Recorded at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, California
All that we here can see in this one is how young we look! This was a year before I almost died, spending six weeks in the ICU. That aged all of us!
As Sidney said, the performance last night went beyond the normal boxes of “GOOD, “ “BETTER, “ “THE BEST,“ going into the direct experiencing of reality… which is my definition of shamanism. We met Sidney at the Claremont Retirement Community years ago. She excitedly supported my run for the Presidency. Now she brought her grown-up daughter Susan to this performance to participate fully! It was that kind of a night! Starting with losing my bassist from New York City. He showed up early and went for a bite to eat… and did not come back. We found out afterwards he came down with a violent case of food poisoning and had to go to the emergency room. Ironically the rest of his band came down with the flu the week before and flew back home!
Ok, Central Casting can stop sending uptight actresses! For the second time in a row, the performance started with me dealing with a sour faced actress. But it quickly became a musical exploration of the spiritual and philosophical core through playing, with a healthy dose of pure fun. A lot of the music base was provided by the hip hop artist with too many names… So I just call him SON! Others in the cast: the philosophical author, the environment designer, the performance student, and the guy who saw my campaign speech at Il Corral in Los Angeles, but missed my jam. Read on to find out what happened!