Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kole is back!

Hello friends,
sorry I've been away a while. please pass this blog onto atleast 10 of your friends, its good stuff. I've been substitute teaching in New York City recently. Some very rough schools. Kids throwing condoms at me (back turned of course), other kids challanging me physically to a showdown! Geepers! How do I handle these things? A clever combonation of well timed insults, threats and going to management. Problem is that a kid tried to prevent me from protecting a few other kids from injury. This genius placed a flower pot above a door waiting for someone to open that door. He refused to remove it and blocked me from going towards door. Given hitting is not an option, I waited patiently then went to the Dean. Problem is they may not care about Substitute Teachers. The good schools do, the bad ones have given up on themselves and the students. They are just waiting to be shut down and simple deny there is a real problem. What if they expell the kid? He doesn't graduate and it goes against that school. So, you want to be a teacher? Excellent. Some schools offer programs such a "feeding the Tigers, ducking when chairs are thrown at your head and my favorite, how to blame yourself for being the victim."

The good news is that excellent schools do not have these problems. Even in bad areas if they are well managed, well funded even bad kids behave ok. I love teaching and hope to continually make a difference in the lives of others. Just like Ob-1 said to Luke, "don't give into hate." Although it may be too late for others, its not too late for me. I'll help the kids, but won't turn my back on them. Having condoms thrown at me is not my idea of practicing safe sex.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Malcom X and inspiration...Rambam as well!

Hey Gang
reading about malcolm x, awesome person. Too bad he had to go so soon. I feel as awesome as he was, there was much bad karma headed his way. Sometimes it's tough to escape your past. I wish he had lived. He and Robert Kennedy would have changed the world, for the better. His mistake i think was to cut the ties with his former mentor. His safety net was no longer in place. Good lesson for us all. Maintain ties with powerful people till you can crush them; little by little they say.

I'm performing much, dealing with management problems again. they like to hurt people. I say treat everyone as if they are your Mother or loved one. Sometimes these Animals forget that. They create or turn people into garbage then wonder why they are unable to get results from them. I will follow Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Gregory Pecks model. Create something for myself that operates with ideals, standards and integrity.

As for the Rambam, will have more on him later:)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hey I'm back!

Greetings blogger fans. I've been paying off debt, riding my bicycle and getting on stage often. The Reece Organization has been very good to me, thanks Gentleman. In addition so has A.M of the Broadway Comedy Club. Another great person I've gotten together with is R.P of RPM Talent.

Some gritty info: Recently after medition I calmed myself down. I used to run a show and the club uptown NYC, nice venue. However after a while we all hated one another (owners and me) and then that was over.....Why? Mainly because I was not family, and perhaps I did not want to play by their rules. My business was off as well. However when waiting 4 days for a responces to move one something, perhaps some things are unable to get done. Things snowball then results are off. That is how companies get rid of people (one way). I allowed myself to be used and should have moved on years ago. On good terms with them though, and take responsibility for my being there. They were very good to me in many ways and that is what I left with; the good.

The Hurt, then the Growth: Had some friends who worked under me run shows there recently, after I was gone. I didn't mind however someone I thought was a good friend, waited till I was running a show elsewhere, had him on that show, paid! Then in the middle of that event he advised me he was running a show at the old place. Although this was planned weeks before, he waited till I was at my most vulnerable, then dropped the bomb. Had he run it by me weeks before, I would have wished him well. It is not my intention to hurt anyone. I work with and help the current managment to this day.

That insident, was very upsetting however after some medition, I was not angry, just hurt. The good news is I got over it. I did realize that person is not necessarily my friend, perhaps never was as friends don't do that to each other. However I've done that to "friends" and understand the Comedy Business attracts artists who share a common thread and friendship is not necessarily included.

The Exception is as follows: I had a best friend in the business, an honorable Reverend who now has 2 kids and lives in Los Angeles. I miss him so. We are still best friends and he is one of the greatest people I've ever known. I'm sure he'll run for congress one day; he better!

More good news....We come into this world alone and that is how we generally leave...I realized recently who my "friends" are, and who they are not. I am on good terms with that club listed above, and harbor no animosity towards anyone. Just wished I was advised of what was going on by my "friend." After helping guys out, sacrificing and stressing out I had hoped a little decency would have been shown. Feeling like a fool is not something I recommend, it's over-rated. However if Jesus, RFK, Malcom X, Ghandi (or Rodney lol) didn't get respect, why would I?

