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Coffee House Players

A place to talk about your gigs and your song list and what ever else you want to talk aboout

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Latest Activity: Dec 11

Discussion Forum

Unwanted Accompaniment ... how best to handle? 15 Replies

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by paul stokes Jul 11.

Is Open Mic in Some Ways Harder than a Straight Gig? 16 Replies

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by Randy Lee Hano Apr 30.

Gig length, set list, originals vs. covers, etc. 16 Replies

Started by Jason Derrick. Last reply by Randy Lee Hano Apr 30.

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Comment by Mark on December 11, 2014 at 2:46pm

Great looking cover art Edward !

Comment by Jim Yates on December 11, 2014 at 2:35pm

It's a real thrill when those new CDs arrive eh Edward?  Nice lookin' cover.

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 11, 2014 at 12:45pm

My latest CD is just finished in time and ready for sale at the Coffeehouse gig I have tomorrow night!  

Comment by Edward Sparks on November 18, 2014 at 7:41am

Hey Mark, welcome to the Coffeehouse players group!  Tell us about your Coffeehouse experiences!  I have organized three in the last year and they were all pretty successful! 

Comment by Tony K. on July 10, 2014 at 1:34pm

No offense, but I think you guys aren't giving your parents enough credit regarding the poster.  I think most parents would probably "get it" but they just don't like the visual.  I know I "get it" but I also know I wouldn't want that poster anywhere in my home cuz the last thing I wanna see, even once, never mind on a daily basis, is some other person sitting naked on a toilet.  lol.

Just because someone is put off by a visual and doesn't find it pleasing to eye like others might, doesn't necessarily mean they don't "get it" is all I'm saying.  They probably just prefer different "powerful images that make a statement."  8-)

There are those who would not get it, I understand that as well.  I just don't think you can paint all with the same paint brush that don't like the visual.

Just my 2 cents, no offense meant.

Comment by Jim Yates on July 9, 2014 at 8:34am

Phil, I doubt that my parents would have understood or appreciated it either, but I was living with folks who did appreciate it at the time.

Comment by Phil Manuel on July 9, 2014 at 8:23am
Probably right, Jim. Never had the poster, my parents would not have understood it, they barely liked me listening to "underground" music, as it was called in those days. The poster was commentary on the commercialism in the music business. We probably need that poster reprinted for kids today.
Comment by Michael McBride on July 9, 2014 at 7:54am

George Q: I think you have to upload your audio file to a hosting service like SoundCloud, and then place a link to it here on the comment wall.

Comment by Jim Yates on July 9, 2014 at 7:37am

No doubt the drunk/high fan was referring to the famous Frank Zappa Crappa poster that many of us had on our bathroom doors in the sixties.

Comment by Phil Manuel on July 9, 2014 at 6:42am
In the movie "Blow Up" Jeff Beck appears in a scene where he does the "smash me guitar" bit, and in the movie "Sweet and Lowdown"', Sean Penn trashes his gypsy guitar. I'd agree, Jud, it makes me sick to watch that type of "showmanship". I guess not having much of discretionary budget, and a feeling of attachment to my instruments keeps me from ever wanting trash them.

For some artists, the audience feels like they need to see the "show", and the artist sadly accommodates them. I remember going to a Frank Zappa concert, some drunk/high fan called out, "hey, Zappa, $#it on stage!", as Zappa was rumored to perform some non-musical antics during performances back then. I don't know if the rumors were true or not but I was relieved when Frank responded, "I came to play music, man, why did you come here?", and went on to play more great music.

I prefer performance of music as an art, and art, but never much cared for "performance art".

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