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themaestro
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May 6th, 2016 12:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"and the most mind blowing thing is the crowd doesn't seem to mind him!"

I'll bet they do mind, but are just being nice. If I go to hear a band or music, I don't want to see some dummy up there messing everything up.

Unfortunately, sometimes the dofus is a member of the band.

Peegoo
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May 6th, 2016 01:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...the crowd doesn't seem to mind him! It's amazing to me how little some audiences know about good or bad music."

I don't think that's the real reason.

I think it has more to do with the mass appeal of crap TV shows such as Jersey Shore. Watching a train wreck can be as entertaining as listening to a decent jazz combo every night of the week :o)

Peegoo
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May 6th, 2016 01:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...the crowd doesn't seem to mind him! It's amazing to me how little some audiences know about good or bad music."

I don't think that's the real reason.

I think it has more to do with the mass appeal of crap TV shows such as Jersey Shore. Watching a train wreck can be as entertaining as listening to a decent jazz combo every night of the week :o)

Guitar Fool
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May 6th, 2016 01:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bummer....

he needs to be told to his face.."this isn't working out"

that should do it..

painful yes...but the truth is that way

"He got angry and loud then grabbed the neck of the Tele I had strapped on."

Oh the horror!... the headstock isnt' the only thing I would have used....;-0

Hammond101
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May 6th, 2016 01:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

GF, I've had to do that twice in almost 50 years of gigging. The first guy was also drunk, had come on stage several times, had been warned and then came up a final time and grabbed our female singer's, my girlfriend at the time, butt. Boom, out of here. Same Tele. I still own it.

littleuch
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May 6th, 2016 01:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Years ago the band I was in had a member who was/is a music teacher. We had a few nights where we would bring in his young students who would perform a short set. It was fun to see young enthusiasm. Then their parents and friends crowded the joint, had dinner and enthusiastically cheered the kids on. By the time they were done much of our regular crowd had bailed and the kid's crowd followed. By the time we retook the stage it was crickets.

I don't think too much of "special guest(s)" is a good idea, no matter what the occasion.

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 03:55 PM, May 6th, 2016)

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May 6th, 2016 01:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I used to work w/ a tenor sax player who would invite his students to gigs.
they were all pretty much beginners.
I don't work w/him anymore.

Guitar Fool
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May 6th, 2016 03:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

ah man....giggin with your girfriend.....that in itself can be difficult....all of the guys wanting to.... oh never mind...

"Boom, out of here. Same Tele. I still own it."

do you have notches in the headstock?...;-0


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May 6th, 2016 04:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Tell me he's not a harmonica player :-p"

That was inevitable!

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May 6th, 2016 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

;-)

I've experienced my share of that delight. Nothing like hearing those major third honks in a minor key song.

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May 6th, 2016 04:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sometimes people like that aren't just clueless- it's a form of passive aggression. You finally whack them with a 2x4 to get their attention and they play the sad/hurt card.

(This message was last edited by professor at 06:35 PM, May 6th, 2016)

Peegoo
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May 6th, 2016 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some people will take advantage of your goodwill--they're banking on the chance you will choose not to hurt their feelings because you're a nice guy.

Prove them wrong.

Sometimes being a tool is totally justified: in this case, it's your band. Anyone that doesn't show up for practice doesn't get to play on game day.

jazzguy
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May 6th, 2016 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

yeah Peegoo, tonight's the night and it could get ugly because he's a hothead too.

like I said, should have nipped this from jump, but nice guy me let it happen.

time for Mr. Hyde I'm afraid...


littleuch
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May 6th, 2016 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...it could get ugly because he's a hothead too."

Yikes, unbelievable. You might give the bouncers a heads up.


iammr2

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May 6th, 2016 09:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One word solution.

"NO"

It's hard to miss that one.

Gaukdawg

Ohio

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May 7th, 2016 08:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just stop playing if he is on stage. Wait for him to leave before you start playing again. Problem solved.

jazzguy
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don't dream it be it
May 7th, 2016 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

he didn't show this week.
we had a great night.

tahitijack

San Clemente, CA

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May 7th, 2016 01:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can you avoid leaving room for him to take a trumpet solo? Everyone else takes a turn and when he brings his horn up you end the song.

Peegoo
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May 7th, 2016 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"He didn't show this week. We had a great night."

I'll bet he knows you're an FDPer and he's a lurker.




HI, FRANK! YOU SUCK!

haha

tahitijack

San Clemente, CA

Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
May 9th, 2016 08:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bill Frisell and others turned instrumental surf music into jazz genre. It can be done. Glad your sit in has decided to sit it out. Hope he stays away.

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