dec. 9th 2008
so i just got finished doing this PA (production assistant) gig w/ the kennedy center honors. it was cool. PA’s put in long hrs in tv! i learned a lot. i was stationed in “the (production) truck”. where they directors call the show. viewing at least 15 monitors simultaneously … shouting commands to camera operators, announcers, stage managers, lighting techs, audio engineers and whoever else will make it happen in the way he’s seeing things come together. it’s a INCREDIBLE process.
of course the celebrities came out to celebrate morgan freeman, george jones, twyla tharp, pete townsend, roger daltry and barbara striesand. i’m not gonna say who performed … but here are few people that attended: glenn close, denzel washington, jack black, george bush, clint eastwood, ne-yo, garth brooks, beyonce, idina menzel & her husband taye diggs, bb king, george w bush, joss stone, pinetop perkins, koko taylor, randy travis, rob thomas, dave grohl, quincy jones, babyface, aretha franklin, dick cheyene, queen latifah and a host of others. PLUS … i was there too! you should have seen my tuxedo … killed em! (i’ll get a picture up eventually.) and my homie “munch” did his thing too. dude had a blue/black vintage tux w/ a pink tie … slayed em w/ flavor!!!
and the icing on the cake … condi rice had a date!!! i think that’s the only comment i can make on that!
but … the sprinkles on the icing (see … cats forget about that) bettye lavette!
you gotta watch on dec 30 to see her. that’s all im gonna say about that!