Discussion in 'Big Brother House' started by Jjanda_Solo, Jun 26, 2002.
See what I mean? How could Link control himself around a female like that?
I sure can't *makes image wallpaper*
Cool. That reminds me, I should choose my own wallpaper sometime soon. This default is getting boring.
Anyway, I'm getting a bit tired, and my throat has been hurting all day. I'd better go to bed before I get any sicker.
Seeya tomorrow! It was nice chatting with you, Jobo.
See ya Meg!
Great day for a swim!
Hey Casper! How was dinner?
Nice, thanks. Nothing really shocking. But as always, I wanted them to leave after three hours and they weren't really planning to.
So I sort of quieted down and looked at the clock a couple of times. That sped things up.
Yeah, that'll do the trick. Work is totally dead again today. I keep thinking maybe we're actually supposed to be closed this weekend but nobody told me.
That'd be something. How was the concert?
Oh, the concert in the park? It was okay, nothing spectacular... a guy with acoustic guitar mostly singing folk stuff, accompanied only by a saxaphone player. It was a nice day, and it was fun to hang out with the family so it was good.
Cool. My last concert was when I went to see Billy Bob with Juliette.
And that... Oh, the horror...
Oh man, I'm sorry.
I don't really want to say anything because I don't want to jinx it, but I might have a chance to go to a cool concert, and even have my band play there this coming Friday. I'll find out if it's going to happen hopefully tomorrow.
Who knows -- maybe it's going to be The Big One.
Okay, I'll spill the beans, I'm not really that superstitious anyway.
The show is David Bowie and Moby. It's this huge festival type concert at this enormous outdoor venue called "The Gorge Amphitheater" right next to the Columbia River and only about a half hour drive away from here. If we did get the gig (supposedly we have about a 50% chance) we would be playing one of the smaller side stages.
It would be worth it just to be able to go and see Bowie, maybe even have backstage passes. If I wanted to pay to go see the show general admission is like $80 so there's no way that's going to happen.
So, we'll see what happens.
Very cool, Tom!
That's something else, isn't it? Maybe something new and exciting presents itself there somewhere, waiting for you.
Yeah, it would be very cool. It won't be the end of the world if it doesn't happen though. At the very least, the possibility of playing this show has given us the incentive to finally put a new set together and practice a bit.
So when other opportunities arise we'll be ready!
Yeah, if it doesn't happen then, it'll happen sometime later, if it's meant to happen.
Any idea what you're going to do? Set list? Put on a bit of a show?
Yeah we've got our set list pretty much all put together. It's about 40 minutes of all new songs. In fact we haven't even done the final mix on most of the songs. Once we do I'll put them up on the web.
And a show? Little jokes or things in-between songs?
"This next song was written by George Formby..."
I believe that -- the little cabaret club band entertainment thing -- is going to become one of the things of the future.
We only talk a bit between songs, and it's usually pretty spontaneous. We did work out some really silly dance moves for this one part where everything breaks down into just a drum beat though.
Oh, cool. That's cool. It sounds a bit stupid, but I always think I have an antenna for that sort of thing: what works in showbiz, and what doesn't.
What an audience likes to see, I think, is vulnerability. A singer forgetting the words, having to laugh, reacting to something the audience does.
But I'll shut up. You're the one who's (probably) got the show, not me.
I wouldn't say that. I've been performing music for about 8 years, but "putting on a show" is something that I'm still just learning how to do.
All I know is that it shouldn't seem fake or contrived. Even if what you're doing is silly and fun the emotion behind it should be sincere... you have to want to be there.
Yep, definitely. As long as you really enjoy it, the audience will pick up on that. And that's half of what you need.