Saturday, August 5, 2017

Week 359: It's Not Making Any Sense

Weekly Written Review 

Here's what's not making any sense. I'm not complaining that I'm not booking but I can't even get a callback for some reason. A callback should be automatic for some of these auditions. I don't get it. At least two auditions this week should of granted me a callback. My Clash Royal audition and the Project X audition I had on Thursday. I was told by the casting director herself who stood outside the room as if she was waiting to tell me that the callbacks are on Saturday. Inside the room the camera guy complimented me multiple times and when I got out the room the casting directing was standing right in front of the door. I learned something that day while waiting and having friendly conversation with one of the staff members. If the casting directing isn't in the room she's watching from a live feed in the back room. I kind of knew that before but it was reinforced today. I also thought the casting director probably watched the recordings later. Moreover, I got out the room, I was introduced to the casting director, she greeted me and asked a question about my name. She told me herself that callbacks are on Saturday. We laughed and as I departed, just before I could close the door behind me she looked at me with a big smile and said something in the likes of, "You have a lovely face." I left that place more than confident I would at the very least have a callback on Saturday. I was sure of it. I would've bet on it. As a result, nothing. I'm in shock. I don't get it...Oh well...Let's just keep it moving...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

* Reloaded storage room

* Hyundai VO audition sent

* Watching shows...Better Call Saul, GOT,...

* Low spirits

* I broke my "Fast" today. Initially seeking guilt I acknowledged it as an early celebration for something good that's going to happen this week.

Monday, August 1, 2017

* Linkedin communication strategy

* Slow day....

* Tennis...overall good plays. One game was disappointing. My teammate and I was winning 5 to 1 and we ended up losing the tie breaker. Rookie mistakes by me and to be honest I got a little cocky.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2017

* Clash Royal audition

* Treating myself to a Mexican whole fish meal

* Agent paper work...

* Audition notices...

* Completed two audition voice overs

* First booking notice with Twilight for a LMU student film

* Landlady admitted she's paranoid

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

* Shoot with Awesomeness TV - Busted

* Acting Class  with  Arielle. My upcoming audition got special attention at the end of class.

* 2-3 VO auditions sent

Thursday, August 3, 2017

* Completed 2-3 VO auditions

* Completed an audition video for N.P

* Audition for Bright Health

* Pop audition for Show Cap (Project X)

* Conversation with Jim. Went well...

* IMDB restoration

Friday, August 4, 2017

* IMDB upgrading, working on photos...

* Basketball...

* Storage payment...

Saturday, August 5, 2017 

* IMDB upgrading, working on photos...

* To my surprise no callback for Thursday's audition

* Low spirited day

* Bob Marley and D'Angelo marathon

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Week 358: Worse after Worst

Weekly Written Review 

I can't write that this was a terrible week. It was actually a good week. Got some new photos taken that will change the course of my career. Plus, I had an audition in which I'm highly anticipating a call back for. Not to mention a feature film audition that wasn't bad. I'm not sure if I'll hear back from them but I appreciate the process I established and that I allowed my self to read from the sides. On Friday I even got requested of something I didn't have to submit for. Basically I was requested because of my good work from another project.

All in all it was a good week. How things turned worse is in the ending. First of all, last week I had a talk with my landlady about bringing my stuff back into my garage space and she gave me the approval. On Saturday, I borrowed Kevin's van, unloaded my belongings into van, came home and began the process to unload into my storage. My landlady saw me and asked a weird question. She asked where did I go grocery shopping. Then she asked about paying rent. By the time I grabbed my second batch of belongings she totally flipped the script on me. All of a sudden she doesn't want me to bring my belongings back in. Moving stuff ain't easy. This was frustrating but I didn't even argue. I repeatedly said, "what ever makes you happy." At one point she wanted me to sign a contract that I wasn't going to ask her for relocation fees. I can understand that to a degree based off of what she recently went through but her completely changing her mind after I went through so much trouble to move my stuff is unacceptable. I hold no hatred in my heart but she certainly burnt a bridge with me. All I know is that A Change is Gonna Come SOON. These are certainly the last days of this kind of life. I'm also confident the purpose of this fiasco will reveal itself in due time

Sunday, July 23, 2017

* Left LuLu's early. I wasn't pleased about something that happened last night.

* Lazy sleeping day

Monday, July 24, 2017

* Actor Spot wardrobe consultation

* Pop up audition for Tru TV's Laugh show

* Tennis...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

* Audition video sent

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

* Actor Spot photo shoot

* Zipcar

* Samsung audition

* Returned clothes to Ross

* Returned to Acting Class with Arielle

* On the way home I gave one of co-Uber passengers my card, then randomly she asked me if I ever went to UCB. I told her I actually received a scholarship with them twice. She immediately responded by saying, "I read about you on your blog." I was wowed by her response. That's crazy. This girl was from New York and has only been in LA for two months. On Facebook I later found out it was through my blog she found out about the scholarship and also got it twice. Great for her. Go blog. This inspired me to put my blog back online. About a week or more ago I took my blog off the search engines. This made me realize that even though my blog looks incomplete because of Photobucket's ridiculous policy change I should still keep it live. This blog still has the potential to inspire.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

* Audition: Morning coffee

* Basketball...YMCA

* Audition prep

Friday, July 28, 2017

* Project request...

* Audition: Feature film - Dutch

* Lunch with B

* Pool party with B attempt and fail

Saturday, July 29, 2017

* Basketball...YMCA

* Van pick up at Kevin's

* Unloading my belongings from my storage into the van.

* Attempt to bring my belongings back into my garage fail

* Tear drop...AUDIO RECORDING...sleep

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Week 357: Fasting and Obcessing

Weekly Written Review 

Everything about last week made sense this week. The reason for my 3 nights of homelessness was revealed in one meeting. My past week struggles by default made me a morning person. On Monday morning I realized I was up early. So why not attend the Acting Spot meeting I've been procrastinating for a while. I mostly missed it because auditions started to pick up and interfere with the original appointment. I missed other days because of morning laziness. I finally attended the meeting on Monday and it opened my eyes so wide I haven't been able to shut them since. To be point blank, my head shots suck. They're simply not up to par and they haven't been. I immediately scheduled a photo shoot. No more amateur head shots by friends. I'm long over due for professional head shots. This reason alone made my 3 nights of homelessness worthwhile.

Aside from my head shot revelation I decided to start a fast. I thought about fasting from my Nintendo Switch and television but I don't play it much or watch much TV. So I'm fasting from anything sexual. Which includes porn, masturbation and any form of activity. Not that I was engaged in much but its my brutal decision. They're pros and cons. The pro is that I can use built up aggression and channel it into my work ethic. This won't be easy but it's the most drastic thing I can think of right now.  The fast will be over when I get a career break through. I'll use fair judgement. While doing that I'm also obsessing with become an actor. I'm obsessing by doing simple things that I should of been doing a long time ago. As simple as watching acting Youtube clips and a daily basis. That's a game changer. Knowledge is power and talented people make good money.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

* Finish-line VO audition

Monday, July 17, 2017

* Acting Spot meeting...(Career changing)

* Storage room cleaning/organizing...donated clothes

* YMCA/lifting....

* Tennis

* First night back at my garage since last week

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

* First morning back at the garage since last week

* Audition video sent

* Storage/clothes photo prep

* Library...casting profiles upgrades...reel upgrading..actors access restoration

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

* Downtown swap meet clothes shopping...T-shirt pick up

* Free commercial workshop

* Storage room

* YMCA..lifting...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

* Basketball...YMCA...lifting

* Food 4 Less


* Linkedin grind

* Acting tips Youtube searching. I should of been doing this long time ago.

