Friday, February 22, 2013

MY 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! OSCAR WEEKEND!

HAPPY OSCAR WEEKEND!
I'm on my to Palm Springs, CA. I'll be performing at STREETBAR this Tuesday 8pm. No Cover. My show is a work-in-progress. I'm building a new show. As always, for me, building a new show is a process - an evolution. All of my shows are crafted. I don't just hodge-podge a show. Everything in my show is carefully thought out and inserted for a reason

 MY 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN SHOW BIZ!
 Photo from The San Antonio Express Newspaper 1983.

In the early 1980s I struggled to get a job in my hometown of San Antonio, TX. Nobody would hire me because I looked too young or feminine for a boy. Finally I got a job working at The GAP in a mall. After a couple of years there, I got another retail job working for a store called JUDY'S. But by February 1983 I decided to leave the JUDY'S  job and embark on a career as an entertainer. I took a mental note of that date - February 1983.  I was already getting recognized for my local TV appearances like PM MAGAZINE or the local news or magazines for my impersonation of Marilyn Monroe. I was tired of the retail jobs and I was anxious to see if I could make it with just my talent.

I was terrified to take the leap but I did it. I was afraid of what my parents would think. What if I failed? So much of the unknown was ahead of me but with blind faith and believing in myself, when no one else did, I found a way. I worked hard and eventually made appearances on ALL national major network television shows. The ride has been amazing and beyond my wildest dreams. And the ride continues. I had nothing to fear but fear itself.

Believe in your own magic.


If you want, check out my soundcloud and leave comments. There are some FREE downloads.
https://soundcloud.com/jimmy-james-3

ALSO...I have lots of music on iTunes too.