Alright, so here's
the scoop. After IMing the MTV dude for a few days
I've finally set-up a lunch meeting. The LA auditions
are now on indefinite hold (probably the next two
week) because of how poor the submissions have been.
My radar goes up slightly because I can't imagine they
couldn't find enough worthy acts to even hold an
audition in this city...but alas he says there's only
about 8 even slightly interesting
One of which is
mine, but in talking more with him it seems my bit may
be too polished for what they're doing. Leave it to me
to find every conceivable way of getting rejected.
LOL. Good news is, he's still very interested in the
concept and wants to talk with me more about it. I've
mentioned "mockumentary" to him and he thought that
was a good idea...basically just some brainstorming as
he really likes the concept and as I said
previously - he's worked with most of the boybands at
one point or another. So this meeting tomorrow should
be very good. I will bet anyone $5 that it gets moved
however. Maybe I'm a cynic, but you start to get a
feel for things and I know where I am on the
giant stovetop of this city and it's most definitely
the back burner right now. We'll see.
The Seacrest Show.
Haven't been shirking this guerilla stunt in the
least, just been hard to make it with work and all at
noon. I did however go last Thursday and was able to
scope out the internet cafe sign for a good 15
minutes. There's a really funny ethnic lady who runs a
boutique next door that was standing out there telling
me 3 times the internet cafe was closed. LOL. Telling
me where to go, then teling me to come into her store
(there will be more of this later in the entry). She
finally went back into her store so I could
really check out the sign. Well, it's just a "banner"
like sign nailed to the awning. Can you believe that?
It comes up SO WELL on TV too. For
As well they've
been closed down for months. So what I'm going to do
is make a 4tvs.com sign to go OVER that sign,
just for the hour the show is on and then take it off.
I figure the fact that I can only do it like once or
twice a week anyway for one hour shouldn't get me in
too much heat. Of course it means making an entirely
new sign, but I think I'll be able to pull it off
relatively easy. I'm going to do giant BLACK lettering
on the white background. Actually, I may go with the
yellow background just to reduce the sun glare. Also
planning on just using black construction paper over
top rather than the whole marker thing. If the last
one took me 3 1/2 hours to make, this will just be
insane. It's gonna be much bigger. I "should" be able
to debut it on Monday the 9th (40 years later Beatle
In writing news
I now have two killer ideas for the "short"
Trinitron bits. I'm going to do 3 so I'm almost there.
The big trilogy ender is again completely outlined and
I'm slowly putting in dialogue and whatnot. It'll
probably go this route for a few more weeks and then
I'll have a breakthrough and just finish the first
draft in a few days. My hair is still about 2-3 months
out for Dewey, but I do really need to find a wig
solution. As well I'm officially sick of my hair long
now. Like for the rest of my life I think I'm done. I
want to be able to keep my hair short. To be able to
have a monthly haircut like the rest of the world. DO
you realize I haven't had a haircut not related to the
Trinitrons since 2000? And that was just for my
wedding. I'm done. I guess you get to an age where
you're just done fucking with hair. Yup, that age for
me is 28 and 4 months. I will most likely buzz my head
after Spencer this year (just to get rid of the fried
hair) and then keep it short like it is on the opening
of the site. It's about time.
Oh and Tijuana
How 'bout them
Lakers? (sigh) Tijuana doesn't really deserve more
than that sentence, but I guess I have to
tell the story. So Jess and I took a couple days and
went to San Diego to just chill. Get away from the
computer, the phones - just hang out in a different
city and be together really. Had a blast. Ended up
doing the whole Mexico thing because hey, it's
RIGHT HERE. Smart enough to not drive down there,
there's a little shuttle that's $2 to take you over
and it lets you park your car in the good 'ol USA for
$6. Beats the hell out of the horror stories I've
heard about parking in Mexico.
All I can say is
this: I don't like salespeople coming up to me at BEST
friggin' BUY...so guess how much I liked TJ. Maybe the
most pathetic place I've ever seen. thousands of shops
with the owners ion the street in front yelling at you
to come in. Yelling prices, broken english phrases and
throwing jewelry and painted Bart Simpson heads in
your face....forever. That's it. Shop after shop after
shop. After about 45 minutes of this we decided to
eat, which was adventurous if anything. I mean a
bottle of beer and 3 tacos for $1.99 is always fun.
The food was pretty good and we didn't DIE so yahoo!
What fun. Happened to walk into the "Red light"
district at 11 AM. Who knew? I pointed out this
chick with a white miniskirt on to Jess: "Hey, she
looks like a hook...woah - they all do. Wow! Let's go
down THIS street Jess!" I mean it's 11 AM. I could
understand 2-3 women hangin' out waiting, but there
had to be 40. Strange.
Needless to say it
just wasn't fun. Ended up buying a blanket for Kerry
who was watching the pups and just got the hell out of
there. I know it's not representitive of all of
Mexico, but yeah - my Tijuana days are pretty much
over. Granted at night it might have been...no at
night it would've sucked worse. It was scary at NOON.
Man, I'm just old dude. I would rather sit on my front
porch and watch the grass grow. Actually, the list of
things I'd rather do then go back to Tijuana would
probably be quite humorous...and quite long.
And finally you
know I have to do this:
to click the boob in question for a
If you're all
curious as to what I thought about this stunt I
was honestly just shocked. Could there ever be a more
uncreatively stupid moment in music history? Song,
song, song...BOOB. I immediately laughed and said
to Jess: "Do you know how many parents are freakin'
out right now!? LOL" And to all the people saying it's
no big deal, you gotta think of the parents who relax
for one friggin day and let their kids watch the
superbowl and then this happens. I personally would
have no problem with my kid at ANY age seeing a boob,
even in context this stupid, but that doesn't make it
any less inappropriate. They have every right to
expect no nudity during the SUPERBOWL. I'll be
the first to say that violence is worse and oftentimes
the grinding, suggestive shit is far more adult then
any one BOOB could be...but the bottom line is, it's
inappropriate. I won't even begin to argue if it was
planned because we all know it was. The only person
who has an out is Timberlake because it's feasible he
was told it would reveal the red bra since it wasn't
rehearsed. But Janet and her costume designer knew
exactly what would happen. And christ Janet, I
didn't even know you were a has-been until that
moment. Way to go.
I'm sure I'll be
writing to you next week about the meeting that's
planned for that week. Heh. Man I trust no
one in this town anymore do I.
and the video is allllllllllllll the way
from Entry #15 - figured since my first
gig ever in LA was on this date, and
this entry was on...well...uhm...so...here
it is again - guys, sue me. I'm reusing an
Shut up. 10 entries last month.