Friday, August 15, 2008

Don't leave it in the green room

WARNING: Over rehearsing may cause you to leave some of your best stuff in the green room.

Sure, you can rehearse a little bit.

So you prepare. Go over stuff. Try a few things out. Practice here and there.

But you never over rehearse.

Save THAT steam for the stage.

Reserve your best juices, your strongest emotions and your most gorgeous extemporizations for the main event. The real deal. The big game. The showdown.

Otherwise, your brilliance will bellow in vain, quietly smacking against a brick wall with nobody to appreciate its splendor but you, the housekeeping lady and (possibly) the guy in the next room over desperately trying to get some sleep. (And even he isn’t really listening to you.)

No, you’d better call it a night. Reserve your truest ruminations for their ideal venue.

Don’t waste them on green room, or in some cases, the Holiday Inn.

Because once they come pouring out of your heart and through your lips, they may never resurface again.

And that’s just not fair to your Muse.

She's worked too hard.

Where are you accidentally wasting your best stuff?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag

Never the same speech twice.
Always about approachability.

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