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worldwidese 01-21-12 06:03 AM

Rumpel-Sleepless in L.A.
 
He's just back from OZ and is paying $500 monthly for a couch in a place with a germophobe woman. Can anyone come up with something better, so he can get settled?

martin ewen 01-22-12 04:53 PM

Get settled?

WTF does LA offer him? It's the keening venal center of the universe full of people with 5 minutes worth of material instead of personalities where two thirds of the population live in hope waiting for a phone to ring. It's a reptile brain of a city.

davidkaye 01-23-12 02:40 AM

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Originally Posted by martin ewen (Post 59713)
Get settled?

WTF does LA offer him? It's the keening venal center of the universe full of people with 5 minutes worth of material instead of personalities where two thirds of the population live in hope waiting for a phone to ring. It's a reptile brain of a city.

But how do you REALLY feel, Martin? That said, I didn't find LA particularly compelling as a performer or as audience. It seems that most of those guys have, as you said, 5 minutes worth of material. They only want to perform until they get discovered by some talent agent for some dumb cable show somewhere.

I think the only way to survive LA is to *not* be in the business. Become a plumber or cabinet maker, surfer or curbside orange seller, but for God's sake don't become a performer.

Andy Warhol said that people would become famous for 15 minutes. He overshot that a bit. Today, with the advent of reality shows, jackass shows, and YouTube, it's more like 15 seconds of fame: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15_minutes_of_fame

gav 01-23-12 12:35 PM

Why can't rumple speak for himself any more ?


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