First off, I would like to thank everyone who joined in and watched my first ever PERISCOPE LIVE CONCERT! I appreciate all the kind words, hearts, funny comments and especially the interaction between those who tuned in live. It was amazing to see @jakebecker make fun of my disheveled (and, I think, sexy) looks, all the people saying "clap, clap" and tapping hearts at the end of songs to make me feel less like a guy with a guitar alone in a room playing music to my phone and a mic, and, of course, @mattysauza with my favorite comment of the night: "Tommy Stinson loves you."
I realize that I'm still learning how to do this and make it as fun as possible for everyone. I missed a lot of comments during the show, caught myself watching myself on camera and trying to read what people were saying and missing a chord (which not being able to play guitar for the month and a half before because of a car accident didn't help either, but still) and am getting used to playing and talking to myself; which I do all the time, but that's usually only after a pint or so of bourbon, a couple episodes of BoJack Horseman and an hour or so spent wondering how I'm not as famous as I think I am... Or, what I call "Friday Night."
Which leads me to my next point:
I am calling these Periscope Live shows the "Friday Night is for the Drinkers Concert Series."
Those in the know will get that reference, but for those who don't, stop whatever you're doing IMMEDIATELY and CHECK THIS SHIT OUT! The plan is that I will do these Periscope Live concerts every other week, with new songs and stories, and various amounts of drinking before, during and after the show, themed to what I am drinking that night (mostly different types of bourbons, but also some scotch, wine and beers as well). I will be broadcasting from different locations, bringing on some of my talented friends to play/talk about their music, opening up about my personal life, some of the crazy shit I've done while traveling around the country playing music, my struggles with depression, my struggles with Asperger's, and anything else I think of and want to discuss with friends, family and complete strangers via the internet. Hell, there may or may not be giveaways to live viewers. You'll have to tune in and see... Future plans include an accompanying "Friday Night is for the Drinkers" podcast that offers deep dives into and expands on some of the songs/stories, goes back over the previous concert with a look ahead to the next one, and more of the one thing everyone loves: Bradley Wik.
Sidenote: I love people who love my music (I'm easy) and want to congratulate @mattysauza on being the first to request a song! I was only playing songs from the new record for the album release so I wasn't able to fulfill it, but @mattysauza rest assured there's a song coming for you on the next one... Now, it's not TRL but I will pick at least one request (of my songs) per show (maybe more depending on how generous/drunk I feel) to play.
Thanks again and I'll see you all soon! Well, I guess you'll all see me and I'll occasionally see things that you say about me. More comments, more interaction, more hearts, more making fun of me and each other, I love it all!
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