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Band Gigs... every blessed time the time changes...

March 10, 2019 08:12AM
It never fails. We play gigs so seldom these days that I often forget I'm in a band. But without fail we will get a gig EVERY time we leap forward an hour in the spring... which means I get home at 3am old time... now 4am... and at 6am I'm up for church. Needless to say... I don't feel very chippy this morning.

So you're asking "how did it go?", (actually, that didn't even cross your mind but I'm going to tell you anyway).... not well. Sad, too - because we actually NAILED our sound system so it was top notch, perhaps as good as we've ever tuned it in.... BUT.... since we play so seldom.... yikes, mistakes were rampant.

I was forced into paying attention, not my strong suit, because I never knew where the lead guitar was going, nor the vocalists. They had forgotten lyrics, where to come in, where to start the leads, how to end the songs.... thus I was ad-libbing all night. Couple that with the fact that I was making as many mistakes as the others and, well... you can well imagine the outcome.

We are old now... the band... so what we have lost in skills, memory, we make up for with wisdom. For example: Our rhythm guitar player last night played an entire song in the key of "G" while the rest of us were in "C"..... horrible, you're thinking.. and yes, it was... BUT... we knew before striking the first note that our rhythm guitar player was likely, on that particular song, to do that... thus... before the first note we had turned him down to -1 on the volume scale... nobody heard a single note he played. We are geniuses. - JamesJM

  Band Gigs... every blessed time the time changes...

JamesJM128March 10, 2019 08:12AM

  Re: Band Gigs... every blessed time the time changes...

JoeMad85March 12, 2019 06:14AM

  Nice song list... Attachments

JamesJM70March 12, 2019 08:02AM

  not always flowered shirts....sometimes i wear a Rams jersey......

JoeMad53March 12, 2019 09:42AM

  Horse people and musicians...

JamesJM42March 12, 2019 10:11AM

  Upon further research... maybe cheaper than I thought.

JamesJM59March 13, 2019 05:45AM

  Re: Upon further research... maybe cheaper than I thought.

JoeMad54March 13, 2019 09:46AM

  the amount of sounds...

JamesJM45March 13, 2019 10:13AM

  'the Roland TD 17KV.. that's where I'm leaning... btw...

JamesJM43March 13, 2019 08:55PM

  Joe, failed to mention.. really liked you guys...

JamesJM43March 13, 2019 06:55PM

  thanks Jim!

JoeMad58March 14, 2019 11:44AM