My oh my, 2 weeks
have passed. You all know what that means...my life is
ROLLIN'. I'm not sure if I've ever been in a better
mood in my entire life. Knowing I have a direction and
a specific goal has made the rest of my life
absolutely glow. It's funny, I know many of you
are dismissing the past few entries as "heard it
before" and I love it. Because a very small amount of
you were able to read EVERY word of the entries
and understand what's happening. It's made me go back
and reread all the entries about Hollywood Screentest
and see if I was the same way...and thankfully I
can see my reservations. I always made it clear
that I don't know HOW the hell they were gonna
sell "Movie Minded" no matter how good it was. That
was out of my control, and I just kept my nose to the
grindstone. What was the jackpot in HST, was the $$
for the editing which single-handedly kept Jess and
I out here. It was the break of the year - and
I'm thankful as hell it happened.
Of course now
I have a well-connected manager who sees the
potential in 4tvs, can get me into the biggest comedy
clubs in the
and has some of
the freshest ideas I have ever heard. She
understands how to position 4tvs for a network or a
development deal, and we're taking our time to make
sure we nail this. What makes me even giddier...it
rests on my shoulders. Finally a break that isn't
based on VOTES, or friends, or luck...it's based on my
talents. Bring it on.
with this title? What's the news? Well, the news is
simple: Tonight, I played my very last show at Lulu's
Beehive. I didn't know it was my last show, but when
it was over...it was most certainly over. I could book
more months, but there's just no reason to. In fact, I
may be hurting my future by continuing to do the "old"
4tvs. I'll put the show entry here:
February 22nd, 2001 - 8:45 -10:00
SHOW!! - LULU'S BEEHIVE
nonexistent. Things went smooth. Still pissed at
Marty. Every time I have to ask someone to help
me I remember the phone conversation I had
with Marty saying: "You realize, if I change the
set-up to this, you have to be there. Before
I could set-up myself, but now you have to be at
EVERY SHOW." He was cool. He left a few weeks
later. LOL. The new set-up is nice. I'm so amazed that
it works when I turn it on.
incredibly bad. It was such a bad night, it become
funny - and I just started to laugh and have fun.
Quite reminiscent of the last show in Columbus.
A group of people who could give a fuck less.
Except tonight it was worse. Lots of drunk people
(they even threw people out) and so much talking. It
was so goddamn loud in there, I lost my voice just
trying to be heard. On top of that, this one chick
kept saying AMAZINGLY rude things aout me thinking I
couldn't hear her. Goddamn it was funny. "He's
flat...that was flat...he's struggling...he's flat."
And then my favorite: "Well, it's performance art, we
can't expect much - it's free." It just kept rollin'
man. The best part was I started turning the lyrics
into the things she was saying...it was great fun. She
never caught on that I could hear her. HAHAHA.
The rest of the audience was indifferent. I mean
they couldn't understand anything anyway. It was just
soooo fuckin' loud. It's amazing how loud people can
talk in such a small place. The other kicker was
I forgot to flyer the apartment complex until
last night. So no one was able to come out. My fault
there - I was just so damn busy I almost
forgot about the gig myself.
So the show
became a strange, surreal type of thing for me. I kept
thinking of the future. How incredible it's gonna be
to play to an audience that wants to listen. It's
gonna be amazing. It was at this point that
I realized I had played my last show at
Lulu's Beehive. I was also realizing how
LOUD I was having to scream to hear
anything. So I started singing to the ants.
I got on my knees and just sang to the ground.
I wanted to lay on the floor and roll around and
scream in tongues. I just wanted to blow up.
I wanted to jump up and down and say:
"LOOK AT ME!" I wanted to see these
people in a year. In a year when they realized they
were AT a 4tvs show, but they never paid attention.
That one made me smile. And that mouthy bitch - ROFL,
she just kept goin man. It was so funny. Best part
was, she was the only one interested in the show and
even gave me $1 tip! HAHAHA.
And so ends 4tvs
as we know it. All the sets, and the laughs, and the
history - it's over. Sileneced forever. The thousands
of dollars paid to ABOT to produce a few sets...the
hours and hours and hours of work...I mean
HOURS of work. 16 sets. All done. Time to move
on. I'm still in a bit of shock here. Shock for a few
reasons. One, the next time those tvs go on it'll be
an entirely different comedy show. But the real thing
is that there's no turning back now. This is the new
path of 4tvs. And if this road winds down...and
nothing comes of it... there will be no second push
for 4tvs. There will be no demo tapes of the "old"
show hitting all the coffeeshops and tiny clubs again.
Those days are completely over. It got me to the next
step which is a connected manager showing 4tvs a new
Things always seem
to happen to me in round numbers, so it's only
fitting. This was the 60th show. I turned those
puppies (tvs) on 60 times and had a helluva ride, but
tonight marked the end of that ride. I've never been
happier in my life.
So there's the
show entry. Singing to the ants...LOL. I'm so goddamn
The rest of life
is just busy as hell. Still trying to finish the sound
editing to the movie "Pep Talk" (the one my manager is
producing), finishing my father's site and as well
Michele Greene's site. Thinking about "The Trinitrons"
has unfortunately been a back burner issue until all
that's finished. At least I've been able to get some
sleep. Oh, and here's some great news:
LESTER LIVES ON!
Lester will appear
in Episode 3 of "Bitches" as "The Change Guy". Paddy's
web-cartoon on nibblebox.com. I'll use the opening in
which I did the Theme song, as next entries' video.
Apparently he'll pop up in quite a few episodes as
"The Change Guy"....all it makes me want is to do The
Boyles as a flash cartoon. And believe me, it's been
seriously talked about - but right now I'm just too
There's also one
other thing that I've been working on since January
8th that is shaping up to be quite extraordinary. I
think I'll be able to tell you about it in mid-March.
It's a first for me and quite a factor in my great
Oh, and what was
up with Eminem's right hand on the Grammy's a couple
of nights ago? That was the funniest thing I'd ever
seen. And what the hell is Elton thinking. I mean
I understand being able to respect other musicians on
certain levels without taking in the entire theme, but
come ON. I like Eminem and I like Elton
John, but together it's just WRONG. It's like Dennis
Miller and Monday Night Football. I like 'em both, but
he just rubs me the wrong way on the show. First of
all, Dido should've sang her part, I felt bad for
her...and...DAMNIT ELTON YOU'RE GAY.
I mean for cryin' out loud have you ever LISTNED
to Eminem's songs? Elton must know something about
Eminem that we don't. Heh heh. I mean really, can you
buzz your hair and dye it blonde without being
alright...shut-up. I did it for 4tvs. My kids are
soooooooo gonna make fun of me for this. Man can you
imagine me as your dad?
And on that note I
go back into my world of editing and web design only
to pray that by Monday I can look forward to writing