Something's Eating Geoffrey
Stinkbugs. Ugh. They eat my beans.
A friend said they just got paid $75.00 to play at the library. I didn't think to ask who the audience was, children, adults, etc. But this Song made me think of that kind of 'market' for a very literary use of words and imagery. If you have enough of them to do a half-hour show, or more, it might be a way to pick up some quick bucks on a daytime, even human schedule.
Good idea, Gary. Libraries are always looking to put on events as they reposition themselves away from just a place to find books. At least, I know our local library does. I'm not sure how well attended they are if they are just for entertainment. I think kiddies events do well enough, as parents are happy to find a way to occupy their offspring. Otherwise, I think informative events do best - local history, gardening, genealogy.
If I were to do an event, I don't think it would necessarily stir up a lot of interest, but people who were there anyway would probably stop to listen. Actually, a micro audience might be no bad thing, as I have never performed live and I'd need to ease into it. I'd also need to learn the guitar properly or else just turn on a speaker playing the instrumental tracks and warble in the direction of the listeners. Not sure if that's even an option without looking foolish. For my debut, I'm sure I could fill the place with curious friends
I have no shortage of this kind of song, and regret not being a performer, as I always picture them being performed live, and usually in a more intimate setting like a coffee shop, small bar or - why not? - a library.
I may or may not be an enigma