I wrote the final part to the
"America's Got Talent" series, ending
nearly 3 months of the most
"ass-whoopinest" story in Journey history
(with a dash of MSNBC thrown in on top of
it) and the very next day I get a call
from a producer at CBS telling me that
they're showcasing me with 2 other
contestants on the Early Show Monday
morning. 4tvs will finally, finally, be
seen on a national level...
...if it wasn't
for the fact that they will announce the cancellation
of CBS as a network Sunday night. There, it's
done. I figured if I put it in writing it
can't come true. Uhm...
...if it wasn't
for the fact that the early show will be pre-empted by
a CBS News report of some huge breaking news
story that will be on 24 hours. Uhm...
...if it wasn't
for the fact that they really meant the next
Monday, July 3rd and in that time they will
realize the error of their choice and choose someone
I think that about
covers it. Let's pretend, for just an entry, that my
journey isn't destined for fantastic
WAHOOO!!!! Let me post the mission statement of The
Journey all those years ago:
On January 1st,
2000, Adam spent new year's day saying goodbye to his
morning, Adam, his fiancee Jessica, best friend Marty,
and his cat J-Dog, picked up
their lives and
moved to LA to get 4TVS recognized on a national
level. That's it. The rest is up in the
Now it certainly
isn't lost on me that in order to get 4tvs recognized
on a national level, I am part of a talent competition
that is specifically made to prove people can
"make it" by staying in bum-fuck Ohio and putting
their video on the internet. That is the irony that is
"The Journey". BTW - this is what the competition is
have what it takes to be a star? You don't
even have to leave your house to find
All you have
to do is take part in The Early Show
We got the
idea from Sandi Thom, a British singer who
used the power of the Internet to get fans
to notice her and music giant Sony to
offer her a contract She posted a video of
her performing, and word about her spread
in a hurry.
with co-anchor Julie Chen about her rise
from obscurity to stardom. You could earn
a chance to perform on The Early
sing or dance, do tricks, stand-up comedy,
juggle, or whatever, just share your
talent with us by submitting a video of
you doing "your thing."
we'll show you three videos we deem
worthy, and viewers have from then until
noon Eastern time each Wednesday to vote
via CBSNews.com for the video from that
Monday that they think is
be announced each Thursday, and some get
to appear on the show.
This is the 2nd
week of the competition and Mr.
songwriter from San Diego, won out of the first group
of 3. The producer wasn't sure exactly how the rest is
going to go, but she made it sound like they'd take
the first 3 winners and pit them against each
other - and then continue from there. I assume
they'll take the overall top 3 or so and have them
appear on the show - totally a guess though. All
I know is that they picked my trinitron bit ERRRR
"Egos" bit, and it will be showcased Monday morning.
Then comes the voting...
I believe that
it's "Open Voting" on cbs.com from the time it airs on
Monday...until FUGGIN Noon on Wednesday. That's
right... WEDNESDAY. And if it's like most competitions
it's unlimited votes. Basically meaning some out of
work loser livin' in his mom's basement could
theoretically vote a MILLION times for his buddy
and I won't have a shot. If that's true...
be that loser.
LOL. I cannot get
this close again only to have it vanish because
someone was able to get more of their friends to
refresh a page more than me. No. Not happening. This
is a chance at performing live on national television
for millions of people, IN NEW YORK (my own
personal orgasm), and on a CLASSY show. I don't
have to be ashamed to be affiliated with this program.
I don't have to tell my friends: "Hey, I'm
on America's Got Talent" and have them try to hide
their disdain at how tasteless the show was. CBS is
trying to spotlight true talent and help them make it,
not insult the audience with the trash we all
witnessed Wednesday. I hope some of the people
who were so heartbroken about not getting selected for
that show submit their act to CBS.
Can you believe
this? I mean really, can you believe this?
I sat there for about an hour trying to figure
out what this entry's video should be. My best concept
was having Live Adam running a marathon, crossing the
finish line and running right to the starting gates of
the next race and taking off again.
really what it feels like.
I literally JUST finished AGT. The
last 2 months were like a water
2 inches from your face (even the good
stuff feels like that mind you) and it
finally turned off. I take a few
breaths, adjust my hat, almost glad it's
over and then BAM - here's another
opportunity that is absolutely monuMENTAL
for "The Journey". Monday will be the
biggest concrete thing that has ever
happened to me, but it doesn't feel like
it at ALL.
why this is entitled "Prepare the padded ROOM".
This is CRAZINESS. Your mind and body start to change.
You really can't feel the same way anymore.
I know I should be excited for CBS, but in
all honesty? I'm not even a little. There is no
elation right now. It's funny - my head is still
working. It's reacting appropriately to the news, but
emotionally? Completely flat. Zero heart. I'm even
trying to TELL my heart that it's OK to be excited
this weekend, but it has been drained. It's
really interesting to experience. I have to
admit, I enjoy watching how this Journey
character reacts emotionally. I'm almost completely
detached from this guy on the website. Man that's
Anyway, that's it
for now... be sure to tune in 7-9 AM THIS MONDAY
- June 26th on CBS. And then of course the voting
onslaught... Whew. Part of me hopes it's one vote per
IP address so I don't have to kill myself for 50
hours, but I have a feeling it's gonna be a
PS - Be sure to
congratulate "Mr. Penny" and "Suzannah" on the
boards for their new status as "Journey Players of the
year 2006" (new emblems coming soon) - LOL. If you
remember from Entry #540, Mr. Penny emailed me last
week about this after his girlfriend emailed
him. So ipso-facto, 2 Journey Players of the