Thursday, July 30, 2009

Decisions, Decisions...

I have about a 5-page blog entry to write about the last week, but for now all feel like saying is

Man... I dunno what I should do. I have to make an important decision by tomorrow evening and I just don't know... I need someone to talk to. Blah.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dazed and Confused

Been dazed and confused for so long it's not true.
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.
Lots of people talk and few of them know..
soul of a woman was created below.

Ah, Robert, so wise...

Natalie, where are you?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Getaway Days...

Next month I'm taking a week and getting the hell outta here: Away from home, away from work, away from the Valley heat, away from 405/Santa Monica Blvd. traffic.. just AWAY. But where? I've narrowed it down to a few places, some of which I'd need a person (or people) to tag along and others of which I wouldn't mind going it alone.

*Sidenote: I don't mind going places alone at all, in fact, it's something in which I usually take great pleasure. When I was 19 I spent 2 days in New York by myself and LOVED IT. Last week I spent the day at the beach in Santa Monica with no one else's company but my own and it was one of the most relaxing days I've had in recent memory... And going to movies alone? Yeah, I sometimes do that too. Not that I'm not a social person; I like to hang out with friends, meet new people and party just as much as anyone, but alone time is just something I Must have. With a capital 'M'. It keeps me sane. So would I mind spending my vacation going on an "Into the Wild"-esque (sort of) adventure all by my lonesome? Not at all... OK what was I talking about? Oh yeah, where am I going on my vaca!? Well here are my thoughts:

*New York (a re-enactment of Spring, 2004 would be pricey, but amazing)
*The Bay Area (a road trip would be sweet and would allow me to see my bro in Santa Cruz)

*Las Vegas (going here alone would just be sad; would need to round up the boys)
*Baja (I have this vision of myself in a Corona commercial, but would need someone to lay next to me)

We shall see...

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I found the following breakdown on Actor's Access this morning. I would absolutely love to work on something like this. Hosting a show about music would be somewhat of a dream job for me... especially if it was on the FUSE network, VH1 or MTV2. The new commercial agency I signed with last week is interested in getting me into hosting. Unfortunately, I have no experience :( ...But fortunately I am enrolling myself in classes that will get me in front of the camera and used to teleprompters, que cards, and interacting with guests and co-hosts. Hooray!

Weekly 1/2 hour music show

Executive Producer: Chris Honetschlaeger Casting Company: Sam Rhima Casting
Casting Director: Sam Rhima
Casting Assistant: Kim Fattorini
Interview Dates: July, 18, 09
Shoot/Start Date: End of July - Dec 2009 and may extend
Pay Rate: $100-$500 per day depending on hours worked
Location: Hollywood



BETA Records TV has a music centric focus. Each segment features well-known and emerging artists, music industry executive interviews, reports on new CD releases, the latest in music equipment and recording techniques, and trends in pop culture.

This is a weekly music show that is syndicated across major TV networks in over 140 cities (Ch 9/Sat 1pm here in Los Angeles), including Dish as a music centric show for teens (current viewership on TV is about 1.2M weekly).

Casting Male and Female Host with a great passion, look and sense (knowledge) for music to host the BETA Records TV show for it’s 2nd Season.

18-25/ Good look/ MTV/VH1 VJ style look and personality. Some host experience preferred. (Please note experience)

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Seven Deadly Sins...

Winding down Laurel Canyon yesterday on my way to work I randomly started thinking about the movie 'Se7en' which made me think about the Seven Deadly Sins which made me wonder... which sins am I most (and least) guilty of? Here's how I broke it down, from least to most sinful:

7.)GREED- Undoubtedly the sin of which I'm least guilty. Granted, I have little to be greedy about at the moment, but the only reason I'd ever hope for money and material possessions in the future is to spend and share them with friends, family and charity. I get infinitely more pleasure out of giving than receiving... 'cept if you pick food off my plate without asking first - then I'm one greedy bastard! But in all honesty, I will never have a problem with this one.

6.)GLUTTONY- Sure, from time to time I'll hit up In-N-Out and go hog-wild, but that's about as gluttonous as I get. Whether it's with food, money or anything, I rarely over-consume and try my hardest not to be wasteful. I'm all about moderation and conservation, yo.

5.)PRIDE- Ok, so sometimes I get caught checking out the man in the mirror to make sure everything's lookin' alright. However, this is more a product of the insecurity I've had about my physical appearance since I was an over-weight, brace-faced pre-teen with acne, and much less a result of being narcissistic. And I may go to the gym religiously, but once again that's mostly out of fear of being an obese blob again. I also absoluteley loathe talking about myself (except on this blog), but I do use forming cream in my hair.. so consider me modestly guilty. Hah.

4.)WRATH- Certain things make me angry: The Padres, the Chargers, dumbass/asshole drivers, stupid/thoughtless/ignorant people. Under certain (rare) circumstances some people might even say I'm irratable or even have a temper, but this is certainly not to an extreme. I've still never been in a fist fight, in fact I've never in my life physically hurt anyone out of anger (except for maybe my little brother when we were kids.) I definitely consider myself more of a lover than a fighter, but cut me off on the freeway or hurt someone I love and I will fucking cut a bitch!

3.)LUST- Sometimes pretty girls make me stupid; sometimes they make me do dumb, completely out-of-character things. I'll admit to this... (As I'm writing this paragraph, in fact, a very attrative brunette Australian girl came up to the desk to set up a ride to LAX with our driver and as I was talking to her I thought, "Yeah, I'd probably do some ridiculously stupid things for a night with her." But I think this just makes me guilty of being a MAN) ...Anyway, if I was some Hollywood big shot and women were constantly throwing themselves at me it might create major problems for me, but luckily (or unluckily?) that's not the case.

2.)SLOTH- Nowadays I wake up at 11am. Any time before that is pretty painful. True, I don't work until 3pm or later, but it's also true I could be much more productive with these morning hours: submitting myself for projects, sending headshots to agents, what have you... I know that I could definitely stand to be a little more motivated, considering how badly I want a career. But don't get me wrong I'm not a complete sloth; I do work full time, actively pursue acting jobs and work out 5 times per week.. but are there more important things I could be occupying my time with than sleeping and fantasy baseball? Absolutely.

1.)ENVY- I've noticed I often harbor ill feelings toward people who have things that I want, often for no good reason: guys in the industry who have success by getting by on their looks, guys who got the girl I wanted, people with stability in their lives who don't have to worry about how they're going to pay their bills this month. I curse them for having it, then come down hard on myself for not having it. They got it. I want it. Fuck them. GUILTY!

(But would I ever intentionally hurt someone out of envy? Of course not...)

So there ya have it. Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey would be proud.