Showing posts from March, 2006

I'm Such a Muppet

So, I took this muppet personality test.

You Are Kermit

Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.

You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.

Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.

Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!

The Muppet Personality Test Does anyone care to disagree?

A Great Night...until The Bunny

Last night was excellent. I stopped by the Illium Cafe in Troy to see/hear a friend of mine play. He was great; he always is--there is no need for suprises. The suprise this particular evening, though, was that a bunch of other musicians were there watching/listening, as well. I was glad to see the familar faces and catch each other up on our lives a little.

After the gig, we walked down around the corner to this swanky--I never thought I'd say swanky--bar where the best local band of like the last four years, as voted by our area's main music publication's readers, was playing. I had never seen them before and was definately interested. They really were great! Excellent, even. Tight, if you will. (tight is one of those hip words that musicians use to describe how well a group is playing together. loose would be the opposite. you definately want to see/hear a tight band rather than a loose one. although, tightness is difficult to achieve. it is the sign of great musicians w…

Moon and River

The Moon and River gig went well. I didn't play my best; I didn't play my worst. I just played.

Stephanie took some nice pictures, which are now up on the picture page. (if any of my students are reading this, please note the use of "which" in the last sentence). I like the pics. You can see some crazy emotion in my face. I've always envied musicians who have had pics like that. Plus, you've got to like that angle! I can't describe it in words, really--you've got to see it.

What I learned most about the Moon and River gig--life is, after all, all about learning--is that in order to succeed at being a performing musician, you have to be great. Being good may gain you a little bit of attention from the crowd, but being great is a necessity if you want people to really listen. I had some listeners; there was definately attention. But, you can't rely on mediocrity if you want super attentive crowds. Especially if you are a small time local dude who play…