notice, the seacrest thing is over on every level. No
more signs, no more emails, hell no more faxes unless
Well that lasted
all of three days.
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL.
Those LOLs will
all make sense in a second.
thanks to Amy at CD101 who took the time to scan the
article and send it to me.
the "Gone, forgotten" title stings,
but jesus it's been 5 years since I've
been on the air there. Besides it was a
great tie in for the video
as I got to use an old
"Late Show" song "Gone but not
forgotten". And please know I'm not
desperately trying to say that I'm "not
forgotten" - the song just fit and
I have to put a goddamn video with
every entry. Honestly, I thought the
whole article was really well written and
I pretty much
LAUGHED OUT LOUD the whole time
I was reading it. I'm sorry but this
line: "We know they're jokes because he
writes "LOL" after each one so
readers know not just to laugh, but to
laugh out loud." Made me... well you know.
And I believe
there may be a generation gap with the writer of the
article because all the "cool kids" know that
"LOL" means the person writing is
laughing, it's not a direction for the reader. But it
makes no difference, his article was really funny. And
I loved the line: "The aspiring (insert
entertainment profession here)" - nice to know they
couldn't figure it out either. LO...great, now I'm
rethinking all of my laughing placements.
So yeah, I'm
pretty much jumping up and down. It's exactly what
I hoped for and they can call me deluded,
desperate, forgotten, arrogant, makes no difference as
long as they're calling me that in print. I don't
completely believe all press is good press, but at
this point anything that gets more people following
"The Journey" is a good thing. And I can't tell
you how refreshing it feels to be pictured as arrogant
Another quick note
on the article, I believe they made an amazingly
good inside joke with the "Young Adam Kontras" line at
the beginning of the article proving they were indeed
listeners of the early late show. In fact, it took an
hour for me to realize it. In one of my various
openings, I put a clip from "Jane London" of
WTVN's afternoon drive-time show "John and Jane"
calling me "Young Adam" as they interviewed me about
the release of my CD in 1996. It was an inside joke
around the station and for the listeners of the show
as my age always became an issue. So I happily opened
many an hour with her "Young Adam" line. So could
it be the author was alluding to that? If so - kudos
man. I barely cuaght it.
Now it's just a
question of if I can pull off any press in LA.
I have to rework the press release to have more
of the "downtrodden struggling artist sticking up for
internet rights" feel as "WTVN and CD101 host" really
doesn't hold much weight here. I believe the fact
that the writers can actually go to the site, and see
the "story of the sign" unfold is a huge plus. There's
a lot to write about. I'll hit up the LA papers next
week. I guess any story with Seacest attached has
a possibility of working. And wow, does everyone hate
him? He's pretty oversaturated right now, but
I didn't know it created such a backlash. Stern
was making fun of him this week too. The article
didn't mention that he also just took Rick Dees place
this week officially replacing two of the radio
industry's biggest names in a matter of months. Hell
good for him. He's no more annoying than Rick Dees or
Casey Kasem. He does need to chill on the face-time on
TV though. He's setting up to be the flavor of
the minute. Time will tell.
T3 is two sections
and 3 song lyrics away from completion and I'm now
officially looking for the actors needed. The problem
with filming is that I can't move onto the next
character until I film my scene with the fake
counter-part. That may drag out shooting for weeks
instead of days as it's been before. I could get
around a couple of the TVs with some special effects,
but G's in particular is mandatory for having them
both on at the same time. Ugh. It'll be fun though.
So there you have
it. Anyone new to the site, feel free to
- put something
pretty obvious in the title as my SPAM count is
outrageous. I'll let you know when I'm performing in
your neck of the woods. Also be on the lookout for
other articles, as I obviously have no way of knowing
unless one of you guys emails me. Oh and for old
See they used to
love me! Thanks again to the folks at Media Morsels.
You'll be receiving your free Trinitrons DVD, courtesy
next week. Thought you might like to see what the
forgotten radio guy has been up to. It's not as
deluded as you may think.