This past saturday, Chris and I hosted a house party so we could rehearse for my recital. It worked great- a lot of people came out and smooshed into our basement to hear us jam out on some new music. This is a tune of mine called The Root. I started composing it while I was in New Orleans for the first time a month ago.
Now I just need to figure out how to convince people to pay us for playing this music (still a mystery). It’s funny to me that people will come up to me and say “man that sounded great, you guys are awesome” and yet when we ask for people to give us a little for 2-3 hours of entertainment, no one contributes. I think it is a matter of donation versus door charge. When people are told to pay or leave; they cough it up. But when you offer the option; people don’t feel the responsibility to pay. People should want to pay for entertainment that they enjoy, I’m just sayin’…
I tried out a new sevice called UStream this past weekend at the house party. It is a live audio and video streaming sight where users can chat. I will be using this site for my recital, so if you are not in columbus this weekend, then you can watch and listen to the recital from your computer or phone. I will start broadcasting at 3:45 on saturday here. Also on thursday 2/10/11 we’ll be broadcasting the dress rehearsal (10pm).
Recent recordings: Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings-Count Basie, Off The Wall- Michael Jackson, Spirit Moves-Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy