Month: February 2012

Top Moments Thus Far (or specifically, of the Past 24 Hours): 1. The Kindness of Strangers/Audience Members 2. Jen Brister’s “Now and Then.” Jen is completely hilarious and utterly deserving of packed houses and then some. Last night’s crowd was small but hugely appreciative of this lady’s talents. She is playing at Mansions on Pultney Street, only a couple of blocks away from the Garden. Please do go see her!!! She is all sorts of jawsome. I promise. 3. Abandoman! I first heard about Abandoman – an improvised hip-hop show – from Jason Chong at the Festival Fishbowl and knew…

As I was heading into the Light Hotel this avo to get ready for my show, I heard some news that rocked me. A family member – a distant family member, but one whom I have extremely positive memories of from childhood – died. I was so shocked, not just by the news itself, but also by how very upset I felt about it. And selfishly, I was also more than a little worried about being cool by the time the curtain rose, so to speak. For…upset or not, the show must go on. I have had to perform before…

Today was a little nuts, in theme with the rest of the festival itinerary thus far. I’m so happy that things are calming down HUGELY as of tomorrow, as despite the fact the kids are travelling with me, these past few days have been so busy that we’ve hardly had any time together. I MISS THEM! Tomorrow is all about them, baby and I truly cannot wait. Hence, I am blogging right now before bed-time. No work tomoz! (Well, okay, one gig at Gluttony in the early evening, but I may well bring them along as my roadies.) Today’s highlights:…

On day two of the Adelaide Fringe, I feel as though I’ve psyched myself up for months to run a marathon, only to venture fifty metres into the race and find to my horror that already my legs are tired! The ever-lovely Francesca Martinez told me last night that her first full festival experience was the same, but just to relax and know that I will hit my groove and that in future, it won’t be such a shock! I am exhausted. Things are going beautifully, however, so it’s a happy and mildly delirious exhaustion. Yesterday saw: – a last…

I say “nights” because while technically, last night was the Opening Night of the Fringe, as I type this, my own opening night looms before me. Tonight! AGH! I keep writing that: “agh!” every time I mention this event, even though I cringe at my inability to come up with something with a little more zing. But “agh!” truly does sum it up. It is a scream of excitement, terror, nerves, more excitement and a little bit of childish self-expression. Agh! This morning also brings with it an alarming number of last-minute things on the to-do list, not the least…