Monday, October 16, 2017

Week 369: Heatwave Check

Weekly Written Review 

Is the booking heatwave over? I doubt it. This week was relaxed compared to week 367 but not every week is going to be that amazing. Some weeks will be more amazing and it takes weeks like this to set up that great greatness. Here's a couple things before I go. I proudly declined some background work this week. The main is because they tried to pull a fast one on me. I was notified by my agent during the week that I'm requested to be put on hold for a project I auditioned for. About 2 or 3 days past and I had no clue what this project was for. I couldn't even recall the audition video I sent in. Finally I got some wardrobe info on Friday and it stated background attire. That's not cool. Look, I'm not interested in background anymore but it doesn't mean I won't do it from time to time. I basically did some with BET weeks ago. The reason I declined this one is because that's not what I auditioned for. Not too mention the pay was really low and it was out of the area. No one is pulling a fast one on me anymore. On the bright-side, I thought it was going to conflict with an important audition on Saturday and it didn't. Aside from that, I had a few auditions this week. Three of which were commercials and two didn't exactly come from the agent the specializes in that area. Hey, I'm not complaining. Friday was actively intense. I played basketball and tennis. It's been a while since I did that. I had a slow start with tennis but I became the Burger King at the end of the night. Which means I became the king of the court among two other people. It's my first Burger King title and I'm looking to get many more :-)

Sunday, October 8, 2017 

* Forgot an important script at my shoot yesterday. Thankfully LuLu allowed me to drive their with her car together.

* Switching at LuLu's

Monday, October 9, 2017 

* Leaving LuLu's

* Food for Less/Dollar store

* Tennis...I'm not sure if I acknowledged my rides home after tennis before but if I did here's a second time. For the majority of this year, after four or more hours of tennis I would have to wait for the train and bus. Transportation is much slower at night. That's not fun after a workout. That changed recently. I found out one of my tennis colleagues lives very close to me. When I play on Friday's I get a pick up and ride home. Most times on Monday's after tennis I have a ride home. This might seem simple but it's a big blessing. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

* Relaxing...

* Emailing...Entertainment Lab...Managers...

* Wide aWoke work...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

* Black Santa Rehearsal

* Commercial audition...Elf...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

* Basketball...YMCA

* Web Commercial audition

Friday, October 13, 2017

* Basketball...YMCA

* Tennis...I am the Burger King

Saturday, October 14, 2017

* Direct TV audition

* Tennis fun and lessons at Griffith park...

* They tried a fast one. Declined a project that I was on hold for.

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Week 368: Double Incredible Blessings

Weekly Written Review 

I started off this week working on a short film and I ended the same way working on a different short film. That's not even at the incredible part yet. Let's talk about what happened on Monday. On this day I had my callback/meeting with the Black Santa project. I sent in a tape last week. I immediately got a response directly from the casting director via text. She helped me out before with my festival in the past so we had each others phone numbers. However, she never sent me a text before. That's until saw this audition in which she loved. That led to the set up for this meeting. I arrived at 2pm and basically got thrown in the fire. I got a quick tour. Met a few people and then they started explaining things to me. Followed by asking me if I can present this story later. I was like "sure." I got fed. I was invited into their creative meetings with the all the big shots and I just flowed. After hours of being there I got a chance to read out loud what they gave me to the founder Baron Davis and many others and they loved it. Baron ended up making a character of me. By the time I left I was not only a story teller I was also Motown the Elf. I tried on some Elf ears and they loved it. Baron looked and said something in the likes of, "Everybody's going to know Motown the Elf." It was an incredible unexpected experience. I didn't leave until 6:30pm. The whole experience reminded me of the first episode of ABC's Scandal. The theme question of that show was do you want to be a gladiator.  It was similar to that because I later found out that I was already a legend at the office before I arrived. Everyone saw and loved my audition video. I basically got the job upon arrival. Now, what does this all mean. I'm still not completed sure All I know is that I believe in the project and there is an exponential amount of opportunities for me to grow and get exposure there. I'm blessed and thankful and will continue to positively embrace the unknown.