Friday, July 21, 201

* Splatoon 2 pick up

* Accountant payment for IRS

* ADR Pick ups

* Landlady talk..moving back in

* At LuLu's

Saturday, July 22, 2017

* Completed WaW photo album posting

* Trader Joe's

* The Originals

* Audition audio sent

* Lego Batman

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Week 356: 3 Nights of Homelessness

Weekly Written Review 

In 2011 and 2012 I got my first and second taste periods of homelessness. I got by decently slipping into buildings and a theater. This experience was not as graceful. This homeless experience was as authentic as it gets. During the day I was fine. Joining the YMCA was the wisest decision I made in this transition. I spent my days there. I enrolled at the YMCA Downtown LA but the one in Hollywood is where I spent my time. That location was perfect. Walking distance from Trader Joe's, my storage room, and the library. The most valuable room discovered was the Social Room. Most of the day it's empty. I noticed the schedule and I took naps there until the next yoga class. After a certain time I jumped in the Jacuzzi followed by the sauna and showered. I even started lifting weights there a little bit. I wanted to play basketball but I wasn't quite there yet mentally. Nonetheless, when the Y closed at 11pm, that's when things got difficult. I didn't have any creative sleeping ideas. I had no place to slip into this time. This time I was Straight Outta Place.

It wasn't easy. The nights are long. Most places are closed and getting comfortable in this situation is not in my nature. My first homeless night was the worst because I had on basketball shorts and a light sleeveless shirt. It got cool that night. I later learned it was simply best for me to just keep moving. I did a lot of walking. There worst thing that came out of this experience was sleep deprivation. Not knowing how long I would be in this situation I became concerned about how my eyes would look during auditions. Aside from that my spirit was strong and I wasn't discouraged. I can survive through any situation and I did overcome this one. See final thoughts below.  

Sunday, July 9, 2017

* Submitted 3 audition videos at Kevin's house

* Moved stuff out of the garage and into my storage. Thank God Kevin offered his van.

* Hanging with Kevin

Monday, July 10, 2017

* Garage-ment Day

* Prayer vigil, pizza and celebration. The city came and left. The nuance tenants are gone and the city didn't pay attention to my area.

* Said goodbye to my landlady with love

* Storage organizing...then donated clothes
* Trader Joe's

* Tennis...

* Night at LuLu's

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

* Audition: America Greetings Card. I did no lip syncing as I was instructed. Terrible!

* Audition: Multi Sclerosis related role

* I got the times mixed up with these auditions but it worked out great.

* Attempted to acquire a motel voucher. That failed!

* YMCA...

* Trader Joe's, Patio/Social Room discovery, Jacuzzi, Sauna,...

* Homeless Night One Begins 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

~Homeless Morning~ 

* Denny's

* Nap at Shatto park. I didn't do that for long.

* Killing time at Wilshire/Vermont.

* Bus/train ride...killing more time

* YMCA/Social Room sleeping

* Storage room sleeping

~Homeless Afternoon~

* Library - New home search

* Lunch..Trader Joe's

* Started lifting weights

* YMCA Social Room nap, Jacuzzi, shower

* Homeless Night Two 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

~Homeless Morning~ 

* Rode the train until it stopped at Union Station

* Denny's...fell asleep and woke me up

* 5am back at YMCA opening...sleep in the social room until about 7:45am

* Took a nap outside the YMCA court yard

* Got a boost of energy from a random LinkedIn message

~Homeless Afternoon~

* Lifting weights

* Jacuzzi, Sauna...Steam room

* Lifting weights again

* Homeless Night Three 

Friday, July 14, 2017

~Homeless Morning~ 

* Slept on the rain until it was time to get off

* Attempted to sleep at Seoul Park in K-Town but that was unsuccessful

* Turned down a gig that tried to put me in the background of a shoot when I was promised a lead role. Turning it down ended up working completely in my favor later in the day.

* Attempted to get food at Subway but I just ended up sleeping there until they woke me up

* YMCA 5am room nap

* Storage room...

* Returned to my old garage. Picked up mail and returned to old spot. I ended up eating, napping, printing and producing an important Voice Over Audition (Code word D) while there. I got the notice at 4pm and it was due at 5pm. I completed it just after 5:30pm. If I didn't turn down the background gig from earlier I wouldn't had the opportunity to send it my work for this life changing opportunity.  

* Before I left, I said bye to my landlady and she said I could return to my stop. Hmmmm. This homeless thing may of just ended. It's not confirmed yet.

* Spoke to MaTown, Kevin and Pam on the way to Hollywood. I forgot the YMCA closes early on Friday.

* Best sleep all week at LuLu's

Saturday, July 15, 2017

* MaTown's birthday

* Audition: Pacific Source Health Plan 

* Weight lifting...

* Basketball at the YMCA. I was straight balling. In one game my team was losing and I hit 3 back to back 3 pointers and basically won us the game. The opposing team couldn't stop talking about me. All my teams one all our games.

* At LuLu's

* Splatoon..Splat-fest

* Audition video sent (Magic 8 Ball)

Final Thoughts 

It's been a while since I wrote final thoughts. Most likely the first time this year and even longer. Moreover, it doesn't take much to get into homelessness. Getting out of it on the the other hand is something serious. As each day passed I thought about fancy words I would use to convey my experience on this blog. However, by the end of the week a way out was offered to me. That totally changes my thought pattern. It's still not confirmed but God willing I'll be back in my old place next week. I could write more but I don't want to. I want to enjoy the rest of my day. I was homeless a few days ago for Pete sake. All I'm saying after being a loyal tenant for 5 & 1/2 years things never should of went this way. Oh well...maybe the reason will reveal itself soon.

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Week 355: Garage Mission Accomplished - Now is the Future

Weekly Written Review 

Breathe in.....Breathe out....This is it. This is the very last time I will be blogging in my garage. On Monday, July 10th my garage for the past 5 and 1/2 years will no longer be my garage. I'll be entering the realm of the unknown. At this very moment I'm a bit uneasy. Mainly because it's Sunday (July 9th) and I have to go borrow Kevin's van. Moving is not exciting. The process is drooling but we all have to go through it. As side from the moving, all this week I've been excited about the future. This week I existed with great new found energy. I don't recall having energy and confidence like this before. Because of the challenges ahead I've made some adjustments, such as join the YMCA. That's one of the best decisions I've made in a long time (Only second to becoming my own barber at the start of this year). It's motivated me to wake up early, play basketball and shower in the same place. I've never showered at a gym before. It's great. I did that twice this week and both times I went straight to an audition afterwards. The exercise elevates my energy and state of being while at the audition.

In approximately 24 hours I'll be a rolling stone but I truly believe this type of transition is necessary to enter into the next chapter of my quest. Last week my tone might of been a bit on the complaining side. I'm still not fond of certain things within this situation pertaining to my landlady but I believe it was suppose to happen this way. Mainly because my mission is accomplished in this garage. From my web series to my festival I got it done. It all ended in December of 2016 and since the start of this year I haven't been as productive in my space. I've been sleeping a lot. Sometimes playing my Nintendo Switch much longer than I should. To be frank, watching a bit too much porn. There I said it, I normally use code words but I'll just come out and write it. I'm not talking about long periods but just too frequent if you know what I'm saying. Some of these signs are parallel to my life after my late night show in 2010. I didn't want leave Pam's condo but when the blessing ended it was time to go. Very shortly afterwards I relocated to LA. I know the signs and after 5 & 1/2 years it's certainly time to go.

