Tuesday, November 22, 2011

11/15 & MORE...WEEKEND SHOPPING SINGING & JUDGING

Nov. 15, 2011 Tuesday:
I did my show at Casita del Campo. I had a great audience. I was in excellent voice. I even sang "Evergreen" for the Streisand voice. I rarely ever do this number because it's toooo hard. I got 2 standing ovations. Sold a lot of merch. My longtime friend/designer Michael Schmidt showed up. with Moniker Mgmt's Diana Coney. Also the talented male actress Jackie Beat came with writer Muffy Bolding, actress Selene Luna, actor/club impresario Mario Diaz,  entertainer Calpernia, star trainer Craig Ramsay, legendary music producer Bob Esty and more people from music, television and film. Although I was kinda feeling a little low, the audience really picked me up and I had a great time.  November 15 holds memories that I try to ignore. But I won't go into it.
http://www.michaelschmidtstudios.com/
http://missjackiebeat.com/
http://seleneluna.com/site/
http://www.monikermgmt.com/mainmenu.html 
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0225019/   (Mario Diaz)
http://www.calpernia.com/
http://amprofile.blogspot.com/2011/02/bob-esty-has-worked-with-some-divas.html (Bob Esty)  
http://www.craigramsayfitness.com/     


Nov. 20, 2011 Saturday
Woke up at Billy's. We went shopping. He bought a BIG Karaoke Machine so that we can all sing at his Thanksgiving party. Only problem is...the neighbors! He also bought a big refrigerator for his back porch patio and a bunch of stuff at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Billy rolling out the Karaoke Machine to put in his car. That's the owner Faye (R) who sold the machine and lots of Karaoke CDs. She wants her dolly back. http://singingstore.com/
 Nov. 21, 2011 Sunday:
Sunday Morning I woke up in Sherman Oaks at my friend Billy's house. He has a room there for me to get away. I go up to the mountain, I hear Paula Abdul lives on his street, maybe I'll go Christmas caroling at her house.  It was pouring rain & cold this Morning! In L.A. most people don't know how to handle this weather but it was so refreshing and cool. The rain cleans the air. We need that.  I stumbled out of bed like Dolly Parton without her wig and went to the kitchen. I love using Keurig 1 cup-at-a-time coffee maker.  I discovered Emiril's Big Easy Intense coffee - so good.  Billy bought it yesterday at Bed Bath & Beyond. I like a good strong coffee. Even though it's bold and intense, it had a slight hickory smooth overtone - not bitter at all.
http://www.coffee.org/products/view.php?item=347

It was so hard for me to figure out how I would muster the energy to go out tonight but I had a commitment to judge a "Cabaret Idol" contest at The Hollywood Bar & Grill on Sunset and Gower. Even though I just wanted to date Emeril and kick it down a notch with some coffee and chill out. Billy brought KFC original recipe. OH LORD... I have not eaten this stuff in over a year. I've kinda been eating vegan lately - not 100% but leaning towards it somewhat. I had a small amount  of KFC and tried not to think about the investigative report by Brian Ross at ABC NEWS expose on the Sparboe facility in Vincent, Iowa. They showed the chickens are unsanitary and gross and McDonalds pulled out of their contract with the facility. The chicken wing I ate had broken bones. The chicken is not healthy. I'm grossing myself out...yuk. Whenever I eat vegan, I never feel tired or bloated. Eating vegan makes me feel nourished.
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/mcdonalds-dumps-mcmuffin-egg-factory-health-concerns/story?id=14976054#.TsuEuPHFgvo

6:30pm I eventually took my flesh-eating body down to judge "Cabaret Idol" and I was so entertained with the  talent of the contestants. The contest is weekly every Sunday at 7pm but I only judged this one night. I sang "8 Divas" with a live piano player and drums. I think I did pretty good. I got a rousing ovation. Everybody was very nice to me.
https://www.facebook.com/cabaretidol

Late night snack: Ranch corn nuts and Good n Plenty licorice candy...Very VEGAN.



Sunday, November 20, 2011

CHRISTMAS SHOWS!

