Monday, February 18, 2013

LIFE LESSON: THE POWER OF PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF FOR CRAIG GLAZER!!!



TKC NOTE: Hip-hop and the human spirit are the topics of Kansas City discourse tonight. This evening our friend Craig Glazer offers valuable life lessons which have powered his multimedia and entertainment career success. Pay attention, you might learn something!!!

Check it:


Never Give Up, Never Surrender

‘Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity

To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment

Would you capture it or just let it slip?’


Look, the world is always in crisis. We are always in the worst of times. The economy is never good. We as Americans, tend to believe in our own future’s best interest. That means if we work hard enough, get lucky enough and all the cards fall right we might get our one shot at happiness. I say, not true.

Life is about problem solving, that’s all it is. When one group of problems is solved, ten more jump up to bite you in the ass. Happiness exists in those few and rare moments in between boredom, despair and depression. As we have more than learned from the media, even the rich and famous suffer just like you do.

The simple answer is this, never give up; never surrender. We are all going to fall down, probably more than once. The trick is, can you get up and fight again; every single time? Life is truly a riddle. The only way to solve it is keep trying.

We all have war stories. Maybe I have more than most. I am well aware that many people out there think a guy like me had it made, was handed the keys to the kingdom, and it was just so damn easy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Like all of you, I have had my wins and losses. What I am trying to do as I have become more experienced at the game of life is try not to blame my losses on everyone else. In the end, YOU are responsible for your mistakes, nobody else.

I had no connections to Hollywood in 1981. I got a ‘How To’ book from the library and wrote a treatment of my past life as an outlaw. After submitting it to hundreds of book companies and agents; and being made fun of by everyone who knew about it, I got a couple of calls from New York and Los Angeles. On my own dime, I flew to Hollywood and signed with one of only two agents who was interested in me, and sent out to ‘pitch meetings’ with every studio and producer in town.

It seemed they all walked me to the elevator with their arm around my shoulder telling me I was the next big thing, I would be the next big star and I would go on to fame and glory. Problem. After these meetings, the phone never rang…at least not for several months. Until CBS called, I was beginning to wonder if I was just a big jerk and that my story wasn’t so special.

I would eventually have deals at six different studios over the next 15 years and I lived the Hollywood lifestyle in Los Angeles; full of parties, celebrities, women, drugs and rock and roll. In fact, rather than work hard in acting school and readings, I traded that in for late nights, bimbos and the party life. I had just got my first shot and blew it.

So, feeling sorry for myself, I teamed back up with my old ‘Sting’ partner and began doing armed robberies against drug dealers again. This led to my partner being gunned down and killed. I then pursued my biggest sting against the Colombian Cartel while being handed another shot as an executive at New World Studios with Roger Corman. The ‘Cartel’ turned out to be the Federal Government in disguise and the million bucks they gave me ended up sending me to prison with a seven year sentence. How do you think I felt sitting in that prison cell, having just a few months earlier had victory at my fingertips? I threw it all away to a massive defeat. The ‘King of Sting’ was beaten, badly beaten. Now here was my chance to blame everyone but myself for being so destructive.

I’ll never forget what another convict told me when he overheard me complaining about being in prison. ‘Hey man,’ he said, ‘you’re lucky that’s all you got. You are going to walk out of here a relatively young man and get another chance.’ Instead of getting involved with the drugs and the gangs in prison, I decided to make my time count. I became involved with Toastmasters and became the prime speaker for the West Coast Federal Prison System which allowed me to get out of prison at times to give speeches to community groups. I finished my college degree at Barstow in 1987. I wrote three scripts in my spare time and would later sell two of them. I befriended a man who was doing a movie about Muhammad Ali called ‘Champions Forever’.

