself.

“DO A VLOG.” - Samuel.

Off we were. My new epoch was beginning. The content I’ve shared with my social media audience has undergone several renewals, face-lifts, alternations, and transmutations. What do I want to broadcast to the world? I’ll tell you.

I’m enough. Self-love is the trump card. Yet, while that concept is shoved down our throats in the present, we were (at least, indirectly) taught that self-love is parsimonious, self-indulgent. I’ll clear that up for you.

Answer: WRONG. Self-love is to, 100%, offer absolutely no resistance to yourself. That’s what self-love is. Even I am still figuring this all out, and to be honest, I’m not so sure I’m that great at it. And - that is okay. Because the truth of who I really am is not what I know will make me look attractive to other people.

I’m honest about my weaknesses, and the things I have a strong grasp on. It’s in THIS honesty that I can find some sort of STABLE platform of humility. Since love is my birthright, I decided that I’m interesting enough on my own. Vlog-time.

Road trip! Watch as Samuel + I navigate our way to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, getting continually lost, thinking about this really talented + pretty girl named Haley Teel, and fanning all over the toe-tapping Nik LaMaack. Then, we move onto some hilariously inappropriate + amazing moments with Samuel and I. Stay tuned for VLOG #2: COMING SOON!

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

AUGUST 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (Stevie Nicks cover) sung by Adam Cerny + Katrina

EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (Stevie Nicks cover) sung by Adam Cerny + Katrina


"'Well, I hear you, in the morning...
And I hear you, at nightfall/
But sometimes, to be near you...
Is to be unable...to hear you....'
Goodbye to you both, I said...
There was nothing else left to say
.'
~Stevie Nicks, Timespace Liner Notes, 1991"

This song is about finding peace amongst violent death. The transition from physical to nonphysical. The calm and polarizing storm that ensues from the loss of a loved one.

Edge of Seventeen is one of my favorite songs of all-time. I want to thank my AMAZINGLY talented friend, Katrina, for joining me on this Smule Sing Karaoke duet!

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

JUNE 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

WICKED GAME (Chris Isaak Cover) sung by ADAM CERNY + GABRIEL SANTUCCI

WICKED GAME (Chris Isaak Cover) sung by Adam Cerny + Gabriel Santucci

πŸ’”Unrequited love. That brooding sorrowfully conflicted feeling in the gut of your soul. Punched.πŸ’”

There is really no shortcut to forgetting someone you love; you just have to endure missing them every day, until you don’t anymore. You always end up hurting the ones you love the most. It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do.

We’re the “foolish” people. We are programmed to go after that which we cannot have. We’ve made people into objects. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, because there’s no such thing as “right” or “wrong”; not really. It’s all subjective. The part that destroys one’s soul is the feeling of being betrayed by the party involved who doesn’t reciprocate the “love”.

90% of the time, I’d say, the situation just IS. However, there are emotional terrorists out there who will pounce on the hearts of those they target. They don’t betray you because they are done with you, lovers. They betray you because they were taught early on to betray themselves. Nothing they do or say to you is personal… it’s a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves. People who purposely “break hearts” are deeply wounded individuals who haven’t properly dealt with the abuse + trauma they’ve faced in their lives. They play power games because they felt powerless to their own abuser. They betray you because they had to betray themselves in order to satisfy their abuser, whom they were very dependent on.

They haven’t developed into a mature adult yet. They haven’t learned mature character traits like integrity, honesty, faithfulness, and fairness. They have matured enough to realize that there is a connection between their actions + your feelings because they are completely cut off from their emotional self. These people aren’t really surviving… they’re dying. They’re miserable. They’re unhappy.

So, no. It’s not because they are done with you. It’s NOT because you aren’t worthy of being loved, because, you ARE worthy. It’s because THEY haven’t put in the effort to learn another way of being.

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

MAY 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

HAPPY 420 + EARTH DAY by Adam Cerny

HAPPY 🌱420 + 🌎EARTH DAY by Adam Cerny

**DISCLAIMER**
πŸ‘‰πŸ»I do not support the use of chemically addictive drugs. HOWEVER - that being said, please feel free to have a fun smoke session with your favorite Earth-grown plant prior to watching this video. THAT. IS. THE. POINT.πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

April 20th + Earth Day makes me feel as connected to Mother Nature as I'll ever be. There is a pulse, a rhythm, to this beautifully symbiotic relationship. Us + Earth + Nature.

I'm a Sun-Earth sign, Taurus. I've felt a deep connection to our physical world from before the age of two. My earliest memories are of playing in the rain. I was obsessed with baths, swimming pools, thunder + rainstorms. This could have a lot to do with my Scorpio Ascendant sign. Water + Earth.

I've always viewed Marijuana as a gift given to us by the Earth, Source, God, Spirit, Mother Nature... whatever esoteric belief system you subscribe to, insert "name". While I understand why some people are adamantly against Marijuana (because I have empathy), I certainly do not agree. I've seen Marijuana provide pain + healing relief to people whose lives have changed for the better because of it. And, let's be honest, it's just an herb. It's time to stop demonizing the gift of Marijuana and start relishing in the natural medicinal benefits it was always meant to provide to us.

