And there you have
it. The stage is set. We took out 2 banquet halls this
time for more room, and a better view of the TVs.
Y'all won't have to stand in the back now. We have 10
pizzas this time, and once again I'm letting 1/2 of
the cover go towards the purchase of the NEW
Trinitrons 2 Limited Edition DVD. There original
DVD will be available too, as well as the new
Trinitrons CD including songs from both 1 & 2.
Here's the list:
01 - Come To
- Adam Kontras & The Trinitrons
Jiggy-Dog G - Gary "G" Simmons & The
03 - Kill
You - Gary "G" Simmons
04 - That
Way - Spencer Highbanks & The
05 - Hump Me
- Spencer Highbanks & The
06 - Washin'
Up The Genitals - Adam Kontras
07 - Full
House - Cameron Kontras & The
- Adam Kontras & The Trinitrons
- Gary "G" Simmons
- Spencer Highbanks
- Cameron Kontras
- Dewey Anderson
- The Trinitrons
- The Trinitrons
there's no way I can give away the titles to the
songs in T2. That just gives away too damn much.
Anyway, as it says in the poster - Trinitrons 1 &
2 will be performed BACK to BACK at 8 PM. Thought
about this for a long time, and the bottom line is -
I just wanna make you guys suffer. Heh. Honestly
- I'm looking for that anticipation to build and build
and build until the end of the first one. So
I can open up the DVD with the uproar right into
Part 2. Should be awesome.
I really gonna say this? I believe I am, so
Not getting there,
seeing signs of the old me again - completely back.
It's truly a case of waking up one morning and
realizing everything is completely right again.
I am right again. I'm finally, fully ME again.
Creation/Direction. Creation being staying up too late
producing all the remaining parts of T2 every spare
moment, and direction being the show in
There's such an incredible sense of purpose and bounce
in my step now.
than anything the show is coming off perfectly. It's
looking sooooooooo polished. The transition piece in
the beginning is EXACTLY what I envisioned, and
truth be told - better than I thought it would
be. Had Paddy over last Sunday to do the announcer
part and he watched a good deal of the show and
genuinely laughed. He's actually the ONLY PERSON
since I started writing this in February that has
even seen/read any part of the show content wise. Jess
has wanted to avoid as much as possible to be suprised
during the show, and amazingly she's done pretty well.
So it was great to finally share a few moments of it.
It also felt new to me seeing it through someone
else's eyes. Believe it or not, the editing process
tends to BORE you of the content after awhile.
Man, the energy in the room before the premiere is
gonna be unreal. I can't believe I'm making
everyone sit through the first one again. LOL. That's
as well as being able to share a bit of
the show, Sunday was just awesome
creatively. In the morning Jess and I got
up and went to the Journey Mountain to
shoot the final pieces of the open for
Live Adam. Jess almost died. Heh. Yeah,
she had to be minutes from passing out.
I've never seen her so red. It was 107 and
we were standing on a rock at high
noon...just BAKING. I'm of course in all
black in my Live Adam get-up (sigh).
I don't know how we made it. Then,
came home and finished up the open. Paddy
came by to do the announcer, found the
perfect music - and voila.
The video is slightly spoilerific. Click
at your own risk.
So that's all that
lead to this turnaround? Well of course not, but you
just have those final straws. Those days where things
go right and you look up and realize it's allllll been
goin' right. The bottom line really is that if I close
my senses down long enough and look inside myself -
I know exactly who I am and what makes me tick.
I have to create and have some
semblance of a reason behind it. Which is why I'm so
glad I decided back in February to start writing T2
even though Charlotte and I had both agreed
there'd never be one. It didn't help my "career" as
she wanted me to just go the acting route after we
didn't get into Aspen. I had no "reason" to, but
I was in tune with myself enough to know I just
had to do it. I couldn't wait any longer to find
the reason first. I had to create what my heart told
me to, and then follow the path. And
I did it. Step by step. I'm on the final steps
and I'm on top of the world.