I am so excited to announce that I will be doing my Christmas show at Casita del Campo's CAVERN CLUB THEATER for the first time! December 8 & 9, 2011. The last of the jewel case Christmas CDs will be available at the show before it all goes digital on iTunes. The artwork on the CD (front & back is by Alvaro in New York City). http://cavernclubtheater.com/

I am also going to do my 2nd annual Christmas show in my own hometown of San Antonio, TX at The Bonham Exchange Dance club - December 22, 2011. Tickets available very soon at BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM

I will sing some excerpts from my popular Christmas album as well of some, not so Christmas songs. In the past when I've tried to do a show with only Christmas songs, it felt too boring. So I will do a well rounded show with a sprinkling of Holiday Cheer.


Hope you can make it!

Front of my Christmas CD. Beautiful artwork by Alavaro NYC.
Back of my Christmas CD. Artwork by Alvaro. It's kind of a Marilyn Snow man...lol.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

 ONE NIGHT ONLY!
The last time I did my show it was sold-out. I'm coming back to do my AWARD WINNING New York Show! Lots of Voices, Comedy, a couple of my own songs and video presentations.

Hope you can make it.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

LETTER TO LISA. WORKS FOR MY BLOG TOO

Hey Lisa,
I'm frantically packing to go to Palm Springs tomorrow.
I'm judging a Drag contest called "Broadway In Drag" @ The Palm Canyon Theater. I'm doing 1 promo number Cher - "Memory"

Saturday, Nov. 5 I do a 2pm 30min show at the Pride outdoor festival.
8:00pm I do The Purple Room. I saw Ross' name in the ticket sales - Thanks :)

I got flyers to promote AND the cutest FASHIONISTA bracelets which act as the ticket to get into The Purple Room. I LOVE the bracelets. I'll have to mail you a couple.

Sunday, Nov. 6  I do an early Morning guest appearance with THE REAL Carol Channing for PBS "IN THE LIFE."

Monday Nov. 7  I go back to L.A.  whewwww.....

My networking in Los Angeles and the West Coast feels like it is finally starting to build like I had it built it up in NYC.

Oh, and just a few days ago I contacted Bob Esty (music producer for Cher "Take Me Home" and other songs... he's also produced Donna Summer "Last Dance" Striesand "Enough Is Enough" also Weather Girls "It's Raining Men." etc... he's great. I've known him for many years. I sent him my acappella vocals of a song I wrote called "First Christmas Without U." I want him to produce the music so when I upload my Christmas album early December, I can add it as a bonus track. I'm VERY excited. I'm a big fan of Bob Esty! He's big time and I'm lucky to know him. He's a great guy.
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bob-esty-p74520/credits

Last Saturday, Oct. 29  (Halloween wkend) I performed as Ursula the Witch  with a black guy dressed as the Little Mermaid. It was so much fun! I sang "Poor Unfortunate Soul."
After I did the Ursula thing I went into FASHIONISTA in the Ursula drag...lol!
It was SUCH A FUN PARTY! My friend Billy Butler produced it and paid for it.
About 500 people were there. Everybody was in a great mood and just having fun!

I actually drank Jack Daniels on the rocks! Can you believe it? You know I never drink.
After the show that night I got to meet Tara - Pat Carol's daughter!
Pat Carol is the voice of Ursula in the Disney movie "Little Mermaid." That was so cool.
Ursula & Tara! Pat Carol's daughter after my performance. Her Mom Pat Carol did the original voice for Ursula. You gotta watch it on YouTube. It's the ONLY voice for Ursula. I was all too happy to use my lower register of my voice for the character. Jack Daniels is good for the low voice...lol. That white thing in my dress is a big fan that opens up.
I only know Billy in this picture (the pirate next to me). You can see what he really looks like on his Facebook. William Butler. I did not recognize him at first in his costume.
Me singing as Ursula the Witch "Poor Unfortunate Souls." Lower left corner The Little Mermaid Bruce Daniels...lol
This is only some of the stuff I've been up to lately...and btw, I'm soooo late in writing in my Blog, so if you don't mind I'm going to copy and paste this email into my Blog. I've been so busy lately -
15 hour days! That's Hollywood.

Love to U & Linda xoxo
JIMMY

P.S. You girls have been so good to me. Whenever you want me to do another party for you. Just ask. I would be happy to perform in your home again. Your Oct. 7 party was a blast! xo

P.S.S. The Kardashians are whores!

P.S.S. Ursula "Poor Unfortunate Souls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyFVG4VfPmg