Sunday, April 10, 2011

That Almost Seemed Real

I am not going to say much on here today, but I wanted to post something in the wake of my most recent show at the high school and the fact that it has been a while since my last post. That's mostly due to the amount of work and time that has gone into this last show.

I'll be honest. That was one of the shows that I was most anxious about. Not nervous. Just anxious. It was the first time that I was called in to perform for a group that doesn't really know. I was trying to figure out what my audience would be and how I could reach out to as many as I could.

I even got the opportunity to promote the show on one of the local radio stations which is an interesting experience. It's weird to go and promote yourself to an audience. I've always advertised other groups and companies, but never the brand of David Rae on public media before. The good part was that I made a connection and I may be back on a somewhat regular basis to promote my other shows or events for the church. Strange but great.

The show itself went over really well. The majority of the material went over fantastic and aside from a couple of bits and one hiccup, the show went very really well. Consistent laughter and even some of the sketches that I assumed were not that great actually got a fantastic response. Such as this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWJqbDkjIUA

I am now looking to the next show I am doing on May 1st, that will actually raise money for me! It was confirmed that I will be on this year's summer ministry team and I am excited to see where God will use the team.

As for my spiritual life, I have been thinking through many things and I have to say that things make more sense now to me than they ever have. I will save that for another time. Also, I plan on continuing my mini-series that I started a couple of weeks ago which has sprung up from my wrestling in my faith.

As for my personal life, it is life. You didn't think I could actually go three for three, did you? However, don't worry. Things are well and even now, I will continue to say, "Blessed be the name of the Lord."

"Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage.

Cast in this unlikely role,
Ill-equipped to act,
With insufficient tact,
One must put up barriers
To keep oneself intact.


Living in the limelight,
The universal dream
For those who wish to seem.
Those who wish to be
Must put aside the alienation,
Get on with the fascination,
The real relation,
The underlying theme."
- "Limelight" from the Rush album "Moving Pictures"

2 comments:

Rylaan said...

I liked the Faboplacin video.

The Amazing Mr Rae said...

Thank you, sir. I liked the concept of it, but I was unsure of how well I executed it. I think I could have done better with more time. I was definitely pleased that it went over better than I thought it would.