Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Byfield and Smokin' Aces

Last Saturday I performed at a benefit for the victims of the Danvers explosion. It was held at the Byfield Town Hall . A quaint New England meeting house built in the late 188o's. There were quite a few people there for the weather and the admission price. It was a good crowd. I was really impressed with the caliber of talent. There were a lot of graphic designers who play music on the side and they were all really good !
My friend, Lenny Boudreau, put it together. I met Lenny when he had hired Mrs Potatohead for his company Xmas party a few years ago and we did it at Brian Longwell's Wingate theater up in Haverhill. I also worked with Lenny when we did a couple of Brian's sketches up at the Fierhouse Theater in Newburyport.
Lenny introduced the acts, so he was funny but he wasn't really doing a set. I was the only non-musical act. I couldn't get the microphone out of the stand. It was wrapped really tight. I had worked on my material and figured I had about 10-15. I got flustered by the mike stand and then I started yammering really fast. It went okay and I got some good laughs. I did not leave my body in the middle of the set, but I was talking really too fast and that cut my time in half . It was okay, but I think I could have done a little better if I had just slowed down ! Ah well . . . ..
Last night , Kiki and I went to see Smokin Aces a Paul Carnahan film. We really liked it. It's not the kind of film that will get any Oscar nods, it was just a lot of fun. A lot of characters and gun fights . Almost everybody ends up dead by the end of the film. Though , really it was great rollicking good fun.
On another note, I am having trouble getting into my website to change the text. I'm not lazy, it just won't let me in.
That's it for today.


Blogger Kris Earle said...

Ye Olde Comedie Showe!

Thursday, February 08, 2007 1:19:00 AM  

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