Postcard

Part of our work as artists, in today’s market, is publicity. Whether we like it or not… Here’s a first draft of a postcard I whipped up for the up coming Masters Of Sex guest star role I did.

Not sure if this will be the postcard I settle on, if it will just be a digital image, or if I’ll print and send to a few offices through the mail…

Thoughts?

– Quiche Out

MastersOfSex-Postcard

Not Been

`I’m not sure why this is exactly, but I haven’t been singing. Since the show in June with Deirdre at the Gardenia I’ve probably sung 5 times. Total. Maybe 6? But proably not even six. Once in a workshop environment, hoping to spur feelings to start singing again, and three or four times at home singing along with karaoke tracks on YouTube. Again with hopes of relighting the desire. Twice since the June show I’ve gone to open piano/mics, but both times I just listened to others and the passsion to get up and contribute remained elusive.

Show in June, clips: https://youtu.be/yP7tw6eJLYY

It could be the June show burnt me out. For the record: We had a solid house. We got a great review.

Link to post about review: https://tomkiesche.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/review-of-50s-broadway-show/ 

It could be that I’m creatively busy these days writing. It could be the little sensation in my ears that feels like there’s fluid in there is just uncomfortable enough not to want to sing. Could be that the ol’ “What’s the point?” has come back up with a vengence. Possibly it’s that I don’t see any financial potential in it other than an outpouring of my own funds. Maybe it’s because I don’t have the same longing to leave the house at night to sing in small bars and dank theaters. Could it be a fear crept in that I’m completely unaware of? It might be that I felt let down by the “result,” or by technical issues beyond my control. Could be I somewhere lost some of my artistic voice… Or got distracted  in collaboration… Forgot what I enjoy… Maybe I’m done… Sung out… Or maybe I just don’t haven’t found a need to express anything in any particular song… It could be a combination of all these things, or something I haven’t even considered. Maybe it’s that so many people make such a big deal out of seeing me in a commercial that requires very little effort, and so few appreciate all the time, finances and effort that goes into projects that are more personally important to me. 

TRUST ME, I truly love from people that they’re excited to see me in commercials, I just wish more people would be as excited when I publish books (which can take years), or shoot short films and videos (which can take weeks), or sing in public (which is constant training, researching, developing and learning).
I’m writing this as yet another step. Maybe this post will offer insight. To myself or others. I’m hoping that five seconds after posting the feelings switch. Let me state publicly that if someone were to offer me a role that required singing, or if I was hired to sing… I’d sing without hesitation. And it’s looking more and more like I’ll be singing at least one song in that Hollywood Premiere Party show I’m doing in October, though we start rehearsals this coming week, and I’m sure the show will evolve until we open.

Link to HPP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hollywood-premiere-party-tickets-26772723938

I have asked several friends who perform regularly, and it seems that many go through periods of non-singing, or not wanting to perform again after shows. Nobody could really tell me when or why they started singing again, but eventually just about all of them did. I’m pretty sure I will… I’m pretty sure this has happened in the past… It’s just right now… singing doesn’t seem or feel important.

Last night I watched a few videos from past live performances, and besides picking on my own physique in a few of them… I was moved emotionally a few times. That’s probably a good sign that expression through singing is important to me on a deeper level. I know I have to continue to try figure out and fix the inner ear issue which has been in and out for months upon months now… Everything else may just take time to sort out.

Thanks for listening to me not singing. 

Thanks to all that inspired me in the past… With special shout outs to Marie Celso, Alex Varden, Jim Rio, Todd Sherry, and Pat Whiteman.

– Quiche Out 

One of the videos I watched: https://youtu.be/Swp1Z55hQFc

Another: https://youtu.be/WD8Fu-889XY

Free in LA (Pasadena)

Today Fe & me went to JPL. Free thing to do while in town. All ages.

Interesting. Nerdy. Fascinating. Inspiring. 

A few week waiting list. Sun, steps, and some walking.

But you get to keep the pass & lanyard.
Link: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/tours/views/index.cfm

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a NASA Center in Pasadena, Calif. managing robotic spacecraft in the exploration of Earth, the solar system and the universe.

– Quiche Out
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/tours/views/index.cfm

Manager Done Told Me

As some might remember I signed with Andy Howard at Shelter earlier this year. Since that time he’s been getting my tools in order.

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Anyway, I just got a new demo reel back from an editor he suggested I consider working with. While I’ve done nearly all my edits over the past decade, this particular editor is currently under contract with one of the top agencies.

In trusting the expertise of both editor and manager, I stayed out of the scene selection. Reels I cut still exist, but I’d rather my management team have something they’re excited about as they market or rebrand my career. The  editor will re-freshen the reel again after Masters Of Sex airs, whenever that is, and with anything else that might help get me in doors down the road. For now, he wanted to give people possibly a different look at what I’ve done. Besides showing acting skills, I  believe this demo was also cut to show casting offices that I can hold my own with any series regular they put me across from.

Link is below for anyone interested.

– Quiche Out

Link: http://beverlyhillsbasement.com/CCS/index.php?p=Tom++Kiesche