Sunday, 1 November 2009
Sidewalk Cafe, New York
The show went well last night in the Sidewalk cafe, home of the NY anti-folk scene. A short set - 5 songs. I did it a cappella (without accompaniment - as I didn't want to carry my guitar around). I also wore black gloves for effect, like Eddie Murphy. I was going to say it was my Halloween costume (rapist) but no one asked, they just thought it my normal routine. It went down well and people listened to the words much more. You can talk through music but not solo singing. I've done it before, kind of beat poetry, but the gloves really added something. I will keep it in the set to break it up a bit I think, at least as a few-song intro, it would lose impact after that.