Monday, May 30, 2011


Hey all,
A quick post today. I have to learn 3 new tunes on piano for a gig on Thursday so that's basically all I'll be doing until then. Fortunately I'm playing the second set of the same gig on drums which will be like a vacation after that.
Anyway, I recently remembered an experience I had in the early '90s. I was playing the first set of a 5 night run (those were the days) at the dearly departed Top Of the Senator with Mike Murley's group. There was a small but enthusiastic crowd, the band was excited to be playing together after a hiatus, and it felt like we were firing on all cylinders right from the beginning. We took our first break and headed to the bar, feeling pretty cocky about what we had done.

.....Then this came over the PA system.

We all looked at each other and said something to the effect of

"Well, yeah I guess we played okay."

It's important to remain humble.

Talk to you soon.


  1. Funny...I seem to remember the same happening to me once. But it was a Mike Murley Quartet CD playing over the PA!!!

  2. Me too only it was John Stetch's "Rectangle Man"