Saturday, February 4, 2012


I was watching from the VIP bar.  It's nerve wracking getting an artist on stage.  Completely.  You gotta come up with tricks.  Tight or rubber pants work well.  One of my favorites.  It's even more complicated to move the rest of the group once their motivation is lost....or dragging.  Oh the dragging...why so much dragging?  All I can say is stage fright is real.  And why shouldn't it be?  All of us managers, agents, wardrobe stylists, runners...we people who stand on the sidelines and coach or cheer...we're behind a curtain.  Our life isn't on display out for all of the world to see.  It's awful.  It's scary.  I have nothing but empathy particularly since my black ass ain't out there.  Oh I sing a great background from behind monitor world....but don't be fooled.

And yet...the action at Brixton did not let us down.  There were some bootlegger issues but those quickly subsided...oh, and the Rastafarian who walked across the stage in the middle of the Shit, Damn solos....but he got escorted out.  Thanks to my new security guard I had the chance to hire.  I love security guards.  It's the one time I can talk crazy shit without possibly getting punched.  It's a rush.

We have been dealing with some young promoters who pretty much accomplished a great deal and took a great risk and that's awesome.  They showed the big guys out.  AEG, LIVE NATION...all of them will be sniffing behind us.

But alas......a new night and a new day..... time for me to wash bandanas and wife beaters.  Did I mention I love my job?



  1. Tina. I was in the house last night and man it was nice to see D on stage. It took me back to 2001 when I packed everything up and moved to Philly to go work for OKP. Don't know if you remember the many times that this little LA boy whooped you in dominos or kickin it in my apt in Brooklyn but I saw your name when I was looking at reviews of last night's gig and.... Man.... It took me back. I'm in London now. Holler @kayperbeats on Twitter. Much love to ya. Glad to see you are still doin your thang! - Drew