And many weeks later, I emerge from the depths of the thanksgiving gravy and stuffing to once again wave my arms, jump up and down and scream for your attention.
LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME!
Anyhow, many things have happened lately. Thanks to the wonderful citizens of my hometown Vermillion, South Dakota. I went home for a week for thanksgiving and gave two exciting performances downtown, one at the Eagles Club and another at Maya Jane’s. Things went so well that I was asked to perform again at the Eagles Club when I return for the Christmas break. So if you missed me Vermtown, come see me at the Eagles on December 28th! Tell your friends, come on back to Vermillion for a few days before the new year and party it up while the town can be your’s!
I also did a great show at the Metropolis Coffee Company. I had two new songs that are now going through re-writes. A few offbeat poets I heard recently reminded me of the importance of re-writes, and I found that my song One Step Ahead was taking way too serious of a tone. I wanted it to be more “everything was cooler before I got her” rather than “you assholes follow the money and get where you need to go and I’m not rewarded for my self-proclaimed virtuous means to an end”.
That belongs in another song all together. So, back to the drawing board!
I might focus too much on the tone of a song. My biggest problem is coming up with too much material and not being able to include it all, so I scrunch it all in, and before I know it, my song has too wide of a scope and no listener can tell what I’m really trying to say.
But the new songs will be rewritten very soon, just in time for my solo performance in the lounge of the Elbo Room, here in Chicago.
THIS IS THE SHOW TO SEE! IF I DON’T BRING 20 PEOPLE TO THIS SHOW, THE MOON WILL CRASH INTO THE EARTH AND NOT EVEN THE TORSO-LESS GIANTS OF TERMINA WILL BE ABLE TO HELP YOU!
Here is my soon-to-be-imfamous poster for said show at Elbo Room:
And lastly, I was summoned at the zero hour to play TONIGHT at the Red Head Piano Bar. You just can’t escape all-request piano shows, can you? I’m playing from 7:30 to 11:30 tonight, and all of you Chicagoans should bring all of your friends and thank your lucky stars that you can come see me here in the big city and don’t have to wait until December 28th like my hometown buds.
Thanks for the continued support! Hope to see you at a show very soon!