Topic: A Rock Group Plays With Music Stands
Any opinions on that?
My friend Peter has a rock group called "Time-Out" (Classic Rock) in our home town, Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria (yep, I'm half "Kraut", half "Yankee". Or "Ami" (Ah-mee) as we're known these days).
The three strings (I call the guitarists in my bands "Strings" - just like in an orchestra) all have stands holding their tabs/lyrics in front of them with lights. Three stands, three lights. Right smack-dab in front of them. It must be a culture thing, right? I mean, unless it's a brand new song, I wouldn't think an American band would need such an elaborate set-up, but to each is own, I guess.
I asked Peter what would happen if just once they'd let me come up on stage and take the music and stands away, for oh, Floyd's "Brick In The Wall."
"I don't know, but I don't want to find out, Willie-Boy", he said. "Willie-Boy" comes from "Wilhelm" my real middle name. They started out calling me "Billy-Boy", but since that's the name of a popular German condom, I talked 'em out of that.
Linus and his blanket come to mind?
To each his own, but I wonder how that would go over here in the US? I think as long as the music sounds good, no one would care. Maybe other musicians would. Who, me? Perish the thought. I say "Whatever Gets You Through The Night".
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