I went on to do the ‘Champions Forever’ series of sports documentaries (five of them) as a producer. My brother Jeff and I took over Stanford & Sons when it almost closed in 1990 and made it a success, we moved on to Overland Park and now the Legends. However, I took on more defeats with my 2001 indictments and my lawsuit with my father, but I battled out of both of those defeats. In 2008 I wrote a book about my life…talk about a tough sell, but it happened. And now we are on the verge of a major motion picture, based on the book.

There were many more ups and downs, most you already know about. In no way am I trying to say I’m a great person, or someone you should emulate. I’ve made as many bad calls as anyone out there. As I said at the top, the trick to life isn’t learning how to handle the victories, but how to keep standing back up after a defeat. You all have that in you. Make sure you don’t miss your big shot, your big opportunity. If you do, stand up and try again. Eventually, you might just win.


‘…You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment

You own it, you better never let it go

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo…’

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70 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't really argue with him there. If Craig is one thing, he is persistant as heck.

Kansas City said...

And why is it that we are being treated to this guy Glazer's viewpoint on a regular basis all of a sudden?

Anonymous said...

Because Craig is probably the most underrated columnists in KC. Much better than so many of the creeps the Red Star sees fit to publish. At least he's not crying for more state sponsored handouts like all of the other media.

Anonymous said...

Shut up you piece of shit. No one gives a fuck what you think.

Anonymous said...

Today's generation doesn't want to work hard. They just want everything handed to them.

Anonymous said...

@7:08 - ask a question, get an answer. Sorry your fragile feelings got hurt.

JP said...

Nice to see Craig exanding his musical horizons.

Anonymous said...

Hey fucktard that was directed to CG and his worthless existence. Go fuck yourself.

Anonymous said...

"Born on third base. Thought he hit a triple" -- Molly Ivins.

Anonymous said...

"I became involved with Toastmasters and became the prime speaker for the West Coast Federal Prison System"

We all have our dreams, don't we?

Anonymous said...

I bet if this story was really fact checked you'd find a lot of holes.

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah I am so great blah blah blah I went to Hollywood blah blah blah this is the same story I have told at KCC at least once a month blah blah blah I am so much better that you blah blah blah I went to jail blah blah blah I sued my Dad blah blah I fucked my Dad as well blah blah blah I wrote a book blah blah blah well had a guy write a book of me blah blah blah I ruined KCC blah blah blah now I will ruin TKC blah blah blah I get all the hot chicks you don’t blah blah blah I lie every other word I speak blah blah blah hope Eminem don’t catch me using his copyright stuff like they is my words without his permission blah blah blah You all suck blah blah blah.

Anonymous said...

More holes than swiss cheese.

Anonymous said...

People with narcisistic personality disorder often take elements of tv and movies and incorporate them into their lives.

At the time, there was a popular movie out called "The Sting". I suspect he spun a tall tale about rolling a dealer one time and it became ripping off the cali cartel and being a special KBI agent.


One thing in my life I know:

Never trust a single word a cokehead tells you.

Anonymous said...

Rule of thumb about braggarts: The more they brag about it, the less they have actually done.

Anonymous said...

Narcissists also become extremely violent when their bullshit is exposed.

Sound like Glazer?

Anonymous said...

Narcissists also become extremely violent when their bullshit is exposed.

Sound like Glazer?

David F. said...

Fantastic wisdom Craig. People who bag on you don't see the truth. I like that you take responsibility for your actions both positive and negative, more people need to do that.

Anonymous said...

Thanks man I needed to read this.

Anonymous said...

Every little boy needs a hero and every narcissist needs his toadies.

Anonymous said...

Dave F = Glazer

Anonymous said...

TKC COMMENT BOYCOTT ON ALL GLAZER'S SHIT...STARTING NOW. WHO'S WITH ME?

Anonymous said...

I love Em! Word!

Anonymous said...

You are not on "the verge of success", glazer... Even if you were to actually get lucky and have someone make your movie, you'll never know what it's like to be a kind, decent person who makes the world a better place through philanthropy or other admirable acts.

