Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A bit of a dip...

Playlist
Tangerine Dream - Discography
Capital Models - Rehearsal Tapes
The Velvet Underground - 1969
Tangerine Dream - Poland

Listening again (again and again) to our rehearsal tapes...

Today, word from the venue for Saturday advising we cannot set up our equipment until after 8pm, meaning the bar will be full, it will be fairly dark and there is no real chance of a soundcheck...

This threw Jim's possible participation into doubt, as there would be no opportunity for us even to run through a song or two with him and no chance either for Keith to get to grips with the bass lines...

Then, this evening, our last rehearsal...


It was an absolute howler...

I don't think we manage a single song without mistakes...

And so we decided, on the basis of that and the word from the venue, that we would not be able to have Jim as our guest - very disappointing - but the quartet format remains a possibility for the future, now that Jim's treatment is complete and he has recovered from his viral attack on his leg...

Fairly disappointed on how it's all turned out but must press on to Saturday - after all it's for Jamie, not us...

Highlight of the Day : Seafood spaghetti for tea before the rehearsal debacle...

4 comments:

Disco Stu said...

Try not to worry too much dude, i'm sure it'll go just fine. Enjoy the night and have fun.

David Quartet said...

Yes you will know from our Creek live days that I do tend to overthink things just a tad LOL...

impossible songs said...

Sorry to hear that the venue's not being much help there but I'm sure you'll all rise to the occasion. True rock n' roll stuff. See you there all being well and good luck.

David Quartet said...

We'll have a slightly bigger space to play in - last year we went in at 8am and soundchecked by 10am, had a lovely big breakfast and just kind of turned up in the evening plugged in and played...

More stress this year but I'm sure it'll be just fine...