Friday, December 31, 2010

Donation Update # 4 (The Last Donation)

10:33pm (New Years Eve)

I'm on my way to church with my mom and I'm creating this post to acknowledge the last few people who give me donations this year. 

I will come back and list them later.

With the spirit of success, I'm anticipating that I won't need anymore donations in 2011.

Come back soon for the official update.

As the quest continues

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Week 14: Humbling, Relaxing, Peaceful and of Course Tasteful

As the stretch of the holidays began to approach, I was forced with a head to head battle with my arch-nemesis this week. My deepest and darkest fear that dreaded foe, the one and only fearsome state of “Non-Productivity!!! (Arrrrrrwww ) Don’t you hear the screeching sounds of horror? Week 10 was my last encounter and I felt defeated. This time I hailed victorious not because I found a way to be productive by my standards... I was victorious because I was at ease nor was I bothered by it.  

The outcome of this week is “More Than Meets The Eye.” You won’t read any significant amazing stories this week however, I will explain what this week means pretending to my future. 

As you should know by now, I have been in the process of prophesying the next 5years of my life. Which means this week represents 2014. 2014 will be the year of ease, comfort and reward. I will be very established and well grounded. Great things will happen and I will be surprised very little by it. My life will reach the placement of automatic success. 

This will be the first life cycle that I’m comfortable with and I will maintain it temporarily until I’m ready to break the cycle again  (Which probably won't be too long). Connections, phone calls and amazing opportunities will come in my direction that I’m not even expecting. I’m going to reach a level of greatness and be filled with an abundance of peace, reward and blessing. Of course, I will share all my blessings with the world, in effort of making the earth a better place. 

If you have been watching the news, it has been raining like crazy in Southern California over the past week. Some places were even devastated with mudslides. I live in the Down Town/Korea Town area on flat land so I wasn’t affected by any disastrous conditions. Nevertheless, this is the most rain Southern California has experienced in over 5/6 years. The immediate night before I left for Tampa it stopped raining and suddenly everyone is southern CA felt peace upon their shoulders.

I’ve recorded many weddings in my day and every time it rained on someone ones wedding day, it was recognized as a blessing. 2014 will be a year of many great unexpected blessings. As unexpected as the rain L.A experienced this week. There is a great chance I  might even begin planning for or expecting my first child during 2014. Lord help me! Please help me!!

Day 91 = Sunday, December 19, 2010 

* Nothing significant to report.
* Blog writing day

Day 92 = Monday, December 20, 2010

* Nothing significant to report.

Day 93 = Tuesday, December 21, 2010

* Nothing to report but I did spend some time on Facebook.

Day 94 = Wednesday, December 22, 2010

* I was happy to receive a phone call from The Big 2. They asked me 2 simple questions and then I asked them if I'm still in the running. They confirmed with a hearty "yes."

* Went to Staples in the rain. No umbrella necessary for me. It was alot of rain but not as much as Florida's rain. Thus, it was the most rain I've rain seen in L.A in one setting.
* Caught a movie with a friend. (Little Fockers) The movie was so so. I didn't think it was really funny. I don't think my friend thought so either. After seeing that movie I realized for the first time, I don't think I like most comedy movies very much. 

* A DVD of a church project I appeared in came in the mail. I'll post it soon.

Day 95 = Thursday, December 23, 2010

* Departed for Tampa. I had a transfering flight to N.Y then Tampa. It took me almost a total of 12 hours to get to Tampa but it goes by very fast when you enjoy reading. 
Day 96 = Friday, December 24, 2010

* First full day back in Tampa. 

* Ran some errands

* I had a random loud fusing situation with my mom. I know right. Already. To a degree I was mostly wrong but there is always a but factor. lol. I still owe my mom an apology and it will come. I just hope she also listens to my exchange of advice for a change. The great thing about our relationship is that we never stay mad at each other. By the next day, its like nothing ever happened. 

* Played my Nintendo Wii and will continue to play it throughout the week. I'm really enjoying it.

* Spent some more time reading also. 

* One of my major objectives while in Tampa is to dump all my footage from all my previous shows like Wide aWoke Wednesday's onto an external hard drive. It has been a humbling experience to look back at all the support I've received over the years.

Day 97 = Saturday, December 25, 2010 (Christmas Day)

* I'll let the video do the talking...

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week 13 Review: The Return of The Champion. Tampa Bay Are You Ready?