Ok- Bicycling; in love with it. Riding daily on the West Side Green Path in NYC is a dream. Did I tell you I broke my wrist? What a story that me for more info...this ones a dandy!

just want to tell you I've been doing great! Getting corporate offers of $1000 or more for corporate gigs, paying off debt and feeling great! c u all soon!!!!!:)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

my life this last week- or so

I'm wondering why I attract crazy woman. I don't mean hot sexy/crazy woman. I mean woman that are sickos. I'm on my 5th stalker already. Most recent one stalked me from inside a building where she works. I often go there to read the periodicals. It's a public space. I keep forgetting this part of the country breeds sicko. However woman continue to impress me with the high level of intelligence they posess. The really evil ones can pick a guy and manupulate the heck out of him. Recently happened to me. I hope this guy doesn't plan to come after me, I really hope he doesn't. He's all ego and and doesn't realize that she will turn on him eventually.  More than 50% of all relationships end. That's not great odd. 

I love woman, especially since learning about the story of Passover. In addition woman are such highly intelligent beings and I finally figured out how lovely yet how dangerous some can be. A huge respect and fear- yes sorry the Kole man is human; yes fear of some woman is normal and healthy. 

The comedy busienss is proving to be quite a challange. I have to get over my entittlement. Recently I did a show, and the club manager put up a guy he would like to have sex with after i went up on stage. So much unprofessionalism around me, so many sickos, so much..wait..maybe i'm the wierdo lol. Actually, after 15 years of advanced training, I am able to dissociate my feelings from my actions.  I loath abusive people and am continually preventing others from crossing my boundries. 

Problems with abusive people. Had an experience on Ebay recently; the seller was nasty and hostil. I called him on it, then he decided to cancel the sale after whining to Ebay. I'm fine with that. Nasty people create many problems. If you can't deal with them from the beginning, god forbid a problem comes up. You may have no choice but to deal with screwed up people now, however keep setting boundries and don't let their problems become your for that much longer. 

Moving forward: I'm making more money, planning to take a few road trips, and am in the process of meeting very powerful people. I was invited recently to speak at the Nations top High School on my experiences in the Entertainment business. Having made it while maintaining my integrity is not easy, but I've done it.  Each day is another milestone. No longer will anyone who simply sucks oxygen away from those who contribute value affect me. Time to continually move foward, upward, onward. Damn the torpedos!!!!!! Fulll.....

Sunday, May 17, 2009

why do i attract weirdos?

Because I feel that is what I deserve I suppose. Recently a psycho who I have avoided speaking with, called the Police, then the next day the Fire Department on me. The EMS guys came to take me to a "Hospital." Yes, against my will they would have. 

No trial, no questions. Just because some "confused" chick told these guys I lit my own tickets on fire in the bathroom of a NYC public building. She was a typical Fem- Fatal. I never asked her out, touched her or did anything inappropriate. We were even friends for years. Her boyfriend was so nasty and abusive as well yet I backed off. Why argue over someone who is trouble. You can tell people like this a mile away. Be careful, stay away from abusive  people. 

I have inquires pending and will certainly do my best to educate those who don't have a kind and decent thought process. My family told me to drop this, and or be careful. However I was minding my own business and was attacked for no reason. Whose to say this woman would not make something else up? No investigation, just an accusation. I have all records and am covered. I do not hate this woman, nor her boyfriend. I've been a target for abusive people.  I tried to help them both as well. However if you stick your hand in a Tiger cage you will get bit. Even if you are friendly. 

All is going very well, inspite of any non-sense.  Don't look for trouble, however sometimes trouble finds you. Innocent victims of war and violence are hurt all the time. The bullies of the world take full advantage. I'd love to just live my life, away from cruel and difficult people. Howevever sometimes we have no choice as the cards are dealt for us. 

Seek not revenge on anyone: seek the truth and shower people with love. Those who try and hurt you, respond with equal force; nothing more, nothing less. 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Old Geoff Kole is Dead, gone forever

No longer getting too upset. Was so up against it this weekend. Owner of a place I work with continues to try and crush my spirit, even if if do a grand in business for him in 1 night. That's one-thousand dollars, yes you heard it correctly. 

