Playing VS Looking Good.

Jimmy Jacobs jacobslawoffice@GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 6 16:57:25 EDT 2010


'He looked like he slept in his clothes under an overpass and acted like he
needed a fix.  He barely acknowledged the audience and wouldn't look at us.
I've always loved him but, frankly, don't know that I would go back to see
him if he came again.'

This is a pretty fair paraphrase of a message I received the morning after a
well-known blues performer was here for a show.  Unfortunately it is also
pretty accurate.  How you look, and how you act, has an impact unless you
are playing for yourself in your own kitchen.  Looking good may not make you
play any better, but I think it makes you perform better.

Jimmy

-----Original Message-----
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maurice richard libby
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Subject: Re: Playing VS Looking Good.

  Yeah, I think so. It's a mind-set. If you don't take the studio as
seriously as you take live performances, it sounds like it.

On 06/09/2010 1:21 AM, Alan Lloyd wrote:
> If that is true, should you dress in the studio the same as you do on
stage?
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> maurice richard libby
> Sent: 05 September 2010 22:31
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> Subject: Re: Playing VS Looking Good.
>
>    Didn't Muddy Waters say some  thing like: "If you wear dundarees to
> play, you play like you're wearing dungarees."?
>
> On 02/01/2003 12:05 AM, gtrmac@PRODIGY.NET wrote:
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was
> Monster players. Makes me wonder What's best Dress style or Playing
Style.?
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