- 1:29 PM, Tuesday,
August 23rd, 2016:
- Man did
I call THAT shit. Being a realist certainly
does have its advantages. And can I just take a moment
and tell you how proud I am of that Journey
Title? Almost makes it worth all this shit.
- Where should
I start, uhm, well, since this JUST happened
we'll go backwards chronologically since the OOMPH is
followed up with Trutv and ultimately they decided to
pass on the project.
they really liked you they thought that the format
didnt work for them."
- I'll refrain from
explaining what it took to get that information, but
suffice to say this didn't just happen today. Why did
I have to be a communication major.
- Now, what does
this mean? Well... they left it open-ended but the
realist in me says that they felt that was
their best shot and this will be the last of the
pitches. I'll write back to them maybe once every two
months until April 2017 when my deal is up, but I
believe they felt that was their shot. Time will tell.
Hope I'm wrong. Sadly, I'm pretty good at reading the
tea leaves in this respect...
- Yesterday I wrote
to my contact at Geeking Out and he confirmed what
I had suspected:
- Yeah I wish
there was news but we are only shooting 1 piece in
the upcoming weeks and I'm actually done on the
show September 10th.
- If I'm being
totally honest, I'm not sure this is going to
happen this season. The notes from the network has
been that they want more talk and less field pieces
so we've had to cut back. I'm really sorry man, I
really think we could cut an amazing piece about
you and your story. This season is only 9 episodes
but I'm really hoping we can do a second season and
get you on here. It seems like such a no
- Wish I had
- Please keep
in touch though! We gotta make this
- Now to say I like
Rich is to say the fucking least. He is honest, clear,
to the point, also stuck in the middle between what
his bosses tell him and what he has to tell others and
he handles it beautifully. They don't make a lot of
people like Rich in this industry and it stands to
reason he's from Canada and somewhat new in the
industry. Please don't lose this quality brother. It
means everything to the people you interact
- I texted Greg
who was also very cool:
- However, when you
put all the info together with what's being aired
right now on their show? I think it's going in a
different direction. "More talk and less field pieces"
means if they even DO have a field piece, it's
going to need to have a really legit reason. Meaning,
talking to JJ Abrams at Universal Studios. That's
the field pieces they're going to do. They'll leave
the cheaper in-studio segments for everything else,
but if they DO go outside the studio? It has to
be for a reason that can rationalize the extra money.
GolfKon only made sense when field pieces were
in-balance with their talk pieces (which, honestly is
what I've liked about the show so far)... if they're
cutting back on field pieces even if there's a second
season the show is far too different than what it was
originally. C'est, La, Vie. This is actually the
bigger bummer to me than Chasing Heroes. The
credibility of having Kevin Smith spotlighting GolfKon
on a national show threw my entire career/life into
the "unknown uknowns" arena. Here's hoping it
IS picked up for a 2nd season and this still
works out. I know Greg seems positive about
making it happen but it's also out of his control...
the network wants more talk, less field?
THEY GET THAT. It takes a little
- So nowwwwwwwwwwww
what do I do? Man, I really want to make an
old-school Hats & Minigolf episode with Frangela.
I just miss making that show. I guess just having
friends over and drinking at my bar will help too.
LMAO. And so it is! Drinks & Minigolf this
- Oh and the video.
Kind of interesting (probably only for me)... when
I got the news on Chasing Heroes I noticed
I was starting to stare into space and play
through what everything meant, etc. So I set up a
camera and pointed it at the area of GolfKon I'm
presently working on and forgot about it.
I wanted to see how that looked. Interesting 3
minutes to me and kind of the heart of what The
Journey is: capturing these moments that everyone
tries to hide from. Now, believe me, I wrote this
entry and video IMMEDIATELY so it would be in the
fucking PAST because I do NOT want to dwell on
this or keep it hanging over my head... but I do
take it in. Feel it. Chronicle it. It's what keeps me
- What's funny is
that is probably the most I'll sit and ponder
everything. As I said in the last entry, this
just doesn't hold the same power over me
anymore. It's kind of like winning GolfKon events.
It's not that I don't care... believe me,
I REALLY FUCKING WANT TO WIN.
But it's so compartmentalized in my life. I can't even
practice because it seems like a waste of time. Ya
know? So it must not mean THAT much.
- I believe there is
consumable media content in my backyard with my story
anchoring it. And I don't just think it's a news
segment or documentary segment. That's it.
I believe that sentence. So, I keep poking
stuff, doing stuff and enjoying the creativity that
comes from my backyard. It's interesting to me. But
I've had more life encompassing relationships with a
VIDEO GAME than with my career at this age. I
keep going because it's there. The right timing and
idea will work and it's a cool challenge. Just like
I know I can win the freaking Labor Day
Tournament in a couple weeks.
- Alright, the entry
is done. MOVING ON...