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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoCkstAr256, Aug 15, 2019.
Some people think it is complementary to inform me that I "carry" my weight well.
At the end of a gig a guy comes up to the stage and says "You guys were better than I expected".
Ever since, I've wanted to use "Better Than Expected" as a band name.
Once upon a time when I was lead vocalist in a cover band I used to enunciate carefully when singing. While on break between sets a young woman told me I had great diction. I'm not sure it was intended as a compliment.
Have you ever wondered who Ezra was?......and why the next band on the bill was "Better Than Ezra"?
He was saying that I'm a well-rounded person.
I guess Danny Federici didn't get that memo 50-odd years ago
The instructor said, “Harry, you weren’t able swim 25 yards on your back, so you didn’t pass the advanced beginner swim class, but you were my best oral student.” I was only 8, but the faint praise really hurt, and after 59 years I still feel it.
In my early 20s, I went to a banquet at an Elks Club with my fiancée and her parents. We sat across from an older lady, who was drinking heavily and becoming maudlin as the night went on. She looked at my fiancée and me, then burst into tears, with sour cream smeared on her face. She said, “You two are so young and beautiful; you look just like Julie and David!,” referring to the daughter of the then current President and the son of a past President.
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During my college days in a bar.
Cute Woman: "You look like Lars Ulrich."
Me (trying to be Mr Smooth) : "Well, I'm not the drummer for Metallica but- "
Cute Woman: "Metallica? METALLICA SUUUUCKS."
(she walks away)
Some years ago two giggling teenage girls were looking at me (with my wife) in the grocery checkout, and finally said "you look like that guy House".
(Hugh Laurie, never heard of him at the time)
I asked "Uh, is that good?".
They giggled more and said yes.
At the time he looked easily ten years older than me, but hey they were teenage girls and I was over 50 so basically old.
I must have some better ones but they aren't coming to me.
Not sure I get that comment?
I walked into Chelsea guitars next the the Chelsea Hotel in NYC and at the time I had a beard sort of like a pharaoh.
Shop keeper shouts across the room, "Whoa, that's a real ***hole tickler!".
You went from looking like Barry Manilow to looking like a young girl in a red sweater… What is your secret? #winning
Haha. That’s my daughter on the last day of kindergarten many years ago. Somehow that picture reminds me that she was probably thinking back about the whole school year while enjoying her ice cream sandwich reward and feeling as though she accomplished something by enduring a whole school year.
many years ago I played a Friday night gig, couple of guys came up at the end to say we were the worst band they'd ever seen
next night a guy came up and said I was the best guitarist he'd ever heard.
So I guess at the time I was exactly average
On my 50th birthday, we had a big party and my band played an awesome set. I did most of tbe vocals and played rythym, and we were AWESOME (yup!).
Yes we were.....
Even my cynical rock-dude friend from work, who'd played big $ to see ACDC the previous week, said so...
My brother-in-law said we were
"better than expected"
Oh i just saw @suave eddie got that too! Do you know a skinny dip-**** called Mike by any chance?
I thought you were dead...
A few years ago, we were loading-in to play a local bar.
My brother and I showed up at noon to set up the PA speakers, powered mixer, guitar and bass amps, mics, mic stands, cables, etc.
We had a half hour to kill at one point, waiting for the drummer to show up with his Gretsch kit, and get it set-up and sound checked.
I plugged in an acoustic, and set about sound-checking each mic in order from left to right, while Stacey paced around at various positions in the bar, giving a listen.
I played the chords to Angel From Montgomery, and commenced to singing the lead vocal.
It's normally sung by our girl singer, while us fellows sing the harmonies on the chorus.
We got through two verses and a chorus before we were satisfied that the mix volumes were correct.
A few minutes later, the lady bartender came down from the upper level with a girlfriend, and asked, "Where's that gal that was singin' earlier? That sure was pretty!"
I grinned. (I have a rather high voice, well suited for Neil Young stuff, and Johnny Nash.)
"That was me. Our girl singer won't be here until show time tonight."
Bartender shook her head. "No, no. The gal that was singing just a couple minutes ago. Where's she at?"
I laughed, "That was ME. I was just sound-checking the microphones, and that was the first song that came to mind, that Bonnie Raitt song."
"Ain't no way that was you, no way!"
So I strummed the E into A rhythm, and sang loudly and sweetly, "I am an old woman, named after my mother, My old man is another child that's grown old...."
Their jaws dropped. "Well, I never woulda thunk it!!"
The ladies walked away, shaking their heads.
It's a curse, this voice.
Most Awkward / Best Compliment You've Ever Received?
“It’s great you play the songs nobody knows.”
I was in an elevator at Japanese CD-ROM factory when a couple of the early-20s female line workers got in.
"Sugoi, hana takai!" said one to the other, and they both started giggling uncontrollably.
Weird cultural encounter in a Copenhagen hotel two weeks ago.
I enter a tiny, 3-person elevator that has a middle-aged Chinese couple in it. They’re both wearing hotel slippers. The wife looks down at my (admittedly large) shoes, giggles, nudges her husband, and says something in Chinese. He looks too, laughs, and asks me, “What size are your feet?”
I say, “15.”
He looks at his wife, then turns to me and says, “You are a superman,” and exits the elevator.