It was one of the most memorable birthdays ever, celebrating with my extended family members, The Brothers. I had not seen them in a while, not because of any animosity or anything like that. It was because I had been busy creating, working on new music you. This fine group of men in all of their awesomeness, took time out of their busy schedule to show up for me on my birthday. I was, and I am still, overjoyed over about this occasion.
Friendships are something that I have learned not to take for granted. These men, want to see me succeed at everything that I do, so I know that they are understanding about my absence. They offer the type of unconditional love, and that is a rarity in today’s world. They are uplifting, never tearing one another down to make themselves feel good. They offer conversations that are often comical, serious and heartfelt, and at times offer one on one conversations that I cannot get from anywhere else.
We partied hard, the first stop was Zippers in Dallas – where they surprised me with a stripper – this guy came up to me and said that my friends “paid him X amount of dollars to dance for me”. And I said, “No they didn’t”. The guy kept reassuring me that it was true – but I kept declining. But the guy was relentless, so after about a half-hour, I gave in. I won’t even bother to describe to you what I witnessed during that dance – all I can say is uggggh! Do not do that again guys – LMAO! They all got a kick out of it, rolling on the floor dying with laughter.
After that, we bar hopped to It’ll Do, a dance nightclub in Dallas, that plays house music. I am always down for house music, I really do not hear any until I turn on my own music for rehearsals. It was good to get out and not have to travel too far for the type of music that I wish to hear. For some reason, Joesph always wants to challenge me in a dance off – this time I got video of his challenge, not the actual dance off. It is always something to be seen when he and I go at it.
All in all, we had a great time – I drank too much tequila, but I still had a good time. Now, it is back to work for me with these rehearsals for a stage show. But I do look forward to many more celebrations with The Brothers.