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Strangers Liked The Songs (Live)


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Thorny Swale played our first gig in 2 months, tonight. I began the last set by telling the crowd we were going to

do 2 original songs, dedicating one to Dylan who was in attendance, and whose cool dream I based the lyric upon.

The crowd was listening to what I said, and immediately began dancing once we started. The songs went by pretty

fast, but I noticed in addition to the dancers, bar patrons paying attention. I have never had that experience before

with originals - and maybe not with covers, either.

I felt pretty detached - was paying attention to business: playing guitar, lead singing and cueing the band.

Any wonder I felt was in my head, but my heart just loved the songs, esp Dylan's. I love playing that acoustic

out front and singing what is mine. I love it that even when asked, I didn't tell the guys at all what to play when

first introducing the songs to them. Said, "I could, but what for? You'll know what to do..." I love their parts and

what they're making the songs become. I love it that Scott can play drums and it's full sound.

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We want Jeff F to stay with us. He's come the past 2 gigs, videoing in addition to tenor and singing.

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Kayla, Dylan and their friend Sarah came out. That was so cool!! Kayla shot dozens of pictures, there were

many very good shots. We had our best gig ever. We needed a night like tonight, it seems like due paying

has been extreme.

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I actually asked for a drum solo tonight, during a song, and the guys could not make out what I was saying,

so I said it through the mic: Let Me Solo. I have never soloed with the band now, or the former version, never

asked to, never wanted to. I'm going to have a drum solo from now on.

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This was the 2nd gig playing acoustic on originals, full band. Hooked...HOOKED HOOKED HOOKED

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