Feb 172012

The first thing I did was obvious.  Start writing a list.  Needed:  12 new things (do/try/experience) for the Champagne year.  One item on the list was to sing on stage.  That however is cheating as it is not new.  It is something I have done my entire life.  What I haven’t done is rap on stage.  Yes, rap.  I am a white cousin who likes to go gangsta (usually after some show tunes).  Jay Z is my boy and my kitchen and car are my forums. The audience is typically the Germ, my lovelies or a shared performance with Dr King.  This time however there was a real audience.  Sadly no Sean Carter in the house, but a little Marshall Mathers would do just fine.  Enter Eminem.

There is no question that rapping on stage counts as one of my twelve new things.  Before I took the stage, there was some serious performance anxiety, but the always encouraging Germ kept citing his favourite expression which I suspect will be a mantra throughout this year.  “Feel the Fear and DO IT anyway  So I did it.

Here is a video to prove that I did it.  It is definitely not the most flattering dress or stance, but it was my one shot, the only opportunity that I got…

Dr Joi would say that I am a hot mess.  Either way, I think it is pretty funny but the real bottom line is that I did it.  10 more to go!

Lose Yourself
 Posted by on February 17, 2012

  4 Responses to “New Things #2 — Rap on Stage”

  1. Go, white girl! You killed it! When are we having a battle? xoxo

  2. You made this MN Ms. Ann quite proud. Love you.

  3. Cannot believe the guts you have and you did really great, Catherine. If I did know you I would think you are a pro in this. Love you, H.

  4. Finally got around to reading this and watching your video – so glad I did. You are awesome. Great job. Totally inspiring. 10 more to do’s – can’t wait. It’s awesome that Marc is so encouraging. Keep it up camera man! :)

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