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Wed, May. 16th, 2007, 10:18 pm
The sleeper has awakened.

Tonight, for the first time on stage, and perhaps in my life, I spoke with the goal of expressing my point of view in every word.  They laughed a lot at the beginning, I closed to laughter, but they fell silent in the middle.  Beginning, middle and end, all eyes and ears were on me.  I think I scared them.

I became aware on stage that for the first time, I didn't care whether they laughed or not.

I have arrived.

The sleeper has awakened.

Thu, May. 17th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
bhanfhlaith: His name is a killing word...

That's kinda hot. Congratulations.

Thu, May. 17th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
dancetomato

That is fantastic. Bravo!

Thu, May. 17th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
av_lad

Muad'dib! Muad'dib! Muad'dib!

Congrats!

Fri, May. 18th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

I'm jealous - yet ecstatic for you, Basil.

I've been following your trials/tribulations for awhile, especially with regard of opening yourself up in a way that engages your audience.

It sounds like you've finally hit on it - stop caring and start emoting/expressing. Congratulations, and keep it up! Remember, when we are at the point of highest discomfort, we know that we are indeed making progress.

Mon, May. 21st, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Sweet...

Make them earn the closing....Good for you...You need to do a show here in K-town when you and Jason visit...

Fri, May. 25th, 2007 11:01 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Good to not care but get laughs

It is good to not care if folks laugh but they need to laugh. If you care too much about making them laugh then you might try to hard and look deperate... so you want to be at ease and if they don't laugh then be at ease with that too. But... at the same time--make them laugh.