Never! I always
knew it would be perfect!!! Yeah, whatever. But it
absolutely perfect night. From the
to the last song...awesome. I've actually
barely had time to let it all soak in -
and only now as I type do
I remember just how worried I was.
Forget all the normal things with a 4tvs
show - just making it technically all run
smooth with all the sound issues and what
not - but I had never done this show
before. I also wrote/shot and edited
it in a complete vacuum. So when it came
down to it - I couldn't even fathom how it
would be received. It's just an inordinate
amount of steps in an 8 month period to go
through without handing the piece over to
someone for balance.
But man did it
balance. Watching the tape of the night...it just went
sooooo smooth. The crowd laughed at everything.
EVERYTHING. It all worked. My dad learned the lighting
cues just that day (several dozen) and nailed em. It
was just perfect. And what's great - it feels
different than the first. It doesn't seem like a
re-issuing of part one. It is it's own animal - and
I just really, really like it. All my concerns
about flow were nonexistent as the bits all had their
intended effect. Before it was "well shit, if Spence's
song works, but Dewey's doesn't then the flow will be
wrong and..." Well they all worked, the show was
...and so was the
tape. The shot looks incredible, the sound is
incredible - I super-imposed the TVs and they look
incredible. I believe I'm gonna keep almost 95%
all original sound from the camcorder as it just
sounds like you're sitting in a crowd of 100 people.
It feels completely alive and exciting and exactly the
way I want to remember the show years from now.
Again, obviously I want to thank everyone who
came out - you're the reason there even was a second
one - and why there will be a third. I believe
the next one will be the final Trinitrons for a good
10 or 15 years. Time for a whole new approach on 4tvs
in 2005. I already have the complete outline done for
part 3, and it's just a perfect little trilogy. Next
September I'll do 2 and 3 back to back and then in
2005 - who knows. Every year though. No matter what
I'm doing, where I am - I like the discipline of
a yearly project. And as I've said before even if
I became famous doing other things, there will
always be 4tvs shows. It's my own unique canvas that I
will always use.
The DVD is
basically complete but I want to add a few more
extras back in LA before I ship 'em out. Looks
like I'll ship 'em all on Wednesday - wanted them out
earlier but the extras will be worth it. You know, I
just want it PERFECT. You will all be thrilled. Oh and
thanks to everyone who bought a friggin' empty box.
That shit wouldn't happen in LA. Heh.
Speaking of LA - 2
weeks from Wednesday is the LA premiere.
I have to pretty much redo my entire set-up as
it's all completely broken down. New wires, new boards
for the stands. Gonna be a total pain in the ass - but
there's a new sense of motivation now that T2 went
over so well. Man it went good. I wanna go watch the
tape again. Oh - and the second camcorder for your
reactions?! Classic. Only problem is that it's hard to
cut away from the TVs for any amount of time since
there's so much going on. Still adds a good deal of
depth to the whole show. Man the Behind The Music bit
went incredibly. I'm rambling. Oh and check this
I had an old WTVN
listener write me this nice letter and cut out an
article in the paper that talked abotu my show:
"Kontras returns with one-man show", although as you
can see it was all ripped up (she mentioned the title
in her letter). So I have no idea what paper it
was in. There were announcements in The Other Paper
and Dispatch weekender that I was performing, but this
was an actual little article.
THE PRESS RELEASE WORKED! LOL! Can't
believe it?!?! - but GODDAMNIT I wanna see where
it is! I believe from the font, that it's The
dispatch. Certainly not The Other Paper. It was either
from Wednesday September 10th - or before. Can anyone
PLEAAAAAASE look for it? I've been kinda
shit-outta-luck in my search. God love this woman for
writing to me. It was really cool, she said
"I always knew you'd make it, and it seems you
have. WTVN were idiots for letting you go." And you
know, I guess it actually means something to me that
one of my old listeners thinks I've made it.
I guess depending on how you look at it - the
fact that I do a one-man show in LA, sounds cool
from afar. It conjures images of success...then again
- you read this journal and realize that it's far from
glamorous - and I'm far from successful yet. But it's
cool as hell that she felt that way nonetheless. I
love perspectives man. There's hundreds.
Alright - well I
need to go pack up. I guaran-goddamn-tee you
I will have the bumpiest flight possible tonight.
There is no doubt in my mind. Heh. But, I'm refueled
and ready to go slam these 2 DVDs down the throats of
every manager and booking agent in the city. This 60
minute show needs to hit the road. NOW.