Special Announcement 

Before I get into my episodic blog of the week, let me first announce my brief return to Tampa. I will be arriving on Thursday, December 23rd and leaving on Monday, January 3rd. While I'm in Tampa, my quest will continue. The quest will never stop, unless its completed. This return is simply a pit stop that will prepare me even more for 2011. 

While in Tampa, my main objective is to sell my truck. If you know anyone interesting in purchasing a 2005 Dodge Durango, please contact me asap. Its in excellent condition. New tires and new brakes. I plan to have it sold shortly after my arrival. 
The Motown Maurice Mobile is for Sale

Among other things I have to accomplish, this will be Tampa's last time to see Motown Maurice before the rest of the world is introduced to Motown Maurice. If you recognized the significance of this, I'm presenting the opportunity for you and I to connect while I'm in Tampa. Since a few people have requested that we do lunch, chat and hangout; I'm now extending the invitation to you if you are interested. 

Please note a few terms and conditions. 

* I won't have a car.
* My schedule is filling up and limited. 

* I have limited funds to no funds.

* My noticeable fans, followers and biggest supporters have priority over others.

* There is no guarantee, it all depends. 

* Please don't take it personal if I am not able to connect.  

* Please don't try to sell me any products or ask me to join organization or group.  

I will be there for less than 12 days so if your interested act fast and contact me quick.
Thank you
Looking forward

Now We Return To Our Regularly Scheduled Blog  

In the words of God Father of Soul, "I Feeeeeel Good." I just realized that for the first time in a long time when someone asked me how I was doing, I responded by saying, "I feel good, or "I'm doing good?" I didn't say, "I'm maintaining, I'm surviving, nor did I say I'm hanging in there." I said, I"m doing good/great." In deed, I am doing good.

I admit this week this did not initially start of in high energy. I was even concerned about the status of this week at first. As you know the outcome of week 13 will mirror 2013. (Read week 11 & 12 for my prophetic details.)

Without any reservations, I'm proud to announce to you that 2013 will be a better year than 2011 and 2012. Not because there is a Big 4 or Big 5. I didn't even receive multiple exiting phone calls as I did the last two weeks. Nor was I super busy. This week actually started off very slow, depressing with specs of non-productivity (my worst fear).      

2013 will be a marvelous year because by this year I will be completely in sync with the powers of the universe. My super powers will be fully developed by then. I sincerely believe I will be fully walking in my purpose and responsibly using it for the better of man kind. (As I'm writing a biblical comparison comes to  mind but I rather make that comparison at a later time.) How do I know this? I know this because I'm beginning to fully interrupt the laws and principles of the world we live in. For you to understand, how I understand, let me help you understand. 

While at an Lawyer holiday mixer on Thursday, my mind broke into a trance as I paced myself throughout a dark semi crowded lounge, while sipping on a glass of Grey Goose and cranberry juice. The for about 5 seconds the world stopped and a light bulb of intelligence hoovered over my head and before it disappeared I captured it. I took it and it begin to spread through my entire anatomy. Ok, yes there was an open bar and I was on my second drink but that had nothing to do with it. I was in sync with the wonders of the world. 

I've mentioned many times before that "Everything always comes around full circle." Well, certain laws and principles of the earth also come around full circle. However, you can't always wait for these laws and principles to work on their own. You have to activate them. The law that I am talking about is The Law of Attraction.  

My confidence and marketing presence among other things ignited The Law of Attraction which made me hot during week 11 & 12.  I was so attractable that I was receiving phone calls from everywhere. I felt the energy in the air and I'm sure that energy triggered a domino affect of phone calls coming from everywhere. Then all of a sudden, this week started to feel cold. As hot as I was the last two weeks I suddenly wasn't as hot. That's typically the fluctuating temperature of the entertainment business. Among other businesses. The question is how do you get hot again?

That's when it hit me right in the middle of the club/lounge with the drink in my hand and all. I realized if I want to be hot again, I have to make one more person, one more casting director or one more anybody to become attracted to me. It all makes sense. To be attractive you have to be able to attract. 

Early in the day, I did get one phone call to be a tester for a physical game show that's working on the pilot. I submitted for it early in the week and hoped they would of called me because I had nothing else going on. Its not a much money but it sounded like fun and a reason to get out the house.

