Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Alright week, let's see what you've got!

Good Morning Party People,
              It's 6:30 am, the sun is about to come up and I've just hit play on some music for this blog. Radical Face's Ghost is always a good choice for me when I'm writing. Now that I think about it,Blind Melon's Soup is my go to when it comes to painting and when I'm working on music or comedy I don't listen to anything. Music has been such a big part of how I choose to see the world but to be honest, I've had to learn when not to listen to any music when I need to work on stand up. I'll make sure my car is strangely quiet when I'm on the way to a mic, the sixteen year old me throws a fit when I do this.
              So what's new this week? Well money sucks once again, but then again that's nothing new. The way my job's schedule system is set up is that if you don't up sell consistently on every table you don't get shifts, that's what happened to me. One one hand I can work harder and sell more and stop bitching about this system, or I could write to the company and show them why that system sucks on so many levels. I'd write them but if I did it would mean I cared about this job WAY more than I should.
              I've come up with a new warning system where in that every time I start thinking about work and get pissed off at any number of random things I pull out my notebook and start writing jokes. Why? Because hating on work is a major distraction for me. The best way for me to stop being distracted by my day job is to get to a point where I don't need it anymore.
             Last week I hit up three open mics. My goal was five so I missed it by two. Granted there was a shit load of snow in Denver but deep down I'm pissed I didn't brave the weather to hit up the mics.
             This week I start a new and hope to hit up five mics. I've got some new stuff to work out so I'm pretty excited. I've also have some new pods to record and I'm hoping that will go well. If anything I'm moving forward and on a good day I can see the progress I'm making.
             There's a part of me that wants to talk about the whole Sean Penn /green card joke that has a bunch of people pissed off. When upsets me about any of this is that I've always thought of myself as a liberal but when I see "outrage" like I saw on twitter that night it makes me understand why conservatives hate liberals so much. Here's the thing, I understand why people might be upset, on a human level it makes sense to me. However as a comic the reaction of the Internet is upsetting because I know at some point I'm going to have to face this reactionary wall of fear and hate.
              What's funny about this is that I'm planning on a confrontation that would only happen if I were commercially successful  in stand-up , which could happen but is in no way happening now. In other words I'm putting the cart before my high horse .
              Ok so I need to plan how I'm going to use my day today, I need to do a few workouts and work on my sets for the week, and of course schedule some pods. I might not have the cash in my pocket to make me happy but at least I have a shit load of time to make my life happy, now to just use it wisely!
Till next time Party People,
Keep on a Chooglin!

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