Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Johns Hopkins Christmas party

Just got off the phone with a woman who is organizing a Christmas party for some of the nurses at JH.

She is excited about me performing three songs in different costumes for the party. She will pitch it to the others who will make the decision, but it seems as if it is a go, and, I'm getting paid!

The clown I used at the gallery opening is already in place, so that will be one. I am developing a tormented, obsessed bull/man in a tux for the second act and I have the song and the moves already in place. Now I will either create a canvas backdrop to hang behind my performance, or some three dimensional props if it seems better to perform this act in the center of the dance floor.

It seems there will be a spot light which should help, but I'm wondering if it will end up being to hot for my video.

The third character I have not yet come up with, nor the song.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Yesterday I met with a make up artist and we engaged in a very high energy meeting about the new character I am developing for part of my performance portfolio. He took his phone, once he finally calmed down a bit because he was thrilled about my ideas, and called a man who is producing a film and told him he thought my character would be perfect for this movie. I was handed the phone and explained to the guy my idea. In the end I had his cell phone number as well as email address and next week we will talk.

While attending the Silo Point apartment launch in the old building that over looks the harbor, I started up a conversation with a women who happens to have just created a documentary here in Balt and I ended up with her number as well.

At last nights art opening I was directed to a woman who works for a private production company and we chatted. I explained to her how each day countless ideas fly though my head and get lost in no where land because there is no one to carry them through to completion. She said their problem at the company is a lack of creative thought. I walked away with her email address and told her if she wanted to harness some of my ideas and make them work, I was willing to share them with her for a price but was not interested in making them rich or famous without me. She completely understood.

I gave her the example of my friend Javier who was courted by Pepsi for two weeks, constantly calling him and inviting him to the corporate offices to talk about an idea he had. Then suddenly the calls stopped. Then soon after he saw on television bears make of snow skiing and snow boarding down the slopes. This was his idea. Pepsi extracted all the images he had created and the ideas and ran with them to create a hefty profit for themselves. They had handed the idea off to their own in house artists.

From this I learned that the ultimate commodity is creativity. If I can harness this within myself and turn it into cash flow, I will be able to pay the bills of all my family members, and leave each of my dogs with $12,000, 000 just as Lorna Helmsley did. God help me to find out how to do this.

Monday, October 20, 2008

December Gig

A woman saw my Moulin Rouge performance and has asked me to do some numbers at the Johns Hopkins Christmas party in December. I'm thrilled. Loretta told me what to charge and I'm hoping to make all things final this week.

My videographer will be there as well as my photographer for stills, so I can archive it and up load it here for all to see. All of this is part of gathering up evidence that I can entertain so I can launch a career doing something I like.

By the way, a friend of mine told me I have typos here. Sorry. When writing emails the systems lets me know when I have spelled something wrong. Here there is no such help. My brother Peter, who spells everything correctly is to far to ask every time I post so, all you visitors will have to understand that I am not sophisticated (sp?). Sorry.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


I had a job lined up, a live in situation, but they were allowing me to only have one dog. So I decided to take it, when home and looked into the eyes of each dog and tried to decide which ones to say good by to.

I took two weeks to try to solve this and all I did was cry. How can anyone determine this kind of thing? I tried to review the times each of them had made me mad... but it was forgiven. I tried to divide up the personality traits of each of them and try to make two of them out to be less valuable than the other... it doesn't work.

I sort of decided it was better to be in poverty and with the dogs then have a job and live without them. It's not an easy problem to solve.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

One step back... any forward?

I finally integrated the new dog in with the others. No one has stepped up to take her. I was afraid there might be some confusion, but they seem to like playing together.

Also, I have kind of fallen in love with her. Now I have created an even more weird setting that will be hard to undo.

Since I am living away from them, I need to drive each morning and evening, sometimes twice in the evening to let them out. Of course, now there are four, instead of the already to many three.

Everyone who does not have a dog says, "Get rid of the dogs and take your life forward." This is not so easily done. One becomes attached.

Any thoughts?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Out of the studio.

Recording in the studio was awesome. Sounds good! Yet, I'm thinking maybe a more bizarre type of music would suit me better. I did "Lost" by Michael Buble' and "That's all", Natt King Cole, I believe.

I watched some footage of the concert I put on and found that in between performances I was so psycho, fast and weird, that there was a disconnect between the slow, thoughtful music I was singing, and me!

This leads me to think I might need to explore into another area, or, don't talk in between numbers. My coach is telling me that probably I need to develop a different kind of music that I don't presently hear. I've been working on it. Could be a good idea to have a music that fits the person???

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Well I wasn't offered a job but I was told to get my butt in gear, go forward, get out of the lame town of B-more, move to the city, pursue some dream, any dream and even as I was getting the council my friend started asking those around us whom we did not know, which schools were the best in town.

I met a successful movie producer and basically was thrilled about being there and imagined myself doing something big.

More steps to come.

I got up this morning and dismantled the tent. This is a sign of going forward.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Reservatioins in the Recording Studio

This Friday I go to to record Buble's "Lost" and "That's all" in the studio. We're making a demo dvd. Once it's done I will put it here so you can see it.

Yay, someone follows my blog!

Getting ready for my Monday trip to NYC for financial counceling. Hoping my friend will straighten out my life and in the process offer me a job.

Still need a home for Sweetie. Either that, or I need to get a property with enough space for all the dogs.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Today's news

Well last night was the first night out of the tent. I did not sleep well. I had the French doors open so I did hear the crickets, but the mattress and bed I did not get along with. I almost moved it outside but held myself back.

Speaking of back, my back hurts today. But, the shower last night was awesome. I'd forgotten how good that water feels running down my body.

Now I'm rushing to the city each day and night to let the dogs out and feed them. Something else has to change.

On Monday I'm going to NYC to get some financial advice. I need to make a major change, this bedroom living is one of the steps. We'll see what the next one is.

In the mean time, I am recording a song or two at a local studio, eating and enjoying the 'being clean' thing. Brought the pit bull to the gallery today to see if I can get her a home. Soooooo sweet she is. Anyone want her?

I'm thinking of walking around White Marsh and knocking on doors to see if anyone with a sizable lawn will let me build an insulated dog house and put up a fence for them. Then I can walk over and deal with them each day. Anyone think this will work?