This is where it all comes together. If I want my phone to start ringing again or if I want get accepted for The Big 1, The Big 2 or The Big 3 I have to attract another party. I need new energy on top of my previous energy or that energy will die out. Its an ever going effort to keep energy flowing. I can't always wait for things to come around full circle, I have take the initiative to turn the circle with my bare hands when necessary. 

I decided that when I show up as a game show tester on Friday, I'm going to get them to like me or love even love me. I'm going to leave there so attractive that some way, somehow, everyone is going to want a piece of Motown Maurice. That is one of the basic functions of The Law of Attraction. 

While my name sits on the desk of The Big 1, 2 & 3 I'm going to create a new source of energy developed by my attractive personality and positive vibes of the game show team while I'm there as a tester. This new energy will ascend to universe and pour down nothing but potent nurturing drops of attraction where ever my name is mentioned. 

It works. I'm telling it it works. As i said before, its no different from when a guy is trying to get a girl but gets rejected over and over. Until he finally finds a girl and all of a sudden they all want him. Its magical at the same time its scientific. 

Day 84 = Sunday, December 12, 2010

* Completed two really creative demos and submitted them to The Big 1 & The Big 3. I like them both, its just a matter of someone else liking them. Don't worry, I've sending new energy in the air. (Stay posted I'll post them one day.) 

Day 85 = Monday, December 13, 2010 

* I had a brief and partly pointless audition on Monday. You go in and you say one line and you leave.

* I mailed out my packages to The Big 1 & The Big 3.

* After such an accomplished weekend I spend some time relaxing. 

* Ironically Tangela Walker-Craft emailed me about an opportunity and it was the same one advertising The Big 3.

Day 86 = Tuesday, December 14, 2010

* I had an interview with The Big 2. It was decent. I ended quicker then I expected but its not in my hands anymore. 

* Last week I wrote about a management company interested in me. They first noticed me at The Show Biz Expo. I had to rescheduled the appointment and finally met up with them today. Skipping forward to the meeting. They asked me to read a script. After reading a script one of them asked me if I was tired because I looked and sounded tired. At the moment I thought I gave good energy for the part I read. We all assume maybe because I had a long day. It did take a very long time to get there. They then asked me a few questions about my name and my agent. They looked at maybe a minute worth of my demo and we concluded.  As I was leaving they lady who called me gave me some advice and suggested I that I increase my energy because it was kind of low.

I know, in the past at my shows in Tampa there have been sightings of me having a low energy level. This meeting was the first time someone told me I had low energy since I've arrived in L.A. To a degree it puzzled me but I soon figured out why. The reason I gave off low energy is because they didn't give me any energy to work with. I personally think their presentation as a company was lacking. They didn't tell me anything about companies history or what they offer their clients. 

I know I can't always rely on the energy of others and I have to produce energy at times whether I like it or not but I'm content with what happened today. I'm honored by the management invitation and I know my time will come when I will have one. As for them and that meeting... I don't think that company was a good fit for me anyway. They haven't called and I'm okay with it. 

* The Big 1 responded today. That was hot. Keep in mind I just mailed them my package yesterday and they responded through email using the word "excited." They also requested more pictures. That's definitely a great sign but we have a long way to go before we can celebrate. Anything can happen.  

Day 87 = Wednesday, December 15, 2010 

* Pictures for The Big 1 were emailed. 

* I confirmed The Big 3 received my package and its no longer in my hands. 

Day 88 = Thursday, December 16, 2010 

      * After a week of no phone calls, I started to receive a few calls here and there igniting a small boost of energy. DJ Blenz and the Be Come a Host people called. I also received a phone call that casted me as a tester for the game show I wrote about above. 

·         * I completely confirmed my trip to Tampa.     

            *  I attended the lawyer holiday mixer and somehow I found myself in a profound conversation about the laws of success with an young man trying to definite his purpose in life. It was powerful. I shared with him enough  knowledge to sell in a book. He was inspired and I was really passionate about sharing my wisdom.Our conversation was 10 times greater then the conversation I had with the young man on day 76. 
      Maybe the open bar had something to do with it. 

Day 89 = Friday, December 17, 2010 

·         * Today I hailed victorious. I had a chance to be a tester for an up and coming game show. Basically, the show is still in its preliminary stages and I was the stunt dummy. Don't worry I wasn't the only person there. It was a really fun experience. The show is based on catching a wide array of inanimate objects. It also has a Wipeout feel to it. Everything took place in a huge open field owned by a waste management complex.

