Final Preparations

The boys are getting ready to play at a fundraiser in two weeks and we added a few songs  to our set list tonight.  Here is last year’s story Nonsense, a Guide to Living A Full Life.

Jim "Mr. P." , an educator finishing his Ph.D. and playing the low notes and singing.

Jim “Mr. P.” , an educator finishing his Ph.D. . . .playing the low notes and vocals.

As we practiced this evening,  I wish we were rolling tape as we were  unusually tight and sounded really good….for a cover band made up of a bunch of old dads.  I will turn fifty-six in a few weeks and I have never had so much fun playing music as I do with these guys. After a pretty crappy start to the week, tonight was a great release for me.

Music, regardless of how loud it might be played, calms the savage beast.

We have been told we don’t play enough “old songs,” or songs to dance to,  so we tried to comply and add a few that fit the bill.

Added to the list:    Driver’s Seat, by Sniff and Tears, (1979), Here Comes Your Man,  by The Pixies, (1989), Since we already play Blackfoot’s Train Train, we thought it would be cool to add  Highway Song, which follows Train Train on the Strikes album, (1979), CCR’s Born on the Bayou, (1969) which we played years ago, but dropped; Jenny Jenny (867-5309)  another song we dropped, but we don’t know why, but it’s back and finally, the Violent Femme’s Blister in the Sun (1983) which is ridiculously easy, but fun to play.

This will be a fun gig…Oysters, Beer and Rock n’ Roll.

Dan "The Doctor" plays keyboards and harmonica.  Every band should have their own OB/Gyn physician. He is ours.

Dan “The Doctor” plays keyboards and harmonica. Every band should have their own OB/Gyn physician. He is ours.

Gavin has a successful career  as a solo, gigging musician, with a great CD to his credit.

Gavin has a successful career as a solo, gigging musician, with a great CD to his credit.

 

 

Rich, doing what drummers do to look cool…even when no one is watching.

Rich, doing what drummers do to look cool…even when no one is watching.

 

Not looking like an undertaker, forgetting that I'm 55 and having more fun than I deserve.

Not looking like an undertaker, forgetting that I’m almost 56 and having more fun than I deserve.

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About A Simple Village Undertaker

I am just a simple, village undertaker back living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA who likes to share the view out of my window.
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2 Responses to Final Preparations

  1. Mike Campi says:

    Ray, check your age at the door. You’re doing it right–don’t try to add years to your life, but life to your years!

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