Hey gang. I’m posing for a figure workshop at the New York Academy of Art this whole week – an excellent booking for a model to have in the middle of August. This month is usually an idle, no-work wasteland, which is why I’m super grateful that the school gave me the gig. That’s 30 hours of posing and 30 hours of pay. Not bad. Workshops are intensive for both artists and models, but I enjoy them. The instructor is Dennis Cheaney and we had a great first day working together. Nice guy and attentive teacher. The students are going to learn a lot for sure.
We haven’t had a Music Monday in a while, so here we go. I’ve chosen something that I think is appropriate because 1) I am working, 2) I am modeling for a workshop, and 3) I worked out yesterday <— see how I tied it all together? Aren’t I just so clever?
Anyway, here’s the one and only Jackie Wilson, aka the “Black Elvis”, performing his song “Baby Workout” on the old TV variety program Shindig, in 1965. This is fun, energetic, classic 60s revelry, and they keep it going right through the closing credits. If only I had the energy myself right now to get up and dance, but I’m too tired from working the workshop to dance to Baby Workout. Ok I’ll stop with the work stuff!