Thursday, September 22, 2011

HOLLYWOOD ACADAMY AWARDS & TEXAS

Wed. September 14, 2011

On the 20th CENTURY FOX LOT inside the commissary. The Oscars are just as you enter. We ate inside. It was so good. I had grilled salmon, mashed potaoes & veggies. OINK!
I went with some friends to eat at the 20th Century commissary. This is my 2nd time to walk around the lot. The 1st time was written in my blog several months ago when I had an audition for MODERN FAMILY. 
I don't think I can describe how awesome it feels to walk around this lot. Shirley Temple was here and had her own little house built. I saw it. Lucille Ball worked on this lot and so did Bette Davis. And of course Marilyn Monroe was a 20th Century Fox girl. The place is magical for me. A little Texas boy born in Laredo raised in San Antonio... I could not have dreamed about this... it's so surreal.
Beautiful giant mural of MM from 'The Seven Year Itch'
These beautiful Tea Cups were hand delivered to me in LA by my friend Fran. She and her partner Lucy have been coming to see my shows in Provincetown for years. They are so sweet. One night I was a little too honest in my show and revealed that I have a Coffee Mug & Tea Cup obsession.  So these 2 ladies have been supplying me with mugs and tea cups ever since. Love you girls!
Friday / September 16, 2011
When in Texas, do what the Texans do. I woke up late Friday Morning in Houston. I had to return to the scene of the crime from last year. PAPPA'S Bar-B-Q Restaurant. I ordered a giant baked potato with turkey, chives, butter, cheddar cheese. A side of pickles, Mac & Cheese, Corn, BBQ sauce and Cantaloupe drink. I could not eat it all. But I tried.
 
Stafford, Texas is just on the edge of Houston. So basically you fly into Houston, stay in a Houston Hotel but you get driven to the Stafford Performing Arts Centre.  I was booked to open for ABBA 'The Concert' Tribute band (I did it last year too). So nice to be asked back again.

What a fun 2 days. I was feeling kinda nervous because as a warm up act you know people are not really there to see you. But judging the reaction, I think I did pretty good. Right after my segment there was a short intermission where I went out to the lobby to sell CDs and my new FASHIONISTA tshirts.

It was a great Friday & Saturday. The promoters took me and the ABBA members (17 of us) to the Aquarium restaurant on Saturday afternoon.
 
 
Blackened Talapia, Coconut shrimp, Mashed potatoes / gravy, Scallops & Veggies...OINK!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tshirt DESIGNS



Been working on Tshirt designs for my merchandise store. I think the first one we will be printing up is #3. I'm going to work on #5 later but maybe put the designer 'wrap' in the back.
But for now I'll keep it simple.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

CASITA del CAMPO - Jimmy James - Live! Sept. 10, 2011

SUPPORT THE ARTS!
Come see my show!
Saturday 9pm.
Casita del Campo's 
CAVERN CLUB THEATER
1920 Hyperion 
Los Angeles, CA (Silverlake)