While Marty confessed that he had fallen in love with Alice, the girlfriend of our friend Jim, I listened to the radio. We switched our Queens of the Stone Age CD with a Tina Fey memoir And she was talking about working in the YMCA in Chicago when she was just starting out. During her off hours she did improv with the Second City and found work where she could. It was a rough time and the YMCA sounded like a shithole.
I cut him off at one point and said that Jon Hamm of Mad Men was homeless for a few days at one point in his early career. Marty didn’t hear me. He kept talking. Said something about the way she looked at him and actually listened to him speak.
Maybe that’s it. You have to really suffer at a young age before you can make it anywhere.