- Feb 20, 2013
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I’ll wear one of my hiwayern shirts if’s I want to...by god.
That is a great story!Wearing Crocs on stage $65.00
My grandfather was fucking around with the piano at a bar in NYC before the war, he'd headed down into the city with his brother Bill for the weekend. They were trying to pick up a couple Brooklyn girls so ol' grandad slid behind the piano and played his version of 'Rhapsody In Blue'. No report if the girls were impressed or not, but that may be because my Grandma was possible within earshot.
Anyways, R.I.B. finished, fresh drinks on the way, and Grandad heads to the back to take a leak. He's taking care of business when a guy steps up to the urinal next to him and commits The Sin. He speaks to my Grandfather when both of them have things 'in hand'.
Dude says "you played that pretty well, but you should relax and be a little more free with the tempo. I felt you rushed a bit at times".
Grandad thinks "WTF??" and looks over.
It's George Gershwin.
it seems the standards of performance style have slipped terribly....and so therefore the harsh judgement is necessary to make the point stick...
I've seen everything mentioned in this thread on stage. Worse still, *I've* done a handful of them myself so if poking fun at my own misjudgements keeps others from making the same mistakes, pass judgement I shall.
This times ten thousand....
The man who doesn’t look like a total dick in a baseball cap worn backwards (on stage, in public, anywhere) hasn’t yet been born.
So the answer to the question is always “No, you don’t look cool... you look like a stupid, pretentious dickwad, who deserves to be kicked in the c*nt. Repeatedly”.