Posts Tagged ‘ new york city ’

The New York Chronicles: How It Came About.

29th June 2013 | 0 Comments

I am three days away from my gig at City Winery NYC. I don’t feel panicked or super nervous, though I am sure those feelings will come in the final hours. I feel peaceful, excited and most importantly – prepared. Dare I say it? I can’t wait to show ‘em what I got! This journey [...]

The New York Chronicles: 36 Hours in the Big Apple, Part 3

25th June 2013 | 0 Comments

My last 12 hours of my 36-hour NYC stint to self-promote the Nina Simone show at City Winery NY was spent being treated to lunch and walking around as much as my knees would allow it. After flying in on no sleep, battling stairs, heat, and public transportation, I took a long nap followed by [...]

The New York Chronicles: 36 Hours in the Big Apple, Part One.

21st June 2013 | 0 Comments

I had a 6AM flight. I did not sleep the night before and so I traveled to NYC on no sleep. I got picked up by a dear soul (my friend Lisa) who brought me “snacks for the plane!” who offered to come round for me at 4:30am. (I’d have to mention the other angel [...]

The New York Chronicles: The Plan

17th June 2013 | 0 Comments

I depart for NYC tomorrow at 6AM. The plan is to go to the venue and get a feel for the room, the staff, the vibe and promote my show by handing out postcards at their outdoor music and wine festival featuring The English Beat. Weather forecast: thunderstorms. Oy! I’ve been spoiled by City Winery [...]

The New York Chronicles: From Panicked to Hopeful.

4th June 2013 | 0 Comments

Last night I sang at Petterino’s Monday Night Live which is a pro open mic night hosted by two dynamic women who happen to be my friends. Some of the other guest singers were from the touring casts of Broadway musicals playing here in Chicago (“Book of Mormon”) and from the musical “Jungle Book” which [...]

The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl – Oops.

4th June 2013 | 0 Comments

Oops. My bad. On March 22 I posted about my plans to get into shape for my NYC club debut at City Winery NY on July 2.  I must be accountable, even if it is to cyberspace.  And now it’s time to check in.   I worked at it.   Lost quite a few pounds [...]

The New York Chronicles: Social Media

2nd June 2013 | 0 Comments

We are entering the final stretch. My Musical Tribute to Nina Simone at City Winery NY is just a month away. I have gone through all kinds of panic over this show. Mostly, I have been traumatized over ticket sales but I have done much work thus far to promote this show. It has been [...]

Artist’s Angst

12th May 2013 | 0 Comments

Note from me: I wrote this post in early April but never published it. It seems that now is the time to let it all hang out before I start the “New York Chronicles.” April 2, 2013 I go through this a lot. This self examination, this self incrimination. It was a normal morning. I [...]

Best Laid Plans

28th October 2010 | 2 Comments

Well, I went to Chelsea. I did not go to the cafe. I did not blog. Change of plans. I spent time with two great men and rode in a lot of taxis and had two fabulous meals.

I don’t want to go to Chelsea.

26th October 2010 | 4 Comments

Actually, that is completely untrue. The title of this post is a line taken from an Elvis Costello tune that I remember from my college days. (My sophomore roomie at Northwestern was a punk music fan.) The truth is that I am very excited about going to Chelsea (New York’s West Village) for a day. [...]