You know what happens when you break your own rules?!? You get burned. I experienced that last night. I went against my own rule of not doing a “contest” type show. I was called a couple of days ago to do a little thing last night. They wanted a full band thing but at such short notice on a holiday weekend, I accepted only as me alone. I went in thinking no sweat I’ll command it anyway. For all intensive purposes, I did. The only think the judges could even knock me for was the way I rhymed a couple of lines in the first of the two songs.
Otherwise they felt I commanded the stage, the songs were strong, memorable, great vocal tone, I looked natural, blah, blah, blah.
Many strangers in the audience were coming up and telling me how I kicked ass compared to the bands playing. So of course the disappointment hit when I didn’t even get runner up. As for what the judges said of “winning” bands it doesn’t even matter at this point as the judges obviously didn’t even vote based on their own remarks.
The real interesting thing was standing out front afterwards talking to a couple of friends. I noticed a woman standing about 5 feet away who was visibly upset, yapping with her friends and pointing at me. My curious mind went over to her to find out what she was chatting about. She immediately expressed displeasure over the two bands that were selected. She was the wife to a member of one of the bands who played. Her displeasure was that despite her bias for her hubby she felt I should have won. She was upset about the winning band having singers not even being able to hold a note in key.
What can I say? I can’t control how the judges vote. I do have the feeling that had the audience had their way, things would have been very different. Oh well. It essentially reiterated to me that I really should not be competing – I do me very well and people certainly responded last night.
I can’t even imagine what it must be like to be in a shadow. Which is the case for Kati Mac. A non-signed artist that has created several CD’s but in her time she has worked with some mighty big artists that you’d recognize. Think Meat Loaf, and Sting. Those are two that jump up.
For some reason the moment I heard this song I thought to myself, have I heard this before? I can’t put my finger on it. Which is even more odd as last week I was hanging out with some new friends and was asked to play a couple of songs. Afterwards one of them remarked that one of my songs sounded really familiar. She asked if I wrote it, I said of course. The next day she e-mailed to tell she had heard it before. Thus I’m under the impression that even though this is a new song from Kati Mac, I think I’ve heard it before. I don’t know where or why.
Whatever it is, I like the funky nature of the tune. It’s called nice retro vibe going on. I could hear someone like Nelly Furtado doing this song and bringing it some strange vibe that would suit her very well. Apparently Kati Mac has had a lot of music placed in daytime TV, so that’s a good thing. probably keeps her real busy when she’s not working with the big names.
As Kati asks, r ya with me? When it comes to supporting good non-signed music? I’d like you to support her. And it goes without saying, I’d appreciate you supporting myself and the blog as well.