- 1:28 PM, Thursday,
July 28th, 2005:
- Now this is an
entry. A few more of these please.
- I would like to
say that I was cool and focused on the task at
hand all day and was able to enjoy my good fortune,
but when have I lied in these entries? All day
and for the majority of the time throughout all the
events, I was completely depressed still about
Jess. I hadn't heard even a simple "i'm thinkin' about
you" all day from her. We've gone 7 years talking at
least once a day and of all the times for a 48 hour
absence... Ends up she was just really sick and really
busy and called today to apologize, but man it fucked
my day up. And that my friends will be the end of the
sad shit (for this entry). Too much happy shit to get
- As always
pictures below for a larger
Leigh Cook is
I race from work and get to the red
carpet just in time to catch Rachel Leigh
Cook... whew. Better than the movies.
Called Cheryl who had just gotten in from
Vegas and she said she was feelin' pretty
sick, but she was getting ready. She asked
if I could ask some celebs what tips
they had for people who wanted to make it
in Hollywood and get it on film. Got a
great answer from Courtney Hansen, and
Eddie Griffin was of course Eddie (much
more later). About an hour in Cheryl
called and said she was just too sick,
been fainting and vomiting. Said she
talked to their tour manager and they
wouldn't even be out of recording until 10
PM and she said we'd meet up with them in
a couple of day. Grrrr.
- I was
bummed, but as I mentioned above -
more because of Jess not calling.
I kept adding 3 hours to the time
every few minutes wondering if she'd call.
Bold and the
And without Cheryl,
the red carpet was pretty much the extent of my night.
It sucked because all the celebs were walking into the
outdoor awards show, huge party - free drinks and food
and of course the Black Eyed Peas to end the night.
There was no way I wasn't getting a pass to get in
there. Went back to the check-in table, was extremely
nice to the women running it and gave them my number
if anyone didn't show up. They were incredibly cool
and within 10 minutes I got my wristband.
- It was literally
like they were performing in my goddamn living room.
And thanks to that press pass (even though it said red
carpet only) I got to tape the whole concert. The
video is absolutely incredible. I'm getting ahead of
myself though. First thing I did was go track
down Eddie Griffin. I was always bummed I never
got video back in 2001 when he got onstage and did a
minute on my act. To refresh your memory:
apparently I missed this guy doin 4tvs. What the
hell is this (someone explains it quickly) - so
this guy does a capella music with himself with
characters in the TV. That's bringin' technology
into it man...this is one rich mutha fucka.
(laughing) This whole place only has one fuckin'
TV, and it's OUTSIDE, heh. (laughing) This
mutha-fucka has 4 of these bitches? (laughing) This
guy comes out here with all this - his family is
loaded...I came out with a hat that I dropped on
the ground. (laughing) I had to use my imagination.
He does characters? If I had a tv for every one of
MY characters I'd have 57 tvs. (laughing) And I
know the mutha fucka is sittin in here, his TVs are
- Not verbatim, but
as well as I could remember when I wrote the
entry the following morning. Amazingly he remembered
the show, and continued his jokes about it. Yes, it's
on tape and yes it's within this entry's video. It's
absolutely surreal. But nothing more surreal than
this on video was so cool. Eddie groovin'
on the PSP. I'm tellin' you folks - this
PSP is the single greatest promotional
tool ever. So accessible and people just
love how smooth it looks. Eddie was
genuinely getting into the beat and
when you thought it couldn't get anymore
surreal... While he's watching the video,
we're interrupted by none other
- And believe me -
that's how you say it too when you see him. "Holy shit
that's Ron fuckin' Jeremy!" I just can't believe
I got this all on tape. So classic. Oh and if
you're really curious about that girl he's with "Sunny
Lane" would be her XXX name. Heh. Only in
- Oh and out of the
blue met a guy who used to live in Tokyo, is connected
all over that place and gave me his number and email
for the next time I go. I played him my videos
and he said that shit would go over so well there. You
just have to have the right connections. Man - is that
not the moral of this entire night?!?! That and
technology is AWESOME. Speaking of that...
had a webcam set-up for people to watch at
G4's website. You could type in a chatroom
and geek out about the various
celebrities. I had quite a good time
with this. I typed my website about 80
times and people actually sent me STILLS
from the webcam that I included in the
- It was
very fun typing to people about who was
standing around. "Rick Schroeder is right
behind this laptop!!!". And he
- Of course as
I left I put my website up. Heh.
GUERILLA MARKETING BABY. But the night
belonged to the Black Eyed Peas. Amazingly
I found a wrist band and called my roomate Cassi
immediately to see if she could make it down in time
to see them play. Literally 20 minutes later she was
there. Heh. How could you miss front row for
SUP my brotha
have you know I was very good and
didn't only shoot her the entire time
although I really friggin' wanted
footage of the concert is absolutely
astounding. It looks better than anything
I've ever even SEEN on them before. Some
of the angles are just perfect. The video
is one of 6 songs, but how do you pick?!?!
Hell I've never had a 5 minute video EVER.
Just so much to show. I also
compressed it a bit better which is why
but it's worth it. ;-)
"I was really here"
- So to say I'm glad
I got into the event is to say the least. It's like
you just get to a point where you say: "There is
no fucking way, I'm not gonna make this happen". It
happens when you literally feel like you've sacrificed
everything and have nowhere else to turn.
I looked at the guy guarding the entrance and
said: "He ain't stoppin' me." Hopefully Cheryl
feels better tonight and we can meet up with them at
their concert. Either way we will have a shot in a
couple of days in a more laid back setting. Which is
literally the only way anyone will ever be able to
hear "Saying When". Thank GOD I loaded the upbeat
shit or it would've been worthless. I regret not
having some Trinitrons loaded in as Eddie would've
finally seen what he had been raggin' about all this
- It is starting to
happen. The more I trust Cheryl, the more
I realize just exactly what connections mean. It
was indeed the one thing Charlotte never had. The
ability to set things up like this. Just getting a
press-pass to talk to connected people. Cheryl really
has a knack for seeing potential in just
GETTING my face out there. Just being around
everyone. You do enough of it, you start to make an
impression. And the more people who see your stuff (on
the amazing PSP) the rest is bound to happen. Anyone
who has followed this knows that the talent is there,
the product is there...it's all there. I just
have no way without someone's help to
GET anything to the right people. Cheryl
obviously does, and I can't thank her enough.
I keep trying to think of ways to help her out
with what she's doing so she can see how much
I want this to be a "Team" effort. It's simply
impossible for me to be more appreciatve of her help
than I am. It means everything at this moment and
will continue to. I just hope I can show that by
helping her too.
- I'd tell you
what's comin' up next... but I have no idea. LOL.