      I made myself very attractive during the testing. There was one game where myself and 3 other people were tired to each other with about 6 feet of rope. The challenge was to catch soccer balls being catapulted into the air by throwing machines. The connection of the rope was in the center with our backs turned to each other. If you looked at us from an aerial point of view the rope would look like an X.

      Moreover, after playing a few team related tests, they finally put us against each other. When they threw in a $20.00 cash reward for the person who catches the most balls, I knew it was on. After multiple falls and opposition by my competition, I hailed victorious. I caught 8 balls. 2 of my competitors caught 6 balls and other caught 0. That $20.00 felt good. I gained mad respect from the production team also.

     The other game anyone would love. We can to climb a ladder onto a platform that was at least 15 feet in the air, jump and and balls. Guess where we would land? Our landing pad was a huge pool of square sponges. The pool of sponges was like 6 feet deep. I never did anything like that before. We did test jumps in that pool most of the day.

      Imagine me flying in the air and diving into a pool of sponges and disappearing. Let me tell you... Its easy to catch the ball but its hard as heck to get out of that pool of sponges. There was a few times they had to come and rescue me. They threw me a rope and all but I still couldn't get out at times. 

   I  In this same game, I was put against this athletic girl. Probably for some unplanned reason they put the white guy against the white girl and me against the black girl. We had a $20.00 challenge to catch the most balls in the jumllping the pool game. At one point she was wining at least by one, then when I was stuck in the pool of sponges again she shouted, "Stop being so dramatic and get out of there. I said, "What!!!!!? I was going to let you win since you said you needed the gas money but its on now." She was up 3 to 4 for a while and I was on my last ball and skillfully caught my very last ball and tied her. I didn't realize at the time but she had one more ball. When my back was turned I heard a "Yeahhh.....Awwwwww." Apparently, she had it then dropped it.

      We needed up splitting the $20.00 and I went home with an extra $30.00 total. What a great day. Being there fueled my desire to compete and victorious showmanship which hailed me as the champion of the day is is the main reason why week 13 has been my best week.

      Day 90 = Saturday, December 18, 2010 
     * Believe me when I tell you I woke up sore from yesterday. I relaxed for the rest of the day and started working on my blog. 

 Final thoughts

     The beautiful thing about being a tester for that show is if the networks pick it up, I might have a high chance of being one of the real contestants. My final thought of this week is I'm writing way to much. I'm so glad I' done with this post. I hope I didn't bore you. I'm going to make sure next weeks blog is shorter. See you all in Tampa soon. 

     As the Quest Continues

     The Future of Late Night

     Motown Maurice

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Week 12 Review: The Big 1, The Big 2 & The Big 3

Week 12

What can I say? When your hot your hot. Without a doubt I'm certainly hot right now. Remember the prophecy I wrote last week? If not, here it is: 

"I would like to extend my prophecy throughout the last 4 weeks of 2010. I believe week 12, 13, 14, & 15 will usher in a glimpse of success I'll see in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Based on the progress I'm receiving right now, I better buckle my seat belts and get ready for take off."

In a few words week 12 has been fabulous. 2012 better watch out. Let me debate for a second on which week was better between week 11 and week 12... Hands down I would have to say week 12 for a couple reasons. The first reason is because of The Big 2 and The Big 3. The other is based on what I accomplished. Week 12 has to be my most accomplished week creatively. I put a lot of time into two videos I'm very proud of. 

I know what your thinking what is The Big 1, The Big 2 & The Big 3. Sorry your going to have to continue to tune in and you'll soon find out. All I can say for now is that The Big 2 and The Big 3 are two new phone calls. The infamous phone call from last week was The Big 1 and you'll soon find out about that also. I know your sick of the teasing but you will know in due time. 

I was on a sincere creative high this week. Its been a while since I had a creative high like that. I had two important tasks at hand and my creative mind ran with it and conquered it. I was telling my roommate the other night that at times I feel like a creative magnet. I started noticing my magnetized abilities last year and early this year, until my hiatus. When I say creative magnet, I mean I can attract an idea just by leaving the house in almost any environment. Its a dangerous power. I think its from consistently being creative for so long. Its an amazing high no drug can induce.   

Day 77 Sunday, December 5, 2010
* Today is an continuation post from my last. If you visit week 11 you will also see what I started to write day 77.

