I Played A Gig This Year

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2 People

    It's Been Decided

    Just to get it done I'm going to play an open mic event soon.The anxiety can flood through me.It'll maybe throw me.
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Feb 15, 2011

    Chicken

    Did another one, only played one.  A punishing song, full of spleen and love.  Attack, hit it hard, the sweetness coming as a shock when it does.Cuts through.Bemusement.*She’s my baby (and I don’t mean maybe), but she’s always been a slattern to me.  She’s my sweetest...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Mar 18, 2011

    Dodgy Local Bar, 1st Of March

    Another year, another gig. Nothing too exciting.  Several of them, all at once like buses.  I’m going to try something new I learned from a movie. Some film I watched last week, with classical music types discussing how best to mentally prepare to play a complex Beethoven...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Feb 25, 2013

    Hang Ups (no#6: I Pun When I’m Nervous)

    I’ve got a gig, in a week, in an Art Gallery. I imagine I’ll hang around a lot, crookedly, and then get hung out to dry, but it might suit me.  I am, after all, surreal and expressionist through and through; naive, abstract and blue.  I am my own creation as a 3d...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Sep 26, 2012

    Nearly

    I was seconds away until the anxiety got the better of me.
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Oct 30, 2010

    Bigger Than Jesus

    I live in a provincial town in England and as a bloke in a band there was a set way of getting famous.  I played this game, with various complications and updates, for 15 years through the 80s and 90s. Play home town gigs, make demo, have a photo taken, play London, get seen by...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Apr 12, 2012

    Two Songs

    Just two songs, but it was enough. There was a crowd, some clapping. That counts as a gig.  Pre-anxiety not too bad.  Hazy helped enormously.
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Feb 22, 2011
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