Highs and lows
baby. What floors me is just how sincere the lows are.
Like I wait until it's really kickin' my ass
before I write about it yet the next day you finish
some of the script and POW - life's a goddamn
Candyland game. You guys sick of this yet?
So the good news
is the script's first and third acts are completely
finished. Dialogue, music everything. All that's left
is a few holes in the middle and two songs. I am
forcing myself to sit on it for awhile before saying
"it's done" because it's just being written so
damn fast...but I knew in December it would be an
easy write. The plot fell in my lap from an old Boyles
Episode and absolutely wrote itself. It's just the
perfect send-off. Shooting is going to be a
The question of
when now comes to mind and I honestly think I can
shoot the first 2 TVs during the April 3rd weekend. It
gives me about 6 weeks to plan everything out and get
the people I need. (sigh) I might as well say it
now...there's no way I can write about this final
shoot without bringing this up because it's such a
HUUUGE part to the process. I won't even bother
making this coded for those who don't want it to be
spoiled. There's enough secrets that knowing this
won't ruin it for you.
Adam replaces the
band with actors. In an homage to a series of about 5
Boyles Episodes that I follow damn near PLOT-VERBATIM,
the band quits and Adam is forced to use replacements.
The reason I'm even saying this is that those holes in
the script are for the auditions for said actors and
of course shooting this is going to require a serious
amount of planning as for the first time there will be
other people involved. So now doing 2 TVs in a weekend
is most likely impossible as there will be 3 people
of that there's an extraordinary amount of
"extra" shooting for the DVD and
parts of the show that are outside the TV.
So my time as each character is going to
be extended from the normal "one day". By
the way I included one of the hidden
extras from the T2 DVD some of you may
have missed. Heh. Enjoy.
...oh yeah and
I actually have to find said replacements.
(sigh). Luckily, or unluckily - not sure yet - I only
need look-a-likes. They don't need to be able to sing,
they only have one line each, but they have to be in a
sense the "real-life" counterparts to the people
I play. So I want the best stereotype I can find.
Makes me cringe to write it, but I need the most
gangsta lookin' black dude I can find, the
absolute sureferest lookin' surfer dude in this city -
and then...Spencer. Heh. The only requirement other
than looks will be acting ability. I want them to
steal the show. So even with a finished script in a
couple weeks, actually finding at least the first two
(G and Dewey) may be quite a feat. Something about
finding black gang members and asking to put them on
camera that seems a bit unrealistic. Heh.
But it's all
starting to come into full swing. My hair however
won't be ready until May at the latest, so it's going
to force me to come up with some sort of wig/extension
thing for Dewey. I knew I needed to do it, so
luckily the script moving so quickly is forcing me to.
Needed that motivation. It's tough to get motivated
when actually sitting on your ass for 3 months will
solve the problem as hair GROWS. Heh.
My dad is actually
going to be out here the weekend of May 22nd. It's
possible that I could premiere it by then. May be
pushing it though. Oooh... I guess that gives
away the next secret. Doh.
So the premiere
isn't going to be in Columbus. :-( So sorry guys.
Lemme explain. I need to put this next
DVD together as professional as humanly possible.
Which means really expensive cameras, at least 3 of
them, and a crew that knows the whole show to shoot
it. Two shots of just Adam and a TV, sweeping
handhelds, a lighted audience without the Paris Hilton
night vision going...as professional as I can
humanly afford. I've met up with a guy out here who
has a production company, Tone
has access to, and experience with, some incredible
equipment. Two very, very nice cameras even
including 24P which will give it the look of film that
is just extraordinary if you've ever seen it, and a
great ear for audio so I can finally mic
everything correctly on DAT and mix in the audience as
opposed to relying on the mic from the camera. And
unfortunately guys, I just can't pull all that
off in Columbus. The 'ol static stage shot just ain't
cuttin' it for this DVD. Now realize I will still be
performing it there this September like I always do,
but it can't be on the disc. But who am I kidding, now
you guys don't have to buy an empty DVD case at the
Columbus show and wait for me to ship you the disc.
So there you have
it. Things are rollin'. I am embarrassed to even
admit to what the last entry held, but someday it'll
ALLLLLL make sense. There's pressures on me that are
completely out of my control that just pile up. Oh
yeah, and I'm trying to break into the toughest
business in the world. But I really, really,
really have to be able to look at this site,
Adamazon.com, and just chill out. I've consistently
produced and created pieces of work I'm completely
proud of. There are no "Ishtars" on that page.
I have not underachieved, I have
overachieved...the only difference is the audience
size. That will come. Just have to listen to my own
advice, follow my heart, and continue to create. Man,
why the hell can't I remember that on days like
PS - happened upon
a great new diet in case anyone out there needed to
lose weight. Roof Diet. Amazingly it involves eating
pizza! So what you do is, take the hottest slice you
can find and proceed to scald the roof of your mouth
for 3 seconds. That should be just enough time to
cover the whole area pretty good. No exercising, no
pills, no calorie counting - that's it! You've now
made it nearly impossible to bite down on any type of
food for the next 5-7 days. Amazingly, if you DOOO try
to eat? You will only prolong the healing process and
lose even more weight! Magnificent! The pounds will
fly off! (sigh) I wish this was a joke. Goddamn Lean
Cuisine pizza had this hidden pepperoni under the
cheese that I proceeded to SEAR to my mouth for so
long that 4 days later it still hurts to take a bite.
Heh. I've lost 3 pounds.