Here's what I did for the last 13 months......This last year was pretty special. Despite the horrors of the pandemic, Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Party - Live on Zoom, went from the @crazycoqs stage to the virtual stage in April 2020, and, in the last 13 months, hosted over 450 performers ranging in age from 14 to 92 and spanning the globe - literally - from LA to Brisbane going the long way.
For the show, I made 24 videos which took me from the ocean floor to outer space. I shared a matrimonial bed with Brad Pitt, was Rock Hudson's toy boy, and found myself in the jaws of a shark. I travelled to Brazil three times. I sang with my share of hunky men, none of whom I ever met! True to my Oklahoma roots, I played a gay cowboy - not just once, but twice! I got to sing songs I'd never sing live. I did all this within the confines of my flat. I had external help for sure, but I never physically met with another human to make this happen. I want to give thanks to maestros Michael Roulston, Robert Rickenberg, Jonathan Kitching, and Marco Cler, without whom, none of this would have happened.
It was a true adventure, and I have to say, I'm pretty proud of my work over the year.
I'm looking forward to having a wee break soon, but virtual shows recommence on 24 June and monthly thereafter, and live shows start up again on 8 July, and will continue on the second Thursday of every month. ... See MoreSee Less
Harold Sanditen sings "At the Codfish Ball" at Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Party - Live on Zoom Live At Zédel on 20 May 2021. Words and music by Lew Pollack and Sidney D. Mitchell. Additonal lyrics by Barry Kleinbort