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Re: How to be a true professional ...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:33 am
by Arpangel
I can remember when I went to see Bob Dylan at Hammersmith Palais, the band started one song and he sang another, he was going through a drink phase I think, as standing up seemed a bit of a challenge too, he sorted it in the end though.
I also saw him at Wembley Stadium too, more or less the same behaviour, the word "professional" is something to avoid sometimes, and a lot of people deliberately avoid be so sometimes.

Re: How to be a true professional ...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:10 am
by CS70
Arpangel wrote:I can remember when I went to see Bob Dylan at Hammersmith Palais, the band started one song and he sang another, he was going through a drink phase I think, as standing up seemed a bit of a challenge too, he sorted it in the end though.
I also saw him at Wembley Stadium too, more or less the same behaviour, the word "professional" is something to avoid sometimes, and a lot of people deliberately avoid be so sometimes.

So long people keep coming, anything you do is professional :D

Re: How to be a true professional ...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:04 pm
by DGL.
Rick Wakeman, when telling his band what song they were going to start with this time, told each member a different song, culminating in a complete mess as unlike when only one part of the band get's it wrong it's near impossible to recover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8jPyLQqkF4


Oh, and the figure skating piece from the White Rock album was done completely ad-lib after forgetting that that piece was still to do and thinking he had finished.
He decided to do a piano piece and the video the music was to go to was played, everything seemed to be going well until he felt that the piece of music was coming to a natural end, luckily at that point the video ended! Unfortunatly said piece became a minor hit in europe, and as such he would be expected to perform it, that meant that he had to transcribe it from the recording, not too easy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqeI03hqa4c

Re: How to be a true professional ...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:30 pm
by shufflebeat
Martin Walker wrote:Here's another layer of professionalism, when a pianist notices an unforeseen malfunction with the piano pedal at the very beginning of her recital, and turns it into an impromptu comedy performance ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbRTRBY4D4


Martin

Love it.

Re: How to be a true professional ...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:43 pm
by blinddrew
Arpangel wrote:I can remember when I went to see Bob Dylan at Hammersmith Palais, the band started one song and he sang another, he was going through a drink phase I think, as standing up seemed a bit of a challenge too, he sorted it in the end though.
I also saw him at Wembley Stadium too, more or less the same behaviour, the word "professional" is something to avoid sometimes, and a lot of people deliberately avoid be so sometimes.
Went to a Pogues gig and had a very similar experience with Shane McGowan - ended up with him sleeping on the stage and Spider Stacey took over on the vocals. I don't think it was water in that glass...
Shortly afterwards they fired him.

Re: How to be a true professional ...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:35 am
by Arpangel
blinddrew wrote:
Arpangel wrote:I can remember when I went to see Bob Dylan at Hammersmith Palais, the band started one song and he sang another, he was going through a drink phase I think, as standing up seemed a bit of a challenge too, he sorted it in the end though.
I also saw him at Wembley Stadium too, more or less the same behaviour, the word "professional" is something to avoid sometimes, and a lot of people deliberately avoid be so sometimes.
Went to a Pogues gig and had a very similar experience with Shane McGowan - ended up with him sleeping on the stage and Spider Stacey took over on the vocals. I don't think it was water in that glass...
Shortly afterwards they fired him.

You can’t have the Pogues without Shane McGowan, they may as well not exist.

Re: How to be a true professional ...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:03 am
by blinddrew
Yeah, the next album wasn't much cop.

Re: How to be a true professional ...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:44 pm
by Wonks
blinddrew wrote:Yeah, the next album wasn't Much Cop.

No, it was Waiting For Herb. HTH. ;)

Re: How to be a true professional ...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:49 pm
by blinddrew
Lies, damn lies, and forum post edits! :D