Preparing to be Prepared

Preparing: It is that time of year.  You will get calls to send your Pics, Videos,  PDF’s, and other info for many projects for new TV shows coming up next year. 

You cannot wait until you need it. You must be ready and updated!

It is the difference between your getting a chance or not!.

If you do not have a working Email, then have a friend you can use who can do it all for you. But these casting agents and producers, do not want calls, they want to have everything at their fingertips.

Preparing Your Toolkit

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You need 4 or 5 songs  60-90-seconds long, a video introduction of you being full of personality talking about why YOU should be working on their show. Your full bio, and any TV you have done in the past. 

This is too important, do not be the one who calls your coach last minute with a big ‘Help’. Help yourself and get ready!

Jessica Marciel

The Five Songs That Inspire Me

The Wedding I sang ‘In My Life’

These songs pull at my heartstrings and have changed my life

The BeatlesIn My Life

This reflective song about losing loved ones and friends take on a new meaning when you lose enough people.  The whole somber romantic song is a tribute to ones we had to say goodbye to.

I sang this song at my daughter’s wedding after she had lost her father a few months before.   It was amazing that I didn’t crack.

Jimi Hendrix:  Purple Haze

I remember coming home from school on days I didn’t have rehearsal, and sitting on the floor, closing my eyes and just getting lost in the magic of his powerful imagery. Jimi had a big impact on music, I speak of him the first sense because I don’t think of him as gone.

Randy Newman: Real Emotional Girl

I heard Linda Ronstadt sing this in the 80’s, and was mesmerized.  I still am, when I watch it. It is a story and emotional ride of a young girl’s heart.  It is fragile and haunting, and a singer’s dream. A wonderful audition song as well.

Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror

I knew this was not written by Michael, however, the song is magically produced and floors me every time. It is about hope and change, and peace that will never come, but he is hopeful and optimistic.  It just gets to me. I never tire of it.

Joni Mitchell: Cactus Tree

I just go crazy when I hear this song.  I have to go off and listen, I cannot speak over it.  When I heard it in a Diane Lane film, ‘A Walk on the Moon’, about 1969. it was truly breathtaking!!!! Joni has poetic powerful songs, and I love all of them.

Auditions; Are U ready?

singer-partial-tile.Every Year, casting agents and producers contact we lucky coaches and we get to help you out. No Lines at big  arena’s ,, no waiting….,, So, are you ready?? Better think about it, YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE PHONE WILL RING. Also, auditions for your school plays, and local theater, Are you ready?

Look at it this way, in school, the teacher calls on you suddenly, and you are, or are not ready to speak,,,,so, pretend an agent says,,,SING,,Now, you need to have 4 songs in your head,,, and get up and start,,do not pause,, you have 5 seconds to impress,,,,,,the extra songs in case they stop you and say,’What else you got?’

 

The first thing most importantly is the correct song.  You may only get a few seconds so, prepare the entire thing but be prepared to be cut off. Don’t take it personally, we know in a few seconds if we like you!   You will get over it.  If the bridge of the song is stronger than the verse,, Start there instead,, you have seconds to leave an impression.

You need five songs in different genres.  You need the songs to show off your best range. I don’t care if you love Adele,  if you don’t do it GREAT,,pass,,,do NOT do overused songs,,,[ Adele ]  sorry,,,  And sing to them,,, perform,,, a lot of people can sing,, can you connect with the audience? You must have it all. Too much competition to be just good.

DO NOT BE ,,ok  , you will be a little nervous, but ACT like you are not. That is why acting lessons really pay off.     DO every audition even if you don’t want the job. The More you audition, the better and easier it becomes…..   Record yourself, get good advice,,, good Luck!

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Vocal Exercises are Mandatory: A Lesson Learned

Beware the voice coach!

A former student, a professional, called me about coming back soon.  The situation was this is a pro, working a lot, and studied for a few months. When  he left, we stayed in touch. I saw how busy he was.  What I did not know was, he stopped doing the vocal exercises, and didn’t give himself vocal rest. We are athletes, we need to work on our vocal health constantly.  Would a runner compete without training?


This includes the way we Speak  also.  The way you use your Vocal Folds and your Muscles in your stomach, are as important as the way you sing.  You must exercise the tongue also. Everything needs to work in Harmony.

