- Countdown Entry #38
- 3:33 PM, Monday, August 23rd,
- On the advice of the lady from
Shadowbox, I got a package to Eventco who I've
been playing phone tag with for over a month. Some of
the rudest receptionists I've ever deal with too.
What's wrong with people? Don't answer, 'cause it was
all worth it. Look at this:
- 8/19/99 1:00 PM sweet jesus. Sometimes I
feel like theres a guardian angel hanging
over me. They want me to be part of a show
theyre doing in october where Id be a
futuristic medicine man doing one 4tvs set. Lots of
cool ideas. He never flinched at $500 for making
and performing one set. Unfortunately its not
his decision. Hell know tomorrow if they have
the budget to allow that. Thats not the good
news though. THEY ARE OPENING AN OFFICE IN VEGAS
AND NEED TALENT OUT THERE. Wow. I mean. Good god. I
will be gone in december. GONE, DADDY, GONE. This
is amazingly perfect. To already be involved with a
company, to be able to do my own stuff on the side,
and to be OUT OF COLUMBUS. The hairs on the back of
my neck went up after he talked about that. Must
Ill talk to him tomorrow and see
whats happening with the october thing.
- 8/20/99 4:00 PM good news and bad news.
Well..bad news and REALLY KILLER NEWS but far away.
HA! Its all good I guess
first of all,
they have no more budget for the medicine man
thing. Fuck, $500 woulda been nice. Oh well. THEY
WANT TO USE ME IN A BIG MARKETING THING
THEYRE DOING IN SAN DIEGO IN JANUARY (about 2
hours from Vegas) And this time I mean probably
$1000. Nothing is really coming up from now until
- I don't know how I don't end up on
the west coast by the end of the year. With Jess and I
having our lease up on December 31st, it just seems so
perfect. I can feel it in my bones. I mean,
to be at the start of the opening of Eventco in Vegas,
it's a win-win. I've also been in contact with Dawn
Productions out there, still haven't heard back from
them. It just seems so perfect. For now, onto Columbus
- Incredibly I've rebooked all 3
places I played after Champps. Fats and Shorty's wants
me back as well as Boru's who wants me for 2 gigs,
August 27th and September 25th! Shorty's is gonna be
Labor Day Sunday with Fats the Thursday before.
Cameron hadnt even heard what the bartender said
about the crowd, but still wanted to book. He said
sales were alright, and I said that there were 20 of
my people there but I knew they hadnt drank
much. I asked him what it would take to get a Friday,
and he said Id have to have a guaranteed
audience. He wants to try a few more Thursdays before
that. God love the man. Very exciting. Im
stopping by tomorrow to give him the new
- I also booked this black
jazzy type club called "Snaps & Taps".
Unfortunately, the management there is shifty to say
the least. On 2 occassions their phone was
disconnected and I've never gotten a more overwhelming
feeling of "You guys have no idea what you're doing do
you?". They want to charge a $6 cover and split it and
have me go on 8-10 before their 10 PM Jazz show.
I said point blank that no one I can bring
is gonna pay for what they can get for free the
NEXT WEEK. If you're not gonna pay me, at least
make it FREE! So your normal crowd can see me! As it
stands the people are gonna wait in another room until
I'm done and then come in for the Jazz show -
defeating the whole purpose. But the guy said, no no
no don't you worry! He's gonna take out ads in the
"Other Paper" and flyer like crazy. Right. This
is gonna be a disaster.
- Speaking of disasters, hell I'll
just do a nice quick summary:
- -Funny Bone. This sunuva bitch is driving me
crazy. Won't return my calls, won't look at the
tape - when I do get him on the phone it's so
rude...so LA... I mean, I should almost put a
Vegas return address on the package so he'll
LOOK at it (not a bad idea). This is the type
of guy you want to mail your phone log to when you
get famous. Dick.
- -On the strength of the Holiday Inn bookings
I hit up another hotel only to have a 70 year
old man treat me like a 12 year old. Patting me on
my head about my "little show", meanwhile stringing
me along for over a month. Just say no and stop
wasting my time. Most people would've given up by
now, but as you can tell, I'm not most people.
- -Mr. FLAHERTY at the friggin' Thirsty Ear
Tavern. He wins. By far the biggest prick I've ever
come across (glad this is a personal journal
- lol). Actually, no I'm not. You don't treat
people like this. If your shit was that badass you
wouldn't be in Columbus so STOP with the attitude.
This is a perfect venue and he has told me for 2
months - I'll watch it this weekend! Call me
Monday! I always do and he always says the
same thing. It's gone on forever and it's like he's
playing a game. What the fuck already man.
- -Mike at Class Acts is still saying that he's
pushing my show at the malls for Christmas stuff.
I made it clear that unless he has some bites,
I can't afford paying $1500 for 3 new sets. He
is sure it'll be fine, but he's just such a slimy
agent and I can't get that past my mind. Also
his credibility was pretty shot after Shadowbox.
We'll see what happens.
- -Then there's Mr. Farhang Mootlog at Gameworks.
He just had to see me in person... and then listen
to this denial: "Adam, I stand to lose thousands of
dollars because your show is so interesting."
People will refrain from playing videogames to
watch. Music is an afterthought at Gameworks, and
it really cant be too engaging. It has to be
MUZAK. He was incredibly nice, but why he couldn't
tell me this on the phone? He gave me the whole
package back, but JESUS. I mean what a nice
way to put it, hell I felt good walking out of
but I still dont have a gig.
Phones are a cool invention.
- And finally, tonight I'm filming a
new set that is a bit of a parody on Blair Witch
Project. I unfortunately mentioned some of the
contents to ABOT (who are lending me their camera) and
you can discern their reaction by imagining telling
your mom you're eating a puppy for dinner. (sigh)
There will be the implication of masturbation
in the Blair Witch tent. Adam was speechless (the AB
of ABOT). It was as if he was upset the joke would
even FILTER THROUGH HIS CAMERA. (sigh
x2). Listen, no one 's a bigger fan of the
Set" than me, but...
well no - that's it. I'm the biggest fan of that set.
Everyone else wants the funny shit. So this act
becomes more comedy than music... I'm not arguing,
they are. GODDDAMNIT.
- Oh well, here's hopin' tonight