John Scott G

John Scott G

John Scott G, an admitted word nerd, writes books, plays, screenplays, and political commentary. Author of "Area Code 666," "Secret Sex," and "Ambient Deviant Speedmetal Polka," Mr. G also writes under the pseudonym Gerald Laurence. Every day he happily rubs a few phrases up against each other to create sparks in your brain. You're welcome.

3 Comments

  1. Joseph Michael
    Dec 19, 2007 @ 11:16 PM PST

    Nice!!!
    i see Starla Baker from Midnight Reign in the picture(last blond on theleft)JM

  2. Midnight Reign
    Dec 19, 2007 @ 11:30 PM PST

    Scott, you absolutely nailed it!! The lack of organization, the bullying of attendees by the security staff, the slipshod presentation – our band actually emailed the president of the awards about these items and his response was basically that they sold a lot of tickets so people obviously had a good time.

    You may not have been aware of this, but they also gave no awards for Best Song (except one for Best Instrumental), whereas last year they gave out this award to almost every category of music. We asked the president about this too and he basically said they can do whatever they want (keep in mind they accepted entry fees from thousands of artists for a category in which they gave no awards).

    They gave a different answer to one of their sponsors, telling them their was a change in ownership of the awards and they didn’t do a good job of notifying people about changes they made. This particular sponsor tells us the promoters better get their act together if they’re going to have anything to do with them next year.

    Anyway, great article. It’s amazing to see someone else attended the show whose experience so closely mirrored our own!

  3. Al Bowman
    Dec 20, 2007 @ 1:31 AM PST

    Hey G-Man: Thank you so much for your accurate coverage of what once had been very proud work of mine. There was no change of ownership of the Los Angeles Music Awards, just a pure and simple hijacking by three scumbags.
    As founder, I was presenetd with a signed contract by Ken Hollowell promising compensation for my consulting services that never came. When I demanded accountability and the promised compensation, I was bullied, threatened, cajoled and finally pushed out of a company that I started in 1991. Jim DeCicco, the self titled “President” of the LA Music Awards, and his co-hort Ken Hollowell were determined to show the world that they could do this event without any experience or my own 17 years of expertise at making it a celebrity event with lots of industry and goodwill attached. They failed miserably.

    In 16 prior years of producing this event, I personally handed out over 1,000 awards. These dirtbags used “dummy” awards and want to bill the artists a whopping $250.00 if they want to actually own one. A truly disgusting display of capitalist greed. One of the reasons they wanted to get rid of me is because of my strong belief in good community service. That is to say, give to the community before you try and take from it. Every time we had a so called ” Board of Directors” meeting. I was voted down on all these kinds of issues. When I had an attorney write a demand letter to inspect the books, they turned around and sued me for all kinds of stuff, all in an effort to avoid paying me what they promised. Now, you see the fruits of their labor. What once was a great local event for artists, has become a capitalist train wreck. So, so sad.

    G-Man, you have always been an eloquent and gracious recipient multiple times. I invite you to attend the next awards show that I am producing, the 2008 Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards June 19th at the Music Box. This event is a celebration of Film, Art, Music & Entertainment, hence the acronym for FAME. All of the best of big time Hollywood and independent artists rolled into one, super event. See you there and God bless you and the rest of the hard working artists in LA and around the world.

    Big Al Bowman