Motown Maurice and a guy who apparently wasn't having a good day.

Motown Maurice at The Show Biz Expo 2010

* Irving is a call guy I met on day 16. He's also the same guy that prayed for me on day 38. He was inspired by me and what I'm doing and asked for an interview. He even called me later in the week sharing such get compliments and told me to tell my mom that she did a great job with me. Below is the brief interview he did with me. I'm sorry I look so cheesy. Irving is one of the people that have been making me feel like a star since I've been here. Thanks Irving.

* Started writing the poem for the Box Start Talent Contest.

* If you have been reading my blog I've vaguely posted about a transportation system I established in the past. Well, my system finally caught up with me. (lol) Since the day 2, I started to write about LA's transportation system. In a few words their paying system is lacking. Which is why I developed my own system to make it through my financial hard times. Basically, I wouldn't pay for the train and I would tell the bus driver I only had a dollar instead of a $1.50.

Well...the train finally caught up with me. I was initially taking the bus to get to The Show Biz Expo until my friend told me I could take a train. A different train in which I only took once before. Moments after I sat on The Blue Line an officer arrived on the train and said, "Everybody please take out your ticket." Just great, I tried a new route and this is what I get. Have no fear, I was gracefully prepared for this type of situation

I pulled out my Florida's drivers license and played dumb. I was like, "I thought since I was from out of town I can ride for free." She said, I can't, held my license and told me to purchase a ticket. When I came back with my ticket she told me next time she's going to write me a ticket. That ticket she's talking about is a $250.00 ticket.

Later that night, I rode two trains on the way back but I only purchased one ticket. I got off one stop too early but it was still a familiar stop not far from home. Believe it or not they were checking again. The officer pulled myself and 3 others to the side. He had no intentions to give us a ticket but instead he was trying to educate us on the right way to ride. This one dude was trying to give an full explanation but the officer wasn't even trying to hear a story. Some people just like to talk so much. Why talk when the officer wants to do all the talking. The officer spoke for a few and let us go.

That same dude told me he knew exactly how the ticket system works but he was just doing his thing. We then both agreed they need to do a better job with the paying system. They need a system more like the one in N.Y. The irony is, the day before I got for my first real paying gig. I believe its the universe saying I don't have to do that anymore. Indeed, I will and I have started doing better.

Day 78 Monday, December 6, 2010

* Here are the details for my call back for week 11 day 75 the Tosh.o audition. When I auditioned for the commercial I had no clue what was about to go down. I had an opportunity to briefly read the script when I got their and I noticed it had something to do with The Roots. The Roots is an American Hip Hop band that currently plays for Late Night with Jimmy Fallen. Automatically, I figured I should put my Afro pick in my hair. When I was called in, the lady smiled and said I don't have to do that. I started to take off my pic and I said, "Okay, but I thought it was The Roots. That's what the roots do." As in that's what Quest Love, the drummer for the roots does. She quickly responded and said, "Okay, I didn't know."

I did a few things they asked me to do and that was it. The exact the next day I got a call back stating I was booked. The lady actually told me my hair pick is what got her. So today is where it all went down. I was basically a background extra for Tosh.o commercial. I did nothing but pretend I was playing a bass guitar in the background. I was just one of the three black guys in the scene. When I say we were just black guys I meant that literally. That's how they had us written in the script, as "Black Guys." No speaking parts for me yet but this was my first real booking that came through my agent. Before I left, I discretely posted one of my fliers on a board near the break room. I wonder if its still there. 

Day 79 Tuesday, December 7, 2010

* I had an audition for an independent film last week on day 75. Today, I came in for a call back and this guy tells me he was impressed with first audition. He asked me how many people would purchase a DVD or some see me in the theaters not just because Chris Tucker is going to be in it. "Hmmmm, Really!" To make a long story short he wanted to make sure I was committed first. Second, he told me I had to purchase 10 DVD's at $10.00 each in advance to be part of the project. In another words, I had to pay $100.00 to a part of his project and he wanted me to sign right now. I've yet to see any of his work or the script. He wouldn't even let me take the contract home with me to look it over.

I've been around long enough to notice the red flags. I saw a few and my biggest read flag was present. I told him let me think it over and I'll give him a call the next day. I did call and said, "No thank you." 

* Finished writing the poem and and auditioned for the Box Star talent show. They literally had me audition in a box booth.

