Love RAINN on Me (5/15/11)

On May 15th, the project I created Bully MGMT and Twisted Peppermint are sponsoring a benefit for RAINN (the Rape Abuse Incest National Network) in NYC. It is an amazing organization that helps thousands of men and women work through these traumatic experiences and provides a network of support. We are very proud to be a part of this. Please come out and support this cause. There will be some AWESOME performances (ehem) and a silent auction to help raise more funds. See you there…

Performance line-up:

Brett Gleason

Monday Night Bear Claw

Athena Reich

I AM Fighting

Ariel Aparicio

 

When: Sunday, May 15, 2011 6:30 PM (Performances begin 7:30 PM)

Where: Crash Mansion (199 Bowery NYC)

Tickets on sale for 10.00 – 12.00 at the door

Check out the main site for more information.…

Live!!

My stomach is always a bit queasy.

I barely eat. Yes, I still get nervous.

Breathe. Focus….

Drums, guitars… Rock&Roll.

The rest kinda falls into place.

It’s all about the energy. Whatever I’m getting from the audience consumes me. If it’s an intimate setting and I feel like I’m really connecting, I can feel that. (I’ve almost cried before during “Calling All Cars” and “Heaven”.)

If it’s a rockin crowd and a biggier venue, I’m totally propelled. I feel like I can fly. Boston was like that… So was Baltimore.

Sometimes it’s hard to breathe. the best is when I don’t have to think at all…

Every step feels like it’s choreographed by someone else.

I hate the banter in between songs. I hate having to think about it at all. But when the show’s good – I don’t.

I prefer strangers to friends.

Watching people’s faces…

Looking into their eyes…

Watching them sing along…moving, feeling.

That’s the best.…

OUTFEST Philly Oct 10, 2010

7am… Up, shave, shower, pack the truck, dress, grab my boots (and my eyeliner, of course) and head out the door. 1st stop, Long Island City to pick up Dave Berger, my drummer. Load him up and then head toward the city to pick up Steve and Pem. I think we are heading through the Holland tunnel by 11 am… not too bad.

We make it to Philly by around 1pm. Beautiful day. The streets are packed and the stage is ready to go. We are set to go on at 2pm so we pretty much start setting up immediately. Right on time…

Open with Lucille and then ┬áinto People Who Died. “Intolerance of any kind is unacceptable”, I say. “This is for our brothers and sisters and our friends…All our Friends…All Our Friends”. Next, Life & Times followed by Hail to the Loser. “I was told that unless I’m Cher or Patti LaBelle, no one gets more than 20 minutes at OUTfest”… But I was giving Patti hair!!!! We close with Pretty in Pink – condoms everywhere!!!

It was indeed a wonderful afternoon in the city of brotherly love. By the way, I was sick as a dog the whole time… Show must go on!!!! ROCK!!!!!!!…