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#2967728 - 01/08/19 11:08 AM OT: Just before the gig I . . .
Adan Offline
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So I don't usually engage in this sort of tom foolery, but today, inspired by I'mMissRichardTee's thread, I couldn't resist.

It could be kind of interesting to talk about what we do NON-MUSICALLY to prepare ourselves for a gig.

Note there are forum guidelines about inappropriate content, so keep that in mind before you reveal your darkest secrets.

Myself, I like to work out. I like to go into a gig feeling like my skin tone is glowing and my muscles are bristling. I started this practice after reading The Dirt Confessions by members of Motley Crue. Turns out, the boys had a healthy streak running through all the unhinged debauchery. According to the book, they would pump iron just before going on stage to, among other things "work the toxins out." Presumably to make room for more toxins.

I don't pump iron before a gig nor do I ask What Would the Crue Do? But I do like to go for a run 2 or 3 hours before playing so that I'm feeling some endorphin high and just generally feeling like my best self.

Oh yeah, and I like to shave just before a gig.


Edited by Adan (01/08/19 12:58 PM)
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#2967731 - 01/08/19 11:13 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Adan]
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Check the set list to make sure nothing was added that I don't know, and that my wife/mom know they are supposed to take care of the kids.

Such are the travails of the weekend warrior who only plays part-time in his band!

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#2967732 - 01/08/19 11:16 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Stokely]
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...wonder why I keep doing this.
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#2967739 - 01/08/19 11:54 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: AnotherScott]
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Hah! My regimen of pre-gig rituals has decreased over the decades. I might try to run through any big solos or recently learned parts at home some time earlier in the day, maybe an afternoon nap if it's a long or late gig, a light dinner, and on the way, a cup of coffee and a 5-Hour Energy, that's about it!
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#2967741 - 01/08/19 12:04 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: richforman]
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Make sure I have water and snacks in the car for the ride home.

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#2967745 - 01/08/19 12:19 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: ABECK]
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I recall hearing an interview with Penn Jillette where he was asked if he had any rituals to prepare for a performance. He laughed and said, "The same way JFK prepared for a speech: coffee and a blowjob."

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#2967746 - 01/08/19 12:19 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: ABECK]
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Originally Posted By: ABECK
Make sure I have water and snacks in the car for the ride home.


Me too!

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#2967749 - 01/08/19 12:30 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: cedar]
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cancel the gig.

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#2967751 - 01/08/19 12:46 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: George88]
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Originally Posted By: AnotherScott
...wonder why I keep doing this.
Originally Posted By: George88
cancel the gig.

laugh I'm glad I don't need to feel too guilty that I feel this way every now and then.
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#2967755 - 01/08/19 01:05 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: samuelblupowitz]
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Originally Posted By: samuelblupowitz
Originally Posted By: AnotherScott
...wonder why I keep doing this.
Originally Posted By: George88
cancel the gig.

laugh I'm glad I don't need to feel too guilty that I feel this way every now and then.


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#2967757 - 01/08/19 01:14 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: AnotherScott]
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Originally Posted By: AnotherScott
...wonder why I keep doing this.


Definitely the same, if the gig is a (multi-band) festival!!... smile

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#2967758 - 01/08/19 01:21 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: FJR]
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...gripe about not getting enough help setting up all my stuff.

...eat very very lightly.

...negotiate with the house sound man to send me a personal monitor mix.

...nap about 15 minutes if I can
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#2967760 - 01/08/19 01:30 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Tom Williams]
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Go for a #2 while I listen to material from the setlist on my headphones.
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#2967770 - 01/08/19 03:02 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: jeffinpghpa]
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#2967771 - 01/08/19 03:04 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: CowboyNQ]
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#2967772 - 01/08/19 03:11 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: CEB]
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I don't always do this, but when I can I like to setup earlier in the day. Then I bike to the gig. Most of the time it's only about a mile away, but one of our venues is about 5 miles each way. it's good exercise, I come in with the blood pumping. Also, if I have a bit too much and am over the legal limit by the time I leave, I don't have to worry about getting pulled over.

Unfortunately, it takes a lot of extra time, I have to make a trip earlier that day to setup and another the next day to pick up stuff. I always pack everything up so it's just a run-in-and-grab operation, but it's still extra work. I don't like that part of it, especially since I often bike as a way of avoiding driving!
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#2967775 - 01/08/19 03:23 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: CowboyNQ]
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Originally Posted By: CowboyNQ
...smash down a beer and a schnitzel.


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#2967778 - 01/08/19 03:30 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: EricBarker]
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...make a point of peeing like a racehorse, because use of a 'trucker's buddy' onstage, even behind a scrim, is contraindicated. Worse yet, if you sneeze mid-stream and hit the power strip, your part of the show is over, perhaps permanently. How many amps was that, Smoky? HeadPop grin

That was awful. You people are corrupting me. I wish I had the character to stop this nonsense, but once you own several thousand in music gear, there is no escape. You are One Of Us. keys
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#2967800 - 01/08/19 05:39 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: David Emm]
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Umm, after all the physical things (food, sleep, etc.) I do a short visualization exercise.

I learned to do this maybe twenty years ago when I started doing the keynote circuit. Imagine yourself onstage. You're calm, you're relaxed. You engage, and it's working.

You say interesting things, the audience responds. You take that emotion and feed it back to them.

And you get a huge ovation once it's done. They invite you back. That's how it works for me.

OK, fast forward to gigging.

The setup will be effortless. Setup and sound check will go great. We'll be a bit rough for the first few songs, but then we'll settle in. The band will be calm, and play well.

Me? I'm going to sound great. I'm not going to screw up too much. My comping will be amazing all around. My solos will be artistic. Any performance issues with the band will be no big deal, and we'll deliver on the mission.

Here's the weird thing? More often than not, that's how it works out.

Our ability to visualize outcomes is a huge advantage.
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#2967827 - 01/08/19 07:37 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: cphollis]
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Here are the highlights:

At home: Rest well, eat light, exercise. Review parts of songs in the set list I find challenging.

Driving to gig: Silence.

At the gig: Hanon exercises. More review of parts I find challenging. Red bull.

Minute or two before down-beat: Listen to the ambience of the crowd to try to ďtune inĒ to the crowd/room. 2:1 breathing.
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#2967831 - 01/08/19 07:55 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Moonglow]
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have the crew scan the audience for.... interesting and pleasant folks to have conversations with after the show.
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#2967856 - 01/08/19 10:57 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: waygetter]
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The last thing I did before playing a gig was wash my hands. The keys were cleaned at sound check. One night as I walked onto the stage a local crew guy put his hand out to shake mine and not wanting to be a dick, I shook it. A tech saw it happen and said to me later, "That drove you crazy, didn't it?"

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#2967857 - 01/08/19 11:28 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: ksoper]
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I call my wife and apologize profusely ; and assure her I will start looking for a real job tomorrow........

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#2967871 - 01/09/19 03:07 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Originally Posted By: Josh Paxton
I recall hearing an interview with Penn Jillette where he was asked if he had any rituals to prepare for a performance. He laughed and said, "The same way JFK prepared for a speech: coffee and a blowjob."


Na na na na ( sounds like na but is actually NO four times like a triplet and an extra note) you heard the story incorrectly
it was Bill Clintons preparations... rotflmao

Being a goofy guy aside
It is what I do AFTER the set, that is interesting. My mind is flying high, ( NOT drugs or booze, NEVER those ) and talking to appreciative audience members, is difficult, because I am in another state of mind... I am not at all in a social space, but in a state I have no words for.... a wordless state.


Edited by I-missRichardTee (01/09/19 03:17 AM)
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#2967873 - 01/09/19 03:29 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: cphollis]
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Originally Posted By: cphollis
Umm, after all the physical things (food, sleep, etc.) I do a short visualization exercise.

I learned to do this maybe twenty years ago when I started doing the keynote circuit. Imagine yourself onstage. You're calm, you're relaxed. You engage, and it's working.

You say interesting things, the audience responds. You take that emotion and feed it back to them.

And you get a huge ovation once it's done. They invite you back. That's how it works for me.

OK, fast forward to gigging.

The setup will be effortless. Setup and sound check will go great. We'll be a bit rough for the first few songs, but then we'll settle in. The band will be calm, and play well.

Me? I'm going to sound great. I'm not going to screw up too much. My comping will be amazing all around. My solos will be artistic. Any performance issues with the band will be no big deal, and we'll deliver on the mission.

Here's the weird thing? More often than not, that's how it works out.

Our ability to visualize outcomes is a huge advantage.


Only thing about this cool practice, is for me I do not wish to dictate the outcome. I mean, I do, my ego does; but the wiser part of me knows music is a gift to us all, including me as a soloist. The less thinking, visualizing, planning , the less me, aka the less ego, the better. it is a Piscean idea... hearing and reproducing the music you hear in your being. The music is out there somewhere just like an inventor .. the ideas are out there, we merely tune into that world. I do not want to take credit for music that may come through... I mean, ego DOES, but not when playing it.

Mentioned somewhere recently... Sonny Rollins said thinking messes up the music.


Edited by I-missRichardTee (01/09/19 03:31 AM)
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#2967874 - 01/09/19 03:42 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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#2967878 - 01/09/19 04:15 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: JerryA]
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#2967884 - 01/09/19 04:47 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: waygetter]
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Originally Posted By: waygetter
have the crew scan the audience for.... interesting and pleasant folks to have conversations with after the show.


I do kinda the opposite of that: I personally scan the audience for which people I most want to avoid, and which are the most likely to make the gig difficult.

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#2967897 - 01/09/19 06:02 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Panic about whether I've packed everything.

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#2967909 - 01/09/19 07:13 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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I donít have the best bladder and I am always concerned with having to piss onstage. Sometimes itís the anxiety that day before the show that triggers it. Especially if they are long sets so I watch what I drink. On hot out door days itís not as much as of a worry as you can sweat it out. I try to work out before the gig but most of the time I do it the day before. Usually because I run the band I am doing last minute errands like social media posts, checking on merchandise and making sure the girl singer get there. That in itself is like dealing with two other girlfriends. facepalm facepalm
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#2967910 - 01/09/19 07:22 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Outkaster]
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Stop the car half a block from the house to look at the gear, to see if it is all there.
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#2967911 - 01/09/19 07:23 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Outkaster]
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Assuming soundcheck and all other things are completed:

10 minutes to downbeat I pee. In cfact it is such a ritual over the years, the guys always know we're about to go on when "Dave takes his pre-game piss" grin
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#2967913 - 01/09/19 07:32 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Outkaster]
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I arrive at least an hour before show time to set up and relax. Then right before I go on I take a bathroom break and get some water. I despise getting to a gig late, setting up and have to start right then! No time to chill some how throws me out of whack!
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#2967927 - 01/09/19 09:00 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: BluesKeys]
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#2967930 - 01/09/19 09:15 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: ABECK]
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#2967941 - 01/09/19 09:46 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Legatoboy]
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I like to devote the 10 minutes before downbeat to engaging in tasteless humor with my bandmates. For me, this is almost like a form of meditation. It helps to wipe the slate blank and to create a division from everything that was occupying my mind up to that point in the day. It's also a rare safe zone where such humor can be unleashed.

Not everyone I've played with wants to participate in this, but most do, and the others will at least indulge me.
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#2968119 - 01/10/19 06:45 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Outkaster]
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Piss on stage? No problem, just bring a cup or two, and do it on stage... carefully of course.
I am joking but actually long ago on a steady band of very silly guys, I recall pissing on stage.
I think our blind drummer knocked it over and proceeded to die laughing.
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#2968120 - 01/10/19 06:47 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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Related but has anyone noticed that when a band takes a break and many of the guys hang in between sets, the band plays a little better?
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#2968368 - 01/11/19 11:47 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Adan]
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Originally Posted By: Adan
I like to devote the 10 minutes before downbeat to engaging in tasteless humor with my bandmates. For me, this is almost like a form of meditation. It helps to wipe the slate blank and to create a division from everything that was occupying my mind up to that point in the day. It's also a rare safe zone where such humor can be unleashed.

Not everyone I've played with wants to participate in this, but most do, and the others will at least indulge me.


I'll participate in this with you Adan.
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#2968389 - 01/11/19 02:03 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Michael Wright]
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Originally Posted By: Michael Wright
Stop the car half a block from the house to look at the gear, to see if it is all there.

Yup! All the time. I once had a "bad feeling" on my way to a HUGE gig on the other side of the island, pulled over, sure enough, missing USB cable. turned around and only lost about 15 minutes. These days I keep a spare of pretty much everything in separate bags or in the trunk of my car.

Piss on stage? Yeah, I think we've all done that at one point or another. One time I was playing pit orchestra and realized I wasn't gonna make it. Couldn't find a cup, but there was an empty Windex bottle, thank god! Thankfully I'm pretty good on stage, I think I sweat a lot, so I tend to go less often.
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#2968395 - 01/11/19 02:46 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: EricBarker]
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Tell myself, as I load gear into the car, that I'm grateful that at my age that I still get to play rock 'n' roll with good players. And tell myself that this is what I wanted to do.*

*so I can't complain about the drive, load-in, and set up, then the break down, load out, and drive home

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#2968396 - 01/11/19 02:49 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: EricBarker]
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...detune just one string on each of the guitar player's guitars
...adjust the EQ on the singer's monitors so they can't hear themselves no matter how much they plead the soundman MORE MONITOR
...replace one of the short patch cables in the guitarist's densely populated pedalboard with one that doesn't work
...loosen the legs on the drummer's throne
...stuff napkins under the strings of the bass guitar at the bridge, which muffles the sound
...pour milk down the bell of the sax player's horn

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#2968512 - 01/12/19 12:28 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: The Real MC]
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Originally Posted By: The Real MC
...detune just one string on each of the guitar player's guitars
...adjust the EQ on the singer's monitors so they can't hear themselves no matter how much they plead the soundman MORE MONITOR
...replace one of the short patch cables in the guitarist's densely populated pedalboard with one that doesn't work
...loosen the legs on the drummer's throne
...stuff napkins under the strings of the bass guitar at the bridge, which muffles the sound
...pour milk down the bell of the sax player's horn


...think about how Jordan Rudess has an entire staff to take care of this sort of thing and as soon as the band makes it big, hiring crew to handle tedious pre-gig prep is top priority.

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#2968596 - 01/12/19 11:27 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Zalman Stern]
kanker. Offline
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I like to lay in the bed and rub lotion on my body (approximately 30 minutes before the downbeat).
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#2968666 - 01/13/19 11:40 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: kanker.]
mate stubb Offline
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Originally Posted By: kanker.
I like to lay in the bed and rub lotion on my body (approximately 30 minutes before the downbeat).


Good to see you back Kevin!
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#2968668 - 01/13/19 12:33 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: kanker.]
ChiefDanG Offline
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Registered: 05/20/13
Posts: 384
Loc: Nashville, TN
Originally Posted By: kanker.
I like to lay in the bed and rub lotion on my body (approximately 30 minutes before the downbeat).


Maybe TMI, but nice to hear from you. Always liked your humorous and/or insightful posts.
Are you still an enemy of the Pats?
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#2968678 - 01/13/19 01:58 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: ChiefDanG]
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Breathe, smile, and go slowly... clear my mind and enter the "flow"...
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#2968696 - 01/13/19 04:49 PM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: Jazz+]
rickp Offline
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Thank God for where I am and for intersecting my path with some really great musicians.

An attitude of gratitude puts me in exactly the frame of mind I need to hit the stage.

Itís an old habit.
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#2969224 - 01/16/19 03:03 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: kanker.]
stoken6 Offline
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Originally Posted By: kanker.
I like to lay in the bed and rub lotion on my body (approximately 30 minutes before the downbeat).


Hey - Mr Anker's back! thu

Cheers, Mike.
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#2969244 - 01/16/19 06:12 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: stoken6]
RudyS Offline
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Originally Posted By: stoken6
Originally Posted By: kanker.
I like to lay in the bed and rub lotion on my body (approximately 30 minutes before the downbeat).


Hey - Mr Anker's back! thu

Cheers, Mike.


Yes! Welcome back Kanker!
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#2969256 - 01/16/19 06:57 AM Re: OT: Just before the gig I . . . [Re: The Real MC]
Synthoid Offline
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Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 10644
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Originally Posted By: The Real MC
...detune just one string on each of the guitar player's guitars
...adjust the EQ on the singer's monitors so they can't hear themselves no matter how much they plead the soundman MORE MONITOR
...replace one of the short patch cables in the guitarist's densely populated pedalboard with one that doesn't work
...loosen the legs on the drummer's throne
...stuff napkins under the strings of the bass guitar at the bridge, which muffles the sound
...pour milk down the bell of the sax player's horn

Did I ever mention I'm a better comedian than a keyboardist?


Excellent! laugh
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