I guess deadlines, however
meaningless, at least provide motivation to complete
things. I always work better on deadlines, though
they're usually self-imposed. I'm ranting here because
on Wednesday I KILLED myself to finish the magic set
since so many people from the apartment were coming. I
had told them about the new set and all were anxious
to see it.
The worst part wasn't the making
of the set, but the practicing of the set. The first
set I've ever actually PRACTICED. Because it's all
dialogue, and timing like you wouldn't believe. So all
day yesterday I ran through it, and finally got
it right. All ready for the show.
Well, when I got there,
Jeremy...counter-dude...said he was worried I wouldn't
come because it was raining. Raining in LA is the
equivalent of a blizzard in the rest of the world I'm
finding. Can you imagine me cancelling a gig because
of RAIN? How insane. Well to make a long story short,
no one came from the apartment complex. Son of a
bitch. There was quite a bit of traffic at the shop
though, and Jeremy let me play until 11:30 which was
cool, but no one I knew came. Oh well, at least I
have a new set. Screw it, I'll just do the show entry
October 26th, 2000 - 8:30-11:30
swear it rains 3 days a year in LA, and
they're all days I have gigs. Raining
on set-up and tear-down. That's incredible
in LA. And yes, still out of shape. This
set-up just isn't fun. But guess what will
be different next time.....? Read
voice held up pretty well. It's weird,
never talked about this before, but when
I do the Harry set...I'm listening to
myself. I completely go out of my
body and start listening, and enjoying it.
It's like I'm not singing. Then every once
and awhile I snap back into it, and
I'm amazed I'm on key...it's weird. I
really like the Harry set now. It's so
relazing and feels good. Great way to
start, and warm-up. I nailed the magic
set...timing was perfect. Unfortunately I
may need to invest in a headset here soon.
But only for that set...I love the
mic stand for everything else, but for the
magic set I'm moving around so much, no
one can hear me. Ugh...money money money.
Just maybe I can save some here
the people from my apartment complex who were
gonna show up couldn't make it.
THANKS PADDY FOR CALLING...GOOD MOVE.
:-) So basically I did that whole Magic
Set in one day for no reason. No one else
knows it's new. LOL. The audience was...the
strangest audience I've ever seen. Some
people seemed offended by the HARRY set.
Or the LOVE set. Like got up and LEFT. I
don't know. The most blase sets I have. So I
of course held out on the fun stuff. Then
I jumped off and the whole world walked
in so I jumped back up. Lots of young kids -
19-21...PERFECT. Time for the "Day in the
Life". They enjoyed it...but weren't really
laughing. Some hot chicks were staring pretty
long at the "washin' up the genitals" song -
LOLOLOL. Hell YEEEAH. Anyway, then
I knew I'd get 'em with Slide. Threesome
song, and Bread in The Freezer.
THEY ALL WALKED OUT, on
BREAD IN THE FREEZER. Not even
a giggle or a smile from anyone in the joint.
It's like they just didn't understand it. So
strange. They enjoyed Parody 2...but only a
few people left at that point. (sigh) - but
the cool part of the reaction is that I met a
guy who does his own act with his wife down
the street. Met him last month too, but we
talked after the show a bunch this night, and
found out he does a bit of construction. Says
he could help me make the boxes for the tvs
that I've been thinking about for 2 years. So
it could be that this is the last night
I have to deal with that shitty set-up.
It could also be the last time I use
tape, as I've found a way to burn Video CDS
that will play in some DVD players. So
the next show could be
DRAAAAAASTICALLY different. Both in
set-up, and in the people setting it
up....???? Stay tuned for a big announcement
in a few weeks... :-)
mystery? what could it be? That's why you guys pay the
big bucks to follow the story of 4tvs so closely.
Hmmm....seems I don't have a whole
helluva alot to talk about other than the show...so
how 'bout I post the show entry right here...? Shut
up....it's not like I'm on my 9th entry of the month
or anything. NOT LIKE I'VE DONE 87
ENTRIES. I'll stop being defensive now...
Oh, and please
pray for me that I get the 1st pick in my fantasy
draft. No one will appreciate Shaquille O'Neal more
than me. :-)