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#386857 - 03/23/14 07:55 AM Re: Not a keyboard, but I'm SO excited!!!!! [Re: Uncle Dave]
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#386861 - 03/23/14 08:17 AM Re: Not a keyboard, but I'm SO excited!!!!! [Re: cgiles]
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Originally Posted By: cgiles
Saw this in a "You know you're an older musician when...." thread on another forum. I happen to agree with it.

"You know you're getting to be a pathetic older musician when you think any chick gives even the slightest thought about you physically and that you even contemplate such a ridiculous possibility that any would".

But I guess it's okay to dream.

chas


we've all had our time.. wink

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#386862 - 03/23/14 08:32 AM Re: Not a keyboard, but I'm SO excited!!!!! [Re: Uncle Dave]
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The night life, and the entertainment industry specifically, has always been more of a "La La Land" than reality. Everyone is freshly showered, strutting their stuff, lowering their inhibitions ... and we, as entertainers play a large part in this little mating dance that they came to do. Sure, we have our true fans, but it's all make-believe for the most part. It's a few hour fantasy-land .... a chance to blow off steam, loosen up and brush away the dust of life. We serve a valuable role in facilitating those actions, and I'm proud to be a part of their lives, if only in a small way for a short time. I've made many lasting, true friendships while singing, and even met my wife at one of my old haunts. The praise, the tips, the flirty smiles ... naw, their not REALLY real, but they ARE a part of the game, and the game is real. We've all played it, and for the sake of the business - I hope it never stops.
Nothing wrong with a pretty lady giving a nice old man a smile to say ... "Thanx for the music"
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#386863 - 03/23/14 08:38 AM Re: Not a keyboard, but I'm SO excited!!!!! [Re: Uncle Dave]
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Billy Joel said it best:

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Making love to his tonic and gin

He says, "Son can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet
And I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes"

Sing us a song you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feeling alright

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
But there's someplace that he'd rather be

He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me"
As a smile ran away from his face
"Well, I'm sure that I could be a movie star
If I could get out of this place"

Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talking with Davy, who's still in the Navy
And probably will be for life

And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinking alone

Sing us a song you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feeling alright

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
And the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see
To forget about life for a while

And the piano sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say "Man what are you doing here?"

Sing us a song you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feeling alright

Gary cool
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#386864 - 03/23/14 08:39 AM Re: Not a keyboard, but I'm SO excited!!!!! [Re: Uncle Dave]
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Well said Dave.
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#386866 - 03/23/14 08:43 AM Re: Not a keyboard, but I'm SO excited!!!!! [Re: Uncle Dave]
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UD sure does have a way with words. smile

Gary cool
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#386867 - 03/23/14 08:45 AM Re: Not a keyboard, but I'm SO excited!!!!! [Re: Uncle Dave]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Dave

Nothing wrong with a pretty lady giving a nice old man a smile to say ... "Thanx for the music"
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You're right, nothing wrong with THAT...the 'pathetic' part is when we delude ourselves into thinking it's anything MORE than that. Like posing with 'young chicks' and implying that they're 'into you' really IS kind of sad. I say just concentrate on being a good older musician, accept any compliments for what they are, and quit pretending that you're attractive to anything other than a female green fly. JMO, of course.

chas
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#386868 - 03/23/14 08:49 AM Re: Not a keyboard, but I'm SO excited!!!!! [Re: Uncle Dave]
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what does age have to do with it?......
people are people, ....just go have fun, makle people smile while you enjoy it, who cares?
because it ain't no fun being in the ground that you cant pretend.......hurry!

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#386872 - 03/23/14 09:01 AM Re: Not a keyboard, but I'm SO excited!!!!! [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By: Dnj
what does age have to do with it?......


Actually, EVERYTHING.

Originally Posted By: Dnj
because it ain't no fun being in the ground that you cant pretend.......


Well, I guess if you prefer 'pretend' to reality. Some of us prefer to live in the real world.

chas
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#386875 - 03/23/14 09:21 AM Re: Not a keyboard, but I'm SO excited!!!!! [Re: cgiles]
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Originally Posted By: Dnj
because it ain't no fun being in the ground that you cant pretend.......


Well, I guess if you prefer 'pretend' to reality.
Some of us prefer to live in the real world.
chas [/quote]

Nah thats too boring cool2 ....JMO

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