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#104454 - 11/17/06 06:42 AM Re: Piano bar, the worst gig around
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Registered: 01/02/04
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Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
WOW...you'd think that the Kentucky guy would be the one into country music.that might well have been the case if I wasn't an "Army brat" growing up. And, the response from the "Rhode Island flash" is a little suprising to me.

Here's where the entertainment factor (and my lack of the ability to do it) comes in. I know that simpler structures with memorable lyrics appeals to the widest audience, but I just can't bring myself to be satisfied doing country or many three chord tunes. Jazz is likea drug...once you're into it, you're hooked, just aren't satisfied doing anything else and must contend with fewer jobs, less pay, smaller audiences, etc.

When I see a stool and an acoustic guitar on a bandstand, I leave, unless it's a nylon string to be played by an accomplished instrumentalist or James Taylor is in the wings.

Different strokes, I guess. Here's hoping everyone here is happy regardless of what you choose to play.

Russ (the music snob) Lay

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#104455 - 11/17/06 07:02 AM Re: Piano bar, the worst gig around
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Registered: 07/27/05
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Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
An then there was the one about the jazz musician and the country musician who made a dope run to Columbia, got caught and were sentenced to be executed by firing squad. The captain asked,

"Any last request?" to which the country musician replied,

"Yes, I'd like to hear Achy Breaky Heart one more time."

The captain turned to the jazz musician who begged,

"Shoot me first".

Ian



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#104456 - 11/17/06 07:10 AM Re: Piano bar, the worst gig around
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Registered: 06/25/99
Posts: 16735
Loc: Benton, LA, USA
Chas, NOW you've done it--offended all the hard-core Shlager fans!
What the heck is Shlager anyway? The Shlager styles sound like CW or Rockabilly with an accordian in them.
DonM
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#104457 - 11/17/06 07:13 AM Re: Piano bar, the worst gig around
tony mads usa Offline
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Posts: 14376
Loc: East Greenwich RI USA
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Originally posted by captain Russ:
And, the response from the "Rhode Island flash" is a little suprising to me.

Russ (the music snob) Lay


????? .... did I miss something??? ... what is this in relation to ??? ...

t.
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#104458 - 11/17/06 07:19 AM Re: Piano bar, the worst gig around
Stephenm52 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 5126
Loc: USA
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Originally posted by tony mads usa:
????? .... did I miss something??? ... what is this in relation to ??? ...

t.



JUST DO IT !!! I think that's what he's talking about???? When I saw RI flash that caught my eye too

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#104459 - 11/17/06 07:30 AM Re: Piano bar, the worst gig around
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 43703
Quote:
Originally posted by DonM:
Chas, NOW you've done it--offended all the hard-core Shlager fans!
What the heck is Shlager anyway?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlager

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#104460 - 11/17/06 07:50 AM Re: Piano bar, the worst gig around
cgiles Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 6703
Loc: Roswell,GA/USA
Quote:
Originally posted by SemiLiveMusic:
I got a little fired up, hope I didn't offend anyone.


Bill, on a board as diverse as this one, if you didn't offend SOMEbody, you probably didn't say anthing of significance . And remember, you're always entitled to my opinion .

chas



[This message has been edited by cgiles (edited 11-17-2006).]
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#104461 - 11/17/06 09:12 AM Re: Piano bar, the worst gig around
DonM Offline
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Registered: 06/25/99
Posts: 16735
Loc: Benton, LA, USA
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Originally posted by Dnj:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlager




I didn't REALLY want to know! I thought it was a kind of chili dog or something.

DonM
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#104462 - 11/17/06 10:28 AM Re: Piano bar, the worst gig around
captain Russ Online   content
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Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 7291
Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
Tony...old brain was disconnected...I was referring to Gary's comment about liking country music. Thought he was from RI. He's from MD (The People's Republic of..., I believe).


russ

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#104463 - 11/17/06 11:00 AM Re: Piano bar, the worst gig around
Diki Offline


Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 14208
Loc: NW Florida
All I can say is... Thank God we actually care about this stuff enough to get worked up about it!

In just about everything that the human animal does, there are people that care, people that don't care, and people that care too much!

Take wine, for instance. There are those who drink it because it's nice, there are those that drink it to get drunk, and there are those who base their whole lives around it, and the knowledge of it.

Same with music... Some people like a little light classical music, others can't stand it, and others that, if their friends don't recognize that a fugue is being stated, lose all respect for them!

I like the players who care just enough to appreciate and enjoy most music, but don't take their love of it too far, and use their love of one style or composer to denigrate others'.

I like Coltrane AND the Balfa Brothers. I like Mozart AND Schoenberg. I like the Carpenters AND the Sex Pistols. Life is too short to get exclusionary.....
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