These folks had worked really hard and only needed an audience. I cleaned up a couple of spots, gave a few notes and they opened to fabulous reviews! I'm so proud to be a part of this! Thank you all! And keep up the good work...I'll see you soon!
|Stan's from the water...nice!|
Stan's a good ol' boy of indeterminate age but clearly will never see 70 again, and maybe not 80! He likes to kick things off with the l-o-n-g-e-s-t version of the Star-Spangled Banner I've ever heard! I mean, this thing went on forever! Soaring vocals and writhing orchestra, turning back on itself in a seeming finale only to swoop again! If they tried something like this at a baseball game, there'd be a riot! Seriously, folks would be throwing the wieners and beer about halfway through!
|Stan and me!|
But, hey, Stan clearly does things his way and he is a patriot, pure and proud. He's been known, from time to time, to harangue people not standing at attention with their hands over their hearts for this marathon National Anthem...good for you, Stan! It's your place, your rules! Stan likes to tell stale jokes during the band's breaks and asked me if I'd like to tell a couple. Much as I love getting up on stage there was no way I was going to try to follow that act! God bless you Stan, and thanks to all the kind folks I met that afternoon...what a great bunch!
|The Andean Bear|
As I write this, I'm in Dayton, OH getting ready for my shows here tomorrow and Friday (10/6-7) at Wiley's Comedy Club!http://wileyscomedyclub.com/acts/ That's right, it's "Wild and Willey" at Wiley's! What are the chances of that? Come on out! I'm getting material ready for taping my new comedy DVD next week and it's gonna be a blast! See you there!