Despite yesterday evening's gig being more of a starer than a laugher, I cheerfully carried on unphased. I think I've got to the rather self-indulgent stage of just enjoying a stage, microphone, guitar and audience at my disposal. If people aren't going to laugh, then I suppose I ought to find a way of being funnier, but I'm glad I'm not going to let it spoil my evening.
Yes, I'm certainly a lot bolder and more confident on stage these days. This will probably evaporate when I do the Comedy Store gig on Friday night. That gig has the power to unnerve me still.
Last night I also ended up in the Anglo Asian centre on Westgate Road in Newcastle singing Karaoke. There are so many aspects of that last sentence which are surprising. The fact that this was pre-meditated makes it all the more surprising. It was, however, entertaining. I was singing Have you met Miss Jones?, which was a lot of fun to sing. Now I'm even more keen on doing a big band number in my comedy set. I know exactly what I want to do, it's just the doing of it that's the tricky bit. I really need to get my technical stuff together and make me a home-made big band backing track. The song in question is pretty much a year old now, and so it will be nice to reinvigorate it with a new slant.
Untrustworthy with money
I really shouldn't be allowed to have money, the way I throw it away on frivolous things. I just bought the Indiana Jones trilogy on DVD. They are (with the exception of Temple of Doom) great movies, so I'm somewhat vindicated. It also only works out at £6 per disc (there are four discs) and it was most bargainous! Thank you ebay!