Last night was an exercise in futility and spontaneity. I was invited to see a band play at the House of Blues. A band from Australia. I was given a ticket to come see them. I got there and was introduced to a producer who was interested in the band. For a friday night there weren’t a lot of people there which was a bit strange. The band consisted of a guitarist, a drummer and the singer. No bass.
I wasn’t real sure what to expect, though based on the name of the band it already had a strike. The drummer kicked off the set, then the guitarist came in. Finally the singer started singing. The song was alright. They finished the first song and then the singer stated his voice was shot and that they would stop there. He ended the set after one song.
The producer asked me if I would see another show by the band. I said no. It was the most unprofessional display of performing I had ever seen – aside from the infamous Axl Rose. The big difference? Guns N Roses at least had really memorable songs. Something this band did not have, at least not in the one song they played.
As a performer, I understand the desire to be a perfectionist. However, one thing I wouldn’t do is end a show unless my voice actually stopped making noise. Even at that point, I’d probably play songs and get audience members to come up and sing. The infamous slogan of the show much go on always applies.
Good thing that a friend of mine texted me asking if I’d be interested in hitting a private birthday party. I thanked the person who gave me the ticket, said goodbye to the producer and took off to a party in the hills. It was the birthday of a guitar player who works with a name you’d recognize. Hell with the name he has, he best be a good guitar player. His name is Jaco.
Really pleasant and cool guy. Super friendly. Good party too. Met a lot musicians and other people that he works with. The link is my friend Robert. Jaco has provided some tracks for the library that I’m also a part of. The best part of parties like this is the stories you get to share.
Speaking of stories there were some about girls last night. Thus how appropriate is it to be the first day of spring and hearing stories about girls. I think it means I have to showcase the Rite of Spring and this part called Dances of the Young Girls.
Sit back and enjoy some classical music for a change.