You know I'm so
focused on the next show that telling the twist of T3
no longer seems like the "sin" it has been for the 6
months I've known of it. In fact, I actually
thought of it over a year ago and am amazed that it
came off so well - but Columbus took the cake. No
reaction will be better than those sitting in that
first show last night. So much so that I'm going to
take the audio from Columbus and insert it in some
places on the DVD, and especially the end.
funnier is that what creates the great reaction isn't
just people clapping and yelling... it's that they
didn't get it right away. See, the entire show (and
really the entire trilogy) is setting up one moment:
the last 5 seconds of the show. I truly thought
everyone would see it coming from a mile away. Now,
had that been true...the audience would be clapping in
anticipation right as the lights come on. But they
don't. They had no idea. The lights come on and it's
right in front of their eyes, but it's such a shock
that I believe the audience truly doesn't believe
what it's seeing. It's truly a moment of magic for me
because it means I succeeded on a a whole bunch
of levels in the scheme of storytelling. Just as much
as a writer/director as a performer.
isn't enough of a motivator for you guys
to finally download the new version of
windows media player, I don't know
what is. Heh. I'm talking specifically to
the few of you who have been having
problems with your media players. That or
mac users who don't want to admit that
there is a version of windows media player
for your beloved special box.
- was that so hard?
02.06.09 - apparently it was, which is why I'm putting
the whole fuckin' Journey on
Anyway, that's the
peak for me. That is what makes it so easy to put The
Trinitrons away and move on. It was incomplete at one
show, and has now come full circle. I'm incredibly
proud of these three DVDs that as a whole make a
killer 90 minutes of entertainment. I'm so in tune
right now with what matters as an artist that I
actually laugh at people that think I'd be bummed that
this idea didn't make me famous and wealthy. I will
get a level of fame and will certainly make my money
before my days are over. But I guarantee it will
be a time filled with utter frustration trying to keep
the freedom I have right now. The second there's
money behind you, those with the money make the
decisions. It's the balance you share in an effort to
get a bigger audience. I will still fight to make
it to that level, but am aware that my proudest
moments as an artist may be in what I make on my
own. From The Boyles to The Trinitrons...therein lies
The day of the
show turned out to be pretty crazy. Our normal
stomping grounds may be a thing of the past after
their lack of organization almost cost us the room.
They had no clue who I was for a good 30 minutes
until my father finally faxed over the paperwork.
Complete mess. Then there was no bartender so we had
to just buy a bunch of pop and throw it in a bin.
Weak. But since this was a kid-friendly event it
worked out pretty well. And the kids had a good time
for sure. Incredibly no one cried, no one talked too
much, it was pretty great. And nothing beats a bunch
of 5 year olds thinking your a rockstar. LOL.
I was very happy that my cousins and other
friend's kids finally got to see what it is I've been
doing all this time in LA. Oh and Media Morsel's
little "Gone and Forgotten" bit actually garnered
me at least ONE renewed WTVN fan. ! Can't
remember the guy's name for the life of me now, but he
said he read that, saw the site - and started
following The Journey. And man, he remembered some
pretty errant WTVN things. He remembered the Marv
Albert / Barbara Walters mock interview I did
that seriously I think I ran twice in the 3
years I was at WTVN. It never even made it onto an
anthology disc either. Crazy. Heh. Welcome to the new
journey buddy. Hope you enjoy it.
So the final step
in the Trinitron story is shipping out all the
promotional DVDs to agencies, publicists and important
people all over this city. Of course without an agent,
manager or a publicist getting other agents managers
or publicists to actually watch the disc is quite
difficult. It is a crapshoot, it is a longshot, but
it's what needs to be done. I still haven't
forgotten my goal to be on television with 4tvs this
year, although even I can admit that I may
deserve a Mulligan for all that has transpired in the
past few months. I'll write up a little bio insert for
the DVD, have a cover letter explaining my goals and I
still think a Good Day LA morning show is entirely
feasible. Which would set-up publicity for the
"real" one-man show: The Journey.
See? It all just
works out in the end right? Well, I'm just schemin'
like I've always been but I guess that's the
point. I continue to do that, and continue to believe.
And The Journey show is gonna rule. It will be the
biggest thing I've ever tried to put together and
should simply leave people with their jaws dropped.