Explanation of what this is

There are hundred's of waiters that call themselves actor's. That guy making your soy frappucino is a musician. You know that because he tell's you almost daily. So from this day forward I will call myself a writer. I may make money on the television and radio but I am choosing to call myself a writer.
From what I can tell in order to call myself a "writer" I need to do one thing.......write

Ive been blessed to have so many jobs from MTV's Headbangers Ball , WCW Wrestling,NASCAR TV & Radio host, Creator of some of the most succesful nightclubs in L.A mainly the CATHOUSE,3 years on Loveline,Talk Radio Host, reality shows from Daisy of Love, Charm School and the Rock of Love Reunions. Ive seen some of my friends become the biggest rock stars in the world. I have interviewed 1000's of the most unique people from sports and entertainment. Ya the boasting is making me sick too.
Ive also lost everything, filed for bankruptcy and had to get a job as a car salesman just to keep the lights on. That is what I do and what I have done but that is not who I am.

One more thing. Kid's or very sensitive folk should not read my blog's just in case I say something a tad risque.

Monday, January 3, 2011

What about the 35 I was supposed to do in 2010

JAN 4 2010 Ok where was I ? Last posting I was trying to motivate myself and others in creating a list of things you must do in 2011. I was looking back on my reasoning for creating such a list last year. Here I was spewing all these positive thoughts like a big happy positive motivational clown. Truth is many of you did follow my lead and when it came right down to it my personal list fell apart. Let's recap last year first. After all my rules on what does or does not make sense on a list this is what I came up with for 35 things to do in 2010