Just last week you were looking forward to a street brawl, that could have ended with ridiculously unnecessary assault and battery, and perhaps injury or death. All to prove how macho you are, as if it made one iota of difference to anyone besides other losers such as your brother, who frantically searched for your "adversary of the week", which underscores how losers like Mutt et al" prioritize your opportunities...

Years ago I bumped in to your Dad, who was on a boat docked outside of the Clown Resturant at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was accompanied by several young thirty-something women wearing bikinis which looked ok on them, as the women were in decent shape and had modestly attractive faces .... They watched passively as your dad helped some small-time peddler overcharge the Clown's owner for some poor quality restaurant supplies... so what was wrong with this picture?

Nobody except the peddler was smiling, and not a single one of them looked happy to be there..... not uncomfortable or upset, just bored. It appeared that your dad was milszDAAZZASSAsaeaeasaection? Every time I see a picture of you and a young woman on a date together, I see the same look of boredom and downright vapidness on these women's faces... Not a single one looks at you with love, or even like... It doesn't appear that the woman or women want to run away and hide, more so they all are unimpressed and wish they could be elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

I'd boycott you first. Glazer is a great read.

Anonymous said...

ONE TIME DAILY READER OF TKC NOW BECOMING A MAYBE ONCE A WEEK READER AND THIS CRAP HAS ALOT TO DO WITH IT.

Anonymous said...

Agreed

Anonymous said...

I mean I agree with the person who thinks the hater is the one to be boycotted, not Glazer.

DARREN said...

Glazer writes a piece on 'don't ever give up' and a couple losers want to get back to sex and girls they see him with. That's the point of the story isn't it, work on your own life not his. Oh yeah this must be Craig. I forgot.

Anonymous said...

Hardly

Anonymous said...

Tony good move having this guy write these stories. Nice break from the grind of daily events. I like it. The people who hate on him are fun to read too.

Anonymous said...

Glazer is only a "great read" because he's full of shit. If you want to call me a "hater" because I don't buy in to his bullshit then go ahead. His story is old, his wisdom is boring, and his desperation is laughable at best.

Anonymous said...

My favorite white rapper. Lose yourself was his best work.

Anonymous said...

Who is this Craig Glazer guy?

I like the cut of his jib!

Anonymous said...

Oh my fucking god, Glazer you are so obvious. Who do you think you are fooling?

Smeg Blazer said...

Blah blah blah I am so great blah blah blah I went to Hollywood blah blah blah this is the same story I have told at KCC at least once a month blah blah blah I am so much better that you blah blah blah I went to jail blah blah blah I sued my Dad blah blah I fucked my Dad as well blah blah blah I wrote a book blah blah blah well had a guy write a book of me blah blah blah I ruined KCC blah blah blah now I will ruin TKC blah blah blah I get all the hot chicks you don’t blah blah blah I lie every other word I speak blah blah blah hope Eminem don’t catch me using his copyright stuff like they is my words without his permission blah blah blah You all suck blah blah blah.

Anonymous said...

My favorite article of the week is the Glazer. I wait for it, even his enemies wait for it. OH joy.

Fuck you said...

Maybe Glazer is full of shit. Maybe you're all full of shit. After all, Kansas City is a shit hole full of shitty people. I enjoyed the article, not the comments.

Anonymous said...

Yes me too.

Word said...

Good smoke

Anonymous said...

Hey you gonna write any sex stories about you the ladies. Want some.

Anonymous said...

this rich kid draft-dodger has NO "war stories".

I , and countless other combat Vietnam vets, do -

how many people has he killed? - not braggin -just sayin'

Editor said...

Tony, really, this is horrible shit and it stinks up your blog. Please get rid of this narcissistic asshole.

This Glazer Garbage Is Like A Bucket Of Smegma said...

This

Bullshit

Sucks

TONY

When

Will

You

Stop

Allowing

This

Asshole

Glazer

To

Ruin

Your

Blog

With

His

Bullshit

And

Lies?

Anonymous said...

