Can you be brave? “Night of Bravery” at id Weekly

“If I could get up on stage and ________, even though I’m scared, it would do me a lot of good, and then I’d be able to ________.”

Night of Bravery is designed to show the naysayer inside your head who’s boss.

 Q:  What is Night of Bravery?

A:  A crowd-participation exercise in which pre-selected audience members are given up to 5 minutes each on stage in order to do something brave.

Q:  Is this an open mic?

A:  No.  For now, it’s a segment of each ĭd Weekly show wherein you must meet criteria (described below) and be asked onstage. However, it’s ok to perform something (e.g., a song or comedy act), if your performance meets the criteria.

Q:  What are the rules?  How does it work?

A:   These are the rules:

  • NOB is strictly voluntary.
  • Before you go on stage, you must have a pow-wow with the Queen of the Night, Krista Tortora, wherein you must…
  • Be able to answer YES, honestly, to the 3 criteria questions:

1) Is the act/task/performance one that would make your life and spirit feel more awesome if you gave it a go (you will be required announce what it is and why it would help your life)?

2) Would doing this task/act/performance, tonight, really require bravery from you (be ready to explain what fear you’re trying to bust by doing this)?

3) Is it important that this performance/task/act will be done publicly (be ready to explain why)?

  • When you get on stage, you must announce what you’re going to do and explain your process (re: the 3 criteria):   “I’m going to _______ because I want to be able to _________, and I’m nervous because ________.”

Q:  What are some things people might do on stage at Night of Bravery?

A:    That depends on what’s scary for that particular person.

  • A person who fears public speaking might find confidence reading from a book in public
  • A person who has been told they can’t sing might sing with a simple instrumentalist (partner allowed)
  • A new author might read an excerpt from a play
  • A shy person who’s learning Spanish might speak in Spanish to a native speaker of that language
  • A non-dancer might perform a dance, to feel more comfortable in her/his own skin.
  • A usually private person might find reason to break silence and tell a personal story, and feel support from the crowd
  • ??

Q:  When is Night of Bravery?

A:  There are 5 dates in May 2014, all between stephaniesĭd sets at the ĭd Weekly residency at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville, 7-9pm:  5/2, 5/9, 5/17, 5/23, 5/30

More questions?  talktotheid@gmail.com

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ĭd Weekly: May in Asheville!

Dates:

May 2 (Fri), 7pm

May 9 (Fri), 7pm

May 17 (**Sat**), 7pm

May 23 (Fri), 7pm

May 30 (Fri), 7pm

Isis Music Hall, West Asheville, NC (upstairs)

$5 admission (tips accepted)

Part stephaniesĭd house concert, part ĭd-style variety-show, ĭd Weekly  focuses on encouraging the voice of one’s inner wild being–the ĭd–the part of a person that is responsible for that wide-eyed quality one can only possess by using a beginner’s mind.  It is meant to be full of shared stories, working out kinks in the execution of new songs we plan to put on an album this year, and unique fan interaction opportunities to help us all learn more about each other.  Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki says, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.”  The evening will include a special segment called “Night of Bravery” during which attendees are invited to use five minutes on stage to do something that pushes a personal comfort-zone limit, for a specific positive reason.  The band hopes to get to know fans’ stories in this intimate setting, and that attendees to ĭd Weekly come away with a greater sense of community and playfulness, and a desire to keep the dialog going.

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i think this is the path to understanding the id

read this blog post by derek sivers:

What would you do if you didn’t need money or attention?

http://sivers.org/full

and come join us for id weekly… see blog below!

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stephaniesĭd Announces: ĭd Weekly

ĭd Weekly

Friday May 2nd
Friday May 9th
**Saturday May 17th
Friday May 23
Friday May 30

All ĭd Weekly events are all ages // $5 // 7-9pm

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 575-2737
http://isisasheville.com/

Part stephaniesĭd house concert, part speed-dating-ish variety show, ĭd Weekly  focuses on encouraging that part of one’s ĭd that is responsible for fun and for that wide-eyed quality one can only have with a beginner’s mind.  Taking place in the intimate upstairs “living room” stage at the beautiful Isis at dinnertime, where fans can order chef-prepared food and drinks, the night is meant to be full of shared stories, flubs in the execution of new songs we hope to put on an album this year, and unique fan interaction opportunities to help us all learn more about each other.  Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki says, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.”  My hope is to play a lot of music and get to know fans’ stories in this intimate setting, and that attendees to ĭd Weekly come away with a greater sense of community and playfulness, and a desire to keep the dialog going.

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stephaniesĭd announces: Re-ĭd

After a year of soul-searching (see previous post), stephaniesĭd is re-engaging in a new way!  I am looking for more dialog, more interaction with fans.  So, I’ve designed a year-long series of experiments in music and human connection.  Announcing:  Re-ĭd!

Re-ĭd” is shorthand for the re-engagement of, reinforcement of, return to, and re-imagining of that part of one’s psyche responsible for wildness and freedom, the ĭd. I designed Re-ĭd as a series of experiments sparked by a desire to gather fans’ stories, and ultimately aimed at building stronger community by teasing out authentic exchanges.  Re-ĭd includes projects/events that will roll out this year, the first of which is a month-long concert residency in the cozy “living room” upstairs at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC called ĭd Weekly (more info to come)!  We will also release the Lonely in Manhattan Multigenerational Live Video (shooting this month), and a new, interactive website for ĭd fans and beyond:  the Miranda July-inspired Learning-You fan-art assignment project.  Other experiments may also evolve from these.

We need your participation to make Re-ĭd a success!  Get ready to connect with us, with other ĭd fans, and with your own inner ĭd.  Oh, and be sure to sign up for our email newsletter below, if you haven’t, and “Like” and “Follow” above, if you haven’t.

:) Steph

 

 

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