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The Clubdate Singer Speaks: Chapter 8

Disclaimer: The following story is an actual event, as all of the vignettes in the 'Clubdate Singer Speaks' series are. For 8 years, I was a member of one of the top Orchestras in the nation. Though it was an enjoyable time, it was also at times, quite painful. I took to writing initially to assuage my distress, and this is one of those times when the pen (or keyboard) proved to be a healing tool. I have considered publishing this series, and would appreciate your thoughts...

"The Conflict” - Early 2004
(Please note the date of this writing. Much has changed since, but it reflects the state of mind I was in at that time)

Though this series of essays is autobiographical, I and my situation are by no means unique...

Saturday night:
I stand behind the microphone, in the crowded, dimly lit club, singing songs that make your body move.
I am the lead singer.

Sunday Morning:
I stand behind the microphone in the crowded, brightly lit church, singing songs that make your spiri…