Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I'm touring with Inky, who is a good poet and also a vegan, which means I get to eat at places I wouldn't otherwise. Total blessing in disguise. I had some Chicago deep-dish last night while she was out, but I actually didn't enjoy it as much as the black bean burger, mashed potatoes and vegan shake I had at the Chicago Diner the other day. Maybe she's on to something.
All in all, this tour has been great for making me rethink certain strategies. As much as I enjoy rapping, spoken-word shows are really special for me-- more of an attentive audience, more room to be creative, less drama, more profitable... This might be the future. I'll take a smaller crowd who is actually interested in what you have to say over a big crowd who just wants to drink, flirt and nod their heads any day. I know that's a false binary, but still.
Mostly, I just wanted to post that picture Inky shot in Madison. It's a sad bear. Go Packers.