The silver-lining...the shining star of this situation started about a month ago. When I was having a depressive moment in my bed and I got a random email from Twilight Talent Agency. A few days later I had a new agent. Within a weeks time they started getting me multiple auditions. It's barely been a month now and they have been working abundantly hard for me. They're getting roles that are truly fitting to my personality and character. I'm thankful beyond repair. Wow! Thinking deeper about my current situation I have no idea of what kind of state I'd be in right now if my new agent didn't magical appear.  It's miracles like this that fortifies the existence of God.

My time is coming. I'm getting auditions that will temporarily relocate me upon booking. Just this week I had 3 auditions like that. My time is now! Yes homelessness waits but it's temporary.. As a matter of fact, this transition is purposeful. All things will reveal itself very soon. I'm patient and passionately excited about my future life ahead. Whatever state, city or county it will be in.  

Sunday, July 2, 2017

* Lazy day...

Monday, July 3, 2017 

* Best Buy/Target computer research

* LuLu's

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

* Target/Dollar store...watching Okja, The Originals & Power

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

* Extra Space Storage fail. Attempted to get my storage there but as I inquired an associate nearby stated that the storage in the size I wanted was just taken. On the other hand, this disappointment birthed a better idea in a better location.  

* Audition - Financial Literacy Game

* Two notices

* Pick up MaTown's laptop birthday gift.

* Coffee Bean computer set up

* Post Office

Thursday, July 6, 2017

* YMCA...Basketball and shower. This was my first time showering at a gym and it was great.

* Audition - Evil Things. Great response from the casting director. She said it was a great audition and that it was worthwhile way to end her day. Something like that. Hopefully my mishap on a particular form didn't mess things up.

* New storage in Hollywood.

Friday, July 7, 2017 

* Audition - Case De Flores

* and shower

* Kevin calls and offered his van for my move. I can now save a few dollars on the Zipcar rental.

* Audition preparation for tomorrow

Saturday, July 8, 2017 

* Completed 3 audition videos from Twilight.

* R&J project * Dark Patch * Play The Fulte

* All my auditions are from Twilight right now period. Twilight is putting in the work for me. I even had to turn down an audition today from LG. Not only because my plate was full but it also required golf skills. something I don't have.

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Monday, July 3, 2017

Week 354: An Old Life Is Returning

Weekly Written Review 

I started this week off with a high. I was playing tennis then in between games I realized that I was hot. In the blink of a few backhand serves I had 3 big commercial auditions scheduled for the next day. I was a nice unexpected energy boost to build off of. I had a glow at least until the auditions were over. The moment they were over my spirit dropped dead. Then next day I was lifeless. That's what auditions do to you. It sucks the life out of your soul. Although each auditions only last for a few mins within that time span it takes everything out of you. Recovery may take or day or two but it sucks either way. Then came an unexpected email for Photobucket later in the week. They basically destroyed the fate of this blog. Out of nowhere they decided to prohibit the use of 3 party posting. Meaning all of the beautiful photos and videos I've been posting on the blogs almost since the beginning (2010) are gone. It's unavailable but I can make it available again if I pay about $300.00 per year. Nope. I'm not going to do it. There was a point of time I might of heavily thought about it but it's not worth it anymore. I don't invest as much in this blog anymore and perhaps it's best to keep some of that information private. I'll keep posting once a week to keep my commitment to this blog but Photobucket really messed it up. Thanks Photobucket.

The last bomb came from my landlady who basically demanded evacuation from my beloved garage. My home for the past 5 and a half years. I thought we had things figured out between us but I was wrong. I understand why it's happening. The city is involved. She wants to be cautious...sure. I know what I was getting myself into when I initially moved and when the recent drama took off earlier this year. On the other hand, I'm not fond of the options presented to me. The first one presented is to put my belongings in the side yard...Nope. Others options include living in the house with the cats and dogs. There are a lot of them too. My point of view didn't matter in the conversation. I've been invisible to the city but even invisibility can't overcome someones paranoia. As a result, I'm ending this garage chapter and I'm going to revisit the life of a rolling stone. I'm sorry there are certain things I won't tolerate.

As side form my landlady and the situation I deserve better than this. After 5 and a half years I'll be homeless again one week from now. My stuff will be back in storage and where ever I lay my Afro pick will be my home. Am I angry or frustrated you ask? I'm disappointed but if this is my next challenge bring it on. Yet I've already overcome homelessness. Why do I have to go through it again. Universe...God...almighty powers I think I deserve better. What do you think? I'm not begging. If this is my fate so be it. "I'm ready," I proclaimed that a long time ago and as recent as the past few weeks. This repeated cycle is old. If I knew how to break it I would but I got to go thought this crap once again. Who know if it will be the last time. Perhaps I can force myself into thinking positive and make myself believe that it's time go. I need to get out of my garage in perpetration for my next chapter. Perhaps I have to go through the muddy pastures once again to reach the elusive mountain top I've been seeking. I don't know. Whatever it is I can't truly explain and all I can do is just keep it moving. Oh well. Here we go again!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

* Walk and Panda Express with mentee

* Watching Power with LuLu

Monday, June 26, 2017

* Spot-lite Audition

* Tennis

* 3 notices...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

* ABC Mouse callback

* McDonald's... I really wanted this callback but nothing...oh well. Spirit breaker.

* Pistachios audition

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

* Sleep, Switch and sleep

* A day full of low energy. Small boost from the Pistachios callback but not really

Thursday, June 29, 2017

* Audition: Smartest scale. The led me on at the end of the audition telling me they had a role for me and they'll call me. Never happened.

* Snake ADR work

* Photobucket changes everything. Blog be gone.

Friday, June 30, 2017

* Downtown YMCA guess pass...Basketball. I liked it.

* Landlady demands I evacuate my garage. I not pleased with the options she presents so it's time to prep for the return of my rolling stone life.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

* Joined the YMCA and played more basketball.

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Week 353: Play first then Audition

Weekly Written Review 

I started off with a very bad audition on Sunday. For some reason I stressed about it. I got the sides in advance and I didn't want to rehearse so I recorded my voice saying the lines and kept it on repeat for hours. That was an extremely bad idea.  It was an uneasy experience which had me scratching my head. Where I went wrong was trying to memorize. I know better than to memorize but I tried and failed. It's not about memorizing. Moving on to my next audition I took the opposite approach. So opposite that I confidently played some Zelda before I left the garage. I did glance at the lines a few times but that's it. As a result, I produced my best audition in a good while. This reminds of a time I was at an audition and I saw a young man that I was familiar with playing a game on his phone moments before they called his name. I was mentally critical about his choice. I was thinking "shouldn't he be preparing...terrible." Looking back I probably booked it before he was in the element of play. Essentially that's what all this acting/audition stuff is all about, "Playing."  

Sunday, June 18, 2017

* 5K audition...totally wack performance

* Low spirits

Monday, June 19, 2017

* Morning Bud-light audition attempt fail but...

* Ruffles shoot

* I as able to successfully be arrive as the last person after the Ruffles shoot at 5:30pm. One time for Uber.

* Tennis...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

* Audition

* Library...Wide aWoke uploading...

