Friday, April 2, 2004

Performance Update

Wednesday night, I performed in a benefit show at the M Bar in Hollywood.  Fellow AOL-Journaler, Robbie was there when I arrived.  And my friends Cheryl and Lori also came to support me. Let's hear it for my girls!

All day yesterday I was freakishly nervous. I really thought I might throw up at some point before my performance.  It usually takes a song or two to warm up and get comfortable onstage.  But last night, that's all I had...an opening and closing song.  When I arrived to the stage I was subtly relaxed.

Drummer-boy joined me on the box-drum [I don't know the actual term for that instrument].  I introduced him as "my good friend Keith Benton."  And then asked him if I had his name right.  I heard laughter.  So I joked, "Yeah, we're such good friends...what's your name again?"  Something about the lights on stage makes me dumb.

We opened with a song that's next up in the recording queue.  Keith was grooving.  He's got great energy and I'm looking forward to recording with him.  Later, I met his beautiful friend Billy - the lead singer of Bushwalla, a band that Keith plays with regularly.

I received praises for both songs, from different people, for different reasons.  That felt nice.  I touched the hearts of some by singing a part of the Black Eyed Peas song, Where's The Love, as an opening to Walls Of Pain.  That also felt nice. There's something for everyone.

The highlight of the night:  Two streakers! Yes, that's right folks, full-on nudity!  One man. One woman. And I'll tell you, the woman was breathtakingly beautiful. Full-bodied, silky smooth skin - with the cutest heart-shaped...uhh...shaved area.  But honestly, I feel like a pig for what I'm about to say ...but... I wouldn't recognize her with clothes on.  I might even have said goodbye to her last night. Not a clue.  The man. Also beautiful. Pierced. Oh yes, right there in his manhood.

It was a fun two hours of music, comedy, magic and nudity!  I saw some old friends and made some new friends. Thanks to my friends who came and stuck around for the whole show.

32 comments:

sonensmilinmon said...

ahhhh, sounds like a wonderful evening ... still wishing I lived in CA as I would've wanted to drive down just to hear in you in person.

Streakers, huh?! Are they coming back?

Smilin Mon

donah42 said...

Glad your streakers were gorgeous!

hempenhomespun said...

We're not lucky enough to get attractive streakers in Hartford. I'm jealous.

Sounds like your show was lots of fun. Wish I was there!

krobbie67 said...

Only in Hollywood do they work nudity into a show, any show, if they can somehow - someway. I guess they know the deal - Sex Sells!! LOL Funny, Kevin noticed the piercing too. I get all bashful when a nude person is around. Like I'll seem like a perv if I look too hard and long. <---- Well, I did notice that was not the guys case. ;-) And, what's with them being the only ones to get an encore??
Great show girl!! :-) ---Robbie

irun01 said...

Sounds like a night at my house . . . music, comedy, magic and nudity . . . and of course that's just while I'm mowing the lawn.
Glad you had fun.

krobbie67 said...

P.S. I finally had a chance to comment on your other entries. I've been reading to stay caught up ~ just didn't have a chance to leave my words of nonsense.
:-) ---Robbie

deabvt said...

Awwwww, Freee....Sounds like everything went Great!!
Vince

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Hmmm...so the highlight of the night was the streakers and not your performance? hehehe Are you trying to tell us something, Trish-baby?

I can't imagine you being nervous about anything. You've got such a laid-back, mellow demeanor. But, actually, I think nervousness makes you perform better. It gets that adrenaline going. =)

I love Where's The Love by Black Eyed Peas. Such a great song. Wish I could have heard you!

s0ngbird1962 said...

Sounds like the streakers around there are much more beautiful than the hairy arsed streakers' I've seen at Fenway, lol. Sounds like it was a great night...

freeepeace said...

SMILIN MON - Next time I do a full gig, you two should take a road trip down here. :) The streakers got the only encore. I imagine they'll be back. :P

DONAH - Yes, it was a blessing the streakers were gorgeous.

HEMPEN - I don't know if I've ever seen beautiful streakers. When I heard about them, I was nervous. When I saw them, I was over it - and immediately cheered for more!

ROBBIE - True, sex sells - in Hollywood nonetheless. Ahh, so you DID see the "guy's case." ;) They deserved that encore.

freeepeace said...

IRUN - Huh? You mow the lawn in the nude? Now THAT'S comedy! :P

VINCE - Thanks pal.

BRIDGETT - Clearly, the highlight was the nudity. Now, if I had performed in the nude, there might be a different highlight. Certainly not in the same fashion though. hehe And I was sickly nervous. But I've been anxious for weeks now. This was just amped up a bit. Bleh.

MICHELLE - Indeed. Fenway streakers are quite different than these 'variety show' streakers. lol

alphawoman1 said...

Is streaking back in vogue? Yea!!!!! Glad everything went well.
Mary

slowmotionlife said...

Woohoo!! So glad to hear everything went well!! I love that you're all nervous beforehand, but that you go cool as soon as you're on stage. A true performer! Wish I could have been there. :( I missed the streaking too!! That sux. But you know, streaking is never HALF as funny when the nekkid people are beautiful!! Bring on the nekkid uglies, already!! LOL

andreakingme said...

