- Entry #38
- 2:26 AM, Monday, April 10th,
- My oh my, what a week.
- Ya know, you reading this must
really get a thrill about how my life changes every
damn week. I honestly do sometimes envy your vantage
point. Check your mail, and see what ol' Adam's up
to... I of course have to make it interesting. A great
bit of motivation if I do say so myself.
- So when we last spoke,
I promised Jess's reaction to Palaur (which is at
the end of this letter...so don't fret), and of course
my great proclamation of going back into radio. LOL.
Well, as I stated previously, even FINDING an
opening in radio in this town is a feat...so don't be
anxiously tuning up your real players to hear The Late
Show anytime soon. All the last entry was, was a
statement that I hated to come to, but I had to.
The only way we will make it, is if I'm bringing home
a salary...and that simply has to involve radio for
me. 5 years of experience can't be ignored at 24. On
that front, there's an internet radio station starting
right here in LA, that is looking for EVERYTHING.
I hate to get excited, but GODDAMN I am.
They need a full staff, and I have experience all
over in radio...can't wait to get an interview....keep
your fingers crossed. I also did a quickie
UPS application because we simply HAVE to bring
some money into this scenario...which brings us to a
rather KICK ASS announcement:
- WE HAVE A ROOMATE!
- Yes by mandate of necessity a
friend of Jessica's is moving in starting May 1st. The
past few days has been spent clearing the room out for
her and basically jumping up and down about our luck.
A situation where someone really doesn't have much
stuff, but needs a place to stay and is sick of paying
rent by herself...HELL YES. So perfect, and
man...this will finally get our heads above water. By
the time August rolls around, Jess and I should
actually be completely caught up and this nightmare
we've called LIFE the past 3 months will be over. Oh
it will still suck in many respects...don't sell your
stock in ramen noodles just yet, but it will make this
POSSIBLE. It's funny how so many of you would respond
and not quite understand the breadth of our situation.
It wasn't "oh, they're struggling"...it was seriously:
"Adam and Jess will be HOME for the wedding in
August, and we don't mean for a week..." Yet your
emails saying: "You guys should get out more...you
sound really stressed" or my favorite: "You need to
treat yourself to a nice meal, have some fun..."
(sigh)...oh well...those days are going to start
disappearing soon. Very soon.
- Many of you may have remembered
that having a roomate meant we were breaking our 2
person lease...well technically that's still true. The
only difference here is we're risking 2 months left on
our lease...not 6 months. And Jessica's friend has
great credit, so if they ever did want to push the
issue, she'd be cool. Unfortunately Marty wasn't in
that same scenario. Ahh the MOOOSE. Miss him quite a
- On the 4tvs front, I've had my
FINAL show at Barney's and didn't even know it. Check
LINK for the story. The
AAAH! CAPELLA gigs are pretty so-so. Had another
"SET-UP AND NO ONE SHOWS"
performance on Friday. That brings my total for
"world's most depressing nights" to 4. Again,
please check out the shows
section periodically as I won't always make a show
entry a journal entry unless something very big
- On the Palaur
front there is absolutely stellar news. As many of you
know I am a huge fan of DVD. A little hobby Jess and
I got into Right before the 4tvs concept came up,
and consequently have gotten OUT of since we
moved here. Either way I still keep up on the latest
news from dvdfile.com.
An amazing DVD site that has it all. Well, I sent an
email to the editor explaining Palaur, and he's
offered to give me FREE BANNER SPACE on his
site to help me out. We're talking 1,000,000 hits a
month. To say this is exciting, is to say the least.
He said he likes to hlep out "low-profit or no-profit
independent sites trying to get off the ground"...well
this could certainly help. Again, not to beat a dead
horse here, but REALLY...check out the
As the reactions trickle in, I'm seeing that this site
is more special than even I had previously
imagined. Which of course brings me to Jessica's
feelings about all this. I decided I'd give her her
own page to finally tell you all how she feels about
- And finally something that may
turnout to be one of those "4tvs" ideas. I guess it
could be one of those "palaur" ideas too. Basically
it's as I've always said: "An idea everyone has,
bought few of us grab it and do something with
- About 2 weeks ago I wrote a
song called "Behind The Music 3". A bit of a jab
on VH1's "Behind The Music 2" (Seeing that winding
road to fame AS IT HAPPENS)...except BTM2
uses current stars. Well, that's not early enough for
me. My life's Behind The Music 3... Because
I have yet to shoot heroin, screw my pets, and
crash my airplane... It bounced around in my brain for
awhile...wrote some funny lyrics and was stuck with
what to do with it. It was surely a 4tvs set in the
making...I could have loads of fun with that...
Then I was sitting watching the "No Doubt" Behind
The Music and heard a guy say that once their video
came out for "Just A Girl" that it was an instant
rise... And pow it came to me. I have the tools to
make an EXTREMELY convincing mock Behind The Music.
And if I made a music video of "Behind The Music
3" and really made it look good...hmmm, it just might
get me some exposure at VH1. So I have done 10
seconds...those 10 seconds took my ass 3 1/2 hours,
but I have to admit...it looks GOOOOOOD. Notice
the "NO" in front of "FAME - FORTUNE - GLORY" that
scrolls across the BTM opening... This is Behind The
Music 3, and I have yet to get those... So this video
project (ironic since "Radio Killed the Video Star")
will take me a few weeks, but the outcome again could
be that piece that puts me into the right spotlight.
Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
- For now, check this video out...it
actually gave me goose bumps when I played it on
my television. It was like I actually "made
- Man, what a long entry. Keep your
fingers crossed! Quite a bit to be anxious
TO MY BROTHAS AND SISTAS!
- Jess and Adam