sabato 17 marzo 2018

The gig that wasn't really.

I had a bit of trouble getting to my St Paddy's Day gig.
The main route was closed by a road accident and I had to take the long way around.
The very long way around.
The idea was that George and I would play the first hour or so.

We were late starting. I think that's George behind the music stand.
There were heaps of folkies getting ready to play. I told the head folkie we'd play for a bit and he could let me know when they were ready to do their thing. We played for roughly 30 minutes (maybe less). Then folkies started coming on 'stage' and picking up their instruments. We were sort of squeezed off.
Pity really because I'd spent hours preparing for this gig - what with writing charts and practising.
What followed was hours of diatonic playing and pentatonic scales. Folkies need to remember that chromatics and outlining chords are good tools to have in your soloing bag.
Ah, but I'm just a bit bitter because I wasted lots of time that could have been put into Testore Trio charts.

Here's an interesting thing. The guy at the bottom left of the picture is Jamie. He has Downs Syndrome. He has this big love of music. Whenever he is in the room and I am playing, I know that he is taking everything in. He is a real joy to play to. I wish that everyone listened like him.

5 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Que sera sera.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

sera - evening.
sara` = will be.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

There are other languages than Italian. In this case it's French but you didn't know about that at school in the 'G' classes.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

We did French in the G class - I thought you wankers in the P class did Latin, or was that language too hard for you and you didn't make the cut? Unfortunately Richard's Bass Bag* only recognises Italian and English as official languages.
Beh, quel che sarà sarà.

* the original bass bagging site

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

quod Erit.