if i forced myself to write here everyday , the content might be thin, so i write when it's worth reading . i'd rather you wait for something good , than read a daily diary about some weirdo who's addicted to attention. i'm like you , we are all struggling to live in america. i TRY to stay upbeat & happy , but there are bumps in the road ..
first , thanks for all the support !!! i have nothing spectacular to add to your lives, just a few thoughts.
my favorite gig of each year was yesterday - Odom Fest.
the wonderful Odom family has a love , food , & music filled weekend on labor day , this was the 12th one , and i've been in 9 of them. last year , i was 60 days into my cancer battle, and the supremely wonderful good vibes there was the push my soul needed to win against cancer. i'm sure of it, -- positivo !!
some of us had thoughts that last years Odom Fest could have been my last. -------- , so being on stage last night was a victory for so many people
the weather was supreme, the food spread was incredible . although i couldn't eat any of it , besides some fruit, the smells and the look of it all was delicious .
the band played yesterday - otto & the GearHeads. what FUN !!! it's much easier to perform with the band than solo , as a comic, and more fun too.. the music feels so good as it's happening, and seeing people dance is really great. and when they are screaming for MORE , that's how to leave the stage .. i thought i played horribly, i know my singing was not 100 % , but the reviews keep coming in -
"you guys were great " - "fantastic " & "totally rockin!!"
....... this is the the show biz buzz that is so intoxicating.
love and good vibes ---- abundant !!! people saying i'm an inspiration blows me away. i don't think i really did anything that special, but if it makes people happy and better , i'll take it .. to a few people, seeing the band was a first, and comments like - "i thought you were just a comedian, but you're a musician too !!" give me goosebumps.
so many people told me they love me, accompanied by warm hugs - that's a good day my friend
another bonus for me was seeing people light up in happiness because Rapper was there. he is Mr Sunshine, best cook on earth , nicest guy in the Universe, and the Bad-ass Bass player of all time. one couple who met me last year were so pleasantly surprised to learn that Rapper & i are brothers . " small but wonderful world " - "rapper's THE man " yes he is.........
when i announced i was cancer free, Rapper added - "cancer didn't have a chance ! " - that was super special, i had to hold back the tears that are flowing now, as i type
all the other performers were fantastic !! i think everyone brings the " A " game to Odom Fest. it's an honor to be involved
here we are - tearing i up!!! that green mic foam cover - from my view, made me think i had a clown nose on . and yes , my shirt is un-tucked.. my new tiny waistline would have made me look like an hourglass on crack. i do have new shoes on , unlike Soda-Fest . Rapper has the pfeffer family "sweats" going , and Benny B. is not wearing a sweater, he IS furry.
ok that's my time..
Shep Fest this weekend, and i co-Headline with Gerry Goble at the Laugh Comedy Club, mishawaka sept 12th & 13th. very excited about that .
and health report:
weight ............ 146
attitude........... it's on - like donkey kong
pain ............... zero
strength......... good , i need to ride the bike more,
be fierce or afraid- choose wisely