Friday, July 14, 2006
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Just got back from 4 weeks on the river. I shot a buttload with the Nikon, mostly hp5 pushed to 1600. Taking pictures of the band has pretty much lost all the interest it ever had for me, so now it's become more a technical thing of figuring out how to frame a decent candid shot.
Anyway, here's Bob! Our new bandleader from the Mississippi boats. He is one crusty old bastard, friends. Real nice guy though, great arranger and player. He informed me that he is now off the hook with his old drummer Marty Morrell (who was pissed at him for not giving him my job)- Marty landed and is enjoying the Duke Ellington orchestra gig. Apparently there's enough of the old cats still on the band to make it interesting.
Tim and Bob hang at the bar after the juggler finished up. In his last routine he escapes from a straightjacket while riding a unicycle (or "suicycle" as he calls it) while we play the disco version of Beethoven's 5th. As a musician in that situation you really have to ask yourself what you're doing with your career . Ah well. I consider it a technical challenge. Playing crap tunes well in a ludicrous situation is part of the job of being a musician.