- Countdown Entry #20
- 12:47 PM, Thursday, October 28th,
- Such mixed emotions. Take a look
- That incredible story was
supposed to be coupled with an ad for my show
at Holiday Inn on the Lane tonight. Man, why do
I bother rewriting this - just look at my log.
Better emotion anyway:
- 10/27/99 2:30 PM give the 200 flyers to
Marty, the manager. He tells me that he got
complaints last time and that well try this
"one more time
" I am completely floored at
this point. The show was fine! I sold CDs for
christ sake! I even told him that! The Lantern ad
will NOT be in, and Id better PRAY that the
Yankees win it tonight or everyone will be watching
the goddamn game again. You know what really kills
I DID ABSOLUTELY NONE OF THE FUNNY SHIT. I
was completely laid back. What the fuck! Who could
complain? The noise? I heard the front desk people
were annoyed. What? Im just so fed up. I want
to go to Vegas so bad for 4tvs. And now CD101 has
thrown me a curveball that may make me stay. And
have to still put up with this shit? Jesus Christ.
So now how do I perform tomorrow? And what the hell
is Martys motivation to even put the flyers
under the door? So he has to give me more money
when hes canning it anyway? GOOD GODDAMN.
FUCK! This was my only hope for November. Fuck. I
have nothing after this week except for an errant
November date from Brian Borus. Im
gonna have to get on the ball. If Im staying
in Columbus Im gonna really have to kick a
little ass. (sigh) so bummed
- 10/28/99 10:30 AM with paper
in hand I storm into holiday inn and ask
for marty. Waiting for 15 minutes I start to fume.
Im just so angry. This is my big day you
know? Nice big article in the Lantern. Nice
picture. Telling everyone about Holiday Inn and
this is my last show because of complaints? WHAT?
Goddamnit. So he finally comes out and is impressed
with the lantern ad. I ask him about the complaints
and he says the manager asked the people in the bar
what theythought and they said "eh
Didnt really care for it. Some people walked
out. WHAT! Yeah, some old people walked
and I mean like 60-70 years old. The
infamous drunk guy was a bastard. But good christ I
sold CDS! What the fuck. Who did he ask? And the
point that REALLY IRKS ME. WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK?
Can you please look ahead just a tiny bit? Do you
see the article that youre holding in your
hand? Thats young campus folk that will come
if you keep it going. But because some fucking guy
did asked a few tables what they thought
JESUS. HELLO SIGNATURES All over again
dumb ass bar owners. PLEASE SEE THE FUTURE. PLEASE
SEE 1 week INTO THE FUTURE. GODDAMNIT.
- There just couldn't have been a
better set-up. I mean I know the article says I'm
playing at the end - but the Holiday Inn ad was gonna
have a $5 coupon.
WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?!
So tonight's gonna be my last show because of what?
I read this article over and over and all I can
keep thinking is: "If I were a lounge owner, I would
jump on this in a heartbeat" Free advertising, coupled
with your PROMISED advertising - a few weeks...you've
got something. So I don't appeal to 60-70 year
olds...isn't that a good thing!?!?
- Then the CD101 thing
I mentioned on the 27th.... (sigh) I really can't
say anything right now but it would keep me in
Columbus for another year at least. I'd be able to do
my show and 4tvs... it's really a perfect offer
and with the way things are going - I don't see how
I don't take it. This is obviously gonna be a
tough sell in Vegas, people just can't seem to look
- This should be such a joyous day,
I've never even gotten so much as a mention in
a paper - or even a review...yet when I do no one
will capitalize on it.
- Please come out tonight to Holiday
Inn on the Lane if you can. It'll be fun.