And remember: In theory, they are the ones who are following me with that stand-alone Qik player on their dedicated computer routed to a 25-inch console television. Anyone else may go here to watch any live transmissions: http://ckpi.typepad.com/christopher_king/test-qik-live-video.html You don't have to worry about refreshing that page. When I start transmitting, the video will just automatically start playing.
Now: It is unreasonable to ask the performer to be completely divorced from his audience. It is an unnatural way to perform. If I seem like I'm all over the place sometimes, it's because I'm having trouble reading my audience.
It is disrespectful to me to pretend that you do not exist. I cannot perform from inside a sensory deprivation tank.
On that Qik video player is a "chat" button or something similar, or some kind of box where you can send a short message. Just say hi. Okay? Will it kill you? I'm not trying to rope you into anything or prove that anyone is in my audience. I need some feedback, that's all.
Also, it has been some years since I performed live. I lost any performance skills I may have had. I'll try to tighten it up real quick as I re-learn to speak extemporaneously.