| Sly Stone Penn - 8/16/00
Oh goodness. I've been working a
bit on Fi-Sci and I've been going to bed very late. I mean,
I hit the hay at 3 or 4. Well, we had a corporate show for
IBM. We were to hit the stage at 8am. I set my alarm for
5:30 am, so I'd have to time to check my mail, and shower
and be awake for the show. I had to get a lot done, because
I was flying to LA after the show and didn't want to have to
rush. I was conscientious and went to bed a little after
midnight. I couldn't fall asleep, so I read in the bathtub
Well, I guess I set the alarm but didn't turn it on. I was
sleeping soundly at 7:15 when I heard Wiley knock on my
bedroom door and say, "Hey Penn, want to do a show?" I
jumped up, no shower, no nothing, and ran to the door.
Wiley drove me fast to the MGM. I got there about 7:40.
Yup, I hit the stage at 8am and did a fine show for IBM. I
don't think anyone knew the difference.
But, it was awful for Teller and the crew. It was terrible
for Krasher. There was a lot of worrying. In 26 years
neither one of us has ever been late for a show. I guess
that's still true. I hit the stage on time. But, I was
late for 1/2 hour. I guess we've done that before a couple of
times, but we've never really made people worry. Now, I
have. I guess it's the beginning of the end. I'm just Sly
Stone from here on in. Watch your wallets.
I had to synch my computers, pack, shower and get to the
airport in a half hour. Glenn helped (not with the shower,
but with the packing). I was running so fast, that I did my
synch backwards and erased all my mail from the day. I've
never done that before. It's the beginning of the end. I'm
going to hell in a handbasket.