If you think the incredibility stops with the story above, it does not. Back story first. For most of this year, there has been uncertainty towards my living situation. Things got to peak crazy in July and I became homeless for a while. This is all because of my infamous garage. To some degree it was suppose to get demolished months ago. The expended part of the garage without a permit to be exact. My landlady paid for an extension. That extension is suppose to expire in November. With fear my landlady made plans to tear it down earlier. As early as Monday of next week. I was notified twice this week that I will have to move into the other side of the garage because my side is getting tore down. Jose the mechanic even came and gave my living quarters a peek. He's the one doing the job. At this point I already accepted my living fate. Until my landlady discovered something. Midweek she said she found out about a city program that will assist with paying for garage conversions. The reason they're probably doing that is to prevent homelessness. The irony...My eyes got lit. I started my research immediately. I found something but it only paid for 20% and it lasted from March to April. While researching I found something else that looked interesting. I found an attorney that specializes in garage conversion issues and he offered consultation. He was site very informative. I figured this would be my last hope. I printed out his info and sent him an email while I Kevin's house on Friday. We were about go out to a fashion week event. To my surprise he replied back with amble information. When I got home that night I told my landlady about him and requested for her to call him the next day. I couldn't call because I had a shoot all Saturday. She was open to the call. I told her maybe he might give you some good advice and if not, just go ahead with the garage tear down. Turning for my shoot on Saturday night I spoke to my landlady about the phone call and she had good news. He basically advised that the city isn't coming to inspect the garage in November. They got too many issues on their plate to worry about that right now. If may be 3, 4, 5 or more years before they inspect the place again. I don't know what kind of charm this guy had on my landlady but she became in favor of discontinuing the demolish plans. This was shocking because she normally reacts with fear. I told her I'm going to fight for my garage if it's my choice but his her decision. She said okay, but you have two years to make it big. We talked about payment I mentioned my storage situation. She invited my stuff back "again." I told her I'm going triple confirm a few times before I actually do it. Shamefully she admitted that backpedals and questioned why she does that. Then just like that my garage was saved. My home is saved. I was not expecting that. I was truly expecting the worse but instead I got the best. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

* Parody shoot day 2

Monday, October 2, 2017

* Meeting with Black Santa/No Label/Callback. (Read above)

* Tennis

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

* Relaxing...

* Story memorizing begins

* Dollar Store

* Audition video sent

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

* (3) VO's sent

* Basketball

* Commercial audition

* Entertainment Lab party. It's a talent management company. I with the intentions of inquiring about a management. I met someone else who's a manager. I thought we clicked. I sent her a passionately detailed email that night and never heard back. Oh well...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

* Basketball

* VO's sent. Two files one project.

* Young Stevie Wonder audition

Friday, October 6, 2017

* Short film rescheduled

* Storage room pickups

* Target

* Lunch with Hank/Dan

* Fashion event with Kevin

Saturday, October 7, 2017

* Short film show - King Friend Zone

* Audition reschedule request. Long day with the short film. Wasn't worth it.

* Garage is saved. Yeaaaaahhhhh

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Week 367: # 3 Gig Booking Streak

Weekly Written Review 

What happened this week? I'm glad you asked that question. This week I went on a booking streak that's what. I booked 3 gigs back to back. I was working all weekend long. Thursday, Friday and 12 hours each day on Saturday and Sunday. I've had dreams about working weeks and weekends like this. All of this immediately after my 7th year anniversary. Big things are popping and nothing is stopping me. Next week may not be as busy but greatness also awaits.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

* Comedy parody audition

* Blogging

Monday, September 25, 2017

* Black Santa audition video sent. I immediately got a text from the casting director that I know personally. She stated she loved my audition.

* Tennis

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

* BET commercial audition. Less then 30mins later I got notice that I booked it.

* (2) VO's sent

* (2) Audition videos sent

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

* Basketball

* Post office

* Walgreens/ photo gift to landlady

Thursday, September 28, 2017

* BET shoot

* Short film booking notice

* VO sent

* Relaxing...catching up with Pam

Friday, September 29, 2017

* Hot Wheels shoot

* Storage stop/pick up

Saturday, September 30, 2017

* Short film parody shoot day 1

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week 366: Reflextions - 7yr Anniversary

Weekly Written Review 

Seven years and counting. By mid week I totally forgot that this week represented 7 years since I arrived in LA. By the end of the week I began entering my low spirited patterns. This pattern has been happening for a little while now. By Monday or Tuesday I kind of have my strength back but when Friday or Saturday hits my moral is weakened. That's what audition after audition with no results will do to you. I refuse to call it depression but I'm sure that's how some would identify as it for themselves. I was depressed during the summer of 2010. I'm not going through that ever again. I'm just at a constant battle to keep me spirits leveled. That's not a big deal. Spirits fluctuate. Sometimes they're up and other times they're down. Conveniently enough it happens when things are slow and it never affects progress. almost did with the audition video on Tuesday but that's an exception.

