ok so i’m finally posting ab my experience at mike’s class for all those asking!!
so it was 14 people and we all sat in two rows, and when mike came in he greeted us and plopped down in the middle. basically, everyone went up one by one, sang a song (or two, if mike asked), he gave them advice/comments/notes, and then they sang it again while applying those notes.
naturally, i was nervous, but mike is SO chill and hilarious and gave every person his full attention, so you couldn’t help but feel comfortable around him. he made tons of funny comments and had a great sense of humor, and spoke to each one of us casually. really, i thought i’d be freaking out, but he’s just like any other normal guy. he laughed and swore and seemed to be having a good time.
of course though, when it came time to mentor us, he was very well-versed, helpful, and attentive and mainly focused on emotion in acting and the execution of our performances, not our singing voices (for those wondering). i learned a lot about confidence and honing personal emotions into my acting. he really made sure everyone got something out of the class!
afterwards, he hung out for a bit chatting and taking pictures, the usual. i approached him and spoke with him for a while, thanking him for everything he does and all that. like i said, he’s super chill and kind and casual. overall, the masterclass was more helpful than i could’ve imaged and i’m so grateful to have met and been taught by him!!
anyways a reason why cotton is something that gets under people’s skin is because your mouth is naturally wet and it’s always wet with saliva. when the cotton absorbs that moisture in your mouth and makes you feel horrible, it’s because it lost that natural feeling. when your mouth stops producing saliva, it means something is wrong and it’s so unnatural to your mouth that even a minor feeling such as the cotton or wood touching your teeth can take away that moisture and familiarity and make you feel Not Good
mornings after are always tough for robert, especially when he drank from pure depression until he was incoherent the night before. he usually has to deal with a serious hangover coupled with the leftover feelings that he was trying to escape from last night.
somehow he always finds himself wandering into the Coffee Spoon the next morning. the caffeine from his usual pure black coffee helps but what he found that helps even more is the barista’s warm, tender smile when he enters the shop.
mat always gave off a positive energy that attracted robert to the coffee shop more than the coffee ever could. it leaves him feeling warm and fuzzy and… soothed. he almost feels himself addicted to mat’s good vibes, an addiction that makes him feel much better than his…other one.
mat can usually pick up on robert’s serious hangovers & sad moods and won’t hesitate to give him baked goods on the house as well as some TLC. they both enjoy talking about old rock bands, movie references, good music, and the like. they actually found that they had a lot more in common than they originally thought.
the Coffee Spoon slowly became one of robert’s favorite places