His phone call,  was not good news. He wanted to come back… after his vocal surgery!

He had developed bleeding nodules from over usage and not enough correct singing. He was sorry he stopped training.  I felt awful for anyone going through that.

I look forward to the day his doctor will clear him for more study.

Lesson is…

Don’t think you know it all. Even if you study once or twice a week , it is better than not at all…

A very common problem for us is Dysphonia.  Muscle tension, or Spastic Dysphonia. A very serious condition when your Vocal Folds are getting too much air, and you become raspy, and hoarse. You may notice this in your speaking first. You Must get this checked. 

I went for too long, working 7 days a week, and 4 nights,,,, I never gave myself a rest.  It may be simple like blowing bubbles , and a lot of massaging the the throat.   Dr. Salinas and Erik landry are helping me learn to speak higher, and softer, so I can work as long and much as I desire without harming my health.   Professor Ingo Titze..is an award winning Vocal pathologist and Voice production expert.  He explains WHY we do these exercises, and WHY we need to keep doing them. He says,’ When the pressure for the lips is the same as for the vocal folds, it must equal the Lung pressure.’  This takes practice, with an expert.   Choose wisely…. We must keep our muscles in and around our throat relaxed, and with the world as crazy as it is, That can be very hard. 

I have stretches, and massages, to help you with your throat and mouth tissue.  To loosen up you lactic acid and have a healthy relaxed voice.  How to seamlessly go into your mask from your chest ,,,  so much to do and learn.  I will never stop going to my coach and Dr.  I will always be on the hunt to be better, and so should you!

Maintaining your vocal health

Jessica Marciel
Las Vegas Vocal Training

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Emerging Artist: Rowdy McCarran

The Band

The Band

A few years ago, I met this electric singer, so seasoned and with a voice rich with country-warmth.  He is Rowdy McCarran, and I asked him why he was in Las Vegas?

He performed at rodeos and was voted the best band in the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in 2012 and 2013. He played post-party shows for Randy Travis and Kenny Rogers. 

Ronee and Rowdy

Ronee and Rowdy

Rowdy also sang at lounges, and clubs. I asked him ‘What are you waiting for?  You need to get to Nashville, yesterday!”

Before I knew it, he bought an RV and packed up to travel across country. It was his time. I had hoped to hook him up with my friend there, Eric Bikales, who knows all the heavies and is an arranger-pianist for Neil Sedaka, among others.

Eric was just on the road so much; lucky  for Rowdy, he met great people who got him very good songwriters and musicians.  When his album was finished,  the songs I heard were great and strong.  I knew it was just a matter of time before the world would hear him.

In concert at the Double Barrel Roadhouse!

In concert at the Double Barrel Roadhouse!

His album  ‘R M ‘ was recorded at the famous Treasure Isle Studio  in Nashville. Home to Jason Aldean.

Chuck Dauphin of Billboard Magazine loves the album, and gave it high praise. Bill Hennes of AllAboutCountry.com calls it a ‘Real Winner’… Someone give him a record deal’

This October, Rowdy’s incredible band performed at the Double Barrel Roadhouse in front of the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas. I got there early, very early, and made sure I would be close.  I got so much more than I came for.  I got a party, concert, standing room only, dance-a-thon.

I’m telling you, I could not stop dancing. It was like I was make in Los Angeles, at the Forum

Rowdy Mccarran

Rowdy MCcarran

The opening song, ‘Hell of a Night‘ by Dustin Lynch set the tone for an exciting up beat hard driven set.  then followed by ‘Shes Country‘ by Jason Aldean was a perfect second choice.  Now, the originals from the album,,,’Picks In A Pocket‘, Trailer Made‘, ‘Fast Enough‘, ‘Say You Will‘ a ballad I am very fond of, with a great hook, ‘Ride It Out‘, ‘Should have Danced‘, another favorite  ‘Chicka Boom‘, and Finally another fav ‘Crazy Enough‘.

The amazing band making everyone stay up on their feet are: Drummer Scott Westbrook, is so strong, so on the money, in the pocket, you name it! He has toured with Suspect, Roulette, Dirty Pairadice, Hair nation and more. Scotts addition to the group solidifies the intense concert level of the band.