When my spirits are near depletion I try to force myself to write in my blog. The reason for that is because when this period of my journey is over I won't be able to recall those low spirited states in words. I think that's important when I write my book one day. I was unable to write that way this week because I got a random call from Kevin that led me to a party a few hours later. I'll take that instead anytime.

Wow, seven years...There's so much to reflect upon and I won't even attempt to do that. I don't have that type of writing power right now. I'm just grateful and thankful that focus is sharper then ever and and my determination continues to burn. Seven years and counting and I'm still eating sardines/tuna and crackers along with a juicy mango as my first meal of the day. My last meal of the day includes a can of Campbell's Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup. No exaggeration. This is what I eat daily. Add in a few oranges and mix nuts that's my daily meal routine. Furthermore, I'm grateful. Based on the amount of disasters in 2017 alone, I'm confident there are several who don't even have access to a meals like mine. Seven years deep and I'm in no situation to complain. I want more of course and I want stop seeking for more. Creatively I'm currently wiped and I just have to be patient as I did during the summer of 2010. In hindsight, I should of took more time to enjoy that summer but it's near impossible when your spirits are under attack. Or when you spirit is unbalanced. I should be enjoying myself more but I'm not capable of doing that when I want to work. I love my Nintendo Switch. I love playing tennis and basketball almost everyday but I'm built to create. I'm not creating and it's hard to enjoy everything else when I'm not balanced.

Before I leave this week behind me and get ready to embrace the unknown I would like to share a reflective moment from Saturday. While browsing Facebook, I noticed an ex-girlfriend's post (for the records I don't have many of those). This person existed in my college life. She posted a photo of her new born baby which I believe is her 3rd child (I think it's a girl). The world stopped as I dazed at the photo. She was the only person I envisioned myself going the extra mile with. I loved her and beyond. When we split it took a while to recover and the person that I am today began to take form. Back to the photo. I Facebook liked her photo of course. We're cool with each other and we probably talk once every year or two. I also took the time to view more of her rarely posted photos. I enter into her life for a moment. I saw pictures of her husband, they guy who basically stole her from me, lol... As I reflected upon her life, I began to smile. I blew her a kiss and wondered. I was looking into a life that could of been mine. It was a life that I pretty much seeking. That could of been my third child. That could of been my wife and normal life. Somehow the stars in didn't align that way for me. Now here am I with no wife, no kids, no relationship, no house, no car, no job...I live a garage...I'm just a crusader on a journey looking for the sacrifice.  Gazing into her life didn't make me want it. It made me happy for her and confirmed that my sacrifices are for her and millions of others just like her.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

* New anniversary blog photo at the Rose Garden

* Low spirits,...Switching...

Monday, September 18, 2017

* Dear White People audition day 1

* Better spirits but....

* Tennis...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

* Happy 7th year anniversary

* Dear White People audition part 2. The called me a second time. Cool. Doesn't mean anything.

* A few days ago I got an audition request that basically needed a personality driven video sent in. I decided not to do it. Then I got the same request directly commissioned from my agent. So I had to do. Saturday came and I got an email that reveals that I booked it. Well what do you know. Maybe there's a puzzle piece within this booking.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

* Basketball

* (2) Voice overs sent

* Switching...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

* Basketball...first time in the evening. It was okay but I prefer late mornings...

Friday, September 22, 2017

* Voice over sent

* Project Morning Affirmations for PaPa

* Store clothes pick up

* Tennis with Erick and Edween

Saturday, September 23, 2017

* Voice Over sent but it might not of been accepted

* Uploaded a new older photos and new slates on my profiles requested by my agent

* Call from Kevin and Lyft pick up for a party/event.