* If I would of booked yesterday Budlight audition, I would of been sent out to New York the same day. Oh well.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

* Wide aWoke Wednesdasy page and event lanuch

* Pop up audition for a short film. I left  within mins. (First & Constitution) - Twilight

Thursday, June 22, 2017

* 1st audition - Gamers Learn Safety

* 2nd audition....short Film (Twilight sent)

Friday, June 23, 2017

* Audition - Go Bold

* Short film call back notice

* Tennis fail...I'm done with Fridays

Saturday, June 24, 2017

* Short film call back (First & Constitution)

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 352: I Need Switch Intervention

Weekly Written Review 

Someone tell Nintendo to stop taking all my money. I purchased two brand new Nintendo Switch games this weekend and a controller pack. No more...for now. At least until July. Splatoon 2 is coming out then. After that I'll take a break from purchasing...maybe... Furthermore, I truly believe Nintendo is bring out the kid in me which is currently contributing to the great flow I'm having. Being successful in this industry is all about having fun. Nintendo games make me smile.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

* Brand Ambassador work for EA Play 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

* Brand Ambassador work for EA Play 2017

* for John

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

* Basketball attempt. No aval!

* Audition video sent (Massive Monster Mayhem) - Twilight Sent

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

* Youtube TV cancelled

* A few texts led to a booking

Thursday, June 15, 2017

* Food stamp appointment

* Samsung shoot

* Booking notice for Monday

* Notice for Sunday

* Purchased Zelda

Friday, June 16, 2017

* Arms and new Switch controllers pick up

* Fonco check pick up fail

* Sean gif drop off

* Errands - Head shot pick up

* Basketball...on game

Saturday, June 17, 2017

* Cleaning up

* Wide aWoke planning

* Audition rehearsing

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Week 351: NOW IS MY TIME

Weekly Written Review 

Thursday made exactly a week since I acquired a new agent and on that week mark I got my first audition. Followed by another one on Saturday. NOW IS MY TIME and I'm claiming it. It's as simple as that. I'm ready. I'm making money and I'm attracting more money. Bring the money. Bring the success. Bring the bookings. I'm anticipating the abundance to start flowing times 37!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

* @ Lu Lu's...Originals...Switch time

Monday, June 5, 2017

* Planning...

* Uploading new photos

* Recycling. Some random dude tried to take one of my carts. Got some backup from Joyce. This recycling was my biggest payout on record. Over forty eight dollars.

* Tennis

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

* Post office...

* New pit...????...????

* PA work at Fonco Creative

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

* Feature film audition

* Same day commercial audition notice (Coconut Water) - Agent sent

* PA work at Fonco Creative

Thursday, June 8, 2017

* First audition notice with Twilight Talent

* Shooting at Kevin's (Scentbird reshoot, Massive Monster M..., Slates)

* Attempt to play

Friday, June 9, 2017

* Brand Ambassador work for EA Play 2017

* Audition notice for tomorrow. Go Twilight!!!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

* Brand Ambassador work for EA Play 2017

* Pushing Skills audition

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 350: It's Harvest Time

Weekly Written Review 

One moment I'm laying down absorbing the dullness of the day and suddenly everything changed from one simple email. I got an email from an unknown talent agency. The email was vague without a clear introduction. About two sentences. The last sentence stated to give her a call. I wasn't sure what was going on so I had to do some research. I may of gained a slight clue but I still wasn't sure. Finally Facebook helped me identify who this person was. I don't recall the exact dates but let's say over a year ago I met a young girl at a shoot. It took place in a movie theater. I was matched up with the girl and found her interesting. I soon realized that she was underage which explained why her mom was with her. I kept things cordial and gave both the girl and her mom a warm departure when the shoot was over. Months later I saw them both at an audition. Before I left the girl's mom asked me for my card and told me she was going to start an agency. That happened and life went on. Fast forward to now. She actually kept my card and followed up with me on Tuesday. That lead to a phone call on Wednesday. That same  night I emailed my current talent agent and requested to be released theatrically and to stay with them commercially and they approved. Just like that I acquired a new talent agent. I now have two. I'm truly proud and grateful for this new breath of life. I got a new leaf. It's harvest time and I'm claiming it.

Update: I did my research a few days later realized I first met my new agent on Thursday, August 4, 2016. We reconnected less than a year actually. I haven't recalled the second time we met yet.

Sunday,  May 28, 2017

* Low key/relaxing day/Switching...

* Spontaneous trip to Kevin's

Monday, May 29, 2017

* Tennis

* New head shots with Kevin Boot

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

* Same day call for PA work at Fonco Creative

* Amazon Prime booking notice

* Serendipitous email from a talent agency

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

* Basketball sketch related audition. A guy apart of the audition was someone I met at one of my very first auditions. The Doritos sketch shoot back around October of 2010. The video never completed.

* Agent phone call as requested at Denny's

* PA work at Fonco Creative

Thursday, June 1, 2017

* NBA finals game one. Booooo

* PA work at Fonco Creative

* I got a new agent. Yeaaaaa

Friday, June 2, 2017

* Tennis and Basketball

Saturday, June 3, 2017

* Amazon shoot

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Week 349: Let's SWITCH It Up

Weekly Written Review 

Since the holidays I've diligently been watching video's about the Switch non-stop on Youtube. Just about everyday. I've been truly enjoying watching.  As a kid I would research the videogames I want and eventually save up enough to buy it. The research process is equally as fun. Moreover, my pockets have been okay lately. For the first time in a very long time I'm not worried about overdraft fees in account. I know the Switch is sold out everywhere but my desire to have it has been increasing. Then last Saturday came. On my way to temporary five day gig I was reading the news on the 360 News app and there it was. An article informing the public that Best Buy's will have Nintendo Switch's in stock on Sunday. During my lunch break I ran over to Best Buy to confirm and it was true. No details was available other than they will have it on Sunday. No preorders. Just show up. I wanted to show up really early but I had to work. I was able to request a early lunch (Best Buy was only three blocks away the gig location), ran over and made it happen. I got there around 10:30am and there was less than 10 people ahead of me. Best Buy was set to open at 11:00am but for some reason they let us in a few mins after I arrived. As I approached the line, I learned that some people got their around 9:00am and received a ticket. I got concerned but a dude told me not many people showed up at nine. My turn came and I purchased the Switch. Nintendo brings out the kid in me. I'm one of the view in the world to own a Switch and I love it. It was a great investment. As much as I enjoyed playing Clash a Clash and Clash Royal I'm over it now. It's time for real gaming. This my first video game console since I arrived in LA. Let the games begin.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

* Early lunch break and Switch capture 10:30am at Best Buy

Motown Maurice proud, surprised owner of a Nintendo Switch

* Data PA work @ MandtVR Day 2 - GIVE ME ONE REASON TO STAY HERE!

* Audition video sent

* Switch video...I'm removing later.

Monday, May 22, 2017

* Data PA work @ MandtVR Day 3

* Tennis 

* Notice...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

* Motown Maurice Live post with a 2003 throwback wedding video

* Data PA work @ MandtVR Day 4

* Auditions during lunch break. (1) Satellite promo (2) Amazon Prime

* My papa didn't sound good.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

* Data PA work @ MandtVR Day 5. Last day.