Bassist: Gerhard Krause  is as solid as they come. He has been with Rowdy the longest. He has performed with John Rich, of Big and Rich, Andrew Tierney of Human Nature , and more.  he locks in with the drummer like you rarely hear!

Guitarist: Ronee Pena is a solid pro. Coming from the Los Angeles and Orange County area, he has worked with Los Lobos, The Tubes, and the B52’s, as well as his funk and latin roots, with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Styx (I know, right, all my favorites too!!) !It is quite obvious Ronee is a real Pro and knows how to get the audience going. 

Guitar 2 : Andrew Chute a great asset to this band, is a graduate of the The Musicians Institue 2008, and Co Founder of The Toy cars, and has arranged for Cirque Shows as well as Celine Dion. 

Scott Westbrook and Ronee Pena are both quite the showmen as well. Scott is one of the finest and strongest drummers I have seen. Ronee has the chops and moves and long blowing in the wind Hair, that Rowdy can play off of.  With Gerhard, and Andrew this is the ideal combination of showmen and musicians.

I can honestly say, Rowdy is so ready for the world. get the CD, R M, Listen to him on ReverbNation and SoundCloud and if you get the chance, go see this Band of Fire ! You wont be sorry!

Jessica Marciel
Las Vegas Vocal Training

Bob Anderson Shines in Frank, The Man, The Music

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Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson had an idea. His Musical Director, Vincent Falcone, had been Frank Sinatra’s musical director for years. It seems Frank gave Vinnie,  his arrangements. Frank told him, Keep the music going!

Bob and Vinnie are keeping the promise. They hired an incredibly talented make up artist, Kazu Tsuji. He works on him, for two hours each night, turning him into Frank!.. Kazu is the Oscar-nominated makeup artist who transformed Brad Pitt in the 2008 Film, ‘The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button’. (reference KazuStudios.com)

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Bob Anderson as Frank!

He does the transformation of Bob to Frank,  in 2 hours, because the 3 hours he needed were too just too much for Bob on a nightly basis!. The face, the hair, amazingly accurate.

Then Bob does the rest, the posture, the walk, the mannerisms, the voice, OH, the Voice!

The show is produced and directed by Stephen Eich of the Steppenwolf theater in Chicago. The lighting and set design by Kevin Rigdon also of the Steppenwolf theater.

The bigger surprise in the show is the 32-piece orchestra. Not just any musicians; many who played with Frank. Along with bassist Bob Sachs, and guitarist Joe Lano, Drummer Tommy Check, the sax section, and many throughout the orchestra have played these charts with the man himself, Frank. .

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Musical Director, Vincent Falcone

What great charts they are!  Chills will appear on your body many times during the 90-minute show.  The string section is big and lush.

I have been watching Bob Anderson my entire adult life. I was in the Casino De Paris show at the Dunes Hotel, when Bob performed at the Top Of The Dunes. This was a popular show where you would run into Tony Bennett, Steve Lawrence, and Don Rickles in the elevator.

Following his career, I saw him at the Desert Inn, where one night I got pulled onstage and sang with him. He was always my favorite singer and entertainer. Bob moved to town from Detroit as a 22-year old, and worked with Nancy Sinatra, at the Sahara Hotel.  He is very gracious to his fans, always takes pictures with them, and gives them his time. Take note future entertainers, always greet your fans, they are why you are working!

Pre-Show at the Palazzo Theater.

Pre-Show at the Palazzo Theater.

The show is staged at the Palazzo Hotel, in the Palazzo Theatre; originally named The Jersey Boys Theatre. When the Palazzo was built, the showroom was designed to stand in the exact place as its predecessor, the Copa Room at The Sands Hotel.

Frank, The Man, The Music begins with the orchestra playing a medley of Sinatra favorites.

Simultaneously, screen projections on both sides of the theatre stage. You watch Bob finish his character transformation, walk through the hall, talk with a few people, and then enter stage right as if the film-transition is live every night.

The Sands HotelWhen he opens his mouth to sing, it doesn’t take long to forget you are no longer watching and listening to Bob, but Frank Sinatra.

The patter, the stories are fascinating, all done in character; and the party begins. Time stops and you ARE taken back in time.

Old Vegas is back, and you can hear him sing the Bossa Nova, a la Antonio Carlos Jobim. That musical period played flawlessly by guitar legend, Joe Lano!.  Then, you are whisked inside Capitol records for a reenactment of a studio recording session. 

