Post by washboardchris on May 17, 2019 20:22:54 GMT
It struck me that I have done some strange gigs and played with some odd people eg I once played a gig with Bert Weeden's brother (Moe?)who was a very small men who at the time was playing a full sized Double Bass. He was so small,or the Bass was so big that he stood on a chair and when he wanted to play up the neck he would jump of the char shouting Geronemo. Any one else ?
In NOLA, strange and bizzare is to be somewhat expected... One of the stranger and better unknown muscians Ive worked with is Ironing Board Sam. He always has had some over the top showmanship. the keyboard rig attached to an ironing board that got him his stage name made for some interesting moves as he raised and lowered the thing, tip it on its end, play behind his back.... A true character, At one point he was driving around NOLA in a shag carpet covered cadillac... an excellent blues and funk player prone to some bizzare showmanship. He laid down during the middle of a set one time and it took a while before anyone figured out he needed his insulin. Under all the act was a very genuine and warm friend.
Post by washboardchris on May 18, 2019 9:00:50 GMT
I once had a call from an agent to play a club in Hackney and being that he was paying very very well(this is years ago before I went full time) more than a weeks work on a building site, so off I went.When I got there I was greeted by a doorman who showed me to the dressing room where I was faced by a young blond girl with no clothes on who asked me to help her dress (acts as if this happened all the time)at this point I found out I had been booked for a Stag night.I got on stage and started signing and heard a ting ting noise,they were throwing bottle tops some with teeth marks on them at me .when I left the stage and the stripper got on(all black leather high heels and a whip)when I left the stage the stripper came on but sadly they didn't sweep the stage before she went on >she started dancing ,her heel slipped on a bottle top feel over onto to the bottle tops and on the way down wiped out her tape machine leaving her to finish her act in silence peeling off her G string with one hand and bottle tops from her back with the other.It was a little like the wilde west in those day's