* Denny's

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Monday, September 18, 2017

Week 365: What the hell am I doing?

Weekly Written Review 

This whole week was a spiritual battle. It got worse by Wednesday. I had to practically force myself to complete a couple audition videos. Then Thursday put the icing on the cake. I had a callback for a science show and they unethically asked for my age. I responded with the first number that came to mind. Knowing they asked that unethical question told me internally I was wasting my time. They took over the conversation with a few other questions. For example, they asked where I live. I told them K-Town. Then the joke among themselves became about living in Ktown,"Everybody lives in Ktown. I need to live in Ktown..." The audition read was fine but the second take didn't go so well. They gave us brand new sides upon arrive and they wanted us to put it down on the second take. I'm okay at improv but this whole audition was trickery. My spirits were pretty much blown after that. Another reason I'm probably not going to get it is because I'm close to the height of the lead scientist. They are looking for a 18 year old to match an 18 year old female. Most likely she's going to be a smaller girl and I'll look out of place.

I was definitely defeated by the end of the week. I'm auditioning which is great but the vast majority of these roles are not for me. They don't fit me at all. I won't get into it right now but this led me to ask myself...What the hell am I doing? By the end of this week I honestly didn't have a clue what the hell I was doing. The only solution for my spiritual battle and mental frustration is to be alone. Unfortunately, my actions led to pushing someone away. I'm glad this week is over. Now I just have to regroup and make next week a better week.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

* At LuLu's...Switch, Power...

Monday, September 11, 2017

* Audition: Zenefits

* Had to skip an audition for a bigger one...

* Audition for a NDA required project. It's not a callback but it's my second time for this project.

* Audition video sent

* Tennis

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

* Callback for a project in which I have no idea what it's for. The request came on (9/7/17) from a casting director who replied to a video I sent her over a year ago.

* Storage stop

* Trader Joe's

* Someone who remembered me from a project called Blockout a few years ago saw me walking and offered me a ride.

* Editing a bday for someone...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

* Blog post

* (3) Audition videos sent. I had to fight through this because of low spirits.

* (2) VO sent

* Editing a bday for someone...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

* Basketball

* Generation Genius callback. This was as setup for disappointment. Read above.

* VO sent

Friday, September 15, 2017

* Basketball

* Commercial audition

* A nice phone call from Kandace K.

* Low spirits

* Agent called about an upcoming Dear White People audition and provided clarity on the character type. Oh

Saturday, September 16, 2017 

* VO sent

* Basketball

* I purchased Raymon Legends Definitive Edition today for the Switch. I'm getting tight on money and I probably shouldn't of done that. Nonetheless, this is my source of joy. It's my escape and I believe it's going to end up motivating me to work harder/smarter to find ways to make more money. I don't want much. I deserve a damn video game dammit.

* Low gaming

* Had Sunday plans but they got canceled...

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week 364: Storm 100

Weekly Written Review 

Last week LA had an intense heat wave. Thank God it's over. Well most of us in LA was complaining about the heat, Texas got hit hard by a hurricane and Florida was next. I'm on the other side of the country and I'm complete helpless in terms of helping my parents. I literally can't do anything. Even if I was available to help I couldn't because airports were shut down. As powerful as I am, I was powerless until the storm passed over. Thank God my mom prayed the Hurricane away.

As for these auditions...I'm not booking but I am auditioning. My living situation is still indefinite but I'm blessed. The past two months I was able to take a break from payment. This month I paid $100.00. In a sense I've been practically living for free. You take the good and you take the bad.

Sunday, September 3, 2017 

* Blogging

* Kevin's House

Monday, September 4, 2017

* Helped out with a photo shoot/photography app...

