Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Jason Lee vs J Lee

So...it's 2 days after I saw myself on Fight For Fame, and I realized I need to redefine my HOOK. What I mean by hook is, what it is that makes me stand out from the crowd. Why me?
There are a few different sides of me, but the main two are Jason Lee and J Lee. Jason Lee is the guy you saw on the show. The professional, young black man who's well spoken and respectable. J Lee is the guy who was cast for the show. Personal, funny, confident, loveable, and unforgettable. Growing up as a young black kid in St. Louis, playing classical music, I was thrusted into a professional world. Meetings, interviews etc...Jason Lee was always "well spoken" and professional. I went away to college, became president of my fraternity. Again, professional. Leader. I've always had those qualities. But J Lee is the athelte who never quits. The guy on the track who is last in the blocks and first across the tape. The point guard who, even though down by 20 with under 1 min. left, still talks trash to the other team and thinks he can bring his team back. The guy who goes out and ends up meeting everybody in the bar. The guy who you just want to talk to and be around. When you meet me, those are the things that stick out.
Now, being in LA, I've adjusted to a few things. When I first got here, I was very green. Very new. I stressed being a 'fresh new face with talent'. But who in LA is NOT going to say that. After 3 weeks here, I was old news. In my mind, Jason Lee is the man who conducts business (meetings, interviews etc.) J Lee is the talent once the production begins. Slowly but surely, I'm starting to realize that the J Lee that everybody loves, is the J Lee who needs to shine a little more. My hook? How about this for a hook. I have the likeability of a Will Smith, the talent of a Don Cheadle, and the star power of a Denzel Washington. Now that's a hook. But, now that I said it, I have to back it up. Hmmm.. I like challenges.
Round 1: J Lee = 1 Jason Lee = 0

Monday, June 27, 2005

Fight For Fame

So last night, I was on the show "Fight For Fame". I sent out evites, cards, headshots and resumes for people to come over and watch it at my crib. I set up my poker table, started raking in the chips and everybody was having a good time. THEN, 10:00pm rolls around and we turn it to the channel....and THE SHOW ISN'T EVEN ON. Somehow, I recorded HALF of the east coast feed, which came on at 7pm, and the 10pm show was The Gastinau Girls. What kinda ish is that? So I'm sitting around, waiting for the show to come on, looking suspect, watching some half naked women on the tube. PISSED.
Oh well. I've been getting good responses back from the people that did watch the show.
ROAR! J Lee..OUT

Friday, June 24, 2005

Don't Get Slapped

Made a drop to casting directors last night. Also, I'm going to smack LA Casting. Waiting all day to upload my photos. Grrr.~Have you ever just wanted to slap the taste out of somebody's mouth? That's a funny cliche phrase. Slap the TASTE out of your mouth! You'd have to slap somebody kinda hard to do that. But I think I could. Don't test me LA Casting. DON'T TEST ME!

The Hustle

Hustle:(v) To act aggressively, especially in business dealings/To gain by energetic effort.The hustle is what I call it. Out here, you have to hustle on a daily basis. Doesn't matter if you're an actor, business man/woman, doctor, teacher. Whatever. You have to hustle to stay on top, otherwise, you'll get left at the bottom. And you have to have more than one hustle. A-Z! In closing, I will leave you with the words that an old wise man once said - "you can't knock the hustle" (Jay-Z).

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What the hell is a BLOG?

So, this is my first official blog, but what the hell is a blog anyway? I'm halfway decent around a computer, and I still don't know why they call it a blog. Well, I guess I know. It's short for Web Log. But I just don't like that word. Why not call it a post place or something useful. But the word blog is just silly anyway. Blog. It sounds like something you get in your nose after you get sick. Blog. I'm OUT!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Overwhelmed

Today, I'm feeling overwhelmed. I have acting class tonight. Tuesdays are good days. Even when I have a bad day, I know I can forget about all that stuff and be in my own world. Even if it is only for 3 1/2 hours.-Signed up with LA casting now after putting it off for some unknown reason.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Doesn't Add Up

Why is it, that when you have bad credit...you get a higher interest rate? Obviously I didn't have the money to pay the other people, so you're just making this harder on yourself. Maybe if my payment was lower, I could pay my bills on time. Just a thought. =)

About Me

Just a guy trying to put his stamp on the world. Everything else you need to know about me, will probably be in this blog.