- Countdown Entry #41
- 2:33 PM, Wednesday, July 21st,
- That's a great title.
This was a roller
coaster. Good news - I booked 3 gigs. Bad news, I
thought I had every Saturday night at $250 a pop
until football season. Turns out the comedy group they
have in was already booked and he didn't know that.
AHHHHHHHH. I got so excited at work. Ran around the
building twice. Heh.
- Alrighty, so
heres how it works. They dont do shit on
Saturdays during football season cause
hey..why. they got the crowd they want. Heres
what he wants to do. There are 5 STRAIGHT home games
this year. After that (october 9th my 24th
birthday) he wants to put me on 3 Thursdays in a row
with adds in the lantern on Tuesday. Itll be $5
at the door and the lantern add will give them a free
appetizer if they bring the ad. So they get their
money back. Now heres the kicker. He will pay
the $5 for the hotel guests. They get in free. So If I
can get them to come down, (for free) I get $5 for
them. I could really end up making some dough here.
Flyer every door. Giddy up. The dates are 3 months
away which seems like a lifetime unfortunately, but
WOW. October 14th, 21st, and 28th. Hows that for
cool. He gave me the size of the ad and Ill
design it. I feel a bit guilty. He asked me what would
be more beneficial: the money towards the Lantern or
the money towards CD101. I told him the Lantern. It
simply is. Period. Especially for the campus crowd.
What the hell is the Campus competition for the paper?
The Other Paper? Its perfect. Im pretty
pumped. This should work out very well. I will contact
him on August 11th about the show at Fats. He told me
to give him a ring so he could see it. Whew. 3 more
gigs for the 4TVS
and he gave me the tape back! I
told him it was for him, but he just told me to keep
it. That helps.
- The class acts guy
is driving me crazy though. Here's the notes from my
lunch with him:
- 7/12/99 1:00 PM my
therapy session. I dont feel great after it.
He understands what im dealing with
thats nice. Hes definitely pushing this
as performance art. And I do agree. He gave me one
big piece of advice. Christmas sets. He said I
could be working everyday from thanksgiving until
christmas. Ill dig that a bit. I will make 3
christmas sets. If I can do about an hour,
thatd be nice. Kids will love it. Finally an
avenue where kids can see the show. That makes me
happy. Talked for a good hour. Told me about the
ohio arts council. And if Im a member with them,
OAC will pay 30% of the fee for the venue. Kind of
cool. Everything was vague. He said Shadowbox could
be a great place. Saying I could be the interim
stuff between their acts. Or an opener. Also, the
golf gig isnt completely dead. He hasnt
heard anything actually. So thats kind of
nice. Hell definitely help me out..OOH and
Wexner center stuff. Again more performance art
oriented things. He really hasnt altered my
path other than making the Cristmas sets. I really
cant afford that luxury until I have about 15
sets under my belt. Then I can throw away 3
christmas sets. Whew. Thatll be awhile. It
will be done though. You just cross your fingers
and hope to hear from him.
Here's the thing.
I've been to Shadowbox, it's awesome - but they
produce their own shows. Nonetheless on his advice
I called Shadowbox, did all the legwork got them
the tape, called a dozen times and got: "im not sure
exactly what you want me to do
" I explained that
Mike thought they could use me in between stuff, but
they said everything is IN house. (sigh) She told me
to show it to the guys at eventco. So what was mike
thinkin? And what exactly is a booking agent supposed
to do? I know I haven't signed anything yet,
but he could've gotten that info from Shadowbox a lot
quicker than what I did for a week. Ugh. The
Christmas sets are a good idea later in the summer.
I'll keep in touch with him.
- Oh and I just
have to vent about a guy at "Houlihan's" Jesus.
- "Eric saw
it and he said it wasnt that great."
completely speechless. Here it comes, he Polaris
Grille type blow up: Are you fucking kidding me? By
far the most professionally produced presentation they
couldve possibly seen for any type of act, and
they say its not that great? And Bruce (the GM)
didnt even watch it? HOW CAN YOU RUN AN
ESTABLISHMENT AND NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE 5 MINUTES OUT OF
YOUR DAY. HOW. HOW. HOW. Say its not right for
say its whatever, but to
say the tape isnt that great is just ignorant.
I'm a bit arrogant, but it's totally true. Only
someone who didnt see the tape could say that.
(sigh) I'm officially done with
- Alright, Brian
Boru's up next...I checked out the bar and, well,
not too great. I have a feeling it's gonna crash
and burn. Not a young crowd at all, and I'm gonna come
off annoying to the regulars who just want to drink
and listen to rock. The drunks sure do enjoy a good
beat down though, so Jar-Jar
will be a hit.