sitting in was: 'drunk-o-meter'
Fri Nov 19 09:34:56 EST 2004
My view of sit in's being friendly with people audience is good P.R, I find
allot of college town Yuppies as we know them like to try and sit in . Most
players that know music never ask to use my Guitar because of the different
tuning I use
I have been to allot of other bands gig's I never ask to sit in because I'm
there to see them Not to play But I have also been to shows where artist
insist I play or sing with them,That's Cool, But I also know some artist are
so stuck on them selves they wont even speak to you if they know you are a
Musician because of professional Zealously . from my experience if a band is
doing a super great job most people wont ask to set in They cant come close
to Playing that good.
As far as people being to drunk I myself try to stay away from the real
drunk's.and consider them as part of the side show.
----- Original Message -----
From: "ROBIN BANK$" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: sitting in was: 'drunk-o-meter'
> --- "P.W. Fenton" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > From experience, it can range from wonderful to
> > disastrous. So if I am
> > playing a gig, I will not allow an unknown entity to
> > sit in, no matter what
> > my best friend in the world says about them. If I
> > know and respect them,
> > that is another story. I know some people who would
> > never allow a person
> > to sit in, for fear that they would impress the
> > management and steal future
> > gigs.
> Well, that's one way to look at it. Another way is, I
> sent out the promo material including my CD, got on
> the phone and booked the dang gig, hired the band,
> brought the PA and did the sound... so let the guy
> asking to sit in get his own band and book his own
> friggin gig! It is work after all... and I did most of
> it! ;)
> But I'm not about that. I think we are all
> > in it together, and your
> > success is my success. The way I started was by
> > "sitting in" with some
> > generous and supportive heroes. I can't ever forget
> > that.
> > But I really must know what the player can do before
> > I decide to let them
> > sit in. If my decision produces a lame performance,
> > that only hurts me in
> > the eyes of the management. The guy sitting in
> > doesn't lose anything....
> > but I can lose a future gig.
> > When I was playing regularly, we built up a little
> > cadre of folks that
> > frequently "sat in". I believe that every time I
> > have played Skipper's
> > Smokehouse in Tampa, Jimmy Thackery has shown up and
> > sat in with us (I
> > believe it was his wife who was a fan of my band).
> > My only regret is that
> > I usually handed him my guitar and then "sat out"
> > while he did a few tunes.
> > From the other end of this discussion, I sort of
> > hate having bands ask me
> > to sit in. Not because I don't love any chance I
> > get to perform, but
> > because I feel like I'm intruding on their gig, and
> > that they are asking me
> > up because they feel like they should. If I'm in
> > the audience, it's
> > because I want to see THEIR show, not because I want
> > a chance to sing to
> > their audience.
> > That reminds me... the only thing wrong with
> > gigging... is not being able
> > to see the other people playing that night.
> > P.W. Fenton
> > New Port Richey, FL
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