It seems the annoying little rattle that I had in the back of the new-to-me car didn’t require any extensive tearing apart of the back hatch covering or wheel wells after all …you only had to put the seats down and carry some amps for it to disappear. Success! Now I’m happier :)
The TriCity RatPack had a gig at the OTS Park (never been there before …big place!) that was for the Make-A-Wish Foundation last night. The many in attendance, decked out in their 50’s-ish flair, had a wonderful time ….raffles were won, auctions were auctioned and dancers danced away their fine foods to the entertaining trio of yesteryear. Musically it was fine …some of the tunes I hadn’t played before, but when things start going they kinda play themselves in a way, so all was good.
I’m certainly enjoying the Unrealbook for gigs like this as well. It’s just so easy to get emailed some PDF lead sheets and then drag them onto the application for quick use. I had a rehearsal after the soundcheck the other day with a different band …and it was nice to have all the tunes in one handy little place. Having said that, losing my iPad would kinda suck! Yesterday for example, as I was having a few spiced rums to warm things up while waiting to go on stage, I realized I left my iPad in the car …so I had to make the mad dash to grab it just before we began. That was a minute of panic to be honest, but all was retrieved and the show went on. Worst case scenario I’d fly by the seat of my pants….
That might not be so bad now that I think about it.