The SongHall Open Mic

Train ticket to the city: $31.50
MetroCard: $10
Pork-filled Dumplings: $8.66
Tip: $2.34
Breaking a glass and knocking someone else's wine down my pants while talking to the professional activities coordinator for the Songwriters Hall of Fame: Priceless
There are some things may help your career.  For everything else, there's Steve Schultz.

Yes, it's true.  I went to the city yesterday for the first SongHall Open Mic at Tom & Toon, just north of Times Square.  It was nice to hang out, have some food, and listen to some aspiring songwriters.  The stand-out performers to me (whose names I can remember) were Sandra Small, Draped in Green, and Adam Shenk.  It was a very laid-back event, and toward the end of the evening I played "My Original Sin" and "The Hands of Angels" (a song that I had never played live before).  At the end of the night, I was having a conversation with Peter Bliss, the professional acitivites coordinator for the Songwriters HOF.  He had literally just finished telling me how my performance was the best he's ever heard me...when seconds later I knocked over a glass of wine belonging to Sally Morgan.  The glass ended up broken on the floor, the wine down my leg.  Seriously?  I mean, seriously?  Yeah.  Seriously.  But honestly, I've known Peter for almost a year, so I can't imagine any real damage was done.  Just to my ego.  ...Though as I write this blog, I'm realizing that I never offered to buy Sally another glass of wine.  Oh, man.  *slaps forehead*  *sigh*  This is why I hate Sundays.

Add to this the fact that I had to spend the rest of the night with a red wine stain on my jeans, and it was a perfect Costanza moment.  Rock.  On!

4 comments

  • Sandra

    Sandra

    I love you Steve! Everything about you ;0) I mean that in the sweetest and sincerest way possible. I am not flirting with you either. Just simply stating the truth. Your performance was great last night. What a voice and that first song "My Original Sin" was awesome!! This blog made me laugh! Boy did I need that today. Looking forward to a collboration in the very near future. Peace&Luv, SS

    I love you Steve! Everything about you ;0) I mean that in the sweetest and sincerest way possible. I am not flirting with you either. Just simply stating the truth. Your performance was great last night. What a voice and that first song "My Original Sin" was awesome!! This blog made me laugh! Boy did I need that today.

    Looking forward to a collboration in the very near future.

    Peace&Luv,
    SS

  • Car

    Car

    That's rough, Steve. But I'm sure you made a great impression nonetheless. Can't wait to hear your newest song.

    That's rough, Steve. But I'm sure you made a great impression nonetheless. Can't wait to hear your newest song.

  • Tony

    Tony

    hahahahaha

    hahahahaha

  • Adam Shenk

    Adam Shenk

    Thanks for the shout out! And sorry about the red wine!! Also, Sandra is great right?

    Thanks for the shout out! And sorry about the red wine!! Also, Sandra is great right?

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