- Countdown Entry #35
- 1:44 PM, Friday, September 3rd,
September 2nd, 1999 - 8:30 - 11:30
- FATS BILLIARD EMPORIUM
- Easy set-up. By
far the fastest. Now have a monitor so I can set
the mix better. Not much to report as far as the
set-up is concerned.
- THE PERFORMANCE
SECOND VIDEO CLIP
1 - PARODY 1 - LOVE
- SET 2:
RHYTHM - UNPLUGGED - PARODY 2
- STRONGER - PARODY 2 -
- Good show
voice-wise. To tell you the truth, it's the low to mid
range notes that are a bitch. My range is a bit too
big sometimes... I have no problem hitting the
hi-crazy-ass-michael-jackson-notes, but once I do -
going back down is tough. The only tough part about
the performance was that no one was there. It was a
DEAD night. 10-12 people that I knew came
throughout the show, but no more than 6 or so at one
time. And other than my friends it was empty. It's
kind of a catch 22. I've been told I can't play
the bigger nights (Friday and Saturday) unless
I can guarantee a crowd, but if no one new sees
me on the nights that I do play - how they gonna know
to come back! From talking to local musicians bringing
15-20 people (norm so far for the show), is awesome on
an off-night for the bar. Problem is, I can't bring
any more until more people see it! Oh well... In time
young Jedi, in time...
- THE REACTION
Nothing really stands
out. Had a couple talk to me and say it was very
interesting. Then proceeded to talk about how kick ass
their karaoke show is. (sigh) Gave me their card.
I think this is why I don't want business cards. I
never want to be that sleezy. "Hey, you were great
tonight...here's my card, I do a great act..."
AND KARA-GODDAMN-OKE TO BOOT! The bain of my
existence. If I hear one more bar owner say: "Nah,
ain't interested, Karaoke does reeeeel good fer us..."
They were a nice enough couple, but trying to persuade me
that they do good karaoke, well it ain't gonna
happen. Their one complaint on my show was strange
though: "...it says 'hearing my thoughts'...uhm...you're
all over the place, you must have a lot of thoughts..."
And they had these troubled looks on their face like this
was a real troubling point. Whew...yeah, I am all over
the place. But...shit can't even defend it, I had NO
CLUE what they were talking about. They had other
suggestions which again came down to time & money.
Yeah, I really wanted to dress up like each one of
the Beatles during The Abbey Road Set, but again
I hadn't the time or the money to pull it off. If I
can ever sit down and really script out a set - WOW! It
can be fantastic. So much interraction! So much
MILLIONAIRES OF THE WORLD!
PLEASE INVEST IN ME!
I WILL MAKE US BOTH MILLIONS!
- :-) heh heh...
Keep on keepin' on...