I love to think at this time of night, it keeps me focused and helps put things into perspective. As I was about to begin my show at La Maison in NO Saturday night, Dee-1 made a very interesting comment in our prayer, “that we do what we are here to do… to entertain.” I’ve never thought about being an “entertainer”, but as I thought about it, it’s one of the coolest callings to have. Of course ministry will forever supersede my music any day, music is apart of my ministry which I thank God everyday for the opportunity to do what I do. As I was laying down I thought about how much responsibility an entertainer has, how much accountability that they need. I love to simplify things to their basic form, in simplicity, people pay money to be entertained, even more importantly they spend their most valuable commodity..time! Time is something that you will never get back, so for me, if someone spends time at my show or with me…that is such an honor. Someone thinks highly enough of me to want to spend their precious time with me or at my show. When thinking from this perspective I am so grateful for all who have done so. Thinking this way reminds me of my responsibility, especially during a show, is to give u your money’s worth and even more…your time’s worth! I saw this bass player play once, he was one of the stiffest guys I’ve ever seen. I thought to myself, “would I pay to see this guy play? No!” Be not only audibly attractive but visually as well. I also thought about the influence that comes with the job. For a short period of time during a show ur band or group is literally the center of attention, all eyes are looking your direction, all ears are poised to hear your sound. You now have an opportunity to influence others. I make sure that every time I have that opportunity I influence and make an impression positively hoping to invoke a change for the better. The power of music is undeniable, my goal is to use that power positively to uplift anyone who will listen. Music invokes emotions which produce your thoughts…if I can change your thoughts I can change your life for the better! Music with a message…the beauty of entertainment.
Be Blessed! Peace, Love, & Jesus
Torrence L Thomas