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.