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    Unusual things

    I don't know if this is where this needs to be, so sorry a head of time if not.
    I just got in from a gig, my swing band played at a nursing home,and an unusual thing happened and I started thinking about funny or unusual things that happen to us while we play.SOOO... Let's hear-um.
    We were set up in the lobby and they had a cockateel right next to us. It was a loud bird. He loved to wistle, so when we would play he would start to sing. He was mostly off key and couldn't keep the beat. In other words he fit right in with our band!! It was kind of distracting, but he made me think of this thread right in the middle of a song.We played for almost two hours and he kept up with us the whole time.I was tired, but I don't think that bird was tired at all. I may see him about endurance training!
    Having fun playing, Jim <><

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    Add "Birdland" to your repertory if you go back!
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    Wow, not many people nowadays can say they have been playing with "bird".

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    I think we are going to take the act on the road. We're trying to reach an agreement on salary with the bird,but he is being very uncooperative.

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    How's this - I was on a gig with a big band when I was about 16, playing tunes during set-up time between acts at a talent show. We were in the middle of a nice quiet vocal, and I slid my chair just a little too far back on the chair rail, and riser about 5' tall....needless to say, the chair went crashing off the riser, I landed flat on my butt, and I had all the audience attention I could ever possibly want! I was just lucky not to smash my horn or have my skirt over my head! Since then I've been VERY careful with chairs on risers...
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    Re: Unusual things

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet01 View Post
    ...he is being very uncooperative.
    Maybe you're offering him the wrong kind of green - try grass instead of lettuce.

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