I've separated this visual + auditory art piece into two segments: IRRESISTIBLE + DADDY ISSUES (because Lord knows I have them! So do most of you, if not, Mommy Issues).

0:00 IRRESISTIBLE

2:05 DADDY ISSUES

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

APRIL 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

ADAM'S GUMBROS & GUMHOES by Adam Cerny

ADAM'S GUMBROS & GUMHOES by Adam Cerny


You know - I could write something quite profound about this video. I could. However, I don't want to muddy up all of the amazing fun I had while working on the musical, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. I am now, officially, a Gumbro!

**Footage taken from dance rehearsal videos**
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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

APRIL 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

ANGEL (Sarah McLachlan Cover) sung by Adam Cerny + Gabriel Mero Santucci / ANGEL (The Story of Addiction) by Adam Cerny

ANGEL (Sarah McLachlan Cover) sung by Adam Cerny and Gabriel Mero Santucci
ANGEL (THE STORY OF ADDICTION) by Adam Cerny


**VITA MUTATUR NON-TOLLITUR (Life is changed, not taken away; Life is not removed but changed)**

Hi. My name is Adam Cerny, and I’m an addict.
(That was an example of click-bait. Sort of.)
Aren’t you an addict, as well? Aren’t we all? We all want to feel good, yes? Then, I’d venture to say that we are all addicts. Each of us struggles with a facet of addiction on a daily basis. It's as common + predictable as knowing that each day as we wake we'll be breathing oxygen.

I used to be a people-pleaser. This is one addiction of the several I’ve faced. I can tell you something that is true, though, about this. It’s amazingly sad. You will lose yourself trying to make everyone happy, but lose everyone trying to make yourself happy. If you take anything away from this blog post, remember that you will lose everyone. Maybe. Maybe not, though. That part is unwritten.

Let’s talk about addiction. I have, what people might consider, an addictive personality. Currently, I’m addicted to relief. RELIEF. It's my drug of choice. Okay. But, how so? I’m the Relief Addict. I am incredibly sensitive to discord. Addiction to relief provides me a distraction from discord.

If you're still following me, you'll see that I am on the same playing field as every single person on this planet. What I just described is more primal than conditional. Look at how similar we all are. So far. There's more.

Relief is very well-meaning. Everyone desires relief, to feel authentic joy + freedom. Through trial + error, we find activities + substances which create alignment for us. In turn, these activities + substances cause us to soften our focus on the things that cause discord within ourselves. This softness of focus allows us to feel relief. It's cyclical.

Here’s where things get tricky. The search for relief is well-intentioned, yet it causes addiction. Addiction becomes the escape. Addiction lies. It tricks our body + mind into thinking the only way we can achieve alignment (or, relief) is through these vices. We are actually addicted to the sensation of relief + alignment with being our true, authentic selves. We find this through alcohol, pornography, sugar, caffeine, cocaine, exercise, sex, cutting, the list goes on… however, this is all the same addiction, mentally.
Addiction is a tool which reinforces powerlessness. We use society as our point of contrast to gauge what is a detriment and what is not. What’s more in control of US, than US of IT?

I don’t have a cure for addiction, mentally or physically. I do, however, have questions we should be asking ourselves if we decide we want to break free from these illusory chains. Two aspects of this pernicious pandemic must be addressed. It's only a start, but, it does encourage a dialogue with yourself.

What is my catalyst for this addiction?
What am I trying to avert by escaping?

ANGEL by Sarah McLachlan was inspired by the accidental heroin overdose of Jonathan Melvoin, a musician who passed away in 1996. If you listen, again, to the words of this song, the message means something completely different. Doesn’t it?

Be good to yourselves, please. The only way to get over an addiction is through it. Find every reason you can to make sure your addiction isn’t driving you toward your demise. You are so incredibly loved. You might not even know it. I do, though. Why? Because I said so.

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

MARCH 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

YOUR BODY (fan request) by Adam Cerny

YOUR BODY (fan request) by Adam Cerny


Yes! I have had my first "fan request" to make a music video for YOUR BODY by Christina Aguilera. My fascination with visual beat recognition has grown considerably in the past few months.

I'd like to quickly answer a question the frequently comes up in regard to my videos where I'm creating art through dance + visuals.

QUESTION: Adam, why are you always naked in your videos? They're so sexy. Are you trying to send a message of provocation?

ADAM: Glad you asked! Although I'm not naked in THIS music video, I'm usually wearing very little, if any, clothing. I'll tell you why. Because - I want whoever is watching to know that the body they see doing all these visually contortions is ME. ALL OF ME. NO ONE ELSE. You can't hide when you're baring your skin.

QUESTION: But - it's a bit - slutty. Are you sure you're not an attention whore?

ADAM: If I wanted that, I'd post a video of me having sex. PERIOD. Does that clear things up for you?

QUESTION: (blank, emotionless stare)

ADAM: Great! Thanks for your time!

Sit back and dive in! πŸŽ­πŸ’–

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

FEBRUARY 2018