10:30 Why is your opinion more important than anyone else's? If he was univerally hated I could see your point. But, reading the comments I see that is not the case. Are you never full of shit? Do you never lie? Ever? Are you fucking perfect? Jesus Christ, bitches, give it a rest. Send Tony an article worthy of publication. Maybe, he'll post it. Put your real fucking name to it, then we'll all make fun of it & you.

Anonymous said...

Every positive entry here is Glazer ghosting in the comment section.

Don't you know anything?

Anonymous said...

Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Cg u know where to it can get some of weed. Then u can snitch, me out. When I u get a jammed up.

Another Midtown Mom said...

I'm a long time reader of this site and I have to say I'm impressed with Craig just because he can stand up to so many jerks criticizing him for no good reason.

Not everything Craig writes is my cup of tea but this is a pretty solid article that just advises people to keep pursuing their dreams.

What's the harm in that?

Keep up the good work Craig. Some of the readers DO appreciate your writing.

Anonymous said...

So now we are supposed to take the word of a criminal?

What I want to know is...did he take cock in prison?

The Real Harley said...

The point of this story is what many of the people who write their hate crap need to read. That's the point sammy. You can't deny his status and accomplishments.

Anonymous said...

KC is a boring town with boring people...yawn,yawn..

Anonymous said...

No, I suppose there is no harm in the umpteenth "follow your dreams" lecture I've heard since second grade, even though this one clearly ranks at the very bottom.

I just marvel at the ego it took to think this one was either original or brilliant.

Or, in Tony's case, newsworthy.

I'm beginning to believe that February is also "sweeps month" for blogs as well. Glazer certainly generates comments, both negative and from himself answering under various names.

Can't wait for the next vaguely memorable ex-sitcom has been to get booked on the cheap at his "comedy club" so we can read about what a "legend" and "icon" he is.

And, of course, how only Glazer has the pull to bring such a "major" star to KC.

Anonymous said...

Tony is being BLACKMAILED to publish this felon's B.S.

Anonymous said...

Ha, Ha, Glazer and Tony win. You losers bite on anything they throw your way. I dig it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, commenting on a Glazer piece is good, easy sport. Like shooting fish in a barrell.

But do you, or Tony, actually think he is attracting new readers to this blog?

I would guess that a new reader who stumbled onto this site, and the first thing they read was Glazer, they'd never come back.

Anonymous said...

Let us review Glazer's contribution to TKC since he got kicked off Hearne Christopher's even more pathetic blog:

Dave Coulier, the TV "legend" and "icon" who happens to be appearing at Glazer's storefront comedy club.

Jimmie Walker, the 65-year-old geezer living off one 40-year-old catch phrase, also appearing at Glazer's club.

Bad betting advice on the Super Bowl.

Bad betting advice on the KU/K-State game.

And now this.


Anonymous said...

8:09 : +1

Anonymous said...

THE ACTUAL HARLEY:

