Friday, June 26, 2015

social & new media ways to profile me as an everyday artist: connected


2 YouTube channels: NewEverydayMedia and john conte

Twitter: @NewEdayMedia

Facebook: John Alan Conte Jr.

website w/ e-books of poetry and credentials at &


good wishes,

Whispering Angel _ new poem 2015 _ dedicated to Taylor Swift

                                                  sunset gate chateau marmont: john alan conte jr.
new poem in June 2015 = "Whispering Angel" dedicated to for current book working on

Painted pictures always go
With a beam of sunlight & a rose
morning's covered in summer gray
Are you gonna stay another day

If you leave don't forget your strings
Some times it's easy to leave things
Bleeding fingers press on the board
Not a fret without blood but now free

It's all right when you're lonely & bored
As long as your mind's not at all like
An unkept attic w/fire hazards stored
Don't need to burn down to build up

We got this song some say luck
We like to sing it if you pay a buck
Maybe it's luck but we don't give a
Song away from the Whispering Angel unless we want it to sing

Written 7:45a
June 25, 2015
Good wishes, john

                                          SunsetGate Chateau Marmont: John Alan Conte Jr.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Making Serendipity Happen in Hollywood: how to get what you need true story

True Story:
Books can help provide keys to unlock doors of infinite & sometimes serendipitous possibilities.
Jim Sheridan the famous director of Hollywood blockbusters such as In The Name of the Father and The Boxer commented on the hard-covered book I was reading poised poolside in West Hollywood, California at Hollywood's industry hot-spot Chateau Marmont. Interestingly enough that provided me with the opportunity to place Jim Sheridan, his wife & daughter on the guest list of Pittsburgh's own Rusted Root on summer tour with a show at House of Blues Sunset Strip the next night. Turns out as happenstance would have it Bill Siddons who managed The Doors was managing Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root's solo career and he was like"how did you get Michael's favorite Hollywood director here tonight?" ...Which started a whole other conversation as the book Jim Sheridan commented on I was reading at Chateau Marmont was The Living Theatre: art, exile & outrage ... Jim Morrison of the Doors was a big fan ...
Hey, and I got this cool poem from this experience for my 2009 e-book The New Everyday Media called "Jim Sheridan Took My Shirt"

Good wishes, john

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"Mario Lemieux is My Best Friend" reality TV pitch

This morning on WDVE Pittsburgh producers were on the air with the everyday morning crew announcing that they are looking for Pittsburgh people who are characters to do the next big thing in reality TV.
They want Pittsburgh people everywhere to pitch them an idea.

So in 5minutes with time to sip my La Prima coffee I wrote this pitch and emailed in it to DVE (although I don't want my own reality tv show nor do I want to be on a reality tv show so this is not written for me):

This character has just enough access to a circle outside the inner circle of Mario Lemieux & family that the viewer does get a good glimpse at Mario & his family

However it's kinda a little mysterious as to why the deal is never really closed whereas Mario or his family's really never direct exclusively is seen interacting with character "Mario's my best friend" ... But the confidence of the character & the authority in which it's filmed within the handlers, hanger-ons, assistants, chefs, drivers, lesser players, country clubs, hockey rings, wine stores, paddle tennis tournaments, etc. the viewer is so enamored with this access they are already hooked on the voyeurism that the credibility of the character doesn't actually get questioned.

Turmoil drama sometimes seems to rock it though every once in a while when the inner circle of Mario & sometimes Mario himself looks out from within like "what the hell are you crazy person & support friends of hers (or I mean his) doing?!" ... And some of the verbals from the Mario camp caught on camera towards character sometimes seems to may even sink in yet the character always finds excuses for herself and lies her way out of it (that they are really just stalking & spying and all sorts of crazy) ... Character is always able to convince herself she's in the inner circle and in return always able to manipulate support characters, Thus, the viewers continue to be manipulated and hang on to too

(Kinda like a Bowfinger starring Eddie Murphy)

@NewEdayMedia: Former @WhiteHouse press secretary @DanaPerino is now following me @twitter =Buy her #1 book

Good wishes,