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This all started in 2006, when I was really amazed and stunned when I started reporting on live music, to find, that some gigs are just BIG FAT LIES,... lies....What?? Yep. It's amazing, but true.
I started to wake up in 2006...when Steve and I went to a fine local Club one night, to enjoy one of Steve's then band members, who told us that he was performing with another wonderful band that evening. A second band member was gonna meet us there and arrived a little later.
I was really looking forward to this.waited expecting a great show and that wonderful band came on, played for a few sets, and when they began to pack up to leave....I wondered, where was our friend? I encourage my Steve to go up...up onstage to ask what had happened? I had enjoyed the evening so much and wanted to report about the great music the next day online. I had pictures and everything.
They did NOT even know our friend's name....What? I was shocked!
The next day, when we asked that same band member what had happened?...he just said nothing...and the next month reported another gig with that very same band that didn't even know him. He had forgotten it all by then, but, I didn't...and never paid much attention to him after that. He still contacts us every so often, telling us of his awesome, fantastic gigs...that pay thousands and have hundreds in attendance. Oh, Well...so what else is new?
SO, All the gigs I report on.... I've checked out....THEY'RE really happening, with real musicians and at real Clubs that are open for business, or I say what I haven't been able to confirm. You guys can really trust what I've reported here on BARTLETT ON BASS. 'Cause it's SAD to say...this does really happen once in awhile, most musicians, bands and club owners are honest, hard-working beautiful, talented folks, that we can all trust and count on.
I know...To go out expecting to hear some great live music from a performer you've been longing to see and hear, and it's a BIG FAT lie, is disappointing to say the least. I check everything out often AND, change things as needed.
Thanks, Is something burning? Is it getting HOT in here, or is it just me? SMILE, T.Jan
I've posted DIRE STRAITS doing 'Money For Nothing', found this on YOUTUBE.