Oh, geeze, nothing like this ever happens where I live. So excitin'!

You know I would have been there if I lived near there, too, don't you? I think it would be so much fun to run around in your group!

harborkin said...

i've heard some of your music and i'm like one of you number one fans. i like walls of pain the best. good job at that hollywood thing!

chefgracegeorge said...

Glad to hear the gig went well. You seem to be in a better frame of mind now. Love ya!

queenz43 said...

Wow!!! what an evening. It was exciting just reading about it. 8-) Glad Robbie was and your other friends came to support you. I know that must have felt good. I love the way you describe things Freee. You honestly make it come to life. Just glad your night was a success. Hugs, and have a good weekend. ~RC~ ::Fiendishly hiding in corner writing down specifications of the streakers before leaving:: :-P

karynetaylor said...

I think that's so cool that a JOURNAL FRIEND could participate, support you! I love this little community & what we can do for one another. I swear all you guys are helping me raise Lindsey & have fun with my first year of marriage.

~Karyn
http://beta.journals.aol.com/karynetaylor/WhateverItTakesMyChoices/

dymphna103 said...

Trish that is great. Love it when I meet journalist. john

miarenee24 said...

ONLY in California! You had me lol'ing (really) over here and I hope I didn't wake Stephen up. I can picture every part of the evening so vividly. Maybe, a little too vividly. Heeheehee~ I miss all the fun :Stomping my foot like the brat I am: Sounds like a great night.
Love ya, girl! xo

viarbooba said...

wow, i'm glad you did good and had such a fun time. streakers...that would have been so funny. i love your song walls of pain. i've listened to your cd over and over again. my question is are you going to make another one soon? i'd love to buy more!! you rock girl!

gingergirl05 said...

Your performance *sounds* like it would have been fun to *hear.* The combo of Where's The Love and Walls Of Pain sounds interesting and powerful. The pain of the entire world merging with the pain of one. Reminds me of a poem by W.H. Auden... I can't remember the name of it at this moment (something French). It's about how everyone suffers but we don't really notice the pain of those around us. We go about our busy lives as others drown in distress. Not that Walls Of Pain is exactly like that, but my thoughts rolled towards that poem.

Hmm, those streakers must have been pretty fun to see. A heart and a ring, huh? How...sweet? lol I'm glad that your evening of nerves and excitement had a light moment, too. ~ Kate xo

quroboros said...

Darnit & pishaw- Your website's songs won't play on my computer! I was so looking for to hearing them. Maybe I'll try it from the library where the PC doesn't run on those mice in little wheels. Thanks for visiting my journal again. ¤Holly

montaukny said...

Congrats on the great performance & fun show! I just knew you'd do great!!! {{hugs}} WoooooHooooo to the streakers! Woot - there it is! LOL ~Aunt Nub~

coy1234787 said...

I enjoy reading your journal and keeping track of what's going on. It sounds like your evening went well despite the nerves and the streakers- an added bonus I suppose.
*** Coy ***
http://journals.aol.com/coy1234787/Dancingintherain

babyshark28 said...

I think what you did was very clever! not dumb at all...cracking a joke like that always lightens up moods imediately. people like that and they feel instantly attached to you through the laughter. It sounds like it went really well, and the opening with the black eyed peas song to your walls of pain song sounds like a stroke of genious, I bet it sounds really awesome!
As for the nudity...cool.
pierced manhood....ewww. :)

krobbie67 said...

Hey Rock Star!! I finally did my entry about performance night. I sure hope it meets your approval. ::::hiding in my closet nervously waiting her response::::
;-) ---Robbie

txsguinan said...

I'm SO glad it went well! I was thinking about you Wednesday night ~ if I wasn't such an old fart I would have braved the journey up from behind the Orange Curtain. I've been hearing a lot about how hot the M Bar is lately ~ now I know it's true! I'm heading over to Robbie's now to hear more about it...later!.. :)

PS ~ I can't get the music to load on my PC either...

goldenchildnc said...

Hmmm. Well, here's one way of looking at it:

You live because a power greater than you, yet at the same time and integral part of you willed it so. You, as are all things -- animate and inanimate, seen and unseen-- the Universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out. Experiencing every facet of itself from all possible angles by splintering itself into countless millions of tiny fragments. As a mere fraction of the whole with the semblance of autonomy, there are times when the feeling of fragmentation becomes pronounced and nothing makes sense and everything seems pointless. But the division, the separation, is only an illusion albeit an extremely convincing one to us more often than not. And crap, I'm babbling! Sorry. First things that sprang to mind and I don't have time to get where I was going this way. Long story short: buck up, cowgirl! :-)

musenla said...

Ahh, you did Walls of Pain, you know that song is dear to me.  And I love your version with the Black Eyed Peas as intro.  

Two streakers!  Oh my, what a night.  And to think I missed it.  Gnats.

somenuttychic said...

Heart shaped shaved areas private piercings and box drums. Hmmm. Sounds like quite a night. Sounds like FUN!!! :-)

princessmio said...

i really like the way you have done your journal i just started on mine it's miosotis life hopefully if you have some time you can check it out and leave some comment for i can inprove i'll appreciate that.