… and pecan pie

Pecan pie was always a part of the holidays when I grew up. It was on the dessert table in a place of honor. The taste, the smell … ingrained in my mind as a part of my childhood. There was a restaurant across the street from Presbyterian Hospital: Anderson’s. They were famous for their […]

Thursday, May 11 2017

Bit of a whirlwind, the past couple of weeks. The Monthly Monday Magic show pulled about 15 people. Strong audience, powerful feels, but I question my ability to draw people anymore. This wasn’t helped by the small crowd at Citylight the following Sunday. The people who came were awesome … but I’d certainly like to […]

The Guts of the Matter

“Deep inside, all folded up … where real magic happens? Is your signature and hers. Maybe.” Me and my friends? We live to serve. We serve You, our audience. The artists, the performers, the show people. Dozens of different names and flavors. We will perform sick and loaded up on medication. We will perform in […]

Monday. May 1, 2017

I have nothing but the entire world to gain. I have cried and I have laughed … and laughing is much better. Saturday I spent cleaning the house, doing laundry and prepping for Monday’ upcoming show with Brandon Barber. I’m really interested to hear the story he’s bringing. Took a wold around my neighborhood and […]

Friday, April 28, 2017

Woke up early to help Dani (Gold Angel) get her furniture moved from my front room. She’s excited about having her very own place, and it’s contagious. I sat on the front room sofa and took stock of what’s still stored there. It’s okay. Short meeting about a new restaurant venue. Aix en Provence. A […]

Strengths

My friend Kozmo shared this story with me: “I’m working the street one day, and I see a father and son approaching along the path. They looked like good candidates to start building a crowd so I smiled and made eye contact, or attempted to. The father refused to meet my eye, and hustled the […]

Street Lessons (Part Two)

“I can imagine the moment, breaking out through the silence. All the things that we both might say: come talk to me.” ~ Peter Gabriel Here you are. You’ve mustered the courage and practiced your craft, you have committed yourself to your road … now what? Let’s look to the street. 2) Develop Relationships Out […]

Failure is Not an Option

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” ~ […]

Street Lessons (Part One)

“Just breathin’ and dreamin’ and passin’ by the time.” ~ Neil Cribbs For years I’ve worked as a busker, an artist that performs on the streets for tips and donations. In the beginning it was the only venue I had. Street performing and dedication, as well as the ability to tell a good story under […]