Fort Point Open Mic Night

Fort Point Open Mic Night

I finished editing an acoustic performance from Fort Point Open Mic Night at Internal Matter. I was having issues with the MTS file format but was able to use a free trial of Adobe Premier. It was lagging on my computer, so the quality is below where I would have liked to stop but in the future I will probably do shorter videos so it should be easier to edit.

I enjoyed playing at Internal Matter and would love to play there again. I had to leave after performing and eating, because I had a final exam the next day. I wish I’d had more time to talk with the cool artists and locals in attendance. Nonetheless, I enjoyed playing at Internal Matter and am hoping to play more open mics in Boston when I finish my album.

I was particularly happy about being a part of Fort Point Open Mic Night, because I used to work for a small business in the area and was personally involved in helping to market and grow the community. It’s a little too expensive for me to move there, but I really like the environment. I have met more than a few of the business owners in the area and they were all very kind. I even went to business meetings at the Boston Tea Party Museum and Menton, which were both really cool. I miss that internship a lot, actually. I learned a lot about building websites and many of the skills that led me to create this blog.

Fort Point Musicians

I wanted to share the set list with everyone so that you can learn more about artists in the Fort Point area of Boston. There were several cancellations, but I enjoyed the acts I had time to see. My set was closer to thirty minutes after accommodating for cancellations.
FP Open Mic Night set list sage suede

Lindsay was especially helpful as hostess and an organizer for the event. You can find more about her work on her website baernaeked.com.

I was also excited to see the video was re-posted by The Fort Pointer. Kind of a random thing if you don’t know who that is, but a lot of Fort Point does. 😉

Edits

I made improvements to the first song, so it will sound different in newer versions. This is just because of some of the unintended connotations of a few metaphors and other improvements, based on further revision. I also didn’t want to say forfeit cause it could be weird when I travel and am viewed as a representative of the USA, so I changed that song the most. I am considering renaming it to mob mentality, which I guess is a bit relevant to Arbitrarily-Drawn Boundaries, but I don’t want that post to be about me, so I’ll make a new blog post for it when I do.

The song about being tipsy was mostly written since I know I’ll be performing when people are drinking, although it also vaguely describes my life in Boston and materialism. I only changed the final phrase in this song, although I am undecided on the title for it. I also just want to note that I mention that the lyrics “the internet” are literally about being online, I’m not talking about the band The Internet (great band though). I recorded Sexy in that Sweater as it is performed here. The last song I performed was Lazy Sunday with You, although the recording was cut short so you won’t hear it in this video. A little weird without the finality of this set, but you can find that song elsewhere on the site now.

I still like this performance and will leave it up for anyone that is interested. I know it’s hard to hear me, since this was recorded with a camcorder, then an iphone for the last track and in the future, I’ll probably need to pick up audio near the stage. This was my first live performance of my original material, as I used to be incredibly shy. I still haven’t performed live since then but plan on doing so after I release my first self-made album, DIAMONDBACK.

As a random tidbit, I got a skateboard shortly after this show from a cool brand called One Gig and carried that around town. They were really nice and I like their design, so I definitely recommend them. I’ve still only played one gig and I think it’s really cool it says that on my board.

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