Take some advice from the smartest
man in the room.
Glaze may have made some mistakes
in life. We all do. Some bigger
than most.
He paid the price. Not a one of us
writing here did not committ some
crime that possibly could have
involved jail time. From dui's to
smoking pot...whatever.
The guy's been knocked down many
times.
But every time he gets up.
Say all the negative shit you want
about the guy...he's a survivor.
And never once has the guy had the
woe is me attitude that prevails
all the losers who write about his
stories.
Never once has he blamed anyone
else for his mistakes.
Never once has he made excuses for
some bad decisions...they were made...he knows it...he moves on.
And maybe the guy will make them
again. We all make the same mistakes even though we try to avoid them.
He gets back up. How many of you
slobs were ever on top of anything.
Okay...he dates young women..he
loves the night life...he's in
the limelight to get free publicity for his company.
Sure he's said some stupid stuff..
sure he's made some bad football games advice...sure he's probably
stepped out of line.and of course he has a record.
How many of you put your life good
or bad out there. would you attach
your name to some of these comments then take the heat for
some poor decisions?
Of course not. None of you have
done anything positive in life...
look in the mirror.
Then there's this one jagoff on
kcc who claims to be upstanding
...successful...he's a man about
town with great connections...but
he's the phoniest mother fucker
in this whole city.
Truth is if anyone knew this guys
record they'd think he made glaze
look like a choir boy.
58 comments..not one with any
facts to attack the guys remarks.
but for the losers and coksukers
on here he's just another punching
bag for your own little frail life.
That same jagoff on kcc sends emails telling people how great he
is...truth is he's the lowest form
of human beings there is....
Give this glaze dude credit...whether you hate his lifestyle...whether you lost money because you listened to his football advice...whether you
couldn't stand the fact that he's
in shape at his age and women still
find him attractive...that you hate
that he drives a 100k car...or that
he shows off his money and has a
egotistical attitude..or that you
just hate people who are successful.
The guys been down numerous times..
his employees come out and say
he's a good guy...he's worked hard
to get places...been struck down..
beat down...attacked verbally like
noone ever in the media...but yet
the guy still smiles...still rolls...still has the golden touch.
Obviously someone in this towns
media thinks he's got something going on. he 's on the radio..tv..
they qoute the guy...and he did wtihout paying a dime for any of that exposure...millions of dollars
worth of exposure and he didn't pay
a dime for it. The guy should be
running a big corporation.
So keep up the good work. His
comments get 60-80 negative comments...but i'm sure they don't
affect hte guy.
I'm sure when he walks in somehwer
people know who he is...they point
the guy out...they say that's
"the glaze" (of course i gave him that name).

Anonymous said...

But which one of your freaking clowns could handle all that
stuff. You couldn't ...you've got
no guts and no glory.
Hate the guy for waht. Did he steal
money from you. Did you hate the
comics at his place..didn't like the nachos? come on...get real...
you hate success...you hate people
who have done more than you.
Your deliberate mundane lives where
many of you aren't even sleeping with your wives...your kids hate
you...job hangs in the balance
every day...you clean pools or
are a maintenance man like super
dave...sell used filthy
hot tubs like smartman...
and then you see a guy who's smiling...who's having fun...who
maybe isn't living the white picket
fence life you are stuck in..but you hate him b ecause you know he's got it going on.
The jagoffs (including the bald
short guy on kcc) who go after
glaze and even me....we're stealth
boys...we don't let anything hold
us back...win some ...lose some...
we're in the game and you're
sitting at the table frowning
thinking "is this the best my life
gets"
fuck all of you.
Rock on glaze...benny/mary/rita
would be smiling at ya.

Anonymous said...

Damn, "Harley". The guy who says you are Glazer has got to be right, at least for the sake of humanity.

There can't be two people walking the planet who write this badly and are so full of shit.

Tony Is Either In Love With Him Or Being Extorted By Him said...



Glazer apparently masturbates to his own self image, as evidenced by the ghosting he does in comments to praise himself from afar.

CG said...

Harley and crew thanks for the solid comments. By the way I did win way more NFL and college games than we lost...be that as it may...cool comments...I guess anyone who defends me is me. Clearly not so...that's ok too.

CG said...

I always come in my own mouth from the joy generated by ghost writing comments in praise of myself on TKC.

Mmmmmm...salty!

Anonymous said...

What a way to fuck up a formerly decent blog....

CG said...

Yes with idiots like you on the site. Agreed.

Fuck you said...

3:21, it not a perfectly good blog. Its a free speech zone, which means the comments are stupid, racist, misogynist, etc.

Anonymous said...

LOL _ and I'm "on the verge of" hooking up with Blake Lively -- I know she'll return my calls any day now.

BTW - if he'd had served his country with the Army or marines..he'd have seen more action in one slow week in Nam, than than his last 40 yrs combined.

CG said...

But I DID serve my country:

I was a "Latrine Lolita", and I was damn good at it!

Semper Genuflect

Anonymous said...

The Great Glazer!