Thursday, 30 July 2009

A night playing

Four people played at "Singer-Songwriters @ the Kings" last night, so that was great. (We've decided we're gonna start at 8pm rather than 7 in the future).

After the others had left, I played until 10.30pm, as there was a bar-full of cheerfully happy, singalong people wanting some fun entertainment. So... off I went... again...

The joys of having played a zillion cover-songs over a zillion years... people ask for something, and I can (usually) play it for/with them (or get away with it)... sheesh. I kept them entertained and happy tho... it's easy performing to pissheads who want to singalong (and even sing the guitar solos and brass exctions that I taught them! Good harmless fun)! Made me laugh heartily tho... playing to cheerful drunks is almost exactly the same as playing to and teaching children - just the way I did years ago! Now if only I was getting paid for sweating my guts out, and making my foot ache so much that I could hardly walk this morning? Anyways, it's all fun :) Like I've said before, I might as well do this stuff while I'm still able to :)

Sold my first CD album last night too... but haven't sold any others. Such is life.

Oh... and by pure chance I stumbled across a set of new guitar strings that I didn't even know I had... so I replaced the ancient set on the 'Haminex' acoustic guitar yesterday... gees that sounded a whole lot better :)
Peas be with ewe
Mal :)

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  1. Sounds like you had a great night, who cares whether you got paid for it, you were doing something you love and people were appreciating it... does wonders for the self esteem... bet you were riding on cloud nine at the end of the night.

  2. Thanks. Yes, i do love it, and simple because I've "played the game" of playing in front of punters for so many years, i basically know how to keep 'em happy and entertained... it's not hard, really. yes, it's good for the shattered self-esteem - but i also know I'm not that good at what i do, but I'm having fun doing it :) blah blah blah.

  3. Sounds like fun! And you will be selling at least one more cd, LOL coz it wasn't me! Im broke this week! But planning to buy one once I can. I loved your samples online.

  4. glad you had so much fun Mal!!! Love to hear you so positive lately...good for you, you deserve it!!