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Gig Report....

March 11, 2018 08:08AM
As with all gigs there was good and bad. The good, however, was outstanding. For whatever reason, (most likely sheer luck), we nailed our sound system to perfection. I'd have to say that our 'sound' was better than I've ever heard it in my life.

AND... even after a long hiatus, we 'began' by playing very well. Not great, but solid, good. That didn't last, however... our lead guitar player, and singer, has this tendency to get 'frantic' if he feels the crowd is responding well... seriously, he goes off the deep end. And he did. And once that happens... it's going to be a long night.

Things didn't 'fall apart'... but what 'should' have been failed to occur.

It was a short gig, one of the shortest we have ever played. Maybe no more than 1.5 hours. And yet.... my right arm, (cymbal arm), was aching from about the 3 song into the gig. I had to switch some things up to keep from cramping up. That turned out to be a 'good' thing, however... I played more in control, stayed away from anything semi-fancy, and thus stayed focused and tight. I also got lucky in that I had a good vocal night.... well, as good as it can get for me that is, I'm no vocalist.

And sstrams.... I have to say that the drumstick tinkering on pots and pans and old magazines and the soles of my shoes PAID OFF... really! I was a bit quicker than usual, and my paradiddle's were much cleaner, tighter. Of course, and as I said, I kept it simple... so there's that.

Next gig mid-April, two in May, then another sometime in June. - JamesJM

  Hey sstrams... band gig tomorrow, Saturday....

JamesJM77March 09, 2018 08:59AM

  And another topic, Jet Fly-Overs...

JamesJM22March 09, 2018 09:29AM

  Same thing here near NAS Jax about 2 weeks ago.

Ramgator18March 09, 2018 10:59AM

  Just out of curiosity. . . .

RAMbeau23March 10, 2018 06:34AM

  For the most part, yes...

JamesJM15March 10, 2018 07:22AM

  I'd like to weigh in on that one... Attachments

sstrams18March 10, 2018 01:31PM

  Awesome! Have a great show...

sstrams15March 10, 2018 09:43AM

  Gig Report....

JamesJM17March 11, 2018 08:08AM


sstrams12March 11, 2018 01:25PM

  Just between you and I.....

JamesJM18March 11, 2018 01:56PM

  Totally understand..

sstrams14March 12, 2018 10:22AM

  Know what I miss, Steve?

JamesJM16March 12, 2018 11:10AM

  Just jam, Jimmy.. just jam...

sstrams14March 13, 2018 02:43AM