|Steve BARTLETT ON BASS having a good time|
So, last night, my hubby, Steve went to a rehearsal at neighbor, STEPHEN K. HICK's/drums at his HOBBY STREET STUDIOS in Yelm, they played 'til 'round 1 am...when Steve came in the door just smiling that beautiful smile from ear to ear...yep...he had a great time, magic happened! 'Cool...tell me all about it, Sweetheart'. I just love this part....he slows way down, thinks a minute, smiles and then gos over the whole night with me. Guess, we got to bed 'round 3 am after sharing milk and cookies. 'Ah... A perfect night.'
Yes, musicians just love music, that's all. AND, They love to get together and play with their music buddies, that's just the way it is ladies and gents.
That's why, it's so very strange for me to hear some family members of these fine musicians say...'Oh, Are they gonna rehease that AGAIN?', or 'That's what I get for marrying a XXXX, all he does is play'. ..WHAT? Many wives or husbands of musicians seem to never get to a gig. Some are even hostile and pressure the musician to stop playing...'it's either me or the music.' Have you ever heard of Doctors, Lawyers or Nurses etc. having to deffend their passion and their trade? It's not party time, it's lotsa hard work and takes a real talent too. It's 'spose to look easy and fun. Then everyone will enjoy themselves.[I've always noticed that when musicians are having any kinda problem on stage...so, does the audience, and they leave.]
So, wait a minute right there...this is AMAZING musician family member, do you realize that you're so very lucky to get to listen to 'Spain' by Chick Corea or whatever for FREE and so many times too. Just look at all the time it takes to get these tunes just right...how do these guys and gals do it? They have trained themselves to hear a pin drop...I'm always awed at that. Good job guys.
Last night, the guys were rehearsing for THE OLYMPIA CITY CENTER gig next Monday night. They'll have a fun time, I just know it. They'll be playing in XXXX-XXXX's band, XXXXXXX...he'll be playing guitar [X'd out per request T. Jan]. My Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals and STEPHEN K. HICKS/drums, st_robert will be the sound engineer. Sunday they'll have another rehearsal and all love it all over again too. The music always gos on.
That's what's going on for today. Thanks for being here. T. Jan
Found 'The Show Must Go On', a tribute to Queen's Freddie Mercury. From YOUTUBE,