* Left Kevin's House

* Let's talk about sex email/invite

* Tennis

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

* Paid storage

* YMCA-Hollywood...sit ups

* VO sent

* Query letter write up

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

* Basketball - YMCA

* VO sent

* Donation to Xiomara's Indigogo campaign/Blackout

* Acting class with Arielle

Thursday, September 7, 2017

* Generation Genius audition  

* (3) Audition videos sent

* (3) VO's sent

Friday, September 8, 2017

* Basketball

* Let's Talk About Sex Photo shoot

* Callback notice (Generation Genius)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

* (2) Audition videos sent

* Search For It -  hosting audition

* Callback notice

* Tennis with Mike/King of the court

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Week 363: Time to Return To My Roots

Weekly Written Review 

Most of 2017 has been directionless for me. The one thing I know for sure is that I'm completely done with my independent projects. I'm retired from wearing multiple hats and I couldn't be happier. As a result, I've put most of my energy and focus into the least I try to, yet I've shifted gears before. Throughout my journey I shifted gears multiple times. There were times my web series was my focused. Other times the acting process was my focus. Back and forth my focus/energy would shift. Mentally I was done with one area and pro another. As for now, I'm completed done with these auditions. I have to find another route. This acting route isn't for me. I'll explain why.

Last week I had a callback and I was later put on avail. They called me personally. They called my agent. They gave me dates for the fitting and the shoot. Those dates came to past and they didn't even have the audacity to release me. I'm sorry that's just unacceptable. You don't call someone have them practically book out dates on your calendar and not take a moment to release the person. Who cares that I didn't get the part. Have the decency to release the actor. I just don't have time for this anymore. This might sound like I'm being negative but I'm not. This industry isn't interested in booking me for high paying projects and they're rarely interested in booking people that look like me all together.

What does this mean. For the sake of keeping my agents happy I'll continue to show up to the auditions but I know what time it is. I don't have time to waste anymore. Especially mentally. Everyone wants a big commercial pay out but after 7 years of doing this I'm not playing the fool anymore. I'm more than thankful than ever before for my $100.00 gigs here and there. Anymore than that I'm not bookable apparently.

What does this mean moving forward? It means I have to shift my focus back to late-night. Everything late-night. I got to find a shovel and start digging. I got to dig deeper then ever before. I got to dig like my life's on the line. The time is now. I'm everything and everything late-night focused and I couldn't be happier. So what's my strategy? Before I make a partial reveal let me share something with you about Sunday. On Sunday I was booked for a supporting role in a short film. The shoot was in Irvine so I had to rent a car. During lunch I ended up sharing my late night story with a young Asian actor. An older Jewish guy who I spoke to upon reveal joined our table and over heard my conversation. Sometime after lunch the Jewish guy whose name is David (David L.) He told me how impressed he was with my story and that he could see me as a late night host.

David then began to ask me questions about what I'm doing to get into late night. I answered in confident but honestly words have become redundant over years. I said things in the light of, "I don't have a blueprint. I'm finding clues and collecting puzzle piece everyday. Everyday I'm getting closer." I also may have told him about my additional accomplishments. David then specifically asked me have I reached to "so and so,". I quickly brushed it off. I've conditioned myself to believe you shouldn't invite yourself to the kings table. The king should invite you to the table. I explained that I believed my success in an abstract project such as the short film we were currently shooting may align me with the person I'm suppose to be in front of. One thing will lead to another and then boom, late night.

David, took a beat and told me some story about a woman. I don't remember the details. Somehow he tied that story with me and spoke with sincerity about what he saw in me. He said the saw my name linked with love. What really got me is when he said, that I'm here to make this world a better place. Those are the exact words I focused on with my prosperity bath on August 20th leading into total solar eclipse the next day. After that I decided to shut up and receive. I began to ponder, I realized that reaching out to anyone personally has never truly been a part of the plan. Maybe I sent out a few packages in 2009/2010 but nothing recently. I completely accepted David's message and I began to put my mind to work. My thoughts were so intense I couldn't sit down. I was pacing every square inch of the mansions first floor.

The interesting thing about this spark of inspiration is that it came from David. He's an interesting guy. He's an offbeat, quirky, jokester with an odd sense of humor. Some of his humor had heads turning. One person privately asked me if he was racist. He thought it was cool if someone asked me how I was doing that I should respond, "I'm in the black." He tied it to an accountant term. He asked me how I was doing a bunch of times that day and I reluctantly answered. His heart was in the right place but maybe not his jokes, lol.

