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The Up Side

Some people who only know me thru this blog think that I’m mean or overly critical. Cool. This blog is meant to create a tension. When I have a conversation with someone, I’m not usually giving feedback unless requested. I’m not mean! Tension is unfulfilling in itself. It either motivates action or causes depression. My

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Scot Nery’s Boobietrap

It’s the #1 show in Los Angeles on Trip Advisor “Best of L.A.” in L.A. Weekly “Best of L.A.” in Los Angeles Magazine From May 2015 to March 2020, Scot Nery’s Boobietrap ran every Wednesday uninterrupted for 254 weeks in a row. It was a meeting place and showcase for some of the best entertainers

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Important Thoughts About Entertainment Don’t Matter

When we’re doing stuff outside of our comfort zone (which is the location of everything that we don’t yet have) we run into silent voices that stop us. Before we even say “I don’t want to do that because…” we’re done. We go scroll social media. Or, we get hung up on some little idea

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Primal Jeopardy

Nobody’s saying it, so I will. Alex Trebek was sassy. He was condescending, and he did silly voices. Trivia is not enough to make Jeopardy work so long. Sometimes I think that a game show host’s job is to present a completely sterilized, smooth talking, polished non-person. No matter what form of entertainment, it still

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The Suckiest Entertainment

Some people think entertainment is about being “good.” Build it and they will come. It’s kinda true, but kinda not. There is no universal good. Even people who are taste-makers and thought-leaders don’t know what will be good. Even Quibi, with its $1.75 billion couldn’t guess what would be good. Even I didn’t predict good…ME!

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Value From The Junkyard

When the pandemic hit, some entertainers and artists thought their value was gone because the primary service they’ve been offering wasn’t needed anymore. Many of them took a live show and put it on camera as a Zoom show. The problem with this is all the spare parts. Take a genius magician who knows how

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Be a Hack

I love the blue-collar approach to showing up and making. It’s honorable and wonderful because it’s so hard to do. One way to take a step back and look at our stuff plainly is to be a hack. A hack steals what works and leaves the rest Part of the vitriol people feel for hack

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Put An End To The Entertainment Dream

Even badass professional entertainment peeps dream of doing more sometimes. This blog post is a reminder of micro-triumphs that turn us from future-whatevers to whatevers. Concept, create, ship : NOW! When I’m feeling a little draggy or day-dreamy, I try to get something OUT into the world. I don’t go for something completely random, but

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