In another week, I will return to Boulder, to rest, build a touring set, and focus on doing some shows around that area. We have also filmed the show over the weekend, so I can put together a sample of the show to send out. Austin, for now, will have to wait. After the reviews came out, I thought I would parlay them into a whirlwind show in Austin, but after hearing that theatre revenues are down sixty percent here as well as other parts of the country, I began to have second thoughts. I am still really excited about the show, and think it has an audience, it just needs to be planned ahead. I've been working with a great producer here, and am learning much about how all of this works. I am convinced I can find the theatres to work with.
Yesterday morning it was raining and a quiet Sunday in Los Angeles. I went over to the Seven-Eleven store to get my coffee at about 6:30am. As I was walking back, a raven flew ten or so feet in front of me and landed on a sign nearby. It was the first raven I've seen here in L.A., and in shaman fashion, it was definitely a little message supporting my departure. The raven has always been that 'messenger bird' in my life, and so I will follow this bird back home. In the fields where my Dad's old trailer lies, the ravens come and go with wistful looks and sometimes weary heads--it will be good to see them again. I've been day dreaming more and more about Boulder, its been along time since I've spend a Spring there, I'm looking forward to it.
Saturday night after the show, there was another live show in the same theatre where I've been performing called 'Anita's Tea Party'. Its a combination of music, theatre, comedy, and poetry, and I was invited to sing a few songs. I sang two of my original songs, and of course, one Neil Young song--it was good to perform in a less formal setting, and a full house. I'm longing to sit on a couple of porches and focus for awhile on some music 'chops'.
Once again, I am so thankful for the support and following of this grand adventure. Genet, the existentialist writer and philosopher said that, "We are defined by the actions we take, and not by just the thoughts..." After this experience, I'm convinced they both work in unison with each other, thoughts are like prayers, supporting the action in a powerful way. Thank you for supporting this vision.