Furthermore, David's words really resonated with me. He told me what's for you, is for you. At one point I told him every journey as a test and that's where I'm at... David debunked the notion of a test. He essentially said to go for what's rightfully yours and that it didn't matter if I knew the person or not. He highly encouraged me to reach out to a very specific person. His words opened up my soul and before the end of the shoot I decided to start writing some letters. One letter became a four page package. The effort of seeking out one person domino-ed into several potential contacts. Those contacts inspired a whole new strategic approach to claiming my throne. The power is in the pen once again. Knowing that this was my last week of my free IMDB pro trail my research became even more thorough.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

* Zipcar rental

* Short film - Procrastination and an interesting conversation with a Jewish guy. #Inspiration

* Power at LuLu's

Monday, August 28, 2017 

* VO audition sent

* Blogging...

* Tennis...

* Letter prep and emails sent...IMDB

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 

* Surprising email response from a manager...

* Network calling/research

* Storage/ Trader Joe's

* Library...Food for less...Dollar store

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 

* Letter writing continues...

* (4) VO's sent

* Package preparation continues...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 

* No damn commercial fitting

* Basketball/YMCA

* Audition SMC

* Dollar store/Staples for paper

* Letter package complete

Friday, September 1, 2017 

* Basketball/YMCA. Speaking of returning to my roots, I went back to my roots in basketball to the forward/center position and it paid off with a big win in the end.

* Dollar store...printing color copies at Staples...

* Post-office...4 packages sent

* Additional research

Saturday, September 2, 2017 

* Aaron's house editing

* 2 VO's sent

* Canceled IMDB

* Manager research...the unsolicited acceptance approach

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week 362: Total Solar Eclipse brings New Beginnings

Weekly Written Review 

For the past few days I became a total solar eclipse specialist. All this talk about the eclipse coming got me researching and wondering what exactly does it represent? Why is it so special? Some say it has a lot to do with the protest and riots in Charlotteville, VA and other incidents around the world. Peoples emotions are high and the eclipse/mercury retrograde has a lot to do with it. Moreover, one of the first things I learned is that this is the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to stretch coast-to-coast across the United States, and the first to grace the skies of the lower 48 states in 38 years. Eclipses are rare natural phenomenons also believed to bring meaning and significance to our lives and can be an accelerator of growth. Without a second thought I started to align myself with this phenomenon to be leverage to my advantage.

Bottom line eclipses represent new beginnings, they represent reform, a time of transition and I did everything in my knowledge to capitalize on that. On Sunday my friend and I did an spiritual prosperity bath and I spoke into existence specifically what I want, desire, and deserve from the world. The bath included warm salt water and warm honey water with my personal cologne and yellow flower petals.

On the day of the Eclipse made sure I was outside walking. Los Angeles didn't get the true eclipse effect but the energy was present. Two days before the eclipse I even called my mom and shared the knowledge with her. I highly encouraged her to be prayed up and meditate. Towards the end of the eclipse day I recall being extra mellow and poised. I did however get goose bumps when watched the full eclipse on the internet.

This week marks the beginning of my new life filled with prosperity and abundance which I admit began quite immediately.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

* War for the Planets of the Apes

* Tennis with LuLu

* Ralph's

* Prosperity bath

* Duck Tales

Monday, August 21, 2017

* Total Solar Eclipse

* Relaxing...mellowed out...

* 2 Callbacks

* Tennis

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

* Callback Expedia

* Callback Direct TV

* Audition video sent for Flight 666

* Procrastination/Short film phone call booking. No audition necessary. This guy checked out my profile and was so impressed she said I didn't have to audition. This is a role with speaking lines. That's an honor and I accepted.

Wednesday, August, 23, 2017

* Expedia call...on avail request

* Tennis with Amanda

* Trader Joe's, Ralph's

* 2 Flight 666 audition videos sent

Thursday, August 24, 2017 

* Alac/Hulu audition

* Basketball/YMCA. Got hit in the throat pretty hard but not hard enough to show it. It did hurt for a few days.

* 7:00pm free Episodic season workshop

Friday, August 25, 2017

* 11am sports host callback

* Laundrymat

Saturday, August 26, 2017 

* Photo shoot with Taylor. I met this girl on the train like last week. Offered her a photo shoot. It was great for her, so so for me. Humans...

* Audition video sent...Strays

* Mayweather VS Megregor fight. Go Mayweather! Thanks to Facebook live I got to see the end of the flight VIA a live feed with other people watching it on a TV.

