You are on stage. So – you make a mistake. You don’t think you’re good enough. Whatever ! DO NOT APOLOGISE. Get better at it ! Keep going ! Just don’t say sorry !
The PERFORMANCE AREA IS SACRED. No matter what is going on between fellow performers – offstage – that must not intrude upon the performance platform. ( Check out the history of Soul Music Performers, Sam and Dave.)
Years back, early 1970s, in the CLICK WINE BAR, Surry Hills, Sydney, Izzy was performing at eyeball level with his audience and perfecting the zoned out, eyes closed technique of the terminally cool when an audience member approached and said: OPEN YOUR EYES. Since then Izzy has made it a policy to OPEN HIS EYES and engage with the Audience.
YESTERBEATS with eyes wide open. L to R. JOHNNY CARR, MIKE FISHER, IZZY FOREAL.
IZZY AND SCRUBBY. They make you feel like the only person in the Audience.
EYES WIDE OPEN.