I don't know why I get myself all worked up over a little gig! I practically grew up on stage and I get jittery every single time! I don't remember getting this jittery as a kid.
Friday night was exhilarating. An intimate, beautiful, supportive group of friends - old and new.
Thank you Mara; for coming all the way to Hollywood, for bringing friends and for being so willing to take [many] pictures! You're a great friend!
Thank you SloMo; for getting all "gussied up," make-up, hair and all, for hanging out with me "backstage" before I left, and for reminding me of everything I needed to bring...right down to the water bottle. Love you!
Thank you all who left comments, sent emails, ecards and IMs [Babyshark, you're a sweetheart! Gregg, I cried!]
These photos remind me that I tend to keep my eyes closed. [bad habit] 16 pics - no open eyes. My fault! Working on it. Playing/singing is meditative for me. I get distracted with open eyes so I go within to draw upon my experiences and feelings to express them in the song.
Closing Song/Chant Dedication:
YoHo's cat, Gracie "Schmoo" - hit by a car just before her very first xmas.
Frank of On Whining Well
Mary, her family, the loss of their home and 2 beloved cats.