Bob Anderson is a consumnate performer. This is evident, with the easy listening style and goose bump singing. He sings with ease, because he is a natural. I asked him if he warms up? He said, “Very little.” He sings along backstage in the wings and does a few scales. I understand this as a natural singer myself, I hardly ever warm up, and my voice is always  there for me.

frank-the-man-the-musicThis show is here only until the end of 2015, then it moves to New York. Tickets for  Frank: The Man,The Music can be purchased via Ticketmaster online or 702-414-9000. Thank you , Patricia Dockswell, Bobs Production Coordinator.

Jessica Marciel
Las Vegas Vocal Training

HAIR and Hollywood Nights

Program, and my fav souvenier

Program, and my favorite souvenir

I seemed to breeze through my first audition for ‘HAIR’ But had a call-back so had to wait a few more weeks, to know if I was hired.  This wouldn’t have been a problem if  not for my  agent.  He had started taking me around, looking for an apartment for me.

I hadn’t yet done the call-back for HAIR , and probably could not afford an apartment.  That is when the agent said,

 “Oh no, you don’t understand, I get you the apartment, you have all the freedom you want, I will always call first when I come over to spend the night!”  

SAY WHAT????

Shortly after he said that,, he paid me a visit at my  motel, he said he was so tired and he  plopped down on the bed, and asked me to rub his neck.    I was tearfully afraid and not wanting to be thrown out on the street, I rubbed his back, and then I started to cry. He tried to  grab me, and get close, and I freaked out and just started crying.  He was mad,  He told me he would give me a few days to be out! I am so fortunate to not have been raped. I was a very frightened girl, and had lost touch with my Los Angeles school friends from the time I spent growing up here. I never felt so alone.

I had this little market I had found for my vegetarian diet. This is the one I met Charles  Manson in,, another post I did,,,,,

I had met a young woman and her little girl in the same market. Her name was Mrs. Bloom. Her daughter was Heather. I went to a phone book, and looked for her number. She needed a live in babysitter… like–yesterday!  I asked her to PLEASE come and get me. I rang up the theater and gave them my new number.

What a relief, I would walk her to school, then pick her up and make her a snack and that’s it. I loved it. Then came my callback to HAIR,  I thought I did all right, and on my way past Ted Neeley, he said “Jessica, Hold On… How do you feel about nudity?” I WAS TAKEN ABACK,  I had no idea it was a play with nudity. I said very confidently, ‘I am not ashamed of my body’    Ta Da DUM

What kind of play was this?  I had never seen it, I was so busy with my bands and concerts. I made it back to the Bloom apartment, and resumed life, there.  Then a few days later, the phone rings,

“How would like to start rehearsal tomorrow? You will have to go to Actors Equity and join, and sign the papers, so, can you start right away.”

the tickets for Hair

Tickets for Hair

I am IN! I am in HAIR; the biggest musical of the decade. ME, right out of high school! How lucky can I be!!!!    BUT, I had to tell Heather and her mom, I had a job. She said I could stay awhile, but I had no car, and needed to be closer to the theater to walk to work.

I chose the Hollywood Bowl Motel. It had a community kitchen, and I hated to go out and eat alone.  To say I was lonely was the understatement of the century. I was so lonely, that my record albums were my friends. Led Zeppelin, The Doors and Joni Mitchell.  It took awhile, but I finally made some friends in the show.

I was at a shop, somewhere on the Sunset strip, when I ran into Jennifer Joseph, who, in Vegas was the band manager for Free Circus. Her dad owned an apartment building on Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills.

She asked, ‘Where are you living?‘  I said, ‘the motel,’  she responded,  “NO way, you stay with me.” Great,  She moved all of me thongs over to her place and I was farhter away, with no car, but she drove me to work. Here I am in Beverly Hills and livin the life… THEN things got even BETTER…..

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Tony Good and I at the opening of LION COUNTRY SAFARI

Jen and I went to Jeans West on Sunset. A George Harrison lookalike  appeared; in tight jeans and gorgeous hair and eyes, walks over, “Hi Jennifer, who’s your friend?” … “Oh, Tony, this is Jessica, we went to school together and she is in Hair.”  

