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Saturday, February 05, 2005

I Needed this Weekend

I know it isn't over yet and that means there's still time to ruin my whole life, but I needed this weekend.

January was so miserable with regard to the amount of entertainment work I had I came very close to just going to McDonalds and buying a hair net.

February is busy as all hell for me this year and this weekend has me performing at five different venues. One more tomorrow and then I have a little break. Around the 11th things start in busy again.

I needed the money.
I needed the work.
I needed to feel like an entertainer again.

I NEEDED this weekend!


Blogger BTude a.k.a. GlassHoppah said...

Things sound like they're lookin' ^UP^ - enjoy, relax and break that leg thing--but no hairnets! :)

10:55 PM

Blogger D Brooks said...

I don't envy you traveling around and trying to stay upbeat all the time. Must be a Bitch.

I know less than nothing about what an entertainer does to promote themselves. Send me an email with some details... if there is anything we can do for you here in Hawai`i we'll certainly give it a shot, or may even have some suggestions.


11:07 PM

Blogger Handy Randy said...

Come see why my blog has been voted Blog of the Year by my mom and 3 of her friends. Just go to to check it out.
Here is what some readers had to say:
"It's so funny I almost start my period every time I read it"-My girlfriend's mom Glenda.
"This blog may be the best in the whole neighborhood"-My neighbor Trudy Huffstetler.
"I didn't really say this so don't believe that it is really one of my quotes"-Former NFL star Dan Marino

12:36 AM

Blogger marjo moore said...

Andy, I know you want a template you can call your own. From the looks of things, you're phenomenally better at this than me. Maybe you can make use of a great site I found- background templates, color helps, everything!

Look, if live entertaining is a slow market right now, it just means you need to write more! :) Hey, could you get anything going, reviewing other entertainers when they're performing?

1:23 AM

Blogger marjo moore said...

um, okay, it was late, and i wasn't reading very carefully- shit, sorry!! But I know you haven't scoured every word i've written, lol...

Congratulations on how busy you've been!! Get a good rest.

It's late here, that's probably what I should be doing, too!

1:25 AM

Blogger Andy Land said...

Check it out! I've been SPAMMED! Were it not for the fact that I need comments so much I'd delete that post. Actually I can't seem to find the damned delete button. I know there's supposed to be a way I can delete comments, but for some reason that button doesn't show up here. Any ideas?

So naturally I checked out that SPAMMER'S blog and it is fairly funny. Definitely crude, but some good yucks there. I'm thinking of SPAMMING his blog to return the favor. He's begging for comments too.

Marjo, I should write more. You are correct. But in reality I should work harder to sell what I have written. I'm very bad at doing my homework and therefore I have no idea where to send things or how to go about it all. I don't know how to find an agent or anything. And so...I'll likely never be a writer. I suppose if I starteed writing reviews of other performers I'd get some sweet revenge on a few assholes in the biz...but who would print them? ;)

Doyle, send me a snail mail addy & I'll send you some press kits. We'll talk more. I'd like to work Hawaii!

8:53 AM

Blogger D Brooks said...


Have you tried doing a search on Google for "Nightclubs in Hawaii"? (That would also work for any other major place I would imagine) You can have your wife read you the list, because it is longer than a couple.

I would recommend writing, calling, email, and/or carrier pigeon each of them with your information. There are also links to agents here on the islands who may also be able to help you get into a show here.

I wish I had friends in the business, but unfortunately I'm just too busy most of the time to get to clubs. I promise if you do manage to get here we'll come and see your show though :)


1:43 PM

Blogger D Brooks said...

P.S. There should be a trashcan icon under each comment so you can delete them, but you have to be logged into your Blog to see it. Otherwise you can probably only see a trashcan under comments you've made yourself.

I thought it was a little odd seeing somebody else trying to promote themselves on your blog, but figured you must know them.


1:54 PM

Blogger Andy Land said...

That's the problem, Doyle. No icon...ever. The only time I ever see the trash can is when I'[m on someone elses computer. Odd thing is, the other computer I'm on has the same browser, op system, and virus software, so in theory I should be able to see the trash can delete buttn when I'm on mu home computer. Yet, I don't. Very irritating.

I'd d/l Haloscan but that really pisses me off on other people's sites. I'm on dial-up and the damn window takes forever to load up. At least with Blogger the comments come up easily.

As for working hawaii, night clobs probably wouldn't book me unless I was already there. Otherwise they'd have to pay for airfare and lodging as well as pay for a show. I'd have to land some corporate gig or a big resort or theatre gig out there. No biggie. Sun, sand, papaya dogs, I can't be missing much. ;)

2:12 PM

Blogger D Brooks said...

You could have a bad "cookie" Andy... when you log in your information is saved in a cookie on the computer you're on. A cookie is just a small file saved on the computer with your information in it and sometimes over time they get corrupted.

When you are looking for the trash can on your home computer your browser looks in the cookie for information saying that you're authorized to see the trashcan. Sometimes logging in, then logging back out and in again can correct it. If not then you may have to go into your browser settings and delete the cookies. Just be sure you have all your usernames and passwords recorded somewhere before you do that tho.


2:34 PM

Blogger Andy Land said...

Nope. Not a thing.

What's funny is that when I go to the blog of our SPAMMER friend, where I SPAMMED his blog earlier today, there trash can icon comes up next to my comment there.

Seems like a glitch in this template.

Pisses me off that I can't delete comments from teh admin area of my blog. Seems silly to evenb have the trash can thingy in the first place.

2:48 PM

Blogger Kim said...

See Andy! You have to admit, things have been looking up for you ever since you met me!

3:07 PM

Blogger Handy Randy said...

Ha...nice mockery of my blog. Actually my writing level is more advanced than most, but my style of humor is a slight bit different than what you may be accustomed to. My core audience knows that I am not actually making fun of them, I just think it's funnier to say "Hey squirrelfuckers" than it would be to say "Hey guys." Just my opinion of course, and if you do not like my blog then I apologize for bothering you. I just don't think you have to come post insults on my blog just because my approach is different than yours...anyways, no hard feelings here besides the one in my pants. So good luck with your shit and things of that nature...

9:09 PM

Blogger Andy Land said...

See? Now that's a little nicer. Coming over here and apologizing for ...uh, well I don't know what exactly you're apologizing for since I wasn't all that mad in the first place. But now you seem to be upset about something so I have to go over to your blog and see how I insulted you. Hmmm...maybe this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

9:14 PM

Blogger D Brooks said...

Handy Randy... dude... if you want help ask, don't just kick the damned door in and get pissed because you get shot.

Toning it down about by half and putting decent stuff for people to read on your blog will probably double your readers.


10:01 PM

Blogger Handy Randy said...

Andy I reread the comments you left and found that most of the insulting was from an anoymous punk that could barely string together sentences. So I felt bad for kind of calling you out for the shit. Yours were mostly constructive criticism, except for the part where you told me to burn in Hell. Wait...that was my mom. Anyways...I'm out. Peace

2:59 PM

Blogger Andy Land said...

No biggie, Randy. It is, after all, just the internet. LOL!

3:08 PM


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