Truth be told, it’s a lot of work. There are hotties to bang (and put up with), wee hours radio and television shows to ferry comics to, movie deals to be made and exotic British sports cars to be driven. And that’s just the fun stuff.
There’s also a business to be run, bills to be paid, staffers to be hired and dealt with and a looming expansion back to Midtown Kansas City in the hooper. It’s a dirty job at times, and the gentleman we lovingly call The Scribe has to do it.
Which brings us to David Hudnall‘s cover story about “the Glaze” in the Pitch.
Glazer’s from one to ten take on the journalistic mugging?“Well, I’m probably too close to the fire, but there’s two ways to look at it,” he says. “As far as an entertaining read goes, I’d give it an eight. As far as fairness and balance – that’s the weaker part – I’d have to give it a six. For whatever reason they didn’t want to play up my successes on certain things.
“Like my book selling for $.0.01 on Amazon. All used books get to that point at some point. Look at the new ones, they’re $17.95.”
“Here’s the best thing I can say to everyone reading it; I didn’t call the Pitch to do the story, they called me. That says everything.”
What Glazer didn’t like about Hudnall’s tale was, “It all kind of had this feeing of a guy really trying hard to be somebody and it never happened,” Glazer says. “But that’s not true. I mean, I’m not Johnny Depp but my accomplishments are pretty impressive. I mean, who else has done all that? I was just hoping for a little bit more fairness as far as my accomplishments and where I am.”
“The Johnny Dare part was one of the best parts,” Glazer says. “Like when he said, they’re never going to make my movie. Come on, Johnny Dare doesn’t know anything.”
If Glazer had it to do over, would he still submit to the Pitch request?
“Boy, you know I was warned,” he says. “My family said, don’t do it. It’s the Pitch. You’re high profile. They’re going to go after you. Boy, that’s a hard call. If I had it to do over again – I don’t know – it’s a coin flip. If CJ Janovy was still there I probably wouldn’t have done it because we had that huge run in. She wrote that I was an admitted drug dealer and I called her and said that wasn’t true – I’ve never admitted that. And I guess they checked and found out she was wrong. So I told her if she didn’t fix it I was going to sue her for defamation and slander.”
More on this later, but she “fixed” it.