Thursday, December 06, 2007

December 6, 2007
Carole Glenn got me an early birthday present: Steve Martin's new memoir, Born Standing Up. Very inspiring as he describes his early comedy career, starting at Disneyland and on thru Knott's Berry Farm, The Ice House, Coffee And Confusion (a coffee house in San Francisco where the club owner advised a ventriloquist, "You need to put the mike closer to the dummy."). Good read. Funny stuff. Gail Mell's sister used to date him, so I have heard several stories I'm curious to see from his point of view.

I had a weird dream last night. I'm pitching the Mickey Free story to Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone. I'm quite nervous, and intimidated and embarrassed because I'm afraid the story isn't good enough and I'm worried about the violence quotient (over the top). When I finished, they both laughed and Clint said, "Don't be such a pussy, Kid."

Woke up with a start and checked under the covers. Nope. Still there. Need to be a Man though, and step up. Thanks Clint.

Speaking of stepping up, noodled some interesting sketches last night. Interesting litho-type cross-hatching which sort of simulates the old photo patina I love in Old West photos. Hope I can capture this consistently:

Leaving in two hourse to drive to Vegas. Going thru Kingman. Want to stop and take a gander at the Elks Club. More on that later.

Regarding QTL, Jim Hatzell sent me the following excellent quote:

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."
—Cherokee Proverb

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