Our eyes locked and I swear, I was going to marry him!   He asked for my number, “Jenn, what’s your number??”  She had helped me move into her apartment in Beverly Hills, and now I had the hottest guy I had seen in the town!

THANK YOU Jennifer Joseph!   Well, you wouldn’t know it to look at him, but he was  36 years old…  hmm.. My folks were gonna love this!  I was only at Jenn’s about a month when I moved back to Hollywood to live in Tony’s flat off Hollywood Blvd. We were happy and in love.

After a few months, Tony was offered to go across the Sunset Strip and manage North Beach Leather, good for him, because he was from the San Francisco Bay Area, and was familiar with the store. He had clients like Sly and the Family Stone, Raquel Welchmany big names. Hugh Hefner‘s secretary was a big client. That’s how Tony and I got to go to parties at the Playboy Mansion, because of her.

Life was great,  a trip to Santa Barbara to see HAIR producer, Michael Butler, play polo. Whiskey A Go Go nights, and so much to do. We hit the MGM auction… wow, the Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of OZ!

I loved being in the show, and was promoted to the role of teeny bopper, Chrissy, who sang ‘Frank Mills. ‘ I understudied the fabulous Jeannie role played by Teda Bracci, and even got to perform that role one night!.

Tony and I really bonded with Red Shepard and his lady Karalee Phillips. She and I are still friends, and I call Red in Texas when I can. We had parties at their rented mansion.  Big parties!  lots of fun, and vegetarian food. We cooked all day for these parties. Crazy, wild people and lots of film stars. You have never seen so  much Fettucine, date nut bread and salad in ONE house! And we rode in a Rolls Royce to the market!

While there, I met people such as David and Keith  Carradine, their girlfriends Christina Raines and Barbara Hershey, Karen Black, and many colorful characters.

Sly and the Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone

I almost got busted with Sly of the Family Stone. One night Tony was locking up. Sly came to pick up a coat. His car wouldn’t start, we said we would give him a life. He said he had recording equipment in the car, so we started to put it in our car. Just then the police saw what we were doing and pulled in the lot. We were cuffed and knocked onto the hood of the car. I was terrified, Sly had coke in his car, and he swore to them we were not with him, they let us go, Close call.

One September night, a Sunday, with the show dark on Monday, Tony and I left for Las Vegas to see my mom on her Birthday.  It was very very windy out in the desert. When we stopped in Baker for a bite to eat. Tony said he was tired, and asked me to drive.  I took the wheel and the last thing I remember was a big swoosh, and the car spinning. I woke up in the hospital four days later.

Tony had broken his collar bone, but I had fallen out down an embankment and over the controls and broke every bone in my body. A trucker saw the headlights on and called 911.   He saved our lives. I had been in a coma. When I was moved to a room, I remember Ted Neeley came to see me. Wow, I will never forget that.  My injuries were pretty serious and my time in the show was over.  It was shortly after this we were told we were closing!  So sad.  I was allowed to sing Frank Mills on my crutches in the very last show. Then we cut an album, for a memory of the great Los Angeles cast.

After my recovery I started acting school, and we had a house in Nichols Canyon. We lived off our savings and disability, then unemployment. Life was still good, I kept in touch with Red and Karalee, and Red had started REVOLUTION RECORDS, with Michael Butler.  I sang on a few albums for him, including a rock version of Handel’s Messiah. Got to meet and work for  Clydie King, the queen of the background studio singers. It wasn’t until I moved back to Las Vegas that show biz became un forgiving, and quite tough.

So, I will start my next post as I move back to Las Vegas and where my path goes from there!

Jessica Marciel
Las Vegas Vocal Training

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Singing in Las Vegas and L A

Free Circus at Teenbeat club

Free Circus at Teenbeat club

Our family move to Las Vegas, was traumatic for my sister and I. Being raised in Los Angeles, you get used to a certain culture, access to the beach, and the mountains. We lived in North Hollywood, then Northridge, Sherman Oaks, and Van Nuys.. I went to Van Nuys Jr. Hi.  This was a real blow,, I was only 3, when we left New York for L A, so  this was HUGE.  My sister and I were never closer and we clung to each other for survival. I was lost when she went off to live in San Fransisco for the rest of her teen years with my aunt and uncle.

