January 4, 2015 in Atlas Ramble


NancyAtlasBaystreet2015Bing Bong. It’s 2015. Whoop, whoop. We did it. We got through a mobbed out New Years Eve Talkhouse show (biggest New Years ever mostly due to following a slamming set by GE Smith & friends) and the first of our Fireside Sessions with our super-kallo-fragalistic guest, Chad Smith. I spent most of yesterday in that blissed out state that you get from completing something. Like what I would imagine a runner feels like after crossing the line of a marathon or maybe an actor feels after the last curtain call of a show. It’s all good baby. It’s all good.
This morning I am down in my studio catching up on work and putting the final touches on this weeks show which features horn player extraordinaire Clark Gayton. The weather forecast says that there is an Arctic Plunge headed our way but I assure you it will be hot and steamy at Baystreet Theater for sure this friday (Jan 9th). In fact I should probably talk to the front of the house about having a Coconut Rum drinks or something to that effect since this show will have a Reggae/Funk vibe run through most of it. A little nutmeg anyone? Clark is a monster horn player and I am so excited to bring him out and let you feel his funk baby. I am a fan for sure.

Ok. I gotta roll. I’ll update more later. Here is a little behind the scenes photo of Chad and I dressed up pre-show after raiding the Baystreet Theater wardrobe closet.NancyAtlasChadSmith I think his is from either Tommy or Hair and I believe mine is either from Pinball Wizard or clockwork Orange. I can’t remember. All I know is that the guy who does Costumes at the theater pretty much hates me. Ha ha ha. I wish I was kidding but I’m kind of not. I’m OK with that though. No disrespect to the costume man but really… sometimes you just have to break a few rules in this life.

May you look down at your feet and find them up in the air as you attempt to strip off your pinball wizard outfit in front of 300 people while not really offending any of them and your costume gets stuck on your boot and you flail like a dying fish on the carpet in front of them muttering in back of your head, ‘please Lord… please… please just let this damn flipper outfit come off and if it does I will be a better person – I swear!’ – In that moment you are truly alive.

Peace out home skillets,

P.S. If you have any desire to read any other blog entries from this year you can do so by clicking here: WINTER 2014

I have also added a slew of BAYSTREET 2014 FIRESIDE SESSION REVIEWS on our “Raves” page or you can just click the link.