3/14/2015 0 Comments
My First Band Gig
I awoke to the very loud sound of my phone to hear the excited voice of Gerald from Florida. (my guide of NYC ) He had seen the video of me singing at the Apollo this past Wednesday and was like "How did you come in third"? LOL. His enthusiasm kept me from hanging up and going back to sleep. He told me of how he shared the video with his friend in Atlanta and how she wanted to share it. Normally I would be like, HELL YEAH! But I want to create a YouTube link so I can track the views first. It's already been shared on Facebook by a lot of my friends and people I knew from School and such. My issue with it going further is, the person that originally posted it misspelled my name AND used my government name in the tag. I don't want to ruin the name I've built for myself and risk confusion. Anyone calling me anything but Burgandy that isn't my family makes my skin crawl. He understood and told her to wait for the official link. I am however attaching the links to both of the Apollo's clips to this blog. All this competing has gotten me ready for my first gig!
Tonight I will be singing at the Black Pearl in Harlem on 4637 White Plains Rd! I am uber excited as I will be doing some new songs! I will be singing also with another guy so both of us will be leading! I'm not excited about not having a single rehearsal but I am preparing myself mentally for anything.
Click here for Apollo 2
click for Apollo 1
I'm on the train headed to the Bronx all late and shit. SMH. The good part is that I'm not alone so I don't feel bad. It's raining here so everyone moving slowly. I was so panicked that I wanted to get off and take a cab which would have given me an extra 5 minutes but there were none when I left a station so I had to run back in to get on the right train. I was on the wrong one. Yes, don't be surprised! It's what I do. My nerves have my bladder working overtime. TMI I know. Lol
OK SO I just finished the first set with the band. The other lead has yet to show up. If they want me to do his half I expect to get paid his half. I ended up doing more songs than I expected and had to use my phone in my hand for lyrics. The other lead was supposed to bring a stand for our tablets. So... yeah. That happened. Let's see what happens after the comedians are done.
HE GAVE ME AN EXTRA $20! Fucker had the nerve to get mad at me! Talking bout "I ain't no thief. I been doing this over 20 years." He's a thief and I would not deal with Calvin if his ass was a golden fountain! I may just call this entertainment lawyer I just met at Sugar Bar.
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