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High And Dry

March 30, 2009


“… don’t leave me high… don’t leave me dry…”

I dropped in to play at an open mic tonight. I knew the folk running the gig and they very kindly gave me a slot to play 4 songs. It’s a small town… I also knew all of (bar maybe one) the people who were playing. Dubbel-in Tow-en Is A Very Small Tow-en.

I enjoyed the set and the audience were really complimentary.

Here’s the problem, and I might have blogged this before, how on earth do I come down from the buzz ? Here I am at past midnight having got the bus home and I’m not quite ready for sleep.

How do people (musicians, songwriters) come down from gigs ? I know some of the obvious stuff but bloody hell if I’m buzzing after just playing 4 songs how can I balance that with ‘real life’. I still have to work tomorrow.

Glass half full: people liked my songs and my performance. I liked the flattering words they used. So I’ll be back for more next Monday 🙂

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2009 1:44 am

    Radiohead rules.

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  2. March 31, 2009 7:47 am

    They certainly do.For the record… it’s Tuesday morning and I’m feeling my age.

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  3. March 31, 2009 12:17 pm

    Apart from any “substantial” assistance that a performer might get in coming down from the buzz of performance, the fact that they don’t usually have to get up for work at 9 a.m. should mean that they get a decent night’s/morning’s sleep, even if unaided…Regards,djp

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  4. April 28, 2009 11:39 pm

    You’re right; most don’t have to get up, so the buzz keeps going until exhaustion sets in.

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