I Played A Gig This Year

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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Nearly

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

    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
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