Friday, January 16, 2009

Bar Fly

The grand opening of Off Center was quite a success. 350+ people packed into the place and gave it the welcome it deserved. I was humbled, anxious, and a little sad all at the same time. Buddy's dream had come to life.

Adding the horn players to the mix was probably the best thing I could have done. They bring such an awesome energy to the music.

We opened the show with an 80's classic. Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer." I was trying to talk the band into cutting it up until the very last second. ...good thing we didn't. It was the perfect opener.

After that, the show rolled on as it was planned. For the most part. There were a few glitches in the music, but the crowd was awesomely unaware.

The responses, praise, cheers, and accollades have been flooding my facebook and my email.

I never would have imagined such a thing.

Buzz is good.

All my life I've lived for applause, but I've made the shift from that immediate gratification to the sustainable energy created by good buzz. ....So don't ever say I'm not doing my part to save the planet.

Marko continues to bless my life with a kind of love I thought I would never know. Without sounding like a Danielle Steel novela, it's sort of hard to describe. Only those who understand what I'm trying to say really understand what I'm trying to say.


He's a keeper. 'nough said.

Tonight John Willis and I take the stage at Off Center. We'll be serving up a mix of americana, r&b, pop, country, and diva. this first show will kick off what I hope to be a lasting "act" that everyone finds refreshing.

And I'm hoping for a HUGE payoff. lol

Everyone please pray for my vocal chords, they're all but used up this week.

I hope you're having the time of your life.

But think twice.

...That's my only advice.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Soon and Very Soon

T-minus 5 and counting....

This time Saturday I will be anxiously waiting among the nameless faces littering the baggage claim arena.

I'm going to look good.

I'm going to look really good.

I hope you'll have your back to me, so I can sneek up on you and say something coy like, " been here long?"

Or maybe I want you to see me from a long ways off so that I can take my time walking. That way the anticipation can build and build.

This trip was good for so many reasons. You were able to spend a wonderful month with your best friend- this, I think, is most important.

While you were away I was able to miss everything about you. My love for you has mutated into its own living, breathing thing. It wears my life like a dressing gown. And it keeps my soul in a locket, nestled close to it's chest. It eats my thoughts for breakfast, and it inhales my dreams to sustain its existance.

I don't know what I'm going to do with you. Maybe I'll just prop you up on my bedside table and just take you in like the grand canyon. hmm. So many options.

You're job is to come back.

...let me take care of the rest.