From: Richard Webb on 30 Nov 2009 21:25
On Mon 2037-Nov-30 13:55, Phildo writes:
> My dad was a huge JLL fan & I took him to see him play shortly before
> he died at the Festival Hall in London. JLL started playing, there
> was all sorts of feedback, he gets halfway through the first song,
> slams the piano lid shut, points at the monitor, shouts "fix that
> thing" at the monitor engineers then storms off stage. He eventually
> comes back on 20 minutes or so later but the whole gig was plagued
> with feedback. Hardly what you would expect from a venue of that
> stature. I could see what the problem was just by looking at the
> graphics - there was some very strange EQing going on with lots of
> frequencies boosted instead of cut. Makes you wonder what sort of
> idiot was running the system. Really pissed me off as I knew Dad
> didn't have long left, I was off on a ship the week after and it was
> the last time I ever went out with him.
Yah I can see where that would bum you out, and JErry as
well. Jll is a demanding performer that doesn't take a lot
of bs, he wants to entertain the audience, that's what he
came there for, to give the fans their money's worth.
I've read and heard stories about him. ONe I recall hearing was how a guy decided he wasn't going to subject his nice
piano to JLL and JLL went in, found na old beat up out of
tune upright and kicked it out the door and into a nearby
lake, then told the venue's management "now get me a goddamn piano."
Friend of mine has done JLL a couple of times and he says
JLL is a no bullshit sorto f performer that doesn't have
patience with technical problems. HE comes ready to
perform, and the tech folks better be up on their game cause Jerry doesn't have time for it <g>>
AT leat JErry respects the paying customers, unlike cHuck
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From: Phildo on 2 Dec 2009 02:52
"SID" <marogo49(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
<snip typical low brain trolling>
You must have a really sad and empty life to be so pathetic.
From: Denny Strauser on 2 Dec 2009 03:27
> "SID" <marogo49(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> <snip typical low brain trolling>
> You must have a really sad and empty life to be so pathetic.
I feel like you are GOD talking to me. I know better, but .....
I have a sad & empty life that is pathetic.
I'd like to change gears & have a REAL life ..... but .....
I fear it is too late ......
From: George's Pro Sound Co. on 2 Dec 2009 05:09
"Denny Strauser" <dsdennysound(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> Phildo wrote:
>> "SID" <marogo49(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
>> <snip typical low brain trolling>
>> You must have a really sad and empty life to be so pathetic.
> I feel like you are GOD talking to me. I know better, but .....
> I have a sad & empty life that is pathetic.
> I'd like to change gears & have a REAL life ..... but .....
> I fear it is too late ......
Denny you are going to need to be vry real this weekend
as well as able to functio on about 6 minutes of sleep a day
we have been moved indoors , which is a good thing for december in the
From: Joe Kotroczo on 2 Dec 2009 05:14
On 27/11/2009 12:51, in article heoeei$gq3$1(a)aioe.org, "McSteve"
> "JC" wrote:
>> Way back yonder I had a female piano player that was using a full blown
>> baby grand. Heaviest dang thing I've ever seen.
> Heaviest piano I've ever dealt with was a 9' Boesendorfer. It's what
> Dave Brubeck had on his rider. I think it weighed as much as a full
> sized American sedan.
The 9ft6in Boesendorfer weighs 570 kg.
Joe Kotroczo kotroczo(a)mac.com