* Eviction day extended

* Papa sounded better today

* Mario Kart 8 Deluxe purchase 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

* Helping Luana at the Dentist

* Fonco check pick up

* Switch playing

Friday, May 26, 2017

* Basketball

* Post office...requested EBT letter sent

* Tennis

Saturday, May 27, 2017

* Audition video sent

* Epic Costume party at Kevin Boot's

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Monday, May 29, 2017

Week 348: The Extention

Weekly Written Review 

I got thrown a curveball this week. A good one actually. While my plan to relocate to my friends big mansion failed. I was informed that a enormous fee was paid and as a result there's an extension. Totally wasn't expecting that. What a blessing. I was getting ready to cuddle up with a few dozen cats and dogs. Not anymore. 6 months is enough time to become a millionaire. Meanwhile, I'll keep up with the packing and downsizing process. It's been a healthy clean up.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

* Spurs got eliminated to the Warriors

* Hanging with LuLu

* Mothers day

* Low spirited day

Monday, May 15, 2017

* Low spirits...

* Tennis

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

* Basketball..

* Game show phone call

* Low spirited night...slept early

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

* Notice for tomorrow

* Off and on low spirits...sleeping

* Securing random upcoming works

Thursday, May 18, 2017

* Heineken audition

* Skype interview for Snap game show

Friday, May 19, 2017

* Tennis by myself. No body else showed up

* Rumble in the jungle at the garage. Police involved.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

* Data PA at MandtVR work day 1 (9-6pm)

* On the way to the gig I read an article about Nintendo Switch's in stock. You thinking what I'm thinking?

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Week 347: Musical Gear Up

Weekly Written Review 

I got new found creative inspiration. I'm making plans to become a musician. I'll start off with cover songs and possibly add instruments from there on. Just to prove how serious I'm becoming I took my Harmonica with me that was collecting dust in my college box. I honestly never used it before. Maybe once in a skit several years ago. It's good to find this creative boost. Things will change slowly and my motivation will soon grow. I'm even cutting back on sports. A little bit at least. I'm reducing my schedule to basketball once a week and tennis twice a week. It makes a big difference. Overall, this was a great week in the sense that I was 3 different types of an artist. Basically I made money in 3 different ways.

Sunday,May 7, 2017

* 2nd Annual A Dining Room of Hope

* Low Spirits

* Cover song epiphany. It's strategy baby.

Monday, May 8, 2017

* Return to LA

* Low spirits \

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

* Sketch comedy audition at the Laugh Factory

* Same day call for P.A work at Fonco Studios 3pm-11

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

* Basketball

* Low spirits

* I Feel Your Vibes post

* Other postponed MML post

Thursday, May 11, 2017

* 2nd time appearance as a figure model at Brentwood Art College

* Disappointing news for my relocation plan from KB yet there may be hope with LuLu

Friday, May 12, 2017

* Tennis

* Oculus VR gig

Saturday, May 13, 2017

* Lunch with Hank & Arielle at Kevin Boot's

* Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles with Sekajipo

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 346: Operation It's Getting Real - Move Out

Weekly Written Review 

It's getting real in these streets. Or maybe I should say it's getting real in this garage. My place of paradise is closing down and I got to move. The city says so. I got to be gone by the 24th. I got options in place. With better options being considered. The decision is beyond my control. It was a good five plus year run. Moving on to the next chapter. Ready or not, here I come.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

* @ Kevin's

* Avail cancelled

Monday, May 1, 2017

* #50 audition video sent

* I dropped my laptop while creating my audition video. What a scare.

* Aaron's House editing...

* Tennis

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

* Aaron's House stuff...

* Sorting/packing progress begins. As I was going through stuff I found $15.00 in old 2013 receipts. Whoop Whoop!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

* Audition (James Jr.)

* Actors workshop

* City Hall says it's time to go

Thursday, May 4, 2017

* Basketball/Tennis

Friday, May 5, 2017

* Departed from LA and arrived Tampa

Saturday, May 6, 2017

* Tennis with Cuz

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Week 345: Self Tape Striding

Weekly Written Review 

I will standby my original reservations about the audition process. It's a cold, uncomfortable and ridiculous room. On the other hand, I'm picking up some amazing momentum for self submissions. It's working for me. I can't recall the last time I booked in the room but self submissions have been working in my favor. I just got to find some self submission that pays better and I'll be straight.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

* Spent last night at Kevin's

* Editing photos...

Monday, April 24, 2017

* Hot Sauce audition

* Tennis

* Fonco pay check pickup

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

* Boost Mobile shoot with Biz Markie

* Audition video sent...during my lunch break

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

* 3 audition videos sent

* Arielle's acting workshop

Thursday, April 27, 2017

* Adidas audition

* Surprisingly got put on avail for Monday in relation to makeshift audition video I put together on Tuesday. I was released on Sunday but still supersized I got that far.

* Yesterday I submitted for a "big" audition and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I woke up this morning and immediately contacted my agent and told them to reach out for me. Before they could respond I got the response I was looking for #50.  

Friday, April 28, 2017

* Callback audition (Series)

* MTV Promo audition (Agent sent)

* Tennis

Saturday, April 29, 2017

* Self tape Vitamin audition video sent

* Hanks' birthday party Bonaza

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Week 344: Change of Pace

Weekly Written Review 

I missed Tuesday basketball this week and no sports at all on Thursday. A boost of auditions came in and so did a booking from Boost Mobile. If this continues I might have to start playing sports on the weekends. It's a cool change of pace. Something is definitely happening and I plan to just let it happen. No jinxing here.

Sunday, April 16. 2017 

* Easter at LuLu's

* Youtube TV sign up.

* Welcoming "Red" into the family

Monday, April 17, 2017

* Lunch with Rae Rae

* Tennis

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

* Mobile Boost audition video

* Audition video sent

* University audition straight to Callback

* Phone convo with CoCo Wade

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

* Acting workshop with Arielle

* A-Team attorney phone calling

* Audition for 41 shots, playing an 18 year-old.

* Audition video sent (Funny Faces)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

* Lunch/Soup Plantation with Arielle

* Phone meeting with Pam

* New tennis racquet form The Racquet Doctor

* 1238 got a visit from the housing authority...again

Friday, April 21, 2017

* Basketball

* Tennis

* Boost mobile booking

Saturday, April 22, 2017

* Photo shoots at Kevin's...laundry

* Wine night with Marie

* Spoken Word audition video sent

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Week 343: Twenty Dollar Jackpot

Weekly Written Review 

For the first time in years I'm not working on creating my own content. However, I am diligently working hard helping other projects. I'm not mentioning my daily duties in my posts but I am devoting a lot of creative energy to Aaron's House. I'm proud of that. Not to mention a few other projects that may transpire soon. Otherwise I'm still having fun.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

* Catching up on Originals season 4 with LuLu

Monday, April, 10, 2017

* Tennis

* Skipped an online audition

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

* Dinner with Marie

* Basketball...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

* P.A. work at Fonco studios. VR set design. On the way to work I missed my stop. When the bus finally stopped I had to walk maybe a quarter mile. At one point a lady blocking my path. Her head was glued to her phone and I asked her to excuse me. As soon as she got out my way I noticed a twenty dollar bill a few feet away. I dropped my bannan on it picked both up with glee.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

* Tennis/Basketball. Slowly getting better at tennis and I might of made stride with my tennis serve today.

Friday, April 14, 2017

* VRLA Expo pass

* H&R Block attempt and fail

* Tennis

Saturday, April 15, 2017

* Doing my taxes

* 7pm P.A work at the VRLA Expo breaking down the set.

