last night, the Deciphering Gibberish Release Party was amazing…the show of support from friends and family along with folks from the community was definitely overwhelming. I haven’t had a show in LA in a long time where there were so many emotions going through me. Watching friends perform my pieces was interesting because how I listened affected how I heard the poems. Gimel’s interpolation of ‘Wings’ gave me an ‘I wrote that?’ moment, IN-Q telling stories of my competitive nature were funny and his reciting of ‘Flashy Words’ was classic. Poetri reminding me of an old joke I made up brought back all sorts of memories from early 2000 and reminded me how far we’ve really come. Natalie’s story of her going from a standing in line attendee of DPL to now, co-hosting it was inspiring. And Javon, he did a great job hosting. He didn’t curse up a storm and his story of loyalty was important to hear. And Kyle’s proclamation that there is ‘no one in the world that he would die for’ but me, was heartfelt and I’m glad he came. There were so many people who came and supported and I really could write a lot about the evening but, I just want to take the time to thank everyone especially, Trey and Krys, who got there at 6pm to help set up the space for showtime and were there until the night concluded and everything was back the way we found it. They were so fantastic. Sometimes, nights like those are necessary not only for the sharing but, in a selfish kind of way to see who has my back. I’m very big on loyalty and having the people come out who did meant a lot to me. I almost forgot, I’d like to thank Artshare LA for allowing us to use their incredible space to hold the event. I hope to work with you again in the near future.
Now, comes the GIANT ALL CAPS THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME BECAUSE ONE THANK YOU IS NOT ENOUGH…FOR THOSE WHO ATTENDED, I THINK IT WAS PRETTY OBVIOUS I WAS CAUGHT IN THE MOMENT AND I APPRECIATE YOU GOING ON THE RIDE WITH ME. TO THOSE THAT DIDN’T COME…WE’LL TALK SOON. AND THOSE THAT COULDN’T COME I’M SORRY THINGS DIDN’T WORK OUT. HOPEFULLY, THERE’LL BE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY SOON.
I’m tired so, I’m going to take a nap. Write soon