PJ PHIL UPDATE!If you're like me, you spend a disporportionately high amount of time wondering whatever happened to "PJ Fresh Phil" Guerrero from YTV's The Zone (and Anti-Gravity Room, for those of you who remember that one). And, if you're like me, you often wonder if he still has any of the Sailor Moon postcards you drew at the age of 21, or the thing with the ALF Pogs from that episode of The Simpsons. No, wait, that one's just applicable to me, not you! (Once he showed a video of his office at YTV, and he had a postcard of Zoisite on the merry-go-round that I drew two copies of, one because some girl sent an e-mail to YTV requesting that I do one for her, so I did.)
Well, Jesse Betteridge pointed out to me that Phil has surfaced in, of all places, a Naruto forum, and he wrote a little update about himself.
"Wow, I'm sitting in a stairwell in my apartment building in Hollywood stealing wireless internet, and on a whim I typed "PJ Phil" in Google's search engine because that's what happens when boredom and narcissism cross paths and came across this thread. It was nice to see that a lot of people still remember all the stuff that myself and all the other PJ's did on YTV back in the day. Thanks for all the kind words, honestly, they mean a lot. Just so everyone knows the real scoop, I left YTV in 2000 'cause I was getting bored. Sounds crazy but ten years is ten years. I needed new challenges. What a terrible mistake that was. Just kidding. I'm glad I left when I did. No regrets. Did some acting. Here's the short list. Made out with a girl for 10 seconds in that terrible movie, "The Ladies Man" I co-starred in an Adventures of Shirley Holmes episode as "Eddie the Manager", did the voice for "Ace" in the Nickelodeon cartoon "Pelswick" for two seasons. Played a Columbian soldier in an episode of "Relic Hunter", another manager in a terrible VH1 movie of the week called "Lip Service" (I have one line that I did in an english accent and you can't understand a damn word) I found a used copy of it here in Hollywood and I put it on when I want to feel like killing myself. What else........hosted a show called "Feng Shui Life" that aired on FTV. I gotta tell ya, I am possibly the WORST actor ever in this lifetime and the next. Hilarious. In 2004 I joined, get this, an industrial/goth rock band in the U.S called, Razed in Black playing guitar. Their website is www.razedblack.net. It was nuts, here I was, a guy who used to talk to puppets, on stage in front of 600 people playing guitar acting like a rock star. Sounds cool? It was damn hard work. No sleep, always on the road, loading and unloading equipment, sharing a bed with my drummer, driving all night to get to the next city, eating Wendy's or, God forbid, The Waffle House in Georgia all to play for an hour or so on stage. Was it worth it? You bet your ass. The tour ended in Hawaii. So now I'm here in Los Angeles looking for work with one of the top three agents in Hollywood who never returns calls and manager at the ready looking for work. It sounds glamorous but it ain't. I am having fun though. Los Angeles is one crazy town and Hollywood is even crazier. Stars are all over the place. I was vintage shopping in Venice beach, looking through a rack of t-shirts and bumped into, and conversed with, are you ready for this, Winona Ryder. She tried to kiss me too. No she didn't. We talked about rock t-shirts for a couple of minutes and when I left the store, I proceeded to call everyone back in Canada to tell them who'd I'd just met like a giddy schoolgirl. The point of the story is, well, there is no point really. Where was I? Right, I ran out of weed......Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know that I appreciate all the kind words and memories from everyone and I'll check this thread every so often or you can email me at [e-mail address removed] I have the time these days so I'll try to get back to everyone. By the way, I got a message from PJ Paul tonight and the message ended with, "What the hell happened to us?" I laughed my ass off.
In the words of my hero, South Park's Towelie, "Remember what?"
I removed the e-mail address because I would feel weird reposting that kind of information here (though it's in the original post he made). I'm sure you're all wondering if I'd e-mail him. Eh, I don't think I will. What would I say? "Hey, remember me? I sent you all those hand-drawn postcards I did with Prismacolors? Remember that one time I sent you a big postcard with Gundam characters and you showed it on Anti-Gravity Room, except you called the show "Gatchaman"?" Eh, I'm too shy to do that. I'm sure he's seen this blog countless times anyway, so he knows I'm still around.
I may as well repost the scan of the postcard with PJ Phil and Snit from The Zone that YTV sent you if you get stuff shown on the air, since I've been getting so many hits for it lately. (It's, by far, the most popular picture on this site, though, weirdly, 90% of the Google Image search hits I get are all from this one potpourri entry I did at the end of August.)
I'm putting some text here because of this weird theory I have about how Blogger gets all sluggish if you begin or end a recent post with a picture.