God help me if I ever do that to people. I've worked for alot of people who enjoy ruining people's lives. Gangster, Gangster wanna-bees. Who knows. It's time to stop taking crap from Monsters and not support their efforts. If you work for animals, find other work. Create a resistance movement. Unfortunately they have infultrated many levels of Government as well as Municipalities. Hopefully this note will start a silent rebellion. this goes for waiters, show producers ect. IF THE GANGSTERS CARE ABOUT SHOWBUSINESS, THEN STICK WITH THEM. THE OLD DAYS new that type of Hood. They were lovable guys if you flew straight. this new breed of Hood is unlike anything we've known. They are leftovers or children of Hoods. Less clout however use fear. Eastern European hoods are another story. Stay away, clear and far away. They have alot of power and were in Government. Stay away. As for the local greaseballs.....just be polite. Move on.

This weekend I had a party that arrive 1 1/2 hours late. you heard me correctly. Then I had a bartender complaining, then the music was too loud, does it ever end. I'm to book parties however everyone's head is up my butt all the time. God save me, I say it to myself all the time, somebody save me, please!

So I was saved, survived the evening, got home around 6am, no tip from the client(ain't that special?) Not my problem- it's theres. they don't know better- god help them. 

I missed a family event because of that party, I was sick in the AM. Heart sick. Being made to feel like an imbecile by the owner, under the thumb of the bartender, at the effect of security and the client. I was so miserable....HOWEVER i taught me to just let go, and let God. I feel so much better, stronger now. I don't care what any club owner does anymore. I'll own my own one day. And or work for those who care about me. 

Monday, April 20, 2009

What a nice weekend! :)

I'm going to clean up my language on the blogs and offer resolution to my rants- there needs to be a way let's go

first, I'm avoiding dealing with other people's problems, by understanding my own had gotten me into a problem with them in the first place. Recently a Librian who enjoyed flirting with me told her boyfriend...yes, I'm the evil one she needed to be saved from. After exchanging emails with her boyfriend that could have led to my wearing "county blues" and eating 3 sqares behind bars, I decided to cut off the comments, did a "my bad" and moved on. Took responsibility- even if she wears see-through skirts with a thong and flirts doesn't mean she wants more than a distant friendship- geepers! NOT FAIR LOL

NEXT- a mean angry  Troll with no life(my bad lol) tried to get me to comment on facebook after his dopey remark- i didn't fall for it...sorry Comedy Troll! 


First- the postive: I have a great bunch of guys helping out. I won’t mention names it’s not polite. My door guys are  great comics, and helpful. One of my steady guys runs karaoke shows, and he’s amazing as well. Another dude has developed a nice act, and is very helpful- tests me a bit however an honest decent guy. However he loves Banannas (my bad lol!). and White woman ! OMG!!! Luv ya bro!!! not the trouble...

Recently had a total sicko comic almost ruin a show. I cut their time by 2 minutes, which was a gift. They had no business being on the show in the first place. 7  in the audience walked out in discust from this act. The remaining were so annoyed by the garbage they saw it took them 10 minutes to recover through the next comics set. Guess who that was? lol

This "pleasant human being"  then blames me and the room. Truth is...They were right, I booked them. It’s my fault for trusting such an imbacile. Ok, let’s get positive again. I want to do a shout out to C who runs an amazing show at NYCC Fri/Sat. His host M.W.,  is professional, polished and smart. Ron, great to see you too! Midnight shows check em out.


L.I. shows. I’m finally back in Long Island. Wondering how that’s going to go. Dave and Busters is an amazing venue. Had some bad blood with some L.I. club owners recently. Not my fault, nor there's actually. Ok,  They used me, then abused me, then showed me the light- meaning time to go. I’m not mad at them, I choose to be abused, put myself in that situation.  In their mind they were kind. And they are right somewhat. The pay was good, the treatment was good, for a while. However I was spread so thin around so many different places, I’m sure they had had enough of this "disloyalty." fact is I was loyal, just spread thin, helping everyone. Not being more of a company man. However I did nothing different, so there was nothing knew about doing things different.


I’ve worked for horrible people before. They weren’t horrible, just not in my corner. Who is really, if your not family, your not in I guess. I do miss them however would not permit anyone to abuse me or ruin my shows. Many clubs try and ruin people by placing horrible acts on shows. A bad act can be “burned” once a week, not every night! Geepers!


So I’m back on L.I., with family- yes  family. I just hope I don’t get run off the road, lol.