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Nailed it!

Postby lightninboy » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:10 pm

We just nailed a thursday night residency at a Tavern in town, starting next week.
This is great for blues in our town, as most places only have cover bands or country music.
We already have a small following, and hopefully we can build on it over the next few months.

The manager is really pushing it, with big spreads about us in the local paper, and lots of adds featuring our demo CD on the radio.

Its been a while since our last gig, and I'm a little concerned if I'll get through it alive.(Literally)
I've gone down hill a little, and even with O2 on 5 litres per minute, I'm really struggling, after (and during) every song.
I'm training like Sugar Ray Leonard, so hopefully I'll get through it without either Karking it, or making a tool of myself!
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RE: Nailed it!

Postby ricochet » Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:58 pm

Way to go, LB!

Didn't know about the O2. I think lots of performers with good lungs have wished for some before they got through a show.

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RE: Nailed it!

Postby bluesmcgoo » Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:20 pm

EXCELLENT!

Good luck, LB!
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RE: Nailed it!

Postby nizer » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:37 pm

Sounds great - I'm sure you'll do fine. Let us know.
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RE: Nailed it!

Postby lightninboy » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:04 pm

Well, I got through the night, but only just.
Half way through the first set I was about to quit.
It gets real spooky when you cant breathe, especially towards the end of a song.
I honestly thought my time was up a couple of times.
The 2nd & 3rd sets were a little better, but I still found it tough.
My partner is an old pro, and gave me about 2 minutes to recoup between songs, waffleing on over the mic, with blues trivia, give aways, and competitions.
I cant explain how much I hate this lung disease.
Its hard to concentrate on the music, as I'm mainly concentrating on breathing the whole time.
Still, the crowd really dug us, and applauded after every song; and under the circumstances, I feel I played quite well.

We sold a couple of CD's, and Sea FM (radio station) even had a rep come to see us.
I'm going to exercise even more this week, to see if I can get a little fitter for next thursday.
I've made a living out of playing music all my life, and I just dont want to fully retire.(Not yet anyway)

(Its a great blues venue, with a rustic feel; even has a freight train going right past).
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RE: Nailed it!

Postby ricochet » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:12 pm

Having trouble breathing is the most distressing sensation there is, IMO.

Sounds like you put on a great show, in spite of it!

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RE: Nailed it!

Postby nizer » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:26 pm

Congrats LB. Sounds like you put on a great show. And the freight train was a nice touch.
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RE: Nailed it!

Postby bosco » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:26 pm

Good job LB...makes me proud to know you!

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RE: Nailed it!

Postby lightninboy » Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:49 pm

Thanks for your support fella's, it means a lot to me.

In the past, on occasion, I've had to dig deep and find courage.
I'm an ex boxer, and have had some tough fights; like the time I had to fight a light heavy weight when I was a light middle, and got hammered! (Broken nose, 6 stitches, sore ego)
That was a cakewalk compared to thursday night.

I've been in many tight spots before, but latlely, performing is the hardest thing I've ever had to do.
Hard to imagine I know.
So I appreciate your kind comments.
I'll take 'em with me next thursday night.
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RE: Nailed it!

Postby ricochet » Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:10 pm

Knock 'em dead, LB!

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