Big. Giant. Headache. From. Douchebaggery. More from the deluded one...
It’s amazing to feel an emotion that I usually don’t feel because I am always “Cool Hand Kade”, but today I actually felt nervous (I have always dealt with severe anxiety issues ((Horrible crippling attacks)) my whole life, and despite trying anti-depressants and tranquilizers, I have developed ways to control it naturally through intensive therapy). After dominating my 4 minute interview with Mancow where he told me, “I like what you are doing”, and generally was very positive about “The Journey” and let me tell him that “What I have done in 6 months has never been done before”, I could sense that he knew that he realized the producer that booked me had found ‘The Next Big Thing” (I can’t link the podcast because it is “Pay to Play”, which bothers me). Once I was done the interview, I spoke to my dad who was getting a colonoscopy (It must suck to have some tube thrown in your ass) today, and told him, “Do you realize that your son is famous?”, and he joked back, “I’m happy that you keep telling me”, and it was one of those special father-son moments that makes me realize that the Kade bond between us is what has allowed me more than anything to become a budding superstar, and knowing that my dad watches “The Journey” and probably thinks, “My son is a once in a lifetime talent”, is what keeps me going through the tough times because in the end I want to take care of my parents and buy them houses in Palm Beach to retire at.
As I was walking to Kade’s Corner at Cosi in Rittenhouse (I want to spend more time there to bring me back to my Non-Superstar roots from 6.61 months ago), a guy ran across the street and stopped me, and shook my hand and said, “Huge Fan, keep doing what you are doing”, and I thanked him and said, “I have another HUGE announcement on the way”, and I walked away realizing that my celebrity has no bounds and that even when I am sweaty in gym clothes, people want to touch and admire The Brand. All I could think about was tomorrow is the biggest audition of my life because I will be in front of 10 of the top casting directors and agents in NYC (G.I. Joe, 30 Rock are a couple of them), and it’s a one time thing that I enrolled for, and I want my monologue to be “Kade Style” perfect. That’s when fear set in, and it became a bit more real because here I am with a TV “Dev Deal” with IMG Media (I must have had 10 people come up to me to wish me well and say that there is no bigger name then them in “The Biz”, and soon there will be no bigger name then Arthur Kade), I am a celebrity in “The Biz”, girls are all over me all the time, but yet I still get tingly and jello-ie inside worrying about an audition. It’s then that I realized that even before I was Famous Arthur Kade, I was just Financial Advisor/Socialite Arthur Kade, and have to keep my nose to the grindstone and not let my unprecedented success get to my head. Even though I am sure that they will all be “Wow-ed” once they see what I look like (They probably all know about “The Journey”, and I wonder if they will ask me for a picture or autograph? Sometimes I question if I should use my celebrity to further my already amazing acting career, but then I feel like I am cheating The Craft), there still is that 20% of showing my tremendous use of The Craft to win them over.
In the meantime, it looks like I will be attending Nicky Hilton’s birthday at Dusk on Saturday (I am debating bringing a girl I recently hooked up to close the deal since she is a Philly 9.2 and will be blown away by our Star Power or someone from The Entourage), and will be at the celebrity table of course, so I am looking forward to meeting her, and I would love to talk about fashion (Since she is a designer she may be interested in some ideas for my future couture clothing line), and her boyfriend is David Katzenberg (Son of Dreamworks owner, Jeffrey) who I would love to see if I can meet his Dad when I am out in KA, and see if we can have a healthy exchange of ideas while pounding some Cristal at the table. Sean Kingston will also be there and performing and I am a huge fan of his, and look forward to seeing him as we celebs are walked in on the Red Carpet, and I am confident that he may know about “The Journey” since other music stars like Rob Thomas are fans and twittering about it. I have also been told there will be some other names there, so it will be great to hang with some of my peers, and network ideas, and talk about the next steps of “The Journey”.
Tonight, I worked with Sharon on my “Wedding Crashers” monologue to get ready for tomorrow, and she said, ‘You’re ready”, and we made a couple small adjustments, but She said it was “Hilarious”. Considering she has been on SNL several times, I take that as a huge compliment to my Jewish comedic skills, and it really calmed down my nerves for tomorrow. I also worked out twice today, and now that I am getting over my wicked cold, it was great to have the energy level back that The Brand requires to maintain my model measurements and get ready for the Fashion Show I am modeling in at the end of the week which promises to be the biggest in Philly in a while (I will blog about it later).
“Being a celebrity is amazing because you are treated so much better than everyone else, but at heart, I am just a humble master of The Craft”…..Arthur Kade….09/22/09
A Great Email from a Fan in Australia where I have become a National Hero from what I am being told:
What up man. I’ve been a long time reader, but I have never posted or wrote to you before. Just wanted to let you know, people love you here in Australia and you have inspired many to follow their dreams and live their lives “Kade Style“! Many girls (and guys) I work with or clients that I have now, all talk about you and think you are totally handsome! Thank God you ain’t here in Sydney, or I’d have no chance with the ladies (or men, I swing both ways!).
A big thanks man from me! I quit my job at IBM to take up my dream of becoming one of the best hair dressers in the world! I will kill it and thank you for the inspiration! I can only dream of one day doing your hair, for one of your big premiers or for when you go and collect Oscar!
Keep up the good work!