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Week 361: Prep Week

Weekly Written Review 

Similar to other weeks I had some low spirited moments yet productive about smaller transactions like updating my casting profiles. Suddenly things began to pick up. Momentum is up and it's just in time for the total eclipse.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 

* Re-submission audition video (Teddy)

* Helping Luna moving and build stuff...watching Power...

* Ihop

* Landlady sets it straight about September. The garage is getting torn down.

Monday, August 14, 2017

* Daily Sports show audition video sent

* Low spirits

* Tennis...One of my tennis foes made a comment towards me suggesting I should be realistic about playing against him. That didn't sit well with me. I pretty much thought about it throughout my sleep. I got to bet this guy soon.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

* Updating Casting Frontier, LA Casting, profiles

* In deep thought, low spirits, sleeping

* Audition video sent...

* VO audition sent

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

* Adding new slates to LA Casting profile

* Low spirits

* VO audition

* Anti discrimination audition video

Thursday, August 17, 2017 

* Basketball/ least 2 game winners

* Farewell lunch with Amanda

* Convo with Florence about tomorrows audition and funny comment

* Madden VO sent

* Audition video sent

* Momentum up

Friday, August 18, 2017

* Audition Expedia

* Audition (NDA signed project)

* 3 Audition videos sent

Saturday, August 19, 2017

* Direct TV audition

* Basketball YMCA...3 or 4 game winners

* I had a hurt ankle since Thursday or so. I was even limping on the way to the YMCA but I managed to flex it out and play basketball fine.

* Movie audition video sent

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Week 360: Bad Decisions? Let's Feed Some Seeds

Weekly Written Review 

This week started out as a bummer. I probably made a bad decision then again maybe it was a good decision. Who knows? I accepted a gig that needed up being in the middle of nowhere at a landfill and I had to wear a banana suit. What made this gig so frustrating is that they provided the information to me really late and the directions was horrible. I thought I could walk the distance from where the bus dropped me off but that wasn't not possible. Thank God a city worker noticed me asked me a few questions and gave me a ride to the location. I wasn't pleased during the shoot. Time was being wasted, they didn't plan things out appropriately and it was hot and very dusty. I'm not one to complain but this was unacceptable. I can only blame myself for accepting the gig. I took a few days before I accepted the gig. I didn't even submit for it. I was actually requested to be apart of this because of a previous project I worked on with the director. I appreciated the fact the he kept me in mind. Nonetheless, I saw the red flags in the beginning with the lack of information that should of been provided in advance. Aside from all that, one of my agents got me an audition on the day of. I couldn't make it. That wasn't a big deal. Then a few hours into the shoot I got a notice for a straight to callback for Covergirl. Just great. I was in the middle of nowhere and I'm missing a straight to callback. Oh well. You live and you learn. I made 100 bucks and missed my Monday tennis session. The question that I will never know is if I would've ever got that Covergirl gig.

Enough of my complaining. The best decision I did make this week was to financially support two actors crowdfunding campaigns. It was uplifting and I look forward to doing that more often. The first person told me about her campaign a few weeks ago. The second person informed me of her campaign in February but I was tight on money then. Since I'm currently in the spirit of giving I contacted her and sent her a donation via Venmo. In the mist of both of these donations, another Late Night Experiment alumni informed me of her campaign. In about a months time, once my pockets recover a little I also plan to support her.  Another great thing that happened this week is my efforts to start casual reading. I went to my storage and dusted off Backstage at The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno by Don Sweeny.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 

* Watching Power at LuLu's

* late night upgrading IMDB, adding 36 for 36,

Monday, August 7, 2017 

* Charity shoot in a Landfill...banana suit

* Missed an audition because of the shoot

* Missed an unexpected straight to callback because of the shoot  (Cover girl)

* No tennis

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

* Callback cancelled

* About 3 auditions today...

* Audition I'm fine

* Commercial audition

* 3 Voice Overs sent

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

* EBT office

* Basketball YMCA

* Broke my fast twice

Thursday, August 10, 2017

* Donated to Andrea's Indiego campaign

* Audition for a Hip hop related show

* Audition VO sent

Friday, August 11, 2017

* LMU Series shoot

* Overdue donation to Tehana's COIN project

Saturday, August 12, 2017 

* Basketball YMCA

* VO audition sent

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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