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Stage Clothes

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:39 pm
by bluesfyre
Got a thing for black. Black jeans, black t, black shirt, black boots. I just wish the rest of the band would show up in something other then bluejeans. Ain't their mothers :-)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:41 pm
by jaybee
bosco wrote:whatever you wear, EMPTY YOUR POCKETS!

You mean, like this? I can tell you exactly what song this is...it's a harp intrumental that I've blown harps out on before so I always put a backup harp in my right front pocket. Note to self: use the back pocket next time!

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use NO pocket, I don't put a spare guitar in my back pocket, do I?
anyway, you'll probably switch faster if you put the spare on your amp or on the floor at the mic stand, all you have to do is pick it up, and you can do that as if it's an 'act', something I don't see in trying to get a harp out of a back pocket, specially if it gets caught in some fabric... :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:50 pm
by t bone bruce
As a jammer I don't want to turn up in something too outrageous, especially if the band is in t-shirts and jeans.
Usually a "loud" hawaiian shirt, or a t-shirts are my thing for jams. I have a cool pair of bikers sunglasses with yellow lenses, they're my little "gimmick" if I want to do something extra. If I was in a band it would probably be different, and I'd make some more effort. I already have the required "blues hat". Last time I got a pic taken on stage I was wearing my FDNY t-shirt.Image

Clothes?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:08 pm
by bluesfyre
I'll tell ya T-Bone, if you look up embouchure in the dictionary, this picture should be there. :-)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:43 pm
by t bone bruce
Thanks! I only started tongue blocking seriously at the start of the year.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:03 pm
by todd
I don't play gigs, so really have nothing much of an opinion. When I see gigs, what players are wearing rarely interests me, except for that one time in New Orleans when that girl singing was wearing that pink top, but anyway......



On the Gibson website they have quite a few lessons/tutorials, one featured Hubert Sumlin. It was very good, highly recommend checking it out. It Features David Johannsen.....but I noticed that Hubert was of course wearing a suit. Got to thinking, and I can't say I've ever seen a video or picture of him not wearing a suit.....just kinda interesting. And sometimes it looks like the same suit.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:29 pm
by allanlummox
The old road bands had dress codes - players could get fined if they showed up at the gig without a hanky sticking out of the jacket pocket at a smart angle.