* I was so hot this week that I was reciving love from my bay area family. Former guest of The Motown Maurice Show and inventor of the Go Pillow Tangela Walker-Craft called me to expose me to a on air television opportunity. Since we met, anytime she gets words about an opportunity she send it my way. Much love. Thank you very much Tangela.

*  I received a call about The Big 2. (Stay posted)

* A1 Media distribution told me I had a consideration for buyer looking at my documentary. (No more comment)

Day 80 = Wednesday, December 8, 2010

* I received a call about The Big 3. (Stay posted)

Day 81 = Thursday, December 9, 2010 

* I even received a call about management consideration. Apparently the picked up my information at The Show Biz Expo and they were interested. The conversation lead to us setting an appointment to meet in person.

Day 82 = Friday, December 10, 2010 

* I attended the become a host free class. I mentioned that developing story last week. The class was good. The instructor definitely knows her stuff. I would like to attend her class but I want to time somethings out first. I don't want to pay $600.00 for two days of money that I don't have when I might be busy already in 2011. I will know in due time. 

* Agent informed me about another audition on Monday.

* Purchased some KFC and intensely started working on my demos for The Big 1 & 3  

Day = 83 Saturday, December 11, 2010 

* Working demos all weekend.

* Reschedule appointment for manager

Final Thoughts

I should of completed this blog already. Since I'm completing this blog so late in week 13, my thoughts are conflicting. If I would of completed it earlier I would of probably had a happier ending. Now, I'm some what numb. It was actually hard for me to finish this blog for about 3 reasons. 1 is because I was worn out from all the editing and creative work. 2 is that I was tired of writing about small stuff.  3 I'm probably suffering from withdrawal from the last two weeks. 

That's the entertainment business for you.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Week 11 Review: Full Circle Just like I Said Part 1 - Wow!! - Unbelievable

I have to immediately start this blog by telling you about the most amazing phone call I have ever received. I was already having the best day/week of my quest then this phone call out of no where. It was unbelievable. Simply remarkable. It was awesome. However, I'm sorry to inform you that I won't write the full details of  the phone call until its 100% confirmed. Right now its about 90% confirmed. I know... a friend of mine recently told me that the main reason I should be on television is because I got the "teasing" thing down pack. My bad. I don't mean to tease you all like that but I think its best to wait before I write anything about it. I promise you its worth the wait. Nonetheless, this week ended up being my most eventful and productive week of my quest.

Last week, (Week 10) I was just complaining about my "Fears of Non-Productivity."
contrast between week 10 and 11 is astonishing. I also believe I wrote my own prophecy for my quest in week 10. Read what I wrote: 

"From a superstitious point of view I use to claim the number 10 was my lucky number. I don't think I'll be using that number anymore more. Maybe number 11 will be my new lucky number. Hopefully week 11 will usher in a glimpse of success that I see in 2011. Based on the state that I'm in right now, its mustard seed of hope I have to hold on to."

If week 11, resembles 2011 in anyway, then I'm going to have a stupendous year (Between you and me, I can see the future.) I would like to extend my prophecy throughout the last 4 weeks of 2010. I believe week 12, 13, 14, & 15 will usher in a glimpse of success I'll see in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Based on the progress I'm receiving right now, I better buckle my seat belts and get ready for the take off.

No Sacrifice No Victory

Before I get into the details for this week, let me clarify exactly what I meant by non-productivity last week. My spirits were down mainly because everything slowed down dramatically and there was nothing to work on. The life of a seeker is hot one day and cold another day. The objective is to stay as hot as possible so when the cold days come around you won't feel the freeze. 

I really should of mentally allowed myself to enjoy the liberty of relaxing at home and watching TV & Movies but I don't enjoy that all the time. I desire to be in the process of creation all the time. Since I had nothing to work on I felt lazy and unproductive. I was submitting for projects but everything was just so dramatically slow.

The reason I titled this segment of the blog, No Sacrifice, No Victory is because its true and I'm living it. My story won't make you cry but its an example of sacrifice. Its the story of my credit score. They have aggressively started calling me this week.

Just recently I had a credit score way above average since, now its all going down hill. "Oh well," is what I say. Once again, I appreciate all that credit has has done for me in the past. I would probably still be in college if I didn't have credit cards to pay summer classes with. I also won't have been able to produce The Motown Maurice Show earlier this year among much more. However, now, credit can't do anything for me. I have no choice but to be successful or die trying.  No Sacrifice No Victory. 

