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duffer
Posted 2006-12-21 7:55 AM (#225604)
Subject: Help.... I've Fallen


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Location: Geneseo Illinois (The Sticks)
I did an acoustic act with a violin player around Chicago in the early and mid 80's. On a Friday night without a gig we decided to just stop by and play for fun at a local watering hole.

After an hour or so of playing and drinking we broke into our version of Blackfoots' Train Train. I was seated on one of those tall round top vinyl padded bar stools. I made it to the jam at the end when; Oh my god my O started to slip away from me(no strap DUH) first turning so I could see the sound hole...then sliding down my lap heading for the floor. I went with it,sliding off the stool, to the floor, on my knees, guitar in lap, never missing a lick, never even looking up. Everyone, including my partner thought I was caughtup in the moment, the ecstasy of the jam....
If they only knew.....

I never let on and I didn't have to pay for a beer for the rest of the night.
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CrimsonLake
Posted 2006-12-21 8:29 AM (#225605 - in reply to #225604)
Subject: Re: Help.... I've Fallen


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Posts: 3145

Location: Marlton, NJ
I'm putting the song on the turntable as we speak in your honor!
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dberch
Posted 2006-12-21 10:13 AM (#225606 - in reply to #225604)
Subject: Re: Help.... I've Fallen


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Posts: 20

Location: Central Illinois
'Vation's Bane strikes again! I had similar slippage at my very first public gig. My only stage request was for an amrless chair. When I get there I see a tall stool with NO PLACE TO PROP MY FEET. Might as well have tried to play standing up. I was tying to stumble my way through Kottke's "The Fisherman" and not lose my Elite in the process. And then, in the middle of the most difficult part, a 'friend' walks up to the stage and tries to strike up a conversation! "Hi Dave! I didn't know you played guitar! What song is that?!"

My response with sweating brow and gritted teeth: "Can't ...... Talk ....."

What a nightmare. I was hooked and back for more the next week. :)

David
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Paul Blanchard
Posted 2006-12-21 12:01 PM (#225607 - in reply to #225604)
Subject: Re: Help.... I've Fallen



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Posts: 1817

Location: Minden, Nebraska
Sidebar: did you ever run into an acoustic player in the Chicago area named John Foy?
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fillhixx
Posted 2006-12-21 12:16 PM (#225608 - in reply to #225604)
Subject: Re: Help.... I've Fallen



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Posts: 4806

Location: Campbell River, British Columbia
Yes.


But he healed up fine.
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Paul Blanchard
Posted 2006-12-21 12:29 PM (#225609 - in reply to #225604)
Subject: Re: Help.... I've Fallen



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Posts: 1817

Location: Minden, Nebraska
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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fillhixx
Posted 2006-12-21 12:43 PM (#225610 - in reply to #225604)
Subject: Re: Help.... I've Fallen



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Posts: 4806

Location: Campbell River, British Columbia
Sorry, it's conditioning.
Show me a straight line, I'll punch it.

Some days I feel like Charlie McCarthy...
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