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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

From The Foot Of Mount Belzoni

Denise LaSalle. Big hit back in 1971. Not the sort of song that gets played during timeouts at a football game, so it’s mostly forgotten now.

You have to be a really good bassist, guitar player, or drummer to play like that. And all it gets you is a better class of Chinese restaurants or lounges on cruise ships to play at, generally.

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  1. "You have to be a really good bassist, guitar player, or drummer to play like that. And all it gets you is a better class of Chinese restaurants or lounges on cruise ships to play at, generally."
    True. Very true, sir. But at least they're workin', right?
    As a callow young feller, I used to turn my nose up at that stuff, until I eventually noticed that those buggers can play!
    It kills me that so many REALLY good musicians and entertainers never get the attention they deserve.
    The old phrase, "making a living; not a killing" applies more often than not.

  2. Back in my playing days I looked down on these show bands too. Just a sour grapes attitude because I wasn't that good. Or reliable. Heck, I can't even read music, after playing twenty years. Hmph, sheet music was for squares.

    I like that phrase, Mal, make a living. Journeyman musicians like those will work three hunnert days a year and put out the same sound each time. Me, I spent a lot of time in somebody's basement or schlepping my gear from a Moose hall to the VFW, twenty five bucks and free beer. Oh boy, fame.

  3. And the guitar player is playing a Squier, killing that excuse off in a real way.
    Tho if he's that good and he's only playing a Squier, I'm sure he's got a sad story to tell. Real blues.
    D

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