John Raymond Barker

John Raymond Barker

Actor-Singer-Writer-Director. Recent Guest Star on Law & Order: SVU.

On the Terrace with Lavinia Draper – Pride Month

On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 5:30PM EST, Lavinia Draper & I will singing on Instagram Live to celebrate Pride Month. This will be a show filled with celebration, sex, and regular and dark comedy as we enter a new era in the world.  Find us on Instagram: @mslavinianyc 

 

This month, I was feeling extra creative. I dusted off a song I wrote in 2018, intending for it to be about the end of the last Presidency, but became very clearly meant for the end of the pandemic, especially with it’s 1920’s vibe. The song and this month’s show is called “When the Shenanigans Begin Again”. With only slight changes needed, I rewrote the song for today and created projections based on how I had been imagining a music video for the song. I also recreated a mashup  of Prince’s “Darling Nikki” and a certain song from a certain Best Tony Musical of the 2000s. I wrote a comic monologue to fill out the Chris Isaak classic, “Wicked Game”, and ended things with a wild, debaucherous cover of “Like A Prayer” mashed with two other Madonna songs, all 4 pieces having projections. Then, Lavinia surprised me with having us do one of our faves, “Suddenly Seymour” and then with me doing an encore. I chose “Unchained Melody”, but as you’ll hilariously see, picking a track randomly off YouTube is asking for trouble. I now know that no matter what is expected, just be ready for the unexpected. And you should as well whenever you experience the wild fun and hilarity of a Lavinia Draper show.

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