Our band Standard Deviation played our second EOU tailgater party this morning. I was a bit concerned that we might encounter rain or other such icky stuff, but the temperature was in the 60-65 range and everything stayed dry. There was some stiff wind at times, but we managed just fine. We played well, and well over a hundred people were there.
Thanks to Sally Gregory for the following pictures. I hereby proclaim her as our official band photographer! She always gets good shots.
Jon White was on top of his guitar game today.
Mike was, as always, right-on on the bass
John discusses sound with today's soundman Scott Arnson. Scott played guitar in our band for a year. He helped us take our sound to a new level then, and we have taken it to still another level now. Scott is an all-around great guy, and when he does our sound we know it's going to help us sound that much better!
A couple of shots of us.
John and Joel in this shot. We had to bundle up a bit when the temp dropped down a few degrees.
I think my keyboard playing was a bit better than normal today. Fewer mistakes, better solos.
Joel and Jon
Mike, John and Jon
Joel on the drums
Nice fall colors now in La Grande.
A great time was had by all!
Our next job is Thursday, December 3 at Ten Depot Street in La Grande.
We got paid a nice sum for the two EOU tailgaters. I have enough in my music fund now that I think I'm going to purchase a headset remote microphone. Joel has a headset mic and he likes it quite a bit. His voice sounds just as good through it as it does through a regular mic. You can probably see it on him in the pictures he's in.
That way I can look like one of those air traffic controllers or whatever when I sing. I have also decided to learn to play while standing, so that I can be more animated when singing. It might make us more interesting to watch, although maybe watching a 52-year-old guy sort-of dancing around while playing a piano might not be all that interesting... but I do like to dance around a bit! Heh!
Stay tuned on that one!