Woodrow had to cancel at Rhapsody last night, so Magi asked WT and I to host at HOT WET. I’m glad she did because Aliya was debuting as a DJ and I was happy to be there and help rally the crowd for her. It turned out to be a fun night with lots of friends and acquiantences joining in.
Magi said we had 25 people including Dixon & herself, Aliya & Darrko, Ayn, Derf and Dakila, but I’m also starting to remember a lot of the regular’s: Leanna, Lynsey, DNTHR, Ziffy, Ruli, Aldon, Diamond, William, Autumn, Maddie, Matt, Blacklace, MorningStar, Kizmet, Enigma, Sheila, Nevada, Flutter, Kristi, Piper, Jayal, Andrea, Carlotta, McKnzie, BamBam, Manda, Trollin, Deathknell, BonVivant and maybe more. I see a lot of these people at other blues clubs and it gives me a connection with a group of people I enjoy partying with.
I used to enjoy the PIER and knew all the regulars. In fact, it was the first group I connected with but since they started playing a lot of hip hop/rap, especially that crap that is demeaning to women, I’ve drifted further and further away. I still have friends at the PIER but just the thought of tp’ing in there and into music I find repulsive has taken it out of my fav file. It’s a real shame because I’ve always liked Carys, the owner and Kurt, Eleanor and many of the regulars.
One thing I’ve notice about hosting, and i think WT feels this way to, is that I’m operating way outside my comfort zone. I mean, I’m not usually cutting up and goofing off all the time, and in some ways this makes me feel strange. After the gig last night I was feeling a bit embarrassed about my behavior. Don’t get me wrong, I like to have fun but I find myself saying things I don’t normally say, including some vulgarity that I really dislike. Maybe I just need some time to slip into the role.