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TWO, FIVE, WONDER WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? 



INTENDED approach to improvising:

 

Don't think. Just listen and react. Don't play licks and patterns. Create melodies. Let the horn sing, and play from the heart.

 

ACTUAL thoughts while improvising:

 

Here comes the turnaround...classic Brownie riff goes here...nope, this tempo's all wrong. Bop scale! Cleverly ironic Daft Punk quote! Ooh, that was hip. Nobody caught it, of course. Now C-sharp diminished up the...Fail! Awww. Nick Payton wouldn't have missed that high note. Third valve is sticky...uh...where does the bridge go again? No idea. Blues lick! What the hell is happening? I wish the bass player would play the damn roots. Sloan Sabbith. Sloan Sabbith. Sloan Sabbith. Two, five, wonder what's for lunch? Hey now, that was kinda awesome. Sloan Sabbith. Oops, lost the form.

TIMING IS EVERYTHING 

A few weeks ago, when I blogged about how our Pacific Northwest tour would coincide with the Marionberry harvest, a kind soul in Eugene, Oregon brought a freshly picked bushel of them backstage for us. Yum! We don't want to push our luck, but it so happens that the Dmitri Matheny Group will be performing at Moody's in Truckee tomorrow night, and I understand the California Heirloom Tomatoes are exceptional this year. Ahem. ~DM


TIMING IS EVERYTHING 

A few weeks ago, when I blogged about how our Pacific Northwest tour would coincide with the Marionberry harvest, a kind soul in Eugene, Oregon brought a freshly picked bushel of them backstage for us. Yum! We don't want to push our luck, but it so happens that the Dmitri Matheny Group will be performing at Moody's in Truckee tomorrow night, and I understand the California Heirloom Tomatoes are exceptional this year. Ahem. ~DM


TIMING IS EVERYTHING 

A few weeks ago, when I blogged about how our Pacific Northwest tour would coincide with the Marionberry harvest, a kind soul in Eugene, Oregon brought a freshly picked bushel of them backstage for us. Yum! We don't want to push our luck, but it so happens that the Dmitri Matheny Group will be performing at Moody's in Truckee tomorrow night, and I understand the California Heirloom Tomatoes are exceptional this year. Ahem. ~DM


TOP TEN IDEAS FOR ATTRACTING LARGER AUDIENCES ON THE ROAD 

10. Add the suffix "Gone Wild" to all advertisements

9. "Accidentally" misspell first name as "Pat" on marquee

8. Recruit Bebop Go-Go Dancers

7. Replace jazz noir material with that one song from Dream Girls

6. Put Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Flugelman in front of each venue

5. Offer Free Crazy Bread with every ticket purchase

4. Add Wacky Neighbor character

3. Grow long curly locks and learn to circular breathe

2. Change band name to "Candy Dulfer & The Naughty Secret"

1. Replace all sidemen with adorable kittens

THE RULES 


"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. 

There are rules." 

—Walter Sobchak

 

"If I'd observed all the rules, 

I'd never have got anywhere."

—Marilyn Monroe 

 

"I'm going to show these people 

what you don't want them to see. 

I'm going to show them a world without you. 

A world without rules and controls, 

without borders or boundaries. 

A world where anything is possible." 

—Neo

 
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