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Week 342: Returning to the Unknown

Weekly Written Review 

There's a storming coming. A pending court case and notice for the city. The status of my living situation is in the air. It's very possible I may revisit homelessness again soon. The near future is very unknown. The unknown isn't fun. I've been in the unknown before. Through experience I know it's a common state for transitional stages. Whatever is to come, I'll be ready to embrace it. The reality is I accomplished what I needed to accomplish in my six years of garage living. This chapter is coming to an end and the pending challenges are proof. I'll just continue enjoying my tennis and basketball in multiple times a week in the meanwhile.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

* Snake Outta Compton pick up shot and post dinner

* New script outlining

Monday, April 3, 2017

* Tennis...

* Audition for an UCLA orgy scene (No actual sex in the film)

* Boldly signed up for autopay on my cell phone bill

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

* Voting day...

* Basketball...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

* Actors workshop with Arielle

* Outlining

Thursday, April 6, 2017

* Court session

* Basketball/Tennis and post Boba with Saied.

Friday, April 7, 2017

* Tennis

Saturday, April 8, 2017

* Boxing session with Danny and post meal at Kevin's.

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Week 341: Damn Auditions Are Getting In The Way of My Tennis

Weekly Written Review 

Throughout my journey I've complained about auditions several times over. Now I'm complaining because it's getting in the way of my sports activities. I hope I don't come off as a snob but I truly rather be playing tennis or basketball than audition at this point. I'm grateful but I'm fixed to believe that they don't want me so why should I want them. Oh well...either way I got to do it. Saturday morning woke up with an interesting idea for a feature film. Read below.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

* Woke up at Kevin's house from the party the previous night.

Monday, March 27, 2017

* Tennis...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

* Basketball...

* At Kevin's uploading party pics

* Motown Maurice live post

* Pick up

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

* Actor Group with Arielle join with Cassy

* Screenplay feedback from Hank. It's positive. He's interested

Thursday, March 30, 2017

* Pointless music video audition. Before they started they told us the band already gave someone the part and we're backup.

* Panera Bread back up

* Tennis...

* Aaron's House commerical shoot at Kevin's

Friday, March 31, 2017

* Real faces Audition

* Straight to callback audition for

* Tennis and after tennis meal with tennis bros

Saturday, April 1, 2017

* I had an interesting dream this morning. In the dream I spoke in front of an audience about my opinion of the show Empire. Following my statements I was thrown out of the building. I remember running for a cab or something like that afterwards. Most importantly my mind became flooded with an idea for a feature film. It's different and I believe it will work. Plus it has nothing to do with the dream I had or late night television. I later begin penciling my idea and I'll say it's in development.

* Aaron's House editing

* Relaxing...catching up on shows and a little feature film research. Kind of...

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Week 340: Hello Kitchen

Weekly Written Review 

There are nights in which I'm holding myself in bed because of the lack of food in my system. Part if it is because of my laziness and/or lack of knowledge to prepare a good meal. My body doesn't get full off of nuts and raisins anymore. In the middle of the night I'm often attempting to curb the hunger by eating packs saltines and drinking lots of water. On Wednesday I had a realization. For the first time in my quest I'm not working super hard. Meaning I'm not editing and not heavily developing my next project. I'm also playing a lot of sports. Basketball and tennis. I'm burning a lot of calories and my body needs more food. As a result, I need to utilize my extra time and spend more of it in the kitchen. Not long after that inception I went to the Asian supermarket and purchased a 15lb bag of rice. I love rice. That wiped out my EBT but next month I'll be ready to do some cooking. Hopefully...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

* Audition video sent

Monday, March 20, 2017

* Intel basketbal audition

* Tennis

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

* Google industrial voice over shoot

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

* Cooking epiphany

* Nude comedy show booking

Thursday, March 23, 2017

* Basketball/Tennis

* Script sent to Jacoby

Friday, March 24, 2017

* Panera Bread audition

* Tennis

Saturday, March 25, 2017

* Costume Party at Kevin B's

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week 339: Fun Slow blessings

Weekly Written Review 

It's been slow. When I'm home I'm playing a lot of Clash Royale. When I'm not home I'm playing tennis and/or basketball. Not many auditions coming my way. Pilot season is passing over me once again yet I'm not complaining. I'm truly enjoying this. I wish my tennis stroke was better but all is good. I deserve this level of play. Hopefully I'll start to push myself to start reading a book next week but other than that I'm having a blast.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

* Movie: Kong Skull Island with Lu. I honestly didn't enjoy it so much.

* Purchased a popcorn maker. Finally. Now I just have to try it out.

Monday, March 13, 2017

* Basketball pick with Sports Net LA. Only 4 people today compared a bunch of people last week.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

* Basketball...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

* Audition video sent

* Nude Comedy LA auditions. Yup. I auditioned to be apart of a nude comedy show and yes. Exactly what you're thinking. I auditioned in the nude. It wasn't bad. The room could use a few more women but overall it was a good experience.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

* Basketball and tennis same day some setting. I'm liking my new spot. Shoutouts to Shatto Recreation Center

Friday, March 17, 2017

* Tennis on the WeHo library roof top. I loved it.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

* I body wasn't happy with me last  night. I woke up this morning and sent to Sizzler.

* Sleeping...blogging...

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Week 338: The Ceiling is The Roof

Weekly Written Review 

All in one week I played volleyball once, basketball 3 times and tennis once. In addition to that I finished my script and it's presentation. The future may be bleak in terms of my living situation but  other than that life is good. In the words of the G.O.A.T Michael Jordan, "The Ceiling Is The Roof."

Sunday, March 5, 2017

* Volleyball pick up game with Cassy. LA Sports Net

Monday, March 6, 2016

* Coed Basketball pick up. LA Sports Net

* Read/Rewrite

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

* Voting day. I voted.

* Basketball but had to play outside at Pan Pacific

* Documentation prep

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

* Script finalized and sent

Thursday, March 9, 2017

* Skipped an audition...student film...

* Tennis at Shatto

Friday, March 10, 2017

* Golfnow audition

* Basketball. No more lazy offense.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

* Good news, cool news and challenging news. 1. Something I was expecting came in the mail today. Yeaaa. 2. I found $5.00 while riding my bike. 3. An inspector showed up at the garage and apparently there's a violation.

* Weekend away with L

* The Vampire Diaries season 8 marathon.  I watched the last 6 or so episodes. Not crazy about the ending. I'm glad it's over. It was a fun series to watch. At least the first 4 seasons.

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 337: Presentation Stuff

Weekly Written Review 

Sometime this week I got some new sneakers from Goodwill and on my way home I got a great deal on a tennis bag from a black owned business. Overall I've been having fun and getting a lot of writing done.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

* Research/writing/Presentation stuff

* Oscars with L

Monday, February 27, 2017

* Shoot cancelled me because I'm not SAG. It was low budget anyway.

* Tennis

* Presentation stuff

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

* Jurassic Planet PA work. Plus I got a Today I found a girls phone in the garbage can. I was really proud of that. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

* Jurassic Planet PA work. Driving the cargo van.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

* Writing/Documentation/Presentation stuff

Friday, March 3, 2017

* Basketball...back at my old spot at La Fayette and tennis at Shatto Recreation Center. A random guy invited me to come back.

* Writing documents/Presentation stuff

Saturday, March 4, 2017

* Snake pick up shot

* Skipped an audition to stay focus on my screenplay

* Writing...Presentation stuff

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Monday, February 27, 2017

Week 336: Big Film Sparks

Weekly Written Review 

A lot of momentum for my screenplay this week. I had a lunch meeting with the potential director and he inspired the thought of putting big names onto the project. He likes what he knows so far. Then I returned a phone call to someone in Tampa and it led to a financial advice and possible investors for my film. I don't expect investors to come out of that conversation but I'm certainly thinking bigger than before. Now I'm putting my pitch package together. My vision for presentation is expanding.

