Lets see. Into week 2 of the “Secrets to a happy life tour”, and going strong. Not homesick yet, but def missing some home cooking and routines. Back to back to back shows affords you the ease to loose track of time and location. I almost forgot the name of one school I was performing at, but a quick pause and prayer helped retrieve that data. What’s today’s date again?
Yeah, I’m living the dream. Wake up at 9am and stumble down to hotel fitness center where I burn off on the treadmill the previous day’s cheesecake and burger calories while some old lady on the bike stares at my back side the whole time. Then I steal a quick shower so I can make it downstairs in time for complimentary breakfast because it’s free, and I looooveee free. 4 hr drives from one location to the other while listening to my headphones (which I later found out is illegal), or listening to chuck the mad ox give me some hip hop/life tutorial. Arrive at the next hotel, unpack, unwind, unfunkify(shower), and then off to sound check at the next school. Perform the show, kill the show, talk to people, give out sweaty hugs, take pics, sell cds, refuse marriage proposals and then back to the hotel. Repeat sequence!
This past couple of days has been Radford college, University of Mary Washington, Old dominion university, and tonight at Longwood. Great shows and the students and staff have been GREAT. Shout out to my peeps Steve and Karen along with their crew from Radford. Them guys were super nice…yeah I said “them”. UMW were hella cool because they liked my right biceps and were a really engaging crowd. Big ups to Whittney and Amy for being so hospitable. The student performers rocked the house. ODU had an open mic in which we were the features, and all I have to say is there are some talented students there. Special thanks to Kristi, Symone and Mary for all their love and support. Tonight at Longwood was really nice. Really easy going and down to earth people. Word ups to Thomas, Sarah, Jamie, Chris(sound guy), Laura etc for making our day run smoothly. UNC Pembroke here we come.
I’m blessed and thank the lord for allowing me to live my dreams. He’s answered all my prayers except for the one about keeping the local cinema 8 theater open on a Thursday night till past 9pm so I can unwind. I’ll just cry and complain bout it cos it’s a free country, and I’m free to complain and cry.
Till the next time we rock n roll, keep making good music the soundtrack to your life. Love you all!