Day 70 = Sunday, November 28, 2010

* Nothing significant to report but if my memory is on point, I watched the movie Hancock before going to sleep. It was my second time watching it and I enjoyed it even more. I enjoyed it so much I started watching the making of Hancock on the special features menu. I was energized so much by it, that I broke into a prayer. Note: I don't pray often. I remember telling God my desires to be a part of a creative process. 

Day 71 = Monday, November 29, 2010

* On day 59 week 9 I auditioned for a reality show but I never really gave full details about it. Well, a week pasted and I called today for an update. The conversation and energy was great but I was able sense that I wouldn't get selected. For some reason at the audition they mainly asked questions about my quest. That was unusual. I left in awe and excited. If you read about my previous auditions, they never wanted to hear about my quest. I would get cut off every-time I spoke about it  For some reason that audition was different. It gave me the impression that I had an advantage. The person who interviewed me even said, hopefully the producers will pick me because I'm unique and that's what they need. I left with a huge smile on my face.

Moreover, when I spoke to them today I can tell talking about my quest really didn't help me as much as I thought. I didn't have a real enough job for them and they were looking for regular people. For some reason I told them I only make money as a freelance editor. Nevertheless, God knows why I wasn't selected. It was a show about finding "Love" anyway, lol. No Comment. I certainly did learn from that experience.

* After that phone call I fell into sleepy mode. Things were still slow. Later a phone woke me up. It was a casting company interested in casting me for a dating show. It sounded familiar and it ended up being for the same show I applied for above with a different casting director. I guess I applied for the show in two different places. We canceled the appointment since I already interviewed. As you can see I'm getting a few calls its just a matter of time now. That phone call did get my butt off of the couch and I took that energy and ran with it. 

Day 72 = Tuesday, November 30, 2010

* While still trying to establish productivity based on my standards, I started thinking maybe working my way up behind scenes by joining an audience coordinating team. The idea wasn't necessary. My mind was everywhere thinking about how to get to the next step.

Day 73 = Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Today is where the excitement begins 

* One good thing did come from last week on day 66. I received a call about a video shoot for today. I honestly had no clue what I was getting into but it didn't matter, it felt so great to get out the house. When I arrived I found out it was a music video shoot. Everyone else also arrived without knowing much about it. It was a nice day and I met a few cool people there. If you came to my page earlier and saw the picture of me and the lovely ladies, it took place today.
They were killing time by taking pictures together and I jumped in one.

I think the name of the music video we appeared on is called: CAVIAR LA.
I'm not even sure. Its a comedy music video. However, there were to familiar faces present.

Columbus Shortt, from the movie Stomp The Yard.

Wilmer Valderrama, from That 70's Show. He was singing believe it or not.
They were very cool guys. The first time I saw them they introduced themselves and shook a few hands including mine. Be on the look out for the video. I had a solo scene recorded, so you might see me. 

The day started around 7 or 8 in the morning and ended around 5pm. I was pretty sad the shoot was over.

Music Video Related:
The Way I Fiesta' by Eduardo Fresco...

Motown Maurice at the Kodak Theater killing time.

* Note: On the way to the shoot early this morning, I saw a sign about a casting for a independent film. I called and left a message.

* This is one of my stories of "Everything always comes around full circle." When I was still in Tampa I found a website about becoming a host. When I arrived in L.A. my agent forwarded me that website. I signed up for it but nothing really pulled my attention. Today, I noticed in my spam box an email from the website and it all started to make sense. I started to see the value that company would bring to enhancing my hosting skills.

They offer boot camps and workshops for anyone who wants to advance their hosting careers. The lady who runs it, is the known as the queen of hosting. When I told my agent about the site they said, that's the lady they were trying to get to be my manager since day 9. They just haven't heard back yet. I immediately signed up for a free workshop on December 10th and paid to be a member of their site. 

Most of the classes cost but its worth the investment. The owner manages 25 successful Hollywood hosts and God willing she will also become my manager. This will not be the last time you read about this opportunity.
* I received an email for the consideration for another reality show. A show based between men and women. No more comment.

Day 74 = Thursday, December 2, 2010

* I got a call back about the independent film and an audition was set for Friday. It took place at USC in the Steven Spielberg building. I'm not too fond about my audition but this story gets interesting. Stay posted.

