Today I drove back to L.A. from Palm Springs, CA (2 hour drive). PS was about 108 degrees! Ouch!
Last night at STREETBAR was great. I was in such good voice. My 'Work In Progress' show has been going on for over 2 years - EVERY LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH. I have fun working out my new material and freshening up the classic material. There is no cover charge so the pressure is off, although, I always get nervous working out new material. I don't like to make amateur sounding mistakes. The bar owner is very happy with the revenues my show is bringing in. I'm happy to have a place to practice live! Very valuable to me. I did a similar gig like this in NY for 5 years ('95-2000). These kind of performance workouts fortify me as a performer. So when I play gigs where people are paying money, I really give them a good show with well practiced material. I'm fortified in my performance.
After the show last night I socialized for a bit and the owner asked if I would want to do my shows at 9p instead of 8p? I jumped for joy..."Yes!" I have always felt that 8p was a bit too early. 9p is going to be better from now on.
Here's a my Set-List at STREETBAR June 24, 2014:
SUMMER SUN .... JIMMY JAMES
SUMMERTIME SADNESS....LANA DEL RAY
FIRE & RAIN.......CHER
DISCO DIVAS MEDLEY.....ALICIA BRIDGES, SYLVESTER, ANITA WARD, BETTE MIDLER, DONNA SUMMER & more...
60s GIRLS MEDLEY....CONNIE FRANCIS, LESLIE GORE, NANCY SINATRA, PETULA CLARK, LULU
SINGLE LADIES......LIZA MINNELLI
WANNA BE EVIL
SPANISH EYES CRY
FOR ALL WE KNOW......KAREN CARPENTER
8 DIVAS (DANCE REMIX)