Sunday,  February 19, 2017

* Rewriting...

Monday, February 20, 2017


* Notice

* Tennis

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

* Jurassic Planet...P.A/background work

* Relationship report audition

* Finished reread

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

*  Jurassic Planet P.A. feature scene

* Pick up shoot cancelled

* Paid tax bill

Thursday, February 23, 2017

* Lunch with Hank.

* Trip to the P store...

* New bookbag

* New metro phone

* Call with Ricky Byrd...

Friday, February 24, 2017

* Basketball

* Hey Belle

* Washed clothes

Saturday, February 25, 2017

* Nowruz pick up shot

* Thesis writing

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 335: Rewrite Reread

Weekly Written Review 

I got an extra boost to complete the rewrite of my film when I recently found out about ABFF's 3rd annual screenplay contest due in a couple days. It's the same contest that got me to finish my screenplay within a month in 2015. The boost was nice but I didn't send. It still had to reread it and frankly I'm done with contests in general.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

* Short film shoot: The Blindness Word

* Under the weather 

Monday, February 13, 2017

* Tennis

* Groceries

* Follow up call...?

* Under the weather

* Rode bike for the first time this year

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

* Rewriting

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

* Basketball

* Dollar store

* Library

* Wide aWoke update. Location locked.

* Body and leg feeling better

Thursday, February 16, 2017

* Completed the rewrite

* Slightly thought about submitting to ABFF but it wasn't worth it in the end.

Friday, February 17, 2017

* Rain storm

* Audition video sent and put on a strong hold

* Rereading...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

*  Frenchies pick up shoot

* Booking for Sunday

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Week 334: Powerful not less

Weekly Written Review 

It was a good week. I had a big scare on Saturday when I missed the NBC audition for Powerless but it all worked out because they also provided the self audition option. The pocket change I made this week was also cool.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 

* Superbowl Sunday

* Rewriting

Monday, February 6, 2017

* Audition Viacom

* Rained out. No tennis.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

* Audition...Guy role

* Scientology audition video

* Rewriting...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 

* Basketball at Pan Pacific. I hurt my calf muscle area. It felt like someone kicked me. It started bothering me in December a little bit. I had to ice and rest it for the next week or so but it hasn't held me back from doing what I want to do.

* Rewriting

Thursday, February 9, 2017

* Audition....Dressing up

* Trader Joe's run

* Rewriting...

Friday, February 10, 2017

* Photography work with Michael Jackson

Saturday, February 11, 2017

* Woke up a little under the weather

* Music video Shoot at Youtube Studios with Lindsey Stirling - Hold My Heart

* Missed a big NBC audition for Powerless but thankfully they accepted an audition video.

* Party at Kevin Boot's. I also shot the audition video there.

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 333: The Rewrite Write

Weekly Written Review 

All it took was that one spark from last week and now my writing hat is back on. It's been about two years since  I last touched my screenplay and this rewriting process is going great. Other than that, it's been raining a lot in LA and it's been cold. This week was better but not consistent good weather yet.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 

* Playing mechanic with Luana's brake lights.

* Unnecessary argument...

* Attempted to play tennis at a new location. That was fail.

Monday, January 30, 2017 

* Audience work at World of Dance with J-Lo and Neo

* After audience work I turned on my phone to 3 more auditions.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

* Used Zip Car for the first time. It was great.

* Twix audition

* TMZ reporter style audition

* LG audition

* Music video audition

* Casting assisting with Arielle

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 

* Basketball...

* Booked the reporter TMZ style gig

Thursday, February 2, 2017

* Lazy day

* Staring rewriting my screenplay

Friday, February 3, 2017

* Spiritual meeting...stubborn father

* Rewriting...

Saturday, February 4, 2017 

* Woke up to requested paid gigs. Now acting related but still good.

* Rewriting

* Hello Belle

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 332: Lazy times are over - Let's Write Up

Weekly Written Review 

It's been cold. Really cold in LA. As a result, I've spent most of my days under the covers. My garage is even colder than outside most times. Partly waiting for some new which I believe I found. One conversation sparked interest in my script and now I'm writing again. I'm starting to gear up. Plus this week ended with the weather getting better. I'm ready.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

* Gold's Gum free pass with Luana

* Movies: Sing. I loved it.

Monday, January 23, 2017

* Lazy day until the rain stopped and I found out tennis is still on

* Tennis in the cold.

* Notices...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

* Lightworkers audition

* Notice

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

* Lunch with Soweto Simply Wholesome

* Sick/Love audition

* Jurassic Planet audition

* Live Health online email

* Notice..

Thursday, January 26, 2017

* Dove/Desire audition

* Weights pick up and hand green screen with Hank

* Hank wants to read my script! My long sleeping days are over. New inspiration!

Friday, January 27, 2017

* Buzzfeed audition

*  PCU shoot

* Dodge ball

Saturday, January 28, 2017

* Murder in Malibu audition

* Lunch/dessert with Soweto

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Week 331: Rumble In The Jungle

Weekly Written Review 

It's Saturday, 4:34pm and I'm literally just waking up from approximately 36 straight hours of sleeping/laying in bed. My spirits have been somber. It started Thursday night. Friday is a big blur and the idea to play Outkast's album The Love Below and update my blog finally got me up  doing something productive. (Now I recall it was raining all day on Friday. The weather might have something to do with my current status. Or maybe it's the presidential inauguration, lol) I've had days like this before. I know I had weeks in which I just stayed in the bed for long periods of time. I'm asking myself right now if this is any different? I think because I don't have any pending projects is what makes this different. Many times in the past I was burnt out seeking ideas. I'm up to date with all my endeavors and I'm playing the patience game. The last time I truly played the patience game was summer 2010. I was complete with nothing more to give. I'm very similar now. My body language at home is as if I was burned out yet I got a lot to give but I certainly can't give by myself anymore.

Maybe I should give myself some slack. I just completed my first week back from my holiday break and this is probably just me adjusting. It does take a moment to adjust back to the life of disappointment. I started my first week back with a good lineup of auditions. My senses tell me it's not going to lead to anything but I'm off to a good start.

The adjustments are one thing but next month I'm approaching my 5th year in my living situation and I think it's finally taking a toll on me. I've had my moments in the past but now it's time for a life upgrade. Financially, I'm no different than how I arrived 5 years ago and I have no solutions. I want change but I also want it on my own terms. Those terms have always had the resemblance of a miracle.

I won't get in to any detail about my surging need for change but I just need more independence. My spirits are influenced by a lot of stuff. My pop is still not 100%, I'm running out of money as usual and more. The list goes on. Right now it seems like things are going to get worse. "Things get worse before they get better." That's what my mom told me on Tuesday. It's what she heard from a prophetess on the internet. That's been on my mind a lot. It may temporally be my motto. It's certainly could be the motto for America considering it's current condition. On the bright side I got some boxing lessons this week. Physical activity is certainly keeping me happy and Youtubing. I'm excited about that Nintendo Switch. I Zelda Breath of the Wild is now on my radar. Got to give a shot out to Clash Royale. That game is keeping me occupied.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

* Audition notice

* VO Audition (Roar)

* Audition (Airtime)

Monday, January 16, 2017

* Tennis with a Meetup group. It was fun. I'm going back.

