actually a little spooky when you look at it. November
has far and away been the most influential month in
the entire life of 4tvs. Take a moment and reflect on
3rd, 1998. The infamous Brian Setzer Orchestra
concert in which I had a vision of myself onstage
with 4 tvs singing a song.
11th, 1998: The Billy Joel concert in which
I finally said to myself - "Don't let this go".
I immediately went home and drew
30th, 1998: I hand my credit card to the
cashier at Sun TV, and actually tugged on the card for
a moment. I was buying four 27 inch televisions,
and knew there was no turning back. I let go and
I was off.
5th, 1999: I get offered the full-time
evening radio show, specifically with Joe Jewitt so
I could continue to perform 4tvs. The show was to
start the first of the year.
19th, 1999: I'm fired from CD101 effective
immediately, and out of sheer terror I go to
Jess's work at the day care and say: "You ready to
move out west?" She was. January 1st, 2000 was our
last day in Columbus.
4th, 2000: I work on my first set, "The Tick" and
get to hang out with Dave Foley from Kids In The
also cool enough to shoot a
One of the highlights of an outrageously
difficult year for sure.
12th, 2001: To date, the biggest night of my
now even hard for me to think of how good
that period felt. Still nowhere close to
that yet. COuld be soon... I mean, the
still gives me chills.
29th, 2001: I have the only meeting set-up by
Charlotte with anyone in the industry and it's a
disaster. Meet with a Paramount casting agent and dont
have a resume or a headshot to give her and pretty
much get laughed at. "What do you expect me to do?"
I think was her quote. LOL. Funny now, but was
the beginning of the end for Charlotte and I. That
weekend we found out about Aspen and it was only a
matter of time...
6th, 2002: I sign a contract with "Arlene
Thornton & Associates", a commercial talent
agency. It was the biggest news of the year. It meant
everything that they saw talent in me. Unfortunately
I went on 4 auditions with them. Heh. Granted
I didn't hound them, but the following year was
21st, 2002: Ha! Finally I have a
reason to post this video! Amazingly,
I never mentioned this last year -
but I went to a Nintendo Party for
the release of Metroid Prime and met Eric
Nies from Real World. Even got video of
him giving away some GameCubes. Granted,
this has SHIT to do with 4tvs and
honestly does not belong in this
entry, but I've had the footage on my
harddrive for a year and amazingly - it
happened in November. It's no Dave Foley,
9th, 2003: I finally receive the DVD of my first
role in a movie. "Net Games".
12th, 2003: Exactly 2 years after The Comedy
Store, the parents of a co-worker take me out to
dinner after seeing my show and offer to financially
back my "publicist" fees. Their only requirement? That
I agree to succeed. Shocked to this day.
14th, 2003: I play Michele Greene's "blind date"
in a pilot for a reality sitcom based on her life.
Talk about 3 amazing entries in a row.
20th, 2003: I receive this email:
is just to confirm your material has been received.
be E-mailing you next week to set up a date for
Not only am I gonna know by the end of the
year...it will once again happen in
really am speechless. It's not like I'm making shit up
to make November look more special than ususal. Nor is
the Journey just so filled with events that you
could pick a month and have lotsa stuff. November just
seems to have the amazing knack to house the moments
of 4tvs like no other month.
November 2003...are you kidding? I cannot digest all
of this. I really can't. Basically, I've made the
exact same mistake I made in 2001. I built (or had
built for me) the entire year up to one moment
at the end that would either make or break everything.
In 2001 it not only broke, it crumbled. And I
crumbled right along with it.
the publicist the high will be huge, but the low won't
be that low because I'll just move onto the next
publicist. But man, I tell you I've been looking and
I'll be damned if this is the only one that would take
an act such as this. This all just feels like a really
big moment. And it's all gonna come down to one 30
minute phone call...
Journey is actually worth reading again. If I were on
the outside following along, I'd genuinely be
interested in hearing that phone call. I may just be
able to make that possible for you guys... Hell I
gotta make the most of a $175 phone call don't I?
funny, when I was in 2nd Grade, my friend Jon
Riske and I were walking to an assembly (I have
the most incredible memory sometimes) and he told me
that if I lost an eyelash I could make a wish and
it would come true. I promptly ripped out an
eyelash and wished I was Michael Jackson.
I looked at him and said... "It didn't
work".... "Maybe it will when you grow up". Now that
I'm grown up I'd have to say given the choice - I'm
pretty happy being Adam Kontras right now.
So sad... First Kobe, now Michael Jackson...if Paul
McCartney and Michael Jordan get arrested, my heroes
will all officially have fallen. Kobe will be a free
man in a year, I will be surprised if Michael
Jackson is even alive. He's the Howard Hughes of our
generation man. The end is gonna be ugly as