Mudcat Café message #438706 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33062   Message #438706
Posted By: GUEST,djh
11-Apr-01 - 10:54 PM
Thread Name: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
Subject: RE: To Play What You Like or What They Want.
I think it helps to play things the audience knows and likes. I just try to work the ones that we agree on, rather than the ones I aint interested in. They pay more attention to the song after the one they knew and liked. So you reel them back in every couple of songs with the familiar stuff.
Just picking, I sympathize, there are members of my family that have never heard me play. They couldn't be bothered. I have 2nd cousins that have driven 40 minutes to drop in for a set and a brother who doesn't even know what kind of music I make.
Don't let it bother you, some people think all music should come with Tracks listed on the jacket. It is just a sad sign of the times. 80 years ago they would've loved having you play for them, 60 years ago they wouldve prefered you and liked the phonograph, 40years ago they wouldve at very least thought it a refreshing change from the record player. Now they think the sterile CD ,that don't even sound as good as the record player, is all the music they need or want and the live album is even becoming a rarer beast.ah progress gotta love it.