Posted by El Pájaro on September 25, 2000 at 06:44:39:
In Reply to: A bad mood...:o( posted by Alfonso on September 24, 2000 at 14:30:37:
: Hey there;
: Last night I went to a show wit my blues trio and it was the worst thing that I have ever heard in my life. There was so many errors and we had to stop in a song because a misconection beetwen the guitar and I. And (if it wasn't enough; I force my right wrist so much that today I've another tendinite...)
: After this I felt so depressed; I mean, I'm finding that I'm not as good as I could be and I think that doesn't matter how many hours a day I practice; I learn nothing...
: I just wanted you to know. Who knows, maybe anybody has felt in that way before and has something to say... (or maybe not...)
: Anyway; thanks (as always) and PaZ
Sorry to hear that ...hate when that happens! You see, there's this tendency to believe every gig will be better than the previous one. Theoretically, this makes some sense, since you're supposed to be a better player every day and should have internalized the experiences from the last gig.
Well, only theoretically. Been there, done that, brother. I've had so many HORRIBLY BAD gigs so far, sometimes I just said fuck it, why do I bother anyway?
But then, all of a sudden you come up with an interestingly and unique bass line ...or with a cool solo ...or you play your best gig ever when you didn't expect it. All these things happened to me, and they always reminded me how blessed I am for being a musician, and what a joy it is to play those low notes. Somehow, these things prevented frustration from setting in.
I guess my best advice would be: take it easy, my friend. Bad gigs are just a fact of life, and everybody has had a bad night sometimes. Hey, even great players have stories about how they fucked up big time in some opportunities.
I supposed you feel down and think no one can make it any better. I can only hope these words make you feel just a little better. Buena suerte and keep that bass up front in the mix,
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