* My agent contacted me with two commercial auditions.

* One is for Tosh.o on Comedy Central and the other is for Anna Linens.

Day 75 = Friday, December 3, 2010

Today I had a total of 3 auditions. Wow! Thankfully, my roommate allowed me to borrow her car for the auditions. First I began my day helping my roommate out at a law function.

* The audition for the independent film was first and I was told to look out for a call back on Monday.

* I got a phone call about a internet talent show called Box Star. They wanted me to audition but I said I couldn't make it. To me, the the opportunity sounded weird and I wasn't available because I was scheduled to volunteer over the weekend. 

* I auditioned for Tosh.o and my hair pick actually helped me get casted. They called me the next day and told me I got it. I'll share more details soon.

* Then I auditioned for Anna’s Linens but I don't think I did that great.

* On the way back from all these auditions is where I received that infamous phone call. (Stay posted)  

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Day 76 Saturday, December 4, 2010 &
Day 77 = Sunday, December 5, 2010

Show Biz Expo 2010 

* I spent the day at The Showbiz Expo. It was an awesome experience. I literally felt famous when I left there. I recorded some video but unfortunately I don't have time to put it together.

As a volunteer I was able to post my head shot among others on a runway table. It allowed me to get so much recognition and many people approached me. A young man came up to me asking for some advice because he wanted to become an actor. A lady came up to me and said, "Your doing great at marketing. I see your fliers everywhere. I'm to call you and cast you to play Will Smith one my projects." So many more things like that happened this past weekend. I wish I had time to write about each one. For those two days I  felt like a star.

Motown Maurice and a African Eagle. Sorry I got the name.  

I was talking to John Balauat, from Full Sail University for less than two mins, then he pulled out his camera and asked to take a picture with me because he said I was going to be famous one day. He said he could sense it. I was shocked. I barely said much. I was so honored so I pulled out my camera also. That happen to me in Tampa once or twice.
Alien man and Motown Maurice.

Motown Maurice, Cassandra Raphael & Raymond B. Smith. We volunteered for The Show Biz Expo.

Box Star Talent Show Story
On Friday, I mentioned that I got a call about the Box Star Talent Show. I turned it down because I wasn't available. On Saturday, another person called again but I had to tell them I wasn't available plus I was busy helping others at the Expo. I had to get off the phone quick. Believe it or not they called me again on Sunday. This call was by the first person who called on Friday but he couldn't remember what I told him. At this point I'm trying to figure what is going on. No body in Hollywood ever calls back when you tell them your not available. This time they told me they had additional auditions on Monday & Tuesday. 

At this point I needed to know more about the project. He said something about TV and I said I thought it was on the internet. He said its going to be on MSNBC and America will vote who is the star. I then told him I really don't have any special talents I'm on a quest to become a late night talk show. He said, "Then write a monologue." That's all I needed to hear. Nevertheless, I ended up not writing a monologue. I wrote a poem and its probably one of the best poems I have ever wrote. I haven't wrote poetry in so long that I forgot that poetry could be considered one of my talents. It must have been meant to be, because an actor I know in L.A. sent me a video of himself doing poetry a few days before.  Somehow my flow for writing poetry quickly started to flow. My creative roots are in poetry. I love this poem so much. Yes, of course its about my quest. I'll share more about the poem next week.

So whats really going on? 
Let me explain whats happening to me write now. Its the basic principles of the law of attraction. As I was giving advice to young man about acting, I told him what I did wrong with Oprah's Your Own show contest. Which was putting all my eggs in one basket. Then I told him the analogy most guys will may understand. 

For most guys there is a period of time when girls won't even look their way twice. Then suddenly the moment you find a girl, a whole much of girls want them.  That's the law of attraction.

I'm hot right now and the universe is spreading the heat and attracting sources from all over. Its almost magical. All of a sudden I'm getting phone calls from everyone. As long as this email is, I'm skipping so much details because I'm running low on time. 

Is it possible that week 12 could be better than week 11? (Since I'm writing this during week 12... Looka here, looka here)

I am really lost for words. Remember this week started off empty and within one day I had 3 auditions, 1 infamous phone call (be patient and I played celebrity at the expo for the weekend. 

To God be the glory. 

What will happen next on The Quest of a Late Night Talk Show? 
Will Motown Maurice seal the deal? 
Will Motown Maurice break big?

Tune in next post.

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