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Re: How to be a true professional ...

Postby Arpangel » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:33 am

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.
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Re: How to be a true professional ...

Postby CS70 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:10 am

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
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Re: How to be a true professional ...

Postby DGL. » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:04 pm

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
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Re: How to be a true professional ...

Postby shufflebeat » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:30 pm

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


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Re: How to be a true professional ...

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:43 pm

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.
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Re: How to be a true professional ...

Postby Arpangel » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:35 am

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.
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Re: How to be a true professional ...

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:03 am

Yeah, the next album wasn't much cop.
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Re: How to be a true professional ...

Postby Wonks » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:44 pm

blinddrew wrote:Yeah, the next album wasn't Much Cop.

No, it was Waiting For Herb. HTH. ;)
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Re: How to be a true professional ...

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:49 pm

Lies, damn lies, and forum post edits! :D
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