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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Two Reviews

The old.

The new.

8 comments:

torontopearl said...

PT, when driving home from work late this week, I truly thought of traveling to Chicago to watch you & the band perform. That thought lasted all of one minute.

At least I considered the possibility... That's more than I could say for some of your fellow bloggers!

PsychoToddler said...

Well, I have to say that at this particular show, there were at least 3 bloggers besides me. In fact, two of them brought their newborn son for me to meet (albeit, they were wise enough to bring him after the noise was finished).

Robbie said...

My son is off in Colombia.

I traded him for a boat out of Cuba many years ago - so it wasn't me.

Doctor Bean said...

Sounds great. Sorry I missed it. PT: You should consider gig's with not-exclusively-Jewish audiences. Non-frummies won't get the lyrics, but it sounds like the frummies don't get anything else, like the music or the jokes. [cross commented at "Because I'm in my Twenties..."]

PsychoToddler said...

I'm not sure I necessarily agree with Robbie's assessment of the audience. They were all there to see us. These were primarily repeat customers who had come to hear us play multiple times before. They may be "frummies," but they are cool.

Actually, I had a cool moment that night. I had announced during the show that we would be playing backup for Aaron Razel, a great Israeli performer, when he comes to Chicago on 2/19. And then we played one of his songs. After the show, several people came up to me and asked if we would also be performing our own material at that show. They were genuinely disappointed when I said, no, we were hired to play his material. Which is great stuff, but it felt good to be appreciated for our own efforts too.

Also, we never restrict our audience to Jews. Over the years, I'd say it's been more like a 60/40 split favoring Jews. There's something about a soulful blues solo (sorry you missed it, Robbie, first set) that cuts across religious boundaries.

dilbert said...

I'am very sorry I missed(yet another) of your shows. One day.....

Robbie said...

They definitely enjoyed the music - but they didn't show it as others would, perhaps in a different location.

And I'm sorry I got there late - I'm sure the crowd had more energy earlier in the night.

Ezzie said...

Sounds like it was pretty good! (How big of a crowd was there?) Why don't I recall there being any when I was in WITS!?

And... do you usually record your performances? (hint: Will they be available online?)