I was asked to be part of a benefit concert at the IceHouse for the Bethlehem Public Library with a several poets, musicians and a dancer. I was glad to be asked. It was an eclectic evening featuring an Aztec ritual dance, several angst poets, some with musical accompaniment and some avante musicians. Ostensibly folks were supposed to do 15 minutes, but often folks who don’t do this regularly can’t gauge that time limit realistically.

I was the sacrificial closing act and I decided three songs and some talk, so I probably went too long myself. I did Giant, Lessons from Pete and finished with Giants with two fellow artists in the audience up with me on Thunder Tubes. It was a good, raucous way to finish the evening. It was a long night but a good evening of local folks using the stage to perform and there were supporters of the library there to take it all in.