Mudcat Café message #438394 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33062   Message #438394
Posted By: Mooh
11-Apr-01 - 04:02 PM
Thread Name: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
Subject: RE: To Play What You Like or What They Want.

Re: Deliverance. Right on!

I re-read my post and it sounded more intolerant than I intended. Others are right, it depends on the venue, but don't feel you have to be a juke-box, you DO have the right to make selections for yourself. The skill lies in playing what you want and making the audience like it or think they've asked for it. Knowing other songs in certain styles, asking the audience if they want to hear whatever, and so on, can make it seem like you're delivering the goods as ordered when you've delivered the goods slightly modified. It works.

Good discussion.

Peace. Mooh.