#1 RUN 500 miles did it...I think I lost track but have ran 300 miles since July so I will say thats a yes I have a more acurate way to keep record for 2011 I'll go into that next blog 
#2 READ 4 books NOPE
#3 FIGHT 1 organized boxing match Yes using the word organized and boxing loosely
# 4 FIGHT 7 sparring matchesYes I bled and drew blood. 
#5 RUN 1 5kYes
#6 RUN 1 half marathon NOPE
#7 RIDE Harley 5000 miles Switched bikes mid year but put 4000 miles on it Aug/Sept I'll say yes
#8 RIDE Triumph 1000 miles Lost track probably
#9 SELL 50 items on Ebay If I count all the Cathouse shirts....yes
#10 RACE 2 stock car races I dont think that happened
#11 CREATE 1 New radio show idea Ya created the idea but found out I'm not allowed to do another radio show because of my contract last year
#12 PITCH  1 New radio show see above
#13 WRITE 100 pages of F.I.G. Probably the biggest fuck up of 2010 was my lack of writing. I know this is something I really need to do so I'll make sure to add it on this years list
#14 WRITE 10 pages of S.P fiction It's a pretty cool idea I'll share with you another time but I did not even muster out 10 pages
#15 FILM 3 tv shows I have this little rule about lists like this. Try not to put a task that is beyond your control. I can try to get work on tv this year and no matter how hard I try not get hired however when ever I put film a certain amount of tv shows on my list it happens. I Lucked out on this one by getting booked on the series "Fast Track to Fame in Feb plus I had an appearance or 2 on Speed TV and did several VH1 specials. For the record I have turned down shows and I have also done shows I wish I turned down.
#16 WRITE 12 Big Ass Blogs Ya that has never been much of a problem
#17 SELL 1 style of Cathouse shirt in high end chain That was a bullshit deal that ended up turning out the wrong way but it was for the better. I have always held the Cathouse brand very tightly. I have had to call lawyers when the name is used without permission. A high end t shirt company that makes vintage tee's had a plan to sell the original Cathouse shirt in Bloomngdales, Neiman Marcus etc. The idea was to use a picture of Axl wearing the shirt as the hang tag. No surprise Axl would not agree to their terms and in the long run I like having control of my merchandise
#18 CLEAN R.P.R.Nope
#19 CLEAN Garage It was a much bigger task than I thought it would be but I did it
#20 GOLF 3 times You may think that would be a stupid thing to put on a list. The reasoning behind it would be I would be forced to take a day off or 3 days and go golf. I have been accused of working to much. I am not a golfer. I have gone a few times and even though I really suck I have a good time. Doesnt matter though I didn't golf once
#21 MC 2 big events I had a few Chevy gigs but more importantly I was the host for the Freestyle MotoX Awards. I really had a blast at that one. I am by no means a comedian and have never claimed to be but I can tell you this. When I am on stage talking to a crowd of several thousand and they all start laughing by a comment Ive made. That my friend is instant gratification. I can also tell you what it is like standing in front of several thousand death metal fans in Wisconsin as they proceed to tell you just how much you suck. 
#22 GO 5 auditions I hate auditions I hate the word,I hate actors, I hate playing the game, However its what I sometimes do for a living so I sucked it up
#23 WRITE 1 New pilot 
#24 PITCH 1 New pilotYa I did both #23 and #24 with a NASCAR show nothing happened. I even flew to North Carolina to meet with NASCAR, I dont get some of their decisions but I will tell you I have been busy making the rounds already this year. See I'm doing that Hollywood talk I despise so much
#25 RAISE $3,000 charity Did several charity events but personally did not raise $3,000 which bums me out. Ive always raised quite a bit of cash. Ive written 10,000 checks twice. This year I plan on donating a major portion of the proceeds of the Cathouse 25th Anniversary
#26 TAKE 4 computer classes took zero
#27 LEARN 50 spanish words no thats spanish right?
#28 CHANGE oil on Triumph myself Yes I did this one and changed the oil in the Z06 and Range Rover. Doesnt sound like much but I used to have someone else do it. I will tell you this. We sold the Range right after that because they build the things so you cant do any work on them your self. I get jealous that my friends can build and rebuild cars and bikes. I hope to become more of a wrench this year
#29 FILM 12 Rikicams I may have lost interest but plan to record some new ones this year
#30 WRITE New bio I am getting bored replying to my list of last year Ya I wrote a stupid bio
#31 PITCH Spokesperson gig  I know its checked off my list but I dont remember .Im so particular when it comes to companies I associate myself with, I had been with Chevy for 7 years which made total sense because I am a Chevy guy and the people I was working for . If I do an event for RockStar Energy drink it is because I use the product and think they are good people. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZboring so far
#32 ATTEND 5 yoga classes What the hell was I thinking. I may have had 5 yogurts but did not take a Yoga class
#33 RUN Runyon stairs -5:30 This one was really tough. Its a bunch of stairs on a really steep hill. I finally made it in 5:24 and have not been back there since.
#34 Attend an NFL game Believe it or not I had never been to a football game. Thanks to my friend Kerry from Sprint I saw the Panthers play the Saints last year. I had a  blast. They even won. Since that game last year they have won 2 times. Oh by the way Im the new coach for the Panthers
#35 Win an online Call of Duty Game I think the Panthers win more times than I do playing online video games I SUCK. No really  Im terrible.  I have an Xbox 360 and play call of duty .  I love that game I’m also one of the worst players out there. I dont care. So  one day I played several hours straight and finally I won online . Ya  I didn’t say everything on my list was important. my gamer tag is CATHOUSE86  so if you play video games  you can join me and tell all your friends you  killed Riki Rachtman  72 times.
Last year it was all about the 35 list. For 2011 Im changing my list to 22 things I must do and I am really going to complete every item on my list. When I did it last year  the idea really took off and many of you followed me by doing a list yourself Please feel free to post your list on this page under comments  In fear of coming off like a total hypocrite  I now have even more incentive to fulfill my 22 list. You have to understand  this is not the type of thing that I would normally do.  Its very “good”  I've always thought I was one of the bad people. I like being one of the bad people. this isn’t very metal it’s not very punk rock, ya know what. it is what it is and like they say the ends justify the means..... whatever that means. SO HERES YOUR HOMEWORK
Make a list of 22 things you will accomplish in 2011. I'll post some guidelines that might help tomorrow