* After walk with Belle

* MLK day

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

* Levi audition

* Social House shoot. Could the Social House be the hope I'm looking for?

* Phone call with Danny about boxing...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

* Post Office

* Smart & Final

* Boxing training with Danny. It was great. Much more intense than I anticipated.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

* Alameda/Horseless Cowboy audition

* HISJI audition

* Code 3...

* Met a "Delightful"person

Friday, January 20, 2017

* Skipped an online submission audition. I'm not doing 18 and younger anymore. I get the notice but never the gig.

* Officially woke up at 7:45pm

* Long low spirited day

* Trump is president

Saturday, January 21, 2017

* Blogging...

* Tea with Luana

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Week 330: PaTown's Pain

One day I'm in Tampa and the same day I'm back in LA hustling and shuffling. It's good to be back. It was time. LA is where I belong. As soon as I got back, I got right into the action. Auditions are already lining up as I prepare for the unknown. My break in Tampa was much more relaxed than 2015 but it was sadder in many ways. My pop wasn't doing so well physically, Although his health has always on and off as long as I've known him, this time it was pretty bad. I spent a lot of time serving his needs and seeing him in that condition was often depressing. Seeing your father sick and witnessing him say "I don't think I'm going to make it," would have a deep affect on anybody.

Throughout the course of my trip we spoke a lot and he expressed himself with good spirits. He sounds well. His body is another story. His story...our family story is unique and I've shared it with a few select people throughout my life. I've been thinking outside of the box in terms of assisting his health and by the grace of God and my moms prayers he's still fighting. At the same time he needs to go to the doctor. He's so stubborn about that. He hasn't been able to walk for over a month and it's time he goes.

Other than that, I found myself enjoying a lot of youtube during my trip. Specifically watching videos about the Nintendo Switch. I'm back in LA and I'm still watching them. There's a lot of hype surrounding that system and I hope I can afford one soon. I'll love to start gaming in LA.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

* In West Palm

Monday, January 9, 2017

* Return to Tampa

* Audition video sent

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

* Recovering from a terrible trip

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

* At Pam's working and hanging with her grandkids.

Bracket gift by Amira 
* Storage room visit

* Booked work for Friday

Thursday, January 12, 2017

* Depart from Tampa and arrived in LA. My original flight got delayed multiple times and thankfully they found a new flight for me. The new flight actually got me to LA about an hour and a half earlier.

Friday, January 13, 2017

* V.O audition sent  (Super Deluxe)

* Audience work (Audio Legend Tech). This was the best audience work yet. They feed us first. Enough side.

* Updating casting profiles with new photos

Saturday, January 14, 2017

* IOWest improv workshop (Stay Woke)

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 329: It's a New Year

This will be first post weekly post without an audio review in probably over two years. I'm glad to start the year without it. Got a lot done this week. Took some new headshots and took a trip to West Palm. The trip was a total waste of time. I won't elaborate. I certainly could of saved some cash and stayed home. I enjoyed the train ride more than my actual stay. On the bright side a little boy asked for my autograph and took a selfie with me before departing and that was rewarding.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

* Panera Bread/tea with Erica

* Wal-Mart trip

* Computer work...

Monday, January 2, 2017

* Blogging...uploading...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

* Errands...clothes shopping


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

* Tea with Brittany (Nurse)

* Read: 2016 Year In Review - Free At Last

Thursday, January 5, 2017

* Hair cut. Shortly after this haircut I decided to be my own barber here on out.

* Photo shoot with Reggie

Friday, January 6, 2017

* Roti with Crissy/Wide aWoke meeting

Saturday, January 7, 2017

* Depart to West Palm

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2016 Year In Review - Free At Last

2016 is over and it makes me want to shout. Kick my heels up and shout. Lift my hands up and shout. A little bit softer now...A little bit softer now...A little bit louder now...Everybody shout now! 2016 is behind me and so are several of my independent assignments. I thought I maximized my potential in 2015 by completing my web series but it appears I had much more in me then I thought. 2017 will be nothing like last year. As a matter of fact, 2017 will usher in an experience profoundly new to me. I'm done with my solo projects. I've rambled about it in audio blogs and I won't ramble again. I'm just glad to be free.

I've told my story. I've produced. I've directed. I've created an abundance of opportunities and now I'm done. I'm truly ready to focus on one thing. That singular focus is acting and performing. When I'm not acting and performing I'll be having fun. When I'm not preparing for a role I'll be playing basketball and tennis. It's just a few days into the new year and I'm already lining up tennis matches.

When I'm not playing sports I'll be in training. I plan on taking classes such as boxing, yoga and martial arts. I actually have room for that in my life now. My objective is to truly embrace the unknown. I have no productions planned. My festival is over and I'm not editing. My spirit is free, open and ready to book big roles.

For the first time in ages I'm expressing myself on my blog. I haven't wrote like this in ages and I don't intend on writing a lot. The next chapter is fun. Plain and simple fun.

2016 was great. I booked my first lead role in a feature film (Snake Outta Compton) and so much more. 2016 was a lot of work. Now I'm ready to have fun. Did I mention I'm having plenty fun in 2017? Don't get me wrong, I had fun moments in 2016 but that's just a taste of what 2017 has to ofter. I believe "fun' is my right of passage. I've put in the work and I deserve it.

Other than fun, I have career expectations but I'm not going to write them out. I did that before. It's pointless. I believe if you put in the work you'll eventually get a turn in Hollywood. Six plus years and a countless list of accomplishments. I'm ready for a prosperous outcome in 2017.

In conclusion, 2016 was good to me. I met some great people and I elevated my existence.

2017, I'm expecting to rise even higher.

As the quest continues

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Monday, January 2, 2017

Week 328: All KInds of Farewells

Weekly Audio Review 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

* Arrived in Tampa...dinner time

Monday, December 26, 2016

* Blog working...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

* 36 for 36 Episode:

* Wal-Mart run

* QWF farewell email

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

* 1 of my 3 day pass

* Errands for PaPa

* Pam's...Kimchi viewing and fruit

Thursday, December 29, 2016

* Talk with Asha and Crissy

* Errands for Ma

* Wide aWoke video uploading

Friday, December 30, 2016

* Tennis match with Cuz Asha. I lost. :-O

* Cousin Jennifer visit

* Haitian food pick up

* QWF archiving

Saturday, December 31, 2016 

* QWF archiving

* Old years night service

Annual New Years service with MaTown. 

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 327: Free but still not fully free

Weekly Audio Review 

Audio Correction at 36 seconds: I should've of  said I'm 3 days removed...not 3 weeks.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

* Editing...

* Movies: Collateral Beauty

* Booking

Monday, December 19, 2016

* Untitled Experimental project shoot

* Aaron's House editing

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

* 36 for 36 Episode:

* Library

* Quick run

* Trader Joe's (Forgot my license)

* Four Freedom

Motown Maurice, as a comic book character for Bryan Sanders' Four Freedom 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

* Cleaning...

* Web stuff...editing

* Payless for Luana

Thursday, December 22, 2016

* Completed Late-Night Kimchi

* Dinner at Hank's house

* Audition novice

* Woke up a bit under the weather. Just a slight bit...wet hair in bed.

Friday, December 23, 2016

* Library

* Audition video (Sciencetology)

* Basketball finals (lost)

* Peruvian restaurant...and Lu's

Saturday, December 24, 2016

* Departed for Tampa

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

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