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| 6 Comments | 6446 Views | Back to top | Posted on 05/08/2009 at 11:50 PM
 

It seems like ages since I have blogged. The main reason is I don't feel like anything I have to say is that important.... and some of the important things I might want to write about I feel cant be brought up on a public forum. The comedy community is small and close knit and somethings are better kept to myself.

I want to write about a comedy person I don't like. She is so unknown and so untalented that her existence at all should be of no circumstance to me. It just is this person has been so rude and for some reason so unwelcoming to me it makes me want to slap her next time we cross paths. She is at best a satellite comic who makes herself feel like she is happening by hanging around with a few other very successful comics.

I'm pissed just on principle.

I finally got my DVD for the Comcast taping I did. I did fantastic that night and want to rip the DVD and make copies and upload it online. I am finding this so unbelievably hard and Im so frustrated. I will have to go to the apple store. I did buy a Flip camcorder and I cant say enough great things about it. It HD and it has great sound. It is so easy to transfer to my Mac and burn a DVD or upload to the Internet or You Tube.

I got a haircut..... I hate it. My great haircut as seen on my bio and headshots... the stylist moved away.... to Atlanta. It looked good in the salon but now I look like I should coach softball. It will grow, but it is depressing.

I did another show in someones living room last week.... it was a girls night out, I have to say that doing an hour in someones living room for 20 women was a ton of fun. Its the second one of these and I really enjoyed it. Go Know.

Im doing a roast and I cant for some reason write a single joke. I like all the other people and Tom Ragu who is the Roastie.... I just am coming up empty. I have done 2 other roasts and did great.... why am I so blocked for this one.

Ive been so upset by this shitty weather.... it sucks.... today was half good.

I had my car towed a few weeks ago. I did a show and it ended at 11. I parked where I always do. I hung out with the comics and was really happy when a bunch of the guys asked me to join them for drinks down town in the Village. I decided to be good and get home early. I spent about an hour looking for my car till I realised it had been towed. I thought maybe I drove my husbands car? Maybe I forgot where I parked it. $187 dollars in cash later I got the car back and got home at 4am.

I am blocked by being my own manager. I have the tape, and the act and the time. I for some horrible reason cant seem to get the get up to write or phone some of the bookers and agents I need to. I am psyching myself out. I am an egomaniac with an inferiority complex. I know several people with less material and talent who work for these people.

I am starting my 7th year in comedy this week. Where did the time go? Am I where I should be? I think in many ways I'm further than I thought I would. I also see that in order to continue to move up it will have to come from me reaching out those who can say YES. I thought they would find me..... I'm no longer waiting. I'm not Young and On the rise. I'm not emerging. I'm not the next big thing. I'M HERE NOW and I am Ripe and READY. I am like the managers special.... Buy today - Eat Today. Its now!!!

On a sad note... I put my dog down today. Her name was Penny she was a Shitzu and lived 16 1/2 years. I am so sad and will miss her so much. It was very emotional and even though I have a puppy poodle in the house.... it feels empty without her.

I'm doing a charity event tomorrow night. This coming week my daughter graduates college. I'm doing a show Thurs for 300 all men by myself. I'm doing 45. This should be interesting.

Comments
 

Posted on 05/09/2009 at 09:09 AM by Mindy Matijasevic

damn about the car. terrific on your 300 hundred men and on your daughter's graduation. sorry about Penny.

you ARE ripe and ready now. and even with the little i know about this industry, i do also know people less talented than you who have some representation.

as an actress, i know people less talented than i who have more going on in that regard too. it's that selling oneself thing.

sounds like you'd recommend the flip camcorder. tell me, is it one where you set it on the table and no one needs to hold any buttons down and it captures you doing your stand-up? is it more expensive or less expensive than getting your car back?



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Posted on 05/09/2009 at 09:52 AM by Mindy Matijasevic

Happy Mother's Day manana.



I paid 185
Posted on 05/09/2009 at 11:17 AM by Robin Fox

For the flip. I got it at Costco and it came with a small tripod. You turn it on and it does it itself. The best part is the built in software and its ease of editing and uploading. Thanks Mindy.




Posted on 05/09/2009 at 01:00 PM by Mindy Matijasevic

ok. thanks for the info. my friend has a costco membership, so i'm going to tell him.

i'm not surprised that the all-female party turned out to be an appreciative audience of your stuff.



DVD
Posted on 05/09/2009 at 10:10 PM by Josh Homer

let me know if you ripped it yet. If not email me.



Ripping
Posted on 05/14/2009 at 03:11 AM by Michael Hayne

Robin, there are many a software applications you can download off of cnet via download.com. Just be sure to avoid downloading the trial versions as a majority of them only extract the first five minutes or carry watermarks. I happen to use a very expansive, high-end program called DVDvideosoft, which enables me to do manipulate video, images, and audio. Though if it's audio cleaning you need, then I would reccomend a program called Magix. Assuming Josh didn't assist you already, let me know if you need any further guidance.



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