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Onstage persona possibility...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by John Backlund, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Sanity Inn

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    roll up a big tea towel and,,, oh never mind....:twisted:
     
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    The Scorpions did it right.
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  3. John Backlund

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    Yes, just little old me. Not much of a singer, but sometimes 'not much of a singer' can be just what a particular song is perfect for. A John Prine song would probably not work very well as performed by the best opera singer in the world. I try to choose songs that are reasonably suited to my limitations, both as vocals and instrumentals. For the most part, I seem to fit into a rather medium-slow, 'folksy' musical genre, which I'm ok with, and am fairly comfortable doing.
     
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    Ouch!

    I'm going home now.
     
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    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    You could dress up like the Colonel, tell disparaging lies about your band-mates on stage, and call yourself Colonel Slanders.
     
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    Word! I used keep a bucket on hand. Run a leg up and down the neck, and you're good to go for 2-3 sets.
     
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    Cowboy hat when I’m Newton Idaho. Tinfoil hat at all other times. The Tinfoil Hats, by the way, is the name of my band, or was on the rare occasions such a thing exists.

    Pro Tip: Newton Idaho’s cowboy hat is lined with tinfoil.
     
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    hey it worked for Dr. John ,the night tripper in his Voodoo phase

    BTW it was agreat concert!

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    Keep yer shirt on. Please!
     
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    of all people..I lived by Joey Welz.Lititz PA,.w/ Bill haley & the Comets..also a pioneer of boogie woogie run on the piano...rad dude he is..His house is converted to a museum & Home of Caprice Records..he looked me in the eye..we had our band over years ago..and he said
    "Be It people pay to see you..they want to escape their mundane everyday lives..bring it",,he stated emphatically..he still rocks his rear off & drives that Limo with Bill Haley & the Comets on it all over the place..he looks like a rocker..he plays like one

    if you dont perform..nothing for them to come back to..anybody can make music, stare at the fretboard over in the corner but very few can captivate an audience...move..jump..headbang..interact..make it fun. get them involved..you dont even need to promote once you get going

    I miss it..can not wait till the legal crap is over & in 3 clicks 2 websites & FB & instant shows & invites, life wil be radical again...taking 2 more original bands & we going to have a blast

    yes this can be done in your local area...
     
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    Sort of like dread pirate roberts?
     
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    John Backlund one of your custom space age guitars is all that’s needed to put on a show.....
     
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    I could use one, but it might distract people's attention away from my crappy playing, and God help them, my....singing.
     
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    Uhm... Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...
    I trademarked that moniker years ago.

    And just in case you were wondering, "Jim Shorts and the Short Rope Climbers" is taken too. Same for "Pete Moss and the Greenback Boys". And "Pete Zarria and the Crunchy Crust Dippers".
     
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    Hi. My name's Royale...….Earle Royale....Of The Earle Royale Revue.

    Don't even think of stealing it :mad:
     
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