I tried to
warn you... I'm glad you're sitting down.
Highbanks, SUPRISE! We're watching you! All I can
say is, thank GOD
CD was red. Nothing's ever fit so well. And thank you
Jon Ricardi for
huge posterboard of that cover. 5 years
a Backstreet Boy... I think this is the point in which
I got a bit scared.
look out of place. Not even a little bit.
trying so hard to be a gangsta. Shhh, don't tell him
it didn't work.
the beginning prior to the extended eyebrows and
everyone else got 4 pictures, and Spence wanted just
picture I've waited to see for 6 months:
D-O-N-E. The sense of accomplishment I feel right now
is really unparalelled. The great thing is that it
will be topped over and over and over in the coming
months. But for now, this is as good as it
This last guy
though, has finally made Jess uneasy. She's dealt with
living witht the first 3 - but I've had too much fun
with Spence. She's kindly asked me to never, ever,
ever do this again - LOL. Man, look at me. HAHAHA.
Anyway - onto the shoot.
I first need to
make a big ass disclaimer on this character. Spencer
is NOT a stereotype. He is his own character with a
true foundation. He's not lisps and limp wrists. This
was something I labored over in rehearsing him. You
cannot overdo this 'cause it cheapens the whole show
if he's done over the top. So please rest assured,
that even though the video for this entry is "over the
top", the character is not.
the video in that fashion to make fun of
ME, and how incredibly different I look.
Realize what you're seeing is the most
audacious minute I could piece
together. When you see the finished show,
you'll see him as just another part of the
band and thankfully very little attention
is drawn to him in any negative fashion.
And besides, how can you not laugh looking
Well, I cringe, but I do grin a bit. Heh.
Oh and many of you have noticed you can
see the "edges" in some of the
videos...good eye! But not to worry, a
digital video image is 720x480 whereas a
tv is 640x480, so those edges will never
make it to screen. You're seeing a much
bigger picture then the TV will
Well, that may be
the biggest paragraph of the entry since the shoot was
nonexistent. I've never had so many one-takes in my
entire life. As we moved through each section,
I kept asking Charlotte if she was sure that was
good. We'd play it back, and it was just dead on. We
got the entire shoot done, including the WHOLE set and
lights and shooting in 5 hours. Compared to 14 hours
for G. Amazing. Figrues I'd do the gay guy in record
footage back was probably the most uncomfortable I've
been in a loooooong while. It may seem strange to
think I can perform it and not be embarrased, but
when I "SEE" it I am - but it's the truth. Hell, when
I'm performing it - I am Spencer. I don't think about
anything else. Same as all the other TVs. You have to
get a little lost in the character to give it any
ounce of depth...but watching it back. Oh dear LORD.
The Backstreet Boys Set alone, as you can see in the
picture and the video, is just eerie. You want to
laugh, but then...it doesn't look strange. Oh so
So in what has to
be the busiest month of my life, 4 trinitrons are
born. I now have to raise them into the little band
I've always wanted. I need to make them sing on a
key a bit better, I need to fatten up their harmonies,
I need to color balance their rooms, and most of
all...I need to pray. Bob's agent...did I just say
Bob? LOL. Did I just give out his first name?
LOLOLOL. oops. Well, that's all you get. Anyway, his
agent got my stuff last week and we should hear back
from him THIS week. Again we're hoping he'll want
to represent me, that way the favor is more of "one
for the team" as opposed to blind favor for no-name
freak. And that's truly what I am when you see these 4
I'll now go back
into my cave of computer work, and hopefully sometime
this week, I can give you a little sneak peek at all 4
guys interracting... Damnit, why am I wasting time
writing this entry when I could be seeing 4 Trinitrons
working together! WOO HOO!