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  • Mort Weiss wrote on July 21, 2012 report

    What's a P.A. system called now? Mort

  • James Quinlan wrote on July 21, 2012 report

    Great read! From a musician's perspective, I underline the part about promotion being mutually responsible. In my own experience on my most recent gig, the restaurant owner thought the publicity and promotion fell solely on the group, then dropped the hammer when it wasn't full every week. What's more, when we did bring in tables, he got mad when our friends weren't spending enough money. Promotion and publicity is and should mutual between groups and owners.

    As for another discussion, is there a difference (price, promotion, number of nights performing) between a group that is billed as "featured" and one that just provides ambiance?

  • Marta Ramon wrote on July 22, 2012 report

    I loved it!

    I don't still understand why dancing has been forgotten in clubs, I totally agree ("playing for dancing, for at least a small part of the evening, does not mean a group has to sacrifice quality").

  • Mort Weiss wrote on September 20, 2012 report

    Yeah, and it was always a big thing among the cats -- "ya the so n so club has a good piano and it's almost in tune". One can hear on some records circa late 40s-60s major groups with cats that are acclaimed legends today playing (on a live date) pianos sadly out of tune. And as far as a sound system--one mic and a 10-12 inch speaker-that started feeding back dam near before you even turned on. Ladies and gen--SCHHHREEEECCTECHED When I came back on the scene after my 40 year break, the thing that knocked me out was stage moniters- during my break I didn't go to clubs. I really dug them (moniters) and still do. they help one to hear them selves which can sometimes be a pleasent thing. Enjoy your contributions Bruce, may the god of GIGS ALWAYS SMILE AT YOU! Best, Mort