Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Week 149: Quest Tune Up - Getting What I Asked For...

Weekly Video Review

The battery went dead. Check out part 2 below.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

* Walking and taking with Pam for the first time in a while. 

* Writing season 2 of The Late Night Experiment

* Started editing The Late Night Experiment Documentary

Monday, July 22, 2013

* GR7 Grow Meeting 11am. I got to fight to keep my food stamps alive.

* Teen Wolf

Motown Maurice & Ian Nelson aka Baby Derek from The Hunger Games

Derek aka Ian Nelson from The Hunger Games and his friend aka Motown Maurice. Teen Wolf: Season 3 episode 8 Visionary. 

Derek aka Ian Nelson from The Hunger Games and his friend aka Motown Maurice on Teen Wolf on MTV.
Motown Maurice & Ian Nelson aka Baby Derek from The Hunger Games
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Related: Week 129: Favor Plus Favor Equals Favor

* Audition Notice

* Light Bulb! Complete of up a new concept for late night television. Watching The Legend of Korra inspired it. Inspirtation Code: Planet.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

* Taco Bell Audition (Agent Sent)

* Started Uprights Citizens Brigade (UCB) today level 201 class. You got to love the scholarship program.  12pm-3pm

* Spontaneous adventure for some Haitian Food at TGeorges with Nerlyn. This visit reminded me of a previous important idea.

Motown Maurice & Nerlyn Jean at TGeorges Haitian Cuisine

* More Writings and reviewing scripts. Began Writing Episode 6 through the late hours of the morning.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

* Verbally confirmed the new location for Q3.

* I actually want to the library to get some reading in. I started reading again last week while doing back ground work and I want to continue the trend.

* Performed at The Space Improv

Thursday, July 25, 2013

* Lazy during the day and documentary editing during the night.

Friday, July 26, 2013

* UCB level 201 class 12pm-3pm

* Watched and attended UCB's Harold Matinee

* Watched and attended UCB's Long Form Improv Jam

* Watched and attended UCB's Stand up comedy open mic

* In a random unplanned situation during my second visit to Trader Joe's in the same day, I saw a young lady that I met for the first time on Wednesday. First thing she asked was, What are you doing here? The second thing she asked was, "Do you want to hang out?" Shocked by the request and puzzled how to turn down the Conga Room offer that was proposed to me 5mins before from the two people I was with. I optioned to hang out and enjoyed the company and conversation at her home. I think its the new beard I'm rocking.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

* Got confirmation for a music video today, trimmed up my hair and prepared a little bit.

* Worked on the blog

Final Thoughts

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Week 148: New Leaf, New Vision, New Goals, New Power, New Beard!

Weekly Video Review
Motown Maurice's summer time beard rest.
Sunday, July 14, 2013

* Power Struggle Performs. Every second Sunday is now added to our schedule.

* Washed some clothes...

* New idea development for my 3 year anniversary.

Monday, July 15, 2013 

* Sketch movie background work night call. (12 Hours)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 

* Sketch movie background work night call. (12 Hours)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 

* Missed some easy audience work. I was tired from the 12hour shift 

Kevin & Motown gets ready to debut Hamburger Funk
 * Hamburger Funks first improv show at

Thursday, July 18, 2013 

* CBS call for a dating show consideration.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sent in my photo to be considered for Bethenny Dating Party and never heard back.
* Scouted a new location for Quarterly Wrap Festival Q3 Wrap Fest. Awesome new spot.


Saturday, July 20, 2013 

* Writing...

Final Thoughts

I found a brand new appreciation for background work. I spent 75% of my time there reading Inventing Late Night by Ben Alba. I want more background just so I can continue this reading mode.

I also declared that I'm going to finally let up and do get into stand up comedy. I'm building a performance schedule everyday and stand up will soon be apart of it. I hope to start next week at The Improv Space.

Motown Maurice beard style.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Week 147: Human Mode Briefly ...I just want to be liked

Weekly Video Review 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

* Low spirited day

* Power Struggle performs at Neon Venus 

Monday, July 8, 2013

* Low spirits... 

* QWF Location calling

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

* Hamburg Funk rehearsal with Kevin

* Filmmakers event at the Skybar (Spirit Low)

* Audition notice...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

* Rented a car at Enterprise Rent a Car for an audition

* The General Commercial in Irvine (Agent sent)

* Pathetically, put aside writing my web series to write a pointless poem. I never finished.
Hence to, "If I can turn back the hands of time."

Thursday, July 11, 2013

* I put it all out there, I digress and I'm recovered.

Friday, July 12, 2013

* Sam & Cat show audition at Nickelodeon Studios for the guest star role of Peezy. (Agent Sent)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

* 3A's Meeting

The great Robert Gullaume (Benson) & John Wesley at The Mayme A. Clayton Library Museum
Final Thoughts

Indeed this was another pathetic week. I opened up to someone and gut turned down. "That was nice. I really appreciate you opening up to me. Thank you so much" Ha ha ah ha ha ha. Truthfully, I did it for the thrills. Of course I wanted the results to go in my favor, although I wouldn't bet that it would of. If I was in the position I would of bet against myself all day. Moreover, I did it because it was different. I slipped into human mode briefly. That don't happen often and it will be a very long time before it ever happens again. In the end, I'm thankful for the experience. Hopefully, I can use it somewhere in a performance. 

 As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night 

Motown Maurice

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Week 146: Too Destructive and Unfit to be Personal!?

Weekly Video Review

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wheat Things Boxer Part 3 #MustHaveWheatThins

Monday, July 1, 2013

*New housemate

Photo of Motown Maurice by DKS Media Solutions. — David Smith.

