Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Artistic Review: Michael Carmine's SHOWBOY

From the moment I started this blog, I wanted it to be about more than just porn, more than just sex. As much as I love the two, I know that there is more out there to make life fun. Things like taking in a good live performance once in a while. And I did such a thing this past Friday night by going to see Michael Carmine for a one night only performance of his one-man show entitled, SHOWBOY.

Michael Carmine is the same Michael from my post about doing the AIDS Walk this year. Once I discovered he was a performer, I always wanted to see him in action. Especially after seeing how much of a character he was during the AIDS Walk. I thought to myself he must be an explosion of energy that rains on the audience when he takes to the stage. And my theory was proven as fact on Friday night as to how nothing could be closer to the truth about Michael.

Before the show even began, I had high expectations just by reading the intro he wrote on the 1st page of the program. It reads:

It has been my privilege to share this moment with you

It all comes down to a dream. When I first put this show together, I was at a point where I thought I had everything. Then life hit me right between the eyes. I felt lost, distracted and disoriented. I thought to myself, what can I do to get myself out of this dark place? I know I'll put on a show! I scheduled the date made the arrangements to put on a one night only musical spectacular. One month to the original opening night, I thought to myself, I can't do this. Not now at least I wasn't in a place where I could focus 100% on my creativity. I wasn't doing it for the right reason. I was still in a victim consciousness. So I rescheduled the date and got right to work. It was a tough journey but I got the show exactly where I wanted it to be, both creatively and spiritually. In the end, it all comes down to this. The goal is not to be more famous or more rich. The goal is, what do you have to say? Your job is to guide people, and to inspire people. You have to understand that you are not the owner of your talent. You are the manager, and if you manage it wisely, you will always have it. If you ever think for a second that you own it, you will lose it.

Love and Light,

Michael Carmine

What struck me most in that intro was him saying how our goals should be about saying things to guide and inspire. I defintely can relate which is how this blog came to be the sometimes controversal voice of mine that it is today.

And those high expectations were not disappointed not one bit either. In fact, I can go as far to say that the sensual and vibrant dancing Michael did while doing covers of songs by Madonna, Kylie Minogue, George Michael, Charlotte Church and Adam Garcia gave me the high of watching great entertainment that filled the void created last Sunday from HustlaBall.

YES, Michael is just that great a manager of his talents. Enough so that he allows other great talents to shine as well. Such as his special guests:
Amy Lynn Zanetto. Will some major label sign her PLEASE, so that her voice gets the exposure it truly deserves? But I must implore that Mr. Big Label Guy doesn't do the typical thing big labels do and try to be the boss of her talents. Let her magnificent voice be the guide; and
Dan Crowley. I love passing on compliments that have been given to me at some point. And here I must pass on as to how Dan's lyrics paint a picture, and it's sometimes of things we don't realize we've been looking at the whole time. But if it wasn't for those words,we may have walked away and missed it. And his soothing voice makes it that much easier to get the message.

With all that, yet it was a one-night only performance, then why review it, some may ask? Because you see, I'm a man of my word. I make my life away from the sex industry cameras about more than just porn and sex. So I want to show off what you missed out on if you didn't follow me in doing the same. And it's not like I left you out of the loop. All you had to do was look to the right of this blog and in the "Interests/Hobbies" section of my DList profile and see the animated advertisement. It was right there for your left eye to catch moving. Just a simple click on it, and you could have joined in on the fun.

Maybe next time.....

1 comment:

  1. If someone should ask you why review a one-night only performance, you could always say this: "Because he's an inspiration and I don't want to keep him all to myself. Because there are thousands of people who face adversity every single day who have never heard of him and maybe, just maybe, may find inspiration in his tenacity."

    I know I did!


I HIGHLY respect those willing to stand behind their comments with a name. So if you use "Anonymous" on a viewpoint that challenges mine, IT WILL BE DELETED. For your cowardice to not show yourself makes your viewpoint and you irrelevant.

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