Sam @CUSP Conference 2015

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chasing the Dream...Day 633 (Shout Out, GLEE and Sanging, Yep I said Sanging)

Shout out to my young friend and fellow artist Steve Dawson. He's a young creative kid right here in Detroit. He reminds me a lot of myself when I was a teenager. He has a lot of ideas and he's really cool guy. Check out his blog at
Keep up the good work Steve!!!!

I was debating for a few days whether or not to go to Chicago to audition for GLEE. I finally decided this past Friday night that I wouldn't be going. I spent a lot of cash on my move to Ferndale this month and I didn't want to spend any extra cash. But, my amazing friends offered to drive me there so I wouldn't have to spend gas money and the other was going to give me an allowance to make sure I could eat while I was there. Aren't they friggin' awesome?!!! I really feel like God put them in my life to help me navigate my way on this road to following my dreams. Thank you guys so much!

Ultimately, I didn't go because I found out that the audition was for a reality show for a cable show where you would compete for a role on GLEE. Don't get me wrong, it would be a dream come true to be on the show! I would LOOOOOOOVE to be on the show but I am not comfortable with the idea of putting my personal life on display for the world to see. I am proud of my life and love it, for the most part, but it's not for everybody to see, analyze and judge. I have to have something for myself. I think I am pretty candid on this blog as far as my occupations and the trials and tribulations of chasing a dream are concerned. But, I don't think I want every Jim and Jane to know who I am dating and what I eat for lunch. At the end of the day I just want to perform and write and connect with an audience on that level. Art speaks volumes and I don't think I have to do a reality show to be real or to show how passionate I am about what I do. And, who knows maybe fate will put me on the show through another outlet. The amazing thing about life is you never know what the universe has planned for you. I wish all the folks who stood in line yesterday and today the best of luck, however. It's a cool opportunity for anyone who is comfortable with taking that route.

This past Friday I had my first vocal lesson and it was awesome! My vocal coach showed me how to breathe and helped me work out some kinks I was struggling with in one of my solos for The 1940s Radio Hour. I am excited about the song now and I can't wait to go back and see her again at the top of the new year. I'm even more excited about singing, actually, sanging the song in January! It was only one lesson and the technique she showed me makes me sound sooo much better already.

P.s. I have my last comedy show this Wednesday, December 22nd at Laff Tracks inside Breaktime Billiards at 30850 Beck Rd in Novi, MI at 8p.m. for the Winter Comedy Fest. I hope to see you guys there!

Have a great week guys and let's talk again soon!


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