Hello, hello, hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers all over the world! A new day of blogging has begun. Guy Hogan is my name and blogging is my game. What adventures in blogging will we share today? I don’t even know myself. So, let’s get started.
Well, I’m making real progress toward my goal of this blog getting at least 1,000 page views every day. Here are the page views for the last two days.
(24 July 2016) 1,132 page views
(25 July 2016) 1,086 page views
This version of The Gazette has been online for about two-and-a-half years and this is the only time in all that time (that I can remember) that this blog has gotten more than 1,000 page views two days in a row. It’s encouraging, but I know there will be more days when this blog will not get more than 1,000 page views on any given day. Still the stats are pointing to achieving a baseline of 1,000 page views every day before the end of this summer. As of this morning my little girlie magazine is averaging 928 page views every day for July 2016.
I continue to do my deep breathing, flexibility and stretching exercises. This morning I held my breath for over 40 beats. And I’ve more or less settled on the three songs of The Doors that I hope to sing at Sonny’s Tavern the first Sunday night of August 2016. I’ve never sung one song in public before. It will give me six songs of The Doors that I can draw on for karaoke; and since I only sing karaoke the first Sunday of every month, six songs should be enough. I always sing Light My Fire. Right now I’m just trying to get my body ready; but next week I’ll start listening to the three songs I plan to sing over and over and over again. I’ll punch up the songs on YouTube. I listen to the songs over and over again so that I don’t have to think when I’m in front of my audience. I want the words to hurl from my subconscious. When this happens (if it happens) the singer becomes part of the audience, too. It’s as if you’re listening to and watching yourself sing. The audience and the singer become one. Karaoke becomes theatre. It becomes ritual.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. Today in The Burgh there will be a mix of clouds and sunshine with a high around 85. All photos of Maitland Ward were sampled from Egotastic All Stars. If you are not already a regular reader of The Gazette, now would be a great time to bookmark it or to follow it or to sign up for your free email subscription today.