I played a pop music gig at a very successful nationwide restaurant chain this last week. It was my first time there. They have music there 7 nights a week. I had resisted taking a gig there. “Why?” you ask? I’ll tell you why. I am so used to being the headliner, if you will, that I wasn’t too keen on taking a gig where I needed to back a female singer. Especially because I know so many of the other piano players who were there and who told me it was a bit of a pressure cooker.
There were set lists and charts and arrangements to follow and I’m more of an improviser. I like interacting with the audience. I don’t like being wall paper per se. I [...]
A variation on the blog post I sent up on Opening Day in MLB. This week we regurgitate an age old topic with a new new twist: MLB Food 2015
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Bruno Mars Treasure is another great example of how this talented young star is coming up with some of the best new material these days. I try to work on the tunes that every one asks for. Yet when it comes to fielding all the requests, there can be a very short shelf life. So I like it when I get to hear a tune like this one from Bruno Mars that has all the right components for a long alsting hit years after it came out.
His band is actually playing their instruments. They have built on the rots of the greats that came before them. And they acknowledge it. They’re not hiding behind ignorance like some other stars who have recently been sued by family heirs. Listen here:
It was amazing how astute our biggest brain in this universe came up with this. Was he thinking about it before he spoke? Or did he come up with the answer before he was even asked.
Stephen Hawking, arguably the biggest brain in our known galaxy, was asked a question about fav rave boy band One Direction and the new direction their lead singer was taking. IOW,
What are the cosmological effects of Zayn Malik leaving boy band One Direction?
See what he said here: [...]