* Improv at the next stage

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

* Reality Host Audition Video

* Meeting with Adrien...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

* Audition (Agent Sent) Camp X-Ray -
Note to self: Its all about the ears. Again!

* Met up with Kevin Boot

* Long day walking

* Began searching for new venues for QWF and ended up with good results

Thursday, July 4, 2013

* QWF location searching continues...

* I should of been

Friday, July 5, 2013

* Location searching continues...

* Lazy spell

Saturday, July 6, 2013

* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Marathon

Final Thoughts

My personal choices and actions from last Saturday (June 29th) affected me through each moment of this week and it continues to. Its been a very long time since I've been in a state like this. Its affective my productivity and happiness. I lied to myself all this week. What I've been going through is deeper then the surface material. I got to get right. I got to get right with myself and with her. I have to rebuild.I've destroyed enjoy.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Week 145: I Have Nobody To Blame But Myself

Weekly Video Review Here:
"See my final thoughts below..."

Sunday, June 23, 2013

* QWF Stuff

* Hamburger Funk rehearsal with Kevin

* QWF logo development

Monday, June 24, 2013

* EBT Card Replacement

* Monkey Butler improv class (It was great. I am an impact...great feedback)

* Logo creation...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The release of Duck Sauce's new song "Its You"

Related: Duck Sauce - "Its You" Straight off the press

* Not feeling too well.

* Guinness book of world record official ok.

* QWF Logo completed and finalized.
The Quarterly Wrap Festival's official logo completed today. Yeah!!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

* Went downtown LA and did some some swap meet shopping. I picked up my first ever pair of converse All-Stars. I got some clothes to.

Trim me up.
* Pizza hut with my roommate Ken.

* QWF Planning.

Thursday, July 27, 2013

* 7:30am call time for the Guinness World Record shoot.

These are the guys myself and Kevin had to go up against.

Guinness World Record Holders Ben and Mark Needle, Motown Maurice & Kevin Cárdenas

Here is an example of what Kevin and I was up against. 

Related: Week 144: Guinness Book...Crapy Video Reviews Must End

Friday, June 28, 2013

* I got a call to be part of a prank show from someone in casting named Jordan. He has me in mind from Who Has The Last Laugh. He said it would be no more than 2 to 3 hours. With all the work I still had to get done, I took a chance. Moreover, I went with my roommate Ken and we waited of about a half hour got paid for doing nothing. Somebody wasn't there and they told us we could get paid and go home. How cool is that? That's the second time that's happened to me on set. Well, the first time I had to wait much longer without working. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Just got off the bus and arrived at my event. I had to borrow this push cart from landlord. I lost a wheel on the way.

Final Thoughts

The very next day after the event I wrote this on the Facebook event page:
What makes an event great has less to do with the circumstances/environment but has everything to do with the people who attend. Thank you very much to each and every one of you who supported The Quarterly Wrap Festival's 2nd Quarter Wrap Fest. Despite the issue with the air condition most of us stuck it through and made the most out of a humid situation. I am not pleasured with the venue and their lack of presence and concern nonetheless, the future is full of abundance... 
The Festival has put me in state of deep thought. A very deep state. A state in which I haven't been for a long time immediately after an event. There are many issues on my mind. Issues starting with the venue, the photographer and particular individuals I expected leadership from...No matter how I look at those issues among more I'm the blame. Since the 1st Quarter, I saw the red flags of how terrible a business owner Michelle Papillion is. The issues were evident. I was unsuccessful in finding another location and brought it back for the 2nd Quarter by default. I should of tried harder to find another location. The people that came to my event were awesome, a lot of them maintained through the heat. Some had to leave. There were no complaints other than the heat. On the other hand, I consider much of the event to be unacceptable. I produce all my shows with the integrity of late night television and for various reasons it missed the mark of integrity. 
Destruction is my mind state and on the night of the festival I destroyed one of my personal relationships. I'm now in the process of destroying parts of the festival to rebuild it better. New location, new team members and a newer system. 
Besides the negatives, I got a lot done this week. I drafted up a logo in a couple of days and The Quarterly Wrap Festival continues to make its mark.  I'm also thankful that two music videos that I've been anticipating came out just days before the festival. How awesome is that? It was a perfect fit in the program. 3rd Quarter Perfect is now on the agenda.  
As the quest continues...
The Future of Late Night
Motown Maurice

Monday, July 1, 2013

Week 144: Guinness Book...Crapy Video Reviews Must End

Weekly Video Review

The video cut out on me. Not long after it was cut, I sparked an idea how to make my video review better. I'm going to star in July. I'm delighted to start a new take on my video reviews. I've been hating these videos for a while now. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

* My friend Cassandra R. and I supported Ashphord Jacoway for her theater performance of "I Wish My Life Was An RPG."

Monday, June 17, 2013

* Received a random call from The Guinness book of world record and made an audition video with Kevin C.

* Monkey Butler Class

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

* Went to deposit some checks

* Guinness book of world record process continues. An application is sent to be filled out.

* Ham Burger Funk improv rehearsal with Kevin

* Watching NBA finals basketball Heat/Spurs

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

* 1:00pm G.R.O.W meeting. My counselor I'm one of her favorites. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

* Playing Basketball...

* Started feeling under the weather

Friday, June 21, 2013

* An special invitation from Cassandra R. took us both to  play to support our friend Willie Brown in The Bourgeois Feminist starring Vanessa Simmons. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

* Wheat Thins Boxer Part 2 #MustHaveWheatThins

* Played basketball and lost my EBT card!
Final Thoughts


As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

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