And that's where
the change is really occurring. I'm looking back at
this year in amazement. SOOOOO much has happened/is
happening. I'm taking on so much. I'm putting together
so much. I'm creating daily, and it's fueling the
fire. I try to think of the year-end video and it's
kinda mind-blowing. Whereas 2002 was a stretch to find
more than 3 events, 2003 is an event after another.
I'm still amazed that throughout the entire house
ordeal, I was able to write and produce T2. That's
gotta be the best moment. That's a level of stress
management that I didn't have in 2002. And now with a
full-time job and a house and dogs...I keep adding
more? Like this: here's another idea I've been stewing
Back in 1990 I
wrote a little movie called Slick Tracy, parody-ing
Dick Tracy which I believe came out the summer before.
Yeah 1989. It was an excuse for me and my friends in
8th grade to do something before we all went to
highschool. I'm actually toying with the idea (and
this would be quite a feat) of getting the old cast
together in the summer of 2005 to RE-SHOOT the movie
15 years later. Although my dad doesn't run the 8-Ball
anymore, my uncle has part ownership and may let me
have it one early morning - long enough to shoot the
shots. Jesus we had a lot of people in it. Justin,
Jeremy, Aric, Brendan, Bruce, Steve that may be
it for the speaking parts. Oh and my dad of course.
God that would be a friggin' blast. I bet we could
pull it off in one looooooooooooong day. Like 4 AM to
midnight. It's crazy we were all around 15 when we
shot it, and now we'd all be around 30. Saaaaaaaaaaad.
But also really cool. I wonder what's happened to
everyone in 15 years. Heh. Ok, I really feel old now.
I know I joke about it and shit, but now I really have
reason to feel old. 1990 is really that far away.
That was a strange
period for sure. You're such a BADASS in 8th grade.
You OWN 8th grade - and in a few months you're nothing
again. Boy that summer before highschool you know it.
I mean these mofos have BEARDS at this school. Girls
are women. So no matter what any 8th grader says, as
excited as you are - you're a little bummed you can't
be in 8th grade forever. Man, I'm just remembering how
cool 8th grade was. I completely wanna hang out with
everyone again now. But hell it'll probably be all
awkward as we've all turned into people we wouldn't
hang out with now. When did we get so stubborn? That
was the cool thing about gradeschool. Not as many
cliques. There were SOME people you didn't hang out
with, but for the most part we were all pretty
accepting. And as you go through life it just gets
more and more segmented. Why am I just thinking about
this now? Isn't that what all those coming of age
movies are? Stand By Me? I always think of those kids
as younger than we were then - but truth be told, nope
they were all 8th graders. Summer before highschool.
Wow, everyone really feels that way. God that sucks. I
wanna do 8th grade for a week. Dead serious. I want to
set up some camp where you actually do 8th grade.
School, homework, everything. Recess, lunch - all of
it. Right back at the same school. That has to be
possible somehow. There's all sorts of strange fantasy
camps aren't there? Would anyone do the homework? Or
would that be the funny part? We'd all blow it off.
I'm graspin' here - but I had a blast in 8th grade.
Biggest problem would be getting enough of your old
classmates together to be an actual class again
So anyway, I'm on
the top of the world. Of course it's not Comedy Store
high.... woah - huge flashback.
Belinda took me
into the big room that night and showed me tha tthere
were only 15 people there in comparison to the 120 in
my room. Said she had just spoken with Mitzi and that
I was playing that room from that moment on, that
Mitzi was floored (all lies apparently - who knows
now). Anyway, I remember going back outside and
grabbin' Jess and hugging her and relaying what
Belinda just said to me. THAT is what I mean by
Comedy Store high. It's not the show itself, how a
joke went over - none of that. Just the feeling of the
time. Watching everything come together the way you
had struggled for your whole life. It's an amazing
whirlwind to be in. And I'll find my way back soon