Fresh off of the heels of another awesome gig at the Actual Café, I wanted to spend a moment on gratitude.
I have the best fans in the world. No, for serious. I’m not just blowing smoke. You deserve this. So, just sit back, relax and take the compliments…
Whenever I (or anyone else for that matter) write a blog or perform my songs live (or displays a piece of artwork or juggles mothballs or just plain speaks their mind), I’m putting myself in a line of fire, so to speak. People are free to judge, walk out on or just plain ignore what I’m writing or singing. Or worse, I’m putting myself on a platform and no one shows up.
Well, the purpose of this blog is to thank you for not only showing up, but for actively participating as well. Allow me to esssplain…
I started a habit of announcing my blog posts to my mailing list along with a request to email, message or comment about any insights, mis-quotes or spelling/grammar mistakes they catch.
I posted a blog not too long ago about the word “permission” and how it has been a bit of a fixture in my word lately.
I was thrilled to have received a couple of fabulous insights which I will mention here:
Wendy Beckerman brought to my attention that the quote from Nelson Mandela wasn’t actually his own words. The quote that is often attributed to him is actually from Marianne Williamson’s book A Return to Love. Upon doing a bit more research (okay, okay, okay I wiki-fied it) I discovered that while Ms. Williamson isn’t exactly sure why the quote has been attributed to President Mandela, she’s grateful that her words are so meaningful for so many.
Wendy also shared a great little clip about taking the small steps to actualizing a big dream. Thought it was too good to keep all to my lonesome: http://vimeo.com/26415958
Thank you Wendy!
Also, must thank Sylvia Hahn for the grammar correction! I don’t have an editor, so I could use all the help I can get.
Last and far from least is my huge thank you to the folks who made it out to the Actual Cafe last weekend. I know that Saturday nights are pretty packed for most of you, so the fact that you chose to hang out with me, Ryan and Katherine was extra powerful.
I realize there are more of you out there reading the blog and coming to the shows. So, thank you. Even though I can’t always see you out there. Your presence and participation mean the world to me.
If you are free this coming Saturday and are in the Bay Area, Ryan and I will be performing at the Stork Club. We will be doing all Chance’s End songs which was a great success the last time we did it. We’ll be joining a few other great bands. Check them out!
Saturday, August 27th at 9:00pm LIVE at the Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, California 9:00pm-Midnight
Ryan and I will be performing as Chance’s End which means our entire electronic set!
The lineup is fabulous:
$5 at the door
This one is 21+ so dress in your finest drinking pants and head on over!