Monday, May 14th, I was at the Maize Lounge in Eugene Oregon.
I got there kind of early.
This open mic is hosted by my friend Amblin and he does an awesome job.
He puts out a small deck of playing cards before the list even goes out.
Who ever has the lowest card get’s to sign up first.
I slipped the ace of hearts into my pocket and walked through the big grey door that separates the Maize Lounge and Level Up Arcade.
I played a few games of pinball.
After a few rounds I went back through the big grey door and sat at the bar, I got my self a drink.
When the list came out I was the only one who had picked up a card.
I asked Amblin jokingly what time slot I should sign up for.
Amblin played a really nice set of music and I chatted with another local musician about different open mics around town.
After playing an amazing set of music Amblin called me up to the stage.
I played: “You’re a Big Girl Now” by Bob Dylan, “After All” by Me, “Ice Coffee” by Me, “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga, “Just Like a Woman” by Bob Dylan, “If I Am a Stranger Now” by Ryan Adams, “Ice Cream” by Me and “Moist Vagina” by Nirvana.
After my set some more people showed up and got on the list.
My good friend Hansa El Din played a set, I also saw a few stand up comics including Seth Milstein.
A few friends joined me for a bit and we enjoyed the show together.
All and all some good times.
Thanks for listening.