Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!
They'd banish -- you know!

How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one's name the livelong day
To an admiring bog! 

                  -- Emily Dickenson

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
I posted this little Emily Dickenson poem that had a profound impact on me in the 4th grade. I never forgot the expression "public like a frog."
I'm a tortured Gemini. On the one hand I need a certain amount of fame to continue doing what I love - performing & singing.
 On the other hand, off stage I DO NOT crave fame. Anonimity is good.

Monday, December 8, 2014

JIMMY JAMES LIVE AT THE NEW RAGE IN WEST HOLLYWOOD

My friend Ryan O'Conner runs a fun Broadway Musical night at The legendary RAGE nightclub. At the corner of Santa Monica & San Vicente, the club in recent years had fallen out of favor among West Hollywood clubs. But now with New management the crowds are coming back. I'm excited to be bringing my little show Broadway musical tributes to this venue. RAGE has the best sound system anywhere.     
Here's the set list I have planned:
The New RAGE
December 8, 2014 • 9p / No Cover • West Hollywood, CA
Set List for this Musical Monday:
• CORNER OF THE SKY - Tribute to PIPPIN
• ANOTHER SUITCASE IN ANOTHER HALL - Tribute to EVITA
• STRANGER IN THIS WORLD - TABOO - Tribute to BOY GEORGE
• MEMORY - CATS - LIVE CHER IMPRESSION (Rare performance)
• SOMEWHERE - LIVE BARBRA STREISAND IMPRESSION (Rare performance)
• HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS - LIVE JUDY GARLAND IMPRESSION