Last weekend I had the chance to perform my song The Skeptic in the Room for the Solstice/HumanLight Party here in Sacramento. The event, sponsored by the local Atheists and Other Freethinkers (AOF) group, was well attended and very upbeat. The Mockingbirds, a local singing group, performed some lively parody carols in the spirit of the (non-religious) season. Professional dancers Roger and Pam showed off some slick dance steps. And my son James and I performed Skeptic. This was the first live performance of the song, and, while there were a few hiccups along the way, it was a lot of fun.
Here's a video of our performance. If you watch it, please keep a couple of things in mind:
1. We kind of threw this together quickly, so forgive the stumbling over lyrics here and there, and...
2. Always remember, the camera adds ten, errrrr thirty pounds! (but, oddly, only to me, not to James. There must be some scientific explanation for that - I suspect quantum physics or nano-particles are to blame).
If you prefer to watch the original, mistake-free version, it is here: