Speaking for myself-I self-authorized me-I don't think it's helpful to paste over
the sad part of losing someone in this life with a bunch of cheap platitudes, or
sports drink commercials about 'suck it up, play harder'. Fact is, when the knock
comes on your door, or the phone call at 3 a.m., it sucks.
It's a one-way street, and that's not nice when someone really special comes along.
Make the best of what's here while it's here.
Ticket prices in Tokyo are like a chimpanzee with a calculator.But if you're able to pay you can see the best.
I saw Steely Dan on the 'Two Against Nature' tour. G3 with John Petrucci and then Jeff Beck, within a month of each other.
Since then my situation has changed. There's no way I can dump that kind of cash on tickets-I'm more focused on train tickets to get to work.
As far as the music-some of you know, I sing current hits live, I have a performance tomorrow night. That means listening to some truly awful
music, but when I do run across a gem it's like, 'aha!' moment. That's just me-I started going to clubs with my friends not long after I played my
first proper live gigs. That plus the piano being technically the first instrument I had lessons on, and I never felt like dance beats with keyboards and
rock and roll were mortal enemies. Yes on a working level, I was not happy when bands I was in didn't get gigs because the club owner wanted a DJ.
But that didn't affect my taste in listening. The Cars were an example of a band that fused synth keyboards with slick guitar riffs.
I still love the classics, but frankly I just don't have time for nostalgia. I still have a recording project on hold, and I'm always searching for new songs
for the next show.
Last edited by skipclone 1; 10/03/19 11:37 AM.