Re: Getting "those other people" to listen to noodly music.
My biggest experiance was back in 2000. My dad's old
high school band from the 60s got together for a weekend.
Well, dad has me go along Sat. night. That's when the
guys were gonna play a little.We were at the lead
singer's house and he says to some one,"hey listen to
this cd Rod (my father) sent me" It was Surfing w/the alien...
Well, dad says to me (in front of everyone) "hey you know that
song, go up there and paly to it(surfing w/the alien)"
Well, I did a few more (satch boogie, YJMs Far beyond the sun)
THEY WENT NUTS!!!!
I had never played in front of that many folks before (25-30).
I got through it but you should have heard all the comments
on how cool that type of music was. They were like kids in a
candy store.Well, that event went on every summer for 4 yrs.
The 3rd year,I actually got to play summer song & satch boogie
and house full of bullets playing my JS10th in front of about 4000
people at a charity event we played at...now THAT was cool!!!!
I had 3 people ask me for a pick after I got done....that was really cool!!!!
The greatest thing happend to me at that event.
When I got done a lady came up to me and said "that was a Joe Satriani song, wasn't it?"
I said yes it was. She said "I sat there in my seat and closed my eyes and you sounded just like him.."
I swear I almost cried right there. What a compliment!!!I took such pride those 4 yrs.
in "taking it to the masses" It was so neat to introduce people to this type of thing.
Now this was in Sioux Falls, SD ,so the people were REALLY REALLY
green to this type of music.