It's really not
that I despise other humans so much that I will only
work with myself. Simply, the situation never
presented itself to include other people in this type
of project...until now. I went all out for the final
Trinitrons Chapter and included 8 slots for actors and
actresses to be part of the show. As those who have
followed the journey know, the band quits and Adam is
forced to hold auditions to replace the band. His
choices however have more to do with his insecurities
than what's best for the band. So without further
adieu, let me introduce every actor in order of
Joe Jr. came for
the part of Dewey believe it or not and I immediately
switched backdrops and made him do G. I mean who are
we kidding here? This dawg had the same exact cornrows
and talked so street it actually embarrassed me. I'm a
pretender...this dude obviously had it in his soul.
Unfortunately however, that made this part a bit
difficult for him because he's supposed to be a
"wannabe" that is wrong for the part. So after
a few laughs we got some takes that worked. Great
start to the audition process.
Daniel and I have
been buds for awhile and have worked on a few free
lance video projects together. He's gonna be providing
some equipment for next months DVD shoot. One day
I noticed that his perfect "Gangsta
Rap" name would be "Mickey - D" because of the
"Mc" in his last name. At that point I knew
he had to be in the show. Little did I know that
he would blow me the hell away. He just went Cuh-RAZY.
It's some seriously funny shit. We had a blast during
the shoot and I believe it was the first and certainly
last time I've ever shaved another man.
was fun to right. We were trying to get his beard just
like G's and well - I ended up just having to shave
him myself. Goddamnit that's funny. Anyway, he was
supposed to be the first auditioner, but he was so
over-the-top it would've absolutely ruined the other
guy. This way it leads up correctly to...
Mr. Searon. Whew.
This cat is huge. As I described in G's Chronicle it
was quite an adventure to get this shoot goin'.
I had originally done it with another guy, Mark's
friend Robert, but it ended up Robert was just too
damn nice. So at midnight before I had to take
out my cornrows and go back to work, I was able
to pick up Mark from work and get this done. The
result is perfect. Dude was extremely nice, but
on-screen was insanely intimidating. I mean when
we were both watching the footage he kept saying:
"Damn, I look mean as hell dawg!". Very funny shit.
Let me also highlight Robert...
...as he did
everything Mark did, but I just eventually had to use
the meaner guy's footage. I mean just look at him man.
Gentle Giant in every sense of the word. He will end
up on the DVD for the Basketball bit
I look tiny.
Then came the
Ricardo's look was
dead-on man. The hair, the hazy gaze...even his speech
patterns were awesome. For Dewey's auditions however,
Adam isn't picking on looks, but brains - and lack
thereof. Ricardo ends up being too smart, thus doesn't
get the part. Honestly, all the Dewey's rocked and it
could've gone either way, but in the end I had to use
Ricardo as the "wannabe".
funny dude that was more than worthy of the part, but
A) that wig is a distraction it's so goofy, and B)
he's 6' 4". That part with both Dewey and Fake Dewey
on-screen at the same time just doesn't work when the
fake guy is a half foot taller than me. Once again
however, I got to use both of them for the videogame
bit on the DVD...
"No dude..." "No DUDE..."
...man, there's a
film hidden in these scenes I'm tellin' you. You could
have so much fun with these characters.
Chad however got
the part of Dewey's replacement, and he really nailed
the spirit of Dewey for sure. As I said in
Dewey's Chronicle, he's an incredibly natural actor
who didn't even realize that his takes were for the
actual show until we were done. He just thought it was
the audition process...but he really nailed every
moment and will certainly make a mark in the final
Now Cameron was a
different story. He was never written to have an actor
counterpart, but for it to be his "slow" brother.
It allows me to do something I wanted to do back in
2001, which was doctor photos of myself at different
ages to look like I had younger or older
brothers. Now since we find out Cameron and Adam have
this brother Mikey we never knew about, I get the
...how classic is
it gonna be scanning those glasses into pictures of me
when I was 9. LOL. I can't wait to start
some of that post-production. Whew, I don't even look
mildly retarded in that picture. It's straight up
full-blown severe. God I hope I don't offend
perfect rendition of Spencer as a woman. As I
mentioned in the previous chronicle, she was the only
person to show up for her audition and it didn't even
matter. She was perfect from the moment she walked in
the door. A few takes later she was done and now part
of Trinitrons history. Giddy-up.
there ya go. The
Thanks a million fellas...and femellas...
Hope you had as much fun as I did,
and hope you dig seeing yourself perform
live onstage, while you sit in the
audience. Can't say I've been able to do