Friday, May 25, 2012

SCHEDULE UPDATE

Just a few changes & additions from the last posting. I've added Seattle, WA. Also the gig for Rehoboth Beach, DL is now on Sept. 5.
Stay tuned. More gigs on the way.
I played Las Vegas last week and it went great. I'm still working on projects. Fingers always crossed.

My website for now is abandoned by the webmaster. I have no idea why. I'm trying to get a new designer to handle the site and relaunch a new design. I'm always looking for responsible workers. Hard to find.



*GIGS*
  JIMMY JAMES Schedule (more soon):

• May 25...West Hollywood, CA – Hamburger Mary’s
• May 27...Columbus, OH – Wall Street 25 Year Celebrate (2 shows)
• May 28-Jun 7...San Antonio, TX - Time off visiting Mom.
• Jun 8...Palm Springs, CA – Annenberg Theater
• Jun 9...West Hollywood, CA - Gay Pride
• Jun 10...La Mirada, CA – La Mirada Theater for the Perf. Arts
• Jun 15...Thousand Oaks, CA – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
• Jun 17...Hollywood, CA – Catalina Jazz Club
• Jun 23...Seattle, WA – ReBar
• Jun 26...Palm Springs, CA – Streetbar
• Aug 16...San Diego – Martini’s Above 4th
• Sep 5...Rehoboth Beach, DL – Blue Moon
• Oct 5...Denver, CO – Lannie’s ClockTower Cabaret
• Oct 6...Denver, CO – Lannie’s ClockTower Cabaret
• Nov 10...Austin, TX – Private Event

Friday, May 11, 2012

GIGS FOR A GUTTER WHORE!

Working, Working on getting my name out into the Universe again. It's not easy. The rules of fame have changed. Infamy is now confused with fame. Nobody knows the difference anymore. If you get recognition for being a Gutter Whore, suddenly everyone thinks you're "famous."
An Example of INFAMY is: Adolf Hitler.
An Example of FAMOUS is: Marilyn Monroe
That's an extreme example but unfortunately nobody understands the difference anymore. The rules of fame have changed. The Octomom is infamous, Lady GaGa is famous...oh wait...she's infamous too...

Now days Gutter Whores (car wrecks)  have claimed their right to be "famous." Some of them are making millions of $$$ to justify popularity. And who am I to complain? Who am I to judge? I'm nobody compared to their earnings. I better deal with the new world of fame or crumble.

In efforts to circulate my name, I've had to go into some trenches to REMIND people of what maybe they might be missing. Every time I perform in the trenches, the people go wild. Sometimes they scream with delight as if to say, "Yes! This is something that we've been missing!" or "Oh yeah we forgot about this kind of entertainment."
I don't think I'm all that special, but I have talent. Just because you have talent doesn't mean, anybody is going to help you or give you anything.
All I can do is try to file my claim on whatever spot I can grab on to now. There used to be a FEW famous people but now the infamous and famous are all thrown into a big sloppy bowl. At the point that you see the beautiful, talented and brilliant Selma Hayek in a BURGER KING commercial, I'd say the definition of fame has changed.

Believe me, it's not beneath me to be a Gutter Whore. I've done it before, I can do it again.

For JIMMY JAMES Bookings call: 212-714-5300 
(State which show you'd like: Classy or Gutter. Just tell me where to stand)

JIMMY@JIMMYJAMES.COM

I'm playing at The House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. with my good friend Calpernia Addams
May 13. Doors 5p Show 6p.
NO COVER for this opening night
JIMMY JAMES Schedule (more soon):
(I'm grateful to all these places for booking me)

• May 9...Long Beach, CA – Hamburger Mary’s

• May 13...West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues

• May 17...Las Vegas, NV – SHARE Nightclub

•May 21...Palm Springs, CA – Harvey Milk Breakfast Charity

• May 22...Palm Springs, CA – STREETBAR

• May 25...West Hollywood, CA – Hamburger Mary’s

• May 27...Columbus, OH – Wall Street 25 Year Celebrate

• Jun 8...Palm Springs, CA – Annenberg Theater

• Jun 9...West Hollywood, CA - Gay Pride

• Jun 10...La Mirada, CA – La Mirada Theater for the Perf. Arts

• Jun 15...Thousand Oaks, CA – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

• Jun 17...Hollywood, CA – Catalina Jazz Club

• Aug 29...Rehoboth Beach, DL – Blue Moon

• Oct 5...Denver, CO – Lannie’s ClockTower Cabaret

• Oct 6...Denver, CO – Lannie’s ClockTower Cabaret

• Nov 10...Austin, TX – Private Event

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Lyrics | Human League lyrics - Together In Electric Dreams lyrics
I love this song from 1984. This was just at the beginning of computers.
The song's message is really sweet. Music production by Gorgio Moroder. Singer Paul Oakey from Human League. You can get this on iTunes.

So much to report but where do I start? I'll just get to the point.

 MY PALM SPRINGS SHOWS ARE A HIT!
My once-a-month gigs at STREETBAR in Palm Springs, CA are going great! Thank You to the owner Dick Haskamp and the staff! I am so happy to finally have a place to work out new material. The crowds are packing in to the newly remodeled venue and I think this gig will be going on for a while. My next show falls exactly on my Birthday May 22nd! 8pm. NO COVER!
I AM GOING TO HAVE FUN! 

CAMEO APPEARANCES AT HAMBURGER MARY'S!
I have jumped into a few little appearances on Saturday night at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood just for fun and as a favor to my friend Calpernia Addams. It's been fun just to stop in and do couple numbers (I live only 1/2 block away...talk about lazy!).  Sometimes I'll do a number that I've never done in public before. It's a good experiment. A couple weeks ago I sang my original song "Old School Disco" from my album JAMESTOWN (iTunes). I've never sung it live but it actually went over VERY WELL! They liked it a lot! Why have never sung this live before? Nerves.

HOUSE OF BLUES DREAMS COME TRUE!
I will be getting the chance to work at The House of Blues in West Hollywood. Calpernia Addams is putting together a show (I'm included in the lineup) for Sundays. Doors open at 5pm, show at 6pm.
May 13, 2012 is the first trial run.  NO COVER for this first night. If all goes well, I hope to make this place a part of my life. Another venue very close to me...no air travel!

MARILYN MONROE 50th COMMEMORATION!
I am TRYING to put together a retrospective showing of some of my private collection of photos of me as MM. Fingers crossed that I can pull this off. If anyone has photos of me as MM in the past, perhaps amateur snap-shots, feel free to send them to HOLLYWOODGLITTER@GMAIL.COM
Please understand, I can't pay for the use of the photo but I will give you photo credit.

Photo: Greg Von Mirsky '97 NYC
Photo: Michael Boulter '94 Sydney Australia

Provincetown Carnival Parade circa 1992