Mudcat Café message #438499 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33062   Message #438499
Posted By: mousethief
11-Apr-01 - 05:47 PM
Thread Name: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
Subject: RE: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
If all you want to do is hear songs you want to hear, or songs you want to play, you can play in your bedroom by yourself.

If you're playing for an audience, you're there to please the audience. If you absolutely cannot stand the audience-pleasing songs, stay in your bedroom.

Most audiences will tolerate songs they don't know as long as they can get them intermixed with songs they do know. This way they learn new songs, which of course (if they're good and you play them at all reasonably well) they'll ask for by name NEXT time.

In this way you'll increase their listening repertoire.