Mudcat Café message #438337 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33062   Message #438337
Posted By: jeffp
11-Apr-01 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
Subject: RE: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
I know what you mean, Bonnie. Every summer, my sister-in-law has a pool party and I am expected to bring my guitar. I usually manage to do a few songs I want to play, but it generally turns into "request night." I have found that a copy of "Rise Up Singing" can really help when people request something I don't know.

I used to resent all the calls for "dumb old camp songs," but I've come to realize that it's a bonding experience for everyone and it's all a lot of fun, which is the whole idea, really. But go ahead and show off a little, too. You deserve it.