Space Captain Jill here flyin' in with an update!
UPDATE: THIS IS MY FIRST BLOG UPDATE!
Glad we got that out of the way.
SECOND UPDATE: THIS IS MY SECOND UPDATE!
Har har har I am on fire. Ok but for real:
UPDATE: I AM PERFORMING MY SECOND GIG IN NEW YORK CITY. AND I AM GOING THROUGH A "CAPITAL LETTERS" PHASE OF MY LIFE. I AM SORRY.
Exciting, right?!?! I am performing on Thursday, December 18 at The Bowery Electric (Map Room) at 6pm! You got all that?!?
Website for the venue: http://www.theboweryelectric.com/map-room/
I will be an opening act at this fine establishment and play an hour of covers AND originals. I am writing lots of songs, just for this occasion! There will be merch. By merch, I mean about 20 t-shirts that I will give to my friends because I'll feel bad charging them. I will be wearing lipstick and a probably-brand-new or velvet dress. I will most likely do a Christmas song.
Also the show is free.
It blows my mind that I already performed somewhere in this grand city and that a real live person at a real live venue sees potential in me. That people on the high line throw as much money at me as they do. They don't have to, by any means. They could just keep walking. But they stop. And they dig through their bags to find any amount of change for me. They ask me to break 5 dollar bills so they can give me a few dollars of it (happened to me more than once). I think this means that people want to hear me. They want me to keep going, to keep singing to them and to other people. That maybe there's something in my voice that speaks to them. It definitely gives me hope and encourages me to keep going. If enough random tourists on the high line will voluntarily give me money to sing, won't the rest of America?
Only time will tell. I'm hoping that when I'm 35 or so, I'll look back on this post (as an extremely successful singer/ songwriter/ broadway performer) and be like, "Oh how cute! My first little post! I still didn't know how many lives I would touch with my music! And how many millions I would make! Let's print this little post and frame it in gold! Jeeves! Bring around the helicopter, we're GOIN' TO SPAIN!"
Fingers crossed that that's me at 35. Fingers crossed.
I am also going to be doing a show for my musical improv class on December 7, but I'm not really telling people about it because a) it's 5 dollars, who is gonna pay that?! and b) I'm a little afraid I'm going to be awful. But enough with that! If you wanna go, it's on Sunday December 7 at 6pm! At the Magnet! Only 5 buckaroos!
I'm not sure who my audience is on this blog. Probably just my dad. Hi dad!
So there ya go! My first three updates! If you are a human and you are reading this and December 18 hasn't happened yet, then totally GO TO THIS!!