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

Week 326: Almost a Free Man

Weekly Audio Review 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

* Frenchies shoot wrap

* Audition notice

Monday, December 12, 2016

* Audition

* Best Buy...picked up a tripod and memory card

* Luana's spiritual event and gift

Thanks for the gifts Luana

* Audition notice

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

* 36 for 36 Episode:

* Basketball

* New Book bab

* Uploading pics

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

* Pop up audition...sytle website

* Kevin Boot's...another bookbag and car borrow

* Uploading pics

* Audition notice

* Invitation to be a comic book character

Thursday, December 15, 2016

* Whatsup app audition

* Basketball...shooting around by myself

* Returned his car...bed moving

Friday, December 16, 2016

* Basketball playoffs (Won...8 points)

* Washed clothes

* Audition video

* Post office

* Recycling

* 36 for 36 editing

Saturday, December 17, 2016

* Partying at Kevin Boot's

* blogging...

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 325: Set Life

Weekly Audio Review 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

* Frenchies shoot

Monday, December 5, 2016

* Library...found flash drive there after a month...

* Digital Kitchen shoot

* Trader Joe's...Dollar store

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

* Computer problem 

* 36 for 36 Episode:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

* Smite On music video shoot day 1

Thursday, December 8, 2016

* Smite On music video shoot day 2

Smite On shoot with the Wrap Zone

* Computer problems fixed

Friday, December 9, 2016

* Frenchies shoot

* Basketball game (Won)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

* Quarterly Wrap Festival FINALE

* Frenchies

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 324: Weeks Get Behind Me

Weekly Audio Review 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

* Audition notice

* Booked my flight to Tampa

* Audition video shoot (James Franco web series)

* Editing

* Started watching X-Men Apocalypse

Monday, November 28, 2016

Motown, Luana, Mr. Chill and Caco
* Dinner at Kevin Boot's

* 36 for 36 shoot with Kevin C.

* Long walk with home

* QWF stuff

* Audition notice

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

* 36 for 36 Episode:

* Basketball

* Haircut

* Audition (Sparkling Ice)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

* Frenchies Rehearsal

Thursday, December 1, 2016

* Suppose to have an EBT phone call today. I think I went in person later today within a day or two.

* 12pm Audition (There's Johnny)

* Editing Kimchi

Friday, December 2, 2016

* Landlady photo shoot

* Frenchies shoot

* Basketball

Saturday, December 3, 2016

* Frenchies shoot

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Week 323: Giving Thanks to the End

Weekly Audio Review 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

* Editing all day

Monday, November 21, 2016

* Day at Kevin Boot's. Getting a lot of work done.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

* 36 for 36 Episode:

* Dancing With The stars show and wrap party

Dancing with the Stars season finale

Dancing with the Stars finale with Jeff Meacham, Javier Cazares, Paul Pinckard and others. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

* Frenchie (Short film) s rehearsal

* $25.00 surprize in my tablet from KB.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

* Thanksgiving Brazilian style

Brazilian style thanksgiving with Luana

Friday,  November 25, 2016 

* Bye week. No basketball

* Trolls movie

* Home movies: Money Maker and Jungle Book

* Blogging...

Saturday, November 26, 2016

* Blogging...

* Trader Joe's

* Watching Don't Breathe and Pets

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

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