I have to say the people of Zurich that came to my show tonight, were especially lovely. My voice for some reason was a lil' rough. I woke up at 7 am this morning and I think this is the reason. However, the audience were so nice and into it regardless. I like to think that no one could notice except myself, but to those that did notice, thanks for sticking with me and hearing past my silliness. I contemplate not saying these things in the blogs... you know, make out like everything is perfect because isn't that what we are all supposed to profess to be? Well, I profess to be normal......
Every time I say 'normal' I remember that a friend of mine once spoke some true words to me 'normal is just a myth joss', and I believe he is right. A myth it is. Anyway I digress... Where was I? Oh yes. I sucked but the gig was good, if that's possible then it happened this evening. The audience are all that I care about when I'm on stage. I know I can sing the songs, the band members know they can play it too, but can we make thousands of strangers feel it and believe it the very first time we meet? That is the challenge and the goal. That is what music is there for. To feel. Feel love, lust, anger, want, pain, something, anything but never nothing.
In interviews I have often been asked to define 'soul music'. My belief is that the reason why we love it so much is because you can't define it. Its like someone asking you to define true love. Its different for everyone, and its ever changing. Just mean it and you'll be somewhere close I guess. Who knows I'll ask the big man on judgement day and maybe he'll be stuck for words too :) So I am gonna sleep like I've never slept before tonight and tomorrow will be the gig of all gigs! I have high hopes and can't wait to slay the dragon of nerves I have so carefully created for myself this evening.
Goodnight ! Xxx Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........Back