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how many more to satisfy me?

8 Aug

Everyone brags about how being on stage brings them alive, and how its like dope for them, and they lose themselves… the truth is, each show is a lifetime. Here are the things I love about my shows-

Practice. I cant remember when I am more happy. All I want to do is sit with my guys, make music, smile at each other, share food and ideas and chill at my practice place with no limits to ANYTHING. My other favorite practice time it with my mum and gran. See, I know I complain about them, I know sometimes I feel they constrict my artistic freedom… but at the end of the day, it pays off. the frustration really does come out!

j lo and dime. My two soul mates. I love having them lounge around me when I practice. I sneak them up on my bed and sing to them. They are my biggest artistic inspirations.

The day of the show. When I sleep. All day. I just sleep so much, I sleep like I’m going to sleep through the show! Its the time I sleep best… relaxing before my concerts.

the drive to the venue- the sound check. this is just an extended practice session.

the actual concert is mostly a blur. I don’t know when i get up there. I rarely know what I sing. I’ve tried earlier to savor every moment, but it just doesn’t work that way. I am in a haze, not realizing what I sing, not the beginnning or the end of each song… not even getting off.

And a feeling I will never miss- a gratefulness that the show went well… the final admission to myself that I actually was a bit tense about the concert, as I feel myself winding off, and relaxing… taking the night off sleep, and laying in wait for the next whole rigmarole, that is never usually far away. =D