I used to get in arguments with my former band mates and management (back in the days when I had band mates and management) about how honest to be at the end of a show. If someone approached me and said, “Wow, that was a great show,” when I didn’t think it was, I would proceed to school them on why that was NOT in fact a good show, much less a great one. I would say thank you, but then describe every mistake; every missed beat; every note I didn’t quite hit; in painstaking detail. I am masterful when describing my faults.
I’ve since decided that the people telling me to cut that out were right, and I’m working on being better about it. We are often hardest on ourselves and can’t always make the most rational judgment on the things we do.
Plus, you don’t want to change anyone’s mind from “that was a pretty cool band” to “wow, I didn’t see it before, but this band really sucks”. That’s just bad business.
So how did this evening go? It went great. Yes. I’m going to say it went great. Here’s what I played:
- Ordinary Day
- Isham 605
- Jesus In Chains
- All The Same To You
- While Watching the Window
- Stupid Lullaby
- Dogs at the Door
- Mouthful of Cavities
- Rehearsing Our Goodbyes
- We Get Over
- The Pentophobe
- Glad to See You Go
You may note that the first 6 songs also happen to be the same as the track listing for “Dance Songs, Vol. II+”, available on your favorite digital music store. I did that on purpose.
If you missed coming out tonight, you’ll have the chance to catch me at Radio Bean again on October 26 at 9:30 PM.