- Countdown Entry #36
- 1:15 PM, Tuesday, August 31st,
- So frustrated here. How people can
look at the same thing and come up with such wildly
varying takes on it is beyond me. I contacted a
booking agent last month with hopes of getting some
in-roads to Vegas. Hell, I just give you the
- 7/19/99 4:00 PM What the hell. Wow. This
guy first of all is based in Ohio. Had no idea. I
talked about Vegas, and he immediately said
takes a magician to make it in Vegas. Its a
tight knit group that lets very few people
in. Then he started asking me if I spoke english in
my act. Uh
yeah. I do
doesnt go over well in ASIA. Well I would
what the fuck? I guess he
books internationally. Jesus. Hey, you pay my way,
Ill play in singapore with a cane on my ass.
Ill send a tape to him tomorrow to see what
he thinks. Nice guy, I talked with him for quite
some time. Whew. What a strange world Im
- After seeing the tape:
- 7/26/99 12:30 PM He says Im
somewhat of a genius
he said I was
but the tape needs to show the SHOW.
GODDAMNIT this is so aggrivating. FUCK ME. Im
redoing the tape this week. PERIOD. This is insane.
How many more people have to say this before they
(ABOT) believe me. This was the one thing I
didnt have control over and its PISSING
ME OFF. I told him Id have him a new tape in
a week. Im almost EMBARRASED. FUCK ME.
- 8/5/99 1:15 PM this guy is so
he brought up the phillipines again.
Good GOD. He seems like hes been in it quite
a bit. He makes me feel good about the act. I told
him Im making a new tape and Im gonna
put some live stuff in it. Ill send it
sometime next week. Talked for way too long, but
its nice to hear about it.
- 8/23/99 1:00 PM obviously pissed at
ABOT, theyre fucking around, and the tape
still isnt close to being done
.. I PRAY
I can send it this week. JESUS CHRIST.
- 8/27/99 11:30 AM FINALLY
are done. Sending out as we speak. Its a very
good tape. Im very excited. Only a month
late, but oh well. Ill call him Monday to
verify. Lets pray.
- After seeing the new
tape with more of the
- 8/31/99 1:15 PM "I really see no
entertainment value here
" He said its
not funny, sees no entertainment value, and no one
will buy it. Cant believe anyone would go see
it. Doesnt get it. Theres nothing to
etc. He went ON AND ON AND ON. I simply
smirked and shook my head. He finally started
sounding like an old fogey here, and I didnt
know much of what to say. Im a little
concerned though. He says theres nothing here
that could work onstage. Ahhh
my head is
- To say this is discerning news, is
to say the least. Not sure quite how to take it.
I mean the guy was anything but young... but
no entertainment value? First off, goddamn ABOT
is treating me like they're doing me a favor every
time I need them to do anything. I realize
$500 a set and $500 for a demo is not TOP dollar,
but to put with their shit it certainly is. They
stalled with the demo tape because when they saw the
tape of "TL's Set" they had "serious concerns".
Oh spare me the fuckin speeches man. This is all gonna
come to a head soon. AHHH.
- But this dude, Mr. Joel Poplar...
I mean I don't want to be so arrogant that I
ignore the advice of professionals that have been in
the industry - but I think this guy is INSANE. No
entertainment value? There's 5 of the same guy onstage
singing. Talking about it is entertaining. Oh
well, a lot to think about before I run off to the