Not long after the move to Vegas, I found that my record was a little popular there, and Dennis Hunt on KENO Radio had given it a lot of play.  I went to Odyssey Records and even found my record in the sale bin!!!!! Talk about a blow to your ego!

I found out, I was to open for Johnny Crawford of the TV show The Rifleman at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Odyssey Records

Odyssey Records

His hit song ‘Today is Cindy’s Birthday’ was huge at the time  and this was the biggest venue in Las Vegas, where The Beatles played.  I was to lip-sync my 4 songs, because the last two were not really mixed, and completed  when I was dropped from the label. I still have the demos,  the vinyl, but they didn’t make it to the radio.

I was so nervous!  All these young girls screaming Johnny… Johnny… and I come out!  They were polite enough, but bored stiff until my set was over. Whew, my first big concert. Alone! Over with! I think if my opening song hadn’t been ‘Johnny Let Me Go’ they would have killed me!

I was  at Valley High , here in Las Vegas. High school started  at 9th grade, for four years. in Los Angeles it was 3 years. So here I was in high school, after a half semester at Roy Martin Middle school.

The bands were all male dominated. NO chick singers. A band, ‘The Little People‘ asked me to join them.  YES, after doing that concert alone, being IN a band was a great thrill for me.  This was when I honed my performing skills, and we worked every weekend.  We even did the  Jerry Lewis Telethon, during MORNING PRIME TIME!!!! After a  few personality issues, we morphed into another band, ‘London Fog’, adding on more talent.

teenbeat-clubThat band was an improvement; we were getting older, and working better places, The Teenbeat Club and many frat parties. We even played the only casino in Searchlight, Nevada, a mining town, about an hour outside Las Vegas.

Then the best thing happened to me. A college band called ‘Free Circus’ asked me to come aboard. Wow, I was so excited to do originals, and songs by Traffic, Yes, and Jefferson Airplane. The band had great musicians,, and two singers in addition to me.

Roby Bennet wrote a lot of great songs and Danny Barnett was on B3 organ, a rare sound for local Vegas bands. We were so good, concert promoters hired us to be opening act for Santana, Three Dog Night, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, Electric Prunes, Sweetwater, and others, I can’t even recall!

We were stars now, when we would load in, kids would crowd around to watch us, just to be around us because we were going to be close to these headline bands backstage; acts they all loved, and admired. This was a great time in my life.

So, after we were really on a roll, and I was in my senior year, The Viet Nam war was calling our pianist! Yes , Danny had to go, and we just could not replace him. He played B3 for goodness sakes, and that was our sound! When Danny left, I knew my next move had to be for ME, for my career.

Program cover: Los Angeles Hair

Program cover: Los Angeles Hair

So, I went to Los Angeles with an agent that my sister had met at the Stardust Hotel. He was quite well known, Bill Loeb agency, and you would think someone that big would behave themselves?  After he read my bio, he just took a shot and took me to Hollywood, and checked me in at the Bel Air Motel.  That’s when my world started to get pretty scary!

I have to add, that years later (which I’ll cover in another post), Las Vegas wasn’t so forgiving to female singers, and I have some horror stories there also. But as a teen, it treated me well. As I made my journey with this complete Stranger to Los Angeles, the rest of my life begins a whole new chapter!

I had a cute room at the motel, with a little fridge.  Mr. Loeb was well behaved up to this point. I had my first audition set for the following week, the Love Rock Musical HAIR, I was preparing my song and dance.  I bought some vintage satin pants at a thrift store,,, a madras blanket and I sewed it into a top,,,that was my Hippie outfit,,,     I auditioned for Teddy Neely, and Kay Cole, Armand Coulet, and I got a callback,,,,,   Then I was called without the callback,,I was to start right AWAY!!!!  I was thrown into the most popular Broadway show in decades,,

I was a vegetarian, and made frequent trips to the market,

On one such trip, a very dark hairy hippie approached me in the produce section, and started chatting me up, said he was a songwriter, come to my car, I will play you a song.

Well, I did, and it was a smelly, beat up old car. He was smelly, too, and seemed a bit crazy… The hair stood up on my arms, so when Charlie, that was his name, asked to to go to his ranch, I declined.

Yes, my friends,, The Spahn Ranch and CHARLIE MANSON was his name.  Welcome to L A

Third installment coming soon.

Jessica Marciel
Las Vegas Vocal Training

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