I guess I'm climbing back in the saddle. I went to band practice last night. I managed to corral the best bass player in the area. We did some complicated stuff and he was right on top of it.
I'm not at all sure about getting back into it but the money really would help. Cheri has been getting on to me about not doing anything, so I can put a stop to that. And I keep running into people asking me when I'm getting back into it. I should be more enthusiastic about this, but maybe if we get a good crowd reaction, that would really help.
I don't have any videos of me playing this, but this is what we went over last night and the bass player nailed it. May not be your style, I wouldn't know, and the crowds may not care for it, but we'll see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDfy67my2So
So you are back in the saddle again! (laugh)
New Bass player? WHen will be your first concert?
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Paul has been turning down jobs left and right until we put things back together, so whenever we decide we've got it, we'll start working. Might take a couple months.
There's an old joke that goes, "How many bass players does it take to screw in a light bulb? Just one, but the guitar player has to show him how to do it." Surprisingly few bass players truly understand musical structure and tend to follow the guitar, and sometimes that just doesn't work, and it can be a real challenge getting them to play it right and not reverting back to their old habits. "Rocky Mountain Way" by Joe Walsh and "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morisett are 2 textbook examples where you can safely bet money they're going to get it wrong. This guy doesn't. Should relieve a lot of my stress. John
You guys signing up for the Montana state faire finally? ;)
LOL We probably won't go that far, (unless the money is pretty incredible.) We regularly play the Missouri state fair, which is only about 10 minutes away from me. It pays good but it's a lot of work. You're escorted through the crowds by the fair police, which can take a long time because nobody is interested in getting out of the way. You have to be there all day because you have 2 shows, one early and one late. It's always, always, always hot and muggy. A few years ago I made the mistake of walking around between shows and got so hot I started getting sick. There's always at least one severe thunderstorm during the fair and you're lucky if you don't get caught in one. (We did at least once.) I take it Montana is not that uncomfortable. John
Bah! I'll never get to see you up here. ;)
We can get uncomfortable. Depending on the summer and when, how about temps up to 110 and blazing sun making your head rain? Of course you can also get 95f to. Low humidity if in July-September. And of course the untimate in bad, you could be her eplaying as yellowstone goes up and before you leave the stage about 100 feet of ash drops on you. (laugh) Though that is highly unlikely.