Meeting Macy Gray - Page 5
We all know the trademark Macy Gray hair, it’s big and you can’t help but notice it – and love it. She put her headphones on in a way where they hung off of the back of her head.
I sat on a stool next to Chris right behind Macy as she spun on the turntable – I had no idea she could DJ so well.
“Wow, Chris. She can spin!” I quipped.
“Yeah, she’s great isn’t she?”
“I can’t believe that I just had a drink with Macy Gray and that I’m on the stage with her while she spins.” I said in a star struck moment.
Most journalists would’ve kept that to themselves – I’ll learn one day, but that wasn’t the day. I just wanted to revel in the awesomeness of the moment.
Things seemed to be going well now, there weren’t that many people in there still but the ones that were there were having a great time – they all started dancing.
I watched Macy’s hands as she spun; I had no comprehension as to what she was doing, I just knew that it sounded so cool. She was so fast, yet so coordinated.
Fun times ensued.
Then, suddenly without warning – the sound completely shut off. The technical people at Yoshi’s were visibly in a panic. Moments later, after fiddling with an innumerable amount of buttons and switches – the sound board was dead. There were audience members who shouted for Macy to sing I Try. She approached the microphone.
“Who knows a couple of jokes?” She asked.
Everyone looked at each other, and in good fun people started telling jokes. So Macy joined in the fun as well.
“A bear walks into a bar; the bartender asks ‘what do you want to drink?’ The bear says ‘nothing.’ The bartender asks ‘why the big paws?’”
It was cute and funny. It definitely scored with the audience… After a second.
“I’m going to come back and do this all for you again, I promise. It’ll work out. I’ll be here before you get here.”
I decided to tell the joke I know.
“This guy walks into the doctor’s office; the doctor tells the guy ‘you need surgery.’ The guy says, ‘I want a second opinion.’ The doctor tells the guy ‘okay you’re ugly too.’”Continued on the next page