Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Debut CD/DVD "Path of Most Resistance"

"Path of Most Resistance" (An introduction to Orny Adams)

I want to thank everybody for hanging in there.

Thanks for all the emails and support in the past several months—you deserve a semi-explanation.

THE STORY SO FAR:

This has been a long, long process. And I must admit, I am, I was, and I will continue to be overextended as I naively underestimate the grandness of producing a project like this. I took on way too much. And as the project progressed, I took on more and more and even more. And even as the CD/DVD is in production, I can not rest.

Now I am setting up publicity and marketing. Something I had NO time to even address in the past 6 months. I did not have the resources to hire a publicist, I don't have a manager, and recently I parted with my agents. And so I stand proudly before you all-- humbly, officially a team of one.

I chose to distribute the CD/DVD myself in light of very few other opportunities. Using whatever incredible resources are available to an artist these days-- Myspace, Youtube, the entire web-- feeling a sense of enthusiasm because technology has basically leveled the playing field. I took a gamble-- that I could get my CD/DVD into people's hands without initially getting into Walmart or Best Buy or having a marketing machine behind me to drive sales. But there's always the hope that this project will catch that type of momentum.

I am now working with YET ANOTHER set of web designers trying to get a good web page. It's not easy for people like me. I have a distinct vision and very specific desires, and finding people to carry them out on a budget is almost impossible. I will say, in the course of this CD/DVD project I did work with some incredible people. And their dedication to my project wowed me at times. But it doesn't look like that new, fresh Ornyadams.com will be up and running for the release. So please excuse me on that.

Sometime last year I decided to record a simple CD in Las Vegas in December. Not happy with my shows (Is this a shock to anybody?), I opted to eat my investment and set another date to record. I can remember sitting at the pool at Harrah's in Vegas, midway through the week, calling the Icehouse in Pasadena, CA and setting up a date for March 2006. I chose to produce and fund this project myself in order to have complete creative control. I've seen artist get hammered in the past by other's tweaking their work. Would a painter ever allow someone to guide his paintbrush? Hope not.

And then a simple CD turned into a very ambitious DVD. I have explained all this in the liner notes. It's a cool story. I pumped all my savings into The Path and assembled an incredible team of people to help carry out my exacting vision.

"Path of Most Resistance," is a 70 minute CD and DVD to match, which has gotten great reviews from GARRY SHANDLING, DENNIS MILLER, and JERRY SEINFELD to mention a few. The DVD has two extra features-- including me doing stand up in Fiji for a bunch of kids that don't speak English. It comes in a 6 panel digipack with a 16 page booklet. I am excited to share it all with you. The official release date is November 10, 2006, but will be available for fans the week before at the perpetually shitty www.Ornyadams.com.

Now I want to go back to telling jokes!

Oa

5 comments:

Steph said...

Any agent or manager would be nuts not to chase after you! L.A. seems to run hot and cold--I hope that you don't let it sour you. I'm anxious to get ahold of your package--no wait--that came out wrong, and my 'backspace' button just broke off.

Orny Adams said...

Sour! Never! I love a challenge-- it is the "Path of Most Resistance." The more No's encourage me.

The mind is a funny thing- once I hit PUBLISH on that blog I realized, in a sense, a feeling I have felt inside, but have had a hard time articulating. In art and in life, 2 plus 2 does not always equal 4. No guarantees. But it's the unfairness that gets me. It's like when a guy is in the running for the major league "Home Run Record" and the pitchers intentionally walk him. All he has worked for-- all his talents-- and he has to just sit there and watch the "pitch outs". Sometimes in life, for whatever reasons, you are not given a fair pitch.

Steph said...

Okay...I'll just ignore the fact that you copied and pasted that second paragraph from what you wrote to that Jeromie character. Oh well. I'm glad that L.A. hasn't made you bitter--that's good. By the way, I have no idea what a "pitch out" is....

Jerome Mayle said...

Your funnier than seinfeld, I wish you were shown more in that documentary. I loved you - but hated the documentary. It sucked so bad I had to watch it twice just to make sure Michael Moore wasn't in it.

#2 Orny Adams Fan said...

First of all, I'd like to say that, "Comedian" is where I first noticed Orny. After that, it was all downhill, I've loved him ever since! However, after that, he disappeared and I was searching to find any more work from him. I am so glad his new CD, "Path of Most Resistance" came out. I'm so glad he's back.
America needs more laughter in the world!