Back in the Saddle
Singing in front of people is something that feels natural to me, and I love that. There's a part of me that clicks on when I get onstage, a kind of "Sasha Fierce" takeover. I am so grateful. I consider my performance self to be much better than I am at being around people in general, but she is also quick, witty, and very poised. She is exhausting to be, but someone I envy most of the time.
I'm naturally an introvert. I spend most of my time throughout the week alone, recharging, and I am extremely happy that way. The people I do see are people I'm very close to, or people that I run into through the course of my day-to-day chores. Sometimes I am lucky enough to find a place that I have to go to AND I love the people there. Black Diamond Cafe is one of those places.
Their Open Mic (which I was lucky enough to perform at last Friday, 3/10) is a really wonderful place of expression and openness that makes anyone feel at home. I was thrilled to share some songs and I can't wait to go back. I haven't done Open Mic Nights for a few years, so it's nice to get back into the saddle and sing live. The audience was supportive and engaged and the host was clearly invested in the program.
Here's video of me singing my first song of the night, "Still Alive" from the video game Portal! In the future I'll try to make sure we get my entire set recorded.
I'll perform at Black Diamond in the future, they have Open Mic on the second Friday of each month so that's a safe time to stop by if you'd like to hear me sing! While you're there, you'll probably hear some hilarious stand-up, heart wrenching poetry, and a lot of great music. See you there!