Fri Nov 19 18:59:08 EST 2004
When Musicians Switch key's and never say anything . It probably make you
wish you were blind or a little kid that never think anything but music.
I played with this Blind guy Ounce And also this young kid about 9.yrs old
all anybody had to do was start playing And the kid and the blind guy would
be right there.How they did it around all that other noise I don't know.
I have seen allot of vocalist cocktail song's they do that because they do
it in one key.
But if someone ask you up to sit in and start jumping key's I think they are
trying to be funny or they don't know what they are doing or just their
lack of talent.This is a cruel world out there today there is always some
Orangutan just wanting to be mean.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Rabson" <Ann@ANNRABSON.COM>
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: sittin' in
> This is a touchy situation. Much as I like to play music with a variety
> people, I tend not to ask people to sit in too often nor do I ever ask nor
> often accept the invitation to do the same.
> This is for many reasons but the main one is that the audience came out to
> hear whoever they came to hear and I feel the need to give them what will
> give them pleasure.
> Also there may be many wonderful musicians in the house and I don't want
> slight anyone.
> The exceptions are when there is a very small audience. A rare occurance,
> thank goodness, but it does happen. I remember one time MANY years ago at
> The Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro NC. The Burley (bartender/owner)
> pointed out this kind of scruffy looking fellow who had just walked in and
> said - "if you can get him to sit in let him". It was a VERY slow night
> I got my first chance (of many) to play with Bob Margolin ALL NIGHT.
> When I DO ask someone to sit in it's usually for a song or 2 (except Bob w
> can sit in forever). When someone asks me to sit in, I usually keep it
> short and sweet. One exception was once when Sleepy LeBeef asked me to
> on stage when the opening act - of which I was a part - left and his band
> took the stage. I thought I'd play a song. He never stopped! Went right
> from one song into another, never calling a song's name nor key and
> switching Genres like a drunk driver switches lanes!
> Anyway, moderation is the key in my book. Atleast as far as sitting in
> Ann Rabson
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