What will the new short hand be?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Commercial Agent

How do you even get a Commercial Agent?

I'm still not sure. Here's what happened.

A friend of the family recommended me to his agent. It is always who you know... after my friend called his agent, i then sent them an email the next day with my headshot, resume, and reel information (not as important). they scheduled a "meeting" (audition) almost a month later. When i got into the "meeting", they looked at my head shot and i immediately apologized for how out of date it was. The title reads, Alexander, Solomon
"So is your name Alex or is it Solomon?" I laughed and explained how i have never felt like an Alex and that i feel like a Saul. One of the agents responded, "Don't go by Saul, that sounds like an old man's name." i quickly interjected, "Like a man that owns a deli and maybe spits a lot." laughter. We talk some more and the agent notices my address is really far away. I explain, "I use that address because the mail lady refuses to deliver my mail to the apartment. I guess she doesn't like the name Saul either." laughter. The interview continues and the agent asks, "Are you able to do beerspots?" she said beerspots rather quickly and i am not use to this term so i looked like a deer in headlight and commented, "I'm sorry" she explained slower, "beer spots, are you 25 or older?" to which i remarked, "Beeeeeeeeeeeer??? what is this?" i must have done something with my face, because by this time, the other agent is in stitches. This continues for about ten more minutes, then out of no where, they look at each other,
"Do you like him?"
"Do you... obviously right?"

Next they asked if i had any questions for them and i started with, "so technically..." i was cut off but i know in my heart a horrible question was coming. i don't even remember what it was, but after 20 minutes of running the gamet with success, i was due for a question to bomb. like a bomb so bad that farting out loud might make the situation more appropriate.

All in All, NO AWKWARD MOMENTS!!!? i was just myself.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lane Kiffin goes to USC

In case you care, Lane Kiffin decided to take the Head coaching job at USC this week. A lot of Tennessee fans are angry and i can understand why. They lost a coach who made a commitment to inspire their program. A coach who had great potential. A coach that liked to pick fights, to help his team develop a certain swagger (i'm not exactly sure what that swagger was, but it gained them some TV exposure). A coach that took them to a bowl game (even though they lost it to Virginia Tech).

So i understand why Tennessee fans are upset, but you really can't blame the guy for leaving. He had previously worked under Pete Carroll at USC for 6 years and didn't want to leave, but who could turn down a promotion? He knew Carroll wasn't going anywhere with all of his Draft worthy football players. The Raider's scoped up Kiffin and after going 5-10 in the National Football League, he was fired. All hope wasn't too low though, in fact 2 months later, it was Rocky Top Mountain High. Tennesse liked Kiffin's style and gave him another shot as Head coach. In return, he gave them a winning season, going 7 - 6 and some SEC exposure. All of this turned into the 4th highest recruiting class for next year's season. At the same time, Pete Carroll's Trojans were under investigations, incredible injuries, and lack of depth in their program.

Both programs ended up losing their final game of the season a with neither coach happy, they were eager to take bids for a new job elsewhere. All and all i am happy for Kiffin, because now SEC fans don't have to listen to him. Also, because he was able to do something a lot people don't get the chance to do, go home again.