Well, here goes nothing. All of the money we raised, time spent locked in my pad, booking gigs, and planning and plotting has finally led to today. And we’re off. 🙂
It’s definitely an exciting feeling, and I’m so absolutely lucky to live in a place, time, country, where I can just up and go for a month and get paid to play shows. (How awesome is that???)
I’m actually feeling under the weather, which isn’t cool, but I’m sure after a few nights of sleeping for 4 hours in my car will do great things for my upper respiratory system. 😛 I’ve been doing all the “airborne” stuff and taking care of my body lately, (I’m down 15 pounds!!!) So I’m as fit as I can be! This is gonna be great.
I did get 3 emails today from people asking for hookups to shows. I wanted to let you guys know that it’s REALLY hard to say, “No”- but I’m not big enough to have any! I tease alot about a quote I heard once, “Remember the little people…. because they’ll want free tickets!!!” The truth is, I’m still paying dues. I haven’t “ARRIVED” anywhere. I still have to promote my ass off to get 30 people out to Lestat’s, just like everyone else. It’s gonna be even tougher on the road! So while I’m trying to work and get people out, it’s counter-productive to “support” an artist by “asking for handouts”. That may seem harsh, but my every day is harsh. I’ve been turned down by SOOOO many venues, said “NO” to by radio stations, labels, etc… Nobody really cares about me until I have 60,000 likes on my facebook, and I’m selling out 25 different markets. So PLEASE don’t take it out on me/get mad if I can’t get you a free ticket. I’m still working my ass off to try to get to that place. I don’t ask you for a free dental check up…. or a free tattoo… or even a free happy meal! (If you work at McDonalds…sorry… bad joke…) Please keep supporting me and telling people, and inviting them to shows, because I can’t do this without you. Thank you for all you’ve done in the past, but we’re not even close to halfway of where I hope that we can be.
Well, I’m gonna take my sick ass and try to beat the traffic to LA. Thank you guys so